The Children’s Book Review | January 20, 2018
Together we can inspire global citizens and young history buffs . . .
A 10 book set of the If You Were Me and Lived in … An Introduction to Civilizations Throughout Time series, written by award-winning author Carole P. Roman
- If You Were Me and Lived in … Renaissance Italy
- If You Were Me and Lived in … Ancient Greece
- If You Were Me and Lived in … Elizabethan England
- If You Were Me and Lived in … Colonial America
- If You Were Me and Lived in … the Ancient Mali
- If You Were Me and Lived in … Viking Empire
- If You Were Me and Lived in … the American West
- If You Were Me and Lived in … the Middle Ages
- If You Were Me and Lived in … Ancient China
- If You Were Me and Lived in … the Mayan Empire
Age Range: 7 and up
About the Books
In Carole P. Roman’s award-winning If You Were Me and Lived in … An Introduction to Civilizations Throughout Time series, she delivers educational pieces that allow readers to imagine themselves in the book and time period. Her background as a social studies teacher has provided her with a knack for making the educational aspect of these books delightfully digestible. Each book is always filled with colorful illustrations that bring extra insight to propel the reader along with a visual journey. With each book, readers learn about things like dwellings, lifestyles, food and diet, what people wore, and the occupations and interests that people partook in.
In each of the books, it is typical of Roman to ask questions of the reader to encourage an examination between the historical period and our current times, creating deeper thinkers and heightening the learning experience. The end pages include a list and brief biography of famous people, and a glossary of foreign words.
Ideal for children ages 7 and older, each of these books will help inspire global citizens and young history buffs. Carole P. Roman’s love of history shines through on every page and every book in this series. Where to next? Wherever it is, readers everywhere will be looking forward to traveling there.
Ages 7+ | CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
About Carole P. Roman
Carole P. Roman is the award winning author of the nonfiction series of children’s books, If You Were Me and Lived in … . The first title in the collection, If You Were Me and Lived in…Mexico, won the Pinnacle Award for Best in Children’s Nonfiction in 2012. If You Were Me and Lived in…Russia and If You Were Me and Lived in…France were finalists in the Indie Fab Foreword Review Book of the Year. Norway and South Korea have also been named as Book of the Year with Rebecca’s Reads and Children’s Reader’s View Book of the Year. Roman has also found success with her Captain No Beard children’s books. Her debut, Captain No Beard: An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate’s Life, was named a Kirkus Best of 2012, received a Star of Exceptional Merit, and won the Pinnacle Award in 2012. Roman lives on Long Island with her husband and very near her children.
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Intrigued by the Elizabethan England one. I love that era. Anytime I can get free books for my daughter I’m all about it!
I want to win for my son, he would love this!
I would give these books to my niece. I would like Renaissance Italy since I have been to Rome.
These books are amazing. I’d love the Renaissance Italy. My grandson loves History and he’d enjoy reading about where his ancestors came from. Thanks for this amazing giveaway chance.
Bianca, I don’t know if it’s just me but I couldn’t get the image to load on Pinterest.
If You Were Me and Lived in … Colonial America
I also love bringing history alive for young readers…and would love to share these books with my grandchildren and with my fellow kidlit friends.
They all seem amazing to me but if I could only choose one it would have to be the Viking one. I’m sure my 7 grandchildren and myself could imagine great adventures
I would love to win this for my granddaughter. The book I would be most interested is Ancient China because my daughter-in-love is from China.
These are great! I would love to read and write books like these!! Ohhh…. I’m crossing my fingers 🙄 I can’t wait to read them all!!!!
If You Were Me and Lived in Russia is the book that I want for my 5 year old grandson. He went to preschool for a month in Russia this past summer before starting Kindergarten. He visited with his dad’s Russian grandparents. He is always interested in learning about new cultures, traditions, food and the people of other countries. It gives you a snapshot of the ways of the countries.
