Barrett, Marvin, Meet Thomas Jefferson, 1989
This is the story of Thomas Jefferson’s life. There are a few chapters in the book, which deal directly with his contribution to the American Revolution. 3rd or 4th graders can easily read the book.
Fritz, Jean, Where Was Patrick Henry on the 29th of May?, 1975
This is the story of Patrick Henry’s life. The author places him in historical situations on his birthday, May 29th. There are several pages which link Patrick Henry and his contributions to the American Revolution. 3rd or 4th graders can easily read this book.
Fritz, Jean, Why Not, Lafayette?, 1999
This is the story of the Marquis de Lafayette’s life. His contribution to the Revolutionary War and his return to the Untied States are explained in detail. Although a bit long, the book thoroughly explains France’s alliance with the United States during the Revolution and Lafayette’s personal contribution. The book is a moderate read for 3rd or 4th graders
Kroll, Steven, The Boston Tea Party, 1998
This book describes the events that led up to the Boston Tea Party. The pictures help illustrate not only what happened at that time, but also the clothing styles, transportation and countryside. This is a good read aloud book for the class, and can also be easily read by 3rd or 4th graders.
Livesey, Robert & A.G. Smith, The Loyal Refugees, 1999
This book describes the people who lived in the colonies who were loyal to the British, also know as Loyalists or Tories This book has a wealth of information about clothing styles, weapons, transportation, geography and occupations of the people during the war.
Marzollo, Jean, In 1776, 1994
This book is a simple poem about the beginning of the war. It is a book, which can be used to help students remember facts in a fun way. 3rd or 4th graders should easily memorize it.
Maynard, Christopher, Revolution News, 1999
This book takes events of the war and reports them newspaper style. The author is always an eyewitness to the accounts of the article. This book is easily read by 3rd or 4thgraders and shows a different technique of reporting history.
St. George, Judith, Betsy Ross, Patriot of Philadelphia, 1997
This book describes the life of Betsy Ross and her personal contribution to the Revolutionary War. Although this is a chapter book, it is easily read by 3rd or 4th graders and provides a different look at the war, through the eyes of a woman
Weitzman, David, Old Ironsides, Americans Build a Fighting Ship, 1997
This book describes the beginnings of the United States’ Navy. The book goes through the detailed process of making a war ship at that time. The author tells the story through the varying tasks each person, who helps build the ship, does, and the eventual loss they feel along with their pride of accomplishment. This book is moderately read by 3rd or 4th graders.