Series Booklist: History Smashers

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Book recommendations containing titles from History Smashers Book Series.

Myths! Lies! Secrets! Smash the stories behind famous moments in history and expose the hidden truth. Perfect for fans of "I Survived" and "Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales".

History Smashers is aimed at undoing the myths we've taught kids about history & sharing the hidden (and sometimes uncomfortable) truths.


Book TitleAuthorPubDateReading AgeTime PeriodTime FrameGeographic AreaCountryTopicGenreFormat
History Smashers: Plagues and PandemicsMessner, Kate2021MG
UMG
Modern Age430 BCE-2019 CENorth America
Europe
United StatesPlagues
Pandemics
NFB
History Smashers: The MayflowerMessner, Kate2020MG
UMG
Enlightenment1620North AmericaUnited StatesColonial America
Mayflower
NFB
History Smashers: The American RevolutionMessner, Kate2021MG
UMG
Age of Revolutions1775-1783North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican RevolutionNFB
History Smashers: The Underground RailroadMessner, Kate2022MG
UMG
Industrial Age1854North AmericaUnited StatesUnderground Railroad
Escaped Slaves
NF
Bio
B
History Smashers: Women's Right to VoteMessner, Kate2020UMG
MG
Industrial Age1885-1920North AmericaUnited StatesWomen's Suffrage
Voting
NF
Bio
B
History Smashers: The TitanicMessner, Kate2020MG
UMG
Modern Age1912Atlantic OceanGreat BritainTitanicNFB
History Smashers: Pearl HarborMessner, Kate2021MG
UMG
Modern Age1941United StatesUnited States
Japan
WWII
Pearl Harbor
NFB

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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
M = memoir