Topic Books about The Anglo-Saxons and The Vikings for Children in KS2

The Dragon's Hoard

by Lari Don

Meet the Vikings and enter their enchanting world full of Viking mythology. Illustrated throughout, these 11 amazing stories bring the Viking Sagas, tales they themselves told, to vivid life. A fantastic introduction to Viking mythology, these illustrated tales will have children captivated.

DK Find Out!: Vikings

by DK

Did you know that Vikings were skilled artists and makers? Or that Icelandic Vikings ate whale meat, seals, puffins, and ponies? Meet Viking warriors and explorers in this book full of photographs and illustrations, fascinating facts, and engaging challenges.


Horrible Histories: Viscous Vikings

by Terry Deary

All the foul facts about the Vicious Vikings are ready to uncover, including including Viking Gods in wedding dresses, corpses on trial and Death by booby-trapped statues.

Norse Myths

by Kevin Crossley-Holland 

These dramatic, enthralling and atmospheric tales are based on the Scandinavian myth cycle – one of the greatest and most culturally significant stories in the world – and tell of Odin with his one eye, Thor with his mighty hammer and Loki, the red-haired, shape-shifting trickster.



by Sir Michael Morpurgo 

In fifth-century Denmark, a murderous monster stalks the night, and only the great prince of the Geats has the strength and courage to defeat him. Beowulf's terrifying quest to destroy Grendel, a monstrous fire-dragon is the oldest surviving epic in British literature. An epic Anglo-Saxon legend brilliantly recreated.

Everything Vikings

by Nadia Higgins

Hats with horns, flying dragons…you may think you know everything there is to know about Vikings, but think again!

With stunning visuals and energetic, impactful design, and full of fun facts and surprises, readers won't stop until they've learned everything about Vikings.


Arthur and the Golden Rope

by Joe Todd Stanton 

Follow the epic journey of Brownstone's earliest ancestor, Arthur, and travel back to the age of the Vikings where this bookish young adventurer must find the courage to save his village and defeat the mighty beast Fenrir...

Riddle of the Runes

by Janina Ramirez

Alva rushes through the trees in the dead of night with her sniffer wolf, Fen. Being out alone when there's a kidnapper on the loose is reckless, but she needs to be first to the crime scene. But what Alva discovers raises more questions than it answers, drawing her into a dangerous search for truth, and for treasure.


My First Fact File: The Vikings

by Philip Steele 

This fascinating fact file gives readers a first insight into the amazing lives of the Vikings. Find out about the mythology surrounding their gods and goddesses, or discover how Viking society worked, from the king at the top to slaves at the bottom. Ideal for lower KS2.

You Wouldn't Want to be a Viking Explorer by Andrew Langley  

As an adventurous young Viking living in 10th century Norway, you are keen to join other explorers in search of a new life elsewhere. You will travel vast distances across the Atlantic Ocean, to the coast of a new continent. It will be a difficult and dangerous journey - you really wouldn't want to be a Viking explorer!


Anglo-Saxons (Explore!)

by Jane Bingham

Travel back to the time of the Anglo Saxons! Who was Alfred the Great? Where did the Anglo Saxons come from, and what traditions and beliefs did they bring with them? Explore this ancient civilisation to understand how prehistoric people have influenced the way we live today.


Anglo-Saxon Boy by Tony Bradman

Magnus is the son of Harold Godwinson, lord of the Southern Saxons. Overnight, Magnus finds himself cast centre-stage in the blood-soaked family feud that led to one of history’s most famous battles. This is the family tragedy behind 1066: live it with Magnus, as the wolves of history close in on his Anglo-Saxon boyhood.


Britains Settlement by the Anglo-Saxons and Scots

by Claire Throp 

The book describes the Scots invasions from Ireland to north Britain (now Scotland), the Anglo-Saxon invasions and settlements, and how their art, religion and daily life shaped British culture


King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table by Marcia Williams 

Aided by the magician Merlin, Arthur draws the sword from the stone to become King of Britain, and Lord of the Knights of the Round Table. Read of their valiant deeds as King Arthur, Sir Lancelot, Sir Galahad and other heroic knights rescue maidens, defend Excalibur and search for the Grail.


History in Infographics: The Vikings by Jon Richards

History in Infographics: The Vikings allows children to explore using a clever and appealing mix of graphics and numbers. Find out how people lived, what they ate, what they wore, how they were ruled and the gods they worshipped.


How to be a Viking

by Cressida Cowell 

Unlike his dad, Hiccup is tiny, thoughtful and scared of almost everything - especially of going to sea. But go he must... So who will save the day when everything goes wrong and all the big Vikings lose their cool? This wonderfully witty fable will delight all those who have faced up to their worst fears.


There's a Viking in My Bed and Other Stories

by Jeremy Strong

After falling overboard from his longboat, Sigurd the Viking finds himself in modern-day Flotby – a small English seaside town. Finding refuge in the aptly named Viking Hotel, follow Siggy as he attempts to embrace modern ways (which often end in disaster!)

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Odd and the Frost Giant

by Neil Gaiman 

Odd's luck has been bad so far. But when he flees to the woods and releases a trapped bear, his luck begins to change. The eagle, bear and fox he encounters reveal they're actually Norse gods, trapped in animal form by the evil frost giants. Can Odd reclaim Thor's hammer, outwit the frost giants and release the gods? 

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