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Our biographies for children explain all about the lives of history's most famous and important characters. Available at unbelievable prices. they will come in handy during history lessons.

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    Everything I Need to Know for School: Lower Key Stage 2 Collection - 30 Books

    Product Code: ENKL
    Collection 7 years +
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    Especially tailored towards students studying at the lower end of Key Stage 2, this 30-book collection covers a huge range of subjects and will provide help both at home and in the classroom.

    Linked to the National Curriculum, the collection comes in a sturdy slipcase and includes workbooks on the core subjects of maths, English and science as well as other important subjects including geography and computer coding. There is also an illustrated dictionary to further aid learning.

    Colour coded for ease of use, the books are full of accessible information and break down the tricky subjects into easier, bite-sized snippets of information. This is a must for any child who wants to succeed at school.
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  • Stand Up, Stand Out!

    Product Code: SUSO
    Hardback 9 years +
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    Celebrating the actions and achievements of 25 of the world's greatest figures, Stand Up, Stand Out! is the follow-up to the phenomenally successful What Would She Do?

    Focusing on rebel heroes who overcame seemingly impossible circumstances and stood up for what they believed in and also those who spoke out against injustices, this book is packed with informative profiles and incredible artwork of the likes of Nelson Mandela, Maya Angelou and J.K. Rowling.

    As well as world leaders and contemporary favourites, this book focuses on unsung heroes including Irena Sendler (who rescued 2,500 children in World War II) and Juliane Koepcke (who survived an airplane crash in a rainforest aged just 17).

    Each profile is also accompanied by a 'What Can You Do?' section which asks the reader to think about their actions if they encountered similar obstacles to these inspiring figures.
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  • First Names Collection - 3 Books

    Product Code: FRSN
    Collection 9 years +
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    Get to know some of history's greatest female heroes on first-name terms...

    These fun and lively books introduce Emmeline Pankhurst, Malala Yousafzai and Amelia Earhart and all of their tremendous achievements. Each book will help children see these remarkable people as ordinary individuals who went on to do extraordinary things.

    It shows Emmeline as a powerful and determined individual who led the suffragette movement; Amelia as one of the great pioneers of aviation; and Malala - the youngest winner of the Novel Peace Prize - as a champion of education for girls.
    Format: paperback
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  • What Would She Do?

    Kay Woodward

    Product Code: WHSD
    Hardback 9 years +
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    Kay Woodward's What Would She Do tells the stories of 25 women whose actions changed the world and then asks what each one would do if they were caught up in a current situation and how they would deal with each predicament.

    Compiled by an all-female team and with artwork by extremely talented illustrators, this book features the likes of Cleopatra, Amelia Earhart and Malala Yousafzai and explains what they did and why they have inspired so many to follow in their footsteps.

    Celebrating all of these women's achievements, this book reveals how they had to overcome issues many girls all over the world are experiencing even now: inequality, gender stereotyping, bullying and body shaming. It shows girls of all ages they can also achieve great things by following in these brilliant women's footsteps.
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  • Usborne History of Britain: Kings & Queens

    Ruth Brocklehurst

    Product Code: KQU2
    Hardback 8 years +
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    Useful as a reference book for homework help but also fun to dip in and out of for picking up key dates and information, History of Britain - Kings and Queens is packed with timelines, photographs, facts and family trees and makes an attractive addition to any child's bookshelf.

    This book covers British kings and queens from Anglo-Saxon times to the present day, with glimpses of their personalities, hobbies, ruling styles and key events in their lifetimes. Ideal for readers aged 9 and over.
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  • Wallbook Timeline of Shakespeare

    Christopher Lloyd

    Product Code: WTSH
    Paperback 7 years +
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    This history wallbook includes a huge (two metres!) fold-out timeline that contains pictures and captions telling the story of William Shakespeare.

    With hundreds of illustrations showcasing all of the Bard's comedies, histories and tragedies, this is a wonderfully accessible introduction to all his work and is sure to come in handy during English lessons.

