Now picture a strapping Year 8 making their first of many regrettable haircut decisions. Raymond Hilligiest was murdered in Arch wit meets whimsy in the tale of 8-year-old Barnaby, a boy uniquely untroubled by gravity. My Pea's Book series includes a prominent set of same-sex parents, the Paget-Skidelskys next door. The Tail of Emily Windsnap by Liz Kessler The transformation metaphor works just as well for puberty, but this warm, sweet, million-selling series is all about discovering you 'aren't quite like the other girls'. Get top stories and blog posts emailed to me each day. Corll would then star as torturer-in-chief committing unspeakable acts on his victims.
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Some might hesitate to put an AIDS story on this list: The Tail of Emily Windsnap by Liz Kessler The transformation metaphor works just as well for puberty, but this warm, sweet, million-selling series is all about discovering you 'aren't quite like the other girls'. In the midst of it all is big brother Holden, gay and slowly coming out; no special snowflake, his problems bullying; an older partner are presented as simply another thread of the complicated family tapestry. They know what love is. They aren't an issue, or a problem; they're a family, as daft and wise and funny as all the rest. Inevitably their friendship strains under the pressure.
Aussie Colin decides HRH can cure his little bro's terminal cancer he's that kind of lad ; a chance meeting with Ted, whose partner Griff is also dying, helps him face reality. Sanchez is celebrated for his YA fiction, but this dual-narrative MG is just as strong, pacy and honest. Kids have a lot to contend with as they move into puberty: Children and teenagers Children's books: Why do we celebrate Pride every summer? Worm Loves Worm by J.