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Subject: Suggestions for historical fiction for 10-year old boy?
Date Posted: 11/19/2009 11:11 AM ET
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My son loves historical fiction - books by G. Clifton Wisler (Mr. Lincoln's Drummer, Red Cap, etc), Johnny Tremaine, the "Dear America" series.  We're running out of material - any suggestions?  It doesn't have to be just U.S. history - he's interested in other parts of the world, especially Asia and Africa.  His reading level is pretty high, but content level should still be E.S. (he can have nightmares if the story is too scary or too graphic).

Date Posted: 11/19/2009 1:14 PM ET
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A few ideas:

The Walls of Cartagena - Durango

A Long Way From Chicago and A Year Down Yonder - Peck

On The Wings of Heroes - Peck

Someone Named Eva - Wolf

Indian Captive - Lois Lenski

The Secret School - Avi

Rodzina - Cushman

Listening for Lions - Whelan

Blood on the River - Carbone

The Twenty-one Balloons - Dubois

Once on the Island - Whelan

Letters from Rifka - Hesse

A Family Apart - Nixon

Number the Stars - Lowry

Snow Treasure - McSwigan

The Sign of the Beaver - Speare

Lily's Crossing - Giff

The Buried City of Pompeii - Tanaka

The Watson's Go To Birmingham - 1963 - Curtis

Echohawk - Durant

Out of the Dust - Hesse

Caddie Woodlawn - Brink

Bound for Oregon - Leeuwen

Date Posted: 11/20/2009 2:31 AM ET
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Anything by G. A. Henty; Robert Elmer; Nancy Rue or Lee Roddy.

The American Adventure series - Book #1 is The Mayflower Adventure, and there are 48 books covering 1620-1945. We have liked every one of them that we've been able to get. I have book 3, Dream Seekers, on my shelf.

Also the Dear America series has many books for and about boys. My son has even read the Royal Diaries series after hearing his sister and me discuss them. He also loves history.



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