For a while now I have been trying to put together a research shelf for my children to use as a quick reference area to go to besides just using the Internet. I have been looking on Craigslist, and Ebay for an encyclopedia set but haven't had any luck.
It was a nice surprise to come across The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia. I really like the timeline that appears on the top of each page, the reading level is written so all of my children can read it, understand it, and the illustrations are just fantastic.
This story of history begins with the origins of human life and ends at the new millennium. It is a living book that is very captivating. It is also a required reading for Michelle in her curriculum. I am definitely planning to share this book with Ken and DJ too.
I think that adding these books to our library it will also help them in making their own timelines. If you know of any other good history/geography books please leave your suggestions in the comments it will be appreciated.
I am linking this post to the History/Geography Meme hosted by All Things Beautiful