Best Children’s Renaissance Books
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1. Who Was Galileo?
Author: by Patricia Brennan Demuth
Like Michelangelo, Galileo is another Renaissance great known just by his first name-a name that is synonymous with scientific achievement. Born in Pisa, Italy, in the sixteenth century, Galileo contributed to the era’s great rebirth of knowledge. He invented a telescope to observe the heavens.
From there, not even the sky was the limit! He turned long-held notions about the universe topsy turvy with his support of a sun-centric solar system. Patricia Brennan Demuth offers a sympathetic portrait of a brilliant man who lived in a time when speaking scientific truth to those in power was still a dangerous proposition.
2. Who Was Leonardo da Vinci?
Author: by Roberta Edwards
Leonardo da Vinci was a gifted painter, talented musician, and dedicated scientist and inventor, designing flying machines, submarines, and even helicopters. Yet he had a hard time finishing things, a problem anyone can relate to. Only thirteen paintings are known to be his; as for the illustrated encyclopedia he intended to create, all that he left were thousands of disorganized notebook pages.
Here is an accessible portrait of a fascinating man who lived at a fascinating timeItaly during the Renaissance.
3. I am Leonardo da Vinci (Ordinary People Change the World)
Author: by Brad Meltzer
The famous Renaissance artist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci is the twentieth hero in the New York Times bestselling picture book biography series. This friendly, fun biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great-the traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically themselves.
Each book tells the story of an icon in a lively, conversational way that works well for the youngest nonfiction readers and that always includes the hero’s childhood influences. At the back are an excellent timeline and photos. This book features Leonardo da Vinci, the Renaissance artist and inventor.
He always followed his interests, no matter where they led! His quest to fly led him to study birds’ wings and his invention designs were the very earliest sketches of helicopters and other flying machines. Da Vinci’s hard work and dedication to his curiosities is why we still remember him today.
4. City: A Story of Roman Planning and Construction
Author: by David Macaulay
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.
Story of the World, Vol. 3 Bundle, Revised Edition: History for the Classical Child: Early Modern Times; Text, Activity Book, and Test & Answer Key
Author: by Susan Wise Bauer
Spend an entire year investigating the fascinating story of the world between 1600 and 1850-from Europe and the Middle East through India, China, the Arabian Peninsula, Australia, and both North and South America! Designed for parents and elementary/middle grade students (grades 3-7) to share together, The Story of the World, Volume 3: Early Modern Times 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 the Spanish colonization of South America and end with the Gold Rush. Independent readers can easily enjoy the stories on their own, or parents can read aloud to younger students.
This newly revised edition includes improved maps, 40 new illustrations, and a timeline. The Volume 3 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!
6. Anne Of Green Gables: L.M. Montgomery: A Story Of Anne Shirley (Children Classics Collection Edition, #1)
Author: by L. M. Montgomery
Published at: Independently published (March 26, 2021)
“Fans of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s century-old books still visit the farmhouse that inspired them.” – Marylou Tousignant, The Washington PostAs soon as Anne Shirley arrives at the snug white farmhouse called Green Gables, she is sure she wants to stay forever …
But will the Cuthberts send her back to to the orphanage? Anne knows she’s not what they expecteda skinny girl with fiery red hair and a temper to match. If only she can convince them to let her stay, she’ll try very hard not to keep rushing headlong into scrapes and blurting out the first thing that comes to her mind.
Anne is not like anyone else, the Cuthberts agree; she is speciala girl with an enormous imagination. This orphan girl dreams of the day when she can call herself Anne of Green Gables. A True Classic that Belongs on Every Bookshelf!
7. Good Queen Bess : The Story of Elizabeth I of England
Author: by Diane Stanley
In this welcome reissue, celebrated author and illustrator Diane Stanley and her husband, Peter Vennema, paint an impressive portrait of the remarkable queen who loved her people so dearly and ruled them so well. Elizabeth’s forceful personality, colorful court, and devoted subjects come vividly to life in this stellar picture-book biography.
When it was first published, Good Queen Bess was named a Notable Book in the Field of Social Studies, an American Library Association Notable Book, a Booklist Editors’ Choice, an American Bookseller Pick of the Lists, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book, and an IRA Teachers’ Choice.
8. Knights and Castles Sticker Activity Book
Author: by National Geographic Kids
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.
9. Who Was Henry VIII?
Author: by Ellen Labrecque
Hear Ye, Hear Ye!Travel to the age of the Renaissance and learn why Henry VIII is one of the most famous kings in English history. Mainly remembered for his six marriages and his self-appointment as the “Supreme Head of the Church of England,” Henry VIII was also attractive, educated, and athletic.
