Today, I want to tell you about one of my daughter’s favorite books. It is called What’s the Big Deal About First Ladies by Ruby Shamir.
This is the perfect book for the little history fans in your life!
‘What’s the Big Deal About First Ladies’ will Delight Your History Lover
Our homeschool routine is based on carefully selected, high-quality educational games and fantastic read-alouds.
Coffee and Books was an unplanned, unexpected tradition, but one that has made a huge impact on our homeschool. I love to share our Coffee and Books on Instagram and, last year, I created a free 5-day Coffee and Books series. My hope is that the Coffee and Books series will improve your morning routine. I hope that it makes your homeschool day a little bit easier, that you build a morning connection that lasts throughout the day.
Young History Fans will Love ‘What’s the Big Deal About First Ladies’
What’s the Big Deal About First Ladies is written by Ruby Shamir and illustrated by Matt Faulkner. This story is an engaging, entertaining, and fact-filled read that will delight U.S. history fans young and old.
Your children will be enthralled by the trivia in What’s the Big Deal About First Ladies. With fantastic illustrations, your children will learn oodles of fun facts about the women who left their mark on the White House. Did you know that Mary Todd Lincoln loathed slavery and worked to abolish it in our country? Or that Sarah Polk prohibited dancing in the White House? Did you know that Julia Grant was the first first lady to issue a press release? Or that Edith Wilson helped to break codes during WWI?
What’s the Big Deal About First Ladies offers a glimpse into the lives of the women who helped shape our nation’s history. In this fun, kid-friendly book, your children will learn that first ladies are more than just the wives of U.S. presidents!
More wonderful history books for your homeschool
I am continually amazed by the growth I see in my children when I add high-quality picture books to our existing curriculum.
- Kids Will Fall in Love with These Fantastic Biographies
- Biographies for Children
- The Friendship Dolls Series will Delight History Lovers
- How to Encourage Love of Nonfiction
- Encyclopedias for Homeschool
Here are more fantastic history books for your homeschool:
Gameschooling with awesome history games
Gameschooling history can be so much fun!
Here are some wonderful history games:
Don’t forget about incredible documentaries!
Over two years ago, I was introduced to a fantastic educational video streaming service called CuriosityStream. And it was love at first sight.
Our family still uses CuriosityStream all the time- it is the best $2.99 I spend each month.
For less than the cost of one of those fancy Starbucks beverages, our family has access to high-quality on-demand educational documentaries without commercial interruption.
You can read my review here:
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Would you like to read more about our history curriculum choices?
Additional history resources
For history and geography, everyone has enjoyed:
- Around the World with Picture Books (Beautiful Feet Books)
- Around the World Stories
- Reading with History (with advanced readers) from BookShark
- Story of the World (audio)
- Pin It! Maps
- Geography games
- History games
Our homeschool curriculum choices, by year
I get a lot of questions about our curriculum choices. You can read more here:
- 2017-2018 Homeschool Curriculum (1st, 2nd, and 4th grade)
- 2016-2017 Homeschool Curriculum (K, 1st grade, and 3rd grade)
- 2015-2016 Homeschooling Curriculum (Pre-K, K, and 2nd grade)
Gifts for the history lover in your life
Additional homeschool history resources for your homeschool
- Beautiful Feet Books: Literature-Rich Learning for Book Lovers
- A Simple World Monuments Study with Books, Games, and Spielgaben!
- 5 Election Books for Kids
- A Fun, Hands-On White House Homeschool Lesson
- History Unboxed: Hands-On History Fun
- Family History Project: Grandparent Journals
- Family History Project Idea: Grandparent Journal for Homeschooling
Now, it’s your turn. Tell me: Do you have a favorite history picture book right now? Share here!
Cait co-hosts The Homeschool Sisters Podcast and is co-founder of Raising Poppies, a community for parents of gifted and twice-exceptional children. Cait is also founder of the Family Book Club at My Little Poppies, a fantastic community of book-loving parents and the Gameschool Community at My Little Poppies, a vibrant community of gameschoolers.
Cait is a contributing writer for Simple Homeschool. Her work has also appeared on The Huffington Post, The Mighty, Scary Mommy, GeekMom, and many others. You can find her on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram
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