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The Comic Strip Big Fat Book of Knowledge

Tracey Turner (text) & Sally Kindberg (illustrations)(Bloomsbury Children’s Books) This big (and indeed fat!) book combines The Comic Strip History of The World, The Comic History of Space and The Comic Strip Greek Myths in one volume. If you have not come across this series before, The Comic Strip offers a great overview of its …

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The Truth is Dead

Marcus Sedgwick (editor)(Walker Books) Have you ever imagined what the world would be like if things had worked out differently during significant moments in history? If a minute little detail had been changed? The smallest change could, after all, alter the world as we know it. This is what this anthology tackles with eight short …

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Non-Fiction Focus Week: Tudors: A High-Speed History

Terry Deary (text) & Dave Smith (illustrations)(Scholastic) The Horrible Histories books have sold in their millions. They are amongst the most successful non-fiction series for youngsters ever published, if not the most successful. It is easily to see why; Terry Deary manages to make history exciting, with humour, gore and sometimes very obscure but accurate …