Are you counting down the days until The Hobbit hits theaters?!
It was a bestselling book before a blockbuster movie.
Check out Tolkein’s The Hobbit, or the Lord of the Rings trilogy on eReader’s available at MEI Secondary Library.
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Written by Professor Tolkien for his own children, The Hobbit met with instant critical acclaim when published and is the classic bestseller behind this year’s biggest movie.
The Hobbit is a tale of high adventure, undertaken by a company of dwarves in search of dragon-guarded gold. A reluctant partner in this perilous quest is Bilbo Baggins, a comfort-loving unambitious hobbit, who surprises even himself by his resourcefulness and skill as a burglar. Encounters with trolls, goblins, dwarves, elves and giant spiders, conversations with the dragon, Smaug, and a rather unwilling presence at the Battle of Five Armies are just some of the adventures that befall Bilbo. (kobobooks.com)
All three parts of the epic masterpiece The Lord of the Rings – The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers & The Return of the King –featuring the definitive edition of the text, hyperlinked footnotes and page references, and 3 maps including a detailed map of Middle-earth.
Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him all the Rings of Power; the means by which he intends to rule Middle-earth. All he lacks in his plans for dominion is the One Ring – the ring that rules them all – which has fallen into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins. In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as the Ring is entrusted to his care. He must leave his home and make a perilous journey across the realms of Middle-earth to the Crack of Doom where he must destroy the Ring forever and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose.
Meet the Halflings … half human, half angel … all trouble.
Meet Nikki … she finds herself being hunted by evil, and drawn into a supernatural world she hasn’t ever acknowledged even exists. Can the Halflings keep her safe as her world tilts and crashes? Nikki is faced with decisions of epic consequences — but who can she trust her heart to? Mace or Raven? Decisions, decisions…
Book 1: Halflings, and Book 2: Guardian are both available now at MEI Secondary Library. You’ll find yourself left hanging and wanting more at the end of Guardian, but have no fear! Book 3: Avenger is headed our way as soon as it is published, in February. For free eBooks, a Halflings app, and other insider tidbits, visit author Heather Burch online.
Come check out a couple of new Draw & Paint books available at MEI Secondary Library
The author — Keith Thompsonis a renowned illustrator and conceptual designer who specializes in fantasy and science fiction art. His surreal and innovative work has been featured in numerous books and magazines around the world. He is the author of 50 Robots to Draw and Paint, also published by Barron’s. He lives in Ottawa, Canada.
Have you finished the Hunger Games trilogy and are still hungry for more? Looking for the “what next” to read?
Well here you go . . . a list of books that you might enjoy if you enjoyed the Hunger Games. They are in no particular order, other than alphabetical (I am a librarian after all — it’s what we do!).
For more info., simply click on the book that looks interesting and you will be linked to that book in the MEI Secondary Library catalog. Of course you are welcome to drop by the library and I can point you in the right direction as well.
Fans of the circle trilogy won’t be disappointed! Tosca Lee and Ted Dekker team up once again to bring us the beginning of a new series. Stop by the library to check out FORBIDDEN today!
“Years after humanity’s brush with the apocalypse, the world is unaware that everyone walking the earth has been stripped of true humanity, until a young man named Rom stumbles upon a vial of blood and a piece of cryptic writing that will bring him back to life and lead him on a perilous journey to awaken humanity.”
Author WENDY ALEC is writing a new epic fantasy series, The Chronicles of Brothers. We are excited to introduce the first 3 books in this new series; come check them out! The story traces the journey of Archangel brothers Michael, Gabriel and Lucifer as they move from the inception of time and place in Heaven and through Lucifer’s fall and banishment. The consequences on the brothers impacts three worlds; heaven, hell and earth. You can anticipate many twists and turns as a war unfolds for the race of men. “The tale is chilling . . . the consequences inconceivable” (ChroniclesProject).
“Don’t be ashamed to weep; ’tis right to grieve. Tears are only water, and flowers, trees, and fruit cannot grow without water. But there must be sunlight also. A wounded heart will heal in time, and when it does, the memory and love of our lost ones is sealed inside to comfort us.”
— Brian Jacques (Taggerung)