Heroes and Happenings Extra Book List with Links to Find Books Easily

Heroes and Happenings Extra Book List 

Book Links Version-contains Amazon affiliate links

Credit: Book Heroes and Happenings Volume 1 and Volume 2 by Amy Lykosh.

List Compiled by Cala Stiff, Veronica Soto, and Kathy Kramer. 


^^ Signifies a “When You’re Older” book, better for older students joining in

** Signifies a book already in Sonlight’s program.

% Signifies a retired Sonlight book


Just giving an idea of the approximate purchase prices. Prices given with Amazon links are current as of 4/28/2020. They are subject to change, especially prices for used books.

Volume I

**Eric the Red and Leif the Lucky by Barbara Schiller– HBL C #CHO8 $7.50

%Columbus by Ingrid and Edgar Parin D’Aulaire note — Used to be in HBL D

$17.65 (used from $16.86)

Follow the Dream by Peter Sis $12.59 (used from $2.63)

Encounter by Jane Yolen $6.00 (used from $1.40)

^^**Pedro’s Journal–HBL D #DH08 $6.99

Squanto’s Journey by Joseph Bruchac $7.99 (used from $2.25)

^^**Squanto: Friend of the Pilgrims by Clyde Robert Bulla HBL D #DR10 $6.99

^^**Pocahontas and the Strangers by Clyde Robert Bulla HBL D DR01 $7.99

^^**A Lion to Guard Us by Clyde Robert Bulla HBL D #DR13 $6.99

%Can’t You Make Them Behave, King George by Jean Fritz Was in HBL D #DH07R $6.99

^^**Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes HBL D #DA04 $7.99

Let It Begin Here by Don Brown $24.99 (used from 3.29)

Henry and the Cannons by Don Brown $15.79 (used from $9.01)

^^%Guns for General Washington by Seymour Reit – Was in HBL 100 $6.95 (used from $1.35)

Benjamin Franklin by Ingrid and Edgar Parin D’Aulaire $21.41 (used from 14.70)

**What’s the Big Idea, Ben Franklin by Jean Fritz HBL D #DH01 6.99

How Benjamin Franklin Stole the Lightning by Rosalyn Schanzer $10.99 (used from $1.37)

^^Becoming Benjamin Franklin by Russell Freedman $17.61 (used from $3)

A More Perfect Union by Betsy and Giulio Maestro $7.48 (used from $2.35)

The 4th of July Story by Alice Dalgliesh $7.99 (used from $2.59)

Unite or Die by Jacqueline Jules $7.95 (used from $1.36)

**^^Shh! We’re Writing the Constitution by Jean Fritz HBL 100 #120-08 $6.99

Big George by Anne Rockwell $8.73 (used from $2.50)

Take the Lead, George Washington by Judith St. George $8.99 (used from $1.49)

George Washington’s Breakfast by Jean Fritz $6.59 (used from $1.35)

George Washinton’s Teeth by Deborah Chandra $7.99 (used from $1.58)

The House that George Built by Suzanne Slade $7.10 (used from $1.50)

Revolutionary Friends by Selene Castrovilla $13.98 (used from 7.34)

Dear Benjamin Banneker by Andrea Davis Pinkney $7.58 (used from $0.57)

Thomas Jefferson Grows a Nation by Peggy Thomas $9.53 (used from $2.23)

Worst of Friends by Suzanne Tripp Juryman $13.48 (used from $6.10)

Thomas Jefferson: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Everything by Maira Kalman $11.79 (used from $2)

A Big Cheese by Candace Fleming $7.59 (used from $0.65)

Aaron and Alexander by Don Brown $7.85 (used from $1.64)

Eliza by Margaret McNamara $13.79 (used from $10.04)

Sequoyah by James Rumford $11.99 (used from $0.30)

Dolley Madison Saves George Washington by Don Brown $7.99 (used from $2.49)

The Flag Maker by Susan Campbell Bartoletti $7.70 (used from $1.68)

An Inconvenient Alphabet by Beth Anderson $9.89 (used from $2.93)

^^Noah Webster: Man of Many Words by Catherine Reef $7.20 (used from 4.70)

Dave the Potter by Laban Carrick Hill $11.99 (used from $2.99)

The Boy Who Drew Birds by Jacqueline Davies 17.99 (used from $6.79)

