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The Librarian of Auschwitz
by Antonio Iturbe

Language

English

Pages

428

Publication Date

October 10, 2017

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<p><b>Based on the experience of real-life Auschwitz prisoner Dita Kraus, this is the incredible story of a girl who risked her life to keep the magic of books alive during the Holocaust.</b></p><p>Fourteen-year-old Dita is one of the many imprisoned by the Nazis at Auschwitz. Taken, along with her mother and father, from the Terezín ghetto in Prague, Dita is adjusting to the constant terror that is life in the camp. When Jewish leader Freddy Hirsch asks Dita to take charge of the eight precious volumes the prisoners have managed to sneak past the guards, she agrees. And so Dita becomes the librarian of Auschwitz. </p><p>Out of one of the darkest chapters of human history comes this extraordinary story of courage and hope.</p><p>This title has Common Core connections.</p><p><b>Godwin Books</b></p>
Heir of Ra (Blood of Ra Book One)
by M. Sasinowski

Language

English

Pages

310

Publication Date

August 12, 2018

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<b>#1 AMAZON INTERNATIONAL BEST SELLER (Fantasy)</b><br /><P><P><b>2019 American Fiction Award Winner (Adventure)</b><br /><P><b>2019 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award Winner (Best New Voice: Fiction)</b><br /><P><b>2019 Readers' Favorite Award Winner (Adventure)</b><br /><P><b>2018 Beverly Hills Book Award Winner (Action/Adventure)</b><br /><br /><P><P><b><i>"One of the best conceived and executed fantasy adventures." -San Francisco Review of Books</i></b><br /><br /><P><P><b><i>Discover the award-winning #1 best seller that is captivating readers worldwide!</i></b><br /><br /><P><P><B>TEN THOUSAND YEARS BENEATH THE SAND. TWO MYTHS ON A COLLISION COURSE.</B><br /><P><P>An excavation of the fabled Hall of Records beneath the Sphinx unleashes an ancient disease that leaves Alyssa's father fighting for his life.<br /><P>As Alyssa races to find a cure, she stumbles upon a haunting artifact--and trespasses into the mind of an Egyptian god.<br /><P><P><B>ANCIENT HISTORY AND PRESENT TIME INTERTWINE.</B><br /><P>A global epidemic looms. Alyssa relives memories of an advanced race and unravels clues hidden within the relic, as she evades ruthless adversaries set on exploiting the power of the ancient genes. Then she makes a staggering discovery...<br /><br /><P>The world is not quite what it seems.<br /><P><P><B>WILL YOU QUESTION YOUR ORIGIN?</B><br /><br /><P><P><i>"fast-paced and enthralling... marvelous plot... thought-provoking and ingenious... well-written and engaging story... Heir of Ra is most highly recommended." <b>-Readers' Favorite (5/5 Stars)</b></i><br /><P><i>"Sasinowski creates captivating action and an empowered central character... engaging adventure... combining fantasy, history, mystery, and a touch of romance." <b>-Kirkus Reviews</b></i><br /><P><i>"A thrilling adventure for explorers of all ages." <b>-Bestsellersworld.com</b></i><br /><P><P><i>"I had more fun reading Heir of Ra than any book so far this year. M. Sasinowski has conjured a cast of wonderfully realized characters and set them off on an adventure that spools out at a break-neck pace. Read it!" <b>-Philip Athans, New York Times best-selling author of Annihilation and Writing Monsters</b></i><br />
Fate of Dragons: Dragons Rising Book One: An Epic Fantasy
by Alisha Klapheke

