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Books by John Malam

  • You Wouldn't Want to be a Victorian Schoolchild!

    John Malam

    Product Code: AINIU
    Paperback 7 years +
    Growing up in Britain in the 1880s wasn't easy. For a young child in school the going is tough and the punishments are hard. Readers will follow the experiences of Victorian schoolchildren and will learn some top tips on survival at school. Suddenly modern-day school won't seem quite so bad, as readers discover that they really wouldn't want to be a Victorian schoolchild! This title in the popular You Wouldn't Want to Be series features full-colour illustrations which combine humour and accurate technical detail. Featuring brand new extra content including a timeline, fun facts a list of 'top' characters and a map.
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  • Children's Dinosaur Atlas

    John Malam

    Product Code: BIBMN
    Hardback
    Sprinkled with stunning dinosaur icons and stickers to decorate the maps and scenes, the colourfully illustrated atlas is crammed with interactive fun. It also includes a dinosaur spotter's guide featuring a quiz that relates back to the atlas; a poster of dinosaur fossils; a card model of a dinosaur for the child to build and play with; and additional stickers for free play. This activity pack is ideal for young readers who want to truly engage with the world of dinosaurs.
    • £9.59
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  • Yorkshire, a Very Peculiar History

    John Malam

    Product Code: ABANK
    Hardback
    Yorkshire is well known for its miners, pudding and cricket, but Yorkshire: A Very Peculiar History scrapes beyond the surface and past the cliches. Featuring a host of characters from Yorkshire past and present, from Guy Fawkes to Michael Parkinson, it's not all grit and grime! Tracing Yorkshire's history back through Roman and Viking rule, to the various tribes which populated the area in prehistoric times, Yorkshire: A Very Peculiar History covers the largest county in England from all angles. Featuring quirky tales of Yorkshire's crucial role in the industrial revolution, and detailed stories about the famed Wars of the Roses, this book tells the astonishing tale of this large and historic county and its people and culture, including recipes, lists and maps.
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  • The Story of the First World War for Children (1914-1918)

    John Malam

    Product Code: BMJLY
    Paperback
    The First World War was the world's first 'total war'. Although large-scale wars like the Napoleonic wars had ranged across many territories, the scale of WWI was unprecedented. It was also the first war between modern, industrialised nations and mechanised warfare saw new and terrifying weapons deployed for the first time, including airplanes, tanks, zeppelins, giant warships and poison gas. Now, on the verge of the centenary of the end of the conflict, The Story of the First World War for Children (1914-1918) is a fact-packed information book that relates the unfolding events and the human stories in a way that brings history vividly to life.
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  • Project X Origins: Dark Blue Book Band, Oxford Level 15: Top Secret: Crack the Code

    John Malam

    Product Code: AMIBQ
    Paperback 7 years +
    Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. In Crack the Code learn about the different types of code which have been used to relay secret messages over the years, and how they have been cracked. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.
    • £9.49
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  • Christian Sites

    John Malam

    Product Code: BXGLU
    Paperback
    Which Christian places or remains still exist in the UK today? And what do they tell us about how ancient Christians lived? This book takes a tour around of some of these places, giving a fascinating glimpse of how Christians built their houses and communities as well as why they are significant.
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  • Roman Sites

    John Malam

    Product Code: BUGPC
    Paperback
    Which Roman places or remains still exist in the UK today? And what do they tell us about how the Romans lived? This book takes a tour around of some of these places, giving a fascinating glimpse of how Romans built their houses and communities as well as why they are significant.
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  • Prehistoric Sites

    John Malam

    Product Code: BTXQS
    Paperback
    Which prehistoric places or remains still exist in the UK today? And what do they tell us about how our ancient prehistoric ancestors lived? This book takes a tour around of some of these places, giving a fascinating glimpse of how prehistoric peoples built their houses and communities as well as why they are significant.
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  • Christian Sites

