Learn history one bite at a time with teenage author and historian Solomon Schmidt! Solomon’s History Bites book series helps to educate people of all ages about U.S. and world history in a fun and easy way.

History Bites® is an educational book series, YouTube channel, and touring company created by teenage author Solomon Schmidt. One of the youngest historians in America, Solomon has a passion to help children and people of all ages become interested in history and be inspired to learn more about the people and events that have shaped it.

Solomon Schmidt has written seven books in the History Bites series, which provide foundational, bite-sized introductions to U.S. and world history. Be sure to check out the books below! U.S. History Bites, U.S. Presidential History Bites, Major Wars History Bites, In/Famous People History Bites Volume 1, In/Famous People History Bites Volume 2, The Life & Works of J.R.R. Tolkien History Bites, and The Life & Works of C.S. Lewis History Bites.

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Bite-sized chunks of history. Perfect for any age!

U.S. History Bites
$14.95 USD

  


U.S. History Bites by Solomon Schmidt

U.S. History Bites is a fun and engaging introduction to U.S. history. This book is 140 full-color pages and covers thirty major topics spanning from Christopher Columbus and Exploration to modern day. Each section includes pictures, vocabulary, fun facts, and review questions, along with a glossary at the end of the book. U.S. History Bites serves as a great read-aloud, but can also be enjoyed by independent readers of all ages.

U.S. Presidential History Bites
$19.95 USD

  


U.S. Presidential History Bites by Solomon Schmidt

U.S. Presidential History Bites is a fun and engaging introduction to the lives and accomplishments of the U.S. presidents. This book is 280 full-color pages, and each section includes pictures, vocabulary, fun facts, and review questions, along with a glossary at the end of the book. U.S. Presidential History Bites serves as a great read aloud but can also be enjoyed by independent readers of all ages.

Major Wars History Bites
$16.95 USD




Major Wars History Bites by Solomon Schmidt

Major Wars History Bites is 196 full-color pages and is an exciting introduction to thirty of the most well-known and influential wars in world history from early B.C. times to modern day. This book provides a bite-sized overview of the causes, main events, and impact of these conflicts. Each section is lavishly illustrated and also includes an “Interesting Fact” at the end. This book serves as a great read aloud and can also be enjoyed by independent readers of all ages.

In/Famous People History Bites Volume 1
$16.95 USD



In/Famous People History Bites Volume 1 by Solomon Schmidt

In/Famous People History Bites Volume 1 is 210 full-color pages and is an overview of fifty of some of the most well-known people in world history from Gautama Buddha to Louis Pasteur. Each section contains a short biographical overview of the person’s life and includes three to four pictures and a fun/interesting fact at the end. This book serves as a great read-aloud, but can also be enjoyed by independent readers of all ages. Please be sure to check out In/Famous People History Bites Volume 2 below!

In/Famous People History Bites Volume 2
$16.95 USD



In/Famous People History Bites Volume 2 by Solomon Schmidt

In/Famous People History Bites Volume 2 is 210 full-color pages and is an overview of fifty of some of the most well-known people in world history from Mark Twain to Tiger Woods. Each section contains a short biographical overview of the person’s life and includes three to four pictures and a fun/interesting fact at the end. This book serves as a great read-aloud but can also be enjoyed by independent readers of all ages.

Together with In/Famous People History Bites Volume 1, these books take readers on a riveting journey through almost 3,000 years of world history, exploring the lives of 100 major famous (and infamous) figures. Though separate books, these two volumes are meant to be read as one combined work that gives readers a fascinating History Bites® look at the wonders of world history.

The Life & Works of J.R.R. Tolkien History Bites
$9.95 USD



The Life & Works of J.R.R. Tolkien History Bites by Solomon Schmidt

The Life & Works of J.R.R. Tolkien History Bites is 75 full-color pages and is a fun and engaging introduction to J.R.R. Tolkien’s life and writings. The first seven chapters provide a biographical overview of his life, and each of these sections includes pictures, vocabulary, fun facts, and review questions. There is also a glossary at the end of the book for easy reference. The last five chapters provide synopses of J.R.R. Tolkien’s most famous books: The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. These sections also include beautiful original illustrations by artist L.B. Dugan. This book serves as a great read aloud and can also be enjoyed by independent readers of all ages.

