Books about Settlement and the Revolutionary War

Aaron and the Green Mountain Boys

by Patricia Lee Gauch (1972)

Historical fiction, chapter book (64 pages), grades 2-4

The story of Aaron Robinson who helped the Green Mountain Boys at the Battle of Bennington in 1777.

Available in the VHS lending library.

Ann Story, Vermont's Heroine of Independence

by Michael T. Hahn (1996)

Non-fiction, chapter book (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.

The Arrow Over the Door

by Joseph Bruchac (2002)

Historical fiction, chapter book (89 pages), grades 3-7

The story of an Abenaki boy and a Quaker boy in New York during the Revolutionary War. Based on a true story.

The Bear That Heard Crying

by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock & Helen Kinsey (1993)

Historical fiction, picture book (28 pages), grades K-3

Based on the true story of Sarah Whitcher who got lost in the woods in New Hampshire in 1783.

Captive of Pittsford Ridge

by Janice Ovecka (1994)

Historical fiction, chapter book (88 pages), grades 4-8

Josiah's father is fighting with the Green Mountains Boys at the Battle of Hubbardton during the Revolutionary War. What happens when Josiah meets the enemy after the battle?

Cave of Falling Water

by Janice Ovecka (1992)

Historical fiction, chapter book (115 pages), grades 4-8

Woni, Mattie, and Stacy are three girls from different time periods that discover the Cave of Falling Water.

Available in the VHS lending library.

Ethan Allen: A Life of Adventure

by Michael T. Hahn (1994)

Non-fiction, chapter book (106 pages), grades 4-8

The biography of Ethan Allen, the leader of the Green Mountain Boys who helped capture Fort Ticonderoga in 1775.

Green Mountain Hero

by Edgar Newman Jackson (1961)

Historical fiction, chapter book (190 pages), grades 4-8

The story of Solomon Story and his family who settled in Salisbury, Vermont in the 1770s.

Available in the VHS lending library.

Guns for General Washington: A Story of the American Revolution

by Seymour Reit (1990)

Historical fiction, chapter book (140 pages), grades 5-9

The Continental Army must move the cannons from Fort Ticonderoga to Boston. Will the cannons get there in time to help General Washington beat the British Army?

Justin Morgan Had a Horse

by Marguerite Henry (1946)

Historical fiction, chapter book (170 pages), grades 4-8

Justin Morgan's horse "Little Bub" is stronger and faster than other Vermont horses in the late 1700s.

Malian's Song

by Marge Bruchac (2005)

Non-fiction, picture book (28 pages), grades 2-4

Based on oral history, this is the Abenaki story of the English attack on the village of St. Francis in 1759. Published by the Vermont Folklife Center.

Spitfire

by Kate Messner (2007)

Historical fiction, chapter book (144 pages), grades 4-6

In 1776, Abigail and Pascal are on a ship during a Revolutionary War naval battle on Lake Champlain.

Tricking the Tallyman

by Jacqueline Davies (2009)

Historical fiction, picture book (32 pages), grades 1-4

The tallyman needs to count all the people in Tunbridge for the first census. What happens when the town does not want to be counted?

The Winter People

by Joseph Bruchac (2002)

Historical fiction, chapter book (168 pages), grades 5-8

The story of Saxso, an Abenaki boy who tries to rescue his family after the English raid on the Abenaki village of St. Francis in 1759.