A year of Gingerbread Houses: Making & Decorating Gingerbread Houses for All Seasons
by Kristine Samuell
Nothing's more enticing for any holiday or special occasion than an awesome, lusciously decorated gingerbread house!
With Designs for Christmas, Halloween, Valentine's Day, and birthdays, these exquisite projects include a cottage, chalet, and two-story house. Options as customized windows, doors. chimneys, paths, trees, and even lighting add to the charm. More than 200 helpful step-by-step process shots; informative sections on tools, techniques and components; and patterns, piping templates, and tips on baking, assembling and troubleshooting assure magical results!
12 Sleighs of Christmas
by Sherri Duskey Rinker
Which elf will build the coolest sleigh for the Christmas ride? SANTA will decide!
When the elves discover that Santa's sleigh is in a terrible state, they let their imaginations go wild- and soon there are sleighs of every kind, inspired by big rigs, motorcycles, zeppelins and much more!
Pay it Forward
by Catherine Ryan Hyde
Trevor McKinney, a twelve-year-old boy in a small California town accepts his teacher's challenge to earn extra credit by coming up with a plan to change the world!
Trevor's idea is simple: do a good deed for three people, and instead of asking them to return the favor, ask them to "pay it forward" to three other who need help. He envisions a vast movement of kindness and goodwill spreading across the world and with Trevor's actions change his community forever.
The Paladin Prophecy
by Mark Frost
Young Adult Fiction
From the co-creator of the groundbreaking television show Twin Peaks comes an exciting adventure series with a unique combination of mystery, heart-pounding action, and the supernatural. Meet your new action-adventure addiction!
Will West is careful to live life under the radar. At his parent's insistence, he's made sure to get mediocre grades and to stay in the middle of the pack on his cross-country team. Then Will slips up, accidentally scoring off the charts on a nationwide exam.
Now Will is being courted by an exclusive prep school... and followed by men driving black sedans. When Will suddenly loses his parents, he must flee to the school. There he begins to explore all that he's capable of - physical and mental feats that should be impossible- and learns that his abilities are connected to a struggle between titanic forces that has lasted for millennia.
First Guitar Tutor
by Terry Burrows
Young Adult Non Fiction
Here's the book for every kid who ever dreamed of growing up to play like Keith Richards, Jimmy Page, the Edge, or Jack White.
First Guitar Tutor helps make budding rock stars' dreams come true by introducing them to the hottest, most important instrument in contemporary popular music. It takes a fun, easy approach that's just right for young beginners, showing them how to read written music and play master chords. Illustrated hand and finger positions guide novices, and exercises hone their musical skills. Plus, "plucky plectrums" -guitar pick-shaped tips-offer helpful and entertaining hints throughout.
by Stephen King
In this spectacular father/son collaboration, Stephen King and Owen King tell the highest of high-stakes stories: what might happen if women disappeared from the world of men?
In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep: they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent. And while they sleep they go to another place, a better place, where harmony prevails and conflict is rare.
One woman, the mysterious "Eve Black," is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease. Is Eve a medical anomaly to be studied? Or is she a demon who must be slain? Abandoned, left to their increasingly primal urges, the men divide into warring factions, some wanting to kill Eve, some to save her. Others exploit the chaos to wreak their own vengeance on new enemies. All turn to violence in a suddenly all-male world.
Set in a small Appalachian town whose primary employer is a women's prison, Sleeping Beauties is a wildly provocative, gloriously dramatic father-son collaboration that feels particularly urgent and relevant today.