Historical Fiction

Are you a parent or guardian looking for books related to your child's interests, or recommendations to help them branch out into new genres? Are you a teacher looking for books on a particular theme or topic? Look no further than our themed reading lists for a huge variety of brilliant book recommendations for children of all ages!

'From the Battle of the Boyne to the story of a family’s forced ‘evacuation’ at the hands of the Soviet Army, this listing spans centuries, continents and a cacophony of remarkable characters. Perfect for history buffs aged 9+.'

This is a curated list of titles our expert reviewers recommend under the assigned theme. It is by no means an exhaustive list and we have tried, where possible, to include a spread across age ranges and genres under the theme. Any titles by an Irish author, illustrator, publisher or in the Irish language will be denoted with a shamrock.

Children’s Books Ireland produced this resource with the expert assistance of Kim Harte. We also wish to acknowledge the work of our Inis magazine and Recommended Reads Guide reviewers.