When I was a home schooling mom, I became enthusiastic about using historical fiction to complement our history studies.  I started to create my own reading lists for different historical periods.  I found many different sources for book candidates, but wished there was a single consolidated searchable database of historical fiction for young readers. So I created one. Because geography is an important component of history, I thought it would be fun to visually display the books by location markers on a map.  This website, an ongoing work in progress, is a result of my efforts to create the user experience I wish I had when I was home schooling. 

Please note that I have not read all of the books in this database.  If you are considering introducing your young reader to one of these books, please preview the content for suitability.

“Study the past if you would define the future.”


“No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond.”

C. S. Lewis

“If you don’t know history, then you don’t know anything. You are a leaf that doesn’t know it is part of a tree. ”

Michael Crichton