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Let the Past Come to Life

historical fiction titles

Young Adult
Catherine, Called Birdy - Karen Cushman
The Midwife's Apprentice - Karen Cushman
Khaki Wings: A Novel - Milton Dank
Out of the Dust - Karen Hesse
A Murder for Her Majesty - Beth Hilgartner
The Stronghold - Mollie Hunter
The Amethyst Ring - Scott O'Dell
The Captive - Scott O'Dell
The Feathered Serpent - Scott O'Dell
The Hawk That Dare Not Hunt By Day - Scott O'Dell
The Road to Damietta - Scott O'Dell
Rebels of the Heavenly Kingdom - Katherine Paterson
An Acquaintance With Darkness - Ann Rinaldi
Girl In Blue - Ann Rinaldi
Time Enough for Drums - Ann Rinaldi
Wolf By the Ears - Ann Rinaldi
The Bronze Bow - Elizabeth George Speare
A Parcel of Patterns - Jill Paton Walsh
The Serpent's Children - Laurence Yep
The Queen's Own Fool: A Novel of Mary Queen of Scots - Jane Yolen & Robert J. Harris

Juvenile Fiction
The King's Shadow - Elizabeth Alder
A Williamsburg Household - Joan Anderson
Sounder - William H. Armstrong
Pearl - Debby Atwell
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle - Avi
Hail Columbia - Patricia Beatty
Jonathan Down Under - Patricia Beatty
The Little Ships: The Heroic Rescue at Dunkirk in World War II - Louise Borden
Caddie Woodlawn - Carol Ryrie Brink
Sacajawea: The Story of Bird Woman and the Lewis and Clark Expedition - Joseph Bruchac
The Beast of Lor - Clyde Robert Bulla
Viking Adventure - Clyde Robert Bulla
Conquista! - Clyde Robert Bulla & Michael Syson
Train to Somewhere - Eve Bunting
His Majesty, Queen Hatshepsut - Dorothy Sharp Carter
Year of Impossible Goodbyes - Sook Nyul Choi
Pedro's Journal: A Voyage with Christopher Columbus, August 3, 1492-February 14, 1493 - Pam Conrad
Born In the Year of Courage - Emily Crofford
The Door In the Wall - Marguerite de Angeli
The Bite of the Gold Bug: A Story of the Alaskan Gold Rush - Barthe DeClements
Morning Girl - Michael Dorris
The Birchbark House - Louise Erdrich
The Game of Silence - Louise Erdrich
Bull Run - Paul Fleischman
War Game - Michael Foreman
The Boy Who Sailed with Columbus - Michael Foreman & Richard Seaver
The Slave Dancer - Paula Fox
The Sweetwater Run: The Story of Buffalo Bill Cody and the Pony Express - Andrew Glass
Adam of the Road - Elizabeth Janet Gray
Letters From Rifka - Karen Hesse
Stowaway - Karen Hesse
Witness - Karen Hesse
When Jesse Came Across the Sea - Amy Hest
The Lion and the Unicorn - Shirley Hughes
Jim Dandy - Hadley Irwin
Now Let Me Fly: The Story of a Slave Family - Dolores Johnson
The Trumpeter of Krakow - Eric P. Kelly
When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit - Judith Kerr
A Tournament of Knights - Joe Lasker
Nim and the War Effort - Milly Lee
Number the Stars - Lois Lowry
Sarah, Plain and Tall - Patricia MacLachlan
Skylark - Patricia MacLachlan
Island of the Blue Dolphins - Scott O'Dell
The King's Fifth - Scott O'Dell
Sing Down the Moon - Scott O'Dell
Lydia, Queen of Palestine - Uri Orlev
The Memory String - Chester G. Osborne
A Single Shard - Linda Sue Park
When My Name Was Keoko - Linda Sue Park
Lyddie - Katherine Paterson
The Master Puppeteer - Katherine Paterson
The Sign of the Chrysanthemum - Katherine Paterson
The Sky Is Falling - Kit Pearson
Dirt On Their Skirts: The True Story of the Young Women Who Won the World Championship - Doreen Rappaport & Lyndall Callan
Amelia's War - Ann Rinaldi
A Break With Charity: A Story about the Salem Witch Trials - Ann Rinaldi
Cast Two Shadows: The American Revolution in the South - Ann Rinaldi
The Fifth of March: A Story of the Boston Massacre - Ann Rinaldi
Hang a Thousand Trees With Ribbons: The Story of Phillis Wheatley - Ann Rinaldi
Keep Smiling Through - Ann Rinaldi
The Second Bend In the River - Ann Rinaldi
The Secret of Sarah Revere - Ann Rinaldi
The Staircase - Ann Rinaldi
A School for Pompey Walker - Michael J. Rosen
The African Mask - Janet E. Rupert
Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride - Pam Muñoz Ryan
Home to Medicine Mountain - Chiori Santiago
What Happened in Hamelin - Gloria Skurzynski
The Witch of Blackbird Pond - Elizabeth George Speare
Flame-Colored Taffeta - Rosemary Sutcliff
Sun Horse, Moon Horse - Rosemary Sutcliff
The Land - Mildred D. Taylor
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry - Mildred D. Taylor
All-of-a-Kind Family - Sydney Taylor
I, Juan de Pareja - Elizabeth Borton de Treviño
Nettie's Trip South - Ann Turner
Freedom's Gifts: A Juneteenth Story - Valerie Wesley
Hannah - Gloria Whelan
By the Shores of Silver Lake - Laura Ingalls Wilder
Farmer Boy - Laura Ingalls Wilder
The First Four Years - Laura Ingalls Wilder
Little House In the Big Woods - Laura Ingalls Wilder
Little House On the Prairie - Laura Ingalls Wilder
Little Town On the Prairie - Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Long Winter - Laura Ingalls Wilder
On the Banks of Plum Creek - Laura Ingalls Wilder
These Happy Golden Years - Laura Ingalls Wilder
Dragon's Gate - Laurence Yep
Encounter - Jane Yolen

