History

History for children

eBooks, stories and books about history for children

7+ years

Hard Nuts of History: Myths and Legends

Tracey Turner

Hard Nuts of History: Myths and Legends

Myths and legends are packed full of daring, clever and ruthless men and women. But who was the toughest nut of all? Bursting full of entertaining and witty fact-filled text in bite sized chunks and jam-packed with hilarious full-colour illustrations ...

£5.99

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6+ years

Illustrated Norse Myths

Louie Stowell, Matteo Pincelli

Illustrated Norse Myths

A brand-new collection of Viking myths that tell the story of the Norse gods from creation to the story of how the world will end, including Odin's quest for wisdom, the battles of Thor the thunder god, and the ...

£12.99

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A-Z of Convicts in Van Diemen's Land

Simon Barnard

A-Z of Convicts in Van Diemen's Land

Seventy-three thousand convicts were transported to the British penal colony of Van Diemen's Land in the first half of the nineteenth century. They played a vital role in the building of the settlements, as well as the running of ...

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7+ years

The Secrets of Stonehenge

Mick Manning, Brita Granstrom

The Secrets of Stonehenge

Why was this amazing monument erected? How did our Stone-Age ancestors bring such massive stones to the site from so far away? How did they raise the enormous stones to their upright positions? What was Stonehenge used for, and who ...

£7.99

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Very Superstitious...

13 january 2017

Very Superstitious...

It’s the first Friday 13th of the year – but what makes this date so spooky? The history of Friday 13th is rooted in several other ancient superstitions, about the day Friday and the number ...

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Stori Cymru - Baledi a Hanesion

Myrddin ap Dafydd, Dorry Spikes

Stori Cymru - Baledi a Hanesion

A collection of stories and ballads on the history of Wales over the centuries, comprising 73 stories and 73 ballads portraying the story of the people and their land - a story of onslaught, resistance and survival.

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7-10 years

Angry Aztecs

Terry Deary, Martin Brown

Angry Aztecs

Readers can discover all the foul facts about the Angry Aztecs, including why the Aztecs liked to eat scum, when the world is going to end and their horrible habit of drinking live toads in wine. With a bold, accessible ...

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7+ years

You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Immunisation!

Anne Rooney, Bergin Mark

You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Immunisation!

Sticking sharp needles into small children doesn't sound like a nice thing to do - but sometimes you have to 'be cruel to be kind'. Since the 18th century, immunisation has saved millions of people from deadly diseases - and in ...

£6.99

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8+ years

The World's Craziest Records

Suzanne Garbe

The World's Craziest Records

Readers will be in awe when they learn about the fastest sofa in the world and the world s longest recorded burp. Containing dozens of incredible photos and fun trivia facts, The World s Craziest Records gives young readers a ...

£8.99

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Holiday Reading

27 december 2016

Holiday Reading

It can be tricky finding time to keep up with reading during the school holidays, especially over the Christmas break when there’s lots of family and friends to visit, pantomimes to watch, Christmas ...

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