Thursday, June 9, 2011

Imagination Station books {Review and Giveaway}

 The kids and I were excited to receive books 3 and 4 in the Imagination Station Series. (If you would like to read what we thought of books 1 & 2 and read about the authors click here.) Book 3 is called Peril in the Palace and in it Patrick and Beth visit China and the great Kublai Khan. They also get to spend some time with the Polos. It is a very entertaining as well as educational read. The 4th book is called Revenge of the Red Knight and it takes us to a time of kings and kingdoms and knights and ladies in England. This book seems to finish up the series in one way but then makes you think there will probably be more adventures soon.

   The Authors Marianne Hering and Paul McCuster and doing a good job of introducing (because that is what this is- just an introduction not a ton of facts) kids to history in a very fun and readable manner. As soon as the books arrived in the mail Jonathan had his nose stuck in them and read them several times. Later I read them outloud to all of the kids and we enjoyed them.

  We especially enjoyed looking in book four- not just because of the story but we had fun looking at the front pages where they have recommendations of the book written by people like me. In fact, they did quote me. After we had gotten the first books I had wrote and told the company that had sent them to me for review and I told them how much Jonathan was enjoying them. They asked if they could use my quote in the next books and I said sure. So that was fun for us to see something about us in the book.

Would one of you like to win books 3 and 4? Well one of you can!

If you would like to win just leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite way to learn or teach history. Please make sure as well that you leave an e-mail address or make sure your e-mail address is in your profile. If I don't have a way to contact you than you cannot win.

This giveaway will close on June 15th.
The giveaway is limited to those in the US and Canada. 

  Disclaimer: I was sent these books for free and was not required to write a positive review.  


Becky R said...

These look great in reading to my boys. My favorite way to teach history is to go places (like Washington DC, Williamsburg, etc.) but since this is not always possible I like historical fiction books to supplement our history lessons.


Sue D said...

Visiting museums or historical places is my favorite way to learn history. I also like historical fiction books and I used to read books from the Light and Glory Series by Peter Marshal.
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fblife said...

We teach history best by focusing on a map first and then taking about what happened in that area. I don't know why, but for my oldest seeing where in the world something happened is a great spring board. What a cool series I haven't heard of this before!

Evelynn's Mom said...

I like to teach and learn history through personal stories whenever possible. The stories our elders tell are worth more than gold!


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