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by Michelle DeMarcoGrowing Feathers is a beautifully illustrated picture book that inspires kids to reach for their dreams. This is a story about one quiet boy who navigates a bland world. Then something amazing begins happening. Feathers of all colors drift downward. He collects them and strings them together on a stick. As he skateboards through his Brooklyn neighborhood he holds them high over his world begins to light up and he sees everything in a new way. It’s a story to revel in our diversity and see how ou... more
by Steven MayfieldIt is 1925 when a love affair between enchantress Maggie Westinghouse and con man July Pennybaker upends the small town of Miagrammesto Station, tumbles it about, and sets it back down as Delphic Oracle, Nebraska. Will their love fulfill its destiny? The narrator of this wry, entertaining novel, Father Peter Goodfellow, weaves back and forth in time to answer that question. Along the way, he introduces the Goodfellows, the Penrods, and the Thorntons—families whose members include a perpetual run... more
by Kimberly SullivanWhen you wake up in Bath, England two hundred years in the past, how far can a love of Jane Austen get you? For a student of nineteenth-century English literature, time travel should be a dream come true. Suffering an accident while on a Jane Austen seminar in Bath, Janet regains consciousness in her own room—back in Regency England. While desperately attempting to make sense of her dilemma, Janet treads a thin line between trying to blend into her new world and not being unmasked as the impo... more
by Showandah TerrillBefore the Grammys, the Emmys, and the Academy Awards, before being rated as one of the top concert pianists in the world, before the happy marriage and the eclectic collection of children, there was another Peter Aarons III, the young man who returned home from Vietnam and stepped into the shadow of his powerful father, Peter Aarons. The real one. The White Lion of Hollywood. This was the young man who decided to hire a black housekeeper and her Mexican husband. This was the young man tryin... more
by Sybrina DurantNo Laces! That’s what Boo, the bunny, always says. He doesn’t want to learn to tie them. He has plenty of shoes for every occasion and none of them have laces or strings. So, what’s the point of learning to tie? His friend, Farah Fox, convinces him that it’s a skill he can use. . . and one that might make him happier, too. This book is meant to be a parent-child activity. Youngsters can read Boo’s story and their parents can help with the how-to-tie instruction pages. A fun shoelace-themed “I... more
by Gary ClarkAspiring singer-songwriter Charley is a smart, intuitive and talented sixteen-year-old. But she has thought tangles, that’s what she calls them. She thinks she has them under control, but when they get in the way once too often, her hopes of going to music college are threatened and she becomes increasingly overwhelmed. Balanced on the edge, she is thrown into a tailspin when friends shut her out of her social circle and she is sexually assaulted. Her anxiety spirals into dangerous self-harm.... more
by Sasha GrahamWhitney is an athlete, a competitor, a powerhouse. Whitney loves to win and knows that everybody loves a winner. But when she isn't invited to a classmate's birthday party because she'll, "win all the games," Whitney is hurt and confused. Now, Whitney wonders if her Tiny Ninja might be right, could there actually be more than one way to win?
by Paul A. BroomeCLOUDS FLOAT SOUTH is a volume of ten linked stories that chronicle the span of thirty years in the world of the Smith family, four children and their mother. Alan Smith, the third born child, narrates each story. The initial story, told by seven year old Alan, centers on the untimely death of the family patriarch in the mid-fifties, and the final story takes place in the early seventies, when Alan is twenty-three years old. The volume as a whole depicts various triumphs and failures of a mid-tw... more
by Romuald Roman
“Let me serve others by giving a brief respite from routine thoughts. I lack the material wealth to build a hospital or library, but if my animal stories make you relax and chuckle instead of worrying about problems, then I have succeeded far beyond Jeff Bezos, for he has only his billions, but I have a new friend.” —from the Preface
Here you’ll find the humorous plot twists and unusual characters of great fiction, but these tales touch on deeper truths abou... more
by A. T. French
From A.T. French comes a mesmerizing debut collection of short fiction: ten fantastically imaginative, exhilarating, heartfelt stories. Light but profound, these are tales that set the mind aflame.
“Commendable Delusions is one of those hidden gems... In only ten pieces, it does what the best of stories do: it at once imparts wisdom, inspires the mind, and entertains with a sense of playful joy.” — I... more
by JC MillerStrategically set against the white walls of a psych ward, this contemporary fiction orchestrates a written tapestry chronicling the fragile state of a woman pushed to the edge of insanity. Involuntarily admitted and forgotten under the abusive care of a mental asylum, Mary Magdalene, controlled by an endless routine of over-stimulating antipsychotic drugs and a desire to forget her past, loses sight of herself. That is until a hidden gem resurfaces, compelling her to unscramble the memories... more
by Lara Byrne
A.D. 1062. The Holy Roman Emperor is dead, and his underage son, snatched from his mother, is a puppet in the hands of regents. The fate of the empire lies in the hands of three women. Surprisingly, the Church takes their side, but Rome’s support has a price. Countess Matilde refuses to be a pawn in the marriage game. Is she the child of Charlemagne’s prophecy?
The youths of Matilda of Tuscany and Henry of ... more
by Isla WynterBlaze the unicorn is born without a horn - will he be able to get it back? Or is he maybe not a unicorn at all? Join Blaze on his adventures as he searches for his horn, meets new friends and encounters an unexpected foe. This illustrated children's book tells a magical story of friendship, helping others and forgiveness. (Revised edition with beautiful new illustrations.)
by Isla WynterLila the little llama is given a cat - but she has no idea what to do with it! Do they like ice cream? And can you be friends with a cat? An illustrated children's book about the joys of adopting a pet.
by Isla WynterLila the little llama has read all about space, but she knows she'll never go there. That's until a dream lets her fly in a rocket, meet animals in space (including the famous dog Laika) and learn about constellations. Get ready for a truly out-of-this-world adventure! An illustrated children's book about space, stars and friendship.
by J FremontOne of the most innovative designers of his time, René Lalique was a leader in the decorative arts. Magician of Light begins in his adolescent years in Paris as a striving apprentice. Meanwhile, across the channel, Lucinda Haliburton is facing her own struggles, including a dysfunctional family and history of mental illness. Her grandfather, Lord Haliburton, suggests a visit to his archeological dig in Egypt in an effort to help her escape her difficulties at home—but the trip ends in disaster, ... more