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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Square Black Bear

    by Marc B. Kallman
    It’s a clever, whimsical story told in verse about a young hairless bear that uses creativity and compromise to stay warm during hibernation. As this young bear settles down for the winter, he is proud if his independence, his decisions and himself.
  • Bob & Dod and The Very Bad Idea

    by Kristian Aus
    Welcome to the world of Bob and Dod! They are a pair of fun-loving woolly socks with very different views of the world. Bob is cautious and responsible, while Dod is always happy to do the first thing that pops into his woolly head. Join them on their first adventure as they test the boundaries of their little world. Will they make it through the Bad Idea? Will Bob have a good time even though he is scared of his own shadow? Will Dod learn a valuable lesson?
  • Seeds of New Life

    by Nona Babcock

    Seeds of New Life, circa 1862: An 94,000 word young-adult, historical fiction novel featuring Inga Johansson, 16, her parents Olaf and Helga, siblings Sophia, 11, and Karl, 2, who emigrate to America and settle in Danville, Minnesota.

    Inga begs her parents to allow her stay in Norway and marry her fiancé Erik Norskaag, but is denied. Their final farewell ends with consummation of their love and his promise to join her later. Arriving in America, Inga realizes she’s... more

  • Shepherd, Potter, Spy -- and the Star Namer

    by Peggy Consolver
    In the beginning, alone with his sheep, 12-year-old Keshub, the fifth son of a potter, dreams about life beyond his valley while he practices thrusts and lunges against an unseen enemy with his wooden sword. In the end, Keshub saves the day with a real sword on the day the sun stood still. He hears about the mysterious Hebrew people as kings in Canaan build their armies. When he moves from shepherding to traveling to Jerusalem and Jericho to help sell his family’s pottery, Keshub sees for... more
  • THE PIRATES OF CLONTARF

    by Mary Ann Hart
    Polly O’Brien is a girl of twelve who is deperatly trying to save her father from the clutches of alcoholism. While attending Catholic school in the 1950s, she aspires to write and figure out life’s mysteries without much help from anyone. While living an already frightening existence, she writes a book with the help of a ghost. Polly is visited by a spirit as she starts to pen a tale about the Irish Potato Famine. The phantom helps her to write by relating her own personal Famine story, and o... more
  • Drop the Puck: It's Hockey Season

    by Jayne. J. Jones Beehler
    The Official Adventures Series drops the puck with a tale of two brothers, Blaine and Cullen. On and off the ice, they have a deep love for the game and each other! The brothers are joined by Rylee and Rosee, America's loveable, inspirational, funny, and down-to-earth referees. Together they will steal young readers' hearts. Sharpen your skates and grab your stick! It's time to play hockey!
  • The Toothless Fairy

    by Skeeter Buck
    More than anything, the sad, lonely Toothless Fairy wants a friend to play with, but with her single tooth and face full of warts, she feels unlovable and fears she will scare other kids away. But when Halloween comes around, she notices the kids are not afraid of all the scary costumes. Realizing this might be her chance to make a friend, she comes up with a brilliant plan, and that is how a new Halloween tradition begins.
  • Meet Max!

    by Elizabeth Rosso
    When Max is just a puppy, he lives in a house by a lake with his five brothers and sisters. Always curious, he longs to go on adventures and discover new places. One day, a woman arrives, plays with him, and scratches his ears. She wants to take Max home, and he is ready for an escapade.
  • Infiltration

    by Rosalind Minett
    Two boys, one family, a world at war. September 1940. Relentless bombing means Billy must be evacuated. Worse, sinister cousin, Kenneth, is billeted near enough to cause trouble. Through the anxieties of war and Kenneth's rivalry, Billy imagines he is protected by a precious Cossack sabre. He is devastated when its photo goes mysteriously missing. Then a family catastrophe causes a new threat from Kenneth. This one will affect both their futures permanently. How will Billy face the challen... more
  • Stella on Science

    by Amber Bennett
    Stella on Science introduces readers to Stella, a spunky, fun loving five year old girl who happens to love science. Join Stella as she conducts science experiments throughout her house (sometimes to the dismay of her parents!). This book reminds us that with a little curiosity, we are all true scientists at heart.
  • The Last Letter: A Novel

    by Susan Pogorzelski

    Written as a series of letters between 1999 and 2003, The Last Letter: A Novel is a classic coming-of-age tale about Lia Lenelli, a teenage girl struggling to shape her own identity while a chronic illness threatens to tear her world apart.

    Write one last letter. That's what fifteen-year-old Amelia's psychologist says when she tells him about her time capsule--a My Little Pony lunchbox she's buried in the backyard garden after listening to the preacher on the cor... more

  • Gold in the Days of Summer: A Novella

    by Susan Pogorzelski
    The summer of 1979 should have been a magical time of panning for gold in the creek and catching fireflies in a jar. Instead, nothing is turning out the way 12 year old Annie expected: her best friend is away at camp, Connor Bartlett barely notices her anymore, and her parents and sister, trying to protect her from the reality of her grandmother's illness, only seem to further isolate her. Desperate to find a sense of meaning in an ever-changing world, Annie turns to an unlikely confidant: a rec... more
  • Bedtime for Buzzy

    by T.J. Hackworth
    A boy learns that going to sleep is an important part of continuing his imaginary adventures.
  • The Blue Moon Narthex

    by N. J. Donner
    Following the sudden death of his father, thirteen-year-old Cole McCarthy finds his grief interrupted by strange discoveries. An odd stone-shaped object unlocks his father’s secret life and thrust Cole and two school mates into the middle of the Karmanic battle between good and evil. The Blue Moon Narthex follows Cole, Britten and Sophie into hidden worlds where the keepers of good fight to keep dark forces in check. With only the powerful stone, a letter and grandfatherly Norm to guide them,... more
  • Zealy's Very First Swim

    by Roe DePinto
    In this second edition, Zealy, with the help of her daddy and Whubba, learns the most important means of survival for a sealpup is to be able to swim. For Zealy, after a day of practice with Whubba, and her daddy’s teaching lessons, it becomes second nature to her very easily! Zealy finds swimming so much fun with Whubba, she even learns to do some simple tricks! Enjoy Zealy’s and Whubba’s fun day of learning to swim and lea Frning to love and care for one another. Sharing the fun times is the b... more
  • Stormwind of the North Country

    by Jodi Auborn
    Fourteen-year-old Kat lives with her widowed father, Luke, and younger brother, Dave, in their remote country farmhouse. She loves exploring the forest surrounding her house, and taking horseback riding lessons at the stable down the road. Her free-spirited father had taught her to love the natural world, and she considers herself a true outdoor girl. After making a shocking discovery one morning, Kat struggles to rescue Stormwind, her favorite horse at the stable, from its abusive owner. The... more

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