    John Malam

    Product Code: BPNFN
    Hardback
    Which Christian places or remains still exist in the UK today? And what do they tell us about how ancient Christians lived? This book takes a tour around of some of these places, giving a fascinating glimpse of how Christians built their houses and communities as well as why they are significant.
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  • Prehistoric Sites

    John Malam

    Product Code: BMAEM
    Hardback
    Which prehistoric places or remains still exist in the UK today? And what do they tell us about how our ancient prehistoric ancestors lived? This book takes a tour around of some of these places, giving a fascinating glimpse of how prehistoric peoples built their houses and communities as well as why they are significant.
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  • 100 Facts Warriors

    John Malam

    Product Code: BFJFW
    Paperback
    100 Facts Warriors is bursting with exactly 100 fantastic facts, incredible images and great activities to help children learn everything they need to know about the greatest fighters of all time. 100 Facts Warriors includes key topics about the ultimate fighters throughout history in easily-digestible, numbered facts. Every page features amazing illustrations and photographs that clarify difficult points for children. Essential topics covered in 100 Facts Warriors: - What makes a true warrior- The most famous figures of all time including Julius Caesar and Napoleon Bonaparte- Fighters from fiction and fantasy worlds Examples of 'I don't believe it' fascinating facts: - Alexander the Great marched around 32,000 kilometres over the course of his 11-year battle campaign!- Underneath Colchester, London and St Albans, there is still a thick layer of burnt earth, left from Boudicca's attacks on them.- Viking swords were given names such as Leg-biter and Foot-biter. Activities to make learning accessible and interactive include: - Design a shield for a Medieval knight. Think about colours, a pattern for a coat of arms and the textures of wood and leather- Quiz question: Which native American tribe did Crazy Horse belong to?- As well as being a warrior, Babur was a poet and liked to create magnificent gardens. Use the Internet and books to find out more about him Author: John MalamConsultant: Philip SteelePages: 48Age: 6+Dimensions: 9 X 12Format: Paperback with holographic foilISBN: 9781848102644
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  • Settlements

    John Malam

    Product Code: AXHMZ
    Paperback
    Get ready for a prehistoric adventure! Our first stop is ancient Skara Brae: hidden beneath a sand dune for thousands of years, this Neolithic village lets us step back in time to discover how our ancestors lived. Britain is brimming with these long-abandoned settlements, and exploring them can tell us about the culture, society, technology and beliefs of their inhabitants. It's time to get out your magnifying glass and examine the real evidence that archaeologists have discovered, from top secret tunnels to the remnants of extravagant feasts! The ancient settlements discovered in present-day Britain are an incredible record of prehistoric life, giving us clues as to how our stone and bronze age ancestors would have lived. From stone huts to secret tunnels, we examine the evidence they have left behind. It's time to take a closer look at these ancient living places, examining how they were built, the materials used and the evidence of food, cooking, work and past-times. Learn about Skara Brae, Windmill Hill, Durrington Wall, Flag Fen, Carn Euny and many more ancient settlements that can be found across Britain and give evidence of the lives of prehistoric people. There are four titles in the Prehistoric Adventures series, looking at stone circles, ancient settlements, burial places and hill forts.
  • A Brief Illustrated History of Science

    John Malam

    Product Code: AWRKA
    Hardback
    A Brief Illustrated History of Science charts the history of scientific discoveries all the way through from prehistory to Aristotle, then through the works of Copernicus, Galileo, Newton, Linnaeus and right through to the incredible scientific breakthroughs of today. With stunning full-colour images and illustrations, this beautiful book is sure to fascinate and charm the young reader.
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  • The Complete Book of Football

