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  • It Will Set You Free

    by Caitlin Elizabeth Harper
    Seventeen-year-old Ashling has always been a small-town girl, so when her home life blows up and her mother reacts by whisking her off to Brooklyn for the summer, Ash is forced to leave her simple life on a quiet street behind. At first, Ashling refuses to leave the apartment – until her cute neighbor, Andy, coaxes her out of her solitude, taps into her creative side, and shows her everything the city has to offer. Ash has no sooner decided to give the city (and other people) a chance when sh... more
  • "Days to the Gallows:A Novel of the Hartford Witch Panic"

    by Katherine Spada Basto
    When seventeen year old Ann Cole begins accusing friends and neighbors of witchcraft, a witch panic envelopes the Puritan Town of Hartford, CT in 1662. Paranoia and hysteria run rampant. Ann's friend Hester tries to discourage Ann's hysterics, but the more she discovers, the more conflicted she becomes about her own loyalties. With the ruthless Marshal Gilbert, the Puritan Elders and the Acting Governor himself at her beck and call, Ann can prove to be a dangerous enemy. After all, anyone in H... more
  • Maggie and the Summer Vacation Show-andTell

    by Randi Lynn Mrvos

    Meet Maggie, a first-grader in Ms. Madison's class.  Maggie has a big problem. Tomorrow is summer vacation show-and-tell. All of her classmates know exactly what they are going to talk about, but Maggie doesn’t have any idea what she can share.  
     
    She could say she went on safari, or hiked the South Pole, or zoomed into outer space to Mars and the Moon. The truth is, Maggie didn’t travel during the break. The day is nearly over and Maggie hasn’t... more

  • The Perfect Pumpkin

    by Kristin Rene
    As the seasons come to life with holiday spirit, one little runt pumpkin is in search to find the perfect home; only no one seems to notice him. Time and time again he watches as the most beautiful pumpkins get picked and he is left behind. Will someone finally discover the beauty he possesses within? This darling tale will have you cheering for the smallest in size and the biggest of heart.
  • The History Makers

    by Val Bodurtha
    By the time Spanish explorers reached the Americas, the Aztec Empire was one of the greatest in the world. The ancient priests would slaughter sacrifices, sometimes by the thousands, all under the claim that their gods needed blood to make the sun rise every day. What would have happened had this empire prevailed over the Spanish and survived to this day? How would its bloodthirsty theocracy fit in with our world? Myla is an upper-class teenager in modern-day Azteca, partying her days away w... more
  • The Five Fierce Tigers of Rosa Martinez

    by Burt Kempner
    Rosa Martinez is seriously ill. She has the loving support of her mother and grandfather and a doctor who takes good care of her. But she also has a secret weapon. Rosa can summon five tigers to come to her aid when she's ailing or in big trouble. Her disease may think it has the upper hand for now, but wait until it encounters Gautama, Arik, Vashti, Selena and Quan -- the five fierce tigers of Rosa Martinez.
  • The Color Of Equality

    by Annette James-Rogers
    Based on the experience of my great grandparents and their children, The Color of Equality is the story of a failed CW era American colony of free born People of Color. Men of Color were denied the right to enlist and urged to emigrate by President Lincoln. An American colony was established in Haiti but ultimately failed due to numerous setbacks including lack of supplies and an epidemic The story is told from the point of view of 16 year old Miri who matures into a resilient, independent wo... more
  • A Heart of Steel - Part Three...when Young Love Is Never to Be Forgotten

    by Katherine Kobey
    Part Three - A Heart of Steel Through all that Shelby Porter has been through with her abusive husband, Richard, and her heart pinning for her long lost love, Jack Emerson, Shelby accidentally discovers an undisclosed secret about her tormented life. All the asking why came to light with the answer she now held in her hand. Or so she thought... A heated attempted murder trial, a family ripped apart, a woman existing every breath with fear and heartache. When Shelby's husband reveals his de... more
  • Maddie & Sayara

    by Sanjyot P. Dunung
    About the book… Maddie & Sayara are from very different cultures and meet while on holiday. They quickly forge a close friendship as they discover their similarities – their families, attitudes, dreams, and hopes. Their time together is cut short when Sayara is called home because her favorite cousin is unexpectedly jailed by powerful forces. Maddie is both surprised and shocked – and resolves to help Sayara free her cousin, Themi, from jail. Maddie wonders why girls are treated differe... more
  • Oh Susannah: Things That Go Bump

    by Carole P. Roman
    Susannah Maya Logan is not having a good day. She doesn't want to go to her best friend, Lola's sleepover. Susannah thinks the house is big and spooky, not to mention the ghost that is said to live there. Lola's big brother, Kai, loves to tease Susannah with scary stories. Throughout her day, she sees people deal with things that scare them. Her sight-impaired friend, Macy, is terrified of unicorns, of all things. She sees a boy at a party who's frightened of clowns. Her teacher is afraid of get... more
  • Guardian Angel

    by Bill McCauley

    Markus Simmons, a 13-year-old 8th-grader, wants to hang with the cool kids. When his social studies class begins a Holocaust project, some A-listers befriend him to get him to work with them so they can have access to his Oma, who was in Auschwitz, and he discovers that there are Holocaust deniers in the world, one of whom is in his class. Then someone identifies his Oma as having played a criminal role during the Holocaust, and he has to reconcile his love for his grandmother, his desire to ... more

  • The Absurd Adventures of Monkey, Puppy, and Lion: The Day of the Flying Pot Roast

    by Nick Stockton
    Monkey, Puppy, and Lion live in a tree-house in their nine year old friend's (Pete) backyard. They don't always know the right thing to do, so they do what they can, which isn't always the best thing to do! Read about their adventures trying to sneak food from Pete's house, running around in plain sight, and getting into trouble!
  • Be Proud of Who You Are

    by Tania Giguere
    Allen is a small green frog; that feels he has no place in this world, that he just a frog. However, on his adventures, Allen discovers just how needed he is. Just how important all things are in life.
  • The Last Night of Summer

    by kevin fontenot
    Christopher falls asleep on the night before the first day of school only to awaken in a strange and magical forest. With the help a few new friends and courage he never knew he had, Christopher finds his way home as well as all the bravery he needs for his first day at school.
  • Dark Against the Sky: A Climbing Boy's Story

    by Stephen B. Hauge
    This book is a compelling story about climbing boys, or young chimney sweeps, in London in 1834. It follows the adventures of Tommy Simpson, as he struggles to find and be re-united with his father, faces the daily challenges of life as a climbing boy, and interacts with friends and street folk. Though his story is often darkened by his work and the period, it is brightened and redeemed by his growth in his journey and the humanity he shares with his "band of brothers."
  • The Tyler Files

    by Brian Rock
    Tyler is a normal 5th grader, except for one thing - His pants won’t stop talking! How will he make it through the day without becoming the school laughingstock? And how will Tyler survive his pants’ “off the cuff” remarks to the school bully (and to his secret crush?) With a little help from his best friend, Tyler gives a first-hand account of the mysterious, improbable and occasionally funny events that are so strange they can only be found in THE TYLER FILES.

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