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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Who Ate the Pie?

    by Gloria Eveleigh
    The school cook bakes a pie for the schoolteachers' lunch and leaves it on the kitchen table to cool. Later he discovers that his pie has gone. The school head, with the help of the teachers, sets out to investigate who ate the pie. Will they find the culprit?
  • Jeremy the Jolly Juggler

    by Gloria Eveleigh
    Jeremy is a juggler in Mr. Jericho's circus. Not enough people are coming to the circus, so Mr. Jericho asks Jeremy to make his juggling act more exciting to attract more people. Jeremy seeks ideas from the other circus entertainers, including the tightrope walker, the acrobats, the strong man, the human cannonball, and the knife thrower. If Jeremy can't improve his act, the circus will have to close down. What will happen?
  • Elaine Never Listens

    by Gloria Eveleigh
    Elaine never listens to anything that grown-ups tell her. Despite the fact that this gets her in to all kinds of scrapes, Elaine does not learn. It is not until her grandpa's actions save Elaine from getting hurt that she realises her mistake and learns her lesson. Elaine decides that from then on, she will alway listen to grown-ups.
  • Brian's Birthday Bash

    by Gloria Eveleigh
    Brian the Bear is nearly bursting with excitement. It is soon to be his birthday, and he is looking forward to his birthday party and lots of fun. Brian dreams of having a blue bike with a bell for his birthday, but he knows that bikes cost far too much money for his mommy and brother , Bernard, to afford. Brian loves all the presents that his bear friends give to him at his birthday party. He has no idea about the big surprise that awaits him!
  • Florence the Fire Engine Saves the Day

    by Gloria Eveleigh
    Florence is a fire engine driven by Fin and his fire crew. Florence gets called to a fire at a fig factory in Farnborough. Due to the fog created by smoke from the fire, the traffic is at a standstill. So Fin flicks a switch, and Florence sprouts wings and flies high above the traffic. When Florence arrives at the fire, Fin feels worried because there is a forest nearby that could catch alight. Will Florence, Fin, and his fire crew be able to put out the fire and save the factory and the forest?
  • Lazy Lucy Gets Left Out

    by Gloria Eveleigh
    Lazy Lucy is a lioness. She never goes hunting with the other lionesses. Instead, she sleeps all day and eats the food they bring home. The other lionesses no longer like Lucy, and as Lucy gets fatter and fatter, there is no room for her in the lair. Lucy is lonely and sad. Then she has an idea. Will her idea work? Will the other lionesses love Lucy again?
  • Ulrika and Unwin the Untidy Twins

    by Gloria Eveleigh
    Ulrika and Unwin never put their toys away when they've finished playing with them. They hide them under the bed or pile them up on the floor. Their cousin, Umber, comes to stay and ends up tripping over some toys and bumping her head. The twins are very shocked at this but learn that toys left around not only look untidy but can be dangerous as well. After that, they never leave their toys around again.
  • Oscar Goes Online

    by Gloria Eveleigh
    Ottima, the small daughter of an African farmer, finds a baby ostrich abandoned by its mother. She names him Oscar, but despite all Ottima's efforts to care for Oscar, he stubbornly refuses to eat. Eventually Ottima goes online to identify a zoo with a mother ostrich that can adopt Oscar. After a long journey to Oxford in England, Oscar is adopted by a female ostrich Olive, and he happily begins to eat again.
  • Great-Grandma's Garden Gets a Makeover

    by Gloria Eveleigh
    Grace's great-grandma used to enjoy her garden and kept it looking gorgeous. Now in her nineties, Great Grandma can no longer do gardening, and when Grace overhears her grumbling about this, it makes her feel sad. So Grace makes a plan. She joins a gardening group at school so that when she becomes a good gardener, she can make sure that Great-Grandma's garden gets a makeover. Grace's plan is successful, and Great-Grandma is so happy when her garden looks gorgeous again that she throws a garden ... more
  • Dilys, the Dinosaur that Dribbles

    by Gloria Eveleigh
    Dilys, the dinosaur, is born without teeth. As a result, she dribbles a lot. Because of this, she is not invited to play games with the other young dinosaurs. Dilys feels very sad and lonely. Will her mummy and daddy dinosaurs find a way to solve Dilys's problem so that she can become a happy little dinosaur again?
  • Maximus the Marmalade Monster

    by Gloria Eveleigh
    Maximus loves marmalade, so when he discovers that he has very few jars left in his larder, he tries to buy more. Maximus discovers that there is a world shortage of marmalade. He tries eating other foods but realises that marmalade means more to him than anything. So Maximus decides to travel to the mountains to search for marmalade. Will he be successful?
  • Rory Runs Away

    by Gloria Eveleigh
    Rory the Rabbit goes missing from his burrow and is assumed by his family to have run away. His dad, Roger, searches for Rory in all his favourite places but is unable to find him. What has happened to Rory ? Will he be found?
  • Harriet the Happy Hippo

    by Gloria Eveleigh
    Harriet is a very happy hippo. Harriet's happy nature usually 'rubs off' on everyone around her. Harriet is on holiday in Hawaii. She loves to do lots of holiday activities. The other guests seem to be put off by little problems they may encounter. Will Harriet's happy nature make a difference?
  • Edmund the Excitable Elephant

    by Gloria Eveleigh
    Edmund, a very excitable elephant with lots of energy, exercises constantly. This makes all the other elephants very edgy because they are in danger of getting accidentally hurt by Edmund. The situation needs to be resolved if all the elephants are ever going to feel safe and happy. What can be done?
  • Jack's Temper Tantrums

    by Gloria Eveleigh
    Jack is a happy little boy. He has a lovely family that gives Jack lots of attention. Jack's brother and sister play games with Jack and make him laugh. Jack's Mummy and Daddy spend time teaching Jack and playing with him. There is just one problem. Jack has temper tantrums. This is a big problem because it makes life difficult for everyone. Can Jack change?
  • Neville The Nibalong is Scared of the Night

    by Gloria Eveleigh
    Neville and his neighbour Nathan are friendly fairy-tale creatures called Nibalongs. Nibalongs sleep all day and wake up at night. But Neville and Nathan are scared of the night, so they make a plan to wake up when it is light. But will daytime be all that they hope for?

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