Tuesday, July 30, 2019

My First Fact File The Vikings

My First Fact File The Vikings is part of a series of short fact and exercise books aimed at younger children (K-2+). Released 23rd July 2019 by Quarto on their Ivy Kids imprint, it's 48 pages and available in paperback format.

This is a well written book, historically accurate and accessible for all ages, and an interesting and worthwhile series. Facts are presented with color paintings on each double page. Relevant supporting information is presented in sidebars. The included activities are also presented in sidebars at the bottom of the pages.

Chapters are short and cover who (and when) the Vikings were, their society and codes of conduct, their technology and artisanship, music, food, festivals, religious beliefs and more. The art style is unpretentious and appealing (see cover).

This would make a great weekend activity, classroom or library read for young readers, and the series would be great as a part of a homeschool library.  There's a short alphabetical glossary included at the end.

Four stars.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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