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General fiction (Children's / Teenage)

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!

A Company of Swans

A Company of Swans

Author: Eva Ibbotson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2020

A Company of Swans is a sweeping tale of romance, freedom and the beauty of dance from award-winning author, Eva Ibbotson, with a new introduction. Weekly ballet classes are Harriet Morton's only escape from her intolerably dull life. So when she is chosen to join a corps de ballet which is setting off on a tour of the Amazon, she leaps at the chance to run away for good. Performing in the grand opera houses is everything Harriet dreamed of, and falling in love with an aristocratic exile makes her new life complete. Swept away by it all, she is unaware that her father and intended fiance have begun to track her down . . . 'I have binged on Eva Ibbotson . . . her elegantly written, witty and well-observed fables' Nigella Lawson, The Times Rediscover Eva Ibbotson, award-winning author of Journey to the River Sea, in her sweeping historical romances, including The Morning Gift, A Song For Summer and The Secret Countess, originally published as A Countess Below Stairs, Magic Flutes, originally published as The Reluctant Heiress, Madensky Square and A Company of Swans.

The Gravity of Us

The Gravity of Us

Author: Phil Stamper Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2020

I'm so starry-eyed for this wise, romantic gem of a book. - Becky Albertalli, bestselling author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda Cal wants to be a journalist, and he's already well underway with almost half a million followers on his FlashFame app and an upcoming internship at Buzzfeed. But his plans are derailed when his pilot father is selected for a highly-publicized NASA mission to Mars. Within days, Cal and his parents leave Brooklyn for hot and humid Houston. With the entire nation desperate for any new information about the astronauts, Cal finds himself thrust in the middle of a media circus. Suddenly his life is more like a reality TV show, with his constantly bickering parents struggling with their roles as the perfect American family. And then Cal meets Leon, whose mother is another astronaut on the mission, and he finds himself falling head over heels--and fast. They become an oasis for each other amid the craziness of this whole experience. As their relationship grows, so does the frenzy surrounding the Mars mission, and when secrets are revealed about ulterior motives of the program, Cal must find a way to get to the truth without hurting the people who have become most important to him.

The Ghost Network (book 3) System Failure

The Ghost Network (book 3) System Failure

Author: I.I Davidson, Aleksi Delikouras Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2020

System Failure is the third book in the thrilling adventure series,The Ghost Network, in which a diverse group of teenage hackers use their extraordinary abilities to fight a legendary tech icon who's seeking total control over their bodies and minds. Age Level: 11-14 Grade Level: 5th and up The gang are back in the Wolf's Den and are finally ready to put their abilities toward forces for good. The threat of Roy Lykos has finally been put to rest . . .or has it? His tentacles of power may stretch further than John had initially thought.

The Popularity Pact: Camp Clique Book One

The Popularity Pact: Camp Clique Book One

Author: Eileen Moskowitz-Palma Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/05/2020

In the blink of a summer, Bea goes from having a best friend and a place she belongs to being dropped and invisible, eating lunch alone and only talking to teachers. The end of sixth grade and the start of Camp Amelia can't come soon enough. But then the worst part of school, ex-best friend Maisy, shows up in Bea's safe place and ruins it all. Maisy lands in the same bunk as Bea and summer suddenly seems dire. Never having camped a day in her life, Maisy agrees: it's hopeless. She should be at home, spending time with her little sister and hanging out with her super popular crew of friends--not at this stupid adventure camp failing everything and being hated by everyone. In a desperate bid to belong, Maisy offers Bea a deal: if Bea helps her fit in at the camp, she will get Bea into the M & M's, their town's popular clique, when they enter seventh grade in the fall. The Popularity Pact is born.Written by an alumna of Sarah Lawrence College's The Writing Institute, The Popularity Pact: Camp Clique is the first part of an exciting new middle grade duology that deals with coming of age, friendship between girls, and the power of trust. The novel's engaging but accessible style is sure to lend it broad appeal and make it a success.

Ophelia Queen of Denmark

Ophelia Queen of Denmark

Author: Jackie French Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2020

Following on from I AM JULIET (August 2014), this is the second title in a proposed new series for young people that focuses on the reinterpretation of Shakespeare's classic and enduring plays. Ages: 10+ She is the girl who will be queen: Ophelia, daughter of Denmarks lord chancellor and loved by Prince Hamlet. But while Hamlets family stab, poison or haunt one another, Ophelia plans a sensible rule, one filled with justice and the making of delicious cheeses. Even if she has to pretend to be mad to make it happen, Ophelia will let nothing, not even howling ghosts, stand in her way. This is Shakespeares play, but with what might also have happened behind the scenes. And this story has a happy ending. From Jackie French, one of Australias most respected and awarded authors and the Australian Childrens Laureate and 2015 Senior Australian of the Year, comes a book that reimagines the life of one of Shakespeares most intriguing female characters. Praise for I am Juliet: The captivating storyline and well-developed characters will make it popular with high school-aged readers. Magpies

Granny Ting Ting

Granny Ting Ting

Author: Patrice Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2020

A quirky family comedy set in the Caribbean from prize-winning author Patrice Lawrence. Shayla can't wait to see her cousin Michael again. Last time, they had great fun chasing Granny's chickens and playing hide-and-seek in the bamboo by the river. But Michael thinks everything in London is better than in Trinidad where Shayla lives, which makes him better than her, doesn't it? Soon everything's a competition, especially when there's hot pepper sauce involved! This humorous story featuring characters from Trinidad by Patrice Lawrence, the winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2017 for Older Fiction, has fun black-and-white illustrations by TBC and is perfect for children who are developing as readers. The Bloomsbury Readers series is packed with brilliant books to get children reading independently in Key Stage 2, with book-banded stories by award-winning authors like double Carnegie Medal winner Geraldine McCaughrean and Waterstones Prize winner Patrice Lawrence, covering a wide range of genres and topics. With charming illustrations and online guided reading notes written by the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE), this series is ideal for reading both in the classroom and at home. For more information visit www.bloomsburyguidedreading.com. Book Band: Grey Ideal for ages 8+

