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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Blue Footies

    by Joan Dee Wilson
    Life is good as these Blue Footed Boobies, joyfully dive for clean sardines - until, Mumford, Tuey, Blue and Bea spy debris on their beach. While cautiously comforted by the sight of Blue Footed Children putting garbage in a bucket, curious Blue gets snagged by a blob. When revelation with a twist leaves hearts pounding in panic and looking to Mumford for reason, their bond with these children grows. Then, follows jubilation and a plunge diving finale and refrain: We race the nets of the fi... more
  • Bill and the Little Red Plane

    by Jonathan Walker
    Fly away with Bill and Edward as they follow a flock of swifts into the unknown and beyond. Bill returns with a sense of wonder, before realising that swifts are even more mysterious than he first thought!
  • The Trouble with Tooth Fairies

    by Becky Arnoff
    Angela the dog loses her first tooth and learns about the tooth fairy. Her brother Sam helps her at their clubhouse to see if the other dogs have any loose teeth for the tooth fairy. When they don't, they seek other ways to acquire some teeth!
  • For God and Country: a story of the 2nd Marine Division and the battle for Tarawa Atoll, 20-28 November, 1943

    by David Carter
    For God and Country is a fictional story of the battle of Tarawa Atoll, fought in the Pacific theater of war during World War II. In it Private Peter Jacobs and his comrades struggle to find meaning in their lives in the treacherous sands of the harrowing atoll. Facing a force of 5,000 heavily fortified Japanese soldiers, the Marines battled for four days under heavy enemy fire, and by the end of the battle the course of events in the Pacific would be changed forever. A mix of historical na... more
  • Seven Chiefs: A Drama of the Blackfeet Sioux and the Battle of the Little Bighorn, June 25, 1876

    by David Carter
    Seven Chiefs is a fictional work about the battle of Little Bighorn from the perspective of the Blackfeet Sioux. It takes a look at the historic battle through the eyes of its two main characters - Running Water and Soaring Hawk. Using his proven style of mixing historical narrative with military fiction, author David H. C. Carter shows us the daily life of the Plains Indian, and the intertribal relations of the Sioux Indians (Lakota) as they prepare for the changing tide of Western expansio... more
  • The Boar and the Leopard

    by David Carter
    The Boar and The Leopard is a work of creative non-fiction that takes a look at the Battle of Waterloo from the lens of fictional characters. Highlighting the brilliant careers of both Napoleon and Wellington, the novel gives a view of the atmosphere of war enveloped Europe in the early 19th century.
  • The Physics of Love

    by Donna Schlachter
    Donna Schlachter, Canadian by birth, American by choice, weaves a compelling and engaging story based partly in truth, partly in her imagination. Her father’s family hails from Carbonear, Newfoundland, the setting of this story of longing, lies, and a love which surely covers a multitude of sin. Growing up in Newfoundland has never been easy, and all the more difficult for a motherless girl. Laura looks for love in all the wrong places and finds little but disappointment. Richard is a happ... more
  • The Slave Scam

    by Eric Krantz
    In New England four young bright black abolitionists and escaped slaves join with a white couple, also abolitionists. They hatch a plan to create a phony plantation in the Vicksburg, Mississippi area, shortly before the Civil War. Their plan is to raise the consciousness of blacks in the area with the ultimate goal of revolution against slavery. As they play the roles of master and slaves, their plan takes some very odd, suspenseful and violent turns and twists.
  • Gregory the Spider: Romping Through the Year

    by Cynthia Dreeman Meyer
    Join Gregory, a sweet, silly, impish spider, as he journeys through the year and celebrates each Season's special days.  Parents and kids alike will relish Gregory's exploits in this lively read-aloud, sing-along book full of vivid, luminous illustrations.  Young children will love Gregory's silly antics and the book's sing-song language; rather than reading  the words, try singing them to the tune of "The Itsy-Bitsy Spider."  Older children will enjoy the I-Spy adventure, searching for hidden i... more
  • Matter of Discretion

    by Donna Lee Davis
    It's 1974. Vietnam is a recent memory. For Father Damon Keith, reassigned to Quantico, it's a time for new beginnings and familiar challenges. The heroic sacrifice of Navy Chaplain Vincent Capodanno, post-humously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, may be fresh in the American public's mind, but in some quarters a peacetime military chaplaincy is considered expendable. Michael O'Shea, Quantico's top prosecutor and Damon's oldest friend, has asked him to instruct his fiancee in the faith... more
  • For No Reason

    by Kathleen Gauer
    Jamie Higgins has a problem. The new boy in her class, Brad Lugsley, keeps picking on her...FOR NO REASON! Can Jamie solve this problem without getting into trouble? And will she make a new friend in the process? Find out how Jamie Higgins comes up with a clever way to deal with a classroom bully, Brad Lugsley, without getting into trouble or being mean. At the end of the book, there are fun, educational and creative activities to get children thinking about their own experiences and how th... more
  • Being a Captain is Hard Work: A Captain No Beard Story (Volume 10)

    by Carole P. Roman
    Captain No Beard is determined to travel to Dew Rite Volcano. He won't listen when Mongo predicts a storm or Linus indicates they are headed in the wrong direction. He insists Polly cook in the galley even though the seas are getting rough. What's a crew to do with a stubborn, know-it-all captain? Will they convince the captain he is barreling headlong into danger, or will Captain No Beard jeopardize both his safety and the crew’s with his single-minded determination to go where he wants?
  • Cur Vitae: The Collected Writings of Talrich deYorkshire

    by Talrich deYorkshire
    This is a 466 pg collection of eight short stories and one novella, and was written by a Yorkshire terrier--me. This is a breezy read with a little bit of anything and everything that any canine, or even human, reader could want. The 135 pg novella is a story about the circle of fate, I guess you'd say, is titled, Impacts and Collisions, and is set in the Arizona desert, near Berringer Meteor Crater. There's also a gripping courtroom drama, told by the seeing-eye dog of the defendant's father,... more
  • Maid of Baikal: A Novel of the Russian Civil War

    by Preston Fleming
    What if a Siberian Joan of Arc had rescued the White Armies at a critical point of the Russian Civil War in 1919? MAID OF BAIKAL offers an alternative outcome to that war through the intervention of Zhanna Dorokhina, a young woman from the shores of Siberia’s Lake Baikal. Like the historical Maid of Orleans in medieval France, better known as Joan of Arc, Zhanna displays a charisma and military prowess that win her command of an army to defend her homeland against the Bolshevik Terror. ... more
  • 9781976138133

    by John J. Quick

    A racial divide threatens to split apart a small southern town in 1967: a white child disappears, a community market burns to the ground, and a young black man stands accused of both crimes. When an elderly grandmother attempts to hide an old family secret, she unwittingly pushes her grandchildren into the middle of a dark tale of violence, deception, prejudice, and redemption, as Boo Radley's shadow appears in the less innocent 60s. This latest novel in the series is the author's tri... more

  • 9781541374331

    by John J. Quick
    This short novel involves two of the rascals who decide to visit a nearby grave site at sundown. They soon discover they are not the only visitors there. Thrust into a mysterious world, they are held spellbound, underground, by a perfect stranger names Frank. The story recounts those unforgettable hours during the summer of '65.

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