Topic Books about the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages for Children in KS2

The Secrets of Stonehenge

by Mick Manning

Why was this amazing monument erected? How did our Stone-Age ancestors bring such massive stones to the site from so far away? This fascinating picture information book provides all the facts about the most important prehistoric monument in Britain.

Burial Places: Discover Stone, Bronze and Iron Age Britain 

by John Malam

Get ready for a prehistoric adventure! It's time to get out your magnifying glass and examine the real artefacts that archaeologists have uncovered across Britain, from the giant capstones of megalithic tombs to the treasure of an ancient chieftain!


Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages

by Sonya Newland

Travel back to the time of the stone, bronze and iron ages! What was Britain like over 6000 years ago? Who lived on the island and what was it like? Explore these ancient civilisations to understand how prehistoric people have influenced the way we live today. 

The Boy with the Bronze Axe

by Kathleen Fidler 

Step back into the Stone Age and learn about the daily life and rituals of the ancient village of Skara Brae in this compelling, fictional account of the famous Orkney settlement. Vivid descriptions and accurate historical details bring the village to life.


Savage Stone Age (Horrible Histories) by Terry Deary

Readers can discover all the facts about the Savage Stone Age including what they used instead of toilet paper, why a hole in the skull is good for headaches and how to make a Stone Age mummy.

Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura

One day a boy is walking along when he trips and falls into the Stone Age! He meets a girl and learns about their way of life. He watches them make tools, sees how they hunt and even how they paint on the walls of caves. But when a furious cave bear attacks, he wakes up back in his own time where everyone tells him it was only a dream. But was it? 


History in Infographics: Stone Age by Andy Stanton

Discover the Stone Age like never before, including when and where it happened, the evolution of humans, how people lived and what they ate. Learn about buildings and sacred sites and find out about Stone Age customs and traditions. Infographics provide an exciting, different way to learn about core historical topic.

Stig of the Dump by Clive King

Barney is a solitary boy, given to wandering off by himself. One day he is lying on the edge of a disused chalk-pit when it gives way and he lands in a sort of cave. Here he meets 'somebody with a lot of shaggy hair and two bright black eyes'. He names him Stig. They become great friends, and embark on a series of unforgettable adventures.


The Stone Age: Hunters, Gatherers and Wooly Mammoths

by Marcia Williams

Meet the people of Clan Woolly as they hunt mammoths, learn how to make fire, invent stone tools and turn wild wolves into tame dogs! Full of facts, jokes and colourful comic strips, this is the perfect introduction to the Stone Age.

Stone Age to Iron Age

by Claire Hibbert

Find out all about the first Britons, nomadic hunter-gatherers who came from mainland Europe to settle in England bringing wooden spears, flint hand axes and animals with them. Contains maps, paintings, artefacts and photographs to show how early Britons lived.


50 Things You Should Know About Prehistoric Britain

by Claire Hibbert

Find out what happened in Britain over  2.5 million years ago, starting with the  Stone Age and the first humans. Discover the advances that occurred in the Bronze Age, through to the invention of iron tools in the Iron Age.

The First Drawing

by Mordicai Gerstein

In 1994, the Cave of Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc was discovered, filled with the oldest known drawings in existence at that time, made 30,000 years ago. In that same cave, prehistoric footprints were discovered: those of an 8-year-old child and a wolf. From these astonishing facts, this book was born.


DK Find Out: The Stone Age

by DK

Find out how early humans hunted a woolly mammoth, made fire, and created cave paintings in this fascinating book for children about the Stone Age. Learn all about the Iron Age, Bronze Age, and the Ice Ages, too. 


The Ice Monster by David Walliams

When Elsie, an orphan on the streets of Victorian London, hears about the mysterious Ice Monster – a woolly mammoth found at the North Pole – she’s determined to discover more…

A chance encounter brings Elsie face to face with the creature, and sparks the adventure of a lifetime – from London to the heart of the Arctic!


The Magnificent Book of Prehistoric Beasts 

by Tom Jackson

From a fearsome sabre tooth cat, or imposing auroch to the

slow-moving giant sloth, this work has it covered. Accompanied by beautiful illustrations and a selection of intriguing facts about each animal.


Forgotten Beasts

by Matt Sewell

Take a look at the amazing beasts that time forgot - from the sabre-toothed tiger and woolly mammoth, to the obscure monsters that walked the earth millions of years ago. New findings are being made every year, and research is showing us exactly how these beasts looked and how they lived. 


Prehistoric Adventures: Hill Forts by John Malam 

Get ready for a prehistoric adventure!  Britain is brimming with these battle-worn hill forts, and exploring them can tell us about the culture, society and technology. It's time to get out your magnifying glass and examine the evidence that archaeologists have discovered!


The Rise of Civilisation

by John Fardon

Take an enthralling journey from the Stone Age onward. You will see a mighty civilization in Egypt, wise Chinese philosophy, Maya culture in Central America, the colossal Roman Empire, and much more. Illustrated maps let you compare what is happening across the globe at various moments in time. 


When We Became Humans

by Michael Bright

This large-format, highly illustrated book guides readers through the key aspects of the human story, from the anatomical changes that allowed us to walk upright and increased brain size in our ancestors, to the social, cultural, and economic developments of our more recent cousins and our own species. 


The Genius of the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages

by Izzi Howell 

Which genius ideas and inventions began in the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages? This period, stretching from the first ancestors of modern humans to the start of the ancient civilisations of Greece and Rome, was a time of amazing developments.


Changes in Britain: From the Stone Age to Iron Age

by Claire Throp

Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age is a fascinating account of British history. The book describes how settlers began early forms of mining and farming, how they made their homes and how they began to trade with other countries. 


Prehistoric Adventures: Settlements by John Malam

Britain is brimming with these long-abandoned settlements, and exploring them can tell us about the culture, society, technology and beliefs of their inhabitants. It's time to get out your magnifying glass and examine the real evidence, from top secret tunnels to the remnants of extravagant feasts!

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