Primary History Topic Booklists
Looking for the best history books for children?
Travel back in time with our handpicked selection of recommended children’s books for history topics. From books for children about the Vikings and Victorians to topic books about Great Fires and Ancient Greeks, we’ve got oodles of book recommendations to support your topic.
Each of our history topic booklists contains a carefully curated selection of books to support the teaching of the curriculum. When we are assessing the quality of books to consider them for our website, we take into account a number of factors – including age suitability, quality of text, visual appeal, readability, level of interest for children, underlying values, curriculum relevance and print production quality. Our review panel of teachers and education experts is invaluable in providing information about which books support the curriculum effectively, as well as writing detailed reviews for some of the books that we feature too.
In addition to our Review Panel feedback, we work with a team of booksellers to make sure that the books on our lists are readily available from publishers in order to supply them to schools and classrooms. Schools can buy full packs of most of our topic booklists directly from Peters.
Whether it’s a trip to the Roman bathhouse, a whistle-stop tour of the Egyptian pyramids or a deep dive into life during World War Two, our booklists will help you to find the best history books for children. Browse the full list of history topic booklists below.