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A Notchmas Carol: An unofficial Minecraft holiday story inspired by Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol

Dr. Block - 2015
     But greedy, selfish villager Ebenezer Scrooge could care less. That is, until he is visited by strange and terrifying creatures who teach him the true meaning of Notchmas. Inspired by the beloved classic, A Christmas Carol, this book tells Minecraft fans the story of a bitter old miser villager named Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation into a gentler, kindlier man after visitations by the spirit of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the Hostile Mobs of Notchmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. A great Christmas or birthday gift for your favorite Minecraft fan!

Dragon Ball Z 'It's Over 9,000!' When Worldviews Collide

Derek Padula - 2012
    The legendary rivalry of the last two full blooded Saiya-jins, Goku and Vegeta, is the iconic example of a lifelong conflict that inspires fans to burst through their own personal limits.With a foreword by Ryo Horikawa, the Japanese voice of Vegeta, Dragon Ball Z “It’s Over 9,000!” When Worldviews Collide is the first e-book to explain where “It’s Over 9,000!” came from, how the original video spread to receive over 7 million views, and why it continues to be such a popular catchphrase. Featuring a thoroughly researched analysis of Goku and Vegeta’s colliding worldviews, this e-book helps the reader better understand why conflict is necessary for profound personal growth and character development.Referencing East Asian belief systems and high tech futuristic paradigms, Derek Padula, the author of The Dao of Dragon Ball book and blog, provides a deeper understanding of this epic story and the inherent values within it. It will forever change the way we look at Dragon Ball Z.

The Armpit of Doom: Funny Poems for Kids

Kenn Nesbitt - 2012
    A title guaranteed to generate "No, wait, read this one!" responses, "The Armpit of Doom" is more mayhem from one of the masters. (J. Patrick Lewis, US Children's Poet Laureate, author of "Please Bury Me in the Library")Kenn Nesbitt wrote a book of poems A funny one I think. And though it's colored black and white Watch it tickle you PINK! (Douglas Florian, author and illustrator of "Comets, Stars, the Moon, and Mars: Space Poems and Paintings")Kenn Nesbitt's brain is the clown car of children's poetry. I don't know how they all fit in there, but they keep tumbling out, one after another, each one funnier than the one before it. (Eric Ode, poet and songwriter. Author of "When You're a Pirate Dog and Other Pirate Poems")I liked "Armpit" (the book) a lot. Armpits aren't my favorite body part. (Bruce Lansky, author of "If Pigs Could Fly... And Other Deep Thoughts" and "My Dog Ate My Homework")Despite the many warnings ("Please Don't Read This Poem!") kids cannot escape the odorous allure of Nesbitt's THE ARMPIT OF DOOM! No problem. They won't want to! Instead they will find "There's only one solution. Here's what you'll have to do: Tell all your friends and family they shouldn't read it too!" (Charles Ghigna, AKA "Father Goose," author of "Score! 50 Poems to Motivate and Inspire")What makes this collection most special are the contemporary details sprinkled throughout (the iPod, XBox, and Kindle, Red Bull, J.K. Rowling, scrunchies, computer woes). Kids will really love the clever nonsense in poems like "On the Thirty-Third of Januaugust" and "It's Fun to Leave the Spaces Out." Teachers, beware: theirsentencesmightlooklikethisforafewdaysafterreadingthisbook!" (Janet Wong, author of "You Have to Write")Fans of Kenn Nesbitt will gobble up this new offering, which combines his infallible command of rhyme scheme with the hilarious--yet oddly contemplative--wisdom of a child pondering the world. (Joyce Sidman, author of "Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature")

Jack Flint and the Redthorn Sword

Joe Donnelly - 2008
    He's never known his mother and has - literally - lost his father. On a stormy Halloween he steps from his humdrum world of school, chores and getting by, into a maelstrom. Scaling the dark-walled coppice known as Cromwath Blackwood he and his friend, Kerry Malone, find a mysterious circle of 13 standing stones.

I Was an Eighth-Grade Ninja (Tomo #1)

Andrew Simmons - 2007
    Hana, a Japanese orphan, is used to working on her martial-arts skills. After she moves to California to live with her grandfather, the only place she really feels at home is in his martial-arts studio. But all that practice will come in handy when savage creatures from another world attack! In the blink of an eye, Hana realizes she has a lot to learn about herself, her grandfather, and his strange little pet.

Mated to the Vampires

Michelle Black - 2014
     After a mysterious man saves her from a dangerous encounter at a nightclub, she can't help but know more.. Ian has been living for ages, searching for his mate to break an ancient vampire curse. When he spots Selena outside of the club, he feels an instant connection. He realizes she is The One, and he will have her at any cost. Selena feels the connection too, but soon realizes she is in great danger… Mated to the Vampires is a 5 part serialized novella. Serials are short and end on cliffhangers. Note: This story contains steamy, graphic scenes between 2 vampires and a BBW.

Herobrine Saves Christmas: Herobrine's Wacky Adventures Book 3 (An Unofficial Minecraft Book)

Herobrine Books - 2015
     But he may not enjoy it for long, because someone has kidnapped Santa Claus and taken him to the Nether! Herobrine will have to go back to the Nether and rescue him from whatever enemy is trying to destroy Christmas. But will he be able to rescue Santa in time for Christmas? Jump Into this Zany Minecraft Adventure and Find Out! Read Your Copy on Kindle Today!

