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Usborne history books help children learn about Britain's past, and that of the wider world, with flap books and sticker books packed with historical detail, and beautifully illustrated encyclopedias and narrative histories.

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Story of London picture book

Story of London picture book

This beautifully illustrated book tells the story of London’s turbulent past from Roman times to the present. Pictures of famous buildings from the Tower of London to the Shard, plus artefacts, original documents and paintings bring the story to life. There’s also a map of famous places and links to carefully selected websites to find out more.

£9.99

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Big picture book of long ago

Big picture book of long ago

This fabulous picture book shows a busy city through time, from the 1920s to the Stone Age. Illustrated by Wesley Robins, the colourful scenes are packed with information and details to spot, showing all sorts of people from different ages doing all sorts of things – servants, sailors, lords and ladies, Vikings, Romans and even a captured pirate.

£12.99

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Prehistoric Britain

Get a head start on a key curriculum topic with these fun and informative books on the early history of Great Britain.

Discover ancient civilisations

Find out all about the pharaohs, mummies and pyramids of Ancient Egypt, or immerse yourself in Ancient Rome, with its gladiators, centurions and amphitheatres.

Ancient Egypt

Look inside mummies and pyramids

Look inside mummies and pyramids

Young children can peek under the flaps and discover the lives of the Ancient Egyptians, see inside pyramids and discover the gory details of how mummies were made. A lift-the-flap information book for young readers with over 70 flaps to reveal fascinating details and facts about Ancient Egypt. A brilliant book to introduce children to this fascinating historical period.

£9.99

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Ancient Egypt picture book

Ancient Egypt picture book

A lavishly illustrated picture book about Ancient Egypt, packed with illustrations and photographs of historic locations and artefacts. Readers can discover pyramids, temples and mighty kings and examine Egyptian games, jewellery and cosmetics. Includes contents and index pages for easy reference, and internet links to websites to find out more.

£9.99

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Ancient Rome

Who were the Romans?

Who were the Romans?

Did the Romans have parties? What was the Roman Army like? These questions and more are answered in this fascinating introduction to Ancient Rome. Colourful illustrations and surprising facts help to uncover the Romans, from powerful emperors to gladiators, senators and slaves. Contents and index pages are included, plus internet links to learn more.

£5.99

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Ancient Romans picture book

Ancient Romans picture book

A colourful information book packed with illustrations and photographs that bring the history of Ancient Rome to life. Brightly illustrated pages describe how the Romans entertained themselves, the fashion trends they followed, why the Roman Empire fell apart and much more. With pictures of fearsome weapons, magnificent buildings and ancient artefacts on every page. Includes a contents list and index, and internet links to websites to find out more about the Romans. An inspiring history book for home, school and library.

£9.99

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The World Wars

Many Usborne world war books are produced in association with Imperial War Museums, with internet links to carefully researched websites where readers can find out more.

Usborne produce quality children's books... They have produced books about the world wars which are accessible, informative and engaging. Kieran Whitworth, Imperial War Museums