Free Library of Philadelphia
Home > Ask a Librarian > Browse or Search all FAQs > Civil War 150: Civil War Days
Where do I start? These lists of books are specially selected by our Librarians.
Civil War 150: Civil War Days
Books for children - Includes stories, activities and histories of the Civil War written for children.
There Are 7 Items | Showing 1 to 7
Book Cover
Title: From Slave to Soldier
Author: Hopkinson, Deborah
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0689839650
Notes: Johnny is invited by Union soldiers to leave his life as a slave and become a mule handler for the Union army. Based on a true story.

Book Cover
Title: Civil War Days
Author: King, David
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 0471246123
Call Number: j973.7 K581c
Notes: American Kids in History series. What would it be like to grow up during the Civil War? This collection of craft projects, activities and recipes gives children an idea of what kids were like and the things they enjoyed.

Book Cover
Title: Fields of Fury
Author: McPherson, James
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0689848331
Call Number: j973.7 M241f
Notes: The Pulitzer Prize winning author of Battle Cry of Freedom presents a history of the Civil War for younger readers.

Book Cover
Title: The Boys' War
Author: Murphy, Jim
Publisher: Clarion
ISBN: 0899198937
Call Number: j973.715 M954b
Notes: It has been estimated that between 250,000 and 450,000 soldiers in the Confederate and Union armies were under the age of 16 when they signed up. Read their stories of battles fought, injuries sustained, and brave actions of the boys who fought as hard as men.

Book Cover
Title: Pink and Say
Author: Polacco, Patricia
Publisher: Philomel
ISBN: 0399226710
Call Number: j
Notes: When Union deserter Say is left for dead on a Georgia battlefield, he is brought home by Pink, an African American soldier fighting for the Union.

Book Cover
Title: Civil War on Sunday
Author: Pope Osborne, Mary
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780679890676
Call Number: j
Notes: Jack and Annie are sent back to the time of the Civil War, where they meet and assist nurse Clara Barton. Magic Tree House series.

Book Cover
Title: Meet Addy: an American Girl
Author: Porter, Connie
Publisher: Pleasant Company
ISBN: 1562470752
Call Number: j
Notes: In 1864, Addy and her mother escape slavery in North Carolina to live in freedom in Philadelphia. First in a series.