Category Archives: Historical Fiction

Wolf Hollow

Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk Grades 5 & up This book. Wow. I had heart palpitations the entire time I read it. I couldn’t put it down. Annabelle and her two younger brothers live a quiet, happy life on their … Continue reading

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Blue Birds

Blue Birds by Caroline Starr Rose Grades 5 & up One of the more intriguing parts of American history that students touch upon in Fifth Grade is the “Lost Colony of Roanoke.” In this engaging novel in verse, this piece … Continue reading

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The Blackthorn Key and Mark of the Plague

The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands Grades 4 & up Christopher Rowe was fortunate not only to be chosen as an apothecary’s apprentice from the orphanage, but also to end up with a kind and clever master like Benedict Blackthorn. … Continue reading

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Full Cicada Moon

Full Cicada Moon by Marilyn Hilton Grades 4 & up The year is 1969 and Mimi dreams of becoming an astronaut. She has just moved from Berkeley, California to a small college town in Vermont where her father is a … Continue reading

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The Detective’s Assistant

The Detective’s Assistant by Kate Hannigan Grades 4 & up Based on the real-life cases of Kate Warne, the first female detective hired by the Pinkerton Detective Agency, this book imagines an eleven-year-old niece (Nell) for her. Nell has no … Continue reading

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Nooks & Crannies

Nooks & Crannies by Jessica Lawson Grades 4 & up The only joy that Tabitha Crum finds in this world are the Inspector Percival Pensive mysteries that she loves to read and her pet mouse, Pemberly. The rest of her … Continue reading

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Seeds of American Trilogy

Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson Grades 6 & up Isabel and her little sister Ruth were promised their freedom when Miss Mary died. Her nephew who comes to settle her affairs has other ideas, however, and sells the sisters to … Continue reading

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The Inventor’s Secret Trilogy

The Inventor’s Secret by Andrea Cremer Grades 7 & up In this alternate reality, steam punk novel, the United States lost the Revolutionary War. What has happened instead is the Great Britain has taken control, enslaving the rebels for generations … Continue reading

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Wolf by Wolf and Blood for Blood

Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin Grade 7 & up The year is 1956 and the Axis powers have won World War II. Yael survived not only the Holocaust death camps but also medical experiments designed to make her more … Continue reading

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Running Out of Night

Running Out of Night by Sharon Lovejoy Grdes 5 & up Lark lives a miserable existence as a virtual slave to her Pa and her older brothers. It takes everything she has just to survive each day. When an actual … Continue reading

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