Topics : Primary School Roman Books

Our books about Roman for kids will make your history lessons even more exciting. They cover Roman history in an accessible and informative way and will be an essential study aid for KS1 and KS2 history lessons.

  • STTE 7 years +

    Starters Collection - 8 Books (Collection)

    Nick Pierce

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    Each book in this colourful collection is filled with simple text and striking illustrations that help introduce history and the natural world to young readers. They cover curriculum topics and reveal what people and animals have done over the various historical periods.

    From exotic animals in the rainforest to knights preparing for battle, these books are sure to inspire a passion for learning as children are enthralled by the informative yet fun layout of each spread. They have 'Can you find...?' sections which will encourage children to absorb the information on the pages while learning about the important concepts.

    Throughout the books there are introductory paragraphs with additional text and highlighted images around the border to encourage readers to spot specific objects within the main image. There is also a timeline, glossary and index for key terms so children can consolidate what they have learnt.

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  • SPVG 9 years +

    Spectacular Visual Guides Collection - 10 Books (Collection)

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    This 10-book collection provides accounts of how some of the world's most important inventions were built and how they work - some of which to this very day.

    Full of eye-catching illustrations and detailed and informative text, the books cover the likes of Egyptian pyramids, viking towns and Greek temples.

    Perfect for children fascinated in history, these books will become handy study aids and are sure to keep children absorbed for hours on end.
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  • HSTR 7 years +

    Histronauts Collection - 3 Books (Collection)

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    Travel back in time with The Histronauts and bring history to life by reading the stories and facts in this fun three-book collection!

    With lovable characters and a graphic novel-style narrative, each book is perfect for creating loyal history fans from reluctant readers, and there are plenty of activities to keep them engaged throughout the series.

    Children will explore the Egyptian, Roman and Viking eras as they uncover the secrets of the past and learn facts in an interactive and exciting way.
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  • ASTT 7 years +

    A Street Through Time (Hardback)

    Steve Noon

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    Take a 12,000-year walk through history with Steve Noon's award-winning A Street Through Time.

    Beautiful and absorbing illustrations bring fourteen key periods in history to life in this wonderfully informative book. Children aged 7 and over will be fascinated as they watch the street change as buildings go up and come down; and they will also have the chance to learn about how people lived in years gone by.

    They can even search and locate the objects that have survived throughout the ages! A Street Through Time shows people at work, war and play and is sure to be returned to again and again as children (and adults!) spot new details every time.
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  • HTLL 7 years +

    How to Live Like A... Collection - 8 Books (Collection)

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    Learn how Aztec priests, Samurai warriors and Roman gladiators lived with this fact-filled series of eight books.

    Written in a funny, first-person narrative, these books will delight young historians and children who prefer facts to fiction. These eye-opening books focus on the things from these exciting periods in history that were most weird, exciting, strange or scary. They also do not shy away from the violent nature of these eras - making them extra appealing!

    Other jobs and livelihoods children will have so much fun learning about are Caribbean pirates, Egyptian Mummy makers, Medieval knights, Stone Age hunters and Viking warriors.
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  • STMI 7 years +

    Spot the Mistake: Lands of Long Ago (Hardback)

    Mike Jolley

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    This history book teaches children all about ancient civilisations while helping them develop their observational skills at the same time.

    It's bursting with scenes that have mistakes to spot e.g. a Mayan warrior is wearing a watch and a Viking using a compass. The answers are easily highlighted on the next page, so children can learn and use this knowledge in their history lessons. All of these errors provide perfect discussion points, too.

    Featuring 10 different ancient civilisations, the Where's Wally?-style approach makes this book perfect for budding history detectives. The eras covered are Ancient Egypt, Viking times, Ancient Rome, the Mughal Empire, Ancient Greece, Medieval Europe, the Empire of the Mayans, Ancient China, the Stone Age and the time of the pirates.
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  • ALZMZ 7 years +

    Romans on the Rampage (Paperback)

    Jeremy Strong

    Romans on the Rampage is a laugh-out-loud story written by the king of comedy, Jeremy Strong.

    Perilus is a Roman boy who is crazy about chariot racing. He loves to practise in his own homemade chariot and dreams of riding in the Circus Maximum himself one day.

