Friday, March 12, 2010

Two great books finds

I ran into Food Lion last night to pick up a side for dinner and they had a bargain book bin. Now I can never pass up a big pile of books and if they are bargain priced then I don't think I need to say anything else. I found 2 great books for $6 each.

The first one is not for the very young but my almost 11 year old loves this book.  It's titled Warriors: All the Truth, Tactics, and Triumphs of History's Greatest Fighters by James Harpur. It contains historical information about The Assyrians, The Spartans, Alexander and the Macedonians, The Celts, The Romans, Gladiators, The Vikings, The Samurai, The Ninja, Genghis Khan and the Mongols, Medieval Knights, The Aztecs, and The Zulu's. Whether they're fighting single-handed or shoulder-to-shoulder with others in strict formation, warriors have given their lives to win land, cities, and empires. From the ferocious ancient Assyrians to the fearsome Zulus, Warriors showcases these celebrated fighters, highlighting their battles, heroisms, weapons, and tactics. Discover how the fearless Spartans were groomed and trained for war from birth, or how Boudicca, Britain's terrifying warrior queen, rose up in revolt against the mighty Roman army. Learn about the bloodthirsty Aztecs and their custom of ripping out the hearts of living sacrificial victims, and enter the mysterious realm of the ninja, masters of stealth and sabotage!  Since we will be starting Ancient History soon this book will be a great addition to our studies as we cover these ancient places and people. It does contain graphic language that describes actions and tactics of the particular warrior or battle that is being highlighted that might scare young or sensitive children so use caution.

The other book is titled Blood and Goo and Boogers Too: A Heart-pounding Pop-up Guide to the Circulatory & Respiratory Systems. Both boys have looked at this one multiple times today. Very fun
 book that gives great information too!
Blood and Goo and Boogers Too: A Heart-pounding Pop-up Guide to the Circulatory & Respiratory Systems

So next time you are in a Food Lion be sure and check out that Bargain Book Bin. You might be pleasantly surprised!

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