American history is filled with heroes from every walk of life, but learning about them can be a challenge sometimes. Taking those facts and putting them into stories featuring the beloved Peanuts gang help to bring American history to life.
What’s the Big Idea, Charlie Brown?, Where Are You Going, Charlie Brown?, and Who Cares, Charlie Brown? focus on inventors, explorers, and heroes, all of whom demonstrate that wonderful combination of American creativity and can-do spirit. These fully illustrated books will feature brand-new stories written for children ages 4 through 8, along with kid-friendly biographies and activity pages. Each hardback book retails for $16.99, although pricing can be less expensive at some retailers. Digital editions (Kindle and Nook) are also available.
Charlie Brown and his friends are hitting the baseball field for a long day of fun in the sun! But the game turns into something more when the Peanuts gang starts learning about the many men and women who changed the course of history by helping their fellow humans. This touching ode to some of the world’s great humanitarian heroes—including one forgotten hero who helped little kids!—will warm hearts and inspire. Book includes presentations on great humanitarian heroes and activity pages.
Charlie Brown and his friends are throwing a party to celebrate great inventions! To prepare for the party, everyone in the Peanuts gang is coming up with a favorite “big idea” from history. But Charlie Brown has a problem: he can’t think of any big ideas! Rediscover history’s great inventions—and learn about a very important inventor you’ve never even heard of before—in this fun and enlightening new Peanuts story. Book includes presentations on great inventors and activity pages.
Charlie Brown and his friends are embarking on a day of adventures! As the Peanuts gang explores the outdoors, the kids decide to reenact the feats of great explorers they learned about in school. Retrace the remarkable journeys of men and women who tread new ground—including one woman you’ve never heard of before—in this exciting new Peanuts adventure. Book includes presentations on great explorers and activity pages.
Overall, I have enjoyed reading these with my 5 year old son. He’s in the middle of their target audience (ages 4 to 8) and it is a gentle way to introduce him to American History. The nice thing about the approach is it doesn’t seem forced and the stories are ones you can read over and over.
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