Ancient China

9781538230046. FAUST, Daniel R.. Ancient Rome. ISBN 9781538230084.ea vol: 32p. (A Look at Ancient Civilizations). further reading. glossary. index. maps. photos. Gareth Stevens. Jan. 2019. Tr. $26.60.
Gr 2–5—Six ancient civilizations are introduced in this series. Information is primarily focused on political events, leaders, and dates. Sidebars and captions labeled "Make the Grade" provide tidbits about arts and cultural practices. Short sentences give only the most basic of facts; the condensed information is made accessible to early elementary students. Stock photography offers little to explore or discover, but the layouts are eye-catching and aid comprehension. The inclusion of ancient India provides some balance to the usual ancient cultures covered in similar series. Glossaries, maps, and time lines are helpful additions.
VERDICT A solid series covering familiar territory, these books are good for libraries looking to update their ancient history collections.

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