I'm so happy to have stumbled across a few of these books at our local library. My sons and I love them! History can be so fun and interesting.... if taught the right way. I didn't enjoy history until high school, when I had a great teacher who made it fun. Plus, my grandmother told great stories of her youth which I loved (telling your kids fun family stories will also help them to love history!).
Another book we read was about Paul Revere. We adults know that he rang the bell to announce the arriving British troops. But.... did you know that as a child Paul and his friends created a bell-ringing club? They convinced a local church to allow them access to the church bells. They would ring in the time, but also... create music & songs with the giant bells.
I can't wait to order more of these books from our inter-library system. They're great! I don't know who enjoys them more... the boys or I!