Hampton Hill Wishlist: History & Biography
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Balloon to the Moon by Gill Arbuthnott & Chris Nielsen Long before anyone had designed a rocket, the Montgolfier brothers were making hot air balloons. In October 1783, they became the first people to experience controlled flight. Balloon to the Moon starts there and leads to Neil Armstrong's 'small step' and beyond. But why stop there? Learn about the great innovations of the past, then get ready for BLAST OFF into an unknown but exciting future.
Early Islamic Civilisation by Izzi Howell Early Islamic civilisation spread across the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Asia in the 7th and 8th centuries CE, forming a massive empire. Find out about the birth of Islam, amazing inventions and trade across the empire. Read about weapons and war, the city of Baghdad, the life of a scribe, science and medicine and find out how to make an Islamic tile design!Packed with fascinating information, the Explore! series inspires children's curiosity to find out more about the past.
The Youngest Marcher by Cynthia Levinson & Vanessa Brantley-Newton Meet the youngest known child to be arrested for a civil rights protest in Birmingham, Alabama, 1963, in this moving picture book that proves you're never too little to make a difference. Nine-year-old Audrey Faye Hendricks intended to go places and do things like anybody else. So when she heard grown-ups talk about wiping out Birmingham's segregation laws, she spoke up.As she listened to the preacher's words, smooth as glass, she sat up tall. And when she heard the plan-picket those white stores! March to protest those unfair laws! Fill the jails!-she stepped right up and said, I'll do it! She was going to j-a-a-il! Audrey Faye Hendricks was confident and bold and brave as can be, and hers is the remarkable and inspiring story of one child's role in the Civil Rights Movement.
Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different 2 Tom Daley, Oliver Sacks, the Jamaican Bobsled team, Amrou Al-Kadhi, Carlos Acosta... all dared to be different. This is the follow-up to the much loved and hugely successful Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different, the bestselling book that changed countless boys' lives around the world and gave them the confidence to be themselves.
Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls 2 by Elena Favilli & Francesca Cavallo 100 new bedtime stories, each inspired by the life and adventures of extraordinary women from Nefertiti to Beyonce. The unique narrative style of "Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls" transforms each biography in a fairy-tale, filling the readers with wonder and with a burning curiosity to know more about each hero.
Malala Yousafzai (Inspirational Lives) by Claudia Martin From her initial blogging for the BBC, to the shooting that rocked the world, to her emergence as a powerful speaker in favour of feminist rights, Malala's story will amaze and inspire.
Jessica Ennis-Hill (Inspirational Lives) by Simon Hart The series focuses on the people who inspire children today. This title looks at the background, life and achievements of Jessica Ennis - it details how she overcame injury and despair at missing Beijing to become the face of London 2012, and focuses on how she conquered Super Saturday.
Voices from the Second World War A unique, moving collection of first-person accounts of the Second World War, published in association with the award-winning children's newspaper First News. Many of the interviews were conducted by children, and the book is being published in association with award-winning children's newspaper First News.
World War II: The Story behind the War that Divided the World by Nick Hunter From Hitler's rise to power to the surrender of the Japanese in 1945, The National Archives: World War II uncovers real-life facts about one of the most terrible wars. In 1939, only a generation after the 'war to end all wars', the world found itself on the brink of conflict again. Explore the real stories from World War II, told through incredible photographs, artefacts and original documents from the National Archives.
Suffragette: the Battle For Equality by David Roberts An exquisitely illustrated history of the women's suffrage movement, created by the New York Times-bestselling David Roberts and introduced by BBC presenter Lauren Laverne. The year 2018 marks a century since the first women won the vote in the United Kingdom, and Suffragette tells the story of their fight. This is a tale of astounding bravery, ingenuity and strength.
The Extraordinary Life of Rosa Parks by Sheila Kanani Rosa Parks, the woman known for refusing to give up her seat on the bus, triggered a great shift in the fight for civil rights. Raised in Alabama, Rosa Parks knew all about the racism of her society from an early age. Discover how she became the brilliant activist we know today, in this beautifully illustrated book with real-life stories, timelines and facts to bring her nextraordinary story to life.
The Extraordinary Life of Greta Thunberg by Devika Jina The story of a girl who is changing the world. Greta Thunberg is an activist best known for calling attention to the devastating effects of climate change on our planet. A bold voice even against people that want to silence her, Greta has become a source of inspiration for millions of people who want to work towards tackling the climate crisis.
The Extraordinary Life of Serena Williams by Shelina Janmohamed The story of a game-changing tennis champion. Serena Williams began playing tennis when she was just a child, and is now an Olympic champion who's won more Grand Slam singles titles than anyone else. Throughout her life she's battled many things, from life-threatening illnesses and sports injuries, to sexism and racism in the tennis world. Now she's an icon in sport, fashion and activism, an inspiration to every young person who has dared to dream big.
