So, I have found that buying all these books is really starting to add up. I bought her the first 5 of the Heroes of History by Janet and Geoff Benge.
These books are great! And Rebekah can remember most all of the facts she reads, but there are so many and it would cost a fortune to buy them all.
I thought it would be nice to have some Living History books. Living History books are books written in a story format about real people or events. That makes them easier to relate to and remember and maybe a little more interesting than a biography book.
So, we set out to some thrift stores. We were blessed at the first thrift store. We found a Signature Book about "The Story of Edith Cavell" for $ 0.50. These books are out of print, but can be found on Amazon, Ebay, or at thrift stores or library book sales. Rebekah and I both read it and it was very good. We looked up the Signature Biography Series and found out they have 51 titles.
I had also read that Landmark Books are very good and have many titles. So, I headed off to a local used book store. You would not believe what was sitting on top of a box just as I walked in. The Clara Barton Landmark Book! The owner hadn't put it on a shelf yet, because he didn't know what section to put it in. Which makes me think he doesn't get a lot of those types of books in. He charged me, I think $1.50.
I see now, we just have to make more of an effort to look at the thrift stores and used book stores for these books so that we don't spend all of our homeschool funding on history books! We might even find some "Heroes of History" if God wills and Rebekah can read until her heart's content.
PS: If you check out Rebekah's blog, Country God Girl, you will see she has a whole section on history posts.
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