The Abenaki by Colin G. Calloway (1989)

110 pages, grades 6-12

The history of the Abenaki through the late 20th century.

Available in the VHS lending library.  Look for it in your library or used book store.


Alexander Twilight, Vermont's African-American Pioneer by Michael T. Hahn (1998)

65 pages, grades 5-8

The biography of Alexander Twilight, a minister and educator in northeastern Vermont in the 1830s and 1840s.


Available in the VHS lending library.


Ann Story, Vermont's Heroine of Independence by Michael T. Hahn (1996)

52 pages, grades 4-8

The biography of Ann Story who settled in Vermont with her family in the 1770s.


Available in the VHS lending library.


Jackson and Bud's Bumpy Ride by Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff (2009)

36 pages, grades K-3

In 1903, Burlington doctor Horatio Jackson and his dog Bud race to be the first to drive across the country in their car named Vermont.



A Little Girl's Diary, Life on a Farm in Rural Vermont by Alice Bushnell, ed. by Sarah Rooker & Kim King Zea (1998)

165 pages, grades 3-8

Alice Bushnell was seven years old and living in Strafford when she wrote her diary in 1911.  The book includes copies of her diary pages and a printed copy of the text.


Available in the VHS lending library.


Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science by John Fleischman (2002)

80 pages, grades 4-8

Phineas Gage was working to build the railroad through Cavendish in 1848 when a large tamping iron blasted through his head.  Read about his survival and his life with a brain injury.



Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin (1998)

30 pages, grades K-4

The biography of Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley, a Vermonter who figured out how to photograph snowflakes in the late 1800s and early 1900s.




Vermont, the State with the Storybook Past by Cora Cheney (1976, revised 1999)

256 pages, grades 4-8

A narrative history of the state of Vermont.  Although full of action and adventure, educators may want to discuss the portrayal of Abenaki history in this book.



What Makes Vermont Special by Greg Carpenter (2012)

94 pages

An in-depth look at the story behind Vermont's state symbols.


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