Tag Archives: Literature & Fiction

School’s Out – Forever (Maximum Ride, Book 2)

Author: James Patterson Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Product Description “Adventure, fighting, backstabbing and love abound” (VOYA) in this action-packed follow-up to the #1 New York Times blockbuster MAXIMUM RIDE: THE ANGEL EXPERIMENT, now available in paperback. The heart-stopping quest of six winged kids–led by fourteen-year-old Max–to find their parents and investigate the […]

Dress Up: The Christmas Story

Author: Joanna Bicknell Publisher: Make Believe Ideas Product Description Two dolls to dress up, 14 fabric pieces make it possible to create a wide range outfits for all the characters of the nativity. The story of the birth of Jesus is presented in beautiful photographic scenes, inspiring children to dress the dolls as characters from […]

Vampire Academy

Author: Richelle Mead Publisher: Razorbill Product Description St. Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school—it’s a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They’ve been on the run, […]

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 […]

A Christmas Carol and Other Holiday Tales

Author: Charles Dickens Publisher: Borders Classics Product Description This is a very nice paperback edition of A Christmas Carol, The Chimes, and The Cricket on the Hearth all by Charles Dickens. The finished volume demonstrates the convergence of Old-World craftsmanship and modern technology that exemplifies books manufactured by Edwards Bros, inc for Borders Books.

A Christmas carol or, The miser’s warning: a drama in two acts]

Author: Charles, 1812-1870, . Dickens Publisher: University of Toronto Libraries Product Description This volume is produced from digital images created by the Internet Archive for The University of Toronto Libraries. The Internet Archive and The University of Toronto Libraries seek to preserve the intellectual content of items in a manner that facilitates and promotes a […]

HAWAIIAN CHRISTMAS (Super Seniors)

Author: Eileen Goudge Publisher: Laurel Leaf

Webster’s New World Children’s Dictionary

Author: Michael E. Agnes Publisher: Webster’s New World Product Description PREFERRED BY LEADING EDUCATORS AND INFORMED PARENTS With more than 33,000 entries selected in consultation with top educators and definitions written specifically for children eight and up, this is the most up-to-date and kid-friendly dictionary ever. Designed to make kids enthusiastic instead of intimidated, it […]

The Siege of Macindaw: Book Six

Author: John Flanagan Publisher: Puffin Product Description The kingdom is in danger. Renegade knight Sir Keren has succeeded in overtaking Castle Macindaw and is now conspiring with the Scotti. The fate of Araluen rests in the hands of two young adventurers: the Ranger Will and his warrior friend, Horace. Yet for Will, the stakes are […]

Scary Stories Treasury; Three Books to Chill Your Bones: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark/ More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark/ Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones

Author: Alvin Schwartz Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Product Description Schwartz’s three best-selling collections of scary folklore — Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, and Scary Stories 3 — are made available in one book, each one in its complete form. Reviews “A wonderful collection of tales that […]

Hunger Games Trilogy Boxset

Author: Suzanne Collins Publisher: Scholastic Press Product Description The extraordinary, ground breaking New York Times bestsellers The Hunger Games and Catching Fire, along with the third book in The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay, are available for the first time ever in a beautiful boxset edition. Stunning, gripping, and powerful. The trilogy is […]

Whirl of the Wheel

Author: Catherine Condie Publisher: Bear Books Product Description Three children whirl back in time through an enchanted potter’s wheel into the reality of evacuation in 1940s Britain . . . Whirl of the Wheel pulls feisty Connie, her brother Charlie-Mouse, and school pest Malcolm into dangers on the homefront and towards a military operations secret […]

Francine Pascal’s Sweet Valley High Super Editions: Malibu Summer/Perfect Summer/Special Christmas/Spring Break/Boxed Set

Author: Francine Pascal Publisher: Bantam Books

I Love You So…

Author: Marianne Richmond Publisher: Marianne Richmond Studios Product Description “I Love You So…” puts into words the indescribable quality of boundless, steady and unconditional love. Using conversational, question-and-answer” prose and expressive acrylic paintings, this comforting story embraces the reader like a warm hug gently reassures a child that love is for always – despite grouchy […]

