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Topics : Primary School Britain Since 1930 Books

We have books covering Britain since 1930 and the changes the country has gone through in modern history. They are accessible, informative and an essential aid to primary history lessons.

  • Once

    Morris Gleitzman

    Product Code: 6ONC
    Paperback 9 years +
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    Morris Gleitzman's novel Once is a gripping historical adventure that follows the journey of a young Jewish boy who escapes from a Polish orphanage and goes in search of his parents.

    Felix's insightful and innocent observations provide an original perspective on events as they unfold in Nazi-occupied Poland. The result is a sad, haunting tale that will linger for long after the last page.

    A compelling read that will appeal to boys and girls from 9+. Fans of Once may also enjoy The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne.
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  • A Street Through Time

    Steve Noon

    Product Code: ASTT
    Hardback 7 years +
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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.
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  • Bombs & Blackberries

    Julia Donaldson

    Product Code: BBJD
    Hardback 8 years +
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    Written by Julia Donaldson, this book contains a script for a World War II play for children to act out in class or at home.

    Published to coincide with the 75th anniversary of D-Day in 2019, the story follows the Chivers children as they are sent to the countryside and subsequently back home to Manchester when the threat dies down - but then the air-raid siren starts to go off...

    Poignant and dramatic, this play will help children explore both historical and literacy topics in an involving and creative setting.
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  • Winston Churchill

    Katie Daynes

    Product Code: AMTFA
    Hardback 7 years +
    Learn all about the life of Winston Churchill with this incredibly accessible biography. It looks over his childhood and rise to power and highlights all his triumphs, trials and tribulations. It's told with lively text, colourful illustrations and incredible photographs.
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  • The Usborne History of Britain

    Ruth Brocklehurst

    Product Code: AAHHW
    Hardback 7 years +
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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.
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  • The Second World War

    Henry Brook

    Product Code: APOXS
    Paperback 8 years +
    From the beaches of Dunkirk to the air raid shelters in the Blitz, this book tells the story of Britain during the most destructive war of the 20th century. It is full of intriguing facts, illustrations, photographs, detailed reconstructions, paintings, maps and photographs. It includes links to websites to find out more information via the Usborne Quicklinks website as well as lists of places to visit throughout Britain.
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  • Ladybird Histories: Second World War

    Product Code: AJDHM
    Paperback 5 years +
    This Ladybird Histories Book is perfect for children learning about the Second World War at school. It looks at the countries that took part, where key battles and campaigns took place and the impact the war had on ordinary people around the world. Packed full of interesting and entertaining details that will delight all readers - from lifestyles, battles, and important characters, to the influence that events in history have played on the world around us today. Everything you need to know about the Second World War for school homework!
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  • The Usborne Introduction to The Second World War

    Paul Dowswell

    Product Code: APNGW
    Hardback 9 years +
    A comprehensive introduction to an important and fascinating subject, this exceptional new title is published to coincide with the 60th Anniversary of VE Day. Paul Dowswell's informative and accessible text will immerse readers in the era, and hand-coloured black and white photographs give a unique and atmospheric look. Provides a genuinely international perspective, showing how people all over the world were affected by the war.
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  • Historical Sticker Dolly Dressing 1940s Fashion

    Rosie Hore

    Product Code: APGIK
    Paperback 7 years +
    Discover the fashions of the 1940s by dressing the dolls in historically-accurate outfits. Find out what men and women wore during the war years, when fabric was rationed and they had to make-do-and-mend, and the changes that occured when austerity ended, including the introduction of Christian Dior's iconic 'New Look'. With over 200 stickers.
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  • D-Day

    Henry Brook

    Product Code: AJREH
    Hardback 7 years +
    The Usborne Reading Programme is a collection of over 250 reading books, developed with reading experts and graded in seven levels.
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  • The Battle of Britain

    Catherine Chambers

    Product Code: BMAZN
    Paperback 7 years +
    During World War II, between 10 July and 31 October 1940, Nazi Germany launched an attempt to invade Great Britain, beginning with air raids. The German air force named the Luftwaffe fought in the skies above Britain against the British Air Force. The battle in the air caused destruction and chaos on the cities and towns below. However, thanks to the bravery of fighter pilots and the clever strategy of British forces, all was not lost. In this fascinating book, primary sources, quotes from Winston Churchill, Battle facts, a timeline and much more will provide readers with all they need to know about one of Britain's most challenging events in its long history.
    • £8.89
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  • The Building of Britain's Railways

    Catherine Chambers

    Product Code: BMAZM
    Paperback 7 years +
    The British railway system is the oldest in the world. This fascinating book describes the early days in the British railway industry, from the opening of the first public steam inter-city railway line in 1830 and Robert Stephenson's Rocket, through to the glory days of the Flying Scotsman and the expansion of the national rail networks in the 1940s to form British Railways. With a biography of George Stephenson the Father of the Railways and his son Robert, a timeline and Track Facts, this book is a must for anyone with an interest in trains and train travel.
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  • Secrets of World War II

