May 2012 Releases

May 2012:

Shayla Witherwood: A Half-Faerie Tale by Tamra Torero, YA teen book, fairy tales, high school romance, the land of FaerieShayla Witherwood: A Half-Faerie Taleby Tamra Torero

Shayla Witherwood has never been like other girls. Being a half-faerie will do that to you. But with magical powers like invisibility, shape-shifting, and healing kisses, high school is bound to be anything but boring. Throw in an ancient prophecy that is sure to get someone killed and a few unpredictable enchantments, and you have one of the most anticipated fairy tales of the season.

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Praiseworthy Music and Spiritual Moments by David Glen Hatch, Concert Praiseworthy Music and Spiritual Momentsby David Glen Hatch

“It is inconceivable that ten mere mortal fingers can create such a masterpiece of sound,” writes theKansas City Staron David Glen Hatch’s musical prowess. Now he shares his insights from a lifetime of composing and performing music all over the world and experiencing its power both on and off the stage. A moving and memorable read, it’s a must-have for music-lovers everywhere.

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Book of Mormon Children: A Collection of Stories Set in Book of Mormon Times by Merrilee Browne Boyack, LDS juvenile Fiction books, Religious booksBook of Mormon Children: A Collection of Stories Set in Book of Mormon Timesby Merrilee Browne Boyack

Even your youngest readers will love these scripture stories! You’ll meet new friends as you read about faithful children living alongside all your favorite Book of Mormon heroes. And with scripture passages, activities, and fun facts to go along with each story, this book is a perfect companion for family scripture study, primary, family home evening, and bedtime reading!

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What Would the Founding Fathers Think: A Young American's Guide to Understanding What Makes Our Nation Great and How We've Strayed by David Bowman, Politics, teens, YA books, US HistoryWhat Would the Founding Fathers Think: A Young American’s Guide to Understanding What Makes Our Nation Great and How We’ve Strayedby David Bowman

History, politics, government””they’re not just for grown-ups anymore. Today’s teens are about to be handed a collapsing nation and it’ll be their job to fix it. Enter David Bowman. With wit, humor, and sound judgment, he skillfully illustrates America’s biggest problems and presents an interactive guide to understanding them that’s so much fun adults will want to read it too!

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At Season's End by Eric Hendershot, YA Historical Fiction, The Depression EraAt Season’s Endby Eric Hendershot

Forced to seek work wherever they can, Sally’s family may never again have a place to call home. But this can’t keep her from dreaming of a future with Ben””a boy she meets at the end of the picking season. Touching and tender, this heartwarming story of surviving the Great Depression will resonate with modern readers of all ages.

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Mormon Yankees: Giants On and Off the Court by Fred E. Woods, LDS nonfiction, sports, missionariesMormon Yankees: Giants On and Off the Courtby Fred E. Woods

Did you know LDS-sponsored basketball teams were once a major missionary tool? Bounce back in time and discover for yourself how basketball changed our Church. This inspiring book and DVD share the remarkable true stories of early Church basketball stars around the globe. Sure to entertain fans of all ages, it’s perfect for the whole family!

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Charlie's Girl by Mary-Helen and Daniel Foxx, LDS YA Fiction, South, Family historyCharlie’s Girlby Mary-Helen and Daniel Foxx

Fourteen-year-old Rosalind has always been a foster girl without a past, until she’s sent to live with her estranged grandmother in a house full of memories””and secrets. Soon Rosalind discovers that there’s more to her family history than she ever dreamed. Set in 1960s South Carolina, this unforgettable story of family, friendship, and faith is perfect for readers of all ages.

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Across the Sea, Across the Plains: The Epic Account of the Willie and Martin Handcart Companies from Europe to Zion by Shelli Simmons, LDS Historical NonfictionAcross the Sea, Across the Plains: The Epic Account of the Willie and Martin Handcart Companies from Europe to Zionby Shelli Simmons

Join the epic journey to Zion. Beginning with the conversions and persecutions they experienced in Europe, this remarkable book shares the true stories of the Martin and Willie handcart pioneers as you’ve never heard them before. Follow along with each faithful saint through eye-witness accounts, first-hand documents, and personal testimonies. Thoroughly researched and wholly compelling, this is a must-read!

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When High Priests Take Over the Nursery: A Collection of Honest Jon Cartoons by Jon Clark, LDS Cartoons, Comics When High Priests Take Over the Nursery: A Collection of Honest Jon Cartoonsby Jon Clark

Can you see the humor in Sunday School object lessons and green Jell-O? Then you’ll loveWhen High Priests Take Over the Nursery! Beloved LDS cartoonist Jon Clark has been published in theNew Era,Sunstone, and other magazines and newspapers. Now you can get the best of Jon’s cartoons in one hilarious volume! “Honest Jon” will have your whole family laughing out loud with his quirky take on LDS culture.

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Voices of the Ancients by Stephen B. Shaffer, History, North America, DiscoveriesVoices of the Ancientsby Stephen B. Shaffer

This intriguing look at the gaps in our past showcases the true history of ancient America””the material that never made it into your high school textbook. Written with an open mind and a determination to uncover the truth, this eye-opening volume revolutionizes what we know about the ancient societies that once called America home. Fascinating and informative for readers of all ages.

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Angels and Promises of Silver Falls by Rebecca Woods (#2 in the Silver Falls Series), YA Fiction Historical Romance, ChristianAngels and Promises of Silver Fallsby Rebecca Woods (#2 in the Silver Falls Series)

When Hannah married her sweetheart, she thought all her dreams were finally coming true. But four years later the family she longs for still hasn’t arrived. Meanwhile there are changes coming to Silver Falls””some good and others less so. Experience the romance of a forgotten era with this sweet story that will take you back to a simpler time.

 

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After the Martyrdom by Jerald R. Johansen, LDS Church History, Nonfiction books, Joseph Smith

After the Martyrdomby Jerald R. Johansen

They had lost their beloved prophet. Many were sure the fledgling church wouldn’t survive. But the pioneers did more than survive. Much more. This fascinating and informative book takes you into the confusion and fear of Nauvoo immediately after Joseph’s death, across the harsh plains, to the broad streets of bustling Salt Lake City””their haven in the wilderness. A must-read for any member.