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David Long

  • 5 stars across 34 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... MoreHeroes: Incredible true stories of courageous animals

(14 reviews) Review
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... MoreTfL: The Story of the London Underground

(12 reviews) Review
9th April 2020

Survival in Space: The Apollo 13 Mission

A thrilling and captivating retelling of one of history’s most famous space missions, publishing to coincide with the 50... MoreSurvival in Space: The Apollo 13 Mission

(12 reviews) Review
7th April 2022

Tutankhamun's Treasure

On 4 November 1922, a young Egyptian boy working on Howard Carter's archaeological dig in the Valley of the Kings stumbl... MoreTutankhamun's Treasure

(10 reviews) Review
5th October 2017

Survivors: BLUE PETER AWARD WINNER

Winner of the Best Book With Facts Blue Peter Book Award 2017. Amazing real-life stories about extreme survival.Beautifu... MoreSurvivors: BLUE PETER AWARD WINNER

(8 reviews) Review
1st April 2021

Tragedy at Sea: The Sinking of the Titanic

Discover the astonishing facts about the Titanic and how it came to a catastrophic end in this illustrated, accessible a... MoreTragedy at Sea: The Sinking of the Titanic

(6 reviews) Review
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 magnifying ... MorePirates Magnified: With a 3x Magnifying Glass

(3 reviews) Review
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... MoreWhen We Walked on the Moon

(3 reviews) Review
4th July 2013

Spies

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

(2 reviews) Review
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... MoreThe National Archives: The Buildings That Made London

(2 reviews) Review
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