    Sean McCollum

    Product Code: BMJGA
    Paperback 9 years +
    World War II was the most destructive war in history. Millions upon millions of people died, including innocent civilians. Both sides-the Allies and Axis Powers-pursued secret plans, tactics, and weapons to destroy each other resulting in horrors on a scale never before seen. Secrets of World War II reveals little-known stories of the people, weapons, and battles that have affected the maps on our walls and the allegiances in our hearts.
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  • Secrets of World War I

    Sean McCollum

    Product Code: BMJFW
    Paperback 9 years +
    World War I was a brutal war that left more than 9 million dead. Millions more were wounded and lost their homes. The two sides-the Allied Powers and Central Powers-cut secret deals to get countries to join their side. They unleashed secret weapons, employed spies, and relied on the element of surprise itself to wage terrible battles. Secrets of World War I reveals little-known stories of the people, weapons, and battles that have affected the maps on our walls and the allegiances in our hearts.
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  • Equality & Diversity

    Charlie Ogden

    Product Code: AUMJN
    Hardback 7 years +
    What are values? They?re the basis of how we choose to behave; our judgement of what matters in life. Freedom of speech, having good manners, caring about the environment: these things are all values. Your values matter. But in a community, it?s important to respect other people?s values too. In this book you?ll learn about equality and diversity. Society is full of different people with different beliefs and lifestyles. How can we balance their needs so that everyone has a fair chance to succeed?
    • £12.89
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  • Government & Democracy

    Charlie Ogden

    Product Code: AUMGV
    Hardback 7 years +
    What are values? They're the basis of how we choose to behave; our judgement of what matters in life. Freedom of speech, having good manners, caring about the environment: these things are all values. Your values matter. But in a community, it's important to respect other people's values too. In this book you'll learn about government and democracy. Democracy means that people have the right to choose their own government. In Britain, this is one of our key social values. But the world still has lots of dictatorships where grown-up bullies take control, and don't allow other people to have rights.
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  • Human Rights & Liberty

    Charlie Ogden

    Product Code: AUMGU
    Hardback 7 years +
    What are values? They?re the basis of how we choose to behave; our judgement of what matters in life. Freedom of speech, having good manners, caring about the environment: these things are all values. Your values matter. But in a community, it?s important to respect other people?s values too. In this book you?ll learn about human rights and liberty. In Britain we believe that people have inborn rights and freedoms that cannot be taken away. But some countries have regimes that persecute people who behave in certain ways or belong to certain groups. In such a divided world, how can we all live in harmony?
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  • Identity & Gender

    Charlie Ogden

    Product Code: AUMGS
    Hardback 7 years +
    What are values? They?re the basis of how we choose to behave; our judgement of what matters in life. Freedom of speech, having good manners, caring about the environment: these things are all values. Your values matter. But in a community, it?s important to respect other people?s values too. In this book you?ll learn about identity and gender. People have the right to decide who they want to be and how they want to live ? whether they?re male or female, gay or straight or transgender. In spite of these freedoms, things are not always equal. How can we respect people?s rights and make things fair for everyone?
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  • Spying and Security

    Charlie Samuels

    Product Code: AQCRF
    Paperback 9 years +
    World War II is explored through first hand-evidence including posters, newspapers, diaries, letters, speeches, poems and songs. This title looks at spying and security in the Second World War, from code breaking and spying to national security and civil defence. It looks at the hidden world of secrets and deception in World War Two.
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  • World War II

    Jillian Powell

    Product Code: AQCMG
    Paperback 7 years +
    Inspire children to get crafty by the make-do-and-mend attitude of World War II. Learn all about the ordinary people on the Home Front by making true-to-life artefacts such as a draught-stopper, an evacuee's suitcase and a gas mask. Then craft a Spitfire aeroplane, a pilot's goggles and some medals to learn all about the life of the soldiers during World War II. Packed to the brim with crafts and facts this book is full of original and exciting ideas for the home or school!
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  • Hard Nuts of History: Wars and Battles

    Tracey Turner

    Product Code: APXRK
    Paperback 7 years +
    Read all about the toughest leaders and the biggest battles of all time. From ruthless Roman leaders to brave and courageous soldiers, discover amazing war facts from throughout history. Bursting full of fact-filled text in bite sized chunks and jam-packed with eye-popping full colour illustrations!
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  • The 2000s

    James Nixon

    Product Code: APWXW
    Paperback 7 years +
    My Family Remembers offers a look at decades in recent history through the memories of members of a selection of families. Employing running text, featured quotations and colour and black and white photographs, each book is a fascinating in-depth look at the contrasts in life between 'then' and 'now' through the memories of people who actually were there.
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  • 1990s

    James Nixon

    Product Code: APWXV
    Paperback 7 years +
    My Family Remembers offers a look at decades in recent history through the memories of members of a selection of families. Employing running text, featured quotations and colour and black and white photographs, each book is a fascinating in-depth look at the contrasts in life between 'then' and 'now' through the memories of people who actually were there.
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  • The 1980s

    James Nixon

    Product Code: APWXU
    Paperback 7 years +
    My Family Remembers offers a look at decades in recent history through the memories of members of a selection of families. Employing running text, featured quotations and colour and black and white photographs, each book is a fascinating in-depth look at the contrasts in life between 'then' and 'now' through the memories of people who actually were there.
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