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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!

Don't Call Me Marda

Don't Call Me Marda

Author: Sheila Kelly Welch Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/10/2004

Series of Unfortunate Events #9: The Carnivorous Carnival

Series of Unfortunate Events #9: The Carnivorous Carnival

Author: Lemony Snicket Format: eBook Release Date: 21/09/2004

NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIESEverybody loves a carnival! Who can fail to delight in the colourful people, the unworldly spectacle, the fabulous freaks?A carnival is a place for good family funas long as one has a family, that is. For the Baudelaire orphans, their time at the carnival turns out to be yet another episode in a now unbearable series of unfortunate events. In fact, in this appalling ninth installment in Lemony Snicket's serial, the siblings must confront a terrible lie, a caravan, and Chabo the wolf baby.With millions of readers worldwide, and the Baudelaire's fate turning from unpleasant to unseemly, it is clear that Lemony Snicket has taken nearly all the fun out of children's books.

Series of Unfortunate Events #8: The Hostile Hospital

Series of Unfortunate Events #8: The Hostile Hospital

Author: Lemony Snicket Format: eBook Release Date: 21/09/2004

Dear Listener,This audio is the only one which describes every last detail of the Baudelaire children's miserable stay at Heimlich Hospital, which makes it one of the most dreadful audios in the world.There are many pleasant things to listen to, but this audio contains not one of them. Within it are such gruesome details as a suspicious shopkeeper, unnecessary surgery, anesthesia, heart-shaped balloons, and some very startling news about a fire. Clearly you do not want to hear about such things.I also shouldn't mention the interactive features of the CD, which include:A perplexing word game Photos from The Lemony Snicket Archives Art from The Brett Helquist galleryI have sworn to research and record this story as best I can, so I should know that this audio is something best left on the ground, where you undoubtedly found it.With all due respect, Lemony Snicket

Series of Unfortunate Events #7: The Vile VillageDA

Series of Unfortunate Events #7: The Vile VillageDA

Author: Lemony Snicket Format: eBook Release Date: 21/09/2004

Dear Listener,Nobody in their right minds would listen to this particular book about the lives of Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire on purpose, because each dismal moment of their stay at the village of V.F.D. has been faithfully and dreadfully recorded on this CD. I can think of no reason why anyone would want to listen to a book containing such unpleasant matters as migrating crows, an angry mob, a newspaper headline, the Duluxe Cell, and some very strange hats.I also shouldn't mention the interactive features of the CD, which include:A perplexing word game Photos from The Lemony Snicket Archives Art from The Brett Helquist galleryIt is my solemn and sacred occupation to research each detail of the Baudelaire children's lives and write them all down, but you may decide to do some other sacred and solemn thing, such as listening to another book instead.With all due respect,Lemony Snicket

Series of Unfortunate Events #6: The Ersatz Elevator

Series of Unfortunate Events #6: The Ersatz Elevator

Author: Lemony Snicket Format: eBook Release Date: 21/09/2004

Dear Reader,If you have just picked up this audio, then it is not too late to put it back down. Like the previous books in A Series of Unfortunate Events, there is nothing to be found in these pages but misery, despair, and discomfort, and you still have time to choose something else to read.Within the chapters of this story, Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire encounter a darkened staircase, a red herring, some friends in a dire situation, three mysterious initials, a liar with an evil scheme, a secret passageway, and parsley soda.I have sworn to write down these tales of the Baudelaire orphans so the general public will know each terrible thing that has happened to them, but if you decide to read something else instead, you will save yourself from a heapful of horror and woe.With all due respect,Lemony Snicket

Series of Unfortunate Events #5: The Austere Academy

Series of Unfortunate Events #5: The Austere Academy

Author: Lemony Snicket Format: eBook Release Date: 21/09/2004

WARNING: LISTENING TO THIS TAPE WILL ONLY MAKE YOU WEEP...Dear Listener,If you are looking for a story about cheerful youngsters spending a jolly time at boarding school, look elsewhere. Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire are intelligent and resourceful children, and you might expect that they would do very well at school.Don't.For the Baudelaires, school turns out to be another miserable episode in their unlucky lives. Truth be told, within the chapters that make up this dreadful story, the children will face snapping crabs, strict punishments, dripping fungus, comprehensive exams, violin recitals. S.O.R.E., and the metric system.It is my solemn duty to stay up all night reading my history of these three hapless youngsters into a microphone, but you may be more comfortable getting a good night's sleep. In that case, you should probably listen to something else.With all due respect,LEMONY SNICKET

