The New Kid – Neha has just returned from a long vacation. Her friends give her a warm welcome. But in the time she was gone, a new family has moved in to the housing society and her friends have issues with the new kid. Neha wants to be friendly with him, but will her old friends tolerate that, or will she lose her old friends in making a new one? Read on to find out.
This is a chapter book about 4000 words long, suitable for 8 to 12 year old kids.
Text from The New Kid
A Warm Welcome
Neha had just returned from a vacation with her parents. She
was eager to meet her friends. I wonder if Priya missed me,
she thought, as she skipped to Priya’s apartment.
Priya’s mother, Renu answered the doorbell. “Hello, Neha.
How was your holiday? You went to Shimla, right? It must
have been really cold.”
Neha had been waiting for someone to ask. “Yes aunty. My
aunt dropped me off at my dada-dadi’s place in Indore. I
stayed there for a few weeks. Then my parents joined us
there, and we all went to Shimla together for a week. Shimla
was amazing aunty. I saw snow for the first time ever!
Where is Priya? I can’t wait to tell her all about it.”
“That is lovely Neha. Priya is taking a shower. She should
be here in a minute.” Renu walked to the corridor and called
out loudly. “Priya, are you done? Neha is here.”
Just then Priya emerged, towelling her wet hair. She rushed
over to give Neha a hug. “Oh hi Neha. You are finally back.
I missed you. I’ll be ready in a few minutes.”
A few minutes later, the two 10 year old girls, stepped out of
Priya’s apartment. Neha was chattering away about
snowmen and a horse ride on a snowy mountain. As they
waited for the elevator, a woman stepped out of another
apartment on the same floor and entered the elevator, with
them. Neha frowned, but said nothing, until they were all
out of the elevator. “Hey who was that lady? Doesn’t Vibha
dadi live there any more?”
Priya raised her eyebrows. “Oh I forgot. You have been
away more than a month. Vibha dadi had a bad fall. She was
really weak. She loves staying alone you know, but the
doctors said it is too dangerous. So her daughter finally
managed to convince her to move to Bangalore. They have
given the apartment on rent. The new tenants just moved in
10 days ago.”
“Really? Do they have any kids our age?” Neha loved
making new friends.
“Well yes.” Priya seemed reluctant to talk about it.
“Is it a boy or a girl? Come on tell me.” Neha asked
curiously as they stepped in to the play area. Then she
suddenly stopped, when she saw Arun playing with her
friends, Rohan, Sasha and Nikhil. “Hey, how come Arun is
playing with our group? I thought we got rid of him. He is
such a bully.”
“Oh! Arun is fine. He doesn’t bully us any more. He is quite
funny and knows a lot of stuff. He is almost 12 you know.”
Priya urged Neha along.
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It is an awesome book. This book’s theme is bullying and the moral is ‘United we stand, Divided we fall’. I suggest this book to children who have just started reading thin children’s novels. 🙂
thank yall very much
I loved this book because it taught me about bullying and I will not do that any more.
I really don’t know why anyone would bully in the first place
Thanks Stephanie, I feel the same, but some people don’t even realise what they are doing, and sometimes a concept of group think which takes over too, which is really terrible, it’s important for us to share books like this that highlight how wrong it is wrong.
This is simply an amazing book ❤️ really liked it..
The book was very nice. I liked that Neha didnt bully Mihir and that the bullys said sorry and played. The book was about bullying on a boy with problems but he is a fast typer.
i liked this book. It was about bullying from more than one perspective.
Your right because it shows one or more perspective and it a bully story like you said?
this book was asesome!
Thank you Val
i loved it it was so good but it needs to be longer
It’s really nice and I really like it because it taught us a lesson and told us that we have to be kind to everyone whether if they are bad or good!
It was sooo gooodd!!
This book is really nice!I really like it!This book taught us a lesson!It’s really nice!
Thanks so much Krista
this book was so so so so so so amzing and im from sweden
I like this book because it is about being friend but sometime you have to make new friends
the book was so amazing i want to read it again and again it is about caring for people you love in your life and you care for them and treat them the way you want to be able to be friend just like family turn the hard times up side down and moms and dads will cheer you up think about all the good times… forget about those horrible bad tims
You reply is so good 👍🏼
It was amazing
Thank you Rehab
this is a good book caring and loving but kinda sad that a kid is suffering but still he had friends and just love the art and how neat it looks and i just love this book and giving 1000+ stars on the book !
Thanks Eileen for sharing your thoughts
i like this book because this is what happening in the real world, and it’s not ok
Thanks for sharing your thoughts
This is a great book to read
Thanks Michelle. So glad you enjoyed it!
