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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Fish Patty

    by Cindi Handley Goodeaux
    Eight-year-old Patty is a friendly kid who dreams of becoming a marine biologist, has survived her parents' divorce, and a big move to a small town. She needs a friend and finds one in an unexpected place. When the new friend suddenly disappears, Patty learns lessons of friendship, love, and letting go.
  • The Courtesan's Daughter

    by Susanne Dunlap
    What happens when a daughter's dream and a mother's sordid past collide? New York, 1910. Seventeen-year-old Sylvie and her French-immigrant mother Justine eke out a living doing piecework in a tenement on the Lower East Side, while Sylvie attends school so that she can escape their life of poverty by becoming a teacher. At least, that's what her mother believes should happen. Sylvie, though, has a different dream. She wants to be a star in the new moving pictures, just like the beautiful V... more

    by Amy Hartman
  • HA! (Humanity's Absurdities)

    by Remo Perini
    From the mind of a retired harpsichord psychologist, HA! (Humanity's Absurdities) touches upon the meaning of life in much the same way that a misplaced moist towelette does not. HA! is a sardonic parody, rife with irony, satire, and lampoons of every-day drivel-laden gibberish. Complete with a glossary of insightful and meaningless original vernacular, this volume will exercise your mind and keep you laughing, grinning, or smirkingly amused as you try to discern fiction from fabrication or mere... more
  • Phoenix Revived

    by Judy McCluney
    When teens Sami and Robby become friends in eleventh grade they discover problems in each of their families that could destroy their future goals. Sami’s mother criticizes her college plans, and Robby’s father excessively restricts him from practicing guitar and performing as a singer-songwriter. They’re also threatened by a bigoted, clever bully in their school, health problems from air pollution in their South Phoenix community, and their own uncertainties about themselves. This is the stor... more
  • Baby Worries

    by Frances Mackay
    Baby meets his extended family for the first time and starts to worry what he might look like when he grows up! Will he inherit the huge bushy eyebrows of Uncle Max or the wild hair of Cousin Fern? The ending is an unexpected surprise.
  • Alphacharacters

    by Cheryl Carter
    Early stage fun with Alphacharacters
  • Alphacharacters

    by Cheryl Carter

    Fun learning for children of all ages

  • Pulling Together

    by Lois Wickstrom
    Grandma knits Lila a poncho. This poncho has not one, but three, head holes in it! Lila is sure Grandma made a mistake. Grandma sends her out to play, saying, “We all pull together!” Lila thinks that makes no sense. She encounters three kids who need her help, including the neighborhood bully. Who will she help? And what does the poncho have to do with it? and make the world a better place?
  • Emma and the E Club

    by Suzanne Schlosberg with Steve Hodges M.D.
    Emma and the E Club is the world’s first, only, and funniest middle-grade novel for kids who struggle with enuresis (bedwetting or daytime pee accidents) or encopresis (poop accidents). Tackling a challenging topic with compassion, humor, and medical accuracy, authors Suzanne Schlosberg and Steve Hodges, M.D., provide comfort and hope for kids dealing with conditions that are 1.) misunderstood, 2.) never a child’s fault and 3.) entirely treatable. As one 9-year-old reader put it, “The book made ... more
  • The Judges

    by Eric J. Matluck
    "You can't win unless you're judged." So somebody tells Mary Sorabi, and Mary is no stranger to being judged. She's a young woman, half-Indian, half-Chinese, who's a classical pianist, and plays the kind of music, music from the twentieth century, that most people hate. But that's her passion. When she wins a prestigious competition, her life changes, but rather than fill her with a sense of pride and accomplishment, it fills her with feelings of fear and claustrophobia because, suddenly... more
  • 9789996126505

    by Coach Brownie
    Tony and his Dad loved to watch Fútbol together. From this, he discovered how to fake a foul. By faking being hurt, he was given free kicks and penalty kicks that often led to his team's victory. With the help of his golazos and his world-class diving, his team makes it to the Dallas Cup final! Will Tony use his trick of calling a ¡Falta! to help win the game? Or will he learn that he's called foul one too many times?
  • River of the Red Earth People

    by Fred Cardin
    Andy Vincent is in high school in Wisconsin in 1964. He lives in a terrible home. He is a decent, sensitive boy who is sociable, has a number of friends including some who are close friends. But at home he withdraws into himself, into his imagination, to escape the fury and warfare of his parents. He falls in love with Sara Roberts, but their love lasts only a year. Her father is transferred to a job in California. Andy is devastated when she leaves. He runs away from home, drives alone t... more
  • The Desert Kingdom

    by Richard Hampton

    The Desert Kingdom follows a group of Egypt’s best warriors on a mission to free a kingdom that is in charge of the majority of trails and passages to the East of Egypt from the iron grip of an army comprised of mercenaries, disgruntled warriors that were thrown out of their country’s army, and who turned raiders and robbers from many armies. These are the men without souls, without heart, without pity. Torture, murder, rape, theft, and the burning of villages, towns, and cities f... more

  • The Adventures of Cathy the Catfish and Sammy the Swan

    by Adam Thomas Houchins
    Sharing a pond, Cathy the Catfish and Sammy the Swan become good friends. This is the story of their friendship and a memorable life lesson. Giving children a platform to think, ask questions, and learn, author Adam Thomas Houchins hopes this book will create smiles and family bonds.

    by Peter J. Azzole

    The Navy and the CIA desperately needed unique, critical intelligence about hints of Soviet anti-ship and ballistic missile threats being brought to Cuba.
       Putting a radio-intercept operator into Cuba was one way to gain insights, otherwise unavailable, into Soviet activities there. U.S. Navy Communications Technician First Class Salvador Conte had the long list of skills to pull it off, and he volunteered without hesitation.
       Salvador quickly learned that it... more