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Historical Stories for Kids

  • The Case of the Missing Treasure: A Murder Most Unladylike Mini Mystery

    Robin Stevens

    Product Code: BUOFU
    Paperback 9 years +
    A gripping mini-mystery from the bestselling author of Murder Most Unladylike. 'I, the Honourable Daisy Wells, have decided to give an account of another mystery the Detective Society has faced in recent weeks. It was very exciting, and very heroic, and I was very brilliant and brave...' A daring thief has been robbing London's most famous museums. . . When Daisy's birthday treasure hunt leads them into the path of the culprit, Daisy and Hazel realise where they'll strike next - the British Museum! With help from their friends (and rivals) the Junior Pinkertons, the girls must crack codes, unravel clues and race against time to solve the mystery.
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  • 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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  • When we were Warriors

    Emma Carroll

    Product Code: BUGQD
    Paperback 9 years +
    A body washed up on the beach... Evacuation to an old house with forbidden rooms and dark secrets... An animal rescue service... Set in World War Two, Emma Carroll explores the resilience, resourcefulness and inventiveness of children when their lives fall to pieces. Introducing some compelling new characters, as well as revisiting some familiar settings, these adventures are sure to win over new readers, as well as fans of old favourites such as Letters from the Lighthouse and Frost Hollow Hall.
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  • Top Marks For Murder

    Robin Stevens

    Product Code: BYXRR
    Paperback 9 years +
    The brilliant new mystery from the bestselling, award-winning author of Murder Most Unladylike. Daisy and Hazel are finally back at Deepdean, and the school is preparing for a most exciting event: the fiftieth Anniversary. Plans for a weekend of celebrations are in full swing. But all is not well, for in the detectives' long absence, Deepdean has changed. Daisy has lost her crown to a fascinating new girl - and many of the Detective Society's old allies are now their sworn enemies. Then the girls witness a shocking incident in the woods close by - a crime that they're sure is linked to the Anniversary. As parents descend upon Deepdean, decades-old grudges, rivalries and secrets begin to surface, and soon Deepdean's future is at stake. Can the girls solve the case - and save their home?
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  • The Last Wolf

    Michael Morpurgo

    Product Code: ADVCI
    Paperback 9 years +
    With The Last Wolf, Michael Morpurgo has created a sweeping and dramatic story in the time of Bonnie Prince Charlie.

    This spellbinding tale is complemented perfectly by Michael Foreman's illustrations. Robbie McLeod and a wolf cub, both orphaned, venture far from their birthplace, a land of rebellious fighters and vicious redcoats.

    There is little constancy in Robbie's adventurous life, save for the companionship of his wolf. But when at last Robbie finds a place where he can peacefully make his home, he knows in his heart that the wolf must find his own natural home too...
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  • Soldier Dog

    Sam Angus

    Product Code: BRIBG
    Paperback 10 years +
    Soldier Dog by Sam Angus is an emotional, action-packed, moving book set during the First World War, perfect for fans of Michael Morpurgo. 'He'll always be true, faithful and brave, even to the last beat of his heart.' It's 1917. In the trenches of France, miles from home in England, Stanley is a boy fighting a man's war. He is a dog handler, whose dog must be so loyal that he will cross no-man's-land alone under heavy fire to return to Stanley's side, carrying a message that could save countless lives. But this journey is fraught with danger, and only the bravest will survive. As the fighting escalates and Stanley experiences the true horror of war, he comes to realize that the loyalty of his dog is the only thing he can rely on . . .
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  • The Kane Chronicles: The Serpent's Shadow

    Rick Riordan

    Product Code: AGDRG
    Paperback 9 years +
    "The Kane Chronicles: The Serpent's Shadow" is the final thrilling instalment in award-winning author and Percy Jackson creator Rick Riordan's "Kane Chronicles" trilogy. Is their inherited magic enough to battle against the most powerful mythical forces that Egypt's gods have to throw at them? Carter and Sadie Kane, descendants of the magical House of Life, are in pretty big trouble. Despite their bravest efforts, Apophis, the giant snake of Chaos, is still threatening to plunge the world into eternal darkness. Now the Kanes must do something no magician has ever managed - defeat Apophis himself. No pressure there then. Battling against the forces of Chaos, their only hope is an ancient spell - but the magic has been lost for a millennia. Will they find the serpent's shadow, or will they be led to their deaths in the depths of the Underworld? Praise for "The Kane Chronicles: The Serpent's Shadow": "Storytelling that will get readers hooked". (Philip Ardagh, "The Guardian"). "Witty and inspired. Gripping, touching and deliciously satirical". ("Times"). Rick Riordan is the award-winning writer of the Percy Jackson series, "The Kane Chronicles" and the "Heroes of Olympus" series. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife and two sons. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief was the overall winner of the Red House Children's Book Award in 2006, and made into a blockbuster film starring Sean Bean, Pierce Brosnan and Uma Thurman in 2010. The series has gone on to become a chart-topping success.
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  • Going Solo

