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Historical Fiction Picture Books

Do you enjoy historical fiction? Do you also enjoy reading a good picture book? The library has a variety of excellent picture books that take place in the past. Let the suggestions below transport you to another time and place with their moving storylines and wonderful illustrations.

Train to Somewhere by Eve Bunting; illustrated by Ronald Himler

Mind your manners, Alice Roosevelt! by written by Leslie Kimmelman and illustrated by Adam Gustavson

The wheat doll by Alison L. Randall; illustrated by Bill Farnsworth

Pink and Say by Patricia Polacco

When Jessie came across the sea by Amy Hest; illustrated by P.J. Lynch

Sit-in: how four friends stood up by sitting down by Andrea Davis Pinkney; illustrated by Brian Pinkney

Ruth and The Green Book by Calvin A. Ramsey; illustrated by Floyd Cooper

The famous Nini: a mostly true story of how a plain white cat became a star by Mary Nethery; illustrated by John Manders

The crossing by Donna Jo Napoli; with illustrations by Jim Madsen

Busing Brewster by Richard Michelson; illustrated by Robert Roth

Players in pigtails by Shana Corey; illustrated by Rebecca Gibbon

The greatest game ever played: a football story by Phil Bildner; illustrated by Zachary Pullen

The firekeeper's son by Linda Sue Park; illustrated by Julie Downing

A big cheese for the White House: the true tale of a tremendous cheddar by Candace Fleming; illustrated by S.D. Schindler

When Abraham talked to the trees by written by Elizabeth Van Steenwyk; illustrated by Bill Farnsworth