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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Night Before Christmas

    by Rose Collins
    It was the night before Christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring, Not even a … BEAR ? Clement Clarke Moore's much loved poem is brought beautifully to life in this gorgeous picture book with a twist- as Santa visits a family of bears on Christmas Eve. Share the Christmas magic and experience a whole new retelling of the timeless Christmas classic. With beautifully illustrated pages, The Night Before Christmas is the perfect gift for any child.
  • Pancho Bandito and the Avocado Desperadoes

    by Mike Sundy

    Action. Adventure. Guacamole. Pancho Bandito and the Avocado Desperadoes is an epic tall tale with crop-robbing bandits, mythical mysteries, and big secrets about Pancho's past. Ride along with heroic Pancho and the Amarillo Armadillo as they seek an ancient weapon to defend a helpless town against the menacing El Pico and his gang of greedy desperadoes.

    Pancho Bandito and the Avocado Desperadoes is a tall tale children's picture book. This Western kid's bo... more

  • Pancho Bandito and the Amarillo Armadillo

    by Mike Sundy

    Pancho Bandito and the Amarillo Armadillo is an epic Western tall tale about friendship that's a hoot to read aloud. Pancho Bandito is a giant kid cowboy who longs for his own horse. He travels to Texas to sell cattle but runs into the monstrous Amarillo Armadillo. Can Pancho save Fort Worth from the beast and make a friend along the way?

    This Western kid's book is chock full of humorous action & adventure with a wily animal. The playful language and gorgeous landscapes... more

  • Part of My Heart

    by Mike Sundy
    A simple and heartfelt children's book about a baby heart and where it came from. This sweet story is perfect for explaining to preschool children the emotional truth of how a new baby is made and what they mean to the parents.
  • With Gladness: A Christmas Story Collection

    by Sarah Kay Bierle
    Christmas comes every year in every era, reminding us to hope, trust, and have faith. This collection of 10 historical fiction stories features moments from America’s holiday past, reflecting inspirational ideas and traditional values. Characters search for Christmas meaning or seek to reconcile their struggles with a message of joy and peace. Each short story presents Christmas in a certain historical era and introduces new characters facing unique challenges. The historical settings incl... more
  • Twelve Feet Down

    by John Penteros
    Whoever said life would be easy … was a liar. A car wreck took away his father and his leg. But a year later, thirteen-year-old Joseph McKinnon has a mission and it begins with an underground construction project in the woods. Joe’s relying on dad’s buddy Fred to get the supplies he needs and to keep things secret from mom. Aside from that, Joe plans to finish the project alone—so he thinks. But help keeps knocking, people interfere, and the situation gets dangerous. If that’s not enough, J... more
  • K My Name Is Kendra

    by Kamichi Jackson

    Fifteen-year-old Kendra James' life begins to spiral out of control with the return of her long-lost runaway sister Meisha, and the visit of a young celebrity uncle with questionable intentions. Things take a particular turn for the worse when that uncle exploits Kendra's loneliness and untreated depression and makes a move on her that sends her world into a tailspin from which she's not sure she'll ever recover. Will she survive this tragedy...or will she hit rock-bottom befo... more

  • A Fine Witch For A Cat

    by Catherine Callie
    Shadow the cat isn't great at being a cat. The little black feline's not a good hunter, and he's more likely to fall over his tail than land on his feet. The night of the big storm starts a chain of events that will find Shadow lost in a world where he doubts his purpose, his abilities, and even the good in his heart. Will he master his new-found powers to save a child from the beast that murdered his witch?
  • The Last Leaf

    by William Baldwin
    THE LAST LEAF, is a beautifully illustrated story about a special leaf whose courage and tenacity helps him overcome defeat. This is a story that expresses triumph over adversity and celebrates the underdog. THE LAST LEAF begins on a fine day in early spring as the newly sprouted leaves on The Great Oak Tree laugh when 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 st... more
  • 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.

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