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True stories (Children's / Teenage)

See below for a selection of the latest books from True stories (Children's / Teenage) category. Presented with a red border are the True stories (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 True stories (Children's / Teenage) books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

On Board the Titanic (new edition)

On Board the Titanic (new edition)

Author: Margi McAllister Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/2021

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... Titanic is the story of a young girl travelling third class on board the RMS Titanic with her mother as they plan to start a new life in America. When disaster strikes, will Jessie make it to the lifeboats in time? Amazing black-and-white illustrations throughout bring the story to life! Brilliantly reimagined, readers aged 7+ will love this moving first-hand account of a child's experience of one of history's most famous voyages.

Together We March

Together We March

Author: Leah Henderson Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/02/2021

March through history and discover twenty-five groundbreaking protest movements that have shaped the way we fight for equality and justice today in this stunningly illustrated and sweeping book! For generations, marches have been an invaluable tool for bringing about social change. People have used their voices, the words on their signs, and the strength in their numbers to combat inequality, oppression, and discrimination. They march to call attention to these wrongs and demand change and action, from a local to a global scale. Whether demanding protective laws or advocating for equal access to things like voting rights, public spaces, and jobs, the twenty-five marches in this book show us that even when a fight seems impossible, marching can be the push needed to tip the scales and create a movement. This gorgeous collection celebrates this rich and diverse history, the often-overlooked stories, and the courageous people who continue to teach us the importance of coming together to march today.

I Survived the Nazi Invasion, 1944

I Survived the Nazi Invasion, 1944

Author: Lauren Tarshis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2021

A beautifully rendered graphic novel adaptation of Lauren Tarshis's bestselling I Survived the Nazi Invasion, 1944, with text adapted by Georgia Ball and art by Alvaro Sarraseca. It's been years since the Nazis invaded Max Rosen's home country of Poland. All the Jewish people, including Max's fam ily, have been forced to live in a ghetto. At least Max and his sister, Zena, had Papa with them ... until two months ago, when the Nazis took him away. Now Max and Zena are on their own. One day, with barely enough food to survive, the siblings make a dar ing escape from Nazi soldiers into the nearby forest. They are found by Jewish resistance fighters, who take them to a safe camp. But soon, grenades are falling all around them. Can Max and Zena survive the fallout of the Nazi invasion? With art by Alvaro Sarraseca and text adapted by Georgia Ball, Lauren Tarshis's New York Times bestselling I Survived series takes on vivid new life in this explosive graphic novel edition. Includes non-fiction back matter with historical photos and facts about World War II and the Holocaust. Perfect for readers who prefer the graphic novel format, or for existing fans of the I Survived chapter book series, I Survived graphic novels combine historical facts with high-action storytelling that's sure to keep any reader turning the pages.

Fantastically Great Women Scientists and Their Stories

Fantastically Great Women Scientists and Their Stories

Author: Kate Pankhurst Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2021

Women have been responsible for many of the world's most groundbreaking scientific discoveries. Kate Pankhurst, descendent of Emmeline Pankhurst, tells the stories of some incredible female scientists whose hard work and persistence changed our understanding of science, and transformed people's ideas of what women can do. As a child Mae Jemison imagined herself reaching for the stars and that's exactly what she did: she became the first African-American woman to go into space. When Elizabeth Blackwell was told women weren't allowed to be doctors, she didn't take no for an answer. Tu Youyou spent months on a remote island during the Vietnam War to try and invent a treatment for malaria - and she did it. Including comic strips, family trees, maps and more, Fantastically Great Women Scientists and their Stories is a celebration of women who made some of the world's most important scientific breakthroughs. Women featured: Mae Jemison, Marie Curie, Elizabeth Blackwell, Janaki Ammal, Caroline Herschel, Katia Krafft, Tu Youyou and Rosalind Franklin.

Terrifyingly Talented

Terrifyingly Talented

Author: Andy Winters Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2020

The The Boy Who Knew

The The Boy Who Knew

Author: Corinna Turner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2020

Fighting to Survive Plane Crashes

Fighting to Survive Plane Crashes

Author: Sean McCollum Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2020

When a pilot sends a mayday message, it means there is serious trouble. Discover the fascinating, true tales of people who lived to tell about their own terrifying aeroplane disasters, and what they did to survive.

