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Treasure Chests: Knights An interactive kit by the publisher that
created the Ancient Egypt kit. Included is an informative mini-book, a secret
drawer (containing a cardboard castle and characters, a map of the crusades,
heraldic stickers), a working plastic medieval catapult to assemble, and a
signet ring with special clay to seal important documents. My son wanted a ring
(his sister got one for her birthday) and he looks so "regal" wearing this one!
Kit comes with key & lock. Great gift and learning tool.
Special 25th Anniversary Price for a limited time.
Boy Apprenticed to an Enchanter by
Padraic Colum, illustrated by Patrick
Reinhart - A forgotten treasure is now back in print! Time period: The Middle
Filled with intrigue, mystery and adventure, it is the tale of Eean, the
fisherman's son, who overcomes the evil Zabulun with the aide of the kings
horses and Bird-of-Gold and Merlin the Magician. The story takes Eean to the
Tower of Babylon, Chiron the Centaur and Hermes Trismegistus.
Eean (the fisherman's son) and Bird-of-Gold (the bramble gatherer's daughter)
are in search of the truth. They experience the cause and effect of several
relationships along their journey in search of Merlin the Magician, the man who
holds the answers.
Padraic Colum is one of the most acclaimed storytellers of the
1900's. Author of, The King of Ireland's Son,
The Children of Odin and
The Children's Homer, his stories are bigger than life. They spark
children's imagination and carry them through the world of myths and legends.
Paper, 136 pages. 5.5"x8.5".
by David Macaulay. Follow the text and detailed illustrations as a "typical"
castle and adjoining town are planned and built in the 13th century. Excellent.
Caldecott Honor Award-winner.
Paper, 80 pages. Ages 8-12.
Dark Knights and Dingy Castles by Terry Deary
(Two-books-in-one) takes you charging back to the days of chivalry, when
knights clanked about in shining armour waving weird weapons, peasants cleaned
up the mess afterwards, and everyone lived in dark, dingy, horrible homes.
Want to know: why one nutty knight chopped off his own finger?, the revolting
truth about a gong-farmer's job?, what went on in gruesome castle garderobes?
Read on and find out about dreadful dungeons, cruel crusaders, and ghastly
ghosts that haunt creepy British castles.
Paper, 176 pages.
Days of Knights and Damsels: An Activity Guide (formerly Huzzah Means
Hooray) by Laurie Carlson. I was so excited when I found this book! For almost a
year our family organized weekly activities to study the Middle Ages and
Renaissance with a group of home-schoolers. With over a 100 projects - including
costume directions, food, heraldry, games, crafts, and more - this book gave us
lots of ideas!
Paper, 174 pages. Ages 3-9.
Easy-to-Make Castle by A.G. Smith. If you've wanted to try a
cut-and-assemble book but weren't sure if your child (or you!) would have the
skill and patience to do it, this book is a fun introduction. It is specially
designed for children ages 4-10. Comes with castle and 10 cardboard knights.
Arthur Coloring Book A Dover coloring book with lots of text. It recounts
adventures of King Arthur and Sir Lancelot.
King Arthur & His Knights The Sword in the Stone, Sir Percival Meets A Lady,
and the Round Table are a few of the tales told on this marvelous tape. This is our
family's favorite. Jim's Sir Bedivere voice is wonderfully believable.
Knights Activity Book (Dover) Includes thirty different puzzles,
pictures to color, and a variety of fascinating information about knights and
the Middle Ages. Solutions to the puzzles are at the back of the book. Lots of
Paper, 32 pages.
Knight's Castle: A Pop-Up Book
by Robert Sabuda -
Unusually strong colors and bold design. Told from the point of view of the hero
- a curious white mouse that appears on every spread - the rhyming tales within
are the essence of simplicity.
Sabuda uses blocks of color-in electric
shades of pink, yellow and indigo-and jazzy geometric patterns that mesh
perfectly with the forceful, jutting pop-ups. Particularly striking are "the
knight's newest trophy," a menacing, sharp-toothed dragon, and the concluding
image, a shining 3-D knight.
Hardcover pop-up book, 12 pages.
7.8"x7.7"x.5". Ages 4-7.
