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New to Scholastic for 2017 - Enter the World of LEGO® and see the REAL world on a LEGO® adventure LEGO Knights and Castles offers In-depth insights into a favourite topic. With bite-size, incredible facts and photos for newly confident readers all introduced by your favourite LEGO(R) Minifigure characters. Other books in the LEGO nonfiction programme include: LEGO: Planets New to Scholastic for 2017 - Enter the World of LEGO® and see the REAL world on a LEGO® adventure LEGO Knights and Castles offers In-depth insights into a favourite topic. With bite-size, incredible facts and photos for newly confident readers all introduced by your favourite LEGO(R) Minifigure characters. Other books in the LEGO nonfiction programme include: LEGO: Planets LEGO: Dino Safari


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New to Scholastic for 2017 - Enter the World of LEGO® and see the REAL world on a LEGO® adventure LEGO Knights and Castles offers In-depth insights into a favourite topic. With bite-size, incredible facts and photos for newly confident readers all introduced by your favourite LEGO(R) Minifigure characters. Other books in the LEGO nonfiction programme include: LEGO: Planets New to Scholastic for 2017 - Enter the World of LEGO® and see the REAL world on a LEGO® adventure LEGO Knights and Castles offers In-depth insights into a favourite topic. With bite-size, incredible facts and photos for newly confident readers all introduced by your favourite LEGO(R) Minifigure characters. Other books in the LEGO nonfiction programme include: LEGO: Planets LEGO: Dino Safari

30 review for LEGO®: Knights and Castles

  1. 5 out of 5

    Angela Blount

    Originally reviewed for YA Books Central: http://www.yabookscentral.com/kbc-hom... LEGO continues its tried and true tactic of combining real world pictures and period art with their cell-shaded cartoon figures, rendering an engaging blend of education and entertainment. Did you know that the winner of a joust was often allowed to take the loser’s horse? Or that a knight directed his horse by using just his legs? That’s just the tip of the medieval factoid iceberg in this 64 page dive into history Originally reviewed for YA Books Central: http://www.yabookscentral.com/kbc-hom... LEGO continues its tried and true tactic of combining real world pictures and period art with their cell-shaded cartoon figures, rendering an engaging blend of education and entertainment. Did you know that the winner of a joust was often allowed to take the loser’s horse? Or that a knight directed his horse by using just his legs? That’s just the tip of the medieval factoid iceberg in this 64 page dive into history. Completely true to its title, the first 31 pages are dedicated to Knights. From who could become a knight and how, to the nuances of their armor, to the games they played to keep their skills sharp. The second half of the book is then focused entirely on castles. (European castles are of course the logical knight accompaniment, but the glossary at the back does picture and acknowledge castles from Japan, Jordan, and Disney Land.) While the information is well broken up with colorful comments, comics, and commentary, younger readers may find it a somewhat dense read at times. (My 6 and 7-year-old’s attention fluctuated throughout, and so it took us 4 separate sessions to finish it.) But all in all, a lot of great information—most of which was well retained. While this may not be quite what a LEGO NEXO Knights fan was hoping for, this should still be a solid choice for kids who are already interested in the subject material. Even parents stand a chance of picking up a few things they may not have known!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Brittany

    This book does a great job of combining real world facts with LEGO mini-figs and projects for kids to apply their own creativity. Most facts presented are standard depictions of knights and castles, but my family and I were interested to learn about Guédelon Castle, a current project in France to create a 13th century castle using only technology available at that time.

  3. 4 out of 5

    N

    Awesome Lego book that teaches about knights and castles. Definitely downplays how bad things were for most people, but has a lot of interesting information. I love how it encourages readers to create their own characters, art, and Lego builds. Very fun.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Becky

    Knights and Castles is one of the first books in a Lego-themed nonfiction series published by Scholastic. The series is being marketed as "a Lego adventure in the real world." What I liked about this one: I enjoyed the nonfiction narrative. Both the main, flowing narrative that is simple and quick paced. And the overflow of facts found in the text of the side bars, asides, captions, etc. There is plenty of information packed into this one. And it's all appropriate for the elementary audience. I e Knights and Castles is one of the first books in a Lego-themed nonfiction series published by Scholastic. The series is being marketed as "a Lego adventure in the real world." What I liked about this one: I enjoyed the nonfiction narrative. Both the main, flowing narrative that is simple and quick paced. And the overflow of facts found in the text of the side bars, asides, captions, etc. There is plenty of information packed into this one. And it's all appropriate for the elementary audience. I enjoyed the layout. I liked the use of photographs, illustrations, and bright, bold colors. The book is designed to be appealing to readers. I think it works. It certainly looks nothing like the nonfiction from thirty or forty years ago. I enjoyed two out of the three Lego features. I enjoyed the "Build it!" and Build it Bigger!" feature. I enjoyed the "Play it!" feature. p. 15 Build it! Build a tournament area for your jousting knights! p. 16-7 Play it! Find out about the stories of King Arthur's knights. What amazing adventures will your knights have? Do your knights argue, or are they friends? Is there a wizard in your knight world? Who is your most evil knight? p. 29 Build it! Build a hospital for the Order of St. John to work in. While I enjoyed the build it and play it features in Lego Planets, I really LOVED these two features in this one. I also found the narrative to be more compelling. (But that could be my love of history talking!!!) What I didn't quite enjoy: The illustrated Lego minifigures. I think there comes a point in your life where you grow up and grow beyond the kind of dialogue that these minifigures engage in. The speech bubbles are heavy on bad jokes and jests. It's just squirmy to read the text as as an adult. Kids, the intended audience, might have a complete different reaction.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Vannessa Anderson

    I’ve always liked Castles and I’ve always liked Knights in shiny armor. I never knew that some castles were built out of wood and I never gave a thought as to how long it took to achieve the status of knighthood and the work and hours that went into the training. I never thought about the length of time it took to get in and out of the armor. Nor had I given a thought about exactly what their responsibilities were after knighthood. Knights & Castles was an informative read and the activities loo I’ve always liked Castles and I’ve always liked Knights in shiny armor. I never knew that some castles were built out of wood and I never gave a thought as to how long it took to achieve the status of knighthood and the work and hours that went into the training. I never thought about the length of time it took to get in and out of the armor. Nor had I given a thought about exactly what their responsibilities were after knighthood. Knights & Castles was an informative read and the activities looked liked they would be fun for children and parents.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Marie

    I really enjoyed this brief lego themed kids book about knights and castles and so did my almost six-year-old. The lego dialogue, brief facts, and interspersed tales kept this little educational book interesting.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Great Books

    Journey back to medieval times to learn about castles, knights and more. Play along with build it and play it challenges to create castle adventures of your own. Reviewer 1

  8. 5 out of 5

    Sharie

  9. 4 out of 5

    Sillypickle

  10. 5 out of 5

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    Mallory

  12. 5 out of 5

    Carl Simmons

  13. 5 out of 5

    Kerry

  14. 5 out of 5

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  16. 5 out of 5

    Cori

  17. 5 out of 5

    Booklooker21

  18. 5 out of 5

    Will

  19. 4 out of 5

    Tonya

  20. 4 out of 5

    Amanda Cummings

  21. 4 out of 5

    Ryshel Kenner

  22. 5 out of 5

    Jamie Patterson

  23. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer Rummel

  24. 4 out of 5

    Lyndsay

  25. 5 out of 5

    Aayan

  26. 4 out of 5

    Tomas

  27. 4 out of 5

    Daniel

  28. 4 out of 5

    Betsey

  29. 4 out of 5

    Aidan

  30. 4 out of 5

    Parthena

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