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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • 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.

  • 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

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