Birbal the Genius


Dev Nadkarni
    While his courtiers were jealous of Birbal, the emperor was quick to notice his agile mind. While the two men loathed hypocrisy and deceit; they also relished a good joke.

The President's Shadow - Free Preview


Brad Meltzer - 2015
    . . THE PRESIDENT'S SHADOW There are stories no one knows. Hidden stories. I find those stories for a living. To most, it looks like Beecher White has an ordinary job. A young staffer with the National Archives in Washington, D.C., he's responsible for safekeeping the government's most important documents . . . and, sometimes, its most closely held secrets. But there are a powerful few who know his other role. Beecher is a member of the Culper Ring, a 200-year-old secret society founded by George Washington and charged with protecting the Presidency.Now the current occupant of the White House needs the Culper Ring's help. The alarming discovery of the buried arm has the President's team in a rightful panic. Who buried the arm? How did they get past White House security? And most important: What's the message hidden in the arm's closed fist? Indeed, the puzzle inside has a clear intended recipient, and it isn't the President. It's Beecher, himself. Beecher's investigation will take him back to one of our country's greatest secrets and point him toward the long, carefully hidden truth about the most shocking history of all: family history.

I Survived Collection #1: The Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 / The Shark Attacks, 1916 / Hurricane Katrina, 2005 / The Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941


Lauren Tarshis - 2013
    The thrilling first four books in the bestselling I Survived series!Includes The Sinking of the Titanic, 1912; The Shark Attacks of 1916, Hurricane Katrine, 2005, and The Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1944.

A Mammoth Mystery (Geronimo Stilton Cavemice #15)


Geronimo Stilton - 2014
    Geronimo Stiltonoot must embark on a daring journey to find the mammoths…and avoid going extinct before he gets back!

Rescue Dog of the High Pass


Jim Kjelgaard - 1958
    The kindly priest secured work for Franz at near-by St. Bernard Hospice, helping a gentle giant of a man who made it possible for him to keep his beloved Alpine mastiff, Caesar, although the huge animal refused to earn his keep, even by turning the spit. When the scarcity of food forced Caesar's reluctant banishment, Franz--who had joined the monks in their daily patrol of the dangerous passes--proved that where even he, with all his rare knowledge of the ways of the blizzards, might fail, a dog could detect a man buried under an avalanche! So Franz and his brave helper initiated the rescue work of the St. Bernard dogs that was to become famous throughout the world.

Tarzan of the Apes: The First Three Novels


Edgar Rice Burroughs - 1991
    Able to walk between two worlds, he becomes not just Lord Greystoke but Tarzan of the Apes. In this beautiful hardcover edition, you will find the first three thrilling installments in Edgar Rice Burroughs' landmark adventure. Tarzan of the Apes: A mutiny on board their ship leaves Lord and Lady Greystoke stranded on a desolate African beach with their newborn son. Soon after, the aristocratic couple perishes, leaving the boy an orphan--until the she-ape Kala rescues the infant, names him "Tarzan" ("white skin"), and raises him as one of her own. As he grows, Tarzan schools himself in the ways of both man and beast and rises to become king of the jungle. But when he falls in love with Jane Porter, a beautiful American explorer, he is forced to choose between the two very different worlds. The Return of Tarzan: The adventure continues across two continents as Tarzan travels back to England, where he becomes embroiled in royal intrigue and espionage. Later, returning to his African jungle home, he is proclaimed leader of the Waziri tribe--and told about a fabulous lost city full of treasure ruled by a beautiful priestess. The priestess falls in love with Tarzan, but he cares only for his fiancée, the American beauty Jane Porter--and when she's kidnapped by a dangerous tribe of apelike men, Tarzan must use all his powers as king of the jungle to rescue her. Beasts of Tarzan: In this third thrilling installment in Edgar Rice Burroughs’s perennially popular series, Tarzan is exiled on a wild island filled with dangers. There, he must enlist the help of a noble panther and a tribe of apes in order to return to the mainland and rescue his wife and infant son from the clutches of his nemesis, the villainous Nikolas Rokoff.

