Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln's Journey to Emancipation

Online Site Support Notebook: Books for Younger Readers

Armstrong, Jennifer. Steal Away. Orchard Books, 1992.
ALA Notable Book.

Bail, Raymond. Where Lincoln Walked. Walker & Co., 1997.
Photos of the world where Abraham Lincoln grew up and lived his life.

Beatty, Patricia. Jayhawker. Harper, 1995.

Bowler, Sarah. Abraham Lincoln: Our Sixteenth President (Our Presidents). Childs World, 2002.

Brame, Charles L., Edgar Soller (Illustrator) Honestly Abe: A Cartoon Biography of Abraham Lincoln. Abe Press, 2nd ed., 2000.

Burchard, Peter. Lincoln and Slavery. Athenaeum, 1999.

Burke, Rick. Abraham Lincoln (American Lives: Presidents). Heinemann Library, 2003.

Clayton, Nancy. Strange but True Civil War Stories. Lowell House, 1999.

Crane, Stephen. The Red Badge of Courage. (Various editions available).

Deutsch, Stacia. Lincoln’s Legacy (Blast to the Past Series). Aladdin, 2005.

Douglass, Frederick. (Michael McCurdy, ed.) Escape from Slavery: The Boyhood of Frederick Douglass in His Own Words. Knopf, 1994.

Freedman, Russell. Lincoln: A Photobiography. Clarion Books, 1987. Newbery Medal Winner in 1988.

Gormley, Beatrice. Back to the Day Lincoln Was Shot! Apple (reissue), 1996.
Twentieth century children travel back in time to try to prevent Lincoln’s assassination.

Gross, Ruth Belov. True Stories about Abraham Lincoln. Lothrop, Lee & Shephard Books, 1993.

Hamilton, Virginia. Many Thousand Gone: African Americans from Slavery to Freedom. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993.

Harness, Cheryl. Young Abe Lincoln: The Frontier Days 1809-1837. National Geographic Society, 1996.

Harness, Cheryl. Abe Lincoln Goes to Lincoln: 1837-1865. National Geographic Society, 1997.

Jacobs, William Jay. Lincoln. Charles Scribner's Sons, 1991.

January, Brendan. The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln (Cornerstones of Freedom). Children's Press, 1999.

January, Brendan. The Emancipation Proclamation (Cornerstones of Freedom). Children's Press, 1997.

Kent, Deborah. The Lincoln Memorial (Cornerstones of Freedom). Children's Press, 1996

Lyons, Mary. Letters From a Slave Girl: The Story of Harriet Jacobs. Simon Pulse, 1996.

Marrin, Albert. Commander in Chief Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. Dutton's Children's Books, 2003.

Meltzer, Milton, ed. Voices from the Civil War: A Documentary History of the Great American Conflict. Thomas Y. Crowell, 1989.

Meltzer, Milton, ed. Lincoln in His Own Words. Harcourt Brace & Jovanovitch Company, 1993.

Metzger, Larry. Abraham Lincoln. F. Watts, 1987.

Monjo, F. N. Gettysburg: Tad Lincoln's Story. Windmill Books, Inc., E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1976.

Monjo, F. N. Me and Willie & Pa. Simon & Schuster, 1973.
Tad tells of his life in the White House with his brother, Willie, and his "Pa," President Lincoln.

Moore, Kay. If You Lived at the Time of the Civil War. Scholastic Paperbacks, 1994.

Murphy, Jim. The Boys War: Confederate and Union Soldiers Talk About the Civil War. Clarion Books, 1990.

North, Sterling. Abe Lincoln, Log Cabin to White House. Landmark Books, Random House, 1993.

Otfinoski, Steven . John Wilkes Booth and the Civil War (Notorious Americans and Their Times). Blackbirch Marketing, 1998.

Pinkney, Andrea Davis. Abraham Lincoln: Letters from a Slave Girl (Dear Mr. President).Winslow Press, 2001.

