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The Best Children’s Books About Knights And Medieval History

“What are the best Children’s books about Knights ?” We looked at 199 of the top Kids Knights books, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 9 titles, all appearing on 2 or more “Best Kids Knights ” book lists, are ranked below by how many lists they appear on. The remaining 175+ titles, as well as the lists we used are in alphabetical order at the bottom of the page.

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Top 9 Best Children’s Books About Knights

9 .) Arms & Armor of the Medieval Knight written by David Edge & John Miles Paddock

Arms & Armor of the Medieval Knight

Lists It Appears On:

  • Larsdatter
  • Thought Co.

An illustrated survey of knights, their weapons, their battles and wars, and tournaments. Includes glossary of terms and an appendix detailing construction of armor.

8 .) Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village written by Laura Amy Schlitz

Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village

Lists It Appears On:

  • Larsdatter
  • Pragmatic Mom

A collection of short one-person plays featuring characters, between ten and fifteen years old, who live in or near a thirteenth-century English manor.

7 .) Marguerite Makes a Book written by Bruce Robertson

Marguerite Makes a Book

Lists It Appears On:

  • Larsdatter
  • Pragmatic Mom

In medieval Paris, Marguerite helps her nearly blind father finish painting an illuminated manuscript for his patron, Lady Isabelle.

6 .) Saint George and the Dragon written by Margaret Hodges

Saint George and the Dragon

Lists It Appears On:

  • Larsdatter
  • Read Brightly

Retells the segment from Spenser’s The Faerie Queene, in which George, the Red Cross Knight, slays the dreadful dragon that has been terrorizing the countryside for years and brings peace and joy to the land.

5 .) The Door in the Wall written by Marguerite de Angeli

The Door in the Wall

Lists It Appears On:

  • Larsdatter
  • Pragmatic Mom

A crippled boy in fourteenth-century England proves his courage and earns recognition from the King.

4 .) The Dragon and the Raven written by G.A Henty

The Dragon and the Raven

Lists It Appears On:

  • Larsdatter
  • Read Brightly

Scholars have recognized the historical works of Victorian novelist G.A. Henty for their accuracy. Here, Henty presents the violent struggle for English supremacy between the Saxons and the Danes.

3 .) The Making of a Knight written by Patrick O’Brien

The Making of a Knight

Lists It Appears On:

  • Larsdatter
  • Read Brightly

Traces James’s journey during the Middle Ages in England from inexperienced page at the age of seven to knighthoodat the age of twenty-one.

2 .) Knights written by Andrea Hopkins


Lists It Appears On:

  • Larsdatter
  • Pragmatic Mom
  • Thought Co.

1 .) The Knight and the Dragon written by Tomie dePaola

The Knight and the Dragon

Lists It Appears On:

  • Books For Topics
  • Goodreads
  • Pragmatic Mom

A knight who has never fought a dragon and an equally inexperienced dragon prepare to meet each other in battle.

