Primary School Britain Since 1930 Books

  • DK Eyewitness History Collection - 8 Books - Collection - 9780241379028
    EYWI 9 years +
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    The DK Eyewitness books support National Curriculum Key Stage 2 topics and cover a range of eras and topics that children will be learning about in their history lessons.

    From the ancient empires of Egypt, Greece and Rome through to William Shakespeare, the Tudors, Victorians and both World Wars, these visual guides will help children understand more about these key times from our history.

    Format: paperback
  • Parallel History - 6 Books - Collection - 9781445164304
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    This series of books gives children an insight into the events that were happening all around the world during different eras in history.

    All the way from the ancient world to the modern day, via Medieval times and the 19th century, these beautifully illustrated books are packed with facts and will inspire children to embark on a chronological journey.

    Perfect for dipping in and out of, the timelines in these books look at the major developments in civilisations all across the world that happened at the same time.
  • ASTT 7 years +
    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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    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.
  • BBJD 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.
  • AOLSN 7 years +
    7 years +
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    A fascinating account of how life in Britain changed in the years after the Second World War, from post-war street parties to the celebrations on the eve of the new millennium. Full of intriguing facts, illustrations, photographs, posters, maps and timelines.
  • AUMGU 7 years +
    7 years +
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    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?
  • AUMGV 7 years +
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    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.
  • AAHHW 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.
  • AMTFA 7 years +
    7 years +
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    These are four new titles in this burgeoning series, providing a great introduction to the remarkable lives of important historical figures. Each book describes a famous life, following the protagonist through their triumphs and tribulations. It has lively speech, colourful illustrations and photographs that bring the reader closer to the action as the story unfolds.
  • APNAU 7 years +
    7 years +
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    This title offers a clear and informative account of how the Second World War began, the infamous battles and the conclusion and aftermath of the war. It is illustrated with maps, evocative archive photographs and illustrations. It includes descriptions of the most famous events including Pearl Harbor, Battle of Midway, D-Day and the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Part of series three of the Usborne Reading Programme for children whose reading ability and confidence allows them to tackle longer and more complex information. Produced in association with the Imperial War Museum, London.
  • AHRCN 7 years +
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    If you ever hear old folk moaning on about the world today, just remind them how woeful things were in the Second World War. Readers can discover why the blitzed Brits ate chicken-fruit, sinkers and nutty, what really happened in Dad's Army and how to make a rude noise with a gas mask. With a bold, accessible new look, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. Revised by the author to make Horrible Histories more accessible to young readers. 2013 is HORRIBLE HISTORIES twentieth anniversary.
  • AJDHM 5 years +
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    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!
  • AJGXT 7 years +
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    The classic children's book about the first world war and the Christmas Day cease-fire football match in no-mans-land. * A special lavish new edition of a modern classic - winner of the Smarties Grand Prize * Contains a special new introduction from michael Foreman, additional new illustrations and 4 pages of extra background material on the First World War and football during the war. * An informative and heartfelt story of the first world war and the famous Christmas cease-fire and football match in no-man's-land * Beautifully illustrated and reproduced using Michael Foreman's original watercolour paintings "A masterpiece" - The Times Literary Supplement "The work of a major children's author at his peak" - The Daily Telegraph "An unforgettable experience" - The Guardian Approximately 2,500 words Age range: 7+
  • AJREH 7 years +
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    The Usborne Reading Programme is a collection of over 250 reading books, developed with reading experts and graded in seven levels.
  • AMOWR 7 years +
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    Make do and mend' was the mantra of families during World War Two, as fabric was in short supply and all the available resources were redirected to contribute towards the war effort. However, people were still keen to look smart and stylish, and their resourcefulness led to a distinct fashion look which has come back into vogue in recent times.
  • APGIK 7 years +
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    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.
  • APNGW 9 years +
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    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.
  • BMAZM 7 years +
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    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.
  • BMAZN 7 years +
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    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.
  • BMJFW 9 years +
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    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.
  • BMJGA 9 years +
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    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.
  • APXRK 7 years +
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    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!
  • APWXT 7 years +
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    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.