New at Orem Library

Junior Fiction 

under locker and key Under Locker and Key, Allison K. Hymas

Eleven-year-old Jeremy Wilderson teams up with his rival crime fighter to stop the stealing spree that’s wreaking havoc on Scottsville Middle School.

 

rise of the isle of the lost2 Rise of the Isle of the Lost, Melissa de la Cruz

Mal, Evie, Carlos, and Jay take on the daughter of Disney villain Ursula the sea witch, in a race to save King Triton’s magical trident.
 beyond the bright sea Beyond the Bright Sea, Lauren Wolk

Twelve-year-old orphan Crow embarks on a journey to discover who her parents were and why they abandoned her as an infant

Non-Fiction

 the fact of a body The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir, Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

Before Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich begins a summer job at a law firm in Louisiana, working to help defend men accused of murder, she thinks her position is clear. The child of two lawyers, she is staunchly anti-death penalty. But the moment convicted murderer Ricky Langley’s face flashes on the screen as she reviews old tapes — the moment she hears him speak of his crimes — she is overcome with the feeling of wanting him to die. Shocked by her reaction, she digs deeper and deeper into the case. Despite their vastly different circumstances, something in his story is unsettlingly, uncannily familiar. Crime, even the darkest and most unsayable acts, can happen to any one of us. As Alexandria pores over the facts of the murder, she finds herself thrust into the complicated narrative of Ricky’s childhood, and by examining his case, is forced to face her own story, unearth long-buried family secrets, and reckon with a past that colors her view of Ricky’s crime.
 at home in the world At Home in the World: Reflections on Belonging While Wandering the GlobeTsh Oxenreider

As Tsh Oxenreider, author of Notes From a Blue Bike, chronicles her family’s adventure around the world–seeing, smelling, and tasting the widely varying cultures along the way–she discovers what it truly means to be at home. In her late thirties and as a mom to three kids under age ten, Tsh Oxenreider and her husband decided to spend a rather ordinary nine months in an extraordinary way: traveling the corners of the earth to see, together, the places they’ve always wanted to explore. This book chronicles their global journey from China to Thailand to Australia, Sri Lanka, Uganda, France, Croatia, and beyond, as they fill their days with train schedules, world-schooling the kids, and working from anywhere.

true blue True Blue Quilts: Sew 15 Reproduction Quilts Honoring 19th-century Designs, Annette Plog

The blue-and-white quilt is one of the most desired antiques, and many can still be found in good condition. Learn the history of blue fabrics used during the 19th century, from the first production of indigo fabrics through the invention of the sewing machine, and up to the development of synthetic dyes in the late 1800s. Get inspired to design and create your own heirlooms, stitching up 15 historically accurate reproduction quilts from traditional blocks.

Junior Non-Fiction

quest for z The Quest for Z: The True Story of Explorer Percy Fawcett and a Lost City in the Amazon, Greg Pizzoli

The true story of the British explorer Percy Fawcett, who set out on a doomed expedition to find a lost city in the Amazon jungle

snow white Snow White and the Seven Robots: A Graphic NovelLouise Simonson

The Queen of Techworld, afraid that Snow White will supplant her as the smartest scientist, exiles the child–but the robots that she repairs save her and help her defeat the evil queen.

 lift your light Lift Your Light a Little Higher: the Story of Stephen BishopHeather Henson
This biography picture-book shares the life story of Stephen Bishop, an explorer and slave who mapped the Mammoth Cave of Kentucky, discovered new species of fish inside the cave, and gave regular tours through the cave.
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