The Piano Girl
Author: Sherri Schoenborn Murray
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
She plays from memory. Her memories. The day after her sixteenth birthday, Princess Alia finds out that she's been given away in marriage to a man she's never met. The war has just ended, and for Alia's protection, she must travel to her future kingdom disguised as a chicken farmer's daughter. This princess to pauper story is filled with problems, prayers and plenty of piano. Part one and two are combined in paperback.
Fried Chicken and Gravy
Author: Sherri Schoenborn Murray
Missy Stuart is humiliated when she burns dinner for the super cute, yet outspoken new auto parts rep. But, when he suggests to her father that she should take cooking lessons from the old ladies down at his church, she wants to crawl under a car and die. Missy is perfectly happy working in their auto repair shop and has no intention of spending more time in the kitchen. But if filling the hole in her father's heart is as easy as filling his stomach with fried chicken and gravy, it might be worth the effort. When she dutifully accompanies her father to church, she finds she has more to learn than a bunch of recipes.
A Daring Sacrifice
Author: Jody Hedlund
In a reverse twist on the Robin Hood story, a young medieval maiden stands up for the rights of the mistreated, stealing from the rich to give to the poor. All the while, she fights against her cruel uncle who has taken over the land that is rightfully hers. Forced to live in the woods and hide with the poor people she's grown to love, she works to save and protect them, but she never anticipates falling in love with the wealthy knight who represents all she's come to despise.
When a dinosaur fossil hunter is blackmailed by kidnappers who need her to fake a validation in return of her beloved pooch, Ada and Mary are given three days to find the offenders and save the scientist's reputation.
In a hilarious memoir, a one-time New York career woman and mother describes her family's move from the suburbs to a five-hundred-head beef farm in the South, whimsically chronicling the struggle of a city girl to love--or at least tolerate--country life while dealing with the culture shock of a world without Starbucks. Original.
Jake the Fake Keeps It Real
Author: Craig Robinson, Adam Mansbach
Publisher: Crown Books For Young Readers
For fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Big Nate comes a new side-splitting series from comedian and film star Craig Robinson, #1 New York Timesbestselling author Adam Mansbach, and NAACP History Maker recipient and cartoonist Keith Knight. a Jake can barely play an instrument, not even a kazoo. And his art? It's better suited for Pictionary than Picasso. Which is a real problem because Jake just faked his way into the Music and Art Academy for the gifted and talented (and Jake is pretty sure he is neither). More jokester than composer, Jake will have to think of something quick before the last laugh is on him. a Featuring more than 160 illustrations, Jake the Fake is sure to bring the laughs with his hilarious high jinks!
Real Frank Zappa Book
Author: Frank Zappa, Peter Occhiogrosso
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Recounts the life and career of the inventive and controversial rock musician, and includes information on his philosophies on art, his opinions on the music industry, and his thoughts on raising children.
Twelve-year-old Ananka Fishbein discovers an underground room in the park across from her New York City apartment and meets a mysterious girl called Kiki Strike, who claims that she, too, wants to explore the subterranean world.
Enjoy this re-release of Girl on a Diamond Pedestal by USA TODAY Bestselling author Maisey Yates. Never been kissed… Noelle was once the girl who had everything. Until the piano prodigy fell from grace. Destitute and desperate, she's forced to accept billionaire Ethan Grey's convenient proposal. Ethan wants revenge—all he needs is Noelle's signature on the marriage certificate. Yet his carefully composed facade cracks in the face of her innocent attempts at seduction. Noelle's only ever felt love and excitement whilst at her beloved piano—yet now her traitorous body craves the white-hot passion ignited by Ethan's skilled touch. But will he ever see her as more than a means to an end? If you enjoy Girl on a Diamond Pedestal, look out for The Argentine's Price, and One Night in Paradise!
The Diary of a Young Girl
Author: Anne Frank
Publisher: Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
Author: Raina Telgemeier
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
From Raina Telgemeier, the #1 New York Times bestselling, multiple Eisner Award-winning author of Smile, Drama, and Sisters! Catrina and her family are moving to the coast of Northern California because her little sister, Maya, is sick. Cat isn't happy about leaving her friends for Bahía de la Luna, but Maya has cystic fibrosis and will benefit from the cool, salty air that blows in from the sea. As the girls explore their new home, a neighbor lets them in on a secret: There are ghosts in Bahía de la Luna. Maya is determined to meet one, but Cat wants nothing to do with them. As the time of year when ghosts reunite with their loved ones approaches, Cat must figure out how to put aside her fears for her sister's sake - and her own. Raina Telgemeier has masterfully created a moving and insightful story about the power of family and friendship, and how it gives us the courage to do what we never thought possible.
Author: Raye Morgan
She nearly pinched herself. But Shannon Harper, Dallas waitress, was at the ball! Trouble was, Crown Prince Marco thought she was his prearranged fiancée! His arrival was unexpected--Shannon had only agreed to impersonate the missing princess as a favor. She'd never planned to meet Marco--after all, the real princess barely knew him. So when the moody, mouthwatering prince commented on her smile, admired her empathy and touched her cheek, who was he really falling for? Shannon knew she should grab her pumpkin and split--but how could she resist one last turn in his arms? After all, it wasn't midnight yet....
Author: Kristin Cashore
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Kristin Cashore’s bestselling, award-winning fantasy Graceling tells the story of the vulnerable-yet-strong Katsa, a smart, beautiful teenager who lives in a world where selected people are given a Grace, a special talent that can be anything from dancing to swimming. Katsa’s is killing. As the king’s niece, she is forced to use her extreme skills as his thug. Along the way, Katsa must learn to decipher the true nature of her Grace… and how to put it to good use. A thrilling, action-packed fantasy adventure (and steamy romance!) that will resonate deeply with adolescents trying to find their way in the world. This ebook includes sample chapters of FIRE, BITTERBLUE, and JANE, UNLIMITED.
Author: Laurie Elizabeth Flynn
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Seventeen-year-old Mercedes Ayres has an open-door policy when it comes to her bedroom, but only if the guy fulfills a specific criteria: he has to be a virgin. Mercedes lets the boys get their awkward fumbling first times over with, and all she asks in return is that they give their girlfriends the perfect first time-the kind Mercedes never had herself. Keeping what goes on in her bedroom a secret has been easy - so far. Her mother isn't home nearly enough to know about Mercedes' extracurricular activities, and her uber-religious best friend, Angela, won't even say the word "sex" until she gets married. But Mercedes doesn't bank on Angela's boyfriend finding out about her services and wanting a turn - or on Zach, who likes her for who she is instead of what she can do in bed. When Mercedes' perfect system falls apart, she has to find a way to salvage her own reputation -and figure out where her heart really belongs in the process. Funny, smart, and true-to-life, Laurie Elizabeth Flynn's Firsts is a one-of-a-kind young adult novel about growing up.