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Par Melody Carlson. 2004
After the death of her mother, a college student discovers she was adopted. When she goes in search of her…biological family, she finds a shocking lineage. Carlson's tale of loss, recovery, and acceptance will captivate current fans and create new ones. 2004.
Par Jeffrey Archer. 1994
As a thirteen-year-old Roman boy living in Judaea returns home at night after having done an errand for his mother,…he sees a sight he never forgets -- a man and his pregnant wife are turned away from an inn, and are preparing to spend the night in a stable. Grades 3-6. 1994.
Par Sarah Morgan. 2018
The McBride sisters all have different reasons for finding the holiday season challenging, but their adoptive mother is determined this…year will be different. Will they be able to make this the magical family Christmas their mother has always dreamed of? 2018.
Par Debbie Macomber. 2015
That summer - more than ten years ago, while they were still in high school - Noelle McDowell and Thomas…Sutton fell secretly in love. Secretly because their mothers had been locked in a bitter feud for decades. But despite the animosity between Sarah McDowell and Mary Sutton, Noelle planned to elope with Thom. Until he jilted her. This Christmas Noelle McDowell is home to celebrate the holidays with her family. After all, December 25 is also her birthday. Unfortunately, Noelle's feelings about home - or rather, her hometown of Rose, Oregon - were changed forever the day Thomas Sutton broke her heart. This Christmas the feuding mothers find themselves working together to fill Christmas baskets for charity. What irony! And what an opportunity for reconciliation ... if only they could see it. This Christmas Noelle and Thom discover they're still in love. Regardless of their mothers' reactions, they want to be together. Is that possible? Can old rivalries be set aside? 2015.
Par R. L Stine. 1995
Steve Boswell thought that Carly Beth's Halloween mask was great. This year he goes to the store where Carly Beth…got her mask. His mask is a creepy old man, definitely the scariest mask around. But soon Steve himself is feeling old -- and creepy. Grades 4-7. c1995. (Goosebumps ; 36)
Par Susan Hill. 1992
A charming story of poverty's hardships dispelled in time for Christmas, set in Britain soon after World War II. Tilly…and her widowed mother are supported by the mother's sewing. When her mother falls ill and a leaky roof ruins an unfinished wedding dress, Tilly looks for a solution. Grades 3-6. c1992.
Par Thomas M Coffey, Hal Just. 1984
Victimized by callous owners, Asinus, a stubborn donkey, plots escape and enjoys fleeting victories until he is sold to a…guileless carpenter, Joseph of Nazareth. Bewildered by Joseph's goodness, Asinus becomes the protector of the vulnerable couple. c1984.
Par Krista Davis. 2008
Few can compete with Natasha Smith when it comes to entertaining, but her childhood rival, Sophie Winston, certainly tries. Natasha…may have stolen the spotlight - and Sophie's husband - but Sophie is determined to rob her of the prize for the Stupendous Stuffing Shakedown. But then Sophie stumbles across a corpse, and when the police find her name and photo inside the victim's car, Sophie will have to solve the murder - or she'll be serving up prison grub. Some descriptions of violence. 2008.
Par Lee Smith. 2003
Par Richard M Siddoway. 1998
Will Martin has returned to his childhood home during the holidays to settle his grandfather's estate. When Will asks his…grandmother her Christmas wish, she shows him her husband's journals, which include notes of a yearly visit to Lillian. Will's efforts to identify Lillian result in a surprising discovery. c1998.
Par David Baldacci. 2002
Journalist Tom Langdon takes a cross-country train from the East Coast to Los Angeles to spend Christmas with his girlfriend.…On the trip he meets a host of zany characters, including one who happens to be his former lover. Sparks fly until Tom's girlfriend shows up in Chicago. Bestseller. 2002.
Par Dorothea Benton Frank. 2007
Charleston, South Carolina. Ninety-three-year-old matriarch Theodora lives in her ancestral house, where her malcontented family gathers for the holidays. Theodora…longs for a peaceful celebration similar to the events in her 1920s childhood that the family's Gullah housekeeper Pearl created. But then Pearl's ghost returns and restores harmony. 2007.
