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Great Historical Fiction Books

Great Historical Fiction Books

Andrew Bannecker So was that real? I hear variations on this theme all the time from readers. Titrating fact and fantasy can give a story a mysterious energy. Writers fetch up those details that sate the senses, allowing us to touch and taste, hear and feel how things were once upon a time. A woman steps out in Gilded Age New York City. Would she wear muslin or silk, petticoats or a hoop of whale baleen? Short kid gloves or long satin ones? How deep …


Historical Fiction Children's Books

Historical Fiction Children's Books

Category Brief Description: Genres in children s and Young Adult Literature Picture Books Interdependence of art and text. Story of Concept presented through combination of text and illustration. Classification based on format, not genre. All genres appear in picture books. Poetry & Verse Condensed language, imagery. Distilled, rhythmic expression of imaginative thoughts and perceptions. Folklore Literary heritage of humankind. Traditional …


Historical fiction book Project

Historical fiction book Project

Monthly Book Projects Each month students are assigned a book project in a particular genre (type of book). Students will bring home a Book Project Contract at the beginning of the month, but you can also check here for detailed directions and due dates. Students choose their book project book at the first or second library visit of each month and have the remainder of the month to read the book and complete the project. In the middle of each month …

Historical Fiction audio Books

Historical Fiction audio Books

Reader: Jim Dale Short Review: The Locus Award winning novel is an enthralling story of magic, love, and struggle beautifully read by Jim Dale. Readers: Dina Pearlman and Victor Bevine Short Review: This sequel to Boneshaker follows Captain Croggon Hainey as he tracks and attempts to recover his airship, The Free Crow, from its captors. It also introduces Maria Isabella Boyd, a former Confederate spy turned Pinkerton, on her first assignment. It’s …

Christian Historical Fiction Books

Christian Historical Fiction Books

New historical Christian fiction release Today I’m happy to have Margaret Brownley stopping by to tell us about her new historical novel Gunpowder Tea. First,let me give you a glimpse at the book: She’s a Pinkerton detective. He’s working undercover for Wells Fargo. Neither has a clue about love. Annie Beckman arrives at Last Chance Ranch in the Arizona Territory holding the classified ad she found. Miss Walker’s search for an heiress who is single …

Fictional History Books

Fictional History Books

When Wolf Hall won last year s Booker prize some commentators suggested that the term historical fiction was itself becoming a thing of the past. So many novels these days are set prior to the author s lifetime that to label a novel historical is almost as meaningless as to call it literary . Eight of the last 10 Booker prize shortlists have included a novel set in the 19th century, and with the inclusion of David Mitchell s The Thousand Autumns …

Non fiction history Books for Kids

Non fiction history Books for Kids

Top links unit Historical fiction books for kids can be a powerful vehicle for personalizing far-off lands or distant time periods. These titles allow children to know someone who lived back then , and as they learn about the characters and their lives, readers tend to become more interested in the historical setting and thus in your world history curriculum about that era. One good historical fiction book can really start the ball rolling. We …

Best Historical non Fiction Books

Best Historical non Fiction Books

“You frequently state, and in your letter you imply, that I have developed a completely one-sided outlook and look at everything in terms of science. Obviously my method of thought and reasoning is influenced by a scientific training – if that were not so my scientific training will have been a waste and a failure. But you look at science (or at least talk of it) as some sort of demoralizing invention of man, something apart from real life, and which …

Books About Historical Fiction

Books About Historical Fiction

Always the analyst looking for an angle,I decided to examine the top blogs participants submitted in my recent survey. Of course,I first had to crawl through the recommendations again,create a spreadsheet and count them. My numbers might be off by one or two,however,the main players are clear. The top two – Reading the Past and Passages to the Past – are neck and neck at 58 and 56 mentions. The next two – Historical Novel Society and Historical Tapestry …

U.S. History non Fiction Books

U.S. History non Fiction Books

With Dr. Marc Aronson Learn the best nonfiction U.S. history books for middle graders so that you and your child can learn about important historical events while also practicing reading.See Transcript Transcript: 5 Nonfiction U.S. History Books for Middle Graders I m Dr. Marc Aronson. I m a teacher in the Rutgers School of Library and information Science. I m here with my son Sasha for About.com to introduce some great middle grade nonfiction and …