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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • VieVie La Fontaine

    by Linda Heavner Gerald
    The period of World War II fascinates me. Many years and a great deal of time reading books from The Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich to more current examples of the horror of that dangerous time create inside of me a desire to produce my account of love and danger during the most exciting time in history, at least to me. When I met a World War II French Resistance Fighter one evening at dinner, the situation appeared to cry out for my attention. VieVie La Fontaine begins with an encapsulated h... more
  • Posthumous

    by Paul Aertker

    2018 SCBWI Spark Honor WINNER


    "A bittersweet story of ... eternal optimism." --Publisher's Weekly (BookLife) "A deeply moving story that belongs on any juvenile bookshelf." --Foreword Reviews
    Friendship, perseverance, and the power of belief shine in this novel about a girl trying to stay connected to her late mother. "A reminder that inclusiveness and kindness can... more

  • The Offspring

    by Bill Pinnell

    The Offspring is a gripping narrative filled with convoluted schemes and a secret that destroyed so many lives.

    Terrifying family secrets have plagued Hughie Decker for as long as he can remember. Now, just as his life and career have finally begun to make strides, a seemingly innocent story from his hometown newspaper leaves Decker with no choice. He must return to his boyhood home to confront the horrid truth that destroyed so many lives.

     

  • The Adventures of Phatty and Payaso: Central Park

    by Marie Unanue
    Phatty the cat loves nothing more than spending his days balanced atop his favorite chair gazing out his windows at Central Park below. Everything is simply fan-tabby- lous until one day, Crawler, the meanest hawk in the park lands on his terrace and makes a terrifying announcement. He is coming for Phatty and his furry little friends. Phatty is tired of being a scaredy-cat. He jumps into a laundry bag and escapes to Central Park to stop the bully hawk once and for all. But his unplanned operati... more
  • The Secret World of Raine the Brain: Quindaro Adventures

    by C. L. Fails

    From the author of the Ella Books series comes a suite of books about a young inventor whose creations hope to save the world - daily.

    Meet 12-year old Raine. He's your average older brother who uses his creativity in extraordinary ways.

    "This is my inventor's journal.

    Inside it you'll find all the info you need to understand my secret life as Raine the Brain.

    Do not read this journal unless you want to know what it's like to save ... more

  • The Christmas Cookie Returns

    by C. L. Fails
    What would you do if you woke up on Santa's plate? Snowman Jim, The Christmas Cookie, returns to the home that he loves just in time for Christmas Eve! How much trouble will he get into as he embarks on a wild romp through the house while his family sleeps? Read along to find the answer to two mysterious details; the truth about fluffy flickers, and the secret to many more returns. The Christmas Cookie Returns: Fun on the Run, adventure awaits on Christmas Eve!
  • The Christmas Cookie

    by C. L. Fails
    "Lay out those cookies for Santa," said Dad. The children giggled with excitement as they laid the milk and cookies on the fireplace hearth. Snowman Jim awakens on Christmas Eve to find himself on a plate for Santa Claus. Follow along as this adorable cookie bounds across presents in search of a way to avoid being eaten. Will he escape or will he find it in his heart to stay with the home and family he loves so much?
  • Ella and One Big Dream

    by C. L. Fails
    What do you want to be when you grow up? What makes a dream one worth chasing? How do we share them with others without fearing their laughter? This whimsically illustrated story holds all the answers. Dive into this book with a timeless tale about holding onto your dreams, even when others don’t seem to understand them. A visit to Story Hour introduces Ella to friendly foes and a new story (A BONUS READ for you) that leaves her with more questions than answers. Luckily, Ella has two Dream Ke... more
  • Ella and One Rough Day

    by C. L. Fails
    Young Ella is back as a fun trip to her grandparents house takes a frustrating turn. Growing up is hard! There is so much to discover and all that learning takes time. Not “yet” knowing how to do what you really want to do can be tough. But one rough day does not make a life. Growth happens everyday in the tiniest of steps. It all starts with a shift in your mind. Fill up your cup with Ella, and read along as one rough day turns to gold in this empowering tale about growth and finding potenti... more
  • Ella and One Tiny Thing

    by C. L. Fails
    "The world is so big and I am so small...why does it matter what I choose to do?" asks the precocious and wide-eyed preschooler, Ella. Take a peek into this conversation between mom and daughter in a book that seeks to answer the age-old question of the meaning of life, while promoting the immeasurable power of one. Does it matter what your actions are? Can one person really change the world? Find the true answer in, Ella and One Tiny Thing, by C.L. Fails, the author/illustrator of The Christmas... more
  • Before We Died

    by Joan Schweighardt
    In 1908 two Irish American brothers leave their jobs on the docks of Hoboken, NJ to make their fortune tapping rubber trees in the South American rainforest. They expect to encounter floods, snakes, malaria, extreme hunger and unfriendly competitors, but nothing prepares them for the psychological hurdles that will befall them. Before We Died, the first in a three-book "rivers" series, is a literary adventure novel set against the background of the South American rubber boom, a fascinating but l... more
  • Rory Aqua Adventure Man

    by Michelle Path
    Rory Aqua Adventure Man is a toy with a dream. All he wants is a new home and someone to play with — otherwise he faces the toyshop’s terrifying Shredder! Rory’s wish comes true but, after being swept out to sea on a trip to the beach, he finds himself on an epic adventure to find his way back home. Along the way he meets weird and wonderful characters and finds himself in strange and scary situations that he had never dreamed of being in. Rory soon finds out that his happily ever after is very ... more
  • Storm Sparrows

    by Marie Thompson

    How does a family dig itself out of despair and destitution? In the case of the Chester Family, it is through a woman named Lilly. Storm Sparrows by Marie Thompson Born to poverty and all its limitations, sweet Maggie McLellan’s expectations from life were few. Her father and brother were lost to war, leaving her solely under the influence of her dominating mother, Rose. As WW1 ends, handsome Frank Chester comes into Maggie’s life, and immediately sweeps her off her feet. They mar... more

  • Gym Class Hero

    by Martin Parks Kalmbach
    Life is throwing a lot at Stevie Kalkannes as he begins his Junior year at Jackson High School. As basketball season approaches in northern Ohio, Stevie wonders whether he should return to playing a game he loves after being the star of the team in junior high, then giving it up in defiance of an overbearing father, a bombastic sports talk show host now divorced from Stevie's mother - and a very critical older brother, a former star player at Stevie's school. Adding to Stevie's high school quan... more
  • Kim Than: The General's Gold

    by Stephen Richey
    Eight aging veterans of the Viet Nam decide to go afer ten tons of gold left in a cave at the end of the Viet Nam war.
  • NEW LIGHT (Fiction)

    by Lahcen Laanaba
    Mourad EL Jaw, fifty- eight years old, married. Despite his graduation and qualifications, job cuts drove him to a monotonous life. An agnostic as from his twenties in an Islamic country where thinking different could be blasphemous. The mosque and spiritual way of life was a way to escape to the routine and domestic scenes. Days are running on the same rhythm, praying and sitting in the coffee shop. The mosque was the refuge to seek a spiritual comfort. However, he avoids all contact with be... more

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