    It even includes The Wallbook Chronicle, a newspaper that gives further information about Shakespeare's plays and their influence on culture and history.
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  • President Donald Trump

    Nick Robison

    Product Code: AKY2
    Hardback 7 years +
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    There has possibly never been a more divisive president of the United States than Donald Trump. The 45th man to take this honour, this book covers his life and how he went from being a successful businessman to a popular reality TV star and then the most powerful man in America.
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  • Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

    Elena Favilli

    Product Code: AXDIA
    Hardback 7 years +
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    What if a princess didn't marry went on to become an astronaut? And what if the queen was the one really in charge of the kingdom?

    Illustrated by 60 female artists from every corner of the globe, this essential book introduces children to 100 remarkable women including Ada Lovelace to Malala, Elizabeth I to Serena Williams.

    A truly empowering, moving and inspirational read.

    This title was shortlisted for 2018's British Book Award Children's Book of the Year.
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  • Usborne Famous Lives: Captain Cook

    Rebecca Levene

    Product Code: AMTET
    Hardback 7 years +
    Learn all about the life of Captain Cook in this concise biography. Written in friendly, accessible text with colourful illustrations, it reveals all of his trials and tribulations.
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  • Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls 2

    Elena Favilli

    Product Code: BMPKT
    Hardback 7 years +
    100 new bedtime stories, each inspired by the life and adventures of extraordinary women from Nefertiti to Beyonce. The unique narrative style of "Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls" transforms each biography in a fairy-tale, filling the readers with wonder and with a burning curiosity to know more about each hero.
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  • Little People, Big Dreams: Amelia Earhart

    Isabel Sanchez Vergara

    Product Code: AUVOA
    Hardback 5 years +
    In the Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the lives of outstanding people from designers and artists to scientists. All of them went on to achieve incredible things, yet all of them began life as a little child with a dream. The book follows Amelia Earhart, whose strong will and self-belief helped her overcome prejudice and technical problems to become the first female flier to fly solo across the Atlantic ocean. This inspiring and informative little biography comes with extra facts about Amelia's life at the back.
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  • 100 People Who Made History

    Product Code: ADMZI
    Hardback 7 years +
    Meet the people who helped shape the world we know today. "100 People Who Made History" is no ordinary history book. Inventors and explorers rub shoulders with political leaders, sports stars, and entertainers. From Marco Polo to Marie Curie via Pele, this top 100 comes from all over the world, taking in all types of people. Packed with engaging graphics and plenty of unusual facts, each profile describes the major influences and tells true stories about the movers and shakers from our history. You can take a seat and meet the people that have changed our world and discover how they did it.
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  • Little People, Big Dreams: Coco Chanel

    Isabel Sanchez Vegara

    Product Code: AQWSR
    Hardback 5 years +
    In this new series, discover the lives of outstanding people from designers and artists to scientists. All of them went on to achieve incredible things, yet all of them began life as a little child with a dream. The first book follows Coco Chanel, from her early life in an orphanage - where she is a genius with needle and thread - to her time as a cabaret singer, hat maker and, eventually, international fashion designer. This inspiring and informative little biography comes with extra facts about Coco's life at the back.
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  • Marie Curie

    Isabel Sanchez Vegara

    Product Code: AXDHK
    Hardback 5 years +
    In the Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the lives of outstanding people from designers and artists to scientists. All of them went on to achieve incredible things, yet all of them began life as a little child with a dream. The book follows Marie Curie, whose love of learning helped her to revolutionise the fight against cancer with her discovery of radium and polonium. This inspiring and informative little biography comes with extra facts about Marie's life at the back.
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  • Usborne Famous Lives: Florence Nightingale

    L. Lethbridge

    Product Code: AMTES
    Hardback 7 years +
    This is a concise biography of Florence Nightingale. It reveals how she was born into a wealthy family but instead of living a life of leisure and luxury, she decided to help people and become a nurse - something that was very out of the ordinary in 1830.
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  • Little People, Big Dreams: Frida Kahlo

