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"Fetch the Engines, Fetch the Engines, Fire! Fire!"

Advantages: Informative, encourages independent learning and research skills
Disadvantages: Missed out some information that I thought was relevant

On 2nd September 1666 a fire started in a bakery at Pudding Lane in London. The fire was to last for four days, destroying four fifths of the city of London, burning down 13,000 houses and 87 churches. Miraculously only six people were killed. The Grea ...

moistbabe 06.10.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Ways Into History The Great Fire of London - Sally Hewitt

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Which Witch is Which?

Advantages: Lots of fascinating facts
Disadvantages: Dark, disturbing content even for a Horrible History

...We are all used to the depictions of witches in storybooks and films but with the help of this Horrible Histories handbook, you can separate the facts from the fiction and discover the true stories behind the pointy hat and broomstick stereotypes. Horrib ...

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Review of Witches (Horrible Histories Handbooks) - Terry Deary

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Horrible Histories in full colour

Advantages: Makes children want to read, makes history fun.
Disadvantages: Gruesome subject which shows the inhumanity of man.

I love Horrible Histories. They make history fun. Not that history isn't fun, I love history in general too, but I despised it in school. A lot of work must have gone into turning a subject that is by nature quite interesting as a collection of stories ab ...

Marge3781 08.07.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Witches (Horrible Histories Handbooks) - Terry Deary

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Educational and fun - a castle book to keep

Advantages: Educational, funny, fantastic detailed pictures
Disadvantages: None

Usborne books have been something my son’s have been familiar with from a very early age with their first books been the Usborne touch and feel book so they have become accustom to their quality. My eldest son who is five years old now loves factual b ...

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Review of See Inside Castles (Osborne Flap Books) - Katie Daynes, David Hancock

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Enjoyment of Castles

Advantages: Bright, Colourful, Entertaining, Educational
Disadvantages: Having to read it over and over again

If like me you spent your childhood being dragged around the many castles of our great shores by your parents and are now downing the same thing with your children, then this book for you children is a must have. It is another one of Usborne great flap b ...

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Review of See Inside Castles (Osborne Flap Books) - Katie Daynes, David Hancock

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