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3 Must-Read History Books for Homeschoolers

History books make up a good portion of a homeschooler’s syllabus. History is a fun subject to learn, especially when you use intriguing books! When choosing books for your homeschool, try to pick well-written books that inspire discussion, and, if possible, have beautiful pictures. These history books about brave men and women will help your students discover the hero in them as well. 

1. Hercules: The Twelve Labors (A Greek Myth) by Paul D. Storrie

This book gives middle-grade students a visual glimpse into a popular myth. In this short story, Hercules’ stepmother takes out her frustrations on him by making him do 12 impossible tasks. The author consulted several historians and well-known books about the subject to ensure historical accuracy. The illustrations in this book are bright and larger than life. Your students will think this is one of the best ancient history books to read! Graphic novels are a great way to teach a subject because students won’t even realize they’re learning. 

1. Hercules: The Twelve Labors (A Greek Myth) by Paul D. Storrie

2. Marco Polo: Dangers and Visions by Marco Tabilio

This book centers around the life of Marco Polo, an explorer from the middle ages. This is one of the most unique history books for kids because it’s presented in puzzle form. At the end of the story, you’ll find a brief biography about Marco Polo’s life. Your students will love that this history lesson comes in a comic book, and parents will be glad knowing they’ve exposed their child to Italian illustrations! This is an excellent option for parents who want to include beautiful, unique books in their library.

Marco Polo: Dangers and Visions by Marco Tabilio

3. Sybil Ludington’s Revolutionary War Story by Katie Marsico

The Revolutionary War is a crucial event from early modern times. This book shares a new perspective by making the main character a girl. Sybil is a girl on a mission to save her town and help her country. Girls and boys alike will relate to Sybil and admire how brave she is. Students will appreciate how multi-faceted this book is. It contains brilliant illustrations, timelines, and a list of additional resources. 

LightSail has a treasure trove of resources to help you make the most of your history studies. The platform includes a library of over 12,000 books (with a Premium subscription), many of which focus on historical figures and events. LightSail’s Premium subscription also includes the entire collection of World Book Digital Encyclopedia’s over 50,000 articles, which are well-loved by homeschoolers who want solid facts. Whether you follow an eclectic approach to homeschooling or are inspired by Charlotte Mason, LightSail has you covered!

Sybil Ludington’s Revolutionary War Story by Katie Marsico

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Posted on 9.Sep.21 in Book Recommendations

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