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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Rosey Raises Roses

    by Leah Escott

    Rosey, a five-year-old headstrong little girl, is determined not to end up employed in a flower related profession as has been role modelled for her by several generations of matriarchs. As Rosey matures, in her desperate avoidance of flower-related endeavors, Rosey acquires knowledge, worldliness, love, and finally, self-awareness, from an unexpected encounter. 

    All the names are flower related, making the story funny and equally appreciated by children and adults.

  • A Glass of Crazy

    by Tina Laningham

    In A GLASS OF CRAZY, Abby uses snarky humor to guide the reader on her journey into the depths of alcoholism and the not so easy road back. Those who like the hit drama series, The Fosters, won't want to miss A Glass of Crazy.

  • Charlie's Chalk Stick

    by Renee Wendinger
    One day Charlie, a hobo, hopped off the two o'clock train. After forming a friendship with an injured dog at a hobo village, Charlie meets a group of children at a lemonade stand. Through the use of his chalk stick, Charlie teaches the children a new language - the hobo language. Will the children judge Charlie by his appearance? Or will they have a change of heart? Deftly written by Renee Wendinger and charmingly illustrated by Sharon Grey, "Charlie's Chalk Stick" is a delightfully engaging chi... more
  • Spillworthy

    by Johanna Harness
    A Spillworthy is an idea so good, it has to be shared and ten-year-old Ulysses Finch doesn't let being homeless get in his way. He scrawls his best thoughts on pizza boxes, releases them into the wild, and relishes every response. After moving to Idaho, Ulysses finds Gem Rost's journal and dives into reading it. She must be a kindred spirit! Or is she?
  • Over the Under, and Around the Square: A Tale of Enduring Friendship

    by Craig Kunce
    A modern day tale of devoted friendship and the things each of us has to endure to make a valued friendship last. Spring has sprung in vibrant and colorful Under Valley. The valley is alive with wonderful creatures and tales to tell. As our story unfolds, we find an unusual pair. One is a silky orange snake, the other is a bright pink square. Their new friendship will blossom, then change, and change again. Let's hope, for their sake, it gets better in the end.
  • Trouble Finds Me

    by Craig Kunce
    An inspiring and compassionate story about two would-be friends. Friendship finds us when we least expect it. That's what our large orange friend discovers when it crosses paths one afternoon with a persistent, blue pest. It tries and tries, but it just can't get rid of the little blue bother. Then again, maybe it doesn't want to. What does that little pesky thing want anyway?
  • The Castle in the Bubble

    by Lori Forrest
    An old bubble wand. A hazy image in a bubble. POP! And suddenly, Erin is pulled into a new world -- a medieval town, complete with a castle. Mistaken for the princess who has gone missing, she finds herself in danger and on the adventure of a lifetime. With the help of her new friend, Jeffrey, Erin finds clues to the missing princess and struggles to save the kingdom. Join Erin on her first adventure in the magic bubble as she discovers the past of this new world. She must decide who to trust a... more
  • Edrick the Inventor: Spring Is for Gardening

    by Craig Kunce
    Meet Edrick and Rae, a boy and girl with oversized imaginations! In their second book Edrick and Rae don't know how they can plant their garden in early spring so their seeds will grow all summer long and turn into big, delicious fruits and vegetables. So they decide to build a seed planting machine. As their gardening adventure unfolds, Edrick and Rae learn that the best way to get something done is to share their ideas, keep trying and get help from others when needed.
  • Edrick the Inventor: Saturday is Cleaning Day

    by Craig Kunce
    Meet Edrick, a boy with an oversized imagination! In his first book, "Saturday is Cleaning Day," Edrick can't imagine spending all of Saturday morning cleaning his messy room. So he decides to take matter into his own hands and build a cleaning machine that will do the work for him. This way he will be done in no time at all and have the entire day to play outside. But the cleaning machines don't always work the way Edrick imagines they will. And he learns that sometimes the easiest way to ge... more
  • Blake's Story, Revenge and Forgiveness, 2nd edition - color

    by J. Arthur Moore
    Blake’s Story, Revenge and Forgiveness (2nd edition-color) Written by J. Arthur Moore and Bryson B. Brodzinski As the story opens, friends ride up to announce that war has been declared. Micah and his friends raise two companies of infantry. The one, with Micah, goes to help a friend in Tennessee and departs for the war. The family learns of the father’s death at Shiloh and the wounding of the drummer boy, Tyler Chase, and Blake vows to go to the war and kill the Union soldier who kil... more
  • I'm Not Smelly the Pirate

    by Alexandra Browne
    Captain Bloodandguts is a wicked and mean pirate and also very vain. He doesn't go anywhere without his huge, beautiful parrot sitting on his shoulder. But the poor parrot is seasick and surrounds the captain and all nearby with the most horrible, ghastly smells causing havoc in its wake! Join the pirates in their search for Red Beard’s treasure, in a cloud of smelly pong. But who is creeping secretly behind? Read and find out!
  • TGT

    by Randolph Christopher Longstreet
    TGT Phillip Anderson is appalled. After catching his youngest son trying to copy ballet dancers on TV, he's convinced that eight-year-old Brandon is gay. What can he do to correct the situation and lead Brandon down the path away from being a “sissy boy” and down a “straight” path? Phillip is an ex-jock, a former college football player who stands six feet eight inches tall. How could he possibly have sired a gay son? Since Brandon shows remarkable athletic ability, Phillip encourages h... more
  • Tinker Bee

    by Erin Beth Liles
    Tinker Bee is not just a bee. She's a fairy bee! Despite her love of all things fairy, her parents and fellow bees just want her to be a bee. But when the flower patch is in trouble, it's Tinker Bee who saves them all—just by being a fairy.
  • THE BELIEF IN Angels - Adapted for Young Adults

    by J. Dylan Yates

    A raw and haunting, coming-of-age novel about a courageous, young girl, her tragedy, unique survival skills and a divine intervention.

    Growing up in her parents' crazy hippie household on a tiny island off the coast of Boston, Jules's imaginative sense of humor is the weapon she wields as a defense against the chaos of her family's household. Somewhere between routine discipline with horsewhips, gun-waving gambling debt collectors, and LSD-laced breakfast cereal ... more

  • Finnigan the Circus Cat

    by Mary T Wagner

    Maximilian and Leroy are two circus mice cousins who think they’ve got it made in the shade at the old, shuttered Farnsworth Circus Museum. There are no dogs around, there’s a safe path to the full pantry in the old house, and the barn is full of dry hay and old circus wagons to hang out in. But when a new generation of Farnsworths move in, things start to shake up. And when eight-year-old Lucy Farnsworth brings home a tiny rescue kitten and hides him in the barn because her dad i... more

  • When We Were Invincible

    by Jonathan Harnisch
    A boarding school student with Tourette's syndrome looks for the meaning of life in this offbeat novella. This is recommended to fans of Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. When We Were Invincible details the experiences of Georgie Gust at the fictional St. Michael's Academy, a prestigious East Coast boarding school. In the vein of Catcher in the Rye, the novella focuses on Georgie's sense of isolation and feelings of otherness as he navigates his world while sufferi... more

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