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One Frog...

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“One frog. Two frogs. Three frogs. Four. Tree frogs. Tree frogs. I want more.”

This delightfully illustrated tale tells the story of Sam, who counts down the days until the next grocery store trip. Sam can’t wait to buy plastic tree frogs from the grocery store bubblegum machine and add them to his colorful collection. But after waiting all week, Sam sees something that makes him opt to give his quarters to charity instead.
 “One frog. Two frogs. Three frogs. Four. I love tree frogs, but I’ll wait to get more.”

This great read-aloud book is also perfect for the beginner reader, offering a subtle life lesson about kindness and thinking of others in a fun, unobtrusive manner. This perfect addition to home and classroom library also boosts color and counting confidence.

Ella's Rain

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My dearest Ella, I wish we would have had more time together, but we both know that we don't always get what we want... 

Ella is consumed by grief when her Grandma Dorothy dies. Left with Grandma's ashes in an alabaster urn, Ella dreams of rubbing it like a magic lamp and Grandma suddenly appearing. But it's only a dream. To protect herself from experiencing this kind of heartache ever again, Ella pulls away from Trey, the love of her life. Better to leave him than to lose him, she thinks. Slowly Ella learns to live again as she reads the letters Grandma left behind - one for every day of the coming year.

 My dearest Ella, I can't believe that I'm writing the last note you will ever receive from me. By the time you read this, a whole year will have passed since my death. I hope my notes have helped you find your way...

It's in the Stars

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Love always turns up…

Newspaper journalist Sydney Turner Davies is the last person you’d call clueless when it comes to romance. She knows what she wants in a man (if in a little too much detail!) and is everyone’s go-to girl when it comes to relationship advice. So why is she still single? Turning 26 only makes it clearer—it’s time for a change!

Where you least expect it. 

When inspiration strikes in the form of her daily horoscope, Sydney decides to turn her eyes to the sky and leave her love life up to fate. What her horoscope says, she does! With her straight-talking best friends and the zodiac to guide her, what could go wrong? 
Navigating the dating game has never been simpler. But for Sydney, finding love is just the first step. When romance finally blossoms…will she be brave enough to follow her heart?

High Street Dares

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Dares and danger... 

Dare Mags to do anything and she’s game. Make it a double dare, and face the whole High Street Gang. 

In the Locket of Doom, Mags' sister and A.J.'s brother, double dare the gang to walk through the cemetery at midnight and perform a spell to make a stone statue cry. But weird things have been happening ever since A.J. started wearing an old locket she found in the park. For one thing, she can’t take the locket off. When an old woman who smells like rotten garbage and has different-colored eyes shows up, things go from bad to worse. Every time A.J. sees the old woman, the locket shrinks. Somehow the locket, the stone statue, and the lady are related. Can the gang figure out the mystery in time to save A.J.? 

In The Ghostly Connection, the gang faces another dare—sleeping in a haunted barn. But there’s a lot more to the dare, including another mystery to solve. There’s a good ghost, a bad ghost, and an important message to deliver. Oh, and a treasure to find!

Will, Middle Name Trouble

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Sometimes we find more than we're looking for... 

Will Moran is always getting into trouble. But this time, Will, who cleans and cooks and takes care of his younger twin sisters while his mom works, didn't do it. Will's class is collecting donations to benefit the local soup kitchen. Every time his teacher catches Will earning a buck from a bet, it ends up in the donation can. When the money goes missing, Will's the prime suspect. After all, most of the money came from him. Will and his eclectic group of friends set out to find the thief and prove his innocence, but they end up finding so much more.

Freaky Frank

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In many ways, Frank Fratello is a typical teen. He plays baseball, hangs out with his friends at the mall and gets in trouble at home. But there's something very different about this sixth-grader-he can read minds. And reading minds can cause problems. Like when Frank says what someone is thinking before they say it. Or answers a question before they ask it. Despite being telepathic, Frank must deal with everyday middle school life, which includes battling a bully who hates him. Nasty Nate and his flunkies live to get others in trouble-especially Frank. But Frank and his friends aren't giving up. There has to be some way to bring Nasty Nate down. They just have to find it.

