The Hiding Place
by Corrie Ten Boom with Elizabeth & John Sherrill
(Illustrated by Tim Foley, Edited by Lonnie DuPont, Young Reader’s Edition, Kindle Edition)
About The Authors
Corrie Ten Boom (1892-1983) was born in Haarlem, The Netherlands. Her family owned a watch repair shop which housed the "hiding place" where many Jewish people and Resistance workers hid for their lives. After her arrest and release from the Ravensbrück concentration camp due to a clerical error, Corrie was invited to share her experiences in more than sixty countries. The Hiding Place was first released in 1971.
Elizabeth and John Sherrill have co-authored numerous bestsellers, classics such as The Hiding Place, The Cross And The Switchblade, and God's Smuggler, and have traveled the world researching and writing articles and books. Formerly Senior Editors and now Roving Editors for Guideposts magazine, John and Elizabeth co-founded Chosen Books, along with Leonard and Catherine Marshall LeSourd. The Sherrills have three grown children, eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
“It's World War II. Darkness has fallen over Europe as the Nazis spread hatred, fear and war across the globe. But on a quiet city corner in the Netherlands, one woman fights against the darkness.
In her quiet watchmaking shop, she and her family risk their lives to hide Jews, and others hunted by the Nazis, in a secret room, a "hiding place" that they built in the old building.
One day, however, Corrie and her family are betrayed. They're captured and sent to the notorious Nazi concentration camps to die. Yet even in that darkest of places, Corrie still fights.
This is her story ... and the story of how faith, hope and love ultimately triumphed over unthinkable evil.”
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Dog Man: Brawl Of The Wild
by Dav Pilkey
(Dog Man series, Book 6, Hardcover Edition)
About Dav Pilkey
“Canine crusader climbs Charts. Dav Pilkey’s latest creation, Dog Man, has won the hearts of young and old alike. What else would you expect from the mind behind Captain Underpants? Book six - Dog Man: Brawl Of The Wild - hits No. 12 on the Most Sold list for fiction this week based on preorder demand alone. Pilkey’s humor, relatable themes, and passion for inspiring kids to love books make it easy to see why he’s one of the most popular children’s books authors writing today. In Brawl Of The Wild, Dog Man finds himself on the other side of the law, wrongfully accused but nonetheless impounded. Dog Man’s challenge is one that kids especially can relate to: finding their own place somewhere new, and making friends.” -Seira Wilson
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How The Grinch Stole Christmas!
by Dr. Seuss
(Classic Seuss, Hardcover Edition)
About Dr. Seuss
“Dr. Seuss’s classic holiday tale, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, snakes across the floor to nab the No. 16 spot on the Most Sold list for fiction this week. While a holiday staple, the greenie meanie is venturing outside his snowy home on Mount Crumpit even more this season. Notable sightings include a new movie starring Benedict Cumberbatch as well as floating down Central Park West for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. In a 1957 article in Redbook — two months after that publication first ran the original story — Seuss revealed he hoped writing Grinch would help him “rediscover something about Christmas that obviously I'd lost”. Rediscover for yourself with Seuss’s signature whimsical verse and feel your heart grow three sizes bigger (in a medically safe way).” -Erin Kodicek
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by Pam Muñoz Ryan
(Scholastic Gold, Hardcover Edition)
About Pam Muñoz Ryan
Esperanza thought she'd always live a privileged life on her family's ranch in Mexico. She'd always have fancy dresses, a beautiful home filled with servants, and Mama, Papa, and Abuelita to care for her. But a sudden tragedy forces Esperanza and Mama to flee to California and settle in a Mexican farm labor camp. Esperanza isn't ready for the hard work, financial struggles brought on by the Great Depression, or lack of acceptance she now faces. When Mama gets sick and a strike for better working conditions threatens to uproot their new life, Esperanza must find a way to rise above her difficult circumstances-because Mama's life, and her own, depend on it.
Esperanza Rising joins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels. Includes exclusive bonus content.
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A Winter's Promise
by Christelle Dabos
(Translated by Hildegarde Serle, Book 1, The Mirror Visitor Quartet, Kindle Edition)
About Christelle Dabos
Adult readers who gravitated toward the intricate world-building of Harry Potter, or reveled in the dark magicks of Philip Pullman's The Golden Compass, will find themselves ensnared by the enchantments of A Winter's Promise.
The first in a quartet of books, this assured fantasy novel opens with young museum curator Ophelia becoming unexpectedly marooned without allies in a magical court that has no use for her aside from her opaque role in a complex political game.
A Winter's Promise is less a coming-of-age story than a coming-into-power story, as Ophelia quietly develops a spine of steel that she must employ time and again to thwart enemies both obvious and veiled. Gracefully written, yet potent and often dark, this novel will mesmerize readers who have been searching for the next fantasy series to ignite their imaginations.
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The Wonky Donkey
by Craig Smith
(Illustrated by Katz Cowley, Paperback Edition)
About Craig Smith
Craig Smith and Katz Cowley’s delightful children’s book The Wonky Donkey had itself a merry moment this month. A video of a Scottish grandmother reading the book to her adorably wiggly grandchild on her lap took the Internet by storm, with her hilarious fits of laughter brought on by the book’s wonderful wordplay threatening her ability to make it to the end. The video became a viral sensation, propelling the 2010 book past some stiff competition to take the No. 1 spot on the Most Sold fiction list for the second week in a row. If you’re anything like her, The Wonky Donkey will make you laugh, will make you cry, and maybe even warm your heart a little. Enjoy this book with a loved one of your own. Hee haw!
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The Hogwarts Library Collection
by J. K. Rowling
(Hogwarts Library Book, Kindle Edition)
About J. K. Rowling
Can you tell an aethonon from a thestral? Or a niffler from a hippogriff?
