When I think of India, I think Hinduism. When I think of China, I think Buddhism. So, I found it interesting that the majority of the books I was able to unearth (and those recommended in our curriculum) for Ancient India revolve around Buddhism. Surely, there are more Hindu picture books out there that I missed. Ah, well. I have to keep reminding myself that history during the grammar years is really about dipping toes and creating pegs to build future knowledge upon. Maybe I'll search our library's catalog by Hindu god, see what I can churn up for bedtime reading.
- Read Usborne: Ancient World by Fiona Chandler (pages 70-71).
- Completed HO map work for Lesson 27, Main Lesson.
- Read The Prince Who Ran Away: The Story Of Gautama Buddha by Anne Rockwell.
Buddha by Demi is a good alternative to the title above. Since both are quite lengthy and pretty much cover the same material, I chose to read only one. Although I'm a big fan of Demi, I felt the colorful illustrations and the more casual flow of text in Rockwell's version was more engaging.
- Listened to Magic Tree House #19: Tigers at Twilight audiobook by Mary Pope Osborne.
- Read Savitri: A Tale of Ancient India by Judith Mathews.
- Read How Ganesh Got His Elephant Head by Harish Johari.
- Read The Monkey and the Crocodile: A Jataka Tale from India by Paul Galdone.
- Read Nine Animals and the Well by James Rumford.
Other Books of Interest
- Buddha Stories - Demi
- The Fantastic Adventures of Krishna - Demi
- Tales from India - Jamila Gavin
- How Parvati Won the Heart of Shiva - Harish Johari
- I Once Was a Monkey: Stories Buddha Told - Jeanne M. Lee
- Monkey: A Trickster Tale from India - Gerald McDermott
- Manu's Ark: India's Tale of the Great Flood - Emma V. Moore
- Elephant Prince: The Story of Ganesh - Amy Novesky
- Ganesha's Sweet Tooth - Sanjay Patel
- The Elephant's Friend and Other Tales from Ancient India - Marcia Williams
* HO = History Odyssey