Tag Archives: Historical

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 […]

Christmas Joy: Snowflakes/Love Wanted/Gift of Love (HeartQuest Holiday Anthology)

Author: Peggy Darty Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers Product Description Some brief encounters stir deeply-felt emotions, then slip away. But after a chance airport meeting with a beautiful dress shop owner whose name he does not know, lab scientist Colin McCrea resolves to find and win over the mysterious woman who so completely captured his heart […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

All-of-a-Kind Family

Rating: (94 reviews) Author: Sydney Taylor Publisher: Yearling Product Description A heartwarming story of five little girls living with their parents in New York City at the turn of the century. They have simple but happy times as they share adventures, holidays and surprises. When Mama tells them her big news, it’s the most wonderful […]

Kirsten’s Surprise: A Christmas Story (American Girls Collection)

Rating: (5 reviews) Author: Janet Beeler Shaw Publisher: American Girl Publishing Inc Product Description Kirsten and her family celebrate their first Christmas in their new home on Uncle Olav’s farm in mid-nineteenth-century Minnesota.

Amelia’s Most Unforgettable Embarrassing Moments

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Marissa Moss Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books Product Description A Note from the Author — Amelia! “I don’t know what’s worse — sharing a dorm with girls I don’t know or sharing one with a girl I know too well — my sister, Cleo. This school trip is a major […]

Emma (Penguin Classics)

Rating: (3 reviews) Author: Jane Austen Publisher: Penguin Classics Hardcover

Alice in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

Rating: (112 reviews) Author: Lewis Carroll Publisher: MacMay Product Description Both of the original Lewis Carroll tales Alice in Wonderland written in 1865 and Alice Through the Looking-Glass written in 1872. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass are classic works of nonsense literature written by English author Charles Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis […]

Addy’s Surprise: A Christmas Story (American Girls Collection)

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Connie Porter Publisher: American Girl Publishing Inc Product Description Knowing that Christmas will be hard without the rest of her family, Addy sets out to earn money to give her mother a special Christmas gift, but after discovering the plight of newly freed slaves, she decides to give her money to […]

Felicity’s Surprise: A Christmas Story (American Girls Collection)

Rating: (7 reviews) Author: Valerie Tripp Publisher: American Girl Publishing Inc Product Description The American Girls Collection. Felicity, a spunky, spritely colonial girl, full of energy and independence. Read about her Suprise-Christmas.

The Help

Rating: (1716 reviews) Author: Kathryn Stockett Publisher: Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam Product Description Three ordinary women are about to take one extraordinary step. Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss. She may have a degree, but it is 1962, Mississippi, and her mother will not be happy till Skeeter has a ring […]

Josefina’s Surprise: A Christmas Story (American Girls Collection)

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Valerie Tripp Publisher: American Girl Publishing Inc Product Description Christmas won’t be the same without Mama, and Josefina fears one special tradition will be forgotten. But la Noche buena–Christmas Eve–brings surprises for all. Full color.

When Christmas Comes Again: The World War I Diary of Simone Spencer, New York City to the Western Front 1917 (Dear America Series)

Rating: (14 reviews) Author: Beth Seidel Levine Publisher: Scholastic Inc. Product Description In April of 1917, Simone Spencer’s world changes. Her beloved brother Will goes off to war, and Simone seeks a way to help. The passionate daughter of a feisty French mother and a rebellious upper-class father, Simone is not cut out for the […]

Kirsten’s Surprise: A Christmas Story (American Girls Collection)

Rating: (5 reviews) Author: Janet Beeler Shaw Publisher: American Girl Publishing Inc Product Description Kirsten and her family celebrate their first Christmas in their new home on Uncle Olav’s farm in mid-nineteenth-century Minnesota.

Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice

Rating: (10 reviews) Author: Phillip M Hoose Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) Product Description “When it comes to justice, there is no easy way to get it. You can’t sugarcoat it. You have to take a stand and say, ‘This is not right.’” – Claudette Colvin On March 2, 1955, an impassioned teenager, fed […]

Molly’s Surprise: A Christmas Story, Book Three (The American Girls Collection)

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Valerie Tripp Publisher: American Girl Publishing Inc Product Description Even though he is away serving in an English hospital during World War II, Molly’s father finds a way to make the family Christmas very special.

