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Historical fiction (Children's / Teenage)

See below for a selection of the latest books from Historical fiction (Children's / Teenage) category. Presented with a red border are the Historical fiction (Children's / Teenage) books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Historical fiction (Children's / Teenage) books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Vinyl Underground

Vinyl Underground

Author: Rob Rufus Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/03/2020

Dig it. During the tumultuous year of 1968, four teens are drawn together: Ronnie Bingham, who is grieving his brother's death in Vietnam; Milo, Ronnie's bookish best friend; Ramrod, a star athlete who is secretly avoiding the draft; and Hana, the new girl, a half-Japanese badass rock-n-roller whose presence doesn't sit well with their segregated high school. The four outcasts find sanctuary in The Vinyl Underground, a record club where they spin music, joke, debate, and escape the stifling norms of their small southern town. But Ronnie's eighteenth birthday is looming. Together, they hatch a plan to keep Ronnie from being drafted. But when a horrific act of racial-charged violence rocks the gang to their core, they decide it's time for an epic act of rebellion.

Hope against Hope

Hope against Hope

Author: Sheena Wilkinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

It is 1921. Ireland has been at war with Britain for two years. Communities are torn apart by bitter hatred - and now a hard border. Helen's Hope in Belfast is a hostel for girls, a feminist and non-sectarian space. Stella refuses to use the work of her girls to make political symbols, but her resistance leads eventually to a violent attack on the hostel. Nothing could be more apposite at this moment than a novel about how hard borders and political division drive wedges into the hearts of communities.

The Secret Garden: The Story of the Movie

The Secret Garden: The Story of the Movie

Author: Linda Chapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

A magical and heart-warming novelisation based on the brand-new Secret Garden movie out in cinemas spring 2020. Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic story has been vividly brought to life on the big screen by award-winning writer Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), producer David Heyman (Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts, Paddington) and BAFTA-winning actors Julie Walters and Colin Firth. Children will love this official novelisation of the film and will be gripped by ten-year-old Mary's epic journey from India to the Yorkshire Moors where she discovers a magical secret garden with the power to change lives.

Village of Scoundrels

Village of Scoundrels

Author: Margi Preus Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/03/2020

Newbery Honor recipient Margi Preus tells the incredible true story of a group of French teenagers who helped save refugees in WWII Based on the true story of the French villagers in WWII who saved thousands of Jews, this novel tells how a group of young teenagers stood up for what is right. Among them is a young Jewish boy who learns to forge documents to save his mother and later goes on to save hundreds of lives with his forgery skills. There is also a girl who overcomes her fear to carry messages for the Resistance. And a boy who smuggles people into Switzerland. But there is always the threat that they will be caught: A policeman is sent to keep an eye on them, German soldiers reside in a local hotel, and eventually the Gestapo arrives, armed with guns and a list of names. As the knot tightens, the young people must race against time to bring their friends to safety.

The Long-Lost Secret Diary of the World's Worst Olympic Athlete

The Long-Lost Secret Diary of the World's Worst Olympic Athlete

Author: Tim Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2020

Dancing the Charleston

Dancing the Charleston

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/02/2020

'Wild glamour, class conflict, buried secrets and a cameo appearance by Hetty Feather are all delivered with Wilson's inimitable, intensely readable flair, interspersed with Nick Sharratt's cheery illustrations' - The Guardian A new sparkling and glamorous novel from the beloved, bestselling children's author, Jacqueline Wilson! In a little cottage on the edge of the grand Somerset Estate, Mona lives with her aunt - a dressmaker to the lady of the house. Life on the edge of the Somerset Estate means that Mona knows she will never have a life full of beautiful clothes and riches. But soon, that will all change . . . When Lady Somerset dies and a new member of the family inherits the house, Mona is propelled into a life of razzle-dazzle parties, new Bohemian friends and wonderful trips to London. However, even with these changes Mona discovers that she cannot dance away from her past. A glittery trip back in time, from the author of Hetty Feather and Tracy Beaker!

A Thousand Sisters The Heroic Airwomen of the Soviet Union in World War II

A Thousand Sisters The Heroic Airwomen of the Soviet Union in World War II

Author: Elizabeth Wein Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/02/2020

The gripping true story of the only women to fly in combat in World War II-from Elizabeth Wein, award-winning author of Code Name Verity In the early years of World War II, Josef Stalin issued an order that made the Soviet Union the first country in the world to allow female pilots to fly in combat. Led by Marina Raskova, these three regiments, including the 588th Night Bomber Regiment-nicknamed the night witches -faced intense pressure and obstacles both in the sky and on the ground. Some of these young women perished in flames. Many of them were in their teens when they went to war. This is the story of Raskova's three regiments, women who enlisted and were deployed on the front lines of battle as navigators, pilots, and mechanics. It is the story of a thousand young women who wanted to take flight to defend their country, and the woman who brought them together in the sky. Packed with black-and-white photographs, fascinating sidebars, and thoroughly researched details, A Thousand Sisters is the inspiring true story of a group of women who set out to change the world, and the sisterhood they formed even amid the destruction of war.

Irish Republican Boy

Irish Republican Boy

Author: Ann Murtagh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2020

It's spring 1919. Ireland's War of Independence has just begun. In a cottage in County Westmeath, thirteen-year-old Colm Conneely longs to join the local Volunteers, the 'Rainbow Chasers' who dream of an independent Ireland. Caught up in republican fever, he smuggles guns, stands up to the RIC during a house raid and raises the tricolour on a lake island. But Colm is also chasing another rainbow - he dreams of a life in America working as a fiddle player and involved in the republican movement there. The arrival in the area of spirited Belfast girl Alice McCluskey is a new development in Colm's life. She speaks Irish, shares his love of Irish music and is also committed to the 'cause'. Will Colm stay in Ireland and join the Volunteers or will he fulfil his dream of working as a musician in America? A long-held family secret comes to light, rocks Colm's world and shows him the way to go.

Little Bird Lands

Little Bird Lands

Author: Karen Mccombie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2020

Little Bird has landed in America, far from her home in Scotland and far from the danger that stalked her family. But the new world holds new perils, and soon she's on the run again. From the teeming streets of New York to the prairies of the west, Little Bird holds tight to secrets and dreams of freedom. Then, on her journey, she comes face-to-face with an unwelcome ghost from the past...

The House of One Hundred Clocks

The House of One Hundred Clocks

Author: A.M. Howell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2020

JUNE, 1905. Helena and her parrot, Orbit, are swept off to Cambridge when her father is appointed clock-winder to one of the wealthiest men in England. There is only one rule: the clocks must never stop. But Helena discovers the house of one hundred clocks holds many mysteries; a ghostly figure, strange notes and disappearing winding keys... Can she work out its secrets before time runs out?

Monsters The passion and loss that created Frankenstein

Monsters The passion and loss that created Frankenstein

Author: Sharon Dogar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2020

1814: Two 16-year-old stepsisters run away with a married man. The results are devastating and the ripples will be felt for centuries. This is the incredible story of Mary Shelley - radical, rebellious and entranced. It is the story of a young woman who defies tradition and society, and who draws upon the monstrous elements of her own life to create the most memorable monster of them all. Acclaimed writer Sharon Dogar brings to life the passion, tragedy and forbidden love of Frankenstein's teenage author.

Island War

Island War

Author: Patricia Reilly Giff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/02/2020