2017 Quarter 2 Additions

Thanks for stopping by – We have added over 30 books to our collection this quarter! Check them out below. If you have any questions, or requests for books, please let us know!

The Best Kind of Gift by Kathi Appelt51fyIAocoVL__SX370_BO1,204,203,200_

A new parson has come to the Dogwood All-Faiths Tabernacle, and the congregation is so pleased that they decide to have a “pounding”-“-everyone takes a pound o’ this and a pound o’ that to help make Brother Harper feel at home.” Jory Timmons wants to bring a present, but he’s too little to make a pie, milk a cow, gather eggs, or contribute any of the gifts others are bringing. Like Cynthia Rylant’s When I Was Young in the Mountains (Dutton, 1982) and Libba Moore Gray’s My Mama Had a Dancing Heart (Orchard, 1996), this title captures the warmth of an Appalachian community, and Johnson’s convivial paintings make both the setting and the characters shine. What could have been an often-told story of the search for the perfect present is instead a welcome slice of life.

 

Charlotte’s Webb by E.B. White81+4dr7PWCL

Some Pig. Humble. Radiant. These are the words in Charlotte’s Web, high up in Zuckerman’s barn. Charlotte’s spiderweb tells of her feelings for a little pig named Wilbur, who simply wants a friend. They also express the love of a girl named Fern, who saved Wilbur’s life when he was born the runt of his litter.

 

 

 

CookWise: The Hows & Whys of Successful Cooking, The Secrets of Cooking Revealed by Shirley Corriher61Oo3HhBiPL

Offering “the hows and whys of successful cooking,” Cookwise, by well-known food writer and culinary sleuth Shirley O. Corriher, tells you how and why things happen in the course of food preparation. The more than 230 outstanding recipes featured not only please the palate, but demonstrate the various roles of ingredients and techniques—making Cookwise an invaluable reference for anyone who has ever wanted to improve on a recipe, make a cake moister, or a roast chicken juicier.

 

The Dreamer by Bobbie Solley61khT6lrdsL__SY385_BO1,204,203,200_

Have you ever had a dream? Maybe you dream of what you want to be when you grow up. Maybe you dream of the places you will go someday. Maybe you don’t have a dream yet, but are open to finding it. Clarrisa had a dream, a dream of one day becoming a teacher. Come walk Clarissa’s walk, learning to dream your own dreams

 

Fearless Flyer: Ruth Law and Her Flying Machine by Heather Lang91xt9rgyXIL

On November 19, 1916, at 8:25 a.m., Ruth Law took off on a flight that aviation experts thought was doomed. She set off to fly nonstop from Chicago to New York City. Sitting at the controls of her small bi-plane, exposed to the elements, Law battled fierce winds and numbing cold. When her engine ran out of fuel, she glided for two miles and landed at Hornell, New York. Even though she fell short of her goal, she had broken the existing cross-country distance record. And with her plane refueled, she got back in the air and headed for New York City where crowds waited to greet her. In this well-researched, action-packed picture book, Heather Lang and Raúl Colón recreate a thrilling moment in aviation history. Includes an afterword with archival photographs.

 

The Flying Hand of Marco B. by Richard Leiter51+XxSZ1GDL

A routine ride in the backseat of his parents’ car takes a fantastical turn when a young boy opens the car door window. With the click of the seat belt and door locks, Marco B. is securely tucked into the backseat of his parents’ car, heading out on a family errand. With the car window opened to the fresh air, this could be the start of any routine trip. But not if you’re Marco B. and most certainly not if you’re Marco B.’s hand! As the car travels along and the scenery rushes by, Marco B. puts his hand out the window and fantasizes about flying. And once his hand has felt the wind rushing around it, it has no intention of staying in the car. Marco B. soon finds himself on a wild ride up in the sky. Told in rhyming text.

 

Go to Work and Take your Faith too! By Ross West21Y50P42CXL

Ross West contends against the compartmentalization of life in which the world of work and the world of faith never meet. His message is that one’s faith must be brought into the marketplace and must be integrated with the business of “making a living”. Faith in the workplace goes beyond evangelism. It has a powerful role in transforming the marketplace itself.

 

 

Gray Areas: Finding Truth When Life isn’t Black and White by Mike Glenn417EgcNgUTL__SX331_BO1,204,203,200_

We live in a world of infinite possibilities, even when we’re addressing important moral and ethical issues. For some questions, there just don’t seem to be right or wrong answers. Worse, in other situations, there seem to be several right answers. Not only do good people disagree, REALLY good people REALLY disagree. A lot of the issues we face don’t have a direct Scriptural response and Gray Areas seeks to address some of these issues and give us guidance on how to address more of these issues throughout life.