The Yearbook Series: Tess and Jeremy
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Falling in love was easy for Jeremy and Tess...But that was college.

Now, they have everything they could've hoped for then. Jeremy has a successful dental practice and Tess stays home with the kids. Life seems perfect, but their marriage is falling apart.

The kids are getting older and Tess misses her pre-mommy self--most importantly having a career she loves. Jeremy's refusal to support Tess widens the divide between them.

But Tess has a secret plan. If it works, she might get the career she wants and find the husband she once knew.

The Lion Awakens

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Two worlds, two teens, two destinies... 

For thirteen years, Annie Lange and David McClure believed their parents were killed in fiery car crashes. They learn the truth about the past when they find hidden messages in anonymous gifts left on their front porches. The notes lead them to a mentor who helps them discover and master their special powers, powers they will need if they have any chance of saving their world from the tyrant Goliath. 

When the lion awakens, their world is forever changed...

The Yearbook Series: Sue and Tom

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Sometimes life gives us a second chance at love...

The last thing Sue Orso is looking for is love. It's been twelve years since she caught her cheating husband in bed with the next door neighbor and swore off men. But when she runs into Tom Alexander at their 20th high school class reunion, Sue starts to wonder if love would be better the second time around.

Tom has never forgotten Sue. She was the one girl in high school that he would have liked to have dated--but she was always taken. When he catches up with her after 20 years, his heart feels the same. Only this time, Sue's not attached.

Just when their relationship seems to be heading in the right direction, tragedy strikes and jeopardizes their future.

Will they be robbed of a second chance at love?

The Moment Keeper

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Our lives are often connected in ways we never would have imagined...

Two babies; two very different upbringings. 

First there is Sarah: raised by her loving grandmother, but neglected by her own father who views her as the instrument of her mother’s death. She will lead a hard life, searching to belong and to be loved.

Then there is Olivia, surrounded by love, nurtured and adored by her parents, a golden child with a golden future.

When Sarah’s life is cut tragically short and she is assigned to record the moments of Olivia’s life as her Moment Keeper, their lives become intertwined.

Sarah is able to overcome the heartbreak of her own lost years and Olivia is able to deal with a future that isn’t nearly as golden as what she had planned – or is it?

The Christmas Violin

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Can there ever be an encore to true love?

It used to be that the only woman he could think about was Camilla. When he closed his eyes it was her that he saw. But now, he saw Willow. And it scared him and made him feel guilty. And yet he couldn’t help himself, couldn’t help feeling what he was feeling…

The last thing grief-stricken widower Peter St John expects to find at the cemetery is love. But one evening, as he lays flowers on Camilla’s grave, he is drawn to the haunting melody of a solitary violin player. 
And so he encounters beautiful concert violinist Willow Channing, who has her own grief to contend with. 

A second, chance meeting fuels the fire. And soon Peter knows that as one song ended, another might begin.

The Yearbook Series: Gina and Mike 

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Gina McKenzie is a cheerleader with a super hot boyfriend who kisses like you wouldn't believe...

She's looking forward to the prom, then graduation and senior week at the shore. The only thing she isn't looking forward to is the start of college, because it means she won't be near Mike. They are attending schools on opposite sides of the state. 

But Gina's normal teen life ends after a tragic incident that leaves her broken. Coach Smith threatens to destroy Mike's promising baseball career if Gina tells anyone. To protect Mike, Gina keeps quiet and eventually, unable to deal with the effects of what happened, breaks up with Mike. 

They reconnect at their 20th high school reunion where the past catches up with them and Mike learns the truth about what happened 20 years ago.

1 comment:

  1. Tess & Jeremy was a delightful read. Twists and turns but one couldn't wait to get to the next chapter to see what was in store. Once I began reading this book I couldn't put it down- all work was put aside until I finished this book.
    Never, ever stop writing Buffy.