Betsy and Tacy books in order by Maud Hart Lovelace (childhood reading) – Kindle and Paperback

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Betsy–Tacy is a historical fiction series of children’s books written by the author Maud Hart Lovelace, once called “the Mona Lisa of children’s literature.” One of the most popular authors in the midwest twentieth-century, Maud Hart Lovelace is the winner of the Newbery Honor for distinguished children’s literature in 1940. Betsy-tacy is one of the most celebrated childhood books, and it was cited by the Library Association in the United States as one of the best books for children.

Today, more than seventy-five years after Maud Hart Lovelace’s debut book, Betsy-Tacy, millions of readers still love the warm history fiction stories about two young girls’ friendship. The ten-book historical fiction series considered a treasury by many, by the author Maud Hart Lovelace, published between 1949 and 1969, centers on a small town where two young girls, Betsy and Tacy, live. With vivid descriptions of life and realistic portrayals of growing up, the historical fiction books chronicles Betsy’s and Tacy’s daily lives, as they grow from the age of five- to fourteen-years old.

Brought to life by the author Maud Hart Lovelace, Betsy and Tacy are now considered to be among the most beloved characters in children’s literature. Still used today in classrooms across America, the books are wonderful classics that every child should experience.

  1. Betsy-Tacy (Betsy-Tacy #1) by Maud Hart Lovelace
Betsy and Tacy books in order by the author Maud Hard Lovelace: Betsy-Tacy

Betsy, the little motherless girl, meets Tacy, a young girl of her own age. The two lively little girls become best friends and grow into grown women. By making a sand store, have a playhouse, go calling and keep each other company. along with dealing with all the problems and joys that growing up brings, Betsy and Tacy are brought together by their friendship.

Betsy-Tacy is a delightful historical fiction book, by the author Maud Hart Lovelace, about children at play, who have lots of fun together.

  1. Betsy-Tacy and Tib (Betsy-Tacy #2) by Maud Hart Lovelace

Betsy and Tacy books in order by the author Maud Hard Lovelace: Betsy-Tacy and Tib (Betsy-tacy novels)

Written by the author Maud Hard Lovelace, a historical fiction book about the 1930s, and the best friends Betsy and Tacy. Then Tib moves into their neighborhood, and they start having adventures. They never quarrel among themselves, for they are a merry trio of little girls growing up in a small town. From dressing in different customers, to playing pretend games, drawing, and reading together, they invite us to share their everyday adventures.

  1. Betsy and Tacy Go Over the Big Hill (Betsy-Tacy #3) by Maud Hart Lovelace

Betsy and Tacy books in order by the author Maud Hard Lovelace: Betsy and Tacy Go Over the Big Hill

Written in 1937 by the author Maud Hard Lovelace, this historical fiction book Betsy and Tacy Go Over the Big Hill marks the tenth anniversary of the beloved American girls Betsy and Tacy. In the fifth grade, life is never dull and exciting things are bound to happen.

Accompanied with their longtime friend Tib, they go over the Big Hill to Little Syria for the first time by themselves. There, as they mature from five-year-old girls to ten-year-old girls, they learn that they wouldn’t want to be anything else.

A touching tribute to childhood, Betsy and Tacy Go Over the Big Hill is a nostalgic look back at childhood during a time of change.

  1. Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown (Betsy-Tacy #4) by Maud Hart Lovelace

Betsy and Tacy books in order by the author Maud Hard Lovelace: Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown

In this Maud Hart Lovelace’s historical fiction book, because Betsy, Tacy, and Tib are now twelve-years-old, they go downtown on their own for the first time. For the first time, they see a horseless carriage, admire museums, explore a public library, and act in a play at the Opera House.

Deep Valley is the most exciting place to grow up.

  1. Heaven to Betsy & Betsy in Spite of Herself (Betsy-Tacy #5 & #6) by Maud Hart Lovelace

Betsy and Tacy books in order by the author Maud Hard Lovelace: Haven to Betsy and Betsy in Spite of Herself

Heaven to Betsy is a historical fiction book by the author Maud Hart Lovelace about Betsy’s first year at Deep Valley High School, where she’s surrounded by boys. But the most intriguing and mysterious boy is one she calls “the Tall Dark Stranger,” who she sees at school but never in a class. Determined to solve the mystery, Betsy and Tacy sneak out to meet him.

Because Betsy makes enemies just as easily as friends, life is full of surprises in Deep Valley.

Betsy in Spite of Herself: Betsy is at the center of every activity as a Deep Valley High sophomore, as she wants to transform herself and become Betsye. But only Tib knows the real motivator: she wants to date David Kriegel.

In this Maud Hart Lovelace’s historical fiction book, Betsy’s own identity becomes in danger of disappearing, as her new persona threats to take over. Is it possible to become someone better without losing who you are?

  1. Betsy Was a Junior & Betsy and Joe (Betsy-Tacy #7 and #8) by Maud Hart Lovelace

Betsy and Tacy books in order by the author Maud Hard Lovelace: Betsy Was a Junior AND Betsy and Joe

Betsy Was a Junior: It’s the best school year ever, the junior year. But soon Betsy’s luck takes a bad turn. Betsy is casted out of The Crowd, the drama club, and Tib’s life. Plus, she isn’t given a chance to compete in the annual essay contest. Could it turn out to be Betsy’s worst school year, after all? Will Betsy find her way back to Tib in this book?

Betsy and Joe: Betsy always thought she and Joe Willard were made for each other. Now that summer’s over and senior year’s begun, it’s coming true.

But the course of true love is never a straight line. When Joe returns from his summer job, he stops hiding his feeling for Betsy. But her friend Tony Markham come her with romantic intentions, and now she’s torn between Tony and Joe. Can Betsy figure out a way to follow her heart without ruining her friendship?

  1. Betsy and the Great World & Betsy’s Wedding (Betsy-Tacy #9 & #10) by Maud Hart Lovelace

Betsy and Tacy books in order by the author Maud Hard Lovelace: Betsy and the Great World AND Betsy's Wedding

Betsy and the Great World: In this historical fiction book by the author Maud Hart Lovelace, where Betsy is now twenty-one years old, she embarks on a solo tour of Europe! Her journey is filled with adventure, and it reaches its peak when a handsome Italian, Marco, becomes interested in her. Can she fall out of love of her ex-boyfriend, Joe?

This exciting trip, narrated by an author with a heart of a true adventure, will make you want to pack your bags and go along for the ride, as Betsy begins to discover life.

Betsy’s Wedding: When Betsy arrives to New York, in this historical fiction book by the author Maud Hart Lovelace, she finds Joe with a ring! They  are convinced they’ve found “the one.” But she learns that marriage isn’t all romance and kisses, but an adventure. There are bills to pay, children to raise, and chores to do. Will she be able to find time to start a writing career?