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The Librarian of Auschwitz
by Antonio Iturbe

Language

English

Pages

428

Publication Date

October 10, 2017

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<p><b>Based on the experience of real-life Auschwitz prisoner Dita Kraus, this is the incredible story of a girl who risked her life to keep the magic of books alive during the Holocaust.</b></p><p>Fourteen-year-old Dita is one of the many imprisoned by the Nazis at Auschwitz. Taken, along with her mother and father, from the Terez鉚n ghetto in Prague, Dita is adjusting to the constant terror that is life in the camp. When Jewish leader Freddy Hirsch asks Dita to take charge of the eight precious volumes the prisoners have managed to sneak past the guards, she agrees. And so Dita becomes the librarian of Auschwitz. </p><p>Out of one of the darkest chapters of human history comes this extraordinary story of courage and hope.</p><p>This title has Common Core connections.</p><p><b>Godwin Books</b></p>
Heir of Ra (Blood of Ra Book One)
by M. Sasinowski

Language

English

Pages

310

Publication Date

August 12, 2018

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<b>#1 AMAZON INTERNATIONAL BEST SELLER (Fantasy)</b><br /><P><P><b>2019 American Fiction Award Winner (Adventure)</b><br /><P><b>2019 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award Winner (Best New Voice: Fiction)</b><br /><P><b>2019 Readers' Favorite Award Winner (Adventure)</b><br /><P><b>2018 Beverly Hills Book Award Winner (Action/Adventure)</b><br /><br /><P><P><b><i>"One of the best conceived and executed fantasy adventures." -San Francisco Review of Books</i></b><br /><br /><P><P><b><i>Discover the award-winning #1 best seller that is captivating readers worldwide!</i></b><br /><br /><P><P><B>TEN THOUSAND YEARS BENEATH THE SAND. TWO MYTHS ON A COLLISION COURSE.</B><br /><P><P>An excavation of the fabled Hall of Records beneath the Sphinx unleashes an ancient disease that leaves Alyssa's father fighting for his life.<br /><P>As Alyssa races to find a cure, she stumbles upon a haunting artifact--and trespasses into the mind of an Egyptian god.<br /><P><P><B>ANCIENT HISTORY AND PRESENT TIME INTERTWINE.</B><br /><P>A global epidemic looms. Alyssa relives memories of an advanced race and unravels clues hidden within the relic, as she evades ruthless adversaries set on exploiting the power of the ancient genes. Then she makes a staggering discovery...<br /><br /><P>The world is not quite what it seems.<br /><P><P><B>WILL YOU QUESTION YOUR ORIGIN?</B><br /><br /><P><P><i>"fast-paced and enthralling... marvelous plot... thought-provoking and ingenious... well-written and engaging story... Heir of Ra is most highly recommended." <b>-Readers' Favorite (5/5 Stars)</b></i><br /><P><i>"Sasinowski creates captivating action and an empowered central character... engaging adventure... combining fantasy, history, mystery, and a touch of romance." <b>-Kirkus Reviews</b></i><br /><P><i>"A thrilling adventure for explorers of all ages." <b>-Bestsellersworld.com</b></i><br /><P><P><i>"I had more fun reading Heir of Ra than any book so far this year. M. Sasinowski has conjured a cast of wonderfully realized characters and set them off on an adventure that spools out at a break-neck pace. Read it!" <b>-Philip Athans, New York Times best-selling author of Annihilation and Writing Monsters</b></i><br />
Fate of Dragons: Dragons Rising Book One: An Epic Fantasy
by Alisha Klapheke

