AP World History Books



AP Test Prep Books



Planning on taking the AP World History test? Below are some excellent test review preparation books for the World History subject exam. A good AP prep book provides review questions, study tips, and other practice questions, etc.

Barrons AP World History Test Preparation






Barron's AP World History with CD-ROM

  • Paperback: 504 pages
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series; 4 edition (February 1, 2010)

Book Description
This newly updated manual presents two full-length model AP World History exams with answer keys, plus detailed advice on answering the comparative essay question, and helpful strategies for answering the test's multiple-choice and document-based questions. An extensive subject review covers the following general areas:

  • Foundations of World Civilization (8000 B.C.-1000 A.D.)
  • World Cultures Maturing (1000-1450)
  • World Cultures Interacting (1450-1750)
  • World Cultures in the Modern Era (1750-1914)
  • The 20th Century and Contemporary World Cultures (1914-2009)

    An optional CD-ROM presents and two additional full-length computerized model exams with automatic scoring.
  • Two full-length model AP exams that are similar to the actual exam in length, structure, and degree of difficulty
  • All questions answered and explained
  • A comprehensive review covering: Foundations of World Civilization (8000 B.C.-1000 A.D.); World Cultures Maturing (1000-1450); World Cultures Interacting (1450-1750); World Cultures in the Modern Era (1750-1914); The 20th Century and Contemporary World Cultures (1914-2009)
  • Study tips and test-taking strategies
  • Two additional full-length practice exams with answers and automatic scoring on the enclosed CD-ROM


Kaplan AP World History Prep Book





Kaplan AP World History 2011 Edition.

  • Paperback: 360 pages
  • Publisher: Kaplan (Aug 3, 2010)

Book Description

  • Tips from students who earned a perfect 5 on the AP World History exam

    • Strategies from AP World History teachers

    • A new group study guide, helping all group members make the most of their study sessions

    • Breakthrough advice for parents—on everything from using the book as a coaching aid to preparing for exam day

    • 2 full-length practice tests (essential for learning how to beat the clock)

    • An intensive diagnostic test so that you can use your time efficiently, targeting weak areas and feeling confident in your strengths

    • Detailed explanations to the answers, showing you how to think like the authors of the test

    • Key terms, defined in context

    • Sample answers for document-based, change-over-time, and comparative questions

    • Proven skill-building techniques that are guaranteed to raise your score

    • A user-friendly design for navigating the book in a flash


Princeton AP World History Book








Cracking the AP World History Exam 2011 Edition.

  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton Review (Aug 3, 2010)

Book Description
Scoring high on the AP World History Exam is very different from earning straight A's in school. The Princeton Review doesn’t try to teach you everything there is to know about World history–only the strategies and information you’ll need to get your highest score. In Cracking the AP World History Exam, 2011 Edition, we’ll teach you how to

-Use our preparation strategies and test-taking techniques to raise your score
-Focus on the topics most likely to appear on the test
-Test your knowledge with review questions for each topic covered

This book includes 2 full-length practice AP World History tests. All of our practice questions are just like those you’ll see on the actual exam, and we explain how to answer every question.