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Multcolib School Corps Picks The Aztec, Inca and Maya Grades 6-8

Aztec
Aztec By Baquedano, Elizabeth (Book - 2011 ) j 972.01 B2229a 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Discover the mysterious world of these ancient people - their beliefs, rituals, and fascinating civilizations.

Maya
Maya Amazing Inventions You Can Build Yourself By Bell-Rehwoldt, Sheri (Book - 2012 ) j 972.81016 B4351m 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:From ceremonial masks and hieroglyphics to calendars and musical instruments, the hands-on projects in this fun and educational book allow children to experience how the Maya lived, cooked, worshiped, entertained themselves, and interacted with their neighbors.

Maya
Maya Amazing Inventions You Can Build Yourself With 25 Projects By Bell-Rehwoldt, Sheri (eBook - 2012 ) Click here for full text »

Annotation:From ceremonial masks and hieroglyphics to calendars and musical instruments, the hands-on projects in this fun and educational book allow children to experience how the Maya lived, cooked, worshiped, entertained themselves, and interacted with their neighbors.

National Geographic Investigates Ancient Aztec
National Geographic Investigates Ancient Aztec Archaeology Unlocks the Secrets of Mexico's Past By Cooke, Tim (Book - 2007 ) j 972.018 C773n 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:Describes the work of archaeologists who have uncovered the artifacts of ancient Aztecs of Mexico.

Secrets in Stone
Secrets in Stone All About Maya Hieroglyphs By Coulter, Laurie (Book - 2001 ) j 497.415 C855s 2001 Available in some locations

Annotation:Taking readers into the world of the ancient Mayan code, the author explains how these hieroglyphs, once thought indecipherable, were deciphered about 40 years ago, and what the hieroglyphs mean. Includes a raised "Glyphmaster" so readers can make glyph rubbings just like real archaeologists, and develop their own secret codes and messages. Illustrations.

Myths of Pre-Columbian America
Myths of Pre-Columbian America By Dalal, Anita (Book - 2002 ) j 398.2 D136m 2002 Available in some locations

Annotation:A comprehensive series focuses on ancient myths that place stories in the context of the societies that created them. Readers can learn about ancient civilizations by investigating these fascinating native tales.

Aztecs
Aztecs By Deedrick, Tami (Book - 2002 ) j 972.018 D311a 2002 Available in some locations

Annotation: Includes bibliographical references and index Aztec history -- Daily life of the aztecs -- Aztec culture -- What did the aztecs do -- How do we know

National Geographic Investigates Ancient Inca
National Geographic Investigates Ancient Inca Archaeology Unlocks the Secrets of the Inca's Past By Gruber, Beth (Book - 2007 ) j 985.01 G885n 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:The Incas, an American Indian people, built a vast and powerful empire in the Andes Mountains of Peru in the 1400s. Fabulous archaeological discoveries have aided our understanding of this marvelous culture. Inca mummies have been found on frozen mountaintops, on volcanoes, and in the outskirts of Lima, Peru's capital city. Tombs have yielded artifacts that give clues to the spiritual life of these ancient people.

Aztec Warriors
Aztec Warriors By Guillain, Charlotte (Book - 2010 ) j 972.018 G957a 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:This book introduces readers to who Aztec warriors were, where they were from, and how they fought.

You Wouldn't Want to Be An Inca Mummy!
You Wouldn't Want to Be An Inca Mummy! A One-way Journey You'd Rather Not Make By Hynson, Colin (Book - 2008 ) j 985.019 H997y 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:Step into the shoes of an Incan king and learn about the culture and religion of the Incan people, who lived in South America.

Francisco Pizarro
Francisco Pizarro By Ingram, Scott (Book - 2002 ) j B-Pi6895i 2002 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 9 copies

Annotation:Francisco Pizarro conquered the Inca Empire, consisting of 4 million people, with only 200 men and 60 horses. With a combination of trickery, treachery, and brutality, he then went on to plunder the Inca's riches and exploit the people for his own gain.

The Hero Twins
The Hero Twins Against the Lords of Death : A Mayan Myth By Jolley, Dan (Book - 2008 ) jgn 398.2 JOLLEY Available in some locations

Annotation:The Hero Twins: Against the Lords of Death (A Mayan Myth) is a fun and clever story based on one of the tales of the Mayan book Popol Vuh. The Hero Twins Hunter and Jaguar Deer are two clever and fun-loving boys who are blessed with super powers and astonishing skill at the traditional Mayan ball game of Pok-a-tok.

The Crafts and Culture of the Aztecs
The Crafts and Culture of the Aztecs By Jovinelly, Joann (Book - 2002 ) j 972.018 J86c 2002 Available in some locations

Annotation:Describes easy-to-make crafts that replicate the arts of the ancient Aztecs. Includes historical material, a timeline, a glossary, and resources.

Montezuma and the Fall of the Aztecs
Montezuma and the Fall of the Aztecs By Kimmel, Eric A. (Book - 2000 ) j 972.018 K49m 2000 Available in some locations

Annotation:Traces the life of the last emperor to rule the Aztec empire in Central America before it was conquered by the Spaniards.

