Historical Fiction for Children



General Historical Fiction Booklists

Historical Fiction (Keene PL, NH): Author, title, webcat link and summary for a total of about 450 books listed by era and location: Africa, Arctic, Assyria-Ancient, Australia, Canada, China, Egypt-Ancient, Europe-Prehistoric, Europe-Medieval, Europe-Renaissance, Europe-1500s, Europe-1600s, Europe-1700s, Europe-1800s, Europe-1900s, Greece-Ancient, Iran, Israel, Japan, Korea, Mayan Culture, Rome-Ancient, Russia, South America, United States, United States-1400s, United States-1500s, United States-1600s, United States-1700s, United States-1800s, United States-1900s.

Historical Fiction (Pima County PL, Tucson, AZ): Author, title, publication info, page count, and summary for about 300 books, by time period: Prehistory to 1775; 1776 to 1860; 1861 to 1899; 1900 to 1940; 1939 to 1971; and series books. Compiled 2006.

Juvenile Historical Fiction Series and Sequels (Mid-Continent Public Library, Independence, MO): About 100 series listed, with links to catalog card info for each.

Bibliography: Historical Fiction for Children and Young Adults (Wendy E. Betts, Notes from the Windowsill): Cover images, author, title, publication info, suggested reading levels, detailed descriptions for about 50 books, in three reading levels (picture books - just one; chapter books; and YA books). Updated June 2006.

Historical Fiction (Multnomah County Library, OR): Author, title, publication year, summary for more than 100 children's historical novels in these categories: Prehistoric and Ancient Times, The Middle Ages and Renaissance, Colonial America, The American Revolution, Frontier and Pioneer Fiction, The Civil War, Early Twentieth Century, World War II, The Holocaust, U.S. Civil Rights Movement, and Vietnam War.

Historical Fiction: World History (Warwick PL, RI): Author and title only for about 140 books, organised by time period: BC, 1-500 AD, 501-1000 AD, 1001-1300 AD, 1400s, 1500s, 1600s, 1700s, 1800s, and mostly by decade in the 1900s.

Historical Fiction (Mid-Continent Public Library, Independence, MO): Catalog display for about 75 works of historical fiction, in title order, with webcat link and publication year.

Historical Fiction Scott O'Dell Award Winners: Listed by year of award (one title for each year, 1984-present), provides author, title, pub. info and Amazon link for each.

Historical Fiction (Los Angeles Public Library): Author, title, and summary of about 25 works of historical fiction for younger readers (from Avi's Finding Providence to Deborah Wiles's Freedom Summer) and about 45 books for older readers (from Julia Alvarez's Before We Were Free to Laurence Yep's When the Circus Came to Town).

Youth Historical Fiction (Novi Public Library, MI): 8-page PDF. Author, title, grade level (from grades K-9), summary for about 90 works of historical fiction, from Avi's Crispin: The Cross of Lead to Elvira Woodruff's Dear Austin: Letters from the Underground Rail Road.

Historical Fiction: Prehistory Through to the Middle Ages (Deschutes Public Library, Bend, OR): Author, title, webcat link and summary for about 50 books in all, in separate lists by time period: Prehistory and Ancient Kingdoms, The Roman Empire 27 B.C. - 476 A.D., The Dark Ages: Sixth Through Tenth Centuries, The Middle Ages: Eleventh Through Fourteenth Centuries.

Historical Fiction: Fifteenth Through the Nineteenth Centuries (Deschutes Public Library, Bend, OR): Author, title, webcat link and summary for about 60 books in all, in separate lists by time period: Fifteenth & Sixteenth Centuries, Seventeenth & Eighteenth Centuries, and Nineteenth Century.

Children's Historical Fiction (Vancouver PL, BC, CN): Author, title, cover image, webcat link and summary for about 25 books, in title order from Abby Takes a Stand by Pat McKissack to Willow Run by Patricia Reilly Giff. Canadian authors are noted.

