“He put a snowball in his pocket for tomorrow.”
This book shows how much fun playing outside could be no matter where you are.
The Snowy Day is a Caldecott winning book written and illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats. This book is about a young boy and his adventures through his city on a snowy day. This short story is fun for children because they can relate to the young boy having fun outside! I remember this book from years ago.
Westward to Home is a historical fiction book written by Patricia Holmes in 2001. This is the story of a nine year old boy named Joshua who was apart of the Oregon Trail in 1848. This book is cool because it is written like a diary from Joshua‘s perspective.
Lion Island is a historical fiction book written by Margarita Engle. This book gives readers a lot of information on different cultures and on slavery. This book would be better for older children as it is an emotional book and has sensitive topics.
And Lincoln‘s Hat is a historical fiction book written by Martha Brenner. This book is about Abe Lincoln before his presidency. It is about the time period he lived in and the types of problems that occurred during this time. This story really takes the readers back to this time.
I am Rosa Parks is a historical fiction book written by Brad Meltzer and illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos. This story is about Rosa being a child and being raised to stand up for herself. This is a really good book for children and it teaches them history as well.
The Cats in Krasinski Square is a historical fiction book written by Karen Hesse and illustrated by Wendy Watson. This book gives information on people that lived during the time period of the Holocaust. It is more kid friendly because it has a focus on cats.
Freedom Summer is a historical fiction book written by Deborah Wiles and illustrated by Jerome Lagarrigue. This book relatable to young readers because the main characters are kids who are speaking in first person. It takes place many decades ago so it gives children insight on what it would be like to live in that time period.
Unspoken is a historical fiction book written by Henry Cole. This book is about the underground railroad. There are a ton of illustrations that tell the story. This book would be difficult for young children but good for older students.
Potato is a book written by Kate Lied and illustrated by Lisa Campbell Ernst. This is a story about the Great Depression. This story gives readers a good background on the Great Depression from a simple story that is easy for children to understand.