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The Grave Robber: How Jesus Can Make Your Impossible Possible
Mark Batterson

Baker Books, 2014

Do we believe that God still does miracles? Do we expect him to move in miraculous ways in our day-in and day-out lives? Maybe we'd like to see miracles, but it's hard to see past our problems. All that is about to change, like water into wine. "There are miracles all around us all the time," says Mark Batterson, "but you won't see them if you don't know how to look for them." Now the bestselling author of The Circle Maker reveals the ...
  
  











  



  
Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective
Donald J. Sobol

Puffin, 2007

Leroy Brown, aka Encyclopedia Brown, is Idaville neighborhood’s ten-year-old star detective. With an uncanny knack for trivia, he solves mysteries for the neighborhood kids through his own detective agency. But his dad also happens to be the chief of the Idaville police department, and every night around the dinner table, Encyclopedia helps him solve his most baffling crimes. And with ten confounding mysteries in each book, not only does ...
  
  











  



  
The Stickup Kids: Race, Drugs, Violence, and the American Dream
Randol Contreras

University of California Press, 2012

Randol Contreras came of age in the South Bronx during the 1980s, a time when the community was devastated by cuts in social services, a rise in arson and abandonment, and the rise of crack-cocaine. For this riveting book, he returns to the South Bronx with a sociological eye and provides an unprecedented insider’s look at the workings of a group of Dominican drug robbers. Known on the streets as “Stickup Kids,” these men raided and ...
  
  











  



  
The Golden Ass (Penguin Classics)
Apuleius

Penguin Classics, 1999

Lucius, a young man whose fascination with witchcraft leads him to believe he can be transformed into a bird, instead becomes a donkey. Whirled off by robbers, he embarks on a series of adventures and misadventures. Confronted eventually with the prospect of a stage performance where he is supposed to demonstrate his sexual prowess with a woman, he is overwhelmed by a religious vision and is finally initiated into the cult of the goddess Isis. ...
  
  











  



  
Richard Scarry's Best Storybook Ever! (Giant Little Golden Book)

Golden Books, 2000

From the cheery sun on the first page, to the sleepy moon on the last, and throughout all 290 pages in between, there are stories, rhymes and fun with the one-and-only Richard Scarry. Classic tales, alphabet and counting stories, lots of new words and concepts, and visits around town, to the airport, and across the world make this essential book that will captivate even the most restless child.
  
  











  



  
Live and Let Die (James Bond)
Ian Fleming

Thomas & Mercer, 2012

James Bond is not a superstitious man, but it’s hard not to feel unnerved in the presence of Mr. Big. A ruthless Harlem gangster who uses voodoo to control his criminal empire, he’s also one of SMERSH’s top American operatives. Mr. Big has been smuggling British pirate treasure to New York from a remote Jamaican island—and funneling the proceeds to Moscow. With help from Solitaire, Mr. Big’s beautiful and enigmatic Creole ...
  
  











  



  
Capture the Flag
Kate Messner

Scholastic Paperbacks, 2013

A stolen flag, a secret society, and three complete strangers . . . Anna, José, and Henry have never met, but they have more in common than they realize. Snowed in together at a chaotic Washington, DC, airport, they encounter a mysterious tattooed man, a flamboyant politician, and a rambunctious poodle named for an ancient king. Even stranger, news stations everywhere have just announced that the famous flag that inspired "The Star-Spangled ...
  
  











  



  
The Republic of Thieves (Gentleman Bastards)
Scott Lynch

Del Rey, 2014

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “A bright new voice in the fantasy genre” (George R. R. Martin) , acclaimed author Scott Lynch continues to astound and entertain with his thrillingly inventive, wickedly funny, suspense-filled adventures featuring con artist extraordinaire Locke Lamora. And The Republic of Thieves is his most captivating novel yet.   With what should have been the greatest heist of their career gone spectacularly sour, ...
  
  











  



  
Kid Sheriff and the Terrible Toads
Bob Shea

Roaring Brook Press, 2014

Drywater Gulch has a toad problem. Not the hop-down-your-britches, croaking-all-night toad kind of problem. The thievin', hootin' and hollerin', steal-your-gold never-say-thank-you outlaw toad kind of problem.   Then hope rides into town. Sheriff Ryan might only be seven years old, and he might not know much about shooting and roping. But he knows a lot about dinosaurs. Yes, dinosaurs. And it turns out that knowing a thing or two about ...
  
  











  



  
The Grave Robber Participant's Guide: How Jesus Can Make Your Impossible Possible (Seven-Week Study Guide)
Mark Batterson

Baker Books, 2014

Perfect for churches and small groups, the DVD, participant's guide, and curriculum kit for Mark Batterson's new book will help readers delve deeper into the God who is bigger than any of our problems.
  
