I don't often order books, but I needed a few for the boys new History Odyssey as we have moved on to the Medieval times, so I decided to test out Bookdepository .   I usually go with amazon, but these guys do FREE worldwide shipping so I figured I'd save a fortune.  I ordered on the 8th.. and all but one of my books arrived today!  And I ordered in the evening on the 8th even.  So exactly one week to my door, not bad from the UK really.

Frodo has already had a good browse through a couple of the books and is chomping at the bit to get into This one, which is a King Arthur story just for kids about his age.  I'm hoping he'll be able to manage it independently, as it looks like an easy read and it isn't too long. 

The activity guide, with all the neato crafty stuff, for this level of History Odyssey is Days of Knights and Damsels.    It looks VERY cool, if possible even better than Ancient Egyptians and their Neighbors! ( last levels' book)   There are instructions for creating your own middle age costumes and many other things.  Seriously, middle age shoes made out of felt or scraps of heavy fabric with laces... we're talking very awesome stuff!   We are going to have a LOT of fun with this.

The other book I was really itching to get is an Usborne book (I'm a huge Usborne fan) called 'See Inside Castles'.  It's a FLAP book, and if it is anywhere near as good as the 'See Inside Space' book in the same series  the boys will just drool over it constantly :)  (I actually checked that one out.. and renewed it.  The sadly had to return it, but the next time I was in the library.. a whole week later, it was there .. so I snagged it again LOL)   The Castle book was sadly NOT in the mail today...I'm hoping it will arrive tomorrow, or that there's a slip in the mailbox because it was too big for the postie on his little bike to carry around.  

Our Medieval history study just got a whole lot more fun!

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