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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Daniel and His Starry Night Blanket

    by Sally Loughridge

    This is the story of a young boy whose older sister gets cancer and, from his perspective, far too much of their parents' attention. When a sibling is seriously ill, a child may become confused, angry, scared, lonely, and even jealous. This book can help them safely express and explore their feelings and model strategies for parents juggling the needs of all their children during a pediatric health journey.

  • Oh So Quiet!

    by Lindsey Craig
    It s not always easy to get kids outside, but OH SO QUIET! may just tempt the wee ones on an adventure. The nighttime forest comes alive with Daniel Dunkley's indigo lit illustrations. And Lindsey Craig's chant-like text will have children turning the pages to find out what's waiting outside the brave camper's tent. "The forest is so quiet, oh so quiet in the night...UNTIL!" Is it flapping bats? Squeaking mice? Or even a BEAR!? OH SO QUIET! will make for a giggly read and a favorite camping book... more
  • Ayumi's Violin

    by Mariko Tatsumoto
    In 1959, when her mother dies, grieving twelve-year-old Ayumi must leave her home in Japan and cross the Pacific Ocean alone to find her American father. Biracial, she is confronted with a resentful half-sister and a racist stepmother. She wants to be accepted by her new family, but how much of her true self must she give up? A violin prodigy, Ayumi’s only solace is her music. When she is deprived of her violin, she feels like her mother has died all over again. Desperate for a violin, she shoc... more
  • Adventures of Squeaky Doo: A Teddy Bear's Adventures

    by Brenda Mohammed

    Children love Squeaky Doo. You will too.

    This short story collection teaches children Geography, Cultures, and love for pets. 

    Adventures of Squeaky Doo : A Teddy Bear's Adventures is the Travel Memoirs of Squeaky Doo, a child's short story collection.. 
    1. Squeaky Doo on the Beach -  Squeaky Doo has a scary adventure on the beach. You will want to keep on readi... more

  • Ayumi's Violin

    by Mariko Tatsumoto
    In 1959, after her mother dies, twelve-year-old Ayumi, a violin prodigy, must leave her home in Japan. She crosses the Pacific Ocean alone to come live with a Caucasian father she’s never met, a resentful half-sister, and a racist stepmother. Ayumi wants to be accepted by her new family, but how much of her true self must she give up? Her only solace is her music, but when she is deprived of her violin, she feels like her mother has died all over again and shocks even herself by doing the unthi... more
  • Wide Mouth Frog's Big Birthday

    by Jerry Barrett
    Wide Mouth Frog throws a big birthday party and invites his friends! It is all fun and games until he ignores his mother’s warning and lands into trouble But all turns out well and there is cake!
  • Mr. Zip and The Capital Z

    by Kimberly Bryant-Palmer
    After a terrifically hard and terribly disappointing day, Peanut Johnson, wandering aimlessly down Main Street, stumbles upon The Capital Z, a This and That Shop. Stepping inside, he meets Mr. Aloysious Zip, the kind and eccentric shopkeeper, who introduces Peanut to a most wondrous place. There are toys and trinkets, model cars and miniature wagon trains, even memorabilia from days gone by—“reminders,” says Mr. Zip with an air of mystery. Discovering “everything from A to Z” inside The Capi... more
  • Daddy Do My Hair?: Beth's Twists

    by Tola Okogwu
    Join Daddy and Beth on a wonderful hair adventure in this heart-warming story, which celebrates the unique and special relationship between a father and child. The perfect rhyming picture book read for every family, this is a book to be shared time and time again.
  • World War A

    by Clarence Xon
    2030 A.D. An economic crash is looming but college student Kaden Sun has bigger concerns at hand. Winning the WarGames Championship won’t be easy, especially when the crowd prefers shouting racial slurs to team chants. With Chinese ownership and investment in the US at an all-time high, Kaden’s black hair, dark eyes, and distinctive cheekbones have become dangerous assets. But Kaden is determined to walk the high road. On the verge of destitution, he finds an expensive wallet with thousands of d... more
  • I Feel...Meh

    by DJ Corchin
    Sometimes you just feel...meh. You don't really feel like doing anything or talking to anyone. Is that bad? I Feel...Meh joins the award winning I Feel...Children's Book Series helping to discuss apathy. The I Feel... Children's Series continues to be celebrated by children's therapists, speech pathologists, psychologists, teachers, and parents. They provide meaningful exploration of our dynamic emotional range in various contexts. Not to mention they're fun, witty, and engaging! Check out the e... more
  • I Feel...Awesome

    by DJ Corchin
    I Feel...Awesome adds another wonderful title to the extremely popular I Feel... Children's Book Series. It explores in its signature rhyme style how doing good things can make you feel well...awesome! Sharing, caring, and being responsible are all lessons to be learned. I Feel...Awesome helps the discussion in a fun and witty way with clever, simple illustrations that kids love.
  • I Feel...Sick

    by DJ Corchin
    It happens. Sometimes we just don't feel well. I Feel...Sick joins the popular I Feel... children's book series! Feeling sick isn't fun. In fact, it can be really gross. I Feel...Sick is a humorous and simple discussion starter with the series' signature wit, good mix of vocabulary, and solid colors that makes them fun, easy reads for a child.
  • I Feel...Different

    by DJ Corchin
    I Feel...Different, joins DJ Corchin's popular I Feel... children's book series to help teach kids how our differences are what makes us special. The book explores feeling alone or different because of the way one might act, believe, or look. Like the other books in the series, the simple, silly illustrations help engage a child and start a discussion. The use of solid colors and expressions capture the eye and a mix of vocabulary allows for young readers to be successful.
  • I Feel...Too!

    by DJ Corchin
    From the author of I Feel... comes the exciting follow up, I Feel...Too! Did you ever notice the more you make others feel good, the better you feel yourself? This play on the original I Feel... book helps kids understand the importance of taking time to compliment others and the personal reward for doing so. The more you put into it, the more you get out of it.
  • I Feel...

    by DJ Corchin
    From the author of You Got A Boogie, I Feel... is another simple, silly book that's a great way for kids to talk about and discover it's alright to feel different emotions. The witty and childlike illustrations are easy to have fun with making faces along with the reader! Sometimes wordy descriptions of emotions get in the way of their real meaning. A look can go a long way in teaching children about feelings. Use I Feel... to start a discussion, or just have fun reading with your child!
  • Strings

    by DJ Corchin
    From the author of the celebrated I Feel... Children's Book series comes a heartwarming message about friendship and moving away. Leaving your friends or family is never easy, but that doesn't mean you're alone. STRINGS shares that no matter where you might go, you're always connected.

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