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Historical Fiction for Kids

Travel back in time and put the “story” in history!

Click on the book to find out if it's available at your local County Library. If not, place it on hold, and we'll deliver it to your Library for pick up. Printable version of the list (PDF).

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The Other Side
Jacqueline Woodson
Grades 1 - 4

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The War That Saved My Life
Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Grades 4 - 6

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Inside Out & Back Again
Thanhha Lai
Grades 4 - 6

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Bud Not Buddy
Christopher Paul Curtis
Grades 4 - 7

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Henry's Freedom Box
Ellen Levine
Grades 2 - 5

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Two Friends: Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass
Dean Robbins
Kindergarten - Grade 3

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Miss Todd and Her Wonderful Flying Machine
Frances Poletti
Kindergarten - Grade 3

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Al Capone Does My Shirts
Gennifer Choldenko
Grades 6 - 8

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One Crazy Summer
Rita Williams-Garcia
Grades 4 - 7

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Night on Fire
Ronald Kidd
Grades 4 - 7

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Sweet Home Alaska
Carole Estby Dagg
Grades 4 - 8

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Splendors and Glooms
Laura Amy Schlitz
Grades 4 - 8

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I Don't Know How the Story Ends
J. B. Cheaney
Grades 5 - 7

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Moon Over Manifest
Clare Vanderpool
Grades 5 - 8

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The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate
Jacqueline Kelly
Grades 5 - 8

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The Case of the Missing Moonstone
Jordan Stratford
Grades 5 - 8

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Esperanza Rising
Pam Muñoz Ryan
Grades 5 - 8

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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
Mildred D. Taylor
Grades 5 - 9

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Hiawatha and the Peacemaker
Robbie Robertson
Grades 2 - 4

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The Midwife's Apprentice
Karen Cushman
Grades 6 - 9

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