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.
Our favorite historical fiction for kids
- When I Was Young in the Mountains (Reading Rainbow Books)
- That Book Woman
- Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave
- Shoeless Joe & Black Betsy
- Mirette on the High Wire
- Pink and Say
- Three Young Pilgrims
- The Wall (Reading Rainbow Books)
- Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom (Caldecott Honor Book)
- Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad
- Pioneer Cat (A Stepping Stone Book(TM))
- Jed Smith Trailblazer Of The West
- Breaking Stalin’s Nose
- The House of Sixty Fathers
- Out Of The Dust
- Number the Stars
- Heart of a Samurai
- Bud, Not Buddy
- One Crazy Summer
- The Little House (9 Volumes Set)
- Johnny Tremain
- The Witch of Blackbird Pond
- Code Name Verity
- The Book Thief
The most popular post from last week was:
- Teaching with Library Books: The Librarian Who Measured the Earth (Let’s Talk Books) from Classes By Beth Plus
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