Middle Ages


Exploring the Ancient World: The Byzantine Empire

Exploring the Ancient World: The Byzantine Empire

Author: Vanvoorst, Jennifer Fretland
Weeks: 2
The Byzantine Empire, which thrived from 395 to 1453, was a fascinating place. Its people thought of themselves as Romans, spoke Greek, and hailed from all across Europe and Asia. Centered in today's Istanbul, it was a Christian empire that...
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Medieval Life

Medieval Life

Author: Langley, Andrew
Weeks: 8
Be an eyewitness to medieval Europe: see what life was like in the royal court, a country manor, a developing town, and more. Just like other DK books you may encounter, there are an abundance of illustrations and their captions, as well as a...
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Story of King Arthur and His Knights, The

Story of King Arthur and His Knights, The

Author: Zamorsky, Tania
Weeks: 4
Enjoy this abridged version of a classic novel that is filled with magic and excitement, complete with knights in armor, wily wizards, and beautiful damsels. It's in the setting of Camelot that the "once and future king" and the Knights of the Round...
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Adventures of Robin Hood, The

Adventures of Robin Hood, The

Author: retold by Burrows, John
Weeks: 2
Recounts the life and adventures of Robin Hood, who, with his band of followers, lived in Sherwood Forest as an outlaw dedicated to fighting tyranny. Excellent version of Robin Hood that you can share with all of your children! 149 pages HB...
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Aladdin and Other Tales from The Arabian Nights

Aladdin and Other Tales from The Arabian Nights

Author: Dawood, N.J.
Weeks: 2
A selection of the tales told by Shahrazad in an attempt to save her life. If you choose a different version of the Arabian Nights, be sure and prescreen it for inappropriate content. This has been done for you with this title. Enjoyable reading....
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Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

Author: Venturini, Claudia
Weeks: 1
Enjoy this story of Ali Baba, the robbers, and the cave. This version is particularly fun because of the lift up flaps and colorful pictures. Unnumbered pages PB Knowledge Box Central families: Use this alongside the Middle Ages lapbooks, booklets,...
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Castle

Castle

Author: Macaulay, David
Weeks: 1
With typical zest and wry sense of humor punctuating his drawings, David Macaulay traces the step-by-step planning and construction of both castle and town. This is a great book to keep on your own shelves. Kids find the illustrations fascinating...
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Days of Knights and Damsels

Days of Knights and Damsels

Author: Carlson, Laurie
Weeks: 7
Provides dozens of activities including making clothing, creating a coat of arms, playing games, building a model castle, and more, all while accentuating the lifestyles of people during the Middle Ages. The bulk of this book is that the information...
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Door in the Wall, The

Door in the Wall, The

Author: de Angeli, Marguerite
Weeks: 3
Ever since he can remember, Robin, son of Sir John de Bureford, has been told what is expected of him as the son of a nobleman. He must learn the ways of knighthood. But Robin's destiny is changed in one stroke: He falls ill and loses the use of his...
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Great Medieval Projects You Can Build Yourself

Great Medieval Projects You Can Build Yourself

Author: Bordessa, Kris
Weeks: 9
Complete more hands-on activities using the instructions in this book. There is a good deal of general information about the Middle Ages besides the craft instructions. Some of the activities include making a jester hat, learning the chivalric code,...
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Illuminated Manuscripts Coloring Books

Illuminated Manuscripts Coloring Books

Author: Noble, Marty
Weeks: 2
A coloring book with 30 detailed reproductions of scenes from illuminated manuscripts ranging from the Garden of Eden to the Hundred Years' War. 30 pages PB Knowledge Box Central families: Use this alongside the Middle Ages lapbooks, booklets, and...
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Kitchen Knight

Kitchen Knight

Author: Hodges, Margaret
Weeks: 1
This beautifully illustrated retelling of the Arthurian legend of how Sir Gareth becomes a knight and rescues the lady imprisoned by the fearsome Red Knight of the Red Plain. 32 pages PB Knowledge Box Central families: Use this alongside the Middle...
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Life in Medieval Times

