The Piano Guys, Blood of Olympus, and music from Catching Fire

We have a lot of new and exciting product at the Book Table right now, and we’ve compiled just a few of our favorites from each department below:

LDS Department

The Piano Guys: Wonders 

This new masterpiece from the beloved Piano Guys comes with 12 new fabulous songs including such pop favorites as Let It Go, Because of You, and Story of My Life. The deluxe edition of this CD includes a DVD with six music videos: Story of My Life, Let It Go, Kung Fu Piano: Cello Ascends, Don’t You Worry Child, Home, and The Mission/How Great Thou Art.

Check out the music video for Story of My Life here.

It is Better to Look Up: Life Experiences Shared from the Pulpit

It_is_better_to_look_upWe all love to be taught with stories. The Savior shared many in his ministry, and His prophets and other Church leaders have often emulated that great example. Gospel lessons come alive when they are presented in this way.

It Is Better to Look Up gathers more than fifty of the most memorable personal experiences shared in general conference over the years and pairs them with stunning photographic images. The result is an irresistible volume filled with remarkable true accounts of God’s hand in our lives.

You’ll love browsing through such gems as “In Harm’s Way,” by President Thomas S. Monson; “Man Down!” by President Henry B. Eyring; “Lift Where You Stand,” by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf; “You Stupid Cow!” by Elder Mervyn B. Arnold; “Worldly Promises,” by Sister Bonnie L. Oscarson; and dozens more. These short pieces are perfect for a quick moment of inspiration in a class, a home evening, or personal devotional time. Each one is presented with a scripture to complement the gospel message.

Featuring stories from every member of the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve, plus many additional leaders past and present, this beautifully illustrated book will soon become a family favorite and a precious keepsake.

General Books

Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan

The stunning conclusion to Rick Riordan’s Heroes of Olympus series has finally been released, and you won’t believe what happens!

From Rick Riordan’s website:

The Blood Of OlympusThough the Greek and Roman crewmembers of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen—all of them, and they’re stronger than ever. They must be stopped before the Feast of Spes, when Gaea plans to have two demigods sacrificed in Athens. She needs their blood—the blood of Olympus—in order to wake. The demigods are having more frequent visions of a terrible battle at Camp Half-Blood. The Roman legion from Camp Jupiter, led by Octavian, is almost within striking distance.

Though it is tempting to take the Athena Parthenos to Athens to use as a secret weapon, the friends know that the huge statue belongs back on Long Island, where it might be able to stop a war between the two camps. The Athena Parthenos will go west; the Argo II will go east. The gods, still suffering from multiple personality disorder, are useless. How can a handful of young demigods hope to persevere against Gaea’s army of powerful giants? As dangerous as it is to head to Athens, they have no other option. They have sacrificed too much already. And if Gaea wakes, it is game over.

Michael Vey 4: Hunt for Jade Dragon by Richard Paul Evans

Michael and his friends must rescue a child prodigy as the thrilling action continues in this electrifying fourth installment of the #1 New York Times bestselling series!

Michael, Taylor, Ostin and the rest of the Electroclan head to China in search of a girl who may have discovered why Michael and his friends became electric. Her name is Lin Julung, or Jade Dragon, and she’s a child prodigy with an IQ higher than Einstein’s—and Ostin’s.

But Hatch gets to her first, and the Elgen are holding her prisoner in their Taiwan Starxource plant. Now the Voice wants Michael and the Electroclan to go to Taiwan and free her before Hatch can realize his dreams of an army of electric children.

The hunt for Jade Dragon is on, and it’s a race against time!


Disney’s Maleficent

This book includes full-color photos from the movie along with the piano solo music to the songs from this newest Disney classic:Maleficent

  1. Maleficent Suite
  2. Welcome to the Moors
  3. Prince Phillip
  4. Aurora in Faerieland
  5. Are You Maleficent?
  6. Phillip’s Kiss
  7. True Love’s Kiss
  8. Maleficent is Captured
  9. The Queen of Faerieland
  10. Once Upon a Dream (as performed by Lana Del Rey)


The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

There are two different groups of music released for every movie: the music from the soundtrack (usually pop songs) and the musical score (or the background music in the action). The Catching Fire book has been released in both a piano, vocal, guitar version of the music from soundtrack, as well as a piano solo version of the music from the score, and we have both of them in stock!

The Hunger Games: Catching FireTracklist for the (P/V/G) version:

  1. Atlas by Coldplay
  2. Silhouettes by Of Monsters and Men
  3. Elastic Heart by Sia featuring The Weeknd and Diplo
  4. Lean by The National
  5. We Remain by Christina Aguilera
  6. Devil May Cry by The Weekend
  7. Who We Are by Imagine Dragons
  8. Everybody Wants to Rule the World by Lorde
  9. Gale Song by The Lumineers
  10. Mirrors by Ellie Goulding
  11. Capitol Letter by Patti Smith
  12. Shooting Arrows at the Sky by Santigold


Toys & Games

Avalon (review by Mike)

“Since I was moved to the Toys and Games department, I wanted to tell
everyone about one of my two all-time favorite games:  Avalon!  This
highly addictive game will be an instant hit with those who enjoy
games like Werewolf, Shadow Hunters, or Mafia.  It is a similar set-up where there are two different teams, the loyal servants of King Arthur and their enemies, the minions of Mordred.

In this game of deception and deduction, it is important to not reveal your own identity while trying to figure out who you can trust.  It is surprisingly simple to learn and I play it with my nieces and nephews ranging in age from 7 to 16, even though it is suggested for 13 and older.  But when my brothers and I or a group of my friends get together to play it, it gets intense.  This is a great party game for 5 to 10 people, it only takes 30 to 60 minutes, and it is only $19.99!  Come in to the Book Table and bring home Avalon today and let the epic games begin!”

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