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Historical Fiction for Older Children -

Related category: Childrens & Teenage Books
Related booklists: Fiction - Older Children, History - Books for Children,

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 21 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book Bring Out the Banners by Geoffrey Trease
    Bring Out the Banners - by Geoffrey Trease

    £5.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781408191866 | ISBN 10: 1408191865

    An office worker and an aristocratic young lady become unlikely friends as they work together for women's right to vote. A thrilling story of secret meetings, police oppression and social upheaval, as well as an accurate account of the Suffragette mo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
    Little Women - by Louisa May Alcott

    £5.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780099572961 | ISBN 10: 0099572966

    'Rich or poor, we will keep together and be happy in one another' † Christmas won't be the same this year for Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, as their father is away fighting in the Civil War, and the family has fallen on hard times. But though they may be ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier
    The Silver Sword - by Ian Serraillier

    £7.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780099572855 | ISBN 10: 0099572850

    "One of the great and enduring tales of survival, courage and hope"(Michael Morpurgo) 'If you meet Ruth or Edek or Bronia, you must tell them I'm going to Switzerland to find their mother. Tell them to follow as soon as they can'   Ha ... more

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  • Cover image of book An Elephant in the Garden by Michael Morpurgo
    An Elephant in the Garden - by Michael Morpurgo

    £6.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780007339587 | ISBN 10: 0007339585

    Itís 1945. Elizabeth's father is fighting with the German army on the eastern front. Her mother works at Dresden zoo, where her favourite animal is a young elephant named Marlene.   When the zoo director tells her the dangerous animals must b ... more

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  • Cover image of book Run Rabbit Run by Barbara Mitchelhill
    Run Rabbit Run - by Barbara Mitchelhill

    £6.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781849392495 | ISBN 10: 1849392498

    When Lizzie's dad refuses to fight in the Second World War, the police come looking to arrest him. Desperate to stay together, Lizzie and her brother Freddie go on the run with him, hiding from the police in idyllic Whiteway.   But when their ... more

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  • Cover image of book Across the Divide by Brian Gallagher
    Across the Divide - by Brian Gallagher

    £7.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781847171726 | ISBN 10: 1847171729

    What happens when your best friend ought to be your enemy?† Liam and Nora form an unlikely friendship when he lends her a helping hand during a music competition. Liam's father, a mechanic, is a proud trade union member, while Nora's father is a pro ... more

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  • Cover image of book Now by Morris Gleitzman
    Now - by Morris Gleitzman

    £6.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780141329987 | ISBN 10: 014132998x

    Morris Gleitzman's acclaimed story of friends Felix and Zelda in Nazi-occupied Poland has captured the hearts and minds of readers worldwide.  In Now he delivers the final chapter, bringing this most moving of stories into the present day. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Halo by Zizou Corder
    Halo - by Zizou Corder

    £7.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780141328300 | ISBN 10: 0141328304

    Washed ashore as a baby in ancient Greece, Halo is discovered by a family of centaurs. Although her true identity remains a mystery, she is loved as one of their own. But when Halo is dragged away by fishermen, her wild adventure begins...  ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
    The Red Badge of Courage - by Stephen Crane

    £6.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780141327525 | ISBN 10: 0141327529

    Henry Fleming dreams of the thrill of battle and performing heroic deeds in the American Civil War. But his illusions are shattered when he comes face to face with the bloodshed and horrors of war. Now he's a raw recruit, Henry experiences both fear ... more

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  • Cover image of book Esty
    Esty's Gold - by Mary Arrigan

    £6.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781845079659 | ISBN 10: 1845079655

    Esty Maher's family is uprooted and torn apart during the Irish potato famine - 'the Hunger'. Esty is sent into service, but dreams of going to Australia to find gold, and manages to get assisted passage for her family and friends.   However, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Once and Then by Morris Gleitzman
    Once and Then - by Morris Gleitzman

    £9.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780141042794 | ISBN 10: 0141042796