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 […]

Christmas Story: Told Through Paintings

Author: Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich

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 […]

Holocaust

Author: Angela Gluck Wood Publisher: DK CHILDREN Product Description Explaining the complex political and social backdrop that allowed the Holocaust to occur, as well as its progression and aftermath, this comprehensive volume contains first-hand testimony from survivors and enables readers to appreciate the impact of the Holocaust on real people and the lives they and […]

Gertie the Goldfish and the Christmas Surprise

Author: Naomi Judd Publisher: Product Description Introducing…. Gertie the Goldfish! In this delightful book from one of the most admired women in the entertainment industry, Naomi Judd speaks through a little goldfish with a unique perspective. Gertie the Goldfish and the Christmas Surprise takes place in a Christmastime frenzy. All the kids at school are […]

Sun-Kissed Christmas

Author: Katherine Applegate Publisher: Simon Pulse Product Description A Simon & Schuster eBook

Last Christmas: The Private Prequel

Author: Kate Brian Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description Ariana Osgood has everything an Easton Academy girl could want: straight A’s, the perfect boyfriend, and a coveted spot in exclusive Billings House. But on the first night of Christmas vacation, a blizzard traps her on campus with irresistible bad-boy Thomas Pearson. Alone. Instead […]

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Author: Barbara Robinson Publisher: Harper Collins, Inc. Product Description The Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world. They lie, steal, smoke cigars, swear, and hit little kids. So no one is prepared when this outlaw family invades church one Sunday and decides to take over the annual Christmas pageant. None of […]

A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings (Penguin Classics)

Author: Charles Dickens Publisher: Penguin Classics Hardcover Product Description Dicken’s Christmas writings-in a new, sumptuous, and delightful clothbound edition. Dickens’s classic A Christmas Carol has had significant influence on our ideas about the Christmas spirit, and the season as a time for celebration, charity, and memory. This handsome edition features appendices on A Christmas Carol […]

Walk Two Moons (Newbery Medal Book)

Author: Sharon Creech Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description Gramps says that I am a country girl at heart, and that is true. Thirteen-year-old Salamanca Tree Hiddle, proud of her country roots and the “Indian-ness in her blood,” travels from Ohio to Idaho with her eccentric grandparents. Along the way, she tells them of the story of […]

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. […]

Forever (Wolves of Mercy Falls, Book 3)

Author: Maggie Stiefvater Publisher: Scholastic Press Product Description The thrilling conclusion to #1 bestselling Shiver trilogy from Maggie Stievater In Maggie Stiefvater’s SHIVER, Grace and Sam found each other. In LINGER, they fought to be together. Now, in FOREVER, the stakes are even higher than before. Wolves are being hunted. Lives are being threatened. And […]

The Adventures of Pippi Longstocking

Author: Astrid Lindgren Publisher: Viking Juvenile Product Description An enticing, newly illustrated collection of the enduringly popular Pippi stories. Since Pippi Longstocking was first published in 1950, the escapades of the incomparable Pippi,the girl with upside-down braids and no parents to tell her what to do, have delighted boys and girls alike. Now, for the […]

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 […]

Red Riding Hood

Author: Sarah Blakley-Cartwright Publisher: Poppy Product Description This is a dangerous new vision of a classic fairy tale, and for readers who want even more of Valerie’s riveting story, a bonus chapter that extends the drama is available at http://www.redridinghoodbook.com/.

The Grimm Curse (Once Upon A Time Is Now)

Author: Stephen Carpenter Publisher: Product Description Fifteen year-old Jake Grimm is the last living descendent of the Brothers Grimm, who wrote the famous fairy tales in the 1800’s. But Jake grew up with foster parents in Los Angeles, never knowing his true destiny until he ran away from his unhappy foster home, to the place […]

Hunted (House of Night, Book 5)

Author: P. C. Cast Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin Product Description What if the hottest guy in the world was hiding a nameless evil, and all he wanted was you? At the start of this heart-pounding new installment of the bestselling House of Night series, Zoey’s friends have her back again and Stevie Rae and the […]

Inner Demons (Peachville High Demons)

