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Fiction and Non-fiction Books, Cds and DVDs for Latter-day Saint Readers

James N. Kimball — Author

Posted on Mar 13, 2013 in Authors

James N. Kimball – (1936-2004) spent years traveling the globe gathering the stories contained in Mormon Women: Portraits & Conversations. He spoke to church and civic groups throughout the west. A travel writer and Salt Lake City businessman, and a Bishop. Jim was a community treasure, famous for his hilarious retelling of stories about J. Golden Kimball, his great uncle and Mormon folk hero. He is best known for playing his famous relative on the award winning PBS specials Remembering Uncle Golden and On the Road with Uncle Golden. Jim died in 2004, before this last book was complete. He is survived by his wife, Joan, and their children. Non-Fiction Mormon Women: Portraits and Conversations (w/Kent Miles) Humor J. Golden Kimball Stories (Volume 1) (illust. by Pat Bagley) MORE J. Golden Kimball Stories (Volume 2) (illust. by Pat...

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Lindy Kerby — Composer

Posted on Mar 13, 2013 in Authors, Women Authors

There is something about a song that speaks to my soul. It happens when I hear a beautiful emotional melody, or a lyric that captures exactly the way I am feeling at the present time. As a composer, I’ve had the opportunity to feel this connection almost every time I sit down to the piano. I play my own songs, as an outward expression of what I’m feeling at the time. When I am sad, I play my sad songs. When I’m happy, I play my happy songs. When I am going through difficult trials, I remind myself of what I’ve learned by playing songs that I’ve written about life, hope, and that God is always there for me. I’ve shared sheet music for several of my piano and less personal songs, on my Kerby Music website. It makes...

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Jett Atwood — Illustrator

Posted on Mar 13, 2013 in Authors, Women Authors

Jeanette ‘Jett’ Atwood — Drawing since the age of 6, Jett is one of those rare individuals that knew what she wanted to be at a very early age. Jett is an Eisner-nominated animator and illustrator who works as a storyboard artist at a Los Angeles animation studio. She graduated from Sheridan College in classical animation and has since produced animations for many feature films. She is probably best known for being a member of the Aurora Light Painters, featured in season 7 of America’s Got Talent. She is in charge of producing her ward’s sacrament meeting programs, which always have an artistic flair. iPlates, Volume One (NOW...

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Stephen Carter — Author

Posted on Mar 13, 2013 in Authors

Stephen Carter has been a member of Readaholics Anonymous since age four when Mister M with the Munchy Mouth first entered his life. In an attempt to make his addiction to words profitable, Stephen worked as a full-time journalist for a few years before running off to Alaska to earn an MFA in creative writing (making a movie while he was at it; his screenplay that took third place in the 2006 LDS Film Festival). He is currently a stay-at-home dad by day and a magazine editor by night. His writing has garnered many honors including citation in The Best American Spiritual Writing 2006 (Mariner Books). His award-winning personal essays are collected in What of the Night? from Zarahemla Books.  He recently published The Hand of Glory (Leicester Bay Books), a young adult paranormal suspense novel. He is the...

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Robert Kirby — Author

Posted on Mar 13, 2013 in Authors

Robert Kirby was born into a military family. After completing high school he served a two-year mission in Uruguay for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Upon his return he pursued a career in law enforcement with the Grantsville, Utah Police Department in 1978 and then the Springville, Utah police department in 1979. While taking night classes at nearby Brigham Young University Kirby began writing columns for the local newspapers, first the Springville Herald, and later the Utah County Journal (writing under the pen name Officer “Blitz” Kreeg). In 1989 Kirby decided to leave police work and devote himself to full-time writing. He has written a column for The Salt Lake Tribune since 1994.  This is his 10th book. Kirby is a popular convention speaker, and travels widely to appear at conventions and meetings. His newspaper columns...

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Pat Bagley — Author/Illustrator

Posted on Mar 13, 2013 in Authors

Patrick “Pat” Bagley (born 1956) is an American editorial cartoonist and journalist for The Salt Lake Tribune in Salt Lake City, Utah, and an author and illustrator of several books. Bagley was born in Salt Lake City and raised in Oceanside, California, where his father was mayor and his mother was a school teacher. Always interested in politics, during high school Bagley participated in a PBS interview of Ronald Reagan. As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), he was a proselyting missionary in the Bolivia La Paz Mission from 1975–77 In 1978 he received his degree in political science, with a history minor, from Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah. Bagley has two sons, Miles and Alec. Will Bagley, Pat’s older brother, is an accomplished historian of the western United States...