Historical Fiction Bibliography (Naperville Public Library, IL) : PDF. Author's last name, title, publication year, webcat link and summary for about 60 books, organised by era (Prehistory, Ancient Medieval, 16th Century, Colonial Period, Civil War, etc., through to Vietnam War).

Historical Fiction for Grades 1-3 (Nola Magneson, Kearns Library, Salt Lake County Library System, UT): PDF. Mostly U.S. historical fiction. Author, title, one-line summary, grade recommendation, page count for each of about 40 books, arranged by time period: Ancient Civilization, The 1600s/Pilgrims, The 1700s/Colonial Times, Revolutionary War, Early 1800s, Pioneers and Indians, Civil War, Late 1800s, Early 1900s/WWI, 1930s/Great Depression, WWII, 1950s/Civil Rights Movement, and Vietnam Era.

Historical Fiction for Grades 4-6 (Nola Magneson, Kearns Library, Salt Lake County Library System, UT): PDF. Author, title, one-line summary, grade recommendation, page count for each of about 45 books, arranged by time period: Prehistoric, Ancient civilizations, Middle Ages, Columbus, The Elizabethan Era, The 1600s/Pilgrims, The 1700s/Colonial Times, Revolutionary War, Early 1800s, Pioneers and Indians, Civil War, Late 1800s, Early 1900s/WWI, 1930s/Great Depression, WWII, 1950s/Civil Rights Movement, and mid-1900s/Vietnam War.

Journey to the Past for 4th-6th Graders (Ms. Helen, Kansas City Public Library, KS): Author, title, and summary of each of 12 books that take place from the Middle Ages to the 1900s.

Historical Fiction for Grades 3 and 4 (Mt. Lebanon Public Library, PA): Title, author, summary, webcat link, and time period/place listed for almost 30 novels, from Karen Ackerman's The Night Crossing (1930s, Europe) to Jane Yolen's The Ballad of the Pirate Queens (1700s, Americas). Compiled Oct. 2001.

Historical Fiction for Grades 5 and 6 (Mt. Lebanon Public Library, PA): Title, author, summary, webcat link, and time period/place listed for over 25 novels, from Louisa M. Alcott's Little Women (1800s, USA) to Laurence Yep's Dragonwings (1900s, USA). Compiled Oct. 2001.

Books Set in the Past (Reading Matters, UK): About 20 books recommended for younger readers and 25 for older readers, with titles, authors, summaries. Includes The Machine-Gunners by Robert Westall, Arthur: The Seeing Stone by Kevin Crossley-Holland, Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster, I Have Lived A Thousand Years by Livia Bitton-Jackson.

Historical Fiction for grades 4-8 (Reading Is Fundamental): Title, author, publication year, grade level, one-line summary for each of 18 books, from Adaline Falling Star by Mary Pope Osborne to The Year of Miss Agnes by Kirkpatrick Hill.

Grade 5 Historical Fiction (Harford County Public Library, MD): Author and title only for over 40 fifth grade historical fiction books organised by time period: Stone Age, American Revolution, U.S. Civil War Era, 18th and 19th Century, World War II, 20th Century.

Old Fashioned Girls (Mid-Continent Public Library, Independence, MO): Catalog display of about 100 books, with author, title, pub. year, webcat link and summary for each book about girls from the past.


Ancient Times/Prehistory

Fiction for Grades 1-9: Ancient History (Zuckerman's Barn, Massachusetts): Author, title, summary for about 55 ancient historical fiction titles, for children in grades 1-9, in alpha order. Includes Egypt/Middle East, Greece, Rome, early Britain, prehistoric times.

Historical Fiction: Prehistory and Ancient Kingdoms(Deschutes Public Library, Bend, OR): Author, title, webcat link and summary for about 10 books.

Historical Fiction: Prehistory and Ancient Civilizations (The Logan Library - Utah): Author, title, publication year, and civilization/era listed for about 25 books.

