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Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption
Howard Books, 2011
What would cause an eighteen-year-old old senior class president and homecoming queen from Nashville, Tennessee, to disappoint her parents by forgoing college, break her little brother’s heart, lose all but a handful of her friends (because the rest of them think she has gone off the deep end), and break up with the love of her life, all so she could move to Uganda, where she knew only one person but didn’t know any of the language? A ...
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul: 101 Stories of Life, Love and Learning (Chicken Soup for the Soul)
Mark Victor Hansen
This first batch of Chicken Soup for Teens consists of 101 stories every teenager can relate to and learn from -- without feeling criticized or judged. This edition contains important lessons on the nature of friendship and love, the importance of belief in the future, and the value of respect for oneself and others, and much more.
Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story
The surgeon who has successfully separated thirty Siamese twins who had little hope of survival describes his own inspiring life story, recounting his rise from inner-city kid to renowned surgeon. Reprint.
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. A little boy walking in the forest meets a big lovable bear that takes him on a delicious berry-picking adventure in the magical world of Berryland.
How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?
Size: 9" x 12" x 1/4"
Days With Frog and Toad
What can be more wonderful than spending time with a friend? Frog and Toad do almost everything together. When Toad worries about cleaning his house, Frog is there to support him. When Frog wants to fly a kite, Toad is there to help him. The two sit and shiver at Frog's scary ghost story, which may or may not be true, and when the hat Frog gives Toad for his birthday is too big, Frog thinks of a way to make it fit. Then one day, Frog wants to ...
Hinds' Feet on High Places
With over 2 million copies sold, Hinds’ Feet on High Places remains Hannah Hurnard’s best known and most beloved book: a timeless allegory dramatizing the yearning of God’s children to be led to new heights of love, joy, and victory. In this moving tale, follow Much-Afraid on her spiritual journey as she overcomes many dangers and mounts at last to the High Places. There she gains a new name and is transformed by her union with the ...
The Black Stallion
A children's classic.
Frog and Toad Are Friends
One of the launch titles in the amazing new Essential Picture Book Classics list from HarperCollins, this book contains five engaging, warm and very funny stories about Frog and Toad. A collectable classic picture book that every child should read and own. Julia Donaldson says "I hugely admire and envy Arnold Lobel; he is my hero". Once upon a time there were two good friends, a frog and a toad...From writing letters to going swimming, telling ...
Think Big: Unleashing Your Potential for Excellence
Shows readers how to recognize their talents as gifts, gain insight from people and books, be nice to all people, recognize knowledge as the key to living, develop in-depth learning skills, and keep in touch with God. Reprint.
A Passion Denied (The Daughters of Boston, Book 3)
Young Elizabeth O'Connor is the little sister John Brady always longed for. But she wants much more than that from her spiritual mentor. As she blossoms into a beautiful young woman intent on loving John, he must push back the very real attraction he feels for her. His past just won't let him go there. Unfortunately, Lizzie won't let him go anywhere else--until she discovers he is not all that he seems. Can true love survive such revelations? ...
Harry N. Abrams
In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of its publication, we're thrilled to reissue this phenomenal delight, which enjoyed 62 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list. Fantasy and fun combine in this "real life" history.
Learning to Sing: Hearing the Music in Your Life
“My mother prophesied years ago that my voice would take me places. She was certain that there was a reason I was able to sing. I am still discovering what that reason is, what it is that God wants to happen.” –CLAY AIKEN, from Learning to Sing When he was a kid singing in his church choir, Clay Aiken never dreamed of becoming a pop music star. His ambition was to be a teacher, maybe even a high school principal. But Clay’s mother ...
The Road of Lost Innocence: The True Story of a Cambodian Heroine
Spiegel & Grau
A riveting and beautiful memoir of tragedy and hope–by a woman named to Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world Born in a village deep in the Cambodian forest, Somaly Mam was sold into sexual slavery by her grandfather when she was twelve years old. For the next decade she was shuttled through the brothels that make up the sprawling sex trade of Southeast Asia. She suffered unspeakable acts of brutality and ...
"A superb book." ( New York Daily News ) On the eve of World War II, two people are brought together by fate and discover an unexpected passion.
Fleming H Revell Co
Christy Huddleston left home at 19 to teach school in the Smokey Mountains. There she came to know and love the wild mountain people with their fierce pride, their dark superstitions, their terrible poverty, their yearning for beauty and truth. Christy found her faith severely challenged in these primitive surroundings; and, confronted with two young men of unique strength and needs, she found her own growing yearnings challenged by love.
Come Away My Beloved
FRANCES J. ROBERTS
The best selling devotional classic, Come Away My Beloved, proclaims the encouragement, hope, comfort, and convictions of the Heavenly Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. It will be equally helpful to new Christians as to long-time believers seeking spiritual renewal. Come Away My Beloved offers instruction for successful Christian living and inspiration for deeper devotion to God. Come Away My Beloved will draw readers more closely to the ...
Annie and the Wild Animals
HMH Books for Young Readers
When Annie's cat disappears, she attempts friendship with a variety of unsuitable woodland animals. The borders of the pages foretell the emergence of spring and the birth of kittens.
Tomie de Paola
Strega Nona -- "Grandma Witch" -- is the source for potions, cures, magic, and comfort in her Calabrian town. Her magical everfull pasta pot is especially intriguing to hungry Big Anthony. He is supposed to look after her house and tend her garden but one day, when she goes over the mountain to visit Strega Amelia, Big Anthony recites the magic verse over the pasta pot, with disastrous results.
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