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You know we are HUGE Usborne fans around here and I’m sure you are, too. If you’re not, you’re missing out.
The books are amazing. With the thick pages, vivid illustrations and bite-size chunks of information, they’re the perfect addition to any home library.
Usborne is known for their awesome non-fiction books. They take facts and turn them into fun for kids of all ages.
We’ve gathered our 10 favorite Usborne history books to share with you!
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- Usborne Encylopedia of World History: ($19.99) We’ll start with this one because it is a part of the set that originally make me fall in love with Usborne books. The images in this book are simply stunning and the maps are an awesome addition. When you throw in the Internet links, the book becomes invaluable. For only $20, this book is something you need on your family’s bookshelf.
- Timelines of World History: ($19.99) If your child has ever wondered when events happened, this history timeline has the answer. With the awesome pictures and the easy-to-understand timeline, your kids will spend hours enjoying the past.
- Encyclopedia of the Ancient World: ($19.99) This book is the perfect addition to any history curriculum or for the history-lover in your life. Find out why Julius Cesar was murdered, how writing was first established and so much more! The amazing illustrations and photographs will grab your attention and pull you in.
- Medieval World: ($14.99) From the Chinese to Marco Polo, this Internet linked book will have you learning all about the Medieval period. You will learn everything from who invented fireworks to how a knight trained for battle. Full of vibrant photos and illustrations, the small chunks of information are simple enough for even young children to enjoy.
- The World Wars: ($25.99) While this is one of the most expensive books that Usborne offers, it is also one of the most intriguing. How they turned something as devastating as war into a beautiful book of facts, while still displaying the emotions, is beyond me. This book deserves 2 thumbs up. It will guide you through both World War 1 and World War 2, telling the horrifying details from different points of view. Usborne offers several books on both of the World Wars, but this one is hard to beat!
- Time Traveler: ($22.99) This fun story about a boy who travels through time is not just informative but also exciting. Join him as he visits Ancient Egypt, Ancient Rome, Knights and Vikings. In each time period, he meets and stays with a family, introducing the reader to the everyday life of that era. This book is perfect for kids who don’t enjoy textbook-style learning and crave adventure instead.
- Wartime Fashion Sticker Book: ($8.99) Enjoy a step back in time with this fun twist on wartime history. Have you ever wondered what the fashion trends were while the men were fighting overseas during World War 2? Or what the military uniforms looked like? Your child will enjoy applying each layer of stickers as they dress these wartime heroes. Usborne offers the greatest sticker books for teaching history, including the First World War, Second World War, Caveman, Ice Age, 8 different time period Historical Dressing, Soldiers, Knights, Warriors, and the Renassaince.
- Romans: ($12.99) Explore the Roman way of life with this interesting book. It includes everything from their beautiful art to their cruel sportsmanship.
- See Inside Famous Palaces: ($14.99) I never knew how interesting the famous palaces could be until I got my hands on this book. The pages are filled with flaps to lift and colorful illustrations. From the details of the carriage to the purpose of the gardens, this book will leave you wondering why you never thought of that!
- Then and Now: ($4.99) This is the perfect book for the 6 and under crowd. It introduces them to the way people used to live in years past. They will enjoy discovering the differences and learning about other peoples’ lives.
From the beginning to now, history is so important. Make it fun by adding one of these great books into your regular curriculum.