The United Kingdom

Let's go on an adventure to the United Kingdom. As we visit all four countries that make up the United Kingdom, England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Here are a few children’s books that we recommend for the United Kingdom that would work well with the 193 Little Adventures UK pack.

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Get your kids excited about history with the terribly gruesome and hilarious Horrible Histories series. The Horrible Histories series entertains kids as they learn about the not so pleasant side of history. Lots of nuggets of fun facts and comical annotates, they make learning history a lot more interesting.

A delightful picture book about the legendary rivalry between Irish giant Finn McCool and Scottish giant Benandonner, leading to the creation of the Giant's Causeway. Lari Don's tale, inspired by Celtic folklore, and Emilie Gill's engaging illustrations make this a captivating story of giants, rivalry, and adventure.

In this charming sequel, Hettie the Highland cow finds her cosy hair invaded by various animals throughout the seasons. From blackbirds to butterflies, and even a squirrel and a hare, Hettie becomes a reluctant host. Jo Allan's lively illustrations beautifully capture this funny, heartwarming tale of seasonal adventures in Scotland.

Introduce children to the wonders of the United Kingdom with *The Big Book of the UK*! This engaging book covers wildlife, food, sports, geography, and quirky facts. Discover "dwile flonking," the origin of black diamonds, a supernatural Scottish animal, and the sweets that aided Everest climbers. A delightful journey through UK history and culture!

Embark on a thrilling English adventure with *Hello, England: A Children's Book Travel Detective Adventure for Kids Ages 4-8*. Join Sophie and Stephie on a quest to uncover the royals' greatest jewels. This delightful story encourages critical thinking, explores iconic landmarks, and nurtures a love for travel and culture. A must-have for young readers!

Rejoice, young actors and Shakespeare fans! *Shakespeare’s First Folio: The Plays: A Children's Edition* brings the Bard’s works to a new generation. Edited by Dr. Anjna Chouhan, this collection includes all the original plays, abridged for performance by children aged seven and up. Illustrated by Emily Sutton, it offers an engaging and accessible introduction to Shakespeare’s timeless language and stories.

Bring the rainforest alive with the Rainforest Toob! This collection of 11 hand-painted figurines (1.25-3.75") lets you explore colourful macaws, sneaky tree frogs, and even a mighty jaguar. From lounging with the jaguar to swimming with the caiman, these figures spark imaginative rainforest adventures!

Dive into *Scholastic Classics: Welsh Fairy Tales, Myths, and Legends*, a beautifully illustrated collection perfect for young readers. Enjoy 18 enchanting tales, from the dragon on the Welsh flag to the loyal hound Gelert. This edition brings Wales's rich folklore to life, introducing timeless stories to a new generation.

Join 15-year-old Ben, an orphaned coal-boy, as he navigates the haunted Tower of London to rescue Princess Elizabeth. With ghosts, twisting tunnels, and Beefeater guards, this gripping chapter book is perfect for young readers who love historical survival stories.

*What Do We Know About the Loch Ness Monster?* dives into the mysteries of Scotland's famous aquatic cryptid. From ancient sightings to modern expeditions, this book explores Nessie's history and the evidence for its existence. Perfect for young readers curious about cryptids, it offers a captivating look at the legend of Loch Ness.

Explore the captivating life of Henry VIII in this engaging biography. Packed with fascinating facts, famous paintings, and historical artefacts, it vividly brings history to life. Learn about Henry's youth, the religious conflicts of his reign, the fates of his six wives, and his enduring legacy as one of England's most famous kings.

*If Stones Could Speak* takes young readers on a thrilling journey into the mysteries of Stonehenge. Join archaeologist Mike Parker-Pearson and author Marc Aronson as they uncover secrets of the ancient stone circle. With stunning photos, maps, and illustrations, this captivating book reveals groundbreaking discoveries and inspires future archaeologists.

Are you ready for a fun festival? Cheese rolling is one of the UK's more quirky celebrations...

Have you ever heard of Morris Dancing? It is a traditional dance from the UK

Bookshelf Must-Haves

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no matter where in the world you are currently studying

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Meet children from all over the world, learn about their everyday lives from rural farms to inner cities. 

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