The Histronauts

The Histronauts is the book series I have the pleasure of working on with illustrator Grace Cooke. We created them as a fun way for children to learn about history though characters, stories, activities and facts. There are three books in the series (so far), they are aimed at a KS2 audience (7-11), they contain loads of information and activities, and are a great way to explore history with a young audience. You can buy they from

Luna, Nani, Newton and Hero are The Histronauts. You can join them as they journey through time in this exciting and beautiful book series. Their adventures to date have transported them back to ancient Rome, ancient Egypt and the world of the Vikings.

Our little gang of Histronauts

Each book is packed with things to do and different ways to learn about the past. When The Histronauts travel back in time they meet new people learn about the way that they lived, what they wore, how they worked, and what they ate.

I have a PhD in Medieval History from the University of Birmingham and Grace has a Masters in Directing Animation from The National Film and Television School. Together we bring our shared loves of history and illustration together to create The Histronauts.

Since the books were first released we’ve been really lucky to talk about them at the National Centre for Children’s Stories, some of the best independent bookstores in the UK, and at the Jorvik Viking Festival. We were also delighted when An Egyptian Adventure won the Information category at the North Somerset Teachers’ Book Awards in 2018.

We love working with brilliant designer Vicky Barker and the lovely b small publishing to create these books.

Going Viking recently interviewed me about the books and the work that goes into creating them. You can read our conversation here.

You can find The Histronauts anywhere that you would normally buy books but we love to encourage you to buy from independent bookstores. You can also visit our publisher at or

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