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History - Books for Children -

Related categories: History & Biography / Childrens & Teenage Books /
Related booklists: Biography and Autobiography, History - Books for Young Adults, Biography and Autobiography - Books for Children, Women's History and Biography: Books for Children, The Holocaust - Books for Children & Young Adults, Black and Asian Lives: Books for Children and Young Adults, Dinosaurs: Books for Children, Historical Fiction for Older Children, World War One: Books for Children and Young Adults, World War Two: Books for Children and Young Adults,

These are some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many others that we can also order! (Note: this website cannot tell you if we have a book in stock right now or not, and though we do our best to keep information up to date, occasionally prices may have changed.)
The COVID-19 crisis is causing delays in supply from some book distributors, and currently most books take at least 1 - 2 weeks to come in - so if you need any of these books urgently, or by a specific date, use the enquiry links to ask about supply time.

Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 31 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book Lighter than Air: Sophie Blanchard, the First Female Pilot by Matthew Clark Smith, illustrated by Matt Tavares
    Lighter than Air: Sophie Blanchard, the First Female Pilot - by Matthew Clark Smith, illustrated by Matt Tavares

    £7.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781406386257 | ISBN 10: 1406386251

    Take to the skies with the beautifully told tale of Sophie Blanchard – a woman meant for the air – as she discovers the incomparable sensation of flight.  Behold the story of Sophie Blanchard, an extraordinary woman who is largely forgott ... more

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  • Cover image of book Corpse Talk: Ground-Breaking Women by Adam and Lisa Murphy
    Corpse Talk: Ground-Breaking Women - by Adam and Lisa Murphy

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781910989609 | ISBN 10: 1910989606

    The second amazing thematic Corpse Talk book - all about the most amazing women from history ever!  Adam Murphy interviews the dead famous women who changed the world - getting their stories straight from the corpses' mouths! Reading Corpse Talk ... more

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  • Cover image of book Riding on a Caravan: A Silk Road Adventure by Laurie Krebs, illustrated by Helen Cann
    Riding on a Caravan: A Silk Road Adventure - by Laurie Krebs, illustrated by Helen Cann

    £6.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781782853442 | ISBN 10: 1782853448

    Travel along the Silk Road with a multi-generational family from Xi'an, China, to where China and India meet. Along the way, you'll explore China's varied geography and discover how the Silk Road fostered cultural diversity a century ago.  Inclu ... more

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  • Cover image of book Seeking Refuge by Irene N. Watts and Kathryn E. Shoemaker
    Seeking Refuge - by Irene N. Watts and Kathryn E. Shoemaker

    £11.95   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781926890029 | ISBN 10: 1926890027

    Eleven-year-old Marianne is fortunate. She one of the first two hundred Jewish children on the heroic rescue operation known as the Kindertransport, which arrived in London, England in December, 1938.   Life in the new country seems strange, h ... more

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  • Cover image of book History VIPs: Emmeline Pankhurst by Kay Barnham
    History VIPs: Emmeline Pankhurst - by Kay Barnham

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780750299404 | ISBN 10: 0750299401

    Bring the 'dead famous' back to life! Discover exceptional figures from British history, and explore the society in which they lived.   Votes for Women! This biography tells the story of Emmeline Pankhurst, from her early campaigns for the rig ... more

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  • Cover image of book Historopedia: The Story of Ireland From Then Until Now by Fatti Burke and John Burke
    Historopedia: The Story of Ireland From Then Until Now - by Fatti Burke and John Burke

    £21.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780717171132 | ISBN 10: 0717171132

    It’s A Time-Travelling Journey Through Ireland... It’s A Historopedia!   Buckle up and get ready to travel back in time with John and Fatti Burke’s new adventure through Ireland’s history. This breathtakingly exciting book discovers I ... more

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  • Cover image of book R is for Railway: An Industrial Revolution Alphabet by Greg Paprocki
    R is for Railway: An Industrial Revolution Alphabet - by Greg Paprocki

    £6.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781423644231 | ISBN 10: 1423644239

    From the creators of BabyLit®, open a window on history while teaching toddlers the ABCs.   Teach brilliant babies about history and their ABCs with Greg Paprocki’s R Is for Railway: An Industrial Revolution Alphabet. Twenty-six Industrial ... more

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  • Cover image of book Diary of a Time Traveller by Nicholas Stevenson and David Long
    Diary of a Time Traveller - by Nicholas Stevenson and David Long

    £14.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781847806369 | ISBN 10: 1847806368

    Meet some of the most interesting people in history in this time-traveling book that visits more than 25 exciting times and places.  When young Augustus falls asleep in history class, Professor Tempo decides to teach him a lesson and show him ... more

