This book is fun, and full of illustrations that are large and would make excellent coloring pages! There is a wealth of delightful imagination in the legends and folk-lore of the Jews of a later period which is almost entirely unknown to children. Some of the stories in this book are from the Scriptures. Some Read More »
Here is another great “day in the life” book, this time featuring a composer. Read about Tschaikovsky as if you were there in his home, experiencing his life! Tschaikovsky, rousing himself with difficulty from the heavy, almost lethargic sleep of exhaustion into which he nightly falls, gathers his wits together and restores his scattered consciousness Read More »
If you have anyone in your family interested in the history of England, they will absolutely love this book series. The volumes entitled Beautiful England each describe one area of the country in a relaxed, conversation-style text and gorgeous illustrations. The focus in these books is mainly on the architectural structures of each area, so Read More »
Another great set of readers for geography and culture is the Children Of All Lands series. Written primarily by Madeline Brandeis, there are a few titles by other authors. These readers are unique in that they use photographs taken by the author, as well as stock photography from the countries, instead of illustrations. Not all Read More »
James Chamberlain also created a set of readers called “Supplementary Geographies” which were focused on a specific continent. Here are the titles that I could find: Europe Africa South America Asia North America Each book covers the major areas, peoples, and industries of the continent. Most of the images are black and white photos.