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The History Buffs Book Set and Time Capsule Giveaway

Prizes and samples provided by Carole P. Roman
The Children’s Book Review | January 20, 2018

Together we can inspire global citizens and young history buffs . . .


Enter for a chance to win a complete autographed 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; plus a time capsule activity set for recording your own history.

One (1) grand prize winner receives:

Value: $178+

Two (2) winners receive:

  • A choice of one autographed copy from Carole P. Roman’s If You Were Me and Lived in … An Introduction to Civilizations Throughout Time series

Value: $12.99

Age Range: 7 and up

Giveaway begins February 20, 2018, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends March 20, 2018, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

About the Books

If You Were Me and Lived in...the Ancient Mali EmpireIn 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 travelling there.

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About Carole P. Roman


Carole P Roman

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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Giveaway Rules

  • Enter between 12:00 AM Mounatin Time on February 20, 2017 and 11:59 PM on March 20, 2017.
  • Open to Canada and residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia who are 13 and older.
  • Winners will be selected at random on or about February 22, 2018.
  • Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.
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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!

    February 20, 2018
  • I want to win for my son, he would love this!

    February 20, 2018
  • I would give these books to my niece. I would like Renaissance Italy since I have been to Rome.

    February 20, 2018
  • 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.

    February 20, 2018
  • Bianca, I don’t know if it’s just me but I couldn’t get the image to load on Pinterest.

    February 20, 2018
  • If You Were Me and Lived in … Colonial America

    February 20, 2018
  • 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.

    February 20, 2018
  • 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

    February 20, 2018
  • 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.

    February 20, 2018
  • 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!!!!

    February 20, 2018
  • 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.

    February 20, 2018
  • 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

    February 20, 2018
  • 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.

    February 20, 2018
  • I love them all, but maybe Colonial America .

    February 20, 2018
  • our family loves to read american west or england

    February 21, 2018
  • 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.

    February 21, 2018
  • I would like to win it for my grand kids. I like her books.

    February 21, 2018
  • 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.

    February 21, 2018
  • I love these books! I would like to win these for my grandchildren. I really think they would benefit learning about colonial America.

    February 21, 2018
  • 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 🙂

    February 21, 2018
  • These books are wonderful. Renaissance Italy appeals to me greatly. For my grandchildren who love reading and books.

    February 21, 2018
  • I would like to win the time capsule.

    February 21, 2018
  • 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.

    February 21, 2018
  • 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.

    February 21, 2018
  • I would like to live in Colonial Times.

    February 21, 2018
  • If You Were Me and Lived in…the American West: An Introduction to Civilizations Throughout Time would be a book my son would love.

    February 21, 2018
  • 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!

    February 22, 2018
  • I think m y children would enjoy all of them! We love to read!! Working on building our book shelf.

    February 22, 2018
  • I think my 7 year old son would enjoy reading all of them, but I think his first choice would be The Time Capsule.

    February 22, 2018
  • I love history and reading and these books look amazing. I have 6 homeschooled kids and they would be great! Thank you.

    February 22, 2018
  • 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

    February 23, 2018
  • My 10 year old son would love these books.

    February 23, 2018
  • I want this for my granddaughters. I think they would like the American West book.

    February 23, 2018
  • 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.

    February 24, 2018
    • I forgot to mention my 5 year old grandson who would enjoy these immensely as well.

      February 24, 2018
  • 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.

    February 25, 2018
  • 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.

    February 25, 2018
  • I would love to win these for my school library. They would be a great addition to our collection

    February 26, 2018
  • 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.

    February 27, 2018
  • 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.

    February 27, 2018
  • 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.

    February 28, 2018
  • 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.

    March 2, 2018
  • I like to win for my grandchildren

    March 4, 2018
  • I would love to add these to my classroom library. thanks

    March 5, 2018
  • I would be interested in Colonial America. My grandaughter would enjoy reading these books.

    March 5, 2018
  • This would be so awesome to win for my homeschool kids.

    March 5, 2018
  • I would love to win this for my grandson

    March 7, 2018
  • I’d like to give these to my nephew. He’d really enjoy them.

    March 16, 2018
  • 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.

    March 17, 2018
  • The If You Were Me and Lived in … Colonial America

    March 18, 2018
  • 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.

    March 19, 2018
  • I love history! Would love the chance to use these to teach my little one with!

    March 19, 2018
  • My niece would enjoy these books!

    March 19, 2018
  • 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.

    March 20, 2018

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