Historical Fiction

BASED ON A TRUE STORY

ANCIENT…

Greece

  • The Pig Scrolls by Paul Shipton (age 10+)
  • Nobody’s Princess by Esther Friesner (Helen of Troy Duolgy, age 12+)
Rome
Egypt
China

AGE OF EXPLORATION AND SURVIVAL

  • Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell (age 8-12)
  • The King’s Fifth by Scott O’Dell (age 10+)

HISTORICAL FANTASY

GOD BLESS THE QUEEN (ENGLAND)

  • The True Adventures of Charlotte Doyle by Avi (age 8-12)
  • The Diamond of Drury Lane by Julia Golding (Cat Royal Adventures, age 10+)
  • A Spy in the House by Y.S. Lee (The Agency Series, age 11+)
  • Montmorency: thief, liar, gentleman by Eleanor Updale (Montmorency Series, age 12+)
  • The Season by Sarah MacLean (age 12+)

ERA OF WITCH HUNTING

  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare (age 8-12)

EUROPE

  • The Midwife’s Apprentice by Karen Cushman (age 8-12)
  • Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman (age 8-12)
  • Annexed by Sharon Dogar (age 13+, mature content)
  • Betsy and the Emperor by Staton Rabin (age 13+)
  • Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers (His Fair Assassin Trilogy, age 13+)
  • Aurelia by Anne Osterlund (age 13+)
  • Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly (age 14+, mature content)
  • Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys (age 13+, mature content

ASIA

  • Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus (age 10+)
  • Year of Impossible Goodbyes by Sook Nyul Choi (age 11+)

AFRICA

  • Out of Shadows by Jason Wallace (age 14+, mature content)

FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA (U.S.A.)

  • Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli (age 8-12)
  • Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George (age 8-12)

AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR

  • Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes (age 8-13)

AMERICAN CIVIL WAR

  • The Root Cellar by Janet Lunn (age 8-12)
  • The Last Silk Dress by Ann Rinaldi (age 11+)

THE WILD, WILD WEST

WORLD WAR I

GREAT DEPRESSION

  • The Friendship Doll by Kirby Larson (age 8+)
  • Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm (age 9+)
  • Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool (age 10+)
  • Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko (Al Capone Does…Series, age 10+)

WORLD WAR II

Holocaust

  • Number the Stars by Lois Lowry (age 8-12)
  • The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne (age 10+)
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (age 12+)
  • Annexed by Sharon Dogar (age 13+, mature content)
  • Briar Rose by Jane Yolen (age 13+)

On the Homefront

  • What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell (age 12+)
  • Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson (12+)
  • The Gadget by Paul Zindel (age 13+)
  • Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith (age 13+)
  • Summer of My German Soldier (age 13+)
Japanese-American Experience

CIVIL RIGHTS

  • Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor (age 9-13)

ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE (1960s AND VIETNAM)

  • Once Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia (age 10+
  • The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt (age 11+)
  • Cracker! The Best Dog in Vietnam! by Cynthia Kadohata (age 13+)

 

 

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