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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • 123 Count With Me: Fun With Numbers and Animals

    by Sybrina Durant
    Learn to count from one to ten and back again with the help of cherubic children and cuddly animals.
  • The Packing House

    by G. Donald Cribbs
    When sixteen-year-old Joel Scrivener has a raging nightmare in study hall and someone records it on their phone, he awakens to a living nightmare where everyone knows the secret he's avoided for ten years. Reeling from a series of bullying incidents posted on YouTube and an ill-timed mid-year move, Joel takes to the woods, leaving the bullies and his broken home behind. However, life as a runaway isn’t easy. Joel finds it difficult to navigate break-ins, wrestle hallucinations, and elude capture... more
  • Kudzu For Christmas

    by Emilie Eklin Khair
    "Mom!" They shouted. "Did you hear that NOISE? Do you see that THING outside our window?" Fantastic leafy creatures hide in the trees, and it’s your job to spot them! The Kudzu game was created during a long drive to school, but now everyone wants to play. Join Sam and Andy and the rest of the gang as they search for cool creatures, friendly beasts, and even their favorite pets in the twisted Kudzu vines. And when winter weather takes the green away, maybe the crazy creatures YOU find ... more
  • Ella's Tummy: A Story of Understanding for All Ages

    by Rebecca Jane Weinstein
    Ella visits the park and meets a new boy. He yells. “You’re so fat!” Full of anger, no joy. His anger hurts Ella and makes her feel sad. She questions herself, “Is my fat tummy bad?” Ella's Tummy addresses teasing and bullying about weight during a time when the disdain for overweight seems ever-present, and eating disorders in children are rampant. It touches on parental support for building self-esteem and how others may project their bad feelings. Finally, it's about self-examination an... more
  • The Ghost That Stop By

    by Teresa Gethers
  • Bess's Magical Garden

    by MARJORIE HEMBROFF
    Bess's mother moves them to Pineview, away from her best friend Megan, and she terribly misses her. Six months earlier, Bess's father died in a car crash, and she's also in the midst of recovering from the final stages of polio. She's in a sad and lonely place. From the moment she and her mother settle into their new home, Bess hears whispering voices and encounters a ghostly figure in the well-kept garden and in her dreams. She can't make sense of everything and so shares her observations with... more
  • Walter Brown and the Magician's Hat

    by Karen Inglis
    When Walter Brown is woken on his 10th birthday by his cat Sixpence he has no idea that his life is about to change forever. A large present wrapped in silver paper reveals an old top hat, a tiny pair of white gloves, and a magician’s wand -- together with a mysterious note from his late Great-grandpa Horace. But Walter gets the biggest surprise when he puts the top hat on and discovers that his cat has special powers and they’ve been chosen for a secret mission. What better place to st... more
  • Pre-Bot Learns Not to Hurt

    by Rod Lowe
    Pre-Bot is Timmy’s first robot! Pre-Bot is VERY curious, and learns by imitating his teacher’s actions. When Timmy gets aggravated by his little brother, he decides to pick on him. Problems arise when Pre-Bot copies his actions. Timmy soon discovers that setting a good example isn’t as easy as he thought. With a great toy, comes great responsibility! Will Timmy be a good example, or will Pre-Bot prove to be more than he can handle? "Pre-Bot Learns Not to Hurt" is the first release in... more
  • The Nest

    by Beatrix S. Tambunan

    A story of Papa and Mama Bird who lived in a small nest. Papa Bird said they were going to move to a new nest after Baby Bird hatches. Mama Bird was very patient waiting for the new move. Sometimes plans don't happen when it's too late.

  • Planting My Values

    by Lynn Powell
    Values are important, but figuring out what values to plant and how to make them grow can be difficult. In Planting My Values, a young boy shares his journey of self-discovery as he learns how to develop values in his life.   It's never too early to inspire your children to work toward discovering themselves. Set in a simple rhyming scheme, Planting My Values offers children a set of questions to help them get started on their own journeys of self-discovery.   Give your little ones a head st... more
  • Escape From Smoothie Island: A Fruity Adventure

    by Charles and La-Toya Renthrope
    A zany bunch of fruit head out on the vacation of a lifetime, but somehow, find themselves making a daring escape from The Big Hungry Blender and his army of Not Nice Ice. The characters learn that when you work together, you can conquer anything - even a big hungry blender.
  • Suddenly (So It Began...) (Volume 1)

    by Rachel Diane Ramey
    SO IT BEGINS... As the world is thrown into chaos, a teen girl's life moves forward learning about family, friends, love and the discovery of a changing life all around her. How does Ginger stay centered when everything around her is spinning? Part One of an ongoing series.
  • The Coconut Crab

    by Peter W. Fong
    Like people, coconut crabs are long-lived, agile, and inquisitive. They are sometimes brave, sometimes fearful. They cherish friendship, enjoy a good feed, and appreciate a nap in the heat of the day. Youngsters are vulnerable to attack, and soon develop a protective shell. There are differences of course—most notably in the appendages, and in the lidless, jutting eyes—but this story emphasizes similarities and convergences. Crab meets bird meets goat meets gecko: that’s the plot in a nutshel... more
  • Biona, Monarch, and The Coral Reef

    by Todrich W. Estelle
  • Benny the Biplane (Volume 1)

    by Fritz Carmichael
    Benny the Biplane loved to fly! He flew pilots everywhere during the war. But then Benny lost his job. Now he sits in a field with other jobless planes. Benny hopes he can find a new job and get to fly once again.
  • The Legend of Hobbomock: The Sleeping Giant

    by Jason J. Marchi

    In this compelling story of a young Quinnipiac brave named Blackbird, award-winning author Jason J. Marchi and painter Jesse J. Bonelli teamed up to capture the magic and history of a time before our own. Through young Blackbird's eyes we learn the Quinnipiac tribal legend of how the Sleeping Giant land form in Hamden, Connecticut came to look like a giant man sleeping on his back. The story, brought to life with 14 fine art oil paintings, gives us a renewed appreciation of the natural wo... more

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