Out of print, one copy available.
of the Round Table adapted by Gwen Gross is a Bullseye Step into Classics
Series and is written for a reading level of ages 7 to 9. Covers 6 stories,
including The Sword in the Stone and Sir Gawain and Lady Ragnell.
Make this Model Castle (an Usborne Cut-Out Model) requires only
glue, scissors or a craft knife to create this model of a 12th century castle.
There are also about 40 groups of figures and props to go along with castle,
including the Baron and his wife and children, knights, men-at-arms and
The finished model measures
approximately 8" high at its tallest point, 24" x18" along the base.
Out of print, one copy available.
Costumes Paper Dolls A colorful collection of paper dolls based on fashions
inspired by the exotic fabrics the Crusaders brought back from the Middle East.
Two dolls (a man and a woman) on heavy cardstock and 16 costumes.
Medieval Fashions Coloring Book Features the dress of both peasants
and nobility from the 9th to the 14th centuries. I especially enjoyed the pages
filled with the various headdresses and shoes.
Both books above: #FUN09
A Medieval Feast written and illustrated by Aliki, describes the
preparation and celebration of a medieval feast held at an English manor house.
Paper. Ages: 7-11.
Times Thematic Unit by
Teacher Created Materials, Inc. - Medieval Times Thematic Unit is based
on the following pieces of literature: Robin Hood of Sherwood Forest, Adam
of the Road, The Door in the Wall. Also included are well-known ballads,
Lord Randal and Barbara Allen.
There are activities
included for each selection, along with language arts, daily writing
assignments, math, science, social studies, art, music, and life skills. This
thematic unit includes: literature selections, planning guides, poetry, writing
ideas, curriculum connections, and a bibliography.
One or all of the
texts can be covered in a unit. They all depict life in the Middle Ages for an
older child or pre-teen in about the 13th century.
Paper, 80 pages. Ages
Cover is speckled. One copy available.
Medieval Tournament Sticker Picture Book: With 25 Reusable Peel-And-Apply
Stickers by Steven James Petruccio - Apply full-color stickers of jousting
knights, archers, troubadours, and more to colorful laminated backdrop depicting
medieval tournament setting.
Out of print, three copies available.
The Minstrel in the Tower by Gloria Skurzynski. Set in the year 1195,
two children lose their father in the Crusades and must find their uncle to help
their sick mother. Along the way they are kidnapped and held for ransom in an
RL: ages 7-10. Paper, 60 pages.
The Story of the World,
Volume 2: The Middle Ages 400-1600 (From the Fall of Rome to the Rise of the Renaissance),
Revised Edition -
by Susan Wise Bauer continues where the first volume ended.
From the fall of Rome to the rise of the Renaissance, the study of the Middle
Ages will captivate you and your child.
Many of our
conference customers have told us how wonderful these books are and how much
their children enjoy the stories. They particularly like the fact that an
overview of world history is made accessible to younger children.
Paper, 424 pages. Bound edition.
DAMAGED The Story of the World, Volume 2: The Middle Ages - The front a back
cover has a crease on one corner. One copy available. Paper, bound edition.
Story of the World, Volume 2 ACTIVITY GUIDE, Revised edition edited by
Susan Wise Bauer.
This guide accompanies the preceding book. Included are: comprehension
questions, sample narrations, maps, coloring pages, and activities for each
chapter in The Story of the World, Volume 2.
Paper, 264 double-sided pages of text (review questions, narration exercises,
literature suggestions, map work, and activity projects) plus 182 one-sided
consumable student pages (coloring pages, templates, patterns, map outlines,
paper dolls, games, paper puppets and more).
The Usborne Time Traveler Book of Knights
& Castles - full of detailed illustrations of medieval life. Informative,
Paper, 32 pages. Ages 8-11.
Who in the World Was the Acrobatic Empress: The Story of Theodora
by Robin Phillips, illustrated by Jeff West -
In this entertaining biography,
author Robin Phillips looks at the wife of the famous Justinian. How did this
daughter of a bear-keeper marry and greatly influence the ruler of her world?
Phillips's chronological narrative will draw in parents and children alike.
Published by the folks who created the
Story of the World
series. This book complements
The Story of the World
Volume 2, Middle Ages.
Paper, 48 pages. Audience: ages 5-12.
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