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  • Remembrance Day

    By Izzi Howell
    Authors:
    Izzi Howell
    Why Do We Remember?: Remembrance Day explores how and why on this day we commemorate those who died in wars, from the First World War right up to modern day conflicts. Poppies, memorials and Remembrance Day parades are all also looked at.This simple, friendly children's first history series, aimed at readers aged 5 and up, takes a close look at some key events and personalities through history and reveals how and why they are still important to us today. A perfect support to learning about history at Key Stage 1, each book uses a rich variety of historical sources, from diaries to paintings, to bring events to life, while simple historical vocabulary is introduced and explained. Each book also features a simple timeline and explores how we find about the past. All text has been carefully checked by a historian.
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  • Racism and Intolerance

    By Louise Spilsbury, Hanane Kai
    Authors:
    Louise Spilsbury
    Illustrated by:
    Hanane Kai
    The Children in Our World non-fiction picture book series helps children make sense of the larger issues and crises that dominate the news in a sensitive and appropriate manner. With relatable comparisons, carefully researched text and striking illustrations, children can begin to understand what racism and intolerance are, how they affect children, adults and daily life, and how readers can help. Where issues aren't appropriate to describe in words, award-winning illustrator, Hanane Kai, uses striking and sensitive illustrations help children visualise they ways in which racism and intolerance affect people all around the world with images that are suited to their age and disposition. The series forms an excellent cross-curricular resource that looks at refugees, war, poverty and racism making them ideal for tying into discussions on race, ethnicity and current affairs.
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    Robbers, Cops, Crime

    By Roy Apps
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    Roy Apps
    At the first sign of danger we call 999, but what did people do before the police force existed? Learn about the evolution of the service that protects us - from keeping invaders in order to the first bobbies on the beat and the latest crime-fighting scientific developments. Wayland have partnered with The National Archives to bring you this incredible photographic record of one of the most revered professions around: policing. Trace policing through history, beginning with the Romans. Then learn about Scotland's first organised police force, smuggling, poaching and street crime, the River police and the Industrial Revolution, the evolution of police vehicles, the world's most famous detective and the introduction of women to the service. Learn about all this and more in Bobbies, Cops and Crime: An Illustrated History of Policing!
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  • Roman Britain and Londinium

    By Ben Hubbard
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    Ben Hubbard
    Travel back in time to Londinium and find out all about the Romans in Britain. Like modern travel guides, the books in this series highlight must-see features and explain local culture. Each highlighted destination contains an explanation of what took part in these areas, as well as a look at important artefacts found there providing a bigger picture of life in the past. Typical travel guide notes include, 'best time to visit', 'what to eat' and 'where to stay'. Perfect for the KS2 history curriculum.
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  • Ruin and Rising

    By Leigh Bardugo
    Authors:
    Leigh Bardugo
    Enter the Grishaverse with book three of the Shadow and Bone Trilogy by number one New York Times-bestselling author Leigh Bardugo. Perfect for fans of Laini Taylor and Sarah J. Maas.Now with a stunning new cover and exclusive bonus material: The Demon in the Wood (a Darkling prequel story) and a Q&A with Leigh Bardugo. Soldier. Summoner. Saint.The nation's fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and the shattered remnants of a once-great magical army.The Darkling rules from his shadow throne while a weakened Alina Starkov recovers from their battle under the dubious protection of the zealots who worship her as a Saint. Now her hopes lie with the magic of a long-vanished ancient creature and the chance that an outlaw prince still survives.As her allies and enemies race toward war, only Alina stands between her country and a rising tide of darkness that could destroy the world. To win this fight, she must seize a legend's power - but claiming the firebird may be her ruin. Read all the books in the Grishaverse! The Shadow and Bone Trilogy (previously published as The Grisha Trilogy) Shadow and Bone Siege and Storm Ruin and Rising The Six of Crows Duology Six of Crows Crooked Kingdom The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic
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  • Refugees and Migrants

    By Ceri Roberts, Hanane Kai
    Authors:
    Ceri Roberts
    Illustrated by:
    Hanane Kai
    The Children in Our World picture book series helps children make sense of the larger issues and crises that dominate the news in a sensitive and appropriate manner. With relatable comparisons, carefully researched text and striking illustrations, children can begin to understand who refugees and migrants are, why they've left their homes, where they live and what readers can do to help those in need. Where issues aren't appropriate to describe in words, Hanane Kai's striking and sensitive illustrations help children visualise who refugees and migrants are, in images that are suited to their age and disposition. The series forms an excellent cross-curricular resource that looks at refugees, war, poverty and racism making them ideal for tying into Refugee Week and discussions on current affairs.
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  • Romans

    By Richard Platt, David Lawrence
    Authors:
    Richard Platt
    Illustrated by:
    David Lawrence
    Written by award-winning author Richard Platt, How They Made Things Work: Romans examines aspects of technology in ancient Rome, including concrete, road building, weapons, domes and arches.Suitable for Key Stages 2-3, How They Made Things Work looks at how people in history advanced their societies by pushing the boundaries of technology.
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  • The Romans are coming!

