Books For Youth

May 4, 2023

Whether you're looking for a thrilling adventure, a heartwarming romance, or a powerful memoir, our books for youth will take you on a journey that you won't soon forget. Our books tackle important issues such as mental health, social justice, and personal growth, providing a meaningful reading experience for young adults.

Our carefully curated collection also includes books that celebrate diversity and encourage empathy and understanding, making them an excellent choice for educators, librarians, and parents who want to promote cultural literacy and inclusivity.

1 Growing Up as a Little Brother

Growing Up as a Little Brother

Steven Bowman | Youth


"Growing Up as a Little Brother" is a heartwarming tale of sibling relationships, family dynamics, and childhood adventures. Follow the story of eight-year-old Westley McConahay, the younger brother of Jamison, who always manages to find himself in trouble with his older brother. Set in the bustling city of New York, Westley navigates life with his annoying tendencies, mischievous spirit, and love for his family and friends. This delightful story is perfect for children, parents, and siblings who can relate to the joys and challenges of growing up with a little brother.

2 The Greenhouse II

The Greenhouse II

Steven Bowman and Katie Christy | Youth


In "The Greenhouse II," readers are once again transported back in time with the captivating character of Miss Laura Taylor. Set in the summer of 1952, this sequel to the beloved first book follows Miss Taylor as she navigates life in London after leaving her hometown of Irving, Texas. At first, she feels a bit lost and alone, but soon she meets a group of new friends who introduce her to the wonders of the city and the kind-hearted Mr. Pryce. Through their friendship, Laura learns valuable lessons about life, love, and friendship that stay with her for years to come. With its vivid depiction of 1950s London and the charming cast of characters, "The Greenhouse II" is a heartwarming tale that will leave readers feeling uplifted and inspired.

3 This World We Live In

This World We Live In

Steven Bowman | Youth


In "This World We Live In," author Steven Bowman takes readers on a journey back in time to the summer of 2004, where we meet Michael James, a fourteen-year-old boy living in Houston, Texas. Michael's life has been turned upside down - he's recently lost his girlfriend, and his annoying little brother is driving him crazy. With the world around him changing rapidly, Michael struggles to find his place in it. As he navigates the ups and downs of family life and teenage love, he discovers that sometimes the things that seem the most important are really just distractions from what's truly valuable.

4 The Greenhouse

The Greenhouse

Steven Bowman and Katie Christy | Youth


In "The Greenhouse," we are transported to the summer of 1950 in London, where Mr. Pryce, a man in his forties, is battling glaucoma. As he struggles to adapt to this new way of life, he discovers solace in his passion for gardening. Mr. Pryce devotes his time to tending a greenhouse in his backyard, where he can cultivate an array of plants and flowers. As he pours his heart and soul into his garden, he finds that he is able to leave the stresses of his life behind and find peace in nature.

5 Thomas, Wizard's Son

Thomas, Wizard's Son

Joseph R Mason | Youth


Thomas is 13, he doesn\'t believe in magic, wizards, or dragons. But one Sunday, he is led into a cave which no one else can see, he meets a purple dragon called Howell who guides him through the cave to the land of Trymyll, here he meets a wizard. A proper and powerful wizard who does magic, real magic. But the magic is draining from Trymyll just as it has from our own world, and there is an evil, misanthropic, and powerful wizard who wants to destroy the land of Trymyll. Can Thomas save the day? He has no magic, he doesn\'t even believe in magic, so, how can he? The story leads us on a path of discovery with dragons, wizards, elves, and the odd dwarf. The book has humour, pathos and teenage angst. There is no swearing, innuendos, or suggestive comments.

6 The Adventures of Philip and Sophie: The Sword of the Dragon King Part I

The Adventures of Philip and Sophie: The Sword of the Dragon King Part I

Drew Eldridge | Youth


Philip is a wild boy from the forest. Sophie is a girl with a special power. When pirates, an evil king and a dragon threaten their worlds, fate brings them together for an adventure of the ages. . .

