Read the Revolution

curated collection of excerpts from exciting, thought-provoking books about the American Revolution


July 25, 2018

Summer 2018 Reading List

Read the Revolution is for all ages. Find these books online or in our Museum Shop!

7th Grade and Up

Liberty's Children: Stories Of Eleven Revolutionary War Children, by Scotti McAuliff Cohn

Outrageous Women of Colonial America, by Mary Rodd Furbee

George Washington, Spymaster: How the Americans Outspied the British and Won the Revolutionary War, by Thomas B. Allen

George Washington: The Crossing, by Jack E. Levin

It Happened in the Revolutionary War, by Michael R. Bradley

Hamilton and Peggy!: A Revolutionary Friendship, by L.M. Elliot

Soldier's Secret: The Story of Deborah Sampson, by Sheila Solomon Klass

The Astonishing Life Of Octavian Nothing, Traitor To The Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party, by M.T. Anderson

Gross Facts About the American Colonies, by Mira Vonne

Crogan's Loyalty, by Chris Schweizer

The Split History of the American Revolution: A Perspectives Flip Book, by Michael Burgan

Patriots and Redcoats: Stories of American Revolutionary War Leaders, by Steven Otfinoski

Night of Rebellion!: Nickolas Flux and the Boston Tea Party, by Nel Yomtov

Siege: How General Washington Kicked the British Out of Boston and Launched a Revolution, by Roxane Orgill

Remember Valley Forge: Patriots, Tories, and Redcoats Tell Their Stories, by Thomas B. Allen

3rd to 6th Grade

I Survived the American Revolution, 1776, by Lauren Tarshis

The Story of the Star-Spangled Banner, by Ryan Jacobson

Yankee Doodle Alphabet, by Wendell Minor

A is for Abigail: An Almanac of Amazing American Women, by Lynne Cheney

Gunpowder and Tea Cakes: My Journey with Felicity, by Kathleen Ernst

The Boston Tea Party, by Rebecca Paley

Betsy Ross: Designer of Our Flag, by Ann Weil

Privateer's Apprentice, by Susan Verrico

Colonial Voices: Hear Them Speak: The Outbreak of the Boston Tea Party Told from Multiple Points-of-View!, by Kay Winters

Fight for Freedom: The American Revolutionary War, by Benson Bobrick

DK Eyewitness Books: American Revolution, by Stuart Murray

Thomas Jefferson: President and Philosopher, by Jon Meacham

Sybil Ludington: Revolutionary War Rider, by E.F. Abbott

The Thrifty Guide to the American Revolution, by Jonathan W. Stokes

Voices of the American Revolution: Stories from the Battlefields, by Lois Miner Huey

The Revolutionary War: An Interactive History Adventure, by Elizabeth Raum

If You Lived In Colonial Times, by Ann McGovern

Washington's War, by Stacia Deutsch and Rhody Cohon

Revolutionary Rogues: John André and Benedict Arnold, by Selene Castrovilla

Preschool - 3rd Grade

The Biggest (And Best Flag That Ever Flew), by Rebecca Jones

Our American Flag, by Mary Firestone

The Rocket's Red Glare, by Peter Alderman

God Bless America: The Story of an Immigrant Named Irving Berlin, by Adah Nuchi

I Visit the Liberty Bell, by Whitney Hopper

Abigail Adams: First Lady of the American Revolution, by Patricia Lakin

America: A Patriotic Primer, by Lynne Cheney

If You Were a Kid During the American Revolution, by Wil Mara

George Washington's Teeth, by Deborah Chandra

Sam the Minuteman, by Nathaniel Benchley

I am George Washington, by Brad Meltzer

Read the Revolution is published biweekly by the Museum of the American Revolution to inspire learning about the history of the American Revolution and its ongoing relevance.