Look up! Bird Watching in Your Own Backyard by Annette LeBlanc Cate $8.99 (used from $2.50)

^^Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt $6.79 (used from $0.35)

River Boy by William Anderson $15 (used from $0.60)

Mark Twain and the Queens of the Mississippi by Cheryl Harness n/a new (used from $2.07)

^^**The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain HBL 100 #130-10 $5.99

^^**Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain HBL 400 #430-10 $26.95

Gold! Gold from the American River by Don Brown $9.59 (used from $2.28)

^^**By the Great Horn Spoon by Sid Fleischman HBL E #ER02 $8.99

Who Says Women Can’t be Doctors? The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell by Tanya Lee Stone $5.89 (used from $1.48)

Dr. Jo by Monica Kulling $12.32 (used from $9.35)

Randolph Caldecott: The man Who Could Not Stop Drawing by Leonard S. Marcus $16.44 (used from $2.49)

Moses by Carole Boston Weatherford $12.72 (used from $2.53)

Before She Was Harriet by Lesa Cline-Ransome $8.39 (used from $6.54)

^^**Freedom Train by Dorothy Sterling HBL E #ER03 $6.99

They’re Off! by Cheryl Harness $7.87 (used from $1.40)

^^**Riding the Pony Express by Clyde Robert Bulla Readers 3 #3R49 $7.99

^^Riders of the Pony Express by Ralph Moody $11.62 (used from $8.99)

Looking at Lincoln by Maira KalmanAbraham $8.59 (used from $1.38)

Lincoln by Edgar and Ingrid D’Aulaire $19.95 (used from $19.44)

Abe Lincoln: The Boy Who Loved Books by Kay Winters $7.89 (used from 1.60)

Lincoln Tells a Joke by Kathleen Krull $7.19 (used from $2.84)

Lincoln and Grace by Steve Metzger $21.99 (used from $0.91)

How Kate Warne Saved President Lincoln by Elizabeth Van Steenwyk $16.99 (used from $4.24)

Abraham Lincoln Comes Home by Robert Burleigh $7.99 (used from $6.36)

^^He Shot the President by Don Brown $10.99 (used from $1.56)

^^%Abraham Lincoln: A Photobiography by Russell Freedman – Was in HBL E $10.94 (used from $0.59)

Thank You, Sarah by Laurie Halse Anderson $5.99 (used from $1.21)

Stanton Leads the Way by Tanya Lee Stone $5.79 (used from $1.93)

I Could Do That by Linda Arms White $18.99 (used from $2.05)

Coolies by Yin $6.99 (used from $0.69)

Ten Mile Day by Mary Ann Fraser $9.51 (used from $2.27)

Locomotive by Brian Flaca $14.89 (used from $4.60)

^^**Dragon’s Gate by Laurence Yep HBL 100 #120-19 $7.99

A Band of Angels by Deborah Hopkinson $7.99 (used from $0.96)

Shoes for Everyone by Barbara Mitchell $6.96 (used from $1.02)

Extra Resources for Volume I:

Stranded at Plymouth Plantation 1626 by Gary Bowen $20.21 (used from $2.50) 

The Pilgrims of Plymouth by Marcia Sewall $7.99 (used from $1.66)

The Boy Who Fell Off the Mayflower by P. J. Lynch $8.69 (used from $4.69)

Thanksgiving on Plymouth Plantation by Diane Stanley $11.30 (used from $1.16)

Who’s That Stepping on Plymouth Rock by Jean Fritz $6.99 (used from $0.30)

Never Forgotten by Patricia McKissack $18.26 (used from $0.46)

Ox-Cart Man by Donald Hall $7.93 (used from $2.79)

Thy Friend, Obadiah by Brinton Turkle $15.95 (used from $6.25)

Obadiah the Bold by Brinton Turkle $10.95 (used n/a)

If You Lived at the Time of the American Revolution by Kay Moore $6.93 (used from $0.30)

The Ride by Kate Griffin (book says “Kate” Griffin, this says “Kitty”) $10.99

%Can’t You Make Them Behave, King George Was in HBL D #DH07R $6.99

Mumbet’s Declaration of Independence by Gretchen Woelfle $13.45 (used from $8.98)

We the People: The Constitution of the United States by Peter Spier $10.99 (used from $4.51)

Tricking the Tallyman by Jaqueline Davies $6.99 (used from $0.69)