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Jon Robert Howe — Author

Posted on Mar 13, 2013 in Authors

Jon Robert Howe is first last, and always a seeker of truth who is happy to share — an educator experienced in multimedia ways to make learning memorable. He has been in turns a newspaper photographer, radio news broadcaster, professional Santa Claus, actor, video producer, musical playwright, graphic and Internet designer, marketing executive, innovative blogger and professional speaker. In his college classes, Jon loves to teach hungry students the presentation computer techniques that he is always polishing and using. He really enjoys leading church classes using his multimedia skills to not only keep his students awake — but more, to help make the lessons “stick” in the minds and hearts of his fellow students. Non-Fiction Teaching Moment Boosters, Volume One Grampa In Training, Volume One Jon Robert Howe (one of this editor’s favorite people) died of complications from diabetes...

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Brigham’s Bees

Posted on Mar 12, 2013 in Fiction, Historical, Humor

MYSTERY / SUSPENSE by Robert Kirby Retail Price: $11.95 Back in print (in paperback) by popular demand! Special Internet Sale price of $10.95   Somewhere in Utah County, a treasure waits to be discovered. The coins called Brigham’s Bees were works of art. Using a makeshift stamping mill fashioned from a Mexican War cannon, master engraver and Mormon Bishop Samuel Woodbury hammered out a treasury for Brigham Young in the wilderness of the Rocky Mountains — more than 3,000 gold coins. However, none of them were ever spent. On a cold autumn day in 1862, Bishop Woodbury disappeared with Brigham Young’s Treasury of Deseret while enroute to Salt Lake City. Some say Woodbury absconded with the treasure to California. Others say he was a Confederate sympathizer and the Mormon gold ended up in the coffers of the Richmond government...

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The Hand of Glory

Posted on Mar 12, 2013 in Fiction, Historical, Women Authors, YA/Juvenile

By Stephen Carter Illustrated by Galen Dara Book 1 of The Harrowed Valley Hauntings YOUNG ADULT / YA / PARANORMAL / GHOST STORY It’s Here! Special Price: $11.99   Thou shalt honor thy ancestors. Unless they are trying to kill thee. Moving to an old house in a tiny Wyoming town has made life miserable for 14-year-old Paul McCallister. The ancient toilet doesn’t work, two school bullies have singled him out as prey, and, worst of all, his mom has disappeared. The only thing that keeps Paul sane is the friendship of his Uncle Doc who, when not tending his gigantic junk shop, snoops around in their family’s strange past. And in that past lurks a mystery: A vanished woman. A pool of blood. An old house that won’t stay quiet. As Paul comes closer to solving that mystery,...

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I Spy A Nephite Activity Book

Posted on Mar 12, 2013 in Classics, Humor, Nonfiction, YA/Juvenile

by Pat Bagley JUVENILE / YOUNG ADULT / YA / ACTIVITY BOOK / PUZZLES / GAMES This popular book has sold over 100,000 copies! Isn’t it time to add it to your collection? Kids from 8 to 80 will love to follow the adventures of Norman the Nephite and his travels through time. It’s your job to find Norman in these colorful pictures depicting scenes throughout history. From The Pre-Mortal World to the Lost Ten Tribes to a future in space. The wonderful and challenging illustrations will provide hours of continuous fun as you search and say “I Spy A Nephite”! About the Author Pat Bagley is the editorial cartoonist for the Salt Lake Tribune. He has many books to his credit which include the illustrations for two volumes of J. Golden Kimball Stories by James Kimball. As well...

