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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Friendly Bookshelf

    by Caroline and Katherine Brickley
    Meet Bibli, a brave little library bookshelf in search of a story about someone like him . . . Once upon a time, in a library like any other, there lived a little bookshelf named Bibli who carried a BIG question on his shelves: “Could there be a story somewhere about a bookshelf like me?” Bibli is told that bookshelves are supposed to hold stories, not have ones of their own. But everything changes when he meets Cassie, a girl longing for a friend just as much as Bibli longs for a story to relat... more
  • Bullied

    by Scott Langteau

    A Mom's Choice Award Winner & Moonbeam Children's Book Award Winner!

    Written by veteran Video Game Producer and bullying survivor Scott Langteau, "Bullied" is a modern-day-inspired anti-bullying picture book that casts light on a route to self-acceptance and empowerment. Bullied follows the day-to-day struggles of 7 young targets of aggression along with their tormentors from adolescence to adulthood. Through the journey of this book, the reader discovers that acceptin... more

  • A Kaboojie Day Replay

    by Marita Connelly

    A Bug Finds Joy

    Kaboojie Madge has a terrible day but then something wonderful happens! She realizes that every day is a gift. Everything that happens may just be a blessing. Giving, sharing, forgiving, and living with compassion bring great joy! Kaboojie Madge turns her sadness into gladness. Let’s find joy!

    Having awareness of our blessings with gratitude; Being kind even to those who are unkind; Befriending those who are lonely; Giving to the needy; Finding joy. Every day... more

  • Kaboojies Hide in Small, Dark Spaces

    by Marita Connelly

    A Bug’s Brave Journey for a Meaningful Life

    Go on an exciting, brave journey with Kaboojie Bean as he ventures out from his usual dark spaces into the amazing nature of New Zealand. As a stranger in a new land, he meets many challenges, makes new Kiwi friends, and discovers the true meaning of life. Courageous Bean follows his dream!

    A beautifully illustrated picture book with much New Zealand flora and fauna such as the long-tailed butterfly, the tuatara, kiwi birds, kakapo... more

  • How to Hug a Cloud

    by Jacqueline Vollat
    How to Hug a Cloud is an uplifting, inspirational story about following your dreams. Lilly, a young cloud lover, has an impossible dream of hugging a fluffy white cloud.  Despite the difficulty, she decides that today is the day! She creates a plan and sets out for her adventure to the skies, with her furry little sidekick along for the ride! Lilly comes across several challenges along her journey, but will she give up or will she keep going until she accomplishes her goal? Pick up this book ... more
  • Rules of Falling

    by Leslie Tall Manning
    Erica O’Donnell is hardly the quintessential high school senior. She doesn’t have a driver’s license. She’s never been to a concert. Sports are out of the question. She doesn’t own a pair of heels. No boy has ever asked her out. All of this for good reason: Erica faints. A lot. And at the most inconvenient times. Chronic fainting, also known as syncope, keeps Erica on the sidelines as the odd-girl out. Luckily, Lindsay Bennett hovers nearby to catch Erica each time she nose-dives to the floo... more
  • The Legend of the Green Gorilla

    by Sean Woolford
    Imagine growing up hearing a legend about a fifty-foot gorilla. Would you go in search of it? This is a story of two brothers who do! When Mark and Stu believe the tales of a huge green ape living on an island nearby and are determined to find him. His cage is surrounded by signs with one instruction: "DO NOT TOUCH!" When the boys ignore that warning, a game of cat and mouse (or gorilla and boys) begins.
  • Alexander's Infinity

    by Lidija Stankovikj
    Beset with a deep sense of alienation, Alexander, a middle-aged Scandinavian mathematician with a bent for the metaphysical, begins to question everything, from his failed relationships to his declining career prospects and the attainability of happiness. On a cold winter night, a seemingly random encounter with a stranger obtrudes onto him an unsought responsibility over a dog and a series of bargains with eccentric individuals. Caught up in piquant musings on the crossings of poetry, mysticism... more
  • The Outcasts - A Thousand Dreams of Redemption

    by Lidija Stankovikj
    The Outcasts is a story of loss, running away, hope and return. Three protagonists boldly confront a tradition-driven and repressive world. Through a series of serendipitous encounters, and against all odds, their paths intertwine at a time when each stands at a personal crossroads. Tabu is a rebellious young Muslim woman, who speaks her mind under the guise of jinn influence. Santan, an aging Hindu man, in the face of a near-death experience, suddenly discovers a new spark for life. And Cha... more
  • February Fourteen: 2/14

    by María Felicia Kelley

    February Fourteen: 2/14 (a Valentine's Day title) is the first installment of the illustrated children’s book series, Celebrate the HoliDates®, honoring American holidays and celebrations. Its sub-genre is elementary education and social science, customs, and traditions. This series is recommended for pre-kindergarten "Pre-K" through sixth-grade students. Ways to celebrate Valentine's Day are the focus, geared to preschoolers and young elementary readers.... more

  • Back Home Again

    by DL Larson
    Back Home Again, a Family Saga, setting is Kentucky, 1850. Francis Frailey has a new wife, and he has to make the trip to meet her family in Louisville. Simple, really. They would join his brother-in-law Joe and family on a steamboat, and be at their destination in a few days... How could he have forgotten the boat trip from his childhood? The nightmarish memory of his uncle abusing him? Or the memory of his mother pretending all was well? How could he make his wife happy yet not go down that u... more
  • Punk Disco Bohemian

    by Arya F. Jenkins
    Brief synopsis: Punk Disco Bohemian is a literary transgressive novel and queer multicultural coming-of-age story set in 1970s Provincetown; full of literary and musical allusions, it celebrates literature, music and a unique time and place. Longer synopsis: It's 1973 and seventeen-year old, multicultural Ali is on the run from suburbia, since her best friend has left for college and home has turned into a nightmare, with a druggy brother and a mother who has hooked up with another man si... more
  • Floating Underwater

    by Tracy Shawn
    Part psychological fiction and part mystical fiction with a dash of magical realism, Floating Underwater follows a woman’s astonishing journey through the extraordinary and, ultimately, to her own self-actualization and power. Fearful that her lifelong premonitions not only predict the future but can also change its very course, Paloma Leary is devastated when her latest vision foretelling a third miscarriage comes true. Falling into a mystifying world of increasingly bizarre phenomena, ... more
  • Sloppy

    by Jasmine Farrell

    "Life is full of choices, so choose wisely . . ."

    Classic preacher's kid, Roxanne felt like the oddball growing up.By age 22, she found herself engaged to a man she didn't love.  Johnson was the type of man who had to have all the focus on him. When he felt the world was neglecting him, he took his anger out on Roxanne.  She couldn't see herself spending the rest of her life chained to a self-centered man who only wanted to please himself.Will Roxanne be ... more

  • Broken Pieces of God

    by Davd B. Seaburn

    Crippling unemployment and a life-threatening illness push Eddy and Gayle toward life’s dark edge where they hope a Statue of Jesus, the IRS, some magical thinking, and family ties will save the day.

    Eddy, a supervisor for a cable company, loses his job. Gayle, a tax accountant, is recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Unemployment, failed chemotherapy, and no insurance bring them to life’s precipice. Desperate, Eddy turns to a statue of Jesus, seeking a miracle, while Gay... more

  • Historia: Ciencia y Ficción

    by Jesús A. Diez Canseco
    Experiencias de un profesor universitario que en sus sueños viaja a través del tiempo para presenciar trascendentales eventos históricos. La novela presenta los viajes como ficción y los eventos históricos como ciencia.