    Roald Dahl

    Product Code: AQXLN
    Paperback 9 years +
    Phizz-whizzing new branding for the World's No.1 storyteller, Roald Dahl. As a young man, Roald Dahl's adventures took him from London to East Africa, until the Second World War began and he became a RAF pilot. You'll read stories of whizzing through the air in a Tiger Moth Plane, encounters with deadly green mambas and hungry lions, and the terrible crash that led him to storytelling. Going Solo is exciting, enthralling and just like its prequel Boy - it's all True...Illustrated with photographs and original letters. And now you can listen to all of Roald Dahl's stories on audio, read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - and there are added squelchy soundeffects from Pinewood Studios! Also look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting Twit or Miss! and House of Twits inspired by the revolting Twits.
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  • Swallows and Amazons

    Arthur Ransome

    Product Code: AEVFK
    Paperback 9 years +
    Swallows and Amazons for ever!' The Walker children - also known as Captain John, Mate Susan, Able-Seaman Titty, and Ship's Boy Roger - set sail on the Swallow and head for Wild Cat Island. There they camp under open skies, swim in clear water and go fishing for their dinner. But their days are disturbed by the Blackett sisters, the fierce Amazon pirates. The Swallows and Amazons decide to battle it out, and so begins a summer of unforgettable discoveries and incredible adventures. See inside: Crack the Swallow's code and learn all about the real locations that inspired the adventurous author.
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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.
  • The Sleeping Sword

    Michael Morpurgo

    Product Code: ADVAA
    Paperback 10 years +
    From former Children's Laureate and award-winning author Michael Morpurgo comes The Sleeping Sword, reissued with a beautiful new cover.

    When Bun Bendle is struck blind he feels like he is drowning in blackness. But the discovery of an ancient tomb and a strangely familiar sword changes him forever.

    For Bun, a centuries-old power may lead to a bright future.
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  • Death in the Spotlight

    Robin Stevens

    Product Code: BRZBH
    Paperback 9 years +
    Someone will take their final bow . . . Fresh from their adventure in Hong Kong, Hazel Wong and Daisy Wells are off to the Rue Theatre in London to face an entirely new challenge: acting. But danger has a nasty habit of catching up with the Detective Society, and it soon becomes clear that there is trouble afoot at the Rue. Jealousy, threats and horrible pranks quickly spiral out of control - and then a body is found. Now Hazel and Daisy must take centre stage and solve the crime . . . before the murderer strikes again.
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  • Sapphire Battersea

    Jacqueline Wilson

    Product Code: AEQNK
    Paperback 9 years +
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    Hetty Feather is a Foundling Hospital girl and was given her name when she was left there as a baby. When she is reunited with her mother, she hopes her beautiful new name, Sapphire Battersea, will also mean a new life! But things don't always go as planned...

    Follow the twists and turns of Hetty's adventure as she goes out to work as a maid for a wealthy man. She longs to be reunited with her childhood sweetheart Jem - but also finds a new sweetheart, Bertie the butcher's boy, who whisks her away from her chores to experience the delights of the funfair! But Hetty's life may also take a darker path. Can she cope with the trials ahead?

    A wonderful story that is a must-read for all fans of Jacqueline Wilson books!
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  • The Eagle of the Ninth

    Rosemary Sutcliff

    Product Code: AONHA
    Paperback 7 years +
    The Ninth Legion marched into the mists of northern Britain - and they were never seen again. Four thousand men disappeared and their eagle standard was lost. It's a mystery that's never been solved, until now ...Marcus has to find out what happened to his father, who led the legion. So he sets out into the unknown, on a quest so dangerous that nobody expects him to return. The Eagle of the Ninth is heralded as one of the most outstanding children's books of the twentieth century and has sold over a million copies worldwide. Rosemary Sutcliff writes with such passion and attention to detail that Roman Britain is instantly brought to life and stays with the reader long after the last page has been turned. The book is also now the subject of a major film.
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  • King of the Cloud Forests

    Michael Morpurgo

    Product Code: ADUXD
    Paperback 10 years +
    Michael Morpurgo is a master storyteller, former Children's Laureate and multi-award winner. This is a fresh reissue of his much-loved story King of the Cloud Forests, complete with a beautiful new cover.

