Primary School Anglo-Saxons Books

  • BWV2 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £6.99
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    The epic Anglo-Saxon legend is brilliantly recreated by an award-winning author-and-illustrator team of Michael Morpurgo and Michael Foreman.

    In fifth-century Denmark, a murderous monster stalks the night, and only the great prince of the Geats has the strength and courage to defeat it. Beowulf's terrifying quest to destroy Grendel, the foul fiend, a hideous sea-hag and a monstrous fire-dragon is the oldest surviving epic in British literature.

    Artfully retold and magnificently illustrated, this is a perfect introduction to a famous tale.
  • ASTT 7 years +
    7 years +
    (1)
    • £4.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Take a 12,000-year walk through history with Steve Noon's award-winning A Street Through Time.

    Beautiful and absorbing illustrations bring fourteen key periods in history to life in this wonderfully informative book. Children aged 7 and over will be fascinated as they watch the street change as buildings go up and come down; and they will also have the chance to learn about how people lived in years gone by.

    They can even search and locate the objects that have survived throughout the ages! A Street Through Time shows people at work, war and play and is sure to be returned to again and again as children (and adults!) spot new details every time.
  • APWNU 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £12.99
    Britain in the Past aims to give younger children an understanding of everyday life in Britain for both rich and poor through fact-filled text, exciting illustrations and photographs of artefacts and re-enactors. Feature boxes, maps and lists complete the picture. Anglo-Saxons offers a look at life in Britain from after the Romans left our shores to 1066, allowing young readers to imagine themselves taking part in Anglo-Saxon life.
  • AMZAI 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £5.39
    • RRP £8.99
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    Life in Anglo-Saxon Britain explains what life was like for young people at the time of the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. It looks at everything from homes to warriors and Anglo-Saxon beliefs.
  • AXEXE 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £5.59
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    An action-packed Anglo-Saxon tale of one boy's journey to the Battle of Hastings in 1066.

    1065: Magnus is the son of Harold Godwinson, lord of the Southern Saxons and ruthlessly ambitious claimant to the throne of England. Overnight, Magnus find himself cast centre-stage in the blood-soaked family feud that led to one of history's most famous battles.

