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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!

The Potion Diaries

The Potion Diaries

Author: Amy McCulloch Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/10/2020

The Hunger Games goes Princess Diaries in this modern, magical teen adventure - now with a fresh new cover look! When the Princess of Nova accidentally poisons herself with a love potion meant for her crush, she falls crown-over-heels in love with her own reflection. Oops. A nationwide hunt is called to find the cure, with competitors travelling the world for the rarest ingredients, deep in magical forests and frozen tundras, facing death at every turn. Enter Samantha Kemi - an ordinary girl with an extraordinary talent. Sam's family were once the most respected alchemists in the kingdom, but they've fallen on hard times, and winning the hunt would save their reputation. But can Sam really compete with the dazzling powers of the Zoro Aster megapharma company? Just how close is Sam willing to get to Zain Aster, her dashing former classmate and enemy, in the meantime? And just to add to the pressure, this quest is ALL OVER social media. And the world news. No big deal, then. 'It's so cool!' Zoe Sugg, aka Zoella 'Inventive, romantic, and downright delightful, The Potion Diaries cast its spell on me from page one, and is the most fun I've had reading in ages!' Sarah J Maas, author of the Throne of Glass series

Everything Comes Next

Everything Comes Next

Author: Naomi Shihab Nye Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/10/2020

Beloved and acclaimed poet Naomi Shihab Nye is the current Young People's Poet Laureate, serving until August 2021. This celebratory book collects in one volume her most popular and accessible poems from the past forty years. Featuring new, never-before-published poems, an introduction by bestselling poet and author Edward Hirsch, as well as a foreword and writing tips by the poet, and stunning artwork by bestselling artist Rafael Lopez, Everything Comes Next is essential for poetry readers, classroom teachers, and library collections. Everything Comes Next is a treasure chest of Naomi Shihab Nye's most beloved poems. From favorites such as Famous and A Valentine for Ernest Mann, to the widely shared Kindness and Gate A-4, this collection celebrates her term as Young People's Poet Laureate. The book is an introduction to the poet's work for new readers as well as a comprehensive edition for classroom and family sharing. Writing prompts and tips by the award-winning poet make this an outstanding choice for aspiring poets of all ages.

Kondo & Kezumi Visit Giant Island

Kondo & Kezumi Visit Giant Island

Author: David Goodner Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/10/2020

This Little Light of Mine

This Little Light of Mine

Author: Kathleen Long Bostrom Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/10/2020

Little ones who are scared of the dark will love this comforting story about the ways God lights our path and shines through us. It's summer, and the Veggies are going camping. But Junior has a problem--he's afraid of the dark. As night falls, his friends reassure him by pointing out the different types of light all around them, from flashlights to campfires to lighthouses. But most importantly, they remind Junior that God lights his path and shines through him to others. This charming tale with the popular Veggie crew will comfort little ones and inspire them to let their light shine.

The Pocket Chaotic

The Pocket Chaotic

Author: Ziggy Hanaor, Daniel Gray-Barnett Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/10/2020

A young kangaroo called Alexander lives in his mum, Nancy's pocket. Alexander loves his mum, but there's one thing she does that really drives him nuts. She is always putting stuff in her pocket. Alexander tries to keep things neat, but the more he tidies, the more stuff she shoves in there. When he complains, his sister calls him a baby - it's time to leave the pouch anyway. But Alexander loves it in there - it's warm and cosy and smells of mum. Then one day, it gets really bad. Twelve bobby pins, a tube of toothpaste, a bottle of water, a packet of chewing gum, two bus tickets, some keys, a toy car and a cookbook all find their way into Nancy's pouch. And that's just for starters. Finally Alexander's had enough. 'I can't take it any more!' he shouts. 'I'm moving out!' So Alexander moves into the room next to his sister's. They make it all cosy, with a furry blanket and shelves for all his stuff. So it's just like his mum's pouch. Almost. The penultimate spread is Alexander sleeping with all his stuff strewn around him. The final spread is Nancy clearing out her pocket with a wink. It was time for Alexander to go. This is a heartwarming tale about a connection between a son and mother and a journey towards independence, beautifully brought to life.

