Claus: Legend of the Fat Man (Claus Series Book 1) by Tony Bertauski

Santa is not just about the presents. See something deeper in this mythological figure. A story that’s meaningful. Find a cast of gritty, compassionate and courageous characters that make the journey to mythological fame despite their shortcomings and frailties. Pull away the veil of magic, reveal the difficulties of love and loss and struggle with life.

Because Santa Claus is much more than presents.

In the early 1800s, Nicholas, Jessica and Jon Santa attempt the first human trek to the North Pole and stumble upon an ancient race of people left over from the Ice Age. They are short, fat and hairy. They slide across the ice on scaly soles and carve their homes in the ice that floats on the Arctic Ocean. The elven are adapted to life in the extreme cold. They are as wise as they are ancient.

Their scientific advancements have yielded great inventions — time-stopping devices and gravitational spheres that build living snowmen and genetically-modified reindeer that leap great distances. They’ve even unlocked the secrets to aging. For 40,000 years, they have lived in peace.

Until now.

An elven known as The Cold One has divided his people. He’s tired of their seclusion and wants to conquer the world. Only one elven stands between The Cold
One and total chaos. He’s white-bearded and red-coated. The Santa family will help him stop The Cold One. They will come to the aid of a legendary elven
known as… Claus.

(10% of the profits is annually donated to the WINGS for Kids.)

Author: Tony Bertauski

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
274 reviews

Rise to Power (The David Chronicles Book 1) by Uvi Poznansky

Here is the story of David as you have never heard it before: from the king himself, telling the unofficial version, the one he never allowed his court scribes to recount. In his mind, history is written to praise the victorious—but at the last stretch of his illustrious life, he feels an irresistible urge to tell the truth. In the first volume, Rise to Power, David gives you a fascinating account of his early years, culminating with a tribal coronation. Rooted in ancient lore, his is a surprisingly modern memoir.

In an era of cruelty, when destroying the enemy is deemed a sacred directive, the slayer of Goliath finds a way to become larger than life. His search for a path to power leads him in ways that are, at times, scandalous. Notorious for his contradictions, David is seen by others as a gifted court entertainer, a successful captain in Saul’s army, a cunning fugitive, a traitor leading a gang of felons, and a ruthless raider of neighboring towns who leaves no witnesses behind.

How does he see himself, during this first phase of his life? With his hands stained with blood, can he find an inner balance between conflicting drives: his ambition for the crown, his determination to survive the conflict with Saul, and his longing for purity, for a touch of the divine, as expressed so lyrically in his psalms and music?

Author: Uvi Poznansky

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
84 reviews

Dragon Makes New Friends (A Heartwarming Children’s Picture Book that teaches Loves, Forgiveness, and Kindness) by Michael Yu and Rachel Yu

This children’s book feature Kindle Text Pop-Up for reading text over vivid, full-color images (double tap on the text).

Drake just wants to play with all the other kids, but he has a bit of a problem: Drake is a dragon. How can he show them that he’d be a good friend? Or maybe he’s just too scared to try. Poor Drake. Find out what happens to him in this fun story told in rhyme, accompanied by beautiful illustrations.

Another quality children picture book from the father and daughter team of Michael and Rachel Yu.

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Author: Michael Yu and Rachel Yu

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
69 reviews

Children’s Books: WHO TOOK MY BANANA? (Deliciously Silly Rhyming Bedtime Story/Picture Book, About Mothers’ Love… by Sally Huss

An orangutan wishes to have her favorite breakfast – a banana. But it is gone from where she had kept it! Who took her banana? This starts a trek through the rainforest as she inquires of a variety of exotic animals if any of them has taken her banana. From a mamba snake to a tapir, a sloth, a spotted leopard to an elephant, a crocodile to a toucan and a bunch of monkeys, none seems to have taken the banana. All the while she dreams in rhyme of why she loves bananas. The mystery is solved when she returns to her nest. Who took her banana? You’ll have to read the book to find out.

*A combination of prose and rhyme combine to make this a delightful read for any child.

*Over 35 adorable illustrations float through the story and bring it to life.

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Be sure to take a peek at AN ORDINARY PRINCESS, another adorable book by Sally Huss.

