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Feedback please - My SOTW2 go-along booklist

Amber in AUS

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I have just finished my list of go-alongs for SOTW2. We will be buying these books as our library service isn't great. Ideally i would like to get it down to 20 or so, so please let me know what you and your DC thought of these titles. I would like a good mix of picture books and longer chapter books. Reading level isn't an issue. Thanks


The Orchard book of Roman Myths

Favorite Celtic Fairytales

What were Castles for?

The Miracle of Saint Nicholas

Indian Tales

Muslin Child

The ChI-Lin Purse

Who were the Vikings?

Viking Tales

DK Knight

The Adventures of Robin Hood

Liang and the Magic Paintbrush

Baboushka and the Three Kings

The Girl Who Lost her smile


Bard of Avon

Ancient Celts (people of the ancient world)

Beowulf the Warrior

Canterbury Tales

Days of the Knights


Good Queen Bess

Joan of Arc

Knight at Dawn

Marco Polo for Kids

Otto of the Silver Hand

Story of Islam

Viking Ships at Sunrise

You wouldn't want to be a Samurai!

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My kids liked "You Wouldn't Want to be a Viking" pretty well, so I think the others in the series would be good.


We also liked Macauley's Castle; it's a little long and took us a few days, but it was worth it.


Some others I would add to your list:

-Stories of Beowulf Told To The Children, by H. E. Marshall (and I think there are others in the series): http://www.mainlesson.com/display.php?author=marshall&book=beowulf&story=_contents My son particularly liked this hero story.


-Our Little Celtic/Norman/Etc. Cousin of Long Ago (several in the series): http://www.mainlesson.com/display.php?author=stein&book=celtic&story=_contents These were absolutely fantastic, and my children begged for more.


-Good Masters, Sweet Ladies: http://www.amazon.com/Masters-Ladies-Voices-Medieval-Village/dp/0763643327/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1296079462&sr=8-1 An excellent portrayal of the way different young people lived in the Middle Ages, really lets you contrast different classes.


-The Castle Diary of Tobias Burgess: http://www.amazon.com/Castle-Diary-Journal-Tobias-Burgess/dp/0763621641/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1296079515&sr=1-1


I would have a very hard time limiting it to 20 books for the Middle Ages. :)

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