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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • 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.
  • 9781981217670

    by Sandra Warren
    Barn spider Spivey is tired of spinning ho hum barn spider webs, so, after being ridiculed for spinning webs that won't catch flies, she is is banished high in the barn loft where she spins creative webs to her hearts content. All is well until the star of David shins through Spivey's new web creating a sprinkling of stars that calm a very special baby lying in a manger far below. Spivey is proud that her web didn't catch flies. It caught the light!
  • The Girl in the Back of the Room

    by Pamela Kay Hawkins
    In 1961, Laurie Billings is a precocious high school freshman, who outwardly looks like a grown women, but who inwardly has a lot of growing up to do. When she discovers her birth certificate and sees another man listed as her father, her entire sense of reality shifts. What other secrets have been hidden from her? Struggling to understand her place in this new world, Laurie does her best to navigate identity crises, toxic relationships, and other unforeseen events that force her to examine w... more
  • The Essence of Being and Fine Dining According to Muscat, the Vineyard Cat

    by Lana Pereyaslavska
    This is a story of a cat, named Muscat. He owns the Dry Riverbed Winery, and kindly lets a couple of friends run it for him. He is a well-connected cat, a bit of a philosopher. A young one, as he is only on his Life Number Two... Muscat's Zen-like state of mind is disturbed when Sweet Olivia comes back home. Things are never going to be same.
  • Me, G, and the Locust Tree

    by Clay Anderson

    Most of us have that one special tree we remember from childhood.

    It was the perfect castle or spaceship or fort or quiet reading spot. In this heartwarming story, a dad shares his memories of his favorite tree as a child, and helps his own children make their own memories.

    "And now I get to bring joy to your kids.
    They can't wait to see me.
    I get to hold them in my branches.
    Play with them.
    Swing them until they burst out laughin... more

  • The cursed girl

    by Maria Vermisoglou
    Sixteen-year-old Eva is a witch who lived in Spain, in the year 1230. She met a boy named Jonathan who would become her whole world. Everything was normal until she was faced with challenges that will change her life forever. As a healer, her job is to help people, but there are forces that will try to prevent that. There is a war coming and Eva and her friends must do everything they can to survive. Can they fight their way against the dark forces that are surrounding them? Her wits a... more
  • Jack, The Weightless Boy

    by Adam Brown
    An illustrated tale of a boy named Jack, who was born curiously weighing nothing. Nil, naught, nada, zero, zip, zilch, diddly-squat...absolutely NOTHING! Walking on walls, sailing with gusts of wind, Jack learns quickly that such a gift comes with not only its own challenges, but life obstacles as well. All Jack wants in this world is to just be himself.
  • Mario's Notebook

    by Mary Atkinson
    Ten-year-old Mario must flee El Salvador during the Salvadoran Civil War with Mamá and little brother Nico after his journalist father is killed. As Mario struggles to adapt to his new life in the United State, he must also come to terms with the decisions his father made that left him fatherless and illegal in a new country. "A compelling, well-crafted, emotionally resonant tale." Kirkus Reviews
  • Vincent and The Dissidents

    by Christopher Locke

    What would you do if you saw someone committing unimaginable acts of cruelty? Turn the other way or defend those in need—no matter the cost?

    That’s the dilemma thrust upon Persimmon, a clever and compassionate raccoon, and her loyal forest friends in “Persimmon Takes On Humanity”—Book One of the YA series, The Enlightenment Adventures. Instantly, the courageous critters spring into action, risking their own lives to rescue any animal they see suffering at t... more

  • I Love You For You

    by Heather Lester

    "You be who you're meant to be, and I'll love you for you." A child might be different from their parent in a lot of ways,
    but a parent's love is unconditional.

    I Love You For You celebrates the fun a parent and child have when they embrace what makes each other different.

  • Aimee and Fluffy the Cat: ABCs are FUNdamental

    by EJ Samuwel
    Best-selling children’s book author, EJ Samuwel, has created a fun interactive digital reading experience for your young readers with his new book titled Aimee and Fluffy the Cat: ABC’s are FUNdamental.  Join in on the adventure as Aimee her trusted little companion and friends learn their ABC’s together!  

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