January 26th-30th, 2015
Gantos, Jack. Dead end in Norvelt. 1st ed.
In the historic town of Norvelt, Pennsylvania, twelve-year-old Jack Gantos spends the summer of 1962 grounded for various offenses until he is assigned to help an elderly neighbor with a most unusual chore involving the newly dead, molten wax, twisted promises, Girl Scout cookies, underage driving, lessons from history, typewriting, and countless bloody noses.
Dashner, James, 1972-. The Scorch trials. 1st ed. New York : Delacorte Press, c2010.
Thomas and the Gladers, having solved the Maze, plan on returning to their lives, but instead find the earth a wasteland with Cranks roaming the desert in search of their next meal and they are faced with the challenge of crossing the Scorch in two weeks in order to arrive at a safe haven.
Cowell, Cressida. How to break a dragon's heart : the heroic misadventures of Hiccup the Viking. 1st U.S. trade pbk. ed.
Hiccup, stranded with Toothless on the Beach of the Broken Heart and being hunted by an old enemy, faces Ug the Uglithug, Berserks, and Scarers and tries to save Fishlegs from the Beast.
Dweck, Carol S., 1946-. Mindset.
World-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck, in decades of research on achievement and success, has discovered a truly groundbreaking idea, the power of our mindset. Dweck explains why it's not just our abilities and talent that bring us success, but whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset. She makes clear why praising intelligence and ability doesn't foster self-esteem and lead to accomplishment, but may actually jeopardize success. With the right mindset, we can motivate our kids and help them to raise their grades, as well as reach our own goals, personal and professional. Dweck reveals what all great parents, teachers, CEOs, and athletes already know: how a simple idea about the brain can create a love of learning and a resilience that is the basis of great accomplishment in every area.
MacArthur, John, 1939-. The battle for the beginning : the Bible on creation and the fall of Adam.
"The Battle for the Beginning" draws a clear line on today's theological landscape. "Everything in Scripture that teaches about sin and redemption assumes the literal truth of the first three chapters of Genesis. If we wobble to any degree on the truth of this passage," John MacArthur insists, "we undermind the very foundations of our faith.".
Ortberg, John. The life you've always wanted : spiritual disciplines for ordinary people. Expanded ed. Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zondervan, c2002.
Provides guidance for living a transformational Christian life, becoming like Christ; covers such topics as celebration, slowing down, prayer, confession, servanthood, the Holy Spirit, and scripture.
Greene, Graham, 1904-1991. The power and the glory.
During a vicious persecution of the clergy in Mexico, a worldly priest, the 'whisky priest', is on the run. With the police closing in, his routes of escape are being shut off, his chances getting fewer. But compassion and humanity force him along the road to his destiny, reluctant to abandon those who need him, and those he cares for.
Jenkins, Simon. A short history of England.
Which battle was fought 'For England, Harry and St George'? Who demanded to be painted 'warts and all'? What - and when - was the Battle of the Bulge?In A Short History of England, bestselling author Simon Jenkins answers all these questions - and many more - as he tells the tumultuous story of a fascinating nation. From the invaders of the dark ages to today's coalition, via the Tudors, the Stuarts and two world wars, Jenkins weaves together a gripping narrative with all the most important and interesting dates in his own inimitable style. Until now there has been no short history of England covering all significant events, themes and individuals: this bestselling book, published in association with the National Trust, will be the standard work for years to come.
Doyle, William, 1942-. The Oxford history of the French Revolution. 2nd ed.
A comprehensive history of the French Revolution that provides chronicles the events surrounding the Revolution, analyzes the impact it had on France and the rest of Europe, and profiles key figures.
Dashner, James, 1972-. The death cure. 1st ed. New York : Delacorte Press, c2011.
In a final effort to complete the blueprint for the cure, Thomas must rely on the Gladers, with full memories restored, but Thomas does not trust Wicked and he remembers much more than they realize.
Demoss, Robert G. The wiccan.
The dark, hollow feeling in Becka's stomach returned. It was as if she knew something dreadful was just around the corner. Becka Williams joins her friends at a birthday party only to find they've invited the enemy. The group heads to a local bookstore to meet the star of The Hex, the hottest show on TV. Becka quickly discovers that the glamour comes with a price as she uncovers lies that defy what she knows to be true. Will Becka speak up for truth or be spellbound by the allure of the Craft? She must decide before it's too late....
Spinelli, Jerry. Who ran my underwear up the flagpole?
Four friends, Sunny, Eddie, Salem, and Pickles, struggle to navigate the social ins and outs of middle school.
RP 248.8 TRITripp, Tedd. Instructing a child's heart.
A guide to raising children that teaches parents how to build into children a worldview that focuses on God