Landmark Reprints

For over half a century, Landmark Books have been an important part of children’s libraries. Hailed as the first historical series for kids, Landmark Books show us where we’ve been and where we’re going. And educators continue to trust the Landmark name and engage their students with the timeless biographies in the series.

Landmarks were originally published by Random House in the fifties and early sixties. They were published in three series: the American books with 122 titles, the World Landmarks with 63, and the Landmark Giants with 25. Since then, Random House has kept the name alive, adding other titles (the books titled "Meet ..." are originally from the "Step-Up Books" series and not really Landmarks at all) and reprinting some of the most popular titles. Sterling Publishing published the "Sterling Point" books, many of which are Landmark reprints, though these have mostly gone out of print again. Other publishers like Beautiful Feet and Purple House Press have quietly reprinted a landmark or two, sometimes with new titles. We are attempting to locate all of these in-print and make them available, because we believe the Landmark series is one of the best collection of children's histories ever written.

Writers in the Landmark series include such notable authors as:

Other writers in the series, though less well known, are generally first-rate." —Kathy Artner, Reader's Guide to American History.

NOTE: This list links to all of the reprinted books we carry. We also often have a number of original editions of the Landmark books, usually priced from about $8-$15 each (though some can be much pricier!). On hand supply varies.

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33 Items found Print
Abe Lincoln
Landmark Series
by Sterling North
from Random House
Biography for 5th-8th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$4.00 (8 in stock)
Alexander the Great
Sterling Point Books
by John Gunther
from Sterling Publishing Co.
Historical Biography for 5th-9th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
American Revolution
Landmark Series
by Bruce Bliven
from Random House
Historical Non-fiction for 5th-8th grade
in American Revolution (1765-1783) (Location: HISA-18REV)
$5.99
Barbary Pirates
Sterling Point Books
by C. S. Forester
from Sterling Publishing Co.
Naval History for 5th-8th grade
in Pirates (Location: HISV-PIRATE)
Ben Franklin of Old Philadelphia
Landmark Series
by Margaret Cousins
from Random House
Biography for 5th-8th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$5.99 $4.00 (2 in stock)
California Gold Rush
by May McNeer
from Random House Books for Young Readers
for 4th-6th grade
in California Gold Rush (Location: HISA-19CGR)
Daniel Boone
Sterling Point Books
by John Mason Brown
from Sterling Publishing Co.
Biography for 3rd-7th
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
General George Patton
Sterling Point Books
by Alden Hatch
from Sterling Publishing Co.
Historical Non-Fiction for 5th-8th grade
in WWII: European Theater (Location: HISA-20WW2E)
George Washington
Sterling Point Books
by Sterling North
from Sterling Publishing Co.
Biography for 5th-9th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
Geronimo
Sterling Point Books
by Ralph Moody
from Sterling Publishing Co.
Biography for 5th-9th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
Gettysburg
Landmark Series
by MacKinlay Kantor
from Random House
Historical Non-fiction for 5th-8th grade
in American Civil War (1860-1865) (Location: HISA-19CW)
$5.99
Ghengis Khan and the Mongol Horde
World Landmark Books W-12
by Harold Lamb
from Sonlight Curriculum, Ltd.
Biography for 5th-8th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
Invasion
Sterling Point Books
by Bruce Bliven
from Sterling Publishing Co.
Historical Non-Fiction for 5th-9th grade
in WWII: European Theater (Location: HISA-20WW2E)
$6.95
John Paul Jones
Sterling Point Books
by Armstrong Sperry
from Sterling Publishing Co.
Biography for 5th-9th grade
in War of 1812 (Location: HISA-19WET)
Landing of the Pilgrims
Landmark Series
by James Daugherty
from Random House
Historical Non-Fiction for 5th-8th grade
in Pilgrims at Plymouth (Location: HISA-17PIL)
$5.99 $4.00 (1 in stock)
Landmark History of the American People
by Daniel & Ruth Boorstin
from Sonlight Curriculum, Ltd.
for 3rd-8th grade
in American History Reference (Location: HISRF-US)
$18.00 (5 in stock)
Landmark History of the American People Volume 1
by Daniel J. Boorstin, Ruth F. Boorstin
from Avyx, Inc.
for 4th-8th grade
in American History Reference (Location: HISRF-US)
Landmark History of the American People Volume II
by Daniel J. Boorstin, Ruth F. Boorstin
from Avyx, Inc.
for 4th-8th grade
in American History Reference (Location: HISRF-US)
Lawrence of Arabia
Sterling Point Books
by Alistair Maclean
from Sterling Publishing Co.
Biography for 5th-9th grade
in World War I (1914-1919) (Location: HISA-20WW1)
Lee and Grant at Appomattox
Sterling Point Books
by MacKinlay Kantor
from Sterling Publishing Co.
Historical Non-fiction for 5th-8th grade
in American Civil War (1860-1865) (Location: HISA-19CW)
Leonardo da Vinci
by Emily Hahn
from Sonlight Curriculum, Ltd.
for 5th-8th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
Lewis & Clark Expedition
by Richard Neuberger
from Sonlight Curriculum, Ltd.
for 5th-8th grade
in Lewis & Clark (Location: HISA-19L&C)
$9.00 (2 in stock)
Magna Charta
Landmark Series
by James Daugherty
from Beautiful Feet Books
Non-Fiction for 5th-8th grade
in Middle Ages (Location: HISW-MID)
$14.95
Mysterious Voyage of Captain Kidd (Fall 2021)
Landmark #122
by A.B.C. Whipple
from Purple House Press
for 5th-9th grade
in Nautical History (Location: HISV-NAUT)
Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt
Landmark Series
by Elizabeth Payne
from Random House
Non-fiction for 5th-8th grade
in Ancient Egypt (Location: HISW-ANEG)
$5.99 $4.00 (1 in stock)
Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt
Landmark Series
by Elizabeth Payne
from Random House
Non-fiction for 5th-8th grade
in Ancient Egypt (Location: HISW-ANEG)
$3.00 (1 in stock)
Sinking of the Bismarck
Sterling Point Books
by William Shirer
from Sterling Publishing Co.
Historical Non-Fiction for 5th-8th grade
in WWII: European Theater (Location: HISA-20WW2E)
Story of D-Day: June 6, 1944
Landmark Reprints
by Bruce Bliven
reprint from Random House
for 5th-8th grade
in World War II (1939-1945) (Location: HISA-20WW2)
Story of Thomas Alva Edison
Landmark Series
by Margaret Cousins
from Random House
Biography for 5th-8th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$5.99 $4.00 (2 in stock)
Swamp Fox of the Revolution
Sterling Point Books
from Sterling Publishing Co.
in American Revolution (1765-1783) (Location: HISA-18REV)
Vikings
Landmark Series
by Elizabeth Janeway
from Beautiful Feet Books
Non-fiction for 5th-8th grade
in Middle Ages (Location: HISW-MID)
$9.95 $7.00 (2 in stock)
Witchcraft of Salem Village
Landmark Series
by Shirley Jackson
from Random House
Historical Non-Fiction for 5th-8th grade
in Colonial America (1690-1765) (Location: HISA-17COL)
$5.99
Wright Brothers
Landmark Series
by Quentin Reynolds
from Random House
Biography for 5th-8th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$5.99 $4.00 (3 in stock)