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Schools can learn all about Ancient Greece with our hand-picked selection of workbooks and history books. Our Ancient Greece books for kids provide an accessible account of this important historical era.

  • Starters Collection - 8 Books

    Nick Pierce

    Product Code: STTE
    Collection 7 years +
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    Each book in this colourful collection is filled with simple text and striking illustrations that help introduce history and the natural world to young readers. They cover curriculum topics and reveal what people and animals have done over the various historical periods.

    From exotic animals in the rainforest to knights preparing for battle, these books are sure to inspire a passion for learning as children are enthralled by the informative yet fun layout of each spread. They have 'Can you find...?' sections which will encourage children to absorb the information on the pages while learning about the important concepts.

    Throughout the books there are introductory paragraphs with additional text and highlighted images around the border to encourage readers to spot specific objects within the main image. There is also a timeline, glossary and index for key terms so children can consolidate what they have learnt.

    Format: paperback
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  • Spectacular Visual Guides Collection - 10 Books

    Product Code: SPVG
    Collection 9 years +
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    This 10-book collection provides accounts of how some of the world's most important inventions were built and how they work - some of which to this very day.

    Full of eye-catching illustrations and detailed and informative text, the books cover the likes of Egyptian pyramids, viking towns and Greek temples.

    Perfect for children fascinated in history, these books will become handy study aids and are sure to keep children absorbed for hours on end.
    • £11.99
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  • History Essentials Collection - 5 Books

    Product Code: HSTE
    Collection 8 years +
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    Know a young history buff? These books will encourage them to take a step back in time...

    Each book offers a combination of facts, photographs of fascinating artefacts and reconstructions of key events and daily life.

    Backed by the latest research and evidence, these fast-paced, dramatic reads will bring history to life for Key Stage 2 students.
    Format: paperback
    • £7.99
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  • History Year by Year

    DK

    Product Code: YBYH
    Hardback 9 years +
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    Enjoy a journey through time - all the way from mammoths and mummies to flying and Facebook!

    Stretching from the prehistoric era through to the present day, this DK hardback offers a visual timeline of the history of the world. It's packed with photographs and original artefacts that give a snapshot of each era and highlights the major events that changed the world.

    As well as the tidbits of what was happening around the world, this book also provides concise and accessible overviews of major events including the rise of the Roman Empire and the fall of Communism. There is also a section called 'Child of the Time', which reveals how children in history lived and honed their skills e.g. the training plans of a Spartan warrior.

    Children will be able to put historic events across the world into context by reading through the timeline and learn about eras including Ancient Greece, Rome, the Industrial Revolution, the American Civil War, the World Wars and the moon landing in 1969.
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  • Spot the Mistake: Lands of Long Ago

    Mike Jolley

    Product Code: STMI
    Hardback 7 years +
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    This history book teaches children all about ancient civilisations while helping them develop their observational skills at the same time.

    It's bursting with scenes that have mistakes to spot e.g. a Mayan warrior is wearing a watch and a Viking using a compass. The answers are easily highlighted on the next page, so children can learn and use this knowledge in their history lessons. All of these errors provide perfect discussion points, too.

    Featuring 10 different ancient civilisations, the Where's Wally?-style approach makes this book perfect for budding history detectives. The eras covered are Ancient Egypt, Viking times, Ancient Rome, the Mughal Empire, Ancient Greece, Medieval Europe, the Empire of the Mayans, Ancient China, the Stone Age and the time of the pirates.
    • £3.99
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  • Daily Life in Ancient Greece

    Lisa M. Bolt Simons

    Product Code: AEK2
    Hardback 7 years +
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    This informative and accessible book offers a look at what day-to-day life was like for the ancient Greeks. It reveals how the people who lived during this time went about their daily routine and how children went to 'school' in this period.
    • £6.99
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  • Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Greece

    Danielle Smith-Llera

    Product Code: AFZ2
    Hardback 6 years +
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    Learn all about the gods and goddesses that the ancient Greeks believed in and worshipped. These incredible figures - including Zeus and Athena - were not all-powerful; many of them had flaws which made them even more relatable.
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  • Illustrated Stories from the Greek Myths