When Henry Tudor ascended to the English thrown at the age of 17, his reign looked promising. But by the time of his death in 1547, King Henry VIII was characterized as an extremely egotistical, harsh, and insecure king. Though Henry VIII’s legacy isn’t free from scandal, his monarchy thrived due to the achievements of his daughter Queen Elizabeth I.
10. Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions: You Can Build Yourself (Build It Yourself)
Author: by Maxine Anderson
Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions You Can Build Yourself introduces readers to the life, world, and incredible mind of Leonardo da Vinci through hands-on building projects that explore his invention ideas. Most of Leonardo’s inventions were never made in his lifetime?
They remained sketches in his famous notebooks. Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions You Can Build Yourself shows you how to bring these ideas to life using common household supplies. Detailed step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and templates for creating each project combine with historical facts and anecdotes, biographies and trivia about the real-life models for each project.
Together they give kids a first-hand look intothe amazing mind of one the world’s greatest inventors.
11. Who Was Ferdinand Magellan?
Author: by Sydelle Kramer
When Portuguese sailor Ferdinand Magellan set sail from Spain in 1519, he believed he could get to the Spice Islands by sailing west through or around the New World. He was right, but what he didn’t know was that the treacherous voyage would take him three years and cost him his life.
Black-and-white line drawings illustrate Magellan’s life and voyage, with sidebars and a time line that enhance readers’ understanding of the period.
12. Story of the World, Vol. 4 Audiobook: History for the Classical Child: The Modern Age
Author: by Susan Wise Bauer
History will never be the same again! This spirited reading of the first in Susan Wise Bauer’s Story of the World history series brings to life the stories and records of the peoples of ancient times. Now more than ever, other countries and customs affect our everyday lives-and our children need to learn about the people who live all around the globe.
Susan Wise Bauer has provided a captivating guide to the history of the ancient world. Written in an engaging, straightforward manner, The Story of the World weaves world history into a storybook format. This volume covers the major historical events of the years 1850 to the late 1990s, from the reign of England’s Queen Victoria to the collapse of the Berlin Wall.
This Story of the World audiobook is a collaboration between Jim Weiss, whose voice has been described as liquid gold (CNN-TV), and Susan Wise Bauer, whose writing has been described as timeless and intelligent (Publishers Weekly). It may be used along with the print books (The Story of the World Volume 4 Text Book, Activity Book, and Tests; each sold separately), as a supplement to a traditional history curriculum, or independently.
13. Leonardo da Vinci: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House Merlin Mission #10: Monday with a Mad Genius
Author: by Mary Pope Osborne
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 Merlin Mission #10: Monday with a Mad Genius, they had lots of questions.
Why was Leonardo da Vinci interested in flight? What are some of his most famous painting? Did he really keep noteboooks just like Jack? What do scientists today think of his ideas? 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!
14. The Renaissance Thinkers: With History Projects for Kids (The Renaissance for Kids)
Author: by Diane C. Taylor
Who were the scientists and philosophers of the Renaissance? The Renaissance Thinkers with History Projects for Kids introduces readers ages 10 through 15 to the biographies of five of the most influential scientists and philosophers of the Renaissance era, including Filippo Brunelleschi, Machiavelli, Copernicus, Thomas More, and Francis Bacon.
All of these men made huge leaps in philosophical and scientific thought and introduced concepts to the world that have resonated for centuries! In The Renaissance Thinkers, kids learn how the Italian goldsmith Filippo Brunelleschi solved the decades-old architectural problem of the Florence Cathedral dome and introduced artists to the concept of linear perspective.
They meet Machiavelli, the Italian statesman whose book, The Prince, described Renaissance politics as they truly existed and whose name became synonymous with political manipulation. Readers explore the nature of the solar system with Copernicus, and experience the life and death struggles of Thomas More, one of the Renaissance era’s greatest legal minds and also one of the world’s first writers of science fiction.
15. Reformation ABCs: The People, Places, and Things of the Reformation―from A to Z
Author: by Stephen J. Nichols
Reformation ABCs is a fun way for kids to learn about the places, things, events, people, books, and ideas that shaped this pivotal time in church history. Through whimsical illustrations and engaging storytelling, this book teaches kids that even though the Reformation occurred five hundred years ago, it isn’t just about people and places in the past.
The Reformers’ fight to reclaim the gospel is still relevant today.
16. World History Biographies: Leonardo da Vinci: The Genius Who Defined the Renaissance (National Geographic World History Biogra)
Author: by John Phillips
National Geographic Kids
“This work is an attractive and friendly resource for students… The strengths of this biography are its attractive illustrations, the time line of Da Vinci’s life across the bottom of each page, and the simple presentation of the facts of his life.
Young readers will find the book visually appealing, and those searching for factual information on Da Vinci will find it helpful…” VOYANational Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.Visit www.Natgeoed. Org/commoncore for more information.