10 Books That Offer a Peek Into the Past (8-11) Escape to the past with the stories your teachers don't tell There is so much more to history than the teachers tell you at school. Here are some amazing adventures from the past... 1. Doodlebug Summer Alison Prince 2. A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver E L Konigsburg 3. The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle Avi 4. Catherine, Called Birdy Karen Cushman 5. Carrie's War Nina Bawden 6. War Horse Michael Morpurgo 7. The Invention of Hugo Cabret Brian Selznick 8. The Crimson Shard Teresa Flavin 9. The Eleventh Orphan Joan Lingard 10. Soldier's Game James Killgore Tags: history, 8-11 View the discussion thread.