January’s history based or bygone era book suggestions. In keeping with the medieval birthday theme, all reflect that era.

Ages 3-7

The Baron’s Booty by Virginia Kahl (Medieval)
Brother Hugo & The Bear by Katy Beebe (Medieval)
The House That Jack Built by Tony Brice (Late Medieval Cumulative Rhyme)


Ages 7-9

Castle Diary: The Journal Of Tobias Burgess by Richard Platt (Medieval)
Magic Tree House # 2: The Knight At Dawn by Mary Pope Osborne (Medieval)
The Travels Of Benjamin Of Tudela by Uri Shulevitz (12th Century)


Ages 10-13

The Disappearing Rose by Renee Duke (15th Century)
Knights Besieged by Nancy Faulkner (Medieval)
Will Sparrow’s Road by Karen Cushman (Medieval)



Beware Of The Mouse by Leonard Wibberley (14th Century) Really hard to find, but worth it.
The Royal Diaries: Isabel, Jewel Of Castilla by Carolyn Meyer (14th Century)
My Story: Agincourt by Michael Cox (15th Century)



Edward Longshanks by Jean Plaidy (12th Century)
The King’s Grey Mare by Rosemary Hawley Jarman (15th Century)
Welsh Princes Trilogy (Here Be Dragons, Falls The Shadow & The Reckoning) by Sharon Kay Penman (13th Century)



Castle by David Maccaulay
A Kid’s Life During The Middle Ages by Sarah Machajewski
Their Majesties, & Other Folk by Varrel Smith


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