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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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Subjects : Primary School History Books

  • Imagine you were there... Winning the Vote for Women

    Caryn Jenner

    Product Code: WVFW
    Hardback 9 years +
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    This book encourages children to imagine they were there when women won the right to vote in places ranging from New Zealand in 1894 to Saudi Arabia in 2014.

    It covers these world-changing events in great detail, focusing on the strong-willed people who fought for this right and the global petitions, campaigns, marches and peaceful protests that helped them on the way. It also reveals the extreme measures taken by suffragists and suffragettes to change history.

    This book has stunning photography and illustrations to highlight the courage of those who fought - and continue to fight for - equality.
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  • 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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  • What the Romans Did for Us

    Alison Hawes

    Product Code: APXLO
    Paperback 7 years +
    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.
  • Anglo-Saxon Boy

    Tony Bradman

    Product Code: AXEXE
    Paperback 9 years +
    An action-packed Anglo-Saxon tale of one boy's journey to the Battle of Hastings in 1066.

    1065: Magnus is the son of Harold Godwinson, lord of the Southern Saxons and ruthlessly ambitious claimant to the throne of England. Overnight, Magnus find himself cast centre-stage in the blood-soaked family feud that led to one of history's most famous battles.

    This is the family tragedy behind 1066: live it with Magnus, as the wolves of history close in on his Anglo-Saxon boyhood.
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  • Viking Boy

    Tony Bradman

    Product Code: AFBGS
    Paperback 10 years +
    Viking Boy is an action-packed blend of historical adventure and fantasy for junior readers.

    Gunnar is the son of a Viking chieftain, living peacefully on his family steading with his mother, father and their people - until they are raided by Skuli and his Wolf Men, who raze his home to the ground and take his father's life. Gunnar swears an oath to avenge his father's death and save his mother - but first he must run to save himself.

    Murderous raiders, hand-to-hand battles to the death, mythical flying wolves and a relentless sea journey to the Land of Fire and Ice...Unknown to Gunnar, his life has been foretold and he finds he has a destiny greater than his own story.
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  • Stone Age

    DK

    Product Code: AWOYN
    Paperback 5 years +
    DKfindout! Stone Age takes kids back in time to discover what life was like in the Stone Ages. The most popular topic on www.dkfindout.com, Stone Ages was added to the national curriculum in 2014. With beautiful photography, lively illustrations, and key curriculum information, the DKfindout! series will satisfy any child who is eager to learn and acquire facts - and keep them coming back for more! For any kid that can't get enough of Stone Age facts, DKfindout! Stone Age is packed with up-to-date information, fun quizzes and incredible images of every aspect of Stone Age life. Discover what Stone Age people wore, sample some of their favourite foods and spot the Stone Age animal. DKfindout! Stone Age will surprise and delight young readers.
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  • Titanic

    Product Code: AKGFY
    Paperback 7 years +
    This is an engaging and entertaining reference guide about the Titanic - perfect for younger readers. Eyewitness Titanic explains one of the most dramatic maritime disasters in history. You can discover what happened to the Captain of the ship, how survivors were rescued and why the maiden voyage turned to tragedy. Packed with all the essential information from the previous edition Eyewitness Titanic is now more interactive and colourful than ever with new infographics, statistics, facts and timelines making the book more engaging and educational for your child.
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  • Usborne Famous Lives: Christopher Columbus

    M. Lacey

    Product Code: AMTEU
    Hardback 7 years +
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    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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  • Aztecs

    Catriona Clarke

    Product Code: AOYDB
    Hardback 5 years +
    Who were the Aztecs? Where did they live, what did they wear and what gods did they worship? Discover the answers to these questions and more in this straightforward introduction to this fascinating ancient civilisation. Also includes information about everyday life, trade, sport, food and drink and conflict. A glossary explains more unusual words.
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  • The Usborne Official Astronaut's Handbook

    Louie Stowell

    Product Code: ANLFL
    Paperback 7 years +
    Discover how you become an astronaut, the training you must undertake, how you travel into space and what you do when you're up there. With a foreword from ESA astronaut Tim Peake, the first British astronaut to embark on a mission to the International Space Station. Published in association with the UK Space Agency.
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  • The Orchard Book of Greek Myths

    Geraldine McCaughrean

    Product Code: AHWXD
    Hardback 5 years +
    Celebrating the 21st birthday of this highly-respected introduction to the best-loved Greek stories, this new edition is generouslyl reformatted and has a beautiful new cover. Geraldine McCaughrean's elegant retellings continue to keep children captivated. Combined wiht Emma Chichester Clark's glorious illustrations, this collection will form an essential part of every child's library.
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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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  • The Usborne Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece

    Jane Chisholm

    Product Code: AEPCF
    Paperback 7 years +
    This is a far-reaching history of Ancient Greece, from the early Minoans to the rise of Classical Greece and its conquest by the Macedonians. It includes detailed information on the key figures, battles and geography of the Ancient Greek Empire, as well as information on the day-to-day life of its citizens, including Gods and Goddesses, education and the foundation of the Olympic games. It features stunning photographs and detailed reconstructions that create a vivid picture of life in Ancient times. A comprehensive factfinder section includes a time chart, who's who and glossary, making it perfect for reference use. It is internet-linked to recommended websites to encourage further learning.
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  • Ancient Rome

