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Historical Fiction for Grades 3-5

Find these in Juvenile (J) Fiction, shelved alphabetically by the author's last name. Click here for a print-friendly version of this list.
Ackerman Night Crossing    (Austria, 1938)
Antle Hard Times: A Story of the Great Depression
Armstrong Patrick Doyle is Full of Blarney    (New York City, 1915)
Avi The Barn    (Oregon Territory, 1855)
Bergman The Boy From Over There    (Israel, 1940's)
Bishop Twenty and Ten    (France, WWII)
Bruchac The Arrow Over the Door    (U.S. Revolution, Abenaki Indians and Quakers)
Buchanan Gratefully Yours    (Nebraska, 1923)
Chang In the Eye of War    (China, WWII)
Coerr Mieko and the Fifth Treasure    (Japan, WWII)
Curry What the Dickens!    (U.S., 1840's)
Curtis Bud, Not Buddy    (U.S., Great Depression, 1936)
Cutler My Wartime Summers    (U.S., WWII)
De Jong The House of Sixty Fathers    (China, WWII)
De Young A Letter to Mrs. Roosevelt    (U.S., Great Depression, 1929)
DeClements The Bite of the Gold Bug: A Story of the Alaskan Gold Rush    (Alaska, 1898)
Denenberg When Will This Cruel War Be Over?    (Virginia, 1864)
Dorris Morning Girl    (Taino Indians, 1490's)
Fife Destination Unknown    (Norway, WWII)
Fritz The Cabin Faced West    (U.S., Pioneers )
Giff Lily's Crossing    (U.S., WWII)
Gilson Stink Alley    (Puritans, Holland, 1614)
Goldin Fire! The Beginnings of the Labor Movement    (Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, 1911 )
Gross It's Only Goodbye    (Immigration, Italy to U.S., 1890's)
Hahn Anna on the Farm    (U.S., Early 1900's)
Haseley The Amazing Thinking Machine    (U.S., Great Depression, 1929)
Herman A Summer on Thirteenth Street    (Chicago, 1940's)
Hill The Year of Miss Agnes    (U.S. Athabascan Indians, Alaska, 1948)
Holt Mister and Me    (Louisiana, 1940)
Hooks Circle of Fire    (U.S., Ku Klux Klan, 1930's)
Hopkinson Into the Firestorm! A Novel of San Francisco, 1906
Hotze Summer Endings    (Chicago, WWII)
Hughes The Lion and the Unicorn    (London Blitz, WWII)
Kerr When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit    (Germany to England, 1930's)
Kimmel A Horn for Louis    (New Orleans, Early 20th Century)
Kinsey-Warnock The Night the Bells Rang    (U.S., WWI)
Kudlinski Pearl Harbor is Burning! A Story of World War II
Kurtz I'm Sorry, Almira Ann    (Oregon Trail, Pioneers)
Lasky Journey to the New World    (Mayflower Pilgrims, 1620)
Lawlor Addie Across the Prairie    (U.S., Pioneer)
Lindquist Summer Soldiers    (U.S., WWI)
Lowry Number the Stars    (Denmark, WWII)
MacLachlan Sarah, Plain and Tall    (U.S. Pioneer)
Malterre Last Wolf of Ireland    (Ireland, 1700's)
Mayerson The Cat Who Escaped from Steerage: A Bubbemeiser    (Poland to U.S., 1900's)
McCaughrean Casting the Gods Adrift: A Tale of Ancient Egypt
McKissack Abby Takes a Stand    (U.S., Civil Rights Movement, 1960)
McSwigan Snow Treasure    (Norway, WWII)
Meyer Anastasia: The Last Grand Duchess    (Russia, 1914-1918)
Moskin The Day of the Blizzard    (N.Y., 1888)
Moss Hannah's Journal: The Story of an Immigrant Girl    (U.S., Russian Jews, 1901)
Nixon A Family Apart    (U.S., Orphan Train)
O'Dell Island of the Blue Dolphins    (Native Americans, California, 1800's)
Oneal A Long Way to Go    (U.S., Women's Suffrage, 1917)
Orlev Lydia, Queen of Palestine    (Romania/Israel, WWII)
Osborne My Secret War: The World War II Diary of Madeline Beck    (Long Island)
Paterson Jip: His Story    (U.S., Fugitive Slaves, 1855)
Peck Fair Weather: A Novel    (Chicago, World's Columbian Exposition, 1893)
Propp When the Soldiers Were Gone    (Jews, The Netherlands, 1940-1945)
Pryor Seth of the Lion People    (Prehistoric times)
Ransom Fire in the Sky    (New Jersey, 1937)
Reeder Shades of Gray    (U.S., Civil War)
Rinaldi Keep Smiling Through    (U.S., WWII)
Robinet Children of the Fire    (Chicago Fire, 1871)
Roop Ahyoka and the Talking Leaves    (U.S., Cherokee Indians, 1800's)
Shemin The Little Riders    (Holland, WWII)
Tamar The Midnight Train Home    (U.S., Orphan Train and Vaudeville Shows, 1920's)
Taylor The Cay    (Caribbean, WWII)
Taylor The Friendship    (U.S., 1930's)
Uchida The Jar of Dreams    (U.S, Great Depression, 1930's)
Van Leeuwen Hannah of Fairfield    (American Revolution)
Watkins So Far From the Bamboo Grove    (Korea, Japan, WWII)
Weaver Close to Home: A Story of the Polio Epidemic    (U.S., 1950's)
Whelan Night of the Full Moon    (Michigan, 1840's)
Wilder Little House on the Prairie    (Kansas, 1870's)
Wisler Mr. Lincoln's Drummer    (U.S., Civil War)
Yep The Earth Dragon Awakes: The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906

Last Updated: 4/09

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