The Life & Works of C.S. Lewis History Bites
$9.95 USD



The Life & Works of C.S. Lewis History Bites by Solomon Schmidt

The Life & Works of C.S. Lewis History Bites is 90 full-color pages and is a fun and engaging introduction to C.S. Lewis’s life and writings. The first seven chapters provide a biographical overview of his life, and each of these sections includes pictures, vocabulary, fun facts, and review questions. There is also a glossary at the end of the book for easy reference. The last nine chapters provide synopses of C.S. Lewis’s most famous books: The Chronicles of Narnia, Mere Christianity, and The Screwtape Letters. These sections also include beautiful original illustrations by artist L.B. Dugan. This book serves as a great read aloud and can also be enjoyed by independent readers of all ages.

Look who's talking about Solomon's work!

Jocko Willink and Solomon

“Solomon’s doing the hard work and getting after it.”

~ Jocko Willink
Retired U.S. Navy SEAL, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Extreme Ownership and children’s book series Way of the Warrior Kid, host of the Jocko Podcast and the Warrior Kid Podcast

Pictured left to right: Mike Schmidt (dad), Cecelia (sister), Kirk Cameron, Solomon, and Lisa Schmidt (mom)

“Leave it to a 12-year-old to create my kids’ favorite history book this year! A launching pad for the important stuff. Short and sweet. Easy to use and leaves my kids wanting more history! A homeschool dad’s godsend for a topic kids typically find boring. Well done, Solomon!”

~ Kirk Cameron
Television and Film Actor, Producer, Homeschooling Father of Six

Bill Potter and Solomon

“I am frequently asked how to teach history to young children. I suggest that parents tell stories and give them history in short bites. Solomon Schmidt has done just that with the History Bites series. These books are lavishly illustrated with appropriate images and text that in a few trenchant sentences gets to the essence of the topics. Perfect little books for the youngest person to whom you want to start teaching history.”

~ Bill Potter
Renowned historian, international tour leader, author of Beloved Bride: The Letters of Stonewall Jackson to His Wife

Pictured left to right: Solomon, Andrew Pudewa, and Cecelia (sister)

“I love these books! Simple yet fun, easy yet informative, better than ‘A Dummies Guide’ and full of important facts presented in an easy-to-remember way. Solomon has mixed a bit of common sense with a bit of design genius to catch and keep my attention.”

~ Andrew Pudewa
Director of the Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW)

Walter Hooper and Solomon

The Life & Works of C.S. Lewis History Bites

“I love this book! It is pure pleasure all the way through. Solomon Schmidt in his History Bites series aims to be as clear as he can be – and he is wonderfully successful. When I was C.S. Lewis’s secretary, I congratulated him on writing perfectly clear prose. It looks as though Solomon does the same. As I said, I love this book!”

~ Walter Hooper
C.S. Lewis’s secretary, literary advisor to the C.S. Lewis Estate,
world-renowned Lewis scholar, author of C.S. Lewis: A Companion & Guide

Tom Shippey and Solomon

The Life & Works of J.R.R. Tolkien History Bites

The Life & Works of J.R.R. Tolkien History Bites tells you what you need to know about Tolkien and his works. Read what it says and then go on to read the books themselves!”

~ Tom Shippey
Friend of J.R.R. Tolkien and author of The Road to Middle-earth, J.R.R. Tolkien: Author of the Century, and Roots and Branches

Verlyn Flieger and Solomon

The Life & Works of J.R.R. Tolkien History Bites

“A job well done! Tailored to its audience and accessible to everyone!”

~Verlyn Flieger
Distinguished academic scholar and author of Splintered Light: Logos and Language in Tolkien’s World and A Question of Time: J.R.R. Tolkien’s Road to Faerie

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