Favourite books about love
Children's books are the perfect place to explore and talk about the complexities of the heart.
Here are some books to get you talking about your emotions, there's something here for all ages.
Author: Julie Burchill
Shortlisted for the 2005 Booktrust Teenage Prize, this is a controversial and daring look at the gritty reality of teenage experience.
Author: Sam Lloyd
Publisher: Orchard Books
Humorous, lively illustrations accompany the text in this unconventional love story, which is also a lesson in not taking people for granted.
Author: Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell Illustrator: Henry Cole
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Children's Books
Roy and Silo are two boy penguins who live in the zoo in New York's Central Park. This is a really delightful story and the message behind it is subtle. It's a true story, and you can learn more about it in a note at the end.
Author: Malorie Blackman
Publisher: Random House
Callum is a Nought but his best friend Sephy is a Cross - the daughter of one of the most influential politicians in the country.
Author: Max Velthuijs
Publisher: Andersen Press
Frog is not well. His heart is beating too fast and he feels hot and cold. A trip to the doctor reveals that he is in love. But who is he in love with?
Author: Louise Rennison
Welcome to the world of Georgia Nicolson - an angst-ridden teenage girl who keeps a diary to record the rollercoaster of emotions and experiences she faces every day
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Set in small-town Minnesota, Stiefvater’s moving and poetic novel of human/wolf interaction and relationships is a werewolf story like no other.
Author: Sita Brahmachari
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
This empathetic account of the process of bereavement, a month’s diary, reassures readers that we grow from our experiences, however painful they are.
Author: Rachel Bright
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
A funny and charming picture book illustrated with Rachel Bright’s engaging and expressive etchings with a feel good message
Author: Sonia Leong and William Shakespeare Adapted by Richard Appignanesi
Publisher: Self Made Hero
Set in modern Tokyo, with the Capulets and Montagues recast as organised-crime rivals, this racy retelling gets to the heart of the love story and the foolish rivalry that dooms it.