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History books

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

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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 that describe key events, famous people, inventions and discoveries.

The Battle of Waterloo

Battle of Waterloo history books

This year marks the bicentenary, or two hundred year anniversary, of the Battle of Waterloo. You can find out more about Napoleon and the significance of the Battle of Waterloo in these Usborne books.

Click on a cover to see inside and buy online - or read more at the See Inside Usborne blog.

Pharaoh with bird headDiscover ancient civilizations

  • Explore Ancient Egypt, and its pharaohs, mummies and pyramids with sticker books, flap books and encyclopedias.
  • Get hands-on in Ancient Rome with an amphitheatre to construct and See inside flap books and sticker books.
  • Discover Ancient Greece, through retellings of the Greek myths, including the Trojan War, and more.

Cover: Encyclopedia of World History"It would be an excellent 'spine' for your history studies... These internet links would have taken me ages to source, this book has done it all for you."

The Curriculum Choice review of Encyclopedia of World History

Most popular history titles

Hand-picked Victorians collection

"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

Usborne Quicklinks

Quicklinks for internet-linked books

Usborne history books are enhanced with links to websites with animations, interactive lessons, games and virtual tours via the Usborne Quicklinks website.

Books on Rome and Romans
Books on Egypt and Egyptians

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