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Publication Order of Horrible Histories Books

Terrible Tudors (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Awesome Egyptians (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Vile Victorians (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vicious Vikings (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rotten Romans (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Groovy Greeks (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dreadful Diary (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Measly Middle Ages / Plague And Peril (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Poisonous Postcards (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cut-Throat Celts (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Angry Aztecs (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Terrifying Tudors / Even More Terrible Tudors (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Savage Stone Age (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Woeful Second World War (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gorgeous Georgians and the Vile Victorians (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horribly Huge Quiz Book (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Incredible Incas (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horrible Christmas (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Brat Pack: Measly Middle Ages (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cruel Crime And Painful Punishment (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Barmy British Empire (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Terrible Tudors Awful Anniversary Pack (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ruthless Romans (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wicked History Of The World (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Slimy Stuarts (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Smashing Saxons (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Stormin' Normans (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Villainous Victorians (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Awesome Egyptians Activity Book (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rotten Romans Sticker Book (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vile Victorians Activity Book (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mad Miscellany (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Groovy Greeks Activity Book (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vicious Vikings Sticker Book (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blitzed Brits (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Frightful First World War (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gorgeous Georgians (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Loathsome London (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Measly Middle Ages Activity Book (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Slimy Stuarts Sticker Book (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horribly Huge Press-Out-And-Build Book (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Who's Horrible in History (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horribly Hilarious Joke Book (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horribly Huge Book Of Terrible Tudors (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tudors - A High-Speed History (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horrible Histories Frighfully Funny Quiz Book (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Awful Egyptians (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Knights - A High-Speed History (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rome - A High-Speed History (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cruel Crime (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deadly Days in History (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horrible Histories Big Fat Christmas Book (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Top 50 Kings and Queens (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Terrible Timeline (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horrible Histories Christmas Sticker Activity Book (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
This is a Horrible Journal (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crackin' Castles (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
This is a Horrible Book of Foul Facts (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Top 50 Villains (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gruesome Great Houses (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horrible Histories 25th Anniversary Yearbook (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Up In The Air (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret Diary of Henry VIII (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret Diary of Queen Victoria (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Horrible Histories Specials Books

Cruel Kings and Mean Queens (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wicked Words (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Knights and Dingy Castles (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rowdy Revolutions (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ireland (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The USA (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Awesome Ancient Quiz Book (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
France (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Twentieth Century (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
England (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rotten Rulers (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wales (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scotland (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Beastly Best Bits (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Horrible Histories Novelty Books

The Mad Millennium Play (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Massive Millennium Quiz Book (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Terrible Trenches Field Book (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Horrible Histories Gory Stories Books

Shadow of the Gallows (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tower of Terror (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wall Of Woe (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Raiders And Ruins (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blackout In The Blitz (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pirates and Plunder (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Big Book Of Gory Stories (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Horrible Histories Gruesome Guides Books

Publication Order of Horrible Histories Handbooks Books

Publication Order of Horrible Histories Handbook Books

Publication Order of Horrible Histories Non-Fiction Books

Terrible Tudors Sticker Book (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Awesome Activity Book (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horrible Histories Annual 2010 (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horrible Histories Annual 2011 (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Horrible History of Britain and Ireland (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horrible History Annual 2012 (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horrible Histories Gruesome Guides: London (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horrible Histories Gruesome Guides: Edinburgh (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horrible Histories Annual 2013 (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horrible Histories Annual 2014 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horrible Histories Annual 2016 (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Classified Books

Breakout! (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Nuclear Winter Man (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vanished! (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Philadelphia Experiment (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Discovery at Roswell (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Encounter on the Moon (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alien Landing (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Comet Books

The Dream Seller (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dangerous Days Books

Dangerous Days in the Roman Empire (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dangerous Days on the Victorian Railways (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dangerous Days in Elizabethan England (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dangerous Days in Ancient Egypt (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Egyptian Tales Books

The Magic And The Mummy (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Phantom And The Fisherman (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gold In The Grave (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Plot On The Pyramid (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Phantom of the Nile (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Fire Thief Trilogy Books

The Fire Thief (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flight of the Fire Thief (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fire Thief Fights Back (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Ganders Books

Skeleton in the Cupboard (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bad Bart And Billy The Brave (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Greek Tales Books

The Tortoise and the Dare (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Town Mouse and the Spartan House (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lion's Slave (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Boy Who Cried Horse (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of History Mystery Books

The Real Joan Of Arc? (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Truth About Guy Fawkes? (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Who Killed Kit Marlowe? (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Knights Tales Books

The Knight Of Silk And Steel (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Knight Of Spurs And Spirits (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Knight of Sticks and Straw (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Knight Of Swords And Spooks (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Master Crook's Crime Academy Books

