US History and Children's Literature


Professional Books

  • In Times Past by Carol Otis Hurst and Rebecca Otis.
    This book is an Encyclopedia for Integrating US History with Literature in Grades 3-8. Our section about this book includes the table of contents and sample chapters. Order from

Subjects and Themes

These topics are fully developed with related children's books, and activities.


General Activities and Lesson Plans

  • Creating a Living History Museum
  • A timeline activity with children's books, an article.
  • See also the Subjects and Themes, and Featured books listed above or below for more US History activities.

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Children's Books

Here are some of the historical books featured on this site. You'll find a review, discussion topics, activities, related books and links for each. There are many other historical novels featured within the subject articles above.

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In Times Past
an eBook
by Carol Hurst and Rebecca Otis

Integrating US History with Literature in Grades 3-8.

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Enliven your US History curriculum!

Teach US History using great kids books.

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By Carol Otis Hurst!!

cover art
Rocks in His Head.

Pick up your copy of Carol's Award Winning Picture Book!

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