Friday, October 7, 2011

Interactive History Adventure books

I discovered these books at my local library, and I'm so glad I did! They're a series of 35 "Interactive History Adventure" books (think "Choose Your Own Adventure") by Capstone Publishers. Most of the history topics covered pertain to American history, but there are quite a few from early World history as well. What a perfect way to get a child excited about learning history! And I can think of no better way to learn history than to experience it firsthand and discover for yourself what the consequences of various choices are - after all, isn't that why we study history in the first place? Ds9 loves them, and I highly recommend them! Note: I would estimate that these books would hold the interest of little boys and girls anywhere from 8-13.

UPDATE 8/30/2012:
There are now (39) books in this list, not counting the survival series.  Below are corrected, updated links.  There are 8 "Era" adventure books are for grades 3-7, covering  the ancient cultures of China, Egypt, Greece, Rome, colonial America, the Great Depression, and the Middle ages.  There are 26 "History" adventure books, also for grades 3-7, covering topics mainly having to do with battles, wars, exploration, immigration.  There are 5 books in the "Warriors" series, same grade level: Gladiator, Knight, Ninja, Samurai, Viking. There are also 8 books in the "Survival" series (think "Bear Grylls for kids").  :)

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