Non-fiction books, as well as works of historical fiction, are excellent tools to teach young people about our Country’s past. Throughout the books reviewed below, young and old will be enlightened, inspired, amazed and in some cases troubled from events that should never be forgotten. These are all picture books and are good for family [...]
Archive for the Historical Fiction Category
President’s Day is a perfect holiday to reflect back on great presidents, historical events and American heroes. All but the last two of these books are geared for ages nine and up. The last two are picture books that are good for all ages.
Lincoln’s Last Days: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever, by [...]
Christmas time is a wonderful time to give others something that shows your love for them as illustrated throughout our Savior’s life. Books are such a perfect gift that demonstrates all you wish to show to your loved ones. And books can be read over and over so the gift keeps giving! I’ve assembled a [...]
Are you looking for great books for your nine and older child? It seems that is the on-going question for all of us as we search for great reads for kids – and to read aloud to them. Here are some outstanding books that will be difficult to put down and I’ve included several types [...]
This month is celebrating “Black History” and one of the best ways to celebrate it is by reading outstanding literature that deals with this subject. I’ll begin with books geared for kids ages nine and up. The five last books are picture books good for all ages.
The Mighty Miss Malone, by Christopher Paul Curtis, centers [...]
What a great time of the year to give books for gifts. Here is a collection of books about, and for, the Christmas season. The first four books are good for ages eight and older. The rest are picture books and are good for ages four to eight.
Charles Dickens: England’s Most Captivating Storyteller, by Catherine [...]
Summer is quickly coming to an end as kids are gearing up for school to start. So here are some great last reads to pine away the hours inside a book while the leisure, lazy days are still here. All of these books are geared for ages nine through adult.
There are two outstanding historical fiction [...]
Summer is for reading and here is a list of some great page-turners for ages nine and up (with the exception of the first book which is best for teens and adults).
The Evolution of Thomas Hall, by Kieth Merrill, is an extraordinary novel about an extraordinary artist who comes to terms with his disbelief in [...]
I am continually reading through, and looking for, great and interesting books that kids will love. Here is my latest list of great fiction geared for ages nine to adult. These books would also be great as read-alouds.
The Clockwork Three, by Matthew L. Kirby, is a story rich with suspense, mystery and adventure. It begins [...]
Here are some outstanding historical fiction books that will bring to light the struggles, bravery and lifelong battles of people overcoming bigotry. These books are good for ages eight and up.
Forge, by Laurie Halse Anderson, is an enlightening story about life as a soldier during the Revolutionary War. Curzon is an escaped slave who joins [...]