A new kid moves into Owen and Eleanor's neighborhood, and she looks about the same age as Owen and Eleanor, which is super cool. But she speaks a language that Owen and Eleanor don't recognize, she dresses differently--and even her food looks unfamiliar. Owen and Eleanor decide to keep an eye on this new kid...but they aren't expecting her to catch them spying! Owen and Eleanor Meet the New Kid is a story about welcoming strangers and loving your neighbor--and maybe even discovering a new friend in the process.
The Owen and Eleanor series follows two kids from two different families as they navigate the ups and downs of childhood. The duo learns important lessons about faith, values, and friendship.
Owen and Eleanor Move In, book one in the series, is a Junior Library Guild Selection. Junior Library Guild is a curated subscription service for libraries featuring books recommended by expert librarians for building an excellent collection.
About the Author
In addition to Owen and Eleanor Move In, H.M. Bouwman writes middle grade historical fantasy, including The Remarkable & Very True Story of Lucy & Snowcap (2008) and A Crack in the Sea (2017). She is also an associate professor of English at the University of St. Thomas, a homeschooling mom, a member of Hamline United Methodist Church, and a martial artist.Charlie Alder has illustrated many books for children, including her first authored and illustrated picture book, Daredevil Duck. She describes herself as "a curly haired coffee drinker and crayon collector." She lives in Devon with her "Helpful Husband" and "Super Scrumptious Small Son," who influence her inspiration greatly. You can visit her at charliealder.com and on Twitter @chuckie346.