For the most part, our local library system had a lot of books available to us. A few of the chapters where the subjects were a bit more obscure were tricky (such as the Phoenicians), but overall we lucked out. Still, there were some books and videos that I wanted to own because I liked them or Bean liked them (You Wouldn’t Want To…series – I didn’t list them as we only bought the few our library doesn’t have) or because I was worried that they won’t be there when I do Ancients again. So without further adieu, here are the resources I felt were worth buying:
(the books/videos typed in BLUE are on my “to buy” list)
D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths
The Gods and Goddesses of Olympus
Orchard Book of Greek Myths
Greek Gods and Goddesses
Rich and Poor in Ancient Greece
True Books: Ancient Greece
The Hero and the Minotaur (technically Crete)
Adventures in Ancient Greece
Rich and Poor in Ancient Rome
*I realized that other than two You Wouldn’t Want to Be... books, I didn’t buy anything for Rome. There was nothing that really jumped out at me as a must have. I bought Rich and Poor… because I like the other books in the series.
DVDs (I may have, um…ripped/burned some of these…)
Kid’s Animated History with Pipo
Ancient Civilizations for Children – by Schlessinger
–>This is a series of DVDs/VHS that can be tricky to find. They are worth it if you can track them down.
Greek Mythology for Students – by Schlessinger
–>Same thing as above. They’re hard to find, but worth it. Bean devoured every DVD we had in one sitting.