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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

If You Were Me and Lived In... ~ a TOS review

Some people like shoes or maybe even purses or fancy cars. For me though, give me a quality children’s book any day. I love them! We are so excited to share with you today about four new books we have received, brought to you by Carole P. Roman and Awaywegomedia.com. So while my shelves may be overflowing with books, I always welcome more. Let me tell you about the books we received.

If You Were Me and Lived in ... {by Carole P. Roman and Awaywegomedia.com}

If You Were Me and Lived in...the American West (Volume 7) ~ an in-depth look at what life was like in a family traveling to Oregon Trail in the late 19th century. Detailed information is provided about the difficulties experienced along the trail including why some people never made it to Oregon. (54 pages)

If You Were Me and Lived in ... {by Carole P. Roman and Awaywegomedia.com}

If You Were Me and Lived in...Ancient China: The Han Dynasty ~ did you know that there were four major professions during the Han Dynasty in Ancient China, 150 AD? Doctors, warriors, scholars, and advisors to the emperor. As a son, you were expected to follow in the footsteps of you father and take up his profession, no questions asked. This is a great book that tells all about life in Ancient China. (76 pages)

If You Were Me and Lived in ... {by Carole P. Roman and Awaywegomedia.com}

If You Were Me and Lived in... Elizabethan England (An Introduction to Civilizations Throughout Time) (Volume 3) ~ is about a poor family and how they lived during this time period. It provides contrast between the wealthy and poor of the time period and includes beautiful illustrations to help make connections to the written text. (50 pages)

If You Were Me and Lived in ... {by Carole P. Roman and Awaywegomedia.com}

If You Were Me and Lived in...the Middle Ages (An Introduction to Civilizations Throughout Time) (Volume 6) ~ ever wonder what it was like in the year 1072? That’s a long time ago, but this book tells of how the land was worked by peasants who were owned by a Lord. What about family and daily life? What did you wear? What games did you play? Did you go to school? All of these questions and more are answered in this volume. (97 pages)


If You Were Me and Lived in ... {by Carole P. Roman and Awaywegomedia.com}

Carole P. Roman started writing as a dare from one of her sons and has penned a new groundbreaking nonfiction series about living in different cultures around the world. With what started out as a dare has led to more than 35 children’s books, and over 100 book awards for Mrs. Roman. Including turning the fun game she played with her grandson into her first book “Captain No Beard- An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate’s Life”. By combining her teaching past with her love of exploration and interest in the world around us, she has given us the reader a chance to explore "If You Were Me and Lived in..."

Have you ever wondered what it's like to live in or visit another country? Say, Ancient China, The American West, or during The Middle Ages, or Elizabethan England? When you open the pages of any of these books you take a journey back through history and experience life through the eyes of a young person.

Each book is choke full of fascinating information of the chosen time period so you get a firsthand look at life. At the end of each book a list of famous people of the time period is provided. There is also a glossary at the end of each book and it provides pronunciation for words that may be unfamiliar. The pictures in the books are bright and eye-catching making you want to know more. We have happily read and re-read all of these books over the last few weeks. My children have been asking me questions and really digging into the books.

We have compared life back then to now and especially enjoyed the name section by brainstorming up what our own names would be in that time period. These books are geared towards young kids and I know that my young ones (and older ones) have enjoyed reading them. I love that they are affordably priced at just $14.99. Any of the books in this series would make a wonderful addition to a unit study. We have thoroughly enjoyed these books and look forward to adding If You Were Me and Lived in...Renaissance Italy (An Introduction to Civilizations Throughout Time) (Volume 2) , If You Were Me and Lived in...Colonial America (An Introduction to Civilizations Throughout Time) (Volume 4) , If You Were Me and Lived in...Ancient Greece (An Introduction to Civilizations Throughout Time) (Volume 1), and If You Were Me and Lived in...Viking Europe to our collection.

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If You Were Me and Lived in ... {by Carole P. Roman and Awaywegomedia.com}

Company ~ Brought to you by Carole P. Roman and Awaywegomedia.com 
Product ~ If You Were Me and Lived in… the Middle Ages, Ancient China, The American West, and Elizabethan England 
Format ~ paperback book 
Price ~ $14.99 each 
Ages ~ elementary and up

If You Were Me and Lived in ... {by Carole P. Roman and Awaywegomedia.com}

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