History comes alive in these books from the Bethlehem Books Living History Library. Set in the backdrop of different time periods and sometimes real historical events, these novels give an authentic account of life, while teaching Christian virtues and life's lessons. Discover history through exciting tales of adventure, hardship and fun!
Once Upon A Time Saints Series
Includes 3 books: Once Upon A Time Saints, More Once Upon A Time Saints, and Around the Year Once Upon A Time Saints.
Once Upon A Time Saints
1st in 3 book series. Saint biographies presented in the style of a fun children's tale.
More Once Upon A Time Saints
2nd in a 3 book series. More biographies and stories of Saints presented in a playful manner!
Around the Year Once Upon A Time Saints
3rd in a 3 book series. Many saint bio's presented chronologically throughout the year.
Bethlehem Science Book Set
Contains: Mystery of the Periodic Table, Archimedes and the Door to Science, and Galen and the Gateway to Medicine.
The Mystery of the Periodic Table
An educational journey through the ages and the discovery of elements.
Archimedes and the Door of Science
Discover the work of the ancient Greek mathematician.
200 B.C., Greece
Galen and the Gateway to Medicine
Learn about the life of the great Roman physician.
Amidst struggles between Christians and pagans, 2 courageous boys resolve to free an imprisoned priest.
311 A.D. West Britain
Augustine Came to Kent
A story set in the backdrop of the historical missionary journey to England.
Son of Charlemagne
The story of the great Emperor Charlemagne and his son Carl as Charlemagne prepares to hand over his kingdom.
late 700's Europe
Beorn the Proud
A boy learns lessons about Christian humility, during Viking raids of Ireland.
800's Ireland, Denmark
Red Falcons of Tremoine
A boy's upbringing provides him the virtues required to face his challenging early adulthood.
12th century England
If All the Swords in England
A scribe witnesses events leading up to the infamous martyrdom of Thomas Becket.
Hidden Treasure of Glaston
A boy discovers legends and treasure, while living at an abbey.
Bethlehem Book Set for Boys
Set contains: Big John's Secret (1200's Europe), The Reb and the Redcoats (1780's England), and Enemy Brothers (1940's England).
1200, 1780, 1940
Big John's Secret
Young Englishman, raised by surrogate parent, grows up to serve in 5th Crusade; meets St. Francis who helps him discover answers in his life.
1218 England,Holy Land
Red Hugh, Prince of Donegal
Follow the exploits of the historical fighting prince in Ireland.
Madeleine Takes Command
Based on the true story of a young girl who defends a frontier fort from Indian attacks.
1692 French Canada
John Treegate's Musket
For mature teens. Fictional story of events during the Boston Massacre and early American War for Independence.
The Treegate Series (2 book set)
Sea Captain from Salem, and Treegate's Raiders.
American War for Independence
An action-packed suspense story about a fierce fighting force that plays significant role in defeating the British.
American War for Independence
Sea Captain from Salem
3rd book in the Treegate Series. 'Peace of God Manly' takes on British war ships in the American War for Independence.
Becky Landers, Frontier Warrior
The adventures of a daring young girl, during the American War for Independence.
Peter Treegate's War
A son struggles to remain loyal to himself, his father, and his foster father during the American War for Independence.
The Reb and the Redcoats
The Revolutionary War through the eyes of a British family and their American prisoner.
The Five Bushel Farm Series
Series contains - The Fair American, and The Wonderful Day.
The Fair American
The son of a French nobleman killed in the Revolution, boards a ship, faces adventure, and meets friends along the way.
early 1800s France
The Wonderful Day
Follows "Five Bushel Farm' & "The Fair American". Adventures of three children on a horse ride for the day.
early 1800s New England
Under a Changing Moon
Young adult Paula returns home after being away at convent boarding school. Adventures amidst family and Germany's changing politics.
1865 Limburg (Prussia)
Old Sam: Dakota Trotter
10 year old Johnny, younger brother Lee, and friends - Jess and Levi, have a great time homesteading with a former race horse.
The Texas Panhandle Series
This set includes: The Good Land, and The Wide Horizon.
