Topic Books about The Victorians for Children in KS2

A Stitch in Time

by Penelope Lively

Whilst on holiday, Maria begins to hear things that aren’t there – a swing creaking, a dog barking – and when she sees a Victorian embroidered picture, Maria feels a strange connection with the ten-year-old, Harriet, who stitched it. But what happened to her? 

Tilly and the Time Machine

by Adrian Edmondson

When Tilly's dad builds a time machine  there's only one place she really wants to go: back to her sixth birthday party, when her mummy was still here. But then something goes wrong! Tilly's dad gets stuck in the past and only she can save him . . . Will they make it back in time for tea?


Daisy Saves the Day

by Shirley Hughes

This charming picture book tells the story of Daisy Dobbs – a young girl who works in London during the coronation of George V. When Daisy starts as a scullery maid, she works hard to try and please her employers. But her greatest day comes when disaster strikes, and only Daisy can save the day...

Oliver Twist (Vintage Children's Classic) by Charles Dickens

Follow Oliver's rags to riches adventures in Victorian England from being left at the orphanage, sold into a job, running away and joining street urchins to being rescued by Mr Brownlow, then being abducted by Sikes and taken back by Sikes' girlfriend Nancy.


Explore! Victorians 

by Jane Bingham

Explore the Victorians who lived in a time of great progress and change. Read about Queen Victoria's long life and reign, the great Victorian buildings, ideas and inventions. Discover the working conditions in the mines and factories and a day in the life of a Victorian schoolchild.

The Midnight Hour

by Benjamin Read

Emily's parents have vanished into the secret world of the Midnight Hour - a Victorian London frozen in time - home to magic and monsters. Emily must find them in the city of the Night Folk, armed only with a packed lunch, a stowaway hedgehog and her infamously big mouth.


You Wouldn't Want to be a Victorian Schoolchild!