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Carole P. Roman
Named to Kirkus Reviews' Best of 2012 for her first book, award winning author Carole P. Roman started writing as a dare from one of her sons. Using an imaginary game she played with her grandson as a base, Captain No Beard was born."Captain No Beard- An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate's Life" has not... show more



Named to Kirkus Reviews' Best of 2012 for her first book, award winning author Carole P. Roman started writing as a dare from one of her sons. Using an imaginary game she played with her grandson as a base, Captain No Beard was born."Captain No Beard- An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate's Life" has not only been named to Kirkus Best of 2012, it received the Star of Exceptional Merit, and won the Pinnacle Award for 2012. "Pepper Parrot's Problem with Patience" Book 2 in the series, received 5 Stars from The ForeWord Review The Clarion Review. Strangers on the High Seas has won second place in the Rebecca's Reads Choice Awards 2013. It has followed with six more books to the series. This year, Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis was named to Kirkus Best 2015. The entire cultural non-fiction series If You Were Me and Lived in... was named Best Series by Shelf Unbound. She has begun work on two new series that will be released in early 2016. Motivated by her love of yoga, Roman has written a book that not only teaches four poses, but shows how easy and accessible yoga can be. Her new non fiction series, "If You Were Me and Lived in..." combines her teaching past with her love of exploration and interest in the world around us. The debut book in the series, "If You Were Me and Lived in...Mexico" has won the Pinnacle Award for Best in Children's Non Fiction 2012. France, South Korea, and Norway. Rebecca's Reads has given If You Were Me and Lived in...Norway an honorable mention in the 2013 Choice Awards. If You Were Me and lived in ...France won second place. ForeWord Review has nominated If You Were Me and Lived in...France for best in children's non fiction literature 2013. They will be followed with Kenya, Turkey, India, and Australia. She plans to do Portugal, Greece, and Argentina next year.Writing for children has opened up a whole second act for her. While she is still working in her family business, this has enabled her to share her sense of humor as well as love for history and culture with the audience she adores. Roman lives on Long Island with her husband and near her children.

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Confuzzled Books
Confuzzled Books rated it 8 months ago
Another book from the “If You Were Me And Lived…” series. This edition is about the Mayan Empire. This series is great for kids to learn about history. Since I don’t have kids I think is also great for adults who do not read much history and want to learn by not getting overwhelmed with a huge ...
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Sci-Fi & Scary rated it 9 months ago
If You Were Me and Lived In... Ancient China: The Han Dynasty is a good entry into the "If You Were Me" series, which aims to let children experience different parts of history or culture from the viewpoint of a child living in that situation.My child and I liked all the information that was include...
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Sci-Fi & Scary rated it 10 months ago
If You Were Me and Lived In... Colonial America is another solid entry into the "If You Were Me" series, which aims to let children experience different parts of history or culture from the viewpoint of a child living in that situation.This book covers the basic information that one might expect. Li...
Sheila's Reads
Sheila's Reads rated it 10 months ago
Delightful story of Captain No Beard and his crew which include his cousin and three animals. They come upon a mermaid and treasure. Fun! Wonderful! Great illustrations! I plan on reading the rest of the series and giving them as a Christmas gift.
Sci-Fi & Scary
Sci-Fi & Scary rated it 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this and so did my 8-year-old. It is our favorite one of the If You Were Me series that Carole P. Romain has released recently.The illustrations were nice. The information was straightforward and easy to understand. We had to stop frequently while reading it so my child could 'expla...
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