“In this house there lived a candlemaker whose name was Josiah Franklin. He was a good and pious man, and the Lord had given him a virtuous wife and a blessing of seventeen children, all counted.” ~ Benjamin Franklin by Ingri & Edgar Parin d’Aulaire
This quote is from a long list of Books from my favorite authors – Ingri & Edgar Parin d’Aulaire and published by Beautiful Feet Books
Focusing on learning History through Literature…
Each and every book has amazing art work – with a consistent pattern of rotating black & white and colorful illustrations.
Most of the titles are Historical – and can be used for Family Reading, School Projects or Book Reports.
Our children LOVE the stories as they weave Historical figures and daily living details.
We read these aloud to our children but if your child LOVES to read, the READING LEVEL is: Primary and Intermediate (1st through 6th grade)
You can find these beautiful books here: Beautiful Feet Books
Pick a favorite and begin there. You don’t have to home educate your children to incorporate History into your/their reading.
One of my favorite things to do while reading these books, is to give the older children a notepad and pen, and have them practice note-taking and later use this to form essays and later follow through with research on the historical time line.
The younger children listen attentively, and later I will allow them to draw in their journals, or picture binders with their favorite part of the stories. We love to implement coloring pencils and notepads after our reading times.
Reading with History can be educational, fun and inspiring!
What are your favorite reading books? Every Thursday, I will feature resources, homeschool helps and favorite books.
I would love to hear if you have read these, and which one was your favorite! ( if you can pick!)