9780723294429. ea vol: 64p. (Ladybird Histories). chron. glossary. index. Ladybird. Jun. 2016. pap. $9.99.
Gr 3–6—These British imports provide accessible, illustrated overviews of select parts of world history. Anglo-Saxons covers how people from Germany and Denmark invaded the British Isles around 400 CE and settled there until the Norman conquest of 1066. Readers learn about daily life in Anglo-Saxon Britain, including a wide variety of subtopics such as food, clothing, sports, religion, and more. A discussion of the impact of the Anglo-Saxons on contemporary culture concludes the title in a meaningful way. Ancient Greeks is more expansive in scope, covering Greek civilization from 2000 BCE till around 250 BCE. Readers learn about daily life, culture, and politics. Students interested in these subjects will find the final chapter of each volume, "Places To Visit," especially rewarding. While the narrative can occasionally be a bit dry, children will appreciate the humorous, comiclike sidebars and anecdotes that appear throughout both titles.
VERDICT Great additions for robust European history collections.

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