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I'm pretty excited about a few of the books on these lists this week. First is "Yay, Zombies" a kids book about being understanding of people that are different and not judging them. A friend of mine illustrated the book and I will be hosting a giveaway and a review next week for the book.
"Rosie's Little Cafe on the Riviera" looks like it will be a nice weekend read or good for vacation. Perfect to wash away the winter blues when we have spring break in a month.
My kids are in the middle grade range (9&11) and they both want me to buy them "The Kavanagh House". I have to admit that one has me intrigued too.
Weekly Favorite New Books - February 21st
New Children's Books
Grand Canyon - Jason Chin
Follow a father and daughter as they make their way through the natural wonders of the Grand Canyon, discovering life both present and in the past. Perfectly placed die cuts show you that fossils found today were once living creatures in a much different environment.
How To Draw - DK (older children)
With step-by-step instructions, this guide is practical, inspirational, educational, and fun. Beginning with simple skill instruction and building on the basics to more challenging projects. It is packed with activities and techniques including: how to draw lines, shade, sketch, and trace.
Spring for Sophie - Yael Werber and Jen Hill (Illustrator)
From snowy day to gray skies, Sophie is awaiting Spring to come. Day after day she listens and watches for signs that Spring is coming. Sophie thinks "Will Spring ever come? And how will I know?"
Yay, Zombies! - JR Simmons & Brent Hill (Illustrator)
Zombies have a bad reputation. When you take the time to get to know them, you may find that they aren't as scary as you think. This book encourages children to refrain from judging too quickly. These zombies love to play and aren't hungry for brains at all!
Middle Grade Reads
The Blazing Bridge (Book 3)- Carter Roy
Greta has no idea she is key to the safety of the world. Her best friend Ronan is willing to protect her from the people trying to capture her, even his own evil father. Joined by a group of loyal friends, they fight to save the world.
The Kavanagh House - Susan Dayley
The Kanavagh house if filled with mechanical wonders, hidden places, mechanized puzzles, and seven death traps. Parker find the journal of Eleanor Kavanagh inside a puzzle box and wrapped in a cryptic note: "My father's house is haunted and it's my fault." Parker wants to solve the mystery to the Kavanagh House and follows the clues that Eleanor left in her journal.
Barbie: Fashion Superstar - Sarah Kuhn
Join Barbie in her first graphic novel as she joins the world of fashion. Barbie enters the working world and decides to explore fashion because she is passionate about clothes and style. Will she model, design, or something else? As Barbie pursues her dream, she meets a group of diverse friends that help her on her way.
Young Adult/Teen Books
Long May She Reign - Rhiannon Thomas
Freya was never meant to be queen. Twenty-third in line to the throne, she never dreamed she would have to worry about life in the palace. When an extravagant banquet turns deadly, Freya suddenly finds herself on the throne. The nobles don't respect her, the councilors want to control her, and with the murderer of the king still at large she knows that a single mistake can cost her the kingdom - and her life.
Numbers Raging (Numbers Game Saga Book 3) - Rebecca Rode
Get ready for the thrilling conclusion to the Numbers Game Saga. Treena returned to NORA to make save her people, but Dresden has gone back on all his promises to Treena, and her followers are getting impatient for change to come. Vance is in the outlands, where drought and an increase in fighting means that they may have to turn to NORA for help, Vance wants to do anything to keep that from happening. Vance and Treena have to travel to a peace convention, where they will have to stand together against enemies and in indifferent world.
The Piper's Price (Neverland Wars) - Audrey Greathouse
Neverland needs an army and Peter is sure that children will help when they know what is at stake. The lost boys and girls will need help recruiting, so they turn to their old and dangerous associate The Pied Piper. Peter needs a spy in the real world and asks Gwen to go along, she can't figure out Peter though. Are the friends, allies, does Peter truly trust her, or does he just want to keep her away from Neverland?
Adult Fiction Novels
The Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic final novel) - VE Schwab
London falls and kingdoms rise while darkness sweeps across the Maresh Empire. The fraught balance of magic blossoms into dangerous territory as the heroes struggle.
Rosie's Little Cafe on the Riviera - Jennifer Bohnet (available 23rd)
Escape the winter blues with this heartwarming tale. Rosie's dream of opening a small cafe is finally becoming a reality. She has decided to put romance aside while she concentrates on chasing her own recipe for happiness. She doesn't plan on sexy chef Sebastian to set up a restaurant next door - with the tantalizing smells of croissants wafting through the air.
Shine Like the Dawn - Carrie Turansky
In a quiet corner of Edwardian England, Margaret works in her grandmother's millinery shop. Several years earlier there was a family tragedy and she is now the caretaker of her sister as well as having to work to survive. Maggie wonders if the loss of her parents years before may not have been a mistake. When Maggie's childhood friend Nathan show up, her life is changed again. He has taken over his father's estate and business, and the debt that he is supposed to repay to Maggie's family. Can Maggie let go of the resentment that keeps her from forgiving Nate and reconciling with God? Will the search for the truth to her parents death bring Maggie closer with Nate, or drive them apart?
Create an extraordinary garden in a limited space. Follow the step-by-step instructions to create your ideal garden in the space you call home.
Homesteading From Scratch - Steven Jones
Do you want to eat real food, grow herbs, make your own cheese, raise baby animals, can your own foods, connect to nature, and live more intentionally? This book covers having that desire to it becoming a reality and everything in between. Learn to be a homesteader at whatever level you are desiring.
The Skillet Suppers Cookbook - Williams-Sonoma
This essential books shows how the creative use of a single pan can lead to delicious diversity at the table. You will find 22 recipes for healthy and wholesome meals that can be made in one pan. You will find mouthwatering recipes such as: roasted chicken, gooey grilled cheese sandwiches, Steak au Poivre, pesto pizza, pork tenderloin with smashed potatoes, and more.
I hope you like the list this week of newly published books in fiction and nonfiction. Come back next Tuesday for a list of the best books for next week!