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  • The Improbable Journeys of Billy Battles

    by Ronald Yates
    Billy Battles is not in Kansas anymore. As Book 2 of the Finding Billy Battles trilogy opens, Billy is far from his Kansas roots—and his improbable journeys are just beginning. He is aboard an ocean liner sailing to the Mysterious East (Japan, Hong Kong, French Indochina, and the Philippines), among other places. The year is 1894 and aboard the S S China Billy meets a mysterious, dazzling, and possibly dangerous German Baroness, locks horns with malevolent agents of the German governm... more
  • Finding Billy Battles

    by Ronald E. Yates
    A link to the past no one could ever imagine. When a great-grandson inherits two aging trunks and a stack of meticulously detailed journals penned by his great-grandfather, he sets out to fulfill his great-grandfather's last request: to tell the story of an incredible life replete with adventure, violence, and tragedy. The great-grandfather's name is Billy Battles--a man often trapped and overwhelmed by circumstances beyond his control. For much of his 100-year-long life Billy is a man missi... more
  • The Madison Cafe

    by John McClurken
    Katherine Baker is a reformed drunk and vagabond short-order cook when she returns to Cedar Mills, Washington, the hometown she fled in shame a decade earlier. By happenstance, Horace Greeley Martin is interviewing for help at his new Madison Cafe. Confessing he doesn't know much about running a restaurant, he hires Katherine on the spot. Here, a defensive Katherine comes to learn that family is not always defined by blood and "home" can mean many things. With a cast of finely drawn characters, ... more
  • The Fix-It Fairies

    by Samantha Gray
    When accidents happen, it is always good to have small friends with tiny hands nearby. Even the biggest cuts, scrapes and bruises are no match for the Fix-It Fairies. Their hard work and dedication make everything feel a little bit better. It just takes a little time, sweet treats, and the darkness of night.
  • "Absolutely...Positively...Genuine...Real Fake News"

    by Michael Medico (Published under the pseudonym Sir Telsunn Margraves)
    Fake News, it’s in the headlines...it is discussed on all the news channels, newspapers, online blogs and just about everywhere people go for information… it has become part of our lexicon and now it is celebrated in an exciting and enlightening new book, “Absolutely…Positively…Genuine…Real Fake News.” Considered, experienced and elucidated by Sir Telsunn Margraves as told to Michael Medico, this tome takes the reader into news stories, online features, recordings and television interviews and ... more
  • Pirats: a Tale of Mutiny on the High Seas

    by Rhian Waller

    Rip and her two sisters, Lu and Preen, survived storms and conflict on the voyage to Jamaica. But trouble is on the horizon when they meet a crew who are not what they seem... Stranded on a strange vessel, can Rip adapt to life on a pirate ship, escape the shadow of the slave trade, save the rats on board and find a way back to her family? To do so, she will have to become a Pirat!

  • Fateful Decisions

    by Trevor D'Silva
    It’s 1915 in the heat of WWI. Two friends heading to England aboard the British ocean liner, RMS Lusitania, meet and fall in love with a charismatic woman. After battling for her affection, Rachel Williams makes her decision, beginning a journey that no one can predict or soon forget. For the next thirty years, Rachel is forced to live with the choice she made, as the dominoes fall around her, sequentially. Set in America and Europe, history and fiction intertwine, commencing with the sinking... more
  • The Singer at Penn Station: A Script Based on a True Story

    by Josephine deBois
    Back in New York, Sergeant Samuel is demoted to work in the traffic police. He is teamed up with Huang, an experienced and deeply religious police officer. At Penn Station in New York, Samuel comes across Olis, a brilliant but illegally performing street singer with no memory of his past. As the goodhearted Samuel--against the advice of Huang--decides to help Olis, he gradually becomes embedded in a complex case with its roots in the Vatican. With the help of Melera, a top gang leader deeply con... more
  • Winds Across Beringia

    by Benjamin Barnette
    Nearly 15,000 years ago a daring young Mammoth Hunter named Harjo sets out on a life-changing journey across the now inundated ancient land bridge that once interconnected Alaska and Siberia called Beringia to the land of the Sea Mammal Hunting people on the coast of the Bering Sea. There he encounters a beautiful, exotic, servant girl named Onna, the likes that no one had ever seen before or imagined existed. Together they began an incredible adventure to return to Harjo’s people and his rive... more
  • My River Sanctuary

    by Robin Bower
    Chinese Australian, Kim Chen, is a descendant of one of the first Chinese immigrants to come to Western Australia in the 1880s. On the banks of the Swan River in South Perth she continues her father’s legacy of operating a Chinese urban farm. She has a son born to her first love, Jack, the boy next door who has left her to work as a war photographer in Afghanistan. Kim struggles to keep her farm profitable. With the assistance of the Immigration Department, she enlists the help of Ara, an Afghan... more
  • 0805099891

    by Derek Taylor Kent
    Pepe is a homeless dog with no family until a lucky sombrero lands on his head and turns his life around.
  • The Island of Always

    by Stephen Evans

    Minneapolis environmental attorneys Nick Ward and Lena Grant are no longer partners in law and marriage. But neither Lena’s heart nor Nick’s imagination can seem to accept that fact. As Nick pursues ever-wilder animal rescue schemes, Lena continues to rescue him. But who will rescue her?

    The Island of Always continues the quixotic romance begun a decade ago in The Marriage of True Minds (Unbridled Books).

  • 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

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