My grandchildren love to re ad. They are just now being introduced to social studies and history in school . I beleive they would enjoy reading The American West
I love Ms. Roman’s books! They are so engaging and filled with interesting details that any reader is bound to come away educated, involved, and connected to the material. My partner and I always learn something new when we are reading her books in anticipation of sharing them with our nephew. We have learned so much from her series about different nations and cultures–I would be thrilled to “schooled” in different time periods by Ms. Roman.
I love them all, but maybe Colonial America .
our family loves to read american west or england
The kids and I have read (and own) several of her books. Love to get the Viking book. Don’t have that one. And to have a set autographed.
I would like to win it for my grand kids. I like her books.
My granddaughter would love these. I don’t see her often but it would be a nice surprise for her when she comes to visit. I am interested in Italy.
I love these books! I would like to win these for my grandchildren. I really think they would benefit learning about colonial America.
This would be an AMAZING collection for my children to have! If You Were Me and Lived in … Elizabethan England would be my personal favorite 🙂
These books are wonderful. Renaissance Italy appeals to me greatly. For my grandchildren who love reading and books.
I would like to win the time capsule.
Not having read any of them yet, it’s hard to say, but since I do enjoy Shakespeare, perhaps the book about Elizabethan England would be the most interesting.
I would love to win this for my 7yo who is just becoming interested in history and other countries. I think she would especially like learning more about Colonial America and Renaissance Italy.
I would like to live in Colonial Times.
If You Were Me and Lived in…the American West: An Introduction to Civilizations Throughout Time would be a book my son would love.
Cameron wants to read them all, but got really excited about the Viking Empire. I am sure these books would become well used and a welcome addition to his home library. Thanks for the super giveaway opportunity!
I think m y children would enjoy all of them! We love to read!! Working on building our book shelf.
I think my 7 year old son would enjoy reading all of them, but I think his first choice would be The Time Capsule.
I love history and reading and these books look amazing. I have 6 homeschooled kids and they would be great! Thank you.
I really believe in teaching the values of reading and books to my daughter and so far its working. Id love to win this set for her and my favorite would be the Colonial America book
My 10 year old son would love these books.
I want this for my granddaughters. I think they would like the American West book.
My eight year old son would enjoy these. If You Were Me and Lived in Colonial America would be a fun read. We already visit places that are about our American History when we can. I am heavy into genealogy of our family and I think this book might bring that to life for him, and give me new perspective.
I forgot to mention my 5 year old grandson who would enjoy these immensely as well.
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I am a grandma who tries to get all kinds of books for my grandbabies. They are small now but I read to them all the time. I want them to love to read as much as I do.
I’d love to win because I know that my niece would absolutely love these books…entertaining and informative…that’s the kind of books I like, too! Out of this series, I think I’d be most interested in the Mayan Empire one.
I would love to win these for my school library. They would be a great addition to our collection
Would love to win this set. It would be a great way to teach the grand kids and be great for our collection. My grandson loves the Captain No Beard books. I think my favorite would be the Ancient Greece. I love Greek mythology.
I would love to get this book for my son. His father loves history so they could share these together, especially If You Were Me and Lived in … Ancient Greece.
I want to win these books so we can have fun and interesting things to read about every night before bed. The American West interests me the most.
I want to win this because my 13-year old daughter can’t get enough of books, and I think this would really interest her.
I like to win for my grandchildren
I would love to add these to my classroom library. thanks
I would be interested in Colonial America. My grandaughter would enjoy reading these books.
This would be so awesome to win for my homeschool kids.
I would love to win this for my grandson
I’d like to give these to my nephew. He’d really enjoy them.
The If You Were Me and Lived in … Renaissance Italy and If You Were Me and Lived in … Colonial America would be the ones that would interest me the most.
The If You Were Me and Lived in … Colonial America
I love reading about different cultures and teaching my granddaughter about them. I love the Mayan culture book because that was a very interesting time.
I love history! Would love the chance to use these to teach my little one with!
My niece would enjoy these books!
My son is in 2nd grade and he is learning about different cultures and places. These books would be wonderful for him. Thank you for the chance.