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Need recommendations for Ancient History Living Books

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Have you looked at the Veritas site to check their book list for ancients? Also if you go to Bookshelf Central you can review the books Tapestry uses for their ancients year. They have quite a few options.

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Have you looked at Charlotte Mason sites? What comes to mind is M.B. Synge's "On the Shores of the Great Sea" and also Fifty Famous Stories Retold (that has a lot of ancients, but isn't exclusively ancient). There was also a thread on CHOW and A Little History of the World today.

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Here are some we use:

(I took these from my blog and put them together in one list...they were separated by levels so you may see a few repeats in that books can overlap.)

 

 

The Egyptian Cinderella by Shirley Climo

Mummies, Pyramids, and Pharaohs: A Book About Ancient Egypt by Gail Gibbons

Seeker of Knowledge: The Man Who Deciphered Egyptian Hieroglyphs by James Rumford

Fun With Hieroglyphics stamp kit

The Great Pyramid by Elizabeth Mann

Diogenes: The Story of the Greek Philosopher by Aliki

Pythagoras, What's Your Angle? by Ellis and Hornung

How We Learned the Earth is Round by P. Lauber

Pegasus by Marianna Mayer

Tales From Odyssey by Mary Pope Osborne

Cleopatra by Diane Stanley

The Roman Colosseum: The Story of the World's Most Famous Stadium and its Deadly Games by Elizabeth Mann (Wonders of the World)

Stories of the Ancient Greeks by Charles D. Shaw

Detectives in Togas by Henry Winterfeld

Stories From the History of Rome by Emily Beesly (Google book)

Pyramid by David Macaulay

The Librarian Who Measured the Earth by Kathryn Lasky

Men of Old Greece by Jennie Hall

The Forgotten Daughter by Caroline Dale Snedeker

Classical Kids: An Activity Guide to Life in Ancient Greece and Rome

by Laurie Carlson

Stories From Plato and Other Classic Writers by Mary E. Burt

Our Little Athenian Cousin of Long Ago by J. D. Cowles

Our Little Spartan Cousin of Long Ago by J. D. Cowles

In Search of Knossos: The Quest for the Minotaur's Labyrinth by Giovanni Caselli

Confucius The Golden Rule by Russell Freedman

The Golden Goblet by Eloise Jarvis McGraw

Tirzah by Lucille Travis

Into the Mummy's Tomb: The Real-Life Discovery of Tutankhamun's Treasures by Nicholas Reeves

Cleopatra by Diane Stanley

Cleopatra of Egypt by Leonora Hornblow (Landmark)

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World by Lynn Carlee

Pharaoh's Boat by David Weitzman (Note: While this is a picture book, it should be noted that the text is very detailed with a strong vocabulary and the length of the text is longer than a typical picture book. I felt like it would be too much for a very young student and that it would also be more interesting to an older student.)

Step Into: Ancient Japan by Fiona Macdonald

Mummies Made in Egypt by Aliki

The Sumerians (History Opens Windows) by Jane Shuter*This is not a living book

Seeker of Knowledge: The Man Who Deciphered Egyptian Hieroglyphs by James Rumford

The Phoenicians (Cultures of the Past) by Elsa Marston*This is not a living book

The Great Pyramid by Elizabeth Mann

A is for Apple and Why: The Story of Our Alphabet by Solveig Paulson Russell

Tales of Ancient Egypt by Roger L. Green

Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt by Elizabeth Payne

Confucius The Golden Rule by Russell Freedman

Golden Days of Greece by Olivia Coolidge

Boys' and Girls' Herodotus by John S. White

Stories From Livy by Alfred Church

Ceasar's Gallic War by Olivia Coolidge

The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare

The Golden Goblet by Eloise Jarvis McGraw

Julius Caesar by Jacob Abbott

Julius Ceasar by John Gunther(Landmark)

Tutankhamun by Robert Green

Tutankhamun: The Life and Death of a Pharaoh by David Murdoch

Men of Old Greece by Jennie Hall

Ides of April by Mary Ray

Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff

Silver Branch (sequel to Eagle of the Ninth) by Rosemary Sutcliff

Cleopatra by Diane Stanley

Cleopatra of Egypt by Leonora Hornblow (Landmark)

The Burning of Rome by Alfred Church

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World by Lynn Carlee

Hannibal by Jacob Abbott

The Story of the Persian War by Alfred Church

Four Old Greeks: Achilles, Herakles, Dionysos, Alkestis by Jennie Hall

Forgotten Daughter by Caroline Dale Snedeker

Step Into: Ancient Japan by Fiona Macdonald

The Samurai's Tale by Erik C. Haugaard

The Boy and the Samurai by Erik C. Haugaard

Ancient India (People of the Ancient World) by Virginia Schomp

Dragons, Gods & Spirits from Chinese Mythology (World Mythology Series) by Tao Tao Liu Sanders

A Young Macedonian in the Army of Alexander the Great by Alfred Church

The Riddle of the Rosetta Stone by James Giblin

The Book of Ancient China by Susan Strauss Art

The Book of the Ancient Greeks by Dorothy Mills

The Book of the Ancient Romans by Dorothy Mills

The Book of the Ancient World by Dorothy Mills

 

*Some of the books are not considered living books, however I do use what is available for topics where I feel we haven't had good coverage with a living book

 

Myths:

Myths of the World by Padraic Colum

Tanglewood Tales for Boys and Girls by Nathaniel Hawthorne

A Wonder-Book for Boys and Girls by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Heroes by Charles Kingsley

The Trojan War by Oliva Coolidge

The Wanderings of Odysseus by Rosemary Sutcliff

The Aeneid for Boys and Girls by Alfred Church

Black Ships Before Troy by Rosemary Sutclif

In Search of a Homeland: The Story of the Aeneid by Penelope Lively

The Children's Homer by Padraic Colum (both Iliad and Odyssey retelling)

The Iliad for Boys and Girls by Alfred Church

The Odyssey for Boys and Girls by Alfred Church

Book of Greek Myths by Ingri and Parin D'Aulaire

Bulfinch's Mythology by Thomas Bulfinch

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Okay, I don't want to follow kfamily's post, and I am totally printing off her list. :D

 

However, one other title I wanted to mention was Story of the Ancients by H.A. Guerber... I like her writings. It would be easy to use as a "main" title and add on whatever pieces you like.

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