Afghanistan From War to Peace
By Philip Steele
The background, history and key events of conflicts in Afghanistan are presented. Different opinions, including views found in the media, are explored alongside factual accounts of events. Readers are encouraged to think about their own views and discuss controversial topics.
Air Raids in World War II
By 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.
By Jim Pipe
This book encourages readers to imagine themselves as explorers of the paranormal on the trail of aliens. It describes how aliens might travel to Earth and from where, what they might look like and how they might behave, drawing on examples from fiction, history and from around the world to describe people's continuing fascination with the possible existence of extra-terrestrial life forms.
the American Civil War?
By Philip Steele
This book considers the deadliest war in US history, which killed 750,000 soldiers and many civilians before this young nation was a century old. Its legacy still resonates across the USA today. Did it achieve any of its goals? Did it have unexpected consequences? Did any good at all come out of it?
Ancient to Modern
By Joe Fullman
The Olympics Ancient to Modern is a fascinating look at the history of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, from the first events in Ancient Greece right the way up to London 2012 and Sochi 2014. It focusses on when and where each Games has been held, and some key stats, such as how much it cost, how many athletes competed, and how many spectators came to watch. The book explains how all the Games - Summer Olympics, Winter Olympics and Paralympics - came into being, and how the Olympic Games were revived in Paris at the end of the 19th century. It compares the ancient and modern Games, looking at the sports and athletes involved then and now, and at how the modern Games are continuosly evolving. It also looks at key moments in the Games' history, and at some of the tragedies and controversies that have rocked it - from doping scandals, boycotts and cheating to the Berlin Olympics of 1936, and the Munich Massacre. The book celebrates the achievements of star Olympians, and gives the lowdown on the most popular and exciting Olympic sports, from cycling and rowing to skiing and wheelchair basketball. Fun, fact-filled text and a bright, engaging design make this the perfect Olympic title for children of 9+.If you've enjoyed finding out about the history of the Olympics, why not try learning all about key Olympic sports in Going for Gold: A Guide to the Summer Olympics, another title in the series.
By Clive Gifford
What sort of work could job-hunters in Ancient Rome expect to find? They might become a soldier in the most disciplined army in the known world, or a fuller, cleaning other people's dirty laundry by trampling it in vats of urine. What were the pay and conditions like for a doctor or a cook in Ancient Rome? Which were the most dangerous jobs and which the most high status? The book is illustrated throughout with photos of artefacts from the period from the Art Archive and complemented by quirky and humorous but historically accurate drawings by Alex Paterson.
By Jillian Powell
By Philip Steele
Gossip, scandal, badly behaved rulers - if you thought that celebrity culture was a symptom of the 21st century, think again. This is an irreverent but fact-packed look at the ancient Romans, with a colourful cast of celebrity characters and a keen awareness of what was 'on trend' and what was not, in how people dressed, what they ate and where they lived.
By David Jay
Did you know that Egyptian policemen used monkeys to arrest people?The Ancient Egyptians lived half of their lives up to their eyes in mud, the other half choking on desert sand, and spent most of their time thinking about dying! Any history book will give you the boring facts THEY think you should know, but only this one will tell you just how weird life in Ancient Egypt REALLY was ...
By Jon Richards
History in Infographics helps children to visualise facts and statistics using a clever and appealing mix of graphics and numbers. The colourful, high-impact design will appeal to a wide range of children, from visual learners to struggling readers, capturing and then holding their attention. Infographics are a really exciting, different way to learn about core historical topics, and are ideal for fact-hungry children, revision work, and to improve the quality of presentations. History in Infographics: Ancient Egyptians allows children to explore Ancient Egypt like never before, finding out how people lived, what they ate, what they wore, how they were ruled, how they wrote in hieroglyphics and how they built pyramids. Children can discover Egyptian warfare, and how the ancient Egyptians came to control such a huge area of northern Africa and the Middle East, learn about Egyptian society, and find out about how they mummified their dead. Ideal for children of 9+, and fact and history lovers of all ages, Ancient Egypt has never seemed more exciting!
By Jen Green
Gossip, scandal, badly behaved royals - if you thought that celebrity culture was a symptom of the 21st century, think again. This is an irreverent but fact-packed look at the ancient Egyptians, with a colourful cast of celebrity characters and a keen awareness of what was 'on trend' and what was not (even after death).
