Historical Fiction for the School Library: Riveting Reads

Dawn Finch

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If you're looking for some 'Riveting Reads' in the genre of historical fiction, then this guide is perfect for your requirements. Written by author and librarian Dawn Finch, with a foreword by SLA Patron and former President Kevin Crossley-Holland, this publication provides a strong introduction to what a historical novel is, why children should be encouraged to read historical fiction, and also some important tips for choosing historical fiction. Historical Fiction for the School Library offers a superb selection of concise book reviews covering Pre-History, Ancient Greece, Egyptians, Romans, and the period from the 5th Century AD to the World Wars – encompassing text and picture books. It also includes references to poetry, anthologies and series books.
2018. ISBN 9781911222187.

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Dawn Finch
Dawn Finch is a children's writer and librarian and former president of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals. She writes historical fiction and non-fiction for children and young adults, and is a CILIP Trustee and member of the Society of Author's Childrens and Writers Committee.

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