Winner of the first John Newbery Medal, this renowned classic is now updated for the millennium. Hendrik Willem van Loon's ability to convey history as a fascinating tale of adventure has endeared this book to countless readers.
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon is one of my all time favorite books. It is a character driven historical fiction, sci-fi, adventure, love story all rolled into one fabulous book. Get to chapter three and I promise you will not want to put it down.