    Escaping from China as the Japanese invade, Ashley and Uncle Sung embark on a perilous journey across the Himalayas. Then Ashley finds himself alone in the hostile mountains, battling for his life.

    He is just about to give up all hope, when he has a mysterious and terrifying encounter.
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  • The Scroll of Alexandria a Lottie Lipton Adventure

    Dan Metcalf

    Product Code: APXRO
    Paperback 7 years +
    Welcome to the British Museum, home to Lottie Lipton: nine-year-old investigator extraordinaire! Lottie loves the Great Library and all the beautiful books that fill it. But the money hungry Head Curator of the British Museum, Sir Trevelyan Taylor wants to sell all of the ancient books to the highest bider. The missing scroll of Alexandria is the only thing that can prove that the books must stay in the museum. Can Lottie, Great Uncle Bert and Reg the caretaker follow the clues and track down the missing scroll before it's too late? Perfect for developing and newly confident readers, Lottie Lipton Adventures are packed with action, adventure and puzzles for the reader to solve.
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  • Far from Home

    Berlie Doherty

    Product Code: ALZSY
    Paperback 9 years +
    The sisters of STREET CHILD tell their story...A companion novel to bestselling story of orphan Jim Jarvis set in Victorian England. When Jim Jarvis is separated from his sisters, Lizzie and Emily, he thinks he will never see them again. Now for the first time, the bestselling author of STREET CHILD reveals what happened to his orphaned sisters. In Victorian London, Lizzie and Emily are left in the care of a cook but their story takes them to the mills of northern England. There, under the keen eyes of the mill owners, the girls are made to work in harsh conditions and any chance of escape is sorely tempting...An incredible new STREET CHILD story based on the true experiences of Victorian mill girls.
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  • The Curse of the Cairo Cat a Lottie Lipton Adventure

    Dan Metcalf

    Product Code: AOHGS
    Paperback 7 years +
    Welcome to the British Museum, home to Lottie Lipton: nine-year-old investigator extraordinaire! Lottie loves living in the museum with Great Uncle Bert but, when the Golden Cat of Cairo disappears at the launch of a new exhibition, Lottie's home is under threat. Can Lottie, Great Uncle Bert and Reg the caretaker follow the clues and find the cat in time, or will Lottie lose her home forever? Perfect for developing and newly confident readers, Lottie Lipton Adventures are packed with action, adventure and puzzles for the reader to solve.
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  • The Lottie Project

    Jacqueline Wilson & Nick Sharr

    Product Code: ACGPA
    Paperback 9 years +
    Hi! I'm Charlie (Don't call me Charlotte - ever!). History is boring, right? Wrong! The Victorians weren't all deadly dull and drippy. Lottie certainly isn't. She's eleven - like me - but she's left school and has a job as a nursery maid. Her life is really hard, just work work work, but I bet she'd know what to do about my mum's awful boyfriend and his wimpy little son. I bet she wouldn't mess it all up like I do.

    Sure to delight young fans of Double Act and The Story of Tracy Beaker, The Lottie Project is one of our favourite Jacqueline Wilson books!
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  • The Saga of Erik the Viking

    Terry Jones

    Product Code: AIZDE
    Paperback 9 years +
    The Saga of Erik and the Viking is created by award-winning children's book author Terry Jones and illustrator Michael Foreman.

