While some children are drawn to history, others may find it hard to relate to or boring. Listed below are several books that will make learning history interesting and fun for children of all ages.

Amelia Who Could Fly

Amelia Who Could Fly is picture book based on Amelia Earhart’s childhood.  Join Amelia as she chases after her dreams in this beautifully illustrated book.  Recommended for ages 3-7

Clothes and Fashion to Color

For those interested in fashion and need a creative outlet, Clothes and Fashion to Color is a great coloring book that provides a survey of fashion throughout history.   Recommended for ages 6+

Then and Now

A fun comparison book, Then and Now allows kids to see how things have changed over the years through active illustrations.  Colorful illustrations allow kids to see how people, places, and activities have changed over time.  Also, the text includes questions that offer another way for kids to stay engaged.  Recommended for ages 3-6

Time Traveler

Time Traveler places children into four different time periods: Ancient Rome, Ancient Egypt, the Viking period, and the Medieval period.  From cover to cover this book is filled with rich illustrations and plenty of action to keep kids coming back to read it again and again. Recommended for ages 8-11

Encyclopedia of World History

The Usborne Encyclopedia of World History combines four different encyclopedias into one volume.  Included in this volume is Ancient World, Medieval World, Prehistoric World, and The Last 500 Years.  To supplement the text, there are plenty of maps, photos, charts, and links to over 800 websites.  A reduced format version in paperback is also available. Recommended for ages 8+

The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow (Book 1)

The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow is the first book in a fiction series that takes place in Edwardian London.  The setting places readers directly in early 20th century London, giving children a glimpse into what life was like at a time that is unfamiliar to them.  Recommended for ages 10-14

At my Usborne Books & More site you can browse and purchase even more fiction and non fiction books that may spark a child’s interest in history!