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The Celts

Philip Steele
Authors:
Philip Steele

Discover the answers to fascinating questions in these new titles from the History Detective Investigates series. Follow Sherlock Bones on the detective trail and find out more about the past and start a history project of your own.

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Stone Age to Iron Age

Clare Hibbert
Authors:
Clare Hibbert

Find out all about the first Britons, nomadic hunter-gatherers who came from mainland Europe to settle in England bringing wooden spears, flint handaxes and animals with them. Stone Age to Iron Age tells the story of how these people settled and began farming the land. They built villages of timber and stone houses such as Skara Brae on Orkney. Stonehenge is perhaps the most famous monument of this period, a technological marvel of the time built by raising over 80 blue stones to create the 'henge'. The Bronze Age bought with it metalworking using copper, tin and gold to make tools and beautiful everyday objects. The Iron Age was known for its hill forts, farming and art and culture. Contains maps, paintings, artefacts and photographs to show how early Britons lived. Ideally suited for readers age 8+ or teachers who are looking for books to support the new curriculum for 2014.

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The Normans and the Battle of Hastings

Philip Parker
Authors:
Philip Parker

Who were the Normans and why did they invade England? What was it like to fight in the Battle of Hastings? How did the battle change the history of Britain?THE HISTORY DETECTIVE INVESTIGATES helps children discover the answers to these and other fascinating questions by visiting Norman castles and churches, looking on the Internet and finding clues about the Norman and Anglo-Saxon rulers of the past. The detective shows how to: Create a project about England in the dramatic year 1066. Discover the Norman past in your area. Find out what has been discovered about the Normans - and the Anglo-Saxons who fought them.There are also mysteries and puzzles to solve as you follow the detective's trail back to the Norman world.

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Anglo-Saxons

Neil Tonge
Authors:
Neil Tonge

Discover the answers to fascinating questions in these new titles from the History Detective Investigates series. Follow Sherlock Bones on the detective trail and find out more about the Anglo-Saxons, such as how to write your name using the Anglo-Saxon alphabet, how the Anglo-Saxons came to Britain and who King Arthur was. Study original quotes and learn how archaeological evidence offesrs clues on the past to help you create your own project on the Anglo-Saxons.

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Roman Britain

Peter Hepplewhite
Authors:
Peter Hepplewhite

Discover the answers to fascinating questions in these new titles from the History Detective Investigates series. Follow Sherlock Bones on the detective trail and find out more about Roman Britain, from how the Romans invaded Britain, to what life was like in a Roman town and who Boudicca was. Study original quotes and learn how archaeological evidence offers clues about the past to help you create your own project on Roman Britain.

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Ancient Egypt

Rachel Minay
Authors:
Rachel Minay

History Detective Investigates: Ancient Egypt is a hands-on, investigative approach to history. Learn all about Ancient Egypt, its people and the story of ancient Egypt that goes back some 4,000 years. Who were the Ancient Egyptians? Ancient Egypt has a remarkable history. Discover the mysteries of the pyramids, why the Egyptians mummified their people and the gods and goddesses that ruled their way of life. It tells the story of many great kings and pharaohs, such as Tutankhamen and Cleopatra. See how the hieroglyphs offer an insight into the daily life of the Egyptian people and how the Rosetta Stone helped unravel the secrets of the hieroglyphs. Why did the ancient Egyptians rely so heavily on the river Nile. Egypt is set in the middle of the desert so Egypt depended on the Nile for food, transportation and water. Contains maps, paintings, artefacts and photographs to show how the Egyptians lived. Ideally suited for readers age 8+ or teachers who are looking for books to support the new curriculum for 2014. If you enjoy reading about the Ancient Egyptians then take a look at Stone Age to Iron Age, The Mayan Civilization, The Shang Dynasty of Ancient China and Early Islamic Civilizations.

