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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Jerry Versus the Test

    by Salvatore A. Barcia Jr (Illustrated by Jessica Thaler)
    Jerry Versus the Test is about a child struggling for the first time with the impact of standardized testing plus the stresses and anxieties it instills in children. Jerry enjoys school until the third grade when students are suddenly faced with standardized testing. Everything changes. Jerry fears failure; interesting lessons have given way to relentless test prep; school has become a testing lab. The story takes Jerry through the experience and its difficulties, closing with a positive slant i... more
  • The Gold Hunter: Book One (The Goldfinder) (Volume 1)

    by Philip Atlas Clausen
    Rumors of California gold ran wild. Rivers of solid gold lay hidden in mountain valleys and could be harvested with a pick and shovel. Indians would trade chunks of gold for a pretty scarf or a few beads. Somewhere is a secret lake of gold. On his seventeenth birthday Petr Valory has seven dreams he will be unable to recall when he awakens. But he will remember glimpses of them during his life: the creation of the Earth; the first bird; the Gold Lake itself, the first discoverers who kept it sec... more
  • Seven Islands of the Fog

    by Thomas Terraforte
    The fog rolls in and whisks you away into a world of fantastic creatures in an amazing journey. Join a group of winged emissaries as they head off to stop a war and join an underwater submariner in search of magical artifacts. Along the way, you will meet dragon men, cat people, wizards, and sea creatures, as well as travel though the six islands of the fog. The answer to each traveler's longings may be revealed when they discover the key to finding the mysterious seventh island of the fog.
  • I Have Two Homes

    by Ben Pedersen
    This story is based on the personal experiences of the author and written as a way in which children of separated families can better relate to their circumstances and try and find positives in what can be an emotionally disturbing situation during early childhood. It is also produced as a means for parents to be able to relate circumstances in an objective manner to their children without having to go into specifics that are normally beyond the comprehension of young children. I am hopeful that... more
  • Life on the Water: A Commercial Fishermen's Tale on Lake Superior

    by Janet Johnson
    This is the story of commercial fi shing on Lake Superior. As with any occupation that relies on nature, it can be both destructive and rewarding. Commercial fi shermen are a proud, hardworking, committed group of people. Theirs days are long. The work can be dangerous. But some say, that if you are born into a fi shing family, it is in your blood. It is a part of you, of who you are. The lake becomes your master and you a slave to it.
  • Sharky Marky and the Scavenger Hunt, an Alphabetic Adventure

    by Lance Olsen
    Sharky Marky and the Scavenger Hunt(2nd book in the Sharky Marky book series) is an alphabetic children's adventure story about Sharky Marky and his pals having an educational underwater car race. Children will be able to visually learn nouns in alphabetic order. Children will also have a fun time watching Sharky Marky show his competitive spirit and kindness to others. Add in the fun definitions at the end, the story translates well to ages 3-7. For the racers must find the things on their li... more
  • Seefus Goes to Sleep

    by Laurel MacQuarrie

    Seefus Slug doesn't like sleeping in bed. "Slug Sleep Time" is something his poor Mum must dread. Mum tries all the tricks to help him at night but, Seefus puts up quite a laughable fight. Mum has grown tired of losing her slumber. The nights she's lost sleep...we can't even number! This time Mum hatches a plan in her mind. Just wait 'til you see how she solves "Slug Sleep Time!"

  • The Randolph Family Saga, Book One: The Ballad of Tam Lin

    by Patricia A. Leslie
    Austenian comedy of manners meets whimsical folklore-inspired historical romance! This is an insightful coming-of-age story of two protagonists: Janet, a very sheltered twenty-year-old Earl's daughter, and handsome, seductive Tam Lin (just plain "John" until spirited through the Veil one gloomy November night), who has been nineteen for the past seven years. Both learn much about themselves in the course of heartfelt journeying through an ever-shifting maze of love, doubt, trust, fear, honour, p... more
  • Momster

    by Laura Jensen-Kimball
    MOMSTER is a hair-raising story about a boy who after ignoring his mother’s repeated requests, realizes what a grave mistake he has made. Mom, who is loving and kind by nature, has had it. Her frustration shows as she morphs from her peaceful self into a MOMSTER. Understanding quite quickly that his actions were the cause of this terrifying transformation, he apologizes. The mother quickly forgives and alters back into her delightful self. The young boy wants to warn anyone who will listen o... more
  • Step Friend

    by Tamieka Nelson
    Young Yanna is a girl who is all about the joy of family and she is completely overjoyed to introduce to the world the special person who has become a big part of her life, family and heart. Read along as Yanna's relationship with her Step Father is beautifully illustrated.
  • Sharky Marky and the Big Race

    by Lance Olsen
    Sharky Marky and The Big Race is a children's adventure story about a group of undersea creatures having a fun-filled educational underwater car race. The story encourages children to “vocalize” counting to cheer Sharky Marky to come back to win the race! Sharky Marky and The Big Race is also a story about “not giving up” when the odds are stacked against you.
  • UnCivil War: A Modern Day Race War in the United States

    by TW Brown

    Another young, African-American man is shot and killed by local law enforcement. As rioters take to the streets in outrage, a group that has waited for this very moment moves and and takes control, effectively shutting down an entire city. The demand is simple: "Give us what we have been promised for over a century...EQUALITY." 

  • Seefus Finds a Friend

    by Laurel MacQuarrie

    Seefus Finds a Friend tells a woeful tale of a lonely little slug who discovers the true meaning of friendship. The whole family will enjoy this charming and whimsical tale of a young slug's journey as he learns that the only way to have a good friend, is to be a good friend. Join Seefus and his new friend, Saul Snail, as they tumble and roll on their misadventure together. Learn to count to ten as you wander through the beautifully illustrated pages in search of ten... more

  • Home From Within

    by Lisa Maggiore

    It’s the fall of ’82, and Jessica Turner has finally been set free, entering a public high school after being homeschooled. But her mother wears a frown and her father wears his Colt .45s, with a warning: no dating allowed. Seeking warmth, Jessica finds herself in a secret relationship with bad boy Paul Peterson. When the relationship–and Jessica’s pregnancy–are discovered, Paul will be dead by nightfall.

    Seventeen years later Jessica and her daughter live ... more

  • Ava the Monster Slayer: A Warrior Who Wears Glasses

    by Lisa Maggiore
    Monsters lurk in dark places, at least that’s what Ava’s big brother has her believe so upon hearing that Piggy, a beloved stuffed animal was forgotten in the basement, Ava, a petite girl with glasses, will use all her moxie to battle her fears and two floors of monsters to save Piggy.
  • Billionaires Make Bad Lovers

    by Andi Bryce
    Four slightly spoiled but lovable women blaze a path of destruction through Aspen until an unlikely teacher shows them the way to inner happiness. Lucy has a penchant for stealing things from her ex and drinking too many martinis. Dallas likes to treat her wealthy dates to bathroom sex in Aspen's finest restaurants. Mary Beth picks locks, Cheyenne may be implicated in her boyfriend's Ponzi scheme, and Glacier Jones tries to transform them all. Before the dust settles, the women will be in da... more