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History books for children of all ages from Usborne Children's Books

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Hand-picked Second World War collection

"Usborne produce quality children’s books which continue to grow in sales throughout our shops. They have produced books about the world wars which are accessible, informative and engaging"

Kieran Whitworth, Imperial War Museums


Latest history titles

True Stories of the Second World War boxed set

True Stories of the Second World War boxed set

A boxed set of three paperback books from the True Stories series: The Blitz, D-Day and The Second World War, presented in an attractive slipcase.

£12.99

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The story of the Second World War

The story of the Second World War

A concise overview of the causes and consequences of the Second World War, written specially for children and published in association with Imperial War Museums.

£8.99

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See inside history of Britain

See inside history of Britain

With stunning illustrations and over 60 flaps to lift, children can explore plague-ridden London, the British Empire, a Victorian factory and other key events in Britain’s incredible history.

£9.99

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Most popular history titles

World WarsUnderstanding the World Wars

Explore the history of the First and Second World Wars with Usborne's fascinating range of war books including gripping fiction, True Stories and comprehensive guides. The books are also enhanced with internet links via Usborne Quicklinks to carefully researched websites where readers can find out more about the World Wars.

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The story of the Second World War"An ideal introduction to World War II for readers aged 8+."

Recommended Reads review of The story of the Second World War

Hand-picked Viking collection

Viking Invader book cover"A history book doesn’t have to be boring – your child can take in the facts in the form of tabloid newspaper headlines in the Newspaper Histories"

TheSchoolRun.com review of Newspaper Histories - spoof tabloid newspaper full of historical facts

History of Britain
Knights and castles
Books on Rome and Romans
Books on Egypt and Egyptians

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