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  • Hector Goes to the Circus

    by Nadine Donovan
    Ladies and Gentlemen! Children one and all! Presenting Hector, the cheeriest pig on the farm. Alas, autumn is near and Hector must be sold at the fall the highest bidder! A plan is hatched. Hector is game. And soon, who is performing the most marvelous and stupendously spectacular spectacles on earth? Why, Hector, that's who!
  • Patches of Grey

    by Roy Pickering
    Patches of Grey is the story of an impoverished African American family. The narrative focus switches among family members, but its center belongs to Tony who is a high school senior with aspirations of college and progressing further towards the American Dream than his parents did. This combined with falling in love with a white classmate put him at odds with his father, who views his son’s ambitions as a form of selling out. Unrealized goals reincarnated in Tony’s eyes remind Lionel of what... more
  • Run

    by Allen Levine

    The novel, Run, is both a love-letter to running and a coming-of-age story that takes place over the course of a high school cross country season. The story revolves around Andy Rasson, the best runner on a powerhouse team in a weak league. Andy has always used running to stay in the moment and keep his OCD and ADHD in check. He has been looking forward to his senior year and leading the team with his pals Chris and Skids. Andy's girlfriend, Tiffany, is also a solid runner who understands... more

  • Make Me

    by Rhiannon Holte
    What happens to celebrities after they burn through their money, crash their cars, and land in rehab? This is the story of Anya, a former child TV star who is determined to claw her way back into the spotlight, and Rhiannon, a friend who is willing to help her. They create a website that allows users to vote on ways to give Anya’s life a complete makeover. Fans not only vote on how to change her appearance, they also make other decisions for her, like where she should live and whether to dump he... more
  • TreeCat

    by Jackie McFadden
    Cat, a sassy young feral feline, would never have predicted how her life would forever change all because of one escape from an 11-year-old boy, Cornerback, and one leap into a hole of the wise oak, Live. An unlikely friendship forms, a favor is asked, and a last ditch chance for keeping an ancient promise begins her adventure. With the past and present now mysteriously linked, can one mere cat save the woods, Live’s family, the mayor, and the town from the new darkness lurking in the woods?
  • A Month of Bedtime Stories: Thirty-One Bite-Sized Tales of Wackiness and Wonder for the Retiring Child

    by Neil McFarlane
    A cow that eats bananas and lives in the trees! Bees that pilot submarines through uncharted puddles! An elevator that descends to the centre of the Earth! Cowardly dinosaurs! Cockney pirates! Alien Dogs! Vertiginous squirrels! Time-traveling slugs! Fish in spacesuits! Hedgehogs disguised as fish! Cows disguised as ants! Disco-dancing horses!
  • Extreme Music

    by Michael Vezzuto
    Raymond Maynard, a classical violinist, wanted a career playing Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven. Unfortunately, his career plans were thwarted by the emergence of composer Alberto Narcisi, whose Extreme Music style has the power to injure and kill those who play it. It also attracts audiences in record numbers. Maynard recounts the trajectory of Narcisi's career and its devastating effect on the lives of his colleagues.
  • A Horse Called H Bomb

    by Randy Stensaas
    H-Bomb the horse does everything he can to leave his rider walking miles from home. There is nothing that this horse can not think of to unseat the poor unsuspecting rider, from bucking him off in the middle of an anthill to rolling over on him while crossing a river. The rider decides to show him a thing or two so when H-Bomb runs away with him, again, he ties his rope off hard and fast to the saddle horn and drops a loop over a post in the middle of no where when they go streaking by. ... more
  • Gaybash

    by David Collins
    Matt Tompkins, a reserved gay man, has always played by the rules and has created a comfortable but unfulfilling life for himself. When his bold best friend Greg reaps unexpected rewards for standing up for himself in a very public display, Matt's jealousy leads him to risk everything when he's confronted by two attackers. Determined to be more like Greg, a split-second reaction brings astonishing changes to Matt's life--for better and for worse. Set in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood, Gayba... more
  • Preying Hands: A Drama in Two Parts Inspired by Actual Events

    by Richard Medugno
    "Preying Hands" is a drama tells the tale of former students of a Catholic school for the deaf in Wisconsin who were molested by a priest in the 1960s, and their long fight for justice.
  • Evel Knievel Jumps the Snake River Canyon . . . and Other Stories Close to Home

    by Kelly Jones
    When ten-year-old Pick Patterson finds himself stuck with his bossy Grandma Grace and his unemployed, easygoing Uncle Buddy in Twin Falls, he thinks he’s in for a boring summer in a hick town in the middle of the Idaho desert. But when Evel Knievel announces he’ll jump the Snake River Canyon just north of town, everything changes. In the novella and short story collection, Kelly Jones departs from the settings of her earlier novels—Paris, Florence, and Munich—and writes of ordinary people in t... more
  • Savanna's Treasure

    by C. Behrens

    SILVER MEDAL In the Moonbeam Awards 2015

    5 STAR REVIEW by Pacific Book Review 2015


    Savanna's Treasure: Wild New Children's Book Proves That Danger, Adversity & Even Poachers Are No Match for the Power of Unlikely Friendships Enthralling young readers and adults alike, Chris Behrens’ ‘Savanna’s Treasure’ shares the story of two unlikely allies who literally take on the troubles of the world. Nobody would think th... more

  • Emancipating

    by Charles Hammer
    BREAKING SLAVE SHACKLES Black soldiers (and a Peckerwood white boy) free the slaves---that’s the thrust of "Emancipating." Opening as Sherman’s soldiers win the Battle of Atlanta, the action follows Billy Leidig, a Georgia Militia deserter, as he searches for an escaped slave girl he loves. The hapless graycoat private blunders into a firefight and, to his astonishment, gets captured by her. Now Lenora June Moffat is disguised as a man and fighting as bluecoat sergeant in the U. S. Colored ... more
  • Sliding Past Vertical

    by Laurie Boris
    Ten years after a brief college romance, Emerson and Sarah have remained comfortable, long-distance friends. Yet secretly he longs for her and is quick to offer comfort and support when her hasty decisions end in varying degrees of disaster. When her drug-dealing boyfriend lands her in deep trouble, she calls Emerson again. But is this the rescue that pushes their friendship to the breaking point?
  • The Toothless Tooth Fairy

    by Shanelle Hicks
    Bella had it all. The hair, the dress, and the smile. One day, her most important asset was missing...her tooth! Will Bella find the perfect tooth in time for the contest? Will Zelda, the meanest of the fairies, destroy Bella's chances of winning the crown? Take a journey onto Cloud Nine as Bella searches for a new tooth only to discover the tooth...I mean truth...behind her true beauty.
  • Favorite Daughter, Part One

    by Paula Margulies
    Set in the time of the Jamestown settlement and the English explorer John Smith, Favorite Daughter, Part One recounts the story of Chief Powhatan's daughter, Pocahontas, as she prepares to take her place as one of our nation's earliest leading women. Pocahontas invites readers to experience her native world when strangers appear on the shores near her village. From forging a relationship with the charismatic Smith, to experiencing love for the first time and creating a role for herself in her fa... more