From the Series Cool Castles and Palaces
In this book, early fluent readers will learn about the history, location, many rooms, and uses of Edinburgh Castle as a fortress, prison, and museum. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about Edinburgh Castle and its cultural history.
A Take a Look! infographic aids understanding, sidebars present interesting, supplementary information, and an At a Glance recap offers a map and quick stats on the castle. Children can learn more about Edinburgh Castle using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Edinburgh Castle also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.
Edinburgh Castle is part of Jump!’s Cool Castles and Palaces series.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Category||C3 Social Studies|
|Number of Pages||24|
Series Made Simple
Authors invite readers to embark on a tour of each castle or palace, with sentences like “Atop an extinct volcano in Edinburgh, Scotland, sits a fortress. It is more than 600 years old.” A table of contents, color photographs, sidebars, critical thinking questions, a location map, a layout of the castle or palace, basic facts about the structure, a glossary, and an index make up each title. No source notes or a recommended reading are included but the authors link instructions for how to access the publisher’s proprietary website, where readers can search and find resources related to each book’s content. VERDICT This is an inviting, Western-centered series that, despite some issues, gives readers a good overview and a critical look at the featured castles and palaces.