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  • Pip Posy the Big Balloon

    Scheffler Axel

    Hardcover (Book House, Nov. 1, 2011)
    Pip and Posy The Big Balloon
  • You Wouldn't Want To Be Mary, Queen of Scots!

    David Antram (illustrator) Fiona Macdonald

    Paperback (Book House, Sept. 20, 2018)
  • You Wouldn't Want to Be in the Great Fire of London

    Pipe Jim

    Paperback (Book House, March 10, 2016)
    As if the plague wasn't bad enough, here comes the fiery antidote! As famous diary-keeper Samuel Pepys, you'll witness four days and four nights of fire and live to tell the tale. Find out how people lived in the London of 1666, how they coped in the aftermath and all importantly, whodunnit! - or at least who we think dunnit! "You Wouldn't Want To Be" is a constantly-growing library of exciting titles which transport the reader to the grisliest times and places in history. The first-person narrative approach puts the reader in the shoes of some of the most unfortunate people ever to have lived. Humorous cartoon-style illustrations bring the characters to life, while informative captions explain processes or chronological events.
  • You Wouldn't Want to Be Ill in Tudor Times!

    Kathryn Senior

    Paperback (Book House, Jan. 1, 2014)
    Discover what it was like to be a barber surgeon in the sixteenth century and why it was a terrible time for people to be sick. Sharpen your saw before amputating an infected leg, learn how to make false noses and ears for patients injured on the battlefield and don't treat victims of the plague without your special mask! This title in the popular You Wouldn't Want to Be series features full-colour illustrations which combine humour and accurate technical detail. Featuring brand new extra content including a timeline, fun facts a list of 'top' characters and a map.
  • The Incredible Pirate Activity Book™

    David Antram

    Paperback (Book House, Nov. 7, 2017)
    Yo ho ho! Raise the Jolly Roger—the pirates are here, with fantastic activities for kids to do! Ahoy, lads and lassies, scallywags and mateys! Even landlubbers are invited to join Bluebeard, Long John Silver, and the crew for some nonstop entertainment. Follow a maze till you find the lost treasure. Complete dot-to-dots to meet famous smugglers from the past. Draw a skull-and-crossbones. Plus, you get to do word searches, fill-in-the-blanks, and lots of other puzzles, games, and cool stuff!
  • How to Draw Prehistoric and Ice Age Animals

    Mark Bergin

    Paperback (Book House, Feb. 1, 2012)
    Discover creatures of the ice age and the artistry behind bringing these prehistoric animals to life. From creating a woolly mammoth to drawing a Phoroshacos under ferocious attack from a Doedicurus, learn how to master the key characteristics of lots of different ice age creatures using fundamental drawing techniques.
  • Sharks Scary Creatures by Penny Clarke


    Paperback (Book House, )
  • You Wouldn't Want To Sail On A 19th-Century Whaling Ship!

    Peter Cook

    Paperback (Book House, June 28, 2019)
    The year is 1819. You are a 14-year-old boy named Thomas Nickerson, living in Nantucket. It is one of the most important centres of the American whaling industry. You want to fulfill your boyhood dream of becoming a whaler by joining your friends aboard the whaling ship Essex. The Essex is bound for the Pacific Ocean, and a place in history. But you have no idea of the horrors whale attacks, shipwreck, cannibalism that lie ahead... The humorous cartoon-style illustrations and the narrative approach placing readers at the centre of the narrative history encourage readers to get emotionally involved with the characters, aiding their understanding of what life would have been like on the whaling ship Essex. Informative captions, a complete glossary and an index make this title an ideal introduction to the conventions of non-fiction texts for young readers.
  • You Wouldn't Want to Be an Anglo-Saxon Peasant

    Jacqueline Morley

    Paperback (Book House, March 10, 2016)
    You're a farmer's son living in England in the early 7th century. Your people are descendants of invaders from Northern Europe: the Angles, the Saxons and the Jutes, who arrived about 200 years earlier, seized land from the native Britons and made themselves at home here. You will experience first-hand the culture and history of the Anglo-Saxon peoples, including how they survived, ate and dressed, the stories they told, and how they responded to the coming of Christianity.
  • Roman Villa

    Morley, Jacqueline Morley

    Paperback (Book House, Oct. 1, 2010)
    Step inside a luxurious Roman Villa and discover for yourself what it was like to live and work in this rural estate. From the tools and techniques used to maintain the sprawling gardens and vineyards to the story of a slave's life, A Roman Villa provides detailed information about all aspects of daily life in this ancient household. Take a closer look at history with Spectacular Visual Guides, a series that scratches way past the surface of history, examining the legacies of long lost civilisations. Each title provides the reader with a detailed glimpse of people and places during pivotal periods in time. Astounding architectural acheivements are explained and explored with full-colour cutaway illustrations. Pinpoint enlargements focus on the day to day lives of the people, looking at how they ate, dressed, entertained themselves and sometimes fought. Illustrations of artifacts and paintings from the era help to support the main text by providing proof which explains how we know what we know. Informative captions, maps, a complete glossary and an index make these titles ideal educational texts. Each one features a sturdy flexi-bound cover with gold foiling.
  • The Incredible Scottish Castles Activity Book

    Fiona MacDonald, David Antram

    Paperback (Book House, )
  • How to Draw Knights and Castles

    Mark Bergin

    Paperback (Book House, Nov. 1, 2011)
    Knights and Castles