Monday, May 9, 2011

Non-Fiction Monday: Princesses!

Overseas, England has gained a new princess in Kate Middleton (what a GORGEOUS princess she is!), while over here in little, old Northern Virginia, I'm just reading about a whole bunch of super cool princesses around the world.

The "Thinking Girl's Treasury of Real Princesses" features six books about real life princesses from history. Readers are given an educational look into the lives of these women, in a readable and interesting format. Each book gives background information on each princess, a map of where she was from, what she wore and ate, photographs and illustrations, and what the time period was like during her reign.


Isabella of Castile
Hatshepsut of Egypt
Artemisia of Caria
Sorghaghtani of Mongolia
Qutlugh Terkan Khatun of Kirman
Nur Jahan of India

You'll take a journey around the world! I've never come across a series quite like this one (and had never heard of most of these women) and it would be perfect for school libraries. Great for biography reports, but also nice for a unit on royalty or for home schooling families.

All of the books are written by Shirin Yim Bridges and illustrated by Albert Nguyen.

Thank you to Kids Can Press to sending the series for review!


Alison said...

What a cool book. I'll definitely have to check this out. I was never into princesses as a kid, but I've become quite fascinated with British royalty in the past few years. I want to read about different countries as well.

shelf-employed said...

These sound like a great tie-in for the summer reading theme, too - One World, Many Stories. Thanks for sharing.

Three Turtles and Their Pet Librarian said...

Ooh, I just read someone else's (Melissa Wiley maybe?) review of these and made order cards, now I want to read them even more - stupid end-of-fiscal-year period!

Books4Learning said...

great topic and series; thanks for sharing