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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Snow Day!: A Story Told in 24 Poem Forms

    by CA Nobens
    Full of winter fun, Snow Day! is a picture book to delight young children and the adults reading it, as well as being a story carried along from poem to poem like a chapter book that will engage and entertain primary and middle school readers. Plus, it’s a wonderful poetry forms learning tool! An index and guide to each poem form’s meter, rhyme, and theme follows the story. Some forms are simple enough that kids will be able to try writing them, right away. More complex forms introduce th... more
  • Poems from Lost Socks: The Good, The Sad and The Stinky

    by Candy Kirby
    Ever wonder what happened to your socks that have mysteriously gone missing? Well, wonder no more! In this first official book of poetry from lost socks, the missing footwear finally get to share their stories – some good, some sad and, yes, some stinky. Boy’s Missing Baseball Knee-High is languishing behind the washing machine with an undesirable roommate. Dog’s Winter Sock is happy to report he’s found a new job. And Mom’s Fuzzy Sock? She’ll never forgive the family for forgetting her undernea... more
  • Books Need Love, Too!

    by Monica Tierney
    When two brand new books, Sandy and Polpi, are accidentally dropped on their way to delivery, they set off in search of a home. The shoe store is not cozy enough for them, and the dance hall is much too loud. But when they find a school with a carpet covered with children and a shelf full of books, they know they’ve found a chance to share their stories. That is, until the children love Polpi’s story so much that they fight over him and his pages fall out! Books Need Love, Too! shows readers... more
  • Ellie Anders: The Playground Fundraiser

    by Craig Kunce
    Ellie, Lex, and Will are back for a summer adventure and challenge. Their favorite park is run down and rusty. An accident on the last day of school proves to be the last straw. They need a new park. When City Hall says there isn’t enough money to replace the park, the three set out to raise the money themselves. Their fundraising begins with a wet dog wash, a lemonade stand, and yard work for their neighbors. Will their hard work inspire their community to come together and build a new park?
  • 2166

    by Craig Kunce
    Not everyone gets a second chance at life, a chance for redemption. Susan does. After her seemingly perfect life suddenly changes, she wakes in the year 2166 to a new world. Future Earth is unexpected and full of secrets. Two descendants care for her when she wakes. While dealing with her own losses and grief, Susan finds the strength to help two extraordinarily intelligent children, Joor and Mara, solve a one-hundred-year-old mystery. People of Earth now live in airtight homes and can’t go o... more
  • Sally the Travelin' Saddle

    by P. G. Shriver
    Meet Sally the Travelin' Saddle! She's decided to leave that old barn in Dime Box, Texas and take a trip. Now what kind of trip does a dry, dusty old saddle take? Find out in this first Texas Festivals series book about a humorous travel adventure through cities in Texas.
  • Sally Travels Parade Style

    by P. G. Shriver
    Sally and Red bust through book two on a new adventure to a festival with a special event designed for Red! They're on their way, but something's wrong! Red's short on decorations. Did your mascot tag along?
  • Anna and the Food Forest

    by Stephanie Hrehirchuk
    The third book in the series, Anna and the Food Forest finds Anna determined to grow a garden. But when a field trip to a sister school reveals that some kids in Anna's city don't have access to fresh fruits and vegetables, Anna turns her determination into action. As with the first books in the series, Anna and the Earth Angel and Anna and the Tree Fort, every print copy sold plants a tree. Thank you for helping Anna to grow a forest!
  • The Beginning of His Excellent and Eventful Career

    by Cameron MacKenzie
    “I am not the revolution...I am the instrument of another hand.” So does Francisco “Pancho” Villa begin the tale of his rise from thief to warlord to the revolutionary leader of northern Mexico. By turns a confession and an act of seduction, The Beginning of His Excellent and Eventful Career chronicles a country remaking itself through blood and violence, giving shape to the boy who would dare to step from anonymity into power through the inexorable force of his will.
  • The Sweetness of Honey: A Novel of Vengeance, Honor, and Bobbleheads

    by Petronius Jablonski

    When a skirmish of practical jokes escalates, three men learn the boundary separating pranks from vengeance is drawn in dust. An eye for an eye becomes a worthless guide once they’re lashing out blindly. Caught in the crossfire of their reprisals, Vicki, a sarcastic hairstylist, must decide whether to take sides in a war or play Gandhi to madmen.

    The bullied becomes the bully when Nelson pays Duncan and Tyler back for childhood torments. Such scores never stay settled. Duncan, an ... more

  • 978-1718709942

    by Gary Foster
    Roger was a rabbit, a really remarkable rabbit, for Roger was a rabbit racer. Roger was rather good at racing, as he could rapidly run round and round the race track. Have a really refreshingly relaxing read, reading about Roger’s big race. "A fantastic story for parents to read as a bedtime story to young kids or a great 'read by themselves' book for older kids"
  • Lions, Leopards, and Storms, Oh My!: A Thunderstorm Safety Book

    by Heather L. Beal
    Lily and Niko Rabbit are at childcare when the weather changes and a thunderstorm strikes. One of the children’s parents is a meteorologist and he talks with the children about thunderstorms. They learn about severe weather events like thunderstorms and what conditions these events can bring, like lightning, hail, and winds. They also learn what to do to stay safe.
  • Thrift Store Coats

    by Brooks Rexroat
    Brooks Rexroat’s Thrift Store Coats transports readers to the postindustrial Midwest and explores the lives of those living on its quiet edge. Interwoven with themes of love, lineage, poverty, and survival, the characters in these stories grapple with the idea of identity — not only of where they fit into the world, but of how their origins impact their place in the future. The collection’s titular story of focuses on a couple's navigation of poverty after the recession leaves each of them su... more
  • The Amazigh's Apprentice

    by Ri J. Haare
  • Spies of the Midnight Sun: A True Story of WWII Heroes

    by Samuel Marquis
    “Spies of the Midnight Sun” is the true story of legendary British safecracker and spy Eddie Chapman, the British Double Cross Spy System, and Norwegian female Resistance operatives Dagmar Lahlum and Annemarie Breien. Known as Agent Zigzag, the most remarkable double agent of WWII, the fearless and roguishly handsome Chapman fell in love with and spied alongside the stunning 20-year-old model Dagmar Lahlum in Occupied Norway. Based upon recently released historical records from British and Norwe... more
  • The Heath Cousins and the Moonstone Cave

    by Eileen Hobbs
    Addie B. and her cousins Jack, Beanie, and Bodie are mourning the loss of their grandmother Winnie. While visiting their grandfather's beach house in Maine, Addie receives a mysterious treasure box once owned by her grandmother. In it is a moonstone ring and a mysterious poem from her grandmother. The poem leads Addie and her cousins to nearby Moonstone Cave where, together, they enter a secret and magical garden and embark on an adventure of a lifetime. Along the way, they meet wonderful friend... more