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Hi all, we are soon to start SOTW2 with my dd7 who will be beginning 3rd grade when we commence the book. I am after any suggestions for corresponding fiction books for her to read alongside our studies of this period.  She is not a very confident reader but is (just) reading on grade level so idealy I am looking for books on about a 2nd/3rd grade reading level. Any suggestions? I am thinking maybe the "you wouldn't want to be..." books that correspond to this period but other than that I really do not have many ideas. We already own the magic tree house series and idealy I would like some other books along this same line, covering history through a work of fiction that is easy to read. TIA

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The activity guide for SOTW has gobs of reading suggestions. Maybe you can get it on library loan?

 

We used Veritas Press. Since each history set is designed to teach grades 2-6 there will be a broad range of skill levels. Here's where the middle ages history books start; scroll past the curricula at the top. ~ http://www.veritaspress.com/browse-by-grade/fourth-grade/history.html

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I very much agree with the books others mentioned already.  Castle Diary especially is a great one that kids remember for years. 

 

We are doing Medieval next year too with a 7th, 4th and 2nd grader with a pre-K hanging in there.  In addition to Magic Tree House stories, we mix in Time Warp Trio, Horrible History and Flat Stanley books of the area/time we are studying.  We are reading abridged Arthur tales for youngers, Henty's Boy Knight with older, Usborne Dragon stories, Robin Hood different versions for different ages. 

 

Paula's archives has more suggestions. 

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Thanks for all the suggestions, I have a great list going now :001_smile:

 

I do own the activity guide however it has so many suggestions and I only need the best/most memorable as our library may as well not be there it is that useless so I need to buy all books. Also I often find the suggestions are above her reading level however I have no way of knowing what ones will be appropriate for her until I have bought them which can get very expensive very quickly especially with international postage.

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