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A/T Resources: Life in Medieval Times
Looking for information on this year's A/T topic? Here are some resources to get you started.
Castles of Britain Castle Learning Center
Dedicated to the study and promotion of British Castles this website provides detailed information for "students, writers, and enthusiasts of all ages to explore castles".
Castles on the Web
All things castles: castle links, castle photos, a castle site of the day, and more.
Medieval Studies for K-12
A list of links that are specifically related to various aspects of the middle ages.
Daily life and political power in the middle ages. Indexed.
At McMaster University, students and professors worked together to make this site about daily life for women in the middle ages. Includes a timeline and an extensive list of resources.
The Middle Ages, Chivalry, & Knighthood
A list of links to online sources divided into categories.
New York Carver
Detailed information about medieval architecture and a virtual tour of a medieval cathedral.
Here bygynneth Chaucer's Canterbury Tales
Call Number: *J 821 CHAU
Marcia Williams retells nine favorite Canterbury tales in her witty, engaging comic-strip style. Includes "The Clerk's Tale," "The Miller's Tale," and "The Wife of Bath's Tale." Full color.
Knights & castles
Call Number: *J 940.1 STEE
A guide to the medieval world and its knights, battles, tournaments, and castles.
Ms. Frizzle's adventures. Medieval castle
Call Number: J 728.81 C
When Ms. Frizzle and her student Arnold follow an underground passage beneath Craig's Castle Shop and find themselves in the middle of a siege of a 12th century English castle, they learn a great deal about both castles and the Middle Ages.
Good masters! Sweet ladies! : voices from a medieval village
Schlitz, Laura Amy
Call Number: J 808.51 SCHL
A collection of short one-person plays featuring characters, between ten and fifteen years old, who live in or near a thirteenth-century English manor. 2008 Newbery Award winner.
A medieval castle
Call Number: J 940.1 B
Describes a castle and its inhabitants in medieval time.
Knights & castles
Call Number: J 940.1 DIXO
Utilizing state-of-the-art CGI and 3-D model illustration, this book takes readers into the medieval world, where they get a glimpse of the cross section of a functioning castle, examine weapons and machines used for battle and defense, and see what knights wore underneath their armor. Full color.
Life in a medieval village
Call Number: 940.1 B283
Explains what life was like for the various occupants in a medieval village.
Archers, alchemists, and 98 other medieval jobs you might have loved or loathed
Call Number: J 940.1 G
An original and humorously illustrated guide to 100 historically accurate medieval careers. Sidebars expound on intriguing elements of medieval life such as medieval cosmetics and torture techniques.
The Kingfisher atlas of the medieval world
Call Number: J 940.1 ADAM
With 16 exquisite maps showing what the world was like from A.D. 500 to 1450, this book is sure to feed children's fascination with knights, castles, Vikings, Crusades, the Aztecs, and the Incas. Full color.
The crafts and culture of a medieval manor
Call Number: J 940.1 JOVI
Knights & castles : exploring history through art
Call Number: J 940.1 M
A look at the lives of medieval knights, both on and off the battlefield.
Call Number: J 940.1 GRAV
Discusses the age of knighthood, covering such aspects as arms, armor, training, ceremonies, tournaments, the code of chivalry, and the Crusades.
Call Number: J 940.1 HOWA
Crispin : the cross of lead
Call Number: *J
In fourteenth-century England a nameless thirteen-year-old peasant boy, who thought he had little to lose, finds himself with even less. Accused of a crime he did not commit, he has been declared a "wolf's head," meaning that anyone can kill him on sight. To remain alive the boy must flee his tiny village, taking with him only his newly revealed name -- Crispin -- and his mother's cross of lead.
Tales of court and castle
Call Number: PBK J B
Presents a collection of tales about life in medieval times.
The king's arrow
Call Number: *J CADN
In England's New Forest on the second day of August, 1100, eighteen-year-old Simon Foldre, delighted to be allowed to participate in a royal hunt as squire to the Anglo-Norman nobleman Walter Tirel, finds his future irrevocably altered when, during the hunt, he witnesses the possible murder of King William II.
Catherine, called Birdy
Call Number: *J
Set against a backdrop of life in a medieval manor, a 14-year-old girl feels trapped because her father is determined to marry her off to a rich man. She manages to send several would-be husbands packing, but then comes a man from the north--the oldest, the ugliest, and the richest.
The midwife's apprentice
The girl known only as Brat has no family, no home and no future until she meets Jane the Midwife and becomes her apprentice. As she helps the sharp-tempered Jane deliver babies, Brat--who renames herself Alyce--gains knowledge, confidence, and the courage to want something from life.
Run far, run fast
Call Number: J GRAPHIC NOVEL DECK
Stark pen-and-ink drawings illustrate this exploration of the bleak yet breathtaking world of 14th-century Europe, as Decker tells a haunting story of a young girl who attempts to escape the Pestilence that is sweeping through the continent.
Magic in the margins : a medieval tale of bookmaking
Call Number: J NIKO
A young apprentice learns to tap his own wellspring of creativity with the help of the magical margins of an illuminated manuscript in this story about patience, talent, and imagination. Full color.
Sword of the rightful king
Call Number: *J
Merlinnus the magician devises a way for King Arthur to prove himself the rightful king of England--pulling a sword from a stone--but trouble arises when someone else removes the sword first.
A / T Resources
Your Own Book Reviews
KPS Library Catalog
Youth Literature Seminar