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  • CJ's New Basketball

    by Ivy Valentine Pate
    CJ gets his very first basketball from Dad on Sunday, but can’t go to a real basketball court until the following Saturday. He decides to practice inside the house until he can get to the court. Can CJ stay out of trouble at home for a whole week until the big day? CJ’s New Basketball uses funny, mischievous antics to teach children the days of the week and accountability for their actions. Colorful pictures illustrated by popular children’s artist Chris Padovano bring to life CJ’s exciting w... more
  • The X Factor: Confessions of a naive fashion model

    by Ivan Sivec
    It takes three mistakes to be swallowed up and spat out by the fashion industry. You trust the wrong people. You think you know everything there is to know about life. You take drugs. The almost 18-year-old Maja is a regular high-school kid, who at the threshold of adulthood thinks she knows everything there is to know about life. As she enters the world of fashion modelling she gets completely enchanted. However, the more her career thrives she’s less able to see the danger lur... more
  • Toto's Tale and True Chronicle of Oz

    by Sylvia Patience
    The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was written in 1900 by L. Frank Baum. Many other Oz books followed, as well as the famous 1939 movie. Not until now, however, does Toto tell the story, as he remembers it. In Toto’s Tale, we read his version of the beloved adventures. Toto tells how he first found Dorothy when she arrived in Kansas on an orphan train and how they were both adopted by Aunt Em and Uncle Henry. In the end, he says, the silver shoes (not ruby slippers as in the movie) weren’t lost in the d... more
  • The Magnificent Land of the Multi-Colored Horses

    by Patti Barry

    "A long, long time ago, there was a faraway land." 

    So begins the engaging and thoughtful story of mythical and vibrant friends, who happen to be horses. 

    "The horses called this magical land their own. They played in the grass, ate the sweet, colored flowers, and drank the cool, refreshing water. 

    No one knows why, but the strangest thing began to happen in this magical land. 

    Some say it began with the pink horse... more

  • If a Very Important Person Invited you to Lunch

    by Staci Ericson
    What if a very important person invited you to lunch? How would you feel? What would you wear? Would you wash your hands and your face? What would you do with your hair? This story follows one boy’s hilarious adventures into the world of dining with VIPs. Through simple rhyme and picture, children will explore their internal motivation to use good manners. The story, while being entertaining, encourages children to draw their own conclusions and is meant to stimulate 
dialogue. The illu... more
  • A Dog for Leo

    by Kandi M Siegel
    This book is about a young boy named Leo who desperately wants a dog of his own. His parents don't think he is responsible enough to take care of one. Unfortunately he gets into some trouble at school which is going to be the turning point for him to prove to his parents that he can be responsible and hopefully be able to get a dog.
  • Weeds in Nana's Garden

    by Kathryn Harrison
    A young girl and her Nana hold a special bond that blooms in the surroundings of Nana’s magical garden. Then one day, the girl finds many weeds in the garden. She soon discovers that her beloved Nana has Alzheimer’s Disease; an illness that affects an adult brain with tangles that get in the way of thoughts, kind of like how weeds get in the way of flowers. As time passes, the weeds grow thicker and her Nana declines, but the girl accepts the difficult changes with love, and learns to take-over... more
  • Magi's Christmas: Everyone's Journey Goes Through Christmas

    by Noel Thornley

    The clock is ticking as the World’s two greatest empires, Parthia and Rome, stand at the brink of war. Parthia has just sent the Magi, their kingmakers, to Jerusalem to find the King of Kings. At the nexus of all this is Mary’s son, Jesus. Magi’s Christmas explores every person’s journey, through Christmas, to the Son of God. From meager souls to the mighty and powerful. Everyone must make their journey through Christmas… Everyone.

  • Irene in College

    by Lori Goldson

    Book 1 of the "Life and Times" Series offers a self-reflective point of view as Irene Jimenez navigates her way through young adulthood. While the story comes with plenty of sarcasm, raunchiness and humorous undertone, it is the sincere hope that all readers--from the junior high school student to the grandmother of college graduates--will be able to read Irene's story and reflect on the times in their lives where they were scared, lost, and confused. 
    Hopefully Irene's story will bring ... more

  • The Girl Who Lived with Rabbits

    by C C. Vaughan
    This is one of 6 You-Draw-It Books. Recommended by educators. The reader draws the pictures for the story. Book 1 of 2 You-Draw-It Books about Laura Lapin and her friend Rutherford Rabbit. Laura likes rabbits so much that she wants to live with them. She gets her chance one day while walking in the forest with her parents. Will she like living with rabbits. Is it more fun than living at home?
  • The Horse Knows the Way

    by C. C. Vaughan
    One of 6 You-Draw-It stories for readers to illustrate. Crasher the horse wants to help pull Santa's sleigh, but only reindeer are allowed. He tries to disguise himself as a reindeer, but he is still recognized as Crasher the horse. An opportunity seems to arise to pull Santa's sleigh, but only if the missing reindeer can't be found. Crasher knows where they are and that they are in danger. He must make a difficult decision. Recommended by educators, including for reluctant readers.
  • B Is For Bicycles

    by Scott and Jannine Fitzgerald
    Finally, a children’s book focused on the benefits of the cycling lifestyle: health, freedom, independence, self-reliance, self-confidence, and environmental stewardship. Everyone will fall in love with these two dogs, and their animal friends, as they fall in love with cycling, explore the alphabet, and learn what makes the bicycle so amazing. Illustrated children's hardcover.
  • Fast Forward

    by Kate Reigstad
    What if you skipped 26 years of your life? When the small plane she’s in crashes into the Mediterranean Sea, high school senior Natalie Raider disappears. Her friends and family assume she’s gone. Then she reappears, almost 30 years later...and she’s still somehow 17 years old. But the world has gone on without her, leaving her completely out of place and isolated. Gone is big hair that entraps low-flying bird species; gone are stirrup pants and The Smurfs; gone are Michael Jackson and int... more
  • Slater (Hengist - People of the Horse Book 4)

    by Jacky Gray
    Slater is the son of Mason, but he will never be a chip off the old block. Although his father is responsible for Aveburgh henge, Slater is more interested in learning about the ceremonies held amongst the stones. Torn from a solstice celebration into a real-life nightmare, Slater's talent for reading ley lines upsets dark forces. Ancient magic pulls him back in time to reveal his connection to primeval secrets. There, he is teased by formidable priestesses who teach him the power of earth... more
  • Reagan (Hengist - People of the Horse Book 3)

    by Jacky Gray
    Decode the mysteries of white horses, crop circles and ley-lines to save his people? No pressure, then. Reagan knows he’s nothing special; his mother reminds him often enough. Being shy and scruffy makes him inadequate in her eyes; winning the Garlanding and scoring 100% on his graduation tests are of little consequence. But his mathematical skills and ability to sense ley-lines are essential to the council for determining the cause of dangerous accidents in the village. Aided by his spirit ... more
  • Rory (Hengist - People of the Horse Book 2)

    by Jacky Gray
    Archer’s reward for being the most worthy student in his graduating class is to lose his home and all his friends. Sent from his tranquil, medieval life to aggressive, modern-day England, Archer’s mission is to report back about cars, computers and even chocolate. The other foster boys try to break his spirit by threatening him with his own bow – they have no idea they are dealing with a trained warrior. He teaches them honour, integrity and archery; they teach him how to get in trouble with... more

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