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City of Heavenly Fire

• <b>Author:</b> Cassandra Clare<p>Shadowhunters and demons square off for the final showdown in the spellbinding, seductive conclusion to the #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling Mortal Instruments series—now with a gorgeous new cover, a map, a new foreword, and exclusive bonus content! <i>City of Heavenly Fire</i> is a …

Remembering Nelson Mandela | On Our Minds

Yesterday, Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president and an enduring icon of the struggle against racial oppression, passed away. He was …

Hatchet

• <b>Author:</b> Gary Paulsen<p>This award-winning contemporary classic is the survival story with which all others are compared—and a page-turning, heart-stopping adventure, recipient of the Newbery Honor.<p>Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson is on his way to visit his father when the single-engine plane in which …

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, Book 1)

• <b>Author:</b> Suzanne Collins<p>Winning means fame and fortune. Losing means certain death. The Hunger Games have begun. . . .<p>In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the …

Wonder

• <b>Author:</b> R. J. Palacio<p><b>NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JULIA ROBERTS, OWEN WILSON, AND JACOB TREMBLAY!</b><p><b>Over 6 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller WONDER and have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face.</b><p><b>The book that inspired the Choose</b> …

Out of My Mind

• <b>Author:</b> Sharon M. Draper<p><b>Over 1.5 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller Out of My Mind and discovered the brilliant mind of Melody Brooks.</b><p><b>Out of My Mind</b> <b>spent two years on the New York Times bestseller list!</b><p><b>“If there’s one book teens and parents (and everyone else) should read</b> …

Beautiful Darkness

• <b>Author:</b> Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl<p>Ethan Wate used to think of Gatlin, the small Southern town he had always called home, as a place where nothing ever changed. Then he met mysterious newcomer Lena Duchannes, who revealed a secret world that had been hidden in plain sight all along. A Gatlin that …

The Selection

• <b>Author:</b> Kiera Cass<p>Fall in love—from the very beginning. Discover the first book in the captivating, #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series.<p>Prepare to be swept into a world of breathless fairy-tale romance, swoonworthy characters, glittering gowns, and fierce intrigue perfect for readers who …

The Polar Express (Read-Aloud)

• <b>Author:</b> Chris Van Allsburg<p>Since its publication in 1985, Chris Van Allsburg’s holiday classic has sold millions of copies and has come to signify the essential spirit of Christmas for countless readers.<p>Readers young and old are sure to treasure this inspiring book, which brings to life the magic of …

This Christmas, Get The Kids Books (No Batteries Required)

Hey there, befuddled aunts, uncles and family friends. Not sure what to get for all those nieces, nephews and offspring of other people? This year (for the first time!) we've included kids titles in our year-end best books roundup. Pay a visit to <b>NPR's Book Concierge</b> to see what our staff and …

City of Bones

• <b>Author:</b> Cassandra Clare<p>Discover this first installment of the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series and “prepare to be hooked” (<i>Entertainment Weekly</i>).<p>When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder -- much …

Four: The Transfer

• <b>Author:</b> Veronica Roth<p>Complete your Divergent library with the Four stories!<p>Fans of the Divergent series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth will be captivated by "Four: The Transfer," the first of four stories, each between fifty and seventy-five pages long, set in the world of …

Eleanor & Park

• <b>Author:</b> Rainbow Rowell<p>“<i>Eleanor & Park</i> reminded me not just what it’s like to be young and in love with a girl, but also what it’s like to be young and in love with a book.”—John Green, <i>The New York Times Book Review</i><p><i>Bono met his wife in high school</i>, Park says.<i><br>So did Jerry Lee Lewis</i>, Eleanor</i> …

Insurgent

• <b>Author:</b> Veronica Roth<p>One choice can destroy you. Veronica Roth's second #1 New York Times bestseller continues the dystopian thrill ride that began in Divergent.<p>A hit with both teen and adult readers, Insurgent is the action-packed, emotional adventure that inspired the major motion picture …

Partner Spotlight: Offering Health and Hope in Colorado Springs

Conveniently located directly across the street from a bus stop, Direct Relief partner, Mission Medical Clinic, began their practice in 2004.<p>“Mission …