    DK

    Product Code: AUGZM
    Paperback 5 years +
    DKfindout! Ancient Rome takes kids back in time to discover what life was like in Ancient Rome. With beautiful photography, lively illustrations, and key curriculum information, the DKfindout! series will satisfy any child who is eager to learn and acquire facts - and keep them coming back for more! For any kid that can't get enough Roman facts, DKfindout! Ancient Rome is packed with information, quizzes, fun facts and incredible images of every aspect of Roman life. Discover what Romans would have put in their shopping baskets, how to decode Roman numerals, and go into battle with the gladiators. Immerse yourself in Ancient Rome with DKfindout!
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  • Greek Myths

    Ann Turnbull

    Product Code: ADNSY
    Paperback 9 years +
    This title is a beautifully written and illustrated collection of Greek myths containing seventeen famous tales full of love, loss, greed, envy and bravery. Beautifully written by Ann Turnbull and illustrated by Sarah Young, this collection of seventeen Greek myths is truly something to treasure. The timeless stories of Theseus and the Minotaur, Persephone, King Midas, Ariadne, Orpheus and Eurydice, and Echo and Narcissus are told with great freshness and there is a good balance between the gentler myths and the ones packed with battles and monsters. It is a wonderful collection and a wonderful introduction to the fascinating world of Greek mythology, brought to life by one of our finest writers and an exciting new illustrator.
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  • See Inside: London

    Katie Daynes

    Product Code: AAHHR
    Hardback 5 years +
    Delve deep under London's streets from the days when the Romans ruled through to the hustle and bustle of the modern-day capital in this brand new title in the "See Inside" series. This title includes double page spreads on medieval times, the Tudor period, the Plague, the Great Fire of London, the restoration, Victorian London and the Blitz, each containing absorbing and fascinating historical detail. It contains over fifty sturdy flaps.
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  • Encyclopedia of World History

    Jane Bingham

    Product Code: AGHKX
    Paperback 9 years +
    The Usborne Encyclopedia of World History provides an overview of the history of the world from the prehistoric times right up to the millennium celebrations in 2000.

    It is illustrated with images that represent the key events and everyday life that occurred in times gone by.
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  • The Egyptian Enchantment a Lottie Lipton Adventure

    Dan Metcalf

    Product Code: APXRP
    Paperback 7 years +
    Welcome to the British Museum, home to Lottie Lipton: nine-year-old investigator extraordinaire! Lottie loves helping her Great Uncle Bert with his new exhibits at the British Museum. But when she reads a magic spell that brings to life twenty mischievous Egyptian shabtis, the museum ends up in a complete mess! Can Lottie, Great Uncle Bert and Reg the caretaker track down the chaotic shabtis before they destroy the whole museum? Perfect for developing and newly confident readers, Lottie Lipton Adventures are packed with action, adventure and puzzles for the reader to solve.
  • Romans on the Rampage

    Jeremy Strong

    Product Code: ALZMZ
    Paperback 7 years +
    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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  • Anglo-Saxons & Vikings

    Hazel Maskell

    Product Code: AFPHK
    Paperback 7 years +
    A stylish new editon in the History of Britain series. Covering British history from the Early Middle Ages, children are introduced to the Anglo-Saxon society, through the invasion of the Vikings and right up to the Battle of Hastings. Illustrated with a combination of cartoons, artwork from the period and photographs of cultural artifacts and reconstructions. Also featured are internet links recommending websites for further reading about the period.
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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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  • Ladybird Histories: Anglo-Saxons

    Jane Bingham

    Product Code: AMPPX
    Paperback 5 years +
    Ladybird Histories is a series of books about periods and people in history that children find especially engaging and that are often taught in schools. Packed full of interesting and entertaining details that will delight all readers - from lifestyles, battles, and important characters to the influence the past has played on the world around us today. The Ladybird History Book about the Anglo Saxons is the ideal homework help book for primary school children. Packed with everything you need to know about this great civilisation, this book is perfect for all school project work. It is packed with information about topics such as where and how they lived, and their impact on history. Other titles in the Ladybird Histories series are First World War, Second World War, Tudors and Stuarts, Ancient Egyptians, Vikings, Romans, Greeks.
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  • A Visitor's Guide to Ancient Greece

    Lesley Sims

    Product Code: AIEGI
    Paperback 7 years +
    This is a handy guide for would-be time-travellers planning a trip back to Ancient Greece. It is full of fascinating historical information about interesting tourist attractions, important festivals and the fashions and customs of ancient Greece. It is written in an amusing style with a guide to the best villas, hotels and markets, and internet links which help readers to access the best online resources about Ancient Greece.
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  • See Inside the World of Dinosaurs

    Alex Frith

    Product Code: AEAXL
    Other 6 years +

    Packed with fascinating facts and over 50 lift-the-flap features, Usborne's See Inside the World of Dinosaurs is an amazing introduction to how the great creatures lived. The detailed illustrations and bite-sized chunks of information will appeal to all dinosaur-crazy youngsters.

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