The Kid’s Korner #28 ~ If You Were Me And Lived In …. The Mayan Empire

Posted: January 24, 2018 in Children's books, Historical, reviews
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Welcome to The Kid’s Korner.

I decided to do this feature as I have so many great children’s books to share. From picture books, to books for beginning readers, to middle graders, I have plenty of fun ones.

Today I’m sharing another fun book in the If You Were Me And Lived In…  series by Carole P. Roman.


If You Were Me And Lived In…

The Mayan Empire

by Carole P. Roman



Genre: Education / Adventure / Historical / Children’s Book

Age Level: 10 – 14

 My Review

I’ve read several books in Carole’s series and enjoyed them very much. I’d say this is my favorite so far.

I’ve always had a fascination with the Mayan society. What you’ll read here is fascinating stuff. How did they live? What was their society like? How did they construct their pyramids? So many more questions and so many more answers abound.

Among their many contributions is the concept or zero. Of something being nothing. They mapped the skies with telescopes. They even performed brain surgery. This is just of few of their contributions. A funny things is, despite all of this, they never discovered the use of the wheel. I thought that was so odd. All that knowledge and they missed the wheel. Now I wonder how did they build their cities and pyramids.

Learn about famous Mayans and more with the wonderful glossary provided at the back of the book. I found it handy and fun to be able to correctly pronounce words and get a better grasp of what they meant. I was thrilled by the wealth of information gleaned from these pages.

Welcome to Carole’s Mayan Empire. Read about many amazing things and let your eyes wander over the colorful illustrations. Have fun and learn.

5 Stars



Join Carole P. Roman and travel through time to visit the most interesting civilizations throughout history in the first four books of her new series. Learn what kind of food you might eat in Ancient Greece, the clothes you wore in 15th century Renaissance Italy, what your name could be in Viking Europe, and what children who lived during the Han Dynasty did for fun. If You Were Me and Lived in…does for history what her other award-winning series did for culture. So get on-board this time-travel machine and discover the world through the eyes of a young person just like you.

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  1. Great book for kids! I would have liked this when I was younger.

    I’ve shared a kids book today, as well! It’s a series. Usually one is free a week.

  2. Daniela Ark says:

    I’ve always been fascinated with the Mayan empire [maybe because wow it was VIOLENT! again what is wrong with me? :)] This is one topic my kid shaven’t read so I think they would very much enjoy this book!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I learned so many fascinating things and the pictures were wonderful. I’m really enjoying Carole’s series and have more to share.

  3. I love the Mayan culture and it’s nice to see a book for children to learn about it.
    sherry @ fundinmental

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I love reading about their culture too and watching documentaries about it. I was surprised by how engrossing this was.

  4. taylordeanbooks says:

    I agree, Laura, this sounds as though it is filled with fascinating facts. There are so many interesting things to learn about their society.

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I was so surprised by their knowledge. I’ll next be sharing Carole’s book about Colonial America. It was fascinating too.

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