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Well pard, I rode ahead to the Library and found you this great selection of Frontier Schoolhouse Books.

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Twister on Tuesday (Magic Tree House Series #23)
By: Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator)

Children's Historical Fiction - Paperback, March 2001
Age Range: 5 to 8

Jack and Annie get whisked back to the 1870s. They land on the prairie near a one-room schoolhouse, where they meet a teenage schoolteacher, some cool kids, and one big, scary bully. But the biggest and scariest thing is yet to come!

Twister on Tuesday (Magic Tree House Series #23)
Twister on Tuesday (Magic Tree House Series #23)

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A One-Room School
By: Bobbie Kalman

Children's History - Paperback, July 1995
Age Range: 7 to 10

The book is illustrated with full-color photographs, and it takes readers through a day of chores, fun and games, getting dressed, visiting peddlers, a fair, and going to school. Sidebars include recipes and a morality tale from a third-grade primer. A One-Room School describes the physical plan, supplies, routines, and rules of schools from an unspecified historic period of rural American history.

A One-Room School
A One-Room School

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School Days (Little House Chapter Book Series)
By: Laura Ingalls Wilder, Melissa Peterson, Renee Graef (Illustrator)

Children's History - Paperback, April 1997
Age Range: 7 to 10

A simplified, softback book for those children not yet ready for the original "Little House" books. Laura and Mary attend school in a one-room schoolhouse where they are taught to use pencil and slate. Later in the story, the family moves from Minnesota to the Dakota Territory, where Laura and Carrie attended school in a new one-room schoolhouse. At the end of the story, there is a big blizzard while the girls were at school, and the girls must find their way home in the blizzard.

School Days (Little House Chapter Book Series)
School Days (Little House Chapter Book Series)

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Going to School in Pioneer Times
By:Kerry A. Graves

Children's History - Hardcover, August 2001
Age Range: 7 to 10

Prairie schoolhouses, like homes of the period, were often built of sod bricks. The school day and the school year were organized around planting and harvesting. Children from ages 4 to 21 would gather in a single room, older ones often teaching younger ones. "Many children quit school after they learned to read." The book is packed with excellent photographs or illustrations of students, teachers, classrooms and school supplies. The narrative is textbook style, but willing readers will find fascinating bits of information.

Going to School in Pioneer Times
Going to School in Pioneer Times

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If You Were A Pioneer on The Prairie
By: Anne Kamma, James Watling (Illustrator)

Children's History - Paperback, February 2003
Age Range: 6 to 10

This addition to the popular question-and-answer history series invites readers to step back in time and see what it was like to grow up on the Great Plains more than 100 years ago. What kind of house would you live in? What kind of clothes would you wear? What would you do for fun? Would you go to school? The answers to these and 34 more questions give six-to-ten-year-olds a vivid idea of a pioneer child's day-to-day life as well as the hardships the pioneering family faced as they attempted to settle in the vast and often forbidding prairie lands.

If You Were A Pioneer on The Prairie
If You Were A Pioneer on The Prairie

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Kirsten Learns a Lesson: A School Story (American Girls Collection Series: Kirsten #2)
By:Janet Beeler Shaw, Jeanne Thieme (Editor), Renee Graef (Illustrator), Paul Lackner (Illustrator)

Children's History - Hardcover, July 1994
Age Range: 7 to 10

After immigrating from Sweden to join relatives in an American prairie community, Kirsten endures the ordeal of not speaking English very well at a strange school on the western frontier. She finds escape in playing with her secret Sioux friend, Singing Bird, when something awful happens to the girl and her tribe.

Kirsten Learns a Lesson: A School Story (American Girls Collection Series: Kirsten #2)
Kirsten Learns a Lesson: A School Story (American Girls Collection Series: Kirsten #2)

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Three Names
By:Patricia MacLachlan, Alexander Pertzoff (Illustrator)

Children's Historical Reminisces - Hardcover, September 1999
Age Range: 6 to 10

A boy and his dependable dog inhabit this wonderful world of prairie roads, horse-drawn wagons, a one-room schoolhouse, and fields of grass that stretch on forever, depicted through beautiful watercolor illustrations. A child's great-grandfather reminisces about the times he and his dog "Three Names" went to school on prairie roads in a wagon.

Three Names
Three Names

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One-Room Schools of the Middle West: An Illustrated History
By: Wayne E. Fuller

History - Hardcover, October 1994
Age Range: Adult

From one of the nation's leading authority on the history of rural education, this book offers new insights into the rise and fall of one-room schools and shows how they fostered a sense of community, parental support, and grass roots democracy. It will have a strong appeal for courses in rural history, social history, and the history of education; yet it is also very accessible for a much wider general audience. . . . A remarkable achievement.

One-Room Schools of the Middle West: An Illustrated History
One-Room Schools of the Middle West: An Illustrated History

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The Empty Schoolhouse: Memories of One-Room Texas Schools
By: Luther Bryan Clegg

Historical Reminiscences - Hardcover, May 1997
Age Range: Adult

One-room schools represent a time in Texas history when a child's school term was based on family duties which received priority. They were the center of educational, social, political, and religious activity, where children were taught reading and math, couples were united in marriage, funerals were preached, and Friday night socials were held. This book provides a direct link to the past through interviews with students who attended these schools and teachers who taught there. It has stories describing Friday afternoon "literary societies," dead snakes in desk drawers, pranks, fires, travel to and from school, and discipline. History enthusiasts and those interested in educational history will enjoy the tales and reminiscences of this slice of Americana.

The Empty Schoolhouse: Memories of One-Room Texas Schools
The Empty Schoolhouse: Memories of One-Room Texas Schools

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