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  • The Savvy Cyber Kids at Home: Adventures Beyond the Screen

    by Ben Halpert
    All too often we see infants, toddlers, and young children unable to pull themselves away from technology. Whether at a restaurant, a park, the beach, the pool, or at a play date, young children today are mesmerized by the glowing screen of the latest connected technological gadget. If you have growing concerns about increasingly competing with technology to gain your child's attention, have no fear. The Savvy Cyber Kids are here! In the third installment of The Savvy Cyber Kids at Home book ser... more
  • The Savvy Cyber Kids at Home: The Defeat of the Cyber Bully

    by Ben Halpert
    The adventures of CyberThunder (Tony) and CyberPrincess (Emma) continue in The Savvy Cyber Kids at Home: The Defeat of the Cyber Bully! While playing an online game, CyberPrincess and CyberThunder encounter a cyber bully. Throughout the book, Tony and Emma learn strategies on how to appropriately respond to a bully online. Like most important life lessons, teaching online safety begins in early childhood. The Savvy Cyber Kids are just the right playmates for preschool children and Emma and Tony ... more
  • The Savvy Cyber Kids at Home: The Family Gets a Computer

    by Ben Halpert
    Keeping pre-teens and teenagers safe on the internet starts before our children know what a keyboard is. Like most important life lessons, teaching online safety begins in early childhood. The Savvy Cyber Kids are just the right playmates for pre-school children and Emma and Tony speak their language. In The Savvy Cyber Kids at Home: The Family Gets A Computer, children learn to protect their personal information, like their name and physical location through their secret Savvy Cyber Kid identit... more
  • Epiphany

    by Keith Vlasak
    EPIPHANY is the story of Epiphany Strange and her family, which is her four younger brothers and sisters, all of whom call eighteen year old Epiphany "Mom." Epiphany Strange owns and runs The Strange Sanctuary and Petting Zoo. This is also the story of D.A. Jack McMillan and his wife and daughter as he investigates the death of Edward Strange, Epiphany's father, after pieces of him were found in the county landfill. For all that, this story is not a thriller, but, I intended it to be, a heart... more
  • Chasing Tony

    by Patty Hevly

    A great read aloud children's picture book for ages 5-7. Helps develop social skills while being fun and entertaining. What starts as s simple walk to get ice cream, turns into a fun game of chase. Follow Bobby and Emily as they chase Tony the squirrel around the park in a game of keep away. Discuss nice and not so nice actions with your children while discovering what it takes to catch a sneaky squirrel.

  • From Footlights to Flashlights

    by Gwyn English Nielsen

     The book is a collection of ten, conceptual one-act plays for teens. Each play looks at a different, relevant theme pertaining to character development. Ergo, the collection purports to "reach and teach" teens.

  • Her Promised Road

    by Efrat Israeli
    Inspired by the chronicles of Golda Meir’s early life, Her Promised Road gives voice to the story of Devorah Abramson, a woman like all others and yet compelled to heights that many could not endure. The year is 1931, and the heroine is sent to the United States on behalf of the Women Worker's Council in Palestine, to raise funds for Palestine’s pioneer women giving their blood, sweat and tears to the revival of the Jewish National Homeland. Efrat Israeli guides the reader through the challe... more
  • Black is Not a Color

    by Rozsa Gaston

    Black is Not a Color, Part II of The Ava Series. When Ava Fodor returns to New York from Paris, she leaves behind her budding romance with Pierre and turns her attention to another man: Zsolt Fodor, her father. He's a penniless Hungarian poet transplanted to New York in the wake of the failed 1956 Hungarian uprising. Raised by her New England grandparents, Ava barely knows him. Dramatic, effusive, emotional, he's everything her grandmother warned her against.... more

  • The Deception of the Thrush

    by Bruce p. Spang
    In 1964, Jason Follett is an athlete and a fraternity brother at his small-town college. He tries to seem like every other student, but he is hiding a secret that could destroy his hopes of fitting in—he is attracted to other men. After Jason is caught vandalizing another student’s room in an attempt to prove his masculinty, his repressed anger erupts and he gets into a violent fight with a friend. His days of being just another student on campus abruptly come to an end. Rejected by his class... more
  • The Deception of the Thrush

    by Bruce P. Spang
    In 1964, Jason Follett is an athlete and a fraternity brother at his small-town college. He tries to seem like every other student, but he is hiding a secret that could destroy his hopes of fitting in—he is attracted to other men. After Jason is caught vandalizing another student’s room in an attempt to prove his masculinty, his repressed anger erupts and he gets into a violent fight with a friend. His days of being just another student on campus abruptly come to an end. Rejected by his class... more
  • Paris Adieu

    by Rozsa Gaston

    Paris Adieu, Part I of The Ava Series, is a coming-of-age tale of life lessons, romance, and self-empowerment all wrapped in the sights, sounds, and smells of Paris. The first time Ava Fodor visits Paris as a nineteen-year old au pair, she has no idea who she is. Paris introduces Ava to the type of woman she'd like to become. Her French boyfriend introduces her to the concept of being comfortable in her own skin—bien dans sa peau. She's... more

  • Left at the Mango Tree

    by Stephanie Siciarz
    LEFT AT THE MANGO TREE is the story of Almondine Orlean. Almondine is white. Everyone else on the island of Oh is black. Things like that happen there. The moon plays tricks. The leaves sing. And one day the island itself summons home the grown-up Almondine to piece together her black-and-white past. She will reconstruct the efforts of her grandfather—a book-loving, magic-hating, Customs and Excise Officer named Raoul—to explain his new white grandbaby, a case of island magic if ever there was. ... more
  • Chesterfield Tides

    by E. Michael Ferris
    Chesterfield Tides follows our hero Terry Cooper before, during, and after WWII. His story begins during the blitz of London, and his experience of personal loss and coming of age. Then the extraordinary trials of a young soldier flung into a life and death under cover mission behind enemy lines before D-Day. And the unexpected discovery of an enemy people and country that differ from the war time propaganda of England. Against all odds he makes it to the safe side of the moving battle lines ... more
  • The Poppy Field Diary

    by Carey Richard

    In the days before the Russian occupation, Kabul's golden age, a tenacious young Afghan woman began a journey that we all take at some point in our lives the journey to forgive. In an unyielding land, she discovered the grace that is within every heart. As JFK floundered in the Cuban missile crisis, she fell in love. As the United States withdrew from Vietnam, her oldest son trained for the buzkashi, the wild game of Afghan polo brought to her country by Genghis Khan. As the Russians inva... more

  • Nelson Telson: The Story of a True Blue Blood

    by Heidi Mayo
    Painfully shy and lonely, eleven-year-old Mariah Miller hates being a human; she’d rather be an animal so she wouldn’t have to go to school and deal with mean old Mrs. Tarbox and her nasty cousin Travis who has invaded her life. Enchantment abounds when she finds a magic spearhead on the beach that allows her to talk to a wise old horseshoe crab and a host of other animals. Her father becomes seriously ill, and throughout her trials in the real world, she is often surprised by the unpredictabl... more
  • The terrible neck pain of Sunny the Sunflower

    by Victoria Novillo Saravia
    This is the hilarious story of how Sunny the Sunflower got healed from his terrible neck pain. It is also a tender tale that highlights the importance of friendship, team-working and perseverance, as well as community values.

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