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  • Brandon Makes Jiǎo Zi (餃子)

    by Eugenia Chu
    Brandon Makes Jiǎo Zi (餃子) is about a little Chinese-American boy named Brandon who gets a surprise visit from his grandma from China, Pó Po (婆婆). While Brandon and Pó Po (婆婆) are making Chinese dumplings, called jiǎo zi (餃子), Brandon makes a mess and he and Pó Po (婆婆) have a good laugh!  They chat and bond over the experience.  Then Brandon eats and eats and eats and makes a surprise at the end that delights the whole family! This story includes some conversational Mandarin Chinese (including... more
  • The Other Side of Freedom

    by Cynthia T. Toney
    In a southern U.S. farming community in 1925, thirteen-year-old Salvatore and his Italian immigrant father become involved against their will in a crime that results in the murder of an innocent man and family friend. Will Sal keep the secrets about that night as his father asks, or risk everything he and his family cherish in their new homeland, including their lives? Amidst bigotry, bootlegging, police corruption, and gangland threats, Sal must discover whom he can trust in order to protec... more
  • A Spoon Called Poon!

    by Theresa Marie Vallotton
    It’s not a blanket, a toy, or a teddy bear this little boy latches onto, it’s a spoon he calls Poon. With a child’s imaginative genius, sparked by an industrious nature, Quinn discovers all the wonderful things Poon can do. Told with infectious and whimsical rhyme, this is the true story of the author’s grandson, who comes to a crisis when he literally has more than he can handle.
  • A Most Daunting Time

    by Robert Roach
    A Most Daunting Time is an epic tale of two families in the 1930s in the shadow of the Great Depression. Melvyn and Sally Bridges settled in Dodge City, Kansas, a mid-western town of renown, in 1919, and began farming. They farmed until the middle-’30s when the Dust Bowl rendered them penniless. Sally bore two sons and a daughter, the eldest of which, Mitchell, is a baseball player with remarkable skills and future ambitions. Charles Clark, an aristocratic oil tycoon, and his daughter, Holly, a ... more
  • The Hope Store

    by Dwight Okita

    Two close friends -- Luke and Kazu -- discover a bold, new procedure to install hope into the hopeless and vow to open the world's first Hope Store. Their slogan: "We don't just instill hope. We install it." The media descend. The store is not without its supporters and detractors. Customer Jada Upshaw appears with a hidden agenda, but what happens next no one could have predicted. When protesters try to shut down the polarizing store, will science come to Jada... more

  • River Rising (Carson Chronicles Book 1)

    by John A. Heldt
    Five Arizona siblings, ages 17 to 27, travel to the 1880s to rescue their parents, who are trapped in time. Along the way, they find love, danger, and adventure as they experience America in the age of bustle dresses, gunslingers, and robber barons.
  • Last Words

    by Shari J. Ryan
    Last Words, where Non-Fiction meets Fiction, and the lines in between are blurred by forbidden love. Amelia - 1942: The inside of my closet held the last bit of my freedom before I was torn from my home and shoved onto a dark train. Our destination was even darker. “Women and children to the right. Men to the left,” they shouted at us. Everything was taken from me, leaving only the smoke filled air, piercing screams, and soul-burning cries. I was slowly starved and weakened to... more
  • The Sorceress: Book One: The Prophecy

    by John Sinisi
    Ruthless Lord Soren strives to reunite warring feudal mini-states into a mighty kingdom. His most powerful weapon is the Bezrielite necromancer, William, the mightiest sorcerer in modern times. William has rejected Bezriel’s sacred mystical traditions sacred mystical traditions, instead using sorcery for dominion over men and nature. Opposing Soren and William is the ragtag liberation army, Free Bezriel, and its powerful young sorcerers. Ariadne. Despite having been taught to use her powers on... more
  • High Desert High

    by Steven Schindler
    Undercover cop Paul Santo chased drug dealers and junkies through the worst parts of New York City during the worst of times. He did his job well and was decorated for it. But times have changed and so has Santo. After decades on the job he was fed up with the pressures from bosses and the street. He snapped one boozy night, retired the next day, and after a family tragedy, drove cross-country with his estranged daughter to begin a new life in the mysterious California high desert. Just as the J... more
  • His Lips Forgot The Taste Of Truth

    by Richard Sullivan
    Millionaire murderer politician Fingy Conners rules the Democratic Party of NY State and the entire city of Buffalo at the turn of the 20th Century. His goal is the White House.
  • Hogarth's Return

    by James Delaney
    Hogarth's Return is the fourth book in a series called The Hogarth Saga. The series starts out with Hogarth's Reign of Terror, in which 12-year old Hogarth builds a guillotine and begins dispatching first the cats, the the dogs, and so on in his neighborhood. It continues with Hogarth's Trial, where Hogarth is put on trial for his crimes. In the third installment, Hogarth's Exile, Hogarth is sent away to a school for wayward boys, where he's psychoanalyzed by a benighted doctor and given electro... more
  • Stories Untold: A Novel

    by Leslie Wolfe


    Can a psychologist, still grieving the loss of her husband, save a traumatized war veteran who is planning his own death? Stories Untold explores the devastation of loss, the struggle to find meaning in life, and the enduring power of love that transcends boundaries between past and future.

    They’re both strong and fearless, determined, relentless. 
    He’s a decorated wa... more

  • 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 accidently 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?