When I Pray For You >
by Matthew Paul Turner
(Illustrated by Kimberley Barnes, Hardcover Edition)
About Matthew Paul Turner (amazon page)
“With lyricism, whimsy, and heartfelt emotion, Matthew Paul Turner reveals the tender emotions connected with watching a beloved child grow up and experience the world. Paired with Kimberley Barnes's vivid and playful illustrations, "When I Pray for You" is a beautifully affirming book, in which children and parents will see their own stories come to life.
"When I Pray for You" celebrates the dreams, hopes, and longings parents pray over their children, and shares with the little ones how much care and concern a loved one feels for them.
This is a book you will read to your child again and again. Perfect for any occasion, as well as for milestones including baby showers, birthdays, and graduations.
"From the moment I saw you,
I started to pray.
Big prayers and small ones
I have sent God's way.
I prayed you felt safe,
full of joy and content.
When I whispered "I love you,"
you knew what I meant."”
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 Corrie ten Boom (museum site)
About Corrie ten Boom (wikipedia)
About Elizabeth & John Sherrill (wikipedia)
About Elizabeth Sherrill (author site)
“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.”
Dog Man: Brawl Of The Wild >
by Dav Pilkey
(Dog Man series, Book 6, Hardcover Edition)
About Dav Pilkey (author site)
About Dav Pilkey (wikipedia)
“Is Dog Man bad to the bone? The heroic hound is sent to the pound for a crime he didn't commit! While his pals work to prove his innocence, Dog Man struggles to find his place among dogs and people. Being a part of both worlds, will he ever fully fit in with one?
Dav Pilkey's wildly popular Dog Man series appeals to readers of all ages and explores universally positive themes, including empathy, kindness, persistence, and the importance of being true to one's self.”
How The Grinch Stole Christmas! >
by Dr. Seuss
(Classic Seuss, Hardcover Edition)
About Dr. Seuss (publisher site)
About Dr. Seuss (wikipedia)
““Every "Who" down in "Who"-ville liked Christmas a lot . . . but the Grinch, who lived just north of "Who"-ville, did NOT!”
Not since “’Twas the night before Christmas” has the beginning of a Christmas tale been so instantly recognizable. This heartwarming story about the effects of the Christmas spirit will grow even the coldest and smallest of hearts. Like mistletoe, candy canes, and caroling, the Grinch is a mainstay of the holidays, and his story is the perfect gift for young and old.
And don't forget to celebrate Grinch-mas this Christmas season, the annual holiday tradition inspired by "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" that encourages readers to grow their hearts three sizes by doing good deeds!”
Esperanza Rising >
by Pam Muñoz Ryan
(Scholastic Gold, Hardcover Edition)
About Pam Muñoz Ryan (author site)
About Pam Muñoz Ryan (wikipedia)
“Esperanza thought she'd always live with her family on their ranch in Mexico--she'd always have fancy dresses, a beautiful home, and servants. But a sudden tragedy forces Esperanza and Mama to flee to California during the Great Depression, and to settle in a camp for Mexican farm workers.
Esperanza isn't ready for the hard labor, financial struggles, or lack of acceptance she now faces. When their new life is threatened, Esperanza must find a way to rise above her difficult circumstances--Mama's life, and her own, depend on it.”
The Wonky Donkey >
by Craig Smith
(Illustrated by Katz Cowley, Paperback Edition)
About Craig Smith (author site)
“Kids will love this cumulative and hysterical read-aloud!
"I was walking down the road and I saw . . .
And he only had three legs!
He was a wonky donkey."
Children will be in fits of laughter with this perfect read-aloud tale of an endearing donkey. By the book's final page, readers end up with a spunky, hanky-panky, cranky, stinky, dinky, lanky, honky-tonky, winky wonky donkey!
