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By Dan Gutman -
Eleven-year-old Harry Mancini lives in the same New York City house Harry Houdini once lived in, so our modern-day Harry is obsessed with ...Read Review
By G. Z. Schmidt -
No Ordinary Thing by G. Z. Schmidt is a delightful middle-grade time-travel fantasy. It is 1999, and Adam lives at his uncle’s bakery, ...Read Review
By Diane Zahler -
This is a middle-grade tale based on true events that took place in England between 1470 and 1485. It is a fictional take on the ...Read Review
By Dianne K. Salerni -
Children/Young AdultHistorical Fantasy
Ghosts have been categorized into three types: Unawares, who are unaware of being a ghost and do not bother humans; Friendlies, who interact ...Read Review
By Miriam Halahmy -
Set in 1940s London, this gripping novel about a 13-year-old holds the interest of adults and children alike. Jack serves as a bike ...Read Review
By Julie Lee -
In North Korea during 1950, families live under the complete control of the Worker’s Party. The state has outlawed religion, installed Marxist dialectics ...Read Review
By Lesa Cline-Ransome -
The award-winning writer/illustrator team (Before She Was Harriet) explores the Depression-era story of the Great Migration in a stunning picture book. “We ...Read Review
By Ferida Wolff -
Rachel Berger is tired of having her little sister tagging along, getting in the way when Rachel wants to be with her friends. ...Read Review
By Sharelle Byars Moranville -
Ten-year-old Rose loves living on the family farm with her grandmother Ama. What she doesn’t particularly love is having to give an ...Read Review
By Patricia Reilly Giff -
At her mother’s deathbed, Anna Mallon promises to take care of her little sister Nuala, as well as her family’s house ...Read Review
Over the last 20 years The Historical Novels Review (the society's print magazine for our members) has published reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books.
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