(Scholastic Gold, Kindle 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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(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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(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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(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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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 In The Fridge series, Kindle 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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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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