At the top of today’s Buffet are three Kindle editions of the “Little Monkeys” board books published by Baby Genius. Pre-schoolers will enjoy those nursery rhymes over and over again as they follow along with each educational story.

These books are formatted for the Kindle Fire, and can’t be downloaded to a Paperwhite.

As usual, each book listed here has gone FREE within the past 24 hours (except for the “Bargain Books” at the bottom of this page). Warning: Kindle book promotions can end without notice, so before downloading click the link “See Kindle price at Amazon” to verify that the book is still free. (Prices and availability may differ outside USA.

Children’s eBooks > Nursery Rhymes
Author: Baby Genius
“5 Little Monkeys Jumpin’ on the Bed,” the classic children’s story and song features Oboe the monkey and DJ the dinosaur. Oboe’s mama discovers that Oboe and his brothers and sisters are jumpin’ on their bed. One-by-one they each fall off and bump their head. When Mama calls the Doctor (Dr. DJ), the doctor says, “No more monkeys jumpin’ on the bed.” But when Dr. DJ gets home to his own family, guess what his children are doing? This classic children’s song/story will bring joy, laughter, and smiles to tots and parents alike. Children will learn how to count the monkeys on their fingers and gain an entertaining introduction to subtraction – every time a monkey falls off the bed.

Children’s eBooks > Nursery Rhymes
Author: Baby Genius
Five Baby Genius characters join together in this book to show children different ways to express happiness. They demonstrate three ways to clap hands; three ways to stomp feet; three ways to shout hooray; and three ways to do all three. What makes this book so much fun is that parent and child will be singing, clapping, stomping, and hooraying along with their favorite Baby Genius characters. So, if they’re not happy when they start – they’ll definitely be happy by the time they finish. And, they’ll have learned nine ways to show how happy they are.
Children’s eBooks > Nursery Rhymes
Author: Baby Genius
A fun way for children to learn about farm animals and the sounds they make! Old MacDonald (played by Vinko the Bear) is having a typical day on the farm: he feeds the chickens and collects their eggs as the hens “cluck-cluck;” he milks a cow as the other cows graze in the pasture and “moo-moo;” he shears the wool off a sheep as the other sheep envy the newly shorn sheep’s haircut and “baa-baa.” The only thing that’s different about this typical day on Old MacDonald’s farm is that young readers are clucking, mooing, baaing, and oinking as they sing the familiar song and learn about life on the farm and the sounds that farm animals make.
Historical Fiction > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: J.R. Wright

Having been drawn to the wild for a number of years, young Luke McKinney is forced to leave 1839 St.Louis for the North Country even sooner than he expected to go. At seventeen, along with a female companion and an elderly father figure, he is literally running for his life.

With the Law pursuing him and the wilderness unforgiving, he finds himself caught up in a survival system that has nothing to do with civilization or laws.

Then the unthinkable happens, the only love of his life is taken from him. It is during the pursuit of her captors that Luke finds a strength and determination that will shape his moral existence for the remainder of his life.

Romance > New Adult & College
Author: Nashoda Rose

Novella 20,000 words (Tear Asunder .5)

Sculpt is an illegal fighter.
He’s also the lead singer of a local rock band.
No one knows his real name.
And from the moment I met him, he made me forget mine.

In order to convince Sculpt to give me self-defense lessons, I had to follow his one rule—no complaining or he’d walk. I didn’t think it would be a problem. I could handle a few bruises. What I hadn’t anticipated was landing on my back with Sculpt on top of me and my entire body burning up for him.
I tried to ignore it.
I failed of course. And having a hot, tattooed badass on top of me week after week, acting completely immune to what he was doing to me—it was frustrating as hell, so I broke his rule—I complained.
Then he kissed me.

Fiction > Gay & Lesbian
Author: Felicia Donovan

The heartwarming story of a young girl who becomes orphaned and is sent to live with her distant lesbian cousin and her cousin’s partner. Embraced by their love and warmly welcomed by their community of lesbian friends, she slowly discovers the true meaning of family, but their strength is put to the test when the state abruptly threatens to take her away.

“The story pulls us in immediately and keeps us wanting more. This is what a great novel should do…” – Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (Quarterfinalist)

Romance > Contemporary
Author: Sarah Goodman
Married to her college sweetheart, Elizabeth Thomas has the perfect life, and just about everything is going according to her Life Plan. A senior lawyer at her firm at thirty, living in her dream home, the only thing left to check off the Life Plan list is a baby.
Struggling with infertility, and after several unsuccessful attempts to conceive, Beth’s husband, Grant, just wants life to be normal again. Together, they decide to give it one more try and Beth is sure this time it’s going to work. She’s finally going to have her perfect Life Plan.
But when tragedy strikes, and a new plan is needed, will Beth be able to cope with all the changes the new plan throws at her? Will she be able to overcome her loss and heartache to discover the new plan is really Life’s Perfect Plan?
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Author: M.R. Polish

Flirting with boys and hanging out with her best friend pretty much sums up Esmerelda’s life, but it’s all about to change. At eighteen, the toughest decision she should have to make is whether or not to go to college, not helping her dad pick out a casket for her mother. But, it’s not until wounds heal instantly and flowers bloom in front of her eyes that she begins to question her sanity.

Nothing. Absolutely nothing, could prepare her for being kidnapped and flown out of the country, only to find out her kidnapper is a warlock. Sanity? At this point she is sure either hers or his is gone. Magic isn’t real, it’s in stories and fairy tales parents tell little kids. Or is it? But there’s more, much more… her blood is the secret gift bestowed by five dead witches and there is one warlock who’ll stop at nothing to get it. To end the curse to his power and save herself, she must awaken the witches from their graves. Shouldn’t be hard, right?

Horror > Ghosts
Author: Kathryn Meyer Griffith
Jenny and Jeff Sanders become victims of a bizarre crime; leaving Jeff dead and Jenny in a temporary coma. She returns to her children. With Jeff’s death she must move back to her childhood home, a haunted farmhouse, in Summer Haven, Florida, where once they destroyed a family of vampires.
Jenny has no appetite. She’s edgy. Her eyes hurt. She thinks it could be trauma or grief. Until one night she can’t resist the night woods or the overpowering urge to drink warm animals’ blood–and accepts the truth. Her attackers were vampires.
Now she’s becoming what she once reviled. She can’t abandon her children but must find a way to live in the human world. At night she hunts, in the day hides what she’s becoming and attempts to fit in.
Then townspeople begin dying. Like years before. With her blackouts, she fears she may be the killer, or is it her vampire attackers? For they’ve found her and demand she joins them–or her family will die. She resists until they kidnap her children. Then she has to find a way to outwit and ultimately destroy them. ***

TODAY’S BARGAINS……………What’s this?

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Louise Erdrich
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99

The Round House won the National Book Award for fiction.

One of the most revered novelists of our time—a brilliant chronicler of Native-American life—Louise Erdrich returns to the territory of her bestselling, Pulitzer Prize finalist The Plague of Doves with The Round House, transporting readers to the Ojibwe reservation in North Dakota. It is an exquisitely told story of a boy on the cusp of manhood who seeks justice and understanding in the wake of a terrible crime that upends and forever transforms his family.

Riveting and suspenseful, arguably the most accessible novel to date from the creator of Love MedicineThe Beet Queen, and The Bingo Palace, Erdrich’s The Round House is a page-turning masterpiece of literary fiction—at once a powerful coming-of-age story, a mystery, and a tender, moving novel of family, history, and culture.

Literary Fiction > Classics
Author: Betty Smith
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99

The American classic about a young girl’s coming-of-age at the turn of the century.

This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

A moving coming-of-age story set in the 1900s, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn follows the lives of 11-year-old Francie Nolan, her younger brother Neely, and their parents, Irish immigrants who have settled in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. Johnny Nolan is as loving and fanciful as they come, but he is also often drunk and out of work, unable to find his place in the land of opportunity. His wife Katie scrubs floors to put food on the table and clothes on her children’s backs, instilling in them the values of being practical and planning ahead.

When Johnny dies, leaving Katie pregnant, Francie, smart, pensive and hoping for something better, cannot believe that life can carry on as before. But with her own determination, and that of her mother behind her, Francie is able to move toward the future of her dreams, completing her education and heading off to college, always carrying the beloved Brooklyn of her childhood in her heart.

Humor & Satire
Author: Armistead Maupin
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99

For almost four decades Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City has blazed its own trail through popular culture—from a groundbreaking newspaper serial to a classic novel, to a television event that entranced millions around the world. The first of nine novels about the denizens of the mythic apartment house at 28 Barbary Lane, Tales is both a sparkling comedy of manners and an indelible portrait of an era that changed forever the way we live.

Literary Fiction > Historical
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99

In The Lacuna, her first novel in nine years, Barbara Kingsolver, the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of The Poisonwood Bibleand Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life, tells the story of Harrison William Shepherd, a man caught between two worlds—an unforgettable protagonist whose search for identity will take readers to the heart of the twentieth century’s most tumultuous events.

Biographies & Memoirs
Author: Simon Winchester
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99

The Professor and the Madman, masterfully researched and eloquently written, is an extraordinary tale of madness, genius, and the incredible obsessions of two remarkable men that led to the making of the Oxford English Dictionary — and literary history. The compilation of the OED, begun in 1857, was one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken. As definitions were collected, the overseeing committee, led by Professor James Murray, discovered that one man, Dr. W. C. Minor, had submitted more than ten thousand. When the committee insisted on honoring him, a shocking truth came to light: Dr. Minor, an American Civil War veteran, was also an inmate at an asylum for the criminally insane.

… See the rest of today’s Editor’s Picks here on page 2


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