By Virginia Boecker
The usurperElizabeth Grey's former master Blackwell, now revealed as terrifying dark wizard, has crowned himself King of Anglia.The healerAnd little did she expect that handing over the powers of her stigma to save the life of the boy she loves would change him beyond all recognition.The assassinWith only her own strength and skill to rely on now, can Elizabeth hope to overcome Blackwell?And must she sacrifice herself in the attempt?
Kings and Warriors
By Moira Butterfield
Discover the Anglo-Saxons introduces young readers to key figures, aspects and themes of Anglo-Saxon Britain. The books feature an appealingly graphic, young, colourful approach, with one large image per spread plus fact and feature boxes, timelines, places to visit and further resources.Kings and Warriors offers a look at the role of kingship and military culture in Anglo-Saxon society, focusing on individuals (eg Alfred the Great) as well as the importance of warlords, private armies, weapons, fortifications and battles in this vital period of British history.
By A. J. Stones
Read about the Jewish children who left Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia and Poland without their parents in 1939, before the outbreak of World War II, and came to Britain on the Kindertransport. Find out what happened, why they had to leave their homes, how they came to Britain and what happened to them when they arrived. Produced in conjunction with The National Archives and using much of their material including government documents and reports from the time, Stories of World War II is a fantastic series of two photographic books that help children to learn about two very different stories of evacuation. A great tool for KS2 History projects!
By Paul Harrison
Was King John really the cruel and terrible king that history paints him as? This biography explores the life of King John, from his ascension to the throne, through wars with France and his own English barons, to the signing of the Magna Carta. This Great Charter was a turning point is English political history and heralded the beginning of parliament.Through the story of King John, readers will learn about the changing nature of the monarchy in Medieval Britain, and the changing roles of the church and state in Medieval society. Readers will learn to draw conclusions from the evidence provided - a great basis for class discussions.History VIP biographies each look at the life of a famous Briton telling the stories of these Very Important People with clear, lively text. Amazing facts are added with feature panels and lively illustrations give visual information of the time and society the VIP lived in. With these key biographies students learn how individual people's actions have shaped the course of history.Key terms are defined in an easy-to-use glossary encouraging readers to use historical terms in their own work.Features include:In other news - these panels give context and help readers to understand the society and events of the wider world in which the subject livedTrue or False - questions lead students to question information and to interact with the facts they are presented with.What they said - quote features bring the subjects to life using their own words!WOW! - Boxes add humorous or amazing information to astound the reader and bring out the hilarious side of history
By Peter Hepplewhite
Explore the world of some of the toughest, scariest and most fearsome fighters. Facts and stats on training, weapons and fighting styles will tell you everything you want to know about our Greatest Warriors!
By Annabelle Lynch
Find out all about the bravest knights, from what they wore to how they fought - in this new series of non-fiction readers.Leapfrog Learners offer fun facts in accessible text, perfect for building reading confidence.
By David West
Introducing knights! Do you know how men (and some women) became knights? Or what happens to a knight who is captured in battle? What about knights from other countries, what were they called? Well this book will tell you! A perfect introduction for kids who want to know what being a knight was all about. Bite-sized facts mean you can dip into this book at random, or read it cover to cover. Part of the series Lots of Things You Want to Know About, four books that take a look at some of the most dangerous jobs...ever! Aimed at children aged 7+, these books combine large full colour illustrations and simple paragraphs of text to encourage children to read around these high-interest topics.
By James Nixon
Impress your friends (and yourself) with just how much you know about Knights! Loads of facts and stats will bring the world of knights to life, the weapons and armour, training, fighting and medieval life. Read this book to ensure you really do Know It All!Part of the series Know It All - there are eight books in this series covering everything from Cars and Pirates to Inventions and Dangerous Animals.
By Laura Durman
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a medieval warrior? In Knights you'll learn all about the lives of these brave champions. Find out how knights were trained, why coats of arms were so important and how knights fought on the battlefield.Part of the series Knights and Castles, you can find out the answers to all of these questions and much more!
By Neil Morris
History Crafts is a history series with a difference. Each book is packed with facts and full-colour illustrations from a selected historical era or subject. In addition there are fun related craft projects for the young reader to try, with clear step-by-step instructions. Read about the history; make the crafts - History Crafts is a fun way into history for all young readers.
By Rebekah Shirley
Dressing Up encourages young children to be imaginative, creative and boosts confidence.
The Kiss of Death
By Marcus Sedgwick, Marcus Sedgwick
A dark and gothic novel of vampires and 18th Century Venice, filled with mystery and intrigue. A captivating story of love and loss, THE KISS OF DEATH is a stunning companion volume to the bestselling MY SWORDHAND IS SINGING.Peter's ongoing search for the Shadow Queen leads him to Venice - the fabled city with lapping waterways, crumbling magnificence, dark, twisting alleyways and surprising piazzas. A city whose beauty disguises many ugly secrets. The Shadow Queen is there, gathering strength, recruiting a new army of the Undead for a final confrontation.Marko and Sorrel meet in Venice for the first time. They must uncover the mystery of what has happened both to Sorrel's father, who is plagued by a strange madness that prevents him from sleeping, and to Marko's father, a doctor, who has mysteriously gone missing after travelling to Venice to help his old friend . . .