Second World War   ladybird histories
second world war

Simon is immensely proud to be writing for Ladybird Books, one of the most prestigious children’s publishers. His first book for Ladybird, Second World War, was followed by a book on the Romans in the same series.

PUBLISHED BY Ladybird Books

Blue Peter

Shortlisted
for the 2009
Blue Peter
Book Awards

Archaeology Detectives   ARCHAEOLOGY DETECTIVES

A 128-page guide to how archaeologists have uncovered some of the most fascinating historical remains, from cave paintings at Altamira in Spain and the palace of Knossos on Crete to the wrecks of the Vasa and the Titanic. Simon publicised the book at the Edinburgh, Cheltenham and Salisbury book festivals.

PUBLISHED BY Oxford University Press

  Project Ancient Egypt   Project Ancient Egypt

Super-cool facts and hands-on projects combine to make this book an exciting introduction to Ancient Egypt for younger children. The book is packed with fun activities, such as making a pharaoh’s headdress or writing your own name in hieroglyphics, lift-up flaps and amazing images.

PUBLISHED BY Miles Kelly

TitanicTudor   EYEWITNESS BOOKS
TITANIC
TUDOR

Two highly successful additions to the bestselling ‘Eyewitness’ series, both Titanic and Tudor have now been paperbacked. Titanic has sold throughout the world in more than 20 foreign-language editions, while Tudor, which supports the national curriculum, has been a great success in British schools and libraries. Simon also co-wrote Eyewitness Texas with David Murdoch, contributing pages on the geography, sport and music of the state.

PUBLISHED BY Dorling Kindersley

Cavaliers & RoundheadsWinning the Vote
The Cold War
  HISTORY TOPICS
CAVALIERS AND ROUNDHEADS
WINNING THE VOTE
THE COLD WAR

The ‘History Topics’ series covers some of the main themes and subjects in the national history curriculum KS 2 and 3. These three books, all now paperbacked, deal with what is now called the Wars of the Three Kingdoms, the extension of the franchise from the Great Reform Act to universal franchise, and the Cold War from its origins in World War II to the collapse of communism in 1991.

PUBLISHED BY Franklin Watts

Atlas of the Ancient WorldAtlas of the Medieval World
Atlas of Exploration & EmpiresAtlas of the Modern World
  KINGFISHER ATLASES
ANCIENT WORLD
MEDIEVAL WORLD
EXPLORATION & EMPIRES
MODERN WORLD

A series of four 48-page pictorial atlases covering human history from the first towns and cities to the world tomorrow, aimed at children discovering world history for the first time. The four atlases have also been bound up into the single volume Children’s Atlas of World History.

PUBLISHED BY Kingfisher

 

 

 

 

Ancient RomeCastles & Forts   KINGFISHER KNOWLEDGE
ANCIENT ROME
CASTLES & FORTS

Two additions to Kingfisher’s bestselling non-fiction series, both titles are fully illustrated and make use of computer-graphics to recreate historical scenes. The two sold well throughout the world and are now in paperback.

PUBLISHED BY Kingfisher

Ancient Egypt   KINGFISHER VOYAGES
ANCIENT EGYPT

A voyage up the Nile from the delta to the temples at Abu Simbel in the expert company of Egyptologist Dr Kent Weeks. The book has both acetates and gatefolds and was a great success in bookshops and in schools, where it supports the history curriculum at KS 2 and 3.

PUBLISHED BY Kingfisher

Romans   romans

An all-signing, all-dancing look at the Romans, with charts, pop-ups, booklets, posters and other delights. Simon also wrote Knights, another book in the same ‘Warriors’ series.

PUBLISHED BY Carlton

World Religions   EXPLORING HISTORY
WORLD RELIGIONS

One in a series of ‘Exploring History’ books produced for Anness Publishing that have since been bound up into a one-volume children’s history encyclopedia as well as being paperbacked in various editions.

PUBLISHED BY Lorenz Books

DK Code Breakers   CODE BREAKERS

A guide to code breaking from hieroglyphics to txt msgs and hackers, Code Breakers covers the ground in an informative and entertaining way, with special attention paid to Alan Turing, one of Simon’s heroes.

PUBLISHED BY Dorling Kindersley

    Other history Books
written by Simon Adams

North Africa & East Africa
Two 112-page books on the history of Africa, written for the Diagram Group
PUBLISHED BY Facts On File

The History Detectives
The Civil Wars
Post-War Britain

PUBLISHED BY Wayland

 

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