Thomas Jefferson Builds a Library by Barb Rosenstock $17.99 (used from $10.97)

%Tree in the Trail by Holling Clancy Holling — Was in HBL D $11.29 (used from $3.88)

The Desert is Theirs by Byrd Baylor $7.89 (used from $0.77)

Between Earth and Sky by Joseph Bruchac $7.59 (used from $1.50)

**The Amazing Impossible Erie Canal by Cheryl Harness: This one is in HBL K

What Miss Mitchell Saw by Hayley Barrett $13.69 (used from $14.03)

A Boy Called Slow by Joseph Bruchac $6.99 (used from $2.59)

No Small Potatoes by Tonya Bolden $12.32 (used from $7.71)

Show Way by Jacqueline Woodson $12.68 (used from $1.41)

Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett by Steven Kellogg $11.99 (used from $2.11)

The Giant of Seville by Dan Andreasen $16.95 (used from $3)

Going West by Jean Van Leeuwen $5.99 (used from $1.95)

The Buffalo Storm by Katherine Applegate $7.59 (used from $1.84)

Apples to Oregon by Deborah Hopkinson $7.99 (used from $1.38)

The Blizzard by Betty Ren Wright n/a new (used from $2.79)

Lightship by Brian Floca $20.35 (used from $2.35)

^^%The Drinking Gourd by F.N. Monjo — Was in HBL D $3.99 (used from $0.30)

Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine $11.95 (used from $6.47)

Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton by Don Tate $7.94 (used from $7.93)

Cranberry Thanksgiving by Wende and Harry Devlin $15.51 (used from $5.47)

%SeaBird by Holling Clancy Holling — Was in HBL F $11.41 (used from $4.97)

Aunt Minnie McGranahan by Mary Skillings Prigger n/a new (used from $3)

^^The Trail of Tears by Joseph Bruchac $4.50 (used from $1.11)

Crazy Horse’s Vision by Joseph Bruchac $10.63 (used from $1.45)

So Tall Within by Gary D. Schmidt $14.17 (used from $11.77)

Only Passing Through by Anne Rockwell $7.99 (used from $2.05)

Words Set Me Free by Lesa Cline-Ransome $13.72 (used from $3.41)

The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkings by Barbara Kerley $13.44 (used from $1.90)

^^From Slave to Soldier by Deborah Hopkinson $3.99 (used from $1.25)

The Silent Witness by Robin Friedman $7.99 (used from $2.50)

The Last Brother by Trinka Hakes Noble $15.99 (used from $5.72)

Emily by Michael Bedard $6.99 (used from $1.22)

The Daring Nellie Bly: America’s Star Reporter by Bonnie Christensen $7.99 (used from $2.02)

They Were Strong and Good by Robert Lawson $17.00 (used from 2.19)

Volume II

A Wizard from the Start: The Incredible Boyhood and Amazing Inventions of Thomas Edison by Don Brown $13.99 (used from $1.70)

^^Inventing the Future; A Photobiography of Thomas Alva Edison by Marfe Ferguson Delano $7.95 (used from $1.43)

^^%The Story of Thomas Alva Edison by Margaret Cousins — Was in HBL E $5.99 (used from $0.99)

Mr. Ferris and His Wheel by Kathryn Gibbs Davis $13.67 (used from $3.88)

^^**The Great Wheel by Robert Lawson — HBL E #EA10 $9.99

Bad News for Outlaws by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson $12.74 (used from $1.99)

The Story of the Statue of Liberty by Betsy and Guilio Maestro $6.99 (used from $0.35)

A Weed is a Flower by Aliki $6.99 (used from $1.30)

A Picture Book of George Washington Carver by David Adler $7.99 (used from $2)

^^George Washington Carver (photobiography) by Tonya Bolden $9.95 (used from $2.12)

^^Carver: A Life in Poems by Marilyn Nelson $12.39 (used from $1.32)

Teedie: The Story of Young Teddy Roosevelt by Don Brown $7.95 (used from $1.84)

^^Bully for You, Teddy Roosevelt by Jean Fritz $6.99 (used from $0.30)

Keep On! The Story of Matthew Henson by Deborah Hopkinson $7.38 (used from $2.93)

The Tree Lady by H. Joseph Hopkins $11.59 (used from $5.01)

Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin $5.59 (used from $1.36)

