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

# 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
Antonio’s Apprenticeship: Painting a Fresco in Renaissance Italy
25 Arts and Literature of the Middle Ages   Larsdatter
26 Augustine Came to Kent   Larsdatter
27 Beorn the Proud   Larsdatter
Bibles and Bestiaries: A Guide to Illuminated Manuscripts for Young Readers
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
Castle Diary: The Journal of Tobias Burgess, Page
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
Cultural Atlas for Young People: The Middle Ages
49 D’Aulaires’ Book of Norse Myths   Larsdatter
50 Daughter of Venice   Larsdatter
Days of Knights and Damsels: An Activity Guide
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
Follow the Dream: The Story of Christopher Columbus
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
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
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
In the Middle of the Middle Ages: Integrating Content Standards and the Arts
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
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
Knights & Castles: 50 Hands-On Activities to Experience the Middle Ages
Knights & Castles: Exploring History Through Art
  Pragmatic Mom
87 Knights in Shining Armor   Larsdatter
Lady of Ch’iao Kuo: Warrior of the South, Southern China, A.D. 531
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
Magic in the Margins: A Medieval Tale of Bookmaking
97 Mansa Musa: The Lion of Mali   Larsdatter
98 Marcia Williams   Books For Topics
Medieval Knight Science: Armor, Weapons, and Siege Warfare
100 Medieval Muck   Larsdatter
101 Medieval Projects You Can Do!   Larsdatter
102 Michelangelo’s Surprise   Larsdatter
103 My Guardian Angel   Larsdatter
National Geographic Kids Everything Castles
Nine Days a Queen: The Short Life and Reign of Lady Jane Grey
106 Otto of the Silver Hand   Larsdatter
107 Patience, Princess Catherine   Larsdatter
108 Primavera   Larsdatter
109 Princess Polly and the Pony Susanna Davidson Goodreads
Queen Eleanor: Independent Spirit of the Medieval World
Queen’s Own Fool: A Novel of Mary Queen of Scots
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
Shakespeare for Kids, His Life and Times: 21 Activities
122 Shylock’s Daughter   Larsdatter
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
The Children of Odin: The Book of Northern Myths
The Duke and the Peasant: Life in the Middle Ages
142 The Edge on the Sword   Larsdatter
143 The Egg   Books For Topics
144 The Falconmaster   Larsdatter
The Hawk of the Castle: A Story of Medieval Falconry
  Pragmatic Mom
146 The Hawk That Dare Not Hunt By Day   Larsdatter
The Horrible, Miserable Middle Ages: The Disgusting Details About Life During Medieval Times
148 The Ink Garden of Brother Theophane   Larsdatter
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.
The Knight’s Handbook: How to Become a Knight in Shining Armor
158 The Little Jester   Larsdatter
The Lost Baron: A Story of England in the Year 1200
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
The Real Vikings: Craftsmen, Traders, and Fearsome Raiders
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
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
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
Torch in the Darkness: The Tale of a Boy Artist in the Renaissance
Traveling Man: The Journey of Ibn Battuta, 1325-1354
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

6 Best Knights Children’s Book Sources/Lists

Source Article
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

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