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Multcolib School Corps Picks Oregon Trail Grades 4-5

The Oregon Trail
The Oregon Trail By Blashfield, Jean F. (Book - 2001 ) j 917.8 B644o 2001 Available in some locations

Annotation:An introductory history of the Oregon Trail and its significance in opening the west to settlers, including information on the people who opened the Trail, their reasons for going west, modes of transportation, and a description of a typical day on the Trail.

Beyond the Frontier
Beyond the Frontier The Story of the Trails West By Dolan, Edward F. (Book - 2000 ) j 978.02 D659b 2000 Available in some locations

Annotation:Describes the journeys west made by many settlers in the mid-1800s--mostly overland, but also by sea--discussing their reasons for going, the difficulties they faced, and life on the way.

Daily Life in A Covered Wagon
Daily Life in A Covered Wagon By Erickson, Paul (Book - 1994 ) j 978 E68d Available in some locations

Annotation:Drawing on diaries and letters, and illustrated with photos of actual objects from the past, "Daily Life in a Covered Wagon" explores what life was really like on the wagon train.

The Oregon Trail
The Oregon Trail By Fisher, Leonard Everett (Book - 1990 ) j 979.503 F534o Available in some locations

Annotation:Charts the journey of those who followed the Oregon Trail in the first half of the nineteenth century, describes the obstacles and dangers they encountered, and discusses the Trail's eventual decline with the introduction of the cross-country railroad.

The Oregon Trail
The Oregon Trail By Friedman, Mel (Book - 2013 ) j 917.8042 F9114o 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Discusses how the United States gained ownership of the Oregon Territory, who discovered the best routes west, and the obstacles pioneers faced on their journeys along the Oregon Trail.

Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie
Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie The Diary of Hattie Campbell By Gregory, Kristiana (Book - 2012 ) j GREGORY 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:In her diary, thirteen-year-old Hattie chronicles her family's arduous 1847 journey from Missouri to Oregon on the Oregon Trail. In a diary format, this novel chronicles the hardships that pioneers endured during a trip west on the Oregon Trail.

Your Life as A Pioneer on the Oregon Trail
Your Life as A Pioneer on the Oregon Trail By Gunderson, Jessica (Book - 2012 ) j 978 G9755y 2012 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Describes how it was to live as a pioneer on the Oregon Trail.

Koda
Koda By Hermes, Patricia (eBook - 2009 )

Annotation:Traveling with his owners from Missouri to Oregon in 1848, Koda, an energetic two-year-old quarter horse, finds the long journey increasingly tedious and tiring until his young owner goes missing on the trail and he must use all his skills to find her.

Koda
Koda By Hermes, Patricia (Book - 2009 ) j HERMES 2009 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Traveling with his owners from Missouri to Oregon in 1848, Koda, an energetic two-year-old quarter horse, finds the long journey increasingly tedious and tiring until his young owner goes missing on the trail and he must use all his skills to find her.

A Perfect Place
A Perfect Place Joshua's Oregon Trail Diary By Hermes, Patricia (Book - 2002 ) j HERMES Available in some locations

Annotation:Late in 1848, nine-year-old Joshua McCullough starts a second journal, this time recording events in Willamette Valley, Oregon Territory, as his family and others they met on the trail begin to get settled.

Westward to Home
Westward to Home Joshua's Diary By Hermes, Patricia (Book - 2001 ) j HERMES Available in some locations

Annotation:In 1848, nine-year-old Joshua Martin McCullough writes a journal of his family's journey from Missouri to Oregon in a covered wagon. Includes a historical note about westward migration.

Pioneer Cat
Pioneer Cat By Hooks, William H. (Book - 1988 ) j HOOKS Available in some locations

Annotation:When a young pioneer girl smuggles a cat aboard the wagon train taking her family from Missouri to Oregon, it turns out to be the best thing she could have done.

The Oregon Trail
The Oregon Trail By Isaacs, Sally Senzell (Book - 2004 ) j 917.8 I73o 2004 Available in some locations

Annotation:Discover how between 1810 and 1870 more than 300,000 people traveled west to Oregon Country along trails that were once footpaths used by American Indians.

Going West!
Going West! Journey on A Wagon Train to Settle A Frontier Town By Johmann, Carol A. (Book - 2000 ) j 978.02 J65g 2000 Available in some locations

Annotation:Describes the choices and decisions the pioneers faced as they traveled to the American West and built settlements there. Includes activities.

Facing West
Facing West A Story of the Oregon Trail By Kudlinski, Kathleen V. (Book - 1996 ) j KUDLINSKI 1996 Available in some locations

Annotation:As his family sets out from Missouri to Oregon, young Ben wonders whether he will have more trouble with the dangers of the journey or his debilitating asthma.

Facing West
Facing West A Story of the Oregon Trail By Kudlinski, Kathleen V. (eBook - 1996 )

Annotation:As his family sets out from Missouri to Oregon, young Ben wonders whether he will have more trouble with the dangers of the journey or his debilitating asthma.

I'm Sorry, Almira Ann
I'm Sorry, Almira Ann By Kurtz, Jane (Book - 1999 ) j KURTZ Available in some locations

Annotation:Eight-year-old Sarah's high spirits help make her family's long journey from Missouri to Oregon more bearable, though they do cause both her and her best friend Almira Ann some problems.

