Benin, Early Islamic Civilisations
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The Kingdom of Benin Philip Steele The Kingdom of Benin is an accessible information text based on the tribes of the ancient Kingdom of Benin and the way in which it changed and developed over time. Colourful and informative. Buy on Amazon Kingdom of Benin Short Stories: Ehi and Uki Fidelia Nimmons There are not many traditional stories from Benin written for children, but these short stories have been retold especially for Key Stage 2. Kingdom of Benin Short Stories feature Ehi, an Edo warrior chief who heads off to war, and Uki, whose dance group is chosen to dance for the king at a tribal festival. Buy on Amazon Diary of An Edo Princess Fidelia Nimmons Follow the experiences of a princess growing up in the Kingdom of Benin in this fictional diary written especially for Key Stage 2. Diary of An Edo Princess book also has links to online comprehension questions and it is perfect for guided reading. The author has also created a KS2 Activity Pack (click to see on Amazon) based on this book. Buy on Amazon Tales from Africa Kathleen Arnott An impressive range of traditional folk tales and legends drawn from all over Africa. Rich and accessible, the pitch of the stories in Tales from Africa is perfect for KS2. Buy on Amazon The History Detective Investigates: Early Islamic Civilization Claudia Martin This jam-packed information text is written especially for the 2014 National Curriculum and answers a range of questions about early Islamic civilization. Topics in The History Detective Investigates: Early Islamic Civilization include famous inventors, buildings, weapons, warriors and religion. Buy on Amazon Daily Life in the Islamic Golden Age Don Nardo Daily Life in the Islamic Golden Age is an accessible information text offers an insight into what everyday life might have looked like in the Golden Age of Islam, including Baghdad around AD900. There is a focus on historical evidence and primary sources and the text is supported by high quality illustrations including maps and timelines. Buy on Amazon Sinbad the Sailor Marcia Williams The tales of Sinbad the Sailor come from the famous Arabian Nights collection of folk tales compiled during the Islamic Golden Age. This dramatic story is retold in comic book style with speech bubbles and plenty of interesting details in both text and illustrations.