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David Long

  • 5 stars across 29 books
    Writer and historian David Long is the author of the acclaimed Animals' VC: For Gallantry and Devotion and more than twenty other non-fiction books on a wide range of historical subjects. Jet the Rescue Dog, the first of several titles for younger readers, was published by Faber in 2014. He lives in Suffolk and has two teenage sons.

    Kerry Hyndman is a London based illustrator and map maker with a wide range of editorial, advertising and publishing clients. In her spare time she likes to snowboard, climb, hit things with rackets and cycle around.
    4th October 2018

    Heroes: Incredible true stories of courageous animals

    Thirty-three incredible stories of animal heroics from the team that brought you Blue Peter Award-winning SURVIVORS For... More

    (14 reviews)
    17th October 2019

    TfL: The Story of the London Underground

    When the first passengers climbed aboard the earliest ever underground train in 1863, it would have been impossible to i... More

    (12 reviews)
    9th April 2020

    Survival in Space: The Apollo 13 Mission

    April 1970: Apollo 13 was launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It should have been the third manned Apol... More

    (11 reviews)
    5th October 2017


    Winner of the Best Book With Facts Blue Peter Book Award 2017. Amazing real-life stories about extreme survival. Beau... More

    (8 reviews)
    1st April 2021

    Tragedy at Sea: The Sinking of the Titanic

    On 10 April 1912, RMS Titanic set sail from Southampton on her maiden voyage to New York. This "Ship of Dreams" wa... More

    (5 reviews)
    28th September 2017

    Pirates Magnified: With a 3x Magnifying Glass

    Ahoy, shipmate! Explore the lives of 10 real pirates and learn about life on the high seas, whilst using the magnifyin... More

    (3 reviews)
    8th March 2018

    The National Archives: The Buildings That Made London

    Take an incredible journey through the streets of London and see beautiful buildings as you've never seen them before! A... More

    (2 reviews)
    6th June 2019

    When We Walked on the Moon

    This beautifully illustrated children's book tells the story of the Apollo Missions, when incredible intelligence, eng... More

    (2 reviews)
    4th July 2013


    Horrible Histories Spies is the indispensable guide for aspiring secret agents in blood-curdling colour. From crac... More

    (1 review)
    4th September 2014

    Jet the Rescue Dog: ... and other extraordinary stories of animals in wartime

    As mascots, messengers, rat-catchers and even spies, animals have long marched into war alongside servicemen and women. ... More

    (1 review)
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