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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Driving Toward Destiny

    by Stuart Scott
    Jack Higgins is feeling suffocated and increasingly disillusioned by the political climate in America. It is 1971, and many young men his age are being conscripted into the army, and Jack is convinced that he will be next. His strict parents wholeheartedly believe he should fulfill his American duty, but Jack has other plans. His high school friend, “Wild” Bill, is attending university in Berlin. It just so happens that he has space for another roommate. After a disagreement with his parents an... more
  • Humbug Day

    by Gitte Tamar
    Join a child through a series of whimsical illustrations as their views on Santa shift upon realizing their best friend, Jimmy, does not receive equal treatment at Christmas.
  • The Great Gatsby and the Zombies

    by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Wayne Soini
    Nick Carraway, veteran, must overcome Lost Generation apathy to deal with an imminent zombie apocalypse that no one in Gatsby's circle will take seriously, any more than Commander in Chief Calvin Coolidge. High stakes surround the defense of West Egg. Sadly, Gatsby dies at the end.
  • Maiyya Mori: A Little Krishna Story

    by Chaya Baliga
    Maiyya Mori is a lyrical and loving translation of the popular Hindu religious song, or bhajan, of the same name. Lord Krishna, as a little boy, is said to have had many mischievous adventures. He has a deep love for his mother, or Maiyya, but also has a deep weakness for her freshly churned butter. With the help of his village friends, he climbs the taller boys' shoulders to reach hanging butter pots to sneak a taste - but this time, he's been caught! Little Krishna sees how far his charm can g... more
  • Hot Chips, Mad Fish & Other Tales

    by Susan Marasciulo
    "Hot Chips, Mad Fish & Other Tales contain five funny, easily decodable stories brought to life by adorable and humorous illustrations. These stories only include short vowel, single syllable words, the first concept taught in all Orton Gillingham programs. Orton Gillingham programs provide a scope and sequence for children with dyslexia, as well as all beginner readers. Pat and his friends will capture your heart with laugh-out-loud delight and you child will be so proud after being able to ... more
  • Divine Julius

    by Jacek Bocheński

    "Would you like to become a god? This is perfectly doable."
    So starts this fascinating glimpse into the minds of Julius Caesar and his opponents, written in the award-winning brisk style imitating Caesar's own. The book takes the format of a modern reader commenting on historical documents. Rather than follow chronological order of events, the book is divided into four parts, each dedicated to a different aspect of Caesar's political strategy: Cruelty, Ben... more

  • Making Friends With Monsters

    by Sandra L Rostirolla
    Making Friends With Monsters is the story of twelve-year-old Sam and his desperate need to reconnect with his moody and distant teenage older brother, Ben. Describing Ben as having a Monster, Sam sets out to find out everything he can about these beasts. Along the way, the dysfunction within his own home and himself becomes agonizingly apparent. Because of an unlikely friendship with Cliff, a rough tough biker, Sam learns to befriend his own inner demon. Part of this process involves Sam's wi... more
  • Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus

    by Lauren Martin
    An honest and thought-provoking answer to a child who questions the existence of Santa, this children's book is the perfect holiday gift to reconnect families to the magic of Santa and the true spirit of Christmas. In 1897, a little girl, named Virginia, wrote a letter to a newspaper to ask, "Is Santa Real?" The editor's famous response can now be enjoyed as a beautifully adapted and illustrated children's book. Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus reminds kids, teens and adults that Sant... more
  • The Seed of Faith: A Christmas Miracle

    by Daniel Petronelli
    It’s Christmas Eve in the small foothill Village of Shiloh. A father retells the miraculous story that no one will ever forget. A group of young boys lost in a powerful storm fight to survive on that glorious night. The incredible chance encounter with a kind stranger may be their only hope.. This award-winning book chronicles the spiritual journey of these children. The lessons they learned, the gift received and the lives that were changed. This uplifting epic adventure will inspire... more
  • The Death and Resurrection of Baseball: Echoes From A Distant Past

    by William R. Douglas
    In the year 2166, a post-Second Civil War America is finally back on its feet. Among the countless personal and cultural casualties of the war, the sport of baseball has been dead for over a hundred years. 12-year-old Joe Scott lives in the northern Illinois city of McHenry and goes exploring in the woods one day in a no man's land that a hundred years earlier was the site of the bloodiest battle of the war. While there, he discovers a relic from the distant past, from before the war. It spa... more
  • Augland: An Augland Novel

    by Erin Carrougher
    No matter how hard she tries, Ashton cannot keep her head down. Not after Sheva is dragged off a train in front of her. Augland 54 is the Pacific Northwest’s most extravagant theme park. Those with Suits choose the body they want and live the life of their dreams…and those without Suits work for the Artificial Existence Center, or AEC. As long as the workers keep their heads down, Augland provides food and shelter from the post-war world outside its domed walls. When Ashton is sent to the ... more
  • J is for Jsutice

    by Nekima Levy Armstrong
    Inspired by a social justice organizer’s countless experiences at protest demonstrations, this activism book for kids is an empowering social justice story that teaches children the power of protest, community, and many voices coming together as one.
  • A Good Boy

    by Robert M Tucker

    A GOOD BOY is the fascinating and riveting story of a likeable, and often confused, young man’s quest to become “a worthy human being” that plunges the reader into the underside of social normalcy, American excess, sociopathic behaviors, greed, depravity, suspense, and the nature of friendship.

     

    With rising tension, John Birkhoff’s journey to acquire understanding and to be “morally straight,” is challenged at every turn by John’s bo... more

  • Dive Bartender: Flowers in the Desert

    by T.K. O'Neill
    It’s 1977 and Frank Ford is running from his life and for his life. Following the suspicious suicide of his brother Ray and Frank’s own role in the death of twin sisters clearly culpable in Ray’s demise, he hits the road for the promised land, California–with a dog-eared paperback copy of Kerouac’s On the Road as his roadmap. True to its protagonist’s journey, Frank makes a stop in Denver to look up an old friend–in his case high school buddy and former Arizona Amateur Tennis Champion, Larry... more
  • Transcendence

    by William J Berenger
    Captured at Gallipoli on 25 April, 1915, Sergeant Berenger, an uncompromising professional soldier, escapes Turkish imprisonment. He enlists the assistance of three unlikely co-conspirators: Ali, a simple Arab boy forcibly drafted into the Ottoman army with his brother, Mohammad; and Avraham, a Jewish merchant, who determines his future is no longer with the Ottoman Empire. Pursued by the sadistic Tolga from the Turkish prison at Fort Kilitbahir, Berenger discovers the date of the Turkish count... more

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