    John Malam

    Product Code: AUZFP
    Hardback
    The Complete Book of Football captures all of the exciting action, colour and passion of the world's most popular sport, comprehensively telling the story of the game and its greatest exponents. It is packed with information about clubs and players around the world, statistics galore, and hundreds of fascinating archival images, and exciting colour action photographs.The book includes: * The top leagues, including Premier League, La Liga, Major League Soccer, Serie A, Brasileirao, Argentine Primera and Liga MX, as well as up-and-coming leagues; * The most important world and regional competitions, including World Cup, Olympics, Champions League, UEFA European Championship, Copa del Rey, Confederations Cup, Africa Cup of Nations, Copa Libertadores, Copa America, Asian Cup, Women's World Cup; * Profiles of every FIFA club from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, complete with club logos and colours; * Profiles of national teams, including the star-making clubs like Germany, Argentina, Italy, Spain, Brazil, and Chile; * The Premier League clubs, such as Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea, and more; * Profiles of soccer's greatest players, past, present and future, as well as winning, losing and controversial managers; * All of the most important historic and recent results and statistics. The book tells the fascinating story of the game's origins and its circuitous evolution around the world into the game we know and love today. FIFA and simplified rules are included.The Complete Book of Football has 320 pages packed with hundreds of photographs; league and club profiles; player biographies; facts and statistics; coverage of all of the world's major championships; and much more. It is essential for all football fans and no library should be without a copy. Exceptional value, too good to pass up.
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  • You Wouldn't Want to be A Mammoth Hunter

    John Malam

    Product Code: ARGII
    Paperback
    Get ready...finding food and shelter in the ice age is not easy. You must be ready to trek for miles in search of prey, and that's the easy part: then you have to catch a mammoth! The humorous cartoon-style illustrations and the narrative approach encourage readers to get emotionally involved with the characters and to follow the story of the mammoth hunters living in the Ice Age. Informative captions, a comprehensive glossary and an index make this title an ideal and fun introduction to the conventions of non-fiction texts. It is an ideal text for Key Stage 2 shared and guided reading and helps achieve the goals of the Scottish Standard Curriculum 5-14.
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  • You Wouldn't Want to be in a Victorian Mill

    John Malam

    Product Code: ARGIG
    Paperback 7 years +
    The year is 1842, and you have been taken from your mother in London to work in a cotton mill in smoky Manchester. The work is hard and dangerous: you are likely to go deaf and suffer from lung disease, and you could easily lose limbs. Is there no hope for you? Will things ever get better? Will you see your mother again? The humorous cartoon-style illustrations and the narrative approach encourage readers to get emotionally involved with the characters, aiding their understanding of what life would have been like for workers in a Victorian Mill. Informative captions, a complete glossary and an index make this title an ideal introduction to the conventions of non-fiction texts for young readers.
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  • Project X Origins: Turquoise Book Band, Oxford Level 7: Discovery: Finding Things

    John Malam

    Product Code: AMHXM
    Paperback 5 years +
    Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. Non-fiction title Finding Things explores the background of previous discoveries and what they tell us about the past and other worlds. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.
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  • You Wouldn't Want to be a Pirate's Prisoner

    John Malam

    Product Code: AJQTX
    Paperback
    Get ready...as the captain of a Spanish treasure ship sailing in the Spanish Main, you're about to get captured as a pirate's prisoner! Pirates have many ingenious tortures, and once they have got what they want from you, the best you can hope for is to be marooned on an island. This title in the popular You Wouldn't Want to Be series features full-colour illustrations which combine humour and accurate technical detail. This extended edition features brand new extra content including a timeline, fun facts a list of 'top' characters and a map.
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  • You Wouldn't Want to be a Roman Gladiator!

    John Malam

    Product Code: AINIW
    Paperback
    Do you think being a Roman gladiator seems glamorous? Think again! At gladiator school, you'll be taught to fight, kill, and die in a suitably sporting manner to entertain the Roman crowds. If you survive, you could become a hero - but don't count on it. This title in the popular You Wouldn't Want to Be series features full-colour illustrations which combine humour and accurate technical detail. Featuring brand new extra content including a timeline, fun facts a list of 'top' characters and a map.
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