Best Children’s Medieval Books

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1. Story of the World, Vol. 2: History for the Classical Child: The Middle Ages

Author: by Susan Wise Bauer
English
424 pages
1933339098

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This second book in the four-volume narrative history series for elementary students will transform your study of history. The Story of the World has won awards from numerous homeschooling magazines and readers’ pollsover 150,000 copies of the series in print! Now more than ever, other cultures are affecting our everyday livesand our children need to learn about the other countries of the world and their history.

Susan Wise Bauer has provided a captivating guide to the history of other lands. Written in an engaging, straightforward manner, this revised edition of The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child, Volume 2: The Middle Ages weaves world history into a story book format.

Who discovered chocolate? What happened to the giant Fovor of the Mighty Blows? Why did the Ottoman Turks drag their war ships across dry land? The Story of the World covers the sweep of human history from ancient times until the present.

Africa, China, Europe, the Americasfind out what happened all around the world in long-ago times. Designed as a read-aloud project for parents and children to share together, The Story of the World includes each continent and major people group. Volume 2: The Middle Ages, is the second of a four-volume series and covers the major historical events in the years 400 to 1600 CE, as well as including maps, illustrations, and tales from each culture.


2. Harry Potter: A History of Magic (American Edition)

Author: by British Library
Arthur A. Levine Books
English
272 pages

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The official companion book to the special exhibition Harry Potter: A History of Magic, featuring an extraordinary treasure trove of magical artifacts, original drafts and drawings by J.K. Rowling, and additional material exclusive to the US run of this unforgettable exhibition!

As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in the US, readers everywhere are invited to explore the extraordinary subjects of the Hogwarts curriculum Potions & Alchemy, Divination, Care of Magical Creatures, and more and examine incredible historical artifacts, items from J.K.

Rowling’s personal archive, and stunning original artwork from Harry Potter series artists Mary GrandPr, Jim Kay, and Brian Selznick. Published in conjunction with the special exhibition Harry Potter: A History of Magic (coming to the New-York Historical Society after a record-breaking sold-out run at the British Library), this complete catalogue of the over 150 artifacts on display gives readers an up-close look at magical treasures from all over the world.


3. The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child, Activity Book 2: The Middle Ages: From the Fall of Rome to the Rise of the Renaissance

Author: by Susan Wise Bauer
English
464 pages
1933339136

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Color a picture of Viking warrior, make an edible oasis, create a Moorish ruler’s turban and Aztec jewelry and more… Don’t just read about historyexperience it! This comprehensive, 8. 5″ x 11″ curriculum guide and activity book contains map activities, coloring pages, games, projects, review questions, cross-references to illustrated encyclopedias, and extensive book lists.

Children and parents love the activities, ranging from cooking projects to crafts, board games to science experiments, and puzzles to projects. Each Story of the World Activity Book provides a full year of history study when combined with the Textbook, Audiobook, and Testseach available separately to accompany each volume of The Story of the World Activity Book.

Activity Book 2 Grade Recommendation: Grades 1-6. Illustrated throughout with black-and-white drawings and maps


4. City: A Story of Roman Planning and Construction

Author: by David Macaulay
English
112 pages
0395349222

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Award-winning author-illustrator David Macaulay brings readers into a beautiful exploration of Roman buildings and construction. With black and white illustrations and detailed explanations, this comprehensive and visual resource is perfect for young readers interested in history, architecture, and Roman civilization.


5. Mansa Musa and the Empire of Mali

Author: by P. James Oliver
English
128 pages
146805354X

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Oliver’s well-researched biography of Mansa Musa reads like an exotic tale of gold, glory, and adventure. During his long reign as Mali’s emperor, Mansa Musa led his empire into its Golden Age; presided over a spectacular, 60,000 person, 9,000 mile pilgrimage; founded a university in Timbuktu; and helped revolutionize architecture across the Sudan.

Oliver does not allow Musa’s story to get bogged down in detail by seamlessly weaving a lot of history into his narrative and by supplying curious readers with an extensive Glossary. Many of the African ancestors of today’s African-Americans came from West Africa.From 700 – 1600 A.D., one after the other, three great, black, commercial empires dominated West Africa.

They were powerful, prosperous, complex, stable – and large. At its height, the Empire of Mali was the size of all of Western Europe. Well-crafted and fast paced, Oliver’s book is enhanced by a liberal sprinkling of enjoyable drawings, clear and helpful maps, and interesting photos.


