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Primary School History Books

  • Parallel History - 6 Books - Collection - 9781445164304
    PRLL 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £9.99
    • RRP £53.94
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    • Just £1.67 per book
    This series of books gives children an insight into the events that were happening all around the world during different eras in history.

    All the way from the ancient world to the modern day, via Medieval times and the 19th century, these beautifully illustrated books are packed with facts and will inspire children to embark on a chronological journey.

    Perfect for dipping in and out of, the timelines in these books look at the major developments in civilisations all across the world that happened at the same time.
  • 24 Hour History Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781474764896
    TFHH 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £27.96
    • Save £22.97
    • Just £1.25 per book
    These four books provide graphic novel-style accounts of some of the most momentous days in our history- including D-Day during World War II, the attack on Pearl Harbor, the assassination of JFK and The Apollo 11 Moon Landing in 1969.

    The eye-catching artwork and captivating true stories are sure to capture the interest of any child interested in history, as well as those who wouldn't normally read books.

    Each book has a cast of characters that help offer biographical information on the key players in each event and a timeline that explains what happened when. They also explain the lasting effect each important event made.
  • RLN2 8 years +
    8 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £7.99
    • Save £5.00
    With images inspired by the animated aspects of the documentary He Named Me Malala, this is a powerful book all about activist and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Malala Yousafzai.

    Vibrantly presented, it will introduce children who may not be familiar with her to Malala's incredible story. Growing up in a world where women are supposed to stay silent, Malala defied the Taliban's rules and spoke out for her rights - getting shot for her beliefs.

    A passionate believer of education for all, this is a retelling of the story of one of the world's most extraordinary - and brave - figures.
  • I Wonder Why Collection - 20 Books - Collection - 9780753442944
    IWDR 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £19.99
    • RRP £119.80
    • Save £99.81
    • Just £1.00 per book
    Inquisitive children will love this set of 20 fact-filled books which explore a variety of topics ranging from pirates and planes to penguins and pyramids.

    Written in a child-friendly and conversational style, these books are educational in an amusing and imaginative way and are sure to delight readers who want to know more about the world around them.

    Among the intriguing questions they provide answers to are 'why does the wind blow?', 'why does soap make bubbles?' and 'why did the Romans wear togas?'
  • It's All About... Collection - 16 Books - Collection - 9780753443132
    ITAA 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £15.99
    • RRP £79.84
    • Save £63.85
    • Just £1.00 per book
    This collection of 16 fact-filled books looks at a huge variety of fascinating topics including the natural world, the animal kingdom and vehicles and transport.

    Each book is packed with facts and stats and comes with eight collectible cards to tear out and keep. Free extra content such as downloadable audio to accompany the books it available by logging into a special URL disclosed in the books.
  • FGWM 7 years +
    7 years +
    (3)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £11.99
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    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 changed and shaped the world.

    Presented in a very contemporary style by Kate Pankhurst - a descendant of Emmeline Pankhurst - 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 will encourage children to read further.
  • DTAE 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £8.99
    • Save £5.00
    Featuring pharaohs, mummies, pyramids, gods, the Nile and hieroglyphs all across one timeline, this book provides an accessible introduction to Ancient Egyptian culture. It's the ideal complement to children's history lessons at school.

    Illustrated by a graphic novelist and impeccably researched, it contains a number of comic strips which make all the key moments easier to understand.
  • DTRE 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £8.99
    • Save £5.00
    Head all the way back to Ancient Rome with this accessible guide to one of the most important historical eras.

    Focusing on the Roman Empire, gladiators, the Roman Army and the engineering and architectural feats that occurred during this time, this book provides a fascinating timeline of a tumultuous period. Many of the facts are presented as comic strips, making them extra accessible.

    Illustrated by a graphic designer and throughly researched, this is an essential introduction to Rome.
  • STMI 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £8.00
    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.
  • Marcia Williams' Greek Myths Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781406375923 - Marcia Williams
    MWGM 7 years +
    7 years +
    (1)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £19.96
    • Save £15.97
    • Just £1.00 per book
    Marcia Williams provides an exciting and accessible introduction to the most famous and gripping tales from Greek Mythology in this great value collection.

    With witty illustrations and easy-to-follow text, these books are ideal for newly confident readers and those who have an interest in history. The tales are also exciting enough to appeal to those children who wouldn't normally pick up a book.

    Presented in a comic book style, among the stories children will enjoy reading are those of Pandora's Box, Theseus and the Minotaur, Daedalus and Icarus and The Twelve Tasks of Heracles.
  • History VIP Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781526307217
    HVIP 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £44.95
    • Save £38.96
    • Just £1.20 per book
    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.

