The Story of the World's Activity Guide recommends hundreds of books to go along with all the chapters in The Story of the World, but my library doesn't have every single title. My "history library list" is a list of the recommended books that my particular library has on its shelves. This way, I will only go looking for the books that I know my library has and I save myself serious time and headache.
Here's a peek at what the final list looks like so far. Note: The books I own have an asterisk next to them so I will know I should look for them on my book shelves at home. And to make it even more complicated, I also added a few titles that weren't on the recommended list but that my library had in stock and that looked good to me.
History Library List
(Completed August 2011)
Chapter 10: The Far East, Ancient China-
Cloud Weavers: Ancient Chinese Legends by Rena Krasno
The Gods and Goddesses of Ancient China by Leonard Everett Fisher
*The Story of Ping by Majorie Flack
Chapter 11: Ancient Africa-
Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti and Zomo the Rabbit: A Trickster from West by Gerald McDermott
Anansi and the Magic Stick by Eric Kimmel
Chapter 12: The Middle Kingdom of Egypt-
*Life in Ancient Egypt Coloring Book by John Green
Chapter 13: The New Kingdom of Egypt-
*Pharaohs and Pyramids (Usborne Time Traveler) by Tony Allan and Philippa Wingate
Hatsheputset: The Princess Who Became King
Look What Came From Egypt by Miles Harvey
Tutankhamen's Gift by Robert Sabuda
Tut, Tut by Jon Scieszka
Chapter 14: The Israelites Leave Egypt-
*Eyewitness: Bible Lands by Brian Wildsmith
Exodus by Brian Wildsmith
The Moses Basket by Jenny Koralek
I've got several chapters to go before this final list is final.
After I perfect this "history library list," I'll go on to finalize my "history project list" that will tell me at a glance what project I am doing with each history chapter next year and what materials I will need to grab for those.