Historical Fiction

for 4th – 6th Graders

 

Crispin: The Cross of Lead – J/Avi – England, 14th C

The Shakespeare Stealer – J/Blackwood – London, 1600

Children of the Longhouse – J/Bruchac – Native American 15 C

Cecile: Gates of Gold – J/Casanova - France, 1711

Catherine, Called Birdy – J/Cushman – England 1290

Sees Behind Trees – J/Dorris – Native American, 16th C

Cleopatra VII, Daughter of the Nile – J/Gregory – Egypt, 10 AD

Eleanor: Crown Jewel of Aquitaine – J/Gregory – France, 1136

Victoria: May Blossom of Britannia – J/Kirwan – Britain, 1829

Lady of Palenque: Flower of Bacal – J/Kirwan – Maya, 749 AD

Saba: Under the Hyena’s Foot – J/Kurtz – Ethiopia, 1846

Mary Queen of Scots: Queen Without a Country – J/Lasky – France, 1553

Thieves of Ostia series – J/Lawrence – Rome, 79 AD

Isabel: Jewel of Castilla – J/Meyer – Spain, 1479

Of Nightingales That Weep – J/Paterson – Japan, 1180

I Sailed With Columbus – J/Schlein – 1492

The Bronze Bow – J/Speare – Palestine, 30 AD

To the Edge of the World – J/Torrey – Magellan, 1519

The Windswept City – J/Treece – Troy, 1180 BC

I, Juan de Pareja – J/Trevino – Spain, 1640

Listening for Lions – J/Whelan – Africa/England, 1918

Lady of Ch’iao: Kuo Warrior of the South – J/Yep - China, 531 AD

 

Colonial America

Kaya series – JPB/American Girl – Native American, 1864

Enemy in the Fort (History Mysteries) – J/Buckey

My Name is Phillis Wheatley – J/Cooper

Morning Girl – J/Dorris

Virginia Bound – J/Greenfield

Our Strange New Land (Dear America) –J/Hermes

I Am Regina – J/Keehn

Look to the Hills – J/McKissack

Maria’s Story, 1773 – J/Nixon

Will’s Story, 1771 – J/Nixon

Standing in the Light (Dear America) – J/Osborne

The Witch of Blackbird Pond – J/Speare

The Journal of Jasper Jonathan Pierce, a Pilgrim Boy (My Name is America) – J/Rinaldi

 

The American Revolutionary War

Felicity series – JPB/American Girl

A Gathering of Days – J/Blos

I’m Deborah Sampson – J/Clapp

Jump Ship to Freedom – J/Collier

My Brother Sam is Dead – J/Collier

War Comes to Willy Freeman – J/Collier

Johnny Tremain – J/Forbes

Five Smooth Stones (My America) – J/Gregory

The Winter of Red Snow (Dear America) – J/Gregory

Peril at King’s Creek – J/Jones

Colonial Adventure – J/Knight - Bedford’s Fitch Tavern

Emma’s Journal – J/Moss

The Keeping Room – J/Myers

Guns for General Washington – J/Reit

Love Thy Neighbor (Dear America) – J/Turner

Hannah of Fairfield – J/Van Leeuwen

 

Nineteenth Century America

Becoming Little Women – J/Atkins -1843

It Can’t Be Done, Nellie Bly – J/Butcher – 1888

Hill Hawk Hattie – J/Clark – Delaware River, late 1800s

The Spirit and Gilly Bucket – J/Dahlberg – 1859

The Apprenticeship of Lucas Whittaker – J/DeFelice – 1849

Birchbark House – J/Erdrich – Native American, 1847

The Giant Rat of Sumatra, or Pirates Galore – J/Fleischman – 1846

An American Army of Two – J Chapter/Greeson – 1812

Westward to Home: The Oregon Trail, 1848 (Dear America) – J/Hermes - 1848

Minuk, Ashes in the Pathway – J/Hill – Alaska, 1892

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate – J/Kelly – 1899

Neeluk, An Eskimo Boy in the Days of the Whaling Ships – J/Kittredge – Alaska

Little Women Next Door – J/Klass – 1843

Lewis and Clark and Me: A Dog’s Tale – J Chapter/Myers – 1804

Jip: His Story – J/Paterson – 1855

Lyddie – J/Paterson – Lowell, Mass, 1840

Journal of Augustus Pelletier (My Name is America) – J/Lasky – 1804

Rescue on the Outer Banks – J Chapter/Ransom – 1896

Girl of the Shining Mountains: Sacajawea’s Story – J/Roop – 1804

Invasion of Sandy Bay – J/Sanchez - 1814

Stopping to Home – J/Wait – Maine, 1806

Fruitlands: Louisa May Alcott Made Perfect – J/Whelan – 1843

Kaiulani, the People’s Princess – J/White – Hawaii, 1890

Bear Dancer, the Story of a Ute Girl – J/Wyss – Colorado,1860

 

