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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • HughTube: The story of one middle school kid’s desperate attempt to get a clue

    by Richard Clark
    I’m blogging for my life… 14-year-old Hugh Hollenbeck doesn’t get it. What doesn’t he get? Just about everything. That’s why he walks around with a little camera attached to his glasses that records his entire life. Then he watches it all later to try to figure out the things he didn’t get before – which, as you’ll recall, is just about everything – and he makes a weekly video blog for all to see. Unfortunately, Hugh’s cluelessness leads him to run for Student Council President. Even his l... more
  • A Duck Named Goose

    by Katherine Bartlett
    A Pekin duck longs to fly like all the other birds. After numerous attempts, she finally realizes she can with the help of a special someone.
  • Mr. Pete, Where Are Your Feet?

    by Katherine Bartlett
    Mr. Pete, a beautiful blue parakeet always hears his mom asking him where his feet are. After a while, he starts to wonder himself and goes out looking for them.
  • Five Equals One, Volume 3

    by Mary Korte
    TRICKERY and DRAMA are set in motion as a child's needs and the stability of a family hang in the balance. Santa and Sam Toddle, the snoopy reporter, watch wits, plus, a mystery man enters the mix. Who is he? And that guilt-ridden parent—why is she sneaking around? What is she up to? and who's playing matchmaker? Back home after the Holidays, cozying up in his favorite fireside chair, Santa, about to watch a lively football game, is distracted by a knock at the door. "Privacy? You want priva... more
  • Ingrid

    by Lynnette Kraft
    The village of Scot is on the brink of change, and its people are in need of hope, but hearts must first change, and difficult sacrifices must be made. Ingrid Harrison is sixteen years old and completely mute. Her silence has become a barrier to happiness. But will the silence she’s always resented be the voice that changes everything?–
  • Sophie Washington: The Gamer

    by Tonya Ellis
    Forty days without video games? Oh no! Sixth-grader Sophie Washington and her friends are back with an interesting book about having fun with video games while keeping balance. It’s almost Easter, and Sophie and her family get ready to start fasts for Lent with their church, where they give up doing something for 40 days that may not be good for them. Her parents urge Sophie to stop tattling so much, and encourage her second-grade brother Cole to give up something he loves most, playing video g... more
  • Sophie Washington: Things You Didn't Know about Sophie

    by Tonya Ellis
    Oh, the tangled web we weave… Sophie Washington is back again, and she leaves a powerful impression on family and friends as she struggles with peer pressure, a new boy in school and the pitfalls of lying. When all her friends have cell phones, Sophie is determined to get one too. She asks for one for her birthday, which is coming up in just a few days, but it doesn’t seem like her parents are going to give in, so she takes matters into her own hands with disastrous results, and learns a valua... more
  • Sophie Washington:The Snitch

    by Tonya Ellis
    There’s nothing worse than being a tattletale… That’s what 10-year-old Sophie Washington thinks until she runs into Lanie Mitchell, a new girl at school. Lanie pushes Sophie and her friends around at their lockers, and even takes their lunch money. If they tell, they are scared the other kids in their class will call them snitches, and won’t be their friends. And when you’re in the fifth grade, nothing seems worse than that. Excitement at home keeps Sophie’s mind off the trouble with Lanie... more
  • Sophie Washington: Queen of the Bee

    by Tonya Duncan Ellis

    Sign up for the spelling bee? No way!

    If there's one thing 10-year-old Texan Sophie Washington is good at, it's spelling. She's earned straight 100s on all her spelling tests to prove it. Her parents want her to compete in the Xavier Academy spelling bee, but Sophie wishes they would buzz off. 

    Her life in the Houston suburbs is full of adventures, and she doesn't want to slow down the action. Where else can you chase wild hogs out of your yard, ride a bu... more

  • Cheerful Christmas Carols

    by Sir. Edgar Allan Shakespeare

    Many years before A Christmas Carol takes place, we learn the untold story of Ebenezer's late wife, Ebelina. Ebelina is just as mean and hateful as Ebenezer himself, more so some dare say. This Christmas Eve she will be paid a visit from her past, in the form of her 9-year-old niece, Mckinley. Mckinley tries to uncover why Ebelina is so cold-hearted and to help her see the true meaning of Christmas. Can the love of a young child rekindle the tiny embers of love that still smolder within E... more

  • Jeremiah Strout and The Curse of The Golden Harp

    by Karen T. Harter
    When twelve-year-old Jeremiah Strout’s mom drags him to a boring new town, the only upside is the awesome mansion they now live in—and how many people the formerly-boring Jeremiah can impress with it. But when he finds a dusty old harp in the basement and strikes the strings, Jeremiah realizes that his awesome new mansion may be more dangerous than it appears. A huge beast of a man emerges out of nowhere, all wild hair and crazed eyes. Convinced that Jeremiah’s family stole the harp from his... more
  • When Rick Was Sick: With Stemmie, the Little Stem Cell

    by Auntielynny (Lyn Darnall)

    "When Rick was Sick" is a story about a little boy who was always tired. One night Rick had a dream about Stemmie and his Wellness Team. Stemmie told Rick about all the things that would help his little cells be strong and healthy so that Rick could be strong and healthy. Soon Rick was feeling so strong that he and his friends wanted to be like Stemmie's Wellness Team and help the entire world be healthy and happy.

  • The Dinosaur Lawyer

    by Adam Van Susteren
    Attorney Aaron Baker is retained by billionaire Roman Aristov to make the case that big dinosaurs never existed. Initially drawn by the money to take the losing side of a case, Aaron slowly starts to believe the unbelievable. The Brachiosaurus, Tyrannosaurus-Rex, and all big dinosaurs never existed. While discovering holes in dinosaur theory, Aaron fears his client is hiding something that could impact his case and career. Take your spot in the jury box to see if Aaron Baker can make the cas... more
  • Adam's Land

    by Alison Pockat
    Adam, while taking a break from school work, tries out a new tube of "special" bubbles and finds that they can be connected. As they grow, he eventually he is able to enter them, and the bubbles shrink him to the size of an ant. By jumping up and down and with a puff of breeze, Adam ends up in a tree. He finds friends and excitement in his backyard as he tries to go back to his normal size. Along the way, he gets to know a number organisms like a fungi, a bee, a wood roach, a cricket, an ant, an... more
  • The Not So Bad Christmas Stocking

    by C. Fulsty
    Once there was a stocking who was very nice. He was nice but was owned by a boy who was very bad. What happens to a Christmas stocking who belongs to a boy who is very bad? How many years will he get filled with coal? What will Santa do?
  • The Little Cloud

    by C. Fulsty
    The Little Cloud is about a cloud named Strato who wants to be as big as his cloud brothers. To grow, Strato needs to get rays from the sun, but he's too small to get any. Strato tries a number of different ways to get attention, but it doesn't work. How will Strato become big like his brothers? Will Strato become big?

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