The Complete Little House Nine-Book Set

Rating: (175 reviews) Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description The set includes:Little House in the Big Woods, Little House on the Prairie, Farmer Boy, On the Banks of Plum Creek, By the Shores of Silver Lake, The Long Winter, Little Town on the Prairie, These Happy Golden Years, and The First Four Years. […]

The Story Of Ruby Bridges (Scholastic Bookshelf)

Rating: (28 reviews) Author: Robert Coles Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks Product Description Category: Biography”Please, God, try to forgive those people. Because even if they say those bad things, They don’t know what they’re doing.”This is the true story of an extraordinary 6-year-old who helped shape history when she became the first African-American sent to first grade […]

Felicity Mini Doll (American Girl Collections)

Rating: (9 reviews) Author: Publisher: American Girl Publishing Inc

Samantha: An American Girl (The American Girls Collection/Boxed Set)

Rating: (11 reviews) Author: Susan S. Adler Publisher: American Girl Publishing Inc Product Description The American Girls Collection. This is Samantha. There are 6 books about Samantha and her family and friends.

Devil’s Brood

Rating: (7 reviews) Author: Sharon Kay Penman Publisher: Putnam Adult Product Description The long-awaited and highly anticipated final volume in Penman’s trilogy of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine—a tumultuous conclusion to this timeless story of love, power, ambition, and betrayal. Where the second novel in the trilogy, Time And Chance, dealt with the extraordinary […]

Trial and Triumph: Stories from Church History

Rating: (15 reviews) Author: Richard M. Hannula Publisher: Canon Press Product Description “Thus says the LORD: Stand in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths, where the good way is, and walk in it; then you will find rest for your souls“(Jer. 6:16). Christianity is a faith in love with history. God […]

Hellboy Volume 8: Darkness Calls (Hellboy (Graphic Novels)) (Hellboy (Graphic Novels))

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Mike Mignola, Duncan Fegredo, Dave Stewart Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Product Description Hellboy has finally returned from his adventures at sea, but no sooner has he settled on land than a conclave of witches drags him from his respite and into the heart of Russian folklore, where he becomes the quarry […]

The Complete Chronicles of Narnia CD Box Set

Rating: (38 reviews) Author: C. S. Lewis Publisher: HarperAudio Product Description Journeys to the end of the world, fantastic creatures, and epic battles between good and evil — what more could any reader ask for? The lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, written in 1949 by Clive Staples Lewis, had all this and more. But […]


Rating: (14 reviews) Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Publisher: Harcourt Product Description in The Aeneid, Vergil’s hero fights to claim the king’s daughter, Lavinia, with whom he is destined to found an empire. Lavinia herself never speaks a word in the poem. Now, Ursula K. Le Guin gives Lavinia a voice in a novel that […]

The Absolute Sandman, Vol. 3

Author: Neil Gaiman Publisher: Vertigo Book Description The third volume collecting Neil Gaiman’s seminal, award-winning series starring the Dream King in deluxe format. ABSOLUTE SANDMAN VOL. 3 presents several key SANDMAN tales in a slipcased hardcover edition, including “Brief Lives,” in which the Sandman’s sister Delirium prevails upon her older brother to help her find […]

21: Bringing Down the House – Movie Tie-In: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions

Rating: (401 reviews) Author: Ben Mezrich Publisher: Pocket Star Product Description The long-running New York Times bestseller that has become a cultural phenomenon, Bringing Down the House is an action-filled caper carried out by the unlikeliest of cons — supersmart geeks. Gambling pervaded the M.I.T. campus, and genius kids with money and glittering futures were […]

Cracking the AP English Literature Exam, 2008 Edition (College Test Prep)

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Princeton Review Publisher: Princeton Review Product Description Scoring high on the AP English Literature Exam is very different from earning straight A’s in school. We don’t try to teach you everything there is to know about English literature—only the strategies and information you’ll need to get your highest score. In Cracking […]

Baby Animals Black and White: Black and White

Rating: (19 reviews) Author: Phyllis Limbacher Tildes Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing Book Description A wonderful board book for any new born or infant.

