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This week my favorite book on the list is Animal Ark. I love the fact that this children's book shows photos of familiar and exotic animals, includes facts about the animals, and pays special attention to endangered animals.
I really enjoy reading clean Regency romance novels. When reading about An Inconvenient Romance, I knew I needed to put that at the top of my to-read list. Childhood sweethearts, misunderstandings, and wondering if they will be able to find true love together - all with the backdrop of the rolling hills in Derbyshire.
Weekly Favorite New Books - February 14
Mighty, Mighty Construction Site - Sherri Duskey Rinker
Our favorite trucks are at the construction site - focusing on team building, friendship, and working together to complete a big task.
A Perfect Day - Lane Smith
Today is a perfect day for Cat, Dog, Squirrel, and Chickadee. Until Bear comes along - he crushes the daffodils, drinks the pool water, and happily gobbles up the birdseed and corncob. Lane Smith uses perfect pacing and vibrant illustrations to emphasize the power of perspective in this picture book about the goings on in Bert's backyard.
Animal Ark: Celebrating Our Wild World in Poetry and Pictures - National Geographic Kids
This lush picture book celebrates the beauty, diversity, and fragility of the animal world. Pairing stunning photography and delicate poetry, this books features more than 40 animal portraits, with each page inviting children to explore each creature's markings, textures, and attributes in stunning detail.
Middle Grade Reads
Calico Girl - Jerdine Nolan
Callie and her family are slaves, the Civil War has given them hope that freedom may be coming soon. With the possibility of Callie and her family escaping their bonds forever,she is eager to learn and become educated with the hope of teaching others someday. Through hardship and loss, with the love of family, Callie proves that freedom is in her stars.
Laugh Out Loud Awesome Jokes for Kids - Rob Elliot
Fresh and clean, this book will provide hours of laughter for the whole family.
Animal Planet Chaper Books: Dolphin Rescue - Catherine Nichols
Siblings Maddie and Atticus love living by the sea. They love helping at the family lobster business and volunteering at the local aquarium. One day they spy a pod of dolphins in distress. How will the kids use their knowledge of animals and their awesome problem-solving skills to help the dolphin family get safely back to sea?
The Last of August (Charlotte Holmes) - Brittany Cavallaro
Charlotte Holmes and Jamie Watson chase across Europe to untangle a web of shocking truths about the Holmes and Moriarty families. When Charlotte's uncle goes missing, Charlotte throws herself into a search for answers. Through this dangerous race for answers, Holmes and Watson discover this complicated case might change everything they know about their families, themselves, and each other.
#famous - Jilly Gagnon
Modern day love story - girl likes boy, girls snaps photo and posts online, boy becomes insta-famous. What starts as an innocent photo turns into a whirlwind adventure that forces them both to question whether fame and love are worth the price.
The Wish Granter (Ravenspire #2) - CJ Redwine
The world has turned upside down for Thad and Ari. Their mother was murdered, the royal family died mysteriously, and not Thad sits on the throne of a kingdom that is overrun with violence. When Thad begins to train Ari to take his place, she realizes that her brother visited a Wish Granter and was tricked into wishing away the safety of the people and his soul in exchange for the crown. Ari recruits the help of the new weapons master, Sebastian, who happens to have ties to the Wish Granter and may hold the key to saving Ari's brother, and herself.
Recruits - Thomas Locke
For more than a decade, twins Sean and Dillon have felt pulled toward a different world, one they have sketched out in detail but have no knowledge of it being real. One day a scout shows up and tells them that they have the ability to instantly transfer from one place to another. They are offered the opportunity to prove themselves as recruits - 30 days to become interplanetary travelers or their mind is wiped and they have no memory of their training.
The Young Wive's Club - Julie Pennell
In the small town of Toulouse, Louisianna your one true love generally happens in high school. If you are lucky, he might be the man you thought he was. But four friends are about to find out that not every girl has luck on her side. As these young wives come together to help each other through life, love, and heartache they discover there is no easy answers when it comes to matters of the heart.
Nicholas (novella) - Rachael Kosinski
Nicholas does not live a normal life, he is reputed to be the best thief in London. He's the only thief who has broken into Westminster Palace, where he visits every few night to steal - not jewels or secrets, but stories. The crown princess spins stories in her tower room and Nicholas sits atop the roof to her, until one night when things go wrong and Nicholas finds himself knowing things he should not. Suddenly Nicholas wants to do the exact opposite of the thief's code: help to save the princess instead of stealing one.
The Little Teashop of Broken Hearts - Jennifer Joyce
Maddie's dreams are crumbling around her. She has to come up with a plan to save her teashop soon or it will be too late. Inspiration strikes and she decides to set up a dating night involving her sweetest bakes in the hope of bringing people together. Luckily, gorgeous Caleb is around to sprinkle a little magic, and a lot of sugar, into these bakes. Could one night heal Maddie's heartbreak as well as save her teashop?
An Inconvenient Romance - Chalon LintonThe English countryside provided an idyllic backdrop for Charles Brumley’s and Leah Hastings’s childhood. As neighbors and best friends, the pair passed many happy days. Everything was perfect until Charles went away to university. Six years later, the former friends are thrust into each other’s paths once more. Leah had been looking forward to the opportunity to further her acquaintance with the handsome Mr. Wilkins. When she sees Charles’s face through the crowd, her traitorous heart leaps. Charles faces his own struggle: he has loved Leah since he was fifteen years old, yet it seems he is too late. As the pair tentatively renew their friendship, the spark between them is undeniable. Leah must make a choice—the ruin of her family or the ruin of her heart?