Paperback Books by Marianne Hering

Marianne Hering is the author of Imagination Station Books 3-Pack: Freedom at the Falls / Terror in the Tunnel / Rescue on the River (2021), Islands and Enemies (2022), Madman in Manhattan (2020), Inferno in Tokyo (2020) and other 69 books.

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Imagination Station Books 3-Pack: Freedom at the Falls / Terror in the Tunnel / Rescue on the River

release date: Dec 07, 2021
Imagination Station Books 3-Pack: Freedom at the Falls / Terror in the Tunnel / Rescue on the River
Over 1 Million Sold in Series! Crisis in the Civil War. This softcover 3-pack of books 22-24 includes Freedom at the Falls, Terror in the Tunnel, and Rescue on the River. In 1861, the states are divided North and South, and the country is at its most vulnerable. The Imagination Station takes cousins Patrick and Beth to the heart of the Civil War. Can they help Abraham Lincoln hold the nation together while foiling plots against him? Can they rescue friends on the Underground Railroad? To succeed, they'll have to face hatred and hostility on the rails, down the river, and in the capital. When kids step into the Imagination Station, they experience an unforgettable journey filled with action-packed adventure to inspire their imaginations. With each book, they're whisked away with cousins Patrick and Beth to embark on a new journey around the world and back in time.

Islands and Enemies

release date: Apr 05, 2022
Islands and Enemies
Over 1 Million Sold in the Series! When kids step into the Imagination Station they travel back in time and across the world with cousins Patrick and Beth. Each book is historically accurate, and readers will grow in their faith and knowledge of history as they race through each unforgettable story. “I find you two children guilty of witchcraft!” Captain Magellan said. “The penalty is death.” Patrick and Beth board the Victoria in 1521 on its journey to try and sail around the world. But they make a bad first impression when they meet Captain Ferdinand Magellan. The cousins are accused of being witches and must prove their innocence. The crew members watch their every move, looking for an excuse to throw the cousins overboard. Meanwhile, Patrick finds a friend who has a secret. Beth becomes the new scribe for the voyage, stirring up jealousy from Antonio Pigafetta, one of Magellan’s best friends. After a surprising miracle happens on the island, the crew—and the cousins—must take sides: Who thinks Magellan is unfit to lead? Who is loyal to Magellan and willing to risk their life to prove it?

Madman in Manhattan

release date: Jul 07, 2020
Madman in Manhattan
Over 1 million sold in series! The adventure continues as Patrick and Beth end up in New York City in 1923 as inventor Nikola Tesla is embroiled in a patent conflict with fellow inventor Thomas Edison. When they step into the Imagination Station, kids experience an unforgettable journey filled with action-packed adventure to inspire their imaginations. With each book, they're whisked away with cousins Patrick and Beth to embark on a new journey around the world and back in time. This easy-to-read adventure, number 21 in the series, is the latest in the long-running successful series that has sold over 1 million books.

Inferno in Tokyo

release date: May 05, 2020
Inferno in Tokyo
Over 900,000 copies sold in the series! This easy-to-read adventure is number 20 in this long-running, successful series and is now available in softcover. The Imagination Station has been malfunctioning for several adventures now, handing out the wrong gifts and traveling unexpected paths. Patrick and Beth must use their courage, strength, and resilience to help others and survive dangers as they travel through time and space and get caught up in the 1923 earthquake, tsunami, and fire that devastated Tokyo, Japan. When kids step into the Imagination Station, they experience an unforgettable journey filled with action-packed adventure and excitement. Each book will whisk the reader away with cousins Patrick and Beth to embark on a new journey around the world and back in time.

I Will Love You Forever

release date: Mar 01, 2018
I Will Love You Forever
A True Story about Life, Love, and Healing through Heartbreak As Seen on Kathie Lee & Hoda on 12/21/17! A baby girl was born without a right or left hemisphere of her brain. Doctors said she was essentially in a vegetative state, unable to see or hear—that there was no hope for her. Relinquished under the state’s Safe Haven Law, this two-week-old unnamed baby girl found her way to Cori and Mark Salchert’s home. Despite the infant’s grim medical diagnosis, Cori knew she couldn’t allow this beautiful baby girl to spend her few days on earth alone and unloved. Cori took the baby girl home and named her Emmalynn . I Will Love You Forever reveals one woman's decades-long quest to find healing and redemption after the accidental death of her sister as a child. God has used hospice babies—those left to live and die without family to care for them—to mend Cori's broken heart. Bringing these fragile hospice babies into their home, Cori and her family have promised to hold them briefly, until their last breath on this side of heaven, but to love them forever and always. The loving actions of Cori and her family show that we can do all things through Christ who gives us strength. Cori’s poignant story will strengthen your faith. . . It will touch your heart. Bonus! Features full-color photos of Cori and her family.

Light in the Lions' Den

release date: Feb 07, 2017
Light in the Lions' Den
When they step into the Imagination Station, kids experience an unforgettable journey filled with action-packed adventure. With each book, readers are whisked away with cousins Patrick and Beth to embark on a new journey around the world and back in time. This easy-to-read adventure is number 19 in the successful series that has now sold over 500,000 books. The Imagination Station has been acting wonky for several adventures now, handing out the wrong gifts and traveling unexpected paths. Patrick and Beth must call upon their courage, strength, and resilience in order to help others and survive real dangers that threaten them as they travel through time and space to encounter the prophet Daniel and the deadly lions’ den.

Trouble on the Orphan Train

release date: Oct 01, 2016
Trouble on the Orphan Train
When they step into the Imagination Station, kids experience an unforgettable journey filled with action-packed adventure. With each book, they’re whisked away with cousins Patrick and Beth to embark on a new journey around the world and back in time. This easy-to-read adventure is number 18 in the successful series that has now sold over 450,000 books in the series. Patrick and Beth arrive on an orphan train, heading west. They befriend an orphan who is falsely accused of being part of a train robbery. No one will adopt the child. Patrick and Beth stay with their new friend until the end of the line. All the while, they search for Eugene, who is missing somewhere in time.

In Fear of the Spear

release date: Feb 01, 2016
In Fear of the Spear
Patrick and Beth have escaped from volcano lava only to be separated again, and no one knows exactly where Beth has gone. Eugene and Patrick frantically try to fix the Imagination Station so they can find Beth, who unbeknownst to them has landed in the Amazon jungle. Will Patrick find Beth? Will Eugene be able to fix the broken Imagination Station? What will happen to the strange man with the spear in his side? Find out in the latest Imagination Station adventure!

Doomsday in Pompeii

release date: Jan 01, 2015
Doomsday in Pompeii
Over 1 million sold in series! It’s the hottest adventure yet! When Patrick takes a trip alone in the Imagination Station for science project research, things get a little explosive. First, his cousin Beth gets angry that she was left behind. Second, Eugene Meltsner sees red when he realizes that Patrick went to Pompeii in 79 A.D. a day before Mount Vesuvius erupts! It doesn’t help that the Imagination Station is on the blink and Whit has gone missing. As Beth and Eugene frantically try to find a way fix the machine, Patrick learns a few things about volcanoes: it’s not the lava that comes first, it’s poisonous gas. Will Eugene be able to reprogram the Imagination Station and send Beth to help Patrick? And what will happen to Patrick’s new friends—a preacher, a looter, and a stray dog? Find out in the next adventure, Doomsday in Pompeii!

Surprise at Yorktown

release date: Oct 16, 2014
Surprise at Yorktown
Travel two centuries back in time to the final battle of the American Revolution at Yorktown, Virginia. Cousins Patrick and Beth sneak through trenches and race across battlefields to warn General George Washington about a dangerous spy. The spy is stealing his secret plans and giving them to the British. Cannons roar and the ground shakes as the struggle reaches a climax. Washington’s ragtag soldiers are up against the most powerful army in the world. Will Patrick and Beth witness the American Revolution come to an end? Or will they be caught in a dangerous trap they can’t escape?

Captured on the High Seas

release date: Apr 18, 2014
Captured on the High Seas
British warships battle with American privateers in this high sea adventure. Cousins Patrick and Beth have landed on the Royal Louis in the middle of the Revolutionary War. Cannonballs fly and swords slash. They’re captured! Now they face even more dangers. Will their new friend James Forten be sold by the British into the West Indies slave trade? Or will they all be sentenced to the overcrowded prison ship floating near shore where scores of prisoners die from filth and disease? Patrick and Beth help plan a daring escape as they witness firsthand the deeds of brave heroes who fought to make America the land of the free.

The Redcoats Are Coming!

release date: Dec 25, 2013
The Redcoats Are Coming!
The first of a three-book story arc about the American Revolution, The Redcoats Are Coming follows Patrick and Beth as they assist the revolutionaries by waking up the sleeping citizens of 1775 Concord before the Redcoats come. In this adventure, the cousins meet Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, and John Hancock. They help smuggle musket balls, sound the alarm that the Redcoats are coming, and deliver a secret message to Paul Revere. Along the way they learn that most of the revolutionaries leaned on God’s direction and even pastors helped in the cause. Christian parents and teachers will appreciate the historical facts as well as the biblical worldview training their kids and students will absorb. The kids will appreciate the excitement and tension of an America at war with England, and in some ways, with itself. A curriculum for Christian schools and homeschool families is available for download from Focus on the Family.

Danger on a Silent Night

release date: Sep 20, 2013
Danger on a Silent Night
Beth and Patrick travel to the Holy Land. Patrick joins the wise men as they travel toward Jerusalem. Beth winds up at Herod’s palace and sees the king’s reaction when he finds out about the newly born King of the Jews. The cousins meet up at the palace. Devout Simeon tells them where they can find the baby Jesus. Beth and Patrick set out with the wise men only to discover they’ve been followed by one of Herod’s soldiers. Knowing that death is in store for the Baby Jesus if the soldier finds Him, Beth and Patrick carry out a plan to keep the baby safe.

Hunt for the Devil's Dragon

release date: Apr 19, 2013
Hunt for the Devil's Dragon
Patrick and Beth travel to northern Africa where Beth tries to prevent a girl her own age avoid becoming a sacrifice to a vicious dragon killing the local town's livestock and Patrick joins a Roman knight on a quest to kill the dragon.

Challenge on the Hill of Fire

release date: Apr 12, 2013
Challenge on the Hill of Fire
Over 1 million sold in series! Kidnapped by Celtic Druids in 433, Patrick and Beth are headed to certain death when followers of a former Irish Slave (Saint Patrick, called Patritius in this book) save them. The cousins find themselves in the midst of a power struggle between Ireland’s King Logaire, Patritius, and the leader of the Druids, Lochru. A spiritual showdown begins on the Hill of Slane when Patritius builds a fire, challenging the King’s authority. Will Patritius prove to the king that the God of the Bible is the true God? Or will the king take sides with the Druids? The Emerald Isle holds many tales and legends, but this story of truth and standing strong for God is not one to be missed.

Imagination Station Books 3-Pack: Light in the Lions' Den / Inferno in Tokyo / Madman in Manhattan

release date: Aug 04, 2020
Imagination Station Books 3-Pack: Light in the Lions' Den / Inferno in Tokyo / Madman in Manhattan
Over 900,000 copies sold in the series! When they step into the Imagination Station, kids experience an unforgettable journey filled with action-packed adventure to inspire their imaginations. With each book, they're whisked away with cousins Patrick and Beth to embark on a new journey around the world and back in time. This softcover 3-pack of books 19-21 includes the following: Light in the Lions' Den, Inferno in Tokyo, Madman in Manhattan

Battle for Cannibal Island

release date: Oct 17, 2012
Battle for Cannibal Island
It’s 1852 and cousins Patrick and Beth sail to Fiji on the HMS Calliope under the command of Captain James E. Home. They arrive at the islands to find that the Christian Fijians are at war with the non-Christian Fijians. Missionary James Calvert is trying to make peace and suggests that the captain allow peace negotiations on board the British vessel. Patrick and Beth learn about sacrificial living when they observe Calvert’s determination to live on Fiji despite the dangers and impoverished conditions and that he is willing to risk his life to live as Jesus would.

Problems in Plymouth

release date: Apr 09, 2012
Problems in Plymouth
When time-traveling cousins Patrick and Beth use the Imagination Station to go to Plymouth Colony in 1621 hoping to find Hugh and return him to his own time, they meet William Bradford, Myles Standish, and Squanto.

Imagination Station Books 3-Pack: Doomsday in Pompeii / In Fear of the Spear / Trouble on the Orphan Train

release date: Mar 03, 2020
Imagination Station Books 3-Pack: Doomsday in Pompeii / In Fear of the Spear / Trouble on the Orphan Train
More than 900,000 copies sold in the series! When they step into the Imagination Station, kids experience an unforgettable journey filled with action-packed adventure to inspire their imaginations. With each book, they're whisked away with cousins Patrick and Beth to embark on a new journey around the world and back in time. This 3-pack of books 16-18 includes the following: Doomsday in Pompeii, In Fear of the Spear, and Trouble on the Orphan Train. #16 Doomsday in Pompeii: It's the hottest adventure yet! When Patrick takes a trip alone in the Imagination Station for science project research, things get a little explosive. First, his cousin Beth gets angry that she was left behind. Second, Eugene Meltsner sees red when he realizes that Patrick went to Pompeii in 79 A.D. a day before Mount Vesuvius erupts! It doesn't help that the Imagination Station is on the blink and Whit has gone missing. As Beth and Eugene frantically try to find a way fix the machine, Patrick learns a few things about volcanoes: it's not the lava that comes first, it's poisonous gas. Will Eugene be able to reprogram the Imagination Station and send Beth to help Patrick? And what will happen to Patrick's new friends--a preacher, a looter, and a stray dog? Find out in Doomsday in Pompeii! #17 In Fear of the Spear: Patrick and Beth have escaped from volcano lava only to be separated again, and no one knows exactly where Beth has gone. Eugene and Patrick frantically try to fix the Imagination Station so they can find Beth, who unbeknownst to them has landed in the Amazon jungle. Will Patrick find Beth? Will Eugene be able to fix the broken Imagination Station? What will happen to the strange man with the spear in his side? Find out in the latest Imagination Station adventure! #18 Trouble on the Orphan Train: Patrick and Beth arrive on an orphan train, heading west. They befriend an orphan who is falsely accused of being part of a train robbery. No one will adopt the child. Patrick and Beth stay with their new friend until the end of the line. All the while, they search for Eugene, who is missing somewhere in time.

Peril in the Palace

release date: Mar 27, 2012
Peril in the Palace
Cousins Patrick and Beth travel in Mr. Whittaker's invention, the Imagination Station, to thirteenth-century China, where they meet Marco Polo and Kublai Khan and are mistaken for Christian shamans.

Attack at the Arena

release date: Mar 27, 2012
Attack at the Arena
Patrick and his cousin Beth travel back in time to ancient Rome, where they meet Telemachus and help put an end to the spectacle of gladiators fighting to the death.

Showdown with the Shepherd

release date: Feb 03, 2012
Showdown with the Shepherd
The key to adventure lies within your imagination! Cousins Patrick and Beth go to the Holy Land in the tenth century BC. Their goal is to get back the ring Hugh stole and return him to 1450s England where he belongs. But troubles await them as soon as they step out of the Imagination Station. First they meet an angry bear and later an angry giant. Set against the backdrop of the David and Goliath story, the cousins learn that having a giant faith is more important than having a giant on your side.

Secret of the Prince's Tomb

release date: Feb 03, 2012
Secret of the Prince's Tomb
Over 1 million sold in series! “The Egyptians believe that whoever opens a tomb will be cursed!” The hot sun and sand of ancient Egypt await Patrick and Beth in their next Imagination Station adventure. The cousins are caught between a terrible ruler and a nation bound for slavery. To help their new friend Tabitha, the cousins must seek out a great secret—one that will give hope to her family and future generations. Their search takes them to an ancient burial vault and . . . a mummy! But the vault is a confusing maze, filled with traps and mysterious symbols. Will the cousins ever get out again to share a life-changing hope?

Imagination Station Boxed Set:

release date: Sep 01, 2015
Imagination Station Boxed Set:
When they step into the Imagination Station, kids experience an unforgettable journey filled with action-packed adventure to inspire their imaginations. With each book, they’re whisked away with cousins Patrick and Beth to embark on a new journey around the world and back in time. Perfect for beginning readers, these easy-to-read chapter books will keep kids entertained as they journey through history with Patrick and Beth. This introductory six-book box set includes books 1–6 in the series: Voyage with the Vikings, Attack at the Arena, Peril in the Palace, Revenge of the Red Knight, Showdown with the Shepherd, and Problems in Plymouth.

Revenge of the Red Knight

release date: Feb 03, 2012
Revenge of the Red Knight
Eight-year-old cousins Patrick and Beth find themselves 1450's England during the War of the Roses, where they discover the missing treasures and meet the person who has been sending notes through the Imagination Station.
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