The 175+ Additional Best Kids Books About Or Featuring Knights

10A Boy and His Bear Larsdatter
11A Boy Named Giotto Larsdatter
12A Kid’s Life During the Middle Ages Larsdatter
13A Lion to Guard Us Larsdatter
14A Medieval Feast Larsdatter
15A Medieval Knight Larsdatter
16A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver Larsdatter
17A Single Shard Larsdatter
18A Three-Dimensional Medieval Castle Larsdatter
19A Viking Town Larsdatter
20A Year in a Castle Larsdatter
21Adam of the Road Larsdatter
22Andy Shepherd & Sara Ogilvie Books For Topics
23Anna of Byzantium Larsdatter
Antonio’s Apprenticeship: Painting a Fresco in Renaissance Italy
25Arts and Literature of the Middle Ages Larsdatter
26Augustine Came to Kent Larsdatter
27Beorn the Proud Larsdatter
Bibles and Bestiaries: A Guide to Illuminated Manuscripts for Young Readers
29Black Horses for the King Larsdatter
30Blood Red Horse Larsdatter
31Boudica Larsdatter
32Brian Boru: Emperor of the Irish Larsdatter
33C Is for Castle: A Medieval Alphabet Larsdatter
34Castle Larsdatter
35Castle (Fast Forward) Pragmatic Mom
36Castle Diary: Journal of Tobias Burgess Pragmatic Mom
Castle Diary: The Journal of Tobias Burgess, Page
38Castle: Medieval Days and Knights Larsdatter
39Castles Books For Topics
40Castles of the World Larsdatter
41Catherine, Called Birdy Larsdatter
42Chanticleer and the Fox Larsdatter
43Christopher Wormell Books For Topics
44Clothes and Crafts in the Middle Ages Larsdatter
45Coat of Arms Larsdatter
46Colin Thompson Books For Topics
47Crispin: The Cross of Lead Larsdatter
Cultural Atlas for Young People: The Middle Ages
49D’Aulaires’ Book of Norse Myths Larsdatter
50Daughter of Venice Larsdatter
Days of Knights and Damsels: An Activity Guide
52Dove and Sword: A Novel of Joan of Arc Larsdatter
53DragonsChristopher RawsonGoodreads
54Dragons and Other BeastsKenneth GrahameGoodreads
55Excalibur Read Brightly
56Eyewitness: KnightChristopher GravettThought Co.
57Feast of Fools Larsdatter
58Fire, Bed & Bone Larsdatter
Follow the Dream: The Story of Christopher Columbus
60Galileo’s Treasure Box Larsdatter
61George and the Dragon Books For Topics
62Gillian Rogerson & Sarah McIntyre Books For Topics
63Granuaile: Sea Queen of Ireland Larsdatter
Great Medieval Projects You Can Build Yourself
Hands-On-History: Middle Ages: 20 Enchanting Art Projects and Other Creative Activities That Illuminate and Enrich Your Study of the Middle Ages
66How to Be a Medieval Knight Larsdatter
67How Would You Survive as a Viking Larsdatter
68Hush: An Irish Princess’ Tale Larsdatter
69I, Juan de Pareja Larsdatter
70If You Lived in the Days of the Knights Larsdatter
71In Freedom’s Cause Read Brightly
In the Middle of the Middle Ages: Integrating Content Standards and the Arts
73In the Time of Knights Read Brightly
74It Happened At A Hanging Larsdatter
75Joan of Arc Larsdatter
76Jonny Lambert Books For Topics
77Katie Daynes and David Hancock Books For Topics
78Kid Beowulf Pragmatic Mom
79Kids in the Middle Ages Larsdatter
King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table
 Books For Topics
81King Arthur and the Round Table Read Brightly
82King Arthur: The Sword in the Stone Read Brightly
83King of Shadows Larsdatter
84Knight: A Noble Guide for Young Squires Larsdatter
Knights & Castles: 50 Hands-On Activities to Experience the Middle Ages
Knights & Castles: Exploring History Through Art
 Pragmatic Mom
87Knights in Shining Armor Larsdatter
Lady of Ch’iao Kuo: Warrior of the South, Southern China, A.D. 531
89Lancelot Read Brightly
90Leif the Lucky Larsdatter
91Leonardo’s Horse Larsdatter
92Living in Castle Times Larsdatter
93Look out, It’s a Dragon! Books For Topics
94Lou Treleaven and Maddie Frost Books For Topics
95M. P. Robertson Books For Topics
Magic in the Margins: A Medieval Tale of Bookmaking
97Mansa Musa: The Lion of Mali Larsdatter
98Marcia Williams Books For Topics
Medieval Knight Science: Armor, Weapons, and Siege Warfare
100Medieval Muck Larsdatter
101Medieval Projects You Can Do! Larsdatter
102Michelangelo’s Surprise Larsdatter
103My Guardian Angel Larsdatter
National Geographic Kids Everything Castles
Nine Days a Queen: The Short Life and Reign of Lady Jane Grey
106Otto of the Silver Hand Larsdatter
107Patience, Princess Catherine Larsdatter
108Primavera Larsdatter
109Princess Polly and the PonySusanna DavidsonGoodreads
Queen Eleanor: Independent Spirit of the Medieval World
