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A fun and exciting trip into Africa.
Discover lands, legends and wonders from the caves to the present.
Written to match the new 2014 National Curriculum with expert support from experienced Head of History, Aaron Wilkes, the third editions of this well-loved series will hook your students' interest in KS3 History whilst helping them prepare for GCSE. Renaissance, Revolution and Reformation 1509-1745 is the second of four new third editions, and covers: life in Tudor Britain, a world of discovery, Elizabeth I, the Stuarts, England at war, Cromwell's Commonwealth, the Restoration and change over time.
Learn about Virginia Hall, the "most dangerous of all Allied spies", in this exciting narrative biography! Virginia never thought she'd be a spy. The young American had been working for the State Department overseas when she was involved in a serious accident. Despite this setback, Hall was eager to do something to help the Allies win World War II. She made her way to France where she helped coordinate underground resistance movements, sabotaging the Nazis at every turn. Her covert operations, including capturing 500 Germans, greatly contributed to the Allies' eventual win. In The Lady is a Spy, award-winning author Don Mitchell(The Freedom Summer Murders) explores the fascinating life of America's greatest female spy. Thoroughly researched and full of rarely seen photographs from Virginia Hall's family, this is an extraordinary, in-depth look at a true hero.
Santa and his Robodeer take off on an out-of-this-world, search-and-find adventure through a glaxy of festive fun! With over 700 things to spot, from elves to aliens, unicorns to snowglobes and everything in-between. Oh no! All the reindeer are sick, so Santa can't deliver his presents! Luckily, Santa's Elf, Digit, has invented Robodeer to fly the sleigh instead. The only problem is that Santa accidentally programs Robodeer to fly them to another galaxy... To get home, Santa must go through all the planets in the galaxy - from the Snowglobe Planet to the Pudding Planet, and through Nautilis and Nicelus. Will Santa get back to Earth in time for Christmas?
An authentic account of one of the most pivotal battlesof World War Two. The World War Two invasion known as D-Day was one of the largest military endeavours in history. It involved years of planning, total secrecy and not only soldiers but also sailors, paratroopers and many specialists. Acclaimed author Deborah Hopkinson weaves together the contributions of key players in D-Day in a masterful tapestry of official documents, personal narratives and archival photos to provide an action-packed and authentic account.
This Britain: Power and the People c1170-Present Day Revision Guide is part of the popular Oxford AQA GCSE History series. Written by our original author team to match the new AQA specification, this guide covers exactly what your students require to succeed in the Paper 2 Power Thematic Study exams. - Recap key events with clear visual diagrams and brief points - Apply knowledge with targeted revision activities that tests basic comprehension, then apply understanding towards exam-style questions - Review and track revision with progress checklists, suggested activity answers and Exam Practice sections - Step-by-step exam guidance based on the popular 'How to' student book feature - Examiner Tip features most up-to-date expert advice and identifies common exam mistakes - Boost student confidence on all AQA GCSE Power question types with revision activities such as Source Analysis and Significance - Perfect for use alongside the Student Book and Kerboodle or as a stand-alone resource for independent revision. This revision guide helps your students Recap, Apply, and Review their way towards exam success.
HOME AGAIN tells twelve moving tales of homecoming, centred around VE Day. With a foreword by Forces Sweetheart Dame Vera Lynn. Produced in partnership with The Royal British Legion for the 75th anniversary of VE Day. A child evacuee, a Bletchley Park codebreaker, a rebel fighter, an Indian Army soldier... Each inspiring and authentic story helps to bring the end of World War Two into focus. Every story is followed by a fact file, packed with detail on different parts of the war. Stories written by Bali Rai, Leila Rasheed, Tony Bradman, Jim Eldridge, E.L. Norry and Emily Hibbs. 50p per paperback from the sale of HOME AGAIN in the UK will be paid to Royal British Legion Trading Limited which gives its taxable profits to The Royal British Legion (Charity no. 219279).
