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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Thieving Forest

    by Martha Conway
    On a humid morning in 1806, seventeen-year-old Susanna Quiner watches helplessly from behind a tree while a band of Potawatomi Indians kidnaps her four older sisters from their cabin. With both her parents dead from Swamp Fever and all the other settlers out in their fields, Susanna rashly decides to pursue them herself. What follows is a young woman's quest to save her sisters and the parallel story of her sisters' new lives. Fast-paced and richly detailed, Thieving Forest explores the transfor... more
  • Coming Home

    by Carol Lee Clippard
    Coming Home evokes memories of a simpler time. Told from the perspective of Carly, a child of the 1940’s who is thrust into self-awareness by the early death of her mother, the tale conveys her understanding of the adult world she must navigate simply to grow up. Her keen-eyed depictions of life on a struggling Missouri farm and observations about small-town society resonate with people who lived in post-war rural America.
  • Christmas All Year

    by Terri Kelley
    Christmas is a magical time for many with celebrations and good feelings being shared by all. In this beautiful story, a young girl wonders why these feelings are limited to only the Christmas season. She wonders what it would be like to have Christmas all year long! Included in her ideas are the building of a mudman instead of a snowman and sledding through the streets on wheels. This is a wonderful story to share any time of the year.
  • Brainstorming: It's Raining Ideaas

    by Terri Kelley
    Brainstorming: It's Raining Ideas is Book 2 of the eight book series, Writing is a Process. This series helps young readers understand the need to use a process when writing and each book explains a different step in the process. The main characters of each book appear throughout the series, adding to the interest and engagement of readers. This series is a great way to introduce the writing process steps to students. It works well with any writing process. Brainstorming: It's Raining Ideas f... more
  • Birthday Surprise

    by Terri Kelley
    A young girl enjoys her life as the only child of two very loving parents. Each year, they celebrate her birthday, starting with her favorite pancakes. However, on her seventh birthday, her parents are missing and only her nanny is at the house. The girl is heartbroken. Finally, late in the evening, her parents arrive with a birthday surprise: a baby brother!
  • Bedtime

    by Terri Kelley
    Young children oftentimes do anything to avoid going to bed. In this story, a little girl creates all sorts of distractions in order to stay awake. Her creativity will bring a smile to the reader's face and may serve as a reminder that all of us need sleep.
  • Almond Eyes

    by Terri Kelley
    A young boy is confused about why people are always saying that he has beautiful "almond eyes". His mother explains that his eyes are almond shaped because of his Korean heritage. The boy then starts to notice all of the different kinds of eyes of all of his friends. This is a beautiful story of diversity and acceptance. It celebrates our differences that add color to our world.
  • Cosecha and Other Stories

    by Aurora Levins Morales
    In 1986, Getting Home Alive broke new ground by its content, its form and the identities of its authors, a New York born mother and her island born daughter, both feminists and radicals. Cosecha and Other Stories is the long-awaited sequel, fourteen short stories, factual and fictional, full of gardens and kitchen, love and loss and revelation.
  • The French Orphan

    by Michael Stolle
    The year is 1640, and Louis XIII is on the French throne. However, as far as you’re concerned, this is all pretty meaningless. After all, as a teenage orphan living in a monastery school in Reims, all you have to worry about is dodging the unpleasant advances of a few unsavoury monks and looking forward to a life of penniless and celibate servitude in a religious order. After a childhood and adolescence plagued by a constant longing to know who he really is, orphan Pierre has not the slighte... more
  • A Family of My Own

    by Terri Kelley
    The young girl in this story wonders why she has not been adopted after spending many years in the foster-care system. She recognizes that her behavior is challenging at times but explains that it is because she is afraid and lonely. This books is great for foster kids, families, and prospective adoptive parents.
  • Exit - A Novel about Dying

    by Jo Kline Cebuhar
    Do terms such as life prolonging measures and advance directives leave you dazed and confused? Have you ever wondered what it means to have a good death? Does deciding when enough is enough for a dying loved one sound like an overwhelming responsibility? You’re not alone. Meet Margaret Williams. It's been four months since Margaret's husband Ernie died. They were married for forty-one years. Now they aren’t. So Margaret has agreed to try volunteering at Rockaway House, even though sh... more
  • White Gold

    by W. B. Garvey
    It is the beginning of a new century and the times are swiftly changing. The eyes of the world are on Panama where 20,000 have already died digging the Canal that will alter history and usher in the future. WHITE GOLD centers around William Roberson, an ambitious young railroad engineer from Jamaica who struggles to build a better life but finds himself caught between Winifred, his Jamaican wife who cannot abide life in Panama with the Jim Crow laws being imposed by the Americans, and Isabella... more
  • DLee's Color Hunt

    by Diana Lee Santamaria
    DLee's Color Hunt is a learning book for children age’s three to five. The book is based on the character DLee, who like most children is constantly questioning the world around her. In this story, DLee is curious about colors. "What are they? And where can they be found?" This book is a playful story for children learning about primary and secondary colors for the first time. With its bright color palette and bold characters, this book is perfect in assisting children learn color recognition wh... more
  • DLee's Outdoor Countdown

    by Diana Lee Santamaria

    DLee's Outdoor Countdown is a book for children ages three to five. The book is based on the inquisitive character DLee, who decides she wants to explore in her backyard. While exploring her surroundings, she finds a variety of animals and bugs, counting down from ten to one. With vibrant pictures and a playful storyline, this book is excellent for children learning how to count.

  • DLee's First Day of School

    by Diana Lee Santamaria

    DLee's First Day of School is a learning book for children ages three to five. In this story, the character DLee experiences the fears and joys of going to school for the first time. With its colorful illustrations and bold characters, it is the perfect book to read to any child who has never experienced an educational setting before.

  • Americano Bar Talk

    by Bohemian Vagabond
    A novel set in Wisconsin of drama, violence, sex, comedy, and intrigue.Follow characters from Brewtown Milwaukee as they struggle to survive by staying inebriated because after all nobody party's like Wisconsin.This book will make you cry, laugh, join a cult, runaway from home, afraid to drive through Wisconsin, and even paranoid to look at a map of Wisconsin. Sit around with your friends and laugh reading this novel of satire, wit, romance, buffoonery, comedy, drunkenness, debauchery, lunacy, s... more

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