Even if you haven’t managed to turn your kids onto history-related books yet, Family Literacy Week is a great time to introduce them to family history, as in the books you liked a child. Among my favourites were: 3-7 range: Smoke & Fluff, by A.J. MacGregor, The Teddy Bear’s Party, by Enid Blyton, The Saggy Baggy Elephant by Byron Jackson, and The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, by Dr. Seuss, 7-9 range: The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Warner, The Prince & The Pauper by Mark Twain, and The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett; 10-13 range: Detectives in Togas by Henry Winterfield, One Dog Man by Ahmed Kamal, and A Long Way To Go by Borden Deal; Young Teen range: Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery, Podkayne of Mars by Robert H. Heinlein, Chocky by John Wyndham; Older Teen/YA range: The Mouse That Roared by Leonard Wibberley, Lost Horizon by James Hilton, and To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, not all of which were historical (although I must confess to noticing a slant).
Family Literacy Week is also a great time to stock up on children’s books.
If your kids are into time travel and/or sci-fi, mine are available in both print and e-book form at:
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/Renee+Duke?_requestid=567845
In e-book form only at:
And in print form only at:
Re Tuque Books: http://www.redtuquebooks.ca/