Blaise Pascal, a French scientist and theologian from the 1600s, made one of the most famous wagers of all time.

A Piece of the Mountain

Stink Alley by Jamie Gilson

Living with the Puritans in Holland, Lizzy must decide what influence—Puritan or Dutch—she will follow, and whether or not she will try to protect Elder Brewster from being discovered.

Stink Alley

Story of the World series by Susan Wise Bauer

This series of books takes you through the entire sweep of world history, from the beginning until 2000.

The Story of the World series

Rebecca Martin Heritage Series by Rebecca Martin

This five-book series follows an Anabaptist family from 1630s Switzerland to 1810 in Canada.

Rebecca Martin Heritage Series

William Penn: Liberty and Justice for All by Janet & Geoff Benge

William Penn’s life story is told in a very readable, engaging way.

William Penn: Liberty and Justice for All

They Came for Freedom by Jay Milbrandt

The story of the Pilgrims is told in a fresh, new way with excerpts from their own writings woven in very well.

They Came for Freedom

The Story of the World Volume 3 Early Modern Times by Susan Wise Bauer

World history from Elizabeth the First to the Forty-Niners is introduced in a series of short, interesting chapters.

The Story of the World Volume 3: Early Modern Times

Medicine News by Phil Gates

The story of medical history is told in a series of news articles.

Medicine News: The Germ of an Idea

A Child's History of the World by Virgil M. Hillyer

The entire scope of history is told in an interesting manner.

A Child’s History of the World

The Brickmakers by Rebecca Martin

Because of increasing persecution, Peter’s family moves from the mountains of Switzerland to the Palatinate in Germany to work on the estate of a Count.

The Brickmakers

Madeleine Takes Command by Ethel C. Brill

When the family’s fort in New France is besieged by Indians in 1692, 14-year-old Madeleine must take command to protect those who were inside in this true story.

Madeleine Takes Command

Out of Many Waters by Jacqueline Dembar Greene

Six years after being kidnapped by the Jesuits during the Portuguese Inquisition, two sisters escape from the monastery in Brazil and try to make their way to Amsterdam to find their parents.

Out of Many Waters

Sarah's New World: The Mayflower Adventure by Colleen L. Reece

A brother and sister travel from Holland to America with the group of people who are now known as the Pilgrims.

Sarah’s New World

The Iron Peacock by Mary Stetson Clarke

Joanna becomes an indentured servant in New England after her father’s death on a ship going to the New World leaves her penniless.

The Iron Peacock

Peter the Great by Diane Stanley

The life of one of Russia’s greatest rulers is told in story and picture.

Peter the Great

All the Dirt: A History of Getting Clean by Katherine Ashenburg

In a quick trip through history and around the world, learn about customs and ideas of cleanliness.

All the Dirt: A History of Getting Clean