Odd Boy Out: Young Albert Einstein by Don Brown $7.70 (used from $1.26)

Lost City: The Discovery of Machu Picchu by Ted Lewin $7.99 (used from $2.47)

Fearless Flyer by Heather Lang $7.95 (used from $3)

Ruth Law Thrills a Nation by Don Brown $3.01 (used from $1.50)

A Splash of Red by Jen Bryant $11.59 (used from $2.99)

Home Run by Robert Burleigh $7.52 (used from $0.30)

Journey to Ellis Island by Carol Bierman $17.99 (used from $1.80)

All the Way to America by Dan Yaccarino $7.05 (used from $2.03)

The Matchbox Diary by Paul Fleischmann $7.53 (used from $1.50) 

When Jessie Came Across the Sea by Amy Hest $6.99 (used from $1.48)

Fiona’s Lace by Patricia Polacco $11.59 (used from $4.50)

Grandfather’s Journey by Allen Say $7.88 (used from $2)

Bobbie the Wonder Dog by Tricia Brown $12.84 (used from $7.55)

Balloons Over Broadway by Melissa Sweet $16.99 (used from $3.88)

Mrs. Harkness and the Panda by Alicia Potter $14.54 (used from $1.70)

A River of Words by Jen Bryant $13.49 (used from $3.40)

The Navajo Code Talkers by J. Patrick Lewis n/a new (used from $4.74)

^^Code Talker by Joseph Bruchac $4.99 (used from $1.23)

Ballet for Martha by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan $11.99 (used from $1.39)

Boxes for Katje by Candace Fleming $12.99 (used from $3.73)

One Thousand Tracings: Healing the Wounds of World War II by Lita Judge $34.99 (used from $2)

Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code by Laurie Wallmark $10.79 (used from $6.69)

Rosa by Nikkie Giovanni $7.99 (used from $1.25)

Back of the Bus by Aaron Reynolds $7.59 (used from $1.40)

Boycott Blues by Andrea Davis Pinkney $10.39 (used from $3.42)

^^**Freedom Walkers by Russell Freedman — HBL 100 #120-06 $14.95

Martin’s Big Words by Doreen Rappaport $7.54 (used from $1.46)

I Have a Dream by Martin Luther King, Jr. and Kadir Nelson $15.87 (used from $1.68)

Child of the Civil Rights Movement by Paula Young Shelton $6.29 (used from $1.98)

Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop by Alice Faye Duncan $13.74 (used from $6.38)

^^I Have a Dream by Margaret Davidson n/a new (used from $1.13)

Lincoln and Kennedy: A Pair to Compare by Gene Barretta $17.99 (used from $3.87)

A Time to Act by Shana Corey $8.45 (used from $1.98)

One Giant Leap by Don Brown $7.59 (used from $2.10)

Margaret and the Moon by Dean Robbins $10.79 (used from $3.73)

^^Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon by Catherine Thimmesh $9.77 (used from $2.20)

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein $8.70 (used from $1.58)

How to Build a Hug: Temple Grandin and Her Amazing Squeeze Machine by Amy Guglielmo $10.99 (used from $4.09)

The Peace Tree from Hiroshima: The Little Bonsai with a Big Story by Sandra Moore $12 (used from $4.16)

Additional Resources for Volume II

Jim Thorpe’s Bright Path by Joseph Bruchac $11.95 (used from $5.72)

Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney $7.99 (used from $2.05)

John Phillip Duck by Patricia Polacco $12.59 (used from $1.25)

The 5000-Year-Old Puzzle by Claudia Logan $18.99 (used from $9.95)

Peppe the Lamplighter by Elisa Bartone $7.59 (used from $0.99)

Brave Girl by Michelle Markel $11.49 (used from $2.09)

^^All Stations! Distress! By Don Brown $8.99 (used from $1.42)

The Amazing Collection of Joey Cornell by Candace Fleming $10.97 (used from $1.21)

Roxaboxen by Alice McLerran $6.19 (used from $2.25)

Flight by Robert Burleigh $6.79 (used from $0.30)

The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge by Hildegarde H. Swift $8.99 (used from $1.97)

%Paddle-to-the-Sea by Holling Clancy Holling — Was in HBL D $10.49 (used from $2.55)

Next Year by Ruth Vander Zee $17.28 (used from $2.07)

The Gardener by Sarah Stewart $7.99 (used from $1.50)

