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  • The Fire Escape Belongs in Brooklyn

    by Chuck Cascio
    It's 1968, and the world is crumbling around Mike Burns, a disillusioned Brooklyn youth attending his second year of college. His cousin and constant childhood companion, Sally-Boy, went missing two years ago. The two called themselves twins because they were born the same day. As Mike tries to lead a "typical college life," he is haunted by Sally-Boy's disappearance. Adding to Mike’s problems, his father angrily nags him to cut his hair; a professor fills his head with passionate, troubling ... more
  • Pieces

    by Mary Ann McGuigan
    Pieces brings to life a large Irish-American family struggling with the aftershocks of alcoholism and domestic violence through three generations. The Donnegans’ childhood demons morph in unexpected ways, and each sibling must strike his own bargain. For some, the prize is an unlikely redemption; for others, a familiar curse brings new pain. As they grow into adulthood, the Donnegans’ apparent conformity to middle-class mores masks a reckless irreverence that springs from first-hand knowledg... more
  • Secret Keeper

    by Jane Alvey Harris

    Seventeen year-old Emily has accepted the truth of her past trauma and made peace with her battered egos. She's won the first battle, but the fight for recovery still rages. Dad's home from prison and Mom's out of rehab. Determined to protect her younger siblings from her abuser and keep her family intact, Emily gathers the strength to speak her secret, only to discover that the people she trusted are powerless to intervene. Nancy insists the key to resolving Emily's crisis li... more

  • A Christmas Squirrel

    by Shelagh Watkins
    One of Charles Dickens’s best loved stories, "A Christmas Carol", was first published on 19th December, 1843. Within six weeks of publication, a London theatre staged the production of a play based on the story. Since then, this heart-warming novella of compassion and kindness has been adapted for screen and stage many times. A Christmas Squirrel is a modern-day children’s Christmas story inspired by the novella for families to read throughout the festive season.
  • Small Secrets

    by Joan Jacobson
    Life is not as orderly as it seems amidst the soybean fields of 1970s Minnesota. Farm girl Raki Pederson finds that out the hard way. Homeless, cast out by her family, carrying a baby and a heavy secret, she redeems her life through the kindness of strangers. There’s the hapless pastor, Sam, followed by a succession of women, each with her own dark secret: Margaret, guilt-ridden from her sister’s death; Carol, a feminist Robin Hood; and Mrs. Anderson, who did the ‘right thing’ only to regret it ... more
  • The night before Christmas - Mustard's Christmas Wish

    by Sophie Scribble
    The all time Christmas classic ‘Twas the night before Christmas’ is reimagined as Mustard, the lovable dachshund, em’barks’ on a Christmas Eve adventure he’ll never forget. Mustard has cards to deliver before Christmas day, but with such little legs it seems a long way. The rhyming tale takes you on a journey of friendship and hope. This ambitious little underdog is sure to capture the hearts of the whole family as he transforms in to a very super sausage dog.
  • My Tired Telephone

    by Suzette D. Harrison
    After a long day of being used as everything from a calculator to a camera, this cellphone has had it! Unable to take further misuse, he decides to give his human a piece of his mind…right at bedtime. Join this delightful romp of viewing the world through a tired telephone’s eyes.
  • Taffy

    by Suzette D. Harrison
    Welcome to the sleepy, all-Black southern town of Bledsoe, where Colored residents proudly declare “ain’t nothing white here ‘cept milk and teeth.” It’s 1935. A press-and-curl costs a quarter. Records play on phonographs. And a telephone is a luxury. Meet twenty-three-year-old Taffy Bledsoe Freeman. She doesn’t need her gift of second sight to know her “mockery of a marriage” to a man twice her age is far from good. After a seven-year exile Up North, Taffy travels down-home to the small town... more
  • Silly Scientists Take a Tiptoe with the Tadpoles!

