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The Horrible Histories

Age Group: 13+ Years

Title – Horrible Histories Series

Author – Terry Deary, Peter Hepplewhite and Neil Tonge


This series takes the reader on a gory journey – offering a gruesome look at the history of our world from prehistoric times through World War II. An accurate account of history, it has been designed to entice children, especially young boys, into reading about the significance of the past. The books use cartoons, graphs and charts to convey vast amounts of information, and also provide a brief but humorous look at life through the ages. Each book comes with small cards depicting historical places, events and people, as well as a collection of timelines. Some of the books in the series are based on a particular city, rather than a nation, or a particular time period. Horrible Histories are an excellent series of books that can be used to get children interested in history. Children and adults alike can learn many things about the history of the world, while being entertained by the illustrations and little nuggets of information right through.