The best history books for children

10 March 2017

By Pan Macmillan

Encourage a love of learning from an early age with these brilliant history books for curious kids aged five to eleven.

5-7 year olds

It's all about...



Who held the first Olympic Games? Who was the first person to reach the North Pole? Why tomb raiding is a bad idea?

The It's all about... series it is packed with facts and stats about everything from Egyptians to explorers. Each book comes with eight collectible cards to tear out and keep as well as a free downloadable audiobook.

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I Wonder Why…



Why did Romans wear togas? Why did triceratops have horns? Why do countries fly flags?

This popular and long-running series explores questions that young readers ask about the world around them in an unrivalled child-friendly style. Designed to amuse and intrigue the young reader, theses books combine cartoons with facts and simple analogies to provide an introduction to historical facts.

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7-9 year olds

The Fast Facts! Series



Why did knights joust? How were fossils formed? How were the first castles built?

Packed full of easy-to-read bite size facts and The Fast Facts! series of books is aimed at fact-hungry children who enjoy learning but may be less confident readers or have difficulty with the usual quantity and level of text aimed at their age group.

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9-11 year olds

Sir Tony Robinson's Weird World of Wonders



How do you make a mummy? How do you spot a barbarian? How did the Greeks invent the first computer, vending machine and death-ray?

Tony Robinson takes you on a headlong gallop through time, pointing out all the most important, funny, strange, amazing, entertaining, smelly and disgusting bits! It's history, but not as we know it!

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Navigators



Tour of some of the world’s greatest castles, uncover the secrets of prehistoric life and learn from some of the greatest scientific, artistic and philosophical minds of all time.

If it's action and adventure you're looking for, you've come to the right book, Navigate your way through a fantastic range of subjects with this brilliant nonfiction series for older readers. Every page is brimming with fascinating facts, amazing photographs, and web links and quotes from books and films to allow readers to explore each subject further.

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