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  • Happyland: A Fairy Tale in Two Parts

    by Tesfahiwet "Tes" Mekonnen
    Would you like to court me to Happyland?" Prince Gobbledygook asks Lily Marshmallow and himself. Therein the journey begins to find Happyland. Follow him as he tries to define happiness with a little help from his friends, Big Wig Sophisticated Pig, Brutus Beaujolais and Cornelius Wordbook, a book-for-a-head English gentleman. Prince Gobbledygook duels, loses his ladylove, regains his original name and gains a friendship that will last forfourforevers. Will they make it to Happyland?
  • Always Here

    by S.L. Mauldin
    Miranda is an awkward teen, who dreams of musical theater stardom and following some encouragement from her eccentric best friend Christian, she decides to audition for their school's upcoming performance. It comes as no surprise when she is beat out by the most popular girl in school. All is not lost however since Miranda is selected to understudy the girl whom everyone views as perfect. Perfect looks, perfect money, and the perfect boyfriend. Even her younger brother's goofy best friend fa... more
  • Polar Bear Bowler: A Story Without Words (Stories Without Words Book 1)

    by Karl Beckstrand
    (Arctic Humor, sports) “Kids will delight” – Natasha Yim. The adventures of a polar bear who hitches a ride to Antarctica. He’s never seen penguins before; to him they look like something fun to play with. Children (ages 2 – 6) love to make up stories to go with clever pictures created by Ashley Sanborn (The Dancing Flamingos of Lake Chimichanga). Cement vocabulary by describing the action. Snow story by award-winning author Karl Beckstrand (Mini-mysteries for Minors [multicultural/bilingual ser... more
  • Once I Was Very Very Scared

    by Chandra Ippen
    A little squirrel announces that he was once very, very scared and finds out that he is not alone. Lots of little animals went through scary experiences, but they react in different ways. Turtle hides and gets a tummy ache, monkey clings, dog barks, and elephant doesn’t like to talk about it. They need help, and they get help from grown-ups who help them feel safe and learn ways to cope with difficult feelings. This story was written to help children and grown-ups (parents, teachers, and othe... more
  • Boliche polar: Un cuento sin palabras (Cuentos sin palabras nº 1) (Spanish Edition)

    by Karl Beckstrand
    (Wordless Humor, Spanish) El oso polar que juega a los bolos. “Kids will delight” – Natasha Yim. Un oso polar va a la Antártica. Él nunca ha visto a un pingüino -- él se ven como algo divertido con el cual jugar (niños de 2 - 6 años). The adventures of a polar bear who hitches a ride to Antarctica. He’s never seen penguins before; to him they look like something fun to play with. Children (ages 2 – 6) love to make up stories to go with clever pictures created by Ashley Sanborn (The Dancing Flami... more
  • Fargo's Terrific Idea

    by Robert D. Karrick
    Due to a severe drought, Fargo the frog and his duck friends must move to a new pond far away. The journey proves to be more hazardous than a venturesome frog might expect. Plenty of giggles, a few surprises, and a clever twist are found in this gently humorous tale about three friends who are willing to try almost anything to stay together.
  • The Runaway Dandelion; Adventures in SustainAbility

    by Jill Regensburg
    A once idyllic meadow, home to animals, birds, insects, wildflowers and ancient apple trees is clear cut by a bulldozer to make way for new construction. Miraculously, there is one survivor...a lonely little dandelion. When her golden petals turn to white fluff, she takes flight in search of a new home. We get a bird's eye view of her journey over many big houses and manicured green lawns. When she spots a lush green meadow, surrounded by wetlands, we follow her down to earth, and cheer as she p... more
  • Ladybug Junction, Book IV

    by Renee Barnes
    A wave of terror ran through the tiny mayor as he received the news that the crows were on a rampage and planning to attack all the insect villages within the Evergreen Wood. While frantically considering his options, Spike the turtle appears and offers his assistance. Spike suggests they go over to see Katrinka the frog and perhaps she will have a solution. To save time, they all pile on Spike's back for a rather wild ride to Katrinka's place. There were several forest friends alread... more
  • 4 Spanish-English Books for Kids: With English-Spanish Pronunciation Guide

