The land of Aedyn, once under the peaceful rule of the Great King, has been overtaken by mysterious lords who trust only in their own reason. Two children called from our world have the power to lead the revolution, but will they find the courage to face their own destiny?
The Best Bash Book, filled with fun, creative ideas for all sorts of parties. It can help girls 8-12 prepare for teen parties by providing great advice about party etiquette, when and why you would have a party, and straight answers to common questions like when to hold a boy-girl party.
The Blurry Rules Book is all about ethics. Explain THAT to an 8- to 12-year-old girl! Author, Nancy Rue, approaches the subject by talking about those gray areas and hard-to-answer questions that aren't so clearly addressed in the Ten Commandments. Kids clearly understand "Thou shalt not kill", but what about "thou shalt not hate the guts of the girl who deliberately snubs you?" Sure "thou shalt not steal," but what if I catch somebody else doing it? There are no easy answers to questions or situations like these, but The Blurry Rules Book offers great advice about such issues. Young girls will discover that although there may not always be an easy answer or a concrete rule, there's always a God answer.
Secrets? Bryn O'Connor is good at keeping secrets. But when a car accident reveals her boyfriend's abusive behavior, the truth is unleashed. And it starts a tidal wave of trouble in Bryn's life: enemies who were once friends, a restraining order violation, and her world unraveled. If that weren't enough, her grandmother Mim arrives, attempting Mexican cuisine and insisting that Bryn try surfing. It's all too much! Even Bryn's habit of daydreaming won't offer an escape this time. But could a mysterious book she found hold the secret to riding a tsunami like her life?
Still trying to save his younger brother Elijah from the powers of darkness, Zach must debate his faith with an expert atheist, while Elijah undergoes his own tests in the sinister Chamber, which tempts him to deny God and follow the evil Shadow Man.
When the Landmark School for Girls' van carrying an art teacher and six students disappears near an ice-covered lake on the way back from a field trip, twelve-year-old Jeri desperately wants to help but everything she tries seems to make the situation worse.
A Lesson in Caring and Kindness. Frank's neighbor has puppies, and boy, does Frank want one! But by the time his parents say yes, the puppies are all gone. Will Frank ever get the dog he wants?
A Lesson in Forgiveness. Frank can't wait to go fishing--until he finds out Mr. Granger is going too. And Mr. Granger doesn't like dogs! When Beans gets excited, it seems like the trip is ruined. Will Beans be forgiven?
A Lesson in Knowing God is Always with You. Frank and Beans are camping in the backyard. But when the sun goes down, Frank hears all kinds of scary noises. And Beans is so scared he runs right out of the tent! What will Frank do now that he's alone? Picture descriptions present.
Kids are invited to discover their God-given talents with this guide to hobbies. Includes a self-quiz to help readers recognize their likes and dislikes.
Gracie wants to lure her absentee mother home for Thanksgiving with a front page feature in the school's newspaper, only to find getting the interview is a lot harder than she thought.
Welcome to the wonderful world of Lily Robbins! In this fun, entertaining story about growing up, you'll meet an awkward sixth-grader named Lily. After getting a compliment about her looks from a woman in the modeling business, Lily becomes obsessed with becoming a model and sets her sights on winning the "model search" fashion show. She packs away her rock and feather collection in exchange for pictures of teen models and fashion magazines. However, when the unthinkable happens the night before the fashion show, Lily learns a valuable lesson about real beauty.
Eerie stories surround the old Victorian mansion-turned-museum known as Eckert House. But what was once thought to be fiction may prove to be fact after twelve-year-old Dan Pruitt makes a gruesome discovery. Dan and his friends set out to uncover the truth, but will their search lead them down a path of danger instead?
