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I wish you a HORRIBLE CHRISTMAS.

Advantages: Full of all the christmassy facts you would ever want to know.
Disadvantages: The cover has changed, so don't look for a yellow one.

...Horrible Histories Horrible Christmas by Terry Deary The Horrible Histories series of books were first published in 1993, with the aim of teaching children history by keeping them engaged by their love of all things unpleasant and gory. Dearyí ...

Elysia2003 19.12.2011 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Horrible Christmas - 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 sonís 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 ...

claireylulu 23.09.2013 ∑ Read full review
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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 ...

hammd1974 20.06.2006 ∑ Read full review
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Review of See Inside Castles (Osborne Flap Books) - Katie Daynes, David Hancock

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Henry - From Hunk to Has-Been

Advantages: Engaging, interesting, makes history fun
Disadvantages: Not everyone likes the gruesome bits

The Horribly Famous series is a collection of biographies about the larger than life characters in history and they didnít come much larger than Henry VIII (certainly in his later years when he acquired a 56 inch waist and was so huge he had to be h ...

moistbabe 10.01.2012 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Horribly Famous: Henry VIII and his Wicked Wives - Alan MacDonald

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We're Bound for Botany Bay

Advantages: Engaging history book
Disadvantages: Grim subject matter and some unpleasant illustrations

This book is part of the Danger Zone series, which aims to spark childrenís interest in history by getting them to imagine that they are a character in the events portrayed. (Other books in the series include Avoid being on the Titanic, Av ...

moistbabe 08.07.2012 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Avoid Being a Convict Sent to Australia! - Meredith Costain

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