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The Christmas Table: A Novel (Christmas Hope Book 11)

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(as of Jan 22,2021 18:24:11 UTC – Details)

From Donna VanLiere, the New York Times bestselling author of The Christmas Hope series comes another heartwarming, inspirational story for the holidays, The Christmas Table.

In June 1972, John Creighton determines to build his wife Joan a kitchen table. His largest project to date had been picture frames but he promises to have the table ready for Thanksgiving dinner. Inspired to put something delicious on the table, Joan turns to her mother’s recipes she had given to Joan when she and John married.

In June 2012, Lauren Mabrey discovers she’s pregnant. Gloria, Miriam, and the rest of her friends at Glory’s Place begin to pitch in, helping Lauren prepare their home for the baby. On a visit to the local furniture builder, Lauren finds a table that he bought at a garage sale but has recently refinished. Once home, a drawer is discovered under the table which contains a stack of recipe cards. Growing up in one foster home after another, Lauren never learned to cook and is fascinated as she reads through the cards. Personal notes have been written on each one from the mother to her daughter and time and again Lauren wonders where they lived, when they lived, and in a strange way, she feels connected to this mother and her daughter and wants to make the mother proud.

The story continues to from 1972 to 2012 as Joan battles breast cancer and Lauren learns to cook, preparing for the baby’s arrival. As Christmas nears, can Lauren unlock the mystery of the table, and find the peace she's always longed for?

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The Ickabog

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From J.K. Rowling, a warm, fast-paced, funny fairy tale of a fearsome monster, thrilling adventure, and hope against all odds.

Once upon a time there was a tiny kingdom called Cornucopia, as rich in happiness as it was in gold, and famous for its food. From the delicate cream cheeses of Kurdsburg to the Hopes-of-Heaven pastries of Chouxville, each was so delicious that people wept with joy as they ate them.

But even in this happy kingdom, a monster lurks. Legend tells of a fearsome creature living far to the north in the Marshlands… the Ickabog. Some say it breathes fire, spits poison, and roars through the mist as it carries off wayward sheep and children alike. Some say it’s just a myth…

And when that myth takes on a life of its own, casting a shadow over the kingdom, two children – best friends Bert and Daisy – embark on a great adventure to untangle the truth and find out where the real monster lies, bringing hope and happiness to Cornucopia once more.

Featuring full color illustrations by children from across the United States and Canada, this original fairy tale from one of the world’s most celebrated storytellers will captivate readers of all ages.

Fritz the Farting Reindeer: A Story About a Reindeer Who Farts

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Fritz is an excellent reindeer, except for one small problem: He has gas. And leading up to the BIG day, Santa must choose his Christmas crew. Will Fritz make the team?

Join Fritz in a new Christmas adventure that will be cherished for years to come. 

A children’s beloved classic, this story will have kids rolling on the floor with laughter. Adults are permitted to laugh too.

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Beautifully Illustrated

Side-splitting humor

Includes farts, toots or gas

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Comet the Unstoppable Reindeer

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From a New York Times bestselling author with over fifteen million books in print, the hilarious story of an injury-prone reindeer who saves Christmas.

It’s the night before Christmas, and Comet is ready…until he’s injured in an unexpected elf incident and replaced by a rookie named Freddy.

Comet can’t believe his bad luck. Then he realizes something even worse—in all the confusion, Santa has left the toys behind and isn’t answering his phone. Injury and all, Comet sets out to deliver the presents, crisscrossing the globe from Japan and Egypt to France and Cleveland. After a run-in with a goose, a near miss with a minivan, and too many chimney crash landings to count, can Comet hobble his way into pulling off a Christmas miracle?

Santa’s Christmas Unicorn

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It’s Christmas Eve at the North Pole, but everything is far from ready… The elves in the workshop are frantic, the reindeer are on strike and to top it all off, the sleigh has broken down. Santa is in despair – Christmas will be ruined! Suddenly a shimmering, white creature with a magical horn appears… will this mystery unicorn be able to save the day?

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The Day the Crayons Quit

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The hilarious, colorful #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon that every kid wants! Gift a copy to someone you love today.