Language

English

Pages

294

Publication Date

March 27, 2019

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<h2>An Earth Queen desperate to wake her magic.</h2><p><br /></p><h2>An elven royal fighting a ruthless betrayal. </h2><p><br /></p><h2>Together they must create magic the world has never seen.</h2><p><br /></p><p>A flood is coming. The Sea Queen has a mad plan to drown the world, and only the magic of the Earth Queen can stop her. Vahly, the last human, was born to fill that role and wield the power necessary to battle the rising oceans and save the dragons and elves. </p><p>But Vahly is the world's biggest disappointment. She possesses no magic whatsoever. </p><p>When she finds an ancient scroll that mentions a human power ritual conducted deep in the homeland of the elves, she gathers her dragon allies and journeys to see the king of that great, forest-dwelling race. </p><p>Welcomed by a handsome royal cloaked in dark magic, will Vahly find answers or will a twisted and powerful elven lord destroy her chance at saving the world?</p><p>Written to capture the awe of a true epic fantasy and the camraderie of a quest, USA Today bestseller Alisha Klapheke's newest series Dragons Rising is made for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Christopher Paolini, Tamora Pierce, Holly Black, and JRR Tolkien.</p><p>Scroll up and discover this new world today!</p><p>REVIEWS</p><p>"...an a<strong>ddictive high fantasy</strong> that got me reading both this book and its sequel within 4 days because I didn't want to leave the world Alisha had created. Perfect for fans of the <strong>epicness of Lord of the Rings</strong> with the more r<strong>elaxed approach of Eragon</strong> and the <strong>sass and hilarity of Throne of Glass</strong>!" </p><p>~Books and Yass Blog/Bookstagrammer</p><p>"I <strong>LOVED it</strong>! What an <strong>amazing world, story, and adventure</strong>!" </p><p>~Goodreads Reviewer</p><p>"<strong>Daringly magical!</strong> I couldn't put this book down!" </p><p>~Amazon Reviewer</p>
The Wrath & the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn Book 1)
by Renée Ahdieh

Language

English

Pages

418

Publication Date

May 12, 2015

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<b>#1 <i>New York Times </i>Bestseller<br /><br />A sumptuous and epically told love story inspired by <i>A Thousand and One Nights</i></b><br /><br />Every dawn brings horror to a different family in a land ruled by a killer. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, takes a new bride each night only to have her executed at sunrise. So it is a suspicious surprise when sixteen-year-old Shahrzad volunteers to marry Khalid. But she does so with a clever plan to stay alive and exact revenge on the Caliph for the murder of her best friend and countless other girls. Shazi’s wit and will, indeed, get her through to the dawn that no others have seen, but with a catch . . . she’s falling in love with the very boy who killed her dearest friend.<br /><br />She discovers that the murderous boy-king is not all that he seems and neither are the deaths of so many girls. Shazi is determined to uncover the reason for the murders and to break the cycle once and for all.<br /><br /><br />*The book is a Rough Cut Edition (pages are deliberately not the same length).*
The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak

Language

English

Pages

177

Publication Date

December 18, 2007

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<b>DON’T MISS <i>BRIDGE OF CLAY</i>, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE <i>THE BOOK THIEF</i>.</b><br />  <br /><b>The extraordinary #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul.</b><br />  <br /><b>Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS’s <i>The Great American Read</i>.</b> <i> <br /><br />When Death has a story to tell, you listen.</i><br /><br /> It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still.<br /><br /> Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. <br /><br /> In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of <i>I Am the Messenger,</i> has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time.<br />  <br /> “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —<i>The New York Times</i><br />  <br /> “Deserves a place on the same shelf with <i>The Diary of a Young Girl </i>by Anne Frank.” —<i>USA Today</i>
Fatemarked (The Fatemarked Epic Book 1)
by David Estes

Language

English

Pages

494

Publication Date

March 01, 2017

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<b>They are the fatemarked. Misunderstood. Worshipped. Hated. Murdered at birth. Their time to step into the light has come. </b><br /><br />An ancient prophecy foretold their coming, the chosen few who will bring peace to a land embroiled in a century of mistrust and war. When kings start dying, that hope and belief swiftly turns to fear. Roan Loren is one of the fatemarked, but has hidden his mark of power his entire life, fearing the damage it might cause to those around him. <br /><br />A great evil is coming. He can't hide anymore.<br /><br />In the spirit of fantasy epics like Throne of Glass and The Lord of the Rings, enter a world of magic and dragons, kings and queens, and victory and defeat, during a time when honor and valor still meant something. <i>Fatemarked is now a #1 Amazon bestseller in NINE categories. Start your 4,000+ page epic adventure today.</i>
Echo
by Pam Muñoz Ryan

