Category Archives: Historical fiction

Robert the Bruce: The King and the Spider – Molly MacPherson, illustrated by Teresa Martinez

   Robert the Bruce: The King and the Spider – Molly MacPherson, illustrated by Teresa Martinez, Kelpies, an imprint of Floris Books, 9781782505587, 2019 Format: Softcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Genre: Folklore What … Continue reading

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Queen of the Sea – written and illustrated by Dylan Meconis

 Queen of the Sea – written and illustrated by Dylan Meconis, Walker Books, a division of Candlewick Press, 9781536204988, 2019 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Genre:  Historical Fiction (Graphic Novel format) What did you like about the book?  Margaret … Continue reading

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Filigree’s Midnight Ride– Pam Berkman and Dorothy Hearst, Illustrator: Claire Powell

  Filigree’s Midnight Ride (At the Heels of History) – Pam Berkman and Dorothy Hearst, Illustrator: Claire Powell, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing/ Margaret K. McElderry, 9781534433328, Aug 2019.  Format: Advanced Reader’s Copy, Hardcover and Paperback will be available Rating: 1-5 … Continue reading

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Freedom Fire (Dactyl Hill Squad # 2) by Daniel José Older

Freedom Fire (Dactyl Hill Squad # 2) by Daniel José Older. Scholastic, 2019. 9781338268843 Format: ARC Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review)  4.5 Genre:  Fantasy/Historical What did you like about the book? What a clever combination of historical fiction and … Continue reading

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Taj Mahal: An Incredible Love Story – written by  Rik Hoskin, illustrated by Aadil Khan

 Taj Mahal: An Incredible Love Story – written by  Rik Hoskin, illustrated by Aadil Khan, Campfire, 9789381182598, 2019 Format: Paperback Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 2 Genre:  Historical Fiction (Graphic Novel format) What did you like about the book?  The Taj Mahal of India … Continue reading

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When the Ground is Hard by Malla Nunn

 When the Ground is Hard by Malla Nunn, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 9780525515579, 2019  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3.5 Format: Hardcover Genre: Realistic/historical fiction What did you like about the book?  Adele Joubert, a mixed-race girl … Continue reading

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Allies by Alan Gratz

   Allies by Alan Gratz, Scholastic Press, 9781338245721, 2019 Format: ARC Rating: (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3 Genre:  Historical Fiction What did you like about the book? It is D-Day and Nazi Germany has been terrorizing Europe … Continue reading

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