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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Captain Plop and the tour de recycle

    by Hayley Morton
    Dust off your pushbikes and don your purple lycra for a water recycling adventure like no other. Join Captain Plop as he races through three stages of water use and treatment- from the home to the treatment plant and back to the house and garden for reuse. This book uses a bicycle race theme to introduce primary students to the concept of treating wastewater for the purpose of reuse.
  • Captain Plop: the desalination adventure

    by Hayley Morton
    Ahoy me hearties! Come aboard for more swashbuckling Captain Plop adventures as he journeys through a desalination plant. From the intake pipe in the ocean to your tap at home, learn how Captain Plop transforms from Salt water to drinking water. This book assists young children to grasp the complex process of desalination by providing simplified explanations in the context of a fun, pirate-themed story.
  • Captain Plop's water-saving mission

    by Hayley Morton

    Join Captain Plop, water-saver extraordinaire, on a flushingly wet adventure through the underworld of Emily and Luke's home! This book teaches young children simple concepts for saving water at home, while entertaining them with a fun and engaging tale set within a household plumbing system.

    Available in print within South Australia. It has been converted to an apple and android 'app' format for global distribution.

  • ThinkBeings: what kind of ThinkBeing would you like to be?

    by Hayley Morton
    ThinkBeings is a fun, colourful, rhyming book which uses unique characters inspired by the thought bubble concept to promote self-esteem in children and highlights the connections between thoughts and feelings (an element of EQ)
  • Bayless

    by Anne Sweazy-Kulju
    Money was scarce in post-Civil War Missouri. HIs girlfriend's father promised to wed his only daughter, Maggie, to the man who could buy her a certain showcase farm. So James Bayless and his best friend Lem, struck out for the goldfields of Colorado. Disaster reigned when a rattlesnake bit Lem a mile out from the small town of Aria, in the Colorado foothills. Bayless shot the head off the snake but the gunshot spooked the horses. James raced by foot to the nearest town for a doctor. Two old men ... more
  • Quando a Terra Treme E Ronca (Portuguese Edition): Um Livro de Segurança de Terremoto

    by Heather Beal

    2018 Bronze Medal Readers' Favorites Children's Social Issues

    Mom's Choice Award

    A classe de pré-escola de Lily e Niko Rabbit está praticando o Great ShakeOut™. Eles sabem que o Great ShakeOut™ ajuda a prepará-los para um terremoto. Também aprendem o básico sobre o que causa um terremoto e como isso faz cair e quebrar as coisas, assim como pode fazer um barulho como uma “barriga ronc... more

  • Cuando La Tierra Retumba y Se Mueve (Spanish Edition): Un Libro de Seguridad de Terremotos

    by Heather Beal

    2018 Bronze Medal Readers' Favorite Children's Social Issues

    Mom's Choice Award

    La clase de cuidado de niños Lily y Niko Conejo está practicando para El Gran ShakeOut.™ Aprenden que El Gran ShakeOut™ ayuda a prepararse para un terremoto. También aprenden los fundamentos de lo que provoca un terremoto y cómo causa las cosas caer y romper. El terremoto puede sonar como un estruendo de barriguita mu... more

  • Viento Elefante (Spanish Edition): Un Libro de Seguridad de Tornados

    by Heather Beal

    2018 Silver Medal Readers' Favorite Children's Social Issues

    Mom’s Choice Award 

    La clase de cuidado de niños Lily y Niko Conejo están en la escuela primariapor una feria de ciencias cuando un aviso de tornado ocurre. Ellos aprenden que un tornado se parece a la trompa de elefante y sueno como un tren. Ellos también aprenden donde deberían irsepara quedarse seguros. Cuando descubren que el tornado da&... more

  • Elefante Ventania (Portuguese Edition): Um Livro de Segurança de Tornado

    by Heather Beal

    2018 Silver Medal Readers' Favorite Children's Social Issues

    Mom's Choice Award

    A classe de pré-escola de Lily e Niko Coelho está na feira de ciências da escola de ensino fundamental quando ocorre um aviso de tornado. Eles aprendem como um tornado se parece com uma tromba de elefante e soa como um trem. Eles também aprendem onde podem estar seguros. Quando descobrem que o tornado danificou a casa de um vizinh... more

  • Home

    by Adam Leitman Bailey

    Home takes children on a journey using their own eyes to visit many different places to live while providing a touching story about the importance of family over all else. It is the story about a young boy from a small apartment in a big city who dreams about other types of homes. The boy goes out on a colorful adventure to visit many different homes – from a large house in the suburbs to an igloo to a farmhouse – and meets families wherever he goes. The boy enjoys visiting each r... more

  • Jim Crow Must Die!

    by Harriet A. Dickey
    It's 1966 and 10-year-old Chicago native Hannah Jordan spends every summer with her grandparents in Deltona, Mississippi. This particular summer, the new house the Jordans were about to move into on Chicago's barely integrated South Side has been burned to the ground. So Hannah and her siblings are sent south while her parents look for new living quarters. When a white resident of Deltona forbids Hannah to drink out of the only working water fountain on the hottest day ever, Hannah sets out t... more
  • Lily Pond

    by Shelley Daniels Lekven
    On the eve of her eighth birthday, a little frog named Lily Pond lies in bed daydreaming about her future with all its possibilities and promise of adventure. She considers travels to distant lands, saving lives, fame, acclaim, and several possible careers from the safety of her cozy bedroom. (Costumed frogs in an enchanting world, all delicately crafted from colored modeling clay, populate the illustrations in LILY POND.)
  • Waiting for Walker

    by Robin Reardon
    Micah Jaeger's life is a mess. His folks have split, and his mother is seeing a medium to communicate with Micah's older brother, killed in Afghanistan. He had to change schools for his junior year, and he retreats further into himself, hiding behind his camera—and hiding that he's gay. One sunny day in June, as he's shooting a dead seagull on the shore of Long Island Sound, a mysterious guy appears in a beautiful sailboat. At first, the guy's boat shoes are the image that stays with Micah. B... more
  • The Day God Played Baseball

    by John Henry Hardy
    The Cherokees haven’t won a baseball game against their rivals, the Creeks, in ages. The Creeks, under the leadership of wealthy factory owner Conrad Beamis, have won the championship two years in a row. Worse, it’s obvious that Conrad bribes officials and recruits overage ringers for his team. How are you supposed to beat a team that doesn’t play by the rules? The Cherokees’ coach, Alex Sardinski, understands his players’ frustrations. The rivalry between the two youth baseball teams is all to... more
  • Gym Class Hero

    by Martin Parks Kalmbach
    Life is throwing a lot at Stevie Kalkannes as he begins his Junior year at Jackson High School. As basketball season approaches in northern Ohio, Stevie wonders whether he should return to playing a game he loves after being the star of the team in junior high, then giving it up in defiance of an overbearing father, a bombastic sports talk show host now divorced from Stevie's mother - and a very critical older brother, a former star player at Stevie's school. Gym Class Hero captures the emotions... more
  • Spivey's Web

    by Sandra Warren
    Spivey, a barn spider, is tired of spinning ho hum barn spider webs. After spinning a web that won't catch flies, she's banished to the window high in the barn loft where she spins her creative webs to her hearts content. All is well until one bright star shines through her web sending sprinkles of tiny stars to the barn floor where they calm a very special baby. Spivey is proud her web didn't catch flies, it caught the light.