12 Great Books Set in the Victorian Period (8-11)

A fascinating hop into history!

As the festive period approaches, Victorian settings have particular appeal. Historical children’s fiction writer, Barbara Henderson, author of Punch and Fir for Luck, picks her favourite children’s books set in the 19th Century.

Hetty Feather

1. Hetty Feather

Jacqueline Wilson
Cogheart cover

2. Cogheart

Peter Bunzl
Christmas Carol cover

3. A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens
Dodger cover

4. Dodger

Terry Pratchett
Victorian Servant cover

9. You Wouldn't Want to be a Victorian Servant

Fiona Macdonald, David Antram (Illus)
Gaslight cover

11. Gaslight

Eloise Williams
Street Child cover

12. Street Child

Berlie Doherty

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Barbara Henderson
Barbara Henderson

Barbara Henderson lives in Inverness where she works as a Drama teacher. She writes Scottish historical fiction for children, with Highland Clearances-tale Fir for Luck already used widely in schools. Her new book, Punch, is a Victorian adventure of a boy on the run, set against in a world of travelling entertainers and dancing bears.