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Ancient Greece

Rachel Minay
Authors:
Rachel Minay

Who were the ancient Greeks? What are the Greek myths? What food did people eat? When were the first Olympic games? This book helps children at Key Stage 2 discover the answers to these and other fascinating questions. It also recommends sites on the Internet and sources in your local library where you can find out more about ancient Greece. The detective shows readers how to write a day-in-the-life story of a warrior, slave or Spartan girl, debate like an ancient Greek philosopher and rewrite a Greek myth and present it as a play! Packed with fascinating information, The History Detective Investigates series inspires children's curiosity to find out more about the past. A great tool for readers age 8+ or teachers looking for books to support the new curriculum for 2014.History Detective Investigates: Ancient Greece is a hands-on, investigative approach to history. Learn all about Ancient Greece, its people and the story of ancient Greece that goes back 2,500 years ago. Who were the Ancient Greeks? Ancient Greece has a remarkable history. Learn about the early Minoans, mainland Greece and the Greek Islands and the Olympic games that began in 776 BC. There are many great stories from Greece about the Trojan War and the Wooden Horse to The Odyssey about a Greek soldier. The Greeks were also famed for their Gods, Greek art, and they led the way with new ideas about science, art and philosophy. Contains maps, paintings, artefacts and photographs to show how the Greeks lived. Ideally suited for readers age 8+ or teachers looking for books to support the new curriculum for 2014. If you enjoy reading about the Ancient Greeks then take a look at Stone Age to Iron Age, The Mayan Civilization, Ancient Egypt and Early Islamic Civilizations.

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Mayan Civilization

Clare Hibbert
Authors:
Clare Hibbert

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The Shang Dynasty of Ancient China

Geoffrey Barker
Authors:
Geoffrey Barker

History Detective Investigates: The Shang Dynasty of Ancient China is a hands-on, investigative approach to history. Learn all about Ancient China, its people and the story of Ancient China that goes back over 3,000 years. The Shang Dynasty was the second dynasty of the three dynasty periods. It followed on from the Xia Dynasty. It was the first dynasty to provide written records of the life in China and it is renowned for making great contributions to Chinese civilisation. Founded sometime around 1600BCE The Shang Dynasty was governed by a series of about 29 kings over a 600 year period. They were situated along the Yellow River Valley and historians know a lot about their lives from the discovery of the oracle bones, ancient tombs and cities and other artefacts. The Shang Dynasty is known for the invention of early writing, the development of a government, their skill with bronze and their use of the chariot and bronze weapons in warfare. Contains maps, paintings, artefacts and photographs to show what life was like under the Shang Dynasty. Ideally suited for readers age 8+ or teachers who are looking for books to support the new curriculum for 2014. If you enjoy reading about The Shang Dynasty of Ancient China then take a look at Stone Age to Iron Age, The Mayan Civilization, Early Islamic Civilization and The Indus Valley.

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Early Islamic Civilization

Claudia Martin
Authors:
Claudia Martin

How did Islam start? What weapons did Islamic warriors use? Where was the 'Round City'? Who invented the elephant clock? This book helps children at Key Stage 2 discover the answers to these and other fascinating questions. It also recommends sites on the Internet and sources in local libraries where they can find out more about early Islamic civilization. The detective shows readers how to create their own project reimagining a stroll through Baghdad, interview their favourite scientist or inventor from the Islamic world and spot the key features of mosques. Packed with fascinating information, The History Detective Investigates series inspires children's curiosity to find out more about the past.

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The Vikings

Clare Hibbert
Authors:
Clare Hibbert

Who were the Vikings? Why did the Vikings travel so much? What were Viking towns like? What did the Vikings do for fun? This book helps children at Key Stage 2 discover the answers to these and many other fascinating questions. It also recommends sites on the Internet and sources in your local library where you can find out more about the Vikings. The detective shows readers how to write their name using Viking runes, draw family trees for famous Viking kings and find places in Britain that have Viking names. Packed with fascinating information, The History Detective Investigates series inspires children's curiosity to find out more about the past. A great tool for readers age 8+ or teachers looking for books to support the new curriculum for 2014.

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Benin 900-1897 CE

Alice Harman
Authors:
Alice Harman

Who were the leaders of Benin? What was life like for ordinary people? Why was Benin destroyed? What are Benin bronzes? This book helps children at Key Stage 2 discover the answers to these and other fascinating questions. It also recommends sites on the Internet and sources in local libraries where they can find out more about Benin 900-1897CE. The detective shows how to create a project about people's lives during the rise and fall of Benin, make animal sculptures like those that were offered up to Benin's gods and write a letter to Benin's leader explaining your thoughts about the slave trade. Packed with fascinating information, The History Detective Investigates series inspires children's curiosity to find out more about the past.

