Modern magic, ancient enemies, and Arthurian legend collide in the explosive sequel to The Invisible Tower, which School Library Journal praised as “a surefire hit with the legions of Rick Riordan fans.”
Little Pilgrim’s Progress: From John Bunyan’s Classic by Helen L. Taylor Genre: Christian Allegory Pages: 336 Paperback Date Published: January 1st, 2013 Publisher: Moody Publishers Fifty-five years ago, Helen L. Taylor took John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress and simplified the vocabulary and concepts for young readers, while keeping the storyline intact. The result was a classic in itself, which has now sold over 600,000 copies. It’s both a simple adventure story and a profound allegory of the Christian journey through life, a delightful read with a message kids ages 6 to 12 can understand and remember. A new look and fresh illustrations for today’s children enlivens the journey to the Celestial City. .
Grumpy Goat by Brett Helquist Genre: Juvenile Fiction / Readers Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3 Pages: 40 Hardcover 10 x 8 Date Published: January 2nd, 2012 Publisher: HarperCollins This simple celebration of life, nature, and friendship will better any mood-even that of a very grumpy Goat! He’s cranky, he’s hungry, and he’s never had a friend. He is one grumpy goat, and he’s making a terrible mess at Sunny Acres Farm. That is, until one special flower stops him in his tracks. And once Goat opens his eyes, his heart is soon to follow. Brett Helquist’s luminous, sunny paintings bring this simple, inspirational story to life, along with a band of the most charming farmyard friends, to demonstrate how stopping to smell the flowers really can change everything. I love the illustrations in this book and it is a great little story for teaching kids about how. . .
It’s 1846 in Ireland. When her family’s small farm is struck by famine, Clare Hanley and her younger brother, Seamus, set out across the ocean to the Promised Land of America. Five years prior, Clare’s older sister Margaret and her Uncle Tomas emigrated in similar fashion and were not to be heard from again. But Clare must face her fears as she lands in the coming-of-age city of New York. There she discovers love, adventure, tragedy, and a terrible secret which threatens to destroy her family and all she believes. Flight of the Earls is the first book in a historical novel trilogy based on Irish immigration in the 1840s.