Piper Books
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company
33 Total Books

PIPER BOOKS have been planned and written especially for boys and girls from nine to twelve. Careful study and analysis of children's reading abilities by the country's foremost educators insures the fact that any child who is doing fifth grade work will be able to read these books with confidence and understanding.

In the past, easy reading texts for the most part have been prepared for the lower grades, and of necessity the content and presentation has been directed to younger children. Pipers, on the other hand, appeal to twelve-year-old tastes. And yet, thought nothing has been sacrificed in content and liveliness of presentation, the vocabulary has been carefully controlled. Fourth graders will not find them discouragingly difficult and sixth graders will still find them stimulating.

Piper Books are about men and women who have made history in North America, emphasizing the childhood traits of character that led to their adult achievements. Every volume contains many drawings, most of them in two colors, by well-known illustrators. The large type and well-designed page are an invitation to reading.

From the book Dan Beard: Boy Scout Pioneer
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Cover Title Author Publication date
Abigail Adams: The President's Lady Abigail Adams: The President's Lady Regina Z. Kelly 1962
Abraham Lincoln: Man of Courage Abraham Lincoln: Man of Courage Bernadine Bailey 1960
Amelia Earhart: First Lady of the Air Amelia Earhart: First Lady of the Air Jerry Seibert 1960
Benjamin Franklin: First Great American Benjamin Franklin: First Great American John Tottle 1958
Christopher Columbus: Sailor and Dreamer Christopher Columbus: Sailor and Dreamer Bernadine Bailey 1960
Dan Beard: Boy Scout Pioneer Dan Beard: Boy Scout Pioneer Jerry Seibert 1963
Daniel Boone: Wilderness Trailblazer Daniel Boone: Wilderness Trailblazer Miriam E. Mason 1961
Ethan Allen: Green Mountain Hero Ethan Allen: Green Mountain Hero Sheldon N. Ripley 1961
Ferdinand Magellan: Noble Captain Ferdinand Magellan: Noble Captain Katharine E. Wilkie 1963
Hans Christian Andersen: Fairy Tale Author Hans Christian Andersen: Fairy Tale Author Shannon Garst 1965
Harriet Tubman: Flame of Freedom Harriet Tubman: Flame of Freedom Frances T. Humphreville 1967
Henry Clay: Statesman and Patriot Henry Clay: Statesman and Patriot Regina Z. Kelly 1960
Henry Ford: Maker of the Model T Henry Ford: Maker of the Model T Miriam Gilbert 1962
Henry Hudson: Explorer of the North Henry Hudson: Explorer of the North Dorothea J Snow 1962
Horace Mann: Sower of Learning Horace Mann: Sower of Learning Cecile Pepin Edwards 1958
James Madison: Statesman and President James Madison: Statesman and President Regina Z. Kelly 1966
John Alden: Steadfast Pilgrim John Alden: Steadfast Pilgrim Cecile Pepin Edwards 1965
John Hancock: Friend of Freedom John Hancock: Friend of Freedom Jeannette Covert Nolan 1966
John Paul Jones: Soldier of the Sea John Paul Jones: Soldier of the Sea Donald E Worcester 1961
John Smith: Man of Adventure John Smith: Man of Adventure Miriam E. Mason 1958
John Wesley Powell: Canyon's Conqueror John Wesley Powell: Canyon's Conqueror Marian T. Place 1963
Juan Ponce de Leon: First in the Land Juan Ponce de Leon: First in the Land Bernadine Bailey 1958
King Philip: Loyal Indian King Philip: Loyal Indian Cecile Pepin Edwards 1962
Kit Carson: Mountain Scout Kit Carson: Mountain Scout Donald E Worcester 1960
Matthew Henson: Arctic Hero Matthew Henson: Arctic Hero Sheldon N. Ripley 1966
Patrick Henry: Voice of Liberty Patrick Henry: Voice of Liberty William Percival Jones 1960
Paul Revere: Colonial Craftsman Paul Revere: Colonial Craftsman Regina Z. Kelly 1963
Pontiac: Lion in the Forest Pontiac: Lion in the Forest Wilma Pitchford Hays 1965
Robert Louis Stevenson: Storyteller and Adventurer Robert Louis Stevenson: Storyteller and Adventurer Katharine E. Wilkie 1961
Sacajawea: Guide to Lewis and Clark Sacajawea: Guide to Lewis and Clark Jerry Seibert 1960
Sam Houston: Friend of the Indians Sam Houston: Friend of the Indians Joseph Olgin 1958
Thomas Jefferson: Champion of the People Thomas Jefferson: Champion of the People Joseph Olgin 1960
Ulysses S. Grant: General and President Ulysses S. Grant: General and President Joseph Olgin 1967