32 pages, 20 of 20 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
The Kindle version includes a BONUS TEACHING GUIDE for grades 2 – 6. The Teaching Guide, has themes, key dates, discussion questions and suggested student activities, to assist with creating a lesson plan based on this true story.
291 pages, 26 of 29 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled, Previously Free
In a world where magic is forbidden and the penalty is death, Randall Miller faces a difficult choice when he discovers his own budding power.
Tricked into apprenticeship by a powerful Mage, Randall is forced to live a life of deception until his mentor is killed. Tracked by Aiden, head of the secret police, Randall teams up with a trio of avaricious traders in his quest to reach the city of Port Medlin and set sail to the large continent of Salianca, where magic is accepted.
327 pages, 42 of 49 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled, Previously Free
When Seckry Sevenstars is forced out of his village by the greedy Endrin Corporation and relocated to the daunting metropolis of Skyfall City, he harbours resentment for the company and vows to get them back one day for taking away his home, his school and his friends.
Fortunately, the marvels of the city do a good job in distracting Seckry from his anger and homesickness, and it isn’t long before he’s competing at Friction (the city’s most popular multiplayer video game), slurping awe-inspiring multicoloured milkshakes, and getting butterflies on his first date.
Then, when a mysterious email asks Seckry to break into the headquarters of the Endrin Corporation and steal a container full of worms for a hefty sum of money, his anger resurfaces, and he can’t resist the revenge he promised himself.
Alone at night, Seckry creeps through the sewers whilst wondering what experiments Endrin might be doing on the worms, and emerges into the silent complex. But the worms aren’t the only thing that he finds. Staring at him through the darkness, with wide, innocent eyes, is something that makes Seckry’s heart almost stop.
She’s shaking, petrified, and has no recollection of who she is or what she’s doing there.
Floodlights bleach the area and Seckry has no choice but to grab a hold of the girl and escape with her.
Suddenly the question of what Endrin were doing with a few worms becomes the last thing on Seckry’s mind. What were Endrin doing with a human?
218 pages, 49 of 54 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled,
Corinne lives an average teenage life working at her dad’s cafe, hanging out with her best friend, and trying to forget a falling-out with her almost-boyfriend Mason. Then she discovers she and Mason are haunted by the same dreams of a dark force that consumes everything in its path. Pursued by shadowy figures and a dangerous woman with secrets from the past, Corinne must find out who her grandmother really was. In her quest to unravel her family’s history, she learns she is destined to protect this world–and the dark world of her dreams. She races to find the answers she seeks before her nightmares break free.
208 pages, 87 of 93 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled, Previously Free
Thirteen years ago, Sarah Richardson’s life was shattered after the tragic death of her mother. The shocking event left a grief-stricken teen-aged Sarah with partial amnesia.
Some things are easier to forget.
But now a familiar voice from her childhood sends Sarah, a talented mid-twenties ad exec, back to her past. A past that she had thought was long buried.
Some things are meant to be buried.
Torn by nightmares and visions of a yellow-eyed wolf and aided by creatures of the Earth and killer whales that call to her in the night, Sarah must face her fears and recover her memories―even if it destroys her.
Some things are meant to be remembered―at all cost.
120 pages, 5 of 5 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
The adventures of ‘Tom Sawyer’ with an ironic, Yiddish twist.”
WINNER — 2001 MPA — “Excellence In Independent Publishing” Award
The adventurous, humorous, sometimes wonderfully strange exploits of a youth during his family’s adjustment to a new world, these compelling boyhood memories are of an almost Tom Sawyer character, albeit with ironic Yiddish twists.
Fleeing from the Nazi invasion of France, the Engelhards, a proud and wealthy family, are forced to adjust to life as common refugees in Canada.
Highlighted by a youth’s adventures as his eyes open up to his new world, the eighteen compelling short stories combine both the urgency of the family’s circumstances with the ironic side of trying to fit into a new culture.
With themes of humiliation, intimidation, and alienation, this powerful book illustrates how the Holocaust did not end in 1945, but continued to reverberate through successive decades, even until the present day.
408 pages, 2 of 2 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
“Dear Dad, I know you don’t remember me too well, but I’m sixteen now…”
It’s 1968 in Holland, Michigan, and Sally Van Sloeten wants to know why her father doesn’t love her. Her mother, sister, and brother call her dad a deadbeat and never want to see him again, but Sally vows to find him in time for a Father/Daughter banquet, even if it means running away with a gas station attendant named Cash. She doesn’t care that her brother Lenny was arrested for breaking Cash’s nose. She won’t let Lenny’s explosive temper stand in her way, and she’s too preoccupied to wonder what has him so angry. All she knows is that she has to be like the other girls, whether it’s at the banquet or in the front seat of Cash’s car. But as Sally realizes her dream, her mother reveals a painful secret that sends her spinning out of control.
A coming-of-age story reminiscent of works by Anne Tyler and Elizabeth Strout, Hello Loved Ones takes readers on an emotional journey as each of the Van Sloetens struggles to define family ties, and to answer: Is love determined by blood or by choice? And what responsibility do we have to the life we create?
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