    But when Perilus' hero, the brilliant charioteer Scorcha, goes missing on the day of the big race, Perilus finds his wish coming true sooner than he'd imagined!
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  • APXLO 7 years +

    What the Romans Did for Us (Paperback)

    Alison Hawes

    The White Wolves brand is known for providing engaging books that children want to pick up, at a range of different reading levels. The new non-fiction strand reflects the range of non-fiction texts that children will come across in the real world, from guidebooks to cookbooks. They provide a fresh, high-interest look at core geography, history and science topics, and are ideal for classroom and topic libraries, and for teaching non-fiction literacy skills in a curriculum context.
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  • AJQRD 7 years +

    Roman Diary (Paperback)

    Richard Platt

    This book helps you explore the city at the heart of the ancient Roman Empire with Iliona, a Greek girl captured by pirates and sold into slavery. The year is AD 102 and Iliona, an educated Greek girl, has been orphaned and sold as a slave in Rome. Apart from her beloved diary, she hasn't a friend in the world...But the family she works for are not unkind, and as Iliona begins to make friends and look around her, she discovers that the teeming city at the heart of the empire is a fascinating place. Through her eyes, watch the Roman army return in triumph from war against the Dacians, visit Nero's baths, witness gladiators fighting in the famous amphitheatre, attend the senate and a sumptuous banquet, escape a house fire, discover how Roman women dress their hair...and celebrate with her on the day that she is granted her freedom for her bravery! There is a fact section at the back on aspects of Roman history, including society, sports, the army, religion and technology. It contains a timeline, glossary and index.
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  • APNNV 9 years +

    Julius Caesar (Hardback)

    Rachel Firth

    Suitable for children aged 7 and over, this book chronicles the life and times of Julius Caesar.

    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.
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  • APNEO 7 years +

    Rome & Romans (Paperback)

    Heather Amery

    Take a trip back in time to the age of the Romans in this volume, designed both for children studying history for the first time and those investigating a particular interest. Detailed illustrations and an imaginary helmet should help them to recreate the past and imagine life as a Roman.
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  • AAHHW 7 years +

    The Usborne History of Britain (Hardback)

    Ruth Brocklehurst

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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.
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  • AMOYI 7 years +

    The Usborne Encyclopedia of the Roman World (Paperback)

    Fiona Chandler

    A fully illustrated, comprehensive guide to the Roman World - its history, government, army, religion and everyday life. The comprehensive factfinder includes a timeline, 'who's who?' and details of recent archaeological finds. QR codes on each page take readers straight to mobile websites that bring the pages to life with interactive content.
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  • ALZTG 7 years +

    Rotten Romans (Paperback)

    Terry Deary

    A new series of Horrible Histories sticker activity books, crammed with quick quizzes, foul facts and putrid pictures, the Horrible Histories Sticker Activity Book: Rotten Romans covers all things horrible in ruthless Rome. With over 250 savage stickers, explore the Roman's extraordinary empire. Get boggled by their baths, terrified by their torture and cured by their dastardly doctors. Be careful to keep on the right side of the grumpy gladiators though, otherwise you could end up on a spear!
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  • AQCLI 7 years +

    Ancient Romans (Paperback)

    Jillian Powell

    Each book in this delightful, child-friendly series focuses on a different period in history, from Ancient Rome right up to World War 2. Children will love learning about each era, and then following the simple instructions to make useful or interesting objects from that time. Age-appropriate and accessible, the books are jam-packed with great ideas and perfect for use at home or in the classroom. In Craft Box: Ancient Romans, you can learn how to make a shield, a Janus mask, a dolphin mosaic, a Roman coin box, a bulla, a triumphal arch photo frame, a fresco, a Draco standard, a laurel wreath, a seal, a clay lamp and a sun dial! Fun facts on every spread give background information about Ancient Rome and its people, from the lives of emperors, to ordinary Romans and slaves. A Further Information spread suggests age-appropriate websites and books, so children can go away and learn more about the Romans. A glossary explains any tricky words, and will help to further increase children's knowledge and understanding of the era.
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  • ANHXN 7 years +

    Life in Roman Britain (Paperback)

    Anita Ganeri

    Life in Roman Britain explains what life was like for young people during the centuries when Britain was part of the Roman Empire. It looks at everything from family life to feasts.
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  • BGPCB 7 years +

    Gross Facts About the Roman Empire (Paperback)

    Mira Vonne

    From garbage-filled streets and spoiled food to bloody gladiator fights and deadly punishments, daily life in Rome was really rotten. Get ready to explore the nasty side of life in ancient Rome.
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  • APMZH 7 years +

