Books by Theme
Abraham Lincoln was the leader of the United States during an especially difficult period in the young country's history. He was also a self-educated but eloquent orator, a bright lawyer, and a devoted father.
Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek: A Tall, Thin Tale
Drama abounds in what might have happened if Austin Gollaher had not pulled the young Abraham Lincoln from a swollen Kentucky creek that day in 1816. This engaging tale was inspired and expanded from a real event noted by the author.
Abraham Lincoln Comes Home
Luke and his father travel by buggy to pay respects to the train carrying the assassinated Abraham Lincoln from Washington, D.C., to Springfield, Illinois. Evocative text and illustration are well-researched to capture the period from a child's point of view.
Mr. Lincoln's Boys
The Civil War and the soldiers in Washington, D.C., infiltrated the play of Tad and Willie on the grounds of the White House. And their father still takes time to pardon one of the boy's toy soldiers!
The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Mary and Abraham Lincoln
The lives and times of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln are presented through written and pictorial information in a scrapbook-like format. A well developed, tragic portrait of Mary Lincoln emerges as her life is presented beyond the assassination of the President.
Vinnie and Abraham
Not only did Vinnie Ream work at the post office but was the first woman (and the youngest) commissioned to sculpt an image of Abraham Lincoln. Watercolors and documentation combine to present a portrait of an artist and the city in which she lived.
What Lincoln Said
Lincoln's own words punctuate this overview of his life and times including lighter moments. Full color illustrations exaggerate Lincoln's physical features but complement the man's complexity.
Who Broke Lincoln's Thumb?
KC, the President's daughter, and her friend Marshall solve the mystery of the broken thumb on the statue of Lincoln before the White House celebration of its sculptor begins. This easy novel presents a satisfying mystery.
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