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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Harriet the Happy Hippo

    by Gloria Eveleigh
    Harriet is a very happy hippo. Harriet's happy nature usually 'rubs off' on everyone around her. Harriet is on holiday in Hawaii. She loves to do lots of holiday activities. The other guests seem to be put off by little problems they may encounter. Will Harriet's happy nature make a difference?
  • Edmund the Excitable Elephant

    by Gloria Eveleigh
    Edmund, a very excitable elephant with lots of energy, exercises constantly. This makes all the other elephants very edgy because they are in danger of getting accidentally hurt by Edmund. The situation needs to be resolved if all the elephants are ever going to feel safe and happy. What can be done?
  • Jack's Temper Tantrums

    by Gloria Eveleigh
    Jack is a happy little boy. He has a lovely family that gives Jack lots of attention. Jack's brother and sister play games with Jack and make him laugh. Jack's Mummy and Daddy spend time teaching Jack and playing with him. There is just one problem. Jack has temper tantrums. This is a big problem because it makes life difficult for everyone. Can Jack change?
  • Neville The Nibalong is Scared of the Night

    by Gloria Eveleigh
    Neville and his neighbour Nathan are friendly fairy-tale creatures called Nibalongs. Nibalongs sleep all day and wake up at night. But Neville and Nathan are scared of the night, so they make a plan to wake up when it is light. But will daytime be all that they hope for?
  • Penelope the Purple Pig Finds a Pal

    by Gloria Eveleigh
    None of the pink pigs in Farmer Pickles's field wants to play with Penelope the Purple Pig just because she is different. Penelope is sad and lonely, so she goes looking for a pal to play with among Farmer Pickles's other animals. Will Penelope find an animal who wants to be her pal?
  • Idris, the Invisible Imp

    by Gloria Eveleigh
    When the invisible imp, Idris, feels ill, she burps loudly. Idris decides to travel the world to look for a cure, but because she is invisible, people who hear her blame each other. Idris eventually gives up and returns home to Ireland, but does she find a cure for her burping?
  • Titan the Time Traveling Tiger

    by Gloria Eveleigh
    Titan, a handsome adult tiger, lives in a country called Tibet. Titan can time travel backwards or forwards to any period of his life. He just touches his toes and twitches his tail, and he is there.
  • A PEACH FOR BIG JIM

    by Lisa Belmont

    In 1947 racially charged Mills Hollow, South Carolina, Chloe Mason knows not to go near the Negroes who live in the river shacks, especially sixteen-year-old Big Jim. He’s something of a myth, a big black boy known for eating opossums and howling at the moon. At least that’s what Chloe’s brother Caleb and her Pa, a fiddle playing Southerner who waves a Confederate flag, tell her. Yet when Chloe slips into Foxhole Swamp, it’s Big Jim who saves her from an alli... more

  • Fog Coast Runaway

    by Linda B. Myers
    To escape her dangerous family, a young girl vanishes on the 1890s Oregon coast Adelia Wright never knew her mother. Her father, a lighthouse keeper far out to sea, is distant, literally and figuratively. After her brother terrorizes her once too often, Adelia decides there must be a better home elsewhere, one with less pain, more affection, and enough to eat. She is armed only with survival skills learned from a Clatsop native and immigrant Finnish settlers. Her perilous journey takes he... more
  • Two Like Me and You

    by Chad Alan Gibbs

    Edwin Green's ex-girlfriend is famous. We're talking cover-of-every-tabloid-in-the-grocery-store-line famous. She dumped Edwin one year ago on what he refers to as Black Saturday, and in hopes of winning her back, he's spent the last twelve months trying to become famous himself. It hasn't gone well.

    But when a history class assignment pairs Edwin with Parker Haddaway, the mysterious new girl at school, she introduces him to Garland Lenox, a nursing-home-bound World... more

  • The Lost Song of Goliath

    by Ronald A. Lindsay
    The bitter struggle between the ancient Israelites and Philistines, the legendary combat between David and Goliath—it’s one of the most famous stories in the world. But no matter how many times the story has been told, we have heard only one side of the story—until now. The Lost Song of Goliath dramatically transforms this epic by retelling it from the viewpoint of Goliath and the Philistines. Goliath's tale has not yet been told, although he is a literary character who is begging for an auth... more
  • Matching Configurations: Quantum Roots III

    by Kyle Keyes

    Olan Chapman returns in this third edition of Quantum Roots, as Calvin Cannonball Cooper, a vigilante from yesteryear who uses powder guns, throwing knives and cannonballs to neutralize the bad guys of today's society.

    History books fail to mention Calvin Cooper, but this defender of the weak and  helpless, went down with Jim Bowie, Davy Crockett and William B.Travis in that 1836 slaughter we remember as The Alamo.

    Acknowledged or not, Cooper lives again each time Olan Chapman don... more

  • I Never Stopped

    by Elizabeth Mitchell
    Francesca’s partner–her everything–is dead. After eleven months of listless grief, Francesca leaves Sloane’s memory in San Francisco to visit Italy and her mother. Surrounded by fresh pasta, never-ending wine, and laughter, she finds moments of solace. When Francesca meets Cecelia–a complex love interest, she begins to picture a future without Sloane. Unbeknownst to Francesca, Sloane can’t let go. Trapped in the mysterious afterlife of The Gray, she’s desperate to contact her love, but limite... more
  • Kate's First Face Paint-A Day At The Fair

    by VERONICA PICONE
    When Kate's parents take her to the fair, she has no idea what adventure she has in store when she spots the Face Painting booth for the first time! Come on a journey with Kate as she experiences her first face paint! It's a day at the fair she will never forget.
  • Angel of Mercy

    by Melina Druga
    Hettie Steward is feisty, educated, ambitious and stubborn. Hettie marries the love of her life, Geoffrey Bartlette, in spring 1914, but has difficulty accepting that marriage means sacrificing her beloved nursing career. When the Great War begins, Geoffrey enlists and Hettie eagerly accepts an opportunity to join the Canadian Army Nursing Service. Although she’s nervous about the war, returning to work was exactly what she had been craving. The old adage “be careful what you wish for, you... more
  • Aruka-Shoo

    by Bintou Dibba
    Aruka-Shoo is kind, but he often seems to upset his family with his impulsive behavior. The young boy soon gets a taste of his own medicine (understands his own actions) when he meets the mischievous monkey, Abubu. An encounter that shows Aruka-Shoo the power of his actions and teaches him to be considerate of other people's feelings.

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