Here are some historic and/or October-born author book suggestions.


Ages 3-7
Behind The Museum Door by Lee Bennett Hopkins
Mrs. O’Leary’s Cow by Mary Ann Holberman (Great Chicago Fire)
The 500 Hats Of Bartholomew Cubbins by Dr. Seuss (Medieval)

Ages 7-9
I Survived The Great Chicago Fire, 1871 by Lauren Tarshis
Magic Tree House # 4: Pirates Past Noon by Mary Pope Osborne (18th Century)
Time Spies # 4: Magician In The Trunk by Candice Ransom (Early 20th Century)

Ages 10-13
The Missing # 2: Sent by Margaret Peterson Haddix (15th-Century England)
My Story: Trafalgar by Bryan Perrett (19th Century)
The Prince & The Pauper by Mark Twain (Tudor Era)

Young Teens
The Agency: A Spy In The House by Y.S. Lee (Victorian Era)
Dear America: Down The Rabbit Hole by Susan Campbell Bartoletti (Great Fire Of Chicago)
The Midwife’s Apprentice by Karen Cushman (Medeival)

Older Teens & Adults
Daughter Of Satan by Jean Plaidy (Salem Witch Trials)
The Devil In Clevely by Norah Lofts (18th Century England)
The Venetian Mask by Rosalind Laker (18th Century Italy)

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