• Children's & YA

      Egypt

      by Ben Hubbard

      Spanning history from Ancient Egypt through Roman, Greek and Aztec times, History Spy brings the past to life using devices which never fail to get attention. Stunning art, cunning mazes, and a spy adventure draw young readers into the heart of troubled times. While they come to grips with complicated situations, they find out more than they bargained for about the way people worked and lived. The accompanying side art and detailed facts about that period see to that.

    • Children's & YA

      Rome

      by Ben Hubbard

      Spanning history from Ancient Egypt through Roman, Greek and Aztec times, History Spy brings the past to life using devices which never fail to get attention. Stunning art, cunning mazes, and a spy adventure draw young readers into the heart of troubled times. While they come to grips with complicated situations, they find out more than they bargained for about the way people worked and lived. The accompanying side art and detailed facts about that period see to that.

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      February 2015

      Sweet Rosa

      by Kingsley Osei, David Asimeng

      Sweet Rosa is a picture book which details the brave stance of a young African-American woman named Rosa Parks who refused to give up her seat to a white person on bus in 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama. Ms. Parks' actions led to the infamous Montgomery bus boycott and helped establish the civil rights movement led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The bold and courageous act of Ms. Parks, Dr. King and thousands of boycotters and civil rights advocates eventually pushed the Supreme Court to declare segregation on buses unconstitutional, helping to put racial discrimination to rest. This book takes young readers on an historic, illustrious journey through this staple event and how it has forever shaped the racial outlook of equality for adults and children alike in today's society.

    • History & the past: general interest (Children's/YA)
      March 2016

      Arms and Armour

      by Chris Gravett

      POINTERS is an exciting range of information books with beautiful illustrations and engaging text. From the time of early humans, people have fought over possessions and land. This book tells the story of the weapons they used, how they became more powerful and more accurate over time, and the armour that was developed to give the best possible protection against dangerous and deadly weapons.

    • Children's & young adult reference material
      March 2016

      Castles and Forts

      by Miriam Moss

      POINTERS is an exciting range of information books with beautiful illustrations and engaging text. From the earliest times, people gathered into fortified camps for protection against enemies. These forts developed into castles, some of which were magnificient and beautiful homes. This book looks at famous forts and castles around the world, including Iron Age hill forts, Norman keeps and medieval castles, and describes what life was like for the people that lived there.

    • History & the past: general interest (Children's/YA)
      August 2016

      The Reformation

      by Enzo George

      Primary Sources in World History introduces readers to key times in history by exploring objects, buildings, documents, texts and artworks from the period. Each source is illustrated, accompanied by text that explains what it tells historians about how people lived at that time. Primary Sources in World History is linked to common core standards and curricula that require students to be able to interpret a range of primary sources as evidence about the nature of the past, understanding history as a construct of many individual “facts” that can be considered in various ways. Primary sources are the raw materials of historical research. They bring history and cultures to life by providing direct evidence of how people lived, their views and attitudes and their understanding of their place in the world. Each volume in the series focuses on a particular period in history. An introduction gives an overview of the period to provide a wider context. This is followed by a series of self-contained spreads, each of which is based on a single primary source, be it an object, an image, or a written account. Each source is illustrated, accompanied by text that explains what it tells historians about the time—but also suggests instances where there are doubts or conflicting views about how a source should be interpreted. The text explains the background of the source and explores its significance, investigating what it tells us about the people who created it and how they lived and saw their world. Subsidiary boxes look at how the source relates to others from the period, provide additional eyewitness quotes or highlight important individuals. Each book has a full introduction and concludes with a timeline, glossary, and list of resources for further information.

    • History & the past: general interest (Children's/YA)
      November 2019

      The Interactive Constitution

      Explore the Constitution with flaps, wheels, color-changing words, and more!

      by David Miles, Albert Pinilla

      Explore the U.S. Constitution like never before! Amazing interactive features like color-changing words, flaps, wheels, and a special vocabulary decoder help kids learn about types of government, checks and balances, the Bill of Rights, the amendment process, and more! There's never been a better way—or a more important time—to discover the world-changing importance of this powerful founding document.

