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by Jonathan Arnowitz TaylorJamie Goldberg, hoping desperately to avoid dealing with his sexual abuse in early childhood, is quick to pin any symptoms of trauma on any convenient issue of the day. Newly out of the closet in 1980 Detroit, he thinks coming out would solve his problems. Yet, allusive darker traumatic secrets seem to linger. He discovers human sexuality is more complex than merely declaring one’s sexuality. He also learns the struggles of suicidal thoughts, low self-esteem, and sexual acceptance only fester w... more
by Teresa YostWhen a little gal discovers her daddy is wearing the same boots Santa wore, she realizes he had dressed as Santa and coaxes him to reply to her question, "Is Santa real?" His answer is perfect! Santa's Boots "keeps the magic of Santa alive." - Linda Vican, retired elementary school teacher. With repetitive, predictable text and complementary, engaging art, this timeless holiday story invites early readers to read aloud with you.
by Craig WellsPhinn as a fourteen year old lives by the beach in Southern California. His best friends are Frosty Jack, a surfer extraordinaire, Chuck, a retired tile layer, and Sue, a sculptor of unusual designs. They sell their beach cottages and journey off. Jack to surf all over the world. Chuck to meet the home run legend, and his brother-in-law, Henry Aaron. Sue to sculpt figures from The Simpsons for La Maison Du Chocolat in Paris. Phinn feels lost and abandoned. He is left with two friends—an obnoxiou... more
by Stephanie Matolyak Deborah BaileyFun! Magical! Entertaining! Rescued farm animals come to life in a magical celebration of Christmas. It all starts with the first Thanksgiving feast on the farm. The fun time continues when the farm animals go to a Christmas party. After making snow wings and decorating the barn for the holidays, it's time for the farm animals to go to bed while magical things begin to happen... not only reindeer can fly at this magical time of the year.
by Piyush SrivastavaThe Centipedes is a port-truth fiction, narrated by Ramayan Prasad, a journalist, in India. Ramayan is professionally an insecure journalist, who is instinctively honest personally and otherwise. The protagonist has been asked to do follow up stories of a crime of gang-rape and murder that takes place in New Delhi. The victim’s family lives there. They travel to their ancestral village in Uttar Pradesh to perform certain last rites of the brutalized and departed soul. There is massive protest... more
by Q. Imagine
Discover this gripping tale that surrounds the life of Jane Mackenzie, as she grows up in New York City and encounters a setback that changes her life forever. This novel has been called an absolute page turner and was given a 3 out of 4 by the Online Book Club.
The plot will leave you hanging for the next one as you may see yourself within the life of Jane Mackenzie.
by Pamela Records
The south side of Chicago during the early days of Prohibition is a dangerous place for Halina, a young Polish-American woman who has been saving her poker winnings for a train ticket east and a chance to study nursing. Her plans are interrupted when whiskey men come to town, hiding their bootleg liquor in the cellar of an abandoned house down the street.
Suddenly, the small immigrant community is the backdrop for schemes and violence as rival bootleggers take ... more
by Blake Sheridan
Blake was an ordinary kid, with an ordinary family and grew up in an ordinary neighborhood in Chicago. That is, except for illness as a child, which followed him into adulthood and left an emptiness inside, combined with a desire to know why he was cursed with so much pain. He sought and found release in music and drugs, which ultimately led him into the arms of the rave scene. As he dove deeper into that lifestyle, his skills as a DJ become apparent and that sets off a path to greatness. Ove... more
by Sandy Mason
Sandy Mason brings back his favorite sleuth, Johnny Donohue, to help find the cause of a fatal boat accident that took place off of the West Coast of Florida.
Johnny and his crew are returning from a weekend at the famous Key West October Fest only to find themselves first responders to the deadly accident.
by Chan Blue
An age appropriate book about earth science. The sophomore book from Mac and Roni Read has them spending time with their favorite person; Grandpa Willie. As the Mac and Roni prepare for their first fishing trip Mac has this idea he may just use his candy gummy worms as bait for the fish but he's not quite sure if he can. The twins do some research and learn some information pertaining to fishing but they stop short of finding out are gummy worms for fishing. However in the end Grandp... more
by Stephanie Jane MarkhamJoin Maisie Mae and her friends from Sunnyside Street as they dream up new adventures! Maisie Mae imagines herself all the way to Mars, slides down rainbows and even sails a pirate ship! Her best friend Duncan and his unicorn, Letty Lou, take Maisie for a magical ride around the town. They drop in on the zoo and meet up with their good friends Simon, Sabrina and the twins, Ann & Emma. Kids will love the lush color illustrations in this 8x8 storybook. Coming Soon! The next book in the Maisie... more
by Jeffrey Marcus Oshins
1964, in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C., garage bands play popular songs in school cafeterias and church social halls
14-year-old Beck Lyons is in love with Randall, a popular local rock musician. Randall offers Beck a life that’s different to one spent being the perfect daughter of a powerful politician.
When Randall gets Beck pregnant, she turns to her grandmother for help. Her grandmother - more concerned with protecting Beck’s father than Beck - sends B... more
by John A. HeldtA family of time travelers goes to Hawaii in 1941 to stop a mercenary from changing history.
by Judith M. Ackerman20th ANNIVERSARY of 9/11 Commemorative Book. Written from the perspective of a family of mice who lived in the walls and tunnels of the "Twin Towers" They too experience the affects of this historic event and want to do something special to help the people of America. When their efforts do not turn out as they had hoped, a miracle occurs at the sacred site known as, "GROUND ZERO" Beautifully illustrated and written with the sensitivity a child will understand. It is a book for all ages. A B... more
by Margaret Zee“Foxfairy” is not an adequate translation of the Chinese "HULIJING", which is a dangerous supernatural creature, a ghostly shapeshifter, cunning and wily as a fox, and irresistibly alluring as a beautiful woman. The HULIJING is an appropriate symbol for this story of love, longing, and deception, featuring the last days of the magical city of Old Peking. Mrs. Eve Freeman, who was born and grew up in Peking, returns after World War II, seeking a renewal of faith in herself and in the possibility ... more
by Ron NakanoTHREE LEGENDARY NINJAS! Hanzo Hattori (leader of the Iga ninja clan), Chiyo Mochizuki (leader of an all female ninja clan), and Goemon Ishikawa (ninja, and master thief, banished from the Iga ninja clan), along with with Sen No Rikyu (who shaped the modern Japanese tea ceremony), Yasuke (the only Black samurai in history), and Jesuit priest Father Morejon, COLLIDE at the most pivotal point in Japan's history that will either bring centuries of peace or plummet them back into centuries of war.