Rescue

Rescue

Author: David (Author) Long Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2020

Astonishing real-life rescue missions from on, under and above the earth from the award-winning team behind Survivors and Heroes. How far would you go to save a life? Scrambling from the wreckage of his school after an earthquake, a nine-year-old Sichuan boy rescued two unconscious friends. 'I was hall monitor,' he said afterwards. 'It is my job to look after my classmates.' Whether dragging a friend from a blazing car, masterminding a search far below the earth's surface, or recovering astronauts from an aborted space mission, Rescue reveals the ingenuity, courage and doggedness of the human spirit all over the world. Another unputdownable collection of eye-opening and moving true adventures, both contemporary and historical. Impeccably told by David Long and brought to vibrant life by illustrator Kerry Hyndman. Praise for the series: 'True-story fans will love this.' Inis Children's Books Ireland 'Full of incredible real-life stories . . . Ultimately an inspirational book, beautifully illustrated.' Angels and Urchins 'A great collection of harrowing, true survivor stories.' Kirkus

Kevin Barry

Kevin Barry

Author: Carmel Ui Cheallaigh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/09/2020

On a dark November morning in 1920, Kevin Barry, head held high, marched to his death in Mountjoy Prison. He was the first and youngest person hanged during the Irish War of Independence. Born the fourth of seven children, the family was split between Dublin and Carlow, after the early death of his father. He loved playing Gaelic football, Hurling and Rugby. A brilliant student, he won a scholarship to study medicine. Kevin also had another life, as a soldier in the Irish Volunteer Army with the sole purpose of obtaining a free independent Ireland. Then his two worlds collided and his part in the Monk's Bakery Ambush sealed his fate. By sticking to his principles and making the ultimate sacrifice, he instigated the move towards a truce that would change the course of Irish history forever. What led this teenager to forego his bright future for the gallows?

Anne Frank: The Girl Heard Around the World

Anne Frank: The Girl Heard Around the World

Author: Linda Elovitz Marshall Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2020

All her life, Anne Frank wanted to be heard. Really, truly heard. Linda Elovitz Marshall introduces readers to the story of Anne Frank in this powerful book about family, war and the importance of finding your voice. During her two years in hiding from the Nazis, Anne Frank poured her soul into a red plaid diary named Kitty. She wrote honestly of the reality of Nazi occupation, of daily life in the annex, and of her longing to be heard. More than anything, Anne spoke the truth, and her words have echoed throughout history. Gorgeous prose and striking art deliver Anne's ever-relevant story with poignancy and grace, while robust back matter - including biographical information, an author's note, and a timeline - makes this the perfect book for history curriculums.

Trailblazers: Stephen Hawking

Trailblazers: Stephen Hawking

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2020

Be inspired by the lives of trailblazers past and present in this fun and factual biography series! How did Stephen Hawking's amazing discoveries change the way we think about the universe? Fascinated by the cosmos from a young age, Stephen grew up in a family that read books at the dinner table and kept bees in the basement! Despite being diagnosed with motor neurone disease, Stephen overcame the limits of his disability to become a superstar scientist and best-selling author. Find out how Stephen's ground-breaking research into black holes helped answer questions about the universe that had been puzzling scientists for centuries. TRAILBLAZERS biographies are packed with little-known trivia, fascinating facts and lively illustrations.

Sisters of the War: Two Remarkable True Stories of Survival and Hope in Syria

Sisters of the War: Two Remarkable True Stories of Survival and Hope in Syria

Author: Rania Abouzeid Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2020

An extraordinary true account of the enormous tragedy of the Syrian civil conflict. Since the civil war in Syria began in 2011, over 500,000 civilians have been killed and more than 12 million Syrians have been displaced. Rania Abouzeid, one of the foremost journalists on the topic, follows two pairs of sisters from opposite sides of the conflict to give readers a first-hand glimpse of the turmoil and devastation this strife has wrought. Sunni Muslim Ruha and her younger sister Alaa withstand constant attacks by the Syrian government in rebel-held territory. Alawite sisters Hanin and Jawa try to carry on as normal in the police state of regime-held Syria. The girls grow up in a world where nightly bombings are routine and shrapnel counts as toys. They bear witness to arrests, killings, demolished homes and further atrocities most adults could not even imagine. Still, war does not dampen their sense of hope. Through the stories of Ruha and Alaa and Hanin and Jawa, Abouzeid presents a clear-eyed and page-turning account of the complex conditions in Syria leading to the onset of the harrowing conflict. With Abouzeid's careful attention and remarkable reporting, she crafts an incredibly empathetic and nuanced narrative of the Syrian civil war, and the promise of progress these young people still embody.