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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!

The Bone Houses

The Bone Houses

Author: Emily Lloyd-Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/10/2020

Seventeen-year-old Aderyn ( Ryn ) only cares about two things: her family, and her family's graveyard. And right now, both are in dire straits. Since the death of their parents, Ryn and her siblings have been scraping together a meager existence as gravediggers in the remote Welsh village of Colbren, which sits at the foot of a harsh and deadly mountain range that was once home to fae creatures known as the Otherfolk. The problem with being a gravedigger in Colbren, though, is that the dead don't always stay dead. The risen corpses are known as bone houses, and legend says that they're the result of a decades-old curse. Ryn has always been quick to deal with this inconvenience whenever they wander too close to her graveyard, but when Ellis, an apprentice mapmaker, arrives in town, the bone houses attack with renewed purpose. What is it about Ellis that draws them near? And more importantly, how can they stop them for good? Together, Ellis and Ryn embark on a quest that will bring them deep into the heart of the mountains, where they will have to face both the curse and long-hidden truths about themselves. Equal parts classic horror novel and original fairy tale, The Bone Houses will have you spellbound from the very first page.

The Broken Queen

The Broken Queen

Author: Sherry D. Ficklin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/10/2020

A Picture of Freedom

A Picture of Freedom

Author: Patricia C McKissack Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2020

My Story: A Picture of Freedom is a tale based on the real-life memoirs of Clotee Henley, a young slave who helped over 150 slaves escape to freedom via the Underground Railroad. It's 1859 and Clotee is a slave in a Virginia plantation. It's illegal for slaves to read and write, but Clotee is teaching herself in secret. 'Freedom' is just another word she's learned to write. Then she finds out about the Underground Railroad, a network of people who help runaway slaves, and discovers that freedom is more than just a word... Experience history first-hand with My Story in this all-new look!

Witch

Witch

Author: Finbar Hawkins Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2020

Set in the 17th century, a breathtaking debut, and a potential prize-winner, about the power of women, witchcraft, fury, revenge and the ties that bind us. After witnessing the brutal murder of her mother by witch-hunters, Evey vows to avenge her and track down the killers. Fury burns in her bright and strong. But she has promised her mother that she will keep Dill, her little sister, safe. As the lust for blood and retribution rises to fever pitch, will Evey keep true to the bonds of sisterhood and to the magick that is her destiny?

Witch

Witch

Author: Finbar Hawkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2020

Set in the 17th century, a breathtaking debut, and a potential prize-winner, about the power of women, witchcraft, fury, revenge and the ties that bind us. After witnessing the brutal murder of her mother by witch-hunters, Evey vows to avenge her and track down the killers. Fury burns in her bright and strong. But she has promised her mother that she will keep Dill, her little sister, safe. As the lust for blood and retribution rises to fever pitch, will Evey keep true to the bonds of sisterhood and to the magick that is her destiny?

Awesomely Austen - Illustrated and Retold: Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey

Awesomely Austen - Illustrated and Retold: Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey

Author: Jane Austen, Steven Butler Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2020

A fresh, funny and accessible retelling of Jane Austen's classic story, with witty black and white illustrations throughout. Catherine Morland loves nothing more than reading a romantic novel, but as one of ten children she doesn't have much time for reading or for romance. When she is seventeen, her wealthy neighbours invite her to spend the winter season with them in Bath - to experience balls, the theatre and other social delights for the first time. Catherine makes friends with the passionate Isabella, and dances with a handsome man called Henry, and it seems that all her dreams are coming true. But real life doesn't always play out like a novel, and Catherine will have to overcome many obstacles before she can find her happy ending ... Steven Butler is an actor and writer from London. His books for children include The Wrong Pong series and Dennis the Menace. Steven's love of mischief made Northanger Abbey the perfect book to rewrite and he's excited to introduce Catherine Morland to a whole new raft of readers. Eglantine Ceulemans captures all of Austen's satire and wit, bringing her colourful casts to life with warm and funny black and white illustrations. Illustrated and retold editions are also available for: Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Persuasion, Sense and Sensibility, and Mansfield Park. The perfect way to discover Austen for the first time, this bright and bold collection features some of the most inspiring and famous heroines in English literature. For readers aged eight and up.

D-Day

D-Day

Author: Bryan Perrett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2020

My Story: D-Day is a vivid account firsthand account of the D-Day landings. It's 1944 when Lieutenant Andy Pope takes part in the D-Day landings, crossing the English Channel to the beaches of Normandy. Ordered to cut off the Germans' line of retreat, Andy's company comes under sustained attack. When he finds himself the only unwounded officer left, will he be able to do what it takes to command his men and fight for survival? Experience history first-hand with My Story in this all-new look!

