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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!

We Played With Fire

We Played With Fire

Author: Catherine Barter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2021

Maggie has witnessed impossible things. But no one believes her, and now her family has taken her away to spend the winter upstate in a remote, freezing farmhouse. Bored and angry, Maggie and her younger sister Kate start to play tricks: rapping on the floorboards above their parents' bedroom, cracking their toes under the table, and telling tales about noises in the night. Then the house starts to make sounds of its own. Neither Maggie nor Kate can explain it, but it seems as though someone - or something - is trying to speak to them . . . Inspired by the incredible true tale of the Fox Sisters, the girls who made their fortune in nineteenth-century America by speaking to ghosts.

The Queen's Fool

The Queen's Fool

Author: Ally Sherrick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2021

A fantastic Tudor adventure from Historical Association Young Quills Award-winning author Ally Sherrick. Cat Sparrow is on the road. She's following her sister, Meg, who was torn from their convent home and sent to London. But Cat isn't like other people - she thinks differently - and for a girl like her the world holds many perils. Luckily she befriends a young actor, Jacques, and together they follow Meg's trail to a wondrous place called the Field of Cloth of Gold. But here, they discover that the kingdoms of England and France are both in terrible danger ...

Ground Zero

Ground Zero

Author: Alan Gratz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2021

In time for the twentieth anniversary of 9/11, master storyteller Alan Gratz (Refugee) delivers a pulse-pounding and unforgettable take on history and hope, revenge and fear - and the stunning links between the past and present. September 11, 2001, New York City: Brandon is visiting his dad at work, on the 107th floor of the World Trade Center. Out of nowhere, an airplane slams into the tower, creating a fiery nightmare of terror and confusion. And Brandon is in the middle of it all. Can he survive - and escape? September 11, 2020, Afghanistan: Reshmina has grown up in the shadow of war, but she dreams of peace and progress. When a battle erupts in her village, Reshmina stumbles upon a wounded American soldier named Taz. Should she help Taz - and put herself and her family in mortal danger? Two kids. One devastating day. Nothing will ever be the same.

Ira Aldridge: The Shakespearean Actor

Ira Aldridge: The Shakespearean Actor

Author: Judy Hepburn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2021

I Was There... is a perfect introduction for younger readers into stories from the past, allowing children to imagine that they were really there. I Was There... Ira Aldridge tells the exciting story of the African-American actor, Ira Aldridge, who rose to fame on the London stage. Brilliantly imagined, readers aged 7+ will love this first-hand account of a child's experience of nineteenth-century London and the vibrant life of the theatre. Amazing black-and-white illustrations throughout bring the story to life!

The Hatmakers

The Hatmakers

Author: Tamzin Merchant Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/01/2021

The first adventure in a spellbinding new magical world. 'Wildly inventive . . . full of laugh-out-loud humour, enchanting magic and rebellious hope. I loved it' Catherine Doyle Cordelia comes from a long line of magical milliners, who weave alchemy and enchantment into every hat. In Cordelia's world, Making - crafting items such as hats, cloaks, watches, boots and gloves from magical ingredients - is a rare and ancient skill, and only a few special Maker families remain. When Cordelia's father Prospero and his ship, the Jolly Bonnet, are lost at sea during a mission to collect hat ingredients, Cordelia is determined to find him. But Uncle Tiberius and Aunt Ariadne have no time to help the littlest Hatmaker, for an ancient rivalry between the Maker families is threatening to surface. Worse, someone seems to be using Maker magic to start a war. It's up to Cordelia to find out who, and why . . . 'An utterly charming adventure full of wildness, wit, magic and heart' Anna James Featuring illustrations by Paola Escobar.

The Valley of Lost Secrets

The Valley of Lost Secrets

Author: Lesley Parr Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2021

September 1939. When Jimmy is evacuated to a small village in Wales, it couldn't be more different from London. Green, quiet and full of strangers, he instantly feels out of place. But then he finds a skull hidden in a tree, and suddenly the valley is more frightening than the war. Who can Jimmy trust? His brother is too little; his best friend has changed. Finding an ally in someone he never expects, they set out together to uncover the secrets that lie with the skull. What they discover will change Jimmy - and the village - forever. A mesmerising mystery about bravery and brotherhood from an outstanding new voice.

Darwin's Dragons

Darwin's Dragons

Author: Lindsay Galvin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2021

How to Train Your Dragon meets Robinson Crusoe in this high-flying dragon adventure from Lindsay Galvin! Syms Covington has landed the job of a lifetime - cabin boy and fiddler on Charles Darwin's Beagle. But when he is separated from the crew during a storm, his life takes a truly extraordinary turn. Shipwrecked on a Galapagos island, he makes a discovery that could change the world - and make his fortune. But should he share his find, or will it lead to the extinction of a legendary species? There's one person who could help, but he's busy writing a book ...

The Ghost Garden

The Ghost Garden

Author: Emma Carroll Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2021

SUMMER 1914 In the first of a series of unsettling coincidences, Fran uncovers a bone in the garden of Long Barrow House on the same afternoon that Leo breaks his leg. Leo is left wheelchair bound for the rest of the summer and Fran is roped in to keep him company, forced to listen to his foolish theories about the looming threat of war in Europe. Suddenly the garden she has loved all her life seems to hold threatening shadows of the future, and Fran starts to fear what she and Leo might find next ... Queen of Historical Fiction, Emma Carroll, makes her Barrington Stoke debut with a powerful, evocative, and spine-tingling story of childhood on the brink of war.

Richard III: The Young Prince (new edition)

Richard III: The Young Prince (new edition)

Author: Stuart Hill Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2021

I Was There... is a perfect introduction for younger readers into stories from the past, allowing children to imagine that they were really there. I Was There... Richard III: The Young Prince tells the thrilling story of England's last Plantagenet king in his youth. Amazing black-and-white illustrations throughout bring the story to life! Brilliantly reimagined, readers aged 7+ will love this vivid first-hand account of a child's experience of knights, castle life and an exciting battle.

The Hatmakers

The Hatmakers

Author: Tamzin Merchant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2021

The first adventure in a spellbinding new magical world. 'Wildly inventive . . . full of laugh-out-loud humour, enchanting magic and rebellious hope. I loved it' Catherine Doyle Cordelia comes from a long line of magical milliners, who weave alchemy and enchantment into every hat. In Cordelia's world, Making - crafting items such as hats, cloaks, watches, boots and gloves from magical ingredients - is a rare and ancient skill, and only a few special Maker families remain. When Cordelia's father Prospero and his ship, the Jolly Bonnet, are lost at sea during a mission to collect hat ingredients, Cordelia is determined to find him. But Uncle Tiberius and Aunt Ariadne have no time to help the littlest Hatmaker, for an ancient rivalry between the Maker families is threatening to surface. Worse, someone seems to be using Maker magic to start a war. It's up to Cordelia to find out who, and why . . . 'An utterly charming adventure full of wildness, wit, magic and heart' Anna James Featuring illustrations by Paola Escobar.

Emelia Moorgrim and the Medieval Monsters of Norfolk

Emelia Moorgrim and the Medieval Monsters of Norfolk

Author: Isabelle King Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2021

Monsters have escaped from medieval books and they're running riot in Norfolk museums! Join Emelia Moorgrim and her cat Monty Marmalade as they courageously use their time travel watch to journey through history, untangle mysteries and capture the monsters before they cause too much trouble. Inspired by items at the Norfolk Collections Centre and Norfolk landmarks, this book tells tales of mythical creatures believed to be real in the fifteenth century, and offers advice on how to ward them off or keep them at bay.

Witch

Witch

Author: Finbar Hawkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2021

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?