Thursday, May 19, 2022

Matt McKenzie's TV WESTERNS Book Series

Matt McKenzie has been producing a solid series of activity books designed for young children, doubling as a wonderful opportunity to expose children to those wonderful cowboy heroes of the past: Red Ryder, Lone Ranger, Hopalong Cassidy. The Wild West Discovery Series and Records of History: World War Two series have multiple volumes involving crossword puzzles, matching games and anagrams. 

The World War Two series is designed to educate additional information about the war through the same windows of information and learning that was readily accessible to the contemporary juvenile reader of the early 1940s -- especially the wartime comic books. 

My personal favorite is "Forgotten Heroes," explores such pop culture icons as Captain Marvel, Superman, Spy Smasher, Captain Midnight, Captain America, the Shield and others.

"The Homefront" surveys many aspects of life on the home front. For most Americans, life during the war involved sacrifices: shortages, acts of community service, air raid preparations, rationing, and a variety of temporary inconveniences. Rationing, scrap drives, and victory gardens are among the topics in this activity book designed to educate the youngsters of life during the war years.

You can find his books on and... small tip... they make great Christmas gifts for the kids.