historical non fiction

Books that Came My Way in February 2019

This is my monthly roundup of books that were added to my shelves in the last month. I also share an update with you on other things going on in my life. The basketball season ended a little sooner than we had hoped for our team. But lots of memories were made and we will…
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Favorite Books of 2018 – A Top Ten and Some Fun Reading Stats

I’m always amazed when I look over the list of books I read in a year. Every year the number seems to get bigger, the type of reading becomes more diverse, and a few favorites always stand out. In 2018, I read 132 books. That is the highest ever for me. But, I’ve also been…
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Children’s Book Review: History’s Mysteries By Kitson Jazynka – Summer Read-to-Learn Series

HISTORY’S MYSTERIES Curious Clues, Cold Cases, and Puzzles from the Past By: Kitson Jazynka Published: October 17, 2017 Publisher: National Geographic Kis Non-Fiction National Geographic has taken some of the biggest mysteries in the history of our world and dug deeper into what may or may not have happened. Think Stonehenge, Amelia Earhart, the Yeti, and…
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Children’s Book Review: The Boo-Boos that Changed the World By Barry Wittenstein

THE BOO-BOOS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD A True Story About An Accidental Invention (Really!) By: Barry Wittenstein Illustrated by: Chris Hsu Published: February 13, 2018 Publisher: Charlesbridge Non-Fiction Who knew the story of how band-aids were invented would be so interesting! Wittenstein has a way of telling a story from history but injecting enough humor to keep…
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Children’s Book Review: Remember the Ladies By Callista Gingrich

REMEMBER THE LADIES By: Callista Gingrich Illustrated by: Susan Arciero Published: October 10, 2017 Publisher: Regnery Kids Non-Fiction Ellis the Elephant loves to learn about important moments in our history. In previous books, he has learned about the Pilgrims and the Presidents as well as many other events. Now he is sharing all he learned…
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Children’s Book Review: If You Were Me and Lived in Middle Ages and Viking Europe By Carole P. Roman

IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED IN…MIDDLE AGES By: Carole P. Roman Illustrated by: Mateya Arkova Published: July 9, 2016 Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform Non-Fiction I would expect that most kids who read this book would feel grateful to not have grown up during the Middle Ages. Life was quite difficult and if you…
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Children’s Book Review: History Series from Carole P. Roman

IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED IN…ANCIENT GREECE By: Carole P. Roman Illustrated by: Mateya Arkova Published: March 24, 2016 Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform Non-Fiction Roman has taken her much loved cultural series IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED IN…and changed it to a historical look at ancient civilizations. The first in the series,…
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Book Review: Women Heroes of World War I By Kathryn J. Atwood

WOMEN HEROES OF WORLD WAR I 16 Remarkable Resisters, Soldiers, Spies, and Medics By: Kathryn J. Atwood Published: June 1, 2014 Publisher: Chicago Review Press Non-Fiction/Historical Non-Fiction As Women’s History Month comes to a close, I have been thrilled to have the opportunity to read about women who did great things to leave a mark…
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Children’s Book Review: Shackles from the Deep By Michael Cottman

SHACKLES FROM THE DEEP Tracing the Path of a Sunken Slave Ship, A Bitter Past, and a Rich Legacy By: Michael Cottman Published: January 3, 2017 Publisher: National Geographic Non-Fiction Avid scuba diver and journalist, Michael Cottman is sharing the remarkable discovery of a sunken ship that carried slaves to Europe and North/South America during…
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Children’s Book Review: Two Presidential Books from Time for Kids and National Geographic Kids

PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES By: The Editors of Time for Kids Published: January 10, 2017 Publisher: Time for Kids Non-Fiction This small 9×6 inch book is packed full of information perfect for your middle grade through middle school aged child. Heck, I learned things from this book. It’s the perfect size to keep in…
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