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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 ...

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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 ...

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Review of Witches (Horrible Histories Handbooks) - Terry Deary

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A wonderful book

Advantages: lots of information, divided into themes, useful homework tool or project resource, excellent for filling in information after trips to museums etc
Disadvantages: Younger ones will need parental help

Dorling Kindersley are one of the world's best publishers of non-fiction books for children. At one time, I used to sell them to parents and playgroups, but sadly they stopped that area of their business. However, that does not mean that I stopped lovin ...

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Review of The Victorians - Ann Kramer

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THE VICTORIANS

Advantages: mainly we gain knowledge
Disadvantages: it is difficult to understand

the book was good each and evey one should read books, one proson will get knowledge pnly thorugh reading this books leads you to get knowledge and improve english, the book was good each and evey one should read books, one proson will get knowledge pnl ...

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Review of The Victorians - Ann Kramer

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