Tag Archives: Anthologies

Letters from Father Christmas 25th Anniv

Author: J R R Tolkien Publisher: Harpercollins Product Description This revised edition of Tolkien’s famous illustrated letters from ‘Father Christmas’ includes extracts and pictures not included in the original publication 25 years ago. Every December an envelope bearing a stamp from the North Pole would arrive for J.R.R.Tolkien’s children. Inside would be a letter in […]

Homespun Christmas: Hope for the Holidays/More Than Tinsel/The Last Christmas/Winter Sabbatical (Inspirational Christmas Romance Collection)

Author: Colleen L. Reece Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Incorporated Product Description No one in the tiny western Washington hamlet of Hope realizes that a child’s faith in his town is destined to change lives, especially their own. Many who respond to a simple advertisement for an old-fashioned Christmas celebration will find love, joy, and renewal of […]

The Story of the Easter Bunny

Author: Katherine Tegen Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description On a snow-cold day in a snug little house . . . Everyone knows that the Easter Bunny comes every year with a basket of painted eggs and chocolates. But who is the Easter Bunny, and what is his story? At last, the famous bunny’s secrets are revealed […]

The Leprechaun’s Gold

Author: Pamela Duncan Edwards Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books Product Description In this classic Irish legend, two harpists — merry-hearted Old Pat and ill-spirited Young Tom — set off for a contest to name the finest harpist in all of Ireland. When Young Tom realizes that Old Pat is truly the better musician, he schemes to […]

Cloaked

Author: Alex Flinn Publisher: Harper Collins, Inc. Product Description I’m not your average hero. I actually wasn’t your average anything. Just a poor guy working an after-school job at a South Beach shoe repair shop to help his mom make ends meet. But a little magic changed it all. It all started with a curse. […]

Betrayed (House of Night, Book 2)

Author: P. C. Cast Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin Product Description Fledgling vampyre Zoey Redbird has managed to settle in at the House of Night.  She’s come to terms with the vast powers the vampyre goddess, Nyx, has given her, and is getting a handle on being the new Leader of the Dark Daughters. Best of […]

Crescendo

Author: Becca Fitzpatrick Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description The sequel to the New York Times Best selling phenomenon, Hush, Hush!  Nora should have know her life was far from perfect. Despite starting a relationship with her guardian angel, Patch (who, title aside, can be described anything but angelic), and surviving an attempt […]

Christmas Dream

Author: I. E. Clark Publisher: I E Clark

Switched (Trylle Trilogy, Book 1)

Author: Amanda Hocking Publisher: Product Description Switched – the first book in the Trylle Trilogy… When Wendy Everly was six years old, her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her. It isn’t until eleven years later that Wendy discovers her mother might have been right. With the help of Finn […]

My Blood Approves

Author: Amanda Hocking Publisher: Createspace Product Description Seventeen-year-old Alice Bonham’s life feels out of control after she meets Jack. With his fondness for pink Chuck Taylors and New Wave hits aside, Jack’s unlike anyone she’s ever met. Then she meets his brother, Peter. His eyes pierce through her, and she can barely breathe when he’s […]

Ascend (Trylle Trilogy, #3)

Author: Amanda Hocking Publisher: Product Description The final chapter in the Trylle Trilogy… With a war looming on the horizon, Wendy’s fate seems sealed. But everything she sacrificed might be in vain if she can’t save the ones she loves. Her whole life has been leading up to this, and it’s all coming to an […]

Torn (Trylle Trilogy, Book 2)

Author: Amanda Hocking Publisher: Product Description Torn – the second book of the Trylle Trilogy… Wendy thought she finally understood who she was and what she wanted, but everything changes when the rival Vittra come after her. She’s caught between two worlds, torn between love and duty, and she must decide what life she is […]

Glimpse (Zellie Wells Book 1)

Author: Stacey Wallace Benefiel Publisher: Stacey Wallace Benefiel Product Description Zellie Wells has a devastating crush on Avery Adams, the son of her mom’s high school sweetheart. At her sixteenth birthday party, held in the basement of her dad’s church, she finally finds the courage to talk to him. Turns out, the devastating crush is […]

Eclipse (The Twilight Saga, Book 3)

Author: Stephenie Meyer Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Product Description Readers captivated by Twilight and New Moon will eagerly devour Eclipse, the much anticipated third book in Stephenie Meyer’s riveting vampire love saga. As Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge, Bella […]

The Big Book of Christmas Plays: 21 Modern and Traditional One-Act Plays for the Celebration of Christmas

Author: Sylvia E. Kamerman Publisher: Plays Product Description Twenty-one, royalty-free plays about Christmas for ages from elementary through high school. Includes both modern and classic plays.

