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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!

I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912

I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912

Author: Lauren Tarshis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2020

Experience the Titanic in full colour! An exciting graphic novel adventure, combining historical fact with high-action storytelling. Ten-year-old George Calder can't believe his luck - he and hislittle sister, Phoebe, are on the famous Titanic, crossing the ocean with their Aunt Daisy. The ship is full of exciting places to explore, but when George ventures into the first class storage cabin, a terrible boom shakes the entire boat. Suddenly,water is everywhere, and George's life changes forever... Lauren Tarshis's New York Times-bestselling ISurvived series takes on vivid new life in full-colour graphic novel editions.

Normal: One Kid's Extraordinary Journey

Normal: One Kid's Extraordinary Journey

Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2020

A beautifully illustrated and lyrical picture-book biography of eccentric and beloved writer Praised by R.J. Palacio as wondrous --this moving memoir follows a teenage boy with TC syndrome and his exceptional family from diagnosis at birth to now. This touching memoir is a must-read for anyone who wants to know more about the real-world experiences of a child with craniofacial differences and his extraordinary family. It's also more than that. It's a story about the love between a mother and a son, a child and his family, and the breadth of friends, helpers, and doctors that step in when the unexpected happens. It's a story that will make young readers reevaluate the word 'normal'--not only as it applies to others, but to themselves. Any book that can do that is pretty wondrous, as far as I'm concerned. --R.J. Palacio, author of Wonder Normal. Who is to say what this word means? For Magda Newman, it was a goal. She wanted her son Nathaniel to be able to play on the playground, swim at the beach, enjoy the moments his friends took for granted. But Nathaniel's severe Treacher Collins syndrome--a craniofacial condition--meant that other concerns came first. Could he eat without the aid of a gastrointestinal tube? Could he hear? Would he ever be able to breathe effortlessly? But Nathaniel looks at normal from a completely different perspective. In this uplifting and humorous memoir that includes black-and-white comic illustrations, mother and son tell the story of his growing up--from facing sixty-seven surgeries before the age of fifteen, to making friends, moving across the country, and persevering through hardships. How they tackle extraordinary circumstances with love and resilience is a true testament to Magda and Nathaniel's family, and to families everywhere who quietly but courageously persist.

Trailblazers: Beyonce

Trailblazers: Beyonce

Author: Ebony Joy Wilkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2020

Be inspired by the lives of trailblazers past and present in this fun and factual biography series! How did Beyonce find her voice and become an international superstar? As a child, she may have been shy in the classroom, but when Beyonce stepped out on stage she transformed into a powerful performer. After singing and dancing in local talent shows, Beyonce went on to front best-selling girl band Destiny's Child, before setting out on a solo career that has inspired and empowered millions of people around the world. Singer, songwriter, record producer, activist and icon - discover the extraordinary story of Beyonce's rise to fame! TRAILBLAZERS biographies are packed with little-known trivia, fascinating facts and lively illustrations.

True Stories of Heroes

True Stories of Heroes

Author: Paul Dowswell Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/01/2020

A gripping collection of stories of courage and heroism. From a brave housewife's brave defiance of the Gestapo in Nazi Germany, to a doctor's risking her life to treat patients in a battle zone, this book contains inspiring tales of extraordinary courage from everyday people.

The Life of Anne Frank With a folder of documents to personalise

The Life of Anne Frank With a folder of documents to personalise

Author: Kay Woodward Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 09/01/2020

On the 75th anniversary of the end of the Holocaust, discover the inspirational biography of Anne Frank - the girl who refused to give up hope, even in the darkest of times. In 1942, Anne Frank was given the gift of a red-and-white checked diary for her thirteenth birthday. Nearly one month later Anne and her family went into hiding to escape the persecution of the Nazis, and so the diary of her life in hiding began. In this book, children can learn what life was like in the Secret Annex set to the background of tense radio news reports and constant fear of the ongoing war, as well as reading about Anne's thoughts, hopes and dreams of a better future. Packaged in a beautiful slipcase and featuring a red-and-white checked folder of additional content to personalise, including maps, recipes, drawings, letters to the future, story prompts, and much more. Readers can discover more about Anne, the Holocaust, and be inspired to keep their own diary.

