Highlighting Collections in the Elementary School Library

Written by EmmaK. Posted in Library

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Horrible Histories by Terry Deary

This Week’s Collection: 

Horrible Histories by Terry Deary

Horrible Science by Nick Arnold

Horrible Geography by Anita Ganeri


It is now 20 years since the first Horrible Histories books – Awesome Egyptians and Terrible Tudors – were published.  Children have delighted in the grisly sensibility of Terry Deary and the cartoonist Martin Brown.  There are now more than 100 titles, which have sold 20 million copies (eight million of those in translation), to 31 countries.   

Horrible Histories – history with the nasty bits left in! The Histories series gives you some awful information about the past.   Want to know: Which king had the worst blackheads? Why some kings had to wear false beards? Why the peasants were revolting? Read on to find some foul facts about death and decay and revolting recipes.  History has never been so horrible! 

Horrible Science created by Nick Arnold and Horrible Geography created by Anita Ganeri are also incredibly popular and have opened up the world of natural and applied science to millions of children worldwide.

It is science with the squishy bits left in! If you think you can stomach the strange and weird side of science, then read on.  With fantastic fact files, quirky quizzes and crazy cartoons, the Horrible Series are books to sink your teeth into! Science, Geography and History have never been so horrible!

The Elementary Library has forty-one of the original Horrible series available.  Here is the link to the series.  When you have a moment, come and check out these amazingly popular books for yourself.

Happy Reading!

Miss Emma