Historical Fiction

Review: Aurelia by Anne Osterlund

by First Mate Keira February 3, 2015
Review: Aurelia by Anne Osterlund

by First Mate Keira Title: Aurelia Author: Anne Osterlund Format: Paperback Page Count: 246 pages Grade Reading Level: Grades 7-12 Summary: The book begins with a dead body being carted away. Readers soon learn that there’s a plot to kill the crown princess of Tyralt, but the princess herself is unaware. A grown up school […]

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Review: A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

by First Mate Keira February 1, 2015
Review: A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

by First Mate Keira Title: A Little Princess Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett Format: Hardback Page Count: 266 pages Grade Reading Level: Grades 4-8 Summary: Sara Crewe, a little girl who grew up in India is taken to London by her father to attend Miss Minchin’s Seminary for Girls. Sara must learn to live on her […]

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Review: Fly Girl by Sherri L. Smith

by BookWatch January 27, 2015
Review: Fly Girl by Sherri L. Smith

by BookWatch, guest reviewer Title: Fly Girl Author: Sherri L. Smith Format: Hardback Page Count: 256 Grade Reading Level: Grades 7-9 Summary: Fly Girl is about an African American girl, Ida Mae during World War II who wants to be a pilot and also help the war effort.  Her father had already taught her how […]

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Review: Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

by CaptainYarr January 18, 2015
Review: Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

by Captain Lyaf Yarr Title: Number the Stars Author: Lois Lowry Format: Paperback Page Count: 156 Pages Grade Reading Level: Ages 9-12 Summary: Two years into World War II, Nazis are hunting Jews. Annemarie Johansens is a 10 year old girl living in Copenhagen, Denmark. But everything changes once her best friend, Ellen Rosen has […]

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Review: Education of Bet by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

by First Mate Keira January 15, 2015
Review: Education of Bet by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

By First Mate Keira Title: Education of Bet Author: Lauren Baratz-Logsted Format: Hardback Page Count: 186 Grade Reading Level: Grade 7+ Summary: Elizabeth (Bet) Smith desires to be schooled. She’s wants more than anything to attend lessons and to learn things. She doesn’t understand why Will Gardener, the nephew of the man who houses her, […]

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