The Problem with Pierre

The Problem with Pierre

Author: C K Smouha, Suzanna Hubbard Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/10/2020

Alan and Betram are next-door neighbours. They are also best friends. They are also very, very different to one another. Bertram is extremely neat, and Alan is wildly messy. When Bertram gets a cat, called Pierre, he is dismayed to find that Pierre prefers it at Alan's house. Alan tries to help his friend out - giving him his old sheepskin coat, his chipped bowl and finally, his beat up old sofa. At last, Pierre and Bertram are happy, but Alan is not - he has no company and no sofa. Fortunately, Bertram comes up with a brilliant solution to the problem... The Problem With Pierre plays with the format of the book, splitting each spread down the middle - the page on the left is Bertam's neat-as-a-pin living room, and the right hand page is Alan's homely chaos. When, at the end, Bertram knocks through the wall between the two houses, and puts the sofa in the middle, there is a coming together of content and format that is sure to delight readers young and old.

The Popularity Pact: School Squad

The Popularity Pact: School Squad

Author: Eileen Moskowitz-Palma Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/10/2020

Picking up where The Popularity Pact: Camp Clique left off, the second book in this exciting duology finds former best friends Bea and Maisy preparing for the new school year. Bea kept up her end of the bargain, getting Maisy in with the girls at camp. Now it's Maisy's turn to fulfill her promise to ingratiate Bea with the popular girls. When Bea is accepted into this new inner circle, she begins to lose sight of what true friendship is all about. As Bea seems prepared to sacrifice anything to be cool, Maisy realizes there's more to life than hanging out with a bunch of mean girls. Can she convince Bea that the popularity pact was a mistake? Can these former friends find their way back to each other?

Loretta Little Looks Back

Loretta Little Looks Back

Author: Andrea Davis Pinkney, Brian Pinkney Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/10/2020

Right here, I'm sharing the honest-to-goodness. I'm gon' reach back, and tell how it all went. I'm gon' speak on it. My way. Say what you want about the way I'm bringing it. Call my recollections running off at the mouth. Or bearing witness. Or speaking my mind. Loretta, Roly, and Aggie B., members of the Little family, each present the vivid story of their young lives, spanning three generations. Their separate tales--beginning in a cotton field in 1927 and ending at the presidential election of 1968 -- come together to create one unforgettable story of a journey from hardship to hope. Through an evocative mix of fictional first-person narratives, spoken word poems, folk myths, gospel rhythms and blues influences, Loretta Little Looks Back weaves an immersive tapestry that illuminates the dignity and strength of sharecroppers in the rural South. Inspired by storytelling's oral tradition, stirring page-to-stage vignettes are presented in a series of theatrical monologues that paint a gripping, multidimensional portrait of America's struggle for civil rights as seen through the eyes of the children who lived it. The novel's unique format invites us to walk in their shoes as they experience what it means to reach for freedom.

Sugar in Milk

Sugar in Milk

Author: Thrity Umrigar Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/10/2020

A young girl in modern times comes from India to live in America with her extended family. She feels so alone-like she's not wanted-and then remembers a story her mother once told her about a group of Persians who were ousted from their country and who sailed to the Western shores of India in search for a new home. The king of the region in India did not want to let them in and explained (using a glass of full milk) that the community was simply too full to let them in. The king of the Persian refugees then dumped some sugar into the milk, stirred until it dissolved, and explained to the king that not only would his people integrate well into their society but they would also help sweeten their culture. The Indian king lets them in and they prosper. And, in the end, the young girl realizes that she, too, is being accepted by those in her neighborhood and that she can finally start feeling a part of this new American society.

The Fabulous Cakes of Zinnia Jakes: The Tumbling Tortoises

The Fabulous Cakes of Zinnia Jakes: The Tumbling Tortoises

Author: Brenda Gurr Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/10/2020

Zinnia Jakes has won the Wildside Zoo's endangered animals competition with her cute tortoise cupcake idea! But when she does more research about tortoises, one of her classmates starts asking too many questions... Can Zinnia Jakes remain the secret pastry chef everyone loves?

Poetry Competition

Poetry Competition

Author: Christian Alexander Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/10/2020

Itsme's School

Itsme's School

Author: Christian Alexander Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/10/2020