6. Treasury of Norse Mythology: Stories of Intrigue, Trickery, Love, and Revenge

Author: by Donna Napoli
National Geographic Kids
English
192 pages

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Coinciding with the new Rick Riordan Magnus Chase series and the Marvel Age of Ultron DVD, featuring Thor, comes a new look at Asgard and the timeless tales of ancient Scandinavia. Classic stories and dazzling illustrations of gods, goddesses, heroes and monsters come to life in a stunning tableau of Norse myths, including those of the thunder god Thor, the one-eyed god and Allfather Odin, and the trickster god Loki.

The lyrical storytelling of award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli dramatizes the timeless tales of ancient Scandinavia. This book is the third in the trilogy that includes the popular National Geographic Treasury of Greek Mythology and National Geographic Treasury of Egyptian Mythology.


7. Story of the World, Vol. 2 Bundle: History for the Classical Child: The Middle Ages; Text, Activity Book, and Test & Answer Key

Author: by Susan Wise Bauer
English
1090 pages
1945841737

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Spend an entire year investigating the whole medieval world-from Europe and the Middle East through India, China, the Arabian Peninsula, Australia, and the Americas! Designed for parents and elementary/early middle grade students (grades 2-6) to share together, The Story of the World, Volume 2: The Middle Ages history set builds historical literacy, improves reading and comprehension skills in both fiction and nonfiction, and increases vocabulary-all in an enjoyable and entertaining story-like format.

The Story of the Worldpaperback text offers 42 narrative chapters, told in chronological order and spanning the entire globe, that begin with Celtic Britain after the fall of Rome and end with the Age of Exploration. Independent readers can easily enjoy the stories on their own, or parents can read aloud to younger students.

The Volume 2 Activity Book offers a whole variety of hands-on projects to complement each chapter in the paperback text-map activities, coloring pages, games, cooking experiments, crafts, board games, science experiments, puzzles, and more! Extensive booklists, both fiction and nonfiction, accompany each set of projects and give parents and children the opportunity to read more about the fascinating people and events in each of the 42 chapters.


8. Knights and Castles: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #2: The Knight at Dawn (Magic Tree House (R) Fact Tracker)

Author: by Mary Pope Osborne
0375802975
English
128 pages

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The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system! Getting the facts behind the fiction has never looked better. Track the facts with Jack and Annie!! When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #2: The Knight at Dawn, they had lots of questions.

How were castles built? What was it like to live inside a castle? How did boys train to become knights? Did horses really wear armor? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts.

Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures.

And teachers can use Fact Trackers alongside their Magic Tree House fiction companions to meet common core text pairing needs. Did you know that there’s a Magic Tree House book for every kid? Magic Tree House: Adventures with Jack and Annie, perfect for readers who are just beginning chapter books Merlin Missions: More challenging adventures for the experienced reader Super Edition: A longer and more dangerous adventure Fact Trackers: Nonfiction companions to your favorite Magic Tree House adventures Have more fun with Jack and Annie at MagicTreeHouse.Com!


9. Stephen Biesty's Cross-Sections Castle (Stephen Biesty Cross Sections)

Author: by Richard Platt
DK Children
English
32 pages

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History comes alive in this incredible Children's illustrated book about castles. Slicing through different areas of a medieval fortress, extraordinary views reveal the people busy inside, preparing for battle as an enemy army approaches. Packed with facts, you’ll find out what it takes to build a massive 14th-century castle, dress a knight in armor, or prepare a feast fit for a king or queen.

From the drawbridge to the dungeon, Cross-Sections Castle swarms with the people who keep the castle going-the workers, craftsmen, and servants. And, as you pore over every page, look out for the villainous spy. Is he in the well…The keep…The moat?No?

Keep looking, he’s there somewhere! Back in print after 20 years, you can now cheer on jousters, be entertained by a troubadour, and witness the gory details of a traitor’s demise. This unique illustrated book for kids is not just the story of a castle; it brings medieval history to life.

10. DK Eyewitness Books: Medieval Life: Discover Medieval Europe from Life in a Country Manor to the Streets of a Growin

Author: by Andrew Langley
DK Children
English
72 pages

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Step back in time and experience life in the Middle Ages. Eyewitness Medieval Life is a compelling introduction to the people and culture of the Middle Ages. Superb color photographs of artifacts, costumes, furniture, and buildings bring daily life in Medieval Europe vividly to life.

Explore the magnificent tournaments of the royal court, the bustling streets of a developing town, how the feudal system worked, and much more. Find out how monks decorated holy books with real gold, see how cathedrals were built, and discover the power held by the medieval church over the people.

Great for school projects or just for fun, Eyewitness Medieval Life will help you to learn everything you need to know about life in the Middle Ages. This history guide also comes with a poster packed full of illustrations and facts, perfect for your bedroom wall or classroom.

