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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • I'd Rather Be A Dragon

    by Katie Newell
    The story focuses on an imaginative girl. Sometimes she feels like she doesn't fit in, and doesn't like the same things that her friends do. That's OK though, because she has some unique traits and talents that make her an awesome kid!
  • Gross Greg

    by Alvin Irby

    A hilarious rhyming picture book from award-winning educator and comedian Alvin Irby. This laugh-out-loud story about one young boy's big appetite for chewy little treats, despite the protest of everyone he encounters, will make kids queasy with laughter.

  • The Castoff Children

    by L.M. Browning
    The year is 1850. The Revolutionary War has long since come to an end and the industrial revolution is beginning to build steam, overturning the old ways of home and hearth as it gains momentum. In a desperate hour, in the back alleys of Boston, a group of twelve castoff children come together to care for each other. Plagued by the unanswered questions surrounding their past and grief for loved ones lost, the children attempt to come to terms with the bitter truths that have defined their life t... more
  • Tessalation!

    by Emily Grosvenor
    Tiny Tessa Truman-Ling sees patterns in the strangest things! One day, Tessa's mama sends her outside to play. There, in a game of hide-and-seek, she discovers a thrilling beauty in the patterns of nature. In the wonderland of her backyard, Tessa explores a bee hive, a mushroom ring, a pile of leaves, and makes friends with turtles, fish and butterflies. As she gets lost in the patterns, she discovers that the world outside has a startling and comforting order to it. Join Tessa in this whi... more
  • Meeting of the Mustangs

    by Cathy Kennedy
    A black colt is born into an exciting and dangerous world. Will his parents be able to protect him from becoming a victim? The wild mustangs encourage and protect each other, but what will happen when the man and his tame horse show up? Can the mustangs save themselves or will they be forced to abandon all they've ever known?
  • Skippy's Favourite Honey

    by Anthony Rebuck

    Imagine if you couldn?t find the food you liked most in the world. How would you feel? What would you do to get that thing you love?

    That is Skippy?s problem in Skippy?s Favourite Honey. Author Anthony Rebuck tells the story of the little kangaroo who lives in Australia. Unfortunately, all the stores there are out of the best honey in the world. When Skippy discovers it comes from Guatemala, she?s off on her search. And when she?s disappointed again, Skippy is off to England. Fat Fred ... more

  • Puck

    by Kim Askew and Amy Helmes
    Fifteen-year-old Puck thinks life as a foster kid can't get any worse, until she's abducted in the middle of the night and taken to every troubled teen's worst nightmare: brat camp. The DreamRoads director may speak in feel-good euphemisms, but she rules with an iron fist. Bending to her will is the only way to get back home, but with no real home to speak of, Puck has other ideas. She's clever and cunning enough to work the system, after all, including manipulating the lovelorn camp counselors ... more
  • Skunks Dance

    by St John Karp
    Spivey Spillane's grandmammy always said there were only two good reasons to kill a man -- for cheating on a woman, and for serving drinks to a Yankee. She may have had a hand in winning the Revolutionary War, but even she never met the likes of Alabama Sam. Sam robs a bank under Spillane's name, casts him in an obscene one-man play wearing only a pink tutu, and starts a betting pool on how many wieners he has. Despite the indignities Spillane suffers, he chases Sam across Gold-Rush-era Californ... more
  • Loretta's Pet Caterpillar

    by Lois Wickstrom
    Loretta finds a caterpillar egg on a milkweed plant. She breaks off the leaf and brings it home. Mom won't let Loretta keep it in the house, so she tapes the leaf back on the plant, and watches over the egg. It hatches. It eats the leaf, and more leaves. As the caterpillar grows and molts, Loretta shoos away a bird that wants to eat it. Then a wasp, and even a ladybug. The caterpillar survives. When it forms a chrysalis, a lizard bites it. It heals and eventually a monarch butterfly emerges. In... more
  • "Buster Bunny Does a Dare: He Goes Over Niagara Falls and Disappears!"

    by Robert Feller

    My 6th book,"Heidi the Lamb and Her Adventures," and my 7th book, "Buster Bunny" tell a tale of wonderful, beautifully illustrated stories about animal friends who look out for each other. Every chapter has a lesson to help children of all ages: how to do Life better!

  • The Adventures of Charlie Chameleon: New Beginnings

    by Ellen L. Buikema
    Moving and making new friends is tough! When Charlie Chameleon and his family start their adventure in New Town, Charlie discovers he is braver than he knows. With his bossy pet fish, Frankie, by his side, he faces many challenges, including standing up to the neighborhood bully.
  • Kitty's

    by Samantha Rhymes
    Cat's are amazing creatures who fill our days with love and affection. Each of the lyrical rhyming Kitty books, bring into focus some of the fun loving things cats do each day. The magical illustration which accompany each page enrich the poetic story line. Here is a short example: Kitty Kitty where are you? Kitty Kitty I want you. Kitty Kitty I hear you creep. Kitty Kitty are you asleep? Like all cats, Kitty does her/his own thing.
  • Very, Very, Afraid!

    by Craig Kunce
    Sadie's bedtime is full of unwanted visitors—scary monsters! They sneak around at night and hide in dark places. Tonight, Sadie is tired of being afraid. She sets out to find these monsters and confront them. Sadie is surprised when she learns the real reason these monsters are lurking and hiding in her house. And it leads to an unexpected friendship.
  • My Perfect Friend?

    by Craig Kunce

    A light-hearted, humorous, coming-of-age story about six-year-old Sadie who is trying to find her "perfect" friend.

    Sadie has an idea in her head that her new best friend has to be perfect and live up to her long list of suitable traits. She will meet many interesting and quirky friends during her search. Some won't share, some stretch the truth, some want her to disappear, and some bark out loud!

    As she searches for her new friend she quickly discovers that no one p... more

  • Rosie and Friends Positively Different

    by Helen C. Hipp
    Rosie the Pink Hippo asks readers "What advice would you give your friends who want to feel better about themselves" in this adventure book to help readers see that being different can be positive. Join Rosie the Pink Hippo, Olivia the Ostrich, and many others in this educational and eye-opening 28-page illustrated children's book, Rosie and Friends Positively Different, a creative and fun teaching tool intended for parents, caregivers, teachers, and children who may have felt at some point in t... more
  • The Best Kept Secret

    by Wendi Nunnery
    In high school, everyone has their secrets. Even well-brought-up Emma Fraser. Emma’s sophomore year started out all wrong. First, her best friend Andy confessed to losing his virginity in the back seat of a car, leaving Emma all alone in the V-Club. Then the rest of her friends got weird and, suddenly, Emma found herself feeling like a stranger. Now, struggling to find her new place, Emma wonders if things could get any worse. When Deegan Burke, a rich, gorgeous senior, asks Emma to be his date ... more

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