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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

BOOK REVIEW: Native Homes by Bobbie Kalman


TITLE: Native Homes
AUTHOR: Bobbie Kalman
SERIES: Native Nations of North America
PUBLISHER: Crabtree Publishing Company
FORMAT: Paperback, 32 pages
GENRE: Children's Nonfiction
ISBN: 978-0778704638


This fascinating book looks at many of the dwellings built by the native nations across the continent. Beautiful, detailed illustrations show the exteriors, interiors, and way of life in each lodge. Discover thatch homes and pueblos of the Southwest; plankhouses of the Northwest Coast; wigwams, longhouses, tipis; earth lodges, pit homes, hogans, and iglus.


I read this book aloud to my children as part of our studies on Native Nations. I am a huge fan of the author, Bobbie Kalman, whose books are age-appropriate and engaging.

This book is part of the Native Nations of North America series. It is an excellent resource for learning about the many types of native homes, which include: the tipis of the Great Plains tribes, the longhouses of the Northeastern Woodland tribes, the wigwams of Woodland tribes, the lodges of some Plains nations, the pueblos of the Southwest tribes, the plankhouses of the Northwest Coast tribes, and the igloos of the Inuit tribes.

The illustrations are colourful and pleasing to the eye.

I love Kalman’s books, and this is an excellent addition to our studies on Native Nations! 

MY RATING: 5 stars! I loved it!! Highly recommended!

This book qualifies as:
#83 for my 2011 100+ Reading Challenge


  1. I love these reviews you have done on First Nations books for children.These would be valuable additions to any family's library.

  2. Thanks, Darlene! My kids are really enjoying learning more about Native Nations, and we want to read more books in Kalman's series. I highly recommend them!


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