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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!

Snowflake, AZ

Snowflake, AZ

Author: Marcus Sedgwick Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/11/2019

Ash boards a Greyhound bus heading to the place where Bly was last seen: Snowflake, Arizona. Six thousand feet up in the wide red desert, Ash meets Mona, her dog, her goat, and her neighbors, and finds stepbrother Bly, too. In their ramshackle homes, the walls lined with tinfoil, almost all the residents of Snowflake are sick. But this isn't any ordinary sickness: the chemicals and technologies of modern life are poisoning them. They call themselves canaries, living warning signs that humans have pushed the environment too far, except no one seems to be taking their warnings seriously. The healthy normies of Snowflake have written them off as a bunch of eccentrics, and when Ash too falls ill, the doctor's response is It's all in your mind. Snowflake, AZ contemplates illness and health-both our own and our planet's. As Ash lives through a cycle of illness and recovery and loss, the world beyond is succumbing to its own affliction: a breakdown of civilization only distantly perceived by Ash and the isolated residents of Snowflake, from which there may or may not be a chance for recovery. This provocative novel by one of our most admired storytellers explores the resilience of love and community in the face of crisis.

Through the Water Curtain and other Tales from Around the World

Through the Water Curtain and other Tales from Around the World

Author: Cornelia Funke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2019

International bestselling children's author Cornelia Funke has long been inspired and fascinated by fairy tales. This wonderful anthology is Funke's personal selection of fairy tales from all around the world - not just from her native Germany but from Russia, Japan and the Native American tradition. It's the perfect Christmas gift for any young reader wishing to discover the wider world of fairy tales. This wonderful selection of 13 tales includes: The Tale of the Firebird (Russia) The Boy Who Drew Cats (Japan) The Frog Princess (Ukraine) The Six Swans (Germany) The Girl Who Gave a Knight a Kiss out of Necessity (Sweden) Kotura, Lord of the Winds (Siberia)

When the Stars Lead to You

When the Stars Lead to You

Author: Ronni Davis Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/11/2019

Eighteen-year-old Devon longs for two things. The stars. And the boy she fell in love with last summer. When Ashton breaks Devon's heart at the end of the most romantic and magical summer ever, she thinks her heart will never heal again but over the course of following year, Devon finds herself slowly putting the broken pieces back together. Now it's senior year and she's determined to enjoy every moment of it, as she prepares for a future studying galaxies. That is, until Ashton shows up on the first day of school. Can she forgive and open her heart to him again? Or are they doomed to repeat history? From debut author, Ronni Davis, comes a stunning novel about passion, loss and the power of first love.

Don't Touch My Hair!

Don't Touch My Hair!

Author: Sharee Miller Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2019

It seems that wherever Aria goes, someone wants to touch her hair. In the street, strangers reach for her fluffy curls; and even under the sea, in the jungle and in space, she's chased by a mermaid, monkeys and poked by aliens... until, finally, Aria has had enough! This humorous picture book speaks to a national conversation on strangers touching black hair, and sparks an important conversation on personal boundaries for children as Aria explains that her hair should not be touched without asking for permission first. Commercial, imaginative and fun, Don't Touch My Hair! can be used to teach young readers about personal boundaries and asking for permission - and that it's all right to be told no as well. Author-illustrator Sharee Miller takes the tradition of appreciation of black hair to a fresh, commercial level, as she doesn't seek to convince or remind young readers that their curls are beautiful - she simply acknowledges black beauty while telling a fun, imaginative story.

Letters from the What-Went-Before

Letters from the What-Went-Before

Author: Stefanie Sybens Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2019

Another brutal beating. Another trip to A&E. This time, a social worker alerts the authorities and Abby's teenage life gets turned upside down. The woman she thought had died at her birth - is alive - and now is taking her home. One year later, a step-dad gets added to the family unit and this latest relationship takes its toll. Lost, Abby tries to escape by moving to London but locking the door to the past is never easy, even with the help of her long-time gay best friend Joshua and Instagram icon, Luna. That is, until she meets someone. Jay, a puzzle she can't figure out and yet the simplest answer to a question she's been asking herself for years. Finally she might have the reason she started suffering in the first place.

