Historical Fiction for Children

This page will direct interested parties to the historic fiction available for the Ancient World for children.

Ancient Greece

The Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson & the Olympians by Rick Riordan

The Trials of Apollo by Rick Riordan

Ancient Rome

Asterix the Gaul series by Rene Goscinny

Danger in Ancient Rome (Ranger in Time #2) (2015) by Kate Messner

Gladiator series by Simon Scarrow

  1. Gladiator: Fight for Freedom (2011)
  2. Gladiator: Street Fighter (2012)
  3. Gladiator: Son of Spartacus (2013)
  4. Gladiator: Vengeance (2014)

I Survived the Destruction of Pompeii, Ad 79 (2014) by Lauren Tarshis

Mark of the Thief series by Jennifer A. Nielsen

  1. Mark of the Thief (2015)
  2. Rise of the Wolf (2016)
  3. Wrath of the Storm (2018)

Roman Adventures series by S.J.A. Turney

Roman Mysteries series by Caroline Lawrence

  1. The Thieves of Ostia (2001)
  2. The Secrets of Vesuvius (2001)
  3. The Pirates of Pompeii (2002)
  4. The Assassins of Rome (2002)
  5. The Dolphins of Laurentum (2003)
  6. The Twelve Tasks of Flavia Gemina (2003)
  7. The Enemies of Jupiter (2003)
  8. The Gladiators from Capua (2004)
  9. The Colossus of Rhodes (2005)
  10. The Fugitive from Corinth (2005)
  11. The Sirens of Surrentum (2006)
  12. The Charioteer of Delphi (2006)
  13. The Slave-girl from Jerusalem (2007)
  14. The Beggar of Volubilis (2008)
  15. The Scribes from Alexandria (2008)
  16. The Prophet from Ephesus (2009)
  17. The Man from Pomegranate Street (2009)