The Wide Horizon
Life on Texas Panhandle, late 1800’s, as told by timid 15yr old, Katie Pierce, who's faced 5yrs of adventure here with family.
The Good Land
Fast-paced story about the Pierce's from perspective of youngest, 14yr old Carolyn, who learns her concern for others can make a difference.
Latsch Valley Farm 5 book Series
First Farm in the Valley, Winding Valley Farm, Stairstep Farm, and Willow Wind Farm. Immigrant families in western Wisconsin.
1876, 1908, 1930, 1967
First Farm in the Valley
Polish immigrant family life in western Wisconsin, late 1800s.
Fun and adventure in the Latsch Valley as told by five-year-old Anna Rose.
Winding Valley Farm
Warm security is to be found in a hardworking family rooted in faith and love.
Willow Wind Farm
4th book in Latsch Valley Farm series; A close and flourishing community still connected to its European & Catholic roots.
The Fairchild Family Series
Set of 4: Happy Little Family, Schoolhouse in the Woods, Up and Down the River, and Schoolroom in the Parlor.
Happy Little Family
There's always something going on at the Fairchild family home! Simple values and good descriptive visuals.
Schoolhouse in the Woods
Enter into the mysteries of schoolroom learning and playground rites in a woodland setting of the early 1900s.
Up and Down the River
A story of a sisters selling things during the summer season in the lovely hills of Kentucky.
Schoolroom in the Parlor
School at home for children in the rugged Kentucky hills.
A Day on Skates
A teacher takes a class on a day long skating trip. Captures early 20th century Dutch life. This was a Newbery Honor Book in 1935.
early 1900s Holland
12yr old girl finds adventure, friends, and pets, when sent on her own, traveling to go serve her aunt as a housemaid.
Francie on the Run
Young boy, has an operation, longs to see family, leaves hospital unannounced, finds meaningful adventure – going wrong way home on train.
The Winged Watchman
Courage and hope for a hidden Jewish boy in occupied Holland, during WWII.
Discover brotherly love and the unbreakable bonds of family, during World War II.
The Mitchells Series
Series contains - The Mitchells: Five for Victory, Canadian Summer, and Friendly Gables. A great gift idea!
The Mitchells: Five for Victory
Lean times bring family members closer while dad serves in WWII. Story told by daughter Joan, 1 of 5 Mitchell children.
World War II
Moving to old house in woods brings dangers, quarrels, fun - and brings family into vivid characterization.
Follow up to 'Canadian Summer'. The Mitchell's settle in new home, struggle with relationships; twins are born, nurse moves in, money is tight.
The Small War of Sergeant Donkey
A tale of courage for a boy in the mountains of Northern Italy, during WWII.
That Girl of Pierre's
Fast-paced; young spunky heroine facing ravages of WWII, along with grandmother and younger brother, overcoming many adversities.
Alvin Fernald Book Set
Contains: Alvin Fernald:Foreign Trader, and The Marvelous Inventions of Alvin Fernald. Both by Clifford B. Hicks.
Alvin's Secret Code
The 1st Alvin book; out of print - but Seton has a few copies left! Two 12 year olds find a peculiar piece of paper in the gutter. It's in code! A tangled adventure begins.
1950s United States
Alvin Fernald, Foreign Trader
Young Alvin and some close friends find their summer vacation in Europe turned into exciting adventures involving industrial espionage!
The Marvelous Inventions of Alvin Fernald
Alvin launches a new series of inventions which bring extraordinary results - unfolding the most brilliant plan of his young career.
The Kitchen Madonna
Two young children search for an Icon to give to their live-in cook, learning much in the process.
Young Adventurer's 5 Book Set
Set contains: Red Falcon of Tremoine, Big John's Secret, The Reb and Redcoats, Enemy Brothers, and The Strange Intruder.
The Miracle of St. Nicholas
A grandmother passes on to her grandson stories of the religious faith of the Russian people prior to revolutions.
20th century Russia
The Rose Round
At Manor home with adopted family, teen boy learns valuable lessons on faith, friends, family, and how people are often viewed by others.
20th Century England