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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Voices Beckon

    by Linda Lee Graham

    Set in late 18th-century Philadelphia, Voices Beckon spans seven years in the lives of three young Britons who cross the Atlantic in search of a new beginning. David, a Scot indentured for the next six years to a Philadelphia printer, and Elisabeth, a young English girl with class-conscious, widowed father, fall in love on the journey. Liam, an orphaned Scot with a checkered past, forms a fast friendship with them both.

    Rich in historical detail, the story chronicles their comi... more

  • Pigs in Paradise, a fairy story most absurd

    by Roger Maxson
    When Blaise gives birth to Lizzy, the “red calf” on an Israeli farm, the masses flock en masse to witness the miracle birth that will usher the end of the world and the arrival of the Messiah, or his return, depending on which camp, Christian or Jew. When the promise of the end comes to an end, the red calf blemished, and no longer worthy of blood-letting sacrifice, the faithful the world over are crestfallen. By this time, two evangelical ministers, as representatives of a megachurch in America... more
  • Grandma, It's Me! A Children's Book about Dementia

    by Y. Y. Chan
    Riley loves spending time with her grandparents, but after visiting them one day, she notices Grandma doesn't recognize her. Mommy explains that Grandma may have dementia, so her memory isn't as good as it used to be. Riley tries her best to help Grandma remember and writes about their time together in her diary. This uplifting and touching story encourages young readers to support and care for the elderly with love, patience and understanding. Written as a series of diary entries, Grandma, I... more
  • Bibi - The Cat Who Said Moo

    by Meli Bee
    A story about the challenges of being different and the rewards of being yourself. Bibi moves house and sets out to make new friends, but everyone she encounters laughs at her voice. Feeling discouraged, Bibi wonders if she'll be able to find friends in this new place. But she rallies and keeps searching, eventually receiving a wonderfully unexpected reward.
  • When I'm an Entrepreneur

    by Samantha Pillay
    What does it take to be an entrepreneur? The simple images in this unique picture book allow children to ponder over the characteristics of the entrepreneurial spirit while building their self-belief. Career gender stereotypes and self-efficacy start to form in early childhood. This book encourages children to Dream Big and Aim High. Expand your child’s imagination with the companion Activity Book. Find the references for the grown-up entrepreneur hidden within the images.
  • Guillo, el armadillo

    by Andrea Olatunji
    Recipient of the International Latino Book Award honorary mention as “Best Educational Children’s Picture Book”, this is the second book in Nuestra Fauna series which highlights animals from the Latin American fauna. This beautifully illustrated story inspires kids to discover and believe in their talents while teaching them Spanish in a fun and contextualized way. Guillo the armadillo starts his week very excited to go to school but as the days go, he gets frustrated because he cannot meet ... more
  • Omar, el jaguar

    by Andrea Olatunji
    Winner of the International Book Awards (Educational), Moonbeam Awards (Conservation), and KidsShelf Books Cover Design Awards, this is a beautifully illustrated story that teaches us about celebrating diversity. Written by a Spanish teacher, the rhyming and repetitive story introduces kids to basic vocabulary and expressions while taking them through a fascinating trip to the Amazon Forest. Omar is a lonely jaguar that wants to make friends. He encounters other animals that invite him to pl... more
  • Goodnight, Mr. Wombat

    by Thomas Rippy
    A family of three live on a small farm in Australia. Mother and daughter are sitting on the back porch and it is raining hard. The daughter, Cindy, sees a big wombat in the backyard , sitting in the rain. They call to the wombat, but it stays where it is. So, they put on raincoats, and walk up to the wombat with carrots. Cindy held out a carrot, and the hungry wombat ate it quickly. Then , Cindy held out another carrot, and the wombat followed mother and daughter onto the back porch. From tha... more
  • The Magus and The Fool

    by Akiva Hersh
    Carry Iverson needs a change of pace from his predictable life in Ohio. He takes a position with a social justice firm in Austin and rents a cottage on Lake Travis. At a bewildering dinner with his cousin, Donovan, his wife, Fallon, and an alluring transgender man, Levi, Carry discovers his neighbor is a wealthy and mysterious man who has everyone talking. Carry’s curiosity turns into attraction after meeting the flirtatious Jacobi at one of his parties. But Jacobi has a secret desire of his... more
  • Money and Finance for Kids

    by Thelma de Almeida Ribeiro
    •\tHas your child ever shown an interest in money? Have you ever struggled with how to explain things to them in a way they can understand? Let's follow Marlon and his grandpa as they learn more about money, how to earn it, how to save it, and much more. See Grandpa help Marlon set goals and watch how he teaches many important concepts along the way. This charming story is full of information to help kids develop their knowledge and understanding of finances that are such a hugely important pa... more
  • The Boy Who Loved Boxes: A Children's Book for Adults

    by Michael Albanese
    Conceived against the backdrop of the global pandemic, this modern-day allegory explores the illusion of control and the pursuit of peace. Join our hero and discover that happiness is not always found in the places we expect.
  • Bone Necklace

    by Julia Sullivan
    Bone Necklace tells the story of America's last "Indian war." In the summer of 1877, a bedraggled band of Nez Perce evade four converging armies before finally escaping to Canada. Other books have been written about the 500+ Nez Perce who were captured or killed in the war. This book focuses on the triumph of the nearly 300 who escaped.
  • Dead Horse Bay

    by John Dyson
    In Dead Horse Bay, John Dyson’s novel, three unlikely characters plan to stop the goose roundup at New York’s, Kennedy Airport. The geese lives are in danger because a goose has collided with an airplane at New York’s, La Guardia Airport and all geese living within a 7-mile radius of La Guardia Airport are to be killed.
  • Hugo von Hector the Kids' Art Collector

    by Whitney Beatty
    Has your art ever disappeared from the refrigerator overnight? Where could it have gone? Find out as you peek inside the world of one frustrated artist, whose life changes when he steps through a mysterious door to find imaginative art that perfectly captures his colorful, scribbly world. Hugo von Hector the Kids' Art Collector is a funny, magical tale that finally answers the question, "Hey, where did my picture go?"
  • Pushing Pawns

    by Dima Novak

    He's got the moves. On the street and over the board.

    Urban high school kid Moses Middleton hoped that chess competition could be a ticket out of mediocrity, but everything goes pear-shaped after a disastrous tournament. That’s when he meets Viktor, a mad Russian grandmaster who agrees to coach the team by revealing the secrets of Soviet chess.

    Together with his crew -- charismatic psychopath P.D. Morales, gifted violinist and expert fencer Esther T... more

  • Adventures in Amelbria

    by Kim Foale
    Being a princess isn't as fun as everyone thinks. Wanting to explore the world, as next-in-line to the thrown, Erika is forbidden to leave her kingdom of Amelbria. How can she convince her parents to grant her the freedom she wants so badly? What adventures lie ahead for Erika? Will she ever be able to leave the kingdom and find the mysterious island she's heard so much about? Jyan has felt misunderstood his whole life. Will he be able to prove to the tribe that he has what it takes to be Ch... more

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