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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Dotty and the Calendar House Key

    by Emma Warner-Reed
    Nine and a half year old Dotty Parsons is seriously unimpressed! In the wake of her parents' tragic death in a freak firework accident, not only has the feisty little Welsh girl been sent to live in ‘deepest, darkest Yorkshire’, but it seems her new home is beset with strange noises coming from the chimneys. The eccentric old cook says it must be jackdaws nesting. But that can't be right...can it? This spellbinding fantasy adventure is a must-read for 8-12 year olds. DOTTY and the Calendar Hou... more
  • Childhood Regained - Stories of Hope for Asian Child Workers

    by Jodie Renner

    CHILDHOOD REGAINED Stories of Hope for Asian Child Workers “The central theme of the Childhood Regained anthology concerns one of our world’s darkest yet most deeply hidden problems. These are tales that demand to be widely read, written by authors who deserve the widest possible audience. You can’t read these stories and remain passive about the current state of child labor in Asia, or anywhere, really. Strongly recommended.” ~ Joe Hartlaub, Bookreporter.com Hidden in... more

  • R.C. Duck, Private Eye

    by Kevin White
    R.C. and Hen scramble to find out who is breaking Hen's eggs... Our favorite hard-boiled detective is searching for clues and questioning suspects. Is it Cow, the egg-sentric bovine? Or Rooster, a local yolk-al? Or could it be Fox, the poacher egg-strordinair? Even for our brilliant R.C. Duck, this case is not likely to be over-easy!
  • Shiver and Fears

    by AJ Hard
    So far there's 23 all include strange situations with ghosts, witches, weird friends, and strange objects. These fiction chapter books includes readers in a way that other books do not.
  • The Crystal Journey Adventures:Mermaid City

    by Deni Bressette
    Simone loves to daydream about swimming with mermaids. She finds herself traveling through a tunnel of light with her beloved Great Dane, Coop, and her stuffed animal, Wizard Fox, who takes her into her daydream. The adventures in store for them ar about to happen under the sea. What will happen when they try to enter the Mermaid City? Coop morphs into a powerful sea dragon, taking Simone on the ride of her life! Between meeting bully pool sharks, a mean moray eel Queen, and then finding a mer... more
  • Guts.

    by Ryan Maguire

    GUTS is a story about acknowledging and coping with universal feelings we all encounter. We all have Guts; Friendly, Sad, Hope, Hungry, Brain, and Anger. The story is illustrated with bold graphics that are contemporary yet primitive in appearance allowing the reader to engage and reflect about their own feelings.

    As each of us are continuously finding balance between our own feelings and lives, GUTS is a story for all ages. It takes guts to talk openly and honestly about your feelings. ... more

  • 978-1526200563

    by Kirsty Black
    Okalani and Teal is a children's picture book based around two main characters; Okalani the oyster and Teal the turtle. After overcoming his struggles with being different, Teal searches the ocean to find creatures like him who may need some encouraging to come out of their own shells. Teal comes across Okalani, a shy oyster who doesn't think she has much to offer the world! Okalani and Teal aims to encourage children to love who they are and to encourage them to share themselves and their kindn... more
  • Raju the elephant that wept

    by angela frank
    Days and nights pass in agony for Raju the elephant. He is the sweetest creature who roves the streets performing his act, like so many other circus animals, so that his masters can make money. Αt night, chained behind a shed, next to a small tree, winter and summer, in rain, wind or heat, without cover, he travels in his imagination. Only Rosie, the pretty rosefinch, a beautiful bird with melodious voice, keeps him company. Rosie is Raju’s only companion. In the evening, Rosie brings wate... more
  • The Seven Gods of Luck

    by David Kudler
    Fifteenth Anniversary Edition with new notes by author David Kudler Sachiko and Kenji just want to welcome the new year in the proper way, but their mother tells them they don’t have the money for a New Year’s feast. An act of generosity brings help from an unexpected source in this heartwarming Japanese classic. May the Seven Gods of Luck visit you!
  • Risuko

    by David Kudler

    Samurai, assassins, warlords... and a girl who likes to climb

    Kano Murasaki, you may not realize it, but I have done you a great favor. I have it in my power to give you a gift that you don’t even realize you desire. Make yourself worth my trouble, and you will be glad of it. Disappoint me, and you will be very, very sorry.

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    Though Japan has been devastated by a century of civil war, Risuko just wants to climb trees. Growing up... more

  • Mama, I Want to See God

    by Vanessa Fortenberry
    Wanting to connect more with God, a child asks his mother countless questions in this rhyming verse book. In answer, the mother’s tender and patient responses model God’s love. At the story’s end, Mother has answered all of the questions, allowing the child a true connection with God.
  • Skeeter Pan's First Big Adventure

    by Emma Beesley
    Skeeter Pan is not an ordinary pie pan. He is a pan with ideas and one of them is to escape the kitchen for a grand outdoor adventure. His friend Bella, a mixer, worries that it is not quite the thing to do. Travis, a grouchy toaster, who occasionally burns toast, says it is a silly idea, but Skeeter does not listen to them. Skeeter talks Bella into heading out with him to places no kitchen tool has ever gone before and so their first big adventure begins.
  • Sill Skylarkin

    by Marlon Paul Moseley
    Synopsis June 1973, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad: the mischievous Max is a few weeks off his ninth birthday, and asks his best friend Fred to ‘Break Biche' - leave school early - and have some fun by the sea. Fred, though older and wiser than Max, gives in to his friend's persuasion and off they go. As strange and interesting as their adventures prove to be, the question hanging over them is: what will happen when they go home? An entertaining little tale of boyish high-jinks.
  • Friends Around the World (Monkey and Puppy's Adventures) (Volume 1)

    by D.N. Hockey
    Monkey and Puppy are on another adventure! This exciting journey takes them - and their readers - around the world to discover new cultures and traditions. Monkey and Puppy visit their friends Blackbuck from India, Owl from Egypt, Bear from the Abenaki tribe, Red Panda from China, and other friends as they delight in each ones unique traditions. They learn about their friends by tasting Egyptian Dolma, creating an Indian Rangoli design with colorful sand, running from Aardwolf's termite dinner, ... more
  • Once Upon a Ramadan

    by D.N. Hockey
    Lia, Jaden, and Elle are siblings with silly stuffed animals who are very much a part of the family. In this story they are excited for their holiday to begin. Lia, the oldest, tells the others about the Ramadan fun during the month-long holiday. They bake cookies and Monkey, Puppy, and Fox get very messy and need a bath. They collect presents to give to children in need and Puppy falls asleep in the bag! Lia tells Jaden that the Ramadan gift bags grow during the month and his imagination makes ... more
  • Okalani and Teal

    by Kirsty Black
    Okalani and Teal is a children's picture book based around too main characters; Okalani the oyster and Teal the turtle. After overcoming his struggles with being different, Teal searches the ocean to find creatures like him who may need some encouraging to come out of their own shells. Teal comes across Okalani, a shy oyster who doesn't think she has much to offer the world! Okalani and Teal aims to encourage children to love who they are and to encourage them to share themselves and their kind... more

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