Thursday, May 16, 2013


Five HISTORICAL FICTION Children’s Books 

In spirit of Children’s Book Week, I will be presenting FIVE quality children’s book each day. Thursday’s theme is



Historical fiction provides an opportunity for children to experience life from historical eras and events. I have never been one to remember dates or memorize historical facts but historical fiction helped me to connect with history in a much more meaningful way. Understanding how life is like for characters (how they dressed, what they did, etc.) is much more engaging than learning history without a character’s perspective. Additionally, many social studies lessons and curriculum materials briefly skim a wide range of topics and historical fiction books offer a more in-depth peak into a single topic. Aside from the educational benefits, reading historical fiction simply feeds the curiosity and inquisitive nature of children. 


Queen of Hearts by Martha Brooks; Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman
My Heart Will Not Sit Down by Mara Rockliff and Ann Tanksley
The Butterfly by Patricia Polacco; and Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson 

Happy Children's Book Week!

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