A Book In Time first began years ago when I wanted my students to read some good history books along with our textbook, but was unpleasantly surprised at how hard it was to find them. The only history booklists I saw listed every title in existence, and sifting through them to choose one or two of the better ones was a chore. General booklists featured lots of great books, but not just historical ones, so reading through every title and description was another challenge. But I combed these lists, and the search was on!
I made a note of great historically-based books for kids as I found them, and slowly it all began take shape into the history booklist that it is today.
My goal with A Book In Time is to guide you to the best books based on major historical people and events found in a typical school history study. Because I was a homeschooling mom, I had the opportunity to teach almost all grades and almost the entire scope of history, resulting in a comprehensive selection. Since I am still teaching history at a large homeschool Co-op, the search for great new titles continues, and the list is still growing.
This website is a continual work in progress. Please feel free to email me your comments and suggestions or any great book or internet resource to share with everyone!
All the Best,