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 Posted: Wed Aug 27th, 2008 01:54 am
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ok i have noticed in the recent months that my little brother has started to take a interest in the Civil War. he's in 4th grade and hates to read. i was wonderin if anyone knows of any easy to read books for kids that i might could find for my brother. i want to take advantage of his sudden interest in history so that he wont go through life like everyone else i know thinking that its just a bunch of crap about old dead guys that we really dont need to know about.

Last edited on Fri Aug 29th, 2008 01:40 am by Dixie Girl



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 Posted: Wed Aug 27th, 2008 02:00 am
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I would try to find a copy of Bruce Catton's great book American Heritage Picture History of the Civil War. It has plenty of pictures and those wonderful battle maps.



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 Posted: Wed Aug 27th, 2008 03:41 am
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Any and all of the historical coloring books for youth available through any NPS gift shop They are very educational and quite interesting... even for adults.



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 Posted: Thu Aug 28th, 2008 01:58 am
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http://www.amazon.com/War-Terrible-1855-1865-History-Book/dp/0195327209/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1219888188&sr=1-8
http://www.amazon.com/Boys-War-Confederate-Union-Soldiers/dp/0395664128/ref=pd_bxgy_b_text_b
http://www.amazon.com/Behind-Blue-Gray-Soldiers-Readers/dp/0140383042/ref=pd_bxgy_b_text_b
http://www.amazon.com/Civil-War-Kids-History-Activities/dp/1556523556/ref=pd_sim_b_1
http://www.amazon.com/Fields-Fury-American-Civil-War/dp/0689848331/ref=pd_sim_b_2
http://www.amazon.com/Bull-Run-Paul-Fleischman/dp/0064405885/ref=pd_sim_b_6

These are a few I've found...Amazon has quite a lot of this kind of book. Good luck!



 Posted: Thu Aug 28th, 2008 08:05 am
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I am not ashamed to say at 15 I still use them to.:)



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There is a book that was rather long for any kid around that age but a real easy read. I cant remeber its name but I it was about a kid who enlisted when he was twelve in a confedearte regiment form Richmond. He lived there and all that. Towards the end you find out that at the Battle of Fredericksburg he finds a little girl in a destroyed house her ma and pa were dead. So she kept to him and he decied to go back home and leave her at Richmond with his father and step mother. there was a prequel to this as well about the John Brown Trial cause him and his father were kept prisoner by John Brown during his raid and something about him and his cousins argueing about the war. Also do you think he might want to listen to an Audio Book?



 Posted: Thu Aug 28th, 2008 02:10 pm
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he probably would like audio books best of all....he hates to read



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 Posted: Sat Aug 30th, 2008 10:40 pm
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Well im 13 and have has a passion for the civl war since 5th grade i just started to read book on it and overtime my intrest grew but  picture book about battles help and take him to a reenacment

 

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