Poor Duncan just wants to color. But when he opens his box of crayons, he finds only letters, all saying the same thing: His crayons have had enough! They quit! Blue crayon needs a break from coloring all those bodies of water. Black crayon wants to be used for more than just outlining.  And Orange and Yellow are no longer speaking—each believes he is the true color of the sun. What can Duncan possibly do to appease all of the crayons and get them back to doing what they do best?

With giggle-inducing text from Drew Daywalt and bold and bright illustrations from Oliver Jeffers, The Day the Crayons Quit is the perfect gift for new parents, baby showers, back-to-school, or any time of year! Perfect for fans of Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems and The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Sciezka and Lane Smith. 

Praise for The Day the Crayons Quit:

Amazon’s 2013 Best Picture Book of the Year
A Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2013
Goodreads’ 2013 Best Picture Book of the Year 
Winner of the E.B. White Read-Aloud Award

* “Hilarious . . . Move over, Click, Clack, Moo; we’ve got a new contender for the most successful picture-book strike.” –BCCB, starred review 

“Jeffers . . . elevates crayon drawing to remarkable heights.” –Booklist

“Fresh and funny.” –The Wall Street Journal

“This book will have children asking to have it read again and again.” –Library Media Connection

* “This colorful title should make for an uproarious storytime.” –School Library Journal, starred review 

* “These memorable personalities will leave readers glancing apprehensively at their own crayon boxes.” –Publishers Weekly, starred review 

“Utterly original.” –San Francisco Chronicle

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Twisted Tea Christmas (A Tea Shop Mystery Book 23)

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An attack on the host of a fancy tea party sends Theodosia Browning looking for answers in the latest entry in the New York Times bestselling series.

Tea maven Theodosia Browning and her tea sommelier, Drayton Conneley, are catering a Victorian Christmas party at a swanky mansion in downtown Charleston. Drucilla Heyward, the hostess, is one of the wealthiest women in town.

As the champagne flows and the tea steeps, Drucilla is so pleased with the reception by her partygoers that she reveals her secret plan to Theodosia. The Grande Dame has brought the cream of Charleston society together to reveal that she is planning to give her wealth away to various charitable organizations. However, before she can make the announcement, Theodosia finds her crumpled unconscious in the hallway. It looks like the excitement has gotten to the elderly woman–except that there is a syringe sticking out of her neck.


Christmas Hidden Pictures Puffy Sticker Playscenes (Highlights Puffy Sticker Playscenes)

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This Christmas-themed collection of jolly Hidden Pictures puzzles and other festive activities–plus more than 50 puffy stickers–is the perfect gift for the holidays.

Christmas puzzles with puffy stickers make an unbeatable and fun gift! Young puzzlers will love hunting for hidden objects in holiday-themed Hidden Pictures puzzles and solving other colorful, engaging picture puzzles. Kids can also decorate each scene with the included puffy stickers, like adding ornaments to the Christmas tree, Santa hats to animals, and more. ‘Tis the season for puzzle fun!

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Nobody knows kids’ puzzling like Highlights! Hidden Pictures puzzles, entertaining kids for more than 70 years, are more than just seek-and-find activities. They’re innovative, expertly crafted, and full of the humor and challenge kids love. Every Highlights Hidden Pictures book provides kids with fun and rewarding activities that build their self-confidence, perseverance, and problem-solving skills through play.

The Benefits of Hidden Pictures Puzzles

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Instills good work habitsInstills good work habits

Develops self-confidenceDevelops self-confidence

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Promotes attention to detail and increases vocabulary

As kids gain experience in looking for hidden objects, they become better at focusing on the details of other visual challenges.

Reading the picture clues helps children become visually familiar with the names of many objects.

Instills good work habits

Because Hidden Pictures puzzles are so absorbing, children spend more time on the activity, thus increasing their concentration, persistence, and determination.

Using the picture clues encourages independence while solving puzzles.

Develops self-confidence

Age is not a determiner of success in completing a Hidden Pictures puzzle. A young child can often spot something that an adult or an older child misses—even in challenging puzzles. Imagine what that does for a child’s confidence!

Family-friendly and time-tested!

Hidden Pictures puzzles are perfect for the entire family!