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  • Cover image of book Corpse Talk: Season 2 by Adam Murphy
    Corpse Talk: Season 2 - by Adam Murphy

    £7.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781910200490 | ISBN 10: 1910200492

    Sequel to the Blue Peter Award-shortlisted Corpse Talk: Season 1!   Reading this book is like having history injected into YOUR BRAIN!   Join your host, Adam Murphy, for the chat show that digs up the dirt on history's dead famous celeb ... more

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  • Cover image of book Zeraffa Giraffa by Dianne Hofmeyr, iIllustrated by Jane Ray
    Zeraffa Giraffa - by Dianne Hofmeyr, iIllustrated by Jane Ray

    £7.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781847806611 | ISBN 10: 1847806619

    This is the astonishing true story of Zeraffa, a giraffe who was sent as a gift from Egypt to France in 1826.   A young boy, Atir, takes care of Zeraffa on her epic journey and the sailors sing songs as she gazes down at them. In France, Atir ... more

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  • Cover image of book My Story: Suffragette by Carol Drinkwater
    My Story: Suffragette - by Carol Drinkwater

    £6.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781407156521 | ISBN 10: 1407156527

    We marched from the Embankment to the Albert Hall. It was a glorious day. The sun shone warmly. Everyone was in good spirits. There were aristocrats, artists, even my mother looked happy. She who has been so opposed to my work with the WSPU. More th ... more

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  • Cover image of book What Are We Fighting For? New Poems About War by Brian Moses and Roger Stevens
    What Are We Fighting For? New Poems About War - by Brian Moses and Roger Stevens

    £4.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781447248613 | ISBN 10: 1447248619

    What Are We Fighting For? explores the concept of war in a brilliantly accessible way for younger readers.   Fascinating and moving in equal measure, there are poems about incredibly brave dogs, cats and pigeons; the Christmas truce of WWI wh ... more

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  • Cover image of book 1001 Inventions and Awesome Facts from Muslim Civilization by National Geographic
    1001 Inventions and Awesome Facts from Muslim Civilization - by National Geographic

    £9.99   hardback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781426312588 | ISBN 10: 142631258x

    We often think that people from a thousand years ago were living in the Dark Ages. But from the 7th century onward in Muslim civilization there were amazing advances and inventions that still influence our everyday lives.  People living in the M ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tony Robinson
    Tony Robinson's Weird World of Wonders - World War I - by Tony Robinson

    £5.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781447227717 | ISBN 10: 1447227719

    Everything you need to know about World War I!  Tony Robinson takes you on a headlong gallop through time, pointing out all the most important, funny, strange, amazing, entertaining, smelly and disgusting bits about World War I. It's history, b ... more

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  • Cover image of book When the Guns Fall Silent by James Riordan
    When the Guns Fall Silent - by James Riordan

    £6.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780192735706 | ISBN 10: 0192735705

    Jack, standing among the war graves, sees a face he recognizes. Suddenly, it's 1914 again and he's a young lad back in the trenches. Visions of killing and misery come to him with horrible clarity. But then Jack remembers too the incredible moment wh ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bad Kids: The Worst Behaved Children in History by Tony Robinson
    Bad Kids: The Worst Behaved Children in History - by Tony Robinson

    £7.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780330510806 | ISBN 10: 0330510800

    The whole truth about bad kids throughout history.   So you're standing outside the Head's office, waiting to be told off for breaking a classroom window. You've got sweaty palms and a serious sinking feeling in your stomach. Do you think no ... more

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  • Cover image of book Little Leap Forward: A Boy in Bejing by Clare Farrow and Guo Yue, illustrated by Helen Cann
    Little Leap Forward: A Boy in Bejing - by Clare Farrow and Guo Yue, illustrated by Helen Cann

    £7.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781846865381 | ISBN 10: 1846865387

    Experience this coming-of-age tale that brings to life the time of the Cultural Revolution. A young boy growing up in the hutongs of China discovers the heartache of loving and having to let go when he captures a bird, only to discover that she will ... more

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  • Cover image of book Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo
    Private Peaceful - by Michael Morpurgo

    £6.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780007486441 | ISBN 10: 0007486448

    Heroism or cowardice? Private Peaceful is a stunning story of the First World War from a master storyteller. Told in the voice of a young soldier, the story follows 24 hours in his life at the front during WW1, and captures his memories as he looks ... more

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  • Cover image of book Across the Divide by Brian Gallagher
    Across the Divide - by Brian Gallagher

    £7.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781847171726 | ISBN 10: 1847171729

    What happens when your best friend ought to be your enemy? Liam and Nora form an unlikely friendship when he lends her a helping hand during a music competition. Liam's father, a mechanic, is a proud trade union member, while Nora's father is a pro ... more

