Ancient China

Ancient China!  My oldest is really looking forward to this one.  I’m not entirely sure what period Sonlight focuses on for ancient China, and for some of the books I’m adding it’s a little difficult to tell what year they take place (and some I haven’t looked at, just seen reviews of online).  So my apologies if any of the books I’ve selected are outside of the time period studied in Core B.

The books that Sonlight uses in Core B that look to deal with ancient China are:
A Child’s History of the World
The Usborne Book of World History
Usborne Time Traveler
The Great Wall of China
There might also be a bit in:
The Usborne Book of Houses and Homes
The Usborne Book of Peoples of the World

The books I’ll be adding for ancient China are:


Usborne Sticker Dressing Long Ago (Megan Cullis)
Ancient Far East Discovery kit (  This is for both China and India.

Read-alouds (some of these might be good as readers):
Adventures in Ancient China (Linda Bailey, Good Times Travel Agency series)
Dragon Emperor (Ping Wang)
Dream-of-Jade: The Emperor’s Cat (Alexander)
The Warlord’s Alarm (and other “Warlord’s” books by Pilegard)
Ms. Frizzle’s Adventures: Imperial China (Cole)
We’re Riding on a Caravan (Krebs)
Yeh-Shen (Young)

The Emperor’s Painting: A Story of Ancient China (Jessica Gunderson)
The Jade Dragon: A Story of Ancient China (Jessica Gunderson)
Stranger on the Silk Road: A Story of Ancient China (Jessica Gunderson)
The Terracotta Girl: A Story of Ancient China (Jessica Gunderson)