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  • The Home Front

    By John C. Miles
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    John C. Miles
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  • Harry Kane

    By Roy Apps
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    Roy Apps
    This inspirational biography for children, written by award-winning author Roy Apps, follows Harry Kane's story and his journey to becoming Tottenham Hotspur's leading striker and England shooting star. 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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  • Hounds and Hauntings

    By Janine Beacham
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    Janine Beacham
    The Clockwork Sparrow meets Downton AbbeyThe city of Yorke is in a panic. There's been a murder! Is an ancient ghost-hound called the Barghest on the loose?ROSE RAVENTHORPE, her friend Orpheus and the secret society of butlers search for clues in the dark, eerie skitterways, on the mist-covered moors, and atop the ancient walls of the city. Rose believes that the villain is human, and she's determined to prove it.There's no sweeping this crime under the carpet...
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  • Henry VIII

    By Sarah Ridley
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    Sarah Ridley
    An engaging first-look at some of the most important and influential people in history. Henry was famous for having six wives and quarelling with the Catholic church. One of our most famous and notorious kings.
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  • Hill Forts

    By John Malam
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    John Malam
    Get ready for a prehistoric adventure! Our first stop is intimidating Maiden Castle: shaped like the coil of a giant snake, Britain's largest hill fort is the size of 26 football pitches! Britain is brimming with these battle-worn hill forts, and exploring them can tell us about the culture, society, technology and enemies of their builders. It's time to get out your magnifying glass and examine the real evidence that archaeologists have discovered, from Iron Age coins to stockpiles of ancient weaponry!Hill forts are tremendous landmarks holding their ancient ground at many sites across the British Isles. Not only do they show the great skill and ingenuity of Iron Age man, but they hold ancient evidence of their way of life. It's time to take a closer look at these Iron Age fortifications - sculpted into the landscape by our ancient ancestors - and the evidence that tells us how they were built and why, and how they were used. Learn about Maiden Castle, Danebury, Crickley Hill and many more hill forts and Iron Age sites that can be found across Britain and give evidence of the lives of prehistoric people. There are four titles in the Prehistoric Adventures series, looking at stone circles, ancient settlements, burial places and hill forts.
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  • The Hawkweed Legacy

    By Irena Brignull
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    Irena Brignull
    Poppy Hooper doesn't want to be the queen of the witches.But some problems can't be left behind.Some love stories can't be forgotten.Some friendships won't be broken.And some enemies won't stay dead ...The battle for the throne isn't over yet.Praise for The Hawkweed Prophecy'A gorgeous book ... which I highly recommend' Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of The Girl of Ink and Stars'A book of wicked, beautiful magic' Kendare Blake, author of Anna Dressed in Blood 'Get ready to be spellbound' Paige McKenzie, author of The Haunting of Sunshine Girl'Wildly delightful' Laini Taylor
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  • Hatshepsut and the Ancient Egyptians

    By David Gill
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    David Gill
    Hatshepsut is now famous for being the first female pharaoh of Egypt, but for thousands of years her rule was shrouded in secrecy, even by Hatshepsut herself. Under her rule Egypt grew and prospered, and many great monuments were built, yet she died suddenly in mysterious circumstances. Suitable for readers aged 8+, each book in History Starting Points explores the life and times of a key historical figure, from Alfred the Great to Hatshepsut. It tells the story of the subject's life, using vital primary source material, such as what contemporary people wrote about the figure. Alongside this, each book builds up a vivid picture of the historical era in which the person lived, from Anglo-Saxon Britain to the civilisations of ancient Greece and Egypt. Included throughout are cross-curricular links to other key subject areas such as literacy, science or geography, and the text is supported by cartoon, myths and legends and fun craft projects to make.
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    A History of Britain Through Art

    By Jillian Powell
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    Jillian Powell
    This book discusses the history of Britain, from ancient settlements right up to our own times. Some of the pictures show momentous events such as the invasion of England by William the Conqueror or the Battle of Britain, which has shaped the history of the country. Other pictures reflect the life of a nation, such as the splendid architecture of a medieval cathedral, the Fire of London and travel in a Victorian omnibus. This approach provides an insight into the history of Britain as seen through the eyes of artists.
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  • A Heroic History of Gladiators and Ancient Warriors