    • Picture books

      A Christmas Box

      by Christopher S. Stephens

      A beautifully illustrated picture book about the customs and traditions of Christmas in times past, for children aged 6-11. This is a treasure chest of material on topics that appeal to children year after year, and will make social history come a little closer to contemporary life. Sections on: Christmas cards; Christmas recipes; Legends of Robins; Christmas games and presents; Christmas poems; Wassailing; A Christmas folktale; A Child's Christmas in Wales; Boxing Day traditions; New Year customs; Christmas celebrations in schools; The emphasis is on how Christmas was celebrated at different stages of the twentieth century, though many of the customs have a longer history. Chris Stephens has assembled a fascinating collection of material which will appeal not only to contemporary children but also to their parents and grandparents! This is a lovely gift to give within the family, because the illustrations and the snippets of information are sure to spark off exchanges of experiences between generations. Festive endpaper and plenty of holly berries link the varied glimpses of Christmases past.

    • Educational: History

      A Wartime Scrapbook

      by Christopher S. Stephens

      When history books cover war, they write of the battles, the troops, the attacks and the outcomes. But for the older generation who grew up in wartime, the most vivid memories they have are of how extraordinary their ordinary lives became. Where they lived and sheltered, what they ate, what they heard on the wireless or saw around them - all these details provide a rich record for young readers of today. A Wartime Scrapbook brings together historical facts, rare pictures and very specific memories. Together, they tell the fascinating story of family life in Wales during the Second World War.

    • History & the past: general interest (Children's/YA)

      Yr Oesoedd Canol Cythryblus

      by Catrin Stevens

    • History & the past: general interest (Children's/YA)

      Y Diwrnod Pan Aeth Y Byd Yn Syfrdan

      Medi 11eg : [11 Medi, 2001]

      by Fiona Macdonald

      Each title in this series looks at a truly momentous day in history, where everything changed over the space of just 24 hours. This particular title focuses on the bombing of the World Trade Center, the aftermath and how the world has changed since.

    • History & the past: general interest (Children's/YA)

      Y Dyn Cyntaf

      Yn Y Gofod : [12 Ebrill, 1961]

      by David Cullen

      Find out about the different space missions and the astronauts who have tried and failed. Read about the different kinds of rockets and spacecrafts used in exploring the Universe. Countdown to blast-off on that famous day which sparked the beginning of many successful (and some unsuccessful) space missions.

    • History & the past: general interest (Children's/YA)

      Y Ddau Ryfel Byd Enbyd

      by Catrin Stevens

      The cruelties of the two world wars are interpreted by the historian Catrin Stevens in this book in the Hanes Atgas series. Includes plenty of horrible and explosive facts about crazy campaigns, inspirational heroes, adventurous women, cruel punishments, amazing regulations, remarkable tactics, scary statistics and repulsive revenge.

    • History & the past: general interest (Children's/YA)

      Dihirod Diflas a Chymeriadau Chwithig

      by Catrin Stevens

      Villains and characters from Wales's past are the theme of this entertaining addition to the Hanes Atgas series. They include Caradog the Celt, Boudicea, Gwrtheyrn, Mari'r Fantell Wen, Iolo Morganwg, Geraldus Cambrensis, Black Bart, Twm Siôn Cati, Madam Wen, Siôn Cwilt, William Powell, Coch Bach y Bala, Wil Elis Porthmadog, Robert Crawshay, Guto Nyth Brân, and Griffith Jones.

    • History & the past: general interest (Children's/YA)
      February 2012

      Y Tuduriaid Trafferthus A'r Stiwartiaid Syrffedus

      by Catrin Stevens

      Hanes wedi ei ddehongli a'i ddarlunio'n gyffrous.

    • History & the past: general interest (Children's/YA)

      Byd Mòor-ladron

      by Philip Steele

      Pob math o wybodaeth a ffeithiau am for-ladron wedi eu darlunio'n lliwgar.

    • History & the past: general interest (Children's/YA)

      The Troublesome Tudors and the Sleazy Stuarts

      by Catrin. Stevens

    • History & the past: general interest (Children's/YA)
      February 2012

      Diwrnod Mewn Hanes: Pecyn.

      by

      A pack of six books in the 'Diwrnod mewn Hanes series: Cwymp Wal Berlin, Chwyldro'r Baban Profdiwb, Y Dyn Cyntaf yn y Gofod, Rhyddhau Nelson Mandela, Glanio Dydd-D a Medi 11eg.

    • Educational: Geography

      Dewi Sant

      by Siân Lewis

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