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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Trotters of Tweeville: Zavis Damavis

    by Shirin Zarqa-Lederman

    Zavis DaMavis is a happy young boy and a proud resident of a whimsical town called Tweeville. He’s off to school one morning when his mom—a very wise woman—gives him an important reminder. But what does it mean to treat others the way you’d like to be treated? 
    While Zavis ponders his mother’s advice as he walks to school, he’s distracted by an elderly man who needs a hand getting across the street. When he’s done helping, he finds that he&r... more

  • Chunky and Friends: Chunky and the O-Beast

    by Joseph Vivens
    Chunky is a 10-year-old boy who finds out that he is in danger of becoming obese. With his vivid imagination he confuses what was discussed during his doctor visit and believes he will soon transform into an “O-BEAST.” Can Chunky make sense of it all and stop the O-Beast from taking over? The first book in the series details Charles "Chunky" Spring's visit to the doctor, at which time he is told he is in danger of becoming obese. The story chronicles Chunky’s wild imagination of what it means ... more
  • Is It Time, Yet?

    by Lynn Levine

    "Is it Time, Yet?" is a picture book story for ages  4-10  about, Spot’s (a yellow spotted salamander) early spring journey to a vernal pool to find a mate. On the way, Spot meets with a Leo the wood frog, Blue Speckle (another salamander), Ol’ Uncle Dot, and a young boy who helps him avoid cars and safely cross the road.

  • Jamaal's Journey

    by John McCormack
    Jamaal is an African-American high school student who is experiencing the last two months of his senior year. This major episode in his life is filled with decisions that shape his personality and determine his maturity. They involve friendship, romance, school activities, the Prom, an excursion to the Big Apple and some tense and humorous moments. The novel has none of the typical sadness, tragedy, bloodshed, drug use and foul language that we have come to expect from urban settings. It is ... more
  • Anna's Trip to Savannah (Southern Adventures) (Volume 1)

    by Tara Thompson
    Southern Adventures is a travel fiction children’s book series. In the Southern Adventures series, Anna and her family are Cherokee Indians from North Carolina who spend part of every summer traveling throughout the U.S. South. Eight-year-old Anna finds adventure everywhere she goes, and she loves to try to beat her brother, whatever the game. Ten-year-old Carter is a history buff (and a bit of a know-it-all, according to Anna). Together with their parents, they explore each new city while learn... more
  • The Key A Taylor and Alan Adventure

    by Jackie Mae
    Faction meets Fiction in this thrilling new tale. Meet Taylor and Alan a sister/brother duo, as they embark on their latest mission. It all starts at Big John’s Mall, where they cheerfully wait to see the newest sequel that everyone is talking about. But outside forces will take Taylor and Alan to a different land where their special talents are needed. Can Taylor and Alan help the good people of the Land of Baltimore? The catacombs hold secrets that Taylor and Alan need to discover. Can ... more
  • A Flag for the Flying Dragon

    by Carole P. Roman
    It's business as usual on the Flying Dragon. Their mission is to find a flag for the ship. Captain No Beