Series: For Kids

Released: April 1, 2018

"With its generous sampling of primary sources and detailed accounts of historical events, this volume offers much for the young history enthusiast, but it misses an opportunity to incorporate Indigenous people and non-Europeans in a meaningful way. (timeline, resources, index) (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
Panchyk offers a 400-year history of Boston, covering the arrival of European settlers through the Boston Marathon bombing. Read full book review >
Released: June 1, 2017

"Ideal for middle school classrooms and any marine science enthusiast. (glossary, resources, selected bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 9-16)"
Water covers more than 70 percent of the Earth and provides plenty of opportunity for scientific exploration and investigation. Read full book review >
Released: July 1, 2016

"Like many others in the …For Kids series, stronger for its content than the promised activities but worth it nevertheless. (Biography. 9-14)"
This substantial biography of the life and times of the great sculptor, painter, poet, and Renaissance man Michelangelo Buonarroti describes its subject's life in eight chapters. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"A well-written, extensive history that doesn't seem to know its audience. (afterword, source notes, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
The latest installment of the For Kids series examines the history and functions of the United States Congress. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"Presents a huge amount of history in a format easy for browsing. (resources, source notes, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
The latest installment in the For Kids series spans the early 1800s to the early 1900s in the United States, covering 100 years of revolutionary changes in manufacturing, transportation and communication. Read full book review >
WORLD WAR I FOR KIDS by R. Kent Rasmussen
Released: April 1, 2014

"A solid exploration of a horrific war that unfortunately didn't turn out to be 'the war to end all wars.' (timeline, resources, source notes, glossary, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
A comprehensive study of the Great War, emphasizing the changes the war brought and how it shaped our modern world. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"A compelling history of the city that never sleeps (just skip the activities). (timeline, bibliography, places to visit) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
The story of New York City from the Ice Age to the Freedom Tower makes for an adventure packed with memorable events and people. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"Caveat emptor. (bibliography, websites, index [not seen]) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
The title says it all, almost, about "The Golden State," from early history to the near-present. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Part of the For Kids series, this will be particularly useful for parents and classroom teachers hoping to make the study of great music more interesting. (discography, glossary, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 11-15) "
This introduction to the towering classical composer sets the story of his life and work in the context of the revolutionary events of early-19th-century Europe. Read full book review >
Released: June 1, 2011

"A very qualified success. (timeline, bibliography, index) (Biography. 9 & up)"
Biographical narrative combines with activities to bring good Queen Bess to life, with mixed results. Read full book review >