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Titian (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists)
4.11
I love this series. And so do my boys. As we started this the author mentions that Titian was born in 1488 and one of my sons asked, "Is that the same...more
Apr 15, 2009
Apr 14, 2009
 
King Arthur And The Knights Of The Round Table
3.62
One of my boys picked this up at the library and I swear they've looked through it close to a hundred times each. I've rarely seen them look through a...more
May 09, 2009
May 14, 2009
 
The Barefoot Book of Knights
4.52
We actually listened to the audio version of this book and the narrator, Anthony Head, did a wonderful job. We enjoyed the stories from around the wor...more
not set
May 02, 2011
 
Roland Wright: Future Knight
3.60
This book is laugh outloud funny. We started it as a read-aloud, but my 10-yr-old grabbed it to finish on his own. When he was done we were able to fi...more
Jan 2011
Jan 01, 2011
 
The Shakespeare Stealer (Shakespeare Stealer, #1)
3.64
I really enjoyed this book and look forward to reading the rest of the series.

Set in England during Shakespeare's time we follow Widge as he leaves ru...more
Dec 15, 2008
Dec 29, 2008
 
Around the World in a Hundred Years
3.75
I'm pre-reading several books about explorers and this was the first one. Each of 10 explorers gets a few pages with some cartoonish pictures. This bo...more
Apr 05, 2009
Apr 05, 2009
 
The Story of Mankind
3.20
I didn't even finish this book. I was put off by the 'origin's of man' part and I thought the language dry. After a few chapters I started skimming th...more
Jan 2006
Jun 04, 2008
 
Nicolaus Copernicus, the Earth Is a Planet
3.56
This was a lovely little book about Copernicus. The illustrations were colorful and done in an "old-fashioned" style which made the book feel authenti...more
Nov 17, 2009
Nov 20, 2009
 
Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei
3.87
My boys said this was "just as good as the Copernicus book", but they didn't seem as interested so I'm giving it 3 stars. They also didn't like the pa...more
Nov 28, 2009
Nov 20, 2009
 
Viking Ships At Sunrise (Magic Tree House, #15)
3.77
We spent some time learning about how books were made during the middle ages after reading this book.

My generic review for the Magic Tree House books...more
not set
Dec 01, 2008
 
Heart of Courage (Viking Quest, #4)
4.27
One of my sons wants to learn more about Vikings so I ordered this series on a whim. Thus far I have really liked it. The characters are well-develope...more
Apr 22, 2010
Apr 22, 2010
 
Leif Erikson, the Lucky
2.00
I did not read this to the kids. I'm pre-reading for our Viking unit and this was the only book our libraries had. I most likely will not be using thi...more
Oct 2008
Oct 17, 2008
 
The Hero Beowulf
3.49
We read this as part of our study of the Vikings. I try to introduce these "staples of our culture" at a young age, but in a fairly gentle manner. I'm...more
Sep 2008
Sep 02, 2008
 
King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table (Little Golden Book)
3.93
We finally finished this book and I'm rather mixed in my feelings. The chapters/sections lend themselves well to reading aloud (as in they're not too...more
Nov 2008
Jun 04, 2008
 
Internet-Linked Encyclopedia of World History
4.09
We've read through quite a bit of this so far. We skipped the caveman stuff since I don't necessarily subscribe to evolution/caveman theory. We did en...more
not set
Jun 04, 2008
 
Joan of Arc
3.81
This worked really well as a read-aloud. I think students in 5th grade or higher could read it independently. There are many French names which are di...more
Oct 2008
Oct 17, 2008
 
Michelangelo (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists)
4.03
Another excellent book from the series. Here we briefly meet Michelangelo and some of his works. This is not indepth by any means so is best used for...more
Sep 2008
Sep 08, 2008
 
William Shakespeare & the Globe
3.87
This was a wonderful introduction to Shakespeare. I felt like it gave them enough information without going too indepth. It talked a bit about Will hi...more
Aug 2008
Aug 26, 2008
 
I, Vivaldi
3.97
This book was very well done. We learn about Vivaldi from Vivaldi. He tells us about his life from his birth on. It was engaging and the illustrations...more
Apr 13, 2009
Apr 14, 2009
 
The Knight at Dawn (Magic Tree House, #2)
3.81
My generic review for the Magic Tree House books -

We've loved them all. They are fun, easy to read and contain quite a bit of historical information....more
not set
Dec 01, 2008
 
The Farewell Symphony
3.95
This book was well-done. It gave interesting information relating to Joseph Haydn (pronounce HI-dun, not HAY-dun) and the symphony he wrote during one...more
Nov 18, 2010
Nov 09, 2010
 
The Door in the Wall
3.68
I almost feel like a traitor because I didn't rate this higher. Reading this to my kids was not very fun for anyone though.

It's a nice enough story bu...more
Nov 2008
Nov 13, 2008
 
Famous Men Of The Middle Ages
3.35
We read this as part of our Middle Ages study. Most of the stories were interesting and held their attention. There were a few here and there that wer...more
Mar 2014
Mar 27, 2014
 
Raiders from the Sea (Viking Quest, #1)
4.24
One of my sons wants to learn more about Vikings so I ordered this series on a whim. Thus far I have really liked it. The characters are well-develope...more
Apr 22, 2010
Apr 22, 2010
 
Mystery of the Silver Coins (Viking Quest, #2)
4.16
One of my sons wants to learn more about Vikings so I ordered this series on a whim. Thus far I have really liked it. The characters are well-develope...more
Apr 22, 2010
Apr 22, 2010
 
The Invisible Friend (Viking Quest, #3)
4.19
One of my sons wants to learn more about Vikings so I ordered this series on a whim. Thus far I have really liked it. The characters are well-develope...more
Apr 22, 2010
Apr 22, 2010
 
Leonardo and the Flying Boy
3.74
An interesting story based loosely on actual events. We enjoyed the illustrations mixed with da Vinci's actual drawings. I didn't much care for the fa...more
Mar 08, 2010
Mar 08, 2010
 
Viking Adventure
3.79
I read this out loud to the boys (ages 13, 13, 10, and 7). We all enjoyed it and it was interesting. In retrospect I could have assigned this to the 3...more
Feb 18, 2014
Feb 18, 2014
 
Child's History of the World
4.06
We used this for the ancient world and are still using it for the middle ages. The stories are short and well-written. Much more engaging than The Sto...more
not set
Jun 04, 2008
 
The Minstrel in the Tower
3.51
I read this over a year ago and finally read it to the kids. I think it's a decent book, but not great. You don't learn a whole lot about the historic...more
Nov 2008
Nov 13, 2008
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