Thursday, October 6, 2016

History Corner: You Can Walk in Another Land and Time With These Kids Books!

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received these books, free of charge,fromthe author, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about them. All opinions are my own.

and now for 2 new books from our favorite children's author:


If You Were Me and Lived in...Viking Europe


If You Were Me and Lived in...Viking Europe cover

Synopsis:

Hop in our time travel machine and join Carole P. Roman as she visits a Viking settlement in the year 890 AD.


Learn what your name could be and the kind of food you might eat. Read about the different levels of society, how they affect where you would live, and the type of clothing you might wear.


Mateya Arkova's beautiful illustrations illustrate what Vikings ate and their children did for fun.


If You Were Me and Lived in.. Viking Europe is an exciting trip that shows a colorful culture through the eyes of a child.

If You Were Me and Lived in...Viking Europe collage

Review:

If you homeschoo this is definitely a book you want to add to your collection! The book is one of the longer ones in the series at 76 pages. The book takes kids into a typical Viking village in Norway and shows how they had their own culture, language and beliefs. It is a fun look at a historical period, that kids will be entranced with once again. The books sets straight 'hollywoodness' and gives the truths of ancient Norway. Adults will find this one just as interesting as the kids! It would be a great book to use as an additional resource, and to have homeschooling kids use as a reference for making their own Viking story, or play! It's another winner from Carol, and as a about to me

and in continuation of the country series...


If You Were Me and Lived in...Poland


If You Were Me and Lived in...Poland cover


Synopsis:

Join Carole P. Roman when she visits Poland in the newest book of her informative series. Learn about the varied customs and cultures. Travel to Eastern Europe to discover what you would eat and do for fun. See the land through the eyes of a youngster like you and understand what life is like in this exciting place. 

Don't forget to look at the other books in the series so that you can be an armchair world traveler.


If You Were Me and Lived in...Poland collage


Review:

Poland is a harder to country to write about- while we may know the food, getting kids interesting in a country few really know about can be hard. But Carole does a great job in bringing kids in, sharing the unique culture and language, especially. She also shows  surprising facts like how Poland had the first constitution in Europe and how its main city got its name. The illustrations this time combine photos and illustrations, for a very unique look. It is well worth a look and adding to your kids resource library!



About the author: 


Carole P. Roman is the award-winning author of the If You Were Me and Lived in… series, which won the Pinnacle Award for Best in Children’s Nonfiction in 2012.  Roman also writes the Captain No Beard series, the first of which was named a Kirkus Best of 2012, received a Star of Remarkable Merit, and won the Pinnacle Award in 2012.Roman loves to learn about many places, but there's no place like home and family in Long Island, N.Y. Check out her website for more.

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