 

 

Henry Hodges Needs a Friend by Andy Andrews51w289vPMyL

At some point, almost every child struggles with feeling like they don’t fit in or are left out—just like Henry Hodges. Henry is a lonely little boy on a lonely little street who longs for a friend. One day, his mother and father take him to a pet rescue shelter and his lonely world is changed! Told in a playful rhyme with adorable illustrations, this book will be a favorite among children and parents who love dogs and, ultimately, will comfort and encourage children who struggle with feeling accepted and finding friends.

 

I Love it When You Smile by Sam McBratney91vJ0ropbSL

When Little Roo wakes up, he just feels grumpy. His mother tries everything to make him feel better, but nothing she does makes any difference. So how will a deep, wide, and muddy-at-the-bottom hole make Little Roo smile?

 

 

 

Louise and Andie: The Art of Friendship by Kelly Light51q4xUk3siL

In this stunning companion to the acclaimed Louise Loves Art, Louise has a new neighbor, the creative and offbeat Andie—but can they overcome their differences and be friends?

Louise loves art more than anything. Imagine her delight when a new neighbor, Andie, moves in . . . and she loves art too! It’s the best day ever.

But liking the same thing doesn’t always mean you agree on it. Can they overcome their creative differences?

 

 

Love Story: A Novel by Karen Kingsbury51GvS-oN54L

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury comes a new book featuring everyone’s favorite family—the Baxters, which tells the story of how John and Elizabeth first fell in love.

 

 

 

 

One Little Two Little Three Little Children by Kelly DiPucchio51JyOZV8iYL

One Little Two Little Three Little Children—an exuberant reinvention of the classic children’s rhymeis pure read-aloud, sing-along joy and an irresistible celebration of all kinds of children and families.

 

 

 

 

The Potluck Club: a Novel by Linda Shepherd51fV4H88V+L

In the small Colorado town of Summit View, a surprising multi-generational mix of women from Grace Church meet once a week to pass a hot dish and to pray. But the Potluck Club, as they call themselves, is a recipe for disaster when they send up enough misinformed prayers to bring down a church. And the funny thing: the more they pray, the more troubles seem to come their way. It isn’t until they invite God to the table that they discover friendship is the spice of life, and a little dash of grace, just like salt, goes a long way.

 

The Potter’s Lady by Judith Miller51WdrsH2iBL

When Rose McKay convinces her brother, Ewan, to invest in a pottery business, she’s determined to assist him in making the venture a success. Having just graduated from the Philadelphia School of Design for Women, she believes she can design pieces that will sell well. In her efforts to help the pottery flourish, Rose reconnects with Joshua Harkness, who oversees his own family’s pottery works in a nearby town.

 

 

Should I Share My Ice Cream by Mo Willems51LnLOyjuFL

Gerald is careful. Piggie is not. Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can. Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to. Gerald and Piggie are best friends.

 

 

 

 

 

Simply Wait: Cultivating Stillness in the Season of Advent71zc4A5JobL

Simply Wait is a resource that individuals and small groups can use to help them focus, rest, and renew spiritually. For the four weeks of Advent, participants focus on a graceful, grace-filled single word and simple prayer. Readings for each week offer creative reflections rooted in scripture and engaging questions that stimulate anticipation of a meaningful Christmas season.

 

 

 

 

Sunday Dinner in the South: Recipes to Keep Them Coming Back for More by Tammy Algood612-lHIQfVL

Food personality Tammy Algood shares more than 180 recipes for Southern comfort food, combined with forty funny and heartwarming stories from preachers about Sunday dinners in the home of church members.

 

 

 

Prevention’s The Sugar Solution51FS+XqVYLL

Featuring the Glycemic Index for Optimal Blood Sugar Control

 

 

 

 

The Promise of Jesse Woods by Chris Fabry419PBLhYbxL

The summer of 1972 was the most pivotal of Matt Plumley’s childhood. While his beloved Pirates battle for back-to-back World Series titles, Matt’s family moves from Pittsburgh to Dogwood, West Virginia, where his father steps into the pulpit of a church under the thumb of town leader Basil Blackwood. A fish out of water, Matt is relieved to forge a fast bond with two unlikely friends: Dickie Darrel Lee Hancock, a mixed-race boy, and Jesse Woods, a tough-as-nails girl with a sister on her hip and no dad in sight.

 

Remember by Karen Kingsbury51noFsveGyL

A fresh new look for the best-selling series from America’s number-one inspirational novelist, Karen Kingsbury. Fans will enjoy a personal note from Karen and Gary Smalley as well as discussion questions for book group use. Revisit the Baxter family in all their life-changing events, or share the series with someone who hasn’t discovered it yet.

