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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



# Books Authors Lists
10 A Boy and His Bear Larsdatter
11 A Boy Named Giotto Larsdatter
12 A Kid’s Life During the Middle Ages Larsdatter
13 A Lion to Guard Us Larsdatter
14 A Medieval Feast Larsdatter
15 A Medieval Knight Larsdatter
16 A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver Larsdatter
17 A Single Shard Larsdatter
18 A Three-Dimensional Medieval Castle Larsdatter
19 A Viking Town Larsdatter
20 A Year in a Castle Larsdatter
21 Adam of the Road Larsdatter
22 Andy Shepherd & Sara Ogilvie Books For Topics
23 Anna of Byzantium Larsdatter
24
Antonio’s Apprenticeship: Painting a Fresco in Renaissance Italy
Larsdatter
25 Arts and Literature of the Middle Ages Larsdatter
26 Augustine Came to Kent Larsdatter
27 Beorn the Proud Larsdatter
28
Bibles and Bestiaries: A Guide to Illuminated Manuscripts for Young Readers
Larsdatter
29 Black Horses for the King Larsdatter
30 Blood Red Horse Larsdatter
31 Boudica Larsdatter
32 Brian Boru: Emperor of the Irish Larsdatter
33 C Is for Castle: A Medieval Alphabet Larsdatter
34 Castle Larsdatter
35 Castle (Fast Forward) Pragmatic Mom
36 Castle Diary: Journal of Tobias Burgess Pragmatic Mom
37
Castle Diary: The Journal of Tobias Burgess, Page
Larsdatter
38 Castle: Medieval Days and Knights Larsdatter
39 Castles Books For Topics
40 Castles of the World Larsdatter
41 Catherine, Called Birdy Larsdatter
42 Chanticleer and the Fox Larsdatter
43 Christopher Wormell Books For Topics
44 Clothes and Crafts in the Middle Ages Larsdatter
45 Coat of Arms Larsdatter
46 Colin Thompson Books For Topics
47 Crispin: The Cross of Lead Larsdatter
48
Cultural Atlas for Young People: The Middle Ages
Larsdatter
49 D’Aulaires’ Book of Norse Myths Larsdatter
50 Daughter of Venice Larsdatter
51
Days of Knights and Damsels: An Activity Guide
Larsdatter
52 Dove and Sword: A Novel of Joan of Arc Larsdatter
53 Dragons Christopher Rawson Goodreads
54 Dragons and Other Beasts Kenneth Grahame Goodreads
55 Excalibur Read Brightly
56 Eyewitness: Knight Christopher Gravett Thought Co.
57 Feast of Fools Larsdatter
58 Fire, Bed & Bone Larsdatter
59
Follow the Dream: The Story of Christopher Columbus
Larsdatter
60 Galileo’s Treasure Box Larsdatter
61 George and the Dragon Books For Topics
62 Gillian Rogerson & Sarah McIntyre Books For Topics
63 Granuaile: Sea Queen of Ireland Larsdatter
64
Great Medieval Projects You Can Build Yourself
Larsdatter
65
Hands-On-History: Middle Ages: 20 Enchanting Art Projects and Other Creative Activities That Illuminate and Enrich Your Study of the Middle Ages
Larsdatter
66 How to Be a Medieval Knight Larsdatter
67 How Would You Survive as a Viking Larsdatter
68 Hush: An Irish Princess’ Tale Larsdatter
69 I, Juan de Pareja Larsdatter
70 If You Lived in the Days of the Knights Larsdatter
71 In Freedom’s Cause Read Brightly
72
In the Middle of the Middle Ages: Integrating Content Standards and the Arts
Larsdatter
73 In the Time of Knights Read Brightly
74 It Happened At A Hanging Larsdatter
75 Joan of Arc Larsdatter
76 Jonny Lambert Books For Topics
77 Katie Daynes and David Hancock Books For Topics
78 Kid Beowulf Pragmatic Mom
79 Kids in the Middle Ages Larsdatter
80
King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table
Books For Topics
81 King Arthur and the Round Table Read Brightly
82 King Arthur: The Sword in the Stone Read Brightly
83 King of Shadows Larsdatter
84 Knight: A Noble Guide for Young Squires Larsdatter
85
Knights & Castles: 50 Hands-On Activities to Experience the Middle Ages
Larsdatter
86
Knights & Castles: Exploring History Through Art
Pragmatic Mom
87 Knights in Shining Armor Larsdatter
88
Lady of Ch’iao Kuo: Warrior of the South, Southern China, A.D. 531
Larsdatter
89 Lancelot Read Brightly
90 Leif the Lucky Larsdatter
91 Leonardo’s Horse Larsdatter
92 Living in Castle Times Larsdatter
93 Look out, It’s a Dragon! Books For Topics
94 Lou Treleaven and Maddie Frost Books For Topics
95 M. P. Robertson Books For Topics
96
Magic in the Margins: A Medieval Tale of Bookmaking
Larsdatter
97 Mansa Musa: The Lion of Mali Larsdatter
98 Marcia Williams Books For Topics
99
Medieval Knight Science: Armor, Weapons, and Siege Warfare
Larsdatter
100 Medieval Muck Larsdatter
101 Medieval Projects You Can Do! Larsdatter
102 Michelangelo’s Surprise Larsdatter
103 My Guardian Angel Larsdatter
104
National Geographic Kids Everything Castles
Larsdatter
105
Nine Days a Queen: The Short Life and Reign of Lady Jane Grey
Larsdatter
