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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Mr. Inker Goes to School

    by Christina Francine
    Rafiq misses his friends from Pakistan and a boy at school makes fun of his name. It is not easy being an immigrant in America. Rafiq knows he’s safer in “the land of the free,” yet he is homesick. When he receives a fancy pen for his birthday, he discovers his new best friend, a talking pen. Sometimes Mr. Inker is too proud and his jokes corny. He can be a real stinker, but he helps Rafiq with English words, makes him laugh, and finds a way to connect Rafiq with his old friends through traditio... more
  • Mr. Inker Finds a Home

    by Christina Francine
    A unique idea - a talking pen. In an age where cell phones seem most kids’ friends, the author resuscitates the original means of communication: the pen! A talking writing utensil becomes an immigrant boy’s best friend. Immigrant children will like reading a book about themselves combined with a little fun and magic. Not only will they learn to read, but have fun at the same time. Mr. Inker will bring smiles to immigrant and American children alike. The story may even cause a chuckle or two. Te... more
  • Milo and His Rubbish Roar

    by David E. Miles
    Milo is a cute and friendly monster, desperate to win the Annual Monster Roar Contest. The only problem is that his roar isn’t very good, some might say it’s rubbish! Anyway, how can you win a contest that you haven’t even entered? Well, with the help of a sleeping dog, a spiky rail, a wasp’s nest and a rusty nail, anything is possible!
  • Let's Explore Esquimalt Lagoon

    by Jennifer Dowd
    Esquimalt Lagoon is a migratory bird sanctuary in Esquimalt on Vancouver Island, BC. It's a hot spot for beachgoers and nature enthusiasts alike. It showcases numerous different species from crabs, fish to Blue Herons and even bald eagles! If your lucky, you may see a pod of Orca whale's swimming nearby. Will you join me in exploring Esquimalt Lagoon?
  • Let's Explore Victoria's Water World

    by Jennifer Dowd
    The city of Victoria is situated on Vancouver Island on the west coast of British Columbia. The island is surrounded by fantastic nature and beautiful scenery, including a lively water community. The waters around Victoria are teeming and thriving with life. Let's Explore Victoria's Wonderful Water World.
  • Lets Explore Beacon Hill Park

    by Jennifer Dowd
    This picture book explores one of the most iconic parks in Victoria, BC. It showcases some of the animals and activities found in the park. Let's Explore is a visual adventure book. Will you come and explore, Beacon Hill Park?
  • Let's Explore - Emergency Helpers

    by Jennifer Dowd
    his picture book explores Emergency Helper jobs, in Victoria, BC. Let's Explore is a visual adventure book. Will you come and explore, Emergency Helpers?
  • Let's Explore Goldstream Park

    by Jennifer Dowd
    This is the third book in the Let's Explore series. In this book, we'll be exploring everything that Goldstream Provincial Park has to offer. Ready for an adventure? Goldstream Provincial Park is a Vancouver Island treasure. It boasts lush old-growth forest, spectacular salmon spawning and incredible eagle sightings. It offers fantastic amenities such as picnic areas for roasting marshmallows and grilling hot dogs to a plethora of nature trails, camping spaces and a Nature House where you can le... more
  • Let's Explore Hide and Seek Dog Edition

    by Jennifer Dowd
    Hide and Seek is a fun game families and friends can play anytime, anywhere. Did you know that dogs like to play it too? Well, my dogs, Baylee and Willow love playing so I need your help to find them, please. Let's Explore Hide and Seek - Dog Edition with Baylee and Willow.
  • Switches and Peeps: Man's Best Friends

    by Sarah Giles

    Spin-off series from the bestselling book "Fitting Out: The Friendship Experiment". In this series opener, Max's robot and pet cat take center stage. For readers ages 6-8.

    Peeps the cat likes having the house and the family all to herself. When a shiny new houseguest arrives, Peeps is determined to prove that SHE is the best pet, not the new robot, Switches.

    And after he accidentally smashes her precious cat fort, Peeps decides that this robot has got to go!

    He... more

  • TOOT FAIRY

    by Brian Donnelly
    Before she can graduate and become a Tooth Fairy, Irma must fix her problem with dairy!
  • Chasing Stomach Butterflies

    by Gregory Muller
    Natalie Moss could have been a fantastic singer. Until her demanding parents turned her attention away from pursuing it. Never forgetting her dream a meeting with a fantastic ex-custodial assistant convinces her otherwise. Choosing to defy her parents Natalie begins taking on private lessons with the high school's singing teacher. Slowly begins to try again. Refining and shaping the natural gift she had not used in years. Exploring what it means to perform live music she watches locals perform, ... more
  • The Christmas War

    by Mark Richardson
    Follow the Christmas war at Richardson Elementary School. As the Santa Babies try to prove to the No Santa's that Santa Clause is real. friend's will turn on friend's. who will win? and will anything be the same again?
  • A MOON IN ALL THINGS

    by Jennifer A. Comeau

    A MOON IN ALL THINGS

    SYNOPSIS

    In 1820s Ireland the ancient Irish culture is under siege by English landowners and the Catholic Church, who cast the old ways as “pagan.” Fifteen-year-old MORRIGAN LANE was born “in the caul,” and thus, superstitions surround her. Though Morrigan longs for freedom as a ship’s captain, girls are not allowed on boats. Her inquisitive nature and intuitive gift put her at odds with SCHOOLMASTER WINNETT, who finds her dangero... more

  • Baked In

    by Ammie Elliott
    Can you imagine a dream sweeter than one filled with treats and magic? Have you ever danced with gingerbread? Baked In welcomes readers to slide into a bountiful dreamscape filled with wonder, dancing gingerbread, an infinite selection of confections! Dreamers, young and old, will love being tossed into a mix of pop-art style illustration and lyrical storytelling that takes them on a delicious journey. Baked In is part of The Dreamscape Series, which is a collection of picture books that cele... more
  • The Bonnet Book: Diary of an Orphan Train Hatmaker

    by Nancy Menees Hardesty
    Sent away on an orphan train at fourteen, smart and lovely Blanche Spencer lands in St. Louis, Missouri as a nursemaid, wearing rags and sleeping in a pantry. To rise above her servitude, she begins a self-education program. A trade booth at the 1904 World’s Fair and a Cobden, Illinois apprenticeship launch her into a hat-making career, which she documents in a tiny diary, The Bonnet Book. An early example of self-determination and girl power, Blanche—now Bonnie—travels alone to the Wild West, ... more

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