    That's the good thing with stories. There's always a chance they can come true.   Felix is lucky. Unlike the other children in the orphanage, he's certain his parents will come back for him one day. And whatever the Nazis do and however many ... more

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  • Cover image of book Chinese Cinderella: The Mystery of the Song Dynasty Painting by Adeline Yen Mah
    Chinese Cinderella: The Mystery of the Song Dynasty Painting - by Adeline Yen Mah

    £6.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780141320298 | ISBN 10: 014132029x

    Following a fall in the Shanghai market, Chinese Cinderella is whisked away to Grandma Wu's house to recover. As she lapses in and out of consciousness, she is haunted by vivid dreams that seem strange - yet somehow familiar - to her. A tale of slave ... more

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  • Cover image of book Then by Morris Gleitzman
    Then - by Morris Gleitzman

    £6.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780141324821 | ISBN 10: 0141324821

    I had a plan for me and Zelda. Pretend to be someone else. Find new parents. Be safe forever. Then the Nazis came.  My name is Felix. This is our story. "harrowing at times but ultimately hopeful, and full of dignity and resilience ... more

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  • Cover image of book When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr
    When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit - by Judith Kerr

    £6.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780007274772 | ISBN 10: 0007274777

    Partly autobiographical, this is first of the internationally acclaimed trilogy by Judith Kerr telling the unforgettable story of a Jewish family fleeing from Germany at the start of the Second World War.  Suppose your country began to change. S ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Naming of William Rutherford by Linda Kempton
    The Naming of William Rutherford - by Linda Kempton

    £5.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781905512447 | ISBN 10: 1905512449

    The little cradle creaked on curved rockers, creak, creak on the flagstone floor; a tiny cradle of dark brown wood, with carved acorns on each of the corners of the square wooden hood. Figures in long dresses and white bonnets surrounded it. One of t ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Sailing Ship Tree by Berlie Doherty
    The Sailing Ship Tree - by Berlie Doherty

    £5.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781846470448 | ISBN 10: 1846470447

    This is the story of the Big House by the Mersey, and the people who lived there. In particular the twins Walter and Dorothy, whose father is the butler; Master George, the desperately lonely son of the wealthy owner; and Tweeny, the little maid trea ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
    The Invention of Hugo Cabret - by Brian Selznick

    £16.99   hardback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781407103488 | ISBN 10: 1407103482

    Orphan, clock keeper, and thief, twelve-year-old Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric girl and her grandfather, Hugo's und ... more

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  • Cover image of book Why the Whales Came by Michael Morpurgo
    Why the Whales Came - by Michael Morpurgo

    £6.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781405229258 | ISBN 10: 140522925x

    Gracie and her friend Daniel have always been warned to stay away from the Birdman and his side of the island. But then they find a message in the sand and discover the Birdman is not who they thought. They build up a lovely friendship with him, but ... more

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  • Cover image of book Alone on a Wide Wide Sea by Michael Morpurgo
    Alone on a Wide Wide Sea - by Michael Morpurgo

    £6.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780007230587 | ISBN 10: 0007230583

    There were dozens of us on the ship, all up on deck for the leaving of Liverpool, gulls wheeling and crying over our heads, calling good-bye... That is all I remember of England.  When six-year-old orphan Arthur Hobhouse is shipped to Austr ... more

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  • Cover image of book War Horse by Michael Morpurgo
    War Horse - by Michael Morpurgo

    £6.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781405215879 | ISBN 10: 1405215879

    From master storyteller, Michael Morpurgo comes an incredibly moving story about one horse's experience in the deadly chaos of the first world war.  In 1914, Joey, a young farm horse, is sold to the army and thrust into the midst of the war on t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ties That Bind, Ties That Break by Lesley Namioka
    Ties That Bind, Ties That Break - by Lesley Namioka

    £6.99   paperback   (2003) - ISBN 13: 9780141317151 | ISBN 10: 0141317159

    Set in China in 1900s the story of a young girl who defied tradition by refusing to have her feet bound and in doing so changed the course of her life forever. ... more

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