People and places

Travel books for children

Children's stories and books about travels and people

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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Santa is Coming to Barnet

Steve Smallman, Robert Dunn

Santa is Coming to Barnet

It's Christmas Eve. Santa's packed up all the presents and set the Santa-nav to Barnet. So what could possibly go wrong? Discover how Santa dashes all over your town while you are safely tucked up in bed and ...

£4.99

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Santa is Coming to Ealing

Steve Smallman, Robert Dunn

Santa is Coming to Ealing

It's Christmas Eve. Santa's packed up all the presents and set the Santa-nav to Ealing. So what could possibly go wrong? Discover how Santa dashes all over your town while you are safely tucked up in bed and ...

£4.99

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Santa is Coming to Greenwich

Steve Smallman, Robert Dunn

Santa is Coming to Greenwich

It's Christmas Eve. Santa's packed up all the presents and set the Santa-nav to Greenwich. So what could possibly go wrong? Discover how Santa dashes all over your town while you are safely tucked up in bed and ...

£4.99

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Just Monkeying Around!

3 march 2017

Just Monkeying Around!

This week I was inspired to search through the Boolino library for books about one of my favourites, primates! There’s not many people I know that don’t like monkeys and apes so I thought why ...

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Tales of King Arthur

Felicity Brooks, Rodney Matthews

Tales of King Arthur

Legendary tales of knights and nobility in ancient Britain, rivetingly retold for today's readers. From the sword in the stone to the lady in the lake, these stories bring to life the fantastic characters of Camelot: the wise wizard ...

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12+ years

Turkey and Istanbul

Philip Steele

Turkey and Istanbul

A high-end geography series that explores some of the fastest-developing countries and cities in the world and assesses how they are dealing with the challenges of the 21st century. Topics looked at include: population structure, the economy, environmental sustainability and ...

£13.99

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9+ years

Oceans

Angela Royston

Oceans

Can you imagine living and working under the sea? It's the reality for some scientists, who inhabit laboratories deep at the bottom of the ocean. Research on the Edge - Ocean Lab is a gripping look at the daily lives ...

£8.99

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4+ years

The Great Big Book of Families

Mary Hoffman, Ros Asquith

The Great Big Book of Families

What is a family? Once, it was said to be a father, mother, boy, girl, cat and dog living in a house with a garden. But as times have changed, families have changed too, and now there are almost as ...

£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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3-6 years

The Jolly Dodgers!: Pirates Who Pretended

Neil Griffiths, Janette Louden

The Jolly Dodgers!: Pirates Who Pretended

Not a tale of swashbuckling vagabonds, but of puny pirates who prefer pampering to plundering This should have been the tale of swashbuckling vagabonds who ruled the seas by blasting ships with whizzing cannonballs before plundering them of their glistening ...

£6.99

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