    Erik is no ordinary Viking. With his trusty band of men, he sets sail in search of the land where the sun goes at night - but he ends up finding so much more! The Sea Dragon, Dogfighters and giants combine to make his voyage a a great saga of thrilling adventures.
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  • Hetty Feather

    Jacqueline Wilson

    Product Code: ANHOL
    Paperback 9 years +
    London, 1876. Hetty Feather is a tiny, fiery-haired baby when her mother leaves her on the steps of the Foundling Hospital. Sent to live with a foster family in the country until she is big enough to go to school, Hetty plays vivid imaginary games with her foster brothers. Together they sneak off to visit the travelling circus, and Hetty is mesmerised by the show - especially the stunning Madame Adeline and her performing horses. But Hetty's happiness is threatened when she must return to the Foundling Hospital to begin her education. The cruel matrons' strict regime is a terrible struggle for Hetty, and she desperately misses her beloved foster brother, Jem. But now she has the chance to find her real mother. Could she really be Madame Adeline? Or will the truth be even more surprising? An original, compelling and utterly fascinating tale from one of the most beloved writers of our time, and now a major CBBC series.
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  • The Family from One End Street

    Eve Garnett

    Product Code: AKHVQ
    Paperback 9 years +
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    A Puffin Book - stories that last a lifetime. Puffin Modern Classics are relaunched under a new logo: A Puffin Book. There are 20 titles to collect in the series, listed below, all with exciting new covers and fun-filled endnotes. The Family from One End Street by Eve Garnett is the story of everyday life in the big, happy Ruggles family who live in the small town of Otwell. Father is a dustman and Mother a washerwoman. Then there's all the children - practical Lily Rose, clever Kate, mischievous twins James and John, followed by Jo, who loves films, little Peg and finally baby William. This is a truly classic book awarded the Carnegie Medal as the best children's book of 1937. Eve Garnett was born in 1900 in Worcestershire, and studied art at Chelsea Polytechnic and the Royal Academy School of Art. Whilst a student, she sketched the people of the East End slums and was haunted by the poverty she had witnessed, resolving to do something to bring the plight of the working-class family to people's attention. The Family from One End Street was originally published by Frederick Muller in 1937, followed by The Further Adventures of the Family from One End Street in 1956, and Holiday at Dew Drop Inn in 1962. She died in 1991. Also available in A Puffin Book: Goodnight Mister Tom and Back Home by Michelle Magorian, Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little and The Trumpet Of The Swan by E. B. White, The Borrowers by Mary Norton, Stig Of The Dump by Clive Kingn, Roll Of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylorn, A Dog So Small by Philippa Pearce, Gobbolino by Ursula Moray Williams, Carrie's War by Nina Bawden, Mrs Frisby And The Rats Of Nimh by Richard C O'Brien, A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L'Engle, The Cay by Theodore Taylor TARKA, The Otter by Henry Williamson, Watership Down by Richard Adams, Smith by Leon Garfield, The Neverending Story by Michael Enden, Annie by Thomas Meehan, The Family From One End Street by Eve Garnett.
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  • My Friend Walter

    Michael Morpurgo

    Product Code: ADUZV
    Paperback 10 years +
    My Friend Walter is an exciting ghostly adventure by much-loved, award winning author Michael Morpurgo.

    Remember Sir Walter Raleigh who laid his cloak in a puddle for Queen Elizabeth I to walk across? Well, Bess meets his ghost and finds out he's her ancestor! How's she going to explain him to her family, especially when he breaks her brother's fishing rod, steals a horse and smokes cigars in her room?

    Will Sir Walter wreak havoc or save her family's home?
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  • Beyond the Bright Sea

    Lauren Wolk

    Product Code: AZNHZ
    Paperback 9 years +
    Crow has lived her whole life on a tiny, starkly beautiful island. Her only companions are Osh, the man who rescued her from a washed-up skiff as a baby and raised her, and Miss Maggie, their neighbour across the sandbar. But it is only when a mysterious fire appears across the water that an unspoken question of her own history forms in Crow's heart, and an unstoppable chain of events is triggered. Crow sets out to find her lost identity - and, ultimately, to learn what it means to be a family. Vivid and heartfelt, Beyond the Bright Sea is a gorgeously crafted, gripping tale of buried treasure and belonging.

    This title has been shortlisted for 2018's CILIP Carnegie Medal.
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Children's historical fiction books

  • Greatest Stories Ever Told Collection by Tony Bradman and Tony Ross
  • Biff, Chip and Kipper Time Chronicles by Roderick Hunt
  • Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo
  • The Shakespeare Stories by Andrew Matthews and Tony Ross
  • Goodnight MIster Tom by Michelle Magorian
  • Chrestomanci by Dianna Wynne Jones
  • The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne
  • Once by Morris Gleitzman
  • Judith Kerr books
  • Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson

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