Book Lists for Teens - Historical Fiction with Lexile scores listed in front



Troy: Ancient Greece

670 L Troy by Adele Geras
670 L Ithaka by Adele Geras
910 L Nobody's Princess, Nobody's Fool
by Esther Friesner

Asia: China, Korea, Japan

920 L A Single Shard
by Linda Sue Parks
900 L The Kite Rider
by Geraldine McCaughrean
740 L The Ghost in the Tokaido Inn
by Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler


Dark Ages: King Arthur
400 - 1200 AD
No Lexile Pagan's Crusades by Catherine Jinks
740 L Legend of Lady Ilena
by Patricia Malone
930 L The Edge of the Sword by Rebecca Tingle
780 L Crispin series by Avi
1090 L The King's Arrow
by Michael Cadnum

Late Middle Ages
1500 - 1750 AD

No Lexile Secret of the Rose
by Sarah L. Thompson
Queen Elizabeth , Mary Queen of Scots
910 L Beware Princess Elizabeth
830 L Mary, Bloody Mary
1030 L Patience, Princess Catherine by Carolyn Meyer
740 L The Queen's Own Fool by Jane Yolen
1080 L A Sweet Disorder
960 L The Red Queen's Daughter
by Jacqueline Kolosov
750 L The Redheaded Princess by Ann Rinaldi
880 L Forged in the Fire
by Ann Turnbull
850 L Nathan Fox: Dangerous Times by L. A. Brittney

Late Middle Ages
1500- 1750 AD
Charles II :

1080 L Years of Wonders
by Geraldine Brooks
950 L A True and Faithful Narrative
by Katherine Sturtevant

Scottish History
760 L The Earthly Knight
by Janet McNaughton
790 L Prince Across the Waters
850 L The Rogues
by Jane Yolen

Witch Hunts/Trials
860 L The Minister's Daughter
by Julie Hearn
760 L Witch Child by Celia Rees
720 L The Sacrifice by Kathleen Benner Duble

Pirates and Ships
No Lexile The Ring of the Slave Prince by Bjarne Reuter
1120 L Jacky Faber series by L. A. Meyer
820L. Star-crossed
by Linda Collison
770 L Castaways of the Flying Dutchman by Brian Jacques
890 L The Pirate's Son
by Geraldine McCaughrean

Colonial America
820 L Copper Sun
by Sharon Draper
690 L A Ride Into Morning
660 L Mutiny's Daughter
by Ann Rinaldi
1180 L Newes from the Dead by Mary Hooper
820 L Blood on the River: James Town 1607 by Elise Carbonne
1060 L The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing
by M. T. Anderson
810 L Sovay by Celia Rees

1800's Lewis and Clark
740 L Streams to the River, River to the Sea,
Island of the Blue Dolphins,

by Scott O' Dell
860 L Lyddie by Katherine Paterson
1070 L Elijah of Buxton
730 L Dragon's Gate
by Laurence Yep
860 L Jason's Gold
by Will Hobbs
720 L The Convicts by Ian Lawrence
1100 L Montmorency series by Eleanor Updale
800 L Airman by Eoin Colfer

Napoleonic Wars
670 L An Innocent Soldier
by Josef Holub

Civil War; Slavery
900 L The Red Badge of Courage
by Stephen Crane
770 L Nightjohn
by Gary Paulsen
740 L The River Between Us by Richard Peck
760 L Red Moon at Sharpsburg
by Rosemary Wells
1000 L Soldier's Heart
by Gary Paulsen
1100 L Across Five Aprils
by Irene Hunt
680 L A Girl in Blue
by Ann Rinaldi
910 L Crooked River
by Shelley Pearsall
780 L Iron Thunder : Battle of the Monitor and Merrimac
by Avi

Frontier, cowboys, pioneer life
810 L The Misadventures of Maude March by Audrey Coulombis
790 L A Small White Scar
by K . A. Nuzum

Early 1900's
900 L LIstening for Lions
by Gloria Whelan
830 L Ties That Bind, Ties That Break by Lensey Nmioka
740 L Shackleton's Stowaway
by Victoria McKernan
810 L Bread and Roses , Too
by Katherine Paterson
780 L Here Lies the Librarian
750 L The Teacher's Funeral
by Richard Peck
690 L A Drowned Maiden's Hair
by Laura Amy Schlitz

World War I
690 L The Foreshadowing
by Marcus Sedgwick

Great Depression 1920's and Prohibition
790 L Black Duck
by Janet Taylor Lisle
750 L A Long Way From Chicago by Richard Peck
950 L Bud not Buddy
by Christopher P. Curtis
920 L Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor
820 L The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

WW II 1940 - 1945
790 L Soldier Boys by Dean Hughes
620 L Thin Wood Walls by David Patneaude
no lexile Codetalker
by Joseph Bruchac
750 L Elephant Run
by Roland Smith
780 L Tamar by Mal Peet
730 L The Devil's Arithmetic
by Jane Yolen
790 L The Green Glass Sea
by Ellen Klages
610 L When My Name Was Keoko by Linda Sue Parks
730 L The Art of Keeping Cool
by Janet Taylor Lisle
760 L Keeping Corner
by Kashmira Sheth

Korean War

The 60's and the Vietnam War
990 L The Wednesday Wars
by Gary Schmidt