My Story: Suffragette by Carol Drinkwater

My Story: Suffragette by Carol Drinkwater is part of the My Story series of YA novels based on true events and times in history, published by Scholastic. This is the story of Dollie, a fourteen-year-old girl who becomes swept up in the fight for votes for women. Following the death of her father, Dollie's mother struggles to provide for... Continue Reading →

The Picture Atlas by Simon Holland & Jill Calder

The Picture Atlas by Simon Holland, illustrated by Jill Calder and published by Bloomsbury is a true adventure trip around planet earth. Split into continents, this book travels every inch of the globe to bring us details of the people and places around the world. The pages are filled with vibrant and detailed illustrations of maps annotated with landmarks, cultural symbols,... Continue Reading →

The Story of Tutankhamun by Patricia Cleveland-Peck & Isabel Greenberg

The Story of Tutankhamun written by Patricia Cleveland-Peck, illustrated by Isabel Greenberg and published by Bloomsbury is a wonderful work of non-fiction concerning one of the greatest archaeological finds of the 20th century.   Tutankhamun is a truly compelling historical figure and this book does much to satisfy curious minds about the famous boy king. Starting with a look at his... Continue Reading →

My First Fun Question and Answers

My First Fun Questions and Answers is a fabulous first reference book for children, published by Miles Kelly. As the title suggests, this book provides the answers to many questions that children have about the world. Hundreds of questions to be precise! Split in to different sections, the book covers 13 different themes with a focus on... Continue Reading →

Engineer Ari and the Rosh Hashanah Ride by Deborah Bodin Cohen, illustrated by Shahar Kober

With Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) approaching we were sent a wonderful new book from PJ Library. Engineer Ari and the Rosh Hashanah Ride written by Deborah Bodin Cohen, illustrated by Shahar Kober and published by Kar-Ben Publishing. Set in 1892 this book features the first ever train journey between Jaffa and Jerusalem. In this story, the driver chosen for this... Continue Reading →

Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World by Kate Pankhurst

A history book with a difference, Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World is a wonderfully refreshing look at some of the bravest, smartest and down-right incredible women in history. Published by Bloomsbury, this book is written and illustrated by Kate Pankhurst  (who also happens to be a descendant of Emmeline Pankhurst). On this brilliant journey through time, we are introduced to... Continue Reading →

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