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Mormon Women: Portraits and Conversations

Posted on Mar 12, 2013 in Classics, Nonfiction

by James Kimball & Kent Miles MINI-BIOGRAPHY / PHOTOGRAPHIC BIOGRAPHY Retail Price: $18.95 About the Book: This book explores the varied roles of Mormon Women. A reformed communist guerilla. A Utah Supreme Court chief justice. A best-selling mystery novelist. A survivor of Stalin’s Gulag prison system. A mom negotiating the ups and downs of teenage angst. These are just a few of the Mormon women who share their stories in the pages of the this brand new, beautifully photographed book. The project eventually took them to five continents in just over five years, meeting women of diverse backgrounds. This volume features fourteen of the interviews Kimball and Miles conducted. The stories are told by the women themselves, in their own various and wonderfully unique voices. Despite all the differences of culture, language and background, a unifying theme binds these...

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This Is The Place! A Crossroads of Utah’s Past

Posted on Mar 12, 2013 in Historical, Nonfiction, YA/Juvenile

A Child’s History of Utah by Pat Bagley and Will Bagley What happens when two kids decide to dig up a dinosaur in their backyard? They begin an excavation that will take them through 125 million years of Utah. Each page uncovers a new payer of Utah History. This Is The Place combines equal parts illustration, information, illumination and fascination in a delightful and enlightening read for children, teens and adults by Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Cartoonist, Pat Bagley. This book is also used in classrooms across the state of Utah. About the Authors: Pat Bagley is the editorial cartoonist for the Salt Lake Tribune and the award-winning author and illustrator of several Utah and LDS books, including I Spy A Nephite, and Welcome to Utah. Will Bagley is a native of Salt Lake City, Utah. He attended BYU...

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Grampa In Training — The Hall of Fame Edition

Posted on Mar 12, 2013 in Humor, Nonfiction

A MUST for those in and approaching Gramp-age! (Not to be confused with GRUMP-AGE!) by Jon Robert Howe Volume One — Hall of Fame Edition SELF-HELP / GRANDPARENTING RetailPrice: $8.99 When their son got married in 2002, Jon Robert Howe and his wife, Rosie, knew they had nine months before they could possibly become gramparents. As they continued to infanticipate, this popular author and speaker has continued to gather insights and successful techniques from Hall Of Fame Gramparents to share with other gramparents and wannabes like himself. This first in a series is full of wit and wisdom and entertaining fun about the advancing years. All about being a Grampa (or a Gramma), this book is chocked full of humor, stories and practical advice for those who find themselves with the welcomed label “grand-parent”, whether in teaching and/or encouraging...

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Teaching Moment Boosters

Posted on Mar 12, 2013 in Humor, Nonfiction

www.teachingmomentboosters.com A Great Resource for Latter-day Saints by Jon Robert Howe SELF-HELP / TEACHING AND SPEAKING We each teach, every day, every moment of our lives. This little book will give you the inspiration needed — with nuggets of wisdom (and pedagogical wizardry) — to come off as the master of any moment, teaching or speaking! (See the link to samples below.) Once called object lessons, or attention grabbers, these little gems help to make the subject of any lesson or talk stick in the mind of the student or listener. The author, Jon Robert Howe, is a practiced and popular speaker and radio personality. His humor will surprise and delight you with its originality and freshness. (More about Jon Robert Howe) Product Details: PRINT Version Price: $8.99 I S B N : 13: 978-0615685236 O R 1 0:...

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Thy God My God CD

Posted on Mar 12, 2013 in Audio and Video, Women Authors

By Lindy Kerby MUSIC CD / INSPIRATIONAL / LDS / BIBLICAL List Price: $9.99 Special Internet Price: $5.99 Strength from the Hearts of Biblical Women Ruth and Naomi, The Samaritan Woman at the Well, Mary Magdalene. Strength. Conversion. Testimony. Loyalty. Trust. Conviction. All those things that lead us to our Savior, Jesus Christ, are embodied in these noble women and supported by the beautiful and touching music and lyrics in these truly spiritual songs by Lindy Kerby. ABOUT LINDY and the HISTORY OF THE CD Lindy Kerby grew up in southern California, the oldest of 11 children. She never took piano lessons, but did learn the notes as her mother taught her at the piano. Sight-reading came easily, and her favorite past times were to play the piano, sing, and act. Her childhood dream was singing and acting in...