    By Rachel Minay
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    Rachel Minay
    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 to 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.Take a chronological look at a whole host of ancient warriors. From the earliest civilisations of ancient Sumer, to the seafaring exploits of the Vikings, blast around the world visiting the fighting pharaohs, the fearless Spartans, the ruthless Romans and their love of Gladiators entertaining them in staged battles, the bloodthirsty Mayans and more. Discover if you would have had what it takes to be a legionnaire, a wild celtic warrior or even be as successful a leader as Alexander the Great!Blast Through the Past is a series aimed at children aged 8+.
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  • The Hawkweed Prophecy

    By Irena Brignull
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    Irena Brignull
    A gorgeous, bewitching story of two outcast girls whose lives are twisted by an ancient prophecy. Who will be queen of the witches?The babies were born as the clock struck twelve. A bat fell from the air mid-flight. A silver salmon floated dead to the surface of the river. Snails withered in their shells, moths turned to dust on the night breeze and an owl ate its young. The spell had been cast. Poppy Hooper has managed to deceive her father into believing that there is nothing mysterious or unnatural about her. He ignores the cats that find her wherever she goes, the spiders that weave beautiful lacy patterns for her, even her eyes - one blue, one green with an extra black dot orbiting the pupil.Ember Hawkweed is a pitiful excuse for a witch. When the other girls in her coven brew vile potions, Ember makes soap and perfume. Fair and pretty, Ember is more like a chaff than a witch. When the two girls meet, Poppy discovers her powers, and finds out the truth. Bound by their unlikely friendship and the boy they both love, the girls try and find their place in the world. But the time of the prophecy draws nearer - and the witches won't give up the throne without a fight.
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  • Helicopters

    By Tim Cooke
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    Tim Cooke
    Helicopters can deliver soldiers or supplies where no other transportation can. This makes them key on remote battlefields. Choppers carry special forces into warzones, perform search and rescue, and carry out reconnaissance. They also pack a punch: Helicopter gunships carry a fearsome load of guns, bombs and missiles. Find out about leading helicopters from around the world - including their technical specifications.Learn about the history of military helicopters - from their first use, through incredible developments in technology, right up to the latest, cleverset machines around today. Ultimate Military Machines delves into the incredible world of fighting machines and takes an upclose look at the latest technology used by the army, navy and air forces today. Each title takes an indepth look at one type of military vehicle - from its first use in warfare up to recent conflicts.
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  • The House of Eyes

    By Patricia Elliott
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    Patricia Elliott
    Calling all fans of Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow and Murder Most Unladylike ...Funny, exciting, moving and unguessable - here's a brilliant and addictive new mystery with a heroine you'll love.London, 1909 - a time of scientific progress and new freedoms. Ever since the death of her parents, twelve-year old Connie Carew has lived with her aunts - downtrodden Dorothea, and spinster Sylvie, who 'sees things' but is much sharper than she appears - in a large house in Kensington. Connie has her sights set on becoming an anthropologist when she grows up and travel the world. Her first mystery is upon her already: is the girl who turns up at the front door really her long-lost cousin Ida? If she isn't, who is she? And who is behind the pretence?Full of villains, cunning plots, twisted motives, this page-turner will keep you guessing to the end. And best of all, there are more Connie Carew mysteries to come.
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  • The Home Front

    By Ann Kramer
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    Ann Kramer
    World War Two is a series of fact-packed books on key aspects of the Second World War. Each title offers an appealing, magazine-style design and contains readable narrative text plus panels focusing on personalities, events, weapons, documents and other background information. Also included are mini timelines that highlight the dates of important events to keep a clear chronological picture in readers' minds.The Home Front offers a look at what life was like for civilians in different countries during the war. Blackouts, rationing, evacuation of children, surviving aerial bombardment and the importance of propaganda are all covered.
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    Hiroshima

