The Books

A quick list of the books we are using for this year

History

The Measly Middle Ages
The Kings and Queens of Great Britain a Very Peculiar History
Dark Knights and Dingy Castles
Terrible Tudors
Henry VII and his Chopping Block
Mary Queen of Scots and her Husbands
Slimy Stuarts
Elizabeth I and her Conquests
Gorgeous Georgians
Vile Victorians
Villainous Victorians
Queen Victoria and her Amusements

Medieval Castles Lynne Ferguson Chapman
Castle David Macaulay
The Time Traveller Book of Knights and Castles Usborne
Dirty Rotten Rulers
Richard the Lionheart Jean-Yves Marin
Women Warriors Marianna Mayer
Top 10 Worst Wicked Rulers Fiona Macdonald

Art

Michelangelo and His Times Veronique Milande
Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists Vincent Van Gogh
Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists Paul Gauguin
Leonardo Da Vinci Young Artist, Writer, and Inventor

Science

Fatal Forces
Killer Energy
Space, Stars, and Slimy Aliens
Painful Poison
Microscopic Monsters
Deadly Diseases
Blood, Bones, and Body Bits


Reading
The King Arthur Trilogy Rosemary Sutcliff
The Lantern Bearers Rosemary Sutcliff
The Eagle of the Ninth Rosemary Sutcliff
The Silver Branch Rosemary Sutcliff
Tristan and Iseult Rosemary Sutcliff
Black Ships Before Troy Rosemary Sutcliff
Catherine Called Birdy Karen Cusman
Isaac Newton Giants of Science Kathleen Krull

Obviously I like Rosemary Sutcliff. I will probably add one or more books to the list as we move along. I would love for him to read a Robin Hood as well but The King Arthur Trilogy is a longer book so we will see.


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