Journey back to medieval times with a host of LEGO(R) minifigures! Meet the boldest, bravest knights and other castle characters - from lords and ladies to cooks and jesters. The LEGO minifigures put the fun into facts. You'll find greatLEGO building ideas, too! LEGO(R) minifigures show you the world in a unique non-fiction program. This book is part of a program of LEGO non-fiction books, with something for all the family, at every age and stage. LEGO non-fiction books have amazing facts, beautiful real-world photos, and minifigures everywhere, leading the fun and discovery. Other books in the LEGO non-fiction programme include: LEGO: Planets LEGO: Dino Safari LEGO: Deep Dive
National Geographic Primary Readers is a high-interest series of beginning reading books that have been developed in consultation with education experts. The books pair magnificent National Geographic photographs with lively text by skilled children's book authors across four reading levels. Travel to ancient Egypt to learn all about its amazing pyramids in this new National Geographic Kids Reader. The Level 2 text provides accessible, yet wide-ranging, information for beginning readers about these amazing wonders of the world and their importance today. Level 2: Becoming fluent These books are a good match for kids who are developing reading stamina and enjoy a longer book. They are ideal for readers of Green, Orange and Turquoise books.
Refreshed, renewed, reloaded! Readers can discover all the foul facts about the TERRIBLE TUDORS, including: why Henry VIII thought he'd married a horse, all about terrible Tudor torture and which shocking swear words the Tudors used. With a bold, accessible new look and a heap of extra-horrible bits, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. With shiny foil cover
From the author of HORRIBLE HISTORIES... Welcome back to the strange town of Wildpool... There's a new mayor in Wildpool (though not necessarily the one that everyone voted for!) and something very mysterious is afoot and there's a danger the Ladies Who Crunch will be forced to move home and that Wiggott's Wonderful Waxworld - about to be reopened - will actually be demolished. Can Molly and Boy save the day? Will Wildpool ever be the same? The second in a spellbinding new fiction series from bestselling Horrible Histories author, Terry Deary.
Ontdek die wereldgeskiedenis – van die oerknal tot die hede – in hierdie beeldverhaal. Met groot kleurplate vir groot en klein word die wereldgeskiedenis as een deurlopende, asemrowende verhaal voorgestel. Boordevol interessante feite oor: die dinosourusse, die Wikings, ridders en ontdekkingsreisigers, die Griekse wysgere, die eerste skrif, antieke Chinese koninkryke, wereldoorloe, die Berlynse muur, kastele, joerts en wolkekrabbers, die opkoms van die internet en soveel meer. ’n Groot kinderboek vir ’n grootse geskiedenis.
Keep boredom at bay and become an ancient history expert with this quick-fire guide! With 100 carefully chosen words, each explained in just 100 words, this book provides a quick and fun insight into the characters, events and inventions of the ancient world. With entries on the Egyptians, the Phoenicians, the Minoans, the Greeks,and the Romans, this book is an easy way to gain a rounded knowledge of the subject area, while also sparking discussion and provoking thought from readers, young and old. What were pyramids used for? How did the Romans fight battles? Which Greek inventions are still used today? Each word is brought to life with engaging illustrations and absorbing text, sure to inspire the imagination of budding historians.
The LEGO Book of Everything, takes on the biggestsubject of all: our world and everything in it! There's a whole world of information inside on almost every subject under the sun, from science to technology, from history to geography to popular culture. Each spread contains a LEGO scene to facilitate the learning journey: a vignette, mini story, or icon featuring LEGO models, characters, and sensibility. Graphic design combines the LEGO illustration with real-world photography and facts for an immersive experience. The Book of Everything arrives just in time for the holiday season, and makes a fantastic gift for boys and girls of all ages!
Packed with facts and tantalising anecdotes from experts and bursting with colour photographs, learn all about Ancient Egypt in this fresh take on the subject. It's time to learn everything about Ancient Egypt! Each book in the National Geographic Kids Everything series has more than 100 pictures, an explorer's corner with from-the-field anecdotes and tips, fun facts throughout, maps and infographics, an illustrated diagram, a photo gallery, cool comparisons, a behind-the-scenes photograph, an interactive glossary, and more.
Discover all the foul facts about fifty gruesome great houses in this brand new Horrible Histories book. From Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh to Buckingham Palace in London, HORRIBLE HISTORIES: GRUESOME GREAT HOUSES covers the history of Britain and Ireland from the time of the savage Stone Age right up until the present day. Full of dark mysteries, gruesome ghost stories and terrible tales of betrayal and revenge, it's a seriously horrible read with all the gore and more.
The Vikings were famous for being fierce warriors and expert sailors. But what else do you know about them? This fascinating fact file gives readers aged 5 and up a first insight into the amazing lives of the Vikings. Find out about the mythology surrounding their gods and goddesses. Discover how Viking society worked, from the king at the top to slaves at the bottom. Learn about the ways in which Viking people had fun, including wrestling, tug-of-war and chess. Packed with missions, projects and activities, My First Fact File: The Vikings gives you everything you need to know about this exciting era in our history.
