Booklist: Children's Books about the UK Countries
The United Kingdom
England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland too...these are the UK Countries! Take a trip around the United Kingdom, from forests and highlands to rivers and cities. Whether you're looking for famous landmarks, capital cities, regional specialities or UK maps, we've got the topic covered with our list of recommended children's books about the United Kingdom...
Maps of the United Kingdom
Rachel Dixon & Ms. Livi Gosling
Take a tour of the United Kingdom as you've never seen it before in this fully illustrated set of colourful and fact-filled county maps.
Travel through England , Northern Ireland , Scotland and Wales and meet the incredible people born there, learn about the UK's proud history and discover ancient castles, modern feats of engineering and natural highlights. Maps of the UK is also a beautiful atlas of the UK's history and culture , showing how Britons from all over the world have shaped the country for thousands of years.
A fabulous introduction to the UK's geography, history and culture, for readers young and old.
The Big Book of the UK
Imogen Russell Williams & Louise Lockhart
Introduce children to the wonders, history, culture and customs of the United Kingdom with The Big Book of the UK.
Learn about the sport of "dwile flonking", find out where black diamonds come from, ,eet the supernatural animal that haunts the Scottish Highlands and discover the British sweets that helped Hillary and Tenzing scale Everest.
Filled with facts about wildlife, food, sports, geography, language and some very silly place names, this book will help you uncover national secrets and unearth local legends from England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
See Inside: The History of Britain
Rob Lloyd Jones & Barry Ablett
With stunning illustrations and over 60 flaps to lift, children can explore plague-ridden London, the British Empire, a Victorian factory and other key events in Britain's incredible history. Scenes include "The Middle Ages", "Tudor Times" and "Britain at War". A "Famous People" section at the back of the book features Britons of note such as Oliver Cromwell, Emmeline Pankhurst and The Beatles.
A Street Through Time
DK & Steve Noon
Have you ever wondered what your street was like thousands of years ago? This illustrated history book for children takes you on a 12,000-year journey to find out the story of a single UK street. Think of the street you live on. Now think of how it may have looked in the Stone Age in 10,000 BCE, or in Victorian times during the Industrial Revolution, or how it may look 50 years from now. A Street Through Time takes you on a time-travelling journey that you won't forget. Highly detailed illustrations bring 15 key periods in time un British History to life. You will see magnificent buildings go up and come down, new churches built on the site of ancient temples, wooden bridges destroyed and then remade in stone, and statues demolished then unearthed many years later. You'll find out how people lived long ago - the tools they used, what they wore and what they did all day. Revised and updated for a new generation, A Street Through Time now includes a look at the street 50 years in the future.
Katie In London
Come on a magical tour with Katie and discover London's most famous sights! When Katie and her brother Jack visit London with Grandma, something very unexpected happens . . . One of the Trafalgar Square lions comes to life and takes them on a wonderful tour of all the best sights! Including Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, Big Ben and the London Eye.
Featuring many of London's key landmarks, this storybook has become a bestselling introduction to London, and is perfect for children visiting the city for the first time.
The Buildings that Made London
David Long & Josie Shenoy
Take an incredible journey through the streets of London and see beautiful buildings as you've never seen them before! An elegant horizon of historic masterpieces mixed with sleek modern skyscrapers, the familiar London skyline seems to change every year. Using original architectural drawings from The National Archives brought to life by stunning artwork by Josie Shenoy, discover the rich heritage of some of London's most iconic buildings.
Watch Buckingham Palace transform from a large country house into an opulent palace, spot Henry VIII playing tennis on the lawn of Hampton Court Palace, and get lost in the Palm House at Kew, London's very own tropical rainforest.
Paddington's London Treasury
Michael Bond & R.W. Alley
A collection of four stories featuring Paddington Bear in London. Paddington Bear had travelled all the way from Darkest Peru when the Brown family first met him on Paddington station. Since then their lives have never been quite the same... for ordinary things become quite extraordinary when a bear called Paddington is around.
This fun-filled treasury brings together four of Paddington hilarious London-based adventures, including Paddington at the Zoo, Paddington at the Palace, Paddington and the Marmalade Maze and Paddngton and the Grand Tour.
Our Queen Elizabeth
Kate Williams & Helen Shoesmith
A colourful, charming picture book by historian Kate Williams, taking young readers on an amazing journey through Queen Elizabeth II's seven decades on the throne.