FCBD: Rated Free For Everyone


Joey Weiser - 2011
    And in the Crogan's Adventure, you'll get an epilogue to the story of one of the brothers from Crogan's Loyalty.

Penny and Peter


Carolyn Haywood - 1946
    From painting the bedroom blue, to going fishing or getting a sweet surprise, the boys get into twice as much trouble--but they also have twice the fun!

JSA: Strange Adventures


Kevin J. Anderson - 2010
    Anderson (THE SAGA OF SEVEN SUNS: VEILED ALLIANCES) comes to the DCU for this epic starring the World's First Super-Team!Set during the Golden Age, STRANGE ADVENTURES begins when fumbling Johnny Thunder decides to become a big-time writer by chronicling the adventures of the JSA. Taken under the writing wing of legendary, real-life science-fiction Grand Master Jack Williamson, Johnny tries his best -- and when a deadly new villain called Lord Dynamo appears on the scene, flying a deadly zeppelin crewed by robot zombies, it's up to Johnny and Jack to help Hawkman, the Flash, Green Lantern, Starman, Dr. Mid-Nite, The Sandman and the rest of the JSA save the day!

Grizzly Killer: The Making of a Mountain Man


Lane R. Warenski - 2017
    After a grizzly kills his pa, Zach struggles to survive a cold and brutal winter alone. After killing a rouge grizzly and fighting hostile Indians on his own, he becomes known as Grizzly Killer and is respected throughout the West. Along with his dog, Jimbo, whom the Indians call the Great Medicine Dog, he finds Running Wolf, an injured Ute warrior, and together they fight off a hostile war party. They rescue two Shoshone sisters from the brutality of a French trapper and take them as wives. After Zach saves Running Wolf’s beautiful sister, Shining Star, he is expected to take her as a second wife, but his Christian beliefs conflict with the Indian traditions, and he struggles within himself to accept the Indian ways. Set in the rugged Uinta Mountains of Northern Utah, this is a story of survival against nature and hostile Indians and the clash of cultures between the Indians and mountain men that were the first to brave this uncharted wilderness, seeking their fortune from the pelts of the beaver.

Hugh Glass, Mountain Man


Robert M. McClung - 1990
    A fictionalized biography of the legendary hero of the Old West, who as a fur trapper in 1823, survived an attack by a grizzly bear.

The New Adventures of Abraham Lincoln


Scott McCloud - 1998
    Book by McCloud, Scott

The Wild, Unwilling Wife


Barbara Cartland - 1977
    Another crash of lightning reverberated in the room and now, as if she could not help it, she reached out towards Lord Vernham and instantly his arms were around her, holding her close. "You are quite safe," he whispered.She hid her face against his shoulder and he could feel her trembling.In time the rainstorm eased. She moved and instantly Lord Vernham released her."I . . . I must go back to my own room.""There is no hurry."And suddenly he yearned with all his might to make her stay, to hold her in his arms; above all to make this strange and exotic woman his . . . in reality and not only in name.

The Little Green Frog


Beth Coombe Harris - 1993
    She wasn't afraid though. Jesus would be with her! Besides, Amah had given here asmall stone frog to remind her of China and the Mission work. Biddy wanted to be a missionary just like her mom & dad, and help with the mission work while she was in England. It wasn't long before God gave her a plan to do that.

Satsuma Gishiden: Volume 1 the Legend of the Satsuma Samurai


Hiroshi Hirata - 2006
    Controversial, tough, angry, highly skilled and lost in a time of peace, the characters of Satsuma Gishiden tell a quasi-historical tale of social caste and brutal reprisal. Readers with a taste for Kazuo Koike s gritty Lone Wolf & Cub will go nuts for master gekiga artist Hiroshi Hirata s tome of samurai struggle. Hirata s art and calligraphy leap off the page during scenes of action, only to unfold upon a full bleed that looks like a fine plate print. It s art at is most expressive, accentuating the classic stoic samurai characters you ve come to know, only with a little more true society thrown in to help the reader understand what it was really like to be a warrior without a war."