The Best Pioneer Books for Kids
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If you’ve seen my post about our year with the Little House books, you know how much I love reading and learning about pioneer times. Our list of pioneer books for kids is full of great choices for sharing this topic with your kids. If you are reading the Little House series, there are some wonderful resources in this post that would help round out a unit study.
Thinking about what the early settlers were able to accomplish without the aid of technology is amazing to me. We look at their time as a ‘simpler’ time, but it was really a time of work, work, work, from sunrise to sunset, every day. No wonder the term ‘pioneer spirit’ is used to describe someone who is strong and courageous!
If there are any pioneer themed books you’ve enjoyed, I hope you’ll share your finds with me.
Our favorite pioneer books for kids
- Little House in the Big Woods (Little House, No 1)
- Who Was Laura Ingalls Wilder?
- Winter on the Farm (Little House Picture Book)
- A Little Prairie House (Little House Picture Book)
- Ox-Cart Man
- If You Were a Kid on the Oregon Trail
- My Little Golden Book About Johnny Appleseed
- Apples to Oregon: Being the (Slightly) True Narrative of How a Brave Pioneer Father Brought Apples, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Grapes, and Cherries (and Children) Across the Plains
- Pioneer Cat (A Stepping Stone Book(TM))
- Davy Crockett: A Life on the Frontier (Ready-to-read SOFA)
- DK Readers L2: Journey of a Pioneer
- If You Were a Pioneer on the Prairie (If You…)
- A Pioneer Sampler: The Daily Life of a Pioneer Family in 1840
- A Pioneer Thanksgiving: A Story of Harvest Celebrations in 1841
- Going West (Picture Puffins)
- Rachel’s Journal: The Story of a Pioneer Girl
- Daily Life in a Covered Wagon
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