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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • When Times Were Bad: Those Good Old Days

    by Paul Angus Barber
    William didn’t mind caring for his Granddad, he loved him dearly, but the generational gap between them was clear for him to see. With nothing in common, he longed for a closer relationship in these, his Granddad’s final months. However, Granddad rarely had anything interesting to say these days. This was until he stumbled onto the subject of his youth growing up in a Yorkshire town during the Second World War. Suddenly, his world was alive with reminiscences of the past, resilient local com... more
  • The Tammersford Lot

    by Rosie Driffill
    Surrounded by moorland, Tammersford is as closed off from society as its residents are from each other. Too consumed by their own routines to really understand themselves – and those whom they encounter – the people of Tammersford continue to lead lives marred by monotony, cowardice and poor communication. Just as dismal winter turns to searing summer and back again, passions that run high are soon quelled, and convictions held are all too soon repressed. Only certain among Tammersford’s residen... more
  • My Mother's Kitchen

    by Meera Ekkanath Klein
    My Mother’s Kitchen is an enchanting place filled with promise, change and good food. If the weathered walls of this magical room could talk they would tell the story of Meena and her childhood life. Each chapter is a slice in her young life and depicts her spunk and youthful spirit. A visit to the local Fruit and Flower Show becomes an adventure as told by Meena. Her distress at finding out about her aunt’s dark secret or her joy of making a new friend are all told in her naïve, yet pure voice... more
  • The Longest Road

    by Adina Senft

    “Forgiveness is the longest road, yet it is the shortest distance between two hearts.” —Whinburg Amish proverb

    Thirteen years ago, two little Amish girls disappeared from an orchard in Whinburg Township, Pennsylvania. It was just a blip on the TV news … until it became very, very personal for Megan and Ashley Pearson. Ashley doesn’t believe the story has anything to do with her. A straight-A student, she’s leaving for college with her boyfriend, and ... more

  • Sacrifice at Shiloh Church

    by Bob Rogers
    James Darby, a nineteen year old Union cavalryman from Springfield, Illinois, enlisted in Company A of the Second Illinois Volunteer Cavalry Regiment during the late summer of 1861 when the Civil War was not going well for the United States Army. From the beginning, James battled his nerves and doubted his courage prior to each engagement. It is through his eyes we see the carnage and horror of the war in West Tennessee. It was there that the misery of men fighting in a cold, wet winter illus... more
  • Hitting Life's Curveballs

    by Bob Rogers
    In his native North Carolina, Will battles America’s baseball apartheid by accepting an invitation in 1943 to play on an all-white team. His high school sweetheart is Dena, whose mother disapproves of their romance. The Ku Klux Klan decides to teach Will a lesson in the status quo and attacks. Will escapes Klan pursuit and hides in the US Army where he keeps the 99th Fighter Squadron (Tuskegee Airmen) safe on the ground.
  • First Dark: A Buffalo Soldier's Story - Sesquicentennial Edition

    by Bob Rogers
    Isaac Rice, a teenager on a South Carolina rice plantation, traveling alone, follows a treacherous waterborne route filled with incredible hardships and danger to escape from slavery. Too young to be a soldier, the Union Army hires him to shovel coal on a gunboat. Thus begins Isaac’s westward journey, in which he encounters storms, stampeding buffalo, and the hate of zealous patriots whose causes are antithetical to the nation he is sworn to defend. Undaunted, he pursues respect and dignity o... more
  • I Feel...Meh

    by DJ Corchin
    Sometimes you just feel...meh. You don't really feel like doing anything or talking to anyone. Is that bad? I Feel...Meh joins the award winning I Feel...Children's Book Series helping to discuss apathy. The I Feel... Children's Series continues to be celebrated by children's therapists, speech pathologists, psychologists, teachers, and parents. They provide meaningful exploration of our dynamic emotional range in various contexts. Not to mention they're fun, witty, and engaging! Check out the e... more
  • I Feel...Awesome

    by DJ Corchin
    I Feel...Awesome adds another wonderful title to the extremely popular I Feel... Children's Book Series. It explores in its signature rhyme style how doing good things can make you feel well...awesome! Sharing, caring, and being responsible are all lessons to be learned. I Feel...Awesome helps the discussion in a fun and witty way with clever, simple illustrations that kids love.
  • I Feel...Sick

    by DJ Corchin
    It happens. Sometimes we just don't feel well. I Feel...Sick joins the popular I Feel... children's book series! Feeling sick isn't fun. In fact, it can be really gross. I Feel...Sick is a humorous and simple discussion starter with the series' signature wit, good mix of vocabulary, and solid colors that makes them fun, easy reads for a child.
  • I Feel...Different

    by DJ Corchin
    I Feel...Different, joins DJ Corchin's popular I Feel... children's book series to help teach kids how our differences are what makes us special. The book explores feeling alone or different because of the way one might act, believe, or look. Like the other books in the series, the simple, silly illustrations help engage a child and start a discussion. The use of solid colors and expressions capture the eye and a mix of vocabulary allows for young readers to be successful.
  • I Feel...Too!

    by DJ Corchin
    From the author of I Feel... comes the exciting follow up, I Feel...Too! Did you ever notice the more you make others feel good, the better you feel yourself? This play on the original I Feel... book helps kids understand the importance of taking time to compliment others and the personal reward for doing so. The more you put into it, the more you get out of it.
  • I Feel...

    by DJ Corchin
    From the author of You Got A Boogie, I Feel... is another simple, silly book that's a great way for kids to talk about and discover it's alright to feel different emotions. The witty and childlike illustrations are easy to have fun with making faces along with the reader! Sometimes wordy descriptions of emotions get in the way of their real meaning. A look can go a long way in teaching children about feelings. Use I Feel... to start a discussion, or just have fun reading with your child!
  • Strings

    by DJ Corchin
    From the author of the celebrated I Feel... Children's Book series comes a heartwarming message about friendship and moving away. Leaving your friends or family is never easy, but that doesn't mean you're alone. STRINGS shares that no matter where you might go, you're always connected.
  • Thunderfeet

    by DJ Corchin
    IMAGINATION IS THE GREATEST SUPERPOWER! Join Thunderfeet, Captain Boogie, Mystic Runner, The Builder, and more as you read this SUPER kid's book! Did you ever dress up and pretend to have superpowers? Of course you did!