Whether you are looking for a new book for yourself or as a gift, this list has a little bit of everything on it. Delightful children's books, mysterious middle grade, courageous books for teens, lovely adult fiction, and informative nonfiction books are all on my list today. I hope you find one that is just right for you!
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Best New Books This Week - December 6th
Simple and tender lyrical text combine with lovely watercolor illustrations to show children they can be independent while still needing the love of Mom and Dad.
The Greatest Wish - Amanda Yoshida
Would you rather be a giraffe or a dinosaur? A shark or an octopus? There are so many things to choose from in this fun ever-changing story! Every choice leads to a different story, so open up, start picking, and find out what you will be!
Bob the Builder: The Things We Love - Justus Lee
A board book featuring Bob and his friends from Spring City
Milton the Christmas Moose - Steve & Jean Goodwin
Milton has always been teased by the other moose, but he is still full of Christmas spirit! When Santa comes, will Milton get his greatest wish? A holiday tale about compassion, determination, and being yourself
The Friend Ship - Kat Yeh
Little hedgehog is lonely, but overhears someone talking about something called the friend ship and it gives her hope. She imagines a shop filled with friends of all kinds and soon she is ready to hit the open seas in a boat of her own to track it down. Along the way she meets other lonely animals ready to join her on her quest.
Middle Grade Books
Pallas the daughter of Triton and messenger of the sea enrolls at Mount Olympus Academy. A fun introduction to Greek Mythology for kids.
A Furry Fiasco - Paul DuBois Jacobs
The Animal Inn is an all inclusive resort/hotel/spa for animals of all kinds. When the animals hear that a new boarder, a Komodo Dragon, will be coming to stay they are worried. Will it breathe fire? Will it gobble them up? What is to become of the Animal Inn?
Talent Show Tricks (Hardy Boys Clue) - Franklin W Dixon and Matt David
Detective brother Frank and Joe must figure out who is sabotaging the school talent show.
Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina - Misty Copeland
Determination meets dance in this young readers edition of the New York Times Bestselling memoir of the first African-American principal dancer in American Ballet Theater history. Her road to excellence was not easy and Misty had to learn to stand up for herself while pursuing her ballet dreams.
It has been years since the tale of the Storyteller Queen, and her family has prospered and grown. There are now two kingdoms that surround the mountainous prison that keeps the evil at bay. The prison is starting to crumble though and one strong demon is waiting to strike. When a princess is born, the demon curses her to destroy her soul or destroy her own people. A spin on the Sleeping Beauty tale.
Alterations - Stephanie Scott
Amelia is enrolled into a month long fashion internship in NYC, but Amelia can't imagine leaving Miami, or her crush Ethan. In New York, she finds a bigger world and new possibilities. When she confidently returns to Miami, she finds herself romantically between two brothers, a whole lot of drama, and choices she never dreamed she would have to make.
The Blazing Star - Imani Josey
Portia is used to being overlooked because of her genius twin sister. During history class, Portia holds a scarab beetle and suddenly stronger, faster, and braver. When she accidentally touches the beetle again she is transported back to ancient Egypt with her sister and a friend.
The French Impressionist - Rebecca Bischoff
15 year old Rosemary is free for the first time in life when she goes on an exchange program to France. Her goal is to find a way to never leave. Her precarious situation is crafted from lies big and small. Dramatic and heartwarming, it shows the courage it takes to speak up and show the world who you really are.
The heart of the Wiltshire village of Ivy Hill is the inn. When the innkeeper dies, his wife becomes the reluctant owner. The town's livelihood is at stake, so Jane turns to her prickly mother in law for help. Will their efforts be enough to save the inn?
Love, Alice - Barbara Davis
Dovie's life was shattered when her fiancee committed suicide weeks before their wedding and she visits the cemetery daily. She sees a woman whose grief mirrors her own place a letter on a nearby grave. Dovie can't resist reading the letter, then is drawn into knowing the rest of the story. As she searches for answers, Dovie discovers the keys to love, forgiveness, and embracing the future.
All the Breaking Waves - Kerry Lonsdale
A gripping tale of long-buried secrets, the strength of forgiveness, and the healing power of returning home for good. Molly is working and raising her daughter in a safe and loving environment when her daughter begins to have debilitating nightmares. Molly is forced to return to the place she never thought she would go again - her hometown.
Islands of Glass - Nora Roberts
Final book in the Guardians trilogy. The hunt for the Star of Ice leads the six guardians to Ireland where Doyle must face his tragic past.
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The Lunar Chronicles Coloring Book - Marissa Meyer
Fans of the YA series by Marissa Meyer will love this coloring book with people, places, and scenes from The Lunar Chronicles. Includes text and never before published commentary by the author.
A Touch of Farmhouse Charm - Liz Fourez
Easy DIY projects to add a warm and rustic feel to any room
George Lucas: A Life - Brian Jay Jones
A biography that looks into the life and times of beloved filmmaker George Lucas.
Cute & Clever Totes - Mary Hertel
Easy to follow patterns to make adorable bags & totes!
The Whole30 Cookbook - Melissa Hartwig
150 delicious recipes that will help you reset your health in a delectable way.
There you go! A list of the best newly released books out this week! I'd love to hear in the comments which one you are most interested in!