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See below for a selection of the latest books from General fiction (Children's / Teenage) category. Presented with a red border are the General fiction (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 General fiction (Children's / Teenage) books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!
Born to bake. Happy to help. Freddie Bonbon is the kindest boy in town. He is also the most amazing baker - he just doesn't know it! So when the King of Cakes competition is announced, all his friends and customers encourage him to enter. Everyone wants Freddie to win! Everyone that is, except rival baker Bernard, who will go to any lengths to make sure Freddie's showstopper cake is a raspberry-blowing disaster! Stories that are full of fun with gorgeous illustrations throughout. Freddie is a likeable and positive character who promotes the idea that you don't need superpowers or magic to succeed - you just need to try hard and do your best.
A gripping first-hand account of life back home during World War Two. Britain has been fighting the Second World War for five years and, with his father away serving in the navy, Jimmy feels responsible for looking after his mother and sister. But when he loses track of time at the cinema, Jimmy finds himself in real trouble. It's dark and the sirens are blaring - it's a bombing raid! Forced to spend the night in a shelter, when he finally gets home, there's no home to go to. The house has been bombed out and his mother and sister are nowhere to be found. How will Jimmy survive alone on the dangerous streets of London? And will he ever find his family?
A beautiful book for bedtime from the co-creator of Teletubbies and creator of In the Night Garden . . . Inspired by tales of toys that come to life when no one is looking, this charming new series tells the comical story of the special friendships between the endearing characters in Moon and Me. Meet Moon Baby, who plays magical music on his kalimba to wakeup the other toy friends, ready for a magical adventure. Parents and children will love this introduction to the toys in Moon and Me - the brand-new pre-school series for CBeebies that's already a hit for families with young children.
New school. New friends. Same old pixie. 'Aada started her new school, And the pixie came too. But this school was a place Where it was hard to be true . . .' An uplifting story that will delight younger readers and help them to be themselves in their school uniform. With words by the bestselling mastermind Matt Haig and pictures by the inky genius Chris Mould.
From the creators of Unicorn and the Rainbow Poop comes Naughty Narwhal - the cutest (and naughtiest) narwhalyou'll ever meet! Narwhal is the most mischievous, naughty little creature in the sea. Wherever she is, she's always up to something. One day, Narwhal sees all of her friends having a party and realises they didn't invite her, because she'd been so mean to them. But does Narwhal feel bad? No, Narwhal feels ANGRY! Oh no - what will Narwhal do? And will she ever face up to her naughty behaviour? This warmly funny picture book about friendship and kindness is perfect for all children.
A Wrinkle in Time meets Stranger Things in an out-of-this-world fast-paced middle grade story about a sister and her special little brother fighting to save the world from an interdimensional catastrophe. Mary Day's life has always been different, because her little brother, Albie, is different. He doesn't speak, but he can communicate with Mary via mental telepathy, sending her--and her alone-- mind memos. To Albie, Mary is Pearl, the person he holds most precious. Then, one snowy day, Albie transmits an alarming two-word message: Bad order. Soon after, Mary and her best friend, Brit, discover a mysterious red mist in the woods that seems to draw them in . . . and turn all their feelings negative. A visit from three extraterrestrials (hilariously trying to pass as human) reveals the truth: there's a disastrous leak in the dimensional universe--and if Albie can't repair it, angry, evil thoughts will overtake the entire population. Can Mary, Brit, Brit's brother Lars, and Albie save the world? And will Mary finally realize that she, like Albie, has something special inside herself?
A disease called the Wicked has split the world in two: the Wicked and the True. The Wicked roam freely, unbothered by the buzzing droves of Singers, the ultraviolet mosquito-like insects that carry the disease. They don't want for much - only to maim and dismember you. But don't worry: they always ask politely first. The True live in contained, isolated communities. They're the lucky ones; they found safety before losing their humanity to the Wicked. And while the threat of the Wicked may not be eliminated, for the True, the threat has certainly been contained. Sixteen-year-olds Astrid and Natalie are two of the lucky True. Astrid lives in the glass-encased community of Goldsport where people spend their days lounging on the lawn, socializing and enjoying the seemingly endless stockpiles of food and supplies. No one is at all interested that the lighthouse on Puffin Rock has reignited - except for Astrid, that is. Astrid is determined to find out what is on that island, and she's dragging her ex-boyfriend Hank along for the ride... Natalie's grandfather long ago turned wicked and locked in their lighthouse on Puffin Rock, has finally succeeded: He's fixed the light in the lighthouse. The last thing Natalie needs is for the people of Goldsport to discover her family, especially now that her father has abandoned Natalie and her very pregnant mother. But Natalie's plan to stop Grandpa goes horribly awry, leaving Natalie and her mom trapped in the lighthouse themselves, hiding from their grandfather, who would dearly love to slit their throats. He loves them very much. And when Natalie's mother goes into labor, things only go from bad to worse... But Astrid and Hank never make it out of Goldsport. Natalie is forced to leave the safety of Puffin Rock to save her baby sister. And what Astrid and Hank discover within Goldsport's walls, and what Natalie discovers outside them, will leave them all questioning what it truly means to be wicked.