Story of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List

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Here is the start of my book list for The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: The Middle Ages: From the Fall of Rome to the Rise of the Renaissance. I am using Story of the World Volume 2 for grade 2, 4, 6, and 8. We will spend 1-2 years on it, exploring things that interest my boys in-depth, knights, Mongols, and we will spend a lot of time on Ireland. I will add to this list as we go along.

 

Chapter 1 — The Glory That Was Rome
OutcastStory of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
Between the Forest and the Hills (Adventure Library)Story of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
Attila the Hun: Leader of the Barbarian Hordes (Wicked History)Story of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List

Chapter 2 — The Early Days of Britain
The Ancient CeltsStory of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
Life in Celtic Times (Dover History Coloring Book)Story of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
Beowulf: A New Verse Translation (Bilingual Edition)Story of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
Dragonslayers: From Beowulf to St. George (Myths and Legends)Story of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
The Capricorn BraceletStory of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
The Smashing Saxons (Horrible Histories)Story of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
Favorite Celtic Fairy Tales (Dover Children’s Thrift Classics)Story of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List

Chapter 3 — Christianity Comes to Britain (We are spending extra time on Ireland here)
Augustine Came to Kent (Living History Library)Story of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List age 12 and up. 597A.D.
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight; Pearl; [and] Sir OrfeoStory of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
The Shining Company Story of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List Ages 12 and up. Britain in 600 A.D.
Otto of the Silver HandStory of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List

Ireland
The Tain (Penguin Classics)Story of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List Story of Cù Chulainn
The High Deeds of Finn MacCool (Rosemary Sutcliff)Story of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List Age 9 and up
The Hound of Ulster(Rosemary Sutcliff) Story of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List Age 9 and up
Atlas of Irish HistoryStory of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
St. Patrick of Ireland: A BiographyStory of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
The Story of Ireland: A History of the Irish PeopleStory of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List with DVD Story of IrelandStory of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
The Story of IrelandStory of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
The King of Ireland’s SonStory of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
A Treasury of Irish Myth, Legend & Folklore: Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish PeasantryStory of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
Ireland Our Island Story: A History of Ireland for ChildrenStory of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
Irish Legends For ChildrenStory of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List Beautifully illustrated.
Best-Loved Irish Legends: Mini EditionStory of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List Pocked sized book, not as nice as above one, but a good cheaper option.

Chapter 4 — The Byzantine Empire
Famous Men of the Middle Ages. Free e-book. This read-aloud features the life of Justinian in Chapter 6.
Sailing from Byzantium: How a Lost Empire Shaped the WorldStory of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List

Chapter 5 — The Medieval Indian Empire
Chapter 6 — The Rise of Islam
Chapter 7 — Islam Becomes an Empire
MosqueStory of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List

Chapter 8 — The Great Dynasties of China
Science in Ancient China
Where the Mountain Meets the MoonStory of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
Spirit HunterStory of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List

Chapter 9 — East of China
Easy Origami (Dover Origami Papercraft)Story of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
Folded Fun Beginner’s OrigamiStory of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
Decorative Origami Boxes (Dover Origami Papercraft)Story of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List One of my boys loves to make these boxes.
Star Wars Origami: 36 Amazing Paper-folding Projects from a Galaxy Far, Far Away….Story of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List My boys love this book, but not for beginners.

No history here, but I have to mention this series. It is a HUGE hit with my boys. (Language warning: crap, jerk, bejeezus,  etc)

Chapter 10 — The Bottom of the World
Call It CourageStory of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List Story of a Polynesian islander before European missionaries.

Chapter 11 — The Kingdom of the Franks
Famous Men of the Middle Ages. Free e-book. This book contains chapter on Clovis.

Chapter 12 — The Islamic Invasion
One Thousand and One Arabian Nights (Oxford Story Collections)Story of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
Seven Daughters and Seven SonsStory of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
Shadow Spinner (A Jean Karl Book)Story of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List

Chapter 13 — The Great Kings of France
Famous Men of the Middle Ages. Free e-book. Includes a section on Charlemagne.
Son of Charlemagne Story of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List age 10 and up. The year is A.D. 781.

Chapter 14 — The Arrival of the Norsemen
The Story of Rolf and the Viking BowStory of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
The Saga of the Volsungs (Penguin Classics)Story of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
The Prose Edda: Norse Mythology (Penguin Classics)Story of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
Viking Ships At Sunrise (Magic Tree House, No. 15)Story of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
The Vikings: Revised EditionStory of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
Viking: The Norse Warrior’s ManualStory of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
The Children of Odin: The Book of Northern MythsStory of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
D’Aulaires’ Book of Norse MythsStory of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
The Vicious Vikings (Horrible Histories)Story of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List

Chapter 15 — The First Kings of England
Cathedral: The Story of Its ConstructionStory of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
Sword SongStory of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
Knight: The Medieval Warrior’s (Unofficial) ManualStory of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
The Reluctant DragonStory of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
The Stormin’ Normans (Horrible Histories)

Chapter 16 — England After the Conquest
Adam of the Road (Puffin Modern Classics)Story of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List Eleven-year-old Adam in 13th Century England
The Knight at Dawn (Magic Tree House, No. 2)Story of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
Life in a Medieval CastleStory of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
Life in a Medieval CityStory of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
Life in a Medieval VillageStory of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
The Castle in the AtticStory of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List and The Battle for the CastleStory of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List

