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People & places (Children's / Teenage)

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

Cities of the World: Cities of Australasia

Cities of the World: Cities of Australasia

Author: Liz Gogerly Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/10/2020

This series offers readers of 9 and up an engaging and visually exciting look at some of the world's major cities. Cityscapes draw in the reader with facts about the iconic buildings that help to shape each city's unique identity. Data-packed pages give the essential details about each featured city, including where to go, what to do and things to eat on a visit, as well as information about the city's history. The cities of Australasia covered in the book are Melbourne, Australia; Sydney, Australia; Aukland, New Zealand; Christchurch, New Zealand; Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea; Suva, Fiji; Perth, Australia; Dili, East Timor; Noumea, New Caledonia and Brisbane, Australia, as well as Sunshine Coast, Australia; Canberra, Australia; Wellington, New Zealand; Hamilton, New Zealand; Adelaide, Australia, Hobart, Australia, Nelson, New Zealand and Darwin, Australia. Titles in the 6-book series feature the cities of Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe, North America and South America.

Cities of the World: Cities of Africa

Cities of the World: Cities of Africa

Author: Liz Gogerly Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/10/2020

This series offers readers of 9 and up an engaging and visually exciting look at some of the world's major cities. Cityscapes draw in the reader with facts about the iconic buildings that help to shape each city's unique identity. Data-packed pages give the essential details about each featured city, including where to go, what to do and things to eat on a visit, as well as information about the city's history. The cities of Africa covered in the book are Lagos, Nigeria; Cairo, Egypt; Kampala, Uganda; Nairobi, Kenya; Algiers, Algeria; Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Cape Town, South Africa; Marakesh, Morocco and Maputo, Mozambique, as well as Tripoli, Libya; Harare, Zimbabwe; Monrovia, Liberia; Las Palmas, African Spanish Islands; Tunis, Tunisia, Windhoek, Namibia, Antananarivo, Madagascar and Johannesburg, South Africa. Titles in the 6-book series feature the cities of Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe, North America and South America.

Expedition Diaries: Amazon Basin

Expedition Diaries: Amazon Basin

Author: Simon Chapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/10/2020

Simon is packed and heading off to a region of the Amazon Basin in northern Bolivia. Despite its size, it's a fragile biome, of mixed forest and river habitats. Simon plans to document his journey down the River Enatahua, but things go wrong right from the start: a rucksack is missing, along with his canoe ... Simon Chapman, winner of the Blue Peter Book Award, brings geography to life, and his Expedition Diaries are a great way to introduce the world's biomes and habitats to children, direct from someone who's actually been in them - sometimes up to his neck! These books are perfect for sparking interest in this key school topic.

Free as a Bird

Free as a Bird

Author: Lina Maslo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2020

The inspiring true story of Malala Yousafzai, human rights activist and the youngest ever winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, from debut author/illustrator Lina Maslo. Celebrate the power of one young woman speaking up for change with Free as a Bird. This beautiful nonfiction picture book is perfect for sharing at home or in the classroom. When Malala Yousafzai was born, some people shook their heads because girls were considered bad luck. But her father looked into her eyes and knew she could do anything. In Pakistan, some believed girls should not be educated. But Malala and her father were not afraid. She secretly went to school and spoke up for education in her country. And even though an enemy tried to silence her powerful voice, she would not keep quiet. Malala traveled around the world to speak to girls and boys, to teachers, reporters, presidents, and queens-to anyone who would listen-and advocated for the right to education and equality of opportunity for every person. She would shout so that those without a voice could be heard. So everyone could be as free as a bird. Free as a Bird is the inspiring true story of a fearless girl and the father who taught her to soar. A unique way to celebrate the power of a young woman, and to honor a father who strives to let his daughter shine.

Generation Brave

Generation Brave

Author: Kate Alexander Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2020

An illustrated celebration of Gen Z activists fighting to make our world a better place. Gen Z is populated-and defined-by activists. They are bold and original thinkers and not afraid to stand up to authority and conventional wisdom. From the March for Our Lives to the fight for human rights and climate change awareness, this generation is leading the way toward truth and hope like no generation before. Generation Brave showcases Gen Z activists who are fighting for change on many fronts: climate change, LGBTQ rights, awareness and treatment of mental illness, gun control, gender equality, and corruption in business and government at the highest levels. Illustrated throughout, this book will offer a celebration of what might be the most influential generation of the century.