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  • Cover image of book Esty
    Esty's Gold - by Mary Arrigan

    £6.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781845079659 | ISBN 10: 1845079655

    Esty Maher's family is uprooted and torn apart during the Irish potato famine - 'the Hunger'. Esty is sent into service, but dreams of going to Australia to find gold, and manages to get assisted passage for her family and friends.   However, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Once and Then by Morris Gleitzman
    Once and Then - by Morris Gleitzman

    £9.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780141042794 | ISBN 10: 0141042796

    That's the good thing with stories. There's always a chance they can come true.   Felix is lucky. Unlike the other children in the orphanage, he's certain his parents will come back for him one day. And whatever the Nazis do and however many ... more

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  • Cover image of book Then by Morris Gleitzman
    Then - by Morris Gleitzman

    £6.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780141324821 | ISBN 10: 0141324821

    I had a plan for me and Zelda. Pretend to be someone else. Find new parents. Be safe forever. Then the Nazis came.  My name is Felix. This is our story. "harrowing at times but ultimately hopeful, and full of dignity and resilience ... more

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  • Cover image of book Girls are Best by Sandi Toksvig
    Girls are Best - by Sandi Toksvig

    £6.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781862304291 | ISBN 10: 1862304297

    For as long as history has been recorded, girls haven't had much of a look in amongst all the great men we remember. But that doesn't mean they weren't there. And it doesn't mean that they didn't achieve great things, come up with wonderful invention ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Little History of the World by E.H. Gombrich, illustrated by Clifford Harper
    A Little History of the World - by E.H. Gombrich, illustrated by Clifford Harper

    £9.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780300143324 | ISBN 10: 030014332x

    In 1935, with a doctorate in art history and no prospect of a job, the 26-year-old Ernst Gombrich was invited to attempt a history of the world for younger readers. Amazingly, he completed the task in an intense six weeks, and Eine kurze Weltgeschich ... more

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  • Cover image of book When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr
    When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit - by Judith Kerr

    £6.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780007274772 | ISBN 10: 0007274777

    Partly autobiographical, this is first of the internationally acclaimed trilogy by Judith Kerr telling the unforgettable story of a Jewish family fleeing from Germany at the start of the Second World War.  Suppose your country began to change. S ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Naming of William Rutherford by Linda Kempton
    The Naming of William Rutherford - by Linda Kempton

    £5.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781905512447 | ISBN 10: 1905512449

    The little cradle creaked on curved rockers, creak, creak on the flagstone floor; a tiny cradle of dark brown wood, with carved acorns on each of the corners of the square wooden hood. Figures in long dresses and white bonnets surrounded it. One of t ... more

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  • Cover image of book We
    We're Riding on a Caravan: An Adventure on the Silk Road - by Laurie Krebs, illustrated by Helen Cann

    £6.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781846861079 | ISBN 10: 1846861071

    Join the caravan for an exciting year-long trek along China's ancient Silk Road. Following the rhyming, treasure-filled story are informational endnotes about the history of the Silk Road, the story of silk, important cities of China, and a full-spr ... more

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  • Cover image of book Unheard Voices: An Anthology of Stories and Poems by Malorie Blackman (ed)
    Unheard Voices: An Anthology of Stories and Poems - by Malorie Blackman (ed)

    £6.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780552556002 | ISBN 10: 0552556009

    In March 1807, the British Parliament passed an Act making the trading and transportation of slaves illegal. It was many years before slavery, as it was known then, was abolished, and slavery still continues today in different ways, but it was a big ... more

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  • Cover image of book War Horse by Michael Morpurgo
    War Horse - by Michael Morpurgo

    £6.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781405215879 | ISBN 10: 1405215879

    From master storyteller, Michael Morpurgo comes an incredibly moving story about one horse's experience in the deadly chaos of the first world war.  In 1914, Joey, a young farm horse, is sold to the army and thrust into the midst of the war on t ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Story of Anne Frank by Jim Pipe
    The Story of Anne Frank - by Jim Pipe

    £5.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781846960017 | ISBN 10: 1846960010

    In this graphic novel the famous story of one young Jewish girls experience of the Holocaust is brought to life. Anne Franks early life is happy and comfortable, but in 1930s Europe, Germanys political and economical problems lead to the rise of t ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Guns of Easter by Gerard Whelan
    The Guns of Easter - by Gerard Whelan

    £6.99   paperback   (1996) - ISBN 13: 9780862784492 | ISBN 10: 0862784492

    It is 1916 and Europe is at war. From the poverty of the Dublin slums twelve-year-old Jimmy Conway sees it all as glorious, and loves the British Army for which his father is fighting. But when war comes to his own streets Jimmy's loyalties are divid ... more

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