Echoes In The Grey: A Science Fiction First Contact Thriller (The Ross 128 Trilogy)

David Allan Hamilton - 2019
    After detecting a faster-than-light ship en route to Earth several years ago, she now conducts geophysical surveys for a mineral resources consortium. One day, she and a young intern, Mary Atteberry, discover an anomaly in the dust near the Mare Marginis that is clearly unnatural, and clearly alien. The purpose of the spaceship on Luna is unclear, but its origin is not. This is the same ship she detected in 2085... the same one that led to the destruction of the Mount Sutro comms tower in San Francisco... the same one that nearly got her killed: the Ross 128 star system. The First Alien Contact Kate knows that if word of this alien vessel reached others, the Moon would be inundated with rival governments and space exploration companies all seeking its advanced technology. But how can she put her and Mary's life in danger by keeping this discovery secret?As they investigate the alien ship site, their habitat is destroyed by a rogue compression wave that emanated from the ship itself. Now, the prime directive is survive. They must scramble to find a way off Luna before their oxygen runs out. After searching the abandoned mine site near the Aristoteles crater, Kate and Mary realize their only hope is finding a way into the alien vessel. Galactic Battles Meanwhile, NOMAD CEO Clayton Carter, Mary's dad, and the crew of the Echo are en route to Luna to save the women and, in Carter's case, take the alien technology to further his own ideas of taking humankind to the next giant leap in space exploration.But he is not alone. Other curious rivals are hot on their trail, and Carter must call in one of his security cruisers from the Saturn mineral run to protect him. The followers cannot help themselves. Although they've been told this is a rescue mission pure and simple, they suspect there's more going on than that. Time is running out on Kate and Mary, and on the Echo.Will humanity survive this first contact alien encounter? Echoes In The Grey is the second book in the Ross 128 Trilogy. The first book, The Crying of Ross 128, is available on Amazon in paper back and kindle formats. Readers of Dayton Ward, Robert J. Sawyer, Ted Dekker, and Michael Crichton will enjoy this book.

I Am the Sun: A Book About the Sun for Kids

Rebecca McDonald - 2019
    From the air we breathe to the everchanging weather, the Sun is a source of life for all of us.Young children will learn about basic concepts of astronomy, how the sun got its start in space, and how it’s the glue that holds the solar system together. I Am the Sun is a great beginning science book for kids. Images are big and bright for kids ages 3-8. The concepts are basic and geared for preschool through second-grade learners.

Ana Karenina / Los cosacos

Leo Tolstoy - 2004
    This finely crafted and affordable series offers the works of these world-renowned authors to a wider audience.

Children of Earthrise: The Complete Series

Daniel Arenson - 2019
     "We hide in shadows. Our planet is lost. We are the last humans, and we must go home." Children of Earthrise is a story of exodus. Of humanity lost among the stars. Of one man rising to lead our people home. In 2016, the Earthrise series became a surprise bestseller, captivating hundreds of thousands of readers around the world. Set two thousand years later, Children of Earthrise begins a new story, one for both new readers and old fans.

Guinness World Records 2017 Gamer’s Edition

Guinness World Records - 2016
    It’s bursting with the latest facts and stats on your favorite games from the futuristic soccer action of Rocket League to the psychedelic paint battles of Splatoon. And as Star Wars mania explodes once again, we explore everything Jedi in a special feature section. Plus, you’ll get a sneak peek at all-new games from the ever-evolving gaming universe! Get an inside look at the indie game scene, the big-money world of eSports, and a celebration of 25 years of Mario Kart. There’s everything from space shooters such as Destiny, to RPGs such as Fallout 4, to the hit sport series FIFA and Madden. We’ve got sims, strategy games, and horror titles, and we also take a look at the toys-to-life phenomenon. From League of Legends to The Legend of Zelda, it’s all here in the 2017 edition of Guinness World Records: Gamer’s Edition!

Blue Sun Armada

Scott Moon - 2021
    The last thing he expected was for his allies to turn on him.With a new civil war brewing, the Duke and his family have one option to survive the king’s wrath—They must flee.Will they survive the political games of their past? Can they escape their doomed planet and find a new place to thrive before their once great house is destroyed… forever.Blue Sun Armada is the first in a new epic space opera set in the far-flung future. Legendary mech battles, intense fleet engagements, and deadly politics all make Blue Sun Armada a magnificent read.

Minecraft: The Survivors' Book of Secrets: An Official Mojang Book

Stephanie Milton - 2016
    It's because we're THAT good. We're experts at covert ops. Misdirection is our middle name. We're invisible up until the exact moment we want you to see us. . . . Our successes are undeniably impressive: we've battled the Overworld mobs, dealt with enemy factions, and defeated the ender dragon multiple times. Study this book carefully and you just might manage to stay alive as long as we have.THE CHIEFCollect all of the official Minecraft books: Minecraft: The IslandMinecraft: The CrashMinecraft: The Lost JournalsMinecraft: The Survivors' Book of SecretsMinecraft: Exploded Builds: Medieval FortressMinecraft: Guide to ExplorationMinecraft: Guide to CreativeMinecraft: Guide to the Nether & the EndMinecraft: Guide to RedstoneMinecraft: MobestiaryMinecraft: Guide to Enchantments & PotionsMinecraft: Guide to PVP MinigamesMinecraft: Guide to FarmingMinecraft: Let's Build! Theme Park AdventureMinecraft for Beginners

Journey to the Center of the Earth

Davis Miller - 1864
    Retelling of Journey To The Center Of The Earth in graphic format.