Historical Fiction

September 5
Best Middle School Historical Fiction Novel Studies

Middle grades historical fiction novels have come a long way from the books available ‘decades’ ago. In fact, this growing genre is now bursting with fantastic, inspiring, and insightful novels. It comes as no surprise that these books are finding their way into middle school ELA curricula…

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The Lost Year Book Review
April 26
The Lost Year by Katherine Marsh – Book Review

For Matthew, life in 2020 has gone from isolated to worse. Due to COVID-19, he can’t go to school, see his friends, visit with his Dad (who’s stuck overseas reporting on the pandemic), and must be extra careful since his mom moved his 100-year-old great-grandmother (GG) into the house.

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January 12
The Windeby Puzzle by Lois Lowry – Book Review

  Title: The Windeby Puzzle Author: Lois Lowry Publisher: Clarion Books Release Date: February 14, 2023 The Windeby Puzzle by Lois Lowry weaves together nonfiction, fiction, and the process of storytelling into a unique and memorable narrative. Inspired by the peat bo