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No more nice-guy nonsense about history. It’s time to learn it the horrible way. Forget the yawnsome bits and check out the nasty bits. It’s historically funny! Meet the Angry Aztecs: a Mexican tribe with a real knack for being totally gross. Gruesome gods. Seriously savage warriors. Terrible temples where freaky Aztec priests ripped out […]
Foul pharaohs! Moaning mummies! Suffering slaves! If you like your history horrible, the Awesome Egyptians have it all wrapped up. Read this book to meet lots of freaky pharaohs (and their mummies), and find out which king had the most blackheads. You’ll also get to make revolting recipes for 3000-year-old sweets. Yum!
Beowulf is determined to become a hero by slaying the evil beast, Grendel. The monster has been terrorising the chieftain, Rothgar, by killing his men every night – and leaving behind nothing but blood. Can Beowulf defeat Grendel, and bring peace to the land?
No more boring nice-guy nonsense about history. It’s time to learn it the horrible way. Like, going back in time to the Second World War – your chance to find out how to make a rude noise with a gas mask! Do your grandparents moan on about life during the war? Want to know if […]
The Greatest Adventures in the World: David and Goliath by Tony Bradman David is very upset when he is not allowed to join his older brothers to fight the Philistines. He might be the youngest, but he is no longer a little boy. When he finally gets his chance, he is determined to make it […]
The First World War was a war fought on a global scale: a war so terrible and deadly that they called it ‘the war to end all wars’. From foot soldiers drowning in mud to fighter pilots being blown out of the sky, it was absolutely hideous from start to finish. So if you like […]
In a world where the boys wore make-up and highwaymen ruled the roads, Terry Deary has uncovered some of the horrible truths about the Gorgeous Georgians in this riotous addition to the Horrible Histories range. In this, another howling success for the series, famous villains like Rob Roy, Dick Turpin and Blackbeard, who all became […]
All the mosthorrible factsabout the Groovy Greeksready for readers to uncover, including: why girls ran about naked pretending to be bears, who had the world’s first flushing toilet and why dedicated doctors tasted their patients’ ear wax
The incredible Incas may have built South America’s greatest civilisation, but they could be very icky indeed! The poor prisoners they pulled up their huge pyramids were likely to experience a very painful death. But things weren’t much better for your average Inca. Find out… How a bucket of stewed pee could make you beautiful […]
Marge is back and this time she’s taking the Button family on a train journey. When Mum and Dad go out for a ‘romantic’ (i.e BORING) dinner, Marge takes the kids on an adventure of their own. Jakey’s always longed to drive a train – and with Marge around to turn ordinary life extraordinary, there’s […]
Life with Marge is NEVER boring! Even shopping for new shoes turns out to be an amazing adventure, especially when the lights go out and the children are stuck in the shop! And when Jakey decides he’d like to visit Australia, Marge has the best idea ever. She and the children will dig a tunnel […]
“Isla Fisher is hilarious” David Walliams “Charming, funny, delightful: Marge is the babysitter all children would wish for” David Baddiel Meet Marge, the mischievous babysitter with rainbow hair who loves to make a mess and bend the rules .
What on earth happened in the measly Middle Ages? Well… lots of really rotten things, actually! In the Middle Ages, the world was full of wild women, mad monks, naughty knights and crazy kings and queens! So read on if you want to know… a genuine jester’s joke why chickens had their bottoms shaved what […]
Philip has an incredible imagination, and when he lets it run riot in school one day it really gets his classmates thinking. Purple cows . . . brains in pots . . . a clever and beautiful chicken . . . What will they think of next?!
It’s Halloween at Saint Smithen’s. When the Brimwell town hall burns down, the amateur production of Macbeth is moved to the school and it’s all hands on deck. But when the play is struck by a series of mysterious attacks, it’s up to Poppy, her friends and her circus family to save the play and unmask the culprit.
Another great adventure in the Poppy Pym series! This one has it all – a spooky castle, ghostly smugglers and the world’s greatest ice cream. A school trip to the seaside couldn’t come at a better time – sea and sand could be just what I need to take my mind off my past. But […]