Here we review some of the best fiction and non-fiction books to go with the topic Stone Age to Iron Age.
Stone Age Boy
This engaging picture book tells the story of a boy who falls down a hole to find himself back in time 15,000 years. He wakes in a prehistoric camp and finds out about life in a Stone Age village. Stone Age Boy is a hugely popular book with lower KS2 classes and is a great way of encouraging children to engage with how life might have been different during Stone Age times.
Ug: Boy Genius of the Stone Age
A comic style book in which Ug lives with his parents during the Stone Age. Raymond Briggs uses imaginative humour to detail the challenges of prehistoric life including stone blankets, stone cold food, an even colder cave and, worst of all, hard stone trousers! Ug is a popular text that provides a great gateway into debate and discussions about how fair a portrayal of Stone Age people as basic and primitive might actually be.
Stig of the Dump
Stig of the Dump is a classic children's novel about a young boy called Barney who encounters a strange cave dwelling creature called Stig. Stig takes Barney on a series of fantastic adventures into prehistoric times. This classic text is superb as a class reader or for a literacy unit.
How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth
A fun and quirky picture book doubling as an instruction manual for the 'mammoth' task of pinning down and washing this prehistoric beast. This is a humorous and creative text and a brilliant link to instruction writing.
This gripping children's novel takes us back in time 6000 years as twelve year old Torak and his wolf cub journey through the prehistoric landscape. Wolf Brother is a real page-turner that uses the structure of an adventure story and majors on the theme of good versus evil in a prehistoric setting. Highly recommended for more confident readers or upper KS2
The History Detective Investigates: Stone Age to Iron Age
An accessible information text designed especially for the 2014 National Curriculum, this is a text pitched for teachers and pupils of lower KS2. Taking an investigative approach to history, The History Detective Investigtes Stone Age to Iron Age examines key questions and pieces of evidence from the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages in order to build a picture of life in prehistoric times.
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Our pack contains the classic text 'Stig of the Dump' and a copy of the Read & Respond Guide.