Cane Warriors

Cane Warriors

Author: Alex Wheatle Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2020

Nobody free till everybody free. Moa is fourteen. The only life he has ever known is toiling on the Frontier sugar cane plantation for endless hot days, fearing the vicious whips of the overseers. Then one night he learns of an uprising, led by the charismatic Tacky. Moa is to be a cane warrior, and fight for the freedom of all the enslaved people in the nearby plantations. But before they can escape, Moa and his friend Keverton must face their first great task: to kill their overseer, Misser Donaldson. Time is ticking, and the day of the uprising approaches . . . Irresistible, gripping and unforgettable, Cane Warriors follows the true story of Tacky's War in Jamaica, 1760.

Awesomely Austen - Illustrated and Retold: Jane Austen's Mansfield Park

Awesomely Austen - Illustrated and Retold: Jane Austen's Mansfield Park

Author: Ayisha Malik, Jane Austen Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2020

A fresh, funny and accessible retelling of Jane Austen's classic story, with witty black and white illustrations throughout. Fanny Price is one of nine children, and her family are very poor. So when a distant relative offers to take her in - giving her the opportunity to grow up wealthy and comfortable - her parents jump at the chance. But money doesn't always bring happiness, and Fanny struggles to settle into her new home, where the family are very cold towards her. Her only friend amongst them is Edmund, who tries his best to help her be happy. As she grows up, Fanny realises that Edmund is the most important person in her life. But will he ever see her as more than the timid little girl who arrived at his home so many years before? Ayisha Malik is a British Muslim, lifelong Londoner and lover of books. She has read and reread Austen's books throughout her whole life and is perfectly placed to bring Mansfield Park to a new audience. Eglantine Ceulemans captures all of Austen's satire and wit, bringing her colourful casts to life with warm and funny black and white illustrations. Illustrated and retold editions are also available for: Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Persuasion, Sense and Sensibility and Northanger Abbey. The perfect way to discover Austen for the first time, this bright and bold collection features some of the most inspiring and famous heroines in English literature. For readers aged eight and up.

Awesomely Austen - Illustrated and Retold: Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility

Awesomely Austen - Illustrated and Retold: Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility

Author: Jane Austen, Joanna Nadin Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2020

A fresh, funny and accessible retelling of Jane Austen's classic story, with witty black and white illustrations throughout. When Elinor and Marianne Dashwood's father dies, they are forced to leave their home behind and move far away to a tiny cottage. Their lives look set to change for ever, in ways neither had expected. Elinor must leave behind the man she loves, whereas Marianne falls for their charming - but entirely unsuitable - new neighbour. The sisters will need each other's support if they are to find happiness, but will they ever find the right balance of sense and sensibility? Joanna Nadin is a winner of the Fantastic Book Award, the Surrey Book Award, Blue Peter 'Book of the Month' and Radio 4 Open Book 'Book of the Year'. She has recently fell head over heels for Austen's books and wants new readers to feel the same. Eglantine Ceulemans captures all of Austen's satire and wit, bringing her colourful casts to life with warm and funny black and white illustrations. Illustrated and retold editions are also available for: Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Persuasion, Mansfield Park and Northanger Abbey. The perfect way to discover Austen for the first time, this bright and bold collection features some of the most inspiring and famous heroines in English literature. For readers aged eight and up.

Charlie Green and the Gods of Pompeii

Charlie Green and the Gods of Pompeii

Author: Martyn Blunden Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/09/2020

Nobody could be kinder than time travelling adventurer Charlie Green, and it's both a strength and weakness as he discovers in his latest adventure! After holidaying nearby to the ruins of Pompeii, Charlie learns that the volcanic eruption in 79AD buried the city of Pompeii, and many of its residents perished as a result under metres of ash and pumice. Struck by this, Charlie resolves to save a group of school children from a grisly death. Charlie decides to hatch a plan to use his magic aeroplane to return him to ancient Pompeii just before the eruption to lead the children to safety. However, what Charlie doesn't know is that the eruption, and subsequent devastation, was created by the all-powerful Greek God Zeus. Very unhappy with the population of Pompeii changing their Godly allegiances to Roman Gods, he chose to make them pay the ultimate price. And anyone crossing paths with the ill-tempered God of Gods normally ends up on the sharp end of a lightning bolt... as Charlie soon find out when he arrives in ancient Pompeii and lands himself in more trouble than he could have imagined! With unseen adversaries appearing from both heaven and earth, and trouble brewing back in the modern-day Green household, Charlie will need all his irrepressible charm, innocent guile and courage to be successful this time.

A Dress for the Wicked

A Dress for the Wicked

Author: Autumn Krause Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2020

Betrayal has never been so fashionable than in Autumn Krause's glamorous debut, perfect for fans of The Belles and The Luxe. True to its name, the sleepy town of Shy in Avon-upon-Kynt is a place where nothing much happens. And for eighteen years, Emmaline Watkins has feared that her future held just that: nothing. But when the head of the most admired fashion house in the country opens her prestigious design competition to girls from outside the stylish capital city, Emmy's dreams seem closer than they ever have before. As the first country girl to compete, Emmy knows she'll encounter extra hurdles on her way to the top. But as she navigates the twisted world of high fashion, she starts to wonder: Will she be able to tailor herself to fit into this dark, corrupted race? And at what cost?