Category Archives: Historical fiction

Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna – by Alda P. Dobbs

Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna – by Alda P. Dobbs, Sourcebooks, 9781728234656, 2021  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: ARC Genre: Historical fiction What did you like about the book?  Dobbs based this story on … Continue reading

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Cuckoo’s Flight by Wendy Orr

Cuckoo’s Flight by Wendy Orr. Pajama Press, 2021. 9781772781908 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Genre:  Historical fiction What did you like about the book? Clio lives with her family of potters in Bronze … Continue reading

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Amber & Clay by Laura Amy Schlitz, illustrated by Julia Iredale

Amber & Clay by Laura Amy Schlitz, illustrated by Julia Iredale. Candlewick Press, (9781536201222), 2021 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Genre: Historical fiction; novel in verse What did you like about the … Continue reading

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Mask – Kate Hannigan, illustrated by Patrick Spaziante

Mask (League of Secret Heroes, Book Two) – Kate Hannigan, illustrated by Patrick Spaziante, Aladdin, 2020. 9781534439146 Format: Hardcover Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4  Genre: historical fantasy  What did you like about the book? … Continue reading

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Rebel Daughter by Lori Banov Kaufmann

  Rebel Daughter by Lori Banov Kaufmann, Delacorte Press, 9780593125816, 2021  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3 Format: Hardcover Genre: Historical fiction What did you like about the book?  Looking beyond her family and Judaism’s traditional … Continue reading

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Your Heart, My Sky by Margarita Engle

 Your Heart, My Sky by Margarita Engle, Atheneum (an imprint of Simon & Schuster), 9781534464964, 2021  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Genre: Historical fiction, verse novels What did you like about the book? … Continue reading

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The Pig War: How a Porcine Tragedy Taught England and America to Share by Emma Bland Smith, illustrated by Alison Jay

The Pig War: How a Porcine Tragedy Taught England and America to Share by Emma Bland Smith, illustrated by Alison Jay, Calkins Creek, 9781684371716, 2020 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Genre: Historical … Continue reading

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Rescue  – Jennifer A. Nielsen

  Rescue  – Jennifer A. Nielsen. Scholastic Press, 2021. 9781338620993 Format: Uncorrected proof Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3  Genre: historical fiction  What did you like about the book? 12-year-old Meg Kenyon has been living … Continue reading

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Ground Zero: A Novel of 9/11  – Alan Gratz

 Ground Zero: A Novel of 9/11  – Alan Gratz. Scholastic Press, 2021. 9781338245752  Format: Uncorrected proof Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5  Genre: realistic/historical fiction  What did you like about the book? In alternating chapters, … Continue reading

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I Am Defiance by Jenni L. Walsh

I Am Defiance by Jenni L. Walsh. Scholastic Press, 2021. 9781338630763 Format: Uncorrected Proof Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4  Genre: Historical fiction  What did you like about the book?  12-year-old Brigitte has grown up … Continue reading

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