Maths books about a Knight.
Sir Cumference and the First Round Table
Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi
Sir Cumference and the Great Knight of AnglelandStory of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
Sir Cumference and the Isle of Immeter
Sir Cumference and All the King’s Tens
Sir Cumference and the Viking’s Map
Sir Cumference and the Off-the-charts DessertStory of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
Sir Cumference and the Sword in the Cone

Chapter 17 — Knights and Samurai
You Wouldn’t Want to Be a Samurai!: A Deadly Career You’d Rather Not PursueStory of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
You Wouldn’t Want to Be a Medieval Knight!: Armor You’d Rather Not WearStory of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
The Sword and the Circle: King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table
Tristan and IseultStory of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book ListThe Measly Middle Ages (Horrible Histories)Story of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
Samurai: The Japanese Warrior’s [Unofficial] ManualStory of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
The Samurai’s TaleStory of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
The Sign of the Chrysanthemum (Harper Trophy Book)Story of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
Day Of The Dragon-King (Magic Tree House 14, paper)
Story of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book ListBlack Horses for the King (Magic Carpet Books)Story of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List Fictional story about King Author before he was king
Night of the Ninjas (Magic Tree House, No. 5)Story of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
The Ordinary PrincessStory of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
The Hero and the CrownStory of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
The Blue Sword (Newbery Honor Roll)Story of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List

Chapter 18 — The Age of Crusades
You Wouldn’t Want to Be a Crusader!: A War You’d Rather Not FightStory of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
A Year in a CastleStory of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List Age 5 and up
Make This Model Crusader Castle (Usborne Cut-Out Models)Story of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List

Chapter 19 — A New Kind of King
The Adventures of Robin Hood (Puffin Classics)Story of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
Castle Diary: The Journal of Tobias BurgessStory of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
Terry Jones’ Medieval LivesStory of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List

Chapter 20 — The Diaspora

Chapter 21 — The Mongols Devastate the East
Genghis Khan: 13th Century Mongolian Tyrant (Wicked History)Story of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
The Rise and Fall of the Second Largest Empire in History: How Genghis Khan’s Mongols Almost Conquered the WorldStory of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List

Chapter 22 — Exploring the Mysterious East
Chapter 23 — The First Russians
The Trumpeter of KrakowStory of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List 1462, A teenage boy in medieval Poland
Chapter 24 — The Ottoman Empire

Chapter 25 — The End of the World
The Door in the WallStory of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List

Chapter 26 — France and England at War
You Wouldn’t Want to Be Joan of Arc!: A Mission You Might Want to MissStory of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List

Chapter 27 — War for the English Throne
You Wouldn’t Want to Be in a Medieval Dungeon!: Prisoners You’d Rather Not MeetStory of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List

Chapter 28 — The Kingdoms of Spain and Portugal
Chapter 29 — African Kingdoms
Chapter 30 — India Under the Moghuls

Chapter 31 — Exploring New Worlds
You Wouldn’t Want to Sail With Christopher Columbus!: Uncharted Waters You’d Rather Not CrossStory of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
Pocahontas and the Strangers (Scholastic Biography)Story of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List

Chapter 32 — The American Kingdoms
You Wouldn’t Want to Be an Aztec Sacrifice! Gruesome Things You’d Rather Not Know (You Wouldn’t Want To)Story of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
You Wouldn’t Want to Be an Inca Mummy!: A One-Way Journey You’d Rather Not MakeStory of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
You Wouldn’t Want to Be a Mayan Soothsayer!: Fortunes You’d Rather Not TellStory of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
The Incredible Incas (Horrible Histories)Story of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
Angry Aztecs
Story of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book ListMayas,

Chapter 33 — Spain, Portugal, and the New World
Chapter 34 — Martin Luther’s New Ideas

Chapter 35 — The Renaissance
Rats, Bulls & Flying Machines: A History of the Renaissance & Reformation
Knowledge Foundation HardcoverStory of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
Leonardo Da Vinci and His Super-brain (Dead Famous)Story of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
Chapter 36 — Reformation and Counter Reformation

Chapter 37 — The New Universe
Galileo and the Solar SystemStory of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
Galileo for Kids: His Life and Ideas, 25 Activities (For Kids series)Story of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List

Chapter 38 — England’s Greatest Queen
You Wouldn’t Want to Be Mary, Queen of Scots!: A Ruler Who Really Lost Her HeadStory of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
The Perilous GardStory of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
Elizabeth I and Her Terrible Temper (Horribly Famous)Story of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
Tudors: A High-Speed History (Horrible Histories)Story of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
The Terrible Tudors (Horrible Histories)Story of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
Red Hugh, Prince of Donegal Story of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List

Chapter 39 — England’s Greatest Playwright
You Wouldn’t Want to Be a Shakespearean Actor!: Some Roles You Might Not Want to PlayStory of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
Tales from ShakespeareStory of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List Free kindle e-book.
Shakespeare StoriesStory of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
William Shakespeare and His Dramatic Acts (Horribly Famous)Story of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
The Shakespeare Stealer (Shakespeare Stealer, Book 1)
Story of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book ListShakespeare’s Scribe (Shakespeare Stealer, Book 2)
Story of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book ListShakespeare’s Spy (Shakespeare Stealer, Book 3)Story of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List

Chapter 40 — New Ventures to the Americas
North American Indians (Step Into)Story of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List

Chapter 41 — Explorations in the North
Chapter 42 — Empires Collide

 

We also used these books.
The New Penguin Atlas of Medieval History: Revised Edition
World HistoryStory of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
The Story of Mankind, by Hendrik Willem van LoonStory of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List Really like this one.
The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia, 3rd editionStory of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List
The Usborne Encyclopedia of World History (With Internet Links)Story of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List

The timeline we use.

 

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