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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Santa's Magic Rocking Horse

    by Marlys Gadow
    One year, there are so many good children that Santa and the reindeer struggle to deliver all the presents and get back to the North Pole. Mrs, Claus packs a little magic to help Santa one Christmas eve.
  • Don't Be Mean to 13

    by Douglas Harris
    In this beautifully illustrated book, young readers meet Thirteen, who is feared and disliked by some people for no good reason. Don't Be Mean to 13 is a charming story with adorably drawn characters for pre-readers, while at the same time presenting the ancient historical roots of a popular superstition and introducing older children to evidence-based, critical thinking.
  • 978-1734805505

    by Megan Pighetti
    It is all work and no play when it comes to making a wish come true. And Suzie, a hard-working fairy, takes the matter with all seriousness. So, no kid's birthday wish will go in vain. Many things can go wrong during the nighttime mission. And if you think that fairy dust is all it takes, you are in for a surprise. Fairies have to do so much to make things happen. Good thing they love their job!
  • 978-1734805536

    by Megan Pighetti
    What happens when a Fairy-Tailed mission goes from bad to worse? When the children pretend to be sleeping, in order to catch the fairies, Suzie and her fairies-in-training must come up with a new plan. But when the fairies try to make their exit, one fairy has no place to turn when he is faced with a prowling cat. Will Suzie be able to save him in time?
  • Birthday Countdown

    by Megan Pighetti
    Begin your birthday countdown with this adorable children’s story about the magic of birthdays! It’s only three sleeps until Kyle’s big day! As he eagerly waits for the presents and birthday treats, he has one giant birthday wish – to be visited by the Birthday Fairy! Even though he doesn’t have his friend’s magical bracelet, he wishes with all his might. But will his birthday wish come true? Lovingly crafted as a fun children’s story that celebrates the joy and excitement of birthdays, th... more
  • A Birthday Fairy Tale: Holiday Birthday Blues Made Merry

    by Megan Pighetti
    Christmas and Hanukkah are over, and New Year’s is right around the corner. With so much on the calendar, no one has time for Reese’s birthday. Mom is busy. Dad is working. Her brother Charlie is no fun. December birthdays are the worst. It’s time for Reese to take charge and make sure she is celebrated on her birthday . . . with a little magical help, will all her wishes come true?
  • The Tooth Fairy Quits: Even fairies want to be happy.

    by Megan Pighetti
    Suzie loves spreading joy to children, but being a tooth fairy is no easy task. Annoyed with gross teeth and a scratchy tutu, Suzie turned in her tooth fairy wand. She QUITS the only job she’s ever known! While Suzie doesn’t miss her tutu, she misses spreading joy to children. When one child wishes for a Birthday Fairy, the other fairies don’t know what to do. Suzie flies into action with a new look for a new job.
  • Fifteen

    by Carolyn Doyle
    Fifteen, set in 1967 Bronx, NY, is a women's fiction drama about MARIA CAMPISI, 34, a youthful but frustrated Italian-American wife, married to stubborn LUIGI, 48. Family life is chaotic, especially with ANGELINA, 15, who is immersed in the music and culture of the times. Maria’s life changes when Luigi hires a handsome roofer and he falls for her. PASQUALE, 30, charms the whole family. It is only when Maria rejects him that he turns to a romance with Angelina. In the end, grumpy GRANDMA, 76, sh... more
  • Pancake the Cat

    by James Coleman
    In a world where bravery was measured by bacon bits, Pancake the cat, who adored pancakes, lived with Mr. and Mrs. Buttons. Feeding him pancakes made him look more like one, sparking laughter from neighbors. Despite his pancake-like appearance, Pancake longed to be a real hero. After a series of comical mishaps while trying to prove himself, he encountered a hungry black cat and her kittens. Helping them, Pancake discovered that true heroism came from within. His kindness transformed him from a ... more
  • The Peruvian Book of the Dead

    by Roger J. Florschutz
    “It’s been fifteen years since Brisdon vanished into thin air…” So begins a story that will take you from post-war Scotland to the art-world of London and New York, across the Peruvian countryside during the rise of Shining Path, and to a secluded Ontario summer resort during its darkest hours. The Peruvian Book of the Dead weaves four separate narratives into a single tale of mystery, love, and horror as it examines the effects of guilt and regret, secrets and lies, and shows us how the enigma ... more
  • Black Dove

    by Carrigan Richards
    Some people use drugs to escape pain. Some drown their sorrows in alcohol. Alisa cuts herself to FEEL. After her mom dies, sixteen-year-old Alisa moves with her father back to the small town in Alabama where she grew up. Alisa hopes the familiar setting will give her grieving dad a shot at sobriety and that she can refocus on the goal she's saved toward for years: attending culinary school. Alisa rekindles her friendship with her childhood friend, Sarah, and even though it's been years, she r... more
  • Copper and his Rescue Friends

    by Pam Atherstone
    Copper is a big red dog abandoned by his owner on a country road when his little girl became ill. When he is found, he is sent to a pet rescue. Here he meets the other animals at the rescue and is curious about how they came to be there. He interviews them and learns their stories and some valuable life lessons along the way. Copper is the narrator, and each pet tells their own story.
  • The Ballerina, ISBN 979-8-9875877-0-6

    by Catherine Follestad
    Alina (our protagonist) loves to dance and has great passion for the art of ballet, but she finds herself struggling to stand out in her dance class. She is competing hard for her place in the upcoming spring performance. One day, while helping her mother in her vintage shop, Alina finds an old enchantingly beautiful costume. This begins her adventure which helps her gain her confidence, Alina finds herself through some magical time travel, connected to a famous prima ballerina from time pa... more
  • Esperanza's Way

    by Cindy Maynard
    Motivated by the memory of her mother dying in her arms, Esperanza resolves that she will one day walk the halls of the Scola Medica at Salerno and train to become a doctor. Fate brought Amika, a talented herbalist, into her life. She rescued the orphaned Esperanza and helped her take her first steps toward gaining the knowledge that would fulfill her dream. Unfortunately, a tragic accident forced Esperanza to flee Amika's home. Her journey toward finding the path to success is littered with stu... more
  • When You Give a Girl a Puppy...

    by Deborah C. Mortimer
    What happens when you give a girl a puppy? The answer is simple...everything! Discover the wonderful bond that grows between a girl and her pup. From their first meeting to going on pretend adventures, follow as they learn the true meaning of unconditional love. This little girl may even learn a thing or two about responsibility along the way. When You Give a Girl a Puppy... is sure to delight the dog lover in everyone!
  • Freedom's Just Another Word...

    by Len Joy
    Jake Doyle used to be famous. Twenty years ago, his Chicago political column was syndicated in two hundred papers, but he had an affair — and a son — with his intern, and lost it all. Now he writes a local column and drives for Uber to pay his bills. Jake is playing out the string when his tranquil world is turned upside down. His biracial son — an ambitious entrepreneur — is marked for death by a street gangster, his alcoholic daughter is pregnant and wants an abortion — which his ex-wife... more