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Our primary school history books and textbooks will help KS1 and KS2 children understand all about the most momentous and world-changing events in our history. They cover everything from discoveries and inventions to battles and wars.

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Our primary school history books and textbooks will help KS1 and KS2 children understand all about the most momentous and world-changing events in our history. They cover everything from discoveries and inventions to battles and wars.

  • You Wouldn't Want to live Without Collection - 20 Books

    Product Code: YWTL
    Collection 7 years +
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    With colourful and witty illustrations, the 20 books in this collection help children understand what life would be like without antibiotics (sickly!), gravity (fun and floaty?), and money (hard!).

    Perfect for budding historians, these books tell the fascinating and world-changing stories of technological innovations, professions and natural phenomena that most of us take for granted including dentists, extreme weather and buzzy bees.

    The artwork makes them wonderfully accessible and there are also explanatory diagrams to showcase the scientific and historical developments.

    Format: paperback
    • £17.99
    • RRP £139.80
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  • Starters Collection - 8 Books

    Nick Pierce

    Product Code: STTE
    Collection 7 years +
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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.

    Format: paperback
    • £9.99
    • RRP £55.92
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  • Spectacular Visual Guides Collection - 10 Books

    Product Code: SPVG
    Collection 9 years +
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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.
    • £11.99
    • RRP £59.90
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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.
    • £24.99
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    • RRP £112.70
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  • Tower of Knowledge Collection - 16 Books

    Product Code: TOWR
    Collection 9 years +
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    From mammals to minerals and sharks to space, these reference books will delight young minds with their array of facts, stats and records.

    Very visual guides to important topics, these books are peppered with double-page photographs highlighting the amazing facts and there is also a data section at the end of each section offering stats including world records and top tens and other relevant information e.g. the Periodic Table in the Rocks and Minerals book.

    These introductory books will explain to children everything from the anatomy of a horse to a map of the Nile region! They're perfect study aids.

    Format: paperback
    • £19.99
    • RRP £63.84
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  • Stone Age Boy

    Satoshi Kitamura

    Product Code: AQZ2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    Discover what life was like for children living in the Stone Age with this prehistoric picture book!

    A little boy falls over and stumbles right into the Stone Age. Once there, he meets a girl his age and she introduces him to her tribe, revealing all about their way of life.

    The little boy learns how to make tools, clothes and weapons and watches the cavepeople hunt, fish, cook and paint. He then wakes up in his own time... Was it all a dream?

    This is a fun introduction to the Stone Age.
    • £3.99
    • RRP £6.99
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  • The Story of the Second World War for Children

    Peter Chrisp

    Product Code: SWWS
    Paperback 9 years +
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    Packed with facts, stories, photographs and illustrations, The Story of the Second War for Children evaluates the effect and impact of this conflict on the lives of the people who lived through it.

    From the civilians working in factories to soldiers fighting on land, sea and air and the children who were evacuated to the countryside, this book shines a light on what life was like during this tumultuous era. It also looks at how the war led to major advances in technology, medicine and weaponry and contains cross-section artworks of the interiors of tanks, aircraft, U-boats and more.

    Published in association with the Imperial War Museum, this book will help children understand the bravery and sacrifices of ordinary people during the Second World War.
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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  • A Street Through Time

    Steve Noon

    Product Code: ASTT
    Hardback 7 years +
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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.
    • £4.99
    • RRP £9.99
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  • History Essentials Collection - 5 Books

    Product Code: HSTE
    Collection 8 years +
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    Know a young history buff? These books will encourage them to take a step back in time...

    Each book offers a combination of facts, photographs of fascinating artefacts and reconstructions of key events and daily life.

    Backed by the latest research and evidence, these fast-paced, dramatic reads will bring history to life for Key Stage 2 students.
    Format: paperback
    • £7.99
    • RRP £44.96
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  • Histronauts Collection - 3 Books

    Product Code: HSTR
    Collection 7 years +
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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.
    Format: paperback
    • £5.99
    • RRP £20.97
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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.
    • £8.99
    • RRP £16.99
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    Instant Einstein: Scratch & Reveal Set - 2 Books

    Product Code: IESR
    Collection 9 years +
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    This set of Scratch-and-Reveal books provides fact-hungry kids with all sorts of unbelievable trivia.

    The Gross and Gloopy pad focuses on wicked wildlife, the incredible antics that took place in the olden days and just a few bodily functions, while the Epic and Awesome pad features everything from dinosaurs to sports stars.