If You Traveled West in A Covered Wagon
If You Traveled West in A Covered Wagon By Levine, Ellen (Book - 1992 ) j 978 L665if Available in some locations

Annotation:Tells what it was like to travel west to Oregon with the pioneers in the 1840s.

Elephant Quilt
Elephant Quilt Stitch by Stitch to California! By Lowell, Susan (Book - 2008 ) jE LOWELL Available in some locations

Annotation:Lily Rose and Grandma stitch a quilt that tells the story of their family's journey from Missouri to California by covered wagon in 1859.

The Oregon Trail
The Oregon Trail Pathway to the West By McNeese, Tim (Book - 2009 ) j 978.02 M1695o 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:The Oregon Trail focuses on the period between the 1840s and the 1860s when approximately 52,000 pioneers moved to Oregon, and nearly five times that number moved to California and Utah.

You Wouldn't Want to Be An American Pioneer!
You Wouldn't Want to Be An American Pioneer! A Wilderness You'd Rather Not Tame By Morley, Jacqueline (Book - 2002 ) j 978 M864y 2002 Available in some locations

Annotation:A light-hearted look at some of the difficulties faced by the pioneers who traveled by wagon train across the United States to settle in the West.

Rachel's Journal
Rachel's Journal The Story of A Pioneer Girl By Moss, Marissa (Book - 1998 ) j MOSS Available in some locations

Annotation:In her journal, Rachel chronicles her family's adventures traveling by covered wagon on the Oregon Trail in 1850.

How to Get Rich on the Oregon Trail
How to Get Rich on the Oregon Trail My Adventures Among Cows, Crooks & Heroes on the Road to Fame and Fortune : Writing Journal Of--Master William Reed : Portland, Oregon 1852 By Olson, Tod (Book - 2009 ) j 978.02 O52h 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:This whimsical recounting of one family's journey to their new homestead will give readers an appreciation of the hardships faced by all those who signed up for the great migration. These include hunger, thirst, sickness, hostile American Indians, and even deceit and thievery on the part of fellow travelers.

West by Covered Wagon
West by Covered Wagon Retracing the Pioneer Trails By Patent, Dorothy Hinshaw (Book - 1995 ) j 978.02 P295w Available in some locations

Annotation:History comes alive as outstanding, annotated, full-color photography on every spread records the abbreviated westward journey.

Mr. Tucket
Mr. Tucket By Paulsen, Gary (eBook - 2011 ) 3M downloadable ebook Check availability»

Annotation:In 1848, while on a wagon train headed for Oregon, fourteen-year-old Francis Tucket is kidnapped by Pawnee Indians and then falls in with a one-armed trapper who teaches him how to live in the wild.

The Oregon Trail
The Oregon Trail By Rau, Dana Meachen (Book - 2002 ) j 917.8 R239o 2002 Available in some locations

Annotation:Thousands of pioneers ventured across America in search of a better life in Oregon Country. Their journey was dusty, exhausting, and often perilous as they brought their families and belongings along the Oregon Trail to new land, and life, waiting for them in the West.

The Foul, Filthy American Frontier
The Foul, Filthy American Frontier The Disgusting Details About the Journey Out West By Schwartz, Heather E. (Book - 2010 ) j 978.02 S3994f 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Describes disgusting details about daily life in the American frontier, including housing, food, and sanitation.

Children of the Westward Trail
Children of the Westward Trail By Stefoff, Rebecca (Book - 1996 ) j 917.8 S817c Available in some locations

Annotation:Describes what life was like for those children who were uprooted from their midwestern homes and transported by their families across the frontier in wagons and on horseback.

The Oregon Trail in American History
The Oregon Trail in American History By Stefoff, Rebecca (Book - 1997 ) j 978 S817o Available in some locations

Annotation:Explores the great westward migration on the Oregon Trail in the nineteenth century and the experiences of those who traveled that way.

Words West
Words West Voices of Young Pioneers By Wadsworth, Ginger (Book - 2003 ) j 978 W124w 2003 Available in some locations

Annotation:Among the tens of thousands of pioneers who left home in covered wagons in the 1800s, headed for the West in hopes of fertile land, gold, or escape from religious or racial persecution, some forty thousand were children.

Voices From the Oregon Trail
Voices From the Oregon Trail By Winters, Kay (Book - 2014 ) j 978.02 W7886v 2014 Available in some locations

Annotation:An account of several families and individuals making the long and often dangerous trek across the United States from Missouri to the West Coast in the 1800s.

Oregon Trail
Oregon Trail The Road to Destiny By Young, Frank (Book - 2011 ) jgn 979.5 YOUNG 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Based on extensive research into personal accounts of the Oregon Trail, comic authors David Lasky and Frank Young have created a graphic narrative of one family's epic journey on the Oregon Trail--from St. Louis across the high plains, mountains, and on to Oregon.

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A collection of fiction and non-fiction materials about the Oregon Trail for students in grades 4 and 5. The library has already-prepared Buckets of Books on this topic that you can check out. The Buckets contain books similar to those on the list (though not every title is exactly the same) plus a teacher's guide. To see the list of Buckets, go to: http://web.multcolib.org/educators/school-corps/bucket-books .


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