Series of Unfortunate Events #4: The Miserable Mill

Series of Unfortunate Events #4: The Miserable Mill

Author: Lemony Snicket Format: eBook Release Date: 21/09/2004

Dear Listener, If you have chosen to listen to this audio for pleasure, I advise you to put it down instantaneously, because of all the audios describing the unhappy lives of the Baudelaire orphans, The Miserable Mill might be the unhappiest. This recording contains such unpleasantries as a giant pincher machine, a bad casserole, a man with a cloud of smoke where his head should be, and coupons. If you prefer stories that are more heartwarming, please feel free to make another selection. I also shouldn't mention the interactive features of the CD, which include: A perplexing word game Photos from The Lemony Snicket Archives Art from The Brett Helquist gallery I have promised to record the entire history of these poor children, but you haven't, so please feel free to make another selection. With all due respect, Lemony Snicket

Series of Unfortunate Events #3: The Wide Window

Series of Unfortunate Events #3: The Wide Window

Author: Lemony Snicket Format: eBook Release Date: 21/09/2004

Dear Listener,I am sorry to say that the lives of the Baudelaire orphans, Violet, Klaus and Sunny, are filled with bad luck and misery. All of the stories about these three children are unhappy and wretched, and the one you are holding may be the worst of them all.If you haven't got the stomach for a story that includes a hurricane, hungry leeches, cold cucumber soup and a doll named Pretty Penny, then this audio will probably fill you with despair.I also shouldn't mention the interactive features of the CD, which include: A perplexing word game Photos from The Lemony Snicket Archives Art from The Brett Helquist gallery I will continue to record these tragic tales for that is what I do. You should decide for yourself if you can possibly endure this miserable story.With all due respect,Lemony Snicket

Series of Unfortunate Events #11: The Grim Grotto

Series of Unfortunate Events #11: The Grim Grotto

Author: Lemony Snicket Format: eBook Release Date: 21/09/2004

Dear Listener,Unless you are a slug, a sea anemone, or mildew, you probably prefer not to be damp. You might also prefer not to listen to this audiobook, in which the Baudelaire siblings descend into the depths of despair, underwater. The horrors they encounter are too numerous to list, and include mushrooms, a mechanical monster, a distressing message from a lost friend, and tap dancing.I also shouldn't mention the features of the interactive CD, which include:l Perplexing word games l Photos from The Lemony Snicket Archives l l Art from The Brett Helquist gallery l As a dedicated author who has pledged to keep recording the depressing story of the Baudelaires, I must continue to delve deep into the cavernous depths of the orphans' lives. You, on the other hand, may delve into some happier audiobook in order to keep your ears and your spirits from being dampened.With all due respect,Lemony Snicket

Series of Unfortunate Events #10: The Slippery Slope

Series of Unfortunate Events #10: The Slippery Slope

Author: Lemony Snicket Format: eBook Release Date: 21/09/2004

NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIESDISCLAIMER: The long term effects of listening to this audio are unknown. Scientists have detected slightly higher rates of panic, fright and free-floating anxiety amongst listeners to this audio than that found in those listeners who engaged in more pleasant listening activities. Dear Listener,Like handshakes or housepets, many things are preferable when not slippery. Unfortunately, in this miserable volume, I am afraid that Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire run into more than their fair share of slipperiness during their harrowing journey upand downa range of strange and distressing mountains. It would be best not to mention any of the unpleasant details of this story, particularly a secret message, a swarm of snow gnats, a scheming villain, a covered casserole dish, and a surprising survivor of a terrible fire.Unfortunately, I have dedicated my life to researching and recording the sad tale of the Baudelaire Orphans. There is no reason for you to dedicate yourself to such things, and you might instead dedicate yourself to letting this slippery audio slip from your hands into a nearby trash receptacle, or deep pit.With all due respect,Lemony Snicket

The Real Life Stories of Farmer Brown's Boy

The Real Life Stories of Farmer Brown's Boy

Author: Edward M Christensen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/05/2004

Madame Squidley and Beanie

Madame Squidley and Beanie

Author: Alice Mead Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2004

The story of a girl whose mother has a chronic illnessBeanie's mom used to be a lot of fun. She still is, when she pretends to be the amazing fortune-teller, Madame Squidley. But Beanie knows it's a strain. Mrs. Kingsley has been sick for months, and doctors can't say exactly what's wrong. They don't seem to take the illness very seriously, though. Beanie does. She worries about her mom, and wonders what will happen to her and Jerm, her little brother, if their mother doesn't get well. Beanie's friend Charles Sprague has a problem, too -- scoliosis, and divorced parents who fight about it. Beanie begins to long for a new mother and a whole new set of friends. Then she discovers that she already has the best family, and the best friend, and that there's plenty she can do to help them. This is perhaps the most personal story written by Alice Mead, herself a mother with a chronic illness.