Season 7 - Episodes 3 & 4 - A Gold Rush Adventure

A Gold Rush Adventure

A Gold Rush Adventure: Part 1  is sponsored by Sourcebooks.

Join Lauren and the Reading Bug as we travel back in time to the California Gold Rush of 1949. Who knows, we might just strike it rich!

Books Mentioned in this Podcast

Fiction: 
By the Great Horn Spoon! Cover Image
By Sid Fleischman, Brett Helquist (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780316286121
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 30th, 1988

For fans of the I Survived series, this classic rollicking adventure about the California Gold Rush and one determined twelve-year-old has sold nearly a million copies! When Jack's aunt is forced to sell her beloved mansion but is still unable to raise enough money to pay her debts, the twelve-year-old goes to California in search of gold to help her. Joined by his trusty butler, Praiseworthy, Jack finds adventure and trouble at every turn. Will Jack strike gold in San Francisco or come home empty-handed?


Secret Agents Jack and Max Stalwart: Book 4: The Race for Gold Rush Treasure: California, USA (The Secret Agents Jack and Max Stalwart Series #4) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9781602865792
Availability: On Our Store Shelves Now
Published: Running Press Kids - March 12th, 2019

The fourth globe-trotting installment in the exciting Secret Agents Jack and Max Stalwart series, by beloved children's author Elizabeth Singer Hunt (author of the award-winning Secret Agent Jack Stalwart series). Now Jack teams up with his older brother Max to solve a thrilling California puzzle, using their special training as Global Protection Force agents.


Sarah Journeys West: An Oregon Trail Survival Story Cover Image
$7.95
ISBN: 9781496592187
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Published: Stone Arch Books - February 1st, 2020

In the midst of the California Gold Rush, twelve-year-old Sarah and her family are living in the North as free Black people. Seeking a better life, Sarah's parents decide they will venture west on the Oregon Trail.


Gold Rush! (The Oregon Trail #7) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780358040576
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Published: Clarion Books - September 10th, 2019

It’s 1851. You and your family are traveling 2000 miles from Independence, Missouri on the Oregon-California Trail hoping to strike it rich in the middle of the Gold Rush. You will face dangers including dehydration, sickness, bandits, starvation, and flash floods.


The Ballad of Lucy Whipple Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781328631138
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Published: Clarion Books - July 30th, 2019

In 1849 a twelve-year-old girl who calls herself Lucy is distraught when her mother moves the family from Massachusetts to a small California mining town. There Lucy helps run a boarding house and looks for comfort in books while trying to find a way to return "home."


Non-Fiction: 
What Was the Gold Rush? (What Was?) Cover Image
By Joan Holub, Who HQ, Tim Tomkinson (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780448462899
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Published: Penguin Workshop - February 7th, 2013

In 1848, gold was discovered in California, attracting over 300,000 people from all over the world, some who struck it rich and many more who didn't. Hear the stories about the gold-seeking "forty-niners!" With black-and white illustrations and sixteen pages of photos, a nugget from history is brought to life!


Pedro's Pan: A Gold Rush Story Cover Image
By Matthew Lasley, Jacob Souva (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781513261874
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Published: Alaska Northwest Books - February 19th, 2019

A New York Public Library "Best Books for Kids 2019" choice in nonfiction history. Discover the whimsical tale of friendship between one man and his gold pan, and their journey in the wake of the Gold Rush.


Grizzly Bear: Amazing Facts about Grizzly Bear Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9798550878934
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Published: Independently Published - October 21st, 2020

Other Great Books for You to Explore: 
John Sutter and the California Gold Rush (Graphic History) Cover Image
By Matt Doeden, Ron Frenz (Illustrator), Charles Barnett III (Illustrator)
$8.10
ISBN: 9780736862073
Availability: In Our Warehouse - Expected arrival in 2-5 days
Published: Capstone Press - January 1st, 2006

The Great Gold Rush Adventure Cover Image
By Kyle Griffith, Jim Starr (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9780986086786
Availability: On Our Store Shelves Now
Published: Bird Upstairs Books - September 7th, 2021

Mark of the Grizzly: Revised And Updated With More Stories Of Recent Bear Attacks And The Hard Lessons Learned, 3rd Edition Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781493049608
Availability: In Our Warehouse - Expected arrival in 2-5 days
Published: Lyons Press - December 1st, 2020

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Jack London and the Klondike Gold Rush Cover Image
By Peter Lourie, Wendell Minor (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250294463
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Published: Square Fish - January 1st, 2022

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