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When she wasn't out riding her bike or making things out of loo rolls and scraps of fabric, Ruth Brocklehurst spent much of her childhood immersed in historical novels by writers such as Leon Garfield, Rosemary Sutcliff and Cynthia Harnett. Since then, she has been lucky enough to combine her love of books and history in her job as an editor and writer for Usborne. Her book about the Victorians won the Longman/History Today New Generation Award. Ruth lives in a funny mock-tudor house in Brixton, and if she could go back in time she'd like to meet Mary Queen of Scots.
From the Ice Age to the 21st century, this book tells the story of Britain, its people and the events that have shaped their lives. It's a treasure trove of information written in an enlightening and entertaining way, and will arouse a passion and enthusiasm for the past. Follow the dramatic developments and twists and turns of Britain's history, and find out about characters from all walks of life - from conquering kings, revolting peasants and troublesome priests, to intrepid explorers, cunning inventors and outrageous artists. This book is a classic that no family bookshelf should be without.
Step inside an elegant Victorian townhouse with this fascinating picture book. Each page shows a different area of the house, including the library, the butler's pantry, the school room and the conservatory. With information on Victorian times, contents and index pages for easy reference and links to websites with tours of real Victorian houses.
Friends, Romans, citizens of the world - do you want to take a fast-paced trip through time? All of human history is here, from hunter-gatherers in the Ice Age to technological innovators in modern times. With bitesize narrative accounts, lively illustrations, timelines, maps and links to specially selected websites to bring history alive.
From elephants in the Serengeti to sloths in the Amazon and bullfrogs in the Florida swamps, this book is teeming with animals to find and habitats to explore. Designed to help children develop skills in reading, counting, matching and identification this wonderful puzzle back also includes a world map and fascinating facts. Illustrations:Full colour throughout
A stunningly illustrated information book with photographs and illustrations of sumptuous clothes and accessories throughout the ages, beginning from Romans in draped togas, to Elizabethans in lace ruffs and Victorians in tight corsets, there are hundreds of sumptuous clothes and accessories to discover. Illustrations: Full colour throughout
A stylishly illustrated book, full of line drawings of beautiful clothes and costumes just waiting to be filled with colour, with lovely watercolour examples to follow. This stylishly illustrated colouring book is the perfect way to learn about 1960s fashion. Line drawings of outfits to wear at the disco or every day are accompanied by facts about the clothes featured and the type of people who would have worn them. Illustrations: Full colour throughout
A comprehensive history of the Romans in Britain, from Julius Caesar's first invasions and Boudicca's rebellion to the founding of Roman London and the building of Hadrian's Wall. Full of detailed illustrations, dramatic artwork, reconstructions, photographs of Roman mosaics, statues and other artefacts.
From the elegance of stately homes, to the squalor of the slums, this book tells the story of life in Georgian Britain. Full of intriguing facts, illustrations, photographs, detailed reconstructions, paintings, maps and timelines.
Filled with gowns, frocks and stylish accessories to colour, this colouring book provides a concise introduction to the history of vintage fashion.
A treasure-trove of a sticker book with over 100 stickers, beautifully decorated rooms just waiting to be filled with furniture and accessories. Children will have hours of fun arranging the house just as they want it, with objects ranging from chandeliers to china, as well as toys, ornaments and even food.
This book presents a fascinating introduction to the British involvement in the Second World War. It covers some of the most dramatic events of the War, including the Dunkirk evacuations, the Battle of Britain, the Battle of the Atlantic, fighting in the deserts of North Africa and the jungles of southeast Asia and the D-Day landings. The book is illustrated with a wide variety of different pictures including contemporary photographs, posters and cartoons. It features maps, and quotes from major figures and popular songs. For those who want to explore the Second World War further, internet links, books, films and places to visit are listed at the back of the book.
This is the history of the Romans in Britain, from Julius Caesar's first invasions and Boudicca's rebellion to the founding of Roman London and the building of Hadrian's Wall. It is full of detailed illustrations dramatic artwork, reconstructions, photographs of Roman mosaics, statues and other artefacts. It includes links to websites to find out more information via the Usborne Quicklinks Website.
This is a stylishly illustrated book, full of line drawings of beautiful clothes and costumes just waiting to be filled with colour, with lovely watercolour examples to follow. It is an interactive way to learn about the history of fashion, with suggested colour pallettes and fascinating facts about the outfits featured and the type of people who would have worn them. It will appeal to children and adults alike.
Illustrated with photographs of clothes and accessories, this title includes paintings as well as illustrations to bring the fashions of the past to life. It features lively text and fascinating facts that look at fashions through the ages from ancient times right up to the modern age. It offers over 100 stickers.
This is a wonderful collection of stories from the famous collectors of fairytales, The Brothers Grimm . Stories include: The Frog Prince , Rapunzel , Hansel and Gretel , Little Red Riding Hood , The Bremen Town Musicians , Tom Thumb , The Elves and the Shoemaker , Sleeping Beauty , Snow White and the Seven Dwarves , Rumpelstiltskin , The Goose Girl , The Bear and the Wren , The Twelve Dancing Princesses and Snow White and Rose Red . It also includes a short biography of the brothers themselves.
From the familiar to the exotic, children will love finding the animals to spot in this revised picture puzzle book full of different habitats. Bright, busy scenes provide plenty of material for both readers and pre-readers to talk about, with things to find and count on every page. Simple text and eye-catching illustrations combine to help children develop skills in reading, counting, matching and identification.
This is a truly luxury book and a must-have for every family bookshelf, with cloth binding, a beautiful jacket and ribbon marker. It offers a comprehensive compendium of the history of Britain, encompassing everything from prehistoric times to the turn of the new millennium. This truly luxurious title is a must for every family bookshelf. It features internet links to additional resources, including video clips, games and interactive features.
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