child I could not bring myself to love History. It probably had a lot to do with the fact that it involved memorization of lots of dates and names without the fun of the stories behind them. Because of this I am trying to make History more fun for my children. We have found a treasure trove of great History books at our local library that I would love to share with you.
Some of these books will be filled with more facts than others. However, they are all great stories to peak your child’s interest in a time period in History and get them asking the questions that lead to learning.
Brothers at Bat: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team – This was a great book based on a true story.
Magnus at the Fire – We learned a lot from this book. I never knew that horses used to pull fire trucks. Check it out.
Titanicat (True Stories) – We really enjoyed this book! There was a great combination of fact and story.
George Washington’s Teeth – We learned a lot about George Washington and his lack of teeth.
Trouble Brewing: A Fun Song about the Boston Tea Party (Fun Songs) – This song was cute and the kids really enjoyed it.
The Boston Tea Party (Graphic History) –
This is a graphic novel of a historic event. I am pretty sure you can’t
beat that! The kids loved this book and begged me to re-read it.
Imogene’s Last Stand – This was a fun story that highlighted the importance of history is a great way.
Wee and the Wright Brothers – This was a great story. The kids were able to learn about the Wright brothers while enjoying a great story!