Book Reports

  • Monthly Book Reports!
     
    In Wizard World, we complete a Book Report each month, starting in October and ending in May.  That's a total of 8 books read completely at home.  Each month, I will tell you which genre to read.  However, you will pick the book and the type of report you want to complete.  Read to learn!  Read to travel!  Read to have fun!  Read!  Read!  Read!
     
    October........Picture Books
    November....Realistic Fiction
    December....To Be Determined!
    January........Non-Fiction/Science
    February......Non-Fiction/Social Studies
    March...........Historical Fiction
    April..............Biography
    May...............Free Choice
     

    For the month of March, our Book Reports will be from the Historical Fiction genre. Historical fiction deals with events that could really happen in life.  The events in historical fiction take place during a historic period of time. Here is a list that you might find helpful in choosing your book.


    Any of the Dear America diaries for boys and girls
    Any of the 
    Girls of Many Lands books
    Anderson- 
    Chains and the sequel Forge-Revolutionary War
    Armstrong-
    Sounder-Late 1800's, Southern U.S.
    Avi-
    Crispin-14th C., England
    Avi-
    Something Upstairs-19th C., Rhode Island
    Avi-
    True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle-19th C., England/US
    Blackwood- T
    he Shakespeare Stealer- 1602, England 
    Boyne- 
    The Boy in the Striped Pajamas-1942, Berlin
    Brink-
    Caddie Woodlawn-19th C., Wisconsin
    Choldenko-
    Al Capone Does My Shirts-1930's, Alcatraz Island
    Clapp-
    Constance-17th C., Plymouth
    Clapp-
    Witches’ Children-1692, Massachusetts
    Carbone- 
    Blood on the River- Jamestown, 1607
    Collier-
    Jump Ship to Freedom-1780s, Connecticut
    Collier-
    My Brother Sam is Dead-Revolutionary War, Connecticut
    Collier-
    War Comes to Willy Freeman-Revolutionary War, East Coast
    Curtis-
    Bud, Not Buddy-1930's, US Depression era
    Cushman-
    Ballad of Lucy Whipple-1849, Massachusetts/California
    Cushman-
    Catherine, Called Birdy-13th C., England
    Cushman-
    The Midwife’s Apprentice-Middle Ages, England
    Divakaruni- 
    Neela, Victory Song-1939, Calcutta 
    Fleishman-
    Bandit Moon-1850, California territory
    Fleishman-
    By the Great Horn Spoon-1849, California Gold Rush
    Fleishman-
    Saturnalia-17th C., Colonial America
    Fleishman-
    The 13th Floor-17 C., Massachusetts
    Fleishman-
    The Whipping Boy-18th C., Europe?
    Forbes-
    Johnny Tremain-Revolutionary War, US
    Fox-
    Slave Dancer-1840, New Orleans
    Fritz-
    Early Thunder-Revolutionary War, Massachusetts
    Fritz-
    The Cabin Faced West-Revolutionary War, US
    Fritz-
    Traitor:The Case of Benedict Arnold-Revolutionary War, US
    Furlong-
    Robin’s Country-Middle Ages, England, Sherwood Forest
    George-
    Julie of the Wolves series-1970's, Northern Alaska
    George-
    The Talking Earth-Modern era, Florida Everglades
    Gipson-
    Old Yeller-Late 1860's, Texas
    Gregory- 
    Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie
    Gregory-
    Earthquake at Dawn-1906, San Francisco
    Hamilton-
    Return to Dies Drear-Modern Era/Civil War Era, Ohio
    Hansen-
    I thought my soul would Rise and Fly-1865, South Carolina
    Hesse-
    Out of the Dust- 1930's, Oklahoma
    Hobbler-
    Treasures in the Stream-1848, California
    Holm-
    Boston Jane -1854, Philadelphia/Pacific Northwest
    Ho-
    The Clay Marble-1980's, Cambodia
    Hurmence-
    A Girl Called Boy-Modern Era/1853
    Kadahata-
    Weedflower-1942, Arizona Desert 
    Keith-
    Rifles for Watie-1861, Kansas
    Kerr-
    When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit-1930, France/Germany
    Kimball-
    Star Spangled Secret-1812, Battle of 1812, Baltimore, Maryland
    Konigsburg, E. L. -
    The Second Mrs. Giaconda- 16th C., Florence, Italy
    Konigsburg, E. L.-
    A Proud Taste of Scarlet and Miniver-12 C., England
    Krensky-
    The Iron Dragon Never Sleeps- 1867, California
    Larson- 
    Hattie Big Sky- 1918-Iowa
    Lasky-
    Dreams in the Golden Country- 1903, New York City           
