July’s history based or bygone era TV and/or movie suggestions: Dangerous Exile (1957) (French Revolution) El Cid (1961)  (Medieval) (14 + Violence aside, younger kids would find it too long.) Johnny Shiloh (Disney, 1963) (American Civil War) Summer Magic (Disney, 1963)  (Early 20th Century)   Advertisements

Question: Who was the youngest person to serve in the American Civil War? Answer: Edward William Black. Soldiers were supposed to be at least eighteen, and while some boys did successfully manage to enlist by lying about their age, little Edward was only eight, and couldn’t get anyone in the 21st Indiana Volunteer Infantry to […]

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July’s history based or bygone era book suggestions. Ages 3-7 All The Way To America by Dan Yaccarino (Generational) Laundry Day by Maurie J. Manning (Early 20th Century) Mirette On The High Wire by (19th-Century France)   Ages 7-9 Canadian Flyer Adventures # 6: Pioneer Kids by Frieda Wishinsky (Early 20th Century) Margo Conquers The […]

Today, people throughout France will be celebrating the Storming of the Bastille and the start of that country’s revolution. The names of several people associated with said revolution have definitely ‘gone down in history’, but so has that of the fictional Sir Percy Blakeney (a.k.a. The Scarlet Pimpernel), the dashing English peer who spiriting many […]


If you live in the UK, or plan to be there this summer, this little English village might make an interesting day out for Harry Potter and/or Heartbeat fans. http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/visiting/see-and-do/attractions/goathland

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