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Subject: HIstory books from Kingfisher
Date Posted: 3/22/2009 12:59 PM ET
Member Since: 3/15/2009
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Heard the Kingfisher History Books were very good text books to start off even with the young ones.  Heard they break up the age periods and have schedules on what to read up on and how to teach.  Does any one have any experience with this series.  And while we are at it...does anyone have one for trade or something.

Thanks, my first post.  So nice to see so many home schoolers out there!  Hey!  Everyone.

 

Cheryl

Date Posted: 3/28/2009 9:11 PM ET
Member Since: 10/9/2006
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Cheryl,

I see everyone is hanging on to her Kingfisher books.  My sons are college/HS age and I won't part any of mine yet.  Don't panic, but let me encourage you to hunt some of the used book sites that folks have listed in other threads. 

Adrianne

Date Posted: 3/29/2009 3:34 PM ET
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Adrianne,

So, you are saying that they are definitely worth getting and using?  Did you agree with the schedules of ages for chldren?  I will keep looking.

Thanks for the info,

Cheryl

Date Posted: 3/29/2009 10:52 PM ET
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Cheryl,

I have the original Illustrated History of the World.  I know that one is out of print but it has been updated and replaced by the History Encyclopedia.  Here is a link to a review I thought was helpful: you might have already read it:

http://www.abasiccurriculum.com/reviews/wrldhist/other/kingfish.html

I looked at the other Kingfisher books published after I would have been in the market for them homeschoolwise; they look meaty to me, but I think someone else should answer your specific questions about age levels, etc.  If they are as nice my book, your youngster might tote these books around as one of my sons did for nearly two years as his "in the car" book. 

Can anyone else chime in?

Adrianne

Date Posted: 3/31/2009 12:20 PM ET
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Been awhile since I homeschooled, but generally remember a very favorable impression of Kingfisher.  I used A Bekka curiculum and Kingfisher for reference resources (also Usborne & DK).  My kids ended up loving history, and it was the first subject they completed each year.  My boys are history buffs and the DD got her history minor 1/2 way through college.  Good luck!

Date Posted: 4/6/2009 8:32 AM ET
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Thanks to both of you.  It sounds like, we're in agreement!

Date Posted: 4/10/2009 10:16 PM ET
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I know it's not Kingfisher (which we have and do love), but I use The Usborne Internet-Linked Encyclopedia of World History.  We absolutely LOVE this book!  It's another fabulous option!  Just FYI ;-)