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History books for 6 year old.

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evenoldergregg Mon 07-Mar-16 12:11:07

Could anyone please recommend a history book suitable for my six year old? She has become fascinated with, amongst many others, Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, the Romans, Ancient Egyptians, Kings and Queens, etc: We have literally hundreds of books at home on many subjects, including some lovely encyclopedias, but none a dedicated history book. Have looked at some on Amazon, but most are probably aimed at a higher age group. (Including the fabulous Horrible Histories and others of their ilk.) Does anyone know of a history encyclopedia that would fit the bill?

Leeds2 Mon 07-Mar-16 15:35:10

I don't, but Usborne used to do fantastic history books for younger readers so it might be worth having a look on their website.

evenoldergregg Mon 07-Mar-16 16:14:56

Thank you. Hadn't thought of the Usborne website.

Leeds2 Mon 07-Mar-16 18:40:16

I remember my DD having lovely hardback series (but only slightly bigger in size than a paperback, iyswim) about Greek myths. We got them from a school book fair, and I know they had other series, e.g. Egyptians, Romans etc. Was a long time ago now though!

evenoldergregg Tue 08-Mar-16 11:06:30

Thanks for your help Leeds2. Have taken your advice and bought a few Usborne beginners.

BlueChampagne Tue 08-Mar-16 13:11:34

Time Hunters series is good fun too for a fictional approach.

Leeds2 Thu 10-Mar-16 16:25:58

I hope she likes them!

Mandolinoparadiso Mon 21-Mar-16 10:29:46

My DS devoured the Magic Treehouse series by Mary Pope Osborne at that age. Two children go back in time to various periods and have adventures. They're well-written and very informative about the history of the time.

AstrantiaMallow Wed 30-Mar-16 22:07:48

I looked into this in the summer for DC same age then. Subsequently bought The Usborne History of Britain (10 books sold as a set for £15-18). Very detailed, too detailed in fact for them to absorb all but will last a while. DC loves it, has spent a lot of time delving into them.

megletthesecond Wed 30-Mar-16 22:11:44

Any historical Usbourne Lift The Flap books would probably keep her interested.

evenoldergregg Wed 06-Apr-16 19:30:51

Thanks everyone. She has really enjoyed reading the Usborne beginners. We already have a few of The Magic Treehouse stories, which she has thoroughly enjoyed. I recently bought a second hand copy of See Inside Ancient Egypt for 62p on Amazon, and will no doubt, sooner or later, buy the other recommendations too!

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