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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Grandfather Ratoncito Pérez and the Apprentice Tooth Fairy

    by Virginia Walton Pilegard

    : A young apprentice tooth fairy, embarrassed to admit she has trouble telling U.S. coins apart, starts her first flight carrying an ungainly load of one hundred pennies. When Night Wind's bullying cold blast sends her spiraling to earth her coin net rips and all her pennies spill. Courtly tooth mouse Grandfather Ratoncito Pérez and his grandson Miguel offer to help. Grandfather shows her the differences among U.S. coins. With mended net and a lighter load, the young fairy is on he... more

  • The Boots My Mother Gave Me

    by Brooklyn James

    Have you ever wondered what it would be like to walk through life in someone else's shoes?

    Strong-willed tomboy Harley LeBeau puts you in the boots her mother gave her, as she takes you along her journey of escape from an abusive childhood and the desire to find herself as she comes of age. Made to feel a burden to her father simply by her gender, Harley is determined to prove her worth and independence, leaving the small town she grew up in and the one boy who gave her a soft place... more

  • Zoo Day

    by Tina Marie Kaht

    Come with us to the zoo. Check out Zebra’s hairdo. Discover Flamingo’s favorite food. Meet Lion, Bat, and Kangaroo, and visit all the others too! Frog likes the zoo, and he likes you, so he’ll pop in a time or two. Win his game of hide and seek. You can find that little sneak!

  • Abigail Accused - A Story of the Salem Witch Hunt

    by Juliet Haines Mofford
    Based on the actual historical documents, this biographical novel focused on Abigail Dane Faulkner, a 40 year old mother of six whose family becomes embroiled in the Salem Witch Trials. Readers are invited to experience daily life in a colonial village outpost, occasionally interrupted by terrifying Native American raids that leave Goody Faulkner's husband suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. How does Abigail manage to escape the gallows when after her own daughters and sister testify... more
  • Inventionare: Inventionare

    by Hyrum F. Jones
    A delightful book about an under-appreciated inventor who refuses to fail, instead, coming up with humorous solutions to some of our most pressing and, sometimes, least acknowledged problems.
  • Seeking Blue

    by Andrew Kensley
    Jack Wasserman is resigned to living out his days isolated from his painful past. But when the lonely 53-year-old pharmacist receives a letter from Noah, the son he gave up two decades earlier, he finally takes the necessary steps toward fulfilling his overdue role as a father. On his voyage across oceans, cultures and generations, Jack's path—equal parts trying, amusing, and cathartic—intersects with those of his only child and the wife and mother once thought dead, as the end approaches for th... more
  • Thank You, Shadow

    by Terri Kelley
    Death is a difficult thing for adults to handle and to discuss; it's even harder for young children to understand what death means. In this story, a little boy's beloved pet dog Shadow isn't at his side when he wakes up one morning. When he rushes around to find Shadow, the boy discovers his parents in the kitchen; they look sad and tired. The dad lovingly explains that Shadow became ill during the night and had to be taken to the veterinarian's office where he died. The boy is very upset and be... more
  • Chase Bartholomew Hastings

    by Ehren Achenbach
    Chase Bartholomew Hastings—an inquisitive 10-year old with a love of physics—lives in a time after what is known as “The War.” Growing up without the modern electronic comforts his mother speaks of fondly from her own childhood, Chase and his two best friends must create their own fun—usually by exploring the limits of their town while being careful not to go beyond the safe zone. When Chase and his friends find a hungry and frightened family hiding in the woods nearby, they decide to take actio... more
  • What Are We Gonna Do Today?

    by Naeem K. Turner-Bandele
    “I’m bored, what are we gonna do today?” Has your child ever asked you this question? Are you in need of fun things to do? Is there a life lesson you’d like to teach your child but don’t know how to approach it? Well, worry no more! Author Naeem Turner-Bandele helps you turn a plain old day with your child into a new and exciting adventure with his simply illustrated and clever book, What Are We Gonna Do Today? What Are We Gonna Do Today? is filled with 52 opportunities for engagement, one... more
  • Detours

    by Emma Gates
  • Deep Down Things

    by Tamara Linse
    Deep Down Things, Tamara Linse’s debut novel, is the emotionally riveting story of three siblings torn apart by a charismatic bullrider-turned-writer and the love that triumphs despite tragedy. From the death of her parents at sixteen, Maggie Jordan yearns for lost family, while sister CJ drowns in alcohol and brother Tibs withdraws. When Maggie and an idealistic young writer named Jackdaw fall in love, she is certain that she’s found what she’s looking for. As she helps him write a novel, she g... more
  • Walking to Israel

    by Emma Gates
    Nine-year-old Lottie feels trapped. Her divorced mother has brought her three children from the U.S. to England, en route to what she believes is their religious destiny in the Holy Land. Her schoolmates think she’s odd. Her twenty-four-year old piano tutor, Rory, says he’s in love with Lottie – but she is as frightened by his insistence on keeping their relationship secret as she is confused by his touches.
  • Praying for Rain

    by Emma Gates

    In 1997 Saudi Arabia, American teacher Arden Armstrong and Saudi archeologist Faisal Abdul Aziz aren’t even supposed to look at each other, let alone admit any attraction, but their separate struggles for progress in the Kingdom bring them into an unlikely - and dangerous - alliance.



  • Private Lines

    by Emma Gates
  • Everyday Mercies

    by Evie (Yoder) Miller
    Everyday Mercies focuses on a young adult, Carrie Lehman, and her desire to become an organic vegetable farmer. During a four-day Thanksgiving holiday on her parents' dairy farm, she wrestles with her own self-doubts and makes known her departure from family expectations. Tensions and humor spring up among three generations with Mennonite roots, as what's spoken and unspoken exerts its pressure toward change.
  • Sequel to Puddin'

    by Aaron Friday
    This will be a sequel to "Puddin'"