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Moroni Smith in the Land of Zarahemla — Book 1

Posted on Aug 17, 2015 in Coming Soon, Fiction, The Moroni Smith Adventures SERIES, Zion BookWorks

by Thom Duncan  Book One of the Moroni Smith Adventures SERIES Who wouldn’t want to find the location of the lost civilizations of the Book of Mormon? Someone! Dr. L. DeLeon Ardis, BYU professor of archaeology, is on a church expedition to try to find the Lost City of Zarahemla. As Zarahemla’s exact location is being radioed to church headquarters, communication is interrupted. Church leaders suspect foul play. Moroni Smith, Orrin Porter Rockwell VII and Gadget Gunderson, of the Church Special Projects division, are sent to discover the fate of the Ardis expedition. Shot down as they approach the area, the trio push through the jungle and find the city still intact, with descendants of the Nephites struggling for their freedom. As they fight to protect the city and its people from the evil Reverend Maximus Deil, leader of...

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Sandy and the Weird Sisters — YA Fiction

Posted on May 26, 2015 in Fiction, New Releases, YA/Juvenile

The Sandy Hunter Saga — Book One by J. D. Newman Growing up, making choices, being responsible for yourself and the choices we all make might seem everyday to some, but for 12-year-old Sandy, it is a new and liberating experience. Sandy has grown up under the influence of her widower, rugby-coach father and her athletic older sister Roxie. When her father and sister go to England for a rugby tournament, they leave Sandy in the care of her three great aunts, referred to in family lore as the “weird sisters.” The mysterious Weird Sisters have not been seen in years; or so Dad says. Each of the aunts espouses a different faith — Catholicism, Mormonism, and Unitarianism — and yet they respect and support each others’ practice, while Sandy views them as the outside seeker of truth she...

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iPlates Volume 2 Complete — Prophets, Priests, Rebels, and Kings — Book of Mormon Comics

Posted on Jan 10, 2015 in New Releases, Nonfiction, The iPlates SERIES, YA/Juvenile

by Stephen Carter & Jett Atwood Pure Book of Mormon Awesomeness! A tyrant to depose. A city to defend. A family to save. A collection of three comic books based on the Book of Mormon: “Alma in the Wilderness,” “Gideon’s Revolt,” “Zerin’s Sacrifice.” While evading King Noah’s spies, Gideon and Alma launch a daring revolution to overthrow the tyrannical king. But a Lamanite army is advancing toward Shilom. Will Zerin be able to save her mother from the doomed city? Can Sybil lead Alma’s converts to safety? Packed with action, laughs, and inspiration, iPlates brings pure Book of Mormon awesomeness to your whole family. This collection is based on Mosiah 12–13.   NOTE: This volume takes “iPlates: Volume 2: Part I: Alma in the Wilderness” AND “iPlates Volume 2 Part II: Gideon’s Revolt” AND joins them together with a...

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iPlates Volume 2 Part I: Alma In The Wilderness — Book of Mormon Comics

Posted on Apr 11, 2014 in Nonfiction, Special Sale!, The iPlates SERIES, YA/Juvenile

by Stephen Carter & Jett Atwood Alma sits shivering in the wilderness outside the city of Shilom. That morning he had been one of King Noah’s priests, living a sumptuous lifestyle and wielding great power. But then a lone prophet named Abinadi had preached to the king’s court and changed Alma’s heart. When King Noah decreed Abinadi’s execution, Alma tried to defend the prophet, but barely escaped with his life. Fortunately, Alma meets Gideon, a man who heads a group of revolutionaries dedicated to overthrowing the king. Gideon is intrigued by Alma’s message and decides to help him. But then Sybil, a woman Alma had known at the palace, emerges from the forest. Is she a spy from the king, or an honest seeker of truth? Meanwhile, the Lamanites are about to launch a surprise attack on Shilom. The...

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The Pilfered Papers — (Adventures of the Restoration Book 2)

Posted on Aug 7, 2013 in Adventures of the Restoration SERIES, New Releases, YA/Juvenile

by L.T. Downing Book Two in the Adventures of the Restoration series. ABOUT THE SERIES: In the Adventures of the Restoration series, award-winning author L.T. Downing brings early church history to life in the way young readers crave—with exciting, fast-paced stories about the real people and events of the Restoration era. Readers will have a front-row seat as Joseph Smith fights off attackers who would steal the gold plates, as Martin Harris loses the 116 pages of the translated manuscript, and as the young Prophet, his family, and friends face the persecutors, politicians and traitors that ultimately drove the Latter-day Saints from state after state in their quest for the freedom to worship. Parents are sure to find the Adventures of the Restoration series is not only fun, but an invaluable tool in the education and inspiration of their...

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Get That Gold!

Posted on Aug 7, 2013 in Adventures of the Restoration SERIES, Fiction, YA/Juvenile, Zion BookWorks

by L. T. Downing Book One in the Adventures of the Restoration Series. Recommended for Middle Grades 4-8 and up. (Student Readers ages 9-13 and up, their parents and siblings) ABOUT THE SERIES: In the Adventures of the Restoration series, award-winning author L.T. Downing brings early church history to life in the way young readers crave—with exciting, fast-paced stories about the real people and events of the Restoration era. Readers will have a front-row seat as Joseph Smith fights off attackers who would steal the gold plates, as Martin Harris loses the 116 pages of the translated manuscript, and as the young Prophet, his family, and friends face the persecutors, politicians and traitors that ultimately drove the Latter-day Saints from state after state in their quest for the freedom to worship. Parents are sure to find the Adventures of...

