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Usborne Beginners History is a top value collection containing ten easy-to-read books about the people and places of the past. Every page is packed with full-colour illustrations and is written specifically for children aged 5-7 learning to read. It’s developed in consultation with reading experts, so you can be confident that these books are suitable for your kid.
History is one of the most fascinating subjects, but it can also be hard to get into. It’s not just about dates and battles; history is full of everyday people who did extraordinary things. Even though we know that history isn’t dull, sometimes it can seem a little too big or complicated to enjoy learning about.
Usborne Beginners History is a fantastic collection that brings together exciting stories in an easy-to-understand way with lots of fun illustrations on every page. They've been specially designed for children who want to find out more about the past without having to read long chapters or heavy books.
Your child will love exploring history through these fun, easy-to-read books. They’ll learn about famous figures from the past, how life used to be lived long ago, what happened at different times in history – all while they develop their reading skills. There are even glossaries at the back of each book so you can make sure you’ve learnt all the new vocabulary correctly. It’s another wonderful product from the trusted children’s publisher Usborne.
If you’re looking for more non-fiction to add to your collection at home, make sure to check out our full Usborne Beginners range for books on nature, science and more everyday topics. If it’s fiction you’re after, make sure you look at the Usborne Reading Programme, which is designed to help kids grow from reading simple stories to more complex narratives.
What’s in the collection?
There are an incredible ten books included, written by a combination of Usborne’s regular authors. They cover a wide range of periods, from the Stone Age up to Medieval times. They also cover African, European and Central American civilisations for the most comprehensive overview.
In Ancient Greeks, you can find out more about Greek gods and heroes, what Greeks liked to do for fun, and all about their favourite foods.
You can find out all about Castles, the people who lived in them, and why they stand in ruins.
Discover how The Celts were fighters, craftspeople, and tale-tellers.
Digging Up the Past shows how history is uncovered, a shovel and a trowel at a time.
Learn how the Egyptians made mummies, buried their treasure under pyramids, and farmed on the banks of the River Nile.
Find out how people lived, died, created and worshipped in The Iron Age.
Journey to Central America to meet The Maya, who built towering temples, lived in stone cities and fought in the jungle.
Uncover how the Romans built the modern world but lived and worshipped very differently from us.
The Stone Age rocks! Learn all about farming, tools, making shelters, and catching food.
Sail forth to meet the Vikings, who feasted, fought, and had all sorts of fun and games.
About the publishers
Usborne has been dedicated to creating books for children for nearly fifty years. They publish both fiction and non-fiction, all of their books aiming to increase your child’s understanding and appreciation of reading. The Usborne Beginners range is another example of tailoring their products to children’s interests and skill levels.
Titles in This Set:
1. Ancient Greeks 2. Castles 3. Celts 4. Digging Up the Past 5. Egyptians 6. Iron Age 7. Maya 8. Romans 9. Stone Age 10. Vikings
Ancient Greeks by Stephanie Turnbull Did you know that the ancient Greeks held the very first Olympic games in Olympia - nearly 3,000 years ago? Find out how their games differed from ours, and also about their warriors, gods and way of life in this exciting book.
Castles by Stephanie Turnbull Who lived in a castle, and what was it like? In this book, you’ll find the answers and lots more about the wonderful world of castles.
The Celts by Leonie Pratt Who were the Celts exactly? Did you know they lived on top of hills? Do you have any idea how Celtic warriors made themselves look really scary in battle? Discover all the answers and more about the Celts in this fascinating book.
Digging Up the Past by Lisa Jane Gillespie How do ancient things get buried? Who digs them up? And what do they find? You’ll find out the answers and much more in this fascinating book.
Egyptians by Stephanie Turnbull Who were the ancient Egyptians? Why did they build pyramids and how were mummies made? In this book you’ll find the answers and lots more about life in ancient Egypt.
The Iron Age by Emily Bone When was the Iron Age? How did people make iron? Why was it good for making tools and weapons? What were the people like who lived at this time? In this book, you’ll find out the answers and lots more about the Iron Age.
The Maya by Jerome Martin Who were the Maya? Where did they live and what did they eat? Why did they build such tall stone temples? In this book, you’ll find the answers to these questions and lots more fascinating facts about the Maya.
Romans by Katie Daynes Who were the ancient Romans? Where did they go to eat, shop and wash? What did they do for fun? In this book you’ll find the answers and lots more about life in Roman times.
The Stone Age by Jerome Martin When was the Stone Age? How did people make tools from stone? What did they eat and where did they live? In this book, you’ll find the answers and lots more fascinating facts about the Stone Age.
Vikings by Stephanie Turnbull Did you know that the Vikings were both terrifying raiders and brave explorers? In this fascinating book you can find out what it was like to be a Viking, and learn about Viking homes, feasts, boats, gods and much more.
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