This is a lively and intriguing biography of the Queen, from her birth to the present day, timed to coincide with the Diamond Jubilee. It includes stunning photographs, a family tree and a timeline. It is written with the expert advice of writer and broadcaster, Hugo Vickers. Part of Usborne's popular " ...Show more
A lively and intriguing biography of Queen Victoria, from her difficult and lonely childhood to her life as one of the most powerful women in the world. Filled with fascinating photographs and a family tree, this is an essential addition to any family bookshelf.
This is a new title in "Young Reading Series Three", which is aimed at children whose reading ability and confidence allows them to tackle longer and more complex stories. It features three original stories of vampires across the ages. Developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, who is a senior lecture ...Show more
Richard Hannay is in a race against time. Can he crack the code that could prevent an invasion? Or will the ruthless agents of the sinister Black Stone get to him first? Is anywhere safe? Whom can he trust? And just what is the secret of the 39 steps?
In 1914, the murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand sparked one of the most destructive conflicts the world had ever seen. This is the story of the First World War, and the people who lived and died fighting in it. It is a narrative account of WWI, written specially for children who are ready to tackle long ...Show more
A new title in "Young Reading Series Three", which is aimed at children whose reading ability and confidence allows them to tackle longer and more complex stories. Today, Impressionist paintings draw blockbuster crowds to museums and art galleries, and sell for millions at auction. But who were the arti ...Show more
This is a brand new retelling of Homer's "Odyssey", the story of a clever but unlucky Greek hero who just wants to get home...but fate has other ideas. It is a new title in "Young Reading Series Three", part of the Usborne Reading Programme. It is aimed at fully confident readers who can manage sub-plot ...Show more
A new title in Young Reading, Series Three. Aimed at children whose reading ability and confidence allows them to tackle longer and more complex stories. A fascinating look at The Second World War and its causes and effects across the world.
Traces the story of Islam from the life and deeds of Mohammad, his successors and the spread of Islam across the globe, and describes the main beliefs and customs, including the Five Pillars of Islam. Illustrated with stunning full-colour photographs and detailed maps and diagrams. Developed in consult ...Show more
Children can follow the story of London as it grew from the Roman town of Londinium, survived the plagues and fires of the seventeenth century, witnessed Victorian innovations, was bombed during The Blitz, and has become one of the busiest, richest cities in the world.