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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Captain Joe to the Rescue

    by Emily Madill
    The Captain Joe Series was designed as a tool for adults to teach children about constructive imagination. The four books are a fun and interactive way to introduce the concept of "Thoughts Turn into Things" (so choose the ones that make you happy) to young children, ages five to nine years. Joe and his thought-zapping superpower will invite children to use their imaginations to constructively choose thoughts that promote healthy self-esteem and self-awareness. Each picture story is designed to ... more
  • Sam's Magic Mirror

    by Emily Madill
    Sam's friends nominate her to be class president, but Sam can't see what everyone else does. What makes her special? Sam learns the hard way that everything she needs to be a good leader is right there staring back at her from the mirror, if she can just stay true to herself. This book teaches young girls about friendships, leadership, confidence and being themselves. Ideal for girls ages 6-9, the story comes to life with the help of full color illustrations throughout. Join Sam on her journey t... more
  • The Clever Mill Horse

    by Jodi Lew-Smith
    A young woman’s gift could weave together the fabric of a nation... 1810, upstate New York. 21-year-old Ella Kenyon is happiest gliding through the thick woods around her small frontier town, knife in hand, her sharp eyes tracking game. A gift for engineering is in her blood, but she would gladly trade it for more time in the forest. If only her grandfather's dying wish hadn't trapped her into a fight she never wanted. Six years ago, Ella's grandfather made her vow to finish his life's w... more
  • MELT

    by Selene Castrovilla
    In MELT by Selene Castrovilla, sixteen-year-old “good girl” Dorothy just blew into the small town of Highland Park, where the social headquarters is Munchkinland (Dunkin’ Donuts). Smart, perceptive and sensitive, she’s bored by her cliquey classmates. Then, she meets Joey, a “bad boy” who tells no one about the catastrophic domestic violence he witnesses at home. Joey numbs himself with a combination of drugs and alcohol, terrified of letting his secrets out or anyone else in. But everything ch... more
  • Cowslip A Slave

    by Betsy Haynes
    Thirteen year-old Cowslip is on the auction block and terrified. In her new life she discovers her own self-worth after believing that slavery is "the will of the Lord." This powerful story not only deals with slavery in historical terms but also demonstrates for today's readers the values of self-determination.
  • Lost in the City of Flowers (The Histories of Idan Book 1)

    by Maria C. Trujillo
    Viola has always felt like she doesn’t belong. With her mother halfway around the world, her sister away at school, and her father as her only friend, she keeps to herself and only dreams of becoming an artist. The last thing a lonely fourteen-year-old girl wants for her birthday is to spend time with an old woman she doesn’t even know. And she certainly doesn’t want to travel 544 years back in time. Armed with Idan, a mysterious pocket watch, she must navigate the perilous city to find a wa... more
  • Keeping Secrets

    by Donna Hechler Porter
    Amon Cayle needs a seamstress. Mary McKechnie needs a job. The last time they spoke, over twenty years ago, she assured him she was not keeping secrets. He didn’t believe her then, and he doesn’t believe her now. While she is working for him, he is determined to find answers. She is just as determined to not give them. Can Mary save Amon from the past? Or will her secret tear them apart forever?
  • Bleed Through

    by ayin weaver

    Bleed Through is a story of our connected humanity. An affirmation of love and courage, it holds a mirror up to the face of our collective consciousness, with an opportunity to reflect on the absurdity of prejudice.

    When portrait artist, Rita Kerner, can no longer tolerate strange night voices, she is determined to find the answer to her haunting situation. The solution is not what she expects. No sooner does she seek help, than she finds herself in a fight for... more

  • Children of Lies

    by Susan Lerner

     "There are so many truths. Which one do you want?"

         Rachel, a pre-med student from a Jewish family, doesn't think much about Israel until she meets Michael, a Palestinian doctor in New York on a fellowship.She is attracted to his strength and passion for helping his people. He sees her as a recruit to his cause.

         Drawn together by their differences, their unlikely romance will force them to confront ... more

  • Behind the Forgotten Front

    by Barbara Hawkins

    This forbidden story about lunacy at the top was exposed by one soldier's diary.  Picture India and Burma 1942; with unexplored junbles, Himalayan Mountains, monsoon rains, Naga headhunters, and a young man looking for adventure.  For fifty years he swore to keep secret the military's 'win at all cost' mentality.  This is not another 'boy goes to war' tale; instead it's about Harry Flynn's struggle with himself as he helped to build the '... more

  • The Accidental Athlete

    by Lynn Blake John
    “The Accidental Athlete” is the second picture book featuring the hapless Freddie. This time he hates sport and exercise. One day he sneaks off the playing field in the middle of a game -- and the consequences are unusual! A badminton racket, a golf club, and a bicycle strike back. Will Freddie triumph in the end? Could exercise actually be fun?
  • Revenge of the Vegetables

    by Lynn Blake John
    “Revenge of the Vegetables” is the story of Freddie, a boy who hates vegetables. One day when no one is looking, he throws his vegetables in the rubbish bin. The angry vegetables want revenge and Freddie has to run for his life! Can Freddie be rescued? And could vegetables actually be good for you?
  • The Unabridged Songwriter

    by John M. McNamara
    Duncan Chase is an imperfect storm. His fiftieth birthday looms, prompting reflection along several fronts. Gold-record winning songwriter. Widower, whose wife committed suicide twenty-five years earlier, wracking him with guilt and rage. Estranged son of an academic with expectations he could never meet. An agoraphobic due to panic attacks and anxiety for which he only recently sought treatment. Wednesday nights he auditions new compositions at the local pub to gauge audience reaction. Formulai... more
  • 9780992462307

    by M P Knox
    Selwyn leaves his home, on a farm in the Yorkshire Dales, to study at Liverpool University of Technology. It is The Beatles era, with Women's Liberation. He is a top student and attracts girls but his skills in love relationships are inept and comic. His beautiful girl friend Vicki uncovers his duplicity with Barbara on a lie detector. She gives him the cold shoulder. He adopts a straddle strategy with the two girls, as used in commodity speculation, to concentrate on his studies and get a first... more
  • Queen Henry

    by Linda Fausnet
    Major leaguer Henry Vaughn, Jr. is a goofy, goodhearted guy. He’s also a bit of a womanizer, more than a little homophobic, and rather protective of his macho image. Having asthma, Henry takes part in a clinical drug trial hoping to get rid of his embarrassing asthma inhaler. Unfortunately, the drug has an unusual side effect: it makes him gay... Research assistant, Sam, is gay and doesn’t believe Henry’s little story about the pill making him attracted to men. In an effort to get rid of hi... more
  • Love Straddle

    by Martin Knox
    Selwyn leaves his home, on a farm in the Yorkshire Dales, to study at Liverpool University of Technology. It is The Beatles era, with Women's Liberation. He is a top student and attracts girls but his skills in love relationships are inept and comic. His beautiful girl friend Vicki uncovers his duplicity with Barbara on a lie detector. She gives him the cold shoulder. He adopts a straddle strategy with the two girls, as used in commodity speculation, to concentrate on his studies and get a first... more

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