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Historical Fiction Books for Boys

Historical Fiction Books for Boys

By on February 14, 2011 By Noelle, Librarian Extraordinaire Don’t Know Much About History? February is Black History Month. We also just celebrated Chinese New Year, ringing in the Year of the Rabbit. Women’s History Month is coming up as well. Seems to me a good time for some historical fiction! If you are anything like me, you might not hate learning about history, but a lot of those names and dates and causes behind World War I might be pretty …


Books that are Historical Fiction

Books that are 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 …


Young Adult Historical Fiction Books

Young Adult Historical Fiction Books

nothing at all about a t-shirt. But here it is: Six magnificent colors on a silky 100% organic cotton tee. Check it out! Young adult historical novels (YA historical novels) include many well-written novels that appeal to both young adult readers and older adults. Individual listings of books include recommendations for the age or school grade of readers, if currently available from the publisher or a guidebook such as RoseMary Honnold s The Teen …

Names of Historical Fiction books

Names of Historical Fiction books

Character names in historical fiction Names are vital in creating the right image for characters. For example, I find it hard to imagine Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights having anything like the same brooding presence if he had had an ordinary name like John or Richard, or to imagine James Bond having the same alpha-male impact if his friends called him Jimmy, or to imagine Jane Eyre with a fanciful name like Ginevra. So far, so obvious. Historical …

Best Books: Historical Fiction

Best Books: Historical Fiction

Priscilla Nielsen for NPR Historical fiction invites us to experience the exotic and the unknown while confirming our common humanity. I do not believe that human nature has changed much over the centuries, and it is possible to identify with the emotions, passions, and fears of men and women long dead. But the past is also uncharted territory; it is like visiting a country where we do not speak the language. What did these people believe? What superstitions …

Famous Historical Fiction Books

Famous Historical Fiction Books

List of the most famous, notable, or top historical fiction books and novels, with jacket cover images. This list is a perfect starting point for your historical fiction reading list, and should answer the question What are the top historical fiction books? . Note that some items on this list might be currently out of print. You can purchase most of these titles on Amazon with just one click. List is alphabetical and you can sort by any column. List …

Historical Fiction Book Reports

Historical Fiction Book Reports

Wrapped Agnes Wilkins has doting parents,two brothers,and lives a life of leisure in 1815 England. Not content to be interested only in dresses and parties,Agnes has studied several languages as well as history and other subjects. One evening,Agnes and her family attend a party,where they meet the dashing Lord Showalter,a fan of all things related to Ancient Egypt. Will Agnes find her future with Lord Showalter,or will she find her future with Caedmon,a …

Best Historical Fiction Books

Best Historical Fiction Books

Priscilla Nielsen for NPR Historical fiction invites us to experience the exotic and the unknown while confirming our common humanity. I do not believe that human nature has changed much over the centuries, and it is possible to identify with the emotions, passions, and fears of men and women long dead. But the past is also uncharted territory; it is like visiting a country where we do not speak the language. What did these people believe? What superstitions …

Historical fiction picture books

Historical fiction picture books

Adler, David A. The Babe & I. [OLDER] E Adler While helping his family make ends meet during the Depression by selling newspapers, a boy meets Babe Ruth. Adler, David A. Mama Played Baseball . [OLDER] E Adler Young Amy helps her mother to get a job as a player in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League while Amy s father is serving in the army during World War II. Altman, Linda Jacobs. Amelia s Road. [OLDER] E Altman Tired of moving …

History Thrillers books

History Thrillers books

There are certain “puzzle” books that I absolutely adore, mysteries tied up in history, covered in drama with some romance and suspense to keep the plot surging along. They can be done very poorly if the author is just in it for the cheap thrill, but when they are right, when the history is true, the characters are honest and the sense of foreboding is palpable, then they are some of the best reading ever. Katherine Neville’s The Eight is probably …