    Laugaard-
     Patty Reed’s Doll-1849, Trail to California
    Lester- 
    Day of Tears -1859, Georgia
    Levine-
    Dave at Night-1920's Harlem Rennaissance-New York
    Levitin-
    Journey to America-1938, Germany
    Levoy-
    Alan and Naomi-1940s, New York- Post Holocaust
    London-
    Call of the Wild-19th C, Yukon Territory, Canada
    London-
    White Fang- Late 1800’s, Yukon Territory, Canada,
    Lord-
    In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson-Post WWII, China/Brooklyn
    Lowry-
    Number the Stars-1943, Denmark
    Magorian-
    Good Night Mr. Tom-WWII, England
    Mcguire-
    The Good Liar- WWII, France
    McKissack- 
    A Picture of Freedom-1859, Virginia
    McKissack-
    Let My People Go-1800s, South Carolina
    Munoz-Ryan-
    Riding Freedom-Mid-1800's, California
    Namioka-
    Yang the Youngest and his Terrible Ear-                       
    Napoli-
    Stones in Water-1940s. Italy
    O’Dell-
    Sarah Bishop 1770s, Colonial America
    O’Dell-
    The Serpent Never Sleeps-1609-England/Bermuda/Jamestown
    O’Dell-
    Zia-late 1800s, San Nicolas Island off California
    O'Dell-
    Island of the Blue Dolphins-mid 1800s, San Nicolas Island off California
    O'Dell-
    Sing Down the Moon-1800's, Arizona
    O'Dell-
    Streams to the River, River to the Sea-1803, Lewis and Clark expedition
    Orlev-
    Island on Bird Street-WWII, Polish ghetto
    Park-
    The Single Shard-Late 12 C. Korea 
    Paterson-
    Jip, His Story-1855, Vermont
    Paterson-
    Lyddie-1843, Vermont
    Paterson-
    The Master Puppeteer -Feudal Japan
    Paulsen-
    Mr. Tucket series-Early 1900's Western U.S.
    Paulsen-
    Nightjohn-Pre Civil War, Southern plantation
    Paulsen-
    Sarny: a Life Remembered-Post Civil War, Southern plantation
    Paulsen-
    Soldier’s Heart-Civil War era, Gettysburg
    Peck-
    A Day No Pigs Would Die-early 1900s, Vermont
    Peck-
    A Long Way from Chicago-1929, Illinois
    Peck-
    A Year Down Yonder-1937, Illinois
    Petry-
    Tituba of Salem Village-Colonial Era, Salem, Massachusetts
    Porter-
    Pollyanna-Late 1800's, United States
    Propp- 
    After the Soldiers Were Gone- Netherlands, 1945 
    Pullman-
    Ruby in the Smoke-19th C. London
    Rawls-
    Where the Red Fern Grows -1930's, Ozark Mountains
    Rinaldi-
    Hang a Thousand Trees with Ribbons: Story of Phillis Wheatley-1770's, Boston
    Rinaldi-
    Wolf by the Ears -18th C., Monticello/Washington D.C.
    Russell-
    Child Bride-1948, Southeastern China
    Schmidt-
    Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy-Early 1900's Maine
    Senzai- 
    Shooting Kabul- 2001, Pakistan 
    Speare-
    Calico Captive -1750s, French/Indian War, New Hampshire
    Speare-
    Witch of Blackbird Pond-1687, Colonial Connecticut
    Spinelli- 
    Milkweed-1939, Warsaw, Poland
    Sterman-
    Saratoga Secret-Revolutionary War, U.S.
    Stevenson-
    Treasure Island-1760s, England
    Taylor-
    Let the Circle Be Unbroken-Depression era, Mississippi
    Taylor-
    Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry-1930s, Mississippi
    Taylor-
    The Road to Memphis-1941, Mississippi
    Tingle-
    The Edge on the Sword-Late 800s, Saxon England
    Tomlinson-
    The Forest Wife-Middle Ages, England
    Uchida-
    A Jar of Dreams-1930s, California
    Uchida-
    Journey Home-Post WWII, Salt Lake City, Utah
    Uchida-
    Journey to Topaz-WWII, Japanese Internment Camp, Berkeley, CA
    Uchida-
    The Invisible Thread-WWII, Japanese Internment Camp
    Vanderpool-
    Moon Over Manifest-Kansas, 1917 WWI era
    Vande Velde-
    There’s a Dead Person Following my Sister Around-1800s, New York, Underground Railroad
    Whitmore-
    Trapped Between the Lash and the Gun-1800s, Antebellum South
    Wiles- 
    Countdown -1962, Washington DC
    Woodruff- 
    Orphan of Ellis Island- 1908 from Italy to U.S.
    Woods- 
    The Red Rose Box- 1953, Los Angeles
    Yates-
    Amos Fortune, Free Man-18th C., Massachusetts
    Yep-
    Dragonwings-Early 20th C., California

    Various authors- The Dear America diaries
    Various authors- The American Girl series 

    Various authors- The I Survived... series 

    Revisited 6/2013