The Story of Saint Christopher: A First Book for Little Catholics - Leah Kean.
OOP but a lovely little book.
Christopher the Holy Giant - Tomie dePaola
The children enjoy comparing
the two as one contains details the other doesn't.
Saint Valentine - Robert Sabuda
Demonstrates what an amazing
gentle, giving saint he was. A good picture of the life the Early
Christians led under fear of persecution.
The First Christians: The Acts of the Apostles for Children- Marigold Hunt
Based on the Acts was a
good basis to start with my 9 and 6 year olds. Although a bit long
winded which is typical of Marigold Hunt.
Both these books are absolutely riveting books for
children this age (and mum;). I highly recommend them. Both contain
stories of saints from this time period.
Detectives in Togas- Henry Winterfield
Probably set a little
earlier but it gives a good idea of everyday life in Rome. The children
loved this one.
Tiger, Tiger- Lynne Reid Banks
A new addition to our library.
It is based on the story of twin tigers, one of whom is sent to the
Colosseum. The story covers the persecution of Christians.
The Bronze Bow - Elizabeth George Speare
Set during the time of Christ and it gives a picture of the Roman occupation of Jerusalem. Very well written.
The Golden House - Madeleine Polland
Another new addition to our library and extremely well written.
Legions of the Eagle - Henry Treece
War Dog- Henry Treece
Both set in Roman Briton
involving the Roman soldiers.
A story of the young Christians set in persecuted Rome; written by an Australian priest.
The Thieves of Ostia (The Roman Mysteries)- Caroline Lawrence
Nice fun mystery, although I would have to admit rather light.
Galen and the Gateway to Medicine- Jeanne Bendick
Bethlehem Books tells the story of Galen and his discoveries.
The Man Who Never Died -Brennan Rev Gerald
Based on the life of St
of a disfigured boy who takes the vinegar to Christ on the Cross and
his life is changed forever.
The Forgotten Daughter - Caroline Dale Snedeker
Eagle of the Ninth-Rosemary Sutcliff
The Silver Branch-Rosemary Sutcliff
Sutcliff's trilogy set in Roman Briton and Outcast also from Roman
Briton are well written living books from this time period.
The Outcast-Rosemary Sutcliff
'City' - David Macaulay
An enjoyable and riveting read on the planning and
construction of the city of Rome. It is incredible really to imagine
the planning and design that went into their city.
Famous Men of Rome- Poland & Haaren
A popular choice
amongst homeschoolers. The reading of these men give a good insight
into the history of Rome from the beginning till the Fall of Rome.
The Roman Colosseum - Elizabeth Mann
Story of the World's Most Famous Stadium and Its Deadly Games.
Was added to our pile on the
recommendation of RC History. I have to say I found it very detailed
and it painted a disturbing and realistic picture of Rome and its
practices. People's lives had no value.
My 14year old couldn't get into this one, she didn't find it interesting but it may suit others.
The Ides of April - Mary Ray
These two books are a riveting tale of murder, mystery and intrigue. From Bethlehem Books and very well written
following I'm a little uncertain as to age recommendation. GA Henty
books are a favourite with my dd, probably interesting to the more
serious reader from age 12, certainly fine by 13, they are on the
'heavier' side of historical fiction.
Beric the Briton, A story of the Roman Invasion - GA Henty
set in Roman Briton.
The Young Cathaginian - G A Henty
The Fall of Jerusalem - GA Henty
The Restless Flame - Louis deWohl
Based on the life of St Augustine. Louis de Wohl
is a favourite author of mine and it was a pleasure to introduce my dd
to him this year.
story of the young silversmith who fashions the holder for the cup that
Jesus uses at the Last Supper.