106 Otto of the Silver Hand Larsdatter
107 Patience, Princess Catherine Larsdatter
108 Primavera Larsdatter
109 Princess Polly and the Pony Susanna Davidson Goodreads
110
Queen Eleanor: Independent Spirit of the Medieval World
Larsdatter
111
Queen’s Own Fool: A Novel of Mary Queen of Scots
Larsdatter
112 Rapunzel Books For Topics
113 Red Hugh: Prince of Donegal Larsdatter
114 Renaissance Town Larsdatter
115 Robert Munsch & Michael Martchenko Books For Topics
116 Ronda Armitage and Arthur Robins Books For Topics
117 Rules for a Knight Read Brightly
118 Sarah Gibb Books For Topics
119 Seawolves from the North Larsdatter
120 See Inside Castles Books For Topics
121
Shakespeare for Kids, His Life and Times: 21 Activities
Larsdatter
122 Shylock’s Daughter Larsdatter
123
Small Knight and George and the Royal Chocolate Cake
Books For Topics
124 Son of Charlemagne Larsdatter
125 Song for Eloise Larsdatter
126 Sophia, the Alchemist’s Dog Larsdatter
127 Spider’s Voice Larsdatter
128 St George and the Dragon Pragmatic Mom
129 Stephen Biesty’s Cross-Sections: Castle Larsdatter
130 Stories of Knights & Castles Anna Milbourne Goodreads
131 Sundiata: Lion King of Mali Larsdatter
132 The Apprentice Larsdatter
133 The Barefoot Book of Knights John Matthews Goodreads
134 The Beduins’ Gazelle Larsdatter
135 The Black Arrow Larsdatter
136 The Book of the Lion Larsdatter
137 The Book of the Medieval Knight Stephen Turnbull Thought Co.
138 The Boy Who Grew Dragons Books For Topics
139 The Castle That Jack Built Lesley Sims Goodreads
140
The Children of Odin: The Book of Northern Myths
Larsdatter
141
The Duke and the Peasant: Life in the Middle Ages
Larsdatter
142 The Edge on the Sword Larsdatter
143 The Egg Books For Topics
144 The Falconmaster Larsdatter
145
The Hawk of the Castle: A Story of Medieval Falconry
Pragmatic Mom
146 The Hawk That Dare Not Hunt By Day Larsdatter
147
The Horrible, Miserable Middle Ages: The Disgusting Details About Life During Medieval Times
Larsdatter
148 The Ink Garden of Brother Theophane Larsdatter
149
The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog
Pragmatic Mom
150 The King’s Shadow Larsdatter
151 The King’s Swift Rider Larsdatter
152 The Kitchen Knight Read Brightly
153 The Kitchen Knight: A Tale of King Arthur Larsdatter
154 The Knight at Dawn Pragmatic Mom
155 The Knight in History Frances Gies Thought Co.
156 The Knight Series Ewart Oakeshott Thought Co.
157
The Knight’s Handbook: How to Become a Knight in Shining Armor
Larsdatter
158 The Little Jester Larsdatter
159
The Lost Baron: A Story of England in the Year 1200
Larsdatter
160 The Midwife’s Apprentice Larsdatter
161 The Minstrel’s Tale Larsdatter
162 The Paper Bag Princess Books For Topics
163 The Pirate Meets the Queen Larsdatter
164
The Real Vikings: Craftsmen, Traders, and Fearsome Raiders
Larsdatter
165 The Red Keep: A Story of Burgundy in 1165 Larsdatter
166 The Samurai and the Long Nose Devils Larsdatter
167 The Samurai’s Tale Larsdatter
168 The Shakespeare Stealer Series Larsdatter
169 The Shining Company Larsdatter
170 The Sign of the Chrysanthemum Larsdatter
171 The Silk Route: 7,000 Miles of History Larsdatter
172 The Snowflake Mistake Books For Topics
173 The Squire and the Scroll Read Brightly
174
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)
Larsdatter
175
The Travels of Benjamin of Tudela: Through Three Continents in the Twelfth Century
Larsdatter
176 The Trumpeter of Krakow Larsdatter
177 The Viking at Drumshee Larsdatter
178 The Vikings Larsdatter
179 The White Company Larsdatter
180 The White Knights Read Brightly
181 The White Stag Larsdatter
182 The Winter Hare Larsdatter
183 The World of the Medieval Knight Larsdatter
184 There Will Be Wolves Larsdatter
185 Tibaldo and the Hole in the Calendar Larsdatter
186 Tomie de Paola Books For Topics
187
Torch in the Darkness: The Tale of a Boy Artist in the Renaissance
Larsdatter
188
Traveling Man: The Journey of Ibn Battuta, 1325-1354
Larsdatter
189 Tudor and Stuart Life Larsdatter
190 Under Drake’s Flag Read Brightly
191 Viking Invader Larsdatter
192 Viking Warrior Larsdatter
193 Vikings Larsdatter
194 Women in Medieval Times Larsdatter
195 You Can’t Eat a Princess! Books For Topics
196 You Wouldn’t Want To Be a Viking Explorer Larsdatter
197 You Wouldn’t Want to Live in a Medieval Castle!: A Home You’d Rather Not Inhabit Jacqueline Morley Goodreads
198 Young Joan Larsdatter
199 Young Lancelot Read Brightly


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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
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