Inca
Inca Discover the Culture and Geography of A Lost Civilization By Kovacs, Lawrence G. (Book - 2013 ) j 985.019 K883i 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Provides an introduction to the ancient Inca and their civilization and includes hands-on projects and activities such as building a tropical cloud forest, making a drop spindle, and creating a T-shirt version of an Inca tapestry.

Hidden World of the Aztec
Hidden World of the Aztec By Lourie, Peter (Book - 2006 ) j 972.018 L892h 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:A unique look at the Aztecs and the archaeologists who are determined to unearth their secrets. In 1521 the world of the Aztecs came to a sudden end when Hernán Cortés, the Spanish conquistador, destroyed their capital.

Lost Treasure of the Inca
Lost Treasure of the Inca By Lourie, Peter (Book - 1999 ) j 986.6 L892L 1999 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 7 copies

Annotation:Chronicle of an expedition into the Llanganati Mountains of Ecuador in search of 750 tons of worked gold, which the Incas hid from the Spanish conquistadors after Pizarro executed the Sun King, Atahualpa.

Aztecs
Aztecs Dress, Eat, Write, and Play Just Like the Aztecs By Macdonald, Fiona (Book - 2007 ) j 972.018 M135a 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:Step into the world of the Aztecs! Wear an Aztec ruler's feather headdress, sip Aztec hot chocolate, keep your wits about you as you play patolli, make a seed rattle, and create your own folding codex book.

Before Columbus
Before Columbus The Americas of 1491 By Mann, Charles C. (Book - 2009 ) j 970.011 M281b 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:A companion book to Mann's groundbreaking bestseller "1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus," this is a fascinating, full-color journey that presents the Americas as young readers have never seen them before. Full color.

Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu By Mann, Elizabeth (Book - 2000 ) j 985.3 M281m 2000 Available in some locations

Annotation:Describes the history of the Inca civilization and the construction of the city of Machu Picchu in the Andes Mountains.

Tikal
Tikal By Mann, Elizabeth (Book - 2002 ) j 972.812 M281t 2002 Available in some locations

Annotation:A history of the Maya Indians in the city of Tikal, founded in 800 B.C.

Civilizations of Peru Before 1535
Civilizations of Peru Before 1535 By Martell, Hazel (Book - 1999 ) j 985 M376c 1999 Available in some locations

Annotation:An examination of several of the more important ancient civilizations of Peru with particular focus on the Incas and with attention drawn also to the effects of the Spanish conquests.

You Wouldn't Want to Be A Mayan Soothsayer!
You Wouldn't Want to Be A Mayan Soothsayer! Fortunes You'd Rather Not Tell By Matthews, Rupert (Book - 2008 ) j 972.81 M441y 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:Step into the shoes of a Mayan soothsayer's son and learn about the Mayan culture and religion of ancient Mexico and Central America.

MAYAN AND AZTEC MYTHOLOGY
MAYAN AND AZTEC MYTHOLOGY By Ollhoff, Jim (Book - 2012 ) j 972.81 O497m 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Provides an overview of Mayan and Aztec mythology, with information on creation stories, gods, views on the soul and world, and other related topics.

The Boy Who Wouldn't Obey
The Boy Who Wouldn't Obey A Mayan Legend By Rockwell, Anne F. (Book - 2000 ) j 398.2 R684b 2000 Available in some locations

Annotation:When Chac, the great lord who makes rain, takes a disobedient boy as his servant, they are both in for trouble.

Incan Mythology and Other Myths of the Andes
Incan Mythology and Other Myths of the Andes By Roza, Greg (Book - 2008 ) j 299.8 R893i 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:A process of assimilation and cultural layering makes Incan mythology a rich and complex brew of Andean folklore, history, and belief. This book serves up a sumptuous offering of Incan and other Andean myths, and sheds light on cultures that often remain shrouded in mystery to this day.

The Inca City of Cuzco
The Inca City of Cuzco By Saunders, Nicholas J. (Book - 2005 ) j 985.37 S257i 2005 Available in some locations

Annotation:Describes the history of Cuzco, from the days of the powerful emperor Pachacuti to its conquest by the Spanish to its status today as a landmark of world history.

The Inca Ruins of Machu Picchu
The Inca Ruins of Machu Picchu By Silate, Jennifer (Book - 2006 ) j 985.37 S581i 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:This book takes readers on an expedition high into the Andes Mountains to discover the amazing ruins of Machu Picchu, built by the Incas more than 500 years ago. Readers will learn about the advanced skills and technologies the Incas used to build Machu Picchu, what Machu Picchu was once used for, and how people today use the ruins to learn about the Inca empire.

Seven Wonders of Ancient Central and South America
Seven Wonders of Ancient Central and South America By Woods, Michael (Book - 2009 ) j 980 W896s 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Explores seven wonders of ancient Central and South America, including Machu Picchu and Tikal.

Hernando Cortés
Hernando Cortés Spanish Invader of Mexico By Zronik, John Paul (Book - 2007 ) j 972.02 Z91h 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:Learn about the Spanish conqueror's invasion of Mexico.

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