Children's Books about the Renaissance and the Reformation

Here are suggestions for books that might be helpful as you teach about the Renaissance and Reformation. Most of these books can also be found at your public library. You may also want to check out the chronological list of children's books for Early Modern History on this site.

 

Picture Books

Johann Gutenberg and the Amazing Printing Press
by Bruce Koscielniak
Leonardo da Vinci
by Diane Stanley
Martin Luther: A Man Who Changed The World
by Paul L. Maier
Brilliant Brits: Henry VIII
by Richard Brassey
Nicolaus Copernicus, the Earth Is a Planet
by Dennis Brindell Fradin, illustrated by Cynthia Von Buhler
Lady Jane Grey (Christian Biographies for Young Readers)
by Simonetta Carr
Good Queen Bess : The Story of Elizabeth I of England
by Diane Stanley
Brilliant Brits: Elizabeth I
by Richard Brassey
Bard of Avon: The Story of William Shakespeare
by Diane Stanley
Shakespeare's London: A Guide to Elizabethan London (Sightseers)
by Julie Ferris
You Wouldn't Want to Sail in the Spanish Armada!: An Invasion You'd Rather Not Launch
by John Malam, illustrated by David Antram
You Wouldn't Want to Explore with Sir Francis Drake!: A Pirate You'd Rather Not Know
by David Stewart, illustrated by David Antram
John Calvin (Christian Biographies for Young Readers
by Simonetta Carr
Galileo
by Leonard Everett Fisher
Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei
by Peter Sis

Chapter Books

Famous Men Of The Renaissance & Reformation
by Robert G. Shearer
Ink on His Fingers
by Louise A. Vernon
Morning Star Of The Reformation
by Andy Thomson
Nine Days a Queen: The Short Life and Reign of Lady Jane Grey
by Ann Rinaldi

Chapter Books That You Can Read Online

Discoverers and Explorers by Edward Richard Shaw (available on Google Books)

The Children's Picture Books of English History by D. Appleton and Company (available on Google Books)

 

Movies

Luther (2004)

The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965) starring Charlton Heston as Michelangelo