Best Children’s Renaissance Fiction Books

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1. Da Vinci's Cat

Author: by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
English
288 pages
0063015250

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Two unlikely friendsFederico, in sixteenth-century Rome, and Bee, in present-day New Jerseyare linked through an amiable cat, Leonardo Da Vinci’s mysterious wardrobe, and an eerily perfect sketch of Bee. Newbery Honor author Catherine Gilbert Murdock’s Da Vinci’s Cat is a thrilling, time-slip fantasy about rewriting history to save the present.

This inventive novel will engross anyone who loved When You Reach Me and A Wrinkle in Time. Federico doesn’t mind being a political hostage in the Pope’s palace, especially now that he has a cat as a friend. But he must admit that a kitten walking into a wardrobe and returning full-grown a moment later is quite odd.

Even stranger is Herbert, apparently an art collector from the future, who emerges from the wardrobe the next night. Herbert barters with Federico to get a sketch signed by the famous painter Raphael, but his plans take a dangerous turn when he hurries back to his era, desperate to save a dying girl.

Bee never wanted to move to New Jersey. When a neighbor shows Bee a sketch that perfectly resembles her, Bee, freaked out, solidifies her resolve to keep to herself. But then she meets a friendly cat and discovers a mysterious cabinet in her neighbor’s attica cabinet that leads her to Renaissance Rome.


2. King Bidgood's in the Bathtub (Caldecott Honor Book)

Author: by Audrey Wood
Clarion Books
English

32 pages

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In this delightful story, the king refuses to leave his bathtub and rule the kingdom. Beauty aside, this also has a panache and sly wit that will please children and their parents, who will be called on to peruse the book again and again.Booklist


3. The Clown of God

Author: by Tomie dePaola
English
48 pages
1534430121

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This beautiful new edition of Tomie dePaola’s 1978 classic retelling of a French legend stars a little juggler whose unique talent leads him to what might be a Christmas miracle. Little Giovanni is poor and homeless, but he can do something wonderful: he can juggle.

The people of Sorrento marvel at his talents, and before long, he becomes famous throughout Italy for his rainbow of colored balls that delight the nobility and townspeople alike. But as the years pass, Giovanni grows old, and his talents begin to fail him.

No longer a celebrated performer, he is once again poor and homeless, begging for his food. Until one Christmas Eve, when Giovanni picks up his rainbow of colored balls once more. And what happens next just might be a miracle


4. The Last Musketeer #2: Traitor's Chase

Author: by Stuart Gibbs
HarperCollins
English
272 pages

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Loyalty is tested in this second book in the thrilling time travel adventure trilogy from New York Times bestselling Spy School author Stuart Gibbs. Having assumed the identity of a young D’Artagnan, Greg Rich is beginning to get the hang of things in 1615 Paris.

But he hasn’t figured out how to get home yet. Or how to defeat the dangerous Michel Dinicoeur, who has made it his mission to destroy Greg, Athos, Aramis, and Porthos. When Dinicoeur escapes the Bastille and flees to Spain, the Musketeers charge after him, only to be ambushed.

Someone is anticipating their every move. Could there be a traitor in their midst? If the Musketeers can’t trust each other, who can they trust? It’s all for one and one for all …Isn’t it? And don’t miss the action-packed finale, The Last Musketeer #3: Double Cross.


5. Prince Martin Wins His Sword: A Classic Tale About a Boy Who Discovers the True Meaning of Courage, Grit, and Friendship (Full Color Art Edition) (Prince Martin Epic)

Author: by Brandon Hale
English
55 pages
1548835714

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Is your son a reluctant reader? Is he a boy who hates reading? If so, the Prince Martin Epic chapter book series is a perfect fit because each book features: High-stakes action-adventure and danger Brilliant color illustrations that explode off the page Text that appears to be prosebut subtly rhymesThis is the trifecta to engage boys!

And it’s the rhyming verse that gently pulls them along, encouraging them to find the next rhymeand want to read the whole book. Parents and grandparents will love the series because each tale contains a moralwithout a lecturethat encourages the virtues of bravery, loyalty, grit, and compassion, which are traits boys need to become good men.

In Prince Martin Wins His Sword, a boy prince must conquer his fears and prove he has virtue to his father to win the ultimate prizehis first sword!Ages 6 and up. Get your copy nowbecause their hearts will soar… Praise for Prince Martin Wins His Sword:”Boyish, archetypal, cross-cultural, and timeless…


6. LEONARDO AND THE FLYING BOY /ANGLAIS

Author: by ANHOLT LAURENCE
English
1847808166
978-1847808165

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Discover the world of wonder that awaits on your doorstep, with this beautiful activity book from the author and illustrator of Natures Day. Learn how to spot different leaves, birds, flowers, and insects, make plaster-cast animal tracks, mimic birdsong, and write a poem inspired by a walk in the woods.


