Sunday, October 14, 2007

Looking for recommendations

Christine M over at The Simple and the Ordinary is looking for some readers advisory for her ten (almost eleven) year old daughter: Actually, she specifically wants books set in the 1st half of the 20th century in America (where people aren't riding in buggies and wearing sun bonnets). They don't have to be specific about a topic - just using the time period.

So, basically that is any time up to World War II (and yes, I checked with Chris, and up to and right after WWII is good; basically, 1900 to 1950.) I know, a kid who wants to read historical fiction! Awesome.

Any ideas? Let Christine (and Pippi) know.


misskate said...
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christine M said...

Thanks for the link, Liz - right now Pippi is actually reading The Titan's Curse (doesn't fit the required category, I know - but it came in at the library)

Mary Beth said...

Have you tried the History Mysteries - part of the American Girl books? They are for children about that age (to me they seemed similar in length and difficulty to Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boy Books). There are books that occur in all different time periods and there is a mystery (duh) to go with each one. You can research them at the American Girl website and then check them out at your local library, unless you're like me and have that overwhelming need to OWN all the books you read.....

Anyway, good reads!

Laini Taylor said...

Hi Liz! I loved Hattie Big Sky, but there were wagons and bonnets involved. Um, how about A Drowned Maiden's Hair? Can't remembered exactly when that was set but I'm pretty sure it was first half of the century, without being all "historical"! That's all that's coming to mind right now. Cheers!

Paige Y. said...

Do books published a long time ago count?

I love:
The Betsy-Tacy books
Cheaper by the Dozen
Elizabeth Enright's books
Daddy Long-Legs

Three Silly Chicks said...

How about LILY'S CROSSING by Patricia Reilly Giff, and LONG WAY FROM CHICAGO by Richard Peck?

Also by Peck: FAIR WEATHER and A YEAR DOWN YONDER. All are historical fiction that aren't LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE kind of books.

Also, BELLE TEAL by Anne Matthews Martin. Is actually set in the 60's but has an earlier feel to the era because of the locale.

JACOB HAVE I LOVED by Katherine Paterson.

BELLE PRATER's BOY by Ruth C. White. Set in 1953, but again has an earlier feel.


Andrea Beaty

Anonymous said...

what about the ALL-OF-A-KIND-FAMILY books by Sydney Taylor?