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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!

The Big Countdown: 7.6 Billion People Living in the Countries of the World

The Big Countdown: 7.6 Billion People Living in the Countries of the World

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/03/2020

Count down the fascinating figures behind the 195 countries in our world - from the teeny tiny to the mindbogglingly massive! Do you know how many football pitches would fit into Europe? Or which country has the most newspaper readers? What is a megacity and which is the biggest one in the world? And how many wildebeest migrate thousands of kilometres every year across African's plains? Discover the answers to all these questions and much, more more in Big Countdown: Countries. Helping readers to visualise and understand numbers, The Big Countdown looks at popular topics and investigates the great many numbers that make them fascinating. From the mind-bogglingly large to the smallest and most precious, this series helps us understand that it's not just our days that are numbered. Ideal reading for number-crunchers aged 9 and up.

The Fire Never Goes Out A Memoir in Pictures

The Fire Never Goes Out A Memoir in Pictures

Author: Noelle Stevenson Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/03/2020

From Noelle Stevenson, the New York Times bestselling author-illustrator of Nimona, comes a captivating, honest illustrated memoir that finds her turning an important corner in her creative journey-and inviting readers along for the ride. In a collection of essays and personal mini-comics that span eight years of her young adult life, author-illustrator Noelle Stevenson charts the highs and lows of being a creative human in the world. Whether it's hearing the wrong name called at her art school graduation ceremony or becoming a National Book Award finalist for her debut graphic novel, Nimona, Noelle captures the little and big moments that make up a real life, with a wit, wisdom, and vulnerability that are all her own.

Every Child A Song

Every Child A Song

Author: Nicola Davies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/03/2020

When you were born, a song began... So begins this lyrical and unique non-fiction picture book by award-winning children's author Nicola Davies. With tenderness and a good deal of heart, Nicola introduces young readers to the universal rights that every child is entitled to under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Using the metaphor of song, the book opens with the arrival of a newborn and its unique 'song', then pans out to explore all the essential things that every song needs to thrive - love, protection, a home, a name, the chance to explore and learn. In the latter half of the book, the issues of child labour, exploitation and war are sensitively introduced to emphasise that we all must play our part in championing children's rights and offering support to those who need it most. With beautiful and deeply moving watercolour illustrations by award-winning artist Marc Martin, this is a book that encourages children, and the adults in their lives, to speak up for young people all around the world, and to treat one another with compassion and kindness.

A King's Armour

A King's Armour

Author: Rehan Khan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/03/2020

Istanbul, 1592: the arrival of a mysterious manuscript at the court of Sultan Murad III, claiming to know the location of the fabled Armour of King David, sends the Sultan into a frenzied desire to track it down. Despite being the most powerful man in the world, he has never led armies into battle and craves the protection of the legendary breastplate before he takes the field. It is to the elite Ruzgar unit that the Sultan turns to locate the Armour. This journey will be dangerous. Each warrior is aware that it could change their lives forever, and that for some of them, this mission to find King David's Armour will be their last.

When I Grow Up - Great Leaders Kids Like You that Became Inspiring Leaders

When I Grow Up - Great Leaders Kids Like You that Became Inspiring Leaders

Author: DK Format: Board book Release Date: 05/03/2020

How do little kids grow up to become inspiring leaders? Find out in this beautiful board book for little ones with big dreams. Everyone, from Nelson Mandela to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, was once a small child learning about the world. Read how a diverse array of kids discovered what they were passionate about, worked hard, and followed their dreams to make a positive difference as adults. With adorable illustrations of leaders as young kids, then as inspiring adults, these leaders will seem like friends to your little one, and kids will see that great leadership and change really can be achieved by anyone. Meet lawyer and jurist Ruth Bader Ginsburg who learned the value of education and independence from her mother, young Nelson Mandela whose childhood experiences led him to challenge racist behaviour, Mohandas Gandhi as he grew from a shy young boy into a respected leader who let peaceful protests do the talking, and Emmeline Pankhurst whose understanding of the world motivated her to fight for gender equality. Let your little one turn the pages and see that, like these incredible individuals, they can strive for positive change, make a difference, and become successful leaders of the future. Turn the pages and be inspired by: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Nelson Mandela, Emmeline Pankhurst, Mohandas Gandhi, Rosemarie Kuptana, Martin Luther King, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

Children Who Changed the World: Incredible True Stories About Children's Rights!

Children Who Changed the World: Incredible True Stories About Children's Rights!

