Timeless Historical Fiction

September 28th, 2009 by

You young’uns have it sooooooooo easy these days. When we were kids, we had to walk to and from school every day, uphill both ways, in the snow and rain — and umbrellas and coats hadn’t even been invented yet! Okay, just kidding, we had umbrellas and coats. And we both grew up in California, so there was no snow. BUT we really did suffer back in olden times — no internet! *GASP*

Thank goodness things have changed! Because if you want to know what life was really like in the past, now we can harness the internet to tell you about these awesome historical novels (in no particular order)!

If you’ve read any of these, send in your book review and we may read it our podcast:

  1. A Long Way From Chicago and A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck (Karen’s pick)
  2. By the Great Horn Spoon by Sid Fleischman (Nancy’s pick)
  3. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
  4. The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
  5. Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan
  6. Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko
  7. The Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  8. A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park
  9. The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi
  10. My Brother Sam Is Dead by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier
  11. Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan
  12. The Midwife’s Apprentice by Karen Cushman
  13. Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
  14. The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
  15. Dave at Night by Gail Carson Levine
  16. Dragonwings by Laurence Yep
  17. Lily’s Crossing by Patricia Reilly Giff
  18. Summer of My German Soldier by Bette Greene
  19. Ida Early Comes Over the Mountain by Robert Burch
  20. The Dear America and My Name is America books

Or send in a review of your favorite historical novel!

UPDATE 10/5/09: We revealed the answer to our historical fiction Mystery Book Theater in the “History Repeating” Podcast, so take a listen. You’ll find out all about this awesome historical novel, plus get an additional book recommendation from a kid like you!

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