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by Matteo Iuzzolino
Dear Soccer is a beautiful and creatively presented letter that a young boy writes to soccer to express his gratitude for how soccer has benefitted his life. Dear Soccer promotes participation in sports by showing boys and girls who are of various races, and limitations benefiting from playing soccer. These images help kids understand that being different is not a barrier for being active. Dear Soccer also shows how when kids are active in soccer or any activity, they become better people. Th... more
by Gord HainesSecrets are like buried seeds, eventually they germinate and rise-up seeking air and light. As with all living things, some are useful…others are dangerous. For Victor Lochart, a secret buried long ago is determinedly pushing into the light, threatening his marriage, family and career. In short, everything he cares about and has worked hard to protect. And, as he soon learns, secrets beget secrets. A swirling cauldron of lies, betrayal and murder thrusting him into a perilous confrontation with ... more
by J. F. PandolfiA burned-out divorce lawyer, a loathed ex-friend, and a nun walk into a bar. Okay, not exactly . . . but close! Poor Tony Piza. At 34 years old, a lawyer who’s already burned-out from the emotional toll of handling divorces. As for his personal life, he’s incapable of sustaining a relationship. Why, you ask? Because he can’t get over a young nun he fell in love with when he taught for a year after college. Clearly this guy’s got enough angst in his life. So when a traitorous former frie... more
by Jen CravenMarried college professors Christine and Joss thought they had it all: jobs they love, a beloved daughter, and most of all, each other—that is, until Joss’s research pulls her further and further away. Lonely and seeking the emotional connection she once shared with her wife, Christine forms a friendship with a student that quickly walks the line of right and wrong. Eighteen-year-old Abbie is an outcast desperate to fit in. When the most popular girl on campus suddenly befriends her, Abbie ca... more
by Peter CowlamUtopia follows the fortunes of Zora Murillo, who escapes the clutches of a military junta, and landing in a small English market town buys and renovates the Pleiades, a rundown hotel. The Pleiades is soon transformed into a living cabaret act and hotbed of political activism. Soon the locals want to know the source of Zora’s unfathomable wealth, yet only one of them knows her back story, which is of espionage, the sinister deployment of AI and robotics, and a life-and-death political struggle fo... more
by J. Marie RundquistOnline high school teacher Naomi wants to do it all: do everything she can for her students, support her daughter as she struggles with a new school, and help her best friend follow her career dreams. When she fails at all three, she'll rely on a candy-loving book club to help transform her soured family relationships back into sweet ones.
by Katie and Terry Hudson
Welcome to the whimsical world of the Wollops in this delightful, rhyming, read-aloud ABC picture book that will make your child giggle with joy at their zany antics as they follow along with your reading.
Authors Katie and Terry Hudson will have kids and their parents in stitches seeing how Wollops overcome any obstacle in their world of Wollopland.
by Salma Alrasheed
Cucumber has big dreams but all around her things are getting more confusing, will she be able to make it?
by Allyson Rice
In an attempt to secure an unexpected inheritance—and hopefully find a few answers—two estranged sisters and their newly discovered brother embark on a comically surreal trip through the Deep South to retrace the life of the mother who abandoned them.
On a Tuesday afternoon, Chicago-based sisters Jesse Chasen and Jennifer McMahon receive a phone call notifying them that their birth mother has died, leaving behind a significant inheritance. But in order ... more
by Steven RobertsLittle Janie-Janie Duright, or JJ, has always wondered about the strange muffin-shaped building attached to her family’s farmhouse. One day, she finds the keys in her mother’s desk to the little arched door to the mysterious structure. Once inside, she discovers curious treasures from her family’s history. When her mother CC, short for Connie-Connie, catches her snooping, they sit down, and CC reveals the amazing story of the “muffin house.” Soon JJ and CC embark on their own baking adventure wi... more
by Diane HatzIt’s the 1990s. Alex arrives to work at Acht, her improbable blonde hair streaked stress magenta and anger black. Her first duty is to wipe blood off her boss’s walls, to clean up his blood vessel explosion. It goes downhill from there. On the surface, Rock Gods & Messy Monsters is a story about life inside an entertainment company. A cast of comedic characters exemplifies the inner workings of Acht, where power and greed mask incompetence. A series of escapades involve Alex, a hard-wo... more
by John M. Cunningham Jr.While Moxley Westcott flees to Mobile to escape arrest by the Union army his brother Ben, who is critically wounded and a Union prisoner, hovers at death’s door. Their parents and their sister Annie return to their plantation upriver, unaware that danger lurks very near in the person of the evil Xavier Locke, who plans their demise. For the Jessups, Susan’s personal problems continue and Alex finds service aboard a new Confederate cruiser. But soon after it sets sail, its crew suffers a life or... more
by John M. Cunningham JrA sweeping saga of the Civil War’s western naval campaigns, Book 1 in the Southern Sons-Dixie Daughters series follows four Southern families living on the Gulf Coast—the Westcotts, the Jessups, the Soileaus, the indomitable and devout slave Danny who escapes bondage and finds service aboard a Union warship and his wife Nancy, cruelly whisked out of his life decades before the war. .While the Confederacy struggles to build a navy to defeat the Yankee fleet threatening New Orleans these families ... more
My Sexy Date With Bigfoot: short stories based on fables, myths, legends, the Bible and lots of other delightful nonsenseby Gary CohenThis is a book. This book is comprised of many short stories and most of them have similar themes. That is to say that they deal with fables, mythical creatures, legends or some form of heightened reality. What the French would call, "heightened reality" if they were French people who happened to be discussing the book in English. Some might also call it, "magical realism". I was greatly influenced by the work of Gabriel García Márquez. He wrote some really great stuff that you can find in the l... more
by DeAnn MeltonFlyways is an adventure into a natural setting in which insects buzz around, water rushes or slaps against a hard surface, birds vocalize and interact with one another. Watercolors of birds are placed on the left pages with words imitating sound beneath the illustration. The pages on the right carry a glossary of the words used under the watercolors. On each glossary page a watercolor of a child is in the bottom right hand corner glancing at the glossary or looking toward the reader. A short pa... more
by Pamela Stockwell
Twenty-four-year-old Violet wants one thing: to hide from life after her husband's death left her reeling. But life has other ideas. Well, life and a certain seven-year-old neighbor.
Violet moves to Magnolia Avenue, a forgotten street in a forgotten neighborhood filled with forgotten mobile homes. It looks like the perfect place to retreat and lick her wounds. But it's not long before her young neighbor, Arabella, enlists her in the rescue of the cantankerous old woman next door... more