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Family & home stories (Children's / Teenage)

See below for a selection of the latest books from Family & home stories (Children's / Teenage) category. Presented with a red border are the Family & home stories (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 Family & home stories (Children's / Teenage) books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Hippocrocohog

Hippocrocohog

Author: Adam Nuth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2019

Poppy and Lilly enjoy visiting their grandparents. Grandad and Gran take the girls to their favourite lake to feed all the birds and see the wildlife that lives there. It looks so beautiful... ... but the lake has a secret that the queen of swans, Mariah, guards against - something living on the island in the centre of the lake. Something with hard skin and a hundred rat slaves, something very foul-tempered and looking to trap anyone he gets his hands on: the Hippocrocohog! Can Queen Mariah, Grey the squirrel and the girls' grandparents keep them safe?

A Mummy Running

A Mummy Running

Author: Graeme Longstaff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2019

Raych adores running and training for marathons, but with the arrival of her two twin boys - Ted and Bert - her fitness time suddenly becomes limited. Initially struggling with separation anxiety when she leaves, Ted and Bert soon get used to the visual element of mummy's fluorescent running jacket. Yes, for now she will be going, but it won't be long until she returns. Now totally comfortable with Raych nipping out for a quick run, as Ted and Bert began to talk they would gleefully call out `a mummy running' as she darted out the door. But where does mummy go? Who does she see? And will she get a cup of tea? Well, you'll have to read on to find out...

The Knobbly, Wobbly, Bobbly Celeriac

The Knobbly, Wobbly, Bobbly Celeriac

Author: Alexandra Campbell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2019

In this lovely children's story, Alex and Morgan are given the task of choosing a different vegetable from the greengrocer shop every day after school to eat with their tea. Alex and Morgan's Mum says they must choose a different vegetable each day. And what fun they have picking! The purpose of this children's book is to help young children to be more willing to try new vegetables, having been inspired by Alex and Morgan in the story. This story has been written for pre-school aged children (3 - 5 years), and has been designed to encourage children to eat a variety of vegetables, particularly those which may be unfamiliar to them.

Amra and the Witch

Amra and the Witch

Author: Arefa Tehsin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2019

Aya and Papaya Learn to Imagine

Aya and Papaya Learn to Imagine

Author: MQ Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2019

When Aya woke up, she heard the gentle pitter patter of raindrops on her window. Pulling the curtains back, Aya discovers a very grey day outside. Splish splash! Aya plays in the puddles with her best friend Papaya. It is very hard work and Aya soon feels tired. She is sad because everything is soaking wet and she has nothing to do. But her big brother, Faz, helps her to use her imagination and think of new ways to have fun. Praise for Aya and Papaya Find Happiness: Beautifully illustrated and a pleasure to read. - Vidyasury An adorable little book. - Book Daydreamer

I Am Perfectly Designed

I Am Perfectly Designed

Author: Karamo Brown Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/11/2019

I am Perfectly Designed is a joyful celebration of loving who you are, exactly as you are. Written by Karamo Brown, culture expert on the hit Netflix series Queer Eye, and his son Jason, this empowering story sees a boy and his father take a walk through the city chatting about all the ways in which they are perfectly designed for each other. From playing in the park and getting ice cream to dressing up for Halloween and staring at the moon, the father and son remember past events and look forward to the future together. Funny and warm, with bright and lively pictures, this is a book for families of all kinds, everywhere.

Mustache Baby Meets His Match (Board Book)

Mustache Baby Meets His Match (Board Book)

Author: Bridget Heos Format: Board book Release Date: 01/11/2019

In this hilarious sequel to the storytime favorite and hit board book Mustache Baby, a play date goes awry when Baby Billy and his mustache come face to hairy face with Beard Baby. When Baby Javier comes for a playdate, Baby Billy, a.k.a. Mustache Baby, feels the need to show him a thing or two, seeing how Javier's new to town--and also sports an impressive beard. What ensues is a hilarious test of wills and facial hair, as each baby sets out to prove his manliness. It seems Mustache Baby may have truly met his match . . . but one-upmanship isn't the point of a playdate, is it?

Mustache Baby (Board Book)

Mustache Baby (Board Book)

Author: Bridget Heos Format: Board book Release Date: 01/11/2019

All You Need is Love

All You Need is Love

Author: Emma Chichester Clark Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2019

Plum loves everyone. She loves her mummy and daddy and she especially loves her best friends, Rocket, Esther, Bean and Jakey. Her favourite part of the day is when she chases her best friends around the park. But when new dogs try to join in, Plum isn't so sure. Do they really need new friends? Especially ones as big as Otto, as old as Bounder, or as tiny as Milly? In this heartwarming tale, Plum learns what it really means to be a friend and how much fun new ones can be - especially when you give them a chance.

Builder Brothers: Better Together

Builder Brothers: Better Together

Author: Drew Scott, Jonathan Scott Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2019

Drew and Jonathan Scott, New York Times bestselling authors and hosts of the Emmy-nominated hit HGTV show Property Brothers, prove that everything is better when you work together, in their second picture book full of imagination, humor, and elbow grease. In the second picture book by the authors of the New York Times bestseller Builder Brothers: Big Plans, young Drew and Jonathan do everything together, whether they're building birdhouses or dreaming up big plans for their future. They're not just twins; they're best friends. So when their town sponsors a soapbox derby race, Drew and Jonathan are first in line to enter. But when the rubber hits the road and the brothers just can't agree on how to build the best car, they wind up competing against each other! Can one of them win without the other? This hilarious and heartwarming story from television's favorite twins comes complete with a do-it-yourself project to build an original miniature race car!

The Lotterys More or Less

The Lotterys More or Less

Author: Emma Donoghue Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/10/2019

Sumac Lottery is the fifth of seven kids who share their big house with four parents, one grandfather and five pets. At nine, she's the keeper of her family's traditions - from Pow Wow to Holi, Carnival to Hogmanay, Sumac's on guard to make sure that no Lottery celebration is forgotten. But this winter all Sumac's plans go awry when a Brazilian visitor overstays his welcome. A terrible ice storm grounds all flights, so one of her dads and her favourite brother can't make it home from India. And then the power starts going out across the city . . . The Lotterys More or Less is bestselling author Emma Donoghue's second novel about a thoroughly modern family, illustrated by Caroline Hadilaksono.

Christmas Is Coming! An Advent Book Crafts, games, recipes, stories, and more!

Christmas Is Coming! An Advent Book Crafts, games, recipes, stories, and more!

Author: Katie Hickey Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2019

Every day of December brings a delightful new Christmas tradition in this keepsake advent book. Each flap on the cover of the book reveals a clue to a festive activity that can be found inside the pages. It might be a recipe for a delicious homemade treat, instructions for a cozy craft, a game to play, a carol to sing, or a beautifully illustrated story to read with the whole family. This inviting twist on the traditional advent calendar is perfect for families who love to put their own spin on celebrating the holidays, offering fun-filled activities that can be fondly shared together year after year.