History Read Alouds

A Timeline of Children's Books for Teaching History

This site features lists of children's books arranged on timelines. Each list of picture books and chapter books is presented on a timeline of historical events.

Reading aloud to children is a great way to teach history. Unlike a history textbook, which can be rather boring, a beautifully illustrated picture book biography or a suspenseful historical fiction chapter book can capture your child's attention and help him or her remember people and events in history.

So, find a book, grab a cup of tea or coffee and a cozy afghan, and sit together with your child or children to enjoy a story and learn about events that happened long ago. You will be glad you did.