Travel back in time!

Despite what we have all been taught to believe, history definitely does not have to be taught from a textbook. Try some historical kids books to help your child get in touch with life before present day. Plus, check out 2010's Newbery Medal winners.

6 to 9 Years
Sojourner Truth's Step-Stomp Stride *
John Henry *
Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad 
Nothing but Trouble: The Story of Althea Gibson 
Goin' Someplace Special

10 to 12 Years
One Crazy Summer *
Number the Stars *
Women Daredevils: Thrills, Chills, and Frills 
Cracker: The Best Dog in Vietnam
We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball
Keeping Score
Billy Creekmore: A Novel
Anne of Green Gables
Ten Things I Hate about Me

12 Years and Up
The Beautiful Stories of Life: Six Greek Myths, Retold *
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice *
Crossing Stones *
Charles and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith *
Ringside, 1925: Views from the Scopes Trial 
The Wednesday Wars 
After Tupac and D Foster
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Vol. II

Some books will never get old. Read the classics to your kids.

Books by Category
History | Boys | Girls | Fantasy | Growing Up | Animals | Illustration | Educational

* 2010 list addition


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