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  • History Year by Year

    DK

    Product Code: YBYH
    Hardback 9 years +
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    Enjoy a journey through time - all the way from mammoths and mummies to flying and Facebook!

    Stretching from the prehistoric era through to the present day, this DK hardback offers a visual timeline of the history of the world. It's packed with photographs and original artefacts that give a snapshot of each era and highlights the major events that changed the world.

    As well as the tidbits of what was happening around the world, this book also provides concise and accessible overviews of major events including the rise of the Roman Empire and the fall of Communism. There is also a section called 'Child of the Time', which reveals how children in history lived and honed their skills e.g. the training plans of a Spartan warrior.

    Children will be able to put historic events across the world into context by reading through the timeline and learn about eras including Ancient Greece, Rome, the Industrial Revolution, the American Civil War, the World Wars and the moon landing in 1969.
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  • Hetty Feather

    Jacqueline Wilson

    Product Code: HET2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    Warm, moving, funny and totally fascinating, Hetty Feather by Jacqueline Wilson is the perfect book for young readers aged 9 and over.

    It's London, 1876, and Hetty Feather is just a tiny baby when her mother leaves her at the Foundling Hospital. The Hospital cares for abandoned children - but Hetty must first live with a foster family until she is big enough to go to school. Life in the countryside is hard but with her 'brothers' Jem and Gideon, she helps in the fields and plays imaginary games. Together they sneak off to visit the travelling circus and Hetty is mesmerised by the show, especially Madame Adeline and her performing horses. But Hetty's happiness is threatened once more when she is returned to the Foundling Hospital. The new life of awful uniforms and terrible food is a struggle for her. But now she has the chance to find her real mother. Could she really be the wonderful Madame Adeline? Or will Hetty find the truth is even more surprising?

    Jacqueline Wilson will surprise and delight old fans and new with this utterly original take on a historical novel. Set in Victorian times and featuring a brand new feisty heroine, Hetty Feather, this is a Tracy Beaker-esque tale that will thrill young readers.
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  • Oliver Twist

    Mary Sebag-Montefiore

    Product Code: APNOR
    Hardback 5 years +
    Oliver grows up in an orphanage, and when he dares to ask for more is cast out into a world of colourful characters in which he will have to keep his wits about him and pick a pocket or two to survive. A retelling of the classic Charles Dickens story for children growing in their reading confidence and ability. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts from Roehampton University.
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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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  • You Wouldn't Want to be A Victorian Servant

    Fiona MacDonald

    Product Code: ARGIK
    Paperback 7 years +
    Get ready...as a 12-year-old girl living in Britain in the 1880s, you are about to start work for a wealthy family. You will be busy all day long as a Victorian servant. This title can be used as a background approach to wider issues in Victorian times, such as class divides, daily life and the position of men and women. The humorous illustrations make learning fun, and encourage young readers to engage with the central servant character. Informative captions, a glossary and an index make this title an ideal and fun introduction to the conventions of non-fiction text. It is relevant to Key Stage 2 history and helps to achieve the goals of the Scottish Standard Curriculum 5-14.
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  • Vile Victorians

    Terry Deary

    Product Code: AQWNX
    Paperback 7 years +
    All the foul facts about the Vile Victorians are ready to uncover, including the murderers who wouldn't hang, when the first public loo was flushed and how stag hunting took place in Paddington Station. Refreshed with a fantastic new design for 2016, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.
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  • The Ladybird Book of British History

    Tim Wood

    Product Code: ABQVR
    Paperback 7 years +
    "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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  • Queen Victoria

    Susanna Davidson

    Product Code: APNBF
    Hardback 7 years +
    A lively and intriguing biography of Queen Victoria, from her difficult and lonely childhood to her life as one of the most powerful women in the world. Fascinating photographs and a family tree are supplemented with internet links which allow the reader to find out even more about the life and times of Queen Victoria. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton, this level is suitable for those ready to tackle longer and more complex text.
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  • The Lottie Project

    Jacqueline Wilson & Nick Sharr

    Product Code: ACGPA
    Paperback 9 years +
    Hi! I'm Charlie (Don't call me Charlotte - ever!). History is boring, right? Wrong! The Victorians weren't all deadly dull and drippy. Lottie certainly isn't. She's eleven - like me - but she's left school and has a job as a nursery maid. Her life is really hard, just work work work, but I bet she'd know what to do about my mum's awful boyfriend and his wimpy little son. I bet she wouldn't mess it all up like I do.

    Sure to delight young fans of Double Act and The Story of Tracy Beaker, The Lottie Project is one of our favourite Jacqueline Wilson books!
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  • Horrible Jobs of the Industrial Revolution

    Leon Gray

    Product Code: ARJSA
    Hardback 11 years +
    Horrible Jobs of the Industrial Revolution looks at some of the horrible jobs that some unfortunate people had to do in during the Industrial Revolution. Find out more about daily hazards for matchstick girls, navvies, chimneysweeps, and many others. With fun graphics, colourful illustrations and photographs and a lively text, this is a fascinating look at what our poor ancestors might have had to do for a living during this period.
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  • The Industrial Revolution

    Peter Hepplewhite

    Product Code: APZAU
    Paperback 7 years +
    The book offers a chronological political history of the Industrial Revolution, as well as chapters on the major themes. Topics include developments in technology, the factory system and working life for men, women and children, education in factories and schools, the growth of industrial towns, and the effects of the Industrial Revolution on the military, ships and seafaring, rail travel, holidays and on local communities. Easy to navigate, each spread deals with a different topic and consists of maps, diagrams, artwork and photographs. Complete with timeline, glossary and 2-page index.
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  • Ladybird Histories: Victorians

    Ladybird

    Product Code: AKHFL
    Paperback 5 years +
    This history title from Ladybird is the ideal homework help book for primary school children who are learning about the Victorians at school. Packed with everything a child needs to know about Victorian life and times, it is perfect for all school project work, with a timeline, glossary and index for easy reference. Fully illustrated and full of interesting bite-size facts, Ladybird Histories: Victorians features information about what people wore, what jobs they did, how they lived, children's lives, and notable people of the period including Queen Victoria, Charles Dickens, Isambard Kingdom Brunel and key social reformers.
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  • The Usborne History of Britain

    Ruth Brocklehurst

    Product Code: AAHHW
    Hardback 7 years +
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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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  • You Wouldn't Want to be a Victorian Miner!

    John Malam

    Product Code: AINMO
    Paperback 7 years +
    As a man brought up a British coal-mining village in the 1860s, you have to endure the dangers and difficulties of working underground in a Victorian mine. Learn how to get by with a succession of 'Handy hints' such as not forgetting to take a canary down the mine with you. Find out how pit ponies are used, how the coal is mined, and how to survive deep underground. You'll soon learn that you really wouldn't want to be a Victorian miner! This title in the popular You Wouldn't Want to Be series features full-colour illustrations which combine humour and accurate technical detail. Featuring brand new extra content including a timeline, fun facts a list of 'top' characters and a map.
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  • Oliver Twist

    Mary Sebag-Montefiore

    Product Code: ADPEC
    Other 6 years +
    This is a retelling of the classic Charles Dickens' story for children growing in their reading confidence and ability. It is part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts from Roehampton University. The audio CD includes a dramatic listen-along recording with music and sound effects, followed by a read-along version with prompts for page turns.
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