Author: Sally Huss

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
102 reviews

Scorched by Michael Soll

After a solar flare scorched the Earth and incinerated the atmosphere, survivors dug deep beneath the surface, discovering a new means of life where none had ever lived.

Spec is an ordinary 16 year old residing underground in the Hive, a modern day colony where he and 73 other human beings survive.

Every day is the same for Spec.

Wake up.
Mine for clay and insects.
Sleep.

That’s why he has decided to venture outside of the colony with his best friend, Cotta. Spec plans on going where there are no ceilings and no walls, a place where there are no barriers. He plans on going to the mythical surface.

Author: Michael Soll

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
118 reviews

Cranford (Xist Classics) by Elizabeth Gaskell

The English Rural Society in the Midst of Change“Mrs Forrester … sat in state, pretending not to know what cakes were sent up, though she knew, and we knew, and she knew that we knew, and we knew that she knew that we knew, she had been busy all the morning making tea-bread and sponge-cakes.” – Elizabeth Gaskell, CranfordBoth comic and tragic, Cranford is a novel set in a fictional rural town of 19th-century England where time seems to stand still. Neither character wants to change and all of them are feverously trying to preserve the old customs and norms. However, a series of comings and goings disrupts the town’s balance and force the leading women in Cranford to leave their comfort zone.

Author: Elizabeth Gaskell

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
191 reviews

Cornucopia by Bridget Renshaw

A bundle of touching comedic children’s poems, Cornucopia encompasses a group of light, quirky poems about growing up and living life.

The collection includes light and offbeat intellections with titles such as “Selling Happiness”, “Scattered Thoughts”, “Kelly the Kitten’s Rough Day”, “Mom’s Clever Little Trick”, and “The Feels”.

As a kid growing up, one embarks on a journey of living life, being happy, finding humor in the world and explaining things. Cornucopia encompasses the weird explanations and thoughts from a growing kid’s perspective.

Middle-school students are at a weird and awkward point in their life as the training wheels have come off of them and they are given space to make choices and figure themselves out. They enjoy people, the world around them and visualizing their future endeavors. They are trying to find where they fit in the world. This makes Cornucopia a great collection as it encompasses living in the moment while dreaming about the future and making changes. Its different, moving aspects leave the reader in a place to make reflections and find deeper meaning in their own life.

This collection includes about 140 poems and is similar in tone to Shel Silverstein’s Where the Sidewalk Ends. It expresses ideas and concerns of growing children as well as originative and witty stories.

Author: Bridget Renshaw

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
66 reviews

Children Books: WHERE IS MY HOME ?: (Animal Habitats) (Values book) (Preschool) (Beginner reader Early learning… by Tali Carmi and Benny Carmi

There is no place like home !Terry Treetop books: Adventure & Education series (“Animal Habitats & Environment children’s books collection”) This fun children’s picture book is about a boy with red hair and freckles named Terry, yet everybody calls him Terry Treetop because he loves climbing trees. Terry is chasing a beautiful butterfly and wants to go back home. But where is Terry’s home?And how can he find his way home?Does the rabbit in the borrow know? Does the beaver in the lodge know?Maybe the fawn’s mother knows? Or can Susanne the squirrel help him?** Don’t forget to Get your FREE GIFT ** Do your kids love to listen to stories about the habitat and environment of different kinds of animals?Do your children like beautiful picture books? Where Is My Home? is a sweet children’s book, written especially for you and your age 2- 6 childrenwith 18 colorful illustrations . The story is suitable as a read aloud book for preschoolers or a self-read book for beginner readers children.**Amazon Prime Members can download this book for FREE** Other books of Terry Treetop Series:  $(document).ready(function(){amz_expandPostBodyDescription(‘PS’, [‘psGradient’, ‘psPlaceHolder’]);});

Author: Tali Carmi and Benny Carmi

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
173 reviews

Watched (The Watched Trilogy Book 1) by Cindy M Hogan

Change.
She longs for it.
A murder.
She will never be the same.

It takes more than a school trip to Washington, D.C. to change Christy’s life. It takes murder.
A witness to the brutal slaying of a senator’s aide, Christy finds herself watched not only by the killers and the FBI, but also by two hot guys.
She discovers that if she can’t help the FBI, who want to protect her, it will cost her and her new friends their lives.

Author: Cindy M Hogan

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
272 reviews