Category Archives: History

Refugee by Alan Gratz

Refugee is a wonderful example of historical children’s fiction that explores the plight of refugees over time; drawing parallels between circumstance, persecution, emotional and physical hardships through the stories of three refugee children and their families. Drawing on three distinct … Continue reading

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The Dam – David Almond & Levi Pinfold

The Dam is stunning – in conceptual design, story line and illustrative techniques. Based on a true story, the reader joins a father and daughter on a final journey to the now deserted homes in the valley that is about … Continue reading

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Be A Document Detective

Developing historical inquiry skills is fundamental to understanding our past. The Be A Document Detective series introduces primary aged students to four key primary sources that inform historical investigations. Language, layout, images and content are carefully combined to target Years … Continue reading

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Destination: Middle Ages

Destination: Middle Ages takes readers on a journey through the day-to-day life of the Medieval world. The newspaper style presentation provides succinct factual information supported by illustrations, maps, images, paintings and drawings to present a visual and informative guide to … Continue reading

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Ancient Worlds – Inside Out

Ancient Worlds Inside Out presents primary-source artefacts as small pieces of information that, gathered together, offer a greater understanding of an ancient civilization as a whole. Each book features artefacts of a particular civilization, which readers are encouraged to evaluate … Continue reading

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Prime Ministers & Their Governments

A new edition of Prime Ministers and their Governments from Trocadero is a timely update from the 2011 original considering the changes in political parties and leaders over the past 5 years. From Edward Barton to Malcolm Turnbull each entry … Continue reading

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Art Masters – A Masterful Interpretation

The newly published six-volume Art Masters series covers the lives and great works of the world’s best-known artists. The  reproductions of art masterpieces are in full color, but are only one aspect of these beautifully presented and detailed books. The … Continue reading

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