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London

Claudia Martin
Authors:
Claudia Martin

Explore the rich history of London! Find out about when the Romans settled Londinium in AD48, Saxon Lundenwic, William Conqueror and the Tower of London, medieval trade and the Black Death, Tudor Londoners and how they found entertainment from festivals and alehouses to theatres and football, how the Great Fire changed London, the Bow Street Runners and Henry Fielding, Robert Peel and the police force, Joseph Bazalgette and the sewers of London after the Great Stink; how the opening of the Tube expanded London; the Blitz and the rebuilding; the arrival of the Windrush from Jamaica making London even more multicultural and how London is still changing today with everyone wanting to see London's famous landmarks from St Paul's to the London Eye and Buckingham Palace. Read about the people who have influenced London such as Boudicca, Edward the Confessor,Aethelred the Unready, Bede, William the Conqueror, William of Poitiers, Dick Whittington, Shakespeare, Samuel Pepys, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II.Follow the dog, Sherlock Bones, as he guides you around London and encourages you to find out more. Learn how you can make your own project about London.Ideally suited for readers age 8+ or teachers who are looking for books to support the new curriculum for 2014. If you enjoy reading about the History Detective, then take a look at other titles in this series, such as the Stone Age to Iron Age, Ancient Greece, Ancient Sumer, The Mayan Civilization, The Shang Dynasty of Ancient China and Early Islamic Civilizations.

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Rationing in World War II

Martin Parsons
Authors:
Martin Parsons

Why was there a shortage of familiar foods like bacon, butter and bananas? How did people make their rations go further? What did it mean to 'Dig for Victory'? This book helps children at Key Stage 2 discover the answers to these and other fascinating questions by exploring real-life accounts, looking on the Internet and finding clues about what life was like when food and other supplies were rationed. The detective shows readers how to create their own project about rationing, discover what it meant to 'Dig for Victory' and find out how ration books worked. Packed with fascinating information, The History Detective Investigates series inspires children's curiosity to find out more about the past. A great tool for readers age 8+ or teachers looking for books to support the new curriculum for 2014.

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Women in World War II

Martin Parsons
Authors:
Martin Parsons

Why did so many women take up new jobs during WW2? What was the Women's Land Army? How did women serve in the armed forces? This book helps children at Key Stage 2 discover the answers to these and other fascinating questions by exploring real-life accounts, looking on the Internet and finding clues about what life was like for women during WW2. The detective shows how to create a project on the lives of women living in Britain, discover information about the jobs women did in their local area and find out how the lives of women changed and were never the same again. Packed with fascinating information, The History Detective Investigates series inspires children's curiosity to find out more about the past. Ideally suited for readers age 8+ or teachers who are looking for books to support the new KS2 curriculum for 2014.

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Air Raids in World War II

Martin Parsons
Authors:
Martin Parsons

Where did people find shelter from bombs during World War II? What was the role of the wardens? Why did people wear gas masks? This book helps children at Key Stage 2 discover the answers to these and other fascinating questions. It also recommends sites on the Internet and sources in local libraries where they can find out more about air raids during World War II. The detective shows readers how to create their own project looking at air raids, discovering what the role of the air raid warden was and how they were trained. Packed with fascinating information, The History Detective Investigates series inspires children's curiosity to find out more about the past.

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Evacuation in World War II

Martin Parsons
Authors:
Martin Parsons

Why were thousands of British children evacuated from their homes in 1939? Where did these evacuees go? Who looked after them? This book helps children at Key Stage 2 discover the answers to these and other fascinating questions by exploring real-life accounts, looking on the Internet and finding clues about what life was like for thousands of British children. The detective shows how to create a project on evacuation, discover information about the Anderson Committee, who planned the evacuation scheme and learn about the reasons why the biggest evacuation ever to take place in Britain took place. Packed with fascinating information, The History Detective Investigates series inspires children's curiosity to find out more about the past. Ideally suited for readers age 8+ or teachers who are looking for books to support the new KS2 curriculum for 2014.

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Local History

Alison Cooper
Authors:
Alison Cooper

Discover the answers to fascinating questions in these new titles from the History Detective Investigates series. Follow Sherlock Bones on the detective trail and find out more about the past and start a history project of your own.

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