The HISTORY Channel This Day in History For Kids: 1001 Remarkable Moments & Fascinating Facts (Hardcover)

The HISTORY Channel This Day in History For Kids: 1001 Remarkable Moments & Fascinating Facts By Dan Bova, Russell Shaw (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Dan Bova, Russell Shaw (Illustrator)
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An exciting, visual adventure through history with day-by-day accounts of extraordinary events, notable people, and incredible inventions for kids ages 8-12.

History comes alive in this beautifully illustrated book with bite-size facts (along with a touch of humor) that will engage and entertain young curious minds. 

Jam-packed with important events, inspiring accomplishments by remarkable people, and groundbreaking inventions, this super-fun fact-filled book, the first kids book from History Channel, includes the most interesting historical facts--from early civilization up to the 21st century all around the world for every day of the year. 

Each day’s entry includes multiple events that occurred on that day in history along with charming original illustrations and photography. Plus, readers are prompted to recall their own remarkable milestones, helping them to consider their place in history. Inside, kids will discover:
  • Historic events that happened on their birthday
  • Major moments in sports
  • Groundbreaking events and famous military battles
  • Fearless explorers, inventors and freedom fighters
  • Record-breaking stunts
  • Weird and wacky holidays
  • Incredible dinosaur discoveries, and much more!

A great gift for an up-and-coming history buff and an engaging resource for the classroom, this book offers a fresh twist on history, looking into the past and letting you recall your own.

About the Author

The HISTORY™ Channel, a division of A&E Networks, is the premier multiplatform destination for historical storytelling.

Dan Bova is the author of Road & Track Crew Big & Fast Cars, Popular Mechanics The Big Little Book of Awesome Stuff, History Channel’s This Day in History for Kids and Wendell the Werewolf. He has worked at Jimmy Kimmel Live and Spy magazine, and interviews inventors and innovators for He lives in New York with his wife, two sons, and a completely bonkers dog named Clark.

Russell Shaw is an independent illustrator and designer. He illustrated and designed the 2015 New York Times Best-Selling children's book, "Kid President's Guide to Being Awesome." In 2017, he received the Best in Class designation from PRINT Magazine for Typography and Lettering.

Praise For…

"Equally rewarding for sustained dives or random dips."

"A wonderful addition to library collections; this book is perfect for budding historians and those who enjoy learning new facts on a range of subjects."
–Suzanne Costner, School Library Journal

"I'm also feeling lucky that I was able to get my hands on a copy of [this book]....It's definitely a fun book to have in the classroom. You could read the daily facts out loud OR leave it set up somewhere for the students to peruse on their own as they finish assignments. Even put someone in charge of moving the bookmark each day so kids can always find what happened on THIS day in history."
—Hannah Jo,

"I thought this book was amazing because it has cool features and facts about the world and history...and is fun."
—Alexander, age 8

This Day in History for Kids is a great book for amazing facts that you can learn each day. Each page has one or two calendar days featured, so I can read a small part every day and learn a little bit about a lot of new and interesting things.... The dates are fun because you can look for what happened on your birthday, and I think it’s really fascinating to learn the dates for things like the Trojan Horse. Everyone knows it happened, but I never knew when. Also, every page has extremely funny jokes in the facts. I really recommend this book!"
Archer, age 10

"This Day In History For Kids was such a terrific book! What I love about it is that whenever I feel like it, I can just look at today's history. To me, it’s really fascinating to feel that for us, it’s just like a normal day, but for example on June 23, 1281 they had ships sail away in Korea to invade Japan. Sometimes I like to go to today and see exactly what happened on that day. Or sometimes even just go through the entire book in the morning! What’s really cool to think about is that every single day at least something historic happened. And usually it is way more than just 1 historic gesture."
—Carmel, age 10

"[This book] has many interesting facts about national days. I really like how there are pages where you can fill in your memories. This book provides facts from when Yellowstone became America's first national park, to when National Pancake Day is! I would highly recommend this book."
—Charlotte, age 10

“This is a really good book for kids who like dinosaurs, history, pirates, and anything else you can imagine. This book has it all. Personally, something I liked is that it showed the Zodiac and I never really had that at my display and it’s fun to say 'I’m a snake! And my mom’s a snake too!' It’s pretty cool how the book breaks facts down per day.... The first thing I did was I looked up my birthday and then my mom’s and my dad’s and my stepdad's!”
—Eli, age 10

"Most history books are hard for me to keep reading. But the pictures and the jokes made me want to find new facts to learn."
Moses, 10

"This book is packed with awesome facts for every day of the year. I can flip to any page and learn a cool fact of the day. I definitely recommend it!"
—Mykolas, age 10

"Very cool and interesting...would recommend to a friend."
—Wyatt, age 10

"I love reading non-fiction books, but I especially loved this one because it broke down interesting facts based on each date. I liked being able to see what happened on my birthday and if it says anything about who I am as a person. I also like that I am able to pick this book up at any time and read any page I want. I don't always have to go in order."
—Rowan, age 11

"[This book] shows a ton of interesting things that happened on specific days. Kids who like history would enjoy the book." 
—Nathan, age 12
Product Details
ISBN: 9781958395790
ISBN-10: 195839579X
Publisher: Hearst Home Kids
Publication Date: March 5th, 2024
Pages: 224
Language: English