Links to Extra Books in Heroes and Happenings Volumes 1 and 2

Heroes and Happenings Extra Book List

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Please be aware some of those books (especially those listed toward the very beginning of the list might be used in other Sonlight levels, or have been used previously in Sonlight and since discontinued. As always, please let me know if you find any errors or broken links, etc. 

Volume I

Eric the Red and Leif the Lucky by Barbara Schiller; HBL C 

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

Follow the Dream by Peter Sis

Encounter by Jane Yolen

Pedro’s Journal–by Pam Conrad; HBL D 

Squanto’s Journey by Joseph Bruchac

Squanto: Friend of the Pilgrims by Clyde Robert Bulla; HBL D 

Pocahontas and the Strangers by Clyde Robert Bulla; HBL D 

A Lion to Guard Us by Clyde Robert Bulla; HBL D 

Can’t You Make Them Behave, King George by Jean Fritz; Was in HBL D 

Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes; HBL D 

Let It Begin Here by Don Brown

Henry and the Cannons by Don Brown

Guns for General Washington by Seymour Reit; Was in HBL 100

Benjamin Franklin by Ingrid and Edgar Parin D’Aulaire

What’s the Big Idea, Ben Franklin by Jean Fritz; HBL D 

How Benjamin Franklin Stole the Lightning by Rosalyn Schanzer

Becoming Benjamin Franklin by Russell Freedman

A More Perfect Union by Betsy and Giulio Maestro

The 4th of July Story by Alice Dalgliesh

Unite or Die by Jacqueline Jules

Shh! We’re Writing the Constitution by Jean Fritz; HBL 100

Big George by Anne Rockwell

Take the Lead, George Washington by Judith St. George

George Washington’s Breakfast by Jean Fritz

George Washington’s Teeth by Deborah Chandra

The House that George Built by Suzanne Slade

Revolutionary Friends by Selene Castrovilla

Dear Benjamin Banneker by Andrea Davis Pinkney

Thomas Jefferson Grows a Nation by Peggy Thomas

Worst of Friends by Suzanne Tripp Juryman

Thomas Jefferson: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Everything by Maira Kalman

A Big Cheese for the White House by Candace Fleming

Aaron and Alexander by Don Brown

Eliza by Margaret McNamara

Sequoyah by James Rumford

Dolley Madison Saves George Washington by Don Brown

The Flag Maker by Susan Campbell Bartoletti

An Inconvenient Alphabet by Beth Anderson

Noah Webster: Man of Many Words by Catherine Reef

Dave the Potter by Laban Carrick Hill

The Boy Who Drew Birds by Jacqueline Davies

Look up! Bird Watching in Your Own Bedroom by Annette LeBlanc Cate

Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt

River Boy by William Anderson

Mark Twain and the Queens of the Mississippi by Cheryl Harness

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain; HBL 100 

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain; HBL 400 

Gold! Gold from the American River by Don Brown

By the Great Horn Spoon by Sid Fleischman; HBL E 

Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors? The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell by Tanya Lee Stone

Dr. Jo by Monica Kulling

Randolph Caldecott: The Man Who Could Not Stop Drawing by Leonard S. Marcus

Moses by Carole Boston Weatherford

Before She Was Harriet by Lesa Cline-Ransome

Freedom Train by Dorothy Sterling; HBL E 

They’re Off by Cheryl Harness

Riding the Pony Express by Clyde Robert Bulla; Readers 3 

Riders of the Pony Express by Ralph Moody

Looking at Lincoln by Maira Kalman

Abraham Lincoln by Edgar and Ingrid D’Aulaire

Abe Lincoln: The Boy Who Loved Books by Kay Winters

Lincoln Tells a Joke by Kathleen Krull

Lincoln and Grace by Steve Metzger

How Kate Warne Saved President Lincoln by Elizabeth Van Steenwyk

Abraham Lincoln Comes Home by Robert Burleigh

He Has Shot the President by Don Brown

Abraham Lincoln: A Photobiography by Russell Freedman; Was in HBL E

Thank You, Sarah by Laurie Halse Anderson

Elizabeth Leads the Way by Tayna Lee Stone

I Could Do That by Linda Arms White

Coolies by Yin

Ten Mile Day by Mary Ann Fraser

Locomotive by Brian Floca

Dragon’s Gate by Laurence Yep; HBL 100 

A Band of Angels by Deborah Hopkinson

Shoes for Everyone by Barbara Mitchell

Extra Resources:

Stranded at Plimoth Plantation 1626 by Gary Bowen

The Pilgrims of Plimoth by Marcia Sewall

The Boy Who Fell Off the Mayflower by P. J. Lynch

Thanksgiving at Plymouth Plantation by Diane Stanley

Who’s That Stepping on Plymouth Rock by Jean Fritz

Never Forgotten by Patricia McKissack

Ox-Cart Man by Donald Hall

Thy Friend, Obadiah by Brinton Turkle

Obadiah the Bold by Brinton Turkle

If You Lived at the Time of the American Revolution by Kay Moore

The Ride by Kitty Griffin

Can’t You Make them Behave, King George by Jean Fritz; Was in HBL D 

Mumbet’s Declaration of Independence by Gretchen Woelfle

We the People: The Constitution of the United States by Peter Spier

Tricking the Tallyman by Jacqueline Davies

Thomas Jefferson Builds a Library by Barb Rosenstock

Tree in the Trail by Holling Clancy Holling; Was in HBL D

The Desert is Theirs by Byrd Baylor

Between Earth and Sky by Joseph Bruchac

The Amazing Impossible Erie Canal by Cheryl Harness; This one is oddly enough in HBL K

What Miss Mitchell Saw by Hayley Barrett

A Boy Called Slow by Joseph Bruchac

No Small Potatoes by Tonya Bolden

Show Way by Jacqueline Woodson

Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett by Steven Kellogg

The Giant of Seville by Dan Andreasen

Going West by Jean Van Leeuwen

The Buffalo Storm by Katherine Applegate

Apples to Oregon by Deborah Hopkinson

The Blizzard by Betty Ren Wright

Lightship by Brian Floca

The Drinking Gourd by F.N. Monjo; Was in HBL D

Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine

Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton by Don Tate

Cranberry Thanksgiving by Wende and Harry Devlin

Seabird by Holling Clancy Holling; Was in HBL F

Aunt Minnie McGranahan by Mary Skillings Prigger

The Trail of Tears by Joseph Bruchac

Crazy Horse’s Vision by Joseph Bruchac

So Tall Within by Gary D. Schmidt

Only Passing Through by Anne Rockwell

Words Set Me Free by Lesa Cline-Ransome

The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkings by Barbara Kerley

From Slave to Soldier by Deborah Hopkinson

The Silent Witness by Robin Friedman

The Last Brother by Trinka Hakes Noble

Emily by Michael Bedard

The Daring Nellie Bly: America’s Star Reporter by Bonnie Christensen

They Were Strong and Good by Robert Lawson

Volume II

A Wizard from the Start: The Incredible Boyhood and Amazing Inventions of Thomas Edison by Don Brown

Inventing the Future; A Photobiography of Thomas Alva Edison by Marfe Ferguson Delano

The Story of Thomas Alva Edison by Margaret Cousins; Was in HBL E

Mr. Ferris and His Wheel by Kathryn Gibbs Davis

The Great Wheel by Robert Lawson; HBL E 

Bad News for Outlaws by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

The Story of the Statue of Liberty by Betsy and Guilio Maestro

A Weed is a Flower by Aliki

A Picture Book of George Washington Carver by David A. Adler

George Washington Carver (photobiography) by Tonya Bolden

Carver: A Life in Poems by Marilyn Nelson

Teedie: The Story of Young Teddy Roosevelt by Don Brown

Bully for You, Teddy Roosevelt by Jean Fritz

Keep On! The Story of Matthew Henson by Deborah Hopkinson

The Tree Lady by H. Joseph Hopkins

Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin

Odd Boy Out: Young Albert Einstein by Don Brown

Last City: The Discovery of Machu Picchu by Ted Lewin

Fearless Flyer by Heather Lang

Ruth Law Thrills a Nation by Don Brown

A Splash of Red by Jen Bryant

Home Run by Robert Burleigh

Journey to Ellis Island by Carol Bierman

All the Way to America by Dan Yaccarino

The Matchbox Diary by Paul Fleischmann

When Jessie Came Across the Sea by Amy Hest

Fiona’s Lace by Patricia Polacco

Grandfather’s Journey by Allen Say

Bobbie the Wonder Dog by Tricia Brown

Balloons Over Broadway by Melissa Sweet

Mrs. Harkness and the Panda by Alicia Potter

A River of Words by Jen Bryant

The Navajo Code Talkers by J. Patrick Lewis

Code Talker by Joseph Bruchac (although I do wonder if they meant Chester Nez and the Unbreakable Code: A Navajo Code Talker’s Story by the same author?)