Potato: A Tale from the Great Depression by Kate Lied $6.99 (used from $2.28)

Mississippi Morning by Ruth Vander Zee $10 (used from $3.88)

Brothers at Bat by Audrey Vernick $13.19 (used from $1.75)

Duke Ellington by Andrea Davis Pinkney $6.69 (used from $1.50)

Night Flight by Robert Burleigh $17.99 (used from $2.26)

Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride by Pam Munoz Ryan $15.26 (used from $1.45)

Drum Dream Girl by Margarita Engle $10.29 (used from $5.33)

Erika’s Story by Ruth Vander Zee $9.99 (used from $1.99)

Let the Celebrations Begin! By Margaret Wild $53.45 (used from $1.84)

Eli Remembers by Ruth Vander Zee $14.90 (used from $5.18)

Hedy’s Journey by Michelle Bisson $7.95 (used from $3.56)

Lily’s Victory Garden by Helen L. Wilbur $16.95 (used from $15.02)

Nim and the War Effort by Milly Lee n/a new (used from $1.68)

Coming on Home Soon by Jacqueline Woodson $11.53 (used from $1.07)

The United States vs. Jackie Robinson by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen $9.99 (used from $1.95)

When I Was Young in the Mountains by Cynthia Rylant $6.19 (used from $1.50)

The Quiet Place by Sarah Stewart $18.99 (used from $0.33)

Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold $7.99 (used from $1.60)

Tomas and the Library Lady by Pat Mora $7.05 (used from $1.33)

The Castle on Hester Street by Linda Heller $10.67 (used from $2.50)

Watch out for the Chicken Feet in Your Soup by Tomie dePaola $6.99 (used from $2.79)

Testing the Ice by Sharon Robinson $6.50 (used from $1.25)

Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans by Kadir Nelson $7.04 (used from $2.50)

You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?! By Jonah Winter $6.79 (used from $1.99)

Rachel Carson and Her Book That Changed the World by Laurie Lawlor $7.71 (used from $2.59)

Harvesting Hope by Kathleen Krull $10.95 (used from $1.23)

Goin’ Someplace Special by Patricia C. McKissack $7.48 (used from $1.59)

The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson $13.37 (used from $3.49)

White Water by Michael S. Bandy $7.99 (used from $1.95)

When Clay Sings by Byrd Baylor $7.87 (used from $0.98)

Annie and the Old One by Miska Miles $6.98 (used from $0.30)

The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles $6.99 (used from $2.59)

Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer by Carole Boston Weatherford $9.39 (used from $6.95)

The Youngest Marcher by Cynthia Levinson $9.95 (used from $3.96)

Freedom on the Menu by Carole Boston Weatherford $5.99 (used from $2)

Sit-In by Andrea Davis Pinkney $11.99 (used from $3.89)

Thank You, Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco $9.99 (used from $1.63)

Chicken Sunday by Patricia Polacco $6.99 (used from $1.36)

Apple Pie 4th of July by Janet S. Wong $7.59 (used from $1.36)

Always With You by Ruth Vander Zee $24.54 (used from $4.91)

Adrift at Sea by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch $13.85 (used from $7.05)

The Wall by Eve Bunting $6.39 (used from $1.25)

Building Our House by Jonathan Bean $19.99 (used from $10.99)

This is My Home, This is My School by Jonathan Bean $15.45 (used from $5.59)

Smoky Night by Eve Bunting $7.99 (used from $0.37)

Working Cotton by Sherley Anne Williams $7 (used from $1.44)

Radiant Child by Javaka Steptoe $12.89 (used from $3.51)

Going Home by Eve Bunting $7.99 (used from $0.80)

The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi $6.99 (used from $2.57)

Brothers in Hope by Mary Williams $19.95 (used from $6.39)

America is Under Attack by Don Brown $9.99 (used from $0.94)

Saved by the Boats by Julie Gassman $6.99 (used from $2)

Creekfinding by Jacqueline Briggs Martin $13.12 (used from $8.09)

How Do You Raise a Raisin by Pam Munoz Ryan $5.64 (used from $0.65)

If America Were a Village by David J. Smith $18.99 (used from $3.89)

A Different Pond by Bao Phi $10.69 (used from $5.93)

Last Stop on Market Street by Matt De La Pena $10.49 (used from $5.25)

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