Category Archives: history

Kid Scientists by David Stabler and Anoosha Syed

Kid Scientists by David Stabler and Anoosha Syed is a wonderful collection of stories that share the early path of some famous scientists. This is an excellent nonfiction book that would be great upper elementary and middle school students. I … Continue reading

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Love and Ruin by Paula McLain

Love and Ruin by Paula McLain is a historical fiction book that focuses on on Ernest Hemingway’s third wife, Martha Gellhorn. Martha was a respected and celebrated person with many accomplishments. She was a war correspondent for 60 years, and an author in … Continue reading

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The Sound of Freedom by Kathy Kacer

The Sound of Freedom by Kathy Kacer is a middle-grade novel about a Jewish family in Krakow, Poland in 1936. Life has become increasingly dangerous, as the violence and persecution of Jews increase. Anna is afraid if they don’t escape … Continue reading

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Ten Cents a Pound by Nhung N. Tran-Davies and Josée Bisaillon (Illustrator)

Ten Cents a Pound by Nhung N. Tran-Davies is a short, poetic, back-and-forth conversation between a mother and daughter. This is the story of a unnamed young girl whose mother is working hard so that her daughter may have a better life. … Continue reading

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My Big Book of Bible Heroes Devotional by Glenn Hascall

My Big Book of Bible Heroes Devotional by Glenn Hascall is a wonderful devotional. I am a teacher at a private Seventh-day Adventist school. I read this devotional to my students and they really enjoyed it.  This devotional is colorful and easy-to-read, … Continue reading

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10 Routes That Crossed the World by Gillian Richardson

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10 Routs that Crossed the World by Gillian Richardson is a book that discusses the history behind 10 important routes in the world. Each chapter begins with a short story based on the specific route and then proceeds to facts … Continue reading

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Cheer Up, Ben Franklin! by Misti Kenison

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Cheer Up, Ben Franklin! by Misti Kenison is a board book for young readers with elements of American history. It is a wonderful book that has a basic intro to people of the American Revolution. In this book Ben has … Continue reading

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The Lost History of Stars by Dave Boling

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The Lost History of Stars by Dave Boling is a powerful and shocking story about a family during The Second Anglo-Boer War during the early part of the 20th century in Africa. It’s a historical fiction story that is inspired … Continue reading

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Desert Moon by Susan Page Davis

Desert Moon by Susan Page Davis is a wonderful historical fiction. The story takes place in Arizona. There is a sweet romance throughout the story with a little bit of danger and mystery added. The story begins fast with a stage coach … Continue reading

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My Heart Belonds in the Superstition: Carmela’s Quandry by Susan Page Davis

My Heart Belongs in the Superstition Mountains: Carmela’s Quandry by Susan Page Davis is the second book in the My Heart Belongs series. Carmela’s Quandry is a Christian Western with a touch of romance. It is set in 1866 in the Arizona … Continue reading

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