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
Seesaw Girl

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 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
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
Sigurd and His Brave Companions
Snow Treasure
Twenty and Ten

Ages 10 and up

Beyond the Bright Sea
Breaking Stalin’s Nose
The Bronze Bow
Echo Mountain
An Elephant in the Garden
Five Children on the Western Front
The Great Trouble
The Lions of Little Rock
Night on Fire
Odette’s Secrets
One Crazy Summer
Oranges in No Man’s Land
Queen of the Sea

Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry
Shadow on the Mountain
A Single Shard
Stella by Starlight
The Story of Rolf and the Viking Bow
Towers Falling
The Trumpeter of Krakow
The Winged Girl of Knossos

Ages 12 and up:

Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad