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what you don’t know about the 100 most important events in church history

by Casey Paul Griffiths, Susan Easton Black, and Mary Jane Woodger

1DID YOU KNOW…

  • Brigham Young made significant changes to the structure of the Church, most of which are still in place today?
  • Communist leader of East Germany invited the Church to build a temple in their country.
  • Serious consideration was given to building a temple ship that would visit seaports to make ordinances more readily available to Saints around the world?

These facts are just a few of those you’ll find in What You Don’t Know about the 100 Most Important Events in Church History, a fascinating look at nearly 200 years of the Restoration.

BYU Church history professors Casey Paul Griffiths, Susan Easton Black, and Mary Jane Woodger have written engaging vignettes about our history, ranging from familiar events, such as the First Vision, the trek west, and the origin of Primary, to not-so-familiar events, such as the retrenchment movement, the political manifesto, and the beginnings of seminaries and institutes.

IN 100 SHORT CHAPTERS, YOU’LL…

  • Discover intriguing facts about the Church, you didn’t know before.
  • Gain a greater appreciation for the role of living prophets in the unfolding restoration of the gospel and an ever-changing world.
  • Learn more about lesser-known and even surprising events in the history of the Latter-day Saints.

 

changed through His grace

by Brad Wilcox

2“Have you been changed by grace?” In this insightful book, Brad Wilcox explores this life-altering question in depth. Christians throughout the centuries have used grace to describe God’s favor, good will, and love. However, grace is more than a description of God’s attributes. It is the help, power, and strength He offers as we choose to engage with Him in striving to attain those attributes. Grace is different from the Atonement. It is not Christ’s suffering, death, and Resurrection. Rather, grace is the power that flows from those sacred moments. Grace is not a priesthood ordinance, but essential ordinances invite greater and greater endowments of grace into our lives. Grace is a divine gift, but like any gift, it must be received.

In this book, Brother Wilcox uses real-life stories and personal experiences to demonstrate how we can choose to receive Christ’s grace more fully. In addition to using Paul’s teachings in the Bible, Brother Wilcox draws from the scriptures of the Restoration, the teachings of modern prophets, and sacred hymns to explain complex doctrines in simple and memorable ways. This allows us to understand how a covenant relationship with God and Christ can help us and those we love escape the bondage of addictions. He teaches how through the Holy Ghost–the messenger of grace–God can strengthen and save but also transform us.

This book is filled with hope. God’s help is not a prize for the righteous. It is the source of righteousness. His grace is not a reward for the worthy. It is the source of worthiness. It is not waiting for us once we change. It is the power we need throughout the entire perfecting process.

 

at the pulpit: 185 years of discourses by latter-day saint women

From the banks of the frozen Lake Erie in early May 1831, Lucy Mack Smith admonished 3her despondent fellow Saints. “Where is your faith in God?” she asked. “If I could make my voice to sound as loud as the trumpet of Michael the archangel I would declare the truth from land to land and from sea to sea.”

At the Pulpit contains fifty-four discourses given by Latter-day Saint women throughout the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Like Lucy Mack Smith, these women drew on inspiration and experience to declare their understanding of eternal truths. This book illustrates the history of women’s public preaching in the church, but its most important feature is the actual words of Mormon women. From the time of Emma Hale Smith’s earliest exhortations at meetings of the Nauvoo Relief Society, Latter-day Saint women have been charged to instruct their families and neighbors, their congregations and Relief Societies, and other organizations. The talks featured in this volume show Mormon women doing the spiritual and intellectual work inherent in a life of Christian faith–seeking to do good works, understand the atonement of Jesus Christ, and strengthen their own faith and the faith of those around them. These women endeavored to live what they believed and to help their listeners do so as well.

Written to the high scholarly standards of the Church Historian’s Press, this book provides a resource for contemporary Latter-day Saints as they study, speak, teach, and lead. Each discourse in this volume begins with an introduction that acquaints readers with the vibrant personalities of some of the women who have shaped the church. Introductions also provide glimpses into the circumstances and forces that shaped these women. Readers will encounter some familiar figures from church history and from the contemporary church–leaders like Eliza R. Snow and Linda K. Burton, current Relief Society general president. But they will also learn from women like Jane H. Neyman, whose stories are largely unknown to modern Latter-day Saints. Neyman applied to join the Nauvoo Relief Society in 1842, but her petition was rejected due to gossip about her daughters. Over twenty-five years later, she spoke in a Relief Society in Beaver, Utah, on charity, urging members to be forbearing and forgiving of one another.

The voices in these pages ring from Nauvoo’s red brick store to the National Auditorium in Mexico City to the Tabernacle on Temple Square and beyond. These discourses offer instruction on gospel principles while also revealing the particular concerns of individual women. At the Pulpit allows us to hear the historical and contemporary voices of Latter-day Saint women–voices that resound with experience, wisdom, and authority.

 

His Majesty and Mission

by Sheri Dew, Eric D. Huntsman, Daniel K. Judd, Camille Front Olson, Hank R. Smith, and Kevin J. Worthen

4Christianity rises or falls based on the reality of the Resurrection, and Christian religious leaders of all walks have commented on the importance of the Resurrection. “It is the living Christ of whom the Apostles testify. His Resurrection is the greatest single affirmation of His divinity and the power and reach of His atoning sacrifice,” says Elder Kevin J. Worthen, president of Brigham Young University. He continues, “Christ not only current leads His church; He is also active in our lives today–if we let Him. He knocks at the door and waits for us to invite Him into our lives, and when we do, we will find the truth of the apostolic witness that ‘His way is the path that leads to happiness in this life and eternal life in the world to come.'”

Accordingly, this volume celebrates the living Christ and the miracle of the Resurrection. The essays published in this volume represent the papers presented at the annual Brigham Young University Easter Conferences in 2016 and 2017. In this volume, readers will find the personal witnesses and testimonies of faithful disciples who have devoted their lives to understanding the Savior’s majesty and mission. May their careful, heartfelt, and inspired words take root in your heart and bring you to a deeper, more personal conviction of the central role Jesus Christ and his Resurrection have in the eternal welfare of all God’s children.

 

one in charity

Talks from the 2016 BYU Women’s Conference

In an increasingly polarized world, what will bridge the gulf that divides us? How can such
a “small and simple thing” as care for others transform us into better people than we have been? One in Charity, with featured talks from the 2016 BYU Women’s Conference, supplies those answers and more.

            Elder Dale G. and Sister Ruth L. Renlund

Linda K. Burton5

Barbara Morgan Gardner

Kathleen Hughes

Kristen M. OaksCamille Fronk Olson

Virginia H. Pearce

Sandra Rogers

Kevin J. Worthen

Brad Wilcox

 

New Years Eve Hours

On Saturday, December 31st, we will be open from 10am – 5pm.

Get out there and celebrate! Happy New Year!

Christmas Picks

Below are the Christmas picks from the managers in our LDS and General Books departments.

The Mismatched Nativity

by Merrilee Boyack

mismatchedJoshua has a problem. His family has just moved across the country to a new home. It’s nearly Christmas, he’s lonely and homesick, and he wonders if he’ll ever make any new friends.

A caring Primary teacher notices, though. Soon Josh and the rest of his Primary class are caught up in the Christmas spirit. They learn what the story of the Nativity has to do with all of us, especially those of us who feel lonely or homesick at Christmas.

The Mismatched Nativity also includes suggestions for parents to help make the story of Christ’s birth an exciting and fun part of their family’s Christmas celebration.

My First Story of the First Christmas

 by Deanna Draper Buckboard

My First Story of the First Christmas brings the story of Christ’s birth to life with colorful pictures and simple, read-aloud text perfect for toddlers! This little board book teaches children the true meaning of the holiday with stories from both the Bible and the Book of Mormon. It is sure to become a family Christmas treasure.

The Christmas List

by Ed J. Pinegar

listMr. G’s legacy lives on. In this heartwarming Christmas story, Mr. G’s teenage grandson, Jacob, discovers a coded entry in his late grandfather’s journal that will transform the family’s Christmas–and their entire lives. When Jacob deciphers a list entitles “10 Ways to Capture the Christmas Spirit,” he gathers Mr. G’s closest family and friends, encouraging them to participate in a ten-day experiment that will focus on one step every day until Christmas. As they strive to follow Mr. G’s list by being more grateful, forgiving, and helpful to the poor and needy, the group discovers how living more like the Savior can influence them daily. But can they overcome their personal challenges and embrace the true spirit of Christmas?

The Prince of Peacepeace

by Russell M. Nelson

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace. -Isaiah 9:6

This First Christmas Night

 by Laura Godwin

firstSee this small gray donkey,
this long dusty road,
this promising star.

See this man, Joseph,
this woman, Mary.
Feel the frost on
this clear Bethlehem
 night.

Here is the Nativity Story brought to life for family time or bedtime. Readers o all ages will embrace this luminous celebration of the miracle of Christmas.

An Otis Christmas

by Loren Longotis

“The illustrations wonderfully enhance the story, from the joy of the animals prancing around the Christmas tree to Otis’ expressive response to the events around him.”
-Booklist, starred review

“Once again, brave little tractor Otis saves the day in his latest heroic adventure. Reserved gouache and pencil illustrations capture the frosty setting while touches of color emit a warm glow.” -The Horn Book

My Christmas Star

star by Roger Priddy

“A sleepy girl got out of bed.
She wished on a star.
Here’s what she said….”

This shiny, glittering gift
book is perfect for your
child’s stocking this Christmas.

A Baxter Family Christmas

 by Karen Kingsbury

baxterAs Christmas nears, John Baxter makes a bold gesture–he invites a stranger to share Christmas Eve dinner with his family. But not just any stranger. This woman is the recipient of his daughter Erin’s heart. John knows the invitation will impact each of his adult kids and their families. But will they choose to embrace their guest? And how will the woman’s presence affect his granddaughter–the one who feels the loss of her mother most keenly?

Kendra Bryant, John’s surprising guest, has been given a second chance at life, but at great cost to the Baxter family. Maybe meeting them will instill some much-needed peace into her life. And maybe Christmas Eve dinner will even help heal Kendra’s failing marriage.

Meanwhile, Maddie West’s job at the local theater has her working alongside an amazing guy. But Maddie knows she has to keep him at a distance or risk exposing a secret she’s hidden for years. In a moment of faith, she sends up a desperate prayer for help. What happens next leaves Maddie–and the entire Baxter family–shocked at God’s perfect grace and timing.

Baxter Family Christmas will become an instant holiday classic, a love story reminding readers of God’s redemption in all things, even great loss.

ideals Christmas

idealsAn annual celebration of Christmas traditions and meaning, now in its 72nd year.

Christmas Ideals continues its legacy of holiday cheer and warmth with a festive new edition for 2016. This classic collection of all things Christmas includes poetry, essays, quotations, and recipes, as well as three Bible excerpts from the story of the first Christmas. Each carefully chosen selection is accompanied by beautiful, full-color artwork or photography, adding to the reasons loyal readers have sought out each year’s edition since 1944. Perfect for sharing with loved ones and friends, this beautiful book will spread Christmas joy once more this year.

Mission Pins

Did you know we have tie pins for almost every mission? Come into the Book Table and see all of our cool mission pins. If we don’t have a certain mission in stock, we can always order one in for you!

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Reminder: Jason Lyle Black Event

Remember to go to the Chase Fine Arts Center at Utah State University THIS SATURDAY April, 23rd from 10:00 to 11:30 for a workshop by Jason Lyle Black! You don’t want to miss this! Call the Book Table today at (435) 752-3055 for more information! Remember to invite your friends to this fun event!

Easter Children’s Books

Easter is right around the corner and we wanted to share just a few Easter books we hae here in our Children’s Department.

Here Comes the Easter Cat by Deborah Underwood

A cat with flair to spare, an Easter Bunny with a job to do, and a hilarious break from sticky-sweet Easter fare for fans of Patrick McDonnell and the Pigeon books by Mo Willems.

Why should the Easter Bunny get all the love? That’s what Cat would like to know. So he decides to take over: He dons his sparkly suit, jumps on his Harley, and roars off into the night. But it turns out delivering Easter eggs is hard work. And it doesn’t leave much time for naps (of which Cat has taken five–no, seven). So when a pooped-out Easter Bunny shows up, and with a treat for Cat, what will Cat do? His surprise solution will be stylish, smart, and even–yes–kind.

An homage to classic comic strips from the author of The Quiet Book and The Loud Book, this Easter treat has a bit of bite, a sweet center, and a satisfying finish—sure to inspire second helpings.

The Littlest Bunny in Utah by Lily Jacobs

It’s Easter morning, and the littlest bunny has a big secret: he’s actually the Easter Bunny! He has a lot of work to do! Join him as he hides eggs high and low, with a final stop at your house!

The Egg by M. P. Robertson

When the eggs hatches, and a baby dragon comes out, George knows exactly what to do.  A baby dragon needs to learn how dragons are supposed to act, including how to fly, how to breathe fire, and how to defeat a knight-so George starts the dragon lessons right away!  The dragon learns quickly, but he is anxious to find his own kind.  Then George wakes up the next morning and the little dragon is missing.  Will George ever see his dragon again?

The Sparkle Egg by Jill Hardie

Easter is coming, and Sam loves Easter! But this year, he is upset about a lie he told his parents. Even though he apologized and they forgave him, Sam can’t shake the feeling that he is a bad kid for what he did. Meanwhile, his parents help him make a special Easter craft called a Sparkle Egg. His mom tells him to write anything he feels sorry about or ashamed of on a piece of paper and put it inside his Sparkle Egg.

On Easter morning, when he opens his Sparkle Egg expecting a surprise, Sam finds that it is empty! His parents explain that because Jesus died and rose again, we are forgiven. Like the tomb that first Easter Day, Sam’s egg is empty — and Sam’s wrongdoing is completely forgiven. Once he accepts this forgiveness fully, Sam realizes a truth: we can sparkle and shine with God’s light when we let God’s gift of grace into our hearts.

This touching story will strike a deep chord with readers of all ages, and the Sparkle Egg tradition will help readers and their families grasp the totality of God’s perfect grace.

 

Easter & General Conference 2016

Easter Sunday is approaching (March 27th) as well as General Conference (April 2nd and 3rd) and we have put together a great display in our LDS Department just for you!


Our General Conference display is full of books: some written by the General Authorities and some all about Conference, including:

To The Rescue: The Biography of Thomas S. Monson by Heidi S. Swinton

To the Rescue: The Biography of Thomas S. Monson

To the Rescue is the much-anticipated official biography of President Thomas S. Monson. Beginning with President Monson s family heritage and his early years in Salt Lake City, it includes his vocational preparation and his career in the world of journalism. More important, this inspiring book recounts his lifetime of Church service. Called as a bishop at the age of twenty-two, as a mission president at thirty-one, and as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve at age thirty-six, he has traveled the globe to minister to the Saints for more than fifty years.

This book shares many of his personal experiences, from his visits behind the Iron Curtain to his contributions on the Scriptures Publication Committee and in the missionary and welfare areas; it also provides up-to-the-minute information about his work as Church President. Filled with wonderful photographs and little-known accounts, this biography is a portrait of a leader who ministers both to the one and to the many, and who is completely dedicated to doing whatever the Lord prompts him to do.

Standing For Something by Gordon B. Hinckley

In this national bestseller, the president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Gordon B. Hinckley, has created a classic look at the values that can change our world–and how to stand up for them. Drawing on anecdotes from his much-admired life of faith and service, as well as examples from American culture today, he examines ten virtues that have always illuminated the path to a better world: love, honesty, morality, civility, learning, forgiveness and mercy, thrift and industry, gratitude, optimism, and faith. He then shows how the two guardians of virtue–marriage and the family–can keep us on that path, even in difficult times.

Standing for Something is an inspiring blueprint for what we all can do–as individuals, as a nation, and as a world community–to rediscover the values and virtues that have historically made us strong and that will lead us to a brighter future

A Future As Bright As Your Faith by Thomas S. Monson

President Thomas S. Monson has reminded Church members that we can have hope and happiness in whatever circumstances we face. As he says, “Though the storm clouds may gather, though the rains may pour down upon us, our knowledge of the gospel and our love of our Heavenly Father and of our Savior will comfort and sustain us and bring joy to our hearts as we walk uprightly and keep the commandments.

There will be nothing in this world that can defeat us.” This dynamic collection of thoughts for each day of the year from President Monson is certain to motivate and inspire us in our pursuit to be of good cheer. Containing 365 quotations and accompanying scriptures for daily reading, this small, carry-along sized book will fit in a purse, briefcase, or backpack. It’s also an excellent resource for family home evenings, gospel lessons, talks, or personal study. Give the gift of hope—or keep yours alive—with the words of our beloved prophet.

 


We also have book all about the Atonement and the true meaning of Easter, including:

Celebrating A Christ-Centered Easter by Emily Belle Freeman

Discover how the personal experiences of people who were closest to the Savior during the final week of His life can change the way your family celebrates Easter. Learn the meaning behind the wheat baskets, the forget knot, the red egg, and other traditions that will help Easter become a “High Holy Day” in your heart and in your home.

Celebrating a Christ-Centered Easter offers hope for an Easter filled with the Spirit of Christ as we offer our finest to Him in deepest gratitude for His sacrifice. Return to the spiritual roots of this holy celebration with this beautiful gift book that will help bring you and your family closer to Jesus Christ.

Amazed by Grace by Sheri Dew

What is grace? What difference can grace make in our lives? How does the Savior make His power available to us? And what must we do to gain access to that power?

In Amazed by Grace, Sheri Dew discusses each of those important questions, exploring a topic that she describes as being central to the Atonement of Jesus Christ.

As we come to more fully understand the majestic doctrine of grace, our faith will increase. We will see how the Savior keeps His promise to make weak things strong. And we will believe the truth that “His Atonement makes available all of the power, peace, light, and strength that we need to deal with life’s challenges.”

St. Patricks Day Children’s Books!

St. Patricks day is March 17th and we have the perfect selection of St. Patrick’s Day books just for you!

The Story of Saint Patrick’s Day by Patricia A. Pingry

The story begins with the traditional symbols of the day that are often found in schoolrooms, such as shamrocks, harps, and leprechauns.

Then the narrative moves to a short biography of Saint Patrick himself: as a shepherd, as a missionary, and as a teacher. This colorfull boardbook ties together the live of Patrick with the traditional images of Ireland.

The Luckiest St. Patrick’s Day Ever! by Teddy Slater

Share in this leprechaun family’s charming St. Patrick’s Day celebration, complete with a fun parade and an Irish feast!

The St. Patrick’s Day parade is off to a very fine start.
The Leprechaun family is marching with lots of heart!
Share in their dancing, share in their fun.
You’ll have the luck of the Irish when this day is done!

Top o’ the morning! It’s March 17th, and the Leprechauns are gathered for their favorite day of the year. Join them as they celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with music, dancing, and a parade!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Curious George by Cynthia Platt

Today is George’s lucky day—St. Patrick’s Day is here! George loves a celebration, and St. Patrick’s Day means plenty o’ music, dancing, and feasting fun! He dresses up in his festive finest, looks for leprechauns, and learns some Irish dance steps. But can George make it to the parade without causing any trouble? See if his lucky four-leaf clover will come through . . .

Fun tabbed pages are ideal for little fingers, and jaunty poems make for a fun read-aloud celebration! A fine holiday gift for fans of Curious George. For more monkey fun, investigate http://www.curiousgeorge.com and discover the latest books, promotions, games, activities, and more!

A Berry Lucky St. Patrick’s Day by Mickie Matheis

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with this special St. Patty’s-themed 8×8 featuring Strawberry Shortcake and all her friends and a berry lucky four-leaf clover!

Adventures in the Wild West

We have a ton of fun books in our Western section in our General Books Department all about Cowboys and Indians. Saddle up your horses and come down to the Book Table to check them all out.

Rawhide Robinson Rides the Range by Rod Miller

Was Rawhide Robinson really there when the Grand Canyon came to be? Is he responsible for Pikes Peak? And how about riding horseback to Hawaii? Although an ordinary cowboy in every respect, Rawhide Robinson lays claim to these extraordinary accomplishments, and more.

While on a trail drive from Texas to Dodge City, he regales his cowboy companions with campfire tales that entertain and amuse, inspire awe, and invite skepticism. Saddle up and ride along. Then, at the end of the day, after a cowboy supper of beans, bacon, biscuits, and scalding coffee, sit back and relax around the campfire while Rawhide Robinson launches into another extraordinary–and true–adventure of bravery and daring in the Wild West.

Support Your Local Deputy by William W. Johnstone

Welcome to the peaceful little town of Doubtful, Wyoming, which has more than its fair share of kill-crazy gunslicks, back-shooters, and flat-out dirty desperadoes. It also has a sheriff named Cotton Pickens, who tries his best to keep law and order without getting his head blown off before breakfast.

Doubtful’s Got A New Deputy. . .For The Moment

Cotton Pickens got where he is by virtue of a quick draw and slow wit. He knows the difference between lawbreakers you have to lock up. . .and the kind you might as well just let go. Deputy Rusty Irons, though, ain’t the sharpest tool in the shed. Someone kidnapped Rusty’s mail order brides. They were probably doing Irons a favor, but a deputy in love is blind.

As for the carny barkers, medicine show con artists and revival-meeting fly-by-nighters who pass through Doubtful. . .Cotton just tries to keep the traveling hucksters moving. But in one terrible moment it all goes to hell. That’s when Doubtful explodes in a frenzy of killing and bloodshed. That’s when a lawman like Cotton earns his pay by looking evil straight in the eye. Of course, there’s also the matter of keeping
his new deputy alive and in one piece.

The Strong Shall Live by Louis L’Amour

They came west to stay, risking their blood to dig the gold, ride the range, conquer the greedy, and carve out a legacy of freedom. Men honed by desert fires and edged by combat with fist and gun. Women tested to the limit of endurance by an unrelenting land. Now, in a long-awaited collection of his stories, Louis L’Amour tells of the real heroes of the frontier, the survivors for whom hanging tough was as natural as drawing breath.

5 Books Becoming Movies In 2016

There are so many amazing movies coming out this year, and many of them are published books! Here are 5 great novels that are soon to hit the big screen this year. Now you know and can get a jump start on your reading list. Trust us, you’ll want to read these first. Click on each title below to see the trailer for these upcoming films.


 

Allegiant by Veronica Roth

In Theaters: March 18, 2016

Directed by Robert Schwentke. Starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, and Jeff Daniels.

Veronica Roth’s brave finale captures the spirit of her Dauntless heroine. Insurgent concluded with an old recording from Edith Prior–an ancestor of Tris discovered in those final pages–saying that once Divergents are in abundance, it will be time for the five factions to be released from their isolated lives in Chicago, out into the unknown world to rebuild it.

Tris and Tobias alternate as narrators in this final installment, and their respective world views and choices often splinter the peace between them. They agree, however, that they must leave the city and go beyond the fence where all the divisions fall away for a chance at a better life. Others wish to leave, too, but out of fear want to maintain the established factions; they call themselves the Allegiant.

The transformations these characters have undertaken since Divergent have prepared them for war, but many surprises await them on the battlefield. 

The BFG by Roald Dahl

In Theaters: July 1, 2016

Directed by Steven Spielberg! Starring Mark Rylance, Rebecca Hall, and Bill Hader.

The BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. It’s lucky for Sophie that he is. Had she been carried off in the middle of the night by the Bloodbottler, or any of the other giants rather than the BFG she would have soon become breakfast. When Sophie hears that the giants are flush-bunking off to England to swollomp a few nice little chiddlers, she decides she must stop them once and for all. And the BFG is going to help her!

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

In Theaters: October 7, 2016

Directed by Tate Taylor. Starring Emily Blunt, Lisa Kudrow, and Luke Evans!

Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. “Jess and Jason,” she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost.

And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?

Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them by J.K. Rowling

In Theaters: November 18, 2016

Directed by David Yates. Starring Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, and Colin Farrell.

Straight from the library at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, a book of magical creatures that no Harry Potter fan should be without!

A copy of FANTASTIC BEASTS & WHERE TO FIND THEM resides in almost every wizarding household in the country. Now Muggles too have the chance to discover where the Quintaped lives, what the Puffskein eats, and why it is best not to leave milk out for a Knarl.

Proceeds from the sale of this book will go to Comic Relief, which means that the dollars and Galleons you exchange for it will do magic beyond the powers of any wizard. If you feel that this is insufficient reason to part with your money, I can only hope that passing wizards feel more charitable if they see you being attacked by a Manticore.

Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

In Theaters: December 25, 2016

Directed by Tim Burton! Starring Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, and Ella Purnell.

A mysterious island.

 
 
An abandoned orphanage.


 
A strange collection of very curious photographs.


 
It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.