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History books

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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. 

On the blog

Ruth Brocklehurst, co-author of A Short History of the World, reveals how they condensed such an enormous subject into 160 pages.

Internet-linked books

Many Usborne history books have links to carefully selected websites, including virtual tours of ancient cities and palaces and video clips about the people and events described in this book.

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.


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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.


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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