Queen’s Own Fool: A Novel of Mary Queen of Scots
112Rapunzel Books For Topics
113Red Hugh: Prince of Donegal Larsdatter
114Renaissance Town Larsdatter
115Robert Munsch & Michael Martchenko Books For Topics
116Ronda Armitage and Arthur Robins Books For Topics
117Rules for a Knight Read Brightly
118Sarah Gibb Books For Topics
119Seawolves from the North Larsdatter
120See Inside Castles Books For Topics
Shakespeare for Kids, His Life and Times: 21 Activities
122Shylock’s Daughter Larsdatter
Small Knight and George and the Royal Chocolate Cake
 Books For Topics
124Son of Charlemagne Larsdatter
125Song for Eloise Larsdatter
126Sophia, the Alchemist’s Dog Larsdatter
127Spider’s Voice Larsdatter
128St George and the Dragon Pragmatic Mom
129Stephen Biesty’s Cross-Sections: Castle Larsdatter
130Stories of Knights & CastlesAnna MilbourneGoodreads
131Sundiata: Lion King of Mali Larsdatter
132The Apprentice Larsdatter
133The Barefoot Book of KnightsJohn MatthewsGoodreads
134The Beduins’ Gazelle Larsdatter
135The Black Arrow Larsdatter
136The Book of the Lion Larsdatter
137The Book of the Medieval KnightStephen TurnbullThought Co.
138The Boy Who Grew Dragons Books For Topics
139The Castle That Jack BuiltLesley SimsGoodreads
The Children of Odin: The Book of Northern Myths
The Duke and the Peasant: Life in the Middle Ages
142The Edge on the Sword Larsdatter
143The Egg Books For Topics
144The Falconmaster Larsdatter
The Hawk of the Castle: A Story of Medieval Falconry
 Pragmatic Mom
146The Hawk That Dare Not Hunt By Day Larsdatter
The Horrible, Miserable Middle Ages: The Disgusting Details About Life During Medieval Times
148The Ink Garden of Brother Theophane Larsdatter
The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog
 Pragmatic Mom
150The King’s Shadow Larsdatter
151The King’s Swift Rider Larsdatter
152The Kitchen Knight Read Brightly
153The Kitchen Knight: A Tale of King Arthur Larsdatter
154The Knight at Dawn Pragmatic Mom
155The Knight in HistoryFrances GiesThought Co.
156The Knight SeriesEwart OakeshottThought Co.
The Knight’s Handbook: How to Become a Knight in Shining Armor
158The Little Jester Larsdatter
The Lost Baron: A Story of England in the Year 1200
160The Midwife’s Apprentice Larsdatter
161The Minstrel’s Tale Larsdatter
162The Paper Bag Princess Books For Topics
163The Pirate Meets the Queen Larsdatter
The Real Vikings: Craftsmen, Traders, and Fearsome Raiders
165The Red Keep: A Story of Burgundy in 1165 Larsdatter
166The Samurai and the Long Nose Devils Larsdatter
167The Samurai’s Tale Larsdatter
168The Shakespeare Stealer Series Larsdatter
169The Shining Company Larsdatter
170The Sign of the Chrysanthemum Larsdatter
171The Silk Route: 7,000 Miles of History Larsdatter
172The Snowflake Mistake Books For Topics
173The Squire and the Scroll Read Brightly
The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child (Volume 2: The Middle Ages From the Fall of Rome to the Rise of the Renaissance)
The Travels of Benjamin of Tudela: Through Three Continents in the Twelfth Century
176The Trumpeter of Krakow Larsdatter
177The Viking at Drumshee Larsdatter
178The Vikings Larsdatter
179The White Company Larsdatter
180The White Knights Read Brightly
181The White Stag Larsdatter
182The Winter Hare Larsdatter
183The World of the Medieval Knight Larsdatter
184There Will Be Wolves Larsdatter
185Tibaldo and the Hole in the Calendar Larsdatter
186Tomie de Paola Books For Topics
Torch in the Darkness: The Tale of a Boy Artist in the Renaissance
Traveling Man: The Journey of Ibn Battuta, 1325-1354
189Tudor and Stuart Life Larsdatter
190Under Drake’s Flag Read Brightly
191Viking Invader Larsdatter
192Viking Warrior Larsdatter
193Vikings Larsdatter
194Women in Medieval Times Larsdatter
195You Can’t Eat a Princess! Books For Topics
196You Wouldn’t Want To Be a Viking Explorer Larsdatter
197You Wouldn’t Want to Live in a Medieval Castle!: A Home You’d Rather Not InhabitJacqueline MorleyGoodreads
198Young Joan Larsdatter
199Young Lancelot Read Brightly

6 Best Knights Children’s Book Sources/Lists

Books For Topics Book Lists for Topics: Castles, Dragons, Princesses & Knights
Goodreads Popular Kids Knights Medieval Times Books
Larsdatter Children’s Books on the Middle Ages and Renaissance
Pragmatic Mom 12 Exciting Medieval Times Books for Kids
Read Brightly Knights in Training: Books About Adventure, Chivalry, and Courage for …
Thought Co. Top Picks in Books About Medieval Knights