    Throughout each pad, children will have the chance to use the scratchers (one is attached to each pad) to tick off the correct answers to multiple-choice questions and mystery pictures.
    • £4.99
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    • RRP £13.98
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  • Heroes

    David Long

    Product Code: HINC
    Hardback 9 years +
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    Animals have been saving lives for as long as there have been wars and this fully illustrated hardback book tells some of their most incredible and poignant stories.

    From an Alsatian who became a hero of the Blitz to a donkey who served as an ambulance and even a bear who did magnificent things, these animals are truly extraordinary.

    With David Long's revealing and informative text brought to life by Kerry Hyndman's stunning artwork, this is an anthology of animal tales that proves not all heroes are human. The stories will astonish, engross, move and delight.
    • £7.99
    • RRP £18.99
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  • The Story of the First World War for Children

    John Malam

    Product Code: FWWS
    Paperback 9 years +
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    Published in association with the Imperial War Museum, The Story of the First World War for Children examines the world-changing conflict in great detail.

    A study aid for history lessons, this book uses facts, photographs and illustrations to show children how the First World War was the world's first 'total war' between modern, industrialised nations and how many new and terrifying weapons were used - including airplanes, tanks, zeppelins, warships and poison gas.

    It relates the unfolding events and the human stories in a way that brings history vividly to life.
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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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
    • £6.99
    • RRP £20.97
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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.
    • £4.99
    • RRP £9.99
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  • When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

    Judith Kerr

    Product Code: HST2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    Best-loved children's author, the much-missed Judith Kerr, drew on her own childhood experiences to write When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit.

    The story follows nine-year-old Anna as she and her family are forced to flee Nazi Germany in secret, without saying goodbye to friends or taking favourite belongings.

    Anna's story is sad and touching but full of humour and warmth. Readers aged 9+ who are fans of Michael Morpurgo will enjoy this.
    • £4.49
    • RRP £6.99
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  • Spot the Mistake: Lands of Long Ago

    Mike Jolley

    Product Code: STMI
    Hardback 7 years +
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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.
    • £3.99
    • RRP £12.99
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  • First Man on the Moon

    Ben Hubbard

    Product Code: FMOM
    Hardback 9 years +
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    Published in time for the 50th anniversary, First Man on the Moon is a gripping illustrated account of the historic first moon landing.

    Featuring accessible text and contemporary artwork, it breathes new life into the famous story of the first ever moon landing, using short paragraphs to tell this inspiring story.

    It covers the beginnings of the Space Race; the early missions; the successful Apollo 11 voyage; and Neil Armstrong's legendary first steps on the moon - as well as the astronauts' heart-stopping return to Earth.
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
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  • Irelandopedia

    John Burke

    Product Code: IREL
    Hardback 7 years +
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    This breathtakingly exciting book discovers Ireland, county by county, as you've never seen it before! Armchair travelers of any age will be totally absorbed by Fatti Burke's detailed illustrations and her father John's fabulous facts to be discovered on every page. Spot the ghosts in Dunluce Castle, taste rashers which were invented in Waterford, take a boat out on one of Cavan's 360 lakes -- even discover which county Elvis Presley's ancestors were from! Discover hundreds of things about Ireland until you have an Irelandopedic knowledge yourself!
    • £6.00
    • RRP £21.99
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  • British Museum: Maurice the Museum Mouse's Amazing Ancient Book of Facts and Jokes

    Tracey Turner

    Product Code: EEO2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Learn about the civilisations of the past in a fun and exciting way with this fun joke book from the British Museum. It's packed with quips and facts that will inspire children to learn more about our history.
    • £2.99
    • RRP £4.99
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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.
    • £7.99
    • RRP £14.99
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  • World War I

    DK

    Product Code: EKB2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    From pre-war Europe to women in wartime, discover fascinating facts about all aspects of World War I. With the 100th Anniversary of the end of the war in 2018, DKfindout! World War I helps kids discover what caused the conflict and what were the most important battles. The DKfindout! series will satisfy any child who is eager to learn - and keep them coming back for more! Discover key World War I facts and hear from veterans firsthand, DKfindout! World War I is packed with key facts, fun quizzes and incredible images of World War I. This book is a must have for budding historians. Silver award winner in the MadeForMums Awards 2017 children's books series category.
    • £2.99
    • RRP £5.99
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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.
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
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