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    DD10 has read and re-read the Horrible Histories/Science books for years. She needs some books to replace these now she's a bit older. Any ideas? She finds basic history books "too boring". She says she gets fed up with the "so and so was born in ___ and died in ___." Of course that is why the HH books are good because it's all about the gross facts! She also likes the HH series because of the fun graphics.
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    What about you wouldn't want to be books...

    You wouldn't want to be a Roman gladiator.

    ....Egyptian mummy
    ...polar explorer
    Sail on the whaling ship Essex

    I shelved them last year in the library as a volunteer...no clue about level other than they were at least third grade reading level...not sure of content difficulty but the cover on the Roman one says...."and other gross stuff"

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    I probably should have stated a reading level. Perhaps 8th now? 9th? She's only 10 though so the emotional stuff from older kids' stuff goes right over her head. She's in 6th grade.
    As soon as I get back from volunteering I will check out the ones listed so far. Thanks!!!!!!! Keep on sending ideas!!

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    Some are pretty short, but DS9 has enjoyed some of the biographies by Kathryn Lasky recently and asked for more!

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    I don't have any suggestions, but I had to say thanks for the Horrible Histories mention. I never heard of these and ordered the set -- DS7 loves them!

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    DS is currently reading "Guts and Glory" about the Civil War. There is also one about the Vikings.

    I was thinking about getting him this book, which he'd probably eat up, but he would probably want to take it to school and I don't know what an elementary teacher would say about him having a book with "BADASS" plastered across the front. Plus from the reviews, it sounds like the language inside is pretty bad. Oh well, maybe in about 5 years it will work.

    http://www.amazon.com/Badass-Deathm...F8&qid=1445694808&sr=1-2&keywords=badass

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    I am not familiar with hh books. But a couple years ago, I found the Story of the World volumes 1-4 with activity books at a homeschoolers garage sale for a deal. The new books are a little expensive. Anyway, I have been reading volume 1, ancient times, to my dd6 and she can't get enough. It is an interesting read and even I enjoy reading it.

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    DS likes those Story of the World books as well. I don't know how historically accurate they are, but at least they give a nice overview.

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    The Larry Gonick "Cartoon Guides" are very interesting, but preview for content.

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