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  • Why Do We Remember Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781445161549
    WDWR 6 years +
    6 years +
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    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 +
    Adam Hancher
    5 years +
    • £4.99
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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.
  • FGWA 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £2.99
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    Kate Pankhurst's Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World has proven to be an important and very popular book and this companion is bursting with inspiring activities and over 200 stickers based around the women it celebrates.

    Children are encouraged to write stories with Jane Austen; join Coco Chanel in leading a fashion revolution; and complete dot-to-dot exercises that unveil the skeletons of dinosaurs that Mary Anning would have been proud to have discovered.

    Children can also create beautiful postcards that they can send to the most important women in their lives and write down how they've been inspired by them and how their actions have influenced their own hopes and dreams.
  • DINA 5 years +
    DK
    5 years +
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    Written by a scientist who works at the New York Hall of Science and runs his own YouTube series (The Dinosaur Show with Dustin Growick, in case you were wondering...) this bright and accessible book will help you discover a number of facts that we've learned about dinosaurs since they ruled the Earth 65 million years ago.

    Helping your children learn the difference between a brachiosaurus and a supersaurus, it also reveals what food dinosaurs enjoyed and is bursting with vibrant images. It also showcases the biggest, smallest and fastest dinosaurs to have ever lived.

    There are pronunciation guides for dinosaurs with names like Tuojiangosauras, explanations for why they were given names like this and even information on the kinds of places a dinosaur would call home. There are dinosaur illustrations on each spread and they're shown in scale to both each other and humans.

    It even comes with a giant poster to display on any dino-fan's wall ? prehistoric perfection!
  • The Great Artists Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9789352762026
    GRTA 5 years +
    5 years +
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    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.
  • DK Findout! Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780241331255
    DKFD 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £11.99
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    • Just £1.20 per book
    From the experts at DK, these 10 books offer incredible facts about everything from dinosaurs to outer space.

    Brightly presented with plenty of images and photographs, these are perfect for dipping in and out of and the bite-sized facts are sure to delight your children. Other topics covered include the Stone Age (a key curriculum title), science, the solar system and animals.

    As well as the facts that will help children learn about the subjects and assist them in their school work, there are also fun ones that they will love to recall and tell to everyone they meet.
    Format: paperback
  • Britain in the Past Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781445161563
    BINP 7 years +
    7 years +
    (1)
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    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
  • History VIP Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781526307217
    HVIP 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £5.99
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    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
  • WTSH 7 years +
    Christopher Lloyd
    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.
  • STMI 7 years +
    Mike Jolley
    7 years +
    • £4.99
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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.
  • TUTK 7 years +
    Patricia Cleveland-Peck
    7 years +
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    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!
  • DTAE 7 years +
    Imogen Greenberg
    7 years +
    • £3.99
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    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 +
    Imogen Greenberg
    7 years +
    • £3.99
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    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.
  • VFCB 3 years +
    Abigail Wheatley
    3 years +
    (1)
    • £2.99
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    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.
  • TCFW 7 years +
    Marcia Williams
    7 years +
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    Marcia Williams celebrates incredible women from all around the world and their huge influence in her trademark comic-strip style.

    From writers to warriors and astronauts to activists, this book covers all the amazing stories and highlights the achievements of these amazing females.

    The funny and accessible artwork complements the facts, quotes and jokes perfectly.
  • Ancient Myths Collection - 16 Books - Collection - 9781408351468
    ANCI 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Written by Geraldine McCaughrean and featuring illustrations by Tony Ross, these books provide children with the perfect introduction to both Greek and Roman mythology.

    Adapted into short stories, children aged 7 and over who love history and have developed an interest in myths will be excited to hear all about Theseus' battle with the murderous minotaur; Jason and his battle for the Golden Fleece; and Zeus' incredible war against the Titans!

    These are thrilling page-turners and the shorter nature of the stories makes them extra appealing. They'll come in handy for history lessons, too.
  • GFOL 5 years +
    Emma Adams
    5 years +
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    This is an illustrated retelling of the Great Fire of 1666 that provides children with an introduction to an important and devastating moment in English history.

    This book will take readers on a journey through the streets of London as the single smouldering coal from a baker's oven transformed into swirling clouds of ash and a huge fire.

    Using dramatic historical information, this is a hauntingly beautiful book from Emma Adams that has some stunning illustrations from James Weston Lewis.
  • HSTO 7 years +
    Fatti Burke
    7 years +
    • £8.40
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    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 +
    Valerie Wilding et al
    9 years +
    (3)
    • £8.99
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    • 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.
  • ETMH 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £3.99
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    If you know a young history buff, this is the book for them... 100 Events that Made History covers everything from bloodthirsty battles to rebellious revolutions - and the odd fatal sandwich!

    A rip-roaring roller coaster ride through history and its major events, it will show your young reader why Ivan was so terrible, how we managed to send a man to the moon and reveal all about Atilla the Hun's deadly nosebleed.

    Full of incredible photography and bright illustrations, this will prove a handy homework helper for children aged 9 and over.
  • HST2 9 years +
    Judith Kerr
    9 years +
    (2)
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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.

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
  • You Wouldn't Want to Live Without... Collection - 12 Books - Collection - 9781912006762
    YWWL 7 years +
    7 years +
    (4)
    • £9.99
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    With colourful and witty illustrations throughout, the 12 books in this collection will help children understand what life would be like without toilets (ewww!); gravity (fun and floaty?); and the internet (gasp, horror!).

    There's also a book that shows what life would be like without books... horrible, we're sure you will agree. 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.

    The artwork makes them wonderfully accessible and there are also explanatory diagrams to showcase the scientific and historical developments.
  • MIDA 7 years +
    Eric A. Kimmel
    7 years +
    • £3.99
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    This beautifully illustrated book introduces a whole host of gods and goddesses and men, women and monsters from Ancient Greek myths.

    Containing 12 stories from Greek mythology, it will help children learn all about Pandora and her dreaded box; Icarus and his wings of wax; and the greedy, gold-fingered King Midas.

    Each story has been retold in accessible style and this text is complemented by the breathtaking and vibrant artwork.
  • ATJGV 5 years +
    Emma Adams
    5 years +
    • £10.39
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    In 1666, London's citizens woke to see the skyline above their city's cramped wooden houses ablaze. The Great Fire of London is a hauntingly beautiful visual re-telling of one of the most well-known disasters in the city's history. To commemorate the 350th anniversary of the fire, powerful and sumptuous drawings from the new east London illustrator, James Weston Lewis, bring the events of November 1666 to life in this stunning gift book. Lewis's drawings take readers on a journey, from the single smouldering coal that falls out of the baker's oven to the swirling clouds of ash that engulf the city and then in to the very heart of the fire itself. As the pages turn, you can witness London burning to the ground and then rebuilding again. Children will love examining the rich detail of each spread, from the detailed city map to the drawings of London before, during and after the fire took hold. This book takes the dramatic historical information surrounding the Great Fire of London and transforms it into a breathtaking story that will transfix readers of all ages.

    This book is longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2017.