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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • I'm Not Smelly the Pirate

    by Alexandra Browne
    Captain Bloodandguts is a wicked and mean pirate and also very vain. He doesn't go anywhere without his huge, beautiful parrot sitting on his shoulder. But the poor parrot is seasick and surrounds the captain and all nearby with the most horrible, ghastly smells causing havoc in its wake! Join the pirates in their search for Red Beard’s treasure, in a cloud of smelly pong. But who is creeping secretly behind? Read and find out!
  • TGT

    by Randolph Christopher Longstreet
    TGT Phillip Anderson is appalled. After catching his youngest son trying to copy ballet dancers on TV, he's convinced that eight-year-old Brandon is gay. What can he do to correct the situation and lead Brandon down the path away from being a “sissy boy” and down a “straight” path? Phillip is an ex-jock, a former college football player who stands six feet eight inches tall. How could he possibly have sired a gay son? Since Brandon shows remarkable athletic ability, Phillip encourages h... more
  • Tinker Bee

    by Erin Beth Liles
    Tinker Bee is not just a bee. She's a fairy bee! Despite her love of all things fairy, her parents and fellow bees just want her to be a bee. But when the flower patch is in trouble, it's Tinker Bee who saves them all—just by being a fairy.
  • THE BELIEF IN Angels - Adapted for Young Adults

    by J. Dylan Yates

    A raw and haunting, coming-of-age novel about a courageous, young girl, her tragedy, unique survival skills and a divine intervention.

    Growing up in her parents' crazy hippie household on a tiny island off the coast of Boston, Jules's imaginative sense of humor is the weapon she wields as a defense against the chaos of her family's household. Somewhere between routine discipline with horsewhips, gun-waving gambling debt collectors, and LSD-laced breakfast cereal ... more

  • Finnigan the Circus Cat

    by Mary T Wagner

    Maximilian and Leroy are two circus mice cousins who think they’ve got it made in the shade at the old, shuttered Farnsworth Circus Museum. There are no dogs around, there’s a safe path to the full pantry in the old house, and the barn is full of dry hay and old circus wagons to hang out in. But when a new generation of Farnsworths move in, things start to shake up. And when eight-year-old Lucy Farnsworth brings home a tiny rescue kitten and hides him in the barn because her dad i... more

  • When We Were Invincible

    by Jonathan Harnisch
    A boarding school student with Tourette's syndrome looks for the meaning of life in this offbeat novella. This is recommended to fans of Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. When We Were Invincible details the experiences of Georgie Gust at the fictional St. Michael's Academy, a prestigious East Coast boarding school. In the vein of Catcher in the Rye, the novella focuses on Georgie's sense of isolation and feelings of otherness as he navigates his world while sufferi... more
  • Invisible Me

    by Debbi Mack
    Military brat and albino, 13-year old Portia Maddox, has bounced from school to school, always an outsider. So when Denise Laughton, the most popular girl in the seventh grade, asks for her help in exchange for an invite to Denise’s big birthday party, Portia jumps at the chance to go. However, Portia must spy on Randy, Denise’s boyfriend, to find out whether he’s cheating on her. Portia’s spying unearths a tangled web of duplicity, hidden agendas and family secrets. And when Portia’s buddin... more
  • A Spy Is Not a Spy

    by Mary F. Blehl

    Kidnapped! Richard Morris, falsely accused of spying in this Revolutionary War story, is conscripted into the British army in this coming-of-age tale. Observing the British burning and looting, and women forced to pick up guns, Richard’s Loyalist beliefs are challenged. Eventually he finds his way into George Washington’s Army, where he earns a place as a real spy among the raggedy men fighting the greatest empire on earth. In critical moments, Richard clarifies his own values and... more

  • Transmit Joy!

    by Mark Binder
    Cavemen! Wolves! Bad Manners! A troll, a candy store and bunny rabbits? Plus lots and lots of chocolate! Your whole family will enjoy listening to Mark Binder’s “Transmit Joy! an awesome (audio) storybook.”
  • Try! Try! Try!

    by Lindsey Craig
    ”You can roar you can hop, even slippity-slide! All you have to do is Try! Try! Try!" Oh, it's fun to learn new things! In Lindsey Craig's new get-up-and move book TRY! TRY! TRY! your children will hop with bunnies, roar with a bear, then smile to watch as animals overcome their shyness to do some very silly dancing, indeed! Lindsey Craig's musical text and Ying Hui Tan’s endearing illustrations will make this book a childhood favorite.
  • The Angels on My Tree

    by Lu Ann Kaldor
    The Angels on My Tree is the story of a family's first Christmas without their father. It is a story of healing and triumphant new beginnings. Inspired by a trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the mother changed the focus of the season from getting to giving. By thinking of ways to make the miracle of Christmas visible to all, they started a tradition that has passed on to the next generation. This is our story; we hope it becomes your family's tradition.
  • Little Jessie's Beach Fun

    by Gowri Nat
    Jessie loves going to the beach with her Dad. She is very good at making new friends at the beach. In this story, Jessie meets a new friend at the beach. She wants to surprise her friend by making something really special. Do you want to know who her new friend is? What is the special surprise that she has got for her new friend? Flip open the book and let’s dive into Jessie’s world.
  • The Daddy Monster : Take Your Little Monster to Work Day

    by Charles Harper
    THE MONSTER YOUR KIDS WILL LOVE! This is a unique children's book, different from all the rest. First, this story tells about the importance of caring for the environment but not in a preachy way. Second, the intent of this book is to bring parent and child closer together. So, in that sense, it is the perfect book to read to your child. Third, it has a tutorial in the back to explain things discussed in the book. For instance, it explains how the earth's magnetism makes a compass work. ... more
  • A Day with Teddy

    by Bruni Johnson
  • Let's Vote! A Fruitful Election Tale

    by Anita Iaco
    It's Election Day, and Miss Jenn's students have to vote for the official class fruit. Three students are chosen to speak for the banana, the orange and the apple. They present some nice and some not-so-nice reasons why their fruit should receive the most votes. While only one fruit wins, everyone learns how important it is to make promises you can keep, tell the truth and be nice.
  • Ornaments of Love

    by Sharlin Craig
    A touching Christmas story with glowing illustrations, Ornaments of Love is a story to cherish for years to come. A beautiful tale of Ayana, an endearing ten-year-old who excitedly anticipates that special time of year when the entire family joins together to decorate and admire the Christmas tree. But sadly this year is different. Ayana realizes that her mom and dad are far too busy with everything else to enjoy the tree with Ayana. Then, something unexpected happens and the family is broug... more