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Where Freedom Stands Original Cast Album CD

Posted on Mar 12, 2013 in Audio and Video

The Heritage of the American Family A Musical The Original Cast Album Book by James G. Lambert Music and Lyrics by C. Michael Perry & James G. Lambert Buy it for $9.99 This is the epic story of the people of Utah and the Heritage they share. Two families serve to represent the families of the State. The Clarke family members are Mormon converts who brought civilization West with them as they were driven from place to place. The Lee Family, who are non-Mormons, brought with them in their move West the industrial revolution — and in the process — prosperity as well. Though both families settled in Utah County, each family plays an important part in everyone’s heritage. Originally conceived for “America’s Freedom Festival at Provo” the theme is universal and the characters can be empathized with by...

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Liberty Jail Original Cast Album CD

Posted on Mar 12, 2013 in Audio and Video

A Musical The Original Cast Album by Orson Scott Card Music by C. Michael Perry Price: $9.99 At the end of the persecutions of the Mormons in Missouri, Joseph Smith, Hyrum Smith, Sidney Rigdon and three others were imprisoned in a jail at Liberty, Missouri. The conflicts that arose there and the friendships that were formed shaped the future history of the Mormon Church — and also brought to Mormon Scripture the beautiful and poetic Section 121 of the Doctrine and Covenants. This musical drama will have your audience totally involved with beautiful music, a deeply moving story and a variety of characters. It will be seen that there sometimes, for a Prophet of God, can be liberty in jail. PUBLICATION INFORMATION AUDIO CD UPC: 886470410217 List Price: $11.99 46 minutes, 18 tracks FROM: Zion BookWorks REVIEWS: “Absorbing, moving...

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Cinderabbit! Original TV Cast Album CD

Posted on Mar 12, 2013 in Audio and Video, Women Authors

Book and Lyrics by MIMI BEAN Music by C. MICHAEL PERRY with Puppets by RONNIE BURKETT Price: $8.99 A wonderful musical adapted from the classic Cinderella story with animal characters. Prince Richard– the Rabbit-Hearted, Princess Tabitha of the Blue Mountain Grove; they are the center of this adaptation. It seems that when the Grove burned down years ago, Tabitha’s parents left her on the doorsteps of the Bugmerks, a family of toads on the edge of the Great, Grey Swamp. After the death of Mr. Bugmerk, Emilia and her daughters Merklene and Bogelda made life miserable for our Tabitha. So much so that she remembers none of her past, hence they call her “Cinderabbit.” Life is made bearable for her by her close friend and confidant, Mercedes, a mouse living in the Bugmerk’s dwelling. Well, the night of the...

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Cinderabbit! DVD

Posted on Mar 12, 2013 in Audio and Video, Women Authors

(DVD — of the 1978 PBS Broadcast) (Now Available!) Script and Lyrics by Mimi Bean Music by C. Michael Perry Puppets by Ronnie Burkett Price: $10.95 A wonderful musical adapted from the classic Cinderella story with animal characters. Prince Richard–the Rabbit-Hearted, Princess Tabitha of the Blue Mountain Grove; they are the center of this adaptation. It seems that when the Grove burned down years ago, Tabitha’s parents left her on the doorsteps of the Bugmerks, a family of toads on the edge of the Great, Grey Swamp. After the death of Mr. Bugmerk, Emilia and her daughters Merklene and Bogelda made life miserable for our Tabitha. So much so that she remembers none of her past, hence they call her “Cinderabbit.” Life is made bearable for her by her close friend and confidant, Mercedes, a mouse living in the...

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A Christmas Memory Original Cast Album CD

Posted on Mar 12, 2013 in Audio and Video

A Musical Compiled and Edited by Jason Anderson Music and Lyrics by C. Michael Perry Price: $8.99 The musical deals with the feelings of loneliness sometimes felt at Christmas time. It is Christmas of the current year. Irene Rasmussen, (Grandma) has recently lost her husband, Nicholas. She is facing Christmas “alone” for the first time. Of course she isn’t entirely alone when her three children and eight grandchildren descend on her for the holidays. All are concerned for Grandma in her first Christmas without Grandpa. So the family is wondering how this Christmas is going to turn out. A solution to the problem comes along with problems of her own. Danni, a sort of step-grand-daughter is now living with her step mom, Samantha– Grandma’s daughter. Danni McKenna is rebellious and doesn’t want to fit in–or maybe she’s decided that...

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