Author: Sarra Cannon Publisher: Dead River Books Product Description Becoming a Demons cheerleader was the last thing Harper Madison expected when she moved to the small town of Peachville. Now that she’s an official member of the squad, her training can begin. Only, this is no normal group of cheerleaders. Harper isn’t there to learn […]

Night Star

Author: Alyson Noël Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin Product Description With 2 million copies of her “Immortals series” in print, Alyson Noel is one of the hottest paranormal teen authors writing today. “Night Star” continues the epic love story that has enchanted readers across the world. Ever and Damen must face bitter rivals, jealous friends and […]

Hex Hall Book One

Author: Rachel Hawkins Publisher: Disney Hyperion Product Description Three years ago, Sophie Mercer discovered that she was a witch. It’s gotten her into a few scrapes. Her non-gifted mother has been as supportive as possible, consulting Sophie’s estranged father�an elusive European warlock�only when necessary. But when Sophie attracts too much human attention for a prom-night […]

Watcher in the Woods (Dreamhouse Kings Series, Book 2)

Author: Robert Liparulo Publisher: Thomas Nelson Product Description It’s not just the house that’s keeping secrets. Pretending everything is all right is harder than it sounds. But the Kings know that even if they told the truth about the bizarre things happening in their house, no one would believe them. Right now they’re hyperfocused on […]

A Gift from Boonie, Seymour and Dog: A Christmas Story

Author: Philip Lee Williams Publisher: Maypop Books

I Shall Wear Midnight

Author: Terry Pratchett Publisher: Harper Collins, Inc. Product Description It starts with whispers. Then someone picks up a stone. Finally, the fires begin. When people turn on witches, the innocents suffer. . . . Tiffany Aching has spent years studying with senior witches, and now she is on her own. As the witch of the […]

The Power of Six

Author: Pittacus Lore Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description I’ve seen him on the news. Followed the stories about what happened in Ohio. John Smith, out there, on the run. To the world, he’s a mystery. But to me . . . he’s one of us. Nine of us came here, but sometimes I wonder if time […]

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

Beastly

Author: Alex Flinn Publisher: Harper Collins, Inc. Product Description I am a beast. A beast. Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright—a creature with fangs and claws and hair springing from every pore. I am a monster. You think I’m talking fairy tales? No way. The […]

The Lost Gate

Author: Orson Scott Card Publisher: Tor Books Product Description Danny North knew from early childhood that his family was different, and that he was different from them.  While his cousins were learning how to create the things that commoners called fairies, ghosts, golems, trolls, werewolves, and other such miracles that were the heritage of the […]

Matched

Author: Ally Condie Publisher: DUTTON CHILDREN’S Product Description Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander’s face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate . . . until […]

Cats Love Christmas Too: A Seasonal Celebration in Poetry and Prose

Author: Publisher: Little Brown & Co (Juv) Product Description Lovingly detailed color illustrations of cats lying by the holiday fire or hunting in the winter night complement a festive, stocking-stuffer collection of prose and poetry featuring the holiday adventures of famous kitties.

Angel: A Maximum Ride Novel

Author: James Patterson Publisher: Little, Brown and Company Product Description In the seventh book in the bestselling series, evil scientists are still trying to convince Max that she needs to save the world, this time by providing the genetic link in speeding up the pace of evolution. Worse, they’re trying to convince her that her […]

Fallen

Author: Lauren Kate Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers Product Description There’s something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori. Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price’s attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah, Georgia. He’s the one bright spot in a place […]

Burned

Author: P. C. Cast Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin Product Description When friends stop trusting each other, Darkness is there to fan the flames….   Things have turned black at the House of Night. Zoey Redbird’s soul has shattered. With everything she’s ever stood for falling apart, and a broken heart making her want to stay […]

SAT Words from Literature – A Christmas Carol

Author: Charles Dickens Publisher: Prestwick House, Inc. Product Description SAT Words from Literature presents a new approach to scoring high on the Scholastic Aptitude Test. Rather than taking words directly from a dictionary and studying them, SAT Words from Literature presents vocabulary words that are found in classic literature in their original context. In this […]

Oliver Twist

Author: Charles Dickens Publisher: Public Domain Books Product Description This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

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 […]