The first Hidden Pictures puzzle was published in 1946, in the very first issue of Highlights magazine and has appeared in every issue since.The top three hidden objects of all time: pencil, toothbrush, banana.The number of toothbrushes hidden in the puzzles since 1946: 2,417!

Discover all of our Hidden Pictures books!

Banana SearchBanana Search

Pet PuzzlesPet Puzzles

Farm PuzzlesFarm Puzzles

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Highlights My First Hidden Pictures

For the youngest puzzler (ages 3-6), there are more than 100 hidden objects to find and 20 full-color Hidden Pictures puzzles in each book.

Highlights Sticker Hidden Pictures

Kids ages 3-6 will love the 8 pages of stickers and mix of full-color and classic black-and-white Hidden Pictures puzzles featuring favorite themes.

Highlights Hidden Pictures

Packed with more than 1,200 objects to find in over 100 puzzles, classic black-and-white Hidden Pictures for ages 6-up provide plenty of puzzling fun while building concentration skills.

Highlights Jumbo Books & Pads

Jumbo books and pads make great gifts for all puzzling fans, whether at home or on the go.

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101 Socks101 Socks

Farm TalesFarm Tales

Pack Your Suitcase Riddle PuzzlesPack Your Suitcase Riddle Puzzles

Highlights Hidden Pictures to Highlight

A unique seek-and-find puzzling experience for ages 6-up where every black-and-white Hidden Pictures puzzle is inverted with a black background, perfect for use with a fluorescent highlighter.

Highlights 101 Activity Books

Each of these themed collections features 101 of some of the most popular hidden objects in 70-plus years of Highlights magazine and includes bonus jokes, riddles, mazes, drawing activities, and more.

Highlights Hidden Pictures Silly Sticker Stories

Hidden Pictures puzzles are paired with fill-in-the-blank stories that kids can complete with colorful stickers, creating zany word combinations for laugh-out-loud fun.

Highlights Hidden Pictures Riddle Puzzle Pads

Hidden Pictures Riddle Puzzle Pads are perfect travel companions for on-the-go laughs and puzzling fun.

The Christmas Elephant

Price: $20.00
(as of Jan 18,2021 17:59:23 UTC – Details)

When an Elephant is invited to play a main role in the Christmas pageant Dr. Doug and Cheryl Derbyshire, missionaries to Thailand, find they are in for more than they expected. Written by Rezwana Derbyshire in rhyming prose the reading of this book will be a delightful addition to family Christmas traditions. Illustrated by Jerry and Faith McCollough this fabulous tale comes to life!

Two Sisters and the Christmas Groom (Train Wreck in Jubilee Springs Book 1)

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Annie Flanagan happily moves to Jubilee Springs to work as a maid for Delly Nighy, the daughter of her former New York City employer. Very few know that her next younger sister, Kate, has signed up with the Colorado Bridal Agency and started writing to an Irish miner, Michael O’Hare, in the same town. Both Annie and her mother back in New York grow concerned when the second man the bridal agency puts Kate in contact with is a miner in Central City. He’s not Irish—and he’s not Catholic. What is worse, she seems to prefer him over Michael.

Kate Flanagan, working as a scullery maid to help support her family, desperately desires to escape the dead-end poverty allotted to Irish women living in the lower east side of Manhattan in New York. Anxious to find a husband out west, she signs up with the bridal agency suggested by her sister. After living with her alcoholic father, she is leery of choosing Irishman Michael O’Hare for a husband. As much as she wants to live near her sister, dare she take the chance Michael O’Hare will not turn out like her da—a man who pulls his children from school and puts them to work to support the family while he uses his wages to buy whiskey?

Annie and Michael grow closer as they work together in order to persuade Kate to come to Jubilee Springs. They know she needs to come soon—before winter sets in and disrupts the railroad service to the high mountain mining community. Kate agrees to travel to Jubilee Springs before Christmas, but several factors combine which threaten to derail this romance.

Michael knows what he promised. He knows what he wants. In the end, will he marry the bride who has captured his heart?

This sweet romance is part of the multi-author series, Sweethearts of Jubilee Springs. It is also the starting novel of the author’s own spin-off series, Flanagan Family.