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  • Somewhere Between Here and Heaven

    by Jovan Roseboro
    Somewhere Between Here and Heaven peers in the life of a beautiful mulatto woman named Love. Who after finding out her life came with an early than expected expiration date has to make critical decisions for herself and her children. Born in an era where ugly racism plagues society, especially, in the south, Love is faced with a life filled with prejudiced grandparents, a mother fighting against her parents to support her bi-racial daughter and grandchildren. Love and her three children are faci... more
  • Cotton Candy Sally Finds a Home

    by Karen Belove

    A horse finds a new home in the first installment of debut author Belove’s “Sally Horse Chronicles” for middle graders. It is a fine-paced, character-driven story that will appeal to an audience beyond horse lovers and middle graders.

    In Council Bluffs, Iowa she was a beloved, talented quarter horse. But when Cotton Candy Sally arrived in New York City, they started calling her a nasty, mean, sour nag. The girls at Bernadette’s riding school were afraid... more

  • Upside Down in a Laura Ingalls Town

    by Leslie Tall Manning

    Winner of the Sarton Women's Literary Award and the North Carolina Author Project Award.

    It has been a long and difficult year for the Decker family, especially for sixteen-year-old Brooke. Her grades have plummeted. She deliberately breaks curfew. She makes out with boys she hardly knows. And now her father has totally lost it. When Tim Decker signs up his family of three to be contestants on a Hollywood reality show, Brooke’s life turns upside down. The place: The North Caro... more

  • Shattering Glass: The Life and Strife of the First Female President

    by Christina Higgins

    Shattering Glass tells the coming-of-age story of Samantha Palmer, who loses her mother at an early age, the struggles she faces as an adolescent and teenager, and how she overcomes them to become the first female President of the United States. Throughout high school, college and her professional life, Sam tries to hold onto the love of her life and fights against those who put a price on their principles and values. But most importantly, Sam tries to be a good role model and inspir... more

  • Flexible Wings

    by Veda Stamps
    "Flexible Wings" is a contemporary middle-grade novel which explores the lives of military children. The book delves into themes of sports, community, and volunteerism as a way to support families through difficult times. In "Flexible Wings," Summer Stevenson is an eleven-year-old girl who dreams of swimming competitively like her idol Olympian Lia Neal, but her dreams seem out of reach as she struggles on a new neighborhood swim team while her fighter pilot mom is away on a military deployme... more
  • Dance of the Broken

    by Jacob Grovey
  • ABC's With Lighties

    by Michael Spencer
    This book provides and fun and colorful way to learn words and letters. For every letter there are three words accompanied by descriptive illustrations that help the reader understand what the word means. The colorful characters make learning fun for young readers and they are sure to pick up letters and words in no time!
  • Where's Lighty?

    by Michael Spencer
    Introducing the Lighties, colorful characters from Lighty Island. Read along and find hidden characters based solely on description. This book provides a new age and challenging spin to the popular Where's Waldo books, and is sure to provide hours of fun for every reader, young and old.
  • Sade and The Golden Shoe

    by Shahara Ruth
    Sade and The Shoe is a new Nigerian folktale. Sade, the heroine, saves her village from the curse of a golden shoe found by her father in a nearby magic lake. The story uses the influences of traditional West African storytelling, along with customary cadences to weave this tale of a little girl's adventure and that of her unlikely best friend, the village mosquito. The story is similar to the famed Aesop's fables and includes a moral that uses animals as significant figures to relate the messag... more
  • All Too Much for Oliver

    by Leila Boukarim
    Oliver is a quiet little boy. He avoids going to places that might be too noisy or crowded like the playground, the pool, or even birthday parties. In fact, Oliver’s favorite thing to do is play by himself in his own quiet room. But things start to change when Odile moves in next door. One day, Odile asks Oliver to go to the playground with her. Oliver really wants to play with Odile, but he is worried... Will Oliver go with Odile to the playground, even though it might be very crowded a... more
  • Kay's Great Balloon Race

    by B.M. Spiteri
    When Kay allows her curiosity to get the best of her, she finds herself alone and afraid in a hot air balloon race. Kay must find the courage to overcome obstacles by getting creative to solve problems using the things she loves. Will she make it to the end?
  • The Man Who Was A Santa Claus

    by Walter Daniels
    Join Joe as he discovers his life isn't as empty and useless as he thought it had become. When Charlie, the little girl with the big heart teams up with him, they discover the true magic of Christmas. A peek inside: "Part of what I got, when I became a 'Nicholas,' is the ability to be with certain people. What they know about a child, we know. In turn, their ability to relate to children is magnified, so they can help them. We can't reach every child who needs it, because there are not nearly ... more
  • Rosco The Rascal Visits The Pumpkin Patch

    by Shana Gorian

    On a sunny autumn day, James and Mandy head to the pumpkin patch with their friendly dog, Rosco, to choose a pumpkin for Halloween. While riding a hay wagon, visiting a petting zoo, and joining the kids on a scavenger hunt, Rosco sometimes makes mischief. But when the kids find trouble, deep inside the corn maze, will Rosco shape up and help out? Join the kids for their first adventure, in Rosco the Rascal Visits the Pumpkin Patch. *Recommended for ages 6-8 *Grade Level K-2nd *108 pages *15+ ... more

  • Rosco the Rascal Goes to Camp

    by Shana Gorian
    Rosco the Rascal, a spirited German shepherd, and his human pals, James and Mandy, are spending a week at summer camp. Although seven-year-old Mandy is excited, she’s worried she might become homesick. Her ten-year-old brother James has a prank-playing bunk mate who's causing trouble in his cabin this year. And when good-natured Rosco must spend a week alongside the grouchy resident dog at Camp Hickory Ridge, suddenly the week becomes much more complicated. Find out if Rosco and the kids can tak... more
  • Olivia and the Land of Extra-Ordinary

    by Joy Williams
    Olivia is a charming, bright eyed girl that wears pink bedazzled glasses. She loves everything about being a princess, from the gowns to the crowns! In fact, her mother has even told her she really is a princess, despite the kids at school telling her princesses do not wear glasses. Though she really wants to think her mother really knows what she is talking about, she can’t help but believe the kids at school and accept being a regular, ordinary, REJECT! But when Olivia accidently ends up in a... more
  • Jake's Kindergarten Checkup

    by Chrystal de Freitas
    Jake’s Kindergarten Checkup Jake welcomes his Kindergarten Checkup with Dr. Dee but fears the necessary inevitable shots.  His tag-along sister Chloe increases his fear at each step of the exam until her surprising empathy helps Jake muster the courage to complete the checkup.  The two head home, Jake Kindergarten-bound, both dually-rewarded. Included: easy-to-understand explanations of a checkup’s elements and the accompanying medical tools and Tips for Parents – Preparing for Your Child’s Well... more

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