A Wizard of Earthsea (The Earthsea Cycle, Book 1)

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Publisher: Bantam Product Description A boy grows to manhood while attempting to subdue the evil he unleashed on the world as an apprentice to the Master Wizard. Amazon.com Review Often compared to Tolkien’s Middle-earth or Lewis’s Narnia, Ursula K. Le Guin’s Earthsea is a stunning fantasy world that grabs quickly […]

Forever Neverland

Author: Heather Killough-Walden Publisher: Product Description It has been five years since Wendy Darling and her brothers returned home after a harrowing ordeal in which they’d “gone missing” for several days and nights. To Wendy, they returned by fairy magic, fresh from the fight with Captain Hook, a little mussed up but none the worse […]

Safe Landing

Author: Tess Oliver Publisher: Product Description Still trying to cope with her parent’s divorce, seventeen-year-old Brazil Parkin finds her world slipping even further from its once blissful orbit. She blames her mom for the rotten turn her life has taken. Leaving behind her friends, her horse, and a father she adores, Brazil moves with her […]

One Christmas in Lunenburg

Author: Amy Bennet Publisher: Lorimer Product Description Do the animals know it’s Christmas Eve? It’s Christmas Eve on Nova Scotia’s South Shore, and nine-year-old Rachel and her younger brother, Nathan, are caught up in the excitement of the season. This year, Rachel is less interested in coloured lights and gifts than finding out whether the […]

The Miracle of the First Poinsettia: A Mexican Christmas Story

Author: Joanne Oppenheim Publisher: Barefoot Books Ltd Product Description Originally native to Mexico, beautiful poinsettia plants decorate homes around the world every Christmas. In this extraordinary collaboration, Fabian Negrin brings his warm, glowing scenes to Joanne Oppenheim’s thoughtful narrative which explores the traditional Mexican tale of how the first poinsettia came to be, transporting readers […]

The Wicked Woods

Author: Kailin Gow Publisher: theEDGEbooks.com Product Description Briony had to move to Wicked, Massachusetts to live with her Great Aunt Sophie after her family disappears on vacation. The woods at the edge of Aunt Sophie’s inn are filled with secrets and inhabitants both seductive and deadly. Among them is a beautiful boy name Fallon who […]

Bearers of the Black Staff: Legends of Shannara

Author: Terry Brooks Publisher: Del Rey Product Description For more than three decades, New York Times bestselling author Terry Brooks has ruled the epic fantasy realm with his legendary Shannara series. With each new novel the mythos has deepened, ever more fascinating characters have arisen, and increasingly breathtaking vistas of magical adventure have emerged. Now […]

Gingerbread Baby

Author: Jan Brett Publisher: Putnam Juvenile Product Description Remember how the Gingerbread Boy is eaten by the fox? Well, not this Gingerbread Baby in a delicious twist to a favorite old tale. It all begins when Matti opens the oven too soon and out jumps a cheeky little Gingerbread Baby. He leads Matti’s mother and […]

Behemoth (Leviathan)

Author: Scott Westerfeld Publisher: Simon Pulse Product Description The behemoth is the fiercest creature in the British navy. It can swallow enemy battleships with one bite. The Darwinists will need it, now that they are at war with the Clanker powers. Deryn is a girl posing as a boy in the British Air Service, and […]

Xenocide: Volume Three of the Ender Quartet

Author: Orson Scott Card Publisher: Tor Books Product Description The war for survival of the planet Lusitania will be fought in the hearts of a child named Gloriously Bright. On Lusitania, Ender found a world where humans and pequininos and the Hive Queen could all live together; where three very different intelligent species could find […]

Starfire Angels (Starfire Angels: Dark Angel Chronicles Book 1)

Author: Melanie Nilles Publisher: Prairie Star Publishing Product Description 2011 EPIC Ebook Award Finalist They’ve been coming here for thousands of years, using Earth as a sanctuary to escape threats from their own kind. Mankind knows them as angels, and one of them left a child upon her death to be raised as a human. […]

