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We are a family of avid readers. My children have been raised in the library and I wouldn’t change a thing about it. We love reading new (to us) authors, so we were especially excited to be give the opportunity to review Carole P. Roman’s assorted series from Carole P. Roman.
Carole P. Roman is the author of over 50 books. She has been a voice for Indy authors by hosting a blog radio program called the Indie Author’s Roudtable and co-founding the magazine Indie Author’s Month.
We were given the opportunity to select four books to review. I chose the following books:
“Captain No Beard: An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate’s Life” is the first book in the “Captain No Beard Series”. Currently, there are ten books in the series. This 42-page book has received several awards and accolades such as the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award, A Purple Dragonfly Book Award Winner, and A Top Back to Homeschool Resource.
“Captain No Beard: An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate’s Life” is about a pirate named Captain No Beard (a young boy named Alexander) who has a flying ship called The Flying Dragon. He, along with his four mates –Mongo the Monkey, Linus the Lion, Fribbet the Frog, and Hallie his cousin, set sail on an imaginary voyage that involves a very scary storm.
My son, who is 9, read this book. While he is older than the recommended age, he loved the whimsical tale and the beautiful illustrations that accompanied the text. Zathan has a speech delay with his “r” sounds and this book was full of them. We used it to practice his sounds and proper mouth formation, so it was a bonus for me.
“Captain No Beard: Strangers on the High Seas” is the fourth book in the “Captain No Beard Series” and is geared toward ages 3-9. It is 32 pages long as has also received many awards and accolades such as the Rebecca Reads Choice Awards Winner, and the Reader Views Reviewers Choice Award.
“Captain No Beard: Strangers on the High Seas” continues the story of Captain No Beard and his mates, joined this time by his baby sister Cayla. Through their imaginary journey they encounter Barnabas, the Scurvy Dog and First Mate Crab Cakes.
My nine-year-old son read this book as well. He devoured it, and had it read in no time. He loved the story line, and the illustrations. He read this book several times and is begging me to buy the remaining books in the series for him to read.
“If You Were Me and Lived in Ancient Greece” is the first in a ten-book Introduction to Civilizations Throughout Times Series. It is 54 pages long, and written for ages 3-8, although I would think the age range would be much higher. This book was won numerous awards and accolades such as the Shelf Unsound 2016 Content Best Series, Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards, and Best Book Awards Finalist.
“If You Were Me and Lived in Ancient Greece” takes the reader through the life of an Ancient Greek. Throughout the pages of the story the student learns about various aspects of Greek culture and can compare modern Greece to that of Ancient Greece.
My 11-year-old son really enjoyed this book. He loves learning about Greece and found it very fascinating. He liked learning about the many Greek Gods such as Zeus and Hestia. Alexander the Great and the Olympics were two other interesting topics for him to learn about.
I loved the information that my children were exposed to through the book. We were able to have many conversations about how their lives vary from the lives of those who lived in Ancient Greece.
“If You Were Me and Lived In Renaissance Italy” is the seventh book in the Introduction to Civilizations Throughout Times Series. It is 56-pages long and has also received many awards and accolades including The Independent Author Network Outstanding Children’s.
“If You Were Me and Lived In Renaissance Italy” like other books in the series details the life of those who lived during Renaissance Italy and is written for children 4-8 in age. I again would say that this could be higher. This book contained information about education, food and housing.
My 12-year-old daughter loved this book. She loved the artwork that was featured such as the Sistine Madonna by Raphael and the David by Donatello. I would love to own more of the books in the series and use them to supplement by Social Studies curriculum.
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