Historical Fiction: War of 1812


[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.]

Lower Grades (K-2)

  1. An American Army of Two-Greeson (2.9/0.5)
  2. The Battle for St. Michaels-McCully (3.1/0.5)
  3. The Battle of New Orleans: The Drummer’s Story-Evans (3.4/0.5)
  4. Chet Chestnut-Sargent (4.2/0.5)
  5. Snow (White)-Sargent (4.5/0.5) (Description: A beautiful, proud white horse carries General Andrew Jackson in the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812.)
  6. The Star-Spangled Banner-Winstead (4.1/0.5)
  7. The Town that Fooled the British: A War of 1812 Story-Papp (4.2/0.5)
  8. Washington Is Burning-Figley (3.5/0.5)

Middle Grades (4-8)

  1. Abigail’s Drum-Minahan (4.6/1)
  2. A Call to Battle: The War of 1812-Chan (6.1/7)
  3. Cornstalks and Cannonballs-Mitchell (n/a)
  4. Flames in the City: A Tale of the War of 1812-Ransom (3.7/2)
  5. The Invasion of Sandy Bay-Sanchez (5.9/5)
  6. Laura Secord: A Story of Courage-Lunn (5.4/0.5)
  7. Little House by Boston Bay-Wiley (5.4/5)
  8. Old Ironsides: Americans Build a Fighting Ship-Weitzman (6.4/1)
  9. On Tide Mill Lane-Wiley (5.6/6)
  10. Once on This Island-Whelan (5.4/6)
  11. A River Apart-Sutherland (4.7/6)
  12. Sackets Harbor Powder Monkey: The War of 1812-Marston (n/a)
  13. Salt: A Story of Friendship in a Time of War-Frost (4.3/3)
  14. The Smuggler’s Treasure-Buckey* (4.9/5)
  15. Son of the Hounds-Sutherland (4.6/5)
  16. The Star-Spangled Secret-Kimball (5.7/6)
  17. Tom Cringle: Battle on the High Seas-Hausman (6.2/7)
  18. The Twins, the Pirates, and the Battle of New Orleans-Robinet (4.5/4)
  19. Washington City is Burning-Robinet (4.7/4)
  20. Washington Is Burning! The War of 1812-Cunningham (6.0/1)
  21. Whispers of War: The War of 1812 Diary of Susanna Merritt-Pearson (5.5/6)

Upper Grades (9-12)

  1. 1812-Nevin (6.5/32)
  2. Broken Days-Rinaldi (3.9/8)
  3. Crossing the Panther’s Path-Alder (6.1/9)
  4. Jeremy’s War 1812-Ibbitson (4.5/6)
  5. Panther in the Sky-Thom (6.9/50)
  6. Silent Stranger-Benton (5.5/6)

 

Photo Credit: Naval Engagement off Kingston Nov 12 1812 from Toronto Public Library

 

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