The American Civil War

Ghost Cadet – J/Alphin

Ghost Soldier – J/Alphin

Elijah of Buxton – J/Curtis (1859)

When Will This Cruel War Be Over? (Dear America) – J/Denenberg

Light in the Storm (Dear America) – J/Hesse

Rifles for Watie – J/Keith

Run Away Home – J/McKissack

My Brother’s Keeper (Dear America) – J/Osborne

The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg – J/Philbrick

Across the Lines – J/Reeder

Shades of Gray – J/Reeder

Ironclad! A True Story of the Civil War – J/Reit

Sarah’s Ground – J/Rinaldi

Mr Lincoln’s Drummer – J/Wisler

 

American Frontier Life

Rodzina – J/Cushman – Orphan train, 1884

Ballad of Lucy Whipple – J/Cushman –  Gold Rush, 1849

Bandit’s Moon – J/Fleischman – Gold Rush, 1849

Seeds of Hope (Dear America) – J/Gregory – Gold Rush, 1849

School at Crooked Creek – J/Lawlor – Indiana Frontier

Stop the Train – J/McCaughrean – Oklahoma, 1893

Sarah Plain and Tall (series) – J Chapter/McLachlan

Journal of Joshua Loper, Black Cowboy (My Name is America) – J/Myers – Chisholm Trail, 1871

Adaline Falling Star – J/Osborne

Journal of Douglas Allen Deeds: The Donner Party, 1846 (My Name is America) – J/Philbrick

Bag of Lucky Rice – J/Reichart – Nevada, 1850

Little House in the Big Woods – J/Wilder – Wisconsin 1872

Journal of Wong Ming-Chung (My Name is America) – J/Yep – Gold Rush, 1852

 

Early 20th Century

Kit series – JPB/American Girl – 1934

Macaroni Boy – J/Ayres – Pittsburgh, 1933

White Star: Dog on the Titanic – J/Crisp – 1912

Bud, Not Buddy – J/Curtis – Michigan, 1929

Mary Ann Alice – J/Doyle – Canada, 1926

How I Became an American – J/Gundisch - 1902

Star in the Storm – J/Harlow – Newfoundland, 1912

Letters from Rifka – J/Hesse – 1919

A Place for Joey – J/Harris – Boston, 1919

Quake! Disaster in San Francisco, 1906 – J/Karwoski

Someday – J/Koller – Swift River Dam

Summer Soldiers – J/Lindquist – California, 1918

Dancing in the Streets of Brooklyn – J/Lurie – New York, 1944

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry – J/Taylor – 1930

The Friendship – J/Taylor - 1933

Voyage on the Great Titanic (Dear America) – J/White - 1912

Titanic Crossing – Williams - 1912

When the Circus Came to Town – J/Yep - Montana

 

World War II

Night Crossing – J Chapter/Ackerman

Molly series – JPB/American Girl

Don’t You Know There’s a War On? – J/Avi

Voices at Whisper Bend (History Mysteries) – J/Ayres

Twenty and Ten – J/Bishop

Journal of Ben Uchida (My Name is America) – J/Denenberg

Lily’s Crossing –J/Giff

Willow Run – J/Giff

The Rachel Resistance – J/Griffis

North to Freedom – J/Holm

Green Glass Sea – J/Klages

The Victory Garden – J/Kochenderfer

Number the Stars – J/Lowry

Journal of Scott Pendleton (My Name is America) – J/Myers

My Secret War (Dear America) – J/Osborne

Faraway Island – J/Thor

Hitler’s Canary – J/Toksvig

Silence Over Dunkerque – J/Tunis

The Key is Lost – J/Vos

 

After WWII

The Watsons Go to Birmingham – J/Curtis – 1963

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes – J/Coerr – Hiroshima, Japan, 1955

One Crazy Summer – J/Garcia-Williams – California, 1968

Year of Miss Agnes – J/Hill – Alaska, 1948

White Sands, Red Menace – J/Klages – New Mexico, 1946

In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson – J/Lord – New York, 1947

Abby Takes a Stand – J/McKissack –  Tennessee, 1960

Keeping Score – J/Park – New York, 1951

Bat 6 – J/Wolff – Oregon, 1948

 

Prepared by:
The Bedford Free Public Library
Sharon McDonald, Children’s Librarian
2011