Primary School Famous People Books
BWDD 8 years +8 years +
This stimulating book celebrates 100 boys who dared to be different and refused to conform to the stereotypical idea of what a man 'should' be...
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From Grayson Perry to Frank Ocean and Beethoven to Barack Obama, this book celebrates figures from all walks of life who have followed their own paths and made a positive impact on the world.
The accessible profiles and striking artwork reveals how every one of these men broke the rules as they went on to achieve amazing and innovative things. It's an inspiring read for children who worry about things and want to go against the grain.
WHSD 7 years +7 years +
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.
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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.
HVIP 7 years +7 years +
Featuring Boudicca, Charles Darwin, Emmeline Pankhurst, King John and Mary Anning, these books examing some of history's greatest characters and will come in useful for children studying at both Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 level.
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They look at the lives of these figures and explore the society in which they lived and how they made an impact on the culture of the time.
Each book covers each person from their childhood right through to old age and looks at their biggest achievements - Mary Anning collected and studied fossils; King John signed the Magna Carta; Charles Darwin came up with the theory of evolution, Boudicca rebelled against the Romans; and Emmeline Pankhurst helped women win the right to vote.
WDWR 6 years +6 years +
This collection contains six first history books that will explain to children why we remember momentous events and people including The Great Fire of London and Charles Darwin.
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Aimed at readers aged 5 and over, each book covers a topic children will learn about and Key Stage 1 and relies on a rich variety of historical sources including diaries and paintings to bring the events to life. They're also accessibly written as they describe why these people and events remain so relevant.
Each book also features a simple timeline and explores how we find about the past. All text has been carefully checked by a historian.
TFLI 5 years +5 years +
The Wright brothers were determined to be the first men in the world to fly - but how did they achieve their dream?
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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.
WTSH 7 years +7 years +
This history wallbook includes a huge (two metres!) fold-out timeline that contains pictures and captions telling the story of William Shakespeare.
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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.
ENKL 7 years +7 years +
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.
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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.
KQU2 8 years +8 years +
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.
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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.
AKY2 6 years +6 years +
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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FGK2 7 years +7 years +
Full of fantastic facts, this illustrated book provides children with an introduction to some of the greatest women of all time - and reveals their actions that shaped and changed the world.
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Presented in a very contemporary style by Kate Pankhurst - a descendant of Emmeline Pankhurst, no less - this book has cool artwork and accessible, bite-sized facts for children (and you!) to pore over.
Among the incredible women it covers are leader of the Suffragettes Emmeline Pankhurst, adventurer and pilot Amelia Earhart and African-American civil rights activist Rosa Parks. This is an inspirational book that covers some of the key moments in history and it's sure to encourage children to read further.
EKC2 7 years +7 years +
From Hypatia to Marie Curie, this book shines a spotlight on the inspiring women whose incredible scientific ideas changed the world. Covering women's scientific contributions, pioneers in the field, women in technology, engineers, and mathematical geniuses, DK Reader Women in Science introduces children to the names they need to know. Children can discover Nobel Prize winners such as Gerty Cori, healthcare heroes, and important discoveries in STEM. DK's innovative range of levelled readers combines a highly visual approach with non-fiction narratives that children will love reading. DK Reader Women in Science is a Level 3 reader, perfect for children beginning to read alone or ages 7-9. DK Reader Women in Science features inspiring facts for children about pioneering women in the lab, and a quiz to boost reading comprehension.
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ADMZI 7 years +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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APXPX 7 years +7 years +
After injury prevented her from competing in the 2008 Olympic Games, Jessica Ennis fought back to become the 2012 Olympic gold medal winner in the heptathlon. Read her story from her childhood years right up to when she crossed the finish line in her final event in London, 2012. It takes blood, sweat and tears to get to the top of any sport, and these short, inspirational biographies show just how tough it can be. Focusing on top athletes and sport personalities, each dramatic story brings 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 children can't put down.
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APXPZ 7 years +7 years +
From the time that Tom, aged 8, drew a picture of his ambition to dive at the Olympic Games, he has gone on to become Britain's leading diver, capturing the attention of the world's media along the way. In this easily accessible text read Tom's emotional story, from his childhood years right up to when he took Olympic bronze at London 2012. It takes blood, sweat and tears to get to the top of any sport, and these short, inspirational biographies show just how tough it can be. Focusing on top athletes and sport personalities, each dramatic story brings 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 children can't put down.
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ASHNZ 7 years +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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BMPKT 7 years +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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AXDIA 7 years +7 years +
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?
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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 has been shortlisted for 2018's British Book Award Children's Book of the Year.
APNNV 7 years +7 years +
Suitable for children aged 7 and over, this book chronicles the life and times of Julius Caesar.
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Spanning the life of the great leader from his teens to his brutal assassination, and featuring events such as Caesar's capture by pirates as a young man, his military successes across Europe, encounters with Cleopatra and becoming dictator of Rome, this is a must-read for any child with an interest in history.
AQAUM 5 years +5 years +
Exciting stories about famous people, outlining their lives and the important events which made them memorable. Every page features easy-to-follow text and a black-and-white line drawing to help bring these events to life. Each title gives further facts about the famous person and the times in which he or she lived, plus a comprehensive time line detailing key dates. Florence Nightingale tells the story of how this Victorian woman defied her family and friends to take up the unpopular profession of nursing and changed the way hospitals were run.
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