Historical Fiction for Independent Readers
Reading about the past helps your child understand the present. Try these top titles, including both classics and lesser-known gems.
Dinosaurs Before Dark
by Mary Pope Osborne
Magic Tree House series
Journey everywhere from the Ice Age to the Old West in this best-selling series about two kids who discover enchanted books that transport them through time.
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
by Bette Bao Lord
Follow 10-year-old Bandit "Shirley Temple" Wong as she finds unique ways to assimilate into her new culture when her family emigrates from China to Brooklyn in 1947.
Satch & Me
by Dan Gutman
Part of the Baseball Card Adventure series that mixes history with a little magic, this book takes a modern-day boy back to the days of Satchel Paige to find out if he truly was as great as people say.
by A. LaFaye
A beautiful exploration of friendship, this Scott O'Dell Award-winning novel transports readers to the 19th-century Nebraska farmlands.