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Britain Since 1930

  • 6ONC 9 years +
    Morris Gleitzman
    9 years +
    (3)
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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.
  • CWZ2 9 years +
    Nina Bawden
    9 years +
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    Nina Bawden, award-winning author of The Peppermint Pig, creates an evocative picture of life for evacuee children in World War Two with her classic novel Carrie's War.

    Carrie and her brother Nick are evacuated to Wales and live with strict shopkeeper Mr Evans and his sister Lou. They quickly meet a host of quirky village characters and find themselves absorbed into every aspect of life in the village.

    With plenty of suspense and intrigue, this book will enthrall readers aged 9+, fans of Carrie's War may also enjoy Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian.

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
  • My Story Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781407161822 - Valerie Wilding et al
    MSTR 9 years +
    Valerie Wilding et al
    9 years +
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    • Just 90.00p per book
    Turning history's most world-changing and cataclysmic moments into personal diaries, the My Story collection covers some of the most important and iconic eras of all time.

    From Ireland during the Potato Famine to Emmeline Pankhurst and the suffragettes, the books provide the human stories behind the triumphs and tragedies.

    Perfect background reading for Key Stages 2 and 3, these books are packed with historical detail and provide children with incredible insight into the years they will be studying about during their history lessons.
  • AEAWU 8 years +
    Terry Deary
    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 +
    Ruth Brocklehurst
    7 years +
    (1)
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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 +
    Katie Daynes
    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.
  • AOLSN 7 years +
    Conrad Mason
    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.
  • APNAU 7 years +
    Conrad Mason
    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 +
    Terry Deary
    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 +
    Terry Deary
    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 +
    Elizabeth Raum
    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 +
    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 +
    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.
  • APNVQ 7 years +
    Ruth Brocklehurst
    7 years +
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    A fantastic reference book on the two most important conflicts of the 20th Century; World Wars 1 and 2. It provides detailed accounts of the causes and effects of each war, as well as describing their main battles, innovations and leaders. It also describes the cultural legacies of the wars, including the impact they made to the roles of women and how they inspired poets, artists and writers. It is illustrated with dramatic photographs and detailed colour maps. It is Internet-linked to provide young learners with the opportunity for further independent research.
  • APOMO
    Struan Reid
    (1)
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    A box of 50 cards packed with fascinating facts and statistics about the most important military hardware used during the Second World War. Each card features a fact file of important fighter planes, ships, tanks, bombers and rockets. Includes superb action illustrations, diagrams and colour photographs, as well as a timeline of key dates and battles.
  • 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.
  • AMOWA 7 years +
    Henry Brook
    7 years +
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    Find out more about World War II with this book full of fighter planes, bombers, tanks, warships and submarines, plus over 100 detailed stickers showing photographs of the equipment. Also includes facts, stats, maps, true-life war stories and a short history of the war. Published in association with Imperial War Museums.
  • APXRK 7 years +
    Tracey Turner
    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 +
    Kathryn Walker
    7 years +
    • £8.99
    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.
  • APWXU 7 years +
    James Nixon
    7 years +
    • £8.99
    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.