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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Saxon Heroines: A Northumbrian Novel

    by Sandra Wagner-Wright

    Seventh century England is a hodgepodge of warring Anglo-Saxon states filled with shifting alliances and treacherous grabs for royal power. Kings rise and fall, depending on Woden's Luck. Northumbria, the damp kingdom north of the River Humber, is a state riven with rivalries and kings determined to expand at any cost. 

    Women have no obvious role in a warrior society, but by using their wits, four women—two queens and two abbesses—make monumental changes. One woman ... more

  • Skunks Can't Sell Lemonade

    by Leslie Bush Norris
    Scarlett Skunk wants to win a guitar at the Stinkiest Skunk Contest, but she doesn't have enough money to enter. Scarlett decides to sell lemonade, but no one will even take a sip. Who wants to buy lemonade from a skunk? Would you?
  • The Great Green Tree and the Magical Ladders: Suburbia

    by Stephen Kozan
    Shea Stonebrook is a typical 10-year-old girl from rural Pennsylvania. The problem is, she's a troublemaker. From not listening to her parents, acting badly in school, and everything in between, Shea is giving everyone a reason to give up on her. That is until one fateful day when an imaginative visitor decides to shape her point of view and offer her access to a place she neve knew existed. In order to achieve access, she will first have to accept responsibility for her actions, and only th... more
  • Raspberry Red

    by Tuula Pere
    Raspberry Red is a story about war's breaking out and a family setting out on an evacuation journey, as seen through the eyes of a little girl. When they’re leaving, Aino meets a foreign soldier by her playhouse. The man lets her go. Only her rag doll's raspberry red apron is left behind in the snow when Aino escapes.
  • Lullaby of the Valley

    by Tuula Pere
    Far away in a distant mountain valley are two villages, where people have lived peacefully side by side for centuries, sharing their joys and sorrows. But life in the valley changes completely when doubt and distrust creep in, and young men embark on a revenge mission. Fear spreads among the elderly, women, and children. Grandma Kaina, a wise and courageous woman, sets out on a dangerous journey to a spring located between the villages. The only thing that will calm down the outbreak of hate ... more
  • Me and Toby

    by Jo Robinson
    This is a heartwarming story of Chair as he narrates his life, starting with his first memory of sitting in a furniture warehouse store. From being discouraged to happy, his life becomes a rollercoaster ride. It starts when he's taken to his "forever home" where he becomes best friends with a young boy named Toby. A new mischievous puppy adds to the adventures. However, changes start to occur as Toby grows older and Chair is afraid he's no longer wanted.
  • Cassidy and the Mixed Up Numbers

    by Dezi Shepperd
    Cassidy and the Mixed Up Numbers, details the first few days of Cassidy’s experience at school. It’s Cassidy’s first day at a new school and she is a little nervous. Will she be able to keep up with her classmates or will her learning disability Dyscalculia get in her way? Follow her first few days as she finds her confidence and voice in kindergarten. Watch as she overcomes her doubts and learns to count like the rest of the children in her class!
  • Wiggles, Stomps, and Squeezes Calm My Jitters Down

    by Lindsey Rowe Parker
    A Picture Book about Sensory Differences. The vibration in her feet when she runs, the tap-tap-tap of her fork on the table at mealtime, the trickle of cool water running over her hands--these are the things that calm her jitters down. This book is for anyone who has ever felt the need for a wiggle, stomp, or squeeze!
  • Eternal Promise: The Soul of Mary Stuart

    by Holly-Eloise Walters
    Eternal Promise, The Soul of Mary Stuart is an intimate version of the story of Mary, Queen of Scots, told with fresh eyes and an open heart. Journey with this Queen as she lives through a breathtakingly pure love, heartbreak, and relentless betrayal. Author Holly-Eloise Walters infuses this telling with warmth, compassion, and love.
  • The Devil's Kiss

    Israel Hands grows up amidst the tumult of the Salem Witch Trials. At the age of twelve he slays a local innkeeper who has accused his father of being in league with the devil. To evade capture Israel absconds to the sea and becomes a preeminent sailor and a ruthless killer. Feared and betrayed by his friend Edward Teach, Israel is crippled for life and driven from the only world he’s ever known. Three hundred years later, retired naval officer Tom Stone buys an old tavern in the seaside tow... more
  • Jenny on the Street

    by David Haldane

    "Dark and twisted a bit like Stephen King," is how one reader recently described "Jenny on the Street: And Other Tales of Reverence and Revolution by a Very Young Man."

    A desperate young woman lost on the drug-infested streets of London, an insane revolutionary holding the devil in a jar, an indifferent truck driver forced to run over cats and a reverent grandmother looking for God in a rock. All of them are among the unforgettable characters inhabiting these 13 shor... more

  • Magical Mia

    by Julie Cassetta
    It is time children learned that MAGIC IS REAL and lives within each one of them. This magical soon-to-be series inspires and empowers children to change the world. With one simple action, Mia changes the course of someone’s day, and that magic spreads far beyond just one person. Meet Mia, a girl who knows her own power to create change. The ability to change how someone feels and to pay kindness forward is true magic. Mia overcomes her own insecurity and her magic spreads throughout he... more
  • Cruel Summer

    by Bernard Jan

    All he wants to do is skate. But they have other plans for him.

    Michael Daniels is seventeen and dreams to enter professional skateboarding contests. But beneath New Manhattan, a city under the oppressive shadow of climate change, exists another world altogether—secret laboratories which threaten society as he knows it.

    Those with power will get what they want. No price is too high, even if it means making someone special or robbing them of... more

  • Circles

    by Ewa Podleś
    In this book you will find more than 200 round objects - spheres and circles. If you have children between 3 and 7, you can all dive into the fantastic world of this perfect shape.
  • Migrations

    by Tim Pompey
    Life is transitory. People move from one point to the next. What happens in that transition? And what choices do we have in the process? In these eight brand-new stories, we follow men and women in transition, sometimes by choice, sometimes imposed by unforeseen circumstances. A young man who graduates from college. An African-American soldier returned home from WWII. A chance meeting with a man in a nursing care facility. A family whose Christmas is affected by Covid-19. Three women who through... more
  • Still Breathing

    by E. A. Fournier
    A sixty-nine-year-old widow from the Midwest travels alone to Kampala, Uganda to help secure a library for a middle school. She learns that nothing in Africa is as it appears and it is only her life experiences as a wife, mother, grandmother and caregiver that give her even a chance to succeed.