    This is the family tragedy behind 1066: live it with Magnus, as the wolves of history close in on his Anglo-Saxon boyhood.
  • ARDSR 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £6.29
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    You're a farmer's son living in England in the early 7th century. Your people are descendants of invaders from Northern Europe: the Angles, the Saxons and the Jutes, who arrived about 200 years earlier, seized land from the native Britons and made themselves at home here. You will experience first-hand the culture and history of the Anglo-Saxon peoples, including how they survived, ate and dressed, the stories they told, and how they responded to the coming of Christianity.
  • APVQU 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £8.99
    Discover the Anglo-Saxons introduces young readers to key figures, aspects and themes of Anglo-Saxon Britain. The books feature an appealingly graphic, young, colourful approach, with one large image per spread plus fact and feature boxes, timelines, places to visit and further resources. Religion and Saints looks at the importance of religion in Anglo-Saxon culture. Beginning with the conversion of the Anglo-Saxons and the foundation of great monastic centres of Canterbury, Iona and Lindisfarne, the book covers the worship of saints such Cuthbert and Aldhelm, the rise of monasteries and dioceses and the relationship of kings such as Alfred and Athelstan to the Church and its teachings.
  • AMPPX 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £7.89
    • RRP £7.99
    Ladybird Histories is a series of books about periods and people in history that children find especially engaging and that are often taught in schools. Packed full of interesting and entertaining details that will delight all readers - from lifestyles, battles, and important characters to the influence the past has played on the world around us today. The Ladybird History Book about the Anglo Saxons is the ideal homework help book for primary school children. Packed with everything you need to know about this great civilisation, this book is perfect for all school project work. It is packed with information about topics such as where and how they lived, and their impact on history. Other titles in the Ladybird Histories series are First World War, Second World War, Tudors and Stuarts, Ancient Egyptians, Vikings, Romans, Greeks.
  • AAHHW 7 years +
    7 years +
    (1)
    • £21.89
    • RRP £25.00
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    This is a truly luxury book and a must-have for every family bookshelf, with cloth binding, a beautiful jacket and ribbon marker. It offers a comprehensive compendium of the history of Britain, encompassing everything from prehistoric times to the turn of the new millennium. This truly luxurious title is a must for every family bookshelf. It features internet links to additional resources, including video clips, games and interactive features.
  • APVQV
    • £8.99
    Discover the Anglo-Saxons introduces young readers to key figures, aspects and themes of Anglo-Saxon Britain. The books feature an appealingly graphic, young, colourful approach, with one large image per spread plus fact and feature boxes, timelines, places to visit and further resources. Art and Culture offers a look at sacred and secular art in Anglo-Saxon times, including illuminated manuscripts, jewellery and weapons. It examines the role of monasteries in the creation of books and the preservation of learning, and investigates literature, such as chronicles and stories.
  • AQBNI 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £8.99
    This book draws on evidence left behind by the Anglo-Saxons. It examines how they lived, studied, worked, worshipped and played. There are also short stories about real people who lived during this period of history, such as Alfred the Great, Kenelm, a young prince and Eanswida, a girl who refused to marry.
  • AQBSK 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £8.99
    Important historical themes such as family life, entertainment and work are illustrated by fascinating and relevant photographs.
  • AQCOP 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £8.99
    Discover the answers to fascinating questions in these new titles from the History Detective Investigates series. Follow Sherlock Bones on the detective trail and find out more about the Anglo-Saxons, such as how to write your name using the Anglo-Saxon alphabet, how the Anglo-Saxons came to Britain and who King Arthur was. Study original quotes and learn how archaeological evidence offesrs clues on the past to help you create your own project on the Anglo-Saxons.
  • ARJAA
    • £12.89
    • RRP £12.99
    Britain's Settlement by the Anglo-Saxons and Scots is a fascinating account of British history from a period that begins when Roman rule ended in the 360s, through to 793, when the Vikings arrived and attacked Lindisfarne. The book describes the Scots invasions from Ireland to north Britain (now Scotland), the Anglo-Saxon invasions and settlements, and how their art, religion and daily life shaped British culture, including Christian conversion at Canterbury, Iona and Lindisfarne. Find out more about Vortigern, Bede and Cuthbert, and how the language of this time has survive in the current English language in this amazing history of early British life.
  • AMLPV 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £7.79
    • RRP £8.25
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    Beowulf, Grendel and the Dragon tells the story of the heroic warrior Beowulf as he battles a hate-filled demon, then its vengeful mother and a furious fire-breathing dragon. Captivating versions of some of the best myths and legends from around the world. TreeTops Myths and Legends are fascinating and action-packed stories that will motivate and inspire readers. These are some of the oldest and most enduring stories in the world, retold by leading contemporary children's authors to bring out all of the action, drama, humour and depth of the original stories in a way that makes them as exciting and meaningful today as ever. The stories are beautifully illustrated in a range of styles to bring each tale to life. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.
  • ARJAB
    • £12.99
    The Viking and Anglo-Saxon Struggle for England is a fascinating account of British history from a period that begins when the Vikings arrived and attacked Lindisfarne in 793, through to the Battle of Hastings in 1066, when the Normans were victorious. The book describes the Viking raids and invasions, the resistance by Alfred the Great and Athelstan, first king of England, and details the daily lives of Anglo-Saxons living there, including how their art, religion and daily life shaped British culture. Find out more about Edward the Confessor, Guthrum, and Aethelflaed and how the Norse and Anglo-Saxon languages of this time have survive in the current English language in this amazing history of early British life.
  • APZBN 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £12.99
    Travel back to the time of the Anglo Saxons! Who was Alfred the Great? Where did the Anglo Saxons come from, and what traditions and beliefs did they bring with them? Explore this ancient civilisation to understand how prehistoric people have influenced the way we live today. Find out how we know about the Anglo Saxons, and how archaeologiests and historians have pieced together their story from the evidence and artefacts found. Learn about the Anglo Saxon way of life - how they farmed and feasted, what they believed and where and how they lived. Information about their songs, music, poems, arts and crafts will help you to picture yourself among them. Read an Anglo Saxon warrior's letter, and try your hand at making an Anglo Saxon helmet! The Explore! series takes an all-round, hands-on approach to history, making the subject relevant to all areas of curriculum learning - geography, art, science, technology, literacy and numeracy. Readers will enjoy the bright design and photographic approach.
  • BMAZK 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £7.19
    • RRP £8.99
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    Alfred the Great was the first king of England. This book reveals how he became king and what it was like to live in the country under his rule...
  • BMUAO 7 years +
    7 years +
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    This book looks over the life of Edward the Confessor, one of the last Anglo-Saxon kings of England.

    It also gives children a glimpse into what it was like living in England during this incredible era.