I love it👌😁
Thanks Jeff. Really appreciate you sharing such encouraging feedback.
I loved it it teaches kindness and why sould you be kind like to the boy
Thanks Madison. We could all use some kindness in our lives and that would make the world so much more pleasant.
This book was awesome I love the end especially when they become friends 🙂 🙂
I am so glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing your thoughts 🙂
I liked the book because it gave me something to relate to
I am glad you could relate but i am sorry for any unpleasant experiences you may have had. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
yes, I liked this book because Neha is like a hero she don’t make fun of the boy instead she just became his friend, I really thin need more people like that in the world, can you guys believe that even adults can bully instead of doing the oposside that does teach kids a really good lesson to not bully no matter how you are what you are or how you look like do not bully other just because of the way they tanks bye
Yes indeed Jessica. Unfortunately, plenty of adults can be bullies. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts about the book 🙂
This is a good book because i get bullyed
I am so sorry to hear that Micheal but i am glad you enjoyed the book. I hope you find a way to end the bullying, perhaps with some good friends?
I liked this book because of its purpose. Quite a good moral, too. I loved it because it expressed that you don’t have to care what others think. Be yourself. There’s always someone out there to love the real you!
Thanks so much Shayna. I really appreciate you sharing your thoughts about the book 🙂
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Yes i do. My email id is email@example.com
I loved her confidence
Thank you Scarlett for sharing your thoughts 🙂
Awesome book one of the best I’ve read
Thanks so much for your encouraging feedback 🙂
it’s a good book
The story is good
Thank you Booke.
It’s great, fun to read but it also teaches kids an important message; don’t bully!
Thanks so much Becky. So glad you enjoyed it.
This was a very good book it is good for kids my age and older I was wondering if could talk to the person that choose all of the books because I have some very good poetry and also young adult books and kid books I think there could be some changes like when you try to turn the page it does not really work and also it does show all of the words but everything else is good
Hi Kaylyn, I’ve sent you a reply personally, but in case you don’t get it, my contacts are on the “About” page, I welcome your input and submissions, to get a book reviewed you just need to send it to me, preferably with the title “Free Kids Books Submission”. Thanks for your input on read online, it’s about the best I can get for now, I’m looking at alternatives especially for text based books, – if you download the book it works better.
thanks a lot for the encouraging feedback and hope Danielle’s reply helped 🙂
Loved every minute of reading this
Thanks so much for sharing your encouraging feedback
cool story bro!!! LOL
Thank you much 🙂
I love the book 📖.😭
Thanks so much 🙂
i like it
Thankyou so much 🙂
i like it its sad but she is like me i get bullyed ever time so dats awsome it like me
So glad you could identify with the character
i loved the book and how you stand up for him
i loved this book it was great
Thank you 🙂
I liked it because someone stoodup for the new kid
Thank you. Me too 🙂
I’m glad the book taught a successful lesson
Thank you for sharing your thoughts
I loved the book so so so much!!!
Thanks for sharing such encouraging feedback.
This was an interesting book but it tells you to not to under estamate people
Yes very good moral
Thank you. So glad you enjoyed it.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts
This book is awsome! I love the story and moral to it. <3
Thank you. That is lovely to hear.
so good C: #Good Books Are Here
this is a fun book!
Thanks Mia. I’m glad you enjoyed it.
This site is great. Hope the awesomeness keeps coming.
Yes indeed. This site is wonderful for authors and readers. Thanks Danielle.
This book is very interesting i downloaded it purposely to help build and encourage my son as we’re relocating, he loved it and made him aware of other children’s behaviours ,great work
Thanks Zainab. I appreciate the feedback and am so glad you found it useful 🙂
This is a really good story! Thank you for making it free.
Thanks for the feedback and the pleasure is mine 🙂
A very important message told in a very entertaining way, what a great way to teach children about differences and disabilities, anti-bullying, and why bullies need to be taught a lesson.
Thanks Danielle 🙂 I thought it was high time my own daughter was introduced to the idea of disabilities and differences in a positive way and thats how I came up with the story. The illustrator Deepa Nath too feels very strongly about the subject.
Sorry it took me so long to comment! It is an excellent example and I think achieved it’s purpose well. I was testing the read online today and it reads well with read online on my laptop, well done!
dont hve pictres
This is in the older children category and is a chapter book, but there are a few illustrations still.
I love this book
Thankyou Hasma. I appreciate the feedback.
Books are very useful
It is very interesting
Thanks Mohammed. I appreciate the feedback.
Yes I liked it it’ was a good 😊 story
Thank you Kaden. So glad you liked it 🙂