Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

Hetty Feather’s Christmas

By Jacqueline Wilson - Published 2017

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

It is 1888, and London’s Foundling Hospital, run by Matron Bottomly, is a grim place, even on Christmas Day. Twelve-year-old Hetty Feather has ...Read Review

I Survived the American Revolution, 1776

By Lauren Tarshis - Published 2017

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

This book is a part of the popular “I Survived” series, written for upper elementary readers to bring them a first-person narrative of ...Read Review

The Secret of Nightingale Wood

By Lucy Strange - Published 2017

Genres:

Children/Young AdultMystery/Crime

A debut novel, this is a delightful tale of love and loss, family and friends, and mystery and magic. The story begins when ...Read Review

Kiska

By John Smelcer - Published 2017

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

In June 1942, 14-year-old Kiska Baranoff leads a peaceful life with her family on one of the Aleutian Islands in Alaska. They live a ...Read Review

Winston and the Marmalade Cat

By Megan Rix - Published 2017

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

1962. Seven-year-old Harry loves helping out Mr Jenner at his local RSPCA centre. He longs for a pet of his own but his father, ...Read Review

The Growing Rock

By Susanna Lancaster - Published 2017

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Life is difficult during the Great Depression, and when 14-year-old Caroline’s father leaves to find work and promises everything will be all ...Read Review

Among the Red Stars

By Gwen C. Katz - Published 2017

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

The author takes on a tremendous task in this book, depicting the struggle between Russians and Germans during WWII. Several million combatants were ...Read Review

Tokoyo, the Samurai’s Daughter

By Faith L. Justice - By Kayla Gilliam (illus.) - Published 2017

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Tokoyo is not your average 14th-century Japanese girl. She rejects learning sewing, embroidering, painting and cooking to prepare for a married life. Instead ...Read Review

Pawns

By Brian Gallagher - Published 2017

Genres:

AdventureChildren/Young Adult

Balbriggan, Ireland, 1919. The First World War is over, but the increasingly violent demands for Irish independence are threatening to precipitate war with the ...Read Review

Canary Club

By SHERRY D. FICKLIN - Published 2017

Genres:

Children/Young AdultMystery/Crime

Massie Schultz is the daughter of Dutch Schultz, a notorious crime boss in 1920s New York City. Her beautiful voice and stunning good ...Read Review