Books about Affectionate

  1. Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride

    by Kate DiCamillo
    Mercy the pig goes on a wild car ride with her owners, causing chaos and hilarity along the way.

    Mr. and Mrs. Watson's porcine wonder, Mercy, loves nothing more than a ride in the car. It takes a fair amount of nudging and bribing and a "You are such a good sport, darling" to get the portly pig ... (Goodreads)

  2. A Year Down Yonder

    by Richard Peck
    Young girl moves to her grandmother's for a year, discovering life's hard lessons and unexpected joys.

    The year is 1938, and the Great Depression has hit the Dowdel family hard. 15-year-old Mary Alice is sent downstate to live with Grandma Dowdel while her mother and father remain in Chicago. Her ... (Wikipedia)

  3. Water for Elephants

    by Sara Gruen
    An elderly man's reminiscences of his time as a circus performer during the Great Depression.

    The story is told through a series of memories by Jacob Jankowski, a 93-year-old man who lives in a nursing home. In the nursing home, Jacob's life lacks excitement and he's now a tired old man whose ... (Wikipedia)

  4. Guess How Much I Love You

    by Sam McBratney
    A tender story of a hare and a rabbit who compete to express their love for each other.

    Guess How Much I Love You follows the story of two hares , Big Nutbrown Hare and Little Nutbrown Hare. The two are never stated to be father and son in the original storybooks, though are referred to ... (Wikipedia)

  5. One with You

    by Sylvia Day
    The final chapter in the Crossfire series, Gideon and Eva navigate the challenges of their past and present to build a future together.

    The instant number one bestseller FROM #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR SYLVIA DAY, The final chapter in the global blockbuster Crossfire quintet, Gideon Cross. Falling in love with him was the ... (Barnes & Noble)

  6. A Visitor for Bear

    by Bonny Becker
    A persistent mouse tries to befriend a grumpy bear, eventually succeeding in creating an unlikely friendship.

    Cheery persistence wears down a curmudgeonly bear in a wry comedy of manners that ends in a most unlikely friendship. Bear is quite sure he doesn't like visitors. He even has a sign. So when a mouse ... (Goodreads)

  7. Marley: A Dog Like No Other: A Special Adaptation for Young Readers

    by John Grogan
    The heartwarming story of Marley, a mischievous but lovable dog who teaches his family about loyalty and unconditional love.

    Meet Marley, a yellow furball of a puppy who quickly grows into a large, rowdy Labrador retriever. Marley is always getting into trouble, whether he is stealing underwear or crashing through doors. ... (Goodreads)

  8. Make Way for Ducklings

    by Robert McCloskey
    A family of ducks navigates the city of Boston, finding a safe home.

    This classic tale of the famous Mallard ducks of Boston is available for the first time in a full-sized paperback edition. Awarded the Caldecott Medal in 1942, Make Way for Ducklings has been ... (Goodreads)

  9. A Pocket for Corduroy

    by Don Freeman
    A teddy bear's quest to find a pocket for himself, learning the power of friendship and resilience along the way.

    Come along with Corduroy as he goes on an all-new adventure. Corduroy, with his unaffected simplicity and childlike emotion, is one of the best-loved bears in children's books. His story has become ... (Goodreads)

  10. The Wall of Winnipeg and Me

    by Mariana Zapata
    A woman unexpectedly falls in love with her brooding, NFL-star neighbor.

    Vanessa Mazur knows she's doing the right thing. She shouldn't feel bad for quitting. Being an assistant/housekeeper/fairy godmother to the top defensive end in the National Football Organization was ... (Barnes & Noble)

  11. The Complete Tales and Poems of Winnie-the-Pooh

    by A.A. Milne
    Collection of stories and poems featuring a beloved bear and his friends, exploring the charm of childhood innocence.

    In 1926, the world was introduced to a portly little bear named Winnie-the-Pooh. Along with his young friend, Christopher Robin, Pooh delighted readers from the very beginning. His often befuddled ... (Barnes & Noble)

  12. Hope for the Flowers

    by Trina Paulus
    Two caterpillars search for meaning and purpose in life, eventually transforming into beautiful butterflies and finding true happiness.

