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  • Florence Nightingale

    By Izzi Howell
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    Izzi Howell
    Read all about Florence Nightingale and her work during the Crimean War. Find out how she changed the face of nursing from a mostly untrained profession to a highly skilled and well-respected medical profession with very important responsibilities. A simple fun picture quiz helps readers to recall what they have read. A perfect one-stop-shop for help with homework assignments!
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    Far From Home: Refugees and migrants fleeing war, persecution and poverty

    By Cath Senker
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    Cath Senker
    What if you had to leave your home and you could never go back? What do you think that would be like?For millions of Syrian and Iraqi citizens (and for people from many other nations around the world), these are the question they face. The current, desperate situation in their homelands and the mass migrations from the Middle East is both shocking to us, and sadly nothing new. Far From Home addresses the clear need for a balanced and informative book on this complex topic. It examines the root causes of mass migrations from both a historical and current perspective. Historical sources and first-hand accounts are used to explore racism, religion, life in refugee camps and the challenges migrant and refugees face on arrival in new lands, alongside the response of host countries. The book will also look at the difficult and dangerous journeys people make in an attempt to reach a safe haven and life in refugee camps, with the constant struggle to access shelter, warmth, food, medicine and education.Designed to be accessible to both children and adults, this book is an open and balanced tool for opening discussions around these sensitive issues. For children aged 11+.Author Cath Senker is an expert on writing in this area. She has housed refugees in her own home and is active in helping to provide education to those arriving in Britain.
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  • The First World War

    By Izzi Howell
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    Izzi Howell
    Read all about the First World War, discover when it started and how it came to an eventual end. 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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  • First World War

    By Jon Richards, Jonathan Vipond
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    Jon Richards
    Illustrated by:
    Jonathan Vipond
    History in Infographics: The First World War helps children get to grips with the immense scale of the First World War. Find out the size of each country's army, see how many km of trenches there were, learn about the average age of soldiers and the amount of underage soldiers fighting, how many people were taken prisoner, how many zeppelins were built, how big the tanks were, what were the major battles and much, much more.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 topics, and are ideal for fact-hungry children, revision work, and to improve the quality of presentations. Ideal for children aged 9+, and fact and history lovers of all ages
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  • Fara Williams

    By Roy Apps
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    Roy Apps
    This inspirational biography for children, written by award-winning author Roy Apps, follows the life story of Fara Williams and her rise to become a world-class defender at Arsenal Ladies and influential, no-nonsense England regular. 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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  • The Fact or Fiction Behind Pirates

    By Adam Sutherland
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    Adam Sutherland
    Truth or Busted's Pirates title explores popular myths and legends, sayings and notions about pirates in a fascinating way that kids will find unputdownable! Such statements as 'Pirates made their victims walk the plank' or 'Pirates carried treasure maps' are examined, as well as where the ideas originally came from, whether they have any basis in truth, or whether they are simply myths. Each statement is given a TRUTH or BUSTED evaluation. Truth or Busted: Pirates is a swashbuckling great read for kids who love anything piratical!
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  • The Fact or Fiction Behind History

    By Kay Barnham
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    Kay Barnham
    Truth or Busted's History title explores popular myths and legends about world history in a light and humorous way that kids will find unputdownable. Such statements as 'George Washington had wooden teeth' or 'Thomas Crapper invented the flushing toilet' are examined as well as where the ideas came, whether they have any basis in truth, or whether they can be consigned to folklore. Each statement is given a TRUTH or BUSTED evaluation.
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  • Florence Nightingale

    By Stewart Ross
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    Stewart Ross
    Florence Nightingale is one of the most famous women in history, whose contribution to helping the injured soldiers during the Crimean War is a wonderful example of how just one person can make a difference to the course of history. Following Florence's journey to the hospital at Scutari and the work that she did there, the book also looks at how the improvements Florence made inform how hospitals treat hygiene and infections in hospitals today.Start-Up History is a series of 6 titles looking at everyday objects and events from their historical perspective and encourages readers to ask questions about what they can see on the page and how that might relate to their own experiences building skills and historical vocabulary. Perfect introductory history texts for 5-7 KS1 readers.
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  • The Fact or Fiction Behind The Tudors

    By Kay Barnham
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    Kay Barnham
    True or false?The Tudors had their own Ice Age!Tudor children drank beerElizabeth I was killed by her make-upAnne Boleyn had an extra fingerThis book explores the facts about the Tudors, explodes the myths and legends surrounding some madcap monarchs and (not-so) wicked witches, and reveals loads of fascinating stuff about one of history's most bloodthirsty families...The Truth or Busted series explores the fact or fiction behind stuff you THINK you know in a tongue-in-cheek, humorous way that kids will find unputdownable!
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  • The Fact or Fiction Behind the Egyptians

    By Kay Barnham
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    Kay Barnham
    True or false?Pharoahs never let their hair downCleopatra died from a snake-biteAncient Egyptians snacked on hedgehogsMummies were used as medicine!Explore the myths and legends surrounding the fascinating world of ancient Egypt. Dig deep to uncover the fact or fiction behind mummification, pyramid-building and hieroglyphics, as well as fascinating pharaohs and exotic empresses!The Truth or Busted series explores the fact or fiction behind stuff you THINK you know in a tongue-in-cheek, humorous way that kids will find unputdownable!
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  • The Fact or Fiction Behind the Victorians

