New at Orem Library

Junior Fiction

howard-wallace-p-i Howard Wallace, P.I., Casey Lyall

Twelve-year-old Howard Wallace lives by his list of rules of private investigation. He knows more than anyone how to work with what he’s got: a bathrobe for a trench coat, a makeshift office behind the school equipment shed, and not much else–least of all, friends. So when a hot case of blackmail lands on his desk, he’s ready to take it on himself…until the new kid, Ivy Mason, convinces him to take her on as a junior partner. As they banter through stakeouts and narrow down their list of suspects, Howard starts to wonder if having Ivy as a sidekick–and a friend–is such a bad thing after all.

the-littlest-bigfoot The Littlest Bigfoot, Jennifer Weiner

The story of twelve-year-old Alice, a misfit who is ignored by her own family and shipped off to boarding school. She’d love a friend, and one day she rescues mysterious Millie Maximus from drowning in a lake. Millie, it turns out, is a Bigfoot, part of a clan that lives deep in the woods. Alice swears to protect Millie and her tribe, and the two girls try to find a place where they both fit in.

secret-horses The Secret Horses of Briar Hill, Megan Shepherd

A girl living in a children’s hospital during WWII discovers that a winged horse has entered her world and needs her help.

Junior Nonfiction

saved-by-the-boats Saved by the Boats: The Heroic Sea Evacuation of September 11, Julie Gassman

Presents the historic sea evacuation of September 11, 2001 with narrative text and vivid illustrations.

nice-work-franklin Nice Work, Franklin, Suzanne Tripp Jurmain

The story of a president who overcame both his personal challenges and the ones facing the nation.

guess-who-haiku Guess Who, Haiku, Deanna Caswell

A collection of haiku, each of which describes an animal and asks a question that rhymes with the answer on the following page.


the-highwayman The Highwayman, Craig Johnson

When Wyoming highway patrolman Rosey Wayman is transferred to the beautiful and imposing landscape of the Wind River Canyon, an area the troopers refer to as no-man’s-land because of the lack of radio communication, she starts receiving “officer needs assistance” calls. The problem? They’re coming from Bobby Womack, a legendary Arapaho patrolman who met a fiery death in the canyon almost a half-century ago. With an investigation that spans this world and the next, Sheriff Walt Longmire and Henry Standing Bear take on a case that pits them against a legend: The Highwayman.

the-infected The Infected, Gregg Luke

On a research trip to the jungles of Venezuela, mycologist Dr. Julia Fotheringham discovers that her associate’s horrifying death was caused by an organism usually found only in insects–which means the infection jumped species. As she works to contain the organism and prevent an epidemic, she must also battle terrorists who have learned of her discovery and will go to any lengths to acquire a sample and unleash devastation on humanity. 

Southern Charmed.jpg Southern Charmed, Melanie Jacobson

Lila Mae Guidry is a Southern girl through and through. As a fourth-generation Latter-day Saint in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, she’s proud of her heritage as both a Southerner and a Saint–and she doesn’t take kindly to people who disparage either. Ten years ago, Max Archer was just that kind of jerk. As the mission president’s son, Max spent his entire three years mocking the South . . . and teenage Lila. After Max’s family moved away, Lila forgot about her sworn enemy. Almost. When a new job brings a grown-up Max back to Baton Rouge, Lila is less than thrilled with his reappearance, especially since everyone seems intent on throwing her together with this old adversary. Yet fight as she may, Lila soon realizes resistance is futile–their connection is undeniable. Max embodies everything she wants in a man–except perhaps the most important thing. Her life is rooted in the city she loves, but his dreams are bigger than Baton Rouge. With such mismatched visions of the future, Max and Lila are faced with a life-altering decision: jeopardize their aspirations or risk losing love.


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