Vanaf die vroegste tye verken mense al die aardbol op soek na nuwe plekke om te bewoon, verleidelike skatte, asemrowende vergesigte of die roemryke voorreg om die eerste mens op ’n hoe bergpiek te wees. Hierdie boek vertel die verhale van onverskrokke ontdekkingsreisigers wat dit tot by die ysige pole gewaag het, bloedig warm woestyne oorgesteek het, riviere vol krokodille trotseer of vir die eerste keer reg rondom die aarde geseil het.
This Student Book has been endorsed by Edexcel. This textbook offers a brand new approach to the study of Islam which has been developed in close consultation with teachers and religious organisations. Structured according to the new specification with clear, regular summaries, this book provides students with exactly what they need to know for the course. Practice questions are provided for every topic, as well as sample answer activities and revision checklists. 'Stretch' and 'support' features provide useful differentiation, and case studies show real-life stories or perspectives from Islam as it is practised today.
We hear about them all the time, but how much do you actually know about the ancient Romans? In My First Fact File: Ancient Rome, you'll find out all about this incredible society that lasted for over 2,000 years. Discover how the Roman Empire sprawled across Europe and beyond, and how it shaped the world as we know it today. Read all about the battle tactics of the Roman army, and the powerful siege engines they used to conquer the world. Learn about the food eaten in the ancient Roman era, which included roasted ostriches and giraffe legs!
"...profoundly moving..." -Publishers Weekly Zazi and Ziwelene's great-grandad is called Nelson Mandela. Once day, they ask their grandmother 15 questions about him and his life. As their conversation unfolds, Zazi and Ziwelene learn that Nelson Mandela was a freedom fighter, a President and a Nobel Peace Prize-winner, and that they can carry on his work today. Seen through a child's perspective, authored jointly by Nelson Mandela's great-grandchildren and daughter, and published in collaboration with Mandela Legacy Media, this book brings Nelson Mandela's incredible story alive for a new generation of children.
This board book version of Harriet Tubman - from the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series - follows the incredible life of the Underground Railroad conductor who 'never lost a single passenger.' Little Harriet was born into slavery on a plantation in Maryland. Though life was hard, Harriet persisted. She used all of her strength and bravery to escape slavery and journey north on the Underground Railroad. Harriet made the dangerous mission back to the South many times, fighting her whole life to bring others with her to freedom. Babies and toddlers will love to snuggle as you read to them the engaging story of this courageous activist, and will also enjoy exploring the stylish and quirky illustrations of this sturdy board book on their own. Little People, BIG DREAMS is a bestselling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream. This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats. The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers. The hardback versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. Boxed gift sets allow you to collect a selection of the books by theme. Paper dolls, learning cards, matching games and other fun learning tools provide even more ways to make the lives of these role models accessible to children. Inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world with Little People, BIG DREAMS!
You know that man has walked on the Moon, but do you know the story of how he got there? With the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing on 20th July 2019, this book celebrates the Space Race rivalry between the US and the Soviet Union. Readers will learn about the neck-and-neck race between the two superpowers, through an illustrated story of the rivalry that gripped the world. From Russia's first satellite, Sputnik, to Neil Armstrong planting a US a flag on the moon, discover the events that unfolded through amazing nostalgic illustrations and engaging text. Explore, too, how these two space agencies now work together, and how the monumental achievements of the space race have created world-changing technology that we all use and benefit from today.
Relive the events of June 6, 1944 through eye witness accounts that describe 20 real-life stories from the D-Day landings. This book - which presents collated photographs, personal accounts and testimonies from all sides with full-page illustrations dramatizing individual roles - brings a key moment in history to life for young readers hearing about the event for the first time, as we commemorate its 75th anniversary. Meet: Company Sergeant Major Stanley Hollis, the only person to receive the Victoria Cross for their actions that day Lt. Richard Winter, among the first to be parachuted into action (as depicted in Band of Brothers) American journalist Martha Gellhorn, the only woman known to have been present, after disguising herself as a stretcher bearer As well as a host of other inspiring individuals who each played an important part in the turning point of World War II From those involved in reconnaissance, planning and logistics, espionage and development of new technology, through to the military units involved in the invasion and landings, and the subsequent phases of the invasion, this authentic retelling provides a view from every angle of the action.
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