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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • A Curious ABCs: an alphabet for non-linear thinkers

    by Cindy M. Dold
    Filled with funny, colorful characters and a plethora of playful language, “A Curious ABC’s: An Alphabet for Non-Linear Thinkers” is a great way to introduce a child to the alphabet. The strange, real-life animals (like Brianna the Blobfish and the Unexpected Cotton Rat) and colorful characters that showcase each letter are humorous and memorable. And the art in the book is truly unique!
  • Aaron's Day Off

    by cindy M. dold
    Aaron is such a capable boy that everyone wants him to work for them. But one day, the whole town decides to take a day off. So Aaron goes in search of people who could use his help… and that is just what he does. Ultimately, “Aaron’s Day Off” is a story about the power of the human spirit when it is not burdened by negativity.
  • Grammar Adventures With Grammy and the G Gang

    by Lakshmi Narayani Lakshmi Narasimhan
    Teaching English grammar concepts to elementary grade children while keeping it interesting for them is always a challenge to an educator. But most children like stories. So, this book attempts to teach the dry concepts of grammar through 8 grammar stories covering the basics of one grammar topic in each story. Grammy and the G Gang embark on their grammar adventures in each story and share their knowledge of a grammar concept with the readers. The G Gang is made up of 8 year old quadruplets. T... more
  • Falstaff Inn

    by Kevin Amsler

    "Falstaff Inn" is the story of August Rick who while working for the prominent Lemp Brewery oversees the launch of the Falstaff Inn, the brewer's restaurant at the upcoming 1904 St. Louis World's Fair.  While gang violence continues to climb in a city packed with breweries and saloons, August's boyhood friend Edward Lally, now a police detective, investigates the people behind the violence.

  • Courtney The Big Helper - At Christmas Time

    by Perry Johnson
    Thanksgiving is over, and the Christmas season is upon us. Courtney is excited about being one of Santa's helpers and is doing a fine job of keeping the kids in good spirits until she meets Ken Jr. What can Courtney do to make things Merry for the young fella. Find out what happens in the 2nd book from the #ImagineNation series.
  • At the Mercy of the Sea

    by Amanda M. Cetas

    Trouble is coming for Etienne Gayneau and his friends at home and at sea as the English prepare to invade New Netherland, pirates roam the oceans, and pandemics and storms threaten to turn their worlds upside down.

    Twelve-year-old Etienne takes to the sea againin 1664  in a desperate move to earn the money his father needs to repay their debt only to find himself shanghaied onto a pirate ship captained by none other than his old rival, Jacob Janssen van den Burgh. He will soon disc... more

  • A Curious ABCs Volume 2

    by cindy dold

    The lively characters and fun-loving spirits in “A Curious ABCs” continue their adventures in Volume 2! Meet Albert the Aardvark, Goldie the Goldfish, Percy the Penguin and Oscar the Ogre. Or just come on in to experience the chills and thrills of a Capybara Circus!

  • Sailing with the Wind of Freedom: Lascarina Bouboulis and the War for Greek Independence

    by Katherine Kaye
    Sailing with the Wind of Freedom, historical novel for middle school readers, is inspired by the life of a heroine from the Greek Revolution. It transports the reader to the seemingly quiet Greek Island of Spetses, a remote corner of the Ottoman Empire, where dreams of freedom still lived in the hearts of the Sultan’s Greek subjects. The book opens in 1786, at a fateful moment in the life of fifteen-year-old Lascarina Lazarou. The islanders have always been suspicious of her: no one knows who... more
  • Kronos

    by Laurie Devine
    Kronos is a modern-day Greek tragedy centered on a wily and beautiful Greek woman who is loved by two brothers – one a leftist leader and the other a rightwing general – whose intertwined lives are the fraught saga of contemporary Greek culture. The rugged landscape of Greece provides the exotic background for a story of primitive passions harkening back to ancient times.
  • Impossible People

    by Anna Lyndsey

    Tom, a young physicist, is drawn into the nightmare world of “reactors”, people made ill by modern communications technology. But is their condition psychological or real? A university experiment claims to find out – but is full of dangerous flaws, which Tom and his friend Kevin battle to expose. In an isolated valley where reactors have found a haven, Tom starts a rival research project which uncovers something so shocking that vested interests take reve... more

  • The Lights That Stay

    by Cortney Cino

    In a world awash in artificial light, two lights are made unlike all the rest. These two lights never dim, never fade. This whimsical and elegantly simple story artfully weaves together the parallels of the sun's light and a child's inner light, reminding those big and small that there is something inside each of us that is enduring and powerful. The Lights That Stay follows the journey of a girl whose inner light grows and transforms in various and profound ways.

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  • Piper's Pet Pursuit

    by Cortney Cino

    Children everywhere can relate to Piper's longing for a real furry friend. Despite her eagerness to prove she is ready for a pet, Piper's parents continue to say "no."

    Frustration mounts until several unexpected and somewhat icky (according to her parents) house guests give Piper a much-needed distraction. Embodying the values her parents instilled in her, Piper goes above and beyond for these visitors and even rescues a few creatures from outside.

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  • Tao of Life and Death A Tale

    by Stephen McDonough
    This tale, set in ancient China, braids the stories of Zhong Kui and Happy Willow—two poor but talented boys who left their villages with their eyes set on officialdom. Like the epics of old, Tao of Life and Death is composed mostly in verse, and like any good tale, it offers both adventure and thought-provoking explorations of morality and mortality. Accompanied by original paintings created by the author, this book is sure to captivate readers interested in mythology, Eastern philosophy, and q... more
  • The Corset Factory, Book 1: Threads of Destiny

    by Valerie Anne Hudson
    Set during the Industrial Revolution in Victorian England, the story centers around two young women from vastly different social backgrounds: one living in abject poverty while facing a daily struggle to survive, and the other who feels trapped in a life of luxury, privilege, and societal expectations. As the first in a series, "The Corset Factory: Threads of Destiny" presents a vivid tapestry of mid-nineteenth-century London, exploring themes of social class, gender roles, and the quest for ... more
  • The Compass: A Novel

    by Jenna Miles

    From the author of The Catch comes THE COMPASS, Part One of its stand-alone “midquel.” With brand-new material as well as flashbacks to The Catch, all told from William’s point of view, The Compass is equal parts hilarious, harrowing, heartwarming, and hopeful.

    In 1995, twenty-year-old William Quinn’s quest for reprieve after a painful breakup reunites him with Serafima “Haze” Temkina, a tat... more

  • Soul Hoppers

    by Laura Clementz
    Cody, a pleasure-seeking caterer, and Josephine, a self-sacrificing philanthropist, are destined to discover each other in a union so intense it sets them free and unleashes healing across the land. When souls depart this world, they return to The Origin, a realm of profound bliss and connection. But, occasionally, a unique phenomenon occurs—two souls return to this world as intertwined reflections of one another or what is known in the spiritual texts as soul hoppers. Once they make the cho... more