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.

  • ASTT 7 years +

    A Street Through Time (Hardback)

    Steve Noon

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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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  • BBJD 8 years +

    Bombs & Blackberries (Hardback)

    Julia Donaldson

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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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  • AAHHW 7 years +

    The Usborne History of Britain (Hardback)

    Ruth Brocklehurst

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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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  • AOLSN 7 years +

    Britain Since the War (Hardback)

    Conrad Mason

    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.
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  • AJGXT 7 years +

    War Game (Special 100th Anniversary of WW1 Ed.) (Hardback)

    Michael Foreman

    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+
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  • AMTFA 7 years +

    Winston Churchill (Hardback)

    Katie Daynes

    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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  • BMAZM 7 years +

    The Building of Britain's Railways (Paperback)

    Catherine Chambers

    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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  • AQCMG 7 years +

    World War II (Paperback)

    Jillian Powell

    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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  • APWXU 7 years +

    The 1980s (Paperback)

    James Nixon

    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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  • APNGW 9 years +

    The Usborne Introduction to The Second World War (Hardback)

    Paul Dowswell

    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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  • AJREH 7 years +

    D-Day (Hardback)

    Henry Brook

    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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  • BMJGA 9 years +

    Secrets of World War II (Paperback)

    Sean McCollum

    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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  • BMJFW 9 years +

    Secrets of World War I (Paperback)

    Sean McCollum

    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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  • BMAZN 7 years +

    The Battle of Britain (Paperback)

    Catherine Chambers

    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.
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  • AUMJN 7 years +

    Equality & Diversity (Hardback)

    Charlie Ogden

    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?
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  • AUMGV 7 years +

    Government & Democracy (Hardback)

    Charlie Ogden

    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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  • AUMGS 7 years +

    Identity & Gender (Hardback)

    Charlie Ogden

    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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  • AQCRF 9 years +

    Spying and Security (Paperback)

    Charlie Samuels

    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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  • APXRK 7 years +

    Hard Nuts of History: Wars and Battles (Paperback)

    Tracey Turner

    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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  • APWXW 7 years +

    The 2000s (Paperback)

    James Nixon

    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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  • APWXV 7 years +

    1990s (Paperback)

    James Nixon

    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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  • APWXT 7 years +

    The 1970s (Paperback)

    Kathryn Walker

    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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  • APOXS 8 years +

    The Second World War (Paperback)

    Henry Brook

    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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  • APNAU 7 years +

    The Second World War (Hardback)

    Conrad Mason

    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.
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