Lists and Suggestions for Kids

List: Historical Fiction

Alberti, Enigma.

Anna Strong, a member of the secret Culper Ring, found ingenious ways to communicate top-secret mes... More

Almond, David.

It's 1918, and war is everywhere. John's father is fighting in the trenches far away in F... More


Victoria (Tory) Blaisdell longs to live a life as adventurous and independent as that of her heroin... More


Patryk and Jurek are as much friends as rivals in the small Russian-occupied Polish village where t... More

Behar, Ruth.

In 1938, eleven-year-old Esther joins her father in tropical, multicultural Cuba, where they toil to... More

Conkling, Winifred.

At the start of World War II, Japanese-American third-grader Aki Munemitsu and her family are sent ... More

Cooke, Joanna

Floy Hutchings, nearly twelve, struggles against the expectations of 1876 society as she fights to ... More

Doeden, Matt.

This book explores various perspectives surrounding the Battle of Antietam in the Civil War. Readers... More

Jackson, Linda Williams.

In Stillwater, Mississippi, in 1955, thirteen-year-old African American Rose Lee Carter looks to he... More

Krishnaswami, Uma.

"Nine-year-old Maria Singh learns to play softball just like her heroes in the All-American Gi... More

Jacobson, Darlene Beck.

"This poignant novel in verse crystallizes a boy's worries about his father, MIA in Vietna... More

Mann, Jennifer Ann.

"Sixteen-year-old Noah Daniels wants nothing more than to fight in George Washington's Co... More

McManis, Charlene Willing.

When Regina's Umpqua tribe is legally terminated and her family must relocate from Oregon to L... More

Messner, Kate.

This time Ranger, the time-travelling Golden retriever finds himself transported to the deck of the... More

Park, Linda Sue.

In Dakota Territory in the 1880s, half-Chinese Hanna and her white father face racism and resistanc... More

Pinkney, Andrea Davis.

Loretta, Roly, and Aggie B. Little relate their Mississippi family's struggles and triumphs fr... More

Preus, Margi.

In the 1940s, remote Les Lauzes, France, houses Jews, unregistered foreigners, forgers, and others ... More

Raum, Elizabeth.

"In You Choose format, explores the Revolutionary War from the perspectives of spies on both t... More

Ryan, Pam Muñoz.

Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave their life of wealth and privilege in Mexico to go wor... More

Shabazz, Ilyasah.

Raised by her aunt until she is six, Betty, who will later marry Malcolm X, joins her mother and st... More

Smith, Nikki Shannon.

In 1864 twelve-year-old former slave Charlotte is lucky enough to live on a plantation near Richmon... More

Tarshis, Lauren.

The battlefield was soaked in blood. Screams of injured soldiers rang through the air. Eleven-year-... More

Tingle, Tim.

"Martha Tom knows better than to cross the Bok Chitto River to pick blackberries. The Bok Chit... More

Weaver, Lila Quintero.

It is 1970 in Red Grove, Alabama, and at Lu Olivera's school the white kids and black kids sit... More

Yep, Laurence.

In the early twentieth century a young Chinese boy joins his father in San Francisco and helps him ... More

Tuck, Pamela M.

"A thirteen-year-old African American boy in 1960s Greenville, North Carolina, uses his typing... More