Children's Books

Biographies & Autobiographies for Children

  • AJQCD
    Jenny Robertson
    • £6.89
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    When a tiny orphaned bear cub is adopted by Polish soldiers during World War II, little does anyone know that little Wojtek will become one of the bravest fighters of them all. As the soldiers train to take part in some of the fiercest fighting of the war, Wojtek grows up, providing headaches and laughter in equal measure as he learns to drink beer, chase horses and wrestle with his human friends. But at Monte Cassino, as the Allies try and dislodge German troops from their mountain-top eyrie, Wojtek, now a fully signed-up solider with his own rank and number, comes into his own, dodging the bullets to carry ammunition to his comrades as they inch their way to victory. After the war, the Polish solders move to Scotland. Wojtek comes too and soon becomes the centre of attention in a new country. But with hostilities ended, how long can he keep his freedom? Best-selling children's author Jenny Robertson explores the themes of friendship and trust in this moving and inspirational story.
  • AOYQW 11 years +
    Miriam Moss
    11 years +
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    Jordan, 1970. After a summer spent with her family, fifteen-year-old Anna is travelling back to her English boarding school alone. But her plane never makes it home. Anna's flight is hijacked by Palestinian guerillas. They land the plane in the Jordanian desert, switch off the engines and issue their demands. If these are not met within three days, they will blow up the plane, killing all the hostages. The heat on board becomes unbearable; food and water supplies dwindle. Anna begins to face the possibility she may never see her family again. Time is running out...Based on true events, this is a story about ordinary people facing agonizing horror, of courage and resilience.
  • APWNX 10 years +
    10 years +
    • £8.99
    I Have A Dream: Martin Luther King and the Fight for Equal Rights tells the remarkable story of Dr King's leadership of non-violent efforts to overcome appalling institutionalised racism and prejudice. Presented in a graphic, magazine-style format, the book follows King's life from his childhood in Atlanta to the March on Washington in 1963 and his assassination in 1968. The book concludes with a look at the legacy of Dr King's leadership.
  • AQBDB 7 years +
    Roy Apps
    7 years +
    • £5.99
    Ever had a dream -- a dream to win? Wayne had a dream -- to be a world-class football player. This is the story of Wayne's early years and his break through into the England football team.
  • BHYOA
    Catherine Johnson
    • £5.99
    Con men have many tricks and schemes to part you from your money. This book will help you see when something is just too good to be true! Barrington Stoke specialises in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.
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    Emma Carlson Berne
    • £5.99
    Helen Keller lived in darkness and silence, but she dazzled the world with her accomplishments. Her powerful story lives on in this remarkable biography by Emma Carlson Berne. Find out about: the illness that destroyed young Helen's sight and hearing; her explosive first meeting with her teacher Annie Sullivan; her struggle to become the first blind/deaf student ever awarded a degree from prestigious Radcliffe College; and the romance that almost led to marriage and her life as writer, lecturer and world traveller.
  • BHMWE
    Susan Blackaby
    • £4.99
    At once daring, clever, smart, rich, determined and rash, Cleopatra is one of history's most fascinating figures. Here, children will find out all about: the Ptolemy Dynasty into which she was born, its traditions and infighting; the role of women in ancient Egypt; how she ascended to and maintained her place on, the throne; her relationships with both Caesar and Mark Antony and the political repercussions of these affairs within the Roman Empire and Egypt; and, her death in Alexandria and much more, all beautifully illustrated.
  • BHEMY
    Roy Apps
    • £8.99
    This inspirational biography for children, written by award-winning author Roy Apps, follows the life story of Fara Williams and her rise to become a world-class defender at Arsenal Ladies and influential, no-nonsense England regular. 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.
  • BKPSH
    Roy Apps
    • £8.99
    This inspirational biography for children, written by award-winning author Roy Apps, follows the jumping story of Greg Rutherford and his incredible rise to become Olympic long jump gold medalist and IAAF top-ranking Diamond League athlete. 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 booksto get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.
  • BHKLG
    Rita Thievon Mullin
    • £4.99
    'In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart'. Born in the shadow of war and forced into hiding for more than two years, Anne Frank could still fill her beloved diary with heart and hope. This insightful biography will enrich the experience of reading "Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl", which remains one of the most read and taught books for young people. It also provides additional information about her family, childhood and fate; features quotes from people who knew and cared for her and gives historical background on World War II.