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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Good Morning, Chickalina! (The Chickalina Picture Books Book 1)

    by Sonal Panse
    This charming, illustrated book introduces beginner readers to Chickalina, a good little chick who likes to help her parents, Papa Rooster and Mama Hen, whenever possible. In this story, Papa Rooster has a bad cold and something must be done so that he won't miss the Kuk Kudu Ku when the sun rises.
  • Drop the Puck, It’s Hockey Season

    by Jayne. J. Jones Beehler

    “The Official Adventures” is a new children’s chapter book series that teaches the importance of sportsmanship, persistence, discipline, and most importantly respect – for referees, each other, and individuals with special needs.

    The series tells the tale of two brothers, Blaine and Cullen. On and off the ice, they have deep love for the game and also each other! Cullen is the all-star team captain and Blaine, who has Down syndrome, is th... more

  • Where I Belong: A Story About Family...

    by Ellie Morgan
    Where I Belong celebrates the feeling of belonging, after adoption. Some physical traits are passed down to other family members, like grandpa s big ears and those lovely freckles, but that isn t the only way to feel you belong with your family. The book highlights the importance of embracing our differences, and finding joy and humor in every family member s uniqueness. This book will encourage children to ask questions about their own families, adoption and their own sense of belonging.
  • Where Is Robin? USA

    by Robin Barone
    Take flight with the adventurous Robin. Robin is ready to see the USA, and she wants you to join her. Follow her to the Grand Canyon and the Colorado Rockies. Fly over towering skyscrapers and across gigantic bridges and historic landmarks. Have fun exploring and discovering all the wonderful cultures and traditions this land has to offer. She promises you a memorable journey full of learning, laughter, and love. Don't let her fly alone; spread your wings and come along!
  • 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

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