7. The Children of the New Forest

Author: by Captain Marryat
English
272 pages
1925729826

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When Jacob Armitage, a local verderer, hears that Parliamentary soldiers looking for King Charles I are planning to burn down the home of the Beverley orphans he saves the children and rears them as his own grandchildren in a small cottage in the woods.

But can aristocratic children, used to being served, learn to survive as simple foresters? This story was one of the first historical novels written for younger readers and has endured until today. Its classic themes of chivalry and bravery and the examples the children set are sure to be enjoyed by readers of all ages.

This edition features the gorgeous illustrations of Paul Hardy throughout to add extra charm to an already incredible tale.


8. The Last Musketeer (Last Musketeer, 1)

Author: by Stuart Gibbs
English
256 pages
0062048384

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Greg Rich has just been catapulted back through time. One moment, his parents were selling their family heirlooms to Michel Dinicouer, a mysterious and suspicious curator at the Louvre in Paris – and the next thing Greg knows, he’s in France in 1615.

His parents have come along, too, only they’ve been captured by the King’s Guard and thrown into La Mort, the world’s most dangerous prison. Now, Greg has to rescue them…But how? By uniting the Three Musketeers. Greg soon discovers that the three great warriors from Alexander Dumas’s classic novel actually exist – only they’re teenagers as well and haven’t met yet.

Even stranger, Greg might just turn out to be the fourth Musketeer, D’Artagnan. Together, the Musketeers need to pull off an impossible, death-defying rescue – and unravel the devious plot of Dinicouer as well. Get ready for action, adventure and mystery in this new novel from the acclaimed writer of ‘Belly Up.’


9. King of Shadows

Author: by Susan Cooper
English
208 pages
068984445X

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Only in the world of the theater can Nat Field find an escape from the tragedies that have shadowed his young life. So he is thrilled when he is chosen to join an American drama troupe traveling to London to perform A Midsummer Night’s Dream in a new replica of the famous Globe theater.

Shortly after arriving in England, Nat goes to bed ill and awakens transported back in time four hundred years – to another London, and another production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Amid the bustle and excitement of an Elizabethan theatrical production, Nat finds the warm, nurturing father figure missing from his life – in none other than William Shakespeare himself.

Does Nat have to remain trapped in the past forever, or give up the friendship he’s so longed for in his own time?

10. Leonardo's Shadow: Or, My Astonishing Life as Leonardo da Vinci's Servant

Author: by Christopher Grey
English
400 pages
1416905448

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The amazing story about the most celebrated artist who ever lived and a young man without a past who will stop at nothing to learn the truth about his life.Milan, 1497. The height of the Renaissance. And for Giacomo, servant of the famous painter Leonardo da Vinci, it’s the most difficult time of all.

His Master has been working on the Last Supper, his greatest painting ever, for nearly two years. But has he finished it? He’s barely started! The all-powerful Duke of Milan is demanding that it be completed by the time the Pope visits at Easter.

And Giacomo knows that if Leonardo doesn’t pick up his pace, the Duke may invite a young genius – Michelangelo – to finish the painting instead. Which means that Leonardo won’t be paid, which means that Milan’s shopkeepers (to whom he owes massive amounts) will take drastic measures against him.

It’s all down to Giacomo, and whether he can come up with a brilliant solution. And if he does, will his Master go for it? After all, Leonardo still doesn’t seem to trust him. He refuses to teach Giacomo how to paint; he won’t help him find his parents; nor will he discuss the significance of the medallion, ring, and cross that Giacomo was carrying when Leonardo found him.

11. The Prince and the Pauper

Author: by Mark Twain
English
221 pages

1949982432

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When I am king, they shall not have bread and shelter only, but also teachings out of books; for a full belly is little worth where the mind is starved. It’s a Renaissance switcheroo! A poor young lad named Tom Canty encounters Edward, Prince of Wales, outside the palace gates.

But it’s no passing encounter. Bewildered by what they saw, the two discover their appearances are identical. Without pause, the young beggar and young prince decide to exchange clothes and places. The prince, now a beggar, and the beggar, now a prince, begin to discover life at the opposite ends of 16th century English society.