    Isabel Sanchez Vegara

    Product Code: AQWSQ
    Hardback 5 years +
    In this new series, discover the lives of outstanding people from designers and artists to scientists. All of them went on to achieve incredible things, yet all of them began life as a little child with a dream. The second book follows Frida Kahlo, whose desire to study medicine was destroyed by a childhood accident. Frida began painting from her bedside and produced over 140 works, culminating in a solo exhibition in America. This inspiring and informative little biography comes with extra facts about Frida's life at the back.
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  • Women in Science

    Rachel Ignotofsky

    Product Code: AXHIZ
    Hardback 7 years +
    A gloriously illustrated celebration of trailblazing women. Women in Science highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, from both the ancient and modern worlds. The book also contains fascinating infographics and an illustrated scientific glossary. The extraordinary women profiled include well-known figures like the physicist and chemist Marie Curie, as well as lesser-known pioneers such as Katherine Johnson, the African-American mathematician who calculated the trajectory of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. Women in Science celebrates the achievements of the intrepid women who have paved the way for the next generation of female engineers, biologists, mathematicians, doctors, astronauts, physicists and beyond ...
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  • Usborne Famous Lives: Christopher Columbus

    M. Lacey

    Product Code: AMTEU
    Hardback 7 years +
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    This book looks over the life of Christopher Columbus, from his childhood through to his 'discovery' of America.

    It looks over his triumphs and tribulations with lively text, colourful artwork and archive photographs.
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  • Little People, Big Dreams: Maya Angelou

    Isabel Sanchez Vegara

    Product Code: AUVQP
    Hardback 5 years +
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    In the Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the lives of outstanding people from designers and artists to scientists. All of them went on to achieve incredible things, yet all of them began life as a little child with a dream. The book follows Maya Angelou, from her early traumatic childhood to her time as a singer, actress, civil rights campaigner and, eventually, one of America's most beloved writers. This inspiring and informative little biography comes with extra facts about Maya's life at the back.
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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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  • Florence Nightingale

    Sally Hewitt

    Product Code: APXEX
    Paperback 5 years +
    Ways into History: Florence Nightingale tells the story of the famous nurse and her battle to make nursing a respected profession. It also looks at why we remember Florence Nightingale today. In the Ways into History series, original illustrations and simple text bring the past alive, while questions and activities encourage historical research and build up confidence and enthusiasm.
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  • Usain Bolt

    Roy Apps

    Product Code: ASHNZ
    Paperback 7 years +
    Usain had a dream, he wanted to play cricket. But an eagle-eyed coach spotted his sprinting talent at school in Jamaica. Usain soon discovered that the path to becoming a pro-athlete is tough going, and if he was to fulfil his destiny and become the FASTEST MAN ON EARTH, he was going to need every ounce of determination, plus a great sense of humour. This is the story of Usain's discovery, his first athletic events and the Olympic Games. Dream to Win: Usain Bolt is written by expert author Roy Apps for kids with a reading age of 7 (but could also be enjoyed by pre-teens) and illustrated with black-and-white artwork. The stories focus on top athletes and sport personalities, with each dramatic story bringing to life the skill, determination and luck needed to break through into top level competition. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.
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  • Usborne Famous Lives: Martin Luther King

    Robert Jones

    Product Code: AMTEW
    Hardback 7 years +
    Learn all about the life of Martin Luther King in this concise biography. Written in friendly, accessible text with colourful illustrations, it reveals his incredible achievements and lasting legacy despite all the trials and tribulations he had to live through.
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  • Nelson Mandela

    Katie Daynes

    Product Code: AIPQC
    Hardback 7 years +
    One of the most inspirational figures the world has ever seen, this insightful book takes a look at the tumultuous and ultimately glorious life and career of Nelson Mandela.

    Written in an accessible style for children aged 7+ by Katie Daynes, the book follows Mandela's life from his rural childhood through to his time with the ANC; his fight against apartheid; his 27 years in prison; and his world-changing appointment as South Africa's first black president.

    Genuinely moving, poignant and triumphant, this book will show children just how South Africa's most-wanted fugitive went on to become the country's greatest leader.
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