Fiction: Historical Fiction/Fictionalized Biographies

Books that illumine a place, era, event, person of history.

Look for more fascinating history and biographies in the nonfiction subject indexes.

Ages 4 and up:

The Little Riders
Phoebe the Spy
Rose’s Dress of Dreams
Seesaw Girl
Sophie Takes to the Sky

Ages 7 and up:

Adam of the Road
All-of-a-Kind Family
Around the World
A Bandit’s Tale: The Muddled Misadventures of a Pickpocket
The Birchbark House
Blue Willow
Bluffton: My Summers with Buster
Bo at Ballard Creek
The Cheshire Cheese Cat: A Dickens of a Tale
The Detective’s Assistant
The Doll Shop Downstairs

Finding Langston
The Friendship Doll
Fruitlands: Louisa May Alcott Made Perfect
The Great Wheel
Hakon of Rogen’s Saga
Heart of a Samurai
The House of Serendipity
The House of Sixty Fathers
In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse
Jackie and Me
Journey to Topaz
Keeping Score
Lincoln and His Boys

Little Leap Forward: A Boy in Beijing
The Littlest Voyageur
The Lucky Stone
Mary Anning’s Curiosity
Mary Bowser and the Civil War Spy Ring
Midshipman Quinn stories
Miss Emily
Mister Orange
The Orphan Band of Springdale
A Picture for Marc
Prairie Lotus
The Several Lives of Orphan Jack
Sigurd and His Brave Companions
Snow Treasure
Twenty and Ten
26 Fairmount Avenue

Ages 10 and up

Bartholomew Fair
Beyond the Bright Sea
The Bird in Me Flies
The Blackbird Girls
Breaking Stalin’s Nose
The Bronze Bow
Catherine’s War
Echo Mountain
An Elephant in the Garden
Five Children on the Western Front
The Great Trouble
The Lions of Little Rock
Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy
Night on Fire
Odette’s Secrets
One Crazy Summer
Oranges in No Man’s Land
Queen of the Sea

Rip to the Rescue
Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry
The Secret of the Blue Glass
Shadow on the Mountain
A Single Shard
Stella by Starlight
The Story of Rolf and the Viking Bow
The Story That Cannot Be Told
Towers Falling
The Trumpeter of Krakow
When Winter Robeson Came
The Winged Girl of Knossos

Ages 12 and up:

Amber & Clay
Ground Zero: A Novel of 9/11
Love to Everyone
The Mzungu Boy
Secret Soldiers
Soul Lanterns
The Swallows’ Flight
Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad
The Winter War: A Novel