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  • Beyond the Forest Floor and other Forest Tales

    by Joanne McFall
    Beyond the Forest Floor and other Forest Tales is a lively, illustrated collection of stories containing thirteen short stories based on fascinating forest characters and wild forest landscape. In fairy folk style it contains stories such as 'Essence Flowers' containing colourful protagonists, their adventures and relationships with the world around them, in this case Rose Hill. The stories connect with readers of different ages and backgrounds, helping to see things from different perspectives.... more
  • Death of a Coast Watcher

    by Anthony English

    Nominated for the 2021 Booker Prize.

    In 1943 on Bougainville Island, New Guinea, a Japanese officer beheads Hugh Rand, an Australian spy — a coast watcher. The spectators include villagers he terrorized as his mind frayed under the stress of pursuit by soldiers and their hounds. Rand’s influence transcends his death. For decades he plagues characters who strive to cope with him and one another in New Guinea, the Gilbert Islands, Australia and Japan. Who misperceives? Lies? S... more

  • A Week at the Woods

    by Rebecca Taylor
    Rachel Woods comes from a small town in Vermont, with a big lovable family, big dreams, and a big heart. But following an explosive revelation from her family on her wedding day, Rachel moves overseas to London with her new husband and hasn’t seen her family in three years. Now divorced, she returns home to a family reunion at the lake but while there, the past and present situations of everyone in the family come to light. Her older sister, Maggie is grappling with a philandering husband; her b... more
  • Love on the Mall

    by Ann Beltran

    Lose yourself in a love story set in America's front yard, the National Mall. Meet Estela the anthropologist, a flirty young woman moving into the Roaring 20's, and Nikos, an architect, vulnerable and struggling to put the Great War and Spanish flu behind him. Soulmates? Perhaps. Yet for twenty years their romance never leaves the National Mall. What keeps them apart lies within. Enter their time/space bubble where they negotiate tipping points and choose to change - or not. Only time... more

  • The Curse of Morton Abbey

    by Clarissa Harwood

    Jane Eyre meets The Secret Garden in this gothic novel of romantic suspense set in 1890s Yorkshire.

    Solicitor Vaughan Springthorpe knows perfectly well that Sir Peter Spencer’s offer of employment seems too good to be true: he hires her sight unseen and offers a suspiciously large salary to prepare the sale of his crumbling Yorkshire estate. But few people in late-Victorian England will entrust their legal affairs to a young woman, and Vaughan is... more

  • Alberto

    by John Jimerson
    An adaptation of The Velveteen Rabbit for today's kids, designed specifically for kids who are in-between reading picture books and chapter books. A toy rabbit, Alberto, is loved, lost, found, and generally worn down. He seems to be transforming, becoming more and more real, until he loses what seems like everything. Once he allows himself to feel this loss, the true magic begins. A previous edition, with different text and illustrations, was published as "Get Real" by the same author.
  • The Strider and the Regulus

    by Tricia D. Wagner
    A starry-eyed boy. A cryptic map. A mythical treasure. What perils await in the chasing of dreams?
  • Mozay of Pepperwick

    by Jean Perry
    With her background in journalism and education, Perry knows the importance of a good story. So when her aunt told her a tale about how her grandfather learned to read, she knew she needed to turn it into a book. From there she wrote Mozay of Pepperwick, a middle grade novel based on that important part of her own family’s history. Mozay of Pepperwick is set in 1853 at Pepperwick, the largest rice plantation in South Carolina. When all of the slaves are called out, they see Storyteller Old G... more
  • Peach and Plum

    by M. Johnson

    Welcome to Maverick Elementary.  It's the first day of school, and two little girls named Mayfair and Xembi are both new students on the first day of school.  Neither of them has any idea that they'll become a peach and a plum, BFFs with their own little school yard clique, until mean-girl bully, Kiara Campbell tries to destroy them.

  • Seven Little Secrets

    by K.L. Gore

    Seven popular high school cheerleaders. Seven distinctive lives. Seven little secrets. And the truth that haunts them all.

    The Janes have everything: beauty, brains, a secure future. So why did co-captain Natalie Greene trade her perfect life for eternal sleep? Her teammates hold pieces of the puzzle, but putting the parts together means revealing defects and vulnerabilities.

    And when you're a Jane, you're flawless.

    An afternoon of mourning turns into a day of disclo... more

  • The Jewels of Bermuda

    by Emilie Cossette
    Ride the waves with Stella as she goes on an extraordinary underwater adventure with Duffy the green sea turtle. Learn more about the marine life surrounding the Bermuda island: The Jewels of Bermuda! From angelfish to humpback whales, crossing a swarm of moon jellyfish with a detour to see impressive shipwrecks, this book highlights many fascinating treasures hidden beneath Bermuda’s turquoise waters. Throughout a fun and imaginative underwater exploration, it aims to awaken children's cu... more
  • Powerballs

    by Jimmy Clifton
    A sudden windfall – and the money to make every dream come true… With finances and marriage strained to the breaking point, Rose and Henry Ball dream of new lives filled with romance and adventure. Then Fortune takes a hand. Against all odds the couple win a record Powerball lottery. The sudden windfall is the answer to all their prayers. Or not. Helpless to resist the sirens’ song, the Balls leap feet first into the intoxicating world of the super-rich. Henry drifts into treacherous w... more
  • Mama's Afro is a Soldier Too: Mom's Cancer Diagnosis Explained

    by N.M. Charles

    "Mama's Afro Is A Soldier Too: Mom's Cancer Diagnosis Explained" is a uniquely important book for families of young children whose Mom has received a cancer diagnosis. Through easy to understand rhyming and poetic phrases, the various cancer treatment stages of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation which Mom goes through, are explained. The Afro Soldier is introduced as a brave little character who gives young children a visual symbol of reassurance and hope. Even though Mama ... more

  • To The Stars: A Novel

    by Shannon Bradley-Colleary

    Adapted from her film Sundance/Samuel Goldwyn film, "To The Stars" the novel expands upon the film's characterizations and theme. Synopsis: Thanks to her "Terrible Shame," 17-year-old Iris Deerborne is doomed to forever be The Untouchable of WaKeeney, Kansas — a tiny farming town in the uncharitable Bible Belt, circa 1961. That is, until the day a new girl, Maggie Richmond, blows into town from the Big City! Maggie is beautiful, larger-than-life, and coveted... more

  • The Truth of the Matter

    by Leigh Fleming
    On a cold night in 1877, Laurel Whitman’s father flies into a rage and throws her into the street. His behavior isn’t unusual; he has ridiculed her for years, and Laurel doesn’t understand why. All she knows is that his vitriol has something to do with her grandmother, a woman shrouded in mystery. Laurel goes on a harrowing journey from her home in Philadelphia to Maryland only to discover that her grandmother is on death’s door. She is welcomed with open arms by her extended family but receiv... more
  • The Artist and the Innkeeper

    by Alan Ioffredo
    Alan Ioffredo's inaugural novel is a compelling account of the mysterious life, struggles and disappearance of Renaissance Italy's prolific fresco artist, Bernardino Luini - a man so gifted his work was often wrongly attributed to Leonardo da Vinci. Art, sensuality, faith, murder and miracles loom large in this five century old story linked to the author's family. The Artist and the Innkeeper is a romantic journey beginning with Bernardino's apprenticeship in Milan, departure amid scandal an... more