Books for Younger Readers

Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War
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Adler, David. A Picture Book of Abraham Lincoln. Holiday House, 1989.

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

Armstrong, Jennifer. A Three–Minute Speech: Lincoln’s Remarks at Gettysburg. Aladdin, 2003.

Bail, Raymond. Where Lincoln Walked. Walker & Co., 1997.

Banks, Joan. The U.S. Constitution. Chelsea House Publishers, 2001.

Bjornlund, Lydia D. The Constitution and the Founding of America. Lucent Books, 2000.

Bloch, Robert L. My Best Friend, Abe Lincoln: A Tale of Two Boys from Indiana. Castlebridge, 2011.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Clinton, Catherine. Hold the Flag High. Illus. by Shane W. Evans. HarperCollins, 2005.

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

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

Davis, Kenneth C. Don’t Know Much About Abraham Lincoln. HarperTrophy, paper, 2004.

Deutsch, Stacia, and Rhody Cohon. Lincoln’s Legacy. Illus by David Wenzel. Aladdin, paper, 2005.

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

Finkelman, Paul. American Documents: The Constitution. National Geographic, 2005.

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

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

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

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

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

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

———. Abe Lincoln Goes to Lincoln: 1837–1865. National Geographic Society, 1997.

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

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

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

Johnson, Linda Carlson. Our Constitution. Millbrook Press, 1992.

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

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

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

Maestro, Betsey. A More Perfect Union: The Story of our Constitution. HarperCollins, 2008.

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

McComb, Marianne. The Emancipation Proclamation. National Geographic, 2006.

McKissack, Patricia, and Arlene Zarembka. To Establish Justice: Citizenship and the Constitution. Knopf, 2004.

McKissack, Patricia, and Fredrick L. McKissack. Days of Jubilee: The End of Slavery in the United States. Scholastic, 2003.

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

———. Lincoln in His Own Words. Harcourt Brace & Jovanovitch Company, 1993.

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

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

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.

Peterson, Christine. The U.S. Constitution. Capstone Press, 2008.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Winters, Robert. Freedom from Unfair Searches and Seizures. Greenhaven Press, 2006.

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