M Is For Movement

M Is For Movement

Author: Innosanto Nagara Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/11/2019

Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki, Vol. 2 (light novel)

Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki, Vol. 2 (light novel)

Author: Yuki Yaku, Fly Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/11/2019

Fumiya Tomozaki's opinion on the game of real life has been changing ever since he met Aoi Hinami and began training with her-it may not be the greatest, but at least it doesn't suck. Meanwhile, student elections are coming up, and obviously, Hinami will be running for student council president. But when Mimimi decides to run, too, Tomozaki's going to find out if he's leveled up enough to handle the crossfire!

Konosuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World!, Vol. 1 (light novel)

Konosuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World!, Vol. 1 (light novel)

Author: Natsume Akatsuki, Kurone Mishima Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/11/2019

One year before Kazuma and Aqua ever set foot in the world, Megumin, the self-proclaimed greatest wizard in the entire Crimson Magic Clan, struggles through school while devoting all her time and energy to her one true love...Explosion magic.

The Dirty Way to Destroy the Goddess's Hero, Vol. 2 (light novel)

The Dirty Way to Destroy the Goddess's Hero, Vol. 2 (light novel)

Author: Sakuma Sasaki, Asagi Tosaka Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/11/2019

After defeating the heroes, Shinichi is ready to live out his happily-ever-after--until a powerful spell blasts through the sky, aiming for the Demon King and marking the arrival of their newest enemy, the Saint! When Shinichi realizes she won't fall for his sweet nothings, he scrambles to come up with another plan, which now involves Rino's debut...as an idol!?

Cold Falling White

Cold Falling White

Author: Gabrielle Prendergast Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/11/2019

The 5th Wave meets Beauty and the Beast in this fast-paced and heart-stopping follow-up to Zero Repeat Forever, which VOYA called an edge-of-your-seat page-turner. Xander Liu survived the end of the world-just barely. For more than a year he has outsmarted, hidden from, and otherwise avoided the ruthless alien invaders, the Nahx, dodging the deadly darts that have claimed so many of his friends. When the murder of his friend Raven leaves him in the protective company of August, a rebellious Nahx soldier, Xander is finally able to make his way back to human controlled territory and relative safety. But safety amongst the humans is not what it seems. Nothing is anymore. Raven remembers dying in the arms of August. She remembers the pain, and the way he cried as she faded away. But months later when she wakes up on a wide expanse of snowy sand dunes, shackled to a boy she thought was dead too, she has a lot of questions. What has happened to her and the other reanimated humans gathered on the dunes? What is the meaning of the Nahx ships that hover ominously above them? And most pressing of all, where is August, who promised to keep her safe? In the shadow of an unforgiving Canadian winter, Xander and Raven find themselves on opposite sides of an alien war neither of them signed up for. Left with little choice about their roles in the great battle that now seems inevitable, they search for answers and allies, all while feeling inexorably drawn back the place it seems their respective fates were determined, and to the one who determined them: August.

My Pet Slime (My Pet Slime Book 1)

My Pet Slime (My Pet Slime Book 1)

Author: Courtney Scheinmel Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/11/2019

Piper Maclane wants a pet so badly, but she's allergic to everything. So she creates her ownaEURO*out of slime! From Epic! Originals, My Pet Slime is a sweet, slimy series about a girl who makes the most of a challenging situation and is rewarded with a bit of magic! Piper wishes she could have a pet to care for and snuggle with and take to school for Show and Tell. All of the other kids have one. But she's allergic to every animal imaginable! So instead, she makes her own pet out of slime, with big eyes, a little mouth, and two arms just long enough for hugs. It would be the perfect pet for Piper, if it were real. When a strange turn of events brings her slime to life, Piper learns how fun, challenging, and messy it can be to care for a petaEURO*especially one made out of slime! At the back of the book, learn about real-life slime and follow the recipe to create a pet of your own!

A Big Bed for Little Snow

A Big Bed for Little Snow

Author: Grace Lin Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/11/2019

When Little Snow's mother makes him a fluffy new bed for the long cold winter, she tells him this bed is for sleeping, not jumping. But, as Snow is tucked into his bouncy new bed he can't resist opening his eyes as Mommy's footsteps fade away. Snow thump, thump, thumps on his new bed and watches in delight as tiny feathers flutter down like the first snow. From the award-winning author Grace Lin, this cozy follow up to the highly acclaimed, A BIG MOONCAKE FOR LITTLE STAR, is sure to dazzle readers and become a bed time favourite.