WHEN GRANDMA GIVES YOU A LEMON TREE, by Jamie L.B. Deenihan, Illustrated by Lorraine Rocha, Sterling Children’s Books

When Grandma gives you a lemon tree, definitely don’t make a face! Care for the tree, and you might be surprised at how new things, and new ideas, bloom. “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” In this imaginative take on that popular saying, a child is surprised (and disappointed) to receive a lemon tree … Continue reading WHEN GRANDMA GIVES YOU A LEMON TREE, by Jamie L.B. Deenihan, Illustrated by Lorraine Rocha, Sterling Children’s Books

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HELLO, I’M HERE, by Helen Frost and Rick Lieder, Candlewick Press

A poetic text and wonderfully intimate photographs follow a newborn sandhill crane as it takes its first steps into the world. Will my legs hold me? What if I fall? Peek in as a sandhill crane hatchling makes its first wobbly stand and takes its first steps alongside its brother. With their parents close by, … Continue reading HELLO, I’M HERE, by Helen Frost and Rick Lieder, Candlewick Press

SOME DAYS, by Kren Kaufman Orloff, Illustrated by Ziyue Chen, Sterling Children Books

“Some days are chocolate pudding pie days. Kites up in the sky days. Jumping super high days.” This rhyming picture book—from the author of the bestselling I Wanna Iguana series and Miles of Smiles—is a moving, powerful, delightful exploration of a child’s shifting feelings.   Come along and follow a year in the life of … Continue reading SOME DAYS, by Kren Kaufman Orloff, Illustrated by Ziyue Chen, Sterling Children Books

A PIGLET NAMED MERCY, by Kate DiCamillo, Illustrated by Chris Van Dusen, Candlewick Press

Every porcine wonder was once a piglet! Celebrate the joy of a new arrival with this endearing picture-book prequel to the New York Times best-selling Mercy Watson series. Mr. Watson and Mrs. Watson live ordinary lives. Sometimes their lives feel a bit too ordinary. Sometimes they wish something different would happen. And one day it … Continue reading A PIGLET NAMED MERCY, by Kate DiCamillo, Illustrated by Chris Van Dusen, Candlewick Press

GOOD DOG, MCTAVISH, by Meg Rosoff, Illustrated by Grace Easton, Candlewick Press

The Peachey family is in crisis. No one cooks dinner, no one picks up the dirty washing and the kids are always late for school. All because Mum has resigned from being Mum and taken up yoga instead. She's in the tree pose; everyone else is in the doghouse. Except for McTavish, a rescue dog … Continue reading GOOD DOG, MCTAVISH, by Meg Rosoff, Illustrated by Grace Easton, Candlewick Press

FINDING HOPE AT HILLSIDE FARM, by Rachael Lucas, Panmacmillan, PGC, Raincoast

Finding Hope at Hillside Farm is a heartwarming tale of loss, love and new beginnings by Rachael Lucas. Hillside Farm, nestled in the rolling hills of the Welsh countryside, is a safe haven for Ella. Working with her aunt Bron, she runs her own business, sharing her love of horses to help those in emotional … Continue reading FINDING HOPE AT HILLSIDE FARM, by Rachael Lucas, Panmacmillan, PGC, Raincoast

MENDING FENCES, THE DEACON’S FAMILY SERIES, by Suzanne Woods Fisher, Revell, Baker Publishing Group, Graf-Martin

Every saint has a past. Every sinner has a future. Luke Schrock is a new and improved man after a stint in rehab, though everyone in Stoney Ridge only remembers the old Luke. They might have forgiven him, but nobody trusts him. Amos and Fern Lapp allow Luke to live at Windmill Farm under two … Continue reading MENDING FENCES, THE DEACON’S FAMILY SERIES, by Suzanne Woods Fisher, Revell, Baker Publishing Group, Graf-Martin

WE HOPE FOR BETTER THINGS, by Erin Bartels, Fleming H. Revell Co, Graf-Martin

When Detroit Free Press reporter Elizabeth Balsam meets James Rich, his strange request--that she look up a relative she didn't know she had in order to deliver an old camera and a box of photos--seems like it isn't worth her time. But when she loses her job after a botched investigation, she suddenly finds herself … Continue reading WE HOPE FOR BETTER THINGS, by Erin Bartels, Fleming H. Revell Co, Graf-Martin

SOMETHING READ SOMETHING DEAD, #5 Lighthouse Library Mysteries Series, by Eva Gates, Crooked Lane Books, PGC

National bestselling author Eva Gates’s fifth Lighthouse Library mystery will carry fans of Miranda James and Jenn McKinlay to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Dark deeds in the Lighthouse Library threaten to send Lucy Richardson’s soon-to-be-wed cousin Josie to an early ‘til-death-do-us-part. Winter falls on North Carolina’s Outer Banks as Lucy Richardson and her … Continue reading SOMETHING READ SOMETHING DEAD, #5 Lighthouse Library Mysteries Series, by Eva Gates, Crooked Lane Books, PGC

NEVER TO BE TOLD, by Becky Citra, Orca Book Publishers

"A faint sound brushed her ear, and she heard a voice whisper death. She glanced around, astonished. A gentle breeze had picked up, rippling the long grass in the meadows. She frowned. There was no one else there except Ira and Maddy, and the only sound was the rustling of the aspen leaves by the … Continue reading NEVER TO BE TOLD, by Becky Citra, Orca Book Publishers