    By Paul Mason
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    Paul Mason
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  • Return to Rome

    By Caroline Lawrence
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    Caroline Lawrence
    The fourth and final book in the new historical adventure series from million copy selling Caroline Lawrence, set in Roman Britain during the reign of the evil Emperor Domitian.AD 96. Bouda, an orphaned British girl with a troubled past, has been helping Juba and his siblings since they first arrived in Britannia. For almost two years they have been in hiding from the Emperor Domitian's agents. But now information has come to light that could bring down the tyrant. When Juba and his sister decide to return to Rome with the man who has this evidence, Bouda goes with them. But is it ever right to kill a tyrant?From the bestselling author of THE ROMAN MYSTERIES, perfect for children studying at Key Stage 2.
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    Rebel Voices

    By Louise Kay Stewart, Eve Lloyd Knight
    Authors:
    Louise Kay Stewart
    Illustrated by:
    Eve Lloyd Knight
    Beautifully illustrates the strength of the women across the world who fought for their right to vote in different ways ... as much a celebration of difference and diversity as it is a chronicle of women's rights - Stylist If you loved Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls, Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World or Women in Science then you'll love this!To celebrate 2018 - the Year of the Woman, and the anniversary of women winning the vote in the UK - this is a timely, beautiful and bold compendium of women around the world who said Time's Up on inequality. The book shares the story of the suffragettes, and of their sisters campaigning for equal rights globally. Discover how 40,000 Russian women marched through St Petersburg demanding their rights, one Canadian woman changed opinions with a play, and Kuwaiti women protested via text message. And read how women climbed mountains, walked a lion through the streets of Paris, and starved themselves, all in the name of having a voice and a choice. Tracing its history from New Zealand at the end of the 19th century, follow this empowering movement as it spread from Oceania to Europe and the Americas, then Africa and Asia up to the present day. And be inspired by the brave women who rioted, rallied and refused to give up. Stunningly illustrated by Eve Lloyd Knight, this book celebrates the women who stood up, spoke up, and refused to behave, rebelling against convention to give women everywhere a voice. And it shows what can be achieved when women stand together, and say enough.
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  • Return to the City of Ghosts

    By Julian Sedgwick
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    Julian Sedgwick
    'The thing about ghosts is sometimes we create our own. And sometimes they find us, no matter what we do.' The thrilling conclusion to the Ghosts of Shanghai by the award-winning author of the Mysterium trilogy, for fans of Philip Pullman, Susan Hill and Robin Stevens.Ruby is on a mission to rescue the boy she loves: Charlie has been swept away in the powerful waters of the River Yangtze. But the world she loves is now broken by danger and fear, and Ruby is lost and surrounded by ghosts. Can Ruby trust herself, and those around her, to find Charlie and return to Shanghai? Or has she ventured too deep into the realm of spirits?On an amazing journey down the Yangtze, crossing from one world to the other, Ruby must follow the 'red thread of destiny' to find Charlie and home, before she loses herself . . .
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    A Royal Childhood: 200 Years of Royal Babies

    By Liz Gogerly
    Authors:
    Liz Gogerly
    A Royal Childhood takes a factual but light-hearted look at the lives of selected royal children from the last 200 years, from Queen Victoria to Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Compare and contrast how royal children were educated then and now and find out about how the general public felt about them. With lots of opportunities to compare and contrast historical and present-day Britain, A Royal Childhood will be of interest to anyone keen on history or the Royal Family. Perfect for children aged 9 and up.Royals included:Royal Children The Lonely Princess: VictoriaThe Teen Queen: VictoriaQueen Victoria's Children 'Poor Bertie': Edward VII The Second Son: George V The Shy Prince: George V 'Lilibet' Princess Elizabeth Future King: Prince Charles The People's Prince: William Party Prince: Harry The Little Prince and Princess: George and CharlotteGlossary Websites/Timeline Index
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  • Rubies and Runaways

