Lewis and Clark and Sacagawea - Great Men and Women - Easy Readers

Here are the easiest books we could find on Lewis and Clark and Sacagawea. There is presently only one at the 1st grade Reading Level, and then there is a leap to the AR2.7 2nd grade level, which leaves a large gap to filled.

One book you might consider as a fill-gap, although it's too old to ever have been rated, is a favorite of ours, a fictional book first published in 1905. Katherine Chandler's book, "Bird-Woman of the Lewis and Clark Expedition: a supplementary reader for first and second grades", was meant to be used by earlier grades, but if it proves too difficult for modern children, it can be used as a read-aloud. (Pam read it to her preschoolers.)

Bird-Woman is available in a variety of formats for FREE at Archive.org.

Sacagawea, Lewis, And Clark
by Melinda Lilly

GoodReads - average rating 4.00 — 1 vote
amazon - no votes

Lilly's Sacagawea, Lewis, And Clark gives a simple description of the expedition undertaken by Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and the Shoshone Indian, Sacagawea.

Reading Information:
Word Count: 110

Page Count: 24
Reading Level: 1.5 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 61590

Lewis and Clark: A Prairie Dog for the President
by Shirley-Raye Redmond

GoodReads - average rating 4.00 — 11 votes
Amazon - top rated

Description: FICTION: In 1803, President Thomas Jefferson sends Lewis and Clark out west to explore. He tells them to make maps. He tells them to draw pictures and collect plants. Most importantly, he tells them to send presents! What kind of present is good enough for a president?

"Beginning readers will truly enjoy reading about this fun and little-known slice of American history.

Reading Information:
Word Count: 862
Page Count: 48
Accelerated Reading level: 2.7 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 74864

Lexile: 320L
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN-10: 0375811206
  • amazon

Lewis And Clark
by Trish Kline

GoodReads - average rating 3.00 — 1 vote
amazon - no votes

Description: "Uninspired reading" is what the School Library Journal says of this book, and so we include this volume but warn you to look it over before you consider using it.

Reading Information:
Word Count: 529
Accelerated Reading Level: 3.0 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 52474

  • Paperback: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Rourke Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1589527933
  • amazon

by Jan Gleiter

Description: This book traces the life of the Shoshoni Indian girl who was stolen from her tribe at the age of twelve, sold to a French trapper, and served as a guide in the Lewis and Clark expedition. The coauthor is Kathleen Thompson.

Reading Information:
Word Count: 1171
Accelerated Reading Level: 3.0 / points: 0.5
AR quiz:
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN-10: 0817268898
  • amazon

Sacajawea: Her True Story
by Joyce Milton

GoodReads - average rating 4.00 — 2 votes

Description: When President Jefferson sent Lewis and Clark to find an overland route to the Pacific Ocean, it was Sacajawea, with a baby on her back, who taught them how to survive in the wilderness.

  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
  • ISBN-10: 0448425394
  • Look Inside available

Reading Information:
Word Count: 1,432
Accelerated Reading Level: 3.2 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 58142
Lexile: 460L

Read About Sacagawea
by Stephen Feinstein

Description: This book looks at the life of Sacagawea, a member of the Shoshone tribe, focusing on her role in helping explorers Lewis and Clark realize their goal of reaching the Pacific Ocean.

  • Library Binding: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Enslow Elementary
  • ISBN-10: 0766022978
  • amazon

Reading Information:
Word Count: 527
Accelerated Reading Level: 3.2 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 80318

Lewis & Clark
by Christy Devillier

GoodReads - average rating 5.00 — 1 votes

Description: This book describes the life and notable accomplishments of the famous American explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark.

  • Library Binding: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Buddy Books
  • ISBN-10: 1577655958
  • amazon

Reading Information:
Word Count: 936
Accelerated Reading Level: 3.3 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 55534

Lewis And Clark Expedition
by Jessica Gunderson

GoodReads - average rating 4.00 — 2 votes

Description: In graphic novel format, this book tells the dramatic story of Lewis and Clark's exploration of the unmapped American west.

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • ISBN-10: 0736896554
  • amazon

Reading Information:
Word Count: 2,323
Accelerated Reading Level: 3.5 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 108375
Lexile: 480L

Lewis and Clark...and Jodie, Freddi, and Samantha
by Jon Scieszka

GoodReads - average rating 3.85 — 13 votes

Description: FICTION: After a marshmallow mix-up, Jodie, Freddi, and Samantha find themselves back in 1805 on an adventure with the famous Lewis and Clark explorers. Along the way, they meet Sacagawea, a Shosone girl, and learn about wilderness travel.

  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN-10: 0061116386

Reading Information:
Word Count: 7143

Accelerated Reading Level: 3.5 / points: 0.5
AR quiz:

For another post feature books at a higher reading level see, Finding the Right Lewis and Clark.