Author: Marcia Williams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Rights of the Child and the amazing children who have stood up for them all over the world. From the heroes familiar to everyone, such as Malala Yousafzai, to the amazing activists you might not have heard of, like Baruani Ndume, the teenager who gave a voice to fellow refugee children in Tanzania, discover the incredible true stories of child activists. An inspirational and moving book from beloved author-illustrator Marcia Williams, providing the perfect introduction to an important subject and marking 30 years since the Convention on the Rights of the Child was signed by the United Nations General Assembly.

Women in Art 50 Fearless Creatives Who Inspired the World

Women in Art 50 Fearless Creatives Who Inspired the World

Author: Rachel Ignotofsky Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/03/2020

Women in Art celebrates the success of some of the most iconic and fearless women who paved the way for the next generation of artists. From well-known figures such as Frida Kahlo and Dame Vivienne Westwood to lesser-known artists including Harriet Powers (the nineteenth-century African American quilter) and Yoyoi Kusama (a Japenese sculptor), this charmingly illustrated and inspiring book highlights the achievements of 50 notable women in the arts. Covering a wide array of artistic mediums, this fascinating collection also contains infographics about artistic movements throughout history, statistics about women's representation in museums, and notable works by women who have inspired the world from the 11th century to today.

Anne Frank Get to Know the Girl Beyond Her Diary

Anne Frank Get to Know the Girl Beyond Her Diary

Author: Kassandra Radomski Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

Shortly after her 13th birthday, Anne Frank and her family were forced into hiding. It was World War II and the German Nazis were rounding up Jewish people and either killing them or sending them to work in concentration camps. During her time in hiding, Anne wrote about her experiences in her diary. What was the fate of Anne and her family? What became of her diary? Find the answers to these questions and more in this fascinating biography.

Let's Look at North Korea

Let's Look at North Korea

Author: Joy Frisch-Schmoll Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

Welcome to North Korea! Celebrate the Korean New Year. Learn about taekwando. Discover this country's people, places and traditions.

Let's Look at Somalia

Let's Look at Somalia

Author: A.M. Reynolds Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

Welcome to Somalia! See camels walking across the hot desert. Visit caves with ancient paintings. Find out about this African country and its people, animals and land.

Frida Kahlo Doll and Book Set For the Littlest Dreamers

Frida Kahlo Doll and Book Set For the Littlest Dreamers

Author: Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara Format: Board book Release Date: 03/03/2020

This adorably stylish gift set includes a board book version of the internationally bestselling Frida Kahlo - from the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series - and an 18.5 cm plush Frida Kahlo doll. When Frida was a teenager, a terrible road accident changed her life forever. Unable to walk, she began painting from her bed. Her self-portraits, which show her pain and grief, but also her passion for life and instinct for survival, have made her one of the most famous artists of the twentieth century. Babies and toddlers will love to snuggle with their own little Frida as you read to them the engaging story of this fascinating painter, and will also enjoy exploring the modern and quirky illustrations of this sturdy board book on their own. Then they can play 'artist' with their Frida doll, dressed in her signature bold style, in a light blue traditional skirt and red shirt with a green satin bow tied through her braided updo. Little People, BIG DREAMS is a bestselling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream. This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats. The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers. The hardback versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. Boxed gift sets allow you to collect a selection of the books by theme. Paper dolls, learning cards, matching games and other fun learning tools provide even more ways to make the lives of these role models accessible to children. Inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world with Little People, BIG DREAMS!

Big Ideas For Young Thinkers 20 questions about life and the universe

Big Ideas For Young Thinkers 20 questions about life and the universe

Author: Jamia Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/03/2020

What is justice? What is freedom? What is bias? ... And who gets to have big ideas? Studies show that children ask caregivers 300 questions a day during meals, trips to the market, and before bedtime. This book teaches children to think critically and discuss ideas in a world that needs bright young thinkers. Jamia Wilson expertly explores the difficult questions kids may ask by relating them to real-life examples and introducing a diverse range of thinkers and luminaries. Drawing on influences from ancient Greeks right up to modern-day American writers, the idea of philosophy - and who gets to have big ideas - is reimagined. Choose a question or page to explore and discuss at a time. Relate to the real-life experiences, explore big ideas from a range of thinkers, and decide where you stand on the issue at hand. For example, try to recall your earliest memory. Can you remember a lot or a little? Do memories make us who we are? Or do we pick and choose them to suit who we are? This is a multi-layered book to be explored again and again. Extra info in the book includes a manifesto for talking about difficult topics and managing disagreements, a glossary of terms, a timeline of key thinkers, and an index of themes. Chapters are organised into five sections: Identity, Life, Truth, Culture, and Creativity. Questions include: Who am I? What is race? What is gender? What happens when we die? What is right and wrong? What is bias? What is freedom? What is justice? What is memory? A mind-expanding book to challenge young thinkers, which reimagines philosophy for ages 9 and up.