Book List:43 titles
  • If you've always fancied yourself a bit of a Sherlock Holmes, there's no better way to test yourself than against these ingenious puzzles. In this intriguing book, Stewart Ross presents 25 new Sherlock Holmes cases and challenges you to pit your powe...


  • Set in Mesopotamia over 4,000 years ago where the Sumerians developed one of the earliest civilisations. Melim and his sister Lagasha disobey their parents and go for a swim in the dangerous river Euphrates. The siblings get into difficulties but whe...


  • Eric the Red, a boastful and murderous Viking, has discovered Greenland. He mocks his son Leif, telling him he’ll never be as famous as his father. But Leif has other ideas. Risking his life, he sets off across the stormy Atlantic for the mysteriou...


  • Baron William de Mowbray and his wife Alice have had enough of King John. They rebel against him, risking everything—even their lives. Somehow the cruel King has to be brought to justice. He must be forced to sign a charter, a Great Charter, Magna ...


  • At the age of seven, Leon left home to begin military training. His mother is heartbroken by how this has changed him. He is now a Son of Sparta, caring only for honor and glory in the war with Persia . . . and the highest honor is to die in battle....


  • Now that Alfred the Great is dead, who will lead the Anglo-Saxons in their struggle against the Danes? The obvious choice is Edward, the new King of Wessex. But Edward’s sister, the Lady of the Mercians, is just as powerful, just as wise. Now she m...


  • Sink the Armada! begins in Spain with the Duke of Medina-Sidonia receiving a most unwelcome letter. Meanwhile, in distant England, young Tom Barnecut dreams of sailing into battle with his hero, Sir Francis Drake....


  • The mighty Qin Shi Huang calls himself China’s First Emperor. Even when he orders books to be burned, no one dares resist him. No one?  Wei, a young girl at the Emperor’s court, is not so sure. Why does her father want his servants to be muscle-...


  • Walter Giffard of Normandy is a proud and ambitious knight. He longs to get his hands on the rich green fields of Buckinghamshire. So when William Duke of Normandy asks for help to conquer England, Walter hurries to his lord’s side. But if William...






  • Long Live Mary, Queen of Scots! tells how the queen is stripped of her crown, separated from her baby, and imprisoned in a black island castle. There, aided only by her legendary charm, she plans her dramatic escape....


  • Please Help, Miss Nightingale! tells the story of Florence Nightingale, who in 1854 set sail for Scutari with a band of nurses, determined to help the British soldiers wounded in the Crimean War. When she first arrived, she was not welcomed. By the ...


  • A unique combination of fiction and information, each exciting volume in this series brings the past alive by linking key events to a fast moving narrative. The series is characterised by short chapters, wonderful illustrations and a glossary of unfa...


  • In each book in this series, the author tells the tale of a big event in history, capturing the excitement and action in a narrative account based on the facts as we know them today. The text is broken up by line illustrations....



  • This tale begins with the Viking’s winter invasion of Wessex. The Saxon kingdom crumbles before them, until Alfred, one of England’s true hero-kings, raises his standard amid the marshy wastes of Somerset....



  • Bandi Guttmann is a 14-year-old Hungarian Jew, living in Budapest in 1944. German forces have occupied the city and life for Bandi and his family is about to become unbearable. Set apart from the rest of the Hungarian community, and denied basic huma...


  • It is the 18th century and 12-year-old Obah already has a big future ahead of him. He is destined to be a high chief in his village in Benin. In just one day, Obah's life changes forever when he and his beloved young sister, Banita, are wrenched away...


  • It's 1914 and France is at war. Fourteen-year-old Pierre Clouet is desperate to help defeat the Germans, but he's too young to fight. The only way he could sign up is if he has false identity papers. So when the opportunity arises, Pierre seizes it w...


  • One windswept winter's evening, Arden Tregorey listens, enthralled, as his father tells him of his "golden secret" and of how he once outwitted the notorious one-eared pirate Lambert "Luggole" Spain. The next day his father is kidnapped and disappear...


  • The Soterion has been opened, but does it mean salvation or devastation? A horrific mutation in human DNA has resulted in a world where no one lives beyond nineteen. Cyrus and the noble Constants have opened the Soterion vault containing the Long Dea...


  • In a post-apocalyptic world where no-one lives beyond their teenage years, the mysterious Roxanne arrives in Cyrus's village, fleeing the barbaric Zeds. She claims to be on a mission that can save them all, but can she be trusted? Cyrus joins her in ...


  • Commemorating the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the Slave Trade Act, this collection of eleven stories follows the lives of slaves of every kind around the world. Join African Queen Jinga as she unites the tribes of Ndongo against the invadin...


  • It is World War II, and the town of Coventry is being bombarded by German planes. While out hunting for Nazi spies, Bill and his brother find an unexploded bomb. When their friends refuse to believe them, Bill takes his brother on a dangerous quest t...


  • In 1854 Florence Nightingale set sail for Scutari, Turkey, with a bank of nurses, determined to help the British soldiers wounded in the Crimean War. When she first arrived, she was not welcomed, but by the time she left she was hailed as "the soldie...


  • Focusing on the story of the first marathon, this book tells of Cimon, the legendary young athlete who ran to Athens with the news of the Greeks' victory over the Persians at the Battle of Marathon—a feat that inspired one of the greatest of all m...


  • Beware the Kingis the story of England s brutal monarch, Henry VIII, and his love for Anne Boleyn.Anne Boleyn is the prettiest of alltheladies-in-waiting at the court of King Henry VIII. It isn t long before she catches the eye of theking. Bored and ...


  • Grace is determined to stay in London with her mother. But when their Battersea home is bombed during an air raid, Grace agrees to evacuate and stay with her mysterious aunt—for her mom's sake. The trouble is she misses her mom too much! This story...







  • Combining the excellence of DK Readers with the excitement of a graphic novel, these thrilling books use rich, historically accurate settings-such as Ancient Egypt and Ancient Rome-as the backdrops for tales of murder, betrayal, and revenge!...


  • Combining the excellence of DK Readers with the excitement of a graphic novel, these thrilling books use rich, historically accurate settings-such as Ancient Egypt and Ancient Rome-as the backdrops for tales of murder, betrayal, and revenge!...


  • Combining the excellence of DK Readers with the excitement of a graphic novel, these thrilling books use rich, historically accurate settings-such as Ancient Egypt and Ancient Rome-as the backdrops for tales of murder, betrayal, and revenge!...


  • Combining the excellence of DK Readers with the excitement of a graphic novel, these thrilling books use rich, historically accurate settings-such as Ancient Egypt and Ancient Rome-as the backdrops for tales of murder, betrayal, and revenge!...



  • Part of the Coming Alive series, this book describes an important event in history, capturing the action in a fictional account based on the historical facts. This title tells the story of Queen Victoria from her accession to the throne as a teenager...


  • Part of the Coming Alive series, this book describes an important event in history, capturing the action in a fictional account based on the historical facts. This text tells the story of the Roman Catholic Queen Mary and her Protestant half-sister P...







  • When Charles I banishes Tom Verney for duelling, he decides to use his exile to investigate the disappearance of his wife Lucy. From a pirates' lair in Brittany to the siege of La Rochelle, his quest for love and revenge proves more challenging than ...


  • The year is 1622, and London's court of King James I is a dangerous place for the unwary - and especially for the young, handsome and impressionable would-be lawyer Tom Verney. All too soon he is studying the law, breaking it, and consorting with tho...