Digging up the past with these great children’s books

Have you ever dreamed of travelling back in time, to meet famous heroes, brave warriors, wise queens, or your own long-dead ancestors?

Have you wandered round museums admiring giant statues, glittering jewels, and mysterious mummies? Do you wonder who made them – and how, when, where and why?

If you answered yes to any of these questions then you share a vision with many adventurous archaeologist – men and women with a passion to find out about the past.

These people travel the globe in search of lost cities and buried treasures. They decipher ancient carvings and dusty documents. They learn exciting new skills and experiment with the latest technology to find out what life was like long ago. Their work takes them to all kinds of places – from deep, dark oceans to high mountaintops.

So come along for the ride and help dig up the past.

7 new children’s non fiction to make learning fun

Chess Endgames For Kids.

Master the art of chess by reading this book and learn vital skills and a few key endgame techniques will dramatically increase your confidence, as you  will understand what positions to aim for and which to avoid.

 

 

Guinness World Records 2016.

Contains thousands of records that span every field of human and non-human endeavors, including science and technology, animals, sports, geography, arts and entertainment, education, hobbies and pastimes, unusual rituals, and many others. Guinness World Records 2015 is crammed with new and updated records, and never-before-seen photography.

 

LEGO minifigure year by year : a visual history.

Check out this amazing book jam packed full of visual history, fantastic photographs and profiles of more than 2,000 minifigures and other Lego characters.

 

 

 

Historium.

Welcome to the museum! Here you will find a collection of objects from ancient civilisations. Objects of beauty, functionality, war, life, death and burial. As you wander from room to room, explore the magnificence of what civilisations have left behind over thousands of years of human history! Great for ages 8 to 12 years old.

 

 

Neil Armstrong and travelling to the moon.

Fly to the moon and back with Neil Armstrong and travelling to the moon. Read all about hoe Armstrong trained for his mission, what he found on the moon and what astronauts eat in space.

 

 

 

The World’s Craziest records.

Feel like a change from Guinness World Records or Ripley’s believe it or not, then check this exciting book  that describes some of the craziest, silliest, and most extraordinary records achieved by people around the world.

 

 

The World’s Oddest Inventions.

Describes some of the oddest, strangest, and most bizarre inventions from around the world

 

 

 

New Non Fiction: Big Cats, Dinosaurs and much more History.

My Big Cats Journal: In Search of lions, leopards, cheetahs and tigers by Steve Bloom.

Follow wildlife photographer, Steve Bloom as he travels across continents taking photographs of lion, leopards, cheetahs and tigers. You will see amazing photographs of these big-cat predators, as well as find out how they survive in tough conditions; how they live, grow up, hunt and have babies.  There are also tips at the back of the book  on how to take photographs of animals in the wild and even compiling your own photo projects, one being a photo diary of your own pet. Great for anyone who loves cats and is interested in wildlife photography.
Lion by Suzi Esterhas.
A great read by another wildlife photographer, Suzi Esterhas. This picture book, with accompanying photographs details the journey of a lion cub from birth to adulthood. You will see the cub chasing Mum’s tail in the den, meeting her father for the first time, taking naps and learning how to hunt. You will also learn many interesting facts about lions, for example a male lion can weigh up to 225 kilograms and  at two years old, a lion cub is fully grown.
Brown Bear by  Suzi Esterhas.
Another great read by another wildlife photographer, Suzi Esterhas. This picture book, with accompanying photographs details the journey of two bear cubs from birth to adulthood. You will get to see them exploring with their Mum, chasing and climbing and then learning how to catch fish and hunt for clams. You will also learn many interesting facts about bears, for example Brown bears are the second largest bears in the world after polar bears and at three years old, a bear cub is fully grown.
Dinosaur Record Breakers  by Darren Naish.
Which dinosaur was as big as a bus? Which deadly dinosaur with saw-edged teeth was the first big predator? Which long-necked dinosaur was the biggest land animal ever? Find out the answers and more in this book by Darren Naish, a paleontologist and science writer. Discover all the awesome facts on the biggest, fastest and deadliest dinosaurs known to man.
Why not being able to swim was an advantage? How to avoid scurvy? Why the stem engine made all the difference? What was so great about the great Exhibition? You will find out all the answers to these questions and more in this action packed read. If you enjoyed Tony Robinson’s last book on Ancient Egypt, then you will love this one on British history.
Interested in history and archaeology? Want to read about all the cities that were thought to lost but now have been found, for example Pompeii, Ancient Egyptian cities and prehistoric villages? Then this is the book for you. You will read and uncover the secrets behind the world’s lost cities and find out how archaeologists discovered them.

New Non Fiction: Horrible Histories, Lost and Found and Shipping Disasters.

Story of the Titanic illustrated by Steve Noon.

Interested in boats and ships, especially history of famous shipping disasters? Then this is the book for you. This is the tragic story of the Titanic, the biggest and most luxurious ocean liner the world had ever seen, which sank on her maiden voyage on April 13th 1912. Find out all you need to know about the Titanic from when the Titanic was built on 10th March 1911 to its untimely end. You will also find out what happened on the night it sank, why the Titanic sunk so quickly? and how many people were saved and how many lives were lost.

 Tony Robinson’s Weird World of Wonders: Egyptians.

Tony Robinson has written a lot of books about Ancient History. He has now done it again with his latest book on Ancient Egypt. Why did the gods look so strange? Why tomb raiding was a bad idea? Why they loved cats? How to make a mummy in eight easy steps?You will find out all the answers to these questions and more in this action packed read.

   
From the Lost and Found  series:

Tutankhamun and other Lost Tombs by John Malam.

Interested in History and archaeology? Want to read about tombs that to be lost but now found, for example the tombs of Tutankhamun, King Phillip II and Liu Sheng? Then this is the book for you. You will read and uncover the secrets behind the world’s lost towns, tombs, shipwrecks and treasures, and find out how archaeologists discovered them.

 The Titanic and other Lost Ships by John Malam.

If you enjoyed Story of the Titanic, then you will love this book! You will find out all you need to know about ships lost and found around the world. Read all about the sinking of the Titanic to the discovery of its resting place, the recovery of a treasure filled Spanish galleon and much, much more. Great if you are interested in boats and ships.

 The Terracotta Army and other Lost Treasuresby John Malam.A fantastic read that describes the historical circumstances that led to treasures such as the Terracotta Army, Trojan treasure, the Dead Sea scrolls and the gold of El Dorado being lost or hidden and the archaeological discoveries that found evidence of these treasures.
From the Horrible Histories series by Terry Deary:

 Dark Knights and Dingy Castles. Ever wanted to know why one nutty knight chopped off his own finger? The revolting truth about a gong-farmers job? What went on in gruesome castle garden robes? Then this is the book to read. Discover all the answers to these questions and foul facts that make the history of knights and castles so horrible.

 Cruel Kings and Mean Queens. 

Ever wanted to know which king died after falling off the toilet? Why people thought King John was a werewolf? Why Queen Anne’s feet were covered in garlic? Then this is the book to read. Discover all the answers to these questions and details of some of the more obscure facts and habits of British monarchs and much, much more.