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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Polka Dot Tea Party

    by Vicki Riske
    Discovering shapes in nature is fun. Jackie loves polka dots and finds them everywhere in the desert. When you find polka dots of course you have to invite your friends to celebrate with a Polka Dot Tea Party.
  • Markertown

    by Amanda Fox
    After a long day of coloring, the markers are heading home to their boxes—but Glitter can't find her cap! With the help of a motley crew of markers, she journeys through Markertown she meets a group of repurposed markers that help her envision a different future. Markertown is a story that commends kindness and friendship. It embraces upcycling not only markers, but parts of ourselves along our journey. Readers should walk away understanding that true sparkle and shine come from within. So l... more
  • Wake Up the Night

    by Kenneth A. Silver
    This is a collection of stories, of words and ideas that flow like a dream, but is there anything less predictable or quite so fickle as a dream? Ken Silver creates narratives that are decidedly daring, and he is never afraid to reach, but never beyond the point at which (with lawyerly precision) he is unable to support his conclusions, scientifically or otherwise. Make no mistake though, it is hardly a tame piece of writing, but a rich harvest of beautifully imagined and thoroughly engrossing t... more
  • 979-8714216039

    by Isaac Kal
    As the clouds of war and anti-Semitic feelings gather pace in 1930’s Europe, Abraham recognizes the danger that he and others are facing and decides to leave his comfortable life in Germany and travel with his family to Israel. There he intends to make a new life, far from the gathering storm, but life as an exile means a different set of hardships and as a means to support his family he eventually enlists in the British Royal Pioneer Corps, the only unit in the British military where an enemy... more
  • The ForestGirls, with the World Always

    by Sissel Waage
    A story of girls – from around the world – and the trees that they befriend, climb, and plant. As they grow, the children restore forests across Latin America, North America, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Australia. Beautifully illustrated with original watercolor paintings, this book offers a hopeful message. It will inspire young people to make a difference for themselves and our natural world.
  • Dreaming of Arizona

    by Grant Collier

    Dreaming of Arizona tells the story of Harlow the Hawk, who does not want to go to sleep. But when she does doze off, she dreams that she can travel back in time. Harlow goes on exciting journeys and sees Native Americans, mastodons, giant sloths, and an Arizonasaurus. Each of Harlow’s adventures is based on real events that occurred in Arizona.

  • On the Precipice of the Labyrinth

    by Brian Snowden

    The novel takes place in the late 1930s and involves William Benning, a young American man who finishes college and has had a strong introduction to the Spanish language. Benning graduates from the University of Virginia in 1937 and has learned about what is happening in Europe in general, and Spain specifically, during that tumultuous decade. His interest in continuing to learn the Spanish language and see for himself what is happening in Spain compel him to begin the improbable journey.

  • On the Edge of Twilight

    by Aaron T Knight
    World War II split the world into the free world and an axis of oppression. This novel explores how close fascism came to ruling the world. All the chips were on the table when General Eisenhower made the decision to begin the largest invasion force in history across a channel famous for its fickle ways. We could have lost the war in Europe if the Nazis had enough time to put into action a number of super weapons actually in existence in 1944. The allies were unaware of the futuristic machines ... more
  • Make New Friends

    by Beverly Samuel & Alyssa Samuel
    This children’s book tells the story of Ava, a friendly girl starting her first day at a brand-new school. She introduces herself to her classmates, who are all very different. Readers will enjoy learning about the different backgrounds of Ava’s new friends, and they will appreciate the important lessons the book has to offer about getting to know people who may be different. This book illustrates diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Do Over

    by Juliet Rose
    Samantha Rutliff has spent her life trying to stay in the middle of the road, running when things got tough and suffering from an undiagnosed dissociative disorder. After committing a terrible act, she ends up hundreds of miles away in a random beach town, with a large knot on the side of her head and all of her belongings in the back of her car. Determined to stay and start over, she takes a job at a beachside restaurant, which leads to forming a friendship with Smitty, a local lifeguard and su... more
  • We Don't Matter

    by Juliet Rose
    At fifteen years old Aidan Osher lost his older brother to a drug-induced suicide. Now, at twenty-two, about to graduate from film school in Seattle, he is struggling with knowing who he is or where he belongs. A chance meeting with another skateboarder, Zeke, launches Aidan into an unfamiliar world both inside himself and out. As their friendship unfolds, Aidan is drawn to Zeke in a way he can’t explain. Zeke’s openness about his own homosexuality and abuse from the family and church he was rai... more
  • Before the Time Machine

    by Lisa M. Lane
    What would happen if a historical scholar of today could meet a budding writer from a century before? In 19th century England, young H.G. Wells struggles to overcome his lower-class origins to pursue his dreams of becoming a science teacher. In present-day California, middle-aged Katherine dedicates her historical studies to young Wells’ life, traveling to England to immerse herself in his world. Their trajectories converge across time, creating a friendship as inspiring as it is unlikely. It’s ... more
  • The Island Classic

    by Bill Thesken
    Randy Chevois lives an unhurried life. His idea of settling down is deciding what board to ride that day. Lives in a house on the beach, owns a semi-successful surf shop. Does what he wants when he wants. The only thing missing from a perfect life is his name on the perpetual surf trophy for ‘The Island Classic’ local surf contest, which is coming up in a couple of days. But when his girlfriend’s biological clock starts ticking, and his young niece and nephews pay an unexpected visit, his life ... more
  • The Journey

    by Tracy Taylor
    The king has a big problem. He needs an heir, but one son is a tyrant and the other one is a bookworm. The captain of the king’s guard also needs a son to inherit his title. However, he has only a daughter, who is learning to be a knight and loving every minute of it. When Sam is chosen to take young Prince Michael to Swinton School, she doesn’t realize she’s about to begin a journey of a lifetime, and learn that the path of destiny is not a straight line.
  • Three Questions Stories

    by Eugene Kelly (E Aly)
    Twelve short stories
  • Angels in the Architecture

    by Annie M. Ballard
    Is love enough to heal their family? Emelie and Liam have a happy life with their five-year-old adopted son, Ben. Emelie, an artist, adores mothering Ben, but as he grows into childhood, she longs for a baby. An accident brings this desire to the forefront. Spending her studio time drawing and painting an imaginary baby, Emelie slips into believing that the baby is real and in need. She tries to hide her struggle from her beloved husband Liam and Ben, but soon it overtakes her. Liam delig... more