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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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Topics : Primary School Famous People Books

  • Taking Flight

    Adam Hancher

    Product Code: TFLI
    Hardback 5 years +
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    The Wright brothers were determined to be the first men in the world to fly - but how did they achieve their dream?

    This illustrated book captures the golden age of aviation and celebrates the Wright brothers' determination, ingenuity and courage. It shows children, in a narrative style, how the brothers came up with the idea of flying and how they went about building their inventions.

    Written by Adam Hancher, this is a thrilling book about one of the great historic achievements. It's the perfect complement (and an ideal bedtime story) to their learning at school.
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  • Usborne Famous Lives: Christopher Columbus

    M. Lacey

    Product Code: AMTEU
    Hardback 7 years +
    (1)
    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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  • Usborne Famous Lives: Alexander the Great

    Jane M. Bingham

    Product Code: AMTEX
    Hardback 7 years +
    This Usborne Famous Lives book looks over the life of Alexander the Great and his impact on the world today. His life story is told with lively speech, gentle humour and full-colour illustrations.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 100 Women Who Made History

    DK

    Product Code: AWVDY
    Hardback 9 years +
    If you thought that it was a man's world, think again! 100 Women Who Made History is the exciting story of the women who changed the world, from Anne Frank to J.K. Rowling. Meet the most talented and famous women in history, from politics, science, business, and the arts, from exciting entrepreneurs to clever creative. Discover landmark moments in the lives of amazing historical women from Joan of Arc to Marie Curie, up to and including modern game-changers such as Maya Angelou, Angela Merkel, Serena Williams, and Malala Yousafzai. With beautiful photography and fun illustrations, 100 Women Who Made History is a fascinating look at the pioneering and inspiring women in history, from ancient Greece to the present day. 100 Women Who Made History is the perfect book of history for kids aged 9 and up as they discover women who left their mark.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Queen Elizabeth II

    Susanna Davidson

    Product Code: AWJDH
    Hardback 7 years +
    The Queen is one of the most famous women in the world. But what is she really like? This enthralling story of the life of Queen Elizabeth II is full of photographs and facts that capture the drama and grandeur of her reign as Britain's longest-serving monarch, from her childhood during the Second World War and her coronation up to the present day.
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  • Rosa Parks and Emily Davison

    Nick Hunter

    Product Code: ARGOC
    Paperback 6 years +
    This book enables you to discover how these two courageous women helped change the lives of many people through their brave actions. How did their lives compare in very different times? Follow their stories to discover the differences and similarities between their amazing lives! Addressing the needs of the new history National Curriculum, this book will engage readers and encourage them to ask questions about history and how times change.
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  • Hoorah for Mary Seacole

    Trish Cooke

    Product Code: AQAWB
    Paperback 5 years +
    Mary is a brave nurse. When a war starts in the Crimea she sails across the sea to help, and even enters the battlefield! Hopscotch Histories are brand new stories in historical settings, told in under 400 words, perfect for children who are building up their reading confidence
  • Boudicca

    Claire Throp

    Product Code: BMAZL
    Paperback 7 years +
    This book looks over the life of Boudicca, the queen of the Iceni tribe.

    It explains how she led her people in a battle against the Romans and also gives children a glimpse into what it was like living in England at the time of the Roman invasion.
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  • Agatha Christie

    Isabel Sanchez Vegara

    Product Code: AXDHJ
    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 Agatha Christie, who taught herself to read at the age of five, on her journey to becoming the most famous crime writer of all time. This inspiring and informative little biography comes with extra facts about Agatha's life at the back.
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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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  • The Gunpowder Plot

    Helen Cox-Cannons

    Product Code: ARJQY
    Hardback 5 years +
    Remember, remember the fifth of November...You can discover how Guy Fawkes and his gang planned to blow up the King and parliament, how they were stopped and what happened afterwards.
  • 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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  • 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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  • Edward the Confessor

    Claire Throp

    Product Code: BMUAO
    Paperback 7 years +
    This book looks over the life of Edward the Confessor, one of the last Anglo-Saxon kings of England.

    It also gives children a glimpse into what it was like living in England during this incredible era.
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  • Julius Caesar

    Claire Throp

    Product Code: BMFEF
    Paperback 7 years +
    This book looks over the life of Julius Caeasar, the man who led the Roman invasion of Britain in 55 B.C.

    It looks at his lasting legacy and also gives children a glimpse into what life was like in Britain under Roman rule.
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  • Alfred the Great

    Claire Throp

    Product Code: BMAZK
    Paperback 7 years +
    Alfred the Great was the first king of England. This book reveals how he became king and what it was like to live in the country under his rule...
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  • Veronica Roth

    Lori Mortensen

    Product Code: BLZWP
    Paperback 9 years +
    Readers will learn about the life and works of Veronica Roth. This young adult author's life leading up to her success as the best-selling author of the Divergent trilogy is discussed. Readers will also learn about the author's writing process and what inspires her to write. What's next for this author and other interesting details are also included.
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  • J.K. Rowling

    Jennifer Hunsicker

    Product Code: BLZWO
    Paperback 9 years +
    Readers will learn about the life and works of J.K. Rowling. The author's life leading up to her success as the best-selling author of the Harry Potter series is discussed. Readers will also learn about the author's writing process and what inspires her. What's next for this author and other interesting details are also included.
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