Salvation in Death

Author: J.D. Robb Publisher: Putnam Adult

The Twilight Streets (Torchwood)

Author: Gary Russell Publisher: Random House UK Book Description It’s the start of a Cardiff autumn – the days are getting shorter, the dark evenings settling in. There’s a part of Cardiff that no one goes to much. No crime, no murders, just… they stay away. A collection of old rundown houses and gloomy streets. […]

Fahrenheit 451

Rating: (1237 reviews) Author: Ray Bradbury Publisher: Del Rey Amazon.com In Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury’s classic, frightening vision of the future, firemen don’t put out fires–they start them in order to burn books. Bradbury’s vividly painted society holds up the appearance of happiness as the highest goal–a place where trivial information is good, and knowledge […]

Ender’s Game Boxed Set: Ender’s Game, Ender’s Shadow, Shadow of the Hegemon

Rating: (17 reviews) Author: Orson Scott Card Publisher: Tor Books Book Description Boxed Set contains Mass Market Editions of Ender’s Game, Ender’s Shadow, and Shadow of the Hegemon Ender’s Game Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race’s next attack, government agencies breed child […]

The Spymaster’s Lady (Berkley Sensation)

Rating: (19 reviews) Author: Joanna Bourne Publisher: Berkley Book Description She’s never met a man she couldn’t deceive…until now. She’s braved battlefields. She’s stolen dispatches from under the noses of heads of state. She’s played the worldly courtesan, the naive virgin, the refined British lady, even a Gypsy boy. But Annique Villiers, the elusive spy […]

The Mists of Avalon

Rating: (871 reviews) Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley Publisher: Del Rey Amazon.com Even readers who don’t normally enjoy Arthurian legends will love this version, a retelling from the point of view of the women behind the throne. Morgaine (more commonly known as Morgan Le Fay) and Gwenhwyfar (a Welsh spelling of Guinevere) struggle for power, using […]

Children of the Mind (Ender, Book 4)

Rating: (199 reviews) Author: Orson Scott Card Publisher: Tor Science Fiction Amazon.com Children of the Mind, fourth in the Ender series, is the conclusion of the story begun in the third book, Xenocide. The author unravels Ender’s life and reweaves the threads into unexpected new patterns, including an apparent reincarnation of his threatening older brother, […]

Christmas After All: The Great Depression Diary of Minnie Swift, Indianapolis, Indiana 1932 (Dear America Series)

Rating: (49 reviews) Author: Kathryn Lasky Publisher: Scholastic Inc. Amazon.com To 11-year-old Minnie Swift, Christmas, 1932, is not going to be the time of bounty she’s used to. Instead, it has become the “Time of the Dwindling.” The Great Depression has changed everything: Minnie’s father is working fewer and fewer hours, her hungry family eats […]


Rating: (305 reviews) Author: Neil Gaiman Publisher: Harper Perennial Amazon.com Stardust is an utterly charming fairy tale in the tradition of The Princess Bride and The Neverending Story. Neil Gaiman, creator of the darkly elegant Sandman comics and author of The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish, tells the story of young Tristran […]

Samantha’s Surprise: A Christmas Story (American Girls Collection)

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Maxine Rose Schur, Rose Schur Publisher: American Girl

A Little House Christmas Treasury: Festive Holiday Stories (Little House)

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder Publisher: HarperCollins Book Description Celebrate the holidays with Laura and her family with stories from the beloved Little House books!

A Christmas Carol

Author: Charles Dickens Publisher: Norilana Books Book Description The warm nostalgic spirit of the holidays shines in this deluxe holiday gift edition. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens is a perennial family classic populated by such unforgettable characters as Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, and the Three Spirits of Christmas — beginning with a […]

Christmas Remembered

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Publisher: Putnam Juvenile Book Description In this unique collection, Tomie dePaola shares his love of Christmas and all the delightful twists his life has taken. Christmas Remembered is a delightful window into the life of one of the great American children’s book author/ artists. “Tomie dePaola is one of my favorite […]

Christmas Stories (Little House Chapter Book)

Rating: (3 reviews) Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder Publisher: HarperTrophy Book Description Gentle adaptations of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s celebrated Little House stories have been gathered together here in two new titles in our Little House Chapter Book series. In Christmas Stories, join Laura and her family for some pioneer Christmas celebrations. Christmas on the frontier means […]

The Man in the High Castle

Rating: (158 reviews) Author: Philip K. Dick Publisher: Vintage Book Description It’s America in 1962. Slavery is legal once again. the few Jews who still survive hide under assumed names. In San Francisco the I Ching is as common as the Yellow Pages. All because some 20 years earlier the United States lost a war–and […]

The Poisonwood Bible: A Novel (P.S.)

Rating: (1376 reviews) Author: Barbara Kingsolver Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics Amazon.com Oprah Book Club® Selection, June 2000: As any reader of The Mosquito Coast knows, men who drag their families to far-off climes in pursuit of an Idea seldom come to any good, while those familiar with At Play in the Fields of the […]