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  • Shepherd, Potter, Spy -- and the Star Namer

    by Peggy Consolver
    In the beginning, alone with his sheep, 12-year-old Keshub, the fifth son of a potter, dreams about life beyond his valley while he practices thrusts and lunges against an unseen enemy with his wooden sword. In the end, Keshub saves the day with a real sword on the day the sun stood still. He hears about the mysterious Hebrew people as kings in Canaan build their armies. When he moves from shepherding to traveling to Jerusalem and Jericho to help sell his family’s pottery, Keshub sees for... more
  • THE PIRATES OF CLONTARF

    by Mary Ann Hart
    Polly O’Brien is a girl of twelve who is deperatly trying to save her father from the clutches of alcoholism. While attending Catholic school in the 1950s, she aspires to write and figure out life’s mysteries without much help from anyone. While living an already frightening existence, she writes a book with the help of a ghost. Polly is visited by a spirit as she starts to pen a tale about the Irish Potato Famine. The phantom helps her to write by relating her own personal Famine story, and o... more
  • Drop the Puck: It's Hockey Season

    by Jayne. J. Jones Beehler
    The Official Adventures Series drops the puck with a tale of two brothers, Blaine and Cullen. On and off the ice, they have a deep love for the game and each other! The brothers are joined by Rylee and Rosee, America's loveable, inspirational, funny, and down-to-earth referees. Together they will steal young readers' hearts. Sharpen your skates and grab your stick! It's time to play hockey!
  • The Toothless Fairy

    by Skeeter Buck
    More than anything, the sad, lonely Toothless Fairy wants a friend to play with, but with her single tooth and face full of warts, she feels unlovable and fears she will scare other kids away. But when Halloween comes around, she notices the kids are not afraid of all the scary costumes. Realizing this might be her chance to make a friend, she comes up with a brilliant plan, and that is how a new Halloween tradition begins.
  • Meet Max!

    by Elizabeth Rosso
    When Max is just a puppy, he lives in a house by a lake with his five brothers and sisters. Always curious, he longs to go on adventures and discover new places. One day, a woman arrives, plays with him, and scratches his ears. She wants to take Max home, and he is ready for an escapade.
  • Infiltration

    by Rosalind Minett
    Two boys, one family, a world at war. September 1940. Relentless bombing means Billy must be evacuated. Worse, sinister cousin, Kenneth, is billeted near enough to cause trouble. Through the anxieties of war and Kenneth's rivalry, Billy imagines he is protected by a precious Cossack sabre. He is devastated when its photo goes mysteriously missing. Then a family catastrophe causes a new threat from Kenneth. This one will affect both their futures permanently. How will Billy face the challen... more
  • Stella on Science

    by Amber Bennett
    Stella on Science introduces readers to Stella, a spunky, fun loving five year old girl who happens to love science. Join Stella as she conducts science experiments throughout her house (sometimes to the dismay of her parents!). This book reminds us that with a little curiosity, we are all true scientists at heart.
  • The Last Letter: A Novel

    by Susan Pogorzelski

    Written as a series of letters between 1999 and 2003, The Last Letter: A Novel is a classic coming-of-age tale about Lia Lenelli, a teenage girl struggling to shape her own identity while a chronic illness threatens to tear her world apart.

    Write one last letter. That's what fifteen-year-old Amelia's psychologist says when she tells him about her time capsule--a My Little Pony lunchbox she's buried in the backyard garden after listening to the preacher on the cor... more

  • Gold in the Days of Summer: A Novella

    by Susan Pogorzelski
    The summer of 1979 should have been a magical time of panning for gold in the creek and catching fireflies in a jar. Instead, nothing is turning out the way 12 year old Annie expected: her best friend is away at camp, Connor Bartlett barely notices her anymore, and her parents and sister, trying to protect her from the reality of her grandmother's illness, only seem to further isolate her. Desperate to find a sense of meaning in an ever-changing world, Annie turns to an unlikely confidant: a rec... more
  • Bedtime for Buzzy

    by T.J. Hackworth
    A boy learns that going to sleep is an important part of continuing his imaginary adventures.
  • The Blue Moon Narthex

    by N. J. Donner
    Following the sudden death of his father, thirteen-year-old Cole McCarthy finds his grief interrupted by strange discoveries. An odd stone-shaped object unlocks his father’s secret life and thrust Cole and two school mates into the middle of the Karmanic battle between good and evil. The Blue Moon Narthex follows Cole, Britten and Sophie into hidden worlds where the keepers of good fight to keep dark forces in check. With only the powerful stone, a letter and grandfatherly Norm to guide them,... more
  • Zealy's Very First Swim

    by Roe DePinto
    In this second edition, Zealy, with the help of her daddy and Whubba, learns the most important means of survival for a sealpup is to be able to swim. For Zealy, after a day of practice with Whubba, and her daddy’s teaching lessons, it becomes second nature to her very easily! Zealy finds swimming so much fun with Whubba, she even learns to do some simple tricks! Enjoy Zealy’s and Whubba’s fun day of learning to swim and lea Frning to love and care for one another. Sharing the fun times is the b... more
  • Stormwind of the North Country

    by Jodi Auborn
    Fourteen-year-old Kat lives with her widowed father, Luke, and younger brother, Dave, in their remote country farmhouse. She loves exploring the forest surrounding her house, and taking horseback riding lessons at the stable down the road. Her free-spirited father had taught her to love the natural world, and she considers herself a true outdoor girl. After making a shocking discovery one morning, Kat struggles to rescue Stormwind, her favorite horse at the stable, from its abusive owner. The... more
  • Honeysuckle Holiday

    by kathleen jacobs
    Honeysuckle Holiday centers on the life of twelve-year-old protagonist, Lucy. It takes place in the south, in the 1960s. Lucy struggles internally to come to terms with her parents' sudden and mysterious divorce. She finds herself thrust -- almost overnight -- from a world of comfort and privilege into one of near marginality. When her mother hires a black woman to help her, the situation intensifies. As the story progresses, Lucy learns the mystery behind her parents' divorce -- her father'... more
  • A Quiet Place

    by Joy Washington
    A Quiet Place is a riveting novel about three best friends; Ruby, Ginger, and Tori who have set goals for themselves, and hope to obtain them by summers end. Ginger hits the ground running with her fashion designer dream, and Ruby works along side her mother in her salon hoping that playboy Solomon Garrett will finally take notice. Tori's goal lays dormant as she struggles to find her purpose. However, everything changes when Cameron Moseley, a handsome stranger rolls into town. Suddenly the... more
  • #BabyLove: My Toddler Life

    by Corine Dehghanpisheh

    In #BabyLove: My Toddler Life, a new children’s picture book by Corine Dehghanpisheh, a curious toddler loves to play… especially with his mommy’s smartphone!

    When Mommy finds him using her phone without permission, it’s the perfect teaching moment.  Mommy reminds her little one that what matters most in life is time together filled with love and attention.

    Her simple reminder:  Put down our phones.

    #BabyLove: My Toddler Life ... more

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