    By Clive A Lawton
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    Clive A Lawton
    Hiroshima tells the story behind the first atomic bomb - its secret development, the many scientists involved, the political pressures and the immediate and long-term effects on the people of Hiroshima. It also examines the impact of nuclear power on the world after 1945 and up to the present day.
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  • Holocaust

    By Simon Adams
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    Simon Adams
    World War Two is a series of fact-packed books on key aspects of the Second World War. Each title offers an appealing, magazine-style design and contains readable narrative text plus panels focusing on personalities, events, weapons, documents and other background information. Also included are mini timelines that highlight the dates of important events to keep a clear chronological picture in readers' minds.Holocaust chronicles the mass murder of six million people by the Nazis - from prejudice and repression in Nazi Germany before the war to 'The final solution to the Jewish question' and the extermination camps at Auschwitz and elsewhere, through to rescue and liberation by Allied forces in 1945.
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  • Homes

    By Nicola Barber, Paul Harrison
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    Nicola Barber, Paul Harrison
    Roman Life is a series that will explore the establishment of the Roman Empire and the notable people of the age, such as Augustus, Virgil and Homer. The text will chronicle the features and characteristics of the Roman age and explore the lives of the different social classes, as well as men, women and children. Readers will learn what it was like to live as a Roman, be able to compare how their present lives have been influenced by the past and learn how much has changed since Roman times.This title explores Roman homes, and the difference between the living situations of rich and poor members of Roman society. It looks at the different types of furniture that Romans had in their homes, how they decorated rooms, what their gardens were like, and also how some Romans had homes abroad.
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  • Homes

    By Jane Bingham, Ruth Nason
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    Jane Bingham, Ruth Nason
    This title explores how houses and homes have changed from the Victorian era through to the present day. It considers how building materials have changed and how different features of the house have evolved from fireplaces to toilets and from bedrooms to sitting rooms. Childrens are encouraged to examine the world around them and use the examples provided in the book to better understand the history of their own home.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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  • Hurricane Disasters

    By John Hawkins
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    John Hawkins
    Hurricane disasters are terrible occurrences and a source of fear and fascination for many people. They are often devastating and can kill hundreds of people at a time. Many people have lost their lives over the years to hurricanes, and violent storms. Hurricane Disasters first explores what a hurricane is and the set of circumstances that occur in the natural world that create these superstorms. Some famous hurricane disasters are then explored in detail, explaining how, why and when some of the world's biggest and most famous hurricanes occurred. Focussing on famous hurricanes from the 1900s onwards this book explores in depth the terrible and devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina, which destroyed much of New Orleans, Louisiana in 2005. It also looks at other storms such as hurricane Ike that devastated Haiti in 2008 and a terrible storm in 1900 that killed thousands in texas. The factors that contributed to each of these disasters are examined in detail and make for compelling reading.Part of a series of 6 books, Catastrophe! uses historical reports, eyewitness accounts and expert opinions to explore incredible natural and man-made disasters.Suitable for KS2-3 these are excellent reference books for teachers and students.
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  • History What Job Can I Get?

    By Kelly Davis
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    Kelly Davis
    Do you know what job you want to do? Thinking about what you enjoy most at school can help you work outwhich career path to follow, as the skills required for history are transferable to many different careers. Eachbook in this series gives details of 12 jobs, including the personal characteristics and qualifi cations you will need, a job description and a comment from a professional. For example, if you are good at history you will be interested in learning from the past. You will also be able to carry out research and communicate well. These qualities will help you if you want to be a: heritage manager information officer museum conservator academic librarian archaeologist politician's assistant trade union researcher lawyer history teacher charity fundraiser historic buildings inspector or historical writer.Get an idea of a range of history-related occupations, and find out how to follow the career you want. The earlier you check out your options, the better prepared you will be to put your historical skills to good use as you earn a living in future.
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  • Homes

    By Liz Gogerly
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    Liz Gogerly
    The Viking Life series explores the everyday lives of people who lived during the Viking era. This title looks at how and where the Vikings built and furnished their homes. It examines how Viking families lived and worked as well as what people ate and how they enjoyed themselves.
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