Blitz

Blitz

Author: Vince Cross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2020

My Story: Blitz is a thrilling wartime tale about two siblings evacuated to Wales. It's 1940, and with London under fire Edie and her little brother are evacuated to Wales. Miles from home and missing her family, Edie is determined to be strong, but when life in the countryside proves tougher than in the capital she is torn between obeying her parents and protecting her brother. Experience history first-hand with My Story in this all-new look!

Terrifyingly Talented Artistes, Fartistes and Funambulists

Terrifyingly Talented Artistes, Fartistes and Funambulists

Author: Andy Winters Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/12/2019

Howard Thurman's Great Hope

Howard Thurman's Great Hope

Author: Kai Jackson Issa Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/12/2019

The Magician of Auschwitz

The Magician of Auschwitz

Author: Kathy Kacer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/12/2019

Ada Lovelace Cracks the Code

Ada Lovelace Cracks the Code

Author: Rebel Girls Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/11/2019

In Ada Lovelace Cracks the Code, Ada uses her incredible imagination to dream up technology that could have jump-started the digital age nearly two hundred years ago. In fact, she writes what will become the world's first programming language. As a child, Ada is curious about everything. She is obsessed with machines and creatures that fly, even going so far as to write her own book about them called Flyology. Along with her cat, Mistress Puff, Ada gets into all sorts of trouble. According to her mother, Ada is a bit too wild and her imagination could benefit from some discipline, so she puts Ada into a rigorous syllabus of mathematics, languages, and geography. When Ada comes out in London's high society, she is invited to the most popular soiree in town, hosted by the renowned inventor Charles Babbage. It is there that she encounters a mysterious machine which unlocks a future full of possibilities. But she can't escape marriage forever, and soon finds herself a wife with three children. She aches to study math again, to stand on the same ground as the eccentric inventor she met so many years ago. She hires tutors to teach her absolutely everything about math and numbers, before joining Babbage in his mechanical world. This is the story of a pioneer in the computer sciences, which is now a multibillion-dollar industry, but it's also proof that women have the intellectual capacity to make invaluable contributions to the Science Technology Engineering & Math world. Also included is further information on Ada's legacy today and activities based on simple coding and mathematical concepts.

Madam C.J. Walker Builds a Business

Madam C.J. Walker Builds a Business

Author: Rebel Girls Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/11/2019

In Madam C.J. Walker Builds a Business, Sarah Breedlove (AKA Madam C.J. Walker) reinvents and rebrands herself as a forceful entrepreneur whose products still dominate the black hair care industry today. Born on the same plantation where her parents were once enslaved-Sarah is the first child in her family born free. When Sarah is just a girl, she learns the value of hard work. She cooks, she cleans, she picks cotton, she does laundry, and she babysits. By fourteen, Sarah is a wife and by eighteen she is a mother. From the stress of backbreaking labor and having to grow up so quickly, Sarah's hair begins to fall out! Instead of falling into despair, Sarah learns how to take care of her hair and invents her own recipe to encourage her hair to grow. But Sarah has a problem. She can't get people to buy her products at first. So, she rebrands herself as Madam C.J. Walker, a fancy high society lady with the authority and know-how to help black women with their hair. As Madam C.J. Walker, she builds a business empire, dominates the black hair care market with her natural products, and offers opportunities for other poor washerwomen in her community to have a path to financial freedom. With her immense wealth, she treats herself too. She buys herself cars, fancy dresses, and a mansion with 34 rooms! This is the story of a leader in the hair care industry, which is now a multibillion-dollar industry, but it's also a tale of the importance of empowering women to become economically independent. After Words includes text on Madam C.J. Walker's lasting legacy today as well as educational activities on entrepreneurship.

Rescue

Rescue

Author: David (Author) Long Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2019

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.