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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 ...

moistbabe 29.09.2013 · Read full review
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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 ...

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Review of Witches (Horrible Histories Handbooks) - Terry Deary

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Horrible Histories Go Gallic

Advantages: Interesting, makes history fun
Disadvantages: Lame jokes can become a bit tedious after a while

...In this Horrible Histories special, Terry Deary focusses on France. From the Dark Ages to the 19th Century, France clearly has a colourful and rebellious history. “And when they weren’t rebelling they were eating weird food, being killed or cured by dre ...

moistbabe 27.09.2012 · Read full review
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Review of France - Terry Deary

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It's 1492 - are you ready to sail the ocean blue?

Advantages: Engaging, detailed illustrations, informative for a short book
Disadvantages: None if you are interested in Columbus

...The Danger Zone series of books seeks to inspire children’s interest in history by getting them to imagine that they are a character in the period portrayed. (Other books in the series include Avoid becoming an Egyptian Pyramid Builder, Avoid being a Med ...

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Review of Avoid Sailing with Christopher Columbus! - Fiona Macdonald

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