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Read about impressive castles and famous medieval knights! Investigate the defences and life in the greatest medieval castles and the chivalrous and heroic actions of best-known knights.

DK's innovative range of graded readers combines a highly visual approach with non-fiction narratives that children will want to read. DK Reader Knights and Castles is a level 3 reader, offering exciting and captivating narratives for children starting to read on their own. More text and more complex sentence structures are presented to help develop confidence in reading.

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This is Book 8 in the DK Readers Level 3 Series. See all DK Readers Level 3 books here.

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16th March '17
daughter1 read it themselves aged 7 aged 7
Knights and Castles: Explore Amazing Castles! 9780241257623
5 stars
Daughter1 really enjoyed this. She's really into history at the moment so was well timed. Its a lovely book with bright striking pictures. There are highlighted words which are explained the glossary and big words are phonetically sounded out to help. My 7 year old loved reading about the castles and so did me and my husband. I think we all learned new and exciting things about knights and castles. Well done for such a great book. Cant wait to for my 2 year old to grow up now :)
11th March '17
I read it myself (an adult) , to Bob1 aged 7 aged 7 & to Bob2 aged 4 aged 4
Knights and Castles: Explore Amazing Castles! 9780241257623
5 stars
This is a level 3 book from the DK 'learning to read' series of books.  I felt it was a very good non-fiction text that would appeal to both boys and girls from 6+.  The book is packed full of colour photographs and pictures that help to enhance the reader's experience with the book.  My 5 year old needed the book read to him as the level of words are beyond what he can read himself at the moment, but my 7 year old could read the book to herself.  I like the fact that some of the difficult words were phonetically spelt out, for example Caerphilly (CAR-filly), which helped to develop my daughter's reading vocabulary.
The book has plenty of modern castles in it, (eg Carisbrooke Castle), which helped my children to understand that castles and knights are not just from the past!   The book is well laid out, and has a quiz, index and glossary.  
I would recommend this book as I felt in was one of the better non-fiction books I'd read about knights and castles.  a good addition to any home or school bookshelf!  
19th March '17
I read it to Li aged 6 aged 6
Knights and Castles: Explore Amazing Castles! 9780241257623
5 stars
This is the perfect book for any medieval loving child! amazing illustrations and lots of fun and educational facts - my little boy loved this book and was able to follow the words really well - a great book for readers who are a little further on. A great book which am sure will often be picked off the bookshelf again and again! 
19th March '17
Aaronthecooldude read it themselves aged 7 aged 7
Knights and Castles: Explore Amazing Castles! 9780241257623
5 stars
This was a really fun way to learn about castles and Knights. The book has a lot of pictures and diagrams with loads of information and i enjoyed reading it.
12th March '17
I read it to Erin aged 6 aged 6
Knights and Castles: Explore Amazing Castles! 9780241257623
5 stars
Read this book with my 6 year old who I must admit is a bit of a book worm. She found it fascinating and very informative for her age group. Great to find out about the different types of castles throughout the ages. The dates they were made amazed her and she really really really wants to go visit a castle now. Good book 
13th March '17
dannylee read it themselves aged 6 aged 6
Knights and Castles: Explore Amazing Castles! 9780241257623
5 stars
Interesting to read and full of information and history. Perfect to help my knowledge for school. Liked seeing the different illustrations 
13th March '17
I read it to Pickle2010 aged 6 aged 6 & to Turbo aged 5 aged 5
Knights and Castles: Explore Amazing Castles! 9780241257623
5 stars
Brilliant  non fiction book about Knights and castles perfect for readers building their confidence and ready to expand their vocabulary. The book was full of information, facts and excellent quality photos and diagrams which were well labelled and explained. My 6 year old happily sat reading it to himself whilst my 5 year old needed some help. Both found it fascinating and I thought the book was very well set out and really good for expanding both their knowledge of fiction but also their language skills in a fun and interesting way. Will definitely be looking out for more books in the series.
26th April '17
daisymae read it themselves aged 6 aged 6
Knights and Castles: Explore Amazing Castles! 9780241257623
5 stars
This book is fantastic, brilliant pictures that accompany the script making it interesting with fantastic visual reference. My children are both learning about knights and Castles at school and this book was super to take into school and to use at home home. My daughter loved the questions which helped her to recap the things that she had learnt in the book. For my younger son the pictures made the book come alive and gave him a better understanding of the subject and of things that he had never seen before. A totally super book that will interest both children and adults and will help support learning at home.
2nd May '17
BatmanShoot read it themselves aged 6 aged 6
Knights and Castles: Explore Amazing Castles! 9780241257623
5 stars
I really liked this book as non-fiction books are my favourite.  It had lots of information about castles and knights which made it very interesting to read and the pictures were cool too.

This is the review from my 6 year old who is in Year Two. 

I think the book is perfect for this age and above - the pictures are colourful and have lots of detail in them and the text was easy to read for him (with a little help here and there).  The book had lots of information in it that I wouldn't have known too so it kept me interested too!
10th March '17
rsa read it themselves aged 7 aged 7
Knights and Castles: Explore Amazing Castles! 9780241257623
5 stars
My son was very impressed by this lovely hardback book. He wanted to read it straight away. It has lots of photographs of castles in the present day. Difficult words are highlighted in bold and given further explanations in a glossary at the back of the book. Whilst it is very informative, the breakdown of sections makes sure a young reader will not be put off it.  Sections included range from Cool Castles (Photographs and short paragraph on  seven castles around the world.) to a simple quiz to ten easy steps to prepare for a Crusade etc. A great value book which I am sure will be useful for school projects/homework at some stage or other.
2nd January '18
Thiebault read it themselves aged 8 aged 8
Knights and Castles: Explore Amazing Castles! 9780241257623
4 stars
A lovely history book about knights and castles. My son enjoyed the pictures and asked many questions about the buildings and also what the knights wore. We talked about tge book again when we were visiting a castle in France where we could try some knights costumes! 
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