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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Noodles' and Albie's Birthday Surprise

    by Eric Bennett

    It was early Summer in the Antarctic.  As the temperature climbed to a balmy
    ten degrees below zero, Noodles and his friends were spending their long days playing in the snow and belly-sliding on ice.
    Today was December 24th, and it was Noodles’ birthday.  While Noodles’ parents were preparing for his party, Noodles frolicked on the ice with his friends. A group of red jacket wearing tourists were taking their picture.   While under the sea his best p... more

  • Blood of Pioneers

    by Michelle Isenhoff
    Hannah craves excitement, but all local adventures dried up long ago, when her parents unpacked their wagon on the Michigan frontier. Then war breaks out and her father and brother leave to fight the Confederacy. Hannah is left at home chafing under the boredom of never-ending chores--until unscrupulous speculators set their sights on the unmanned farm. The one place she longs to leave suddenly becomes the one place she'll risk everything to save.
  • Happy Friends: 12 Animal Stories of Friendship and Adventure, One Happy Ending

    by Patricia Furstenberg
    When you see the best in every situation something magical can happen: you make new friends and discover that clouds do taste like ice-cream! Pete is an ordinary elephant with an EXTRA-ordinary gift. Little Tail is a small dog with a big heart and an even bigger wish, to see the snow. Usual animals found in unusual situations; one thing helps them all: friends, regardless of differences, old and new. Promises a smile per page.
  • Cat Facts

    by Ali FitzGerald

    Love and friendship conquer all trumpery in Cat Facts, a sweet story about embracing differences, playing with others, and cats! 

    Cat Facts asks the tough questions. Cat likes tiny spaces, but do they also like relay races? Facts vs. fictions make for learning and silly fun between best friends.  

  • Have You Seen My Egg?

    by Andrew Fairchild

    "Have You Seen My Egg?" is an endearing story written by multi-award winning author Andrew Fairchild. This is a children’s fiction about following your heart and allowing true love to be your guide. "Have You Seen My Egg?" is beautifully illustrated by Melissa Shultz-Jones.
    The story opens with the main character, Red the rooster, awakening from a dream. It is a dream that he has often and believes to be true, but normally roosters don’t have eggs. Convinc... more

  • Tinker - How I Became an Elf

    by John Williams
    My name is Billy. I would like to tell you about my big adventure - how I became an elf. This is the story about how I get to go to a special school, fly in a jet, go to the North Pole and meet Santa! "All of a sudden it hit me. I was at the North Pole, in Santa’s castle, standing next to Santa. This was real!"
  • Curly Bear: The Little Girl Bear with the Curly, Curly Hair

    by Gerald Kosel
    What's a curly girl bear to do? Every day she does her best to tame her hair but nothing seems to work. Every day Mama Bear tells her how beautiful she is with curly, curly hair. But what do mama bears know? Or daddy bears, for that matter? Curly Bear simply wishes her hair was different - until a surprise friend shows her a new way to look at herself.
  • Clever Little Bird

    by Betty Hedstrand
    Clever Little Bird is about a moose and magpie who meet at Kincaid Park in Anchorage, AK and become friends. They face obstacles as they journey through Anchorage to the Chugach Mountains in search of moose's brother.
  • Hermann Finds Home

    by Nancy Lang-Feldman
    Hermann is an adorable tortoise who sets out to find his way back home. Along the way he makes new friends, conquers challenges, and explores the world around him. In the end, he finds not the home he was looking for, but one even more satisfying and rewarding.
  • Santosh the Little Elephant: A Tale of Friendship and Courage

    by Gilbert-Ian Rueda
    Santosh the little elephant has a problem. A BIG, HUMONGOUS problem. His family has to move. Not just to another neighborhood, but across the ocean to another continent. YES, ACROSS THE OCEAN! That though isn't the biggest problem he has. There is a SUPER-HUGE, GINOMOROUS problem on top of that. His dog, Cooper, isn't able to go with the family to their new home. What is Santosh to do? How can he convince his parents to let Cooper go with them? Santosh has an idea! He has a great ide... more
  • Tractor

    by Ryan Uytdewilligen
    Set in Oklahoma in 1961, a small town teen named John gets a spur of the moment job driving an old tractor across Arkansas to Oklahoma for a crotchety old farmer. John is about to enter his senior year of high school and has doubts about his future and the kind of man he wants to be. Unbeknownst to him, this trip will be just what he needs to figure all that out. We follow John as he picks up the tractor in Arkansas, then makes his way across hot, crowded Southern highways, on which he exper... more
  • Tails Of Jaxx At The Metropolitan Opera

    by Joanna Lee Doster
    Meet Jaxx, a happy-go-lucky New York City seven year old Maltese dog, whose life is suddenly turned topsy-turvy when he gets lost during a blizzard. Wrenched away from his human family, alone, shivering and struggling to survive, he is rescued and taken in by strangers at The Metropolitan Opera. Follow Jaxx, as he tells his story while bravely coping with the challenges of living in an unfamiliar environment inside the opera house. He meets a lively cast of colorful characters, including othe... more
  • Calmer Girls

    by Jennifer Kelland Perry
    Sixteen-year-old introvert Samantha Cross is falling in love for the first time. There’s only one problem: she’s falling for her older sister’s boyfriend, Ben Swift. Her sister Veronica is beautiful, outgoing, and confident. Samantha is used to her sister getting all of the attention and everything she wants, even if she doesn’t like it. But now they’re being torn apart by love for the same boy, their parents’ separation and mother’s declining emotional state, and their move away from Calmer Cov... more
  • The Last Leaf

    by Billy Baldwin
    One fine day in early spring the newly sprouted leaves on The Great Oak Tree laugh as they see a small misshapen leaf blossom on their branch. The bright green leaves tell this odd leaf, named Crinkle, that he will surely blow off the tree with the first strong wind of the season. Crinkle is filled with fear until he is reassured by Gus, the biggest leaf, that when a leaf falls its energy is pulled right back into the tree to then sprout again the following spring. Though he doesn't fit in ... more
  • 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.

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