    Gladiators (Paperback)

    Minna Lacey

    Gladiators were brutal fighters who risked their lives in one of the deadliest sports of all time. They performed to huge crowds in stadiums across the Roman Empire. Find out how these savage spectacles first began, who took part in them and how men were trained to become fighting machines.
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  • AKQSG 9 years +

    Did Romans Really Wash Themselves in Wee? (Paperback)

    Noel Botham

    Did you know that the Romans kept eating until they were sick, or that the smelly Vikings had no toilets on their ships? Do you want to know which Roman emperor loved his horse so much he made him consul? Amaze your friends by telling them about Incan excecutions, cheesy food fights and warrior bats! Joining forces with the brainy Dr Dino, Noel Botham (author of the hugely popular and successful Useless Information series) really makes history come alive for children in this hilarious offering. Bursting with brilliant hand-drawn illustrations, this book is packed with the wackiest, wittiest, filthiest, foulest, oldest, wisest and best facts about history!
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  • AKHFM 5 years +

    Ladybird Histories: Romans (Paperback)

    Ladybird

    This history book from Ladybird is the ideal homework help book for primary school children who are learning about the ancient Romans at school. Packed with everything a child needs to know about Roman life and times, it is perfect for all school project work, with a timeline, glossary and index included for easy reference. Fully illustrated and full of fascinating bite-size facts, Ladybird Histories: Romans features information about what people wore, what jobs they did, how they lived, children's lives, and key emperors such as Julius Caesar, Augustus, Constantine and Claudius. There is also interesting information about Roman roads, baths and even Pompeii.
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  • ACMLI 9 years +

    Scribes from Alexandria (Paperback)

    Caroline Lawrence

    The fifteenth title in teh bestselling Roman Mysteries series, re-issued with a brand new cover look. A desperate quest begins in the Romano-Egyptian port of Alexandria: site of the great lighthouse, the Library and the tomb of Alexander the Great. Codes, riddles, anagrams and hieroglyphics lead the search parties down the river Nile to pyramids and sphinxes, temples and tombs, crocodiles and hippos. But what lies at the end of the journey: treasure or death? A talented storyteller, Caroline Lawrence has created a delightfully readable and accessible series that children will want to read time and time again.
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  • ACMLC 9 years +

    The Sirens of Surrentum (Paperback)

    Caroline Lawrence

    The eleventh title in the bestselling Roman Mysteries series, re-issued with a brand new cover look. Summer AD 80. Flavia and her friends receive an invitation to stay at the luxurious Villa Limona in Surrentum, where their friend Pulchra has a mystery she desperately wants them to solve. After a year of hardship and disasters, people are in cheerful spirits - there is even talk of love and romance. But it seems one of the guests has murder in mind. Can Flavia and her friends track down the would-be poisoner before it's too late? A talented storyteller, Caroline Lawrence has created a delightfully readable and accessible series that children will want to read time and time again.
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  • ABQVR 7 years +

    The Ladybird Book of British History (Paperback)

    Tim Wood

    "The Ladybird Book of British History" is the ideal first reference book for primary school children. It is packed with information about topics children will learn at school, including the Romans, the Tudors, and Victorian Britain. Full of fascinating facts and detailed drawings, this handy book will form an invaluable part of any child's first reference library. It includes a weblink to a downloadable timeline of British history.
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  • AAUEJ 9 years +

    A Roman Villa (Paperback)

    Jacqueline Morley

    Step inside a luxurious Roman Villa and discover for yourself what it was like to live and work in this rural estate. From the tools and techniques used to maintain the sprawling gardens and vineyards to the story of a slave's life, A Roman Villa provides detailed information about all aspects of daily life in this ancient household. Take a closer look at history with Spectacular Visual Guides, a series that scratches way past the surface of history, examining the legacies of long lost civilisations. Each title provides the reader with a detailed glimpse of people and places during pivotal periods in time. Astounding architectural acheivements are explained and explored with full-colour cutaway illustrations. Pinpoint enlargements focus on the day to day lives of the people, looking at how they ate, dressed, entertained themselves and sometimes fought. Illustrations of artifacts and paintings from the era help to support the main text by providing proof which explains how we know what we know. Informative captions, maps, a complete glossary and an index make these titles ideal educational texts. Each one features a sturdy flexi-bound cover with gold foiling.
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