 

 

Robert’s Rules of Order (Newly Revised) by Henry Robert417ahhR6moL__SX335_BO1,204,203,200_

Robert’s Rules of Order is the book on parliamentary procedure for parliamentarians and anyone involved in an organization, association, club, or group and the authoritative guide to smooth, orderly, and fairly conducted meetings and assemblies. This newly revised edition is the only book on parliamentary procedure to have been updated since 1876 under the continuing program of review established by General Henry M. Robert himself, in cooperation with the official publisher of Robert’s Rules.

 

She said Yes: The Unlikely Martyrdom of Cassie Bernall51bhdQrefcL

The Christian inspirational national bestseller that Publishers Weekly called “intense and fascinating” about the life of Cassie Bernall, a seventeen-year-old teenager who professed her belief in God before being fatally shot during the Columbine school shooting tragedy—written by her mother.

 

 

 

The Potluck Club Takes the Cake by Linda Evans51zQyvhpVYL

When the six members of the Potluck Club meet once again, things are about to heat up. Wedding plans and romantic desires abound as Summit View buzzes with rumors and revelations about the past.

 

 

 

Tangerines and Tea, My Grandparents and Me: An Alphabet Book by Ona Gritz51YR2TWJXDL__SX491_BO1,204,203,200_

With heartwarming illustrations and fun rhymes, this alphabet book is perfect for grandchildren and grandparents alike!

 

 

 

 

The Thank You Book by Mo Willems510OAYSL4aL

In The Thank You Book!, Piggie wants to thank EVERYONE. But Gerald is worried Piggie will forget someone . . . someone important.

 

 

 

The Train of States by Sis Peter61KHtYOEXOL

Peter Sís is an internationally acclaimed author, artist, and filmmaker. He was born in Brno, Czechoslovakia, and graduated from the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague. He also studied at the Royal College of Art in London. His picture books for children include Play, Mozart, Play!; the Caldecott Honor Books Tibet: Through the Red Box and Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei; the New York Times Best Illustrated Book Tree of Life: Charles Darwin; and several popular books inspired by his own children, such as Madlenka and Fire Truck.

 

Watch out! By Jan Fearnly51BEJN5FT2L__SX258_BO1,204,203,200_

Wilf is a little mouse who is bursting with energy and full of fun. He loves to run and skip and climb and jump around. He’s so busy, in fact, that he just doesn’t have time to listen to his mother’s pleas to “Watch out, Wilf!” until it’s too late and — crash bang wallop! Uh-oh. What has Wilf done now? With affection and humor, Jan Fearnley paints an endearing portrait of an effusive, disaster-prone child and an ever-patient mom.

The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman51qkbRJ3cdL

A true story in which the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands.

After their zoo was bombed, Polish zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski managed to save over three hundred people from the Nazis by hiding refugees in the empty animal cages. With animal names for these “guests,” and human names for the animals, it’s no wonder that the zoo’s code name became “The House Under a Crazy Star.” Best-selling naturalist and acclaimed storyteller Diane Ackerman combines extensive research and an exuberant writing style to re-create this fascinating, true-life story―sharing Antonina’s life as “the zookeeper’s wife,” while examining the disturbing obsessions at the core of Nazism. Winner of the 2008 Orion Award. 8 pages of illustrations

When I was Little: A Four-Year-Old’s Memoir of her Youth by Jaime Lee Curtis91+j-vTbyDL

Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell perfectly capture a little girl’s simple, childlike celebration of herself, as she looks back on her childhood from the lofty height of four and a half years. This spirited view of growing up is perfect for the youngest readers

 

 

 

The Yellow House: Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin Side by Side by Susan Goldman Rubin512TKMKPG3L

Beginning with their ambition to found an artists’ colony and ending with each artist going his own way, this is the story of how, during autumn 1888, Van Gogh and Gauguin came to live together for two months, in Arles, in the south of France. It is not only the story of their friendship, it is also about how artists generate and share ideas and how they work. While they lived together, these artists had very different beliefs about art, which can be demonstrated through the subjects they painted, side by side. Reproductions of ten paintings by the men are included, so that their styles are approaches are evident. The contrast between the men (in appearance, manner and artistic approach) will provide ample material for discussion with children

Weather: Rain or Shine by Jim Pipe51Ousi4WEGL

Introducing early readers to non-fiction. Each book is designed to increase reading fluency and combines a narrative text, accessible language and an easy-to-follow format with an exciting story at the end.

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