Randall, Ruth Painter. Lincoln's Sons. Little, Brown, & Co., 1955.

Ray, Delia. Behind the Blue and Gray: The Soldier's Life in the Civil War (Young Readers' History of the Civil War). Puffin, 1996.

Richards, Kenneth. Cornerstones of Freedom: The Gettysburg Address. Children's Press, 1992.

Shorto, Russell. Abraham Lincoln and the End of Slavery. Gateway Civil Rights. Millbrook Press, 1991.

Shorto, Russell. Abraham Lincoln: To Preserve the Union. Silver Burdett Press, 1991.

Stone, Tanya Lee. Abraham Lincoln. DK Publishing, 2004.

Stevenson, Augusta. Abraham Lincoln: The Great Emancipator (Childhood of Famous Americans Series.) Aladdin Library, 1986.

Sullivan, George. Picturing Lincoln: Famous Photographs That Popularized the President. Clarion Books, 2000.

Wisler, G. Clifton. When Johnny Went Marching Home: Young Americans Fight the Civil War. HarperCollins Children's Books, 2001.

Zeinert, Karen. The Lincoln Murder Plot. Linnet Books, 1999.

Ages 4-8

Adler, David. A Picture Book of Abraham Lincoln. Holiday House, 1989.

Adler, David A. A Picture Book of Harriet Tubman. Holiday House, 1993.

Barkan, Joanne. Abraham Lincoln and President's Day. Silver Press, 1990.

Brenner, Martha . Abe Lincoln's Hat. Step into Reading, Random House, 1994.

Cary, Barbara. Meet Abraham Lincoln (Landmark Books). Random House, 2001.

D'Aulaire, Ingri and Edgar Parin. Abraham Lincoln. Doubleday, 1939.
Winner of the 1940 Caldecott Award.

Ford, Carin T. Abraham Lincoln: The 16th President (Heroes of American History). Enslow Publishers, Inc., 2003.

Fritz, Jean. Just a Few Words, Mr. Lincoln: the Story of the Gettysburg Address. Grosset & Dunlop, 1993.

Krensky, Stephen. Abe Lincoln and the Muddy Pig. Simon & Schuster, 2002.

Kunhardt,Edith. Honest Abe. New York: Greenwillow Books, 1993.
Includes the full text of the Gettysburg Address.

Levine, Ellen ...If You Traveled on The Underground Railroad. Scholastic, 1993.

Mara, Wil, et al. Abraham Lincoln. Children’s Press, 2003.

Miller, William. Frederick Douglass: The Last Day of Slavery. Lee & Low Books, 1995.

Polacco, Patricia. Pink and Say. Philomel Books, 1994.

Pingry, Patricia A. Meet Abraham Lincoln. Ideals Publications, Inc., 2002.

Ringgold, Faith (Illustrator), J. Davis (Editor). Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad in the Sky. Crown Publishers, 1995.

Sandburg, Carl. Abe Lincoln Grows Up. Harvest Books, 1975.

Turner, Ann. Abe Lincoln Remembers. HarperCollins, 2003.

Walker, Pamela. Abraham Lincoln. Scholastic, 2006
Winnick, Karen B. Mr. Lincoln's Whiskers. Boyds Mills Press, 1996.

Winters, Kay. Abe Lincoln: The Boy Who Loved Books. Simon & Schuster, 2003.

Other Materials for Lower Grades

Gillon, Edmund V. Cut and Assemble Lincoln's Springfield Home: a full color HO scale model. Dover Publications

Herbert, Janis. The Civil War for Kids: A History With 21 Activities. Chicago Review Press, 1999.

King, David C. Civil War Days: Discover the Past with Exciting Projects, Games, Activities, and Recipes. John Wiley & Sons, 1999.

Smith, A.G. Abraham Lincoln Coloring Book. Dover Publications, Inc., 1987.

Tierney, Tom. Abraham Lincoln and His Family Paper Dolls. Dover Publications, 1989.