2018 Quarter 2 New Additions

Wonder, R.J. Palacio

The book that inspired the Choose Kind movement.

I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.

August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. WONDER, now a #1 New York Times bestseller and included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list, begins from Auggie’s point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance.

Your Magnificent Chooser, John Ortberg

We all have choices to make every day, even the youngest children. The choices we make play a large part in forming who we grow to be as adults. For kids, those choices can include whether to be obedient or disobedient, to share or be selfish, to have a good attitude or not, and more. John Ortberg addresses the ability to choose in a whimsical way by inviting children to use their “magnificent chooser” that God gave them to make right choices daily. Parents will love reading this book to their kids, and kids will enjoy the content while learning lessons that will stay with them throughout their lives.

Allison’s Journey, Wanda Brustetter

Allison Troyer is of marriageable age and needs to learn how to manage an Amish household. Can a girl who feels as faceless, purposeless, and neglected as her tattered Amish doll, find her way among strangers? James Esh likes what he sees when Allison Troyer walks into the barn. Will anything keep this brash young Amish man from stealing her affections? Aaron Zook has vowed never to lose his heart to another. Yet when James makes advances on Allison, Aaron can’t help but intercede. Can threads of faith and love unite tattered hearts? Now available in mass makert size, Allison’s Journey is book 4 in the The Brides of Webster County series. Other books in the series include Going Home: Book 1, On Her Own: Book 2, Dear to Me: Book 3.

Dear to Me, Wanda Brunstetter

Melinda Andrews loves two things deeply—her Amish friend Gabe Swartz and the wild animals she helps to heal. When an Englishman tells Melinda she has a special gift with “critters,” she dreams of becoming a vet. Could this be God’s plan for her life? Gabe loves Melinda and wants to make her his wife. When he finds out about her wild dream, he realizes he must either sacrifice his faith or lose Melinda forever. Will Melinda stay with Gabe and become an Amish fraa or pursue her dream only to be shunned by family and friends forever? Now available in mass market size, Dear to Me is book 3 in The Brides of Webster County series. Other books in the series include Going Home: Book 1, On Her Own: Book 2, and Allison’s Journey: Book 4.

Treasured Grace, Tracie Peterson

Grace Martindale has known more than her share of hardship. After her parents died, raising her two younger sisters became her responsibility. A hasty marriage to a minister who is heading to the untamed West seemed like an opportunity for a fresh start, but a cholera outbreak along the wagon trail has left Grace a widow in a very precarious position.

Having learned natural remedies and midwifery from her mother, Grace seeks an opportunity to use her skills for the benefit of others. So when she and her sisters arrive at the Whitman mission in “Oregon Country,” she decides to stay rather than push on.

With the help of Alex Armistead, a French-American fur trapper, Grace begins to provide care for her neighbors, including some of the native populace. But not everyone welcomes her skills–or her presence–and soon Grace finds herself and those she loves in more danger than she imagined possible.

Horses and Ponies, Anna Milbourne

Tadpoles and Frogs, Anna Milbourne

Traces the growth of a tadpole into a full-grown frog, describes the many different types of frogs, and tells how they eat and live.

Animally, Lynn Parrish Sutton

While Animally, by Lynn Parrish Sutton, illustrated by Hazel Mitchell is an especially lovely trip through the animal world, from koalas to moths, seagulls to giraffes and through the world of adverbs, from colorfully to slowly, fiercely to freely, it’s also a love letter to … love. To family. Cardstock pages and bright illustrations with lots of white space make it ideal for toddlers who will love the silliness, the message and the time spent reading it together. (It’s also a great resource for the classroom, where students are learning about language and parts of speech.) Whether you love them “hugely like a whale,” or “shyly like a quail,” Animally truly is the perfect laptime book for sharing with all the birdily, bugily, animally loved people in your family. And it’s especially nice as a baby shower, new baby or toddler gift.

Usborne Lift-the-Flap Colors, Felicity Brooks

With over 60 flaps to lift, this delightful book helps children learn about colors in a fun way. There are naming, matching and counting activities, and there’s plenty fo pre-readers to talk about too.

See Inside How Things Work, Conrad Mason

This is an amazing flap book packed with inventions, machines, gadgets and devices, and facts and information about how they work. Over 90 flaps reveal the insides of car engines, toilets, escalators, submarines and microwaves and many, many other machines. It includes internet links to websites with animations, games and experiments.

The Usborne Big Book of Big Trucks, Megan Cullis

A Woman Who Doesn’t Quit: 5 Habits From the Book of Ruth, Nicki Koziarz

Every woman will eventually face it: the temptation to give in and give up. But something transformative happens when a woman decides to persevere in the face of difficulty and pain. A woman who refuses to quit influences her world in ways she could never have imagined. Unfolding over 6 sessions, Nicki Koziarz walks women through the Book of Ruth, focusing on the Moabite woman’s 5 practical habits that kept her eyes on God: Ruth accepted the assignment of refinement, followed through on her commitments despite her feelings, remained open to the movement of God, gave others what she needed, and moved forward in faith.

The Power of Meaning: Finding Fulfillment in a World Obsessed with Happiness

In a culture obsessed with happiness, this wise, stirring book points the way toward a richer, more satisfying life.

