Reading Crusade Challenge – Week 4

Week 4 Challenge – History

Try a historical story.  There are a lot of historical stories set during or after wartime, like Rose for the Anzac Boys, The Silver Sword, or Goodnight Mister Tom.  Some historical stories are told through diary entries, like the My Story series.  There are even historical mystery stories, like the Roman Mysteries series and the Lady Grace Mysteries.

Check out our If you like Stories of kids in wartime  and If you like Historical Stories book list and our Book Buzz page for lots of great historical stories you could read.

Tell us about your favourite historical story and you’ll go into the draw to WIN a Sharon Holt prize pack with a copy of Sabotage and No Survivors from the My New Zealand Story series.

See below for Terms and conditions 

  • To enter this competition you must be between 8 and 13 years old and live in Canterbury. We may ask for proof of your address and your age.
  • If you are a winner, you consent to your name, photograph, entry and/or interview being used for reasonable publicity purposes by Christchurch City Libraries.
  • Staff of Christchurch City Libraries and their immediate families are not able to enter.
  • The competition ends on Friday 6 May at 5pm.
  • We will announce the winners on the Christchurch Kids Blog on Monday 9 May 2011.
  • We will notify the winners by telephone and/or email.
  • The Christchurch Kids Blog judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • Prizes are as stated and are not transferable.

4 Responses so far

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    Tierney Reardon said,

    My favourite history books are the Roman Mysteries series. They are set in Ancient Rome, and are about four children who befriend each other and solve many exciting mysteries. The main characters are eleven-year-old Flavia Gemina, daughter of a sea captain, and her friends, Nubia the slave girl, Jonathon, the son of a Jewish doctor, and Lupus, the mute boy who ‘falls from the sky.’ They face many challenges and disasters, such as the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, in The Pirates of Pompeii. I love the humor in the book, and think that both boys and girls would like these books. I think that there are seventeen books.

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    Sam Murgaroyd said,

    My favourite history book is an awesome book called Hittite warrior it is an engaging read even though I had to read it for school I couldn’t put it down afterwards! It’s about a young Hittite who finds refuge in Tyre but he a Jew in stopping a child from being sacrificed to Tyre’s god so he, the Jew, and the child had to escape to Judea where they aid Deborah and Barak in the fight against the Canaanites based 1200 years before christ

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    Alysha Murgaroyd said,

    One of my favourite history books is The Golden Goblet, which is about a boy living in the Ancient Egyptain time, in the book he really likes gold smithing but his cruel uncle puts him in the stonesmiths instead. At the stone workers shop the entire shop is working on the Pharoahs coffin and then he finds out that his uncle is a tomb robber so he has to stop him. It is a very cool book and I have read it twice because its so good!

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    Alysha Murgaroyd said,

    My favourite history books are the Roman Mysteries series and its awesome! it is about four kids in the ancient roman times and they solve mysteries and they even meet the emperor and go to the colloseum and other historic places like that. it has 18 books in the series and my two favourites are: The Gladiators from Capua and the Man From Pomegranate Street, they are great books for all ages and if i could i would reserve every single one from the library!

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