Par Jude Deveraux. 1998
When millionaire Jason Wilding returns to his hometown of Abernathy, Kentucky, he arranges under false pretenses to stay in Amy…Thompkins's house. Before long he is surprised to realize that he loves Amy and her infant son, but she flees when she learns his true identity. Some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 1998.
Par Steven Kroll. 1984
A village mouse and a field mouse fall in love with the same pumpkin. One wants to enter the pumpkin…in a contest and the other wants to carve it into a jack-o'-lantern. Preschool to grade 2. 1984.
Par Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain. 2003
The Berenstain Bears Save Christmas. This year it seems everyone in Bear Country has gone Christmas-crazy, and Mama Bear is…concerned the true holiday spirit has been lost. Santa worries also, and is ready to cancel Christmas! Now it's up to the Berenstain Bears to change his mind. Grades K-3. 2003. Taped with: The Berenstain Bears Meet Santa Bear. How can Santa's sleigh land with no snow? How can he fit down all those skinny chimneys? These and other questions and the true meaning of Christmas are revealed. Grades K-3. 1984. Taped with: The Berenstain Bears' Thanksgiving. The Bear family happily prepares their holiday feast, but danger lurks. The legendary monster, Bigpaw, is coming to Bear Country and it's up to Brother and Sister Bear to save the day. Grades K-3. 1997. Taped with: The Berenstain Bears and the Prize Pumpkin. The Bear family may not win the blue ribbon in the pumpkin contest at the Thanksgiving Festival, but they do remember all that there is to be thankful for. Grades K-3. 1990. Taped with: The Berenstain Bears' Comic Valentine. The day of Brother Bear's championship hockey game has arrived. It's also the day he finds out the identity of his secret admirer. Who can she be? Brother is in for a big surprise! Grades K-3. 1998. Includes an interview with Stan, Jan, and Mike Berenstain.
Par Barbara Robinson. 1972
The Herdmans are absolutely the worst kids in the history of the world. They lie, steal, smoke cigars, talk dirty,…hit little kids, cuss their teachers, and take the name of the Lord in vain. Everyone is surprised when they decide to take part in the Christmas pageant. Grades 3-6.
Par Jennifer Beckstrand, Kelly Long, Lisa Jones Baker. 2017
'Snow Shine on Ice Mountain' by Kelly Long: When Naomi's mischievous father hires Gray to help for the season, she's…positive the old man has an ulterior motive. She doesn't need help but, as Gray learns the craft of candle making, Naomi learns that love is more than possible. 'A Honeybee Christmas' by Jennifer Beckstrand: Bitsy Kiem made sacrifices in order to raise her three nieces Amish, so now that the girls are married, she's ready to return to her Englisch life--unless widowed Yost Weaver can convince her that Plain love is a flame that will never go out. 'The Christmas Candle' by Lisa Jones Baker: Blessing those in need at Christmastime is one of Lydia's favorite traditions. But without her sister's help this year, the task seems daunting--that is, until a handsome Mennonite shows her that hands joined to do good may also unite hearts. 2017.
Par Sheila Fischman, Roch Carrier, Sheldon Cohen, Gilles Pelletier. 1996
Roch is sent to a boarding school; he's named to the basketball team on the first day, even though he's…never played basketball in his life! Grades K-3. 1996. Taped with: The longest home run. A strange girl shows up to play baseball and hits a home run through the window of Sergeant Bouton; but Adeline is no ordinary girl -- she is a magician! Grades K-3. 1993. Taped with: The boxing champion. When spring melts the ice in Ste. Justine, boxing season begins in the Cote's summer kitchen. Young Roch is not much of a fighter, but spends the winter building up his muscles for next spring's matches. Grades K-3. 1991. Taped with: A happy New Year's day. New Year's Day 1941 is a special day for a young boy in the little village of Sainte-Justine, Quebec. Grades K-3. 1991. Uniform title: Joueur de basket-ball.
Par Gilbert Morris. 2005
Par Bernice Thurman Hunter. 1981
A young girl, growing up in Toronto during the Great Depression of the 1930s, knows that Christmas will pass without…gifts and turkey dinner. Grades 4-7. Followed by "With love from Booky." 1981.