Early Medieval Booklist

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Book recommendations pertaining to the Early Medieval period (400–699).

Topics include Early America, Vikings, Tang Dynasty China, Anglo-Saxons and Rise of Islam.

See Also: High Middle Ages (700-1399)

Book TitleAuthorPubDateReading AgeTime PeriodTime FrameGeographic AreaCountryTopicGenreFormat
A Tail of CamelotLeung, Julie2016MG
UMG
Early Medieval400EuropeGreat BritainArthurian LegendsM
F
CB
The Once and Future KingWhite, T.H.1987YA
A
Early Medieval400EuropeGreat BritainArthurian LegendsM
F
N
The Kitchen KnightHodges, Margaret2007LEEarly Medieval400EuropeGreat BritainArthurian LegendsM
F
PB
Black Horses for the KingMcCaffrey, Anne1996UMG
YA
Early Medieval400EuropeGreat BritainArthurian LegendsF
M
CB
The Sword and the CircleSutcliff, Rosemary1981UMG
YA
Early Medieval400EuropeGreat BritainArthurian LegendsM
F
N
Sword at SunsetSutcliff, Rosemary1963YA
A
Early Medieval400EuropeGreat BritainArthurian LegendsM
F
N
Attila the Hun: Leader of the Barbarian HordesPrice, Sean Stewart2015UMG
YA
Early Medieval406–453EuropeHungaryAtilla the HunNF
Bio
CB
The White StagSeredy, Kate1937UMGEarly Medieval406–453EuropeHungaryAtilla the HunF
M
CB
Brendan the NavigatorFritz, Jean1979MGEarly Medieval484-577EuropeIrelandExplorersNF
Bio
PB
The Middle Ages: An Interactive History AdventureLassieur, Allison2010MGEarly Medieval500-1500EuropeVariousMedieval LifeNFCB
Beowulf, Dragon SlayerSutcliff, Rosemary2016UMG
YA
Early Medieval500ScandinaviaScandinaviaAnglo-Saxon Mythology
Beowulf
MN
The Lost Queen, Book IPike, Signe2018AEarly Medieval550-556EuropeScotlandArthurian LegendsM
F
N
The Forgotten Kingdom, Book IIPike, Signe2021AEarly Medieval573EuropeScotlandArthurian LegendsM
F
N
Mother of the Believers: A Novel of the Birth of IslamPasha, Kamran2009YA
A
Early Medieval613-678Middle EastIraqIslamic HistoryFN
The Genius of Islam: How Muslims Made the Modern WorldBarnard, Bryn2011MG
UMG
Early Medieval622-750Middle EastVariousIslamic HistoryNFCB
Chengli and the Silk Road CaravanKang, Hildi2011MGEarly Medieval630AsiaChinaTang DynastyFCB
Brush of the GodsLook, Lenore2013LEEarly Medieval689-758AsiaChinaTang Dynasty
Wu Daozi
NF
B
PB
The Witch's HeartGornichec, Genevieve2021YA
A
Early Medieval700EuropeScandinaviaNorse MythologyM
F
N
The Crystal RibbonLim, Celeste2017UMG
YA
Early Medieval1100AsiaChinaChinese Mytholoogy
Song Dynasty
FCB

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List of abbreviations:
Reading Age Genre Format
LE = lower elementary
MG = middle grade (8-12 yrs.)
UMG = upper-middle grade (11-14 yrs.)
YA = young adult (14+)
A = adult (18+)
NF - non fiction
F = fiction
Bio = biography
HF = historical fantasy
AH = alternate history
OV - own voices
M = mythology
S = spine book
PB = picture book
GN = graphic novel
ER = early reader
CB = chapter book
B = book (NF)
N = novel