Sadly, I found out about these fantastic books just a little too late to include them in our Christmas Gift Guide, but I couldn’t not mention them. First published in September, the Great Lives in Graphics series (Button Books, RRP £9.99) reimagines the biographies of extraordinary people using infographics. This makes for colourful and easy-to-read books, packed full of facts and figures that are sure to engage readers, young and old. Explore floorplans of the secret annex in Amsterdam where Anne Frank and her family lived, discover which TV shows have featured cameos from Stephen Hawking and learn about Cleopatra’s beauty secrets. There are currently four titles available – Cleopatra, Anne Frank, Martin Luther King and Stephen Hawking – with a further four – Jane Austen, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Nikola Tesla and Frida Kahlo – due to be published in April. At just under £10, they make fantastic gifts for eight to twelve year olds with an interest in history.