    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.
    Format: paperback
  • Britain in the Past Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781445161563
    BINP 7 years +
    7 years +
    (1)
    • £7.99
    • RRP £53.94
    • Save £45.95
    • Just £1.33 per book
    Covering the periods of history that children will be be learning about at Key Stage 2 level, these are lively and accessible guides that explain what life was like in the British Isles during some of the defining areas.

    Including the Anglo-Saxons, the Bronze Age, the Iron Age, the Roman era, the Stone Age and the time of the Vikings, these books focus on everyday life and look at what life was like for both rich and poor people. The books are packed with facts, illustrations and photographs of artefacts and enactors.

    The books also contain maps and lists to further aid learning.
    Format: paperback
  • FGK2 7 years +
    7 years +
    (4)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £6.99
    • Save £3.00
    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.

    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.
  • Why Do We Remember Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781445161549
    WDWR 6 years +
    6 years +
    • £7.99
    • RRP £53.94
    • Save £45.95
    • Just £1.33 per book
    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.

    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.

    Format: paperback
  • TFLI 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £11.99
    • Save £7.00
    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.
  • Quest Adventures Collection - 12 Books - Collection - 9781784936860
    NQUE 7 years +
    7 years +
    (5)
    • £11.99
    • RRP £59.88
    • Save £47.89
    • Just £1.00 per book
    Children can be heroes and create their own history, maths and science adventures with these 12 interactive books. All they have to do is solve the clues and answer the questions to complete the quests.

    Suitable for children aged 7 and over, these will make learning fun and assist children with their studies at school. They'll also help develop problem-solving and decision-making skills.

    If children get a question wrong, they'll find clues that guide them along to the correct answer.
  • The Great Artists Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9789352762026
    GRTA 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £29.94
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    Young art lovers can learn all about the lives of the greats with this six-book collection.

    These picture books offer easy-to-follow biographies of Vincent van Gogh, Michelangelo, Claude Monet, Leonardo Da Vinci, Pablo Picasso and Rembrandt. They explain where they grew up and the experiences that inspired them to create such admired works.

    The artwork in each book is stunning and provides children with an accessible introduction to different art styles and these hugely influential artists.
  • WTSH 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £8.00
    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.
  • TUTK 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £14.99
    • Save £10.00
    This fantastic, illustrated book invites children to travel through history with Howard Carter as he uncovers Tutankhamun's hidden tomb. It looks at his incredible discovery and how this changed the way we view history.

    Focusing on both the famous Egyptian boy king and the explorer who discovered him, this fascinating read reveals the troubles Tutankhamun faced during his short life, explains how he died and the legacy that he left.

    Written in a very narrative style, it even explains the steps of mummification - making it extra appealing to budding historians!
  • VFCB 3 years +
    3 years +
    (1)
    • £2.99
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £7.00
    My Very First Castles Book will show little ones just what it feels like to be king or queen of the castle!

    There is information about kings, queens, knights, banquets and jousting featured in the non-fiction book and the full-colour illustrations will also help children develop their vocabulary skills before starting school.

    With its de-knight-ful illustrations and plenty of new words for children aged 3+ to learn, the book has many things for the young reader to spot and then discuss as they share with a parent.
  • I Wonder Why Collection - 20 Books - Collection - 9780753440056
    IWDY 5 years +
    5 years +
    (2)
    • £19.99
    • RRP £119.80
    • Save £99.81
    • Just £1.00 per book
    This bumper collection of fact-filled books will intrigue and entertain children who prefer non-fiction.

    Covering topics children often wonder about like why penguins can't fly; why leaves change colour; and why stars twinkle, the books have a conversational format that presents the facts in a natural, amusing and imaginative way.

    Suitable for children aged 5 and over, these are beautifully designed books.
  • HSTO 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £8.40
    • RRP £22.99
    • Save £14.59
    Enjoy a time-travelling journey through the history of Ireland with this exciting book.

    Covering the beautiful country, era by era, it's full of detailed illustrations and fabulous facts. From the earliest settlements right up to the present day, it covers everything from courageous Celts to rampaging Vikings and rebellious Republicans.

    It even shows children where the residents of Ireland lived in the past, what they are, what they wore and what school was like.
  • My Story Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781407161822 - Valerie Wilding et al
    MSTR 9 years +
    9 years +
    (4)
    • £8.99
    • RRP £69.90
    • Save £60.91
    • Just 90.00p per book
    Turning history's most world-changing and cataclysmic moments into personal diaries, the My Story collection covers some of the most important and iconic eras of all time.

    From Ireland during the Potato Famine to Emmeline Pankhurst and the suffragettes, the books provide the human stories behind the triumphs and tragedies.

    Perfect background reading for Key Stages 2 and 3, these books are packed with historical detail and provide children with incredible insight into the years they will be studying about during their history lessons.

    Format: paperback
  • HST2 9 years +
    9 years +
    (2)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £6.99
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    Best-loved children's author, 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.