We are a literature loving family--especially when it comes to picture books. I love it when I can use picture books to help expand our homeschool studies. I recently reviewed several books by Carole P. Roman including If You Were Me and Lived in... the Middle Ages, If You Were Me and Lived on... Mars, Rocket-Bye, and One to Ten: Squirrel's Bad Day. Each of these is not only very colorful and kid friendly, but they are very informative and teach a lesson about something.
About Carole P. Roman books
The If You Were Me and Lived In...Historical and Cultural Series books are designed to take your family on a travel through time to visit the cultures and civilizations around the world and throughout history. The newest books in her series are designed to introduce students to
civilizations throughout time, and include the following titles:
*If You Were Me and Lived in...
Ancient China: The Han Dynasty
the Middle Ages
the American West
Ancient Mali Empire
the Mayan Empire
You can also check out her series If You Were Me and Live In...Cultural Series which includes the following selections:
*If You Were Me and Lived In...
Australia, Brazil, China, Cuba, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Italy, Kenya, Mars, Mexico, Norway, Peru, Portugal, Russia, Scotland, South Korea, Turkey
Our Thoughts on the Books
Of the four books, the two favorites were If You Were Me and Lived On...Mars and One to Ten: Squirrel's Bad Day.
|Squirrel acting out what happened|
On this chart, we measure from one to ten, ten being the absolute worst and one, not so bad. What number would you give it? Let's find an example, and I'll show you how it works.
~One to Ten: Squirrel's Bad Day (Carole P. Roman)
If You Were Me and Lived In...the Middle Ages was a book that I received to review the last time we received Carole P. Roman books. This book gives a look back into the realm of knights, ladies, castles, and other key elements of the time period. Your child gets to learn about what kind of food they may have eaten (like the fact they eventually only ate once a day!), the clothes they wore, facts about being a young girl/boy during the time. I especially like the glossary in the back and the section on "Famous People from the Middle Ages".
Rocket-Bye is a simple children's book written about a rocket ship trip into space and introduces the solar system and easily found constellations in a delightful bit of easy to read verse that just rolls off the tongue. My 7 year old didn't have very much difficulty reading the words and enjoyed being reminded of things we had studied in our Astronomy course this past year. The illustrations are very pretty too.
We love the constellations,the way they fill the skies.The crazy quilt of a universeis spread before our eyes.~Rocket Bye (Carole P. Roman)
We had originally requested If You Were Me and Lived In...Colonial America, but it didn't work out for us to get it. But funny thing is I actually already reviewed it last time! So if you want to see what I think about that book, make sure you visit my previous Carole P. Roman review!
One final thing--there are worksheets that coordinate with most, if not all of the If You Were Me and Lived In...book series! Make sure you check them out for ways to take these books further!
Want to Know More About Carole P. Roman's Books?
Over the last several weeks, we have been reviewing several books by Carole P. Roman including If You Were Me and Lived in... the Middle Ages, If You Were Me and Lived on... Mars, Rocket-Bye, and One to Ten: Squirrel's Bad Day. These are only a handful of the books available the author, and only a few of the ones that our review crew covered! Make sure you visit some other crew members to see their book reviews!