Catalogue Page for Historical Stories
The Life of a Computer
As computers get older, they are valued less.
By Matthew McAyealAge range: 9 to12 Tags: Historical, Instructional, Modern, Original
That Pharaoh is a Mean Guy
Does Neferu have what it takes to stand up to Egypt’s meanest pharaoh?
By Stephanie GibbonAge range: 9 to12 Tags: Funny, Historical, Instructional, Original Reading time: 05 - 10 mins
Paul and the Smugglers
When Paul, the lighthouse keeper’s son, saves a drowning man on Christmas Eve, he finds more than he bargained for.
By Carol BennettAge range: 9 to12 Tags: Christmas, Historical, Original, Religious Reading time: 10 - 15 mins
The Library of Fire and Apples
A boy from the country overcomes city bullies in London, at the opening of the Children’s Library in 1936.
By Cathy MaisanoAge range: 9 to12 Tags: Historical, Original Reading time: 01 - 05 mins
Might Pigs Fly?
The Might brothers, Orswille and Willboar embark on a mission to be the first pigs to fly. With little help and a lot of hindrance from the other farmyard animals they create the ultimate flying contraption.
By Steve HeronAge range: 3 to 5, 6 to 8 Tags: Funny, Historical, Instructional, Original Animals: Pig Reading time: 01 - 05 mins
Mr Bill Tuttle wakes up one morning and finds that his whole world is completely changed.
By William PropsnerAge range: 9 to12, Teen Tags: Historical, Original Reading time: 01 - 05 mins, 05 - 10 mins
Before the Moon: Neil Armstrong and the Gemini 8 Mission
The story of astronauts Neil Armstrong and David Scott’s Gemini 8 mission to dock with the Agena target vehicle, the first ever mission of its kind.
By Artie KnappAge range: 3 to 5, 6 to 8, 9 to12, Teen Tags: Historical, Illustrated, Modern, Original, True Reading time: 01 - 05 mins
Dick Whittington goes to London where he has heard the streets are paved with gold. When he leaves after finding that not true, he hears the bells calling him back.
By Joseph JacobsAge range: 6 to 8, 9 to12 Tags: Classic, Folk Tale, Historical, True Animals: Cat Reading time: 10 - 15 mins
Sadie – A Revolutionary War Story
During the American War of Independence a young girl finds herself in the midst of a crucial mission. Living in the middle of British territory, only she can warn the troops of a dangerous ambush. This story is in 5 parts and has a religious theme.
By Carol BennettAge range: 9 to12 Tags: Historical, Original Reading time: Over 20 mins
The Catacomb Adventures
This story focuses on two children who, having escaped from prison through the kindness of a Roman soldier, live in the Catacombs with other refugees until eventually moving to an interesting new life in the Greek city of Perga. This is a religious story with 10 chapters.