Great non-fiction or historical
for kids can be a powerful way to personalize far-off lands or
time periods for children. That's a tall order since most of the little ones we teach haven't even been on the planet for very long themselves. How can they understand--and care about--100 years ago?
Children's historical fiction titles have a truly magical power -- they allow children to "know someone" and thus care about someon) who lived "way back then." As children learn about the book's characters and their lives, they also naturally become more interested in the historical setting and thus in your world history curriculum about that era and it's people.
One good historical fiction book can really start the ball rolling. We have seen firsthand how much student interest grows when the best non-fiction or historical fiction for kids are woven into world history curriculum. Try it for yourself! Chances are, once your student or child picks up one of these best history books for kids, he or she won't want to put it down.
We know there are lots of other world history topics to cover, and as lovers of historical fiction books, we are eagerly reading all the great children's books that should be added to this list. If you teach world history to children, please check back soon to more books and more time periods.
And, as always, if you know of a great kids book that should be added to our lists, please do let us know!
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