Fire of London Topic

Best children’s books about the Fire of London  In 1666, a famous fire started in a London bakery and spread quickly to burn down large areas of the city. The fire was so impactful that it was called the Great Fire of London. We’ve picked a selection of recommended children’s books about the Fire of […]

The Great Fire of London: 350th Anniversary of the Great Fire of 1666

The Great Fire of London: 350th Anniversary of the Great Fire of 1666

In 1666, London’s citizens woke to see the skyline above their city’s cramped wooden houses ablaze. The Great Fire of London is a hauntingly beautiful visual re-telling of one of the most well-known disasters in the city’s history. To commemorate the 350th anniversary of the fire, powerful and sumptuous drawings from the new east London […]

Vlad and the Great Fire of London

It’s 1666 and Vlad the flea and his friend Boxton the rat, love eating and biting their way around London. But one night in Pudding Lane they are caught up in a fire that threatens to destroy them, along with most of the City of London. Vlad and the Great Fire of London is a […]

Toby and The Great Fire Of London

Toby and The Great Fire Of London

Toby has forgotten a delivery for Mr Pepys, but as he sets out across London he sees the sky is full of flames! Hopscotch Histories are brand new stories in historical settings, told in under 400 words, perfect for children who are building up their reading confidence. Carefully controlled text interacts with stunning artwork to […]

The Great Fire of London Unclassified

The Great Fire of London Unclassified

The Great Fire of London destroyed the homes of almost 90 per cent of London’s population. Could it have been prevented? From the outbreak of the fire at a bakery on Pudding lane, to fire fighting techniques and meddling Lord Mayors, The Great Fire Unclassified takes readers on a journey back in time to uncover […]

The Great Fire Of London

The Great Fire Of London

This book combines good quality artwork and contemporary illustrations with simple, well-written text. Young readers will discover how the fire started, what devastation it caused and will be able to compare fire-fighting in 1666 to the present day. Photos of artefacts and original illustrations help bring the topic to life.

Short Histories: The Baker’s Boy and the Great Fire of London

Short Histories: The Baker's Boy and the Great Fire of London

This exciting story brings the tale of the great fire of London to life for young readers. When Will Farriner wakes to the sound of crackling flames and the smell of smoke, he knows something is terribly wrong! As his family escape the flames engulfing their bakery, Will realises he must stop the fire from […]

Who Was: Samuel Pepys?

Who Was: Samuel Pepys?

Samuel Pepys is famous for the diary he wrote 400 years ago. The diary tells us about lots of important events such as the Great Fire of London and the Great Plague. Find out why people thought his diary was written in code, why Pepys was known as the ‘father of the modern navy’ and […]

Why do we remember?: The Great Fire of London

Why do we remember?: The Great Fire of London

A simple, friendly first history series that takes a close look at some key events and personalities through history and reveals how and why they are still important to us today. Each book uses a rich variety of historical sources, from diaries to paintings, to bring events to life, while simple historical vocabulary is introduced […]