A Little History of the World

A delightful history book for children, written in 1935 by the German Gombrich, later appended to include a final chapter about WWII, Hitler, the atom bomb. He takes us from dinosaurs to the caves of the early men, ancient Egypt, Babylon, Mesopotamia, the building of the Great Wall in China, Louis XIV, Charles the Hammer, all the German kings, the popes, Martin Luther, all the way to present day. Very short, approachable chapters that focus more on the story of history rather than dates and names.