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  • Anglo-Saxon Britain

    By Moira Butterfield
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    Moira Butterfield
    Uncover the fascinating stories of thirteen Anglo-Saxon finds.What's the first Anglo-Saxon object you can think of? Did you know that thousands of stone, metal, pottery and wooden objects have been found from this time in human history? All of these objects can tell us a lot about the Anglo-Saxons. We know about the animals they farmed, the the tools and weapons they used and we know about their everyday life and culture from the remains of the buildings they lived in. All over Britain, Anglo-Saxon artefacts have been Found!. Uncover the stories of thirteen incredible finds, what they can tell us about life back then and how they might relate to your life today.Found! is a series of six books that span British archaeological finds from the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages, Roman Britain, the Viking Age and the Anglo Saxons. Ideal for readers aged 9+ studying history topics at Key Stage 2.
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  • Adam Peaty

    By Roy Apps
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    Roy Apps
    This inspirational biography for children, written by award-winning author Roy Apps, follows the swimming story of Adam Peaty and his incredible rise to become a Commonwealth gold medalist and world-record holder for 100 metre breaststroke. Illustrated with colour artwork by Alessandro Valdrighi, including graphic novel-style panels, this book is perfect for sport-mad girls and boys with a reading age of 7, but will work perfectly well for older readers too. Printed on off-white paper using a reading font approved by the British Dyslexia Association, the Sporting Heroes series brings to life the skill, grit and determination needed to be a world-class sportsperson today. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of booksto get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.
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  • Ancient Rome

    By Clive Gifford
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    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 illustrations.Other titles in the Best and Worst Jobs series include: Ancient Egypt; Ancient Greece; Anglo-Saxon and Viking Times
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  • Anglo-Saxon and Viking Times

    By Clive Gifford
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    Clive Gifford
    If you enjoy reading about the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, especially about the grim and gory aspects of each era, this is the book for you! What sort of work could job-hunters in Anglo-Saxon and Viking Times expect to find? An Anglo-Saxon might become a monk, painstakingly copying out manuscripts by hand and fending off attacks from ferocious Viking invaders, or a nettle collector, pounding stinging nettles to release their flax-like fibres and boiling them to make a medicinal tea. What were the pay and conditions like for a cook or a charm-maker in Anglo-Saxon and Viking Times? 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.
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  • The Aztecs

    By Tim Cooke
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    Tim Cooke
    Life in the past was in many ways very different from life today, but in one way it was very similar.There were always some people who were wealthier, more powerful or more famous than everyone else- and it was those early celebrities who set the fashions of the age and who got tongues wagging withearly celebrity gossip. At Home With... uses a magazine approach to reveal what fashionable life was like in various societies.Each book in the series focuses on a highly popular and widely studied period of history. The subjects include famous individuals and their homes, fashions, pastimes, food and drink, ways of getting around - and the must-have possessions of the day.
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  • Anglo-Saxons

    By Anita Ganeri
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    Anita Ganeri
    Discover the Anglo-Saxons and write about them!Find out about the Anglo-Saxons in Britain, from their daily life and culture to their kings, laws and famous battles. Read about the Sutton Hoo burial, King Alfred's cakes and the famous Beowulf poem.Ideal for readers aged 9+, the Writing History series combines written evidence from the past with engaging writing activities to explore the fascinating worlds of ancient civilisations. Children can learn exciting facts and be inspired to write their own historical documents including diary entries, recipes, letters, speeches and much more!
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  • Amelia Earhart

    By Jane Bingham
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    Jane Bingham
    Read all about Amelia Earhart, discover how she learnt to fly and find out about her record-breaking flights. Follow the progress of her final flight and explore the reasons why she disappeared.A simple fun picture quiz helps readers to recall what they have read.A perfect one-stop-shop for help with homework assignments!Broad-ranging appeal for nursery age through to Key Stage 2.
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  • Anglo-Saxons

    By Moira Butterfield
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    Moira Butterfield
    Anglo-Saxons offers a look at life in Britain from after the Romans left our shores to 1066, allowing young readers to imagine themselves taking part in Anglo-Saxon life.Britain in the Past aims to give younger children an understanding of everyday life in Britain for both rich and poor through fact-filled text, exciting illustrations and photographs of artefacts and re-enactors. Feature boxes, maps and lists complete the picture. Perfect for readers aged 7 and up.
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  • Ancient Sumer

    By Rachel Minay
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    Rachel Minay
    The Sumerians lived in the southern part of Mesopotamia from around 6,000 years ago. Find out how these fantastic farmers and incredible inventors created the world's first urban civilisation. Read about inventions such as writing and the wheel, huge cities, ziggurats, tombs and treasure!Packed with fascinating information, the Explore! 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.
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  • Ancient to Modern

    By Joe Fullman
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    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.
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  • Anglo Saxons

    By Jane Bingham
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    Jane Bingham
    Travel back to the time of the Anglo Saxons! Who was Alfred the Great? Where did the Anglo Saxons come from, and what traditions and beliefs did they bring with them? Explore this ancient civilisation to understand how prehistoric people have influenced the way we live today. Find out how we know about the Anglo Saxons, and how archaeologists and historians have pieced together their story from the evidence and artefacts found. Learn about the Anglo Saxon way of life - how they farmed and feasted, what they believed and where and how they lived. Information about their songs, music, poems, arts and crafts will help you to picture yourself among them. Read an Anglo Saxon warrior's letter, and try your hand at making an Anglo Saxon helmet!Readers will enjoy the bright design and photographic approach.
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  • Ancient Greece

