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a good book about castles and knights...for the 5-6 y.o. age group? Thanks!
 

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The paper bag princess by robert Munsch.<br>
It's more about princess Elizabeth, though. She is on a mission to save prince ronald and most of the book is about her tricking the dragon. It has some good messages about girls being smart and independant.<br>
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Redwall by Brian Jacques? It's got a mouse as the main character, but it is about castles, etc. Probably more of a read aloud book, as they are long.
 

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It's more about princess Elizabeth, though. She is on a mission to save prince ronald and most of the book is about her tricking the dragon. It has some good messages about girls being smart and independant.<br>
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Oh, I LOVE this book! So funny <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Are you looking strictly for fiction? The I Wonder Why series has a good one, I <i>think</i> it's called I Wonder Why...Castles Had Moats. You can almost always get them on eBay.
 

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Thanks for the suggestions...I'll check them out. I'm looking for either fiction or non, but actually mostly non-fiction. Any more?
 

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The Castle by David MacCaulay Non-fiction account of construction of a castle with description of a siege-actually a prototypical castle but based on real castles. My son could sit through this at 5- touches on the true violence and unfairness of life in that time- "let's go invade some one elses country".<br><br>
Castles- A First Discovery Book Most libraries have this. A true simple introduction to castles<br><br>
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Barefoot Book of Knights- my son could not handle the violence of one or two of these tales until late 5 but it does cover training of a knight in between folk tales from around the world.<br><br>
The Making of a Knight by Patrick O'Brien - this was in picture book fiction in our library and went through all the steps of reaching knighthood
 

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Can't remember the author -- but it's called "I Wouldn't Want to Live in a Medieval Castle" or something like that. Ask at Borders; I bet they'll know.
 

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<b>Hudson Talbott</b> books are AWESOME! He wrote and illustrated a bunch of King Arthur books. The illustrations are beyond beautiful. There were times I literally gasped when I turned the page.<br><br>
If you click on each book, you'll see sample pages.<br><a href="http://www.hudsontalbott.com/kingarthur.html" target="_blank">http://www.hudsontalbott.com/kingarthur.html</a><br><br>
We (my son & I) were on a King Arthur kick for a few months and devoured these books.<br><br><b>Merline and the Dragons</b> by Jane Yolen is great too. I was lucky to find the audio book read by Kevin Kline at my library.<br><br>
Here is the Amazon review. You'll find more links to other books there!<br><a href="http://tinyurl.com/2y2xr8" target="_blank">http://tinyurl.com/2y2xr8</a><br><br><b>Knights in Shining Armor</b> by Gail Gibbons (very simplistic, but great detail)
 

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Wow...some of these sound SO like what I'm looking for! Thank you, thank you for your ideas. We'll be checking out the library tomorrow.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/thanks.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thanks">
 

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We have a book called Life in a Medieval Castle. It's put out by Banner books. It's an odd combination of board-book pages and paper pages, shaped like a castle. It has straightforward illustrations and simple descriptions of castle life and knights.
 

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My kids like the Sir Cumference series. It will help them with math later on too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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Sir Cumfirence books are great!<br>
My 6yr old loves "Castles" by Robert Sabuda, he makes amazing pop-up books that are really informative as well.<br>
Also we love the Eyewitness Series for non-ficiton books.
 
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