DK Life Stories: Jesse Owens by James Jr Buckley Discover the inspiring story of Jesse Owens, African American track-and-field athlete and Olympic gold medalist, in this fascinating kids' biography. Jesse Owens is one of the most famous athletes of all time, but he experienced discrimination throughout his athletic career, such as having to stay at a different hotel to his teammates, because of the color of his skin. However, he went on to win an incredible four gold medals at the Berlin 1936 Olympic Games.
DK Life Stories: Harriet Tubman by Kitson Jazynka Discover the inspiring story of Harriet Tubman, a fearless activist and abolitionist who helped guide many slaves to freedom. Born into slavery in the 1820s, Harriet Tubman would later run away and help scores of other African American slaves escape to freedom in the North, using the ""Underground Railroad"". A nurse, scout, and advisor during the American Civil War, Harriet co-led the Combahee River Raid, in which 700 slaves were liberated. After the war, Harriet became involved in women's suffrage, or the right to vote, and opened a retirement home for sick and elderly African Americans.
DK Life Stories: Ada Lovelace by Nancy Castaldo Discover the inspiring story of Ada Lovelace, one of the world's first computer scientists!In 1833, Ada Lovelace met mathematician Charles Babbage, inventor of calculating machines. She went on to devise a way of inputting data into Babbage's Analytical Machine, and in doing so became the first ever computer programmer. In this biography book for 7-11 year olds, learn all about Ada Lovelace's intriguing life, including her talent for languages and mathematics, and her fascination with science.
My Story: The Berlin Olympics by Vince Cross Experience history first-hand with My Story! My Story: Berlin Olympics winds the clock back to 1936, the year the Olympics took place in Nazi Germany. London-born Eleanor Rhys Davies's dream comes true when she is selected to represent Britain as a swimmer. But Berlin under Hitler can be a hostile place, and Eleanor is witness to the murmurings that will finally erupt into WWII.
My Story: The Trenches by Jim Eldridge My Story: The Trenches is a thrilling wartime tale about the Great War. It's 1917 and Billy Stevens is a telegraph operator stationed near Ypres. The Great War has been raging for three years when Billy finds himself taking part in the deadly Big Push forward. But he is shocked to discover that the bullets of his fellow soldiers aren't just aimed at the enemy...
My Story: Noor-un-Nissa Inayat Khan by Sufiya Ahmed My Story: Noor-un-Nissa Inayat Khan is the thrilling story of British-Indian World War Two heroine, Noor-un-Nissa Inayat Khan. It's 1940 and hundreds of families are being forced to flee Nazi-occupied France. Noor refuses to stand by while Nazi forces invade her home and terrorise her people, so she travels to England and signs up to join the war efforts, despite her mother's wishes. It isn't long before her talents are noticed and she is chosen by Winston Churchill to sneak back into France as an undercover agent. Noor returns home - but this time, as a secret agent... Can Noor keep her true identity hidden, report her findings back to London and help the Allies win the war?
Amazing Muslims Who Changed the World by Burhana Islam Do you think you know who first thought of the theory of evolution? Have you ever wondered who created the oldest university in the world? Is Joan of Arc is the only rebel girl who led an army that you've heard of?If so, then you need this stunningly illustrated treasure trove of iconic and hidden amazing Muslim heroes!You'll find people you might know, like Malala Yousafzai, Sir Mo Farah and Muhammad Ali, as well as some you might not, such as: Hasan Ibn Al-Haytham: the first scientist to prove theories about how light travels, hundreds of years before Isaac Newton. Sultan Razia: a fearsome female ruler. G.Willow Wilson: the comic book artist who created the first ever Muslim Marvel character. Ibtihaj Muhammad: the Olympic and World Champion fencer and the first American to compete in the games wearing a hijab. Noor Inayat Khan: the Indian Princess who became a British spy during WWII.
Boys Who Made a Difference by Michelle Roehm McCann When it comes to making a difference, there's no such thing as too young! Get ready to meet some incredible young men who followed their dreams and changed the world for the better, often by taking the path less travelled and staying true to themselves. From Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to Nelson Mandela, Vidal Sassoon to Bob Dylan, Tony Hawk to Matt Groening this collection, from the author of Girls Who Rocked the World, features young men from across history and around the globe who have all achieved remarkable things.
40 Inspiring Icons: Fantastic Footballers The greatest goals... the most spectacular saves... the 40 most inspiring football stars of all time are here! In this fun, fact-packed book from the 40 Inspiring Icons series, learn how these footballers became the best in the field.
Be Amazing! by Chris Hoy In this inspiring and confidence-boosting guide, the cyclist Sir Chris Hoy, six-time Olympic Champion, shows kids that with the right mindset, they have the power to do something extraordinary. As a boy, Chris Hoy never would have believed that he could have achieved his dream of becoming an Olympic Champion. In his first motivational book for children, he shares everything he has learned on his journey to help inspire kids to fulfil their potential and be the best they can be