    by Lindsey Craig
    SILLY SCIENTISTS TAKE A TIPTOE WITH THE TADPOLES! by Lindsey Craig and Ying Hui Tan SILLY SCIENTISTS TAKE A TIPTOE WITH THE TADPOLES! is all about science fun! Here kids meet again with the adorable monsters--Zap, Tia, Sulu and Alan, as they dive into the murky pond to save Taddy-the Tadpole. Along with the Silly Scientists' story, is a rhyming text about tadpoles and pond habitats:"Tadpoles make big changes called METAMORPHOSIS. They grow long legs, and big bug eyes, and smiles you can't resist... more
  • Silly Scientists Take a Peeky at the Solar System!

    by Lindsey Craig
    SILLY SCIENTISTS TAKE A PEEKY AT THE SOLAR SYSTEM is FUN! This book (and soon to follow, music and app) will get kids learning and loving science with wildly-catchy rhymes about the origins of our solar system and all those bizarre planets whizzing around us. "Planet Mercury is the fastest, watch it zoom around the sun. With frigid nights and days hot-HOT, it scorches little buns!" Kids will zoom into space with their soon-to-be favorite monsters checking out Jupiter's "zit" (the planet's fa... more
  • Invisible Juan

    by Karen Douglass
    Juan Diaz Quimby wants to be safe but he's currently homeless in Manhattan. He wants to be anonymous because he hates the notoriety that would come from his tiny size. He'd like to grow taller than he is, just twelve inches. He'd like to make love to Carla, a woman significantly larger than he is. He wants the things that full-sized people want--love, security, success, respect, acceptance. He can't have any of these because he's afraid to come out into the open, afraid he'll be hurt or ridicule... more
  • Anagrania's Challenge

    by Ina Curic
    A coming-of-age story that transforms a common children’s story theme into a lesson on self-love, creative conflict resolution, and wholesome eating. Through the allegory of the wheat grain’s journey, the story makes a case for whole grain nutrition. Anagrania’s Challenge: * exposes unhealthy gender stereotypes and beauty standards, * promotes peaceful conflict resolution, and * celebrates diversity and uniqueness. Are there power struggles and arguments going back and forth in your ... more
  • Medusa: Through the Eyes of the Gorgon

    by Skevi Philippou
    Medusa Through the eyes of the Gorgon is a wonderfully, enchanting albeit haunting portrayal of the extraordinary life of the young girl who grows to become the infamous Medusa. The author takes us on a journey of discovery as the protagonist discovers that she possesses the astonishing gift of sight but also an abundance of compassion and love for humanity that is unmatched by any God. An oracle in all her glory, the author in her adoring portrayal so eloquently and intimately engages with and ... more
  • An Urchin of Means (The Baker Street Series Book 1)

    by April White
    Ringo Devereux knows far too much for a man of his times. There’s no simple explanation for it that doesn’t involve improbable conversations about the future, and Ringo’s advanced understanding of three-phase generators and the secret histories of his city are not things he can discuss with the Victorian Londoners around him. Even his origins as an orphaned street thief are far too dangerous for a young gentleman of means to reveal. An encounter with a ten-year-old pickpocket, and a luncheon ... more
  • Li'l Booger Buddies Inventors Go to School

    by Heather Konet
    Curious creatures called the Li'l Booger Buddies from the Planet Boogie Woogie love to invent new things using junk they collect from outer space. A 5 year old Li'l Booger Buddy attends Invent School for the first time. Her first lesson is about the basic steps of inventing and the importance of getting help from others along the way.
  • The Silver Horn Echoes: A Song of Roland

    by Michael Eging

    The Dark Ages—a time of great turmoil and the collision of empires! As the Frank kingdom prepares for war, Roland, young heir to the Breton March, has been relegated to guard duty until a foreign emissary entrusts him with vital word of a new threat to the kingdom. Now Roland must embark on a risky journey to save all he loves from swift destruction. And yet while facing down merciless enemies, he must also reveal the hand of a murderer who even now stalks the halls of power and threatens to ... more