It's True! The Vikings Got Lost, by David Greagg

Vikings have a reputation as being fierce invaders who plundered and pillaged. But did you know they also ate pizza, took spa baths and got lost? In this humorous, but fact-based, offering, young readers can learn all sorts of facts about Vikings and their ways.

In just 88 pages author David Greagg covers a vast amount of Viking history – from their lives at home, to their travels and their wars, as well as a look at their mythology, their form of written communication (runes) and more. This is complemented by the humorous illustrative work of Binny Hobbs.

The Vikings Got Lost is part of the It’s True! series, from Allen & Unwin, providing insight into a vast array of non-fiction subjects for primary aged readers.

Good stuff.

It’s True! The Vikings Got Lost, by David Greagg, pictures by Binny Hobbs
Allen & Unwin, 2006

It's True! You Can Make Your Own Jokes, by Sharon Holt

Knock knock.
Who’s there?
Max who?
Max my brain bulge to read this book!

Kids love telling jokes, and for all young jokesters this book has plenty to offer. It is much more than just a book of jokes – although there are plenty included – being instead a book about the history of jokes and joke-telling, and a guide to making up jokes.

Author Sharon Holt gives young readers insight into how different kinds of jokes are written, and includes step by step workshops to help them create their own. She also gives plenty of examples to show just how jokes are created, as well as an insight into why jokes make listeners laugh.

The text is accompanied by the humorous illustration work of Ross Kinnaird and is part of the highly popular It’s True! Series.

Loads of fun.

It’s true! You Can Make Your Own Jokes, by Sharon Holt, illustrated by Ross Kinnaird
Allen & Unwin, 2006