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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Layla Learns to be Brave

    by Bron Whitley
    Trying new things can be scary! Layla wants to join the school Singing Club. But, what will happen if she doesn’t know any of the songs? Will she sound like a screeching cockatoo? Will the other kids laugh at her? Layla is a fun and feisty seven year old girl who lives with her family in Brisbane, Australia. She finds out that it’s hard to be brave when you’re feeling scared. Will Layla join Singing Club? Can she learn to do something brave even when she is feeling scared? This fi... more
  • The Catbyrd Seat

    by Emmanuel Sullivan
    Can one mouse make a difference? Cociel couldn’t take it anymore. Like all the other mice on the Reservation, he was ruled by the tyrannical cats of the Kingdom, especially their so-called Prime Minister, the brutal and greedy Whiska. But all the other mice were terrified of taking action, and for good reason: Cociel’s own mother had been jailed, as so many other mice had been. But when Cociel finds out that Whiska plots to take over a portion of the Reservation and use it to hunt mice, h... more
  • The Wacky World of Silly Willy Winston - An ordinary pet with extraordinary adventures

    by Donna Maguire
    The first in the series, The Wacky World of Silly Willy Winston - an ordinary pet with extraordinary adventures became available on on 7.18.15. This book introduces young readers to Silly Willy Winston, a steadfast friend and unlikely hero. His unique traits - the biggest ears ever and a super large snout - seem awkward at times. However, through self-acceptance he learns they are just what is needed to take friends on a journey of self-discovery, help them face fears, embrace new exp... more
  • Read with Doley! Reading Guide

    by Jill Brazier
    The Read with Doley! Reading Guide is a companion guide to Doley, the Guatemalan Street Dog: The Sounds of San Marcos. This bilingual guide, developed according to the National Common Core Standards of Education (K-2 Literature), supports parents, teachers, and tutors to engage their children and students in language learning and thinking beyond the text. The Reading Guide is available to download for free at Doley believes in bilingual education!
  • The President Factor

    by Pat Obermeier

    ​​​​The President Factor is the story of national politics, the media circus surrounding it and what happens when the two major candidates running for president of the Untied States are forced to participate in a reality show designed to expose how they handle crisis situations. A timely political satire.

  • A Beary Fun Book

    by Phoenix K. Brown
    Where else will you find a Cuba bear, scuba bear or a crazy playing tuba bear except in a Beary Fun Book. With its quick pace and playful verse, this quiet and colorful book will bring a smile to your toddlers heart.
  • Vaudeville 1922

    by Ian Finkel
    1922, the Bedford Theater in Brooklyn, New York, was a toilet. The smell of garlic and oil sandwiches mixed with cheap cigar smoke hung in the stale air, which formed a bluish grey cloud above the entire inside of the theater. The Bedford was known for its bad lighting, mediocre band, dust everywhere, and possessed an audience that had heard it all and seen it all. Most acts that performed there were either on their way up to The Palace Theatre on Broadway or on the way down to the theaters of N... more
  • Cat Lady

    by Mary M Schmidt
    A long narrative poem about Old Maria, the most amazing gattara (cat lady) in Rome, and her colony of enchanted feral cats. Among her associates is a cardinal facing his last days, in need of a favor only Maria can grant. It sounds flat-out impossible. But as Maria reminds her cats, and us, things are not always as they seem. For those who truly love, impossible is only an illusion.
  • The First Ward III: Murderers, Scoundrels and Ragamuffins

    by Richard Sullivan
    On It Goes…In The First Ward At the beginning of the 20th Century unspeakable murders plague the city of Buffalo and expose the police department’s inability to solve any of them, causing much frustration for Detective Jim Sullivan and his life-long friend, Police Chief Michael Regan. Dysfunction within the department attracts nationwide ridicule and causes the citizenry concern about their own safety. Jim, who was present at the site of the assassination of President William McKinley at the ... more
  • Beloved Son ISBN# 978151172965

    by Sage Rainbow
    A spiritual novel that blends fact and fiction, set in a time when rumors and visions among Jerusalem's Jews heralded the arrival of a Messiah to free them of their ages-long oppression. Their fervent anticipation collided with Rome's merciless authority when their Messiah apppeared in the flesh as Jesus Christ. Jesus's example of Divine Love is newly explored as the Son of God walks the path of teacher,healer and prophet while guiding his disciples.
  • Dancing on a High Wire

    by Patricia M. Robertson
    What do you do when life knocks you off balance? Sara, a senior at Michigan State University, is looking forward to graduation and starting her life with her fiancé when he breaks off the engagement. Joy, a ballet instructor, is happily married and expecting her third child when she is diagnosed with breast cancer. Esther is planning on continuing at her current place of employment until retirement when she finds herself unemployed with few job skills. Each needs to find a “new normal” and regai... more
  • In the Seam

    by Kirk James Folk

    In the Seam

    by Kirk James Folk

    A vigorously shaken cocktail of social satire and juvenile whimsy "In the Seam" is an illustrated novel about hope, camaraderie, polecats, rock'n'roll and what happens when the stories we tell, intertwine with the stories we live. In other words, it is appropriate and intended for adolescents of all ages. Let yourself be knocked out!

  • Strange Miracles

    by Larry Krantz
    Jordan Wilkins is a doctor in a rural town in Missouri, where he discovers he has the remarkable ability to heal people in magical ways. While the results amaze him, many wonder if these miracles come from a darker source, which could demand some kind of payback. Jordan, along with his wife and handicapped teenage son, are confronted with frightening opposition, in spite of all the good done by the healings. Others seek to use, and perhaps exploit, his wondrous abilities. These conflicting force... more
  • Buckminster's Ball: Second Edition

    by J.A. Zaremski
    Grief-stricken man finds hope in helping challenged kids succeed on the soccer pitch against all odds...
  • Can't Fight Fate

    by Lisa Edwards
    Can the words of a Psychic influence your thoughts? Your Choices? Your Destiny? Nikki, an inspirited Aussie girl thought she had her life planned. GET A CAREER, FIND A MAN, START A FAMILY. Life seemed simple, until... accompanying her friend to a psychic changed her life forever. The psychic describes her soul mate. Mr Hollywood, a man with crystal green eyes. Flash forward 17 years, Nikki's career as a Hollywood Entertainment Lawyer is taking off, and the Green Eyed man is standing in f... more
  • The Fifth Letter

    by Vivian Carpenter
    Sometimes you’re damned if you do and damned if you don't. Such is the position in which Associate Supreme Court Justice Katherine Helena Ross, the first black female on the U.S. Supreme Court, finds herself in "The Fifth Letter," the new political thriller by author Vivian Carpenter. Rooted in the historical treatment of Blacks in the United States, Justice Katherine Ross struggles to do what is right as her mother’s 1940s memoir influences her actions and emotions. Once on the Court, Kat... more