Escape from a Video Game (book 1) The Secret of Phantom Island

Escape from a Video Game (book 1) The Secret of Phantom Island

Author: Dustin Brady Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2020

Young gamers control the action in this interactive new series from the bestselling author of Trapped in a Video Game. With more than 30 endings and an unlockable bonus adventure, The Secret of Phantom Island promises hours of screen-free fun. Cooper Hawke and the Secret of Phantom Island is the greatest video game nobody has ever played. The treasure-hunting adventure was supposed to set a new standard for gaming. Then, just one month before its release date, it fell off the face of the earth. Now, for the first time, you get a chance to play the mysterious game - from the inside. As you outsmart enemies, solve puzzles, and explore the island's hidden areas, you'll discover that there's more to this game than the world realized. Escape from a Video Game is an innovative pick-your-plot story that promises two adventures for the price of one! The main adventure builds critical thinking skills by rewarding young readers for solving puzzles and making sound choices with non-stop action and huge plot twists. Once readers beat the video game within the book, they'll get a chance to hunt for every possible ending. Finding all the book's endings reveals a code that readers can use to unlock a secret story online. Fans of the best-selling Trapped in a Video Game series, as well as new readers, will quickly come to appreciate the page-turning action to uncover more secrets about the mysterious video game company Bionosoft.

A Heart in a Body in the World

A Heart in a Body in the World

Author: Deb Caletti Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2020

This is one for the ages. -Gayle Forman, author of the #1 bestseller If I Stay A book everyone should read right now. -The New York Times Book Review A vital and heartbreaking story that brings together the #MeToo movement, the effects of gun violence, and the struggle of building oneself up again after crisis. -Elle Equal parts heartbreaking and hopeful. -BookPage A Printz Honor Book Each step in Annabelle's 2,700-mile cross-country run brings her closer to facing a trauma from her past in National Book Award finalist Deb Caletti's novel about the heart, all the ways it breaks, and its journey to healing. Because sometimes against our will, against all odds, we go forward. Then... Annabelle's life wasn't perfect, but it was full-full of friends, family, love. And a boy...whose attention Anabelle found flattering and unsettling all at once. Until that attention intensified. Now... Annabelle is running. Running from the pain and the tragedy from the past year. With only Grandpa Ed and the journal she fills with words she can't speak out loud, Anabelle runs from Seattle to Washington, DC and toward a destination she doesn't understand but is determined to reach. With every beat of her heart, every stride of her feet, Anabelle steps closer to healing-and the strength she discovers within herself to let love and hope back into her life. Annabelle's journey is the ultimate testament to the human heart, and how it goes on after being broken.

Escape Book (volume 1) The Cursed Temple

Escape Book (volume 1) The Cursed Temple

Author: Alain T. Puyssegur Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2020

Solve puzzles and riddles with your favorite Minecraft hero and other characters (including pirates and ghosts) in order to escape the book, in The Escape Book series! Bring the excitement of the popular escape room activity with you everywhere you go in this new 4-book series. In this first book, The Cursed Temple, Runt, the hero of the best-selling series Diary of an 8-Bit Warrior, needs your help in this epic Minecraft adventure! During a village exploration with friends, you suddenly come across a ruthless warrior. Your sword is already in position to tussle when you realize that the opponent doesn't want to test your force, but your logic! Trapped in an unknown place, you will have to free yourself without fighting. Logic and observation will be your new allies!

The Colours That Blind

The Colours That Blind

Author: Rutendo Tavengerwei Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2020

A breathtaking YA novel set in Zimbabwe about freedom, inter-generational friendships and forgiving the past. Fourteen-year-old Tumirai lives with his protective big brother, Mkoma in Harare, Zimbabwe. He's the first kid with albinism ever to have attended his school and constantly feels like an outsider. When his brother is invited to go travelling for work, Tumirai goes to stay with their grandmother, Ambuya Thandie. She is scarred, in more ways than one, but her memory is a treasure trove - and her stories of Zimbabwe's war for independence are a long, long way from the history Tumirai has heard before. From the author of HOPE IS OUR ONLY WING.

If I Couldn't Be Anne

If I Couldn't Be Anne

Author: Kallie George, Genevieve Godbout Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/05/2020

Love & Other Carnivorous Plants

Love & Other Carnivorous Plants

Author: Florence Gonsalves Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2020

How can you discover who you really are when everything threatens to consume you?Danny is home for the summer after the most anticlimactic year of her life: freshman year at Harvard. It turns out it's not so easy to be 'Valedictorian of the World': she's failing pre-med, left mid-semester to enter treatment for an eating disorder, and is drifting apart from her childhood best friend. One by one, Danny is losing all the underpinnings of her identity. And then, when she finds herself attracted to an older, edgy girl she met in rehab, she finally feels like she might finding a new sense of self that feels right. But when tragedy strikes, her self-destructive tendencies come back to haunt her in more ways than one as Danny struggles to find a way to just be herself--whoever that self really is.With an unfiltered and starkly memorable voice that's at turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Love and Other Carnivorous Plants brilliantly captures that often painful turning point in teens' lives between an adolescence that's slipping away and the overwhelming uncertainty of the future.