Life in Medieval Times

Author: Rowling, Marjorie
Weeks: 5+
This enjoyable book provides readers with glances into Medieval society that will enable a better understanding of the men and women of many classes and occupations. Look closely at the people who lived and worked in this fascinating era. 224 pages...
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Making of a Knight, The

Making of a Knight, The

Author: O'Brien, Patrick
Weeks: 1
Traces James' journey during the Middle Ages in England from inexperienced page at the age of seven to knighthood at the age of twenty-one. Generously illustrated, as well as interesting, informative text. 32 pages PB Knowledge Box Central families:...
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Medieval Times

Medieval Times

Author: Robynne Eagan
Weeks: 5+
Although this is labeled as being for grades 3-6, the projects in this book are ideally suited for dialectic students. Activities include role-playing, making a rope, creating a castle, reenacting a battle scene, fashioning a coat of arms, and more!...
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Minstrel in the Tower, The

Minstrel in the Tower, The

Author: Skurzynski, Gloria
Weeks: 1
In this gripping medieval page-turner, Roger and his sister Alice are kidnapped and held for ransom in an ancient tower. To escape and find their uncle, the children must summon all their courage and imagination. This chapter book will be enjoyable...
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Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland

Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland

Author: DePaola, Tomie
Weeks: 1
Relates the life and legends of Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, in a way that proves interesting to young students. One of our favorites for young children! 32 pages PB Knowledge Box Central families: Use this alongside the Saints booklets. ...
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Saint Valentine

Saint Valentine

Author: Sabuda, Robert
Weeks: 1
Recounts an incident in the life of St. Valentine, a physician who lived some 200 years after Christ, in which he treated a small child for blindness. Students of all ages will enjoy this nice picture book. 32 pages PB Knowledge Box Central...
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Son of Charlemagne

Son of Charlemagne

Author: Willard, Barbara
Weeks: 1
*Ebook also available to purchase here. Another winner from Bethlehem books! This book, although historical fiction, provides excellent coverage of this political giant. 208 pages PB Knowledge Box Central families: Use this alongside the Middle Ages...
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Squire and the Scroll, The

Squire and the Scroll, The

Author: Bishop, Jennie
Weeks: 1
A tale of the rewards of a pure heart. This Christian allegory is an wonderful tale about the benefits of following God's laws. Excellent choice for every family's shelves! 36 pages HB Knowledge Box Central families: Use this alongside the Middle...
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Story of the Middle Ages

Story of the Middle Ages

Author: Harding, Samuel B
Weeks: 10
From the ancient Germans to the Hundred Years' War, this delightful chapter book is a step up from the picture books that your child was accustomed to as a younger student. It relates the story of the Middle Ages in an effective and simple manner...
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Usborne Internet-Linked Medieval World

Usborne Internet-Linked Medieval World

Author: Bingham, Jane
Weeks: 14
As is typical with Usborne, this book presents great coverage for an introduction to the Middle Ages. Topics include such things as the Byzantine empire, the Hundred Years' War, the Crusades, the Black Death, the War of the Roses, and the Mongol...
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You Wouldn't Want to be a Crusader!

You Wouldn't Want to be a Crusader!

Author: Macdonald, Fiona
Weeks: 1
Grammar students will enjoy this fun series from Scholastic! Why were the Crusades fought? Who was the enemy? What weapons and armor were needed? Questions such as these, and more, are explored from an entertaining point-of-view. 32 pages PB...
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You Wouldn't Want to Be a Medieval Knight

You Wouldn't Want to Be a Medieval Knight

Author: MacDonald, Fiona
Weeks: 1
Fun graphic illustrations bring a dose of levity to serious historical situations. This book, subtitled "Armor You'd Rather Not Wear," explains what it means to be a knight: training, being faithful to the king, the armor worn, and more. 32 pages PB...
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You Wouldn't Want to Work on a Medieval Cathedral

You Wouldn't Want to Work on a Medieval Cathedral

Author: Macdonald, Fiona
Weeks: 1
Learn "tips from experts" as you learn about becoming a master of "your" craft.  Enjoy reading about reviewing building sites and constructing a cathedral.  32 pages PB Knowledge Box Central families: Use this alongside...
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