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The History of Everything in 32 Pages

Written by Anna Claybourne

Illustrated by Jan Van der Veren

Key Stage 2 General Knowledge / Trivia History Non-Fiction

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Travel through time and space to learn how the world has evolved from the Big Bang onwards!

A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month October 2020

Starting with a timeline that stretches from the ‘Big Bang’ to ‘The Modern Age (1940- the present day)’ this is a largely pictorial history covering physical and social developments in big, bold outlines which convey the main messages which are then fleshed out in much greater depth through detailed, fact-filled captions. The topics covered in each of the double-page spreads include ‘Our Home in Space’, ‘The Dinosaur Age’ , ‘Cities, Civilizations and Empires’ and ‘Technology’. The illustrations that convey them determinedly simple which gives the book a welcome, distinctively different look.  


Find out more about Anna and another of her books, The Mermaid Atlas, in this Q&A.

Julia Eccleshare M.B.E

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Julia Eccleshare's Picks for October 2020

A Clock of Stars: The Shadow Moth by Francesca Gibbons

The History of Everything in 32 Pages by Anna Claybourne

What We'll Build by Oliver Jeffers

The Castle of Tangled Magic by Sophie Anderson

Who Makes a Forest by Sally Nicholls

The Good Bear by Sarah Lean

The Book of Hopes by Katherine Rundell

The History of Everything in 32 Pages Synopsis

In the beginning, about 13.8 billion years ago, the Universe started with a bang.

Travel through time and space to learn how the world has evolved from the Big Bang onwards! From the creation of the stars, through the evolution of plants and animals, the dawn of the dinosaurs, and on towards the first humans, early civilisations, empires and technology, this incredible book will take you through the history of, well, everything!

The History of Everything in 32 Pages is a visual guide to 'everything' - from the formation of the solar system, right up to the modern day. Fourteen exciting double-page spreads draw you into a world of discovery. Each fascinating scene depicts a key development in life on earth, with colourful and engaging illustrations and packed with interesting facts and figures.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781786276834
Publication date: 5th October 2020
Author: Anna Claybourne
Illustrator: Jan Van der Veren
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 2
Topics: Encyclopaedias, General Knowledge / Trivia, History, Non-Fiction

About Anna Claybourne

Anna Claybourne is a children’s author who has written non-fiction books on a wide variety of topics, including science and technology, computers, wildlife, art and craft, history, the paranormal, archaeology, geography, and geology. Anna has also worked on several retellings of myths and legends.  

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