You can read history books, research the top history curriculum, and go to some fantastic history museums. But, no matter how you teach history, one of the most engaging and fun ways to learn history is to read historical fiction books. I listed a few of our favorite history books below. Island of the Blue Dolphins and Anne of Green Gables are better for older kids, but I had to include them as they are two of my favorite stories of all time. The rest of these children’s books are great for all ages. I like to follow up historical story books with discussion and maybe some hands on activities that bring the book to life.
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Some of our favorite historical fiction books
Island of the Blue Dolphins
Little House in the Big Woods
I Will Come Back for You
Emanuel and the Hanukkah Rescue
Locomotive (Caldecott Medal Book)
Anne Green Gables: Illustrated
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Mother of 3 says
Great list of books. Pinned to use this year with my boys. Thanks for sharing (and hosting!).