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Books on Life in the
Middle Ages for Kids

The following books about life in the Middle Ages are a hit!  The knights, the castles, the princesses, the jousting all adds up to a very exciting historical period. I clearly remember learning about the Middle Ages when I was in seventh grade. It was all so fantastical that I was actually skeptical that it really did happen. As I made my model castle, complete with a moat, I vividly remember wondering if perhaps historians had gotten it wrong. It seemed like Disney, not reality. :)

Below are some of the best children's books about life in the Middle Ages, about castles and knights and princesses, etc. Note: The interest age increases as you move down the page.

Best Books on Life in
the Middle Ages for Kids

Knight: A Noble Guide
for Young Squires

by Dugald A. Steer
2nd grade - 6th grade

St George and
the Dragon

by Margaret Hodges
Kindergarten - 3rd grade

The Knight and
the Dragon

by Tomie dePaola
Kindergarten - 2nd grade

The Kitchen Knight
by Margaret Hodges
3rd grade & Up

Marguerite Makes
a Book

by Bruce Robertson
2nd grade - 5th grade

The Knight at Dawn
(Magic Tree House series)

by Mary Pope Osborne
1st grade - 4th grade

Knights And Castles
(Magic Tree House
Research Guides)
1st grade - 4th grade

Merlin and the
Making of the King

by Margaret Hodges
2nd grade - 6th grade

Canterbury Tales

by Marcia Williams
4th grade - 6th grade

Castle Diary
Journal of Tobias Burgess

by Richard Platt
4th grade - 8th grade 

1001 Knights and
Castle Things to Spot

by Hazel Maskell
all ages

Archers, Alchemists,
and 98 Other Medieval
Jobs You Might Have
Loved or Loathed

3rd grade - 6th grade

by David Macaulay
3rd grade & Up

by David Macaulay
3rd grade & Up

Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from
a Medieval Village
5th grade & Up

Ella Enchanted 
by Gail Carson Levine
3rd grade - 6th grade

by Alan Armstrong
4th grade - 6th grade

Midwife's Apprentice   
by Karen Cushman
5th grade & Up

 Catherine, Called Birdy  
by Karen Cushman
6th grade - 9th grade

Fire, Bed, & Bone  
by Henrietta Branford
6th grade & Up

Crispin series
The Cross of Lead, The End of Time, and At the Edge of the World by Avi
4th grade - 8th grade

Once Upon a

by Jean Ferris
5th grade - 9th grade

The Book Without
A Fable of
Medieval Magic by Avi

5th grade - 8th grade

A Proud Taste for
Scarlet and Miniver 

by E.L. Konigsburg
4th grade - 7th grade

by Donna Jo Napoli
8th grade & Up

Matilda Bone
by Karen Cushman
4th grade - 8th grade

Blood Red Horse
by K.M. Grant
6th grade - 9th grade

Enjoy the books!

Betsy, Cindy, and Virginia (the teachers/sisters behind this website)

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