The Historians

Article by liz

The Historians are the kids who love, well, history! And not just history, but the classics, like nursery-rhyme favorites or vintage-styled illustrations. Historians are the kind of readers who grab your sleeve to tell you the coolest fact they just learned from their book, or ask for big stacks of nonfiction for background reading. These kids know that understanding where we were helps us see where we're going. For historical fiction lovers and the fans of old-timey tales, we have a list full of true stories, alternate histories, and magical dips into what was.

Mother Bruce Cover Image
By Ryan T. Higgins, Ryan T. Higgins (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781484730881
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - November 24th, 2015

Adorable goslings imprint on a very grouchy bear. This gorgeous, hilarious story is perfect for read-aloud and read-along for youngsters. Ages 3 and up.


The Bear's Surprise Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452140285
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 15th, 2015

This elaborate hide-and-seek picture book, featuring the characters from THE BEAR’S SONG and THE BEAR’S SEA ESCAPE, makes a fantastic family story, as Little Bear searches for his father. Ages 3 and up.


The Good Little Book Cover Image
By Kyo Maclear, Marion Arbona (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781770494510
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Published: Tundra Books (NY) - August 11th, 2015

An angry little boy finds a friend in a good little storybook. A wonderful story about the transformative power of imagination--and sharing!--from Brazos favorite Kyo Maclear. Ages 5 and up.


Imelda & the Goblin King Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781909263659
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Published: Nobrow Press - October 20th, 2015

This classically-styled picture book, about a girl defending her fairy friends from a cruel goblin, looks fantastically vintage yet is perfect for today’s kids. Ages 5 and up.


The Story of Diva and Flea Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781484722848
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Disney-Hyperion - October 13th, 2015

Kids greats Mo Willems (Elephant and Piggie, the Pigeon books) and Tony DiTerlizzi (The Spiderwick Chronicles and the Wondla series) team up for an odd-couple story of Parisian adventures! Ages 6 and up.


Lilliput Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781561458066
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Published: Peachtree Publishers - August 1st, 2015

A brave Lilliputian girl tries to find her way home after years as a parlor decoration. This spin on Gulliver’s Travels is phenomenally illustrated and a great action story. Ages 8 and up.


Historium: Welcome to the Museum Cover Image
By Jo Nelson, Richard Wilkinson (Illustrator)
$35.00
ISBN: 9780763679842
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Published: Big Picture Press - September 8th, 2015

This companion to last year’s ANIMALIUM is a trip to a history museum in book form! With detailed illustrations spanning hundreds of years of history, this book is like having a personal, guided tour right on your bookshelf. Ages 8 and up.


The Blackthorn Key Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781481446518
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Published: Aladdin Paperbacks - September 1st, 2015

A London apothecary’s apprentice tries to save the world in this page-turning historical adventure, perfect for fans of the Artemis Fowl or Nicolas Flamel series. Ages 10 and up.


The Hired Girl Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763678180
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - September 8th, 2015

This story of a Pennsylvania farm girl trying to make a future for herself in 1911 America is based on a true story: inspired by the journals of author Laura Amy Schlitz’s grandmother! Historically rich, funny, award-winning: perfect for voracious teen readers. Ages 12 and up.


Walk on Earth a Stranger Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062242914
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Published: Greenwillow Books - September 22nd, 2015

A new historical fantasy series from Rae Carson! Follow Lee, a girl who can sense the presence of gold, as she flees to California during the Gold Rush, from a man who wants to use her power for himself. Ages 12 and up.


The Explorers Guild, Volume One: A Passage to Shambhala Cover Image
By Kevin Costner, Jon Baird, Rick Ross (Illustrator)
$29.99
ISBN: 9781476727394
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Published: Atria Books - October 20th, 2015

This terrific mash-up of fiction, comics, and illustration pays homage to the Golden Age of Adventuring, created by the phenomenally talented team of Jon Baird, Rick Ross, and Kevin Costner (yes, THAT Kevin Costner). Ages 14 and up.


The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch, Volume One: At the Edge of Empire Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781481411394
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 27th, 2015

A teenage gangster gets shot in 1896--and is resurrected to walk the earth for eternity. This macabre historical fiction is unlike anything we’ve ever read. Ages 14 and up

 


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