Historical Fiction for Grades 3-5

Find these in Juvenile (J) Fiction, shelved alphabetically by the author's last name. Click here for a print-friendly version of this list.

Author Title Call Number
ArmstrongPatrick Doyle Is Full of Blarney
In 1915 New York City, Patrick promises that his baseball hero will come to their playground. (69 pp.)
J Armstrong
AviThe Barn
Ben constructs a barn on their land in the Oregon Territory in 1855. (106 pp.)
J Avi
CurtisThe Miss Mighty Malone
Deza Malone and her family endure tough times during the Great Depression. (307 pp.)
J Curtis
DenenbergWhen Will This Cruel War Be Over?
The diary of a girl living in Gordonsville, Virginia, during 1864. (156 pp.)
J Denenberg
GiffLily's Crossing
In 1944, Lily forms a friendship with a young Hungarian refugee. (200 pp.)
J Giff
GiffWillow Run
During World War II, American girl Meggie learns about different kinds of bravery. (149 pp.)
J Giff
GilsonStink Alley
Living in Holland in 1614, a spirited orphan girl struggles to do what is right. (183 pp.)
J Gilson
HermanA Summer on Thirteenth Street
World War II affects Shirley Frances and other people in her Chicago neighborhood. (181 pp.)
J Herman
HillBo at Ballard Creek
It's the 1920s, and Bo is heading for an Alaska orphanage when she finds an unlikely family. (278 pp.)
J Hill
HillThe Year of Miss Agnes
Fred narrates about school and village life among the Athapascans in Alaska in 1948. (115 pp.)
J Hill
HolmTurtle in Paradise
In 1935, Turtle is sent to stay with relatives in Key West, Florida. (191 pp.)
J Holm
HoltDear Hank Williams
In Louisiana, in 1948, Tate writes letters to her favorite country singer. (220 pp.)
J Holt
KimmelA Horn for Louis
An introduction to the childhood of jazz musician Louis Armstrong, who was born in the early 1900s. (86 pp.)
J Kimmel
LaiInside Out and Back Again
In 1975, a girl and her family leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama. (262 pp.)
J Lai
LaskyJourney to the New World
Mem presents a diary account of the trip on the Mayflower in 1620. (173 pp.)
J Lasky
LindquistSummer Soldiers
In California, during the summer of 1918, Joe tries to figure out the meaning of courage. (178 pp.)
J Lindquist
LowryNumber the Stars
During the German occupation of Denmark during World War II, Annemarie helps her Jewish friend. (137 pp.)
J Lowry
MacLachlanSarah, Plain and Tall
On the prairie in the late 1800s, Caleb and Anna are captivated by their new mother and hope that she will stay. (58 pp.)
J MacLachlan
McSwiganSnow Treasure
In 1940, Peter and his friends transport gold bullion past the German soldiers in Norway. (196 pp.)
J McSwigan
MeyerAnastasia: The Last Grand Duchess
A novel in diary form about the youngest daughter of Russian Czar Nicholas II. (220 pp.)
J Meyer
MossHannah's Journal: The Story of an Immigrant Girl
Hannah gets a diary for her birthday, just before her family journeys from Russia to America. (52 pp.)
J Moss
OsborneMy Secret War: The World War II Diary of Madeline Beck
Madeline's diaries reveal her experiences living in New York during World War II. (181 pp.)
J Osborne
PeckFair Weather: A Novel
Rosie and her family travel to Chicago for the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893. (139 pp.)
J Peck
RobinetChildren of the Fire
A young black girl named Hallelujah lives through the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. (134 pp.)
J Robinet
TaylorThe Cay
A boy and an old man get stranded on a Caribbean island during World War II. (137 pp.)
J Taylor
Van LeeuwenHannah of Fairfield
Hannah Perley of Fairfield, Connecticut, faces new challenges during the American Revolution. (87 pp.)
J Van Leeuwen
VanderpoolNavigating Early
At the end of World War II, Jack is placed in a boys' boarding school in Maine. (306 pp.)
J Vanderpool
WilderLittle House on the Prairie
The Ingalls family travels from Wisconsin to Kansas Territory. (335 pp.)
J Wilder
WislerMr. Lincoln's Drummer
Recounts the courageous exploits of young Civil War drummer Willie Johnston. (131 pp.)
J Wisler
YepThe Earth Dragon Awakes: The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906
Henry and Chin witness the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. (117 pp.)
J Yep

Last Updated: 8/15


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