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The First World War

Young Reading Series 3 History
The First World War

  • The story of the First World War, and the people who lived and died fighting in it, specially written for young readers.
  • Chapters include ‘The world at war’, ‘Over by Christmas’ and ‘The homefront’.
  • Includes photographs, maps and full-colour illustrations, as well as internet links to recommended websites for further information through Usborne Quicklinks.
  • Written and published in association with Imperial War Museums.
  • Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.


Key Stage: KS2; Age 9+

Lexile Measure: 930L

Book Band: 14 - Dark blue

BIC: C5N79

CEFR Level: C1

Hardback with ribbon marker:
Price: £5.99
ISBN: 9781409562542
64 pages
196 x 130mm

Author/Editor: Conrad Mason


  • Usborne Quicklinks
    See the Internet links for this book.
  • Usborne Reading Programme
    Find out more about the Usborne Reading Programme, download a chart of the seven levels and watch an interview with reading consultant Alison Kelly.