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. Take a look at A Short History of the World, or scroll down for more highlights.
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.
Ruth Brocklehurst, co-author of A Short History of the World, reveals how they condensed such an enormous subject into 160 pages.
Take an illustrated journey through thousands of years of history in these fascinating books – including A Short History of the World, a fast-paced trip through time.
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.
Get a head start on a key curriculum topic with these fun and informative books on the early history of Great Britain.
Find out all about the pharaohs, mummies and pyramids of Ancient Egypt, or immerse yourself in Ancient Rome, with its gladiators, centurions and amphitheatres.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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