Monday, June 10, 2013

Genre Spotlight: Historical Fiction

Are you a history buff?
Do you like to read about things that could have really happened?
Do you like learning about important historical events?

If this describes you, you should try...


One of the best known and most popular historical fiction series is Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House on the Prairie series.
This series chronicles a family's move from the Wisconsin to the prairie as they navigate the American frontier.

Another great historical fiction option is the I Survived series by Lauren Tarshis. Follow along as the main characters in these books fight for their lives in such occurrences as the San Francisco earthquake of 1906 and the shark attacks of 1916!!

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly takes place in Texas in 1899.  Eleven year old Calpurnia longs to study the natural world with her grandfather whom she's just getting to know.  Is she destined to a life of "housewifery" or will she be afforded the same opportunities as her six brothers?

After surviving polio, 12 year old Nick struggles with wearing a leg brace and no longer being the best pitcher in town.  However, when the owner of his dad's team signs the great Satchel Paige, Nick begins to find purpose and inspiration.

Have you read these already?  Here's a list of other favorites:

Crispin - 14th century England
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas - World War II
Al Capone Does My Shirts - Alcatraz Island
Out of the Dust - Oklahoma Dust Bowl
Countdown - Cuban Missile Crisis
The Earth Dragon Awakes: The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906


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