7 Soul Crush

Soul Crush

Theodora Oniceanu | Youth


In this collection you will find poetry of multiple forms, a multi faceted show of a world that is at times confessional, epic, romantic or amusing, uses sarcastic or clever tones, smart and lofty or extremely encrypted. Here is to discover multiple themes in poems varied in form, presented at times with a few notes, to cast a little show-lights on the "stage". This collection is part of a larger project I entitled ShOUT LouD as a come-back to senses that are reflecting the balance we like to have.

8 Narcotic Games

Narcotic Games

E.Right | Youth


David Field decides to go on a wild excursion but later realises how detrimental drugs can be. This is the original version of narcotics club. This is a drama and contains some mild horror and should only be read by people over the age of 15.

9 The Greenhouse (The Greenhouse Duology Series, Book #1)

The Greenhouse (The Greenhouse Duology Series, Book #1)

Steven Bowman and Katie Christy | Youth


“The Greenhouse” is the debut co-written young adult fiction novelette that was self-published by Steven Bowman and inspired by his cousin, Katie Christy, as the first part of The Greenhouse Duology book series, first self-published by Blurb, Inc. on March 20th, 2016.

10 The Dolphin And Me

The Dolphin And Me

CW | Youth


The Dolphin And Me is a story about girl who forms a life long friendship with a dolphin.

11 Shadow Rising

Shadow Rising

Charlie Soul | Youth


Theia Foxglove is mad. Whisked away from her mountain home by her mother's surprise engagement, she's forced to spend senior year with the stuck-up Faes and Celestials of New York City's elite academy, Zenith High. With her pointed Elkie ears and sacred bow and arrow, she couldn't be more out of place. But worse than the stares and whispers of her snooty new classmates, Theia can't shake the feeling that something bad is brewing...In her attempts to get to the bottom of it, Theia gets a whole lot more than she bargained for. Magic. Murder. A bunch of new besties. A crush on a broodingly handsome yet infuriatingly mysterious Vanpari. And a plot to reignite the Shadow Wars...Book 1 of the SHADOW WARS SAGA. Book 2, Shadow Rebellion is now available on Amazon.

12 Just My Soul Responding

Just My Soul Responding

Amine M Benkhelfa | Youth


My thoughts were destroying my soul. I tried not to think but the silence was a killer too. Another voice deep within came to light created endless relentless existential dialogues. Like Nietzsche I gazed long into the abyss and the abyss gazed straight back. Another me fighting the current me but for what? Is it for control? Freedom? Or is it just a way to fulfill my deepest desire? To annihilate myself. To end it all.This novel is a philosophical journey that tries to answer existential questions with inner dialogues and to find meaning to all of this. A philosophical journey of a soul responding to this thing we call life.

13 Mr Choy's Tome

Mr Choy's Tome

Athena Reins | Youth


Mr Choy owns a bookshop and the local children flock to it. They are mesmerised by the magic he performs for them and the stories he tells from his magic tome. As each story from the tome unfolds they reveal a moral or several morals. These entertaining tales are fantasy adventures that will delight both young and old.

14 The Man Who Planted A Tree

The Man Who Planted A Tree

Rubina Hajat | Youth


Free oxygen? These days nothing comes for FREE! Perhaps there is a catch in this story? Perhaps we have overlooked something that is so obvious and simple. Here is a story that will give you a wake up call. Like someone once said: "if trees were giving out free WiFi signals - we would plant by the dozen! Pity that they only produce Oxygen."

15 The Monkey that Wanted to Fly

The Monkey that Wanted to Fly

Will Bodansky | Youth


In a jungle full of monkeys, birds and snakes, little Roarie wants to find the tree house in the world above the trees. He wants to fly with the eagles, and prove to himself and his friends that he can be big and strong, like a mighty gorilla!The book takes you on an adventure through the jungle and above the tree tops, and the bright and colourful illustrations create an exciting setting for Roarie to learn about himself, and make friends along the way.The bright colours and fun characters are perfect to show or read to a baby or toddler, and the story is ideal for preschool and young kids to read and enter the adventure world.

16 Behind His Mask: The First Spell Book

Behind His Mask: The First Spell Book

Stephanie Van Orman | Youth


Evander is a complete mystery to Sarah until she's given a spell book he authored. Pulled into the world of the story, she must act opposite him in a game where she can win his heart and a view behind his mask. Who is he? Is he a tortured prince? A bloodthirsty jester? The owner of the haunted mansion or the man hired to drive the ghosts out? Only the book will tell.