    By Clive Gifford
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    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.
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  • Ancient Egypt

    By Clive Gifford
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    Clive Gifford
    What sort of work could job-hunters in Ancient Egypt expect to find? What might their colleagues be like? Ancient Egyptians might become law officers, using sniffer dogs to track down criminals, or professional mourners, paid to throw dust over themselves at funerals. What were the pay and conditions like for a farmer or a scribe in Ancient Egypt? 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.
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  • An Adventurous History of Pirates

    By Izzi Howell
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    Izzi Howell
    Take a chronological look at a some very adventurous pirates. Blast around the world with the raiders of the high seas and find out what life was (and still is) like for these often ruthless criminals of the waves. Discover if you would have had what it takes to be the captain of a pirate ship, sail the 'pirate round', fight for your life or brave long voyages to hostile lands!Blast Through the Past takes a look at some of the weird jobs people in the past had to do and the skills they needed in order to explore new lands, win battles or make amazing breakthroughs in science. Get under the skin of the most famous and infamous, the cleverest and some of the the barmiest people who have shaped history.Blast Through the Past is a series aimed at children aged 8+. These books build historical skills at Key Stage 2 by encouraging children to consider cause and effect, and why certain events happened at certain times.
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  • Ancient Greece

    By Anita Ganeri
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    Anita Ganeri
    What do you know about the ancient Greeks? Explore the incredible history of this Ancient civilisation and find out how people lived, worked, created and celebrated in this fascinating period in history. Famous for their advanced culture, including democracy, writing, sport and the arts, ancient Greece is a rich and vibrant topic that readers love to uncover more about. Craft activities support and enhance each section to bring what you've read to life.Part of the series Discover Through Craft. Twelve books that explore key curriculum topics using a mixture of activities, quizzes, facts and crafts. For children aged 7-9.
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  • Aztecs

    By Izzi Howell
    Authors:
    Izzi Howell
    The Aztecs used their large army and alliances with nearby states to dominate most of Mexico in the 14th and 15th centuries. Find out about where the Aztecs came from, how they traded with other people, and what happened during the Spanish invasion. Inside you can read about: wars, weapons and warriors how to make and play the game of patolli grand cities and buildings the life of an Aztec woman gods and human sacrifices
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  • Anglo Saxons

    By Izzi Howell
    Authors:
    Izzi Howell
    Read all about Early Britons with the Fact Cat! The Anglo Saxons came to Britain in the year 400, and they stayed until the Normans invaded in 1066. So who were the Anglo Saxons; find out where they came from, how they took English lands from the Early Britons, and how they ruled over the country and struggled to hold power agaist the raiding Vikings!Follow the Fact Cat on a journey through Anglo Saxon England; find out where and how they lived, what they ate and what they believed in. Learn how we know about the lives of the Anglo Saxons with the evidence of artefacts and ancient sites that have been discovered. Simple quiz questions at the back help readers to remember what they've just read.Perfect one-stop-shop for help with homework assignments!Broad-ranging appeal for nursery age through to Key Stage 2.
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  • An Undercover History of Spies and Secret Agents

    By Rachel Minay
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    Rachel Minay
    Take a chronological look at a whole host of spies and secret agents. Blast around the world with the brave (and sometimes slightly foolish) men and women who double-crossed their governments, cracked 'unbreakable' codes, donned disguises, and more. Discover if you would have had what it takes to be a real life James Bond, be a mole who might wait years to become 'active in the field', send covert signals or try and overthrow the queen of England!Blast Through the Past takes a look at some of the weird jobs people in the past had to do and the skills they needed in order to explore new lands, win battles or make amazing breakthroughs in science. Get under the skin of the most famous and infamous, the cleverest and some of the the barmiest people who have shaped history.Blast Through the Past is a series aimed at children aged 8+. These books build historical skills at Key Stage 2 by encouraging children to consider cause and effect, and why certain events happened at certain times.
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  • Ancient China

    By Izzi Howell
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    Izzi Howell
    The Shang dynasty ruled over ancient China for over 500 years. Find out why the Shang changed capital cities, how Shang kings fought in battle, and how the Shang spoke to their gods. Inside you can read about: dynasties and kings how to make a Shang bronze pot oracle bones and fortune-telling the life of a craftsman burial and the afterlife
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  • The Ancient Egyptians

    By Tim Cooke
    Authors:
    Tim Cooke
    Life in the past was in many ways very different from life today, but in one way it was very similar. There were always some people who were wealthier, more powerful or more famous than everyone else - and it was those early celebrities who set the fashions of the age and who got tongues wagging with early celebrity gossip. The At Home With... series uses a magazine approach to reveal what fashionable life was like in various societies. Each book in the series focuses on a highly popular and widely studied period of history. The subjects include famous individuals and their homes, fashions, pastimes, food and drink, ways of getting around - and the must-have possessions of the day.
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