- Let's Scare Bear
Bear says, and as the smaller creatures look on in amazement, he covers his eyes and quakes with fear before skulking off to his cave.
- Baghdaddy: How Saddam Hussein Taught Me to Be a Better Father
The most brutal sections cover his early life: Riley grew up in Farmingville, N.Y., on Long Island, and suffered abuse from his mother and harsh strictness from his often-absent father while trying to protect his sister, Isabel.
- So the Doves
What I mean is, she became a story, a myth, a series of actions and consequences folded into my own history.”
- Love: A Discovery in Comics
It’s an upbeat and good-natured sampling of issues related to partnership, lust, and romance, but the topic of love is far too vast to be covered satisfyingly in a 120-page comic.
- Ever Faithful: A Vintage National Parks Novel
Barnett brings the beauty and simplicity of Yellowstone to life in this wonderful story of faith, humility, and trust.
- The Weight of a Pearl
Smith (The Color Line) unflinchingly depicts a painful story of survival in a “damn mean world.”
- Truth Worth Telling: A Reporter's Search for Meaning in the Stories of Our Times (Original)
Pelley, a 60 Minutes correspondent and former anchor of CBS Evening News, combines firsthand observations, interviews with newsmakers, and reported profiles to recapture the stories he covered.
- Devil of Gilding
While the foreshadowing is heavy-handed from the start, Knight’s enthralling plot will appeal to Christian readers interested in a story with very clear moral stakes.
- A Zombie Ate My Homework (Project Z #1)
After tightening the tension with clues that Arnold’s cover will be blown (the government issues a classified notice of a possible escapee sighting), Greenwald neatly wraps up this amusing story about identity, tolerance, family, and friendship.
The resulting story comes across as more instructive than immersive.
Silvery, incandescent cover art will entice readers to this story of adaptation and the peppered moths of England.
- The Gospel of Our King: Bible, Worldview, and the Mission of Every Christian
While Ashford and Thomas’s scope is impressive, covering so much ground so briefly might disorient Christians without a firm biblical training.
- The Royal Secret
A fledgling reporter covering the funeral of famous Irish actor Sir James Harrison finds herself chasing the story of a lifetime—a story that many in power would kill to keep quiet—in this compulsively readable but overlong romantic thriller from bestseller Riley (The Seven Sisters), originally
- D-Day Girls: The Untold Story of the Female Spies Who Helped Win World War Two
Unassuming Mary Herbert used a planned pregnancy as the ultimate cover—no one would suspect a young mother of spying.
- Share Your Smile: Raina's Guide to Telling Your Own Story
Bestselling graphic novelist Telgemeier encourages readers to tell their stories and offers “tips, tricks, and inspirational kick-starters for getting your story down on paper.”