By Jillian Powell
Each book in this delightful, child-friendly series focuses on a different period in history, from Ancient Egypt right up to World War 2. Children will love learning about each era, and then following the simple instructions to make useful or interesting objects from that time. Age-appropriate and accessible, the books are jam-packed with great ideas and perfect for use at home or in the classroom. In Craft Box: Ancient Egyptians, you can learn how to make hieroglyphic stone, a Pharaoh's mask, an Egyptian headband, a scarab paperweight, an armlet, a fan, a lucky amulet, a wind chime, a papyrus scroll, a sarcophagus, an animal mummy and a lotus lantern!Fun facts on every spread give background information about Ancient Egypt and its people, from the lives of pharaoahs, to mummies and slaves. A Further Information spread suggests age-appropriate websites and books, so children can go away and learn more about the ancient Egyptians.A glossary explains any tricky words, and will help to further increase children's knowledge and understanding of the era.
By Jane Bingham
This photographic book gives you an overview of Ancient Egyptians. From the early kingdoms to the mighty pharaohs that led the Eqyptian world. Learn about Egyptian religion and beliefs, life for ordinary people and the brilliant buildings. We also look at the food, medicine, science, music and art of the time. You can read about a day at temple school and learn to write in hieroglyphics.
The Ancient Romans
By Tim Cooke
For centuries Rome was the centre of one of the biggest empires the world has ever seen. But what was life like for ancient Romans? Find out in this remarkable guide to the Roman world... and learn why so many of the emperors were crazy!The fun design attracts readers while a mixture of information and quirky facts keep children aged 9-11 reading.
The Ancient Greeks
By Tim Cooke
Ever wondered what life was really like for people in the past? The At Home With series will show you. Let us take you behind the scenes to reveal the fashions, fads and secrets of the past. And don't miss our famous guides for tourists in the ancient world!The Greeks get the credit for having invented democracy, philosophy ... and the Olympic Games. But what was life like at home? Find out in the great guide to the Greek world ... and learn why one of ancient Greece's greatest thinkers told people not to eat beans! A fun take on a Key Stage 2 National Curriculum topic!
By Clive Gifford
What sort of work could job-hunters in Ancient Greece expect to find? What might their colleagues be like? The Ancient Greeks could become priests, although not if they deserted the army or were in debt, or doctors, taking an oath to keep their patients' details secret and not to poison them. What were the pay and conditions like for a politician or an architect in Ancient Greece? Which were the most dangerous jobs and which the most high status? Throughout the book, job adverts give an idea of the qualities and skills needed for each role and there's a verdict at the end to evaluate whether it was one of the best or worst jobs available. Photographs of artefacts from the period are married with humorous artwork to bring the workers of the era to life.
By 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.
By Clive Gifford
These books contain recipes from Ancient Greece using ingredients that children can replicate today. The recipes are complimented by information on farming, mealtimes, cooking methods, diet, festival food, imported food and the use of food in medicines. Each recipe has simple step-by-step instructions illustrated with original colour artwork. Photographs from the period show food and farming practices.
By Anna Claybourne
The book offers a chronological political history of Ancient Greece, as well as chapters on the major themes, such as gods and goddesses, arts and architecture, houses, cities and public buildings, slaves, education, language, medicine, ships and trading and soldiers and warfare.Easy to navigate, each spread deals with a different topic and consists of maps, diagrams, artwork and photographs. Complete with timeline, glossary and 2-page index.
By Bob Fowke
Did you know that Greek athletes used to win olive oil as prizes? From heroes to philosophers, the Ancient Greeks have had a gigantic influence on life as we know it! Any old history book will give you the boring facts THEY think you should know, but only this one will dish the real dirt on those Ancient Greek culture vultures.They may have lived more than two thousand years ago but this ancient civilisation's legacy goes on in our politics, the Olympic Games, in our alphabet, architecture, science and philosophy. Find out everything you need to know about, plus the answer to some unexpected questions...?Why did Alexander the Great think beards were dangerous in battle?Which Greek writer died when an eagle dropped a tortoise on his head?