    Product Code: ACXPW
    Hardback 6 years +
    A fantastic compendium, this wonderful collection of Greek myths taken from "Usborne Young Reading" titles is a thrilling and informative read. Featuring the best-known of all the Greek heroes and monsters, with six stories starring Perseus and Medusa, Pegasus, Heracles, Odysseus, the Wooden Horse and the Minotaur. A section after the stories gives more details on the various gods and other Greek myths. "Usborne's Young Reading" series was developed in conjunction with an expert from Roehampton University and is designed to encourage independent reading. Each individual story has clear, engaging text and is accompanied by original illustrations.
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  • Greek Myths and Legends

    Anna Claybourne

    Product Code: AAHHZ
    Paperback 7 years +
    This is a new edition of this detailed introduction to the most famous gods and goddesses in Greek mythology and their exploits. Fully illustrated throughout, this title helps the reader to understand the stories of the Greek gods and the way in which they were worshipped. A full index and 'Who's Who' section at the back of this book make it a must for those studying mythology or researching for a project.
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  • The Odyssey

    Louie Stowell

    Product Code: APOLQ
    Hardback 7 years +
    This is a brand new retelling of Homer's "Odyssey", the story of a clever but unlucky Greek hero who just wants to get home...but fate has other ideas. It is a new title in "Young Reading Series Three", part of the Usborne Reading Programme. It is aimed at fully confident readers who can manage sub-plots and complex sentence structure but don't have the stamina for standard-length books. It is developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, who is a Principal Lecturer in Education and an early reading specialist from Roehampton University.
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  • The Usborne Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece

    Jane Chisholm

    Product Code: AEPCF
    Paperback 7 years +
    This is a far-reaching history of Ancient Greece, from the early Minoans to the rise of Classical Greece and its conquest by the Macedonians. It includes detailed information on the key figures, battles and geography of the Ancient Greek Empire, as well as information on the day-to-day life of its citizens, including Gods and Goddesses, education and the foundation of the Olympic games. It features stunning photographs and detailed reconstructions that create a vivid picture of life in Ancient times. A comprehensive factfinder section includes a time chart, who's who and glossary, making it perfect for reference use. It is internet-linked to recommended websites to encourage further learning.
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  • The First Olympics of Ancient Greece

    Lisa M. Bolt Simons

    Product Code: ARJTI
    Hardback 7 years +
    In ancient Greece different city-states often fought one another in deadly battles. But every four years the Greeks set aside their differences to honor the gods and compete peacefully in the Olympic Games. Learn all about the athletes, competitions, and religious ceremonies of the ancient Olympics.
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  • Geography Matters in Ancient Greece

    Melanie Waldron

    Product Code: ARJLH
    Paperback 8 years +
    How did a volcanic eruption put an end to Minoan civilization? What crops did the Ancient Greeks grow How did city-states form around the Greek empire? Geography Matters in Ancient Greece looks at how the Greek Empire changed through time and gives fascinating insights into many different aspects of Greek life through its geography. Read about how the hot climate affected the crops that Greeks could grow and the housing and clothing they needed, how the Mycenaeans were able to protect themselves from attackers by using the natural features of their landscape and their natural resources of stone and how its proximity to the Mediterranean Sea helped the Greek Empire in trading and in strengthening their military might.
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  • Geography Matters in Ancient Greece

    Melanie Waldron

    Product Code: ARJAD
    Hardback
    How did a volcanic eruption put an end to Minoan civilization? What crops did the Ancient Greeks grow? How did city-states form around the Greek empire? Geography Matters in Ancient Greece looks at how the Greek Empire changed through time and gives fascinating insights into many different aspects of Greek life through its geography. Read about how the hot climate affected the crops that Greeks could grow and the housing and clothing they needed, how the Mycenaeans were able to protect themselves from attackers by using the natural features of their landscape and their natural resources of stone and how its proximity to the Mediterranean Sea helped the Greek Empire in trading and in strengthening their military might.
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  • Daily Life in Ancient Greece

    Don Nardo

    Product Code: ARIXO
    Hardback
    This book explores what life was really like for everyday people in Ancient Greece. Using primary sources and information from archeological discoveries, it uncovers some fascinating insights and explodes some myths. Supported by timelines, maps and references to important events and people, children will really feel they are on a time-travelling journey when reading this book.
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  • Wings of Icarus

