West To Grand Portage is historical fiction set in Montreal in the year 1766. Sixteen-year-old Phillippe Chabot lands a job as a voyageur. He and a group of men will be steering canoes from their hometown Montreal across Lake Superior and on to Grand Portage to trade with Native Americans.
Boudica Queen of the Iceni is a historical fiction written in third person. The book takes place in Britain, the home land of many Celtic tribes, during and after the Roman’s invade Britain’s territories, around 55 – 60 A.D. As you read you see Boudica’s childhood, the anger and pain of her own afflictions and the afflictions of the Iceni people and all Celts chased by the Romans. You meet people who shared in Boudica’s life of constant harassment from the Romans to pay tribute or suffer punishment.
The Spare Room takes place in Middleton, Vermont in the year 1843. This book is written in first person through the eyes of the main character, Susannah Allen, a young farm girl who writes about her twelfth and thirteenth years in her journal.
As the story goes, Susannah finds herself part of an abolitionist society at her school. It was started by a new girl, Callie, from Boston, and it eventually leads to many exciting events.
The book Busy Dizzy is a very simple children’s book. It has a lesson to teach in the form of well-written, little rhymes. The book is told by a narrator, telling you about a school house and the little internal conflicts of the children in it. The teacher, Miss Young, is very creative in how she helps them use their imagination to deal with their conflicts. This book also has activities to share with your child at the back of the book that relate to the story.
Arrows Over Agincourt takes place in the early 1400s starting in England, though the majority of the book takes place in France. King Henry V leads his army across the English Channel to reclaim his land in France.
This historical fiction is depicted through the eyes of a young man who lives in a small village not far outside of London. He and his friend desire the spoils of war so they can return to their village and marry their sweethearts.