    By Janine Beacham
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    Janine Beacham
    The Clockwork Sparrow meets Downton AbbeyIt's a bitterly cold winter in Yorke and Rose Raventhorpe and her butler Heddsworth are stuck with Rose's unpleasant cousin Herbert, and his equally horrible butler, Bixby. When an orphan boy named Orpheus interrupts the Cathedral's Mistletoe Service, saying that his sister has been kidnapped, Rose vows to help. Solving the mystery will be a lot better than accompanying ghastly Herbert! But the investigation is more complicated than Rose has anticipated and will lead her and her butler friends through fancy tea-rooms, horrible factories, secret underground passages and more... Fireplace pokers are much more dangerous than you might imagine . . .
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    Ryan Higa’s How to Write Good

    By Ryan Higa
    Authors:
    Ryan Higa
    An unconventional, irreverent, yet heartfelt memoir by Ryan Higa, one of the top creators on YouTube. With pictures! And illustrations! And, y'know, words. Now a New York Times bestseller!I know you're used to seeing me on the Internet, but here I am, coming at you in book form. You might be asking yourself, A book? You? Why? Listen, I'm as surprised about it as you are. But I have a story to tell that I believe will help inspire people who are going through tough times. And I couldn't be the only YouTuber without a book, could I?This is the story of how I went from being a relatively happy kids to being depressed and angry and filled with dark thoughts. This is also the story of how I found my way to a happier life. But wait, there's more! You're not only getting my story but you'll also learn to write well, from a college dropout who struggled in basic-level English classes and still became a legit, Best Sailing Author. (That wasn't a typo. I plan to buy a boat one day...but probably not anytime soon. This book might not cell good.)
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  • Roman Britain

    By Moira Butterfield
    Authors:
    Moira Butterfield
    What's the first Roman object you can think of? Hadrian's Wall? Did you know that thousands more 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 Romans. 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 homes they lived in. All over Britain, Roman 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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  • The Romans

    By Moira Butterfield
    Authors:
    Moira Butterfield
    Romans offers a look at life in Roman Britain from 43 to 430 CE, allowing young readers to imagine themselves taking part in Roman 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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  • Royals, Rebels and Horrible Headchoppers

    By Peter Hepplewhite, Tom Morgan-Jones
    Authors:
    Peter Hepplewhite
    Illustrated by:
    Tom Morgan-Jones
    Welcome to the world of the terrible Tudors! Grab a galleon and sail back in time with us to discover everything about the terrifying Tudors: from horrible King Henry and the perilous plague to roasting the religious. Why did doctors wear beak masks? Why were cats buried under Tudor homes? What did Tudor tennis involve? Dip into these annals of Tudor times and find out the answers to all these intriguing imponderables and many more...
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  • Roman Britain

    By Izzi Howell
    Authors:
    Izzi Howell
    Read all about Early Britons with the Fact Cat! The Romans came to Britain in AD 43 and with legions of professional soldiers conquered the south of England making it part of the vast Roman Empire. At the time, Britain was occupied by the Celts, so how did these warrior tribes react to the Roman invasion? Follow the Fact Cat on a journey through Roman Britain; find out where and how they lived, what they built, and why they left. Learn how we know about life in Roman Britain 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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    Razia's Ray of Hope

    By Elizabeth Suneby, Suana Verelst
    Authors:
    Elizabeth Suneby
    Illustrated by:
    Suana Verelst
    Razia's Ray of Hope is the story of one girl's dream of getting an education and attending a new school in her village in Afghanistan. But her father and brother are against the idea. Can she persuade them that it is a good idea?Razia falls asleep every night dreaming of going to school like her brothers Jamil and Karim. So when she learns that a girls' school is being built just down the road from her home, she is filled with hope...This is a compelling story of one girl's aspirations to go to school in Afghanistan during the Taliban regime. It is a moving account of how she finally persuades her father and older brother to let her go. Razia Jan, who appears in the story, founded the Kabuli Education Centre in Afghanistan to offer local girls an education in a story reminiscent of Malala Yousafzai's campaign for female education in Pakistan.
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  • Remembrance Day

    By Jane Bingham, Ruth Nason
    Authors:
    Jane Bingham, Ruth Nason
    Explaining why we remember the people who fought and died, both in World War One, but also in other armed conflicts in a thoughtful and insightful way. Remembrance Day looks at the background to World War One and also focuses on objects, such as poppies and the Cenotaph that are key to the day itself. Key words at the bottom of each spread help children build their vocabulary around particular topics. The mixture of historical and modern photographs help to make the past more relevant to the children.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. Perfect introductory history texts for 5-7 KS1 readers.
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