    Jenny Oldfield

    Product Code: AQAOF
    Paperback 7 years +
    Daedalus is proud of his beautiful, impetuous and sometimes wayward son, Icarus, and cares deeply for him. So when he sees how much Icarus longs to escape from their island prison, he is determined to use his skills as an inventor to come up with a plan. When their attempt to sail across the sea fails, Daedalus creates an even more dazzling, and dangerous, invention: wings so they can take to the skies.
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  • The Town Mouse and the Spartan House

    Terry Deary

    Product Code: AQAHW
    Paperback 7 years +
    430 BC. Darius has been orphaned by the plague in Athens. To escape the sickness he runs off to join his Uncle Alcmaeon who is a general with the Spartan army. But he finds the Spartan way of life quite shocking. To the arrogant and ruthless Spartans, he is as worthless as a mouse. Then his uncle falls sick and only Darius can find a cure. Now Darius is a hero and his uncle offers him a life of luxury in Sparta. Still Darius finds the brutal Sparta too much and wants to go back to plague-stricken Athens. As Aesop said, 'Better beans and bacon in peace than cakes and ale in fear.'
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  • Mission to Marathon

    Geoffrey Trease

    Product Code: AQAFH
    Paperback 7 years +
    A story set in Ancient Greece. When news reaches Athens that Persian ships are about to invade Greece at Marathon, Philip knows that his uncle and grandmother are in great danger. As his brothers and father are busy preparing for war, he is the only one who can cross the mountains and warn his family. The race is on...but will he reach them in time?
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  • Make This Greek Temple

    Iain Ashman

    Product Code: APNYN
    Paperback 8 years +
    This is a brand new edition of the "Cut-out Greek Temple". Each page contains pieces which children can cut-out and glue to create the Greek temple itself, as well as the inhabitants of the Temple including priests and priestesses. Crammed with intricate details and with flaps which open to reveal the temple's secrets, this book is guaranteed to keep kids entertained even after it has been built. It includes full assembly details and instructions.
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  • Terry Deary's Best Ever Greek Legends

    Terry Deary

    Product Code: AKRBM
    Paperback 9 years +
    From killer king Oedipus to monstrous Medusa's horrible hair, the classic Greek legends are back ...with a modern twist. Discover how Heroic Heracles sits his SATs and the wife of top god Zeus spills the beans about her legendary husband. Discover foul fact about furies, harpies and other killer creatures plus the evils of the Underworld revealed. 100% horrible!
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  • Hard Nuts of History: Ancient Greece

    Tracey Turner

    Product Code: AJGKU
    Paperback
    Ancient Greece was packed full of daring, clever and ruthless men and women. But who was the toughest nut of all? Bursting full of entertaining and witty fact-filled text in bite sized chunks and jam-packed with hilarious full-colour illustrations throughout. Includes Hardometers and a Hard Nut rating for some of Greece's toughest nuts.
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  • The Orchard Book of First Greek Myths

    Saviour Pirotta

    Product Code: AEBAS
    Hardback 4 years +
    Here are ten of the greatest and best-loved Greek legends retold with warmth and humour for young children and illustrated with bright, friendly artwork. Meet Theseus and the Minotaur, Odysseus, Pandora, King Midas and a whole cast of larger-than-life characters in a series of extraordinary adventures. The perfect introduction to Greek Myths.
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  • Greek Myths

    Ann Turnbull

    Product Code: ADNSY
    Paperback 9 years +
    This title is a beautifully written and illustrated collection of Greek myths containing seventeen famous tales full of love, loss, greed, envy and bravery. Beautifully written by Ann Turnbull and illustrated by Sarah Young, this collection of seventeen Greek myths is truly something to treasure. The timeless stories of Theseus and the Minotaur, Persephone, King Midas, Ariadne, Orpheus and Eurydice, and Echo and Narcissus are told with great freshness and there is a good balance between the gentler myths and the ones packed with battles and monsters. It is a wonderful collection and a wonderful introduction to the fascinating world of Greek mythology, brought to life by one of our finest writers and an exciting new illustrator.
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  • Greek Myths for Young Children

    Heather Amery

    Product Code: ADBIW
    Hardback 6 years +
    The Greek myths are a fascinating part of our cultural heritage, and young children will find these stories of gods, mortals and monsters irresistible. This collection of the best-known stories are retold in a magical and sensitive way.'
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