Sonlight’s 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


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

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 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 Bardham-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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