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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!
Sally Sal-Gal Miyake can't read, but she learns lots of things. Like bricks are made of clay and Vitamin D comes from the sun. Sal-Gal is happy working in the kitchen at Sunnyside Plaza, the community center she lives in with other adults with developmental disabilities. For Sal-Gal and her friends, Sunnyside is the only real home they've ever known. Everything changes the day a resident unexpectedly dies in his sleep. Sally and her friends are exposed to death and grief for the first time. After a series of devastating events, local detectives Esther Rivas and Lon Bridges begin asking questions. Are the incidents at Sunnyside accidents? Or is something far more disturbing happening? The suspicious deaths spur the residents into taking the investigation into their own hands. Sunnyside Plaza is a human story of empowerment, empathy, hope, and generosity that shines a light on this very special world.
From New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Renee Watson comes a new YA--a love story about not only a romantic relationship but how a girl finds herself and falls in love with who she really is. When Nala Robertson reluctantly agrees to attend an open mic night for her cousin-sister-friend Imani's birthday, she finds herself falling in instant love with Tye Brown, the MC. He's perfect, except . . . Tye is an activist and is spending the summer putting on events for the community when Nala would rather watch movies and try out the new seasonal flavors at the local creamery. In order to impress Tye, Nala tells a few tiny lies to have enough in common with him. As they spend more time together, sharing more of themselves, some of those lies get harder to keep up. As Nala falls deeper into keeping up her lies and into love, she'll learn all the ways love is hard, and how self-love is revolutionary. In Love Is a Revolution, plus size girls are beautiful and get the attention of the hot guys, the popular girl clique is not shallow but has strong convictions and substance, and the ultimate love story is not only about romance but about how to show radical love to the people in your life, including to yourself.
Julia Donaldson's beloved rhyming picture book story about two monkeys who are as different as night and day - now with shiny cover foil! Night Monkey and Day Monkey don't think they have much in common. But when they each spend time in the other's opposite world, they learn to be the best of friends. From master storyteller, Julia Donaldson, and illustrated by Lucy Richards, this warm-hearted story about friendship and difference is pitch-perfect storytime reading. From the multi-award-winning author of a string of beloved contemporary classics, including The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child, Stick Man, Room on the Broom, The Smeds and the Smoos, Zog and What the Ladybird Heard.
A fresh, breakout YA novel that is layered with themes of immigration, cultural identity, and finding your voice in any language. Sixteen-year-old Ana is a poet and a lover of language. Except that since she moved to New Jersey from Argentina, she can barely find the words to express how she feels. At first Ana just wants to return home. Then she meets Harrison, the very cute, very American boy in her math class, and discovers the universal language of racing hearts. But when she begins spending time with Neo, the Greek Cypriot boy from ESL, Ana wonders how figuring out what her heart wants can be even more confusing than the grammar they're both trying to master. After all, the rules of English may be confounding, but there are no rules when it comes to love. With playful and poetic breakouts exploring the idiosyncrasies of the English language, Love in English is witty and effervescent, while telling a beautifully observed story about what it means to become American.
In her second brilliantly funny story, science-mad Cookie is ready to save the planet! When Cookie finds herself with two tickets to see popstar Aliana Tiny, Suzie Ashby suddenly wants to be her best friend. One small problem - Suzie is the most annoying girl in the world. UGH! So how is that Cookie manages to fall out with her real friends Jake and Keziah and become best buddies with Suzie instead? Can she win them back, ditch Suzie and save the planet in the process?
Evie and Lottie are twin sisters, but they couldn't be more different. Evie's sharp and funny. Lottie's a day-dreamer. Evie's the fighter, Lottie's the peace-maker. What they do have in common is their Jewishness - even though the family isn't religious. When their mother gets a high-profile job and is targeted by antisemitic trolls on social media, the girls brush it off at first - but then the threats start getting uglier. . . What We're Scared Of is a taut thriller, a tale of sibling friendship and rivalry - and a searing look at what happens when you scratch beneath the surface.
'Had me giggling all the way through . . . I loved it!' Jasbinder Bilan 'Action-packed and bursting with fun' Sinead O'Hart Welcome to Little Snoddington, where nothing is normal and every day is magic . . . Nine-year-old Alfie Blackstack's parents have met a very unfortunate end. Now he's living in the dark and cobwebby Switherbroom Hall with his mad-haired Aunt Gertie and warty Aunt Zita, who would really like to pickle him. Before long, Alfie realises his aunts aren't just the weird local chemists, they're witches!
Lionel the monster finds it hard to make friends. Children are frightened of him, because, well, he is a monster. Grown-ups are too busy even to notice him. Then one day he meets a little dog who isn't frightened, and isn't too busy, and who just wants to play! Lionel has never had so much fun! But what will happen when Lionel takes the little dog back to its owner? Is Lionel destined to be lonely forever?
Everybody worries and that's OK. This reassuring and practical picture book combines helpful tips endorsed by clinical psychologists with fun rhyming couplets and colourful pictures to help children open up about their feelings and get anxiety under control. The perfect book to soothe worries during stressful times, which can be a great springboard into having important conversations with your child.
Mirabelle's mum is a witch, her dad is a fairy, and she is a bit of both. When Mirabelle goes off to witch school she promises not to cause any mischief . . . But then potions class goes a bit wrong and flying practise is a disaster. Soon enough, Mirabelle finds herself getting up to some seriously mischievous behaviour. Hopefully, with the help of her best friend, Carlotta, she can put everything right before home time.