Elizabeth I: Red Rose of the House of Tudor, England, 1544 - Kathryn Lasky one of my faves in, like, third grade. i tried to read some of the other books in the royal diaries series, but they didn't interest me as much. i liked this one about Elizabeth I -- of course, she was a cool person in real life. and actually, i learned a lot about her from this book without even realizing it. haha