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How to Change the World with a Ball of String
Random Acts and Objects that Made History
The Inca system of record-keeping by tying knots in string (quipu) provided the title of this history book for children. Fact boxes, colourful illustrations, jokes and practical activities make for an anarchic approach to topics ranging from Ancient Sumer and Genghis Khan to Darwin and the moon landings. 8–12 years.
Horrible Histories Beastly Book Set
Ten Beastly Books
From Awful Egyptians and Groovy Greeks to the Woeful Second World War, by way of Measly Middle Ages, Terrifying Tudors and Vile Victorians, here is Terry Deary's 'history with the nasty bits left in'. Awash in blood and guts, shameless alliteration, and drawings by Martin Brown, the Beastly Book Set contains ten volumes; the other four books are Rotten Romans, Vicious Vikings, Gorgeous Georgians and the Frightful First World War.
Deadly Days in History
Awful assassinations, bloody battles, revolting revolutions and fearful famines... History has always been horrible (or at least since 1993 when Horrible Histories first appeared), but this book is a selection of its most dreadful dates. Beneath the blood and bullets, the book is packed with proper historical facts on 50 gruesome events, from a massacre in Talheim around 5000 BCE to a Nazi death camp. Age 9+
Fifty Great Escapes
A Global Guide to Creativity
Discover the places that inspired the world’s greatest writers, artists and film-makers, from Gauguin’s Tahiti to Conan Doyle’s Dartmoor. Each entry includes colour photographs and practical travel advice, while a global directory lists 100 21st-century hotspots for budding artists.