    By Peter Hepplewhite
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    Peter Hepplewhite
    True or false?Queen Victoria was not amused!Victorian girls glowed in the dark!Boys in Victorian times wore frilly dressesThe Victorians were obsessed with ghostsFind out in this book, which explores the Victorian era, its children, rules, schools, workhouses, jobs, famous people and inventions. It examines the facts and myths about Victorian times and reveals loads of fascinating information about the Victorian era that will surprise and amaze you!The Truth or Busted series explores the fact or fiction behind stuff you THINK you know in a tongue-in-cheek, humorous way that kids will find unputdownable!
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  • The Fact or Fiction Behind the Romans

    By Peter Hepplewhite
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    Peter Hepplewhite
    True or false?The Roman Empire was run by 40,000 menJulius Caesar was murdered at a bus stopA Roman soldier's best friend was his muleThe Romans used spider webs as plastersThis book explores the facts, the half-truths and the downright lies about one of history's most incredible, and infamous, empires. It examines evil emperors, awesome armies and gruesome gladiators, and separates the fact from the fiction behind the remarkable Romans.The Truth or Busted series explores the fact or fiction behind stuff you THINK you know in a tongue-in-cheek, humorous way that kids will find unputdownable!
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  • First Blood

    By Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler
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    Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler
    An exciting spy series set in Tudor England, amid the intrigue and danger of Henry VIII's royal court, from the bestselling authors of books in the Beast Quest series.When Jack Briars becomes an apprentice to King Henry VIII's spy master, he is disappointed to be given the boring duties of a clerk. But the King's enemies are everywhere. Soon Jack is facing more adventure and intrigue than he bargained for. If he wants to stay alive and in favour, he will need to learn the arts of stealth, disguise and deception - and fast!
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  • Fighting Forum

    By Shoo Rayner
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    Shoo Rayner
    Gladiators arrive at Fort Finis Terrae and put on a thrilling show. Brit gets tricked by Druscilla into fighting Brutus, the boss's son! He knows he mustn't win, but he also doesn't want to lose. With the help of a new young gladiator, Brit learns some unexpected fighting tricks!
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  • Fact Cat: History: Early Britons: Stone Age to Iron Age

    By Izzi Howell
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    Izzi Howell
    Read all about Early Britons with the Fact Cat! The Stone Age to Iron Age period was a time of great change in British history. Discover the wonders of the stone, bronze and iron ages: who lived in Britain 6000 years ago? How did our early ancestors live and what did they eat? Find out how we know about life in prehistoric times 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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  • Fighter Aircraft

    By Tim Cooke
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    Tim Cooke
    Explore everything there is to know about the quickest of all military machines, the fighter jet. When it comes to aerial fighting, split seconds make the difference between life and death. This book follows the history of fighters from duelling pilots above the trenches of World War I to modern stealth aircrafts that enter enemy territory at speeds faster than the speed of sound.The Ultimate Military Machines series gives an up-close look at the most powerful weapons and fighting vehicles in the world and explains what makes them so lethal.
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  • Family Life

    By Sarah Ridley
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    Sarah Ridley
    Everyone has memories of their early family life. This book gives young children access to people's memories alongside photographs to help them build up a picture of the past. From wartime families to holidays and family celebrations, young children can explore what has changed and what remains the same.The book is part of the 'Tell me what you remember' series, which explores changes in living memory through photographs and memories. It is a perfect teaching tool for KS1 or for children up to age 7.
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    The Fact or Fiction Behind Battles and Wars

    By Kay Barnham
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    Kay Barnham
    True or false?Ancient Greek armies were squareElephants were excellent warriorsMaori warriors danced on the battlefieldHitler wanted to blow up the Eiffel TowerExplore the facts behind some of the most famous conflicts in history, blow the myths and legends wide open, and uncover loads of mind-blowing and downright bizarre stuff about battles through the ages...The Truth or Busted series explores the fact or fiction behind stuff you THINK you know in a tongue-in-cheek, humorous way that kids will find unputdownable!
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  • Food

    By Sarah Ridley
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    Sarah Ridley
    Everyone has memories of the food they ate they had when they were growing up. This book gives young children access to people's memories alongside photographs to help them build up a picture of the past. From family meals to wartime rationing young children can explore what has changed and what remains the same.The book is part of the 'Tell me what you remember' series, which explores changes in living memory through photographs and memories. It is a perfect teaching tool for KS1 or for children up to age 7.
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  • The Fact or Fiction Behind Shakespeare

    By Kay Barnham
    Authors:
    Kay Barnham
    True or false?Shakespeare didn't write his own playsShakespeare burnt down the Globe Theatre!The Great Bard beat the Black Death!The great playwright couldn't spell his own nameExplore the life and works of the world's great playwright, William Shakespeare. This book examines the myths and legends about Shakespeare's birth and death, his plays, his writing partners, the Globe Theatre, his audience and his family life! In 'The Bard's Best Bits' we learn which Shakespearean quotes and phrases are still part of our everyday language.The Truth or Busted series explores the fact or fiction behind stuff you THINK you know in a tongue-in-cheek, humorous way that kids will find unputdownable!
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