Subjects : Primary School History Books

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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    YWTL 7 years +

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

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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
    • £15.99
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    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.

    Format: paperback
    • £7.99
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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.
    • £11.99
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    ITAA 5 years +

    It's All About... Collection - 16 Books (Collection)

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    This collection of 16 fact-filled books looks at a huge range of fascinating topics including the natural world, the animal kingdom, science vehicles and transport.

    Each book is packed with facts and stats and comes with eight collectable cards to tear out and keep. Free extra content such as downloadable audio to accompany the books is available by logging into a special URL disclosed in the books.

    Format: paperback
    • £13.99
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  • SWWS 9 years +

    The Story of the Second World War for Children (Paperback)

    Peter Chrisp

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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.
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  • FGK2 7 years +

    Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World (Paperback)

    Kate Pankhurst

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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 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.
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    ENKL 7 years +

    Everything I Need to Know for School: Lower Key Stage 2 Collection - 30 Books (Collection)

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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.
    • £19.99
    • RRP £112.70
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  • FWWS 9 years +

    The Story of the First World War for Children (Paperback)

    John Malam

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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.
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    FMOM 9 years +

    First Man on the Moon (Hardback)

    Ben Hubbard

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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.
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    TOWR 9 years +

    Tower of Knowledge Collection - 16 Books (Collection)

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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
    • £17.99
    • RRP £63.84
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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.
    Format: paperback
    • £5.99
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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.
    • £9.99
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  • EJZ2 6 years +

    Life In The Stone Age (Hardback)

    Deborah Lock

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    This fact book has been written especially for those learning to read and is packed with information about how people lived in the Stone Age.

    It explains the role of a hunter-gatherer and reveals what clothes cavepeople wore, where they lived and their art and craft creations. Spanning over 2 and a half million years, this book has simple sentences, incredible facts and eye-catching visuals.
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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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  • HST2 9 years +

    When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit (Paperback)

    Judith Kerr

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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.
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  • WHSD 9 years +

    What Would She Do? (Hardback)

    Kay Woodward

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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.
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  • WVFW 9 years +

    Imagine you were there... Winning the Vote for Women (Hardback)

    Caryn Jenner

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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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  • BJQ2 8 years +

    Stone Age Tales: The Great Storm (Paperback)

    Terry Deary

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    From the best-selling author of Horrible Histories... Skara Brae, Orkney, Scotland, 5000 years ago On the cold and windy island of Skara Brae, Tuc and his sister Storm try to catch birds in their fishing net. They eat fish day in, day out, and they're sick of it. But when a thief steals half their tribe's winter food stores, being bored of their dinner is the least of their problems. What if they starve? And even worse, what if it's true that their father's the thief? A brand new and exciting tale, based on real historical and archaeological evidence, this story is full of Terry Deary's imaginative style and dry wit.
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  • WTSH 7 years +

    Wallbook Timeline of Shakespeare (Paperback)

    Christopher Lloyd

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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.
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  • EEO2 7 years +

    British Museum: Maurice the Museum Mouse's Amazing Ancient Book of Facts and Jokes (Paperback)

    Tracey Turner

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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.
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  • KQU2 8 years +

    Usborne History of Britain: Kings & Queens (Hardback)

    Ruth Brocklehurst

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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.
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  • HINC 9 years +

    Heroes (Hardback)

    David Long

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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.
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  • EKB2 7 years +

    World War I (Paperback)

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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.
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