    by Karl Beckstrand
    (Language learning) 4 libros bilingües para niños. Comes with full text and pronunciation guide in both languages, beginning vocabulary, finding and counting activities (ages 3+/ESL), multicultural characters; 100 illustrations, about 2,500 words by award-winning author Karl Beckstrand (The Bridge of the Golden Wood), additional art by Channing Jones and David Hollenbach; available in English-only, Spanish-only; soft cover, hard cover, and ebook; 8”x10” children’s Spanish picture book with diver... more
  • Ellie Anders: The Impossible School Project

    by Craig Kunce
    Ellie Anders has a good life. She has wonderful parents, a furry dog named Sam, and a pretty-okay little brother. She plays tennis, eats pizza, and swaps toys and games with her best friend Lex. But a new school project is threatening to disrupt it all. Her free-spirited teacher, Miss Parker, has assigned an impossible project. Ellie must choose who’s more important to her—her mom or dad.
  • Pepper Zhang, Artist Extraordinaire!

    by Jerry Zhang

    "Pepper Zhang, Artist Extraordinaire!" is a children's book born out of a father's mission to write a book for his daughter that doesn't currently exist: an inspirational book with a strong Asian girl as the main character. Yes, Pepper Zhang is Asian, and no this book is not a book about Asian culture -- it's just a fun and dynamic story that children of all backgrounds can enjoy! At its core, "Pepper Zhang, Artist Extraordinaire!" is an extraordinary story... more

  • Forlorn

    by Gina Detwiler

    "They're closer than you think." A group of teenagers take on the demonic world in order to free one of their own from an eternal curse.

    Bad luck seems to follow Grace Fortune wherever she goes. She was orphaned at a young age, and her musical talent got her accepted to a prestigious school for the arts, where she was caught in the middle of horrific school shooting that nearly takes her life.

    But then she meets gorgeous loner, Jared Lorn, and falls madly in love. Th... more

  • Gregory and the Grimbockle

    by Melanie Schubert
    This is a tale about another world within our own. It’s a world of mysterious magical devices, cockroach steeds and the invisible threads that connect all of humanity. This is the tale of Gregory and the Grimbockle. Gregory is a young boy of ten who thinks he must be the most unfortunate boy who ever lived. He barely has any friends and is the object of jokes and jabs from his, often disagreeable sister. If that isn’t bad enough, poor young Gregory has recently developed an enormous an... more
  • 978-1544261539

    by Ebony Troncoso
    A heart felt story told by a child who cherishes nothing more than spending time with her mother and begins to realize that moms really do have super powers! "Mommy And Me" displays the strength single mothers possess within an African American household. It sheds light on the hard work and sacrifices mothers make everyday for their children.
  • Ashford

    by Melanie Rose Huff
    When seventeen-year-old Anna is sent on a tour of Europe by her grandmother in the summer of 1939, she thinks it will be a chance to see the world, to expand her horizons, and even, if she can escape the scrutiny of her exasperating chaperones, have some adventures. Soon, however, the threat of war turns to reality when Hitler invades Poland, and Anna and her companions find themselves stranded in England. Though at first Anna feels isolated and alone, she soon finds friends in the kind Bertr... more
  • Oric and the Alchemist's Key

    by Lesley Wilson
    Oric, returns from an early-morning foraging expedition to find his home, Dunburton Manor, sacked by a band of marauders. Alchemist Deveril, Oric’s mentor and friend, lies fatally wounded. The old man thrusts a key into Oric’s hand, saying it will unlock the secret to great wealth. Deveril also warns of terrible danger should the key fall into wrong hands. Essica Figg, moneylender and arch villain is determined to steal the key - even if he must kill Oric to get it. Oric escapes the burn... more

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