Burglary for Beginners (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Robbery For Rascals (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Classes In Kidnapping (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Safe Cracking For Students (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of 100% Horrible Books

with Michael Cox, Michael Coleman
10 Best Greek Legends Ever! (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bible Stories (By: Michael Tickner,Michael Coleman) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
10 Best Shakespeare Stories Ever! (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Top Ten Arthurian Legends (By: Margaret Simpson) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Top Ten Viking Legends (By: Michael Cox,Michael Tickner) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Top Ten Fairy Stories (By: Michael Coleman) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Top Ten Irish Legends (By: Michael Tickner,Margaret Simpson) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horror Stories (By: Michael Cox,Michael Tickner) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
10 Best Ghost Stories Ever (By: Michael Cox,Michael Tickner) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Peasants' Revolting Books

The Peasants' Revolting Crimes (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Peasants' Revolting Lives (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Pirate Tales Books

The Pirate Lord (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pirate Queen (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pirate Prisoner (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pirate Captain (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Roman Tales Books

The Captive Celt (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Goose Guards (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fatal Fire (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Grim Ghost (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Saxon Tales Books

The King Who Threw Away His Throne (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lord Who Lost His Head (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Shepherd Who Ate His Sheep (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Witch Who Faced the Fire (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Shakespeare Tales Books

Macbeth (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Midsummer Night's Dream (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Romeo and Juliet (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Twelfth Night (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Shivers Books

Publication Order of Spark Files Books

Publication Order of Spark Files Flip Quiz Books

The Secrets Of Science (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
How Things Work (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mysteries of the Human Body (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wonders of Maths (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Stone Age Tales Books

The Great Cave (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great Flood (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great Monster (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great Storm (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Terribly True Stories Books

Terribly True Spy Stories (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Terribly True War Stories (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Terribly True Horror Stories (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Time Detectives Books

The Witch of Nightmare Avenue (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pirates of the Dark Park (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Princess In Terror Tower (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
King Arthur's Bones (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of True Stories Books

True Monster Stories (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
True Horror Stories (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
True Crime Stories (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
True Shark Stories (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
True Ghost Stories (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
True Detective Stories (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
True UFO Stories (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
True Spy Stories (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
True Horror Stories / True Monster Stories / True Ghost Stories (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
True War Stories (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
True Disaster Stories (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Terribly True Crime Stories (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Terribly True Disaster Stories (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Terribly True Shark Stories (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Terribly True Ghost Stories (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
True Mystery Stories (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Truly Terrible Tales Books

Publication Order of Tudor Terror Books

The Prince of Rags and Patches (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The King in Blood Red and Gold (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lady of Fire and Tears (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Knight of Stars and Storms (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lord of the Dreaming Globe (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Queen of the Dying Light (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Tudor Tales Books

The Actor, The Rebel, And The Wrinkled Queen (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Prince, the Cook, and the Cunning King (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Thief, the Fool, and the Big Fat King (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Maid, The Witch And The Cruel Queen (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Viking Tales Books

The Eye of the Viking God (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sword of the Viking King (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hand of the Viking Warrior (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Viking (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Battle for the Viking Gold (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Victorian Tales Books

The Fabulous Flyer (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Terror on the Train (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sea Monsters (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Twisted Tunnels (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Wiggott's Wonderful Waxworld Books

Publication Order of World War I Tales Books

The Last Flight (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The War Game (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bomber Balloon (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pigeon Spy (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of World War II Tales Books

The Apple Spy (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bike Escape (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Barrel Burglary (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Phantom Farm (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Real Maria Marten (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Calamity Kate (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hope Street (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lambton Worm (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Twist of the Knife (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Custard Kid (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Walking Shadows (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wishing Well Ghost (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Silent Scream (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
I Met Her on a Rainy Day (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Windmill Of Nowhere (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Witch in Time (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Treasure Of Skull Island (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ghosts of Batwing Castle (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Treasure Of Grey Manor (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Treasure Of Crazy Horse (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Joke Factory (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great Father Christmas Robbery (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadow Play (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ghost Town (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
All About Bede (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Grott Street Gang (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Who Shot Queen Victoria? (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Potty Politics (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bloody Scotland (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Top Ten Greek Legends (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Top 10 Shakespeare Stories (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ghost for Sale (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Greek Legends (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shakespeare Stories (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Greek Legends Zeus (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hat Trick (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pitt Street Pirates (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Into the Lion's Den (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Footsteps In The Fog (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
War Games (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dirty Little Imps (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Boy Who Haunted Himself (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Put Out The Light (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Silver Hand (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Unlikely Spy (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Spine Chilling Stories Three Stories (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Knockout: Short Stories (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Truly Terrible Tales (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best Ever Shakespeare Tales (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dick Turpin: Legends and Lies (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Terry Deary's Best Ever Greek Legends (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Teaching Through Theatre (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Father Christmas' Joke Book (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Big Fat Father Christmas Joke Book (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vile Villains (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horrible Histories Big Fat Christmas Book (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Terry Deary
Terry Deary was born in Sunderland, England in the year 1946. He is a former museum manager, theater director, and actor. He has written for radio, tv, movies, new media, and theater.