Bartimaeus: The Ring of Solomon

Author: Jonathan Stroud Publisher: Hyperion Book CH Product Description Bartimaeus, everyone’s favorite (wise-cracking) djinni, is back in book four of this best-selling series. As alluded to in the footnotes throughout the series, Bartimaeus has served hundreds of magicians during his 5,010 year career. Now, for the first time, fans will go back in time with […]

Pendragon (Boxed Set): The Merchant of Death, The Lost City of Faar, The Never War, The Reality Bug, Black Water

Author: D.J. MacHale Publisher: Aladdin Product Description Bobby Pendragon was a seemingly normal fourteen-year-old boy. He had a family, a home, and even Marley, his beloved dog. Then one day his uncle Press showed up telling Bobby that some people needed his help, and nothing has been the same since. Now Bobby knows that he […]

The Lost Years of Merlin

Author: T. A. Barron Publisher: Philomel Product Description There has never been a magic like Merlin’s, and T. A. Barron reveals how the legend was born in his adventure-loving five-book epic featuring the heroic young wizard and his unforgettable band. To celebrate the epic, which has sold over a million copies, Philomel has created a […]

Sailor’s Night Before Christmas (The Night Before Christmas Series)

Author: Kimbra Cutlip Publisher: Pelican Publishing Product Description In this parody of the famous poem by Clement C. Moore, Santa Claus is a salty sailor who pays a visit to those on board a ship in Fisherman’s Bay on Christmas Eve.

LEGO Brickmaster: Star Wars

Author: DK Publishing Publisher: DK Publishing Product Description Books and building bricks come together like never before! Dynamic full-color photos combine with clearly labeled instructions, trivia, and a compelling story to make the Brickmaster kits perfect for all LEGO fans! With this kit, kids can create incredible spacecraft from the world of Star Wars, or […]

How Much Is That Doggie in the Window?

Rating: (9 reviews) Author: Iza Trapani Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing Product Description Longing to buy a special puppy, a boy tries to earn the money he needs but ends up spending it on family members, who ultimately surprise him with a special gift. Includes music on the last page.

Can You See What I See? Once Upon A Time

Rating: (16 reviews) Author: Walter Wick Publisher: Cartwheel Books Product Description From the photographer of the bestselling I Spy books, Can You See What I See? Once Upon a Time is a rhyming, search-and-find picture book–especially for preschoolers! Twelve fascinating compositions depict favorite fairy tales, folk tales, and classic stories where readers can use the […]

A Christmas Carol: And Other Christmas Stories (Signet Classic)

Rating: (199 reviews) Author: Charles Dickens Publisher: Signet Classics Product Description A timeless collection no miser should be without. Every Christmas season, this heartwarming tale stirs in us the feelings of forgiveness and repentance that transform Scrooge from miser-“Bah, humbug!”-to merrymaker. Dickens’s other Christmas stories in this collection also evoke both the tragedy of those […]

Currier & Ives Christmas: Dreams and Secrets/Snow Storm/Image of Love/Circle of Blessings (Inspirational Christmas Romance Collection)

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: DiAnn Mills Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Incorporated Product Description The artistry of renowned lithographers Currier & Ives captures the beauty and nostalgia of simpler days and Christmases past. Yet, while a picture may be worth a thousand words, there are times when even the best illustrations leave viewers with a yearning to […]

Raising Dragons (Dragons in Our Midst, Book 1)

Rating: (92 reviews) Author: Bryan Davis Publisher: Living Ink Books Product Description Modern fantasy novel that inspires young people to pursue faith, courage, and love, to dig deep within to find their God-given strengths no matter how difficult the circumstances.