Lily's in love! With horses?! Back in the "saddle" for another exciting adventure, Lily's gone western and destined to be the next famous cowgirl. After her first horseback-riding experience, Lily's hooked. Her room practically turns into a stable and her life is all about horses. Of course her pleas for her very own horse go unacknowledged, so Lily does the next best thing . . . she gets an unofficial job at a stable. But does she do it for the love of horses or to escape dealing with her new adopted sister Tessa? When the unthinkable happens at the stable, Lily is left wondering, Where is God? Why did he let it happen?, but learns a real lesson in faith and who God really is.
Howie likes to shop. But, oh my! What a mess he makes. Apples drop. Balloons pop. Emma cries, "Stop!" Oh, no! Is Howie in trouble? Howie quiere hacer de compras. ¡Pero, ah mi! Lo que un lío él hace. Las manzanas dejan caer. Los globos pinchan. ¡Los gritos de Emma, la "Parada"! ¡Ah, no! ¿Está en un apuro Howie?
Somewhere between the ages of 8 and 12, things can get a little weird, particularly for young girls. Suddenly things that used to seem cool to do with mom or dad, don't seem so cool anymore.
Spilled worms and a snagged hook threaten to ruin Jake's fishing trip. He wants to have fun with his father. But what if there are no fish to bring home for dinner? Although he makes some mistakes at first, Jake spends a wonderful day fishing with his father, then enjoying a very special fish dinner. Picture descriptions present.
Jake wants to help Mother and Father with the chores so they can go to the beach for the day. As he tries to help out, a series of mishaps leaves him feeling frustrated and useless.
Jake is happy because it is his birthday. He knows it is his day to be the center of attention. Focusing on himself, however, causes him to spoil his own birthday party. Jake's family helps him see that sharing his birthday is a better choice. Picture descriptions present.
Jake's great at drawing. He runs fast and climbs high. But he strikes out at baseball. What will it take for Jake to smack that ball into outfield? Picture descriptions included.
Jake's scared to be in his new room alone. He turns on a light. He cuddles with his stuffed animals. But he still can't sleep. Can Jake discover the one thing that will help? Picture descriptions present.
A Lesson in Recognizing Inner Beauty. Ali Cat is a very friendly cat. And Katy thinks she is beautiful! But will the pet show judges think so too?
Lily's at it again, but this time, she's destined to be the next big "star." She's certain her name will be up in lights and she'll be front-and-center stage. Cast in a school play as Kate in Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew, Lily springs into "action" and throws herself into the role. But there is one major problem--Shad. He is cast in the major role of Petruchio opposite her and plays her suitor. However, when Ashley gets jealous, she's determined to stop at nothing to bungle the show. Filled with tons of antics, hi-jinks, tangles, and knots, Lily has to learn that relationships are more important than a perfect performance.
When high school junior Melissa Keiser returns to her hometown of Anna Maria Island, Florida, she has one goal: hide from the bullies who had convinced her she was the ugliest girl in school. But when she is caught sneaking into a neighbor's pool at night, everything changes. Something is different now that Melissa is sixteen, and the guys and popular girls who once made her life miserable have taken notice. When Melissa gets the chance to escape life in a house ruled by her mom's latest boyfriend, she must choose where her loyalties lie between a long-time crush, a new friend, and her surfer brother who makes it impossible to forget her roots. Just as Melissa seems to achieve everything she ever wanted, she loses a loved one to suicide. Melissa must not only grieve for her loss, she must find the truth about the three boys who loved her and discover that joy sometimes comes from the most unexpected place of all.
Lily's totally jazzed! She and the Girlz are going to camp, but the best part is they're going to be in the same cabin. It's going to be the funnest two weeks ever! Until they arrive at Camp Galilee. Excitement and girlish chatter quickly turn to distress and tears, when Lily discovers that none of the Girlz are in her cabin. Now Lily's alone and homesick, but in true Lily fashion, she discovers her true calling-sailing! But things go from bad to worse when Zooey manages to contract the worst case of poison ivy on the planet and Suzy vows she'll never speak to Lily agin. Things can only get better, right? After some interesting twists and turns, Lily learns a real lesson about the essential habits of the heart.