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Historical Fiction for Kids

The blood stone by Jamila Gavin

Destiny, rewritten by Kathryn Fitzmaurice

Breaking Stalin's nose by written and illustrated by Eugene Yelchin

Ben and me: a new and astonishing life of Benjamin Franklin as written by his good mouse Amos by lately discovered, edited & illustrated by Robert Lawson

Soldier bear by written by Bibi Dumon Tak ; illustrated by Philip Hopman ; translated by Laura Watkinson

Heart of a samurai: based on the true story of Nakahama Manjiro by Margi Preus

War horse by Michael Morpurgo

Snow treasure, by Marie McSwigan, illustrated by Mary Reardon by McSwigan, Marie, 1907-1962

An elephant in the garden by Michael Morpurgo

The Watsons go to Birmingham—1963: a novel by Christopher Paul Curtis

Inside out & back again by Thanhha Lai

Shakespeare's daughter by Peter W. Hassinger

Will Sparrow's road by Karen Cushman

Sphinx's princess by Esther Friesner