    It all starts when Stripe, the main character, first hatches from an egg. He begins his life by eating the leaf he was born on. He realizes that there must be "more" to life than just eating leaves. ... (Wikipedia)

  13. Llama Llama Mad at Mama

    by Anna Dewdney
    A young llama's journey of understanding emotions, learning to cope with disappointment.

    Yucky music, great big feet. Ladies smelling way too sweet. Look at knees and stand in line. Llama Llama starts to whine. Does any child like to go shopping? Not Llama Llama! But Mama can't leave ... (Goodreads)

  14. Anna and the French Kiss

    by Stephanie Perkins
    A romantic comedy of a teenage girl and her unexpected summer romance in Paris.

    Anna Oliphant is a senior in high school who is forced by her father to attend the fictional boarding school 'School of America in Paris' – nicknamed SOAP by students. She is heavily against having ... (Wikipedia)

  15. Castles

    by Julie Garwood
    A passionate romance between a medieval knight and a beautiful young woman.

    Orphaned and besieged Princess Alesandra knew that only hasty marriage to an Englishman could protect her from the turmoil in her own land. To the amusement of her makeshift guardian, Colin, younger ... (Goodreads)

  16. Light a Penny Candle

    by Maeve Binchy
    A story of two Irish girls and their intertwined paths of friendship, love and life.

    London was a dangerous place to live during World War II, and many children were evacuated to Ireland or the United States . Elizabeth White, an only child, is sent to live with her mother's ... (Wikipedia)

  17. Henry and Ribsy

    by Beverly Cleary
    A boy and his dog's humorous adventures, learning the importance of friendship and loyalty.

    Like most of the Henry Huggins books, the incidents in this book follow an ongoing plot line. In this case, Henry wants to go on a salmon-fishing trip with his father. However, Ribsy has been causing ... (Wikipedia)

  18. The Runaway Bunny

    by Margaret Wise Brown
    A young bunny's journey to find freedom, reassured by a loving mother's comforting words.

    A little bunny keeps running away from his mother in an imaginative and imaginary game of verbal hide-and-seek; children will be profoundly comforted by this lovingly steadfast mother who finds her ... (Goodreads)

  19. Always and Forever, Lara Jean

    by Jenny Han
    A young girl navigates the ups and downs of first love and family.

    Now in her final year of high school, Lara Jean Song Covey is excitedly looking forward to attending school with her boyfriend, Peter Kavinsky, at the University of Virginia (UVA). Peter has been ... (Wikipedia)

  20. The Moffats

    by Eleanor Estes
    The Moffat family, consisting of four siblings and their widowed mother, have adventures and mishaps in small-town America during the Great Depression.

    The Moffats are a fatherless family in Cranbury, Connecticut, which Estes modeled after her hometown of West Haven . Mama is a dressmaker with four children: Sylvie, Joey, Janey and Rufus. The two ... (Wikipedia)

  21. Baby Farm Animals

    by Garth Williams
    A delightful introduction to the world of baby farm animals, with charming illustrations and simple text.

    Get to know the baby animals on the farm. ... (Goodreads)

  22. Just Me and My Dad

    by Mercer Mayer
    A young boy's journey with his dad to explore nature and learn about the world.

    Father and son go camping, but who is really taking care of whom? This heart-warming tale of a father-and-son camping trip is filled with Little Critter's mistakes and good intentions. In spite of ... (Goodreads)

  23. The Villa

    by Nora Roberts
    A young woman inherits a beautiful villa in Italy, but soon discovers dark secrets and danger lurking within its walls.

    Sophia is the pride of the Giambelli clan and a vital player in the family's celebrated winery. But things are about to change at Villa Giambelli. Family matriarch Tereza has announced a surprise ... (Goodreads)

  24. Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son's First Year

    by Anne Lamott
    An intimate diary of a mother's journey of joy and struggle raising her son.

    The most honest, wildly enjoyable book written about motherhood is surely Anne Lamott's account of her son Sam's first year. A gifted writer and teacher, Lamott ( Crooked Little Heart ) is a single ... (Goodreads)

  25. Love Only Once

    by Johanna Lindsey
    A spirited young woman falls in love with a handsome rogue, but their passion is threatened by secrets from their pasts.

