Primary School Britain Since 1930 Books

  • Parallel History - 6 Books - Collection - 9781445164304
    PRLL 9 years +
    9 years +
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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.
  • 6ONC 9 years +
    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.
  • 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.
  • AUMJN 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 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?
  • AEAWU 8 years +
    8 years +
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    It's history with the nasty bits left in! Want to know: What really happened in Dad's Army? How to make a rude noise with a gas mask? Why the blitzed Brits ate chicken-fruit, sinkers and nutty? Discover all the foul facts about the Blitzed Brits - all the gore and more!
  • 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
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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.
  • AGQBO 8 years +
    8 years +
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    Esther and George have never met but both their lives have been touched by war. Will they be forced to give up their beloved sports, or will sport be the very thing that gets them through? Touching stories of cricket and football set during World War II. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers of 8+
  • AHRCN 7 years +
    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 +
    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 +
    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+
  • AONTH 8 years +
    8 years +
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    The Axis are a powerful force in World War II. Learning their secrets gives the Allies a chance to stop them. Will you: Fly the deadly skies to take pictures of German military sites? Share secrets that come over wireless communication from Nazi-occupied Paris? Steal information from the Japanese military as a secret agent? You Choose offers multiple perspectives on history, supporting Common Core reading standards and providing readers a front-row seat to the past.
  • AJREH 7 years +
    Henry Brook
    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 +
    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.
  • APOXS 8 years +
    8 years +
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    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.
  • AHNPU 9 years +
    9 years +
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    Go on an adventure along the timeline of history, year-by-year, from the stone age to the digital age History Year by Year is a children's history book like no other. It will take children on a stunning trip through time as they follow the history timeline that plots our life on Earth, from prehistoric man to how we live today. Over 1,500 pictures of artifacts, styles of dress, architectural triumphs and magnificent civilizations make this book a mini-history museum for kids, bringing history to life like no other. You can learn even more about themes such as the Renaissance or the French Revolution with chapters that focus on specific movements. The "child of the time" feature shows you how children would have lived during different historical periods. Ever wondered how children in Ancient Egypt got by? Or Viking England, the Industrial Revolution, or World War II? These informative chapters bring these periods of our history to life. History Year by Year is like no other history book for children. It combines facts, timelines and images and is perfect for any child looking to take an exciting visual journey through history (plus it's perfect for school projects). If you've ever had a question about history as a whole, History Year by Year joins the dots of history around the world, year by year, century by century.
  • BMAZM 7 years +
    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 +
    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 +
    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.