Here are a variety of new books you might like:
The Giant and How He Humbugged America by Jim Murphy
The description of the Cardiff Giant mystery in which a man in upstate New York buried a ten-foot-tall, petrified model of a man, which was discovered by well diggers a year later, and set into motion a money-making spectacle.
City Critters: Wildlife in the Urban Jungle
Discusses the lives of wild animals that live in a North American urban environment.
Vision of Beauty: The Story of Sarah Breedlove Walker by Kathryn Lasky
The Secret of the Stone Frog: A Toon Graphic Novel by David Nytra
Siblings Leah and Alan wake one morning in the middle of an enchanted forest and encounter a strange and spectacular world filled with foppish lions, giant rabbits, and a talking stone frog for a guide.
And Still They Bloom: A Family’s Journey of Loss and Healing
Emily and Ben struggle to make sense of their changed world after the loss of their mother to cancer. The children embark on a journey of healing and acceptance as they come to realize they can keep their mother’s memory alive–that her love will stay with them always.
Mira’s Diary: Lost in Paris
Mira receives a postcard from her missing mother from Paris and she and her father travel to France to search for her, but while visiting Notre Dame, Mira touches a gargoyle and is whirled into the past, where she meets the famous painter Degas and catches a brief, shocking glimpse of her mother.
One Year in Coal Harbor by Polly Horvath (companion to Everything on a Waffle)
In a small fishing village in British Columbia, twelve-year-old Primrose tries to be a matchmaker for her Uncle Jack, befriends Ked, a new foster child, tries to decide if she is willing to go to jail for her convictions, and together with Ked, publishes a cook book to raise money for the Fisherman’s Aid. Includes recipes!!
The Great Unexpected by Sharon Creech
In the little town of Blackbird Tree live two orphan girls: one Naomi Deane, brimming with curiosity, and her best friend, Lizzie Scatterding, who could talk the ears off a cornfield. Naomi has a knack for being around when trouble happens. For she knows all the peculiar people in town–like Crazy Cora and Witch Wiggins and Mr. Farley. But then, one day, a boy drops out of a tree. The strangely charming Finn boy. Then the Dingle Dangle man appears, asking all kinds of questions. Curious surprises are revealed–three locked trunks, a pair of rooks, a crooked bridge, and that boy. Soon Naomi and Lizzie find themselves zooming toward a future neither could ever have imagined. Meanwhile, on a grand estate across the ocean, an old lady whose heart has been deceived concocts a plan. .