Oregon

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Fiction:

Apples to Oregon: Being the (Slightly) True Narrative of How a Brave Pioneer Father Brought Apples, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Grapes, and Cherries (and Children) Across the Plains by Deborah Hopkinson and illustrated by Nancy Carpenter

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A rollicking tall tale about a family’s move from Iowa to Oregon along the Oregon Trail.

  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 4 – 8 years
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Aladdin; Reprint edition (July 29, 2008)
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 141696746X
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1416967460

McKenzie’s Oregon Operation (Camp Club Girls) by Shari Barr

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The girls travel to the Oregon coast to complete a report on Stellar sea lions.

  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 8 – 12 years
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Barbour Books (November 1, 2010)
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1602602948
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1602602946

Henry and Beezus by Beverly Cleary

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Many of Beverly Cleary books were set in Portland, although the setting might not be the strongest elements of these popular books.

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ 0380709147
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ HarperCollins (March 16, 2021)
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 8 – 12 years

Nonfiction:

Thirty Minutes Over Oregon: A Japanese Pilot’s World War II Story by Marc Tyler Nobleman and illustrated by Melissa Iwai

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Japanese pilot Nobuo Fujita flew two bombing missions over Brookings, OR, during the early days of WWII. Twenty years later he returned to Oregon deliver a formal apology. That gesture led to a life long friendship.

  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 6 – 9 years
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Clarion Books; Illustrated edition (October 9, 2018)
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 054443076X
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0544430761

Let ‘Er Buck!: George Fletcher, the People’s Champion by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson and illustrated by Gordon C. James

Kindle | Audiobook | Library binding

George Fletcher loves horses. In 1911, he was one of three men were in the final round of the famed Pendleton Round-Up. When the judges declared the white man the winner, the audience was outraged. They knew Goerge had won. To honor him, they named him the people’s champion.


Note: The Pendleton Round-Up is held every year in Pendleton, OR.

  • Reading age: This is a picture book biography.
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Carolrhoda Books ®; Illustrated edition (February 5, 2019)
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1512498084
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1512498080

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