Archaeology in Children's Books (The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, OH): Author, title, summary for 5 picture books, 9 children's non-fiction books and 6 children's fiction books that feature archaeology or archaeologists, from A Puzzling Day in the Land of the Pharaohs by Scoular Anderson to Place in the Sun by Jill Rubalcaba.

Prehistoric and Ancient Time (Multnomah County Library, OR): Author, title, webcat link, summary for 8 titles.


Medieval Period/Middle Ages

Fiction for Grades 1-9: Medieval Historical Fiction (Zuckerman's Barn, Massachusetts): Author, title, summary for about 60 historical fiction titles set in the Middle Ages, for children in grades 1-9, in alpha order from Adam of the Road by Elizabeth Gray to You Never Knew Her as I Did by Mollie Hunter. Grade levels are listed once you click on the book.

Books About Medieval Times (Kansas City Public Library, KS): Author, title, and summary of non-fiction books, and fiction for Preschool-Age 8, Ages 8-10, and Ages 10 and up. About 20 books in all. Updated June 2000.

Historical Fiction - The Middle Ages (The Logan Library - Utah): Author, title, publication year, and civilization/era listed for about 30 books.

Historical Fiction: The Middle Ages: Eleventh Through Fourteenth Centuries(Deschutes Public Library, Bend, OR): Author, title, webcat link and summary for about 25 books.

The Middle Ages and Renaissance (Multnomah County Library, OR): Author, title, webcat link, summary for 10 titles.


North American (incl. United States) History

U.S. History (General)

American Historical Fiction (Scarborough PL, ME): 70-page PDF. Listed in order by time period (Ice Age, 1607, to present), with place (U.S., Maine, Texas, etc.), provides author, title, place/time period, brief summary for each of about 400 books. Compiled Sept. 2006.

Time Travel Through Time (Virginia Richey, Monroe County Public Library, IN): Excellent page. 'Visit different times in United States history!' From 1052 - 1989. About 300 books listed, with author, title, and summary of each. Compiled January 1997.

Fiction for Grades 1-9: Historic Eras: USA (Zuckerman's Barn, Massachusetts): Author, title, summary for about 265 historical fiction titles set in the U.S., for children in grades 1-9, in alpha order. Also available in time period order in various lists: Native American (about 20 books); Colonial period (about 40 books); Revolutionary War era (about 40 books); 1800-1860 (about 65 books); American Civil War (about 30 books); Post-Civil War era (about 30 books); Turn-of-the-Century U.S. (15 books); U.S. WW I era (15 books); The Great Depression (about 35 books); World War II (about 70 books).

Historical Fiction: American History (Warwick PL, RI): Scroll down the page to the heading 'American History.' Author and title only for about 350 books, organised by time period: Pre-Columbus, 1500-1774, 1775-1785, 1786-1799, and mostly by decade in the 1800s and the 1900s. Updated March 2005.

Historical Fiction (Bishop Learning Center, Punahou Educational Technology Center, Honolulu, HI): Lists (available in HTML or PDF) organised by time period: Colonial Period, Revolutionary War, Between the Revolution and The War of 1812, Civil War, 1865-1900, Overland Journeys to the West, World War I, The Thirties - Great Depression, World War II, World War II-Back Home in America. Author, title, summary for each of hundreds of books.

Historical Series Fiction (Kansas City Public Library, KS): Lists and describes 12 series, all about American history. Updated May 2000.

American History Through Picture Story Books (Mid-Continent Public Library, Independence, MO): Author, title, and Dewey number only. Books listed in these subsections: General (6 books); Pre-Revolutionary Period (4 books); 1800s (11 books); Immigrant Experience (5 books); Twentieth Century (9 books); and America At War (9 books). List adapted from Evelyn Vanek, Nichols Library, Naperville, IL, Nov. 1995.

Historic Fiction Reading List for Elementary and Intermediate Grades (Springfield Library, Springfield, MA): Focuses mostly on American history. Author, title, and grade level listed for books in these time periods: THE COLONIAL PERIOD (16th - 18th centuries), The Revolutionary Period (1775 -1783), The New Nation (1783 - 1815), Expanding the Frontier (1815 - about 1860), The Civil War (1861 - 1865), The Closing Frontier (1865 - 1900), 20th Century.