11. A Year in a Castle (Time Goes by)

Author: by Rachel Coombs
1580137962
First Avenue Editions ™
English

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Lower the drawbridge! Would you like to know what life was like in a castle long ago? Then come spend the next twelve months in this castle. Check out eight action-packed scenes for a bird’s-eye view of the life and work of lords, ladies, knights, maids, and more.

See the castle on market day and during an attack by an enemy lord. Watch knights compete in a tournament. Keep your eye on the calendar too. By spending a whole year in a castle, you can watch events unfold as the seasons change.

Lots of things happen during the year. Can you spot them all?

12. Story of the World, Vol. 1 Test and Answer Key: History for the Classical Child: Ancient Times

Author: by Susan Wise Bauer
English
176 pages
1933339217

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History has been taught in a boring way for far too long. A subject as moving and powerful as humanity’s past should be inviting, and when it is told well, it is. Susan Wise Bauer succeeds in telling the captivating story of history with her best-selling history series.

Parents and young readers have fallen in love with her narrative history, The Story of the World, and its accompanying Activity Book. Now teachers and home educators can take advantage of a new and valuable learning tool: the Tests and Answer Key package.

Included are 42 tests: one for each chapter of The Story of the World. Perfect for evaluating comprehension and retention. The narrative format of The Story of the World helps children remember the famous people, places, and events in history. These tests offer you an easy way to make sure that your child is absorbing the important events from world history.

A combination of multiple choice, matching, fill-in-the-blank, and short writing samples allow you to evaluate your child’s retention and comprehension of key events in The Story of the World. The Tests package contains an answer key for all tests. These easy-to-use tests and answer keys, successfully used by hundreds of parents and teachers, provide an objective method for measuring retention of key facts, figures, and events from history.

13. Story of the World, Vol. 2 Test and Answer Key: History for the Classical Child: The Middle Ages

Author: by Susan Wise Bauer
1933339209
English
176 pages

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History has been taught in a boring way for far too long. A subject as moving and powerful as humanity’s past should be inviting, and when it is told well, it is. Susan Wise Bauer succeeds in telling the captivating story of history with her best-selling history series.

Parents and young readers have fallen in love with her narrative history, The Story of the World, and its accompanying Activity Book. Now teachers and home educators can take advantage of a new and valuable learning tool: the Tests and Answer Key package.

Included are 42 tests: one for each chapter of The Story of the World. Perfect for evaluating comprehension and retention. The narrative format of The Story of the World helps children remember the famous people, places, and events in history. These tests offer you an easy way to make sure that your child is absorbing the important events from world history.

A combination of multiple choice, matching, fill-in-the-blank, and short writing samples allow you to evaluate your child’s retention and comprehension of key events in The Story of the World. The Tests package contains an answer key for all tests. These easy-to-use tests and answer keys, successfully used by hundreds of parents and teachers, provide an objective method for measuring retention of key facts, figures, and events from history.

14. Who Was Joan of Arc?

Author: by Pam Pollack
Penguin Workshop
English
112 pages

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Joan of Arc was born in a small French village during the worst period of the Hundred Years’ War. For generations, France had been besieged by the British. At age 11, Joan began to see religious visions telling her to join forces with the King of France.

By the time she was a teenager, she was leading troops into battle in the name of her country. Though she was captured and executed for her beliefs, Joan of Arc became a Catholic saint and has since captured the world’s imagination.

15. Son of Charlemagne (Living History Library)

Author: by Barbara Willard
Ignatius Press
English
208 pages

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The year is 781 A.D. King Charles of the Franks is crossing the Alps with his family and court on a journey to meet with Pope Hadrian. One frosty night he speaks to his young son Carl of his plans for the future: “When we come to Rome you will know that I am naming you my heir.

One day you will rule over all my lands…” But the King already had an heir, Pepin the Hunchback, mockingly called Gobbo. Was he to be dispossessed? Yet Carl sees that Charlemagne is determined to do what he feels is best to serve God and Europe.

The many-faceted story of the great Emperor Charlemagne and his son Carl will stir the minds and imaginations of young people. Through Carl’s eyes we discover the grand dimensions of western Europe’s foundation.

16. Knights and Castles Sticker Activity Book

Author: by National Geographic Kids
English
56 pages
1426336659

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Young readers fascinated with kings, queens, knights, and princesses will love this fun and informative sticker activity book about medieval times around the world. Discover how castles were built and evolved over time to be the ultimate defense. Find out where people lived and worked within the castle walls and what everyday life was like in the Middle Ages.

Kids will also learn about the process of becoming a knight, the code of chivalry that knights followed, and knights’ weapons, jousts, and famous quests from history and literature. This smart and fun interactive title brings National Geographic Kids signature content to a sticker and activity book format.

It’s a great way for kids to go off-screen and learn while they play. It’s also an engaging treat for a rainy day, car trips, downtime, or anytime.