By Bob Fowke
Did you know that Vikings liked to slurp blood soup for supper?Highly-practised in the art of thuggery, the Vikings loved their drink, sacrificed humans in the name of religion and didn't bother with school! Any history book will give you the boring facts THEY think you should know, but only this one will tell you what the blood-thirsty Vikings were REALLY like ...
Velociraptor and other Raptors and Small Carnivores
By David West
VELOCIRAPTOR, other raptors and small carnivores.Included in the twelve dinosaurs featured are some of the scariest carnivores that ever roamed Earth. These ferocious animals were considered the most intelligent of all dinosaurs. Discover how they could bring down prey ten times their size by hunting in packs and how some of these small feathered dinosaurs took to the air.Each title in the series, Dinosaurs! takes a close look at one particular type of dinosaur and reveals the facts about these incredible creatures.
By John Townsend
The Vikings in Britain
By Moira Butterfield
Tracking Down the Vikings in Britain examines how the Vikings affected Britain and looks at what evidence is available for us to see today. Fact-filled text and colourful photographs explain what life was like in Viking Britain, while 'Go Visit...' panels offer readers a chance to examine the clues for themselves. The books are perfect for readers aged 8+ who are studying the Viking era in Britain.It is part of a series of books, which take a look at archaeological, structural and museum evidence from around Britain, allowing readers to build up a picture of what life was like in key historical periods and showing how you can discover it for yourself by visiting sites around the country.
By Simon Chapman
A deadly virus is sweeping across the country that could make all humans extinct. The government is collapsing. People are dying. Are you infected? Whatever else happens, you must survive! You've been pushed into a car by your parents - you've got to escape! But now the driver is looking ill... This book isn't like others you may have read - inside you make the choices. Can you survive the Virus Outbreak? Only you can decide if you live or die.This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. We believe this title will be of interest to readers aged 8+ and to older readers who struggle with reading. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.
By Fiona Macdonald, Sue Nicholson
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.
Vampires Are So Boring
By David Orme, Helen Orme
Slipstream is a new generation of reading resources specifically designed for struggling and reluctant readers. Through exciting and carefully levelled texts, Slipstream enables readers to accelerate their reading experience.This book is part of Slipstream LEVEL 2. The 350-word text is levelled for readers with a reading age of 7-9, but its engaging content makes it perfect for a wide range of older readers too.All texts are levelled by reading experts Dee Reid and Diana Bentley.
By Kate O'Hearn
Freya is dreading turning fourteen - that marks the official end of her childhood and when she takes up full duties of a Valkyrie - a collector of souls from humanity's battlefields. But Freya is unlike any other Valkyrie. She doesn't want to follow in the footsteps of the legends before her. As she observes from Asgard, she tries to understand what it is to be human: to make friends with girls her own age and laugh with boys, without the fear of causing their death with one touch. Little does she know that her dreams will soon be realized: on her first battlefield mission, Freya reaps the soul of a soldier with unfinished business that will send her to the human world on a deadly quest. And there she must battle both ordinary and extraordinary enemies to create a new VALKYRIE legend.'Kate O'Hearn serves up a winning mix of modern adventure and classic fantasy.' Rick Riordan, author of Percy Jackson
The Victorians in Britain
By Liz Gogerly
'The past is all around us, if we know where to look.' This series takes a look at archaeological, structural and museum evidence from around Britain, allowing readers to build up a picture of what life was like in key historical periods and how you can discover it for yourself by visiting sites around the country.
A Victorian Childhood
By Ruth Thomson
A Victorian Childhood offers a look at the lives of Victorian children in Britain, focusing on four key areas: at home, at work, at school and at play. Period illustrations, photgraphs and artefacts help the reader to build up a complete picture of what it was to be a child in Victorian times.
Viktor the Deadly Archer
By Adam Blade
Join the hero Tom on a high-action adventure with terrible Beasts and deadly danger!Tom must face not one, but two Beasts on his next amazing Quest! The forests of Avantia are stalked by Viktor the Deadly Archer, who rides a terrible skeleton horse. Will Tom prevail against double the danger?
By Sally Hewitt
By Jillian Powell, Matt Buckingham
Covering different historical eras, this informative series details all the topics one would expect to find in a history series, such as family life, food, religion, entertainment and warfare. But this book reveals all the bits of history that no one ever tells you about. From food, families and funerals to sport, superstitions and sacrifices, find out the grim, gory and grisly truth about the Vikings.
By Matt Buckingham
Covering different historical eras, this informative series details all the topics one would expect to find in a history series, such as family life, food, religion, entertainment and warfare. However, it focuses on the most gruesome parts of these topics.
A Visit to the Seaside
By Louise Spilsbury
Ways into Geography: A Visit to the Seaside explores the different kinds of coastlines around the world, and looks at the jobs that people who live by the seaside do. It also looks at what activities we can do by the seaside and explains how we can all take care of our coastlines. Ways into Geography is an ideal introduction to geography. It combines simple text and colourful illustrations to teach basic geographical skills and build up confidence and enthusiasm.
By Alison Cooper
See for yourself what life was like in Victorian times! Spend a day in the life of a Victorian servant, climb aboard a steam train and take a ride through a Victorian street on a horse-drawn cart. Find out more about homes, food, schools and jobs in Victorian times.
The Very Clever Aliens
By Joan Stimson
The Very Clever Aliens are on their way to Earth - what do they want? Find out in this fun rhyming adventure!
The Vampire of Highgate
By Asa Bailey
Gripping, atmospheric and sexy, this is British horror at its best. Kathy Bilic is adopted. Until now, she's had only a vague memory of her real family. But terrifying dreams and visions of her sister Amber are waking her in the night. When Amber starts giving her messages, Kathy gets a sickening sense that her sister is in danger - from a deadly, inhuman source. Kathy hits London to find her sister - but when she arrives at her aunt's house in Highgate, she is actively dissuaded from pursuing the mystery. Undeterred, Kathy's trail leads her through a bloody murder in the British Museum to a charged meeting with the mysterious, hypnoptic Antwain and a final confronation with her sinister father. Before long, Kathy uncovers the full horror of her heritage and her sister's fate at the hands of the Vampire of Highgate.
By Tim Locke
Much of the evidence we have of past times comes from the buildings people left behind. Their homes, villages and towns give us clues that help us find out about the way they lived. History On Your Doorstep explores different periods of British history through our building heritage.