Best to catch up on your magical zoology and history ahead of the next film set in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald.
The film - written by J. K. Rowling herself - follows magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) and Hogwarts professor Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) as they try to put a stop to the sinister wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp), who has broken out of custody and begun amassing followers for his dark plans.
Before you watch, study up on The Hogwarts Library Collection, featuring three books of major importance to round out your magical education, including the landmark textbook on magical creatures written by Newt Scamander, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them. You’ll be an expert right in time for when Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald hits theaters on November 16 2018.
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It's Not Hansel And Gretel
by Josh Funk
(Illustrated by Edwardian Taylor, It’s Not A Fairy Tale series, 3 Book Series, Book 2, Hardcover Edition)
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“Hansel and Gretel will not listen to their storyteller. For one thing, who leaves a trail of bread crumbs lying around, when there are people starving? Not Hansel, that’s for sure! And that sweet old lady who lives in a house made of cookies and candy? There’s no way she’s an evil witch! As for Gretel, well, she’s about to set the record straight - after all, who says the story can’t be called Gretel and Hansel? It’s time for these wacky siblings to take their fairy tale into their own hands. So sit back and enjoy the gingerbread!
With laugh-out-loud dialogue and bold, playful art (including hidden search-and-find fairy-tale creatures), this Hansel And Gretel re-telling will have children giggling right up to the delicious ending!”
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The Fever King
by Victoria Lee
(Feverwake series, Book 1, Kindle Edition)
About Victoria Lee
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“In the former United States, sixteen-year-old Noam Álvaro wakes up in a hospital bed, the sole survivor of the viral magic that killed his family and made him a technopath. His ability to control technology attracts the attention of the Minister Of Defense, and thrusts him into the magical elite of the nation of Carolinia.
The son of undocumented immigrants, Noam has spent his life fighting for the rights of refugees fleeing magical outbreaks - refugees Carolinia routinely deports with vicious efficiency. Sensing a way to make change, Noam accepts the Minister’s offer to teach him the science behind his magic, secretly planning to use it against the government, but then he meets the minister’s son - cruel, dangerous, and achingly beautiful - and the way forward becomes less clear.
Caught between his purpose and his heart, Noam must decide who he can trust, and how far he’s willing to go in pursuit of the greater good.”
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Smoke & Summons
by Charlie N. Holmberg
(The Numina Trilogy, Book 1, Kindle Edition)
About Charlie N. Holmberg
“As a human vessel for an ancient spirit, Sandis lives no ordinary life. At the command of her master, she can be transformed against her will into his weapon: a raging monster summoned to do his bidding. Unlike other vessels, Sandis can host extremely powerful spirits, but hosting such creatures can be fatal. To stay alive, she must run. And in a city fueled by smoke and corruption, she finds a surprising ally.
A cunning thief for hire, Rone owns a rare device that grants him immortality for one minute every day: a unique advantage that will come in handy in Sandis’s fight for freedom, but Sandis’s master knows how powerful she is. He’s determined to get her back, and he has the manpower to find her, wherever she runs.
Now, to outwit her pursuers, Sandis must put all her trust in Rone and his immortal device. For her master has summoned more than mere men to hunt her down.
A captivating world of monsters and magic from the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Paper Magician series.”
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by Amber Cowie
About Amber Cowie
It’s been twenty years since Cara’s boyfriend died in a horrible accident and her sister, Anna, went to prison. The tragedy has become a local legend, but Cara has moved past her grief to have a successful career and a happy family. Pity about Anna. Recently released from incarceration, she’s struggling with addiction, guilt, and shame - a shattered life. Cara’s forgiveness seems to be the only thing that helps her pick up the pieces.
But as Anna pulls herself together, her memories of that night on the bridge start to come into focus. And few of them match her sister’s.
As past secrets unfold and nothing is what it seems anymore, Anna desperately searches for the truth. But what if Cara doesn’t want her to find it?
Forgive and forget? The past and present collide for two sisters who survived a tragedy - and must now survive the truth behind it.
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Duck On A Disco Ball
by Jeff Mack
(Duck In The Fridge series, Hardcover Edition)
About Jeff Mack
Every night it’s the same old story. A boy wants to stay up late, but his parents won’t let him. But sometimes in the morning, he notices things look a little off—like when he sees a disco ball in the kitchen…with his toy duck on it. So one night he decides to stay up. And that’s when the fun really begins.
Silliness builds with each page of this high-energy, pun-filled companion to Duck in the Fridge until the moment when sleep eventually takes hold and morning arrives once more.
Bedtime has never been so silly!
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The Infinite Pieces Of Us
by Rebekah Crane
About Rebekah Crane
Pondering math problems is Esther Ainsworth’s obsession. If only life’s puzzles required logic. Her stepfather’s solution? Avoidance. He’s exiled the family to Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, to erase a big secret from Esther’s past. So much for the truth. Now for the consequences: an empty swimming pool, a water-sucking cactus outside her window, a goldfish rescued from a church festival, and Esther’s thirst for something real.
Step one: forget about her first love. Step two: make allies. Esther finds them in Jesús from the local coffee bar; a girl named Color who finds beauty in an abandoned video store; Beth, the church choir outcast; and Moss, a boy with alluring possibilities. Step three: confess her secret to those she hopes she can trust. Esther’s new friends do more than just listen. They’re taking Esther one step further.
Together, they hit the road to face Esther’s past head-on. It’s a journey that will lead her to embrace her own truth—in all its glory, pain, and awesomeness.
From the author of The Odds Of Loving Grover Cleveland comes a hilarious and heartbreaking novel about coming apart, getting it together - and moving on. It’s just a two-hour drive.
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