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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Goddess of Beauty

    by Judith Martin
    The Goddess of Beauty is an exciting new children's book that takes you on a journey to ancient Africa where Goddess Oshun is loved and admired by everyone for her inner and outer beauty. When a young insecure girl on the island of Trinidad runs away from her village, she is approached by a Princess from Jamaica who tells her tales about Goddess Oshun. After hearing about Oshun, the young girl is no longer insecure, she accepts Oshun as a beauty icon and aspires to be like her.
  • The Growing Sweater

    by Jason J. Marchi
    GRANNY QUIGLEY has knitted a very unique sweater. To her surprise, every time she washes and dries the purple sweater with the white lace collar it grows . . . one size larger! What can she possibly do with a sweater that keeps growing? And will it ever stop growing? Ashley and Morgan, Granny s granddaughters, take charge of the situation in attempt to solve Granny s dilemma. The three travel the countryside looking for a home for the growing sweater. As the sweater grows unexpectedly for each n... more
  • Tough Mauve

    by Ashley Atkins
    Lulu never expected to lose her mom and Joe, but at least she still has a father. Except... he doesn't want anything to do with her. When she finds an unlikely home with her stepfather's sister, Lulu creates a simple, if transitory, existence for herself. Soon she is falling for Shane Devine, who may or may not have a thing for Madison Everly. But then local reporter Miranda Brooks goes missing, setting off a sequence of events that bring Lulu's father to town, whether she likes it or n... more
  • My Horsie World

    by Walter Schenck
    Stunning poetry by award-winning author and poet Walter Schenck. The colorful Illustrations are drawn by his aunt, Catharine Whitman, of her trophy winning horses. During Catharine's career she won over 100 show ribbons, Silver Plaques, and honors, testifying to her grand achievements.
  • FAB (Friends Against Bullying) Club

    by Alex Hallatt
    When Ravi, Toby and Jake get bullied at school, they start the FAB (Friends Against Bullying) Club. Their lives improve dramatically, as they support each other to stop the bullies picking on them. They reach out to help other kids like Ruth, who joins the club and helps them build an amazing treehouse to meet in. FAB Club becomes a popular meme at school, which infuriates the bullies. When they destroy the treehouse, it looks like FAB Club might be lost. But their friendship is strong enough to... more
  • 10/10ths A Young Adult Novel of La Carrera Panamericana

    by Suzy Witten

    14-year-old Andi Gazek, a lifelong car nut, mini-MacGyver, and expert strategizer (i.e., fibber) from Montana hits the road one abandoned summer in search of the racer father she never knew. Finding him is not enough. Now she wants him to drive a world famous 2,000-mile vintage car rally race--La Carrera Panamericana--with her in Mexico... and she expects him to teach her. What she learns, and what he learns, in their wills-clashing, car-crashing process is miles beyond any road map.... more

  • In The Land of Broken Time: The Incredible Journey

    by Max Evan
    This book is about the adventures of a boy named Christopher, a girl named Sophia and a retriever named Duke. By chance, they find themselves in a balloon that takes them to a fairyland where mysterious events happen. The children want to find the way home, but first they have to solve a lot of mysteries. This is a story about the different ways of measuring time and about friendship. In this book there are many facts about the animals that never get old and about how to construct different cloc... more
  • A Medicine Dream and Warrior Ghosts

    by Nona Burroughs Babcock

    The novel introduces mystical Native American lore; demonstrates the devastating effect of bullying; friendship and loyalty, with both humans and animals; develops and matures the characters; intrigue, near-death experiences, and paranormal events lead the reader in a fast-paced adventure.

    A Medicine Dream and Warrior Ghosts Synopsis

    Foureen-year-old Blackfeet Native American Johnny Bear Child is bullied by Larry, Skinny, and Chub. Johnny runs away to a mountain hideaway to pursue... more

  • Aurora, Spirit Bear of the North

    by Erik Shein and L.M Reker
    A Spirit Bear named Aurora, along with her best friend, Kaghi the Raven, become stewards of the land, and go on a quest to save there animal friends from the injustices of poachers and bring back the harmony and wisdom of the emerald forest they call home.
  • Darwin

    by Erik Shein and L. M. Reker
    Darwin has made a powerful wish; the mysterious heavens say it’s so. Desire is so strong a wish cloud appears. It says, “Hope and love will defeat all fears.” I can feel it shake me in my ancient shell; this is a story our island animals must tell. Darwin, the Giant tortoise wants to fall in love and asks the wish cloud in the sky to make his dream come true. Darwin, the tortoise is the last surviving member of his family of tortoises, and he has a driving passion is to continue his endangered... more
  • Seedkrakers

    by Erik Shein and L.M. Reker
    Two ‘adventurer’ birds, Pani and Omo, fly to the great southern Pacific Ocean to search for the excitement of finding new lands, and a world populated with a diverse variety of wonderful creatures. A highflying albatross from New Zealand, Marana, helps them to reach for the impossible and assists them in their adventure: the discovery of a special place, a sanctuary of rare and endangered creatures, which have been transported there by two magnificent Blue Whales. Along the way Pani and Omo dis... more
  • Thunder an Elephants Journey, The Novel

    by Erik Shein and L.M. Reker

    Thunder, a young pygmy forest elephant, sets out on a journey to find his mother after he escapes capture from poachers. With danger at every turn in the central African jungle, he must face his fears to survive. With the help of some unlikely friends: Soma, a cranky rhino; Frederick, a nutty pink flamingo; Penelope, a chatty parrot; three kooky egrets; and Jennetta Blue, a blue butterfly; they help him with is dream to look for her. and fulfill his quest to be united with his herd

  • Ice Dream's Wish

    by Nasrin Mottahedeh
    When three children build a snowman they each offer him one special gift which magically gives him a life all his own. Their snowman possesses, above all, the gift of compassion. One day he is granted a special wish by an angel. But Ice Dream, the snowman, selflessly uses his gift to shower others with kindness, even at great expense to himself and his very existence.
  • Raman and Sunny: Middle School Blues

    by Fiza Pathan
    Middle School is the worst period in a child's life. He or she has to undergo bullying, and an often painful transition from childhood to young adulthood. It is also a period most neglected at home and in school, for the child grows rebellious as he feels he is misunderstood and unjustly dealt with. Parents feel helpless to interfere. Imagine what then can be the plight of twins? Set in teeming, exotic Mumbai, India, this is the story about Raman and Sunny who are twins. Their childhood perio... more
  • Time & Consequences

    by M Lauryn Alexander
    Turquoise Nez Timerhorn seems to have it all. She’s gorgeous. She’s got lots of friends and admirers. Her boyfriend - Ed; who has supermodel looks and is not only captain of the unbeaten basketball team but also a high achiever in the classroom adores her. She even lands a plum internship. Turquoise and Ed are shoo-ins for King and Queen of the Senior Prom. There’s only one problem - Ed is Mr. Punctuality, while Turquoise can’t get anywhere on time. You'll laugh out loud at Turquoise's zany ... more
  • The Caterpillar that became Enlightened

    by Darryl Diptee
    Many of today’s children are trapped in destructive patterns of seeking external acceptance in exchange for internal happiness. This story of one baby caterpillar’s life journey (Sumi) to becoming enlightened is a loving way to gently reveal age-old wisdom about happiness to kids in modern times. As Sumi escapes shallower patterns of happiness and unhappiness for something deeper and more meaningful, she discovers sage-like insights that children can apply towards personal growth in their own ... more

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