Kids Books - Historical Books

A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story

By Linda Sue Park
19 ratings19 reviews
  • rimti
    rimti5 stars
    Just like "They poured fire on us from the sky", this is another book about the war in Sudan and the Lost Boys. Salva, a main character and a real life person who survived the War of Sudan by going to refugee camps miles and miles away from their villages. They walked for months, years and tons d...

Inside Out and Back Again

By Thanhha Lai
72 ratings93 reviews
  • kiwikorilakkuma
    I read this book at least 5 times. It's that good. Before I continue, I should say that I really enjoy Historical-Fiction books, so this review might turn out to be highly opinionated on that. This book is written in verse, and it's probably my first book that I have read that is written in verse...

A Plague of Unicorns

By Jane Yolen
14 ratings22 reviews
  • jaychoksi1234
    I recommed this book to boys & girls. It's a really good book.

The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall

By Mary Downing Hahn
36 ratings34 reviews
  • savannah1234
    This book is the best book I havve ever read! If you like Ghost stories you should totally read this book! It is about a girl named Flourence who is an Orphan who moves to live with her Uncle and Aunt because her mom and Dad died when a boat sunk. Her aunt is extremly mean to her. And her Uncle i...

Riding Freedom

By Pam Munoz Ryan
29 ratings17 reviews
  • angelyz
    angelyz4 stars
    It's a book about a girl whose parents died and is taken in by some orphanage and since she is the only girl the kitchen lady wants her to cook and clean and through the book she loves riding horses in memory of her parents then since nobody would adopt her because of the mean kitchen lady she de...

I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912

By Lauren Tarshis
47 ratings57 reviews
  • 5kcoumerilh
    March.This book is about a boy named George that gets to go on the Titanic! He is finding all sorts of cool things to do on the big ship (but he always gets in trouble for them) like sliding down the main staircase banister or going to the 1st class baggage room to get a peek of an ancient prinnc...

Traitor in the Shipyard: A Caroline Mystery (American Girl Mysteries)

By Kathleen Ernst
3 ratings5 reviews
  • annabeth123
    I have read many AG mysteries, and this one is one of my top 3. It has everything a mystery needs: action, creepiness, and a ton of heart. It is a great book for anyone who likes a mystery that the author took a lot of passion in writing.

Nory Ryan's Song

By Patricia Reilly Giff
1 ratings5 reviews
  • coolmak
    I read the first book, Maggie's Door and it was alright I would like to read this one though.

Wonderstruck

By Brian Selznick
75 ratings84 reviews
  • teacher_2466
    I am loving this book! It is so unique in that there are two stories being told simultaneously. I enjoy how one is with words and the other with pictures. This book is really making me think and use all of the reading strategies we've learned this year. I can't wait to finish and see if our t...

The Eye of the Falcon (Gods and Warriors)

By Michelle Paver
1 ratings3 reviews
  • happypug12
    happypug125 stars
    The Eye of the Falcon is even better than the last 2 books, but at the end it hints that there WILL be a 4th book. The 4th book will probably be made in 2015 or 2016. I can't wait to read it!

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