The book behind the viral internet sensation of "The Scottish Granny" reading this story to her grandchild, viewed over 3 million times, now in board book format, perfect for the youngest of children. Based on the popular song, "The Wonky Donkey" has sold over one million copies worldwide. Who ever heard of a spunky hanky-panky cranky stinky-dinky lanky honky-tonky winky wonky donkey? This hilarious book will have children - and adults - braying with laughter!”
A Winter's Promise >
by Christelle Dabos
(Translated by Hildegarde Serle, Book 1, The Mirror Visitor Quartet, Kindle Edition)
About Christelle Dabos (author site)
About Christelle Dabos (wikipedia)
“Plain-spoken, headstrong Ophelia cares little about appearances. Her ability to read the past of objects is unmatched in all of Anima and, what’s more, she possesses the ability to travel through mirrors, a skill passed down to her from previous generations. Her idyllic life is disrupted, however, when she is promised in marriage to Thorn, a taciturn and influential member of a distant clan. Ophelia must leave all she knows behind and follow her fiancé to Citaceleste, the capital of a cold, icy ark known as the Pole, where danger lurks around every corner and nobody can be trusted. There, in the presence of her inscrutable future husband, Ophelia slowly realizes that she is a pawn in a political game that will have far-reaching ramifications not only for her but for her entire world.
The World of the Arks
Long ago, following a cataclysm called the Rupture, the world was shattered into many floating celestial islands, now known as arks. Over each, the spirit of an omnipotent and immortal ancestor abides. The inhabitants of these arks each possess a unique power. Ophelia, with her ability to read the pasts of objects, must navigate this fantastic, disjointed, perilous world using her trademark tenacity and quiet strength.”
The Hogwarts Library Collection >
by J. K. Rowling
(Hogwarts Library Book, Kindle Edition)
About J. K. Rowling (author site)
About J. K. Rowling (wikipedia)
“A collection of three books treasured by users of the great library at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry: "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them", Newt Scamander's masterful work on magical creatures; "Quidditch Through the Ages", a comprehensive history of the game and its rules; and "The Tales of Beedle the Bard", with an introduction and illustrations by J.K. Rowling and extensive commentary by Albus Dumbledore. A treasure trove of magical facts and fairy tales, the Hogwarts Library Collection is an essential companion to the Harry Potter series. This collection includes the updated edition of "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them", with a new foreword from J.K. Rowling (writing as Newt Scamander) and six new beasts!
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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)
About Josh Funk (author site)
“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 retelling will have kids giggling right up to the delicious ending!”
Duck On A Disco Ball >
by Jeff Mack
(Duck In The Fridge series, Hardcover Edition)
About Jeff Mack (author site)
“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.”
Before The Broken Star >
by Emily R. King
(The Evermore Chronicles, 3 Book Series, Book 1, Kindle Edition)
About Emily R. King (author site)
“Everley Donovan is living on borrowed time. The lone survivor of her family’s unexplained assassination, she was saved by an ingeniously crafted clockwork heart. But the time she was given won’t last forever. Now, every tick-tock reminds her how fragile her existence is and hastens her quest to expose Killian Markham, the navy admiral who shattered her world and left her for dead. But Everley’s hunt for justice will be a long and hard-won voyage.
Her journey takes her to a penal colony on a cursed isle, where she will be married off and charged to build the new world. It is here, and beyond, that hidden realms hide, treasures are unearthed, her family secrets are buried, and young love will test the strength of her makeshift heart. When Everley discovers Markham may not be who he seems, her pursuit for truth is bound to his redemption, her tragic history, and her astonishing destiny.”
The Fever King >
by Victoria Lee
(Feverwake series, Book 1, Kindle Edition)
About Victoria Lee (author site)
“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.”
Smoke & Summons >
by Charlie N. Holmberg
(The Numina Trilogy, Book 1, Kindle Edition)
About Charlie N. Holmberg (author site)
About Charlie N. Holmberg (wikipedia)
“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…”
“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?”
“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.”