LONDON IN FLAMES BOOKS
Topic Books about The Great Fire of London and The Plague for Children KS1 & KS2
The Great Fire of London
by Emma Adams
In 1666, London's citizens woke to see the skyline 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. As the pages turn, you can witness the journey as London burns to the ground and then rebuilds itself again.
London on Fire
This book takes you on a journey across London in the late 17th Century. It explains the key events of the time: the reasons for the Restoration, the arrival of the Plague and, of course, the Great Fire of 1666 and the new London that arose out of its ashes.
by Pippa Goodhart
Pippa Goodhart's novel is firmly rooted in history and vividly describes the horror of the Plague and the Great Fire. At its heart though is a thrilling adventure about a boy, his battle with injustice, and his special relationship with a wild animal.
The Great Fire of London: Unclassified by Nick Hunter
The Great Fire of London destroyed the homes of almost 90% of London's population. Could it have been prevented? The Great Fire Unclassified takes readers on a journey back in time to uncover the true story behind London's most destructive fire.
London (See Inside)
Delve deep under London's streets, including double page spreads on medieval times, the Tudor period, the Plague, the Great Fire of London, the restoration, Victorian London and the Blitz, each containing absorbing and fascinating historical detail.
The Baker's Boy and the Great Fire of London by Tom Bradman
When Will wakes to 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 spreading. But what can be done before all of London goes up in smoke?
The Great Plague 1665
by Pam Robson
This book is ideal for those who want an 'at-a-glance' overview of The Great Plague. Complete with descriptions of the key events of the plague, it explains how it started and spread, how it affected its victims and how London was affected during the outbreak.
Samuel Pepys is famous for his diary, where he documents 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 he was arrested and sent to the Tower of London.