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Historical Fiction Books for Third Graders

Like wow! There's a brand new historical fiction for third-graders through seventh-graders to enjoy reading called The 1950s Adventures of Pete and Carol Ann by author, C.A. Hartnell. Readers will take a blast to the past and thrill to the exciting adventures of two All American, eleven-year-old main characters, Pete and Carol Ann, who race flat out with their little beagle hound through the scary, sinister, ferocious, wild year of nineteen fifty five.

The engaging titles in these historical fiction, chapter books are "Scary Spring: Our 1950s Polio Fright", "Sinister Summer: Cars, Cruisers, and Close Calls", "Ferocious Fall: Our Wild Weather Escapes", and "Wild Winter: Christmas, Clues, and Crooks". Every activity in all four books turns into an exciting event for these two ordinary kids in small town El Monte, California, during the year of 1955.

Third-graders, who are just beginning to read chapter books, will discover easily readable words in short paragraphs for page-turning fun and a sense of accomplishment as they finish each chapter and book to its exciting end. While third-graders can easily read this four book series, fourth-graders through seventh-graders will also discover likable characters and thrilling history lessons about the 1950s. Readers will learn new words from that era as they read, and in the Glossary at the back of each book which lists fun fifties phrases.

Historical Fiction Books Synopsis

"Scary Spring: Our 1950s Polio Fright" is the first book in The 1950s Adventures of Pete and Carol Ann series for third through seventh-graders to read and enjoy. Third-graders will be captivated by these historical fiction books that feature Buddy the beagle hound and best friends, Pete and Carol Ann, who have fun but also find courage when the threat of polio becomes very personal and some scary adventures unfold.

"Sinister Summer: Cars, Cruisers, and Close Calls" reunites best friends, Pete and Carol Ann, with their doggy pal, Buddy, to search for peace and safety in a world of bullies and other close calls. Third-graders will enjoy reading about the Fourth of July, which is America's birthday, surfing, and horseback riding.

"Ferocious Fall: Our Wild Weather Escapes" is an action-packed adventure that teaches best friends, Pete and Carol Ann, to make wise decisions when dealing with bullies and wild weather.

"Wild Winter: Christmas, Clues, and Crooks", the final book in the series, finds best friends, Pete and Carol Ann, planning a Christmas Pageant to raise money for needy families in their community while they work to discover the crooks who are stealing their holiday joy. Third-graders will love reading about the magic of the Christmas season.

With fun, suspense, and historical accuracy, Hartnell transports readers back in time to an era when teens cruised in hot rods along Route 66 and younger kids played games in their front yards while waiting for the Good Humor ice cream truck. Buy the four historical fiction books for third graders.


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