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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Adventures of Ta and Boddington: Book 1: Into the Unknown

    by James Zwerneman
    TA IS A GENTLE CAVEMAN living in the Great Green Forest. He loves playing his drum and eating blueberries drizzled in honey. But there is something he lacks - a friend. So one day he marches out into the dangerous Unknown to look for one. He will end up finding much more than he bargained for... THE ADVENTURES OF TA AND BODDINGTON is a series of whimsical children’s books set a long, long time ago, when cavemen were just learning to live together in society for the first time. Readers of all ... more
  • Back Kicks and Broken Promises

    by Juan Rader Bas
    Ricky Gilbert's world has been turned upside down. The seventeen-year-old, Filipino, adopted son of American parents, Ricky tries to adjust to a new life after moving halfway around the world from Singapore to New Jersey. With the help of Max Parada, an American-born Filipino, and Amy Cho, his Korean-American classmate, Ricky begins to find his place and identity in his new home through Taekwondo training. The training, however, is more than kicks and punches. Instead, it becomes Ricky's guide... more
  • Weeks and Days

    by S.E. Phinney
    Meet Emily, sixteen and utterly unremarkable. Enter Stephen. He keeps asking what she wants, and won’t take “I don’t know” for an answer. In spite of his bluntness, Emily can tell he’s hiding something big. She doesn’t know if he’s a liar, a drug addict, or just plain weird, but… maybe she doesn’t care. Because with Stephen, she finally realizes there’s more to life than just floating through.
  • Valentino The Love Bunny and How He Came to Be

    by Margarita Fairbanks
    In Book 1, Valentino The Love Bunny and How He Came To Be, we first meet a charming, 3lb 4oz Netherland Dwarf bunny at the pet shop. A customer called “the Animal Lady” falls in love with him and decides to provide him with his “forever home.” She names him Valentino The Love Bunny because of his distinguishing features: a black heart around his right eye and a heart on his left cheek. His confident and engaging nature allows him to quickly become friends with his new animal family consisting of... more
  • Santa's Little Angel

    by Rosa C. Thomas

    Abby is a little angel that lives at the North Pole. She has always dreamed of becoming a guardian angel. After breaking her wing, she learns she will no longer be able to fly fast enough to be a guardian angel. While taking a walk through the village, she runs into Santa. He tells her not to focus on the things she cannot do, but always seek to find the things she can do. Abby takes Santa's advise, and finds ways to help others at the North Pole, including a few elves, and... more

  • Cody The Cloud

    by Kevin Mulhern
    "Cody the Cloud" is about a cloud named Cody who cannot make it rain. The other clouds make fun of him, and he eventually retreats to the earth feeling like a failure. After all, what kind of cloud can't make it rain? Cody meets a young boy on earth who is similar to Cody in that he is too small and weak to work on his father's farm, and the other boys on the farm make fun of him. Cody and the boy become best friends. When a severe drought strikes the region and the farm's crops are in dang... more
  • The Magic of Esmerelda (Monday)

    by Khristin Wierman
    Meet Esmerelda!! She is a little girl who seems to conjure magic wherever she goes. Esmerelda’s magic is special, yet it is something we are all capable of creating – it’s simply kindness, compassion and the desire to help others. Through Esmerelda’s example, children learn how our everyday actions can have a profound impact on our friendships and the world around us. “Monday” is the first of the seven-part Esmerelda picture book series. On Monday, Esmerelda is able to practice kindness a... more
  • The Battle for Rainbow Forest

    by Ivy Valentine Pate

    There’s trouble in the Rainbow Forest! The evil dark wizard Fredrick has come up with a plan to stop Alfred from spreading the joys of the rainbow throughout the forest. Can Alfred and his companion, Thomas the Talking Cat stop Fredrick from stealing the magic wand and casting darkness everywhere before it’s too late?

    Good overcomes evil in this colorfully illustrated picture book that will guide children through an enchanting forest where two wizards, one goo... more

  • Numbers Cool Book

    by Brian Jaeger
    This book was conceived, written, and illustrated by James Brian Jaeger when he was five years old because of his love for numbers. Each number has a short description of what that number is doing, along with an illustration depicting the action. If you have a child who is interested in numbers, writing, drawing, or just being creative, this book can serve as inspiration. The imagination of a child is quite powerful, and the Numbers Cool Book proves that young minds can do more than be babysat b... more
  • My Father Is in Prison

    by Patrick Baker
    Louis is a fourth grader who is moving into his grandmother’s house and is starting his first day at a new school. Louis’ father is absent from his life because he is in prison. Louis’ denial and disappointment in his father’s absence is displayed by his series of imaginative lies about his father’s whereabouts. Louis quickly learns he can only keep the lies going for so long and is forced to face the truth.
  • Delbert's Weir

    by Carmen Peone
    Delbert’s Weir Home > Books > Delbert's Weir Delbert’s Weir Author: Carmen Peone Series: Gardner Sibling Trilogy, Book 1 Genres: Young Adult, Fiction Publication Year: 2015 ISBN: 9781519414953 Buy from Amazon Overview In a time when the west was still untamed, sixteen-year-old Delbert Gardner leads two friends into the backcountry for a three day adventure. Little did they know three days of hunting and fishing would turn into eight days of near starvation, injury and illness. When hop... more
  • "Cassie's Marvelous Music Lessons"

    by Sheri Poe-Pape
    In this delightful story, Cassie is welcomed to a new home filled with music, but when Mrs. Applebaum doesn’t seem to understand what Cassie is saying, or how talented she is, the happy little dog becomes an unhappy little dog. Fortunately, with a good ear and a kind heart, Mrs. Applebaum finds the perfect solution to Cassie’s problem, proving once again that music is the universal language.
  • The Diary of Stephanie Dane

    by Casey Bell
    Picture In High Schools across the country, students' dropout rates soar as high as 50 percent. Literacy levels are at an all-time low. After decades of false promises by the school system, parents are still demanding educational equality, blaming the school system for their child not excelling academically and not realizing what students face while trying to obtain a good & thorough education. The Diary of Stephanie Dane examines the impact students' deal with in school and challenges parents... more
  • Steak at Stake: A Food Allergy Story

    by Desirée DeNourie
    Come see what happens to Cole on the hungriest day of his life! Cole loves eating at restaurants, especially when steak is on the menu. The problem is Cole has many food allergies and sometimes people struggle with tolerance.
  • A New Baby For Christmas (Layla Down Under)

    by Bron Whitley
    Christmas time in Australia is hot, and Layla is on summer vacation! It’s Christmas Down Under style! This summer is going to be an exciting one because Layla’s family are expecting a new baby for Christmas, AND Mema is coming to visit from America for the first time. Layla is not sure she is ready for a new baby. What if everyone likes the baby more than they like her? What if it cries all the time? Perhaps it will want her bedroom! Join Layla as she learns to welcome her new sister to ... more
  • Just Like My Daddy Taught Me

    by Nadia Monroe

    Dads set an example for their children in everything they do. It turns out that some of the littlest lessons from Dad can carry the biggest meaning for their kids.

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