616j0f2p6l-_sy498_bo1204203200__zps17qqfjv3We are so excited to share with you about four new books brought to you by Carole P. Roman and   The books are:

If You Were Me and Lived in… Elizabethan England (An Introduction to Civilizations Throughout Time) (Volume 3)

If You Were Me and Lived in…Ancient China: The Han Dynasty

If You Were Me and Lived in…Ancient Greece (An Introduction to Civilizations Throughout Time) (Volume 1)
If You Were Me and Lived in…Colonial America (An Introduction to Civilizations Throughout Time) (Volume 4)

These are amazing little books that put a child right in the time period being discussed. They have beautiful illustrations and are full of fun and fascinating facts about the various time periods. Boobear liked them so much I’m considering buying the rest in the series. They were too high a reading level for him to read on his own, but I loved reading them as much as he loved listening to them.

If You Were Me and Lived in…Ancient Greece (An Introduction to Civilizations Throughout Time) (Volume 1) begins with an image of Greece today followed by one from 350 B.C. and asks what the differences are. These books aren’t just “this is what it was” type books. They make a child think and question. This particular book talks all about Greece, from where it’s located to the city-states it once was. It talks about the types of homes, what people wore, and even about slaves. This really got Boobear. He couldn’t imagine being a slave or having one, and it really bothered him.

The book about Elizabethan England was his favorite of the four. Part of that is because he recognized Queen Elizabeth and the style of clothing from a British show we often watch. Again, the story talks about what life is like now versus then, how people lived, the clothing, and the homes. It talks about the differences in classes and how they ate and dressed. Boobear was disgusted at the description of how there no bathrooms and how everything – trash and more – ended up in the street. In fact, he was so disgusted he was sure it was a lie! I had to help him look it up to prove to him that it was the truth.

The books about Ancient China and Colonial America are very similar in content. Again, they talk about the lives of people, what was worn, the homes, food, and so on. The images are beautiful in every book and the wording is something that I love. It is written as the child in the story is the child reading the book, with lots of “you” and Boobear also loved this aspect of the books. They are engaging and captivating, and Papa Bear and I enjoyed them (and learned a little bit) just like Boobear did. These have all the marks of an excellent book and I think they are great for anyone who wants to bring a bit of history to life for their children (and themselves!)

Good Reads:

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