Kids love adventure stories, so teaching about the Lewis and Clark expedition can be a lot of fun! This topic is usually part of an American Frontier unit, so its air of adventure and discovery is great for setting the tone for the whole unit.
Below are some of the best children's books depicting the Lewis and Clark expedition from a variety of vantage points--like a dog, a Native American, an African American slave, a young boy who desperately wanted to join... There are also a number of related activity books that can help you interject some hands-on learning activities into your unit.
To learn more about any of these books, just click on the title and you
will be taken to a page with a book summary, reading levels, a peek
inside, a list of awards won, and sometimes ideas for extension
The Great Expedition
of Lewis and Clark
by Private Reubin
Field, Member of the
Corps of Discovery
2nd grade - 5th grade
Streams to the River,
River to the Sea
A Novel of Sacagawea
by Scott O'Dell
6th grade - 8th grade
We are currently working on a review of Lewis & Clark: A Prairie Dog for the President. So cute! We imagine there are other great books on the that need to be added to this list. If you know of a good title, please let us know.