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Not directly historical, other than being the history of a modern-day witch family, but a good YA read. And some of the other books recommended in connection to it are set in other time periods. https://shepherd.com/best-books/combining-magic-with-the-mundane


One feature common to most juvenile and young adult books, regardless of genre, is that most of the protagonists are Caucasian, an issue discussed at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2014/12/08/characters-in-childrens-books-are-almost-always-white-and-its-a-big-problem/?utm_source=Publishers+Weekly&utm_campaign=216a5a2dae-UA-15906914-1&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0bb2959cbb-216a5a2dae-304873533 Picture books tend to be a bit more diverse, but not books for older kids. Here then are some historical book middle grade book suggestions that DON’T have white […]


When looking for historical novels for ages ten and up (or even yourself), consider my Time Rose series available through Amazon, and bricks & mortar stores like Chapters/Indigo and Barnes & Noble. Or, time travelling into the future, my Side Trip duology, ages twelve and up.


September’s history based or bygone era book suggestions. Ages 3-7 The First Drawing by Mordecai Gerstein (Prehistoric Era) The Princess & The Pony by Kate Beaton (Viking Era) Washday by Eve Bunting   Ages 7-9 Canadian Flyer Adventures # 11: Far From Home by Frieda Wishinsky (WW II) The Matchbox Diary by Paul Fleischman (Family […]


March’s history based or bygone era book suggestions. Ages 3-7 Ox-Cart Man by Donald Hall (19th Century U.S.A.) Pink & Say by Patricia Polacco (American Civil War) Two Hundred Rabbits by Lonzo Anderson & Adrienne Adams (Medieval)   Ages 7-9 Canadian Flyer Adventures # 12: On The Case by Frieda Wishinsky (16th Century) Ike & […]


February’s history based or bygone era book suggestions. Ages 3-7 Follow The Drinking Gourd by Jeanette Winter (Pre-American Civil War) The Fox & The Tomten by Astrid Lindgren (Timeless) The Three Snow Bears by Jan Brett (Fairy Tale Adaptation )   Ages 7-9 Back Of The Bus by Aaron Reynolds (Segregation Era America) Canadian Flyer […]


December’s history based or bygone era book suggestions. Ages 3-7 The Angel With A Mouth Organ by Christobel Mattingley (WW II) The Gingerbread Doll by Susan Tews (Depression Era) The Year Of The Perfect Christmas Tree by Gloria Houston (WW I) Ages 7-9 The Golden Dreydl by Ellen Kushner (Time Travel) Kristoph & The First […]


Later in the month, I’ll be providing the usual Christmas & history-based December book recommendations, but here are some that fit in with this month’s Futuristic birthday party theme: 3-7s If You Decide To Go To The Moon by Faith McNulty and Steven Kellogg The Sneetches & Other Stories by Dr. Seuss Thomas On The […]


October’s history based or bygone era book suggestions. Ages 3-7 100 Best-Loved Nursery Rhymes by Belinda Gallagher Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman (Halloween twist on old folk tale.) The Man Who Kept House by Michael & Kathleen Hague   Ages 7-9 Grimm’s Fairy Tales by The Brothers Grimm Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales by Hans […]


August’s book suggestions are Viking or Descendants-Of-Vikings based. Ages 3-7 The Chronicles Of Ragnor Rabbit Book 1: How I Got My Name by Melinda Kinsman (In Comic Style) (Viking Related) Toki In Jorvik by Chris Fell & Ray Page Toki Learns The Runes by Chris Fell & Ray Page   Ages 7-9 Canadian Flyer Adventures […]

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