17 Independent thoughts

Independent thoughts

Shravya, Praanjal, Jinay, Janhvi, Ananya, Avantika | Youth


This is a short story book by kids. From fiction to haiku, the imaginations of these authors were superb.

18 The Shark that Ate Everything

The Shark that Ate Everything

Naila N. | Youth


There was a shark that liked to eat a little more than most...Will he ever stop chomping on everything that's on his way? Dive in to find out!

19 The Camel King

The Camel King

Sir Maximus Basco | Youth


The Camel King - Explore this fantastic book and travel aboard the English ship the Castle One as the children Peter and Sarah embark in a serendipitous trip to Egypt. When the children are kidnapped by desert thieves, the White Talking Camel that roams the desert comes to rescue the siblings helping them to escape. The children's desert adventure takes them to the great pyramids of Giza. From there the children seek the magic door and seek to escape from the king of Egypt wanting the talking camel for his kingdom. The children and the White Talking Camel, a king from another world, must find the door for the camel to return to his own home while the children must find their parents too for a happy ending.

20 Dylan & Faedra - The Super-Not Chronicles

Dylan & Faedra - The Super-Not Chronicles

C.L. Wells | Youth


What if you lived in a world where 99% of the population had superpowers - but you didn't? Dylan and his best friend, Faedra, are two super-nots trying to navigate high school where almost everyone but them has superpowers. Only, Dylan's best friend has been keeping a secret from him that threatens to destroy their friendship. To make matters worse, Faedra's parents are kidnapped by a band of super-powered villains. Throw in a battle with high school bullies, a visit to the principal's office, and Dylan’s realization that he is starting to have more-than-friends feelings for Faedra, and you have one big super-powered (or super-NOT powered) adventure!

21 Kitty-Kitty & The People of the Great Hole

Kitty-Kitty & The People of the Great Hole

Neal Fox | Youth


A true and fun story as told from the viewpoint of a wild (feral) cat who adopts a family. Kitty-Kitty grows up an orphan in the wild among many curious creatures, but eventually decides to adopt two people as her own. But it is not easy for her to trust humans, so her adoption becomes a process of building trust, which takes time and has many twists and turns. The story as told by Kitty-Kitty is "mostly true" except that she has a tendency to exaggerate at times, and can also be sarcastic. Illustrated with real photos turned into sketches. From the Author of several successful eBooks found at and also at Neal Fox Books. 40 pages.

22 The Oceanview: Youth.... Rainfalls

The Oceanview: Youth.... Rainfalls

Robert Garcia | Youth


Taken from "The Life Vision". Part of "The Oceanview": Follows "Prelude.... Sight of Beauty.... Waves.... Birth".

23 Matt Legend:  Veil of Lies

Matt Legend: Veil of Lies

Denis Mills | Youth


All Matt Legend wanted to do that dangerous summer was win the affections of a certain mysterious small town girl and get back to L.A. But when they discover a 26-foot human skeleton that is horrible to behold inside an ancient burial mound, he is warned if he tells anyone terrible things will happen and terrible things do. They don’t believe in ghosts but all that is about to change. They encounter a deadly cover-up that extends far beyond the archaeological world and into the supernatural one. They have stumbled upon a stasis giant, an entity Abraham Lincoln warned mankind about and what the Dead Sea Scrolls reveal as one of the millions of offspring of the Fallen Ones, who become evil spirits upon the death of their physical bodies.

24 In Time, Clementine

In Time, Clementine

Persis A. Moodley | Youth


A children's story about a caterpillar called Clementine, who gets lost in the forest and has to find her way back home.

25 Purgatory


BG Britton | Fiction


Purgatory is the sequel to A Bridge Too Far which has been downloaded 3,200 times. Purgatory follows the author as South Africa declines from admired Western Democracy to State Capture by bandits, corrupt politicians and gangsters. Alan Paton, celebrated author of the classic 'Cry, the Beloved Country, would most certainly have cried if he could see how Nelson Mandela's magnificent country was brought to its knees inside twenty three years of gaining democratic freedom.