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  • Maxwell, the Raindrop Who Wouldn't Fall

    by Joseph Moore
    Maxwell is a raindrop. He does not want to simply fall like the other raindrops. He feels that, as a raindrop, he has little importance. He wants to be a bird, a rainbow or a flower. Throughout the story, the grandfatherly cloud tries to gently assure Maxwell that rain is a part of everything that he wants to be, so it is important for him to simply be himself. At the end of the story, all of the other raindrops have fallen and Maxwell sees a thirsty flower that was missed by the other raind... more
  • 10 Steps to Girlfriend Status

    by Cynthia T. Toney

    When Wendy questions her neighbor about one 1960s photograph, she opens the door to triple trouble—a Cajun family secret, feelings for two very different boys, and a fight to keep a grandmother’s love.

    Wendy Robichaud is on schedule to have everything she wants at the start of high school: two loyal best friends, a complete and happy family, and a hunky boyfriend she’s had a crush on since eighth grade—until she and Mrs. Villaturo look at old photo albums togethe... more

  • 8 Notes to a Nobody

    by Cynthia T. Toney
    Anonymous sticky-notes, a scheming bully, and a ruined summer send fourteen-year-old Wendy down a trail of secrets and self-discovery. Wendy Robichaud doesn't care one bit about being popular like good-looking classmates Tookie and the Sticks—until Brainiac bully John-Monster schemes against her, and someone leaves anonymous sticky-note messages all over school. Even the best friend she always counted on, Jennifer, is hiding something and pulling away. But the Spring Program, abandoned pupp... more
  • ABC: Robots of the Alphabet Planet

    by Nakia Ngwala
    Created from the imaginative mind of the young scholar Xander Ngwala, ABC: Robots of the Alphabet Planet teaches children ages 05 the letters of the alphabet. This book takes young readers to a place on a fantasy planet where each robot gives the name of who they are and the letter they represent. Each page of this children's book showcases colorful illustrations of a robot associated with a different letter of the alphabet from A to Z. This first ABC book teaches correct uppercase letter and lo... more
  • Can We Watch?

    by S.A. Dymond

    GOLD METAL WINNER at the 2017 INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS in the CHILDREN--SOCIAL ISSUES category

    Isabelle and Joe love to watch TV, but when the power goes out and the TV doesn't work, will they find other fun activities to do?

  • Vegetable Kids in the Garden

    by Nancy J. Miller
    Cousins Lucas and Emma love to spend time in their grandparents’ garden. One day, with the help of Grandpa and Nona (their grandmother), Lucas helps plant various vegetable seeds while learning about the uniqueness of each one. To his dismay, the plants aren’t ready by dinnertime, but he and Emma find plenty of fresh, scrumptious vegetables at the store. On another day, the two ride their bikes to Nona’s house again, but this time their friends Dylan and Zoe tag along, and the garden as a whole ... more
  • Elephant Wind

    by Heather L. Beal

    2018 Silver Medal Readers' Favorite Children's Social Issues

    Mom's Choice Award

    Lily and Niko Rabbit’s childcare class is at the elementary school science fair when a tornado warning happens. They learn how a tornado looks like an elephant trunk and sounds like a train. They also learn where they can go to be safe. When they find out the tornado damaged a neighbor’s house, they come together to help in their own charming wa... more

  • The Sapphire Prism Cave (A Journey Through the Space Vortex Book 1)

    by Peter Leschner
    The Sapphire Prism Cave takes you on a soaring journey of the heart and imagination. James and Julia, spirited, fun loving 11-year-old twins, stumble upon an incredible cave filled with multi-colored, magic crystals which endow them with special powers that touch and transform their childhood in wonderful ways. Everything changes when James is mysteriously drawn through a hole in the cave's ceiling and transported through a space vortex to a planet in a distant galaxy. There he uses his newfound... more
  • Theodore Teedo Smooching Man-Teedo Comes Home

    by Audrey Sherman, Ph.D.
    Theodore Teedo Smooching Man loves to smooch and make people happy. He is a loveable huggable friend who really cares and who really smells good (well, pretty good). Follow him on his adventures for a feel good, do good, happy slurping day!!
  • Kiki the Kitty

    by Maria Rusu
    An entertaining and captivating children's book Kiky the Kitty, a very playful calico kitten, gets adopted. She becomes, thus, the youngest member of a cat loving family. Surprise! The family has another cat, Merlot, who is older and grumpy, and sad, and not funny. Kiky the Kitty has no idea that her adoption implies also a difficult challenge: help the grumpy cat become again the funny cat he was before. Will she succeed?
  • The Grumpface

    by B.C.R. Fegan
    Dan is a young inventor in love. He ventures into a forest looking for a rose but instead finds the mysterious Grumpface who threatens to hold him captive unless he passes some difficult challenges. What follows is a humorous adventure that neither Dan nor the Grumpface could have anticipated. Every parent will be acquainted with their own little ‘grumpface’ now and then. This story stands as a small piece of hope – that no matter how ingrained the grump, there will always remain in every one... more
  • Bear of Trees

    by Ketevan Alexander
    Betrees is born of two worlds—the distant Northern Woods, land of her polar bear father, and the warm Eastern Woods where her mother raised her. Betrees’ glossy raven-black fur carries one northern memory—a striking heart-shaped patch of pure white on her forehead. Betrees longs to find true love, and when she meets handsome Ben, her dream seems to come true. But Ben disappears after crossing the dangerous, human-made Metallic River. Only Betrees can save him. But will she have the courage and... more
  • Color Struck

    by Pamela Tuck

    "A deathbed shouldn't be the peacemaker in this family." Fifteen-year-old Renee Steele never understood what PaPa's words meant, until she's caught in the middle of a growing battle between her two older cousins. Their clashing attitudes regarding skin tone, trigger a sensitive nerve in their Grandma Bell.

    As tension mounts between the three girls, Grandma Bell detects trouble returning from the grave. She’s determined to stop it, and takes the girls... more

  • Rosco the Rascal at the St. Patrick's Day Parade (Volume 4)

    by Shana Gorian

    This time it's not Rosco who's been making mischief - it's the leprechauns! Rosco and Sparks are marching in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, accompanied by Rosco's owners, brother and sister, James and Mandy. But Mandy thinks the leprechauns have jinxed her with bad luck, so when Sparks goes missing, what will it take for Rosco and the kids to find him? And will Mandy be able to restore her good luck, or will the leprechauns ruin her St. Patrick's Day? Find out in this... more

  • Lost in Time

    by L.G. McFerren
    Ben is a popular jock in his high school but he wants adventure outside of his small hometown. His life takes a sharp turn when he is whisked back in time to the American Revolution. He must now work to solve the clues in the scavenger hunt that brought him there, if he ever wants to escape the revolution and get back home alive.

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