Good morning! Our warm and sunny weather has turned windy and and rainy here. We’re waiting for a few packages to arrive today so we’ll be home working, but we may hop out for a brief stop at the library…it looks like this week we’ll be there every day that it’s open again…I wonder if anyone else also does that? My children have borrowed hundreds, if not thousands of books over the past 9 years…but I don’t recall them having been introduced to Shakespeare yet. I think it’s time to change that! What would be your recommendation for a first Shakespeare experience? While I was having a look around the net, I came across a few Shakespeare books for kids that look quite interesting; I know my kids would love the one with the activities included! Welcome to What to Read Wednesday, have fun exploring these books, and link up your posts below!
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Shakespeare Books For Kids
Each week a few of us put together a great selection of books on a given topic and bring them to you to help narrow down the choices for you, each of our hosts share different titles, so have a look around each of our posts for wider choice.
To make things even easier for you, I have provided Amazon links to these books for both my American and British readers (just click on the link and you’ll be automatically directed to your county’s Amazon store). Enjoy!
Colour some Great Scenes from Shakespeare’s Plays and dream about the life and times.
Shakespeare for Kids: His Life and Times, 21 Activities, these activities sound really good! Making a quill pen and a book, fabulous!
Acting Scenes & Monologues For Kids!: Original Scenes and Monologues Combined Into One Very Special Book! Get your kids moving and acting out the scenes from Shakespeare.
How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare, this is one that I’ll have to purchase because I’m quite clueless in this area…Shakespeare wasn’t my favourite part of English class.
Who Was William Shakespeare? Biographies are always interesting, and this one could be good.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Kids is a good book for reading aloud.
Romeo & Juliet: A BabyLit® Counting Primer, a first book of Shakespeare for toddlers where you count the kisses.
Hamlet For Kids Shakespeare fun for kids as young as 7.
Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar for Kids: 3 Short Melodramatic Plays for 3 Group Sizes of between 5 -17 people. This would be a good choice for homeschool coops.
Brick Shakespeare: The Comedies—A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, Much Ado About Nothing, and The Taming of the Shrew is a new and modern take on the classics…perhaps even turn this into a stop-motion presentation!
Illustrated Stories from Shakespeare make Shakespeare more interesting for those visual learners.
Twenty Shakespeare Children’s Stories – The Complete 20 Books Boxed Collection: The Winters Take, Macbeth, The Tempest, Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo … and More for those who love Shakespeare and can’t get enough of him.