Children's reading lists

17 must-have historical fiction books for kids

Take a trip back in time to the eras of the Romans, the Tudors and the Ancient Egyptians in this list of must-have historical fiction books. But hold on tight, because this is not history as you learnt it in school.

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Ancient Egyptians

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