Saturday, December 10, 2011

Big Book of History

Genre- imageJuvenile Nonfiction/History/General, Religion/Christianity/History

The Big Book of History

Authors- Laura Welch, Ken Ham, and Bodie Hodge

Published by- Master Books, A Division of New Leaf Publishing Group

Copyrighted- 2010

Number of pages- 15

Age Group- 7-12

Description of book- Panels only, list price $16.99, ISBN: 978-0-89051-632-4

The Big Book of History is a fun fold-out time-line that stretches 15 feet and covers Creation to today.

You will learn:

  • Biblical/Christianity- the life of Christ
  • World Events- Battle of the Alamo
  • Inventions/Technology- musical instruments
  • Civilizations- English Civil War

It also includes areas of extra information called, “Did You Know?”

Please click here to see an excerpt!

About the Authors-

Laura Welch is the Editor-in-Chief of New Leaf Publishing and has a great interest in history and writing.  She utilizes her education and experience in publishing, journalism and more to develop and complete her projects.

Ken Ham is from Australia, but now lives in Ohio, where he is CEO/president of Answers in Genesis.  He uses apologetics to communicate biblical truth and historical facts.  He is an author of many books.

Bodie Hodge has both a B.S. and M.S. in mechanical engineering.  Now he is a speaker, writer and researcher for Answers in Genesis USA.

What C (girl, recently turned 6, Kindergarten) Thought-

I like the Big Book of History.  It talked about mummification, the Trojan Horse, and Egyptians.  It discussed building with rocks.  I enjoyed the pictures.  I learned a lot.

I liked everything. I would recommend this book for kids my age.

What B (boy, age 7, almost 8, second grade) Thought-

I liked the Big Book of History.  My favorite sections were the “Did You Know?”  My favorite one was “water then ice.”  It dates back to day one, when the earth was made and continues to 2010. 

It was fun laying it out on the floor.  It really did stretch fifteen feet.  I also had fun zooming along in history.

I think book is good for kids my age.

Dad’s Thoughts-

It’s nice to have a visual timeline to help put events, inventions and people into perspective. Kids can see that “technology” existed long before the iPod, iPad and Playstation 3. Comparing World Events, Biblical/Christianity, Civilizations, and Inventions/Technology on the same timeline is like putting pieces of a puzzle together. The resulting picture makes sense. Too many times today only bits and pieces of information are taught to our kids leaving gaps in their education. The Big Book of History makes great strides in filling those gaps. Well worth the money.

My Thoughts-

I loved the Big Book of History.  Its panels folded out fifteen feet and were full of information.

B wanted to take a look at it as soon as I opened the package.  He had fun unfolding the time-line and zooming along in history.  B and I enjoyed laying on the floor learning about the history of the world.

C and I spent less time as this was not a current interest of hers, but she did enjoy the time she spent with me reading the information she wanted to learn.

I enjoyed everything.  I thought the divisions of Biblical/Christianity, World Events, Inventions/Technology, and Civilizations/Empires was a great idea.  It really helped put history into perspective for me.

I would highly recommend this book to everyone, because there is a lot to learn and it can be a lot of fun. 

Disclosure of Material Connection- I received Big Book of History by Laura Welch, Ken Ham, and Bodie Hodge for free from Master Books, a division of New Leaf Publishing Group. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.


  1. Oh I love this! I've actually been wanting to review one of the big books! :) nice to meet you - new follower- Merry Christmas!!!

  2. This book was great. Thank you for following us! Merry Christmas to you too!