While organizing my school year, I’m compiling a list of best books on the Civil War for homeschoolers.
This year we are going to be watching videos on YouTube and Amazon Prime documentaries for our History. I will be creating a post that contains all our homeschool plans for Modern History, too. Be on the lookout!)
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Videos are a great way to learn, but I don’t want to forget to add in some great reads throughout the year.
I’ve organized this list of books on the Civil war. Most of the links in this post are affiliate links which just means that if you click on one and make a purchase I may receive a small commission at no cost to you.
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Under each book I’ve listed the approximate age/ grade level. I’m also going to leave a link at the bottom for some great reads for highschoolers. We’re not quite there yet. (My oldest is a 7th grader.) But, I want to have some ideas on hand for when we get there!
Let’s get started! Here’s 10 Best Books on the Civil War for Homeschoolers
10 Best Books on the Civil War for Homeschoolers
Civil War On Sunday
Civil War on Sunday is a Magic Tree House book with a suggested grade level of 1st-4th. We plan on using this one with our 4th grader this year.
Who Was Ulysses S. Grant?
I’ve put several “Who was” books on my list because we love them!
Age level: 8-12 years
Grade level: 3-7
Across Five Aprils
The suggested age group for Across Five Aprils is ages 12 and up or grades 5-9.
What Was the Battle of Gettysburg?
Suggested reading level of 3rd- 7th grade or 8-12 years old.
Civil War Sub: The Mystery of the Hunley
Civil War Sub is a level 4 Penguin Reader for ages 8-9. you can also read these books aloud to younger kids if this book is above their reading level.
I Survived the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863
We have several of the “I Survived” books. My boys really enjoy reading them. Suggested age range is 7-10 years old.
Who Was Robert E. Lee?
Another “Who Was” book with a suggested reading level of grade 3-7 or ages 8-12.
If You Lived At The Time Of The Civil War
The “If You” books are geared more toward Elementary aged kids.
Courageous Women of the Civil War: Soldiers, Spies, Medics, and More (Women of Action)
This book is great for middle school and up! See the women involved in the Civil War.
Other Must-Read Books about the Civil War for Highschool
Barnes and Noble has some good suggestions for the Civil War for high schoolers. You may not feel like they are all suitable for your reader, but there are some great choices on this list. >> American Civil War.
Did I leave your favorites our? Leave them below in the comments.