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  • FGK2 7 years +
    7 years +
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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.
  • The Great Artists Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9789352762026
    GRTA 5 years +
    5 years +
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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.
  • TFLI 5 years +
    Adam Hancher
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • History VIP Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781526307217
    HVIP 7 years +
    7 years +
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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
  • KQU2 8 years +
    Ruth Brocklehurst
    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.
  • ETMH 7 years +
    7 years +
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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.
  • ADMZI 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Meet the people who helped shape the world we know today. "100 People Who Made History" is no ordinary history book. Inventors and explorers rub shoulders with political leaders, sports stars, and entertainers. From Marco Polo to Marie Curie via Pele, this top 100 comes from all over the world, taking in all types of people. Packed with engaging graphics and plenty of unusual facts, each profile describes the major influences and tells true stories about the movers and shakers from our history. You can take a seat and meet the people that have changed our world and discover how they did it.
  • APWOC 7 years +
    Roy Apps
    7 years +
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    When Louis Smith was seven he was faced with a choice that would change the course of his whole life. He chose the path of an athlete, but he lacked concentration and was easily distracted. As a punishment his coach made him perform circles on the pommel horse...It takes blood, sweat and tears to get to the top of any sport, and these short, inspirational biographies show just how tough it can be. Focusing on top athletes and sport personalities, each dramatic story brings to life the skill, determination and luck needed to break through into top level competition. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books children can't put down.
  • APXPX 7 years +
    Roy Apps
    7 years +
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    After injury prevented her from competing in the 2008 Olympic Games, Jessica Ennis fought back to become the 2012 Olympic gold medal winner in the heptathlon. Read her story from her childhood years right up to when she crossed the finish line in her final event in London, 2012. It takes blood, sweat and tears to get to the top of any sport, and these short, inspirational biographies show just how tough it can be. Focusing on top athletes and sport personalities, each dramatic story brings to life the skill, determination and luck needed to break through into top level competition. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books children can't put down.
  • APXPZ 7 years +
    Roy Apps
    7 years +
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    From the time that Tom, aged 8, drew a picture of his ambition to dive at the Olympic Games, he has gone on to become Britain's leading diver, capturing the attention of the world's media along the way. In this easily accessible text read Tom's emotional story, from his childhood years right up to when he took Olympic bronze at London 2012. It takes blood, sweat and tears to get to the top of any sport, and these short, inspirational biographies show just how tough it can be. Focusing on top athletes and sport personalities, each dramatic story brings to life the skill, determination and luck needed to break through into top level competition. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books children can't put down.
  • AQAYM 7 years +
    Roy Apps
    7 years +
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    Ever had a dream -- a dream to win? David had a dream -- to play for Manchester United. This is the story of David's early years and his break through into Manchester United's first team.
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    Roy Apps
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    Usain had a dream, he wanted to play cricket. But an eagle-eyed coach spotted his sprinting talent at school in Jamaica. Usain soon discovered that the path to becoming a pro-athlete is tough going, and if he was to fulfil his destiny and become the FASTEST MAN ON EARTH, he was going to need every ounce of determination, plus a great sense of humour. This is the story of Usain's discovery, his first athletic events and the Olympic Games. Dream to Win: Usain Bolt is written by expert author Roy Apps for kids with a reading age of 7 (but could also be enjoyed by pre-teens) and illustrated with black-and-white artwork. The stories focus on top athletes and sport personalities, with each dramatic story bringing to life the skill, determination and luck needed to break through into top level competition. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.
  • AXDIA 7 years +
    Elena Favilli
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    What if the princess didn't marry Prince Charming but instead went on to be an astronaut? What if the jealous step sisters were supportive and kind? And what if the queen was the one really in charge of the kingdom? Illustrated by sixty female artists from every corner of the globe, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls introduces us to one hundred remarkable women and their extraordinary lives, from Ada Lovelace to Malala, Elizabeth I to Serena Williams. Empowering, moving and inspirational, these are true fairy tales for heroines who definitely don't need rescuing.
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    Roy Apps
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    This inspirational biography for children, written by award-winning author Roy Apps, follows the swimming story of Adam Peaty and his incredible rise to become a Commonwealth gold medalist and world-record holder for 100 metre breaststroke. Illustrated with colour artwork by Alessandro Valdrighi, including graphic novel-style panels, this book is perfect for sport-mad girls and boys with a reading age of 7, but will work perfectly well for older readers too. Printed on off-white paper using a reading font approved by the British Dyslexia Association, the Sporting Heroes series brings to life the skill, grit and determination needed to be a world-class sportsperson today. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.
  • AGNOK 7 years +
    Ian Graham
    7 years +
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    Sir Isaac Newton was one of the most famous scientists of his age, in fact, many people think he was the greatest scientist of any age. He was a remarkable man and the laws of nature that he discovered caused a revolution in science and technology, but his obsessions, quarrels, loneliness and secrets made him very unhappy. This title in The Danger Zone series explores why you really wouldn't want to have been Sir Isaac Newton.
  • AQAUM 5 years +
    Emma Fischel
    5 years +
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    Exciting stories about famous people, outlining their lives and the important events which made them memorable. Every page features easy-to-follow text and a black-and-white line drawing to help bring these events to life. Each title gives further facts about the famous person and the times in which he or she lived, plus a comprehensive time line detailing key dates. Florence Nightingale tells the story of how this Victorian woman defied her family and friends to take up the unpopular profession of nursing and changed the way hospitals were run.
  • AQWBW 6 years +
    Nick Hunter
    6 years +
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    How did the reigns of England's most famous queens compare? this title lets you follow both of these awesome ladies into history to discover the differences and similarities between their amazing lives! Addressing the needs of the new history National Curriculum, this book will engage readers and encourage them to ask questions about history and how times change.
  • AQWBV 6 years +
    Nick Hunter
    6 years +
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    How did the journeys of Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong compare? Follow both of these daring adventurers into history to discover the differences and similarities between their amazing expeditions! Addressing the needs of the new history National Curriculum, this book will engage readers and encourage them to ask questions about history and how times change.
  • AQXMU 6 years +
    6 years +
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    Focusing on Mary Seacole, Florence Nightingale and Edith Cavell, these books will help children discover how these courageous women pursued their vocation to help others in times of war.

    It revealed how their lives and work compared in the very different times they lived in? Follow their stories to discover the differences and similarities between their amazing lives!

    Addressing the needs of the new history National Curriculum, this book will engage readers and encourage them to ask questions about history and how times change.
  • AQXWG 6 years +
    Nick Hunter
    6 years +
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    This fascinating book will help children discover how these two men changed the world in very different times.

    Follow William Caxton's life as he introduced the world to the printing press, and compare this with Tim Berners-Lee and his incredible invention of the internet.

    The book looks at the differences and similarities between their amazing discoveries and inventions. These books address the history needs of the National Curriculum and will engage readers and encourage them to ask questions about history and how times change.
  • ARGOC 6 years +
    Nick Hunter
    6 years +
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    This book enables you to discover how these two courageous women helped change the lives of many people through their brave actions. How did their lives compare in very different times? Follow their stories to discover the differences and similarities between their amazing lives! Addressing the needs of the new history National Curriculum, this book will engage readers and encourage them to ask questions about history and how times change.