Language

English

Pages

597

Publication Date

February 24, 2015

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<b>2016 Newbery Honor Book<br />New York Times Bestseller<br /><br />An impassioned, uplifting, and virtuosic tour de force from a treasured storyteller!</b><br /><br />Lost and alone in a forbidden forest, Otto meets three mysterious sisters and suddenly finds himself entwined in a puzzling quest involving a prophecy, a promise, and a harmonica. <br /><br />Decades later, Friedrich in Germany, Mike in Pennsylvania, and Ivy in California each, in turn, become interwoven when the very same harmonica lands in their lives. All the children face daunting challenges: rescuing a father, protecting a brother, holding a family together. And ultimately, pulled by the invisible thread of destiny, their suspenseful solo stories converge in an orchestral crescendo. <br /><br />Richly imagined and masterfully crafted, <i>Echo</i> pushes the boundaries of genre, form, and storytelling innovation to create a wholly original novel that will resound in your heart long after the last note has been struck.
The Other Side: Complete Trilogy
by Alan Hotchkiss

Language

English

Pages

457

Publication Date

February 04, 2020

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Now available for the first time, The Other Side complete trilogy, all in one book.<br /><br />Twins Finn and Eric’s peaceful lives are turned upside down when they are suddenly chased from their home and find themselves in another world they had no idea existed. There, they become embroiled in a fight for survival, hunted down by Venera, evil Queen of the Fairy race, and the war hungry King Drer, leader of the Elven people. Both desire something from the twins, the true meaning of which Finn and Eric are not even aware.<br /><br />As they start to encounter friends and foes along the way, the truth about their lives and the power that lies within their possession, begins to emerge. However, after becoming separated in this strange and hostile world, the chances of them surviving long enough to find one another and escape back to earth, get slimmer by the hour.
Truthmarked (The Fatemarked Epic Book 2)
by David Estes

Language

English

Pages

612

Publication Date

March 15, 2017

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<b> The Hundred Years War rages on, with tensions between kingdoms growing ever more strained.</b><br /><br />While Annise Gäric and her forces march on Castle Hill to retake the northern throne, her cousin, Rhea Loren, wages a naval war against Blackstone. Meanwhile, Roan Loren and Gwendolyn Storm struggle to breach the gnarled, vine-choked undergrowth of the Tangle in their quest to reach Knight's End and learn more of the true purpose of the fatemarked.<br /><br />In the south, a Calypsian empress is murdered, and her daughters fight to claim the empire and wage a civil war against their estranged father's armies. In Phanes, slavery runs rampant while a rebel group fights to free the oppressed people. A master named Jai Jiroux looks to help the rebel cause, an act of treason punishable by death.<br /><br />Surrounding the Four Kingdoms is the pall cast by the Kings' Bane, who continues his quest to kill eight rulers and thus fulfill the Western Oracle's ancient prophecy, which he believes will pave to way to peace across the realms.
The Rose & the Dagger (The Wrath and the Dawn Book 2)
by Renée Ahdieh

Language

English

Pages

418

Publication Date

April 26, 2016

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<b><b>Instant <i>New York Times </i>Bestseller</b><br /><br />The much anticipated sequel to the breathtaking <i>The Wrath and the Dawn</i>, lauded by <i>Publishers Weekly</i> as "a potent page-turner of intrigue and romance."<br /></b><br /><i>I am surrounded on all sides by a desert. A guest, in a prison of sand and sun. My family is here. And I do not know whom I can trust.<br /></i><br />In a land on the brink of war, Shahrzad has been torn from the love of her husband Khalid, the Caliph of Khorasan. She once believed him a monster, but his secrets revealed a man tormented by guilt and a powerful curse—one that might keep them apart forever. Reunited with her family, who have taken refuge with enemies of Khalid, and Tariq, her childhood sweetheart, she should be happy. But Tariq now commands forces set on destroying Khalid's empire. Shahrzad is almost a prisoner caught between loyalties to people she loves. But she refuses to be a pawn and devises a plan.<br /><br />While her father, Jahandar, continues to play with magical forces he doesn't yet understand, Shahrzad tries to uncover powers that may lie dormant within her. With the help of a tattered old carpet and a tempestuous but sage young man, Shahrzad will attempt to break the curse and reunite with her one true love.

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