Language

English

Pages

294

Publication Date

March 27, 2019

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<h2>An Earth Queen desperate to wake her magic.</h2><p><br /></p><h2>An elven royal聽fighting a ruthless betrayal.聽</h2><p><br /></p><h2>Together they must create magic the world has never seen.</h2><p><br /></p><p>A flood is coming. The Sea Queen has a mad plan to drown the world, and only the magic of the Earth Queen can stop her. Vahly, the last human, was born to fill that role and wield the power necessary to battle the rising oceans and save the dragons and elves.聽</p><p>But Vahly is the world's biggest disappointment. She possesses no magic whatsoever.聽</p><p>When she finds an ancient scroll that mentions a human power ritual conducted deep in the homeland of the elves, she gathers her dragon allies and journeys to see the king of that great, forest-dwelling race.聽</p><p>Welcomed by a handsome royal cloaked in dark magic, will Vahly find answers or will a twisted and powerful elven lord destroy her chance at saving the world?</p><p>Written to聽capture the awe of a true epic fantasy and the camraderie of a quest, USA Today bestseller Alisha Klapheke's newest series聽Dragons Rising is made for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Christopher Paolini, Tamora Pierce, Holly Black, and JRR Tolkien.</p><p>Scroll up and discover this new world today!</p><p>REVIEWS</p><p>"...an a<strong>ddictive high fantasy</strong>聽that got me reading both this book and its sequel within 4 days because I didn't want to leave the world Alisha had created. Perfect for fans of the聽<strong>epicness of Lord of the Rings</strong>聽with the more r<strong>elaxed approach of Eragon</strong>聽and the聽<strong>sass and hilarity of Throne of Glass</strong>!"聽</p><p>~Books and Yass Blog/Bookstagrammer</p><p>"I聽<strong>LOVED it</strong>! What an聽<strong>amazing world, story, and adventure</strong>!"聽</p><p>~Goodreads Reviewer</p><p>"<strong>Daringly magical!</strong>聽I couldn't put this book down!"聽</p><p>~Amazon Reviewer</p>
The Wrath & the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn Book 1)
by Ren茅e Ahdieh

Language

English

Pages

418

Publication Date

May 12, 2015

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<b>#1 <i>New York Times </i>Bestseller<br /><br />A sumptuous and epically told love story inspired by <i>A Thousand and One Nights</i></b><br /><br />Every dawn brings horror to a different family in a land ruled by a killer. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, takes a new bride each night only to have her executed at sunrise. So it is a suspicious surprise when sixteen-year-old Shahrzad volunteers to marry Khalid. But she does so with a clever plan to stay alive and exact revenge on the Caliph for the murder of her best friend and countless other girls. Shazi鈥檚 wit and will, indeed, get her through to the dawn that no others have seen, but with a catch . . . she鈥檚 falling in love with the very boy who killed her dearest friend.<br /><br />She discovers that the murderous boy-king is not all that he seems and neither are the deaths of so many girls. Shazi is determined to uncover the reason for the murders and to break the cycle once and for all.<br /><br /><br />*The book is a Rough Cut Edition (pages are deliberately not the same length).*
The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak

Language

English

Pages

177

Publication Date

December 18, 2007

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<b>DON鈥橳 MISS <i>BRIDGE OF CLAY</i>, MARKUS ZUSAK鈥橲 FIRST NOVEL SINCE <i>THE BOOK THIEF</i>.</b><br /> 聽<br /><b>The extraordinary #1聽<i>New York Times</i>聽bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul.</b><br /> 聽<br /><b>Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by聽PBS鈥檚聽<i>The Great American Read</i>.</b> <i> <br /><br />When Death has a story to tell, you listen.</i><br /><br /> It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still.<br /><br /> Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can鈥檛 resist鈥揵ooks. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement.聽<br /><br /> In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of聽<i>I Am the Messenger,</i>聽has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time.<br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淭he kind of book that can be life-changing.鈥?鈥?lt;i>The New York Times</i><br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淒eserves a place on the same shelf with <i>The Diary of a Young Girl </i>by Anne Frank.鈥?鈥?lt;i>USA Today</i>
Echo
by Pam Mu帽oz Ryan

Language

English

Pages

597

Publication Date

February 24, 2015

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<b>2016 Newbery Honor Book<br />New York Times Bestseller<br /><br />An impassioned, uplifting, and virtuosic tour de force from a treasured storyteller!</b><br /><br />Lost and alone in a forbidden forest, Otto meets three mysterious sisters and suddenly finds himself entwined in a puzzling quest involving a prophecy, a promise, and a harmonica. <br /><br />Decades later, Friedrich in Germany, Mike in Pennsylvania, and Ivy in California each, in turn, become interwoven when the very same harmonica lands in their lives. All the children face daunting challenges: rescuing a father, protecting a brother, holding a family together. And ultimately, pulled by the invisible thread of destiny, their suspenseful solo stories converge in an orchestral crescendo. <br /><br />Richly imagined and masterfully crafted, <i>Echo</i> pushes the boundaries of genre, form, and storytelling innovation to create a wholly original novel that will resound in your heart long after the last note has been struck.
Fatemarked (The Fatemarked Epic Book 1)
by David Estes

Language

English

Pages

494

Publication Date

March 01, 2017

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<b>They are the fatemarked. Misunderstood. Worshipped. Hated. Murdered at birth. Their time to step into the light has come. </b><br /><br />An ancient prophecy foretold their coming, the chosen few who will bring peace to a land embroiled in a century of mistrust and war. When kings start dying, that hope and belief swiftly turns to fear. Roan Loren is one of the fatemarked, but has hidden his mark of power his entire life, fearing the damage it might cause to those around him. <br /><br />A great evil is coming. He can't hide anymore.<br /><br />In the spirit of fantasy epics like Throne of Glass and The Lord of the Rings, enter a world of magic and dragons, kings and queens, and victory and defeat, during a time when honor and valor still meant something. <i>Fatemarked is now a #1 Amazon bestseller in NINE categories. Start your 4,000+ page epic adventure today.</i>
Truthmarked (The Fatemarked Epic Book 2)
by David Estes

