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The Outlaw

by Nancy Vo
edition: eBook
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: westerns, strangers, values & virtues

In this spare and powerful story set in the Old West, people in a small town live in constant worry of another visit from the Outlaw. Then the Outlaw suddenly and mysteriously disappears. Time passes, and one day a stranger rides into town. He takes it upon himself to fix everything that is in disrepair — the clapboard schoolhouse, the train stat …

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Ghost Moon

by John Wilson
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: westerns, violence, 19th century

In the second installment of the Desert Legends Trilogy, Ghost Moon follows young James Doolen's story after he discovers the terrible truth about his father in Written in Blood. The year is 1878, and young Jim is not yet ready to return to Canada. Instead he heads up to New Mexico in hopes of finding work and building a life. On the way he meets B …

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The Ballad of Knuckles McGraw

by Lois Peterson
edition: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: orphans & foster homes, westerns, imagination & play

After eight-year-old Kevin Mason's mother abandons him, he takes refuge in his fantasy of becoming Knuckles McGraw, a tough cowboy roaming the plains on his legendary horse, Burlington Northern. But instead of riding the range, Kevin is stuck in a foster home with a pierced and tattooed teenager named Ice and a mute girl named Breezy.
While he wait …

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Longhorns and Outlaws

by Linda Aksomitis
edition: Paperback
tagged: westerns
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Round-up at the Palace

by Kathleen Cook Waldron, illustrated by Alan Daniel & Lea Daniel
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 10
  • Grade: 1 to 5
tagged: post-confederation (1867-), westerns

 

Zack is looking forward to taking Buster the bull to the National Western Stock Show in Denver. As Zack and his dad sing their way down the road, Buster the bull doesn't find his first trip away from the ranch much fun. When the snow turns into a blinding blizzard and Zack's dad must detour through downtown, Buster sees his chance to make his own …

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Jo's Triumph

by Nikki Tate
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: civil war period (1850-1877), girls & women, westerns

In the late 1850s in and around Carson City, struggles between the Indigenous and local white people are growing. During the struggles, Joselyn, a young orphan, meets Sarah Winnemucca, a Paiute girl who becomes her friend and gives her some valuable advice. When Joselyn takes that advice and escapes from the Carson City Home for Unfortunate Childre …

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Jo's Journey

by Nikki Tate
edition: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: pre-confederation (to 1867), westerns, girls & women

It's 1861 and orphan Jo has made it from Carson City, Nevada, to San Francisco without anyone figuring out that she's a girl in boy's clothing. When she hears talk of gold strikes in the Cariboo, Jo and her friend Bart sign on for what turns out to be a journey far more arduous and dangerous than anything Jo experienced as a Pony Express rider. Thr …

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