Ballet for Martha by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan

Boxes for Katje by Candace Fleming

One Thousand Tracings: Healing the Wounds of World War II by Lita Judge

Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code by Laurie Wallmark

Rosa by Nikkie Giovanni

Back of the Bus by Aaron Reynolds

Boycott Blues by Andrea Davis Pinkney

Freedom Walkers by Russell Freedman; HBL 100 

Martins’ Big Words by Doreen Rappaport

I Have a Dream by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

Child of the Civil Rights Movement by Paula Young Shelton

Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop by Alice Fate Duncan

I Have a Dream by Margaret Davidson

Lincoln and Kennedy: A Pair to Compare by Gene Barretta

A Time to Act by Shana Corey

One Giant Leap by Don Brown

Margaret and the Moon by Dean Robbins

Team Moon: How 40,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon by Catherine Thimmish

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein

How to Build a Hug: Temple Grandin and Her Amazing Squeeze Machine by Amy Guglielmo

The Peace Tree from Hiroshima: The Little Bonsai with a Big Story by Sandra Moore

Additional Resources for Volume II

Jim Thorpe’s Bright Path by Joseph Bruchac

Miss Rumphius by Barabara Cooney

John Phillip Duck by Patricia Polacco

The 5000-Year Old Puzzle by Claudia Logan

Peppe the Lamplighter by Elisa Bartone

Brave Girl by Michelle Markel

All Stations! Distress! by Don Brown

The Amazing Collection of Joey Cornell by Candace Fleming

Roxaboxen by Alice McLerran

Flight by Robert Burleigh

The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge by Hildegarde H. Swift

Paddle-to-the-Sea by Holling Clancy Holling; Was in HBL D

Next Year by Ruth Vander Zee

The Gardener by Sarah Stewart

Potato: A Tale from the Great Depression by Kate Lied

Mississippi Morning by Ruth Vander Zee

Brothers at Bat by Audrey Vernick

Duke Ellington by Andrea Davis Pinkney

Night Flight by Robert Burleigh

Amelia and Eleanor Go for  a Ride by Pam Munoz Ryan

Drum Dream Girl by Margarita Engle

Erika’s Story by Ruth Vander Zee

Let the Celebrations Begin! By Margaret Wild

Eli Remembers by Ruth Vander Zee

Hedy’s Journey by Michelle Bisson

Lily’s Victory Garden by Helen L. Wilbur

Nim and the War Effort by Milly Lee

Coming on Home Soon by Jacqueline Woodson

The United States vs. Jackie Robinson by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen

When I Was Young in the Mountains by Cynthia Rylant

The Quiet Place by Sarah Stewart

Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold

Tomas and the Library Lady by Pat Mora

The Castle on Hester Street by Linda Heller

Watch out for Chicken Feet in Your Soup by Tomie DePaola

Testing the Ice by Sharon Robinson

Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans by Kadir Nelson

You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?! By Jonah Winter

Rachel Carson and Her Book That Changed the World by Laurie Lawlor

Harvesting Hope by Kathleen Krull

Goin’ Someplace Special by Patricia C. McKissack

The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson

White Water by Michael S. Bandy

When Clay Sings by Byrd Baylor

Annie and the Old One by Miska Miles

The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles

Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer by Carole Boston Weatherford

The Youngest Marcher by Cynthia Levinson 

Freedom on the Menu by Carole Boston Weatherford

Sit-In by Andrea Davis Pinkney

Thank You, Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco

Chicken Sunday by Patricia Polacco

Apple Pie 4th of July by Janet S. Wong

Always With You by Ruth Vander Zee

Adrift at Sea by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch

The Wall by Eve Bunting

Building Our House by Jonathan Bean

This is My Home, This is My School by Jonathan Bean

Smoky Night by Eve Bunting

Working Cotton by Sherley Anne Williams

Radiant Child by Javaka Steptoe

Going Home by Eve Bunting

The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi

Brothers in Hope by Mary Williams

America is Under Attack by Don Brown

Saved by the Boats by Julie Gassman

Creekfinding by Jacqueline Briggs Martin

How Do You Raise a Raisin by Pam Munoz Ryan

If America Were a Village by David J. Smith

A Different Pond by Bao Phi

Last  Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña

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