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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • 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?
  • Brendan of Kilrush

    by Michael J. Schneider
    The year is 812 A.D. Vikings have invaded Ireland, burned and pillaged the village of Kilrush. Among their booty is Kaileen, a pretty 16-year-old colleen. Can Brendan, a lame teenage shepherd boy, save her? In this Dark Age saga, Brendan and Kaileen, along with Brendan's mute friend, Dungal, are relentlessly pursued by the vicious Norse barbarians across the Irish countryside and on the high seas. The trio seek the protection of King Finian, a powerful Irish monarch. His beautiful daughter, ... more
  • Grandma's Thanksgiving Dinner

    by Maria Hoskins
    Grandma's Thanksgiving Dinner is a special treat for children with no experience of farm life. They will be drawn into a world filled with love, doting parents, guardians and community members, and lively farm animals. Hoskins aptly shares a brief history lesson with her young readers about rural America and the age-old traditions of farm living.
  • We Are the Warriors

    by Theresa Nichols Schuster
    How did Blake Newman end up on a Montana Indian reservation? There is no snowboarding on this flat prairie, all his friends are back in Bozeman for their junior year, and his dad's the school principal. Could it get much worse?Blake's fears, hopes and new-found love all come to the forefront within a culture so different from what he has known.
  • Firebrand

    by Sarah MacTavish

    In the summer of 1860, when slavery ruled the heart of America, two young abolitionists discover how dangerous it can be to believe in freedom for all.

    Saoirse Callahan’s family is broken. Hunger forced them out of Ireland and they still struggle to survive in their new home, where scorching Texas droughts threaten their small farm. Then, on one blazing Sunday afternoon, a series of mysterious fires devastates the region. Whispered rumors of a slave rebellion soon flame into a sta... more

  • Mrs. McGillicutty's Last Sunflower

    by Chip Womick
    What happens when an old woman does not plant her flower garden as usual and the scale tips so that there is more ugliness than beauty in the world? Mrs. McGillicutty's Last Sunflower tells the story. Trolls go to work planting more weed seeds. An elf named Berk, who is Keeper of Beauty among the little people, scrambles to save the day. Along the way, he gets helps from fellow elves and a pair of neighborhood children.
  • Hey Ugly

    by Alicia J Turner
    Who is Ugly? Ugly never seemed to fit in. Ugly felt she was ugly, and because she believed it, it was true. One kind word changed everything, and Ugly realized she was Pretty all along.
  • A Bitter Pill to Swallow

    by Tiffany Gholar
    On the edge of the Chicago medical district, the Harrison School for Exceptional Youth looks like a castle in a snow globe. Janina has been there since she was ten years old, and now she’s fourteen. She feels so safe inside its walls that she’s afraid to leave. Devante’s parents bring him there after a tragedy leaves him depressed and suicidal. Even though he’s in a different place, he can’t escape the memories that come flooding back when he least expects them. Dr. Gail Thomas comes to ... more

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