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  • Sigurd: Viking Dreams

    by Thomas Pearson

    In a tale that masterfully blends spirituality and history, a thoughtful teenager experiences dreams of life as a Viking in tenth century Scandinavia.

         From childhood, Sigurd exhibits a natural curiosity and awareness. As a teen in Minnesota, he begins a meditation practice that helps him to open his heart and mind. He becomes interested in his ancestry, learns to speak Swedish, and heads to California to study Scandinavian history and archeology at Berkeley. As ... more

  • The Beginner's Guide to Winning an Election

    by Michael R. French
    In 2025, the “youthification” of democracy means getting rid of the ineffective gray-hairs in Congress. Running for student body president at an Indiana high school, novice Brit Kitridge takes on incumbent Matthew Boltanski, who, with help from a mystery backer, already has his sights on Washington. Brit gains courage and insights from a wise history teacher on how to win, but in the process she finds a maze of deceit and corruption in her school. Is exposing the truth enough to win an election—... more
  • The Adventures of Laila and Ahmed in Syria

    by Nushin Alloo
    A tale of two curious children who find themselves exploring the beautiful landscapes and landmarks of pre-war Syria. Although it is about Syria, this book isn't a story of war or violence. If anything, it s a love story dedicated to Syria, written and illustrated to pay tribute to the heritage and humanity that is so often missing from the popular narrative about conflict-stricken countries.
  • smmnewz

    by smmnewz
    SMM Newz is a blog managed by social media activist, they share their personal views and points about growing social media reach and business, especially on Instagram .
  • Fintan Fedora the World's Worst Explorer

    by Clive Goddard
    Thirteen year old Fintan Fedora has the brains of a damp sock but a heart of gold. Determined to prove to his father, owner of the Fedora Fancy Food Company, that he will one day be good enough to take over the family business, Fintan sets out to find the elusive chocoplum - the rarest and most delicious known to man. With only the help of his trusty and long-suffering butler (oh, and quite a few peanut butter sandwiches), Fintan travels to South America. But little does he know that there are a... more
  • The Waiting Room

    by Diane Eklund-Abolins
    The Waiting Room is a room somewhere in a building in a dystopian or totalitarian state, and though there are a number of people in the waiting room, the focus of the book is on only three of them - two of whom can see nothing wrong with the society in which they live, and a third who despairs of the enormous changes to his way of life. Each of these three people experiences his or her present situation in the light of what has happened in the past - individual experiences and perspectives that ... more
  • I Can't Find My Fun

    by Heather Earley
    Nicholas (whose mama calls him Snuggle Bug, which is okay with him) has a problem -- he has lost his fun. Maybe he misplaced it, maybe it ran away. Either way, it's gone and Nicholas is very sad. He enlists his mama's help to track down his fun, and in the process makes a discovery about the very nature of fun itself.
  • Birdwild

    by Bobbi Simmons
    Birdwild is set in a small rural town in Shellsville, SC, beginning in the early 1950s when the South was struggling with racial segregation. Bree’s story travels through her childhood with an unscrupulous abusive father who is a ruthless drug dealer and womanizer, and her mama who holds her at arm’s length denying her the love Bree so desperately needs. Bree senses that this family withholds big secrets from her. It isn’t until Bree’s mama frees herself from her husband, and Bree learns who her... more
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    by BestVpn Analysis
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  • Gorb in the Schizocratic Linguiverse

    by J. Martin Strangeweather
  • The Winter Loon

    by Lori Henriksen

    In the shadow of the Great Depression, long before historical changes leading toward LGBTQ advocacy and equality, eighteen-year-old Ruth Thompson defies her family's expectations to marry Duke, her long-time sweetheart. Instead, she joins a rodeo circuit in order to earn money for college and comes of age in the male-dominated culture of rodeo competition.
     
    Ruth returns home to Minnesota a prize-winning competitor and resumes her familiar relationship with Duke. Once at co... more

  • Carrying Independence

    by Karen A. Chase

    1776. The Declaration of Independence has been approved by Congress. The delegates have agreed to assemble on August second to sign a single copy that would show they stand unanimous in their desire to separate from British rule. But the struggle to bring all the congressmen to Philadelphia for the formal signing seems as insurmountable as the fight for independence against the world’s greatest army…

    With cries of war spreading across the colonies ... more

  • Carving the Light

    by Sue A. Maynard
    Haunted by the loss of their parents in a tragic car crash years before, three women now harbour dark secrets from one another - secrets which threaten to tear the remains of their family apart. Samantha, fearing that coming out to her older sisters would mean losing them altogether, fights the spectre of something even deeper, which has now begun to push its way to the surface. Julie, attempting to conceal her renewed battle with cancer, worries that her sisters will learn the truth that ended ... more
  • All Families Invited

    by Kathleen Goodman
    When eight-year-old Annabel dreams of making her school’s father-daughter dance more inclusive of all family types, she thinks changing the name of the dance will be an easy task. But Annabel quickly realizes that it’s harder than she thought to change the way things have always been done. Nevertheless, she carries on and feels empowered by the wise words of her mother. In the end, Annabel learns what it takes to succeed in creating a fun and welcoming experience for all students, no matter thei... more
  • Ronaldo: The Reindeer Flying Academy: Colour Illustrated Edition (Ronaldo the Flying Reindeer)

    by Maxine Sylvester

    "Move over Rudolph - RONALDO IS HERE TO STAY!"

     Ronaldo is a young flying reindeer cadet who someday dreams of becoming one of Santa's reindeer, just like his hero, Vixen. With the love and support of his friends and family and the great advice of his grandpa he can face his greatest challenge yet, the Endurance Challenge. Ronaldo doesn't have a "traditional" reindeer name (like Dasher) so he faces some bullying from h... more

  • Joan Moans and Moans and Moans

    by Gloria Eveleigh
    Joan is a little girl who is always moaning. She moans when she has to get up in the morning, she moans about her breakfast, she doesn’t want to go to school, she doesn’t like sums, and more. As a result, Joan is disliked by other children, and adults continually get angry with her. This makes Joan unhappy. Can she stop moaning?

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