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  • Hanukkah Harvie vs. Santa Claus

    by David Michael Slater
    Everything was going smoothly, a typical first night of Hanukkah. Or so Harvie thought! There was someone else in the house, and he had presents, too - Santa Claus! Hanukkah Harvie vs. Santa Claus is the hilarious and heartfelt story of how two holiday heroes wind up with the greatest gift of all: friendship.
  • Stories in Verses for the Child You Love

    by Mary Alice Sutherland
    Why are cows confusing? Can a dog rub a bee the wrong way? Has a snail ever been a Martian? Much as animals are often present or at hand in the lives of children, the amusing rhymes and illustrations of Stories in Verses for the Child You Love conjure up stuffed animals, household pets, animals seen on visits to zoos and those encountered on nature walks. The book also gives cheerful expression to the joy that children experience at holidays and their zest for seasonal activities. ... more
  • 978-1-63568-129-1

    by V A Trafton
    The main character takes a journey discovering the beauty of nature through laughter. She giggles her way along as she encounters skateboarders and roller skaters as well as families in the park. Enjoying every step of the way she shows readers the importance of a smile as she encounters an unexpected surprise and a heartwarming ending.
  • The See-Through Leopard

    by Sibel Hodge

    The See-Through Leopard is an inspirational coming of age journey for Jazz Hooper, a damaged girl who must save an orphaned leopard to save herself...

    Most sixteen-year-old girls are obsessed with their looks, but Jazz Hooper's obsessed for a different reason. After a car accident that kills her mum, Jazz is left with severe facial scars and retreats into a dark depression.

    Fearing what will happen if Jazz doesn't recover, her dad makes a drastic decision to ... more

  • I have My struggles & Fights

    by vaneisha tyree
    My name is Alicia Matthews, but who am I? My name doesn't define who I am, it doesn't make up my characteristics. I'm not your ordinary teenager. I'm actually going through things finding me. Who Alicia is. I don't want to be like my sister Kayla, I don't want to be on drugs like my mom. My "dad" hates me, he abuses me verbally and physically. Why don't I have family that want me? Why cant I find someone to care for me? Are you like me? Don't know who you are? I'm Alicia, Who are you? I have a b... more
  • Superman and Me

    by Mary Bleckwehl
    Longing, loss and young love all crash together in this coming-of-age story of coping and acceptance. Twelve-year old ZACH has had it up to his eyeballs with his fourteen-year old autistic brother, BRADEN, and his strange behavior. Braden counts doors and collects stickers and keys. Worse, he ruins the day Zach has been looking forward to for years, Link Day, when he would be matched with an older buddy who would be a cool dude, an amazing athlete, somebody normal! But Braden shows up and goe... more
  • Fortune Kookie

    by Jean Gill
    "Jean Gill brings her magical storytelling skills to teens, to weave compelling and thought-provoking stories that will linger on in their minds well after the last page is read." Kristin Gleeson, author and children's librarian Can dreams take over your life? Jamie's mother is hooked on fortune-tellers, and running the family into debt. To cure her, Jamie decides to investigate the psychic world, and to show that it is a rip-off, with the help of her best friend, Ryan. Their research causes... more
  • Left Out

    by Jean Gill
    Shortlisted for the Cinnamon Press Novella Award. "A compelling story about friendship, its strength, and the unusual ways it develops." Rebecca P. McCray, The Journey of the Marked Being different isn't easy but it can be exciting! How well do you know your friends? Are they left-handed or right-handed? Are they left-brained or right-brained? And what difference does it make? Shocked at discovering how left-handers are persecuted, Jamie ties her hand behind her back for a public protes... more
  • The Candy Conundrum

    by Joseph Vivens
    Candace loves to eat candy, so much so, that her nickname is Candy. She keeps her love of sweets a secret because she doesn’t want her Mom to take them away. Then one day she wakes up with a toothache and that means she’ll have to go to the dentist! Can Candy fix her tooth before it gets worse or will she have to tell Mom and risk losing all of her sweets?
  • Lily the Panda: It's a Bearfect World

    by Molly Kuddles
    Lily the Panda has just moved from Bearjing, the home of Pandas, to Bearshire where there are many bears. Brown bears, polar bears, koala bears, they all live together. It's strange for Lily to see so many types of bears, especially that her new panda friends don't have many nice things to say about them. So, when she is partnered up with Chris the polar bear and Oliver the koala she is not too happy. But she soon finds out it is not the exterior of the bear that she should judge, but what is o... more
  • Returning Santa's Boot

    by Valerie Ondrejko
    Three friends have an unforgettable Christmas Eve when they receive a unique gift! When they discover that Santa has lost his boot there is only one thing to do; wait up to give it back in person. Now, they must keep the boot safe from the dog and find a way to stay awake. The night is filled with giggles, fears and disagreements. Nora, Chloe and Alec work together throughout the night using walkie-talkies to stay connected while chaos and doubts occur on both ends. Can they defeat their fears? ... more
  • The Village of the Trees

    by Naomi Lau
    Roo is a busy and hardworking treehouse builder. After a tragic accident that leaves Roo and her village without homes, Roo sets off on an uncertain journey to find a place where they can live. In this simple picture book narrative, readers come alongside Roo as she finds the determination and initiative to make things right again. The Village of the Trees is a story of restoration and rescue in a way that one might least expect.
  • A Hibernating Bear and a Holiday Hare, ISBN13: 978-0692892047

    by Mary Alice Sutherland

    Bear is ready to hibernate but Hare is ready to celebrate!   Do you know what do mice do when it's raining?  Caesar the dog stepped in the paint.  Young scientists go exploring in the blue hills. And shall the three-year-old wish for on his birthday?  These are just some of the situations you'll read about in A Hibernating Bear and a Holiday Hare.  For preschoolers through first grade.  

  • AnnaPolis Summers

    by Linda Heavner Gerald

    AnnaPolis Summers

    Before your eyes, this girl who considers herself a “boat nothing, Fifth Mate” (which doesn’t exist) relates her story. Obviously, the heroine is an insecure middle-schooler. Anna Polis is named after her father’s favorite town, Annapolis. James Herbert Polis thinks it funny that he calls his only daughter after a place that he loves. Abigail Hawthorne Polis, Anna's mom, is strong willed but loves her husband fiercely. She follows his lead on most issues. These excepti... more

  • Journey into Darkness: A Story in Four Parts

    by J. Arthur Moore
    As it begins, Journey follows Duane Kinkade, his parents, his dog, and his best friend, Jamie, from his father's departure to the war in the spring of 1861, through a season of uneasy calm sharing time with his friend on the family farm, into a summer of unexpected violence with the death of his mother, toward a winter of loneliness, culminating in the spring of 1862 when Duane sets out in search of his father by running away to the war. The novel goes on through two and a half years of the war,... more
  • Canoe Trip

    by David Beasley
    Tim persuades his big brother Chuck to go on a canoe trip down the Saugeen River in Ontario. They have to paddle through rapids and overcome the dangers of the river. In the forest and in the towns along the way they have many great adventures. Whether they are chased by moose, trapped by bears, harried by steers, mistakenly jailed, frustrated by big yachts and a madman in a motorboat, overturned in dangerous rapids. or entranced by the stories of a hunter and an Indian chief, the boys cannot be... more

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