The Extraordinary Life of Amelia Earhart

The Extraordinary Life of Amelia Earhart

Author: Puffin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/10/2020

The story of a pilot who broke records and made history. AMELIA EARHART broke flying records, wrote best-selling books, launched a fashion label and fought for the rights of female pilots everywhere. Her disappearance, in the midst of her attempt to circumnavigate the globe, is one of history's greatest unsolved mysteries, and today she is remembered as not only the first female pilot to cross the Atlantic Ocean, but for being a bold, brace and adventurous woman who fought tirelessly for what she believed. Extraordinary Lives is a bold, inclusive biography series shining a light on modern and historical figures. Entertaining, accessible and educational, they are the perfect introductions to these amazing people and their achievements. Collect them all! Michelle Obama Malala Yousafzai Stephen Hawking Neil Armstrong Katherine Johnson Anne Frank Mahatma Gandhi Rosa Parks Mary Seacole Coming in 2020: Greta Thunberg Alan Turing Freddie Mercury Serena Williams Steve Jobs Amelia Earhart Nelson Mandela

The Extraordinary Life of Steve Jobs

The Extraordinary Life of Steve Jobs

Author: Puffin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/10/2020

The story of a modern creative genius. Ever heard of the iPhone? STEVE JOBS, raised in California, was the co-founder of Apple, creator of the iPhone. He also played a major role in making Pixar what it is today. His technology transformed the way we live, and gave us objects we now cannot imagine living without. Get ready to discover his incredible story and the secrets of his success in this real-life account of his life and work. Packed full of incredible stories, fantastic facts and dynamic illustrations, Extraordinary Lives shines a light on important modern and historical figures from all over the world. Collect them all: Collect them all! Michelle Obama Malala Yousafzai Stephen Hawking Neil Armstrong Katherine Johnson Anne Frank Mahatma Gandhi Rosa Parks Mary Seacole Coming in 2020: Greta Thunberg Alan Turing Freddie Mercury Serena Williams Steve Jobs Amelia Earhart Nelson Mandela

The Extraordinary Life of Nelson Mandela

The Extraordinary Life of Nelson Mandela

Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/10/2020

The story of the first black president of South Africa. NELSON MANDELA is known for dedicating his life to fighting for equality in South Africa and overthrowing racial segregation. He grew up hearing the elders' stories of his ancestors' fighting in the wars of resistance, and he dreamed of fighting for the freedom of his people. His childhood wish was granted when he became the first black president of South Africa, and an icon for hope, change and equality. Extraordinary Lives is a bold, inclusive biography series shining a light on modern and historical figures. Entertaining, accessible and educational, they are the perfect introductions to these amazing people and their achievements. Collect them all: Collect them all! Michelle Obama Malala Yousafzai Stephen Hawking Neil Armstrong Katherine Johnson Anne Frank Mahatma Gandhi Rosa Parks Mary Seacole Coming in 2020: Greta Thunberg Alan Turing Freddie Mercury Serena Williams Steve Jobs Amelia Earhart Nelson Mandela

Coming to England

Coming to England

Author: Floella Benjamin Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2020

The inspiring true story of Baroness Floella Benjamin: from Trinidad, to London as part of the Windrush generation, to the House of Lords. When she was ten years old, Floella Benjamin, along with her older sister and two younger brothers, set sail from Trinidad to London, to be reunited with the rest of their family. Alone on a huge ship for two weeks, then tumbled into a cold and unfriendly London, coming to England wasn't at all what Floella had expected. Coming to England is both deeply personal and universally relevant - Floella's experiences of moving home and making friends will resonate with young children, who will be inspired by her trademark optimism and joy. This is a true story with a powerful message: that courage and determination can always overcome adversity.

Women Scientists in Life Science

Women Scientists in Life Science

Author: Nancy Dickmann Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2020

Discover the remarkable achievements of female life scientists in this fascinating book. Learn more about this STEM topic through inspirational women such as Mary Anning, Dian Fossey and Sylvia Earle, and find out how they overcame prejudice and other obstacles to achieve scientific greatness.

Mary Seacole: Bound for the Battlefield

Mary Seacole: Bound for the Battlefield

Author: Susan Goldman Rubin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2020

The true story of Mary Seacole, the Celebrated Heroine of the Crimean War . Over two hundred years ago in Kingston, Jamaica, a little girl called Mary watched as her mother selected a bottle of medicine for a sick British soldier. This marked the beginning of Mary Seacole's passion for nursing, which would go on to shape the rest of her life. As a young woman, she would have to overcome personal tragedy - the sudden loss of her mother and husband - and prejudice from her peers to reach the battlefields of the Crimean War, nursing soldiers back to health and even carrying them from the midst of the fighting. With words by Susan Goldman Rubin and lively illustrations by Richie Pope, this is the true story of the Celebrated Heroine of the Crimean War .

Women Scientists in Physics and Engineering

Women Scientists in Physics and Engineering

Author: Catherine Brereton Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2020

Discover the remarkable achievements of female physicists and engineers in this fascinating book. Learn more about these STEM topics through inspirational women such as Hertha Ayrton, Lillian Gilbreth and Hedy Lamarr, and find out how they overcame prejudice and other obstacles to achieve scientific greatness.