Discover everything there is to know about the life and the legacy of Queen Elizabeth II in this beautifully illustrated book. Readers will learn all about Elizabeth II's youth growing up during WWII, how she came to the throne and what it really means to be the Queen. Along the way, they'll see her sparkling crown jewels and magnificent palaces. They will meet her beloved corgis, horses and of course, her very famous family. Plus they'll discover lots of amazing facts - such as why she has two birthdays, always wears bright clothing, and is a world record breaker!
Katie in Scotland
Discover the sights of Scotland with this classic Katie picture book. With so much to see and do in Scotland, it's lucky that Katie, Jack and Grandma have a very special guide to show them the best spots. Join their fun-packed tour - with Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster! Landmarks featured include Glasgow's Kelingrove Park, Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood, The Royal Mile, Scotland's National Gallery and Greyfriar's Bobby.
Katie Morag: Island Stories
Welcome to the Scottish Island of Struay, home of one of the best-loved characters in children's books and as seen on TV - Katie Morag McColl!
Whether she's posting parcels to the wrong addresses, helping Grannie Island with a winning sheep, having problems with a troublesome ted or dealing with her naughty big boy cousins, Katie Morag is always up to something. Here are four delightful stories - a treat for all Katie Morag fans.
No Such Thing as Nessie!
Chani McBain & Kirsteen Harris-Jones
Finlay is going on a Nessie hunt. While visiting his Gran, who lives beside Loch Ness, Finlay is determined to get proof that Nessie, the famous Loch Ness Monster, really does exist. Finlay's Gran might believe him but his big sister Sarah keeps telling him there's no such thing. Until they spot a monster-ish shape under the water ...
There's no such thing as Nessie: is there?
Travel to the shores of Loch Ness with Kirsteen Harris-Jones's bright, playful illustrations of the Scottish landscape accompanied by Chani McBain's fun monster-hunting story.
An Amazing Animal Atlas of Scotland
Meet the amazing animals of Scotland in this beautiful book, packed full of fun facts, vibrant illustrations and maps showing where to spot these wonderful creatures.
Young conservationists will love exploring Scotland's distinct habitats -- sea and coast, mountains and forests, rivers and lochs, and grasslands -- and learning about the incredible creatures that live there. Discover exciting facts about Scotland's most famous and best-loved animals -- including puffins, seals, red squirrels, golden eagles, otters and Scottish wildcats -- and reveal the amazing secret lives of unexpected creatures such as limpets, lizards, ants, eels, water voles and sharks!
Join intrepid explorer Benjamin Blog and his inquisitive dog Barko Polo as they travel to one of the world's most fascinating countries: Wales The book includes chapters on Welsh history, geography, cities, people, and food, as well as visiting some of the most famous places of this unique country, such as Conwy Castle and the Gower peninsula.
Rivers of the United Kingdom
This book takes readers on a journey along some of the UK's most important rivers, including the Thames, Severn, Avon and others. Readers can find out about the plants and animals that live there, the towns and cities the river passes through, and why it is important for the local economy and environment.
Coming to England
Floella Benjamin & Diane Ewen
A picture book story about the triumph of hope, love, and determination, Coming to England is the inspiring true story of Baroness Floella Benjamin: from Trinidad, to London as part of the Windrush generation, to the House of Lords.
When she was ten years old, Floella Benjamin, along with her older sister and two younger brothers, set sail from Trinidad to London, to be reunited with the rest of their family. Alone on a huge ship for two weeks, then tumbled into a cold and unfriendly London, coming to England wasn't at all what Floella had expected.
Info Buzz: The United Kingdom
Find out about the United Kingdom with this fun and engaging first information book. Topics include the country's geography, major cities, people and interesting places.
The books in thjis series each have a lively design, engaging text and photos, questions to get children thinking and talking and teaching notes. Each title is written in conjunction with a literacy consultant and features book band guidance and downloadable activity sheets online.
Chris Oxlade & Anita Ganeri
Find out everything there is to know about the city of Belfast in this fascinating city guide. Learn about Belfast's history, its location, culture, festivals, hidden gems and even where the best places to shop are! A map of Belfast city centre will help you find the locations of the key places mentioned in the book. Impress your friends with your knowledge of this beautiful and historic city.