    The exquisite niece of Lord Edward and Lady Charlotte Malory, Regina Ashton is outraged over her abduction by the arrogant, devilishly handsome Nicholas Eden - and is determined to make the rogue pay ... (Goodreads)

  26. Julius, the Baby of the World

    by Kevin Henkes
    Lilly is not happy about the arrival of her new baby brother, Julius. But she learns to love him in her own way.

    For children who are facing the arrival of a new sibling, Julius, the Baby of the World makes for great biblio-therapy. At first, big sister Lilly thought it might be fun to have a new baby in the ... (Goodreads)

  27. Vision in White

    by Nora Roberts
    Four friends come together to celebrate a wedding, finding love, friendship and self-discovery.

    The novel follows the relationship of photographer Mackensie "Mac" Elliot and English teacher [,discuss,] Carter Maguire. Mac and her childhood friends Parker, Emma, and Laurel are the founders of ... (Wikipedia)

  28. Lady and the Tramp

    by Teddy Slater
    A romantic tale of two dogs who cross paths and form an unlikely bond.

    What do you get when you combine a dog from the wrong side of the tracks with a pampered pooch? One of the most beloved animated films of all time, of course! Walt Disney's Lady and the Tramp is a ... (Goodreads)

  29. Bedtime for Frances

    by Russell Hoban
    A young badger's bedtime routine, learning the importance of boundaries and friendship.

    This beloved classic bedtime book continues to spark giggles and is a perfect read-aloud at bedtime. It may be bedtime for Frances, but before Frances can sleep, she needs a glass of milk, a kiss ... (Barnes & Noble)

  30. Irresistible

    by Susan Mallery
    A small-town girl returns home to run her family's winery and falls for the town's mayor, but their pasts threaten their future.

    It wasn't just her homemade brownies that made Walker find Elissa irresistible . . . When ex-marine Walker Buchanan stops to help Elissa Towers change a tire, he tells himself it's just the ... (Goodreads)

  31. Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man

    by Fannie Flagg
    A coming-of-age story of Daisy Fay, a young girl growing up in Mississippi during the 1950s, and her encounters with a charismatic con man.

    Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man is told in diary writings starting in 1952 when the protagonist , Daisy Fay Harper, is 11 years old. She lives with her mother and her father in Jackson, Mississippi . ... (Wikipedia)

  32. The Lady Chosen

    by Stephanie Laurens
    A Regency romance novel about a woman who must choose between two suitors while navigating the dangers of high society.

    Tristan Wemyss, Earl of Trentham, never expected he'd need to wed within a year or forfeit his inheritance. But he is not one to bow to the matchmaking mamas of the ton. No, he will marry a lady of ... (Goodreads)

  33. Walt Disney's Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too

    by Walt Disney Company
    A collection of stories featuring Winnie the Pooh and his friends, including Tigger, as they go on adventures and learn valuable lessons.

    The story begins with Tigger bouncing into Pooh. He's on his way to see Rabbit and he also bounces into Piglet along the way. Rabbit is not amused when Tigger arrives and bounces him and decides to ... (Goodreads)

  34. George and Martha: The Complete Stories of Two Best Friends

    by James Marshall
    Collection of short stories about two best friends, George and Martha, and their humorous adventures.

    35 Stories. George and Martha: not, as one might think, the first president and his spouse, but two hippopotamuses created by the singular talent of James Marshall. For the past quarter century, ... (Goodreads)

  35. What I Did for a Duke

    by Julie Anne Long
    A Duke seeks revenge on a woman who ruined his family's reputation, but ends up falling in love with her instead.

    “A fresh voice that stands out….Delicious and delightful!”,—Karen Hawkins Romance superstar Amanda Quick calls Julie Anne Long, “a fantastic writer,” and says, “her writing glows.” Suzanne Enoch ... (Barnes & Noble)

  36. Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes

    by Mem Fox
    Celebrating the similarities and differences of babies around the world, highlighting the universal joy of having ten little fingers and ten little toes.

    This modern nursery rhyme from two of the most gifted picture-book creators of our time is a celebration of baby fingers, baby toes, and the joy they—and the babies they belong to—bring to everyone, ... (Barnes & Noble)

  37. Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery

    by Jenny Colgan
    A woman escapes to a remote island to start anew, but finds love and community in unexpected places.

