9 years +: Children's Biographies & Autobiographies

  • IAMA 10 years +
    10 years +
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    The interactive quizzes, charts and drawing activities in this fill-in book will help children learn all about history's greatest and most influential women.

    From historical world leaders to modern pioneers and international muses, these are incredible concise biographies that are sure to inspire and empower readers - and the interactive nature makes them even more appealing.

    This book is packed with biographies, quotes and stunning illustrations of historical figures from the worlds of sport, science, popular culture and politics.
  • KNU2 8 years +
    8 years +
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    Kunkush is a cat who was separated from his family when they fled Iraq to become refugees in Europe. This is the heart-warming and poignant true story of how they reunited.

    Fully illustrated in stunning style, the narrative will help children understand more about refugees and the obstacles they have to overcome in order to find a better life while Kunkush is a lovable character that is sure to delight cat lovers of all ages.
  • WHSD 9 years +
    9 years +
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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.
  • FMO2 9 years +
    9 years +
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    Gerald Durrell's My Family And Other Animals will enthral confident readers aged 9 and over who enjoy animal stories.

    Based on the author's own childhood obsessions, this is a lively and entertaining story that whisks the reader away to the stunning island of Corfu on a series of adventures involving scorpions, snakes and more. It's thrilling and very funny, too!

    Fans of My Family And Other Animals may also enjoy Gill Lewis' Sky Hawk.
  • ADUWJ 7 years +
    7 years +
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    This book looks over the tragically short life of Anne Frank.

    It follows her through triumphs and tribulations and is told with lively text, colourful illustrations and photographs.
  • APNNV 9 years +
    9 years +
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    Suitable for children aged 7 and over, this book chronicles the life and times of Julius Caesar.

    Spanning the life of the great leader from his teens to his brutal assassination, and featuring events such as Caesar's capture by pirates as a young man, his military successes across Europe, encounters with Cleopatra and becoming dictator of Rome, this is a must-read for any child with an interest in history.
  • AHAZH 9 years +
    9 years +
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    Raina just wanted to be a normal girl, but one night after Girl Scouts she trips and falls severely injuring her two front teeth. What follows is a long and frustrating journey with on-again, off-again braces, surgery, embarrassing headgear and even a retainer with fake teeth attached. And on top of all that, there's stil more to deal with: a major earthquake, boy confusion and friends who turn out to not be so friendly.
  • AQCMU 7 years +
    7 years +
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    The series focuses on the people who inspire children today. Each book looks at the background, life and achievements of a personality and their impact on popular culture, as well as detailing the everyday facets of their job and how they have gained such success. Andy Murray is a history-making tennis champion, who, in 2013, became the first British man in 77 years to win the Wimbledon men's singles final. The previous year, he won an Olympic gold medal at the London Games. He uses his high profile to raise money for charities and to encourage children to take up sport.
  • AIOOG 9 years +
    9 years +
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    With its stunning coloured-pencil illustrations, Shackleton's Journey, winner of the 2015 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal, is a keepsake book that provides a detailed visual narrative Shackleton's famous expedition to Antarctica.

    Reminiscent of The Snowman author-illustrator Raymond Briggs and David Hockney, William Grill's visual book manages to evoke the atmosphere, excitement and spirit of the expedition and are wonderfully rich and atmospheric.

    An amazingly presented way for children as young as 7 to learn about an important moment in history.
  • AIPQC 7 years +
    7 years +
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    One of the most inspirational figures the world has ever seen, this insightful book takes a look at the tumultuous and ultimately glorious life and career of Nelson Mandela.

    Written in an accessible style for children aged 7+ by Katie Daynes, the book follows Mandela's life from his rural childhood through to his time with the ANC; his fight against apartheid; his 27 years in prison; and his world-changing appointment as South Africa's first black president.

    Genuinely moving, poignant and triumphant, this book will show children just how South Africa's most-wanted fugitive went on to become the country's greatest leader.
  • AQXLN 9 years +
    9 years +
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    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.
  • ALKSI 9 years +
    9 years +
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    Tom really wants to be an explorer. His favourite book is an atlas and he follows adventurers not footballers. His schooldays are spent daydreaming about travelling from Tibet to Timbuktu. A private wish blurted out loud started his freewheeling adventure: I'm going to cycle round the world. His classmates laughed. No one believed him, least of all his teacher. The mountains will be too high! The desert is too hot! Everyone shouted their reasons why his dream was impossible. But it was a funny thing, the more that people told him he couldn't do it, the more Tom found himself wanting to prove them wrong.
  • AMTEY 7 years +
    7 years +
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    This Usborne Famous Lives book looks over the life of Cleopatra with lively text, gentle humour and full-colour illustrations. It looks at her biggest achievements and lasting legacy.
  • AMTFA 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Learn all about the life of Winston Churchill with this incredibly accessible biography. It looks over his childhood and rise to power and highlights all his triumphs, trials and tribulations. It's told with lively text, colourful illustrations and incredible photographs.
  • APWYJ 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Great Artists introduces young readers to some of the world's great artists. The books feature easy-to-read text and some of the most famous examples of each artist's work, as well as photographs of places and people of importance.
  • AMTEW 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Learn all about the life of Martin Luther King in this concise biography. Written in friendly, accessible text with colourful illustrations, it reveals his incredible achievements and lasting legacy despite all the trials and tribulations he had to live through.
  • 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.
  • AMTEU 7 years +
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    This book looks over the life of Christopher Columbus, from his childhood through to his 'discovery' of America.

    It looks over his triumphs and tribulations with lively text, colourful artwork and archive photographs.
  • AMTES 7 years +
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    This is a concise biography of Florence Nightingale. It reveals how she was born into a wealthy family but instead of living a life of leisure and luxury, she decided to help people and become a nurse - something that was very out of the ordinary in 1830.
  • AMTET 7 years +
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    Learn all about the life of Captain Cook in this concise biography. Written in friendly, accessible text with colourful illustrations, it reveals all of his trials and tribulations.
  • AMTEZ 7 years +
    7 years +
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    This book looks over the life of Adolf Hitler, from his childhood to rise to power and death.

    It looks over his triumphs and tribulations with lively text, colourful artwork and archive photographs.
  • AMTFC 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Published by Usborne and written by Katie Daynes, this book takes a look at the life and times of Marie Antoinette - an Austrian princess who became a queen laced with tragedy.

    Captivating from start to finish and written in an accessible style for children aged 8 and over, the book is full of full-colour illustrations that bring this poignant and heartbreaking story to life.
  • AMTFB 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Usborne Famous Lives: NapoleonStirring narrative and lively dialogue combine with full-colour illustrations to bring Napoleon's epic story to life.

    Young readers will be intrigued and excited as they follow Napoleon's remarkable life from a humble Corsican childhood to Emperor of France.

    Part of Young Reading Series 3 for fully confident readers.

    Sent to a military school at nine, Napoleon rapidly rose through the ranks of the French Army. But a brilliant military career wasn't enough. Soon, he had seized control of France - and then he embarked upon a plan to rule all of Europe.
  • APWOS 7 years +
    7 years +
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    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.