Are you looking for a book that is filled with fantasy, action, and romance; well Daughter of Smoke and Bones is the book for you. Imagine living a double life, in which one you’re a normal 17 year old and in the other you’re running errands collecting teeth for a monster; well welcome to the life of Karou. Everything has been going great until the Angels start to appear, and Karou is faced with the ongoing war between “Good & Evil” and the love of her lives! “Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love. It did not end well.”
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Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis
There are some characters from books that leap off the page and into your heart, and somehow you know they’re going to stay long after you’ve finished reading. The Mighty Miss Deza Malone is one of these. Deza Malone is twelve years old and living with her family in Gary, Indiana in 1936. She observes the devastation of the Great Depression with wit, humor, and unquenchable curiosity. Already a ravenous reader and enthusiastic essay-writer, her parents and teachers have told her that she is meant for a special path in life. As the Great Depression takes its toll, Deza’s father leaves Gary to find work. Before long Deza, her brother Jimmie, and their mother follow him, riding on trains and hiking north to Michigan. But when they can’t find him, Jimmie too leaves to find work. Facing one challenge after another, you see that it’s not just her intelligence that makes her such a special girl, but her courage as well. Deza never stops believing in her family’s motto: “We are a family on a journey to a place called Wonderful.”
By Allison S.
Have you wondered about the mysterious and extraordinary existence of heaven? Read Heaven is for Real to see Todd, a minister in a small town, retell the story of how his critically hospitalized son made an incredible trip to heaven and back. Todd is taken aback by three-year-old Colton’s descriptions, marveling at how all that Colton expresses about heaven matches the stories in the Bible–despite his being too young to read. Imagine having a three-year-old telling you that the angels sang to him and that Jesus rides a rainbow horse…Take the trip with Colton and his father through the next several years as this experience strengthens their family and inspires others in the community.
This collection of short stories is not for the faint-hearted! While hearkening back to the macabre roots of the original Grimm’s Fairy Tales, each of these stories features a plucky or clever heroine to cheer on—forget about pining princesses or damsels-in-distress. The stories are briskly written and acutely psychological, with the whole collection brought together by the atmospheric illustrations of Jane Laurie. There are the token popular tales of British and German origin, but mixed with several lesser-known tales, such as “The Red Shoes,” and “Molly Whupple, ”as well as some treasures from other cultures, like “Vasilisa’s Fire,” and “The Island of Skeletons”. Get into the Halloween spirit with this book today!
By Allison S.
Caperucita descolorida por Yanitzia Canetti
Que mejor libro que un libro con cuentos clásicos.
Esta serie de libros “Había otra vez” te entretendrá con historias originales y conocidas tanto para adultos como para niños pero con la diferencia de pequeños y divertidos cambios.
Meet Frog and Toad, two friends who share an adventure throughout the seasons of the year. Join Frog and Toad as they have a fun time sledding down a snow covered hill or enjoying one of summers delicious treats, ice scream. Great for early readers, Frog and Toad All Year by Arnold Lobel takes readers in a humor filled story as children successfully learn how to read beginner chapter books.
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USA Citizenship Interview and Test Practice Made Easy 2013 Edition by J.S. Aaron
Do you want to become a U.S. citizen? Learn how you can get a Green Card or prepare yourself for the citizenship interview with USA Citizenship Interview and Test Practice Made Easy. Created with English as a Second Language user, this study guide is a comprehensive tool covering a variety of useful information including how to apply for “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals”. From the reading and writing practice to simple steps on how to apply, this edition by J.S. Aaron will give you a clear understanding of what you need know and do to become a U.S. Citizen.
If you like USA Citizenship Interview and Test Practice Made Easy you may also like Your U.S. citizenship guide : what you need to know to pass your U.S. citizenship test, A simple guide to U.S. immigration and citizenship, or The citizen’s almanac : fundamental documents, symbols, and anthems of the United States
¿Se acuerdan del caballero de la armadura oxidada quien subió a la cima de la Montaña de la Verdad?
Por su aprendizaje en su búsqueda, el ya no lucha contra dragones, ni otros caballeros extranjeros y tampoco sigue con la necesidad de rescatar damiselas: Es un caballero jubilado, solo quiere regresar a su castillo, a su mujer Julieta e hijo Cristóbal. Pero al regresar a su castillo, se da cuenta de que mucho ha cambiado en su ausencia. Han pasado doce años y ahora su hijo ha crecido en un adolescente, participando en sus propios torneos como su padre solía hacer. Su mujer ahora tiene un trabajo complaciente fuera del castillo y este, ocupa mucho de su atención y tiempo. ¿Qué puede hacer un caballero jubilado para no perder a su familia para siempre? ¿El Caballero y Julieta reanudará su matrimonio o resultará en fracaso?
Por Allison S.
What are you afriad of? Alvin Ho, (aka Firecracker Man) is afraid of everything you can think of – trains, bridges, girls, school, and much much more. Read Alvin Ho: Allergic to girls, school, and other scar things as Alvin tries to make friends and survive the school year, day by day.
Like most 10-year-olds, August Pullman is nervous about starting middle school, especially since he’s been homeschooled for his whole life. But being the new kid in school isn’t his biggest worry, not by a long-shot. August was born with a severe facial deformity and says, “I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.” Auggie’s parents give him the option of going back to being homeschooled if public school doesn’t work out, but he is determined to join the world and be an ordinary kid, even if it means enduring the stares, teasing and pity of his classmates. He’s a bright, funny, charming kid with a lot to offer, but will his peers be able to see past his shocking appearance?
This is an excellent story of courage, kindness and friendship that will leave you thinking about how you might treat someone who looks different than you.