  











  



  
The Whipping Boy
Sid Fleischman

Greenwillow Books, 2003

Award-winning author Sid Fleischman blends the broadly comic with the deeply compassionate in this memorable novel, winner of the Newbery Medal. A Prince and a Pauper . . . Prince Brat and his whipping boy inadvertently trade places after becoming involved with dangerous outlaws. The two boys have nothing in common and even less reason to like each other. But when they find themselves taken hostage after running away, they are left with no ...
  
  











  



  
Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes
Jonathan Auxier

Amulet Paperbacks, 2012

Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes is the utterly beguiling tale of a blind 10-year-old orphan who has been schooled in a life of thievery. One fateful afternoon, he steals a box from a mysterious traveling haberdasher—a box that contains three pairs of magical eyes. When he tries the first pair, he is instantly transported to a hidden island, where he is presented with a special quest: to travel to the dangerous Vanished Kingdom and rescue ...
  
  











  



  
Into the Beautiful North: A Novel
Luis Alberto Urrea

Back Bay Books, 2010

Nineteen-year-old Nayeli works at a taco shop in her Mexican village and dreams about her father, who journeyed to the US when she was young. Recently, it has dawned on her that he isn't the only man who has left town. In fact, there are almost no men in the village--they've all gone north. While watching The Magnificent Seven, Nayeli decides to go north herself and recruit seven men--her own "Siete Magníficos"--to repopulate her ...
  
  











  



  
Inkdeath (Inkheart Trilogy)
Cornelia Funke

Scholastic Paperbacks, 2010

The masterful conclusion to the epic, award-winning, NYT bestselling INKHEART trilogy by internationally acclaimed author Cornelia Funke. The Adderhead--his immortality bound in a book by Meggie's father, Mo--has ordered his henchmen to plunder the villages. The peasants' only defense is a band of outlaws led by the Bluejay--Mo's fictitious double, whose identity he has reluctantly adopted. But the Book of Immortality is unraveling, and the ...
  
  











  



  
The Tycoons: How Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, Jay Gould, and J. P. Morgan Invented the American ...
Charles R. Morris

Holt Paperbacks, 2006

“Makes a reader feel like a time traveler plopped down among men who were by turns vicious and visionary.”— The Christian Science Monitor The modern American economy was the creation of four men: Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, Jay Gould, and J. P. Morgan. They were the giants of the Gilded Age, a moment of riotous growth that established America as the richest, most inventive, and most productive country on the planet. ...
  
  











  



  
Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #3: Mummies and Pyramids: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #3: ...
Mary Pope Osborne

Random House Books for Young Readers, 2001

Track the facts with Jack and Annie!   When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in  Magic Tree House #3: Mummies in the Morning,  they had lots of questions. Why did people make mummies? What was the mysterious writing on mummy cases? How did most ancient Egyptians spend their days? How were the pyramids built? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts. Filled with up-to-date ...
  
  











  



  
The Myth of the Robber Barons: A New Look at the Rise of Big Business in America
Burton W. Folsom

Young America's Foundation, 1991

The Myth of the Robber Barons describes the role of key entrepreneurs in the economic growth of the United States from 1850 to 1910. The entrepreneurs studied are Cornelius Vanderbilt, John D. Rockefeller, James J. Hill, Andrew Mellon, Charles Schwab, and the Scranton family. Most historians argue that these men, and others like them, were Robber Barons. The story, however, is more complicated. The author, Burton Folsom, divides the ...
  
  











  



  
The Three Robbers
Tomi Ungerer

Phaidon Press Inc., 2009

The Three Robbers has been translated into sixteen languages and has sold millions of copies in the 45 years since it was first published. However, it has been unavailable in English for years, depriving English-speaking children around the world of one of the most memorable, entertaining, and beautiful storybooks ever published, in which good triumphs over evil in a delightfully unexpected way. Tomi Ungerer has been described as 'the direct ...
  
  











  



  
Lincoln's Grave Robbers
Steve Sheinkin

Scholastic Press, 2013

A true crime thriller -- the first book for teens to tell the nearly unknown tale of the brazen attempt to steal Abraham Lincoln's body! The action begins in October of 1875, as Secret Service agents raid the Fulton, Illinois, workshop of master counterfeiter Ben Boyd. Soon after Boyd is hauled off to prison, members of his counterfeiting ring gather in the back room of a smoky Chicago saloon to discuss how to spring their ringleader. Their ...
  
  











  



  
City Adventures, No. 3: Calling All Cars! (Lego Reader, Level 1)
Sonia Sander

Scholastic Inc., 2010

Explore the world of LEGO City! Sound the alarm! The bank is being robbed! Will the police solve the crime or will the bank robbers get away?
  
  











  








   



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