Traveling Through American History: 3rd and 4th Grade Juvenile Fiction (Fairfax County Public Library, VA): Chronological list of about 125 books, spanning several webpages. From 1492 (Columbus books) through the Mayflower, Colonial Era, etc., to Westward Expansion, Immigration, the 20th century wars, Segregation, and into the 1990s. Author, title, and summary for each.

A Country Grows Up (Bay Shore Brightwaters Public Library, NY): Author, title, summary, publication year, and page count for about 30 historical fiction books, in time periods of Colonial Times 1600-1775 (5 books); Revolutionary War 1775-1783 (9 books); War of 1812(1 book); Frontier and Pioneer Life (17 books).

Historical Fiction of the United States (Tempe Public Library, AZ): Lists author and title only for about 100 titles, organised by period of history: The New World; American Colonial; Revolutionary War; Westward Movement; Slavery/Civil War; Industrialization; Women's Suffrage and WWI; Depression Era; Immigration; WWII; Civil Rights; and Vietnam.

United States Through Time: Historical Fiction for Children 1790-1865 (City of Glendale Library,CA): Lists author and title only for about 80 books, by period in American history: 1790-1819 New Frontier, 1820 – 1860 Moving Towards War; and 1861 – 1865 Civil War.

African American Historical Fiction (The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, OH): Author and title only for 6 Easy, 18 Junior Fiction, and 7 books of Folktales, from Wagon Wheels by Barbara Brenner to Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World by Mildred Pitts Walter.

Girls from America's Past (St. Charles Public Library, IL): Lists title and author of the Dear America series books, the American Diaries series books, and another 29 books and series featuring girls in American historical fiction. Compiled Sept. 1998.

Colonial America and Revolutionary War

Historical Fiction: Colonial Period (Bishop Learning Center, Punahou Educational Technology Center, Honolulu, HI): Author, title, summary for about 75 books, from Lillie Albrecht's Susanna's Candlestick to Sharon Dennis Wyeth's Once On This River. For grades 5-8.

U.S. History: Colonial Period (Zuckerman's Barn, Massachusetts): Author, title, summary for about 40 titles, for children in grades 1-9, in alpha order.

Colonial America (St. Charles Public Library, IL): This list of 32 books is subdivided by reading level: Grades 2-3, grades 3-6, and grades 6-8. Compiled Sept. 2001.

Books set in the Colonial Period (Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site): Scroll way down to section titled 'Books set in the Colonial Period' for lists of picture books (8), novels (18), non-fiction (17). Author, title, publication info, grade level, brief summary for each.

The Pilgrims (Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site): Scroll way down to section titled 'Books about Pilgrims and Other Early Settlers' for lists of picture books (1), novels (9), non-fiction (11). Author, title, publication info, grade level, brief summary for each.

Books About Colonial Times (Kansas City Public Library, KS): Author, title, summary of 18 books (mostly fiction) about colonial American.

Colonial and Revolutionary America (City of Glendale Library,CA): Author, title, cover image and summary for about 10 books.

Colonial America (Multnomah County Library, OR): Author, title, webcat link, summary for 8 titles.

Novels about Colonial America and the Revolutionary War (Multnomah County Library, OR): PDF. Author, title, publication info, reading level, webcat link and summary for about 30 books in two separate lists. Compiled July 2005.

Historical Fiction: Revolutionary War (Bishop Learning Center, Punahou Educational Technology Center, Honolulu, HI): About 60 books, with author, title, summary, from Avi's The Fighting Ground to David B. Weems's Son Of An Earl - Sold For A Slave. For grades 5-8.

U.S. History: Revolutionary War Era (Zuckerman's Barn, Massachusetts): Author, title, summary for about 40 titles, for children in grades 1-9, in alpha order.

Historical Fiction: Revolutionary War (Weber County Library, UT): Author, title, cover image, and summary for about 25 books, in order by title.