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Moroni Smith and the Sword of Laban — Book 3

Posted on May 30, 2013 in Fiction, The Moroni Smith Adventures SERIES, YA/Juvenile

MORONI SMITH AND THE SWORD OF LABAN Book Three in the MORONI SMITH ADVENTURES SERIES by Thom Duncan FANTASY / ADVENTURE If a sword existed that could end all war on the planet — wouldn’t you want to control it? Moroni Smith, Orrin Porter Rockwell VII and Gadget Gunderson, of the Church Special Projects division have had no time to recover from the adventure that surrounded the Gold Plates. Now, another power-crazed man wants to use the powerful Sword of Laban as leverage for his excuse to run the planet. Once again our team surges ahead into the unknown, only this time Port and Gadget not only have to find the sword, but their leader, Moroni, as well! EXCERPT FROM CHAPTER ONE: “As Matthew lunged for me with the Sword of Laban, I used the only thing nearby I...

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Moroni Smith In Search of the Gold Plates — Book 2

Posted on May 30, 2013 in Fiction, The Moroni Smith Adventures SERIES, YA/Juvenile, Zion BookWorks

Book Two in the Moroni Smith Adventures SERIES by Thom Duncan FANTASY / ADVENTURE Buy it at $11.00 (Introductory Special) Who would want to steal the Gold Plates? Well, anyone would! Moroni Smith, Orrin Porter Rockwell VII and Gadget Gunderson, of the Church Special Projects division, are engaged in yet another fingernail-biting adventure as they try to recover the stolen Gold Plates from a splinter faction claiming divine right and stewardship of those legendary Plates. Their adventures take them from the rocks and caves of Southern Utah to the lush hills of the Finger Lakes District in New York state as they follow the trail left for them by the megalomaniacal leadership of The Brethren of the Lord. More of the work of the cover artist, Melita Lee, can be seen HERE EXCERPT FROM CHAPTER ONE: “What’s the sign...

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The Moroni Smith Adventures SERIES

Posted on May 26, 2013 in YA/Juvenile, Zion BookWorks

by Thom Duncan Join Moroni Smith, Orrin Porter Rockwell VII and Gadget Gunderson, from the Church Special Projects division, as their adventures take them all over the world as they search for, extricate, recover and/or find artifacts and information that has been lost or stolen.       MORONI SMITH IN SEARCH OF THE GOLD PLATES BOOK 2 EXCERPT FROM CHAPTER ONE: “What’s the sign we’re looking for?” I asked. I had to practically yell to be heard above the sound of the river’s rushing water. “We’re lookin’ fer two towerin’ rock walls,” said Port, “archin’ over the river. When we find that, there’s a campsite just beyond it. We’ll find Gray there.” I had asked the question more to calm my own nervousness than to get an answer. I looked up at the sheer sides of the rock...

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The Hand of Glory

Posted on Mar 12, 2013 in Banner, Fiction, YA/Juvenile, Zion BookWorks

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 Banner, Classics, Nonfiction, YA/Juvenile, Zion BookWorks

by Pat Bagley JUVENILE / YOUNG ADULT / YA / ACTIVITY BOOK / PUZZLES / GAMES Retail Price: $12.95 Internet Sale Price: $11.95 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 J. Golden Kimball Stories by...

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

Posted on Mar 12, 2013 in Historical, Nonfiction, Special Sale!, YA/Juvenile, Zion BookWorks

A Child’s History of Utah by Pat Bagley and Will Bagley   Retail Price (Hardback — in stock) $16.95 Closeout Special: $8.00 (closing out the First Edition hardbound version in preparation for the paperback issue — a Second Edition)   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...

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Cinderabbit! Original TV Cast Album CD

Posted on Mar 12, 2013 in Audio and Video, Zion BookWorks

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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Norman the Nephite and the A-MAZE-ing Conference Center

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

by Pat Bagley A fun book for children (and those who love them) as Norman the Nephite, from the book I Spy A Nephite, continues his adventures exploring the LDS Conference Center and almost not getting lost — thanks to a couple of gull-ible friends. Featuring GIANT, ‘fold-out’ pages full of visual puzzles and mazes and searches for Norman and many other characters and items of interest. Product Details: Full Color pages 5 x 8 expanding to 16 x 21 Fold Out Book ISBN: 1-56684-592-0 List Price: $6.95 CURRENTLY AVAILABLE!   REVIEW: “Norman the Nephite and the A-Maze-ing Conference Center, republished in 2013 by ZION Book Works, offers more of cartoonist Pat Bagley’s colorful, creative work. This time it’s a fold-out book/ sturdy 16×21 poster that challenges kids to find a long list of items, including Norman himself and...

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iPlates: Volume I: From Ammon to Abinadi, Alma, and Zennif — Book of Mormon Comics

Posted on Mar 5, 2013 in Banner, Classics, Nonfiction, The iPlates SERIES, YA/Juvenile

GRAPHIC NOVEL / ILLUSTRATED STORYBOOK / BOOK OF MORMONPrice: $13.99 PURE BOOK OF MORMON AWESOMENESS! From Ammon to Abinadi, Alma, and Zennif Vowing to reclaim the land of his fathers, Zeniff leads a company of Nephites deep into Lamanite territory. But the Lamanites have other plans for them. Can Zeniff defend his city against the Lamanite armies? Will his ambitious son Noah seize the crown? Can the prophet Abinadi save the city from its own wickedness? Adventure, war, betrayal, and redemption await you in iPlates Volume 1, an award-winning comic series based on the Book of Mormon. This ‘graphic novel’ treatment of Book of Mormon stories is written by Sunstone editor, Stephen Carter, and illustrated in color and black and white by animation artist, Jett Atwood. Older children and teens—and many young adults and adults, too—will enjoy the way...

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