Julie Andrews’ Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies

Rating: (33 reviews) Author: Julie Andrews Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Product Description Julie Andrews and her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, have hand-selected a wonderful mix of their most cherished poems, songs, and lullabies in this rich and diverse poetry collection. Brought to life with James McMullan’s stunning watercolor paintings, this volume features […]

Stories: All-New Tales

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Neil Gaiman Publisher: William Morrow Product Description “The joy of fiction is the joy of the imagination. . . .” The best stories pull readers in and keep them turning the pages, eager to discover more—to find the answer to the question: “And then what happened?” The true hallmark of great […]

You Read to Me, I’ll Read to You: Very Short Fairy Tales to Read Together

Rating: (19 reviews) Author: Mary Ann Hoberman Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Product Description his cheerful companion follows the enormous success of You Read to Me, I’ll Read to You: Very Short Stories to Read Together. Designed with budding readers in mind, each of the 8 fairy tales has been given a new […]

Maitland Maternity Christmas: A Heartbeat Away/The Ends of the Earth/Once in a Lifetime (Maitland Maternity Clinic Anthology)

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Judy Christenberry Publisher: Harlequin Product Description Hugh Blake, soon to become stepfather to the Maitland clan, has produced three high-performing offspring of his own. But at the rate they’re going, they’re never going to make him a grandpa! There’s Suzanne, a work-obsessed CEO whose Christmas spirit could use a little topping […]

A Fairy Merry Christmas (Fairy School)

Author: Gail Herman Publisher: Skylark Product Description It’s Christmas in Fairyland. What better time for a field trip to the North Pole? But bad news awaits the fairies–Santa isn’t planning to give out any toys on Earth-Below. He doesn’t think any Little Big People believe in him anymore. The fairies have to change his mind. […]

A Round of Stories by the Christmas Fire (Hesperus Classics)

Author: Charles Dickens Publisher: Hesperus Press Product Description Published in its entirety for the first time since 1852, this shining collection of Christmas tales was originally selected by Charles Dickens for his periodical Household Words. Each story varies in theme and tone, with scenes of romance, theft, justice, and heart-warming family reunions set alongside haunting […]

The Complete Christmas Stories of Charles Dickens

Author: Charles Dickens Publisher: Digireads.com Product Description This edition brings together the complete Christmas stories of Charles Dickens. In this volume you will find the following entertaining holiday tales: A Christmas Tree, What Christmas is as We Grow Older, The Poor Relation’s Story, The Child’s Story, The Schoolboy’s Story, Nobody’s Story, The Seven Poor Travellers, […]

The Complete Christmas Books and Stories of Charles Dickens

Author: Charles Dickens Publisher: Digireads.com Product Description This edition brings together the complete Christmas books and short stories of Charles Dickens. While readers will be most familiar with “The Christmas Carol” in which Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by four ghosts who endeavor to show him the error of his miserly ways just in time for […]

A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings (Penguin Classics)

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Charles Dickens Publisher: Penguin Classics Product Description This new selection of Dickens’s Christmas writings confirms his lasting influence upon our idea of the Christmas spirit: that Christmas is a time for celebration, charity, and memory. In addition to the beloved A Christmas Carol, this volume includes such festive works as “Christmas […]

The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes

Rating: (129 reviews) Author: Neil Gaiman Publisher: Vertigo Product Description “Wake up, sir. We’re here.” It’s a simple enough opening line–althoughnot many would have guessed back in 1991 thatthis would lead to one of the most popular and critically acclaimed comics of the second half of the century.In Preludes and Nocturnes, Neil Gaiman weaves the […]

The 7 Habits of Happy Kids

Rating: (10 reviews) Author: Sean Covey Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description For the Seven Oaks friends, there is always something to do. Whether they’re singing along with Pokey Porcupine’s harmonica or playing soccer with Jumper Rabbit, everyone is having fun and learning all sorts of things. These seven stories show how practicing […]

The Tales of Beedle the Bard, Standard Edition

Rating: (81 reviews) Author: J. K. Rowling Publisher: Children’s High Level Group Product Description The Tales of Beedle the Bard, a Wizarding classic, first came to Muggle readers’ attention in the book known as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.  Now, thanks to Hermione Granger’s new translation from the ancient runes, we present this stunning […]

The Golden Book of Fairy Tales (Golden Classics)

Rating: (63 reviews) Author: Publisher: Golden Books Product Description Originally published in 1958, this book contains a selection of 28 traditional stories from the French, German, Danish, Russian and Japanese traditions. Includes The Sleeping Beauty, The Frog Prince, Puss in Boots, Thumbelina, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, and Beauty and the Beast.

Richard Scarry’s Bedtime Stories (Pictureback(R))

Rating: (11 reviews) Author: Richard Scarry Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Product Description Illus. in full color. Five funny tales featuring Lowly Worm, Huckle Cat, Bananas Gorilla, and the rest of Scarry’s memorable menagerie are collected in a sleepytime anthology.