The Revolutionary War: Fiction (Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site): Scroll way past ads to booklist of about 15 juvenile novels, with author, title, publication info, brief summary for each.

American Revolution Fiction Grades 4-6 (Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, Nassau County NY): Author, title, summary for about 20 books, from Avi's The Fighting Ground to Leonard Wibberley's John Treegate's Musket. Updated Oct. 2007.

Revolutionary War Reading List (Louisville Free Public Library, KY): Author, title, summary for over 20 chapter books, easy readers, and picture books about the American Revolution, from 18 Penny Goose by Sally M. Walker to Winter of Red Snow by Kristiana Gregory.

The American Revolution (Multnomah County Library, OR): Author, title, webcat link, summary for 9 titles.

Historical Fiction: The American Revolution (The Logan Library - Utah): Author and title of book listed for about 25 books.

The 1800s, including the Civil War

Lewis and Clark (Multnomah County Library, Portland, OR): Links to lots of online resources, plus lists -- with author, title, publication year, and webcat links -- for juvenile fiction and non-fiction titles, juvenile biographies, books about maps and mapmaking, and multimedia resources. About 65 books listed in all.

Lewis and Clark Books (Elmhurst Public Library, IL): 2-pp. PDF. Author and title only for about 55 books, organised by grade level, from read-aloud to middle school. Includes both fiction and non-fiction (noted). Compiled 2004.

U.S. History: 1800-1860 (Zuckerman's Barn, Massachusetts): Author, title, summary for about 65 titles, for children in grades 1-9, in alpha order.

Historical Fiction: Between the Revolution and the War of 1812 (Bishop Learning Center, Punahou Educational Technology Center, Honolulu, HI): About 40 books, with author, title, summary, from Joan Anderson's 1787: A Novel to Roger Zelazny's Wilderness. For grades 5-8.

American History 1800s Booklist (Kansas City Public Library, KS): Author, title, summary for over 25 fiction and non-fiction titles about American history of the 19th century.

American History 1900s Booklist (Kansas City Public Library, KS): Author, title, summary for over 25 fiction and non-fiction titles about American history of the 20th century.

Historical Fiction: Civil War (Bishop Learning Center, Punahou Educational Technology Center, Honolulu, HI): About 90 books, with author, title, and summary of each, from Merritt Allen's Blow, Bugles, Blow to G. Clifton Wisler's Thunder on the Tennessee. For grades 5-8.

A Nation Divided: Fiction Set During the Civil War (St. Charles Public Library, IL): Lists about 30 books by grade level (grade 2-3, 3-6, and 6-8), with summaries and page counts. Compiled Nov. 1998.

Historical Fiction: The Civil War (The Logan Library - Utah): Author, title, and pub. year for about 35 books, mostly juvenile fiction.

Historical Fiction: Slavery/Civil War (Weber County Library, UT): Author, title, cover image, and summary for about 30 books, in order by title.

Civil War in Children's Literature (Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site): Annotated list of 15 books for teaching about the Civil War, including a few picture books, a read-aloud, and some non-fiction and novels. Author, title, publication info, brief summary for each.

Civil War (City of Glendale Library,CA): Author, title, cover image and summary for about 12 books.

The Civil War (Multnomah County Library, OR): Author, title, webcat link, summary for 6 titles.

Slavery and Underground Railroad Booklist (Friends of Freedom Society, Inc.): In alphabetical order by author, list of fiction and non-fiction books for children on these topics, with publication info (no summaries). About 165 titles.

Slavery and the Underground Railroad (St. Charles Public Library, IL): Lists about 30 books by grade level (grade 2-3, 3-6, and 6-8), with summaries and page counts. Compiled March 1999.

The Frontier

Historical Fiction: Frontier and Pioneer Life - The U.S. West (The Logan Library - Utah): Author, title, pub. year for about 90 books, including picture books, juvenile fiction, and a few YA.

