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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Key A Taylor and Alan Adventure

    by Jackie Mae
    Faction meets Fiction in this thrilling new tale. Meet Taylor and Alan a sister/brother duo, as they embark on their latest mission. It all starts at Big John’s Mall, where they cheerfully wait to see the newest sequel that everyone is talking about. But outside forces will take Taylor and Alan to a different land where their special talents are needed. Can Taylor and Alan help the good people of the Land of Baltimore? The catacombs hold secrets that Taylor and Alan need to discover. Can ... more
  • The Flame of Eternity

    by Sydney Bristow
    Terrance Fogg is stunned when his charismatic mentor, a dying multi-millionaire named Preston LeClerc who regards Terrance as a son, trusts only him to take over his dynasty. But when Terrance discovers that LeClerc built his empire upon extortion, larceny, and murder, he is disgusted by such corruption and refuses the promotion. To encourage him to do otherwise, LeClerc falsifies evidence, persuading the police that his apprentice is a murderer. He also threatens the lives of Terrance’s fam... more
  • A Flag for the Flying Dragon

    by Carole P. Roman
    It's business as usual on the Flying Dragon. Their mission is to find a flag for the ship. Captain No Beard sighs, "Being a captain is hard work," as he watches the busy crew preparing the vessel for their next adventure. Polly is giving out pretzels; Linus is polishing a lamp. Matie is cracking coconuts, Cayla is stuffing holes, and Hallie is swabbing the deck. High overhead, trouble is brewing, and it is not the weather. Mongo does not want any help from the newest crew member, and i... more
  • Fribbet the Frog and the Tadpoles

    by Carole P. Roman
    Fribbet's gone missing! The crew searches for the excitable frog and finally find him troubled and crying in the stern. Fribbet is very upset, and it's up to Captain No Beard and the crew to find out what's wrong. Fribbet the Frog and the Tadpoles is another great voyage into problem solving and friendship, as well as an adventurous trip into the imagination. Join the Captain No Beard and his friends as they learn the value of sharing our troubles with others and that help is always ther... more
  • Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis

    by Carole P. Roman
    Captain No Beard and his crew of loyal pirates heave anchor for another adventure, this time in the icy waters of the Arctic. Captain No Beard's steering a course due north, sailing by the light of the North Star. Everyone on the crew wonders what the captain's up to, especially as he gets embarrassed when they ask. When the captain finally admits his plan, the crew discovers he plans to steal the aurora borealis, the beautiful northern lights that brighten the arctic sky. They're all sh... more
  • The Crew Goes Coconuts

    by Carole P. Roman
    There is a storm brewing on the Flying Dragon, and it's not about the weather. When the crew finds themselves parched and not enough juice to go around, blame falls on Matie the goat, Hallie's friend. Divided, they square off, ready for a fight and Captain No Beard must teach his crew that not only is bullying wrong, they must learn to value and respect each and every member of the crew. Watch the crew of the Flying Dragon learn an important lesson about being a true friend.
  • The Treasure of Snake Island

    by Carole P. Roman
    After a fierce battle with a storm, the crew goes in search of treasure. Alexander, that is, Captain No Beard uses a map to locate it on the ominous sounding Snake Island. Bravely they dig until they find the best treasure ever!
  • Strangers on the High Seas

    by Carole P. Roman
    Captain No Beard and the crew of the Flying Dragon welcome a new crew member, when Cabin Girl Cayla joins the ship. Responsible for his little sister, Captain No Beard is not very happy because he finds his newest charge a distraction. When faced with danger, the captain must find a way to escape. While learning valuable lessons about strangers, the crew realized not to judge somebody because they are young or small. Strength comes in all sizes!
  • Stuck in the Doldrums

    by Carole P. Roman
    When the wind stops blowing, Captain No Beard and his crew, including First Mate Hallie, Linus the Lion, Fribbet the Frog, Mongo the Monkey and Polly the Parrot, are stuck on a desert island. Maroon with nothing to do, they begin to play and enjoy themselves. However, Captain No Beard has other ideas, bossing his crew around and making playtime cheerless for everyone. Soon, Captain No Beard decides he has had enough and storms off. When his ship is attacked by a giant squid, he realizes he needs... more
  • Pepper Parrot's Problem with Patience

    by Carole P. Roman
    The crew of the Flying Dragon are sailing again. This time, new crew member, Pepper Parrot is having a hard time keeping up with the drills. Captain No Beard and his mates join together to help Pepper achieve her goals with patience and tolerance.
  • Captain No Beard An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate's Life

    by Carole P. Roman
    Captain No Beard and his pirate ship The Flying Dragon set sail for a voyage of the imagination with his fearless crew of four: First Mate Hallie, Mongo the Monkey, Linus the loudmouthed lion, and Fribbit the floppy frog. Normally a young boy named Alexander, his cousin Hallie, and three stuffed animals, once they board his bed their world is transformed into a magical vessel, sailing the seven seas on dangerous and exciting adventures! Captain No Beard - An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate's Life nam... more
  • Hooligans

    by Chaz Fenwick

    The Metalheads – Heavy metal music, partying, drugs, alcohol and sex are the only things that matter to this subculture of teen misfits. When the hottest rocker chick in town, Trisha Williams, is thrown a 16th birthday bash at her father’s house, things take a turn for the worst. The notorious Westside Gangstas, a criminal gang feared for its ruthless street thuggery, gatecrash the party. A brawl erupts and popular teenager Dayne Hetfield is caught having sex with a gang member&rs... more

  • Fragments of Riversong

    by Farah Ghuznavi
    'Fragments of Riversong' showcases a dozen masterfully-crafted tales that bring alive the beauty, chaos and contradictions of contemporary Bangladesh. Here are scenes from lives less often examined. A visa applicant at the US Embassy struggles with her conscience. Strange things happen when a street child finds his life intersecting with those of a wealthy housewife and a teenage schoolgirl. A guava tree becomes a source of conflict between an unorthodox grandmother and her stubborn grandchild. ... more
  • Rama's Labyrinth

    by Sandra Wagner-Wright

    Rama spent her childhood visiting Hindu shrines. She wanted a home. But no. The family wandered until death left Rama alone.

    Twenty years old, erudite and womanly, Rama arrived in Calcutta. She met her husband and was content until death again destroyed her life.

    A single parent, Rama crossed the water to England and the United States, educated herself, and returned to India a Christian. Ready to open a school for child widows, Rama faced prejudice. Could she be trusted?

    At ... more

  • The Secret Drawer Club

    by Barbe Turner
    This is the story of Zim, a fifth grade boy, new to William E. Zane Elementary School, who finds himself embraced by the popular kids in Miss Prudence Poppycock’s class. He was never looking to be popular, but once he is, he finds he likes it. Zim’s life is happy-go-lucky until suddenly, he is confronted with Maralissa Lou, an odd boy with unfortunate physical traits, who is accustomed to being judged by his looks. This does not, however, diminish Maralissa’s resolve to try to make friend... more
  • Across the Water: Tales of the Human Heart

    by Phil Harvey
    Award–winning author Phil Harvey has said, “We rarely recognize the extent to which human happiness requires struggle.” Love and the relationships it spawns—with children, for parents, among friends, and between neighbors—are addressed in a moving collection that explores emotional struggle. From headline–breaking issues to everyday jealousies and acts of tenderness, Harvey’s stories offer a nuanced journey into the human heart.

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