Historical Fiction: WWII Home Front

[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.] Setting/Home Fronts/Occupied Land  Lower Grades (K-3) Across the Blue Pacific: A World War II Story-Borden (4.6/0.5) All Those Secrets of the World-Yolen (3.5/0.5)…

Historical Fiction: WWII Holocaust and Minorities

[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. For photos of my visit to Dachau Concentration Camp, click here.] Holocaust/Minorities/Concentration and Internment Camps  Lower Grades (K-3) Anne Frank-Brown (3.4/0.5) Nonfiction Anne…

Historical Fiction: Pre-World War II

[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.] Middle Grades (4-8) Ashes-Lasky (5.2/10) Breathing Room-Hayles (5.3/5) Chicken Foot Farm-Estevis (5.1/6) Darkness-Schraff (4.4/3) Don’t Talk to Me About the War-Adler (3.8/6) The…

Historical Fiction: World War II

[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.]   Pre-War Holocaust and Minorities Home Front Aftermath   Soldiers/Battles/Leaders/Resistance Movements/Spies Lower Grades (K-3) The Bicycle Man-Say (3.8/0.5) The Butterfly-Polacco (3.8/0.5) Shoes for Amelie-Steiner (3.1/0.5) Tail-End Charlie-Manning (3.8/0.5) (more suitable for…

Historical Fiction: Ancient India

[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 Elephant Dancer: A Story of Ancient India-Gunderson (2.9/0.5) The Horse on the Hill: A Story of Ancient India–Gunderson (3.2/0.5) The Little Brown Jay: A Tale from India-Claire (3.4/0.5)…

Historical Fiction: India (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.] Lower Grades (K-3) Aani and the Tree Huggers-Atkins (3.3/0.5) Becka Goes to India-Wendel (2.7/0.5) The Birdman-Charles (4.7/0.5) Chachaji’s Cup-Krishnaswami (3.5/0.5) The Cherry Tree-Bond (3.9/0.5) A Crazy Day with Cobras-Osborne (4.0/2) Divali Rose-Rahaman…

Historical Fiction: Reconstruction

[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) A Band of Angels-Hopkinson (4.4/0.5) More Than Anything Else-Bradby (3.3/0.5) Walking Home to Rosie Lee-LaFaye (4.1/0.5) Middle Grades (4-8) Bigger-Calvert (5.7/6) Brotherhood-Westrick (4.7/10) Cause: Reconstruction America, 1863-1877-Bolden (9.5/7) Nonfiction…

Historical Fiction K-12 Book Lists

When I started teaching fifth grade U.S. History, one of my goals was to have the kids read historical fiction about the time period we were studying.  And so 16 years later, I’m still adding to my list (included some non-fiction works).  My list grew and grew as I added World and Ancient History to…