Honey by Sarah Weeks
This is another charming chapter book by the author of Pie. Ten-year-old Melody lost her mother at birth, but has lived happily with her father, so doesn’t really miss her mother, whom her father rarely talks about. Melody wishes her dad could find a girlfriend, though. When she overhears him call someone “honey” on the phone, she is determined to find out who this mystery woman is. Meanwhile, a dog named Mo lives happily with the local hairdresser, but he remembers another woman whom he lived with when he was a puppy and he misses her. Read this book to find out how Melody and Mo’s lives intersect as Melody and her best friend go on a quest to find her dad’s new girlfriend and learn about her mother along the way. This book is full of warmth and humor and is a joy to read.