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The Machine Gunners
by Robert Westall picture of book cover
Historical Fiction for ages 9 - 14 published by Piper
Chas McGill and his friends were always on the lookout for souvenirs of the war; spent cartridges, bullets, bits of bombs or planes. When Chas found the machine gun in the crashed German plane, he knew he had to add it to his collection. So begins a desperate adventure, which puts everyone's life in danger. ...more 166/62
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The Wreck of the Zanzibar
by Michael Morpurgo picture of book cover
Historical Fiction for ages 8 - 11 published by Mammoth
Laura and her twin brother Billy live on Brhyer, one of the Scilly Isles. Their life is very hard, the sea savages the islands and family after family move to the mainland. Billy doesn't help, constantly arguing with his father, until finally he runs away to sea. As Laura's father admits defeat and decides to leave the island, one further wreck occurs, the wreck of the Zanzibar. ...more 182/10
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The Lottie Project
by Jacqueline Wilson, illustrated by Nick Sharratt picture of book cover
Historical Fiction for ages 9 - 10 published by Corgi Yearling
Charlie lives with her young mother in a very small flat which they both love dearly. Her mom, Jo has to work really hard to earn the money to stay there. Things start going wrong in the new school year, Charlie's new teacher doesn't seem very friendly and Jo loses her job. Another problem is having to sit next to a boy in class, especially when all the other girls can't stop talking about boys! Everything is changing for Charlie but she begins to find a release for her feelings in a diary for her school project, where she writes about a Victorian girl called Lottie who has to go to work as a nursery maid for a wealthy family. ...more 229/44
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The Devil and His Boy
by Anthony Horowitz picture of book cover
Historical Fiction for ages 9 - 12 published by Walker
Tom Falconer has nothing but the clothes he stands up in . Then a stranger offers to take him to London, What boy would refuse? Sadly things don't go too well for the travellers and Tom ends up fleeing for his life. Finally ending up in the backstreets of London, he is saved from an awful fate by Moll Cutpurse, a thief, who puts Tom on the right track, but not for long. Soon he's in trouble again, big trouble, but this time the fate of the whole country may rest in his hands. ...more 340/6
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The Kite Rider
by Geraldine McCaughrean picture of book cover
Historical Fiction for ages 10 - 16 published by Oxford University Press
When his father is killed, strapped to a kite as part of an important ceremony, Haoyou manages to stop his mother marrying the man responsible, but in so doing puts his own life in danger. He leaves with the Jade Circus and becomes the boy who flies in the sky strapped to a kite. This is just the start of an epic journey that takes him to the encampments and battles of Kublai Khan, leader of the Mongols ! ...more 1424/11
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Blitzcat
by Robert Westall picture of book cover
Historical Fiction for ages 10 - 18 published by Pan Macmillan
Another stunning book from Westall. A view of the Second World War seen through the eyes of a cat. The fear, loneliness, bravery and comradeship which many experienced is brought vividly to life by a master writer. ...more 52/62
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Pirates!
by Celia Rees picture of book cover
Historical Fiction for ages 11 - 16 published by Bloomsbury Childrenís Books
Fate brings the naÔve Nancy Kington to Jamaica where she meets Minerva, a black slave already working in her father's house. As friendship grows between the two girls Nancy's eyes are opened to the awful truth of the world around her. She realises that she is just as much a slave as Minerva and has been sold in marriage to the black hearted Brazilian, Bartholome. Escaping their bonds the two girls run away to secret Pirate village and set about becoming Pirates themselves, in a search for happiness and lost loves! ...more 1764/723
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Mad Iris
by Jeremy Strong picture of book cover
Historical Fiction for ages 8 - 13 published by Barrington Stoke
One escaped ostrich, hiding in the school toilets! ...more 1551/378
Between Two Seasons of Happiness
by Irene Dische, illustrated by Daniel Pudles picture of book cover
Historical Fiction for ages 10 - 14 published by Bloomsbury
This story tells the tale of Peter, and his life with his father Laszlo. We are given an historical story that relates how Peter lived through the war. His simple account of daily life, his innocence as he experiences things, that as the reader we know are about the Nazis persecution of the Jewish people, make the sorry all the more poignant. ...more 346/171
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* £3.99, Availability: This title is currently on order. We are usually able to dispatch it within 3-5 weeks.
Romeo and Juliet
by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Jane Ray picture of book cover
Historical Fiction for ages 11 - 16 published by Walker Books Ltd
The two warring families of Montague and Capulet, are well known throughout Verona, but the love that rows between Romeo and Juliet must remain a secret. Constant arguments and fights bring the deaths of family on both sides and the young lovers look doomed to be kept apart. A tragic misunderstanding leads to the final heartbreaking scene where both Romeo and Juliet take their own lives to be reunited with their lost love. ...more 1792/142
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