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Favorite literature/illustrated history books to go along with SOTW 2


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Please share your very favorites for young children 5-8 years old.


I really want captivating, interesting, and uplifting books for them as I am losing them-


I tried to find a Listmania list on Amazon with no luck.


I already bought biblioplan and have lots of other curriculum so I don't want to buy the activity guide, too.


Thank you,


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Here are some great ones:

Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction by David MacAulay

A Year in a Castle (Time Goes By) by Rachel Coombs

The Silk Route: 7,000 Miles of History by John S. Major and Stephen Fieser

Castles (Usborne Beginners) by Stephanie Turnbull, Colin King and Laura Parker

Viking (DK Eyewitness Books) by Susan M. Margeson

Who Were the Vikings? (Usborne Starting Point History)

A Medieval Feast by Aliki

Life As a Knight: An Interactive History Adventure (You Choose: Warriors) (You Choose Books: An Interactive History Adventure) by Rachael Hanel

You Wouldn't Want to Be a Medieval Knight!: Armor You'd Rather Not Wear by Fiona MacDonald, David Salariya and David Antram

You Wouldn't Want to Live in a Medieval Castle!: A Home You'd Rather Not Inhabit by Jacqueline Morley and David Antram

Life as a Viking: An Interactive History Adventure (You Choose Books) by Allison Lassieur

The Medieval World by Philip Steele

Food and Feasts in the Middle Ages by Lynne Elliott

Medieval Medicine and the Plague by Lynne Elliott

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Oh! Thank you so much!


I just checked out a M. Hodges book called Merlin and the Making of A King that looks like a good telling of Arthur for young ones (if you don't mind the magic, etc.)


I also have Marguerite Makes A Book on my list for illuminated manuscripts...

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Besides sever mentioned above, here are some I've used this year:


Barbarians! by Steven Knoll

The Holy Twins by Kathleen Norris

Leif the Lucky by Ingri D'Aulaire

Beowulf: A Hero's Tale Retold by James Rumford

Valentine and Orson by Nancy Burkert

The Apple and the Arrow by Conrad Buff

Pippo the Fool by Tracy Fern

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I just found at the library Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! by Schiltz. I really like how it tells a story through the voices of typical medieval people, one person at at time. Each chapter/person is a poem. And each builds upon the other. Plus, it helps show the different points of view of the same situation. Plus, throughout there are "little background" pages discussing various medieval topics. Of course, I have not read it with my son yet. We'll see if he likes it as much as I do.

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