two_childrens_history_booksCongratulations to historian Amy Licence and author and illustrator Alan Wybrow on the releases of their new children’s books.

Alan Wybrow’s new fiction series for children, Tudor Tales,is aimed at Key Stage 1 children (Kindergarten to 1st Grade, age 5+) and the first in the series, Tudor Tales: William at Hampton Court, introduces the fictional character William who has all sorts of adventures at the court of Henry VIII. His adventures are based on real-life Tudor events and the series is a great way to introduce children to Tudor history.

Here’s the blurb for Tudor Tales: William at Hampton Court, which is available as a kindle book and paperback. It is fully illustrated in colour and is in large format with large easy to read text.

William is a street orphan living near Hampton Court Palace. He’s poor but has big dreams. Every day is the same for William, until his luck changes.

Will a life working for the king be better for William? What adventures will he encounter?

Alan Wybrow is a graduate of the Connecticut Institute, USA obtaining a diploma in Children’s Literature. He is currently combining his interest in Tudor history with his artistic abilities to produce a children’s storybook series encompassing stories of the life and times of the Tudors. He lives in Canada.

Alan’s “Tudor Tales William” books are based on true historical events and seek to entertain children while also educating them about the wonderful things which happened in the past. The books are illustrated throughout in full colour.


Paperback: 46 pages
Publisher: MadeGlobal Publishing (November 20, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 8494372173
ISBN-13: 978-8494372179
ASIN (Kindle): ASIN: B018EMVKZ4
Available on Kindle – click here to find it on your Amazon store.
Also available as a paperback on, Amazon UK, and other book retailers.

Meanwhile, historian Amy Licence has been working on a non-fiction series, the “All About” series, aimed at Key Stage 2 children (2nd-5th grade, ages 7-11) about the kings and queens from Richard III up to Elizabeth I. All About Richard III is out now and is available as a kindle book and in paperback, and is a wonderful start to the series.

Here’s the blurb and details:

MadeGlobal’s “All About” series is the perfect choice for anyone who wants to know more about the key characters of history. The books are colourfully illustrated throughout, have a simple narrative to explain the key points in the character’s life and more detailed sections for the more-able reader or teacher.

Richard III was a king of England who lived over 500 years ago. He died in battle, and for centuries people thought his bones had been lost. Then, in 2013, he was found buried under a car park in Leicester. The whole world wanted to know about him.

Why are so many people interested in his story? Why do some think he was a good king, while others think he was not? What are the mysteries of his life and reign?

Read the facts about Richard III in this book and make up your own mind.

Amy Licence is a historian with a special interest in the medieval and Tudor world. She has been a Leading Literacy Teacher specialising in children’s literature and the use of open questions to extend learning. She is also the mother of two small boys.


Paperback: 42 pages
Publisher: MadeGlobal Publishing (November 12, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 8494457470
ISBN-13: 978-8494457470
ASIN (Kindle): B0182CQNY4
Available on Kindle – click here to find it on your Amazon store.
Also available as a paperback on, Amazon UK, and other book retailers.

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2 thoughts on “New Children’s History Books”
  1. Always been a fan of Amy Licence, she is normally fair. Even though I am an adult I still read kids books from time to time; will look forward to buying this one for my nephew and niece. Have to start our little Ricardians off young lol,

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