Picture Books
The Babe and I - David A. Adler
Barn - Debby Atwell
Radio Rescue - Lynne Barasch
Peppe the Lamplighter - Elisa Bartone
Sleds On Boston Common: A Story from the American Revolution - Louise Borden
Wagon Wheels - Barbara Brenner
The Blue and the Gray - Eve Bunting
Dandelions - Eve Bunting
So Far From the Sea - Eve Bunting
Crazy Horse's Vision - Joseph Bruchac
Harald and the Great Stag - Donald Carrick
Barefoot: Escape on the Underground Railroad - Pamela Duncan Edwards
A Big Cheese for the White House: The True Tale of a Tremendous Cheddar - Candace Fleming
Bewildered for Three Days: As to Why Daniel Boone Never Wore His Coonskin Cap - Andrew Glass
Lucy's Christmas - Donald Hall
The Milkman's Boy - Donald Hall
Ox-Cart Man - Donald Hall
A Band of Angels: A Story Inspired by the Jubilee Singers - Deborah Hopkinson
Birdie's Lighthouse - Deborah Hopkinson
Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt - Deborah Hopkinson
William's House - Ginger Howard
The Wagon - Tony Johnston
Lewis and Papa: Adventure on the Santa Fe Trail - Barbara Joosse
The Flame of Peace: A Tale of the Aztecs - Deborah Nourse Lattimore
Nine for California - Sonia Levitin
Shake Rag: From the Life of Elvis Presley - Amy Littlesugar
The Bobbin Girl - Emily Arnold McCully
True Heart - Marissa Moss
Pink and Say - Patricia Polacco
The Dream Jar - Bonnie Pryor
Aurora Means Dawn - Scott Russell Sanders
The Floating House - Scott Russell Sanders
The Long Way to a New Land - Joan Sandin
The Bicycle Man - Allen Say
Katie's Trunk - Ann Turner
Across the Wide Dark Sea: The Mayflower Journey - Jean Van Leeuwen
Waiting for the Evening Star - Rosemary Wells
Freedom Summer - Debbie Wiles
Follow the Drinking Gourd - Jeanette Winter
Klara's New World - Jeanette Winter
Jumping the Broom - Courtni C. Wright

titles last updated July 1, 2006

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