Historical Fiction: Gold Rush


[This is a subtopic of The West and also part of an ongoing series of historical fiction book lists for students and teachers. For the full list and to see more info, click here.]

 This does not include California’s gold rush, that is under California History.

Lower Grades (K-3)

  1. Adventure in Gold Town-Hopkinson (3.9/1)
  2. Crazy for Gold-Wishinsky (3.5/1)
  3. Gold Fever-Kay (2.4/0.5)
  4. Gold Rush Winter-Murphy (3.1/0.5)
  5. Klondike Gold-Provensen 96.0/1)
  6. Sailing for Gold-Hopkinson (3.7/1)
  7. Sitka Rose-Gill (4.1/0.5)
  8. Stinky-Sargent (4.4/0.5)

 Middle Grades (4-8)

  1. Bonanza Gold-Berton (7.1/3)
  2. Fire and Snow: A Tale of the Alaskan Gold Rush-Gunderson (3.2/0.5)
  3. Gold Fever Trail-Hughes (4.9/3)
  4. Gold in the Hills: A Tale of the Klondike Gold Rush-Ransom (3.6/2)
  5. The Gold Miners’ Rescue-Jackson (6.1/5)
  6. Gold Rush-Piotrowski (2.9/0.5)
  7. Gold Rush Fever: A Story of the Klondike-Greenwood (5.6/5)
  8. The Gold Rush Kid-Waldorf (5.5/9)
  9. The Gold Train Bandits-Roddy (5.1/7)
  10. Half-Breed: A Story of the Klondike Gold Rush-Dell (5.1/1)
  11. Hard Gold: The Colorado Gold Rush of 1859: A Tale of the Old West-Avi (4.6/5)
  12. Jack London’s Dog-Wales (5.7/2)
  13. Klondike Fever: The Story of the Last Great Gold Rush-Cunningham (3.9/1)
  14. Precious Gold, Precious Jade-Heisel (5.3/6)
  15. A Tale of Gold-Wyss (4.9/4)
  16. Treasure in the Yukon-Massi (5.2/4)
  17. White Fang-London (7.4/13)
  18. White Fang-Mullarkey (4.4/2)
  19. White Fang-Vogel (6.1/3)

Middle Grades+ (6+)

  1. Jack London’s The Call of the Wild: The Graphic Novel-Kleid (5.0/1)

Upper Grades (9-12)

  1. Colorado Gold-Wells (5.1/16)
  2. Down the Yukon-Hobbs (5.4/7)
  3. Jason’s Gold-Hobbs (5.5/8)
  4. Klondike Tales-London (8.1/25)
  5. Thousand Pieces of Gold-McCunn (5.6/9)
  6. The Yukon Queen-Morris (5.7/14)

 

 

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