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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Smiles and Wiggles: A Year of Imaginative Fun

    by Ali Pfautz
    Icky germs, beautiful snowflakes, and a chorus of farm animals, you'll find it all in this collection of interactive poems. These rhymes are perfect for brain breaks and for encouraging children to use their imaginations. Each page includes a poem, plus information for teachers and parents about how to use the rhymes to promote movement and imaginative play. Perfect for children Preschool-1st grade.
  • Twig and Thud's Fabulous Firsts!

    by PETER J. LAWRENCE
    Have you ever wondered where ordinary things come from? Like the toothbrush? Or shoes? Or even the washing machine? Who first discovered these things? They say Thomas Alva Edison invented the light bulb. Did he really? It's questionable. Did Alexander Graham Bell invent the telephone? Most certainly not! Did Henry Ford invent the first car? Hah! The stories in this book set the record straight by revealing that many of the everyday things we enjoy today were invented back in prehistoric times! I... more
  • The Jelly Donut Difference

    by Maria Dismondy
    Dexter and Leah, siblings, who despite being twins, do not get along. The two reach out to help an elderly neighbor who is a lonely widow. The neighbor tells stories of her past, living in a foreign country. With empathy and understanding, the twins devised a plan to pay it forward to this neighbor and in the process, learn about respecting and working together. The changes they discover by helping someone else, becomes the foundation for the universal language of kindness.
  • The Best Feeling in the World

    by Christopher R. Kaden
    Eight-year-old Simon would appear to have it all: his room painted like a comic book, all the latest video games on a big-screen TV, and a driver and chef to drive and cook for him. But Simon is not happy. What he really wants is a Mom and Dad who spend quality time with him, as he's seen with his best friends, Thomas and Carlos. Two major events lead to an emotional climax that forces his Mom and Dad to reevaluate family priorities, resulting in what could be the happiest ending of all and The... more
  • Rafe Rebellius and the Clash of the Genres

    by Joseph Lowery

    Fourteen-year-old Rafe Rabellius really gets into books. Like, literally. And sometimes he can't get out.

    After being dragged cross-country by his research scientists parents all his life—Greenfort High will be his seventh school when Rafe starts in the fall—there's hope. If Rafe will agree to share his new home with a so-called extended family he's never even heard of (what kind of name is Genrés anyway?), they'll stay put for four whole years. Cool, ... more

  • Don the Fly Wants a Friend

    by Venita Yvonne Vance
    This beautifully illustrated children’s book about a lonely fly will help teach your children about the importance of friendship and trust. Don the fly wants nothing more than to find a friend. He meets many different animals that are too busy to play with him. They send Don on his way. While running away from animals who want to trick him, Don finally finds a buddy to laugh, talk, and play with. This is a great bedtime story or learning tool for readers ages five to seven. Like a Dr. Seus... more
  • Onyx McFly Saves the Day!

    by Crystal Judkins
    Onyx McFly is a tough and determined little eight-year-old girl, who is as bright as she is brave. With her multi-colored sidekick Boom by her side, Onyx uses her imagination to live out a whole host of fabulous exploits, stimulated by her surroundings. Having always wanted to be a superhero, Onyx tells the story about a time when she had to become just that, and use her flair and resourcefulness to solve a real life problem and save the day! Onyx McFly Saves the Day, is a fabulous child... more
  • Darkest Before Dawn: From The Beauty For Ashes Saga (Volume 2)

    by Sharon Polk - Novellas by Sharon
    Priscilla Roads is orphaned after her parents are in a fatal car accident. When a distant relative takes her into her home, she becomes a victim of unfortunate circumstances and criminal activities. Eventually, she is placed under the care of a young psychiatrist, Dr. Fannie Meyers. Priscilla, Fannie, and a cast of characters, including Ruth Samuelsson, from Hidden Secrets, take us on a journey through the darkest fragments of their lives. As we travel with them, we see glimpses of their greates... more
  • How to Eat Your ABC's

    by Theresa A. McKeown
    How to Eat Your ABC’s is the first book in a new series of unique children’s books. Cleverly written and illustrated, this book encourages children to get excited about healthy eating and develop a genuine love for reading. Written entirely in rhyme with a melodic tone, it is meant to be read aloud so parents can share in the experience.
  • Peter and Lisa: A Mental Illness Children's Story

    by Charles Katz and Linda Baron Katz
    Peter and Lisa: A Mental Illness Children's Story is about two people affected by depression and mania. This sweet, straightforward book helps children understand these conditions and lets them know that with the proper medication and support by family and friends, people can get better! Whether the child is mentally ill or interacting with someone who is, Peter and Lisa is a helpful read for young people who simply need to know more about mental illness. Authors Charles and Linda Katz offer... more
  • The Incredible Box

    by Kathy Goosev Howell
    Go ahead open THE INCREDIBLE BOX. Don't be afraid! The box will sparkle. It will shine. It will amaze you! Inside you will find the perfect pair of shoes. Put them on and see what happens! Have fun with the chameleon family as they each open THE INCREDIBLE BOX and find an exciting surprise!
  • Don the Fly wants a Friend

    by Venita Yvonne Vance
    This beautifully illustrated children’s book about a lonely fly will help teach your children about the importance of friendship and trust. Don the fly wants nothing more than to find a friend. He meets many different animals that are too busy to play with him. They send Don on his way. While running away from animals who want to trick him, Don finally finds a buddy to laugh, talk, and play with. This is a great bedtime story or learning tool for readers ages five to seven. Like a Dr. Seuss bo... more
  • Blowback '07

    by Brian Meehl

    Clashing teenage twins Arky and Iris have one thing in common: an ancient musical instrument left to them by their mother. When Iris plays the strangely curved woodwind, the trouble begins; Arky’s friend, Matt, the school’s star quarterback, disappears.

    Transported to 1907 and the Carlisle Indian School, Matt is forced to play football for Coach Pop Warner as the Carlisle “Redmen” revolutionize Ivy League football. Matt’s struggle to “play his way home” is complicated when he falls in l... more

  • Minecraft with Grandma (an Unofficial Minecraft Book)

    by Cinda Lee
    Seth is seriously excited that he gets to play Minecraft with his grandma. They live far away from each other but now they can play together whenever they want. Join them as they fight mobs, search for hidden treasure and create epic surprises for each other. If you like Minecraft you will love this book.
  • Elliot the Magical Puppy Series, Elliot Finds a Home: Elliot Finds a Home

    by Patti Petrone Miller
    “Elliot Finds a Home,” introduces the pair, with Elliot starting out in a pet store, only to find that no one wishes to buy the puppy who is different and not normal. Eventually, he is given away to an animal shelter, and the implication that he may be put down is unspoken, yet evident. Meanwhile, Joseph is a boy with Autism. A little boy alone in his head. Elliot is a puppy with special abilities of his own. Together they create an inseparable bond of love, trust, and understanding. Joseph and ... more
  • The Journal of Jack Black, a Fugitive Slave (North Carolina, Bahamas, Jamaica, Tortuga, St. Croix 1718)

    by KAREN MCWILLIAMS
    Jack Black and her older brother, Samson, grew up on a North Carolina plantation. Since their parents, Minnie and Sam, were sold, the children were raised by Crazy Ole Gert who was Minnie's mother. When Crazy Ole Gert died and the young teens and their FAT BLACK CAT, named MISSUS FLUFFERS, were left alone, they decided to run away from their plantation. After precarious days escaping slave catchers, the two children and MISSUS FLUFFERS were rescued and taken aboard BLACKBEARD THE PIRATE'S sh... more

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