Language

English

Pages

612

Publication Date

March 15, 2017

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<b> The Hundred Years War rages on, with tensions between kingdoms growing ever more strained.</b><br /><br />While Annise G盲ric and her forces march on Castle Hill to retake the northern throne, her cousin, Rhea Loren, wages a naval war against Blackstone. Meanwhile, Roan Loren and Gwendolyn Storm struggle to breach the gnarled, vine-choked undergrowth of the Tangle in their quest to reach Knight's End and learn more of the true purpose of the fatemarked.<br /><br />In the south, a Calypsian empress is murdered, and her daughters fight to claim the empire and wage a civil war against their estranged father's armies. In Phanes, slavery runs rampant while a rebel group fights to free the oppressed people. A master named Jai Jiroux looks to help the rebel cause, an act of treason punishable by death.<br /><br />Surrounding the Four Kingdoms is the pall cast by the Kings' Bane, who continues his quest to kill eight rulers and thus fulfill the Western Oracle's ancient prophecy, which he believes will pave to way to peace across the realms.
The King of Crows (The Diviners Book 4)
by Libba Bray

Language

English

Pages

560

Publication Date

February 04, 2020

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<b>The breath-taking finale to the epic <i>New York Times</i> bestseller, <i>The Diviner</i>s, from Printz winner and beloved author, Libba Bray.</b><br /><br /> After the horrifying explosion that claimed one of their own, the Diviners find themselves wanted by the US government, and on the brink of war with the King of Crows.<br /> <br /> While Memphis and Isaiah run for their lives from the mysterious Shadow Men, Isaiah receives a startling vision of a girl, Sarah Beth Olson, who could shift the balance in their struggle for peace. Sarah Beth says she knows how to stop the King of Crows-but, she will need the Diviners' help to do it.<br /> <br /> Elsewhere, Jericho has returned after his escape from Jake Marlowe's estate, where he has learned the shocking truth behind the King of Crow's plans. Now, the Diviners must travel to Bountiful, Nebraska, in hopes of joining forces with Sarah Beth and to stop the King of Crows and his army of the dead forever.<br /> <br /> But as rumors of towns becoming ghost towns and the dead developing unprecedented powers begin to surface, all hope seems to be lost.<br /><br /> In this sweeping finale, The Diviners will be forced to confront their greatest fears and learn to rely on one another if they hope to save the nation, and world from catastrophe...<br /><br />
Soulmarked (The Fatemarked Epic Book 3)
by David Estes

Language

English

Pages

785

Publication Date

March 29, 2017

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<b> Despite the efforts of several of the fatemarked, turmoil and violence continue to plague the Four Kingdoms...</b><br /><br />To the north, Annise G盲ric ventures into the Hinterlands to discover the truth of the Sleeping Knights, who may be the only hope for her kingdom. Meanwhile, Tarin Sheary travels to Darrin in a desperate bid to repel the eastern forces amassing at Crow's Nest. Unbeknownst to either of them, a new threat rises in Blackstone.<br /><br />In the west, Rhea Loren seeks to ransom her prisoners, Gareth Ironclad and Gwendolyn Storm, which will bring her one step closer to her goal of controlling the fatemarked. Relying on her ability to summon the ancient sea creature, Wrathos, she seeks to unify her people while persuading them that the child growing inside her was placed there directly by Wrath.<br /><br />With his fatemarked sister in tow, Grey Arris sails toward Pirate's Peril in search of the truth about Shae's marking and the cause of her recurring dream of a pirate.<br /><br />In the southern empire of Phanes, a slave rebellion is brewing, with Jai Jiroux and Shanti Parthena Laude at its core. But the Hoza brothers will not relinquish their power without a fight.<br /><br />Finally, in Calyp, Raven Sandes' dragonia are growing, and she must decide whether to use them against the east, who continue to attack her desert borders. Simultaneously, Roan Loren shows up at her palace with an offer she cannot refuse, as he strives to learn the truth of the Western Oracle's prophecies and the origins of the fatemarked.<br /><br />As always, Bane is lurking in the shadows with his new partner, Chavos the plaguemarked, plotting how to destroy those who would stand in the path of peace.

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