Too many of us believe that the search for meaning is an esoteric pursuit—that you have to travel to a distant monastery or page through dusty volumes to discover life’s secrets. The truth is, there are untapped sources of meaning all around us—right here, right now.

1000 Things to Eat, Nikki Dyson

This is a colorful and tasty look-and-talk book to improve children’s vocabulary by introducing them to a wide range of food-related words. Adorned with 1000 pictures to spot, identify and talk about, from raw ingredients such as fruit and vegetables to delicious dishes from around the world. The wide variety of foods featured are divided into sections such as the store cupboard, the fishmonger, a Chinese restaurant and more.This is a great book to share and talk about with a small child, and help them build their vocabulary. This book features cardboard pages that are easy for young fingers to grasp and turn.

Usborne Lift-the-Flap Picture Book

Explore the maps and lift the flaps in this lively picture atlas that takes children around the world to learn about fabulous sights to see, beautiful buildings, exotic animals and much more.

We’re All Wonders, R.J. Palcio

The unforgettable bestseller Wonder, now a major motion picture, has inspired a nationwide movement to Choose Kind. Now parents and educators can introduce the importance of choosing kind to younger readers with this gorgeous picture book, featuring Auggie and Daisy on an original adventure, written and illustrated by R. J. Palacio.

Over 6 million people have fallen in love with Wonder and have joined the movement to Choose Kind. Now younger readers can meet Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face, and his beloved dog, Daisy.

Anxious for Nothing: God’s Cure for the Cares of Your Soul, John MacArthur

Stress has become part of our daily lives. We worry about our jobs, our relationships, and our families. And while there’s no lack of remedies for anxiety, no solution seems to offer true peace of mind.

John MacArthur, Jr. believes that peace is not only possible, it’s a divine mandate. Drawing from a rich legacy of teaching and ministry, MacArthur puts aside cultural cures to uncover the source of our anxiety and stress. Based on solid Biblical insights, Anxious for Nothing shares how we can overcome uncertainty, defeat doubt, and be truly worry-free.

Praying Through the Names of God, Tony Evans

When Life Gets Too Hard to Stand, Kneel

You are called to be a prayer warrior. But which name should you call upon?

God has more than one name—each represents a different aspect of His character. When you know which name to call, you will pray more effectively, and more specifically to your need.

In this book, Dr. Tony Evans provides tools to transform your prayer life as you get to know God in new ways. You will…

  • experience God as Jehovah Jireh, “the Lord will provide.”
  • allow God to be El Simchatch Gili, “God my exceeding joy.”
  • make God Your Jehovah Ori, “the Lord my light.”
  • know peace through Jehovah Shalon, “the Lord our peace.”
  • take God as your power source as Jehovah Uzzi, “the Lord my strength.”
  • make wiser decisions by sitting at the feet of Peleh Yo’etz, “Wonderful Counselor.”

Revitalize your prayer life by connecting your needs with the characteristics of God’s names!

Holding Heaven: A Novella, Jerry B. Jenkins

A poignant novella from one of the best-selling fiction authors of all time!

Jilly’s Terrible Temper Tantrums and How She Outgrew Them, Martha Heineman Pieper

When Jilly, a happy little kangaroo, has a series of Terrible Temper Tantrums, her parents lovingly help her through them. Children will be very familiar with the frustrations that trigger Jilly’s upset feelings, and will applaud her dawning understanding that seeking help and a hug is far superior to the misery of a temper tantrum. Winner of a Gold Mom’s Choice Award,First Place in Purple Dragonfly Awards for Picture Books and Growing Pains, Silver Nautilus Award for Best Children’s Picture Book, National Parent Product Award Winner, Book Excellence Award Winner.

B is for Bedtime, Margaret Hamilton

Give Thank You a Try, James Patterson

James Patterson, author of the #1 bestselling Give Please a Chance, continues his celebration of simple civility in this follow-up picture book about the power of expressing thanks.

In Give Please a Chance, bestselling author James Patterson showed little ones the magic of the word “please.” In his second picture book, he takes young readers on a delightful search for kindness and appreciation in everyday life. Sweetly illustrated scenes from a variety of artists show children saying “thank you” for simple gifts like tickles, ice cream, and Mommy and Daddy’s love, reminding us of all we have to be grateful for.

Hurry Up, Alfie!, Anna Walker

It’s time to get dressed and go the park, but Alfie is still in his pajamas. Putting on clothes seems like the least appealing thing to do for this energetic and curious little alligator, especially when there are so many amusing distractions. And Alfie, like all preschoolers, is both easily sidetracked and easily entertained. Sparely written and whimsically illustrated in watercolor and collage, this is a delightful observation of the life of a small child, perfect for early-morning sharing.

The First Days of School : How to be an Effective Teacher, Harry Wong

This is the most requested book for what works in the classroom for teacher and student success. It s an education staple for preparing effective teachers at all grade levels, pre-K through college, in all content areas. With the release of the 5th edition, it s now bigger, better, and bolder. The book walks a teacher, either novice or veteran, through structuring and organizing a classroom for success that can be applied at any time of the year.

Now in a portrait format, the 5th edition includes a new, 54-minute DVD, You Have Changed My Life, with

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