12. The Amber Crane

Author: by Malve von Hassell
B097433JFH
June 25, 2021
English

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Chafing at the rules of the amber guild, Peter, an apprentice during the waning years of the Thirty Years’ War, finds and keeps a forbidden piece of amber, despite the risk of severe penalties should his secret be discovered. Little does he know that this amber has hidden powers, transporting him into a future far beyond anything he could imagine.

In dreamlike encounters, Peter witnesses the ravages of the final months of World War II in and around his home. He becomes embroiled in the troubles faced by Lioba, a girl he meets who seeks to escape from the oncoming Russian army.

Peter struggles with the consequences of his actions, endangering his family, his amber master’s reputation, and his own future. How much is Peter prepared to sacrifice to right his wrongs?

13. Pippo the Fool (Junior Library Guild Selection)

Author: by Tracey E. Fern
English
48 pages
1570917930

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Was Pippo the Fool really Pippo the Genius? The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence was a marvel of art, architecture, and engineering. But it lacked a finishing ornament, a crown-a dome! The city fathers had a solution: to invite the finest masters to compete for the chance to design a dome.

The rumors of this contest reached the ears of Filippo Brunelleschi, better known in Florence as Pippo the Fool. As soon as he heard about the contest, Pippo knew it was the chance he had been waiting for. “If I can win the contest, I will finally lose that nickname once and for all!”This book tells the story of the construction of an architectural masterpiece-Brunelleschi’s Dome.Tracey E.

Fern depicts Pippo’s prickly personality with humor and warmth, and Pau Estrada’s richly detailed illustrations bring Renaissance Florence to life. An excellent way to introduce kids to an important moment in Western engineering and history.

14. The Copernicus Legacy: The Forbidden Stone (Copernicus Legacy, 1)

Author: by Tony Abbott
0062194445
Katherine Tegen Books
English

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Bestselling author Tony Abbott’s epic new middle grade series, the Copernicus Legacy, begins with The Forbidden Stone, a thrilling adventure packed with puzzles, intrigue, and action. Fans of Rick Riordan and Ridley Pearson will love this first book in an exciting series that takes the reader all over the globe in a race to find pieces of a mysterious hidden pastbefore it’s too late.

Wade, Lily, Darrell, and Becca fly from Texas to Germany for the funeral of an old family friend. But instead of just paying their respects, they wind up on a dangerous, mind-blowing quest to unlock an ancient, guarded secret that could destroy the fate of the world.

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15. The Wild Queen: The Days and Nights of Mary, Queen of Scots (Young Royals Book 7)

Author: by Carolyn Meyer
B00850ZQNI
June 19, 2012
English

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The scandalous and tragic life of Mary, Queen of Scots. Read her incredible story before seeing the major motion picture starring Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie! Mary Stuart was just five years old when she was sent to France to be raised alongside her future husband.

But when the frail young king dies, eighteen-year-old Mary is stripped of her title as Queen of France and set adrift in the harsh world, alone. Determined to reign over what is rightfully hers, Mary returns to Scotland. Hoping that a husband will help her secure the coveted English throne, she marries again, but the love and security she longs for elude her.

Instead, the fiery young queen finds herself embroiled in a murder scandal that could cost her the crown. And her attempts to bargain with her formidable sister queen, Elizabeth I of England, could cost her her very life.

16. Prince Martin and the Thieves: A Brave Boy, a Valiant Knight, and a Timeless Tale of Courage and Compassion (Full Color Art Edition) (Prince Martin Epic)

Author: by Brandon Hale
English
94 pages
1979571856

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Is your son a reluctant reader? Is he a boy who hates reading? If so, the Prince Martin Epic chapter book series is a perfect fit because each book features: High-stakes action-adventure and danger Brilliant color illustrations that explode off the page Text that appears to be prosebut subtly rhymesThis is the trifecta to engage boys!

And it’s the rhyming verse that gently pulls them along, encouraging them to find the next rhymeand want to read the whole book. Parents and grandparents will love the series because each tale contains a moralwithout a lecturethat encourages the virtues of bravery, loyalty, grit, and compassion, which are traits boys need to become good men.

In Prince Martin and the Thieves, a boy prince and his trusty sidekick must contend with ruthless highwaymen. During their ordeal, the boy discovers courage and compassion, two virtues he’ll need to someday become a king.Ages 6 and up. Get your copy nowbecause their hearts will soar…

Praise for Prince Martin and the Thieves:”A tale of courage and kindness with a little silliness thrown in. An exciting bedtime story, cleverly written.”-Wayne Grant, bestselling author of The Saga of Roland Inness seriesThis is a lavishly illustrated full-color edition.For the $8.