Historical Fiction

Dear America vs. My Name is America

Posted on August 30, 2012. Filed under: Boys' Books, Girls' Books, Historical Fiction | Tags: , , , , |

In general, I am against contract-written series. Both of these series fit the ticket. On the other hand, they both help teach kids about American History, and they are immensely popular. So, I’d like to share my opinions and favorite titles. The two series are from the same publisher. They are all in diary or […]

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If Ever I Return Again

Posted on July 7, 2012. Filed under: Girls' Books, Historical Fiction | Tags: , , , , , , |

The first day out on a whaling ship, twelve-year-old Celia regrets asking to come along. After much begging and pleading, she was allowed to accompany her mother and father on the expedition. Her father is captain of the ship, and Celia figures this will be her only real chance to see the world. But she’s […]

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Escape to West Berlin

Posted on June 16, 2012. Filed under: Girls' Books, Historical Fiction | Tags: , , , , , |

Escape to West Berlin is one of my all-time favorite books. It’s set in East Berlin in the year 1961. It is what it sounds like– the family is trying to escape to West Berlin. The main character’s, Heidi’s, father is a “border crosser” — someone who works in the west but lives in the […]

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The Last Musketeer

Posted on June 15, 2012. Filed under: Boys' Books, Historical Fiction | Tags: , , , , |

While on vacation in France, the main character, 14-year-old Greg, follows an evil villain back in time to 17th century France. Thankfully, he speaks fluent French. In an attempt to save his parents from execution, he finds three of the four musketeers mentioned in┬áThe Three Musketeers. However, all are younger than in the book, about […]

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