Historical Fiction: African Folktales

[This is a subtopic of Africa  and also part of an ongoing series of historical fiction book lists for students and teachers.  For the full list and to see more info, click here.] Lower Grades (K-3) The Adventures of Spider: West African Folk Tales-Arkhurst (4.4/1) The Amazing Tree-Kilaka (3.7/0.5) Anansi and the Box of Stories-Krensky (3.2/0.5) Anansi and…

Historical Fiction: Africa

[This is part of an ongoing series of historical fiction book lists for students and teachers.  For the full list and to see more info, click here.] There are a limited amount of English historical fiction books about Africa, so I included some modern and generic ones that help explain the culture, tribal life, animals and geography…

Historical Fiction: Traveling West

[This is a subtopic of The West and also part of an ongoing series of historical fiction book lists for students and teachers. For the full list and to see more info, click here.]  Lower Grades (K-3) The Adventures of Laura and Jack-Wilder (3.5/1) Aurora Means Dawn-Sanders (4.1/0.5) (1800, OH) Black Cowboy, Wild Horses: A True Story-Lester (4.5/0.5) A…

Historical Fiction: Lewis and Clark/Louisiana Territory

[This is a subtopic of The West and also part of an ongoing series of historical fiction book lists for students and teachers. For the full list and to see more info, click here.]  Lower Grades (K-3) Bad River Boys: A Meeting of the Lakota Sioux with Lewis and Clark-Sneve (4.6/0.5) The Crossing-Napoli (3.6/0.5) Mack-Sargent (4.4/0.5) My Name Is…

Historical Fiction: Texas Revolution/Mexican-American War

[This is a subtopic of The West and also part of an ongoing series of historical fiction book lists for students and teachers. For the full list and to see more info, click here.] Lower Grades (K-3) Grady-Sargent (4.1/.5) Francisca Alvarez: The Angel of Goliad-Egan (5.3/0.5)  Middle Grades (4-8) The Alamo Cat-Kerr (4.4/1) All for Texas: A Story of…

Historical Fiction: California History

[This is a subtopic of The West and also part of an ongoing series of historical fiction book lists for students and teachers. For the full list and to see more info, click here.] Lower Grades (K-3) Amelia’s Road-Altman (4.1/0.5) Astro: The Stellar Sea Lion-Harvey (4.5/0.5) Barrio: Jose’s Neighborhood–Ancona(5.6/0.5) Boom Town-Levitin (3.7/0.5) Brothers-Yin (3.1/0.5) Calling the Doves-Herrera (4.5/0.5) Chang’s Paper…

Historical Fiction: Gold Rush

[This is a subtopic of The West and also part of an ongoing series of historical fiction book lists for students and teachers. For the full list and to see more info, click here.]  This does not include California’s gold rush, that is under California History. Lower Grades (K-3) Adventure in Gold Town-Hopkinson (3.9/1) Crazy for Gold-Wishinsky (3.5/1) Gold…

Historical Fiction: The West

[Part of an ongoing series of historical fiction book lists for students and teachers. For the full list and to see more info, click here.] The following are subtopics of The West: Traveling West Lewis and Clark/Louisiana Territory Texas Revolution/Mexican-American War California History Gold Rush (Not including California) Transcontinental Railroad Life in The West/Manifest Destiny 1700’s-1930’s  Lower…

Historical Fiction: Immigration to the U.S.

[Part of an ongoing series of historical fiction book lists for students and teachers. For the full list and to see more info, click here.] Lower Grades A Gift for Gita-Gilmore (2.8/0.5) All the Way to America: The Story of a Big Italian Family and a Little Shovel-Yaccarino (4.2/0.5) (Ellis Island) The American Wei-Pomeranc (2.7/0.5) An Mei’s…

Historical Fiction: Asia (1 CE to Present)

[Part of an ongoing series of historical fiction book lists for students and teachers. For the full list and to see more info, click here.]   Multiple Countries Middle Grades (4-8) Between the Dragon and the Eagle-Schneider (4.8/4) (100 CE) Chengli and the Silk Road Caravan-Kang (5.4/6) (630 A.D.) Daughter of the Mountains-Rankin (6.1/8) Goodbye, Vietnam-Whelan (5.2/4)…

Historical Fiction: Ancient Asia

[Part of an ongoing series of historical fiction book lists for students and teachers. For the full list and to see more info, click here.] Lower Grades (K-3) Cat and Rat: The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac-Young (3.3/0.5) Day of the Dragon King-Osborne (3.3/1) The Empress and the Silkworm-Hong (4.4/0.5) The Emperor’s Army: A Mathematical Adventure-Pilegard (5.4/0.5)…

Historical Fiction: WWII Aftermath

[This is a subtopic of World War II and also part of an ongoing series of historical fiction book lists for students and teachers.  For the full list and to see more info, click here.] The Aftermath  Lower Grades (K-3) Boxes for Katje-Fleming (3.5/0.5) The Gift: A Hanukkah Story-Brodmann (4.3/0.5)  Middle Grades (4-8) Alan and Naomi-Levoy (3.3/5) Journey…