Great historical fiction for YOUNG kids?
December 29, 2013 5:42 PM Subscribe
I want to get my girl (8 years old) some highly readable historical fiction. I have two goals: (1) get her great, interesting stuff to read that will entertain her and broaden her horizons, and (2) more specifically, get her books set in places that we may actually go, since it's so much more interesting to visit places when you have a context for them.
posted by fingersandtoes to Writing & Language (24 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
My girl is an enthusiastic but not really precocious reader - I don't really know what average is for her age, but for comparison, she recently gobbled up the Oz series, and Carroll's Alice books; but he also is comfortable with the A to Z mysteries, which seem much younger to me.
Do you know of books geared to this age (2nd grade, 8 years old) that are really fun reads, and that take place in interesting historical settings, especially Europe, at points in history say, up to the FIRST World War? (WW2 falls into a different, non-entertainment, family history category for us and is not something I want to focus on yet.)
Bonus points for:
French, Italian, British or Israeli setting
Kindle version available
Not too scary