His dad (Billy) worked as a butcher in Hendon, Sunderland, and his mom (Freda) worked managing a clothing shop. As a child, Terry worked for many years in his dad’s butcher shop. It was better than going to school, where he was bullied, beaten, and abused by the loathsome instructors.

After his bad experiences in school, he has stated his dislike for schooling. Terry has stated they are no longer relevant in the 21st century. He has said that testing that all he learned was how to pass the 11-plus, and that it is the death of education.

He later joined the electricity board as a management trainee at the age of eighteen and in the year 1972, joined the Theatre Powys drama company, touring Welsh village halls to bring the theatre to kids. He qualified as an instructor at the Sunderland’s College of Education and taught drama.

As an actor with Theatre Powys, Terry started writing scripts for a few of the shows. One of his most successful was for a children’s show titled “The Custard Kid”. The tour had ended, but Terry wanted to keep the exciting story he had created so he adapted into a collection of Theatre-in-Education projects. Then it was adapted into his first kid’s novel, published as “Custard Kid” in the year 1977.

During his spare time, Terry is a road runner with the Derwentside Athletic Club and takes part in the races from three miles up to the Great Run 13.1 miles, something he has done a total of 21 times.

In the year 1976, he began writing, before becoming a full-time writer in the year 1994, when he started publishing the “Horrible Histories” series.

These books are popular among kids for interesting detail, humorous pictures, and vast information. Among adults they are popular for getting kids interested in history.

In the year 2002, CBBC Television launched a television series based off of “Horrible Histories” which has gone on to win many RTS and Children’s BAFTA awards. In 2011 and 2012, the television series won for best sketch show from British Comedy Award, and was the first children’s program to win a Comedy Award.

Terry’s books have sold more than 25 million copies in more than forty languages.

Since the year 1994, he has been one of the best selling authors in all of Britain. In the year 2012, he was the tenth most-borrowed author in British libraries, and was also voted as the Outstanding Children’s Non-Fiction Author of the 20th Century by Books for Keeps magazine.

Terry’s books are sold in 38 languages in China, Russia, Scandinavia, and Brazil. His work is aimed at children and teenagers. After 35 years, he quit writing children’s books in the year 2011.

“Put Out the Light” won the Sheffield Books award and was nominated for a prestigious Carnegie Medal.

“True Monster Stories” is the first novel in the “True Stories” series and was released in the year 1992. Impossible? Incredible? Too horrible to even imagine? Somebody, somewhere at some point in time that each of these odd stories is actually true. A paper reports of a monster guy, whose fiery breath scorched the faces of all his victims; centuries old records talk of a beached sea monster so gigantic, a guy could have drowned in it; and an American that swears to his dying day that he was kidnapped by a family of ape men or Bigfoot.

Hear accounts of the vampire, the Yeti, Morgawr, and Black Dog. Hear the facts and decide for yourself as to whether or not any of these monster tales are actually true. Even if you choose that you do not believe, do beware! These stories could linger in your thoughts and darken all your dreams.

“The Fire Thief” is the first novel in the “The Fire Thief” series and was released in the year 2005. To escape the revenge of the gods, Prometheus travels back in time to 1858 in Eden City. There, he makes a friend in an actor, young orphan, and petty criminal.

Jim runs into trouble with the law, Prometheus becomes torn. Should he use his powers to bail his friend out of trouble, he is going to betray his hiding place to the gods.

Readers found this to be a rollicking blend of narrative tradition, anarchy, and action, as well as being packed with all kinds of puns, sarcastic footnotes, and wisecracking gods. The characters never fail to amuse and the book moves at a nice quick pace.

“Dangerous Days in Ancient Egypt” is the first novel in the “The Fire Thief” series and was released in the year 2016. Think that Ancient Egypt is nothing but a load of ancient obelisks? Do not bet your afterlife on it.

Ancient Egypt should be more than dead than a lot of our yesterdays. After all it was at its height some five thousand years prior. We do still ponder about the pyramids and marvel at all the mummies. It is rather easy to forget about these people actually living, breathing, and loving, though not for too long.

These were some dangerous days for peasants and princes alike. In Ancient Egypt, a world of woes and wars, plagues and poverty, life was pretty short. Forty was a good age to reach. A Pharaoh that was eaten by a hippo wound up just as dead as a ditch digger that got stung by a scorpion. Unwrap all of the bandages and you are going to find that the Egyptians’ odd adventures in life were just every bit as fascinating as the monuments they left to their deaths.

Terry delivers a fun, dangerously witty, and interesting read. He also concentrates on the horrible tiny details that serve to bring the past to life. The book does a great job of teaching the reader, while entertaining them at the same time.

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