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Parents' Guide to

What Was? Series

By Carrie Kingsley, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Exceptional, relevant series brings history to life.

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The books in this series are fabulous, giving the historical details that are interesting to both young readers and adults. The writing in the What Was? series, as in the other series by the Who HQ authors, is fast-paced and packed with facts and background information, and makes the topics relevant today. With such a breadth of topics, even reluctant readers will find topics in the series to catch their interest. There's a ton of great vocabulary and trivia, and lots of extra (but related) information tucked into the pages.

Book Details

  • Author: Who HQ et al.
  • Genre: History
  • Topics: History
  • Book type: Non-Fiction
  • Publisher: Penguin Workshop
  • Publication date: April 19, 2018
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 8 - 12
  • Number of pages: 112
  • Available on: Paperback, Audiobook (unabridged), iBooks, Kindle
  • Last updated: June 5, 2019

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