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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Goober and Muffin

    by Kelly Lenihan
    Goober and Muffin were the best of friends; no matter that Goober was a puppy and Muffin was a kitten. As Goober and Muffin grew up, their friends started complaining that it was not okay for them to be pals. Succumbing to peer pressure and going their separate ways seemed to be the only answer, even though Goober and Muffin were both miserable. One day, a calamitous misadventure reunites this unlikely twosome, reminding them what really matters. Turning their backs on prejudice once and for all... more
  • The Skipping Stone

    by Kelly Lenihan
    Sometimes, when we truly hope and dream and wish really hard for something, it will come true—the power of our imagination is a wondrous thing. If you’ve ever tossed a penny in the fountain or made a wish on the North Star, you know what I mean. There are so many ways to make a wish, and sometimes we will discover yet one more way from someone we meet along the way, like Nick in The Skipping Stone. Nick is an ordinary little boy fervently yearning for something extraordinary to happen. One day, ... more
  • Joachim's Magic

    by M. L. Stainer
    Elizabeth I’s Jewish metallurgist,Joachim Gans, faces danger from Indians and extreme prejudice from his fellow workers on the 1585 expedition to the New World. He antagonizes most except his young apprentice. Captured by the hostile Indian Chief, Pemisapan, Joachim must ultimately choose between saving the boy's life or sacrificing his deep beliefs.
  • Good Dogs, Great Listeners

    by Renata Bowers
    Charlotte loves dogs, especially her loving and loyal dog, Lily. And she loves adventure, especially with Lily and her Litter of six stuffed dogs in tow. But, she doesn't love to read. Charlotte has a pesky habit of abandoning a book in favor of a distraction. Paired with her dogs and her bold imagination, that distraction has a way of turning into a grand adventure. But when Lily gets hurt on one of their adventures, Charlotte relies on her imagination and her heart to find a way to lov... more
  • Frieda B. and the Zillabeast

    by Renata Bowers
    Frieda B. loves books. So much so that she often becomes part of them; the words spring up under her feet and the pictures and characters become a world she’s able to walk right into. Frieda B. and the Zillabeast begins with just such an adventure. Frieda and Zilla enter a marvelous storyworld of classic fairytales. Yet with each turn of the page, Zilla grows bigger, bristlier, and growlier – until a hair-raising encounter with Little Red Riding Hood puts everyone on edge. What turned him into a... more
  • Frieda B. Meets the Man in the Moon

    by Renata Bowers
    What do we do when we’ve done something wrong – even innocently so? This is the question explored in Frieda B. Meets the Man in the Moon. At the outset of the story, fueled by Frieda B.’s limitless imagination, Frieda and Zilla take a trip to the moon “to see what it’s like where the rockets and astronauts go.” But when her bed crash-lands and hurts the Man in the Moon, how does she respond? A fun yet tender story of adventure, friendship and making amends, Man in the Moon encourages us to see t... more
  • Frieda B. Herself

    by Renata Bowers
    Red-headed, bare-footed Frieda B. is the world’s biggest dreamer. With a limitless and colorful imagination, she fully believes she is free to be anyone, anywhere she dreams she can be. But when Frieda suddenly loses her dreams one night, how will she recover? The answer will provide inspiration and encouragement to children of all ages, to always believe in your own big dreams – and the very important, one-of-a-kind story you carry inside.
  • Frieda B. and the Finkledee Ink

    by Renata Bowers
    When a traveling salesman comes to town selling Finkledee Ink, Frieda B. scrapes together every last penny to purchase a jar for herself. Her hope and belief is that this one jar of ink magically will make her a great writer (a deep longing she holds in her heart). But can a jar of ink truly hold the key to her dream? And if so, what happens to that dream when the jar of ink shatters? (Gasp!) Does her dream shatter, too? Frieda B. and the Finkledee Ink is a story to help children of all ages ... more
  • The Giant Who Loved the Moon: A Collection of Balinese Folk Tales

    by Martini Fisher
    "The Giant Who Loved the Moon" is a small collection of nine traditional folk stories from Bali, Indonesia. It moves through people rich and poor, deities as well as animals, revealing glimpses of their strengths and weaknesses through short stories. The stories include the kind little giant, the five lazy brothers and the silly rich man.
  • Diamond in the Ruff

    by B.R. Tracey
    A large explosion tore through the boat; igniting the fuel and setting it alight. Nothing could have been done to save the two unfortunate people who were on board and everything sank without a trace. The world renowned Staveley Diamonds have been stolen in an ingenious robbery and, MI6’s top canine agent Max 001 has been assigned to find them. But will Bella’s new found fame help or hinder him in getting back the rare gems?
  • A Day in the Park - Ryan Hutton's Prehistoric Adventure

    by Matt Weiss
    Discovery takes many shapes, and for 13-year-old Ryan Hutton it happens by falling flat on his face. During an expedition into the woods near his house Ryan and his friends Jay and Casey stumble over a discovery none of them saw coming. Fueled by curiosity, what starts as a walk through the woods ends up challenging how they think about their town and what it was like thousands of years ago. Will their adventure lead them to extra credit at school, or will it...change the world? Based on a true ... more
  • The Bobbletoons Home Sweet Home

    by Shurie Bocanegra
    Follow Brynlee Butterfly through different habitats as she searches for her new Home Sweet Home. Each spread features a different BobbleToon animal and the habitat that represents their Home Sweet Home. The literature focuses on appealing phrases and educational content while the illustrations contain fun characters and bright eye-catching colors. Have fun learning with the BobbleToons... Bobble, Bobble, Bobble!
  • Fred & Red Say Goodbye

    by Austin Schlichtman
    Fred & Red Say Goodbye is a touching story about the emotions associated with the loss of a loved one. The story follows Fred the penguin as he begins to process the news his beloved Red is sick and unable to be cured. Created to help children understand emotions associated with loss. While providing adults with valuable insight into the developmental understanding of grief in children. The simple narrative allows readers to connect with Fred & Red without competing with the reader's own... more
  • Correlation

    by Mia Grace
    Hailey's summer plans are shattered when a car accident puts her brother into a coma. Knowing she could have stopped him from going out that night, Hailey is plagued by guilt. She takes refuge in a magical old abandoned house with a story of its own to share, and there she meets a young man she knows will die in the Vietnam War if she doesn't stop him from going. But why would he believe her, and what must she do to convince him to listen? And what happens when you attempt to mess with history?

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