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Multcolib School Corps Picks Nonfiction about the Middle Ages and Renaissance

Leonardo Da Vinci
Leonardo Da Vinci The Renaissance Man By Danko, Dan (Book - 2011 ) jgn 709.2 LEONARDOD 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer, Leonardo da Vinci was a genius who was well ahead of his time and the best example of the Renaissance man. This graphic novel is his story.

Shakespeare for Kids
Shakespeare for Kids His Life and Times : 21 Activities By Aagesen, Colleen (Book - 1999 ) j 822.33 Bas 1999 Available in some locations

Annotation:Presents the life and works of Shakespeare. Includes activities to introduce Elizabethan times, including making costumes, making and using a quill pen, and binding a book by hand.

The Kingfisher Atlas of the Medieval World
The Kingfisher Atlas of the Medieval World By Adams, Simon (Book - 2007 ) j 909.07 A217k 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:With sixteen full-color maps showing what the world was like from A.D. 500 to 1450, this book is sure to capture in the attention of students interested in knights and castles, Vikings, Crusades, the Aztecs, and the Incas.

The Horrible, Miserable Middle Ages
The Horrible, Miserable Middle Ages The Disgusting Details About Life During Medieval Times By Allen, Kathy (Book - 2010 ) j 940.1 A4276h 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:"Describes disgusting details about daily life in the Middle Ages, including housing, food, and sanitation"--Provided by publisher.

Great Medieval Projects You Can Build Yourself
Great Medieval Projects You Can Build Yourself By Bordessa, Kris (Book - 2008 ) j 940.1 B728g 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:Presents information and hands-on activities related to life in Europe during the Middle Ages.

Shakespeare
Shakespeare By Chrisp, Peter (Book - 2002 ) j 822.33 Cst 2002 Available in some locations

Annotation:Presents the life and work of the English playwright William Shakespeare and provides information about the theater of sixteenth-century London.

Medieval Castle
Medieval Castle By Clements, Gillian (Book - 2009 ) j 940.1 C626m 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:"Describes medieval times and the uses of medieval castles, how they were built, and who lived in them"--Provided by publisher.

Empire of the Islamic World
Empire of the Islamic World By Doak, Robin S. (Book - 2005 ) j 909.0976 D631e 2005 Available in some locations

Annotation:This well-written reference resource explores the Islamic Empire's society, culture, and daily life, including architecture and art; astronomy and mathematics; customs, holidays, sports, and foods; government systems; industry and trade; language and literature; military structure and strategy; and mythology and religious beliefs.

Medieval Towns, Trade, and Travel
Medieval Towns, Trade, and Travel By Elliott, Lynne (Book - 2004 ) j 940.1 E46m 2004 Available in some locations

Annotation:Medieval Towns, Trade and Travel features daily life in a town, the artisans and business people who populated it, and what kind of transportation was available in the days of horse and cart.

Food and Feasts in the Middle Ages
Food and Feasts in the Middle Ages By Elliott, Lynne (Book - 2004 ) j 394.12 E46f 2004 Available in some locations

Annotation:Feasts were a common way of drawing families and communities together in the Middle Ages. They were also used as an opportunity to display a noble family's wealth. This delightful book takes readers inside a medieval kitchen highlighting utensils used in food preparation, the servants who worked there, and how food was prepared.

Clothing in the Middle Ages
Clothing in the Middle Ages By Elliott, Lynne (Book - 2004 ) j 391 E46c 2004 Available in some locations

Annotation:For nobles in the Middle Ages, clothing was a symbol of power and status. Their clothes were costly, made of beautiful material and encrusted with jewelry. Peasants wore work clothes made of coarser material. Young readers will be fascinated by this new book that features fashions from the days of knights and ladies.

Children and Games in the Middle Ages
Children and Games in the Middle Ages By Elliott, Lynne (Book - 2004 ) j 796.093 E46c 2004 Available in some locations

Annotation:In the Middle Ages, a family's position in society determined where children lived, what type of education they received, and what games they played. This colorful new book features beautiful artwork that helps show how children spent their days in medieval times.

Castle
Castle By Gravett, Christopher (Book Plus CD - 2008 ) j 940.1 G776c 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:Includes clip art on CD-ROM and fold-out wall chart in plastic sleeve inside back cover.

Renaissance Art
Renaissance Art By Kallen, Stuart A. (Book - 2008 ) j 709.024 K14r 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:The creative impulse is an ancient and enduring feature of human expression. Art serves many purposes: to beautify, record, reflect, enlighten, and celebrate our existence. Eye on Art examines the rich and varied world of art. Major art movements, the artists who fueled them, and the works they created are all discussed in this series.

Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc By Kudlinski, Kathleen V. (Book - 2008 ) j B-J62k 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:Filled with archival photographs and amazing fact boxes, this entry in DKs groundbreaking series tells the story of Joan, a young farm girl who became a Christian martyr after she heard voices encouraging her to secure the throne of France for its rightful heir.

Da Vinci and His Times
Da Vinci and His Times By Langley, Andrew (Book - 2006 ) j 709.2 L581Ld 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:Very well illustrated biography of artist Leonardo da Vinci introduces his work and the world in which he lived.

The Middle Ages
The Middle Ages An Interactive History Adventure By Lassieur, Allison (Book - 2010 ) j 940.1 L347m 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Describes the life and times of the Middle Ages. Reveals the historical details of life as a knight in the 1100s, life in a royal castle in the 1200s, and life during the Black Plague in the 1300s.

Cathedral
Cathedral The Story of Its Construction By Macaulay, David (Book - 1973 ) j 726.6 M117c Available in some locations

Annotation:Text and detailed drawings follow the planning and construction of a magnificent Gothic cathedral in the imaginary French town of Chutreaux during the thirteenth century.

You Wouldn't Want to Be in A Medieval Dungeon!
You Wouldn't Want to Be in A Medieval Dungeon! Prisoners You'd Rather Not Meet By Macdonald, Fiona (Book - 2013 ) j 728.81094 M1353y 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:What would daily life be like if you were a prisoner in a dungeon? Would you survive?

Marco Polo
Marco Polo The Boy Who Traveled the Medieval World By McCarty, Nick (Book - 2006 ) j B-P778mc 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:A biography of the Italian explorer who became famous for his travels in Asia.

The Black Death
The Black Death By Peters, Stephanie True (Book - 2005 ) j 614.5732 P483b 2005 Available in some locations

Annotation:Describes the 1347-1351 outbreak of plague in Europe, known as the Black Death, which killed one out of three people and changed the course of European history.

Leonardo Da Vinci
Leonardo Da Vinci The Genius Who Defined the Renaissance By Reed, Jennifer (Book - 2006 ) j 709.2 L581r 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:Examines the life of Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci, discussing his inquiries and accomplishments in art and various fields of science.

Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices From A Medieval Village By Schlitz, Laura Amy (Book - 2007 ) j 812.6 S344g 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:A collection of short one-person plays featuring characters, between ten and fifteen years old, who live in or near a thirteenth-century English manor.

Japan in the Days of the Samurai
Japan in the Days of the Samurai In the Days of the Samurai By Schomp, Virginia (Book - 2002 ) j 952 S369j 2002 Available in some locations

Annotation:Describes the Japanese way of life during the samurai eras through information about the politics, military, culture, and the belief system; also indicates the legacy of the period.

The Medieval World
The Medieval World By Steele, Philip (Book - 2006 ) j 940.1 S814m 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:Examines various aspects of life during the Middle Ages, including the feudal system, knights and chivalry, life in a castle, and battle during medieval times.

Michelangelo
Michelangelo The Young Artist Who Dreamed of Perfection By Wilkinson, Philip (Book - 2006 ) j 700.92 M623w 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:An illustrated biography of Michelangelo, the Italian Renaissance painter and sculptor.

Here Bygynneth Chaucer's Canterbury Tales
Here Bygynneth Chaucer's Canterbury Tales By Williams, Marcia (Book - 2007 ) jgn 821.1 WILLIAMS Available in some locations

Annotation:A retelling in comic strip form of Geoffrey Chaucer's famous work in which a group of pilgrims in fourteenth-century England tell each other stories as they travel on a pilgrimage to the cathedral at Canterbury.

Castles
Castles Facts, Things to Make, Activities By Wright, Rachel (Book - 2005 ) j 940.1 W952c 2005 Available in some locations

Annotation:Discusses castles of the Middle Ages and provides instructions for related crafts projects.

Medieval Knights and Warriors
Medieval Knights and Warriors By Zohorsky, Janet R. (Book - 2003 ) j 940.1 Z85m 2003 Available in some locations

Annotation:From England to France to Italy, Spain, and the Middle East, the lives of medieval knights and warriors who made a significant impact on their world are profiled. Living in the intriguing age of chivalry, some were living examples of it, while others sought fortune over honor.

The Story of the World
The Story of the World Volume 2, The Middle Ages : From the Fall of Rome to the Rise of the Renaissance History for the Classical Child By Bauer, S. Wise (Audiobook CD - 2007 ) CD-j 909.07 BAUER 2007 All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 11 on 5 copies

Annotation:A guide to the Middle Ages, discussing events, people, and practices around the world from 500 to 1500.

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Books to support the Common Core Standard ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8: For example: Analysis of primary and secondary sources; describe how text presents information and an author's point of view; distinguish among fact, opinion, and reasoned judgment in a text.


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