Book review – If You Were Me and Lived in…
Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.
Children’s books like those written by Carole P. Roman can be such a fun way to explore history, or culture or even practice reading. We received four books from Carole P. Roman’s assorted series to add to our home library. For this review I was able to choose four of Carole P. Roman’s Children’s books. The four books I reviewed were: If you were me and lived in… Colonial America, if you were me and lived in… Renaissance Italy, if you were me and lived in…the Mayan Empire, and if you were me and lived in… the Middle Ages. I chose the above books to help in our current history studies and some time periods we will be studying next.
Currently we are studying early American history so the If you were me and lived in… Colonial America book is perfect supplement our studies. The book is mostly focused on the pilgrims and there experience coming to America to have freedom of worship. The book covers all the aspects of life that children would have experienced in the new colony. In the back of the book there are several imporatant figures from that time period.
The next book I chose was if you were me and lived in…the Mayan Empire. I was interested in the Mayan book since I have visited the Yucatan peninsula. I thought this would be a good opportunity to share with my kids some of what I saw first hand at the Mayan ruins. It was neat to read about some of the places I visited with my children. The book covers all aspects of what it would be like if my children lived in the Mayan culture.
The if you were me and lived in…Middle Ages book is probably the longest book in the set of the four books I reviewed. It is 79 pages full of information. I didn’t particularly like the pictures in this book but that’s my personal preference. The book was a wealth of information about the middle ages though.
These books are a good reference books for your homeschool history classes. All the books listed in this review have important information in the back of the book. I especially liked the famous artist Bio from if you were me and lived in… Renaissance Italy along with a nice glossary in the back of the book so you can quickly look up some quick facts.
I would highly recomend any of the Carole P. Roman Children’s books for your homeschool. Visit the Homeschool Review Crew blog by clicking the picture below to read more reviews of other books from Carole P. Roman’s assorted series.