World History Reading List
The Ancient World
Kids Books on Prehistory, Archeology, &
the Antediluvian Age
Prehistory refers to the historical time period of which we have the least amount of written records. It is the first era of man's history on this planet. It is grouped with Archeology because the two go hand-in-hand. Books in this category may deal with anything from dinosaurs to modern-day archeological excavations. We are currently working to expand this part of the book list!
The word antediluvian comes from Bible history; consequently, this category is reserved for those who consider biblical records as historical fact. Antediluvian means "before the deluge" and refers to the events before and, for our purposes, during the Flood of Noah found in Genesis.
Archaeologists Dig for Clues (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)
Not yet reviewed here, although this book receives great reviews elsewhere!
Skara Brae: StoryThe of a Prehistoric Village by Olivier Dunrea, illus. Olivier Dunrea. Holiday House, 1985. E-UE
Pencil illustrations reveal the fascinating story of a prehistoric culture uncovered in northern Scotland. Dual themes of prehistory & archeology.
The Antediluvian Age
This category is reserved for those who view Biblical records as historical fact.
The Creation Story (Dorling Kindersley) by Norman Messenger. Dorling Kindersely.
It Couldn't Just Happen : Fascinating Facts About God's World by Lawrence O. Richards. UE+
A Source Book for a study on Creation. Colorful, fascinating. Holds interest.
Noah´s Ark by Peter Spier. K-E
Peter Spier´s illustrations are in a class all their own. Fun!
Old Noah's Elephants: An Israeli Folktale by Warren Ludwig. G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1989. K-E
A whimsical picture book tells of Noah overcoming an "elephant problem" on the ark! Fun!
The True Story of Noah's Ark (with audio CD & pull-out spread) by Tom Dooley. Master Books. E-UE+
One of the best, most historically accurate portrayals of the story of Noah's Ark. Its realistic illustrations on every page provide impact, even for an adult reader.