12 Captivating Historical Fiction Books for Kids

These historical fiction books for kids make history come alive in the minds of young readers through realistic and relatable stories.

Fictional characters and events are set in the past during noteworthy periods, helping kids visualize the human stories that tend to be left out of nonfiction books.

Some of these books present difficult subject matter, so consider reading together to allow for valuable discussion. Many of them make great read aloud books for families.

What children's historical fiction books have captured your kids' imaginations? Add them to the list!


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