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Time-Traveling Adventure

This time-travel story has many aspects that kept me turning the pages—a thrilling adventure, fantastic characters, an intriguing premise, and a wonderful message.

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Posted in 1st grade 2nd grade 3rd grade 4th grade 5th grade 6th grade 7th grade 8th grade History

The Story of Civilization History of United States

For those seeking a Catholic-friendly look at history, the Story of Civilization makes for a great foundational program.

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Posted in Book Reviews Social Studies / History

Learn How to Make History Come Alive

If you struggle with teaching history or are simply looking for some new techniques to help make your children’s experience of history a better one, The Catholic Educator’s Guide to Teaching History is worth reading.

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Posted in 7th grade 8th grade High School Social Studies / History

Popes, Emperors, and Elephants

Popes, Emperors, and Elephants is a fun, interesting read, sure to pique the interest of even those who don’t relish studying history.

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Posted in Book Reviews High School Social Studies / History

The Singer and the Sailor

Therese Boucher provides a poignant portrait of early 20th century life for Catholic French-Canadian immigrants in central Massachusetts in The Singer and the Sailor.

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Posted in History Religion

Learn About the Apparition of Our Lady of Good Hope

The Woman in the Trees is a story of the apparition, but also the story of a community and family dynamics. The pain and trials of these immigrants is tangible. Adele’s struggles to share the Good News are also realistically portrayed. This is a wonderful story for a family read aloud or for older children, teens, or adults to read on their own. It is appropriate for ages 10 and up.

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Posted in Book Reviews History

Thought-provoking Historical Fiction

Perilous Days is a middle-grade novel set in World War II. This story is about a young Catholic teen named Felix, who happens to be growing up in Hitler’s Germany.

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Posted in 6th grade 7th grade 8th grade Book Reviews High School History

Night of the Cossack – historical fiction for teens

Middle school and high school students searching for adventure or interested in Russian history will enjoy Night of the Cossack #historicalfiction #teens

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Posted in Book Reviews History

Beautiful Historic Fiction

Playing By Heart by Carmela Martino This beautifully written Young Adult novel centers around the strong faith of two sisters, Emilia and Maria, and their…

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The Other Side of Freedom
Posted in 5th grade 6th grade 7th grade Book Reviews

Fascinating Historic Teen Fiction

The Other Side of Freedom by Cynthia T. Toney In case you’re not familiar with Cynthia T. Toney, this very talented writer is the author…

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