Books by John Malam

  • FWWS 9 years +

    The Story of the First World War for Children (Paperback)

    John Malam

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    Published in association with the Imperial War Museum, The Story of the First World War for Children examines the world-changing conflict in great detail.

    A study aid for history lessons, this book uses facts, photographs and illustrations to show children how the First World War was the world's first 'total war' between modern, industrialised nations and how many new and terrifying weapons were used - including airplanes, tanks, zeppelins, warships and poison gas.

    It relates the unfolding events and the human stories in a way that brings history vividly to life.
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  • AMIBQ 7 years +

    Project X Origins: Dark Blue Book Band, Oxford Level 15: Top Secret: Crack the Code (Paperback)

    John Malam

    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.
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  • AINIW

    You Wouldn't Want to be a Roman Gladiator! (Paperback)

    John Malam

    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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  • ARGIG 7 years +

    You Wouldn't Want to be in a Victorian Mill (Paperback)

    John Malam

    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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  • AINIU 7 years +

    You Wouldn't Want to be a Victorian Schoolchild! (Paperback)

    John Malam

    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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  • BXGLU

    Christian Sites (Paperback)

    John Malam

    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 (Paperback)

    John Malam

    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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  • BTXQS

    Prehistoric Sites (Paperback)

    John Malam

    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 (Hardback)

    John Malam

    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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    The Story of the First World War for Children (1914-1918) (Paperback)

    John Malam

    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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    Prehistoric Sites (Hardback)

    John Malam

    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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  • BIBMN

    Children's Dinosaur Atlas (Hardback)

    John Malam

    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.
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    Samurai (Paperback)

    John Malam

    100 Facts Samurai is bursting with exactly 100 mind-blowing facts, awesome images and fun activities to help children learn everything they need to know about the rise of these Japanese warriors. 100 Facts Samurai covers key topics about these respected fighting figures in easily-digestible, numbered facts. Every page is covered in detailed illustrations and colourful photographs that bring the text to life for kids. Essential topics covered in 100 Facts Samurai: - Being a samurai and serving under a warlord- Following the strict rules of the bushido code and warrior training- Periods of war and the decline of the samurai Examples of 'I don't believe it' fascinating facts: - Left-handed children born to samurai families had their left arms tied up, forcing them to become right-handed. - Tokugawa Ieyasu, leader of the Tokugawa clan in the 1500s, didn't like shaved heads - he said it spoiled the look of a head when it was cut off! - In the Star Wars movies, the costume of Darth Vader was inspired by samurai armour. Activities to make learning accessible and interactive include: - Quiz question: When was the Battle of Nagashino?- Design your own samurai mon (family crest) by looking at traditional examples from this book to get ideas!- Design a long, thin samurai flag. Make the design simple with bold colours. Author: John MalamConsultant: Fiona MacdonaldPages: 48Age: 6+Dimensions: 9 X 12Format: Paperback with holographic foilISBN: 9781848102989
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    Samurai (Paperback)

    John Malam

    100 Facts Samurai is bursting with exactly 100 mind-blowing facts, awesome images and fun activities to help children learn everything they need to know about the rise of these Japanese warriors. 100 Facts Samurai covers key topics about these respected fighting figures in easily-digestible, numbered facts. Every page is covered in detailed illustrations and colourful photographs that bring the text to life for kids. Essential topics covered in 100 Facts Samurai: - Being a samurai and serving under a warlord- Following the strict rules of the bushido code and warrior training- Periods of war and the decline of the samurai Examples of 'I don't believe it' fascinating facts: - Left-handed children born to samurai families had their left arms tied up, forcing them to become right-handed. - Tokugawa Ieyasu, leader of the Tokugawa clan in the 1500s, didn't like shaved heads - he said it spoiled the look of a head when it was cut off! - In the Star Wars movies, the costume of Darth Vader was inspired by samurai armour. Activities to make learning accessible and interactive include: - Quiz question: When was the Battle of Nagashino?- Design your own samurai mon (family crest) by looking at traditional examples from this book to get ideas!- Design a long, thin samurai flag. Make the design simple with bold colours. Author: John MalamConsultant: Fiona MacdonaldPages: 48Age: 6+Dimensions: 9 X 12Format: Paperback with holographic foilISBN: 9781848102989
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    100 Facts Warriors (Paperback)

    John Malam

    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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    Pyramids (Paperback)

    John Malam

    100 Facts Pyramids is bursting with unbelievable images, amazing activities and exactly 100 facts. Children will soon learn everything they need to know about these magnificent ancient structures. 100 Facts Pyramids contains key topics about these architectural masterpieces in simple numbered facts. Every page features fantastic illustrations and photographs that support a child's understanding of the text. This fascinating Aztec, Mayan and ancient Egypt book for kids is perfect for school children aged 6+. Essential topics covered in 100 Facts Pyramids: # The building of the famous Pyramids of Giza in Egypt# Mayan and Aztec pyramids and what they were for# Modern interpretations of structures around the world Examples of 'I don't believe it' fascinating facts: # If you could talk to an ancient Egyptian, he wouldn't know what a pyramid was! In his language a pyramid was a 'mr' (say: 'mer'), and pyramids were 'mrw' (say: 'meroo').# Pyramids were built with narrow shafts that pointed to the stars. The Egyptians believed that a pharaoh's soul used these shafts to travel between the world of the living and the afterlife# Napoleon worked out that the three Pyramids of Giza contained enough stone to build a wall around France 3 centimetres wide and 3.7 metres high! Activities to make learning accessible and interactive include: # Quiz question: What is the high, open space inside the Great Pyramid called?# Make a mosaic with coloured paper cut into small squares, plain paper, a pencil and glue. Draw a design on plain paper and fill it in with the coloured pieces # Use books or the Internet to find examples of beautiful Egyptain paintings on burial chamber walls Author: John MalamConsultant: Fiona MacdonaldPages: 48Age: 6+Dimensions: 9 X 12Format: Paperback with holographic foilISBN: 9781848102378
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  • AXHMZ

    Settlements (Paperback)

    John Malam

    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.
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  • AWRKA

    A Brief Illustrated History of Science (Hardback)

    John Malam

    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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  • AUZFP

    The Complete Book of Football (Hardback)

    John Malam

    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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  • APZLE

    Her Story (Paperback)

    John Malam

    Queen Elizabeth II, Her Story recounts the story of Queen Elizabeth's life, from when she was a young princess, to her coronation in 1953 through to becoming the longest reigning British monarch in 2015 and celebrating her 90th birthday in 2016. From the first official photograph of her as a baby to her life as a working monarch, this book charts the key events of her life and reign. This book gives a real account of her private life, from a happy childhood with her sister Princess Margaret, to her marriage to Prince Philip and life as a mother and great-grandmother to George and Charlotte. Her public life is conveyed from the abdication of her uncle, King Edward VIII, to her accession as Queen Elizabeth II in 1952 and her duties as monarch.
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  • AMIDB

    Project X Origins: Brown Book Band, Oxford Level 9: Chocolate: Fantastic Choc-Tastic (Paperback)

    John Malam

    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. You may love chocolate but how much do you really know about it? Did you know that chocolate once fell from the skies? Or that it was part of a dangerous plot? Find out lots of explosive facts to wow your friends in this non-fiction book Fantastic Choc-tastic. Each book also 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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  • AMICR 7 years +

    Project X Origins: Dark Red Book Band, Oxford Level 18: Unexplained: Can it Really Rain Frogs? (Paperback)

    John Malam

    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 Can it Really Rain Frogs? explores real-life unsolved mysteries and encourages you to think about the possible explanations. 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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  • AMHZI 5 years +

    Project X Origins: White Book Band, Oxford Level 10: Inventors and Inventions: Flying Machines (Paperback)

    John Malam

    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. Find out about man's attempts to fly, from Leonardo da Vinci to SpaceShipOne, in the non-fiction title Flying Machines. 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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  • AMHXM 5 years +

    Project X Origins: Turquoise Book Band, Oxford Level 7: Discovery: Finding Things (Paperback)

    John Malam

    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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