Chapter Books about Frontier and Pioneer Life (Sarah S. Wright, Monroe County Public Library, IN): Provides author, title, and brief summary of about 45 books. Compiled April 1999.

Historical Fiction: Westward Movement (Weber County Library, UT): Author, title, cover image, and summary for about 30 books, in order by title.

Pioneers in Pictures: Visiting the Past in Picturebooks (Penticton Public Library, British Columbia): Provides author and title only for about 20 books about pioneers, with an emphasis on the Canadian frontier, from Ida and the Wool Smugglers by Sue Ann Alderson to The Prairie Train by Antoine O'Flatharta.

Pioneers (Salt Lake City Public Library, UT): Author, title, summary for more than 30 books about pioneers, from All the Stars in the Sky: the Santa Fe Trail Diary of Florrie Mack Rider by Megan McDonald to Weasel by Cynthia DeFelice.

Historical Fiction: 1865-1900 (Bishop Learning Center, Punahou Educational Technology Center, Honolulu, HI): Author, title, cover image, summary for 6 books. For grades 5-8.

Historical Fiction: Overland Journeys to the West (Bishop Learning Center, Punahou Educational Technology Center, Honolulu, HI): Author, title, cover image, summary for about 25 books, from Joan Anderson's Joshua's Westward Journal to Elizabeth Yates' Carolina's Courage. For grades 5-8.

Frontier and Pioneer Fiction (Multnomah County Library, OR): Author, title, webcat link, summary for about 15 titles.

U.S. History: Post-Civil War Era (Zuckerman's Barn, Massachusetts): Author, title, summary for about 30 books, for children in grades 1-9, in alpha order.

U.S. History: Turn-of-the-Century U.S. (Zuckerman's Barn, Massachusetts): Author, title, summary for about 15 books, for children in grades 1-9, in alpha order.

If You Love Little House... (For fans of Laura Ingalls Wilder) (Penticton Public Library, British Columbia): Provides author, title, summary for about 15 books similar to the Little House books, from Bluestem by Frances Arrington to Mary on Horseback: Three Mountain Stories by Rosemary Wells.

Early 20th Century and The Great Depression (1930s)

Historical Fiction: The Thirties and The Great Depression (Bishop Learning Center, Punahou Educational Technology Center, Honolulu, HI): Author, title, cover image, and summary for about 45 books, from Chester Aaron's Lackawanna: A Novel to Jane Yolen's Letting Swift River Go. For grades 5-8.

Historical Fiction: Early 20th Century (Weber County Library, UT): Author, title, cover image, and summary for about 25 books, in order by title. Includes books about the Depression/Dust Bowl, the San Francisco Earthquake, the Titanic, immigration, World War I, the struggle for women's rights, etc. Most set in U.S.

The Twentieth Century: 1900 - 1938 (Deschutes Public Library, Bend, OR): Author, title, webcat link and summary for about 20 books, from Brooklyn Doesn't Rhyme by Joan W. Blos to Angel on the Square by Gloria Whelan.

Swing into the 30s!: Children's Fiction Set in 1930s America (The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, OH): Author and title only for about 10 Easy books and about 20 Junior Fiction books set in American in the 1930s, from Karen Ackerman's Moveable Mabeline to Patricia Willis's The Barn Burner. Also over 20 non-fiction titles.

The Great Depression and Children's Books (Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site): Skip past ads to annotated list of about a dozen books for teaching about the Great Depression, including a picture books and juvenile novels. Author, title, publication info, brief summary for each.

Early 20th Century U.S. 1900-1939 (Multnomah County Library, OR): Author, title, webcat link, summary for about a dozen titles.

After World War II to Present

The Twentieth Century: 1945 and Beyond (Deschutes Public Library, Bend, OR): Author, title, webcat link and summary for about 15 books, from The Return of Gabriel by John Armistead to The Red Rose Box by Brenda Woods.


Canadian History

Canadian Historical Fiction (Cambridge, Ontario, CN): Author, title, webcat link, and cover image for about 25 books, from Beverley Boissery's Sophie's rebellion to Paul Yee's Ghost train.


Wars of the 20th Century

Historical Fiction: World War I (Bishop Learning Center, Punahou Educational Technology Center, Honolulu, HI): Author, title, cover image, summary for 7 books. For grades 5-8.

Historical Fiction: World War I (The Logan Library - Utah): Author, title, publication year for about 15 books, mostly juvenile fiction. Compiled Jan. 2005.

Historical Fiction: World War II (Bishop Learning Center, Punahou Educational Technology Center, Honolulu, HI): Author, title, cover image, summary for about 55 books, from Marion Dane Bauer's Rain of Fire to Don Wulffson's Soldier. For grades 5-8.

Historical Fiction: World War II: Back Home in America (Bishop Learning Center, Punahou Educational Technology Center, Honolulu, HI): Author, title, cover image, summary for about 30 books, from Chester Aaron's Alex, Who Won His War to Virginia Euwer Wolff's Bat 6. For grades 5-8.

Historical Fiction: World War II (Weber County Library, UT): Author, title, cover image, and summary for about 30 books, in order by title.

Historical Fiction: World War II and the Holocaust (The Logan Library - Utah): Author, title, publication year for about 55 books, mostly juvenile fiction. Compiled June 2007.

World War II Fiction and Non-Fiction Bibliography (Carol Hurst): Mostly for grades 3-9, list of about 30 pertinent books with author, title, publication info, ISBNs, ordering links, grade recommendations, and summary of books.

Books About World War II (Sarah S. Wright, Monroe County Public Library, IN): Author, title, and summary for 8 picture books, 12 chapter books, and 8 non-fiction/biographies. Compiled May 1999, updated June 2004.

The Twentieth Century: World War II (Deschutes Public Library, Bend, OR): Author, title, webcat link and summary for about 30 books, from Who Was that Masked Man, Anyway? by Avi to Hiroshima: A Novella by Laurence Yep.

World War II: Young Adult and Children's Fiction (Voorheesville Public Library, NY): Author, title, summary of 10 novels about WWII, from Martin Booth's War Dog to Graham Salisbury's Under the Blood Red Sun.

World War II (City of Glendale Library,CA): Author, title, cover image and summary for about 35 books, arranged by reading level. There's also an archived booklist on WWII.

Holocaust Booklist for Young People (Carrie Kelley, Sandy Library, Salt Lake County Library System, UT): PDF. Author, title, summary, page count for each of about 25 books, arranged by reading level: Juvenile fiction, Books for Teens, Anne Frank/Other Witnesses. Compiled Jan. 2001, updated 2006.

Holocaust Books (Northbrook Public Library, IL) : By reading level (Easy, Junior, YA), a list of titles (with authors, page counts, and summaries) of over 115 fiction books on the Holocaust, and about 150 non-fiction.

Holocaust Fiction Booklist (Naperville Public Library, IL) : Author's last name, title, publication year, and summary for about 40 books, from Karen Ackerman's Night Crossing to Jane Yolen's The Devil's Arithmetic.

Holocaust Booklist (Becky White - Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, IN): Author, title, publication year, summary for 17 books about the WWII Holocaust. Updated Feb. 2006.

Relocation and Internment in Children's Books (Cynthia Leitich Smith - Children's Literature Resources) : Nine books suggested, with authors, titles, publication info, suggested age ranges, summaries. Also some online resources concerning Japanese internment in the U.S. during WWII.


Pirates

Pirates (Salt Lake City PL, UT): Two separate lists, one for picture books (about 30 book) and one for chapter books (about 20), about pirates. Author, title, webcat link, and summary for each book.

Historical Fiction: Pirates (The Logan Library - Utah): Author, title, pub. year for about 55 books, including a lot of picture books, some juvenile fiction, and a few YA.

Stories of Pirates and Buccaneers (Warwick PL, RI): Author and title only for about 40 picture books, 7 beginning readers, and 35 juvenile fiction titles, plus a handful of non-fiction titles.