renaissancebooks.jpgEuropean history comes alive with this new four book set from Nomad Press. Learn all about the Thinkers, Inventors, Artists, and Explorers from the 14th to 17th century. These would be great for a school or for those home schoolers studying this time period.

Get started by entering a GIVEAWAY of all four books courtesy of Nomad Press! To enter either make a comment below or if you’d prefer to stay incognito, email your name to (gpcolo at gmaildotcom). I’ll keep the entries open through December 7th.  You can enter once for yourself and once for your favorite school.

The Renaissance series is absolutely fantastic. Each paperback volume has five chapters focusing on a different woman or man leading the way in their specialty. Click on an image below to take a look inside and get access to free teacher resources.

REN-Thinkers_COVER                                 REN-Inventors_COVER

REN-Explorers_COVER                                  REN-Artists_COVER



Coming up this Monday is another edition of…

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 (Make sure you put MMGM or Marvelous Middle Grade Monday in the subject line so it gets sorted accurately–and please don’t forget to say what book you’re featuring) You MUST email me your link by Sunday evening (11 PM Eastern Time) in order to be included in the list of links for the coming Monday.
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  1. feeroberts64 says:

    I wouldn’t mind having these books for myself, but I’m sure my granddaughter would let me borrow them, if she won.

  2. Denise Vega says:

    Yes, add my name and I’ve emailed you my son’s middle school name.

  3. Danielle Hammelef says:

    I love children’s nonfiction and I know I would learn lots from these books. Then I could share them with my neighbor’s daughter who is a media specialist. I will email her name to you. Thanks for letting us know about excellent resources.

  4. Perfect books that tackle important subject. It may have bored me in school, but these sound like they would engage young readers. I also like the short chapters — so kid-friendly.

  5. debra says:

    These books look wonderful. My kids would LOVE them.

  6. You know I’m doing my best to get good books into my granddaughter’s school. Please put me in the drawing for them. Thanks!

  7. Linda says:

    These are just the kind of books that I enjoyed reading as a child and ones I wish to share with my own children.

  8. Sue Heavenrich says:

    These are fun books – I just posted a review of them a week or so ago. I like the hands-on activities, and how they connect science and art.

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