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  • Danny Trample for School President?

    by Mayma Raphael and Reagan Raphael

    Danny Trample for School President? Mayma and Reagan Raphael. 

    An illustrated children's hardcover book that takes inspiration from the recent American presidential election to address bullying among children in schools. It is based on circumstances surrounding a boy, Danny Trample, who always wants to come out on top, and who constantly says unkind things to put down other students at school especially those who are in any way different to him. He decided to r... more

  • Missing Earth

    by C.H. Byart
    Galen waits to save the earth. He knows that it is in his future. When he was only a boy in Roman-occupied Greece, he and his father were visited by three strangers who healed him and told his father of a prophesy concerning his son. The mysterious Druid healers—Armaigen, Tiernan, and their Jewish friend Yeshua (Jesus)—all have spiritual callings of their own. Armaigen, the first Drui and Tiernan, his apprentice, control the spirits of the earth. Yeshua speaks with his Heavenly Father as he... more
  • Annie Aardvark, Mathematician

    by Suize Olsen
    The story follows Annie, an Aardvark who loves math, on her daily foraging. As Annie sets out on her forage, she decides to count everything she encounters. She zigs and zags through the landscape, stopping to use her nose and tongue to count objects. The effect is amusing sounds as she counts and forages. Join Annie on her math adventure!
  • Georgette and Winnie Slept Here

    by John Sandman

    Single mom Georgette and her teenage daughter Winnie are locked out of their Bronx apartment and spend a night on the subway after a crazed Vincent Van Gogh wannabe keeps them out of their next sublet. It's a scenario that reaffirms what they already know: they are citizens of a place where some people are living large while others live on the street.  The 1980s housing shortage tests their mettle and while their bond bends, it doesn't break.

  • Snappy, the Curious Woodland Gnome

    by Shannon Bass
    This delightfully heartwarming children's story featuring Snappy, a curious, woodland gnome, is enchantingly brought to life through whimsical rhyme and sumptuous, felted wool illustrations.
  • Forks, Knives, and Spoons

    by Leah DeCesare
    There are three kinds of guys: forks, knives, and spoons. That is the final lesson that Amy York’s father sends her off to college with, never suspecting just how far his daughter will take it. Clinging to the Utensil Classification System as her guide, Amy tries to convince her skeptical roommate, Veronica Warren, of its usefulness as they navigate the heartbreaks and soul mates of college and beyond. Beginning in 1988, their freshman year at Syracuse University, Amy and Veronica meet an assor... more
  • My Life as an Extra

    by Ruth Kaufman
    Chicagoan Marla Goldberg must rebuild her life at forty-one after an unexpected divorce. While adjusting to singlehood, trying to improve conditions at the radio station where she's an account executive and fit in with her successful family, she dips her toes into the daunting dating pool. Marla yearns to fulfill her dream of being a working actor, yet can't quite believe, "Leap and the net will appear." Being a movie and TV show extra teaches her meaningful lessons, but she must learn what for ... more
  • Bun in the Oven

    by Isla Wright
    Bun in the Oven is a no holds barred, realistic fiction that uses comedy and satire to discuss the pregnancy experience. "...Every walk in the park is not just a walk in the park..." Just a couple months after she confirmed that she was pregnant, the protagonist, Isla, discovers that she was absolutely unprepared for pregnancy. Her journey to motherhood, supported by her husband Steve, is hilarious at times as she candidly expresses her insecurities and minor triumphs. Isla shares her... more
  • Ava's First Day of Kindergarten

    by Kristen Weber
    Ava’s First Day of Kindergarten is an enchanting story where the school experience is expressed with poetry and energetic illustrations that brighten every page. Ava shares her adventures to sing, dance, and play showing readers how school is really fun through her busy, happy day. Follow her journey as she makes new friends and develops love for learning.
  • Granny’s Cobbler

    by Rhonda K. Gatlin
    Granny’s Cobbler is a delightful story for children and adults. The author will pull at your heart strings and take you back to your childhood memories as you read about Granny and Aggie. Granny and Aggie have a deep affection for one another and love spending time together picking fruits and vegetables from Granny’s garden. When the blackberries are in season, Aggie and Granny go blackberry picking. They wash, dry and put the blackberries in a container until they have enough for a cobbler. Agg... more
  • The Book of Moon

    by George Crowder
    It coulda been worse. That’s the “working epitaph” of 15-year-old Moon Landing. Not that Moon’s death is imminent—far from it—but his thoughts have turned to gallows humor, as his world disintegrates along with his parents’ marriage. His older brother skateboards through life with ease, but Moon is deeply troubled. Just as he is solving for romantic unknowns with a gorgeous older girl, Moon must contend with his dad’s sudden absence, his mom-gone-wild’s sexcapades, and his best friends’ cu... more
  • The Noble Rebellion

    by Joshua G Fensterstock
    Freshman Congressman Max Noble gave up his career as a magazine publisher to pursue a life of public service. A botched assassination attempt may have changed his mind. Excused from the arrogant President Cole’s State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress, Max’s life is spared the murderous rage of a terrorist who declares himself the new “Sultan.” Armed with the United States’ military facilities, Sultan begins to govern the former democracy in a Taliban-like manner. Despite havin... more
  • Longbow (The Saga of Roland Inness) (Volume 1)

    by Wayne Grant
    Roland Inness desperately needs meat for his starving family, but he takes the wrong deer on the wrong nobleman’s land. Worse yet, he uses his longbow, a weapon outlawed and suppressed by the Norman overlords of England. Now they are coming for him. With one shot the 14 year old peasant boy is launched on a desperate flight that takes him from the mountains of Derbyshire to the wild frontier of Wales and on to the court of Richard the Lionheart. Along the way he is hunted by a paid killer, aided... more
  • The Timekeeper's Son

    by Sara Baker

    A small Southern town. A restless boy. An embittered father. And late one night, a careless mistake.

    Aspiring teenage filmmaker Josh Lovejoy, uncharacteristically high one night, hits a jogger. It is not any jogger, but David Masters, a popular local activist in the small town of Milledge, Georgia. The accident puts Masters in the hospital in a coma, and shatters the fragile equilibrium of the Lovejoy family. Josh's father, Hal, a clockmaker who keeps timepieces running with a passi... more

  • Postcards From Tokyo

    by Wendy Tokunaga
    These six stories are all inspired by Tokyo, a magical place that writer Wendy Nelson Tokunaga has observed both first-hand and from afar. A Tokyo teenager obsessed with becoming an idol singer despite her mother’s trepidations. An American bar hostess searching for solace yet unable to escape her own demons. An unlikely cross-cultural friendship that is deepened through the way of tea. A Japanese single woman stuck in a rut who finds joy in a cluttered life. A pop star who makes a fatal mistake... more
  • FAITH - Hometown of Jesus Christ

    by Virginia Austin

    Comedy, jealousy and intrigue take center stage as a small town prepares for an ACLU lawsuit over a sign that reads FAITH, Hometown of Jesus Christ. A lightning-fast read, the turn of the last page will have you wishing your stay in Faith could have lasted just a few more days, or at least that you had picked up a Jesus-in-the-Box or a poster of the town's super-hot mechanic Johnny Cain.

    The town of Faith has found religion, and no one is happier than Father O'Brien, who was dow... more