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armygirl16
Ideas for "living books" for history and science.
February 4 at 10:20 PM
I need some ideas for good,interesting living books for a 5 1/2 year old for history and science. Any ideas? Fiction and non-fiction are fine!

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  • kirbymom
    February 5 at 12:36 AM
    Hello :)
    Here is a link for both that looks pretty useful that you might want to check out.

    http://www.redshift.com/~bonajo/LITmenu.htm

    Here is another link you may want to check out.

    http://www.valerieslivinglibrary.com/
  • celtic77dragon
    February 5 at 1:15 AM

    I cant remember how to do it exactly, but, Amazon has book lists. I found some great stuff that way.

    Also, look at living book curriculums to see what they are using... sonlight, winter promise, beautiful feet... Rainbow Resources might have more curriculums listed that use these. 

  • LostTheSlipper
    February 5 at 1:31 AM

    Little House on the Prairie comes to mind - if she can read at that level or if you read it to her. They even have a cookbook with recipes that are for the things mentioned in the various books. (And butter is lots of fun to make as well!)

    Oh, and someone on Youtube did a FABULOUS lapbook from one of the books if you wanted some lapbook ideas:



  • chotovec82
    February 5 at 2:25 AM
    http://amblesideonline.org/FAQ.shtml#imnota

    This site has some great living book and literature ideas. I'm in love :)
  • jen2150
    by jen2150
    February 5 at 9:08 AM
    C is for Carbon is excellent. It is an abc book of chemistry. Basher science books are excellent. Any specific areas. There are so many to chose from. We are enjoying Captions dog but there is a picture book version called Seaman. Magic school bus are great as well as magic tree house. They have some non fiction ones that my boys enjoyed. I just read a great picture book called York. It would be great this month. He was Capt. lewis' slave. we also just read two books on Indian legends. Good luck in your search
  • YzmaRocks
    February 5 at 9:12 AM
    You can get some ideas from this site. It's a curriculum but you buy the books separately so it should have some good ideas on which books to use:

    http://www.livingbookscurriculum.com/kindergarten

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