    For fans of Elin Hilderbrand, Jojo Moyes, and Jane Green, Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery is an irresistible novel—moving and funny, soulful and sweet—about happiness, heartache, and hope. And ... (Barnes & Noble)

  38. Mine Till Midnight

    by Lisa Kleypas
    A young woman from a noble family falls in love with a self-made man, but their different backgrounds threaten their happiness.

    Two hearts steeped in scandal . . ., When an unexpected inheritance elevates her family to the ranks of the aristocracy, Amelia Hathaway discovers that tending to her younger sisters and wayward ... (Goodreads)

  39. The Island

    by Elin Hilderbrand
    A family drama set on Nantucket Island, where secrets and betrayals threaten to tear apart the seemingly perfect lives of the wealthy community.

    A summertime story only Elin Hilderbrand can tell: a family in upheaval after a cancelled wedding fill an island summer with heartache, laughter, and surprises. Birdie Cousins has thrown herself into ... (Goodreads)

  40. The Identicals

    by Elin Hilderbrand
    Identical twin sisters, separated by choice, reconnect and discover the power of their bond.

    The instant, New York Times, and, USA Today, bestseller about two identical twin sisters who couldn't look more alike . . . or live more differently. Nantucket is only eleven miles away from Martha's ... (Barnes & Noble)

  41. Forever and a Day

    by Jill Shalvis
    A small-town romance between a firefighter and a woman with a troubled past. They must overcome their fears to find love.

    LOVE CAN HAPPEN IN A HEARTBEAT. Grace never thought she’d be starting her life over from scratch. Losing everything has landed her in Lucky Harbor, working as a dog walker for overwhelmed ER doctor ... (Goodreads)

  42. Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me

    by Eric Carle
    A young girl asks her father to get the moon for her, and he finds a way to make her wish come true.

    This story literally unfolds as pages open dramatically, extending both outward and upward. Monica wants the moon to play with, so her Papa sets out to get it for her. It isn't easy to climb all the ... (Goodreads)

  43. Then Came You

    by Lisa Kleypas
    A wealthy American businessman falls in love with a British aristocrat who is determined to marry for duty, not love.

    A woman with a secret . . . Reckless beauty Lily Lawson delights in shocking London society. She will break any rule to get what she wants . . . and she is determined to stop her younger sister from ... (Barnes & Noble)

  44. The Distance Between Us

    by Kasie West
    A teenage girl's journey of self-discovery as she navigates her conflicting emotions and class differences.

    Money can't buy a good first impression. Seventeen-year-old Caymen Meyers learned early that the rich are not to be trusted. And after years of studying them from behind the cash register of her ... (Barnes & Noble)

  45. Fools Rush In

    by Janice Thompson
    A young woman impulsively marries a stranger in Las Vegas, leading to a series of comedic mishaps and unexpected romance.

    Bella Rossi may be nearing thirty, but her life is just starting to get interesting. When her Italian-turned-Texan parents hand over the family wedding planning business, Bella is determined not to ... (Barnes & Noble)

  46. A Dog's Journey

    by W. Bruce Cameron
    A loyal dog embarks on an extraordinary quest to reunite with his beloved person.

    The direct sequel to the New York Times and USA Today bestselling A Dog's Purpose. Buddy is a good dog. After searching for his purpose through several eventful lives, Buddy is sure that he has found ... (Goodreads)

  47. The Perfect Match

    by Kristan Higgins
    Divorced woman falls for her brother's best friend, but he's engaged. Will she find love again?

    What if the perfect match is a perfect surprise? Honor Holland has just been unceremoniously rejected by her lifelong crush. And now—a mere three weeks later—Mr. Perfect is engaged to her best ... (Barnes & Noble)

  48. A Quick Bite

    by Lynsay Sands
    A modern-day vampire romance novel filled with humor, passion, and danger.

    That hot guy tied to Lissianna Argeneau’s bed? He’s not dessert—he’s the main course! Lissianna has been spending her centuries pining for Mr. Right, not just a quick snack, and this sexy guy she ... (Barnes & Noble)

  49. Rascal

    by Sterling North
    A boy and his pet raccoon, Rascal, have adventures in the woods and learn about life and loss.

    Subtitled "a memoir of a better era", North's book is about being young and having a pet raccoon. Rascal chronicles young Sterling's loving yet distant relationship with his father, dreamer David ... (Wikipedia)

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