What to Read Wednesday: Historical Fiction for Kids

The Best Historical Fiction for Kids

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We read a lot of historical fiction in our homeschool. A LOT! As Charlotte Mason style homeschoolers, we learn through living books, and historical fiction is a especially intriguing way to learn about the past. Paired with related nonfiction, these stories immerse us in time periods and cultures and help connect us with the universal human experience that spans time and distance.

The hardest part about creating a list of the best historical fiction for kids is narrowing down our selections. We have so many favorites that we could write a list a mile long. But, we have narrowed our list down to our top, top favorites to share with you. If you have any must-reads to add to our list, share them with us in the comments below.

Happy Reading!


Our favorite historical fiction for kids

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Comments (4)

  1. Lisa/Syncopated Mama

    I LOVE historical fiction, so I have a pretty big collection of these books from my classroom, but I’m excited because I see a few titles that I’m not familiar with! Pinning to remember them – have a great weekend!

    1. Anne Campbell (Post author)

      Thanks so much, Lisa. It was hard to narrow down my list. I might have to do a follow-up post. I hope you’ll like your new discoveries!

  2. Mother of 3

    We LOVED Breaking Stalin’s nose. SO many great books listed here. Pinned.

    1. Anne Campbell (Post author)

      Thanks so much, Mother of 3! 🙂 Breaking Stalin’s Nose is such a powerful little book. My boys love it, and my literature students are reading it this year.


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