Thursday, May 8, 2014

Childhood of Famous Americans...

Childhood of Famous Americans is a wonderful series!  I have read several of them aloud and the kids enjoy them.  Riley enjoys them so much that she has taken it upon herself to read the books pictured above for fun as they fit into our history study. 

Most of this series is out of print, but you can usually find them at used book sales.  Some of them have been reprinted.  However, we prefer the original hardbacks with the silhouettes.  The reprints that I've compared have been edited from the original version.  Though they are a series, you can see from the photo that the books have been printed with an assortment of covers. 

I really appreciate this Childhood of Famous Americans chronological list from Paula's Archives.  It makes it very easy to fit these little gems into whatever time period you are studying. 

Sadly, many schools and libraries are discarding this series as out of date.  I can't imagine how history gets out of date.  We collect just about every one we see :))  These are books I plan to pass down to our children, grandchildren, and hopefully many generations to come.  If you come across discarded Childhood of Famous Americans' books, I would encourage you to snatch them up and pass them on to those special young people in your life.  You will be giving them a great gift!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the tip! I think Evan and I are headed to the used book store at the main public library (in San Antonio) tomorrow. :)