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Historical Fiction Suggestions by Grade

Kindergarten

Amelia and Eleanor go for a ride by story by Pam Muñoz Ryan ; pictures by Brian Selznick

Knit your bit: a World War I story by Deborah Hopkinson ; illustrated by Steven Guarnaccia

Desmond and the very mean word: a story of forgiveness by Desmond Tutu and Douglas Carlton Abrams ; illustrated by A.G. Ford

Unspoken: a story from the Underground Railroad by Henry Cole

Boxes for Katje by Candace Fleming ; pictures by Stacey Dressen-McQueen

Need more suggestions? See this list of Historical Fiction for Kindergarteners.

First Grade

Temple cat by Andrew Clements ; illustrated by Kate Kiesler

The Hallelujah Flight by Phil Bildner ; illustrated by John Holyfield

Dear Mr. Washington by Lynn Cullen ; pictures by Nancy Carpenter

The bicycle man by Allen Say

Pigeon hero! by Shirley Raye Redmond ; illustrated by Doris Ettlinger

Need more suggestions? See this list of Historical Fiction for First Graders.

Second Grade

The escape of Oney Judge: Martha Washington's slave finds freedom by Emily Arnold McCully

As fast as words could fly by Pamela M. Tuck ; illustrations by Eric Velasquez

Fish for Jimmy: inspired by one family's experience in a Japanese American internment camp by Katie Yamasaki

Molly's Pilgrim by Barbara Cohen ; illustrated by Michael J. Deraney

The bravest dog ever [electronic resource]: the true story of Balto by Natalie Standiford ; illustrated by Donald Cook

Need more suggestions? See this list of Historical Fiction for Second Graders.

Third Grade

Titanic crossing by Barbara Williams

Sunset of the sabertooth by Mary Pope Osborne ; illustrated by Sal Murdocca

Anna's blizzard by written by Alison Hart

Little Leap Forward: a boy in Beijing by Guo Yue and Clare Farrow ; [illustrations by] Helen Cann

The earth dragon awakes: the San Francisco earthquake of 1906 by Laurence Yep

Need more suggestions? See this list of Historical Fiction for Third Graders.

Fourth Grade

The kite fighters by Linda Sue Park ; illustrated by Eung Won Park

The bad beginning by Lemony Snicket ; illustrations by Brett Helquist

The Abernathy boys by L.J. Hunt

The actual & truthful adventures of Becky Thatcher by Jessica Lawson

Sylvia & Aki by Winifred Conkling

Need more suggestions? See this list of Historical Fiction for Fourth Graders.

Fifth Grade

Nzingha, warrior queen of Matamba by Patricia C. McKissack

The winter people by Joseph Bruchac

The legend of Bass Reeves: being the true and fictional account of the most valiant marshal in the West by Gary Paulsen

Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster boy by Gary D. Schmidt

Cecile: gates of gold by Mary Casanova

Need more suggestions? See this list of Historical Fiction for Fifth Graders.

Sixth Grade

The cannibals by Iain Lawrence

Keeping corner by Kashmira Sheth

Milkweed: a novel by Jerry Spinelli

Unsinkable by Gordon Korman

The true confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi ; decorations by Ruth E. Murray

Need more suggestion? See this list of Historical Fiction for Sixth Graders.