Topic Books about Important People over Time for Children in KS1 & KS2

The People Awards

by Lily Murray

Roll up, roll up! The People Awards are about to begin. Who will win the X-ray Award? Who will be named Most Magical Muggle? Who will win the prize for Shaking Up Art? Celebrate equality with 50 famous people from around the world who made history and changed the world for the better.

Little People, Big Dreams: Stephen Hawking 

by Isabel Sanchez Vegara

When Stephen was a boy, he used to wonder about the universe. Although he was never top of the class, his curiosity took him to the best universities in England. It also led him to make one of the biggest scientific discoveries of the 20th century: Hawking radiation. 


Great Adventures

by Alastair Humphreys 

Hand-selected by Alastair Humphreys, read about the incredible journeys undertaken by twenty of the most heroic and impressive explorers who ever lived. A wide-spread selection of explorers from young to old, male to female, these explorers crossed land, sea and sky in the name of adventure.


Fantasically Great Women Who Worked Wonders 

by Kate Pankhurst

What do you want to be when you grow up? Discover eye-opening facts about a collection of go-getting women who have pioneered careers in a kaleidoscope of different industries. Join scientists, doctors, athletes, hot-air balloonists and more.


100 People Who Made History

by DK

Great thinkers, revolutionary leaders, daring explorers, powerhouse politicians, clever inventors, skilled artists, sporting legends, and music icons have all  left their mark on the world. This exciting reference book for children shares their personal stories and showcases their achievements as never before.


Little People, Big Dreams: Anne Frank by Isabel Sanchez Vegara 

Discover the life of Anne Frank, the writer whose diary captured the hearts of the public. This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of Anne's life.

A Galaxy of Her Own

by Libby Jackson 

From small steps to giant leaps, A Galaxy of Her Own tells fifty stories of inspirational women who have been fundamental to the story of humans in space, from scientists to astronauts to some surprising roles in between.