August’s history based or bygone era book suggestions.

Ages 3-7

The Duchess Bakes A Cake by Virginia Kahl (Medieval)
I Am A Story by Dan Yaccarino (History Of Stoyrtelling)
A Prairie Boy’s Summer by William Kurelek (Depression Era)


Ages 7-9

The House Of Sixty Fathers by Meindert Dejong (WW II China)
Ranger In Time # 2: Danger In Ancient Rome by Kate Messner
Time Spies # 8: Gold In The Hills by Candice Ransom (Klondike Gold Rush)


Ages 10-13

Caxton’s Challenge / The Cargo Of the Magdelena by Cynthia Harnett (15th Century England)
Dear Canada: A Trail Of Broken Dreams: The Gold Rush Diary Of Harriet Palmer by Barbara Haworth-Attard (19th Century)
Time Rose Book 5: The Volcanic Rose by Renee Duke (79 A.D.)



Canadian Historical Brides: On A Stormy Primeval Shore (New Brunswick) by Diane Scott Lewis & Nancy M. Bell
Girl In A Cage by Jane Yolen (Medieval)
The Missing # 3: Sabotaged by Margaret Peterson Haddix (Colonial America)



Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey (Mid-20th Century)
The Summer Before The War by Helen Simonson (WW I)
Treason by Meredith Whitford (15th Century England)




Hiroshima by John Hersey (Teens & Adults)

Pompeii by Franco Bevilacqua (7-9s)

Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story by Caren Stelson (Teens & Adults)

Wangari’s Trees Of Peace by Jeanette Winter (3-7s)

You Wouldn’t Want To Be On Shackleton’s Polar Expedition! by Dr. Jen Green (7-11s)

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