“Walking with Miss Millie” by Tamara Bundy
Alice is angry at having to move to Rainbow, Georgia—a too small, too hot, dried-up place she’s sure will never feel like home. Then she gets put in charge of walking her elderly neighbor’s dog. But Clarence won’t budge without Miss Millie, so Alice and Miss Millie walk him together.
Strolling with Clarence and Miss Millie quickly becomes the highlight of Alice’s day and opens her eyes to all sorts of new things to marvel over. Tamara Bundy’s beautifully written debut celebrates the wonder and power of friendship: how it can be found when we least expect it and make any place a home.
*Description taken from the dust jacket.
“Mr. Lemoncello’s Great Library Race” by Chris Grabenstein
Luigi Lemoncello is at it again; his great inquisitive brain never rests. It’s time for Fabulous Fact- Finding Frenzy!! This is the newest in Lemoncello’s library games. This series does not disappoint, there are moments of laughter, excitement, puzzles, loyalty, and all-around good sleuthing. Not to mention it’s all about fun in libraries!! Your kids will gobble it up. Recommend you start with the first book: Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library. (This is the third book in the series.)
“Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: Ship of the Dead” by Rick Riordan
If you have a child age 10 and up you know this is another popular best seller in the Riordan fantasy series. This is the third highly awaited book in this series. Just in time for the ending of fall sports and long rainy weekends, although your child will likely consume it in two days. I give a librarian’s nod to revitalizing Norse mythology. In a time where myth and folklore books are disappearing, Riordan reminds us about the richness of the tales.
“The Unicorn in the Barn” by Jacqueline Ogburn
Eric is a young boy growing up on the family farm. Recently his grandmother who lived next door has had to sell her farm house and move into a nursing home. Eric now has to adjust to the new neighbors. Most of Eric’s time is spent doing chores and romping through Harper Woods. On one memorable night he thinks he spies a glowing pony, or could it be a unicorn?? Meet Eric, Dr. B the veterinary, and the odd but spectacular cast of magical animals in Harper Woods.
“Tumble & Blue” by Cassie Beasley
NY Times bestselling author of “Circus Mirandus” is off winning accolades with her newest book.
When the red moon rises over the heart of the Okefenokee Swamp, legend says that the mysterious golden gator Munch will grant good luck to the poor soul foolish enough to face him.
But in 1817, when TWO fools reach him at the same time, the night’s fate is split. With disastrous consequences for both . . . and their descendants. Half of the descendants have great fates, and the other half have terrible ones.
* “An original, highly engaging story about the power of friendship, family curses, and blessings-and what it means to be a hero.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review