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    Valentin Schmitz loves Shelby's Creek, a 160-acre Iowa farm that represents not only third-generation family posterity, but seems as close as he can get to being with his beloved late parents and grandparents, whose farm-life memories remain with him deeply every day. Then, one day, he receives a letter postmarked in "England” with no return address. He suspects whom it’s from and suspects that its contents may call him away from Shelby’s Creek, possibly forever… Days pass before he opens it. ... more
  • You and I and Someone Else

    by Anna Schachner
  • Pagan Summer

    by David Beasley
    When Canadian students are entrained from the East to work as caddies, bellhops, waitresses, drivers, cabin girls etc. in a resort in the Canadian Rocky Mountains for the summer, and the rich guests are looking for entertainment, there is bound to be sexual combustion. Bellhop D'Arcy Morgan, full-blooded Canadian boy, responds to the needs of his guests as does a host of others in this rambunctious and funny tale of life as it has been lived summer after summer for over a century in a North-Amer... more
  • Hanukkah Harvie vs. Santa Claus

    by David Michael Slater
    Everything was going smoothly, a typical first night of Hanukkah. Or so Harvie thought! There was someone else in the house, and he had presents, too - Santa Claus! Hanukkah Harvie vs. Santa Claus is the hilarious and heartfelt story of how two holiday heroes wind up with the greatest gift of all: friendship.
  • The White Camel of Fez

    by K. L. Vivian

    11th century Morocco is a place of danger and intrigue. Caravans, exotic oases, and clashes between warring military factions punctuate this exciting story of a young camel racer and his champion white camel living in the ancient crossroads city of Fez. Exotic places, well-drawn characters, treachery and the strong bonds of friendship fill this boisterous tale revealing the goodness in the hearts of all people. A sweet, satisfying, historical adventure for all ages.

  • A Dolphin and a Pilot

    by Steven Lane Smith
    A desperate pistol shot in a remote spot in the Pacific Ocean unites two of the world's most accomplished acrobats, a dolphin named Flash and a fighter pilot, Captain Jon "Skip" Roper. Their struggles to survive symbolize the universal urge of interdependent species to preserve life on our planet.
  • Stories in Verses for the Child You Love

    by Mary Alice Sutherland
    Why are cows confusing? Can a dog rub a bee the wrong way? Has a snail ever been a Martian? Much as animals are often present or at hand in the lives of children, the amusing rhymes and illustrations of Stories in Verses for the Child You Love conjure up stuffed animals, household pets, animals seen on visits to zoos and those encountered on nature walks. The book also gives cheerful expression to the joy that children experience at holidays and their zest for seasonal activities. ... more
  • The Weight of Sound

    by Peter McDade
    The Weight of Sound, a debut novel by writer and musician Peter McDade, carries readers through 25 years in the life of Spider Webb. Spider as a teenager announces to his parents that he will skip high school graduation and move to Athens, Ga. to launch his musical career in the town that gave birth to R.E.M. and the B-52s. A chorus of narrators, including bandmates, roadies, girlfriends, record executives, and fans, reveal what happens behind the music of a touring musician on the rise in an in... more
  • 978-1-63568-129-1

    by V A Trafton
    The main character takes a journey discovering the beauty of nature through laughter. She giggles her way along as she encounters skateboarders and roller skaters as well as families in the park. Enjoying every step of the way she shows readers the importance of a smile as she encounters an unexpected surprise and a heartwarming ending.
  • Life in a Box

    by JoDee Neathery
    How much would you sacrifice to hide a secret? Andee Camp inherits a box of family history after tragedy strikes along with a challenge to write a novel based on her ancestors. To fulfill this dream, she would exchange her book reviewer hat for one of a writer, forcing the seeds of self-doubt aside. With obstacles littering her path, she discovers the mystery surrounding her relationship with her parents and theirs with each other alongside new pieces in a complicated puzzle. Cat... more
  • Wild World

    by Peter Rush
    Set in the protest era of the early 1970’s, WILD WORLD, is a gripping novel of power, corruption, injustice, courage and hope—and one tenacious young man whose determination to overturn the system holds unexpected consequences for his own life. Weeks before his graduation from Brown University, Steve Logan’s life is upended when National Guard troops kill four students at Kent State. Then, he meets a reform-minded cop from New York City who convinces Steve that to change the system, he has to g... more
  • The See-Through Leopard

    by Sibel Hodge

    The See-Through Leopard is an inspirational coming of age journey for Jazz Hooper, a damaged girl who must save an orphaned leopard to save herself...

    Most sixteen-year-old girls are obsessed with their looks, but Jazz Hooper's obsessed for a different reason. After a car accident that kills her mum, Jazz is left with severe facial scars and retreats into a dark depression.

    Fearing what will happen if Jazz doesn't recover, her dad makes a drastic decision to ... more

  • I have My struggles & Fights

    by vaneisha tyree
    My name is Alicia Matthews, but who am I? My name doesn't define who I am, it doesn't make up my characteristics. I'm not your ordinary teenager. I'm actually going through things finding me. Who Alicia is. I don't want to be like my sister Kayla, I don't want to be on drugs like my mom. My "dad" hates me, he abuses me verbally and physically. Why don't I have family that want me? Why cant I find someone to care for me? Are you like me? Don't know who you are? I'm Alicia, Who are you? I have a b... more
  • Superman and Me

    by Mary Bleckwehl
    Longing, loss and young love all crash together in this coming-of-age story of coping and acceptance. Twelve-year old ZACH has had it up to his eyeballs with his fourteen-year old autistic brother, BRADEN, and his strange behavior. Braden counts doors and collects stickers and keys. Worse, he ruins the day Zach has been looking forward to for years, Link Day, when he would be matched with an older buddy who would be a cool dude, an amazing athlete, somebody normal! But Braden shows up and goe... more
  • Anastasia’s Book of Days

    by Cindy Maynard
    From the vestiges of the Holy Roman Empire in Europe to the creation of the nation we now know as Germany, the life of Anastasia Burkart reflects the momentous changes sweeping across her beloved Black Forest Homeland. In 1796 my great-great grandmother, Anastasia Burkart, was born in a small town in the beautiful Black Forest region of Germany. She lived a long life by the standards of her time, and died in 1873. Based on Anastasia's purported diaries, this historical novel presents her life... more
  • Fortune Kookie

    by Jean Gill
    "Jean Gill brings her magical storytelling skills to teens, to weave compelling and thought-provoking stories that will linger on in their minds well after the last page is read." Kristin Gleeson, author and children's librarian Can dreams take over your life? Jamie's mother is hooked on fortune-tellers, and running the family into debt. To cure her, Jamie decides to investigate the psychic world, and to show that it is a rip-off, with the help of her best friend, Ryan. Their research causes... more