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Obres de Jane M. Bingham

The Great Castle Search (2005) 238 exemplars
The Story of Trains (2004) 129 exemplars
The Billy Goats Gruff (2004) 129 exemplars
Everybody Feels... Angry (1615) 105 exemplars
Everybody Feels... Sad (1600) 105 exemplars
The Great Prehistoric Search (2003) 91 exemplars
The Usborne First Dictionary (1987) 86 exemplars
Everybody Feels... Happy (1873) 82 exemplars
Everybody Feels... Scared (2006) 78 exemplars
Manage Your Money (2019) 60 exemplars
The Ancient World (2005) 15 exemplars
Helping our Planet (2020) 11 exemplars
Taking Action Against Bullying (2008) 10 exemplars
Anglo Saxons (Explore!) (2015) 10 exemplars
Animal Heroes (War Stories) (2011) 8 exemplars
Wipe-Clean Starting Spelling (2017) 8 exemplars
Illustrated English Thesaurus (2015) 7 exemplars
Italy (A World of Food) (2010) 7 exemplars
Heroin (What's the Deal?) (2005) 7 exemplars
Roald Dahl (Culture in Action) (2009) 7 exemplars
Smoking (What's the Deal?) (2005) 6 exemplars
Post-Impressionism (2008) 6 exemplars
Producing dairy and eggs (2012) 5 exemplars
First English Dictionary (2012) 5 exemplars
Explore! Vikings (Explore!) (2017) 5 exemplars
Cannabis (What's the Deal?) (2005) 5 exemplars
Remembrance Day (2005) 4 exemplars
Explore!: Victorians (2015) 4 exemplars
Write Your Own Story Word Book (2021) 4 exemplars
Graffiti (Culture in Action) (2009) 4 exemplars
First Sticker Book Trees (2022) 4 exemplars
Alcohol (What's the Deal?) (2005) 4 exemplars
Exciting Escapes (On the Edge) (2011) 4 exemplars
Explore!: Ancient Greeks (2015) 3 exemplars
Usborne Workbooks Spelling 5-6 (2021) 3 exemplars
Ballet (Dance) (2008) 3 exemplars
Marijuana (What's the Deal?) (2005) 3 exemplars
1000 english Words (2021) 3 exemplars
World War One (Explore!) (2014) 2 exemplars
Paul Cézanne (Great Artists) (2019) 2 exemplars
Novověk : posledních 500 let (2001) 2 exemplars
Usborne workbooks spelling 8-9 (2022) 2 exemplars
Writers for Children (1987) 2 exemplars
Los Tudor (2012) 1 exemplars
Usborne Workbooks Spelling 7-8 (2021) 1 exemplars
Sikh gurdwaras (2005) 1 exemplars
Art On the Wall (2008) 1 exemplars
Brazil (My Holiday in) (2014) 1 exemplars
Il ‰mondo moderno (2002) 1 exemplars
Explore!: Fairgrounds (2017) 1 exemplars
Celts 1 exemplars
Romans (2014) 1 exemplars
Ancient Egyptians (2014) 1 exemplars

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A super short ebook available for free on Kindle Unlimited, it quickly describes the Triangle, the mysteries that have occurred there, the various theories, and the scientific explanations. It includes photos and illustrations. This book is meant for elementary level students but I really liked reading the very short simple explanations.
 
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KarenMonsen | Nov 12, 2023 |
Medieval World is a non-fiction book aimed at middle school readers that provides an overview of the Medieval period of history from about 500-1500 AD. It covers European historical events starting with the Byzantine Empire and traveling through the centuries to include Viking conquests, the rise of Anglo-Saxons in England and their later defeat by the Normans, as well as Charlemagne’s Empire, and the Holy Roman Empire. It discusses the roles of knights, nobles, and peasants, along with what life was like in castles, villages, and towns. It tells of pilgrimages, the Crusades, and the Black Death. It also branches out to relate events in other parts of the world as well, including the Middle East, Africa, India, China, and Japan. Then it takes readers to North and South American, where we learns of the Aztecs, Mayans, and Incas, as well as other Indigenous peoples. Then it wraps up with a discussion of the art, ideas, and inventions of the Renaissance period and the voyages of several famous explorers. It also has a glossary and is fully indexed, in addition to providing a handy timeline chart that shows how these events were happening in different parts of the world at the same time.

Medieval World is an excellent overview of the major events and players in the Medieval period of history. While it doesn’t go into great depth about these events, with each one only encompassing a page or two, it is very well put together. It must have been difficult to decide which events to include from a thousand years of world history, but I thought the author did a great job of choosing the most important ones and synopsizing each in such a way as to be understandable to the book’s target audience. Each page (or two) has a handy timeline to let the reader know what years are being covered and color coding to tell where in the world these things took place, as well as a map of the area being discussed for visualization and an important dates box to pare it down to a bare-bones quick reference. The book is also beautifully illustrated, not only with images of world leaders and other events, but also with detailed drawings of homes and villages, etc. to show what day-to-day life was like. These illustrations include cutaways to “see inside” and little side notes to show where things are located or to better describe what’s happening.

I also loved the diversity of the book. As a Caucasian person of European decent, when I hear the word medieval, I typically think of knights, castles, tournaments, and such, but of course there’s so much more than that. This book provides plenty of those things, but I was thrilled to discover that it also explores this period of history all over the world and how the different groups of people came to explore, trade, or learn more about each other. I thought this gave the book a very holistic and well-rounded feel. The only concerning thing I found is that it does talk about wars and people being killed and sometimes this is depicted in the illustrations as well. However, it’s usually no more than a brief mention, and aside from one bloody picture showing Aztecs making human sacrifices, I didn’t notice anything else particularly graphic, so overall, I’d say it’s appropriate for the middle-schoolers at which it’s aimed. Medieval World was an interesting read that I would definitely recommend for the young history buff. It even taught me a few things as an adult. I think it could also be a great way to gauge a child’s interest in certain events, providing a jumping off point for more in-depth learning. Medieval World is part of the Usborne World History series that has left me very interested in checking out the other periods of history that are covered in this series.
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mom2lnb | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Aug 27, 2023 |

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Obres
175
Membres
7,051
Popularitat
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Valoració
4.1
Ressenyes
37
ISBN
626
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