Sunday, October 13, 2019

~ MMGM HISTORICAL FICTION LISTS ~

~ MARVELOUS MIDDLE-GRADE 
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BEST 'HISTORICAL 
FICTION' BOOK LISTS 

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Recently I was searching for some middle-grade historical fiction books I have not yet read. I began with Goodreads. After a brief search, I came up with this helpful list:

Goodreads Popular Middle Grade Historical Fiction Novels

I have reviewed several of these books on my blog, such as:







The best thing about this list is that a number of the other titles on the list caught my eye and are now on my own 'To Be Read' list. 

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Next I did a search on a certain well-known search engine and found this list of thirteen award-winning historical fiction novels for middle-grade readers:

Award-Winning Historical Fiction List

I read number 1, Johnny Tremain, in junior high.


I read number 2, Across Five Aprils, somewhere along the way, too.


Some of the books on this list overlap with the above Goodreads list, but some of these award-winners look promising, so I have added those titles to my ever-growing TBR list. 

I've also decided I need to reread Johnny Tremain and Across Five Aprils now that I'm an adult and have a greater background knowledge of the events and time periods these novels cover.

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This final list is unique and meaningful. This blogger has posted a list of  'Ten Moving Historical Fiction Novels for Tweens'.

Connecting With the Past: Ten Moving Historical Fiction Novels for Tweens

In her post, the blogger writes:

"The ten books below are great examples of moving historical fiction for tweens that will connect them with the past and make them empathize with characters who aren’t so different from them after all."

Needless to say, these ten books are now all on my 'starred' TBR list!

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Some other excellent middle-grade historical novels written in the past decade which I have reviewed on this blog which deserve 'honorable mentions' are:






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What are some of your favorite historical fiction reads?  -or-  Who are some of your favorite historical fiction authors? Please leave a comment so we can share our love of middle-grade historical fiction with each other.

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7 comments:

  1. I've read about half of these. Thanks for the lists so I can read more. Sweet Home Alaska was a recent memorable historical fiction I enjoyed.

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  2. I've read almost every book listed and I can say I enjoyed them all. Don't you just love historical fiction? Thanks for reminding people about these excellent books.

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  3. I haven't read any of these. Have you ever read Jennifer Nielsen's historical MG? I like those and her MG and YA fantasies.

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  4. Wonderful choices! Historical fiction is my favorite genre. Caroline Starr Rose and Laura Amy Schlitz are two contemporary writers of HF that come to my mind whenever someone asks for my very favorites. I actually reviewed Caroine's newest (non-fiction) book on my blog today, as an example of how excellent books can bring history to life!

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  5. Loved your choices. Have read your first list and a few books from the other lists. Some other favorites to add to your list are Refugee, Last Cherry Blossom, Hattie Ever After and Lord of the Mountain.

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  6. I've read some of these and added some to my TBR list. One of my favorite historical fictions for middle grade is Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy by Gary D. Schmidt. I love all his books. Thanks for your thoughtful post.

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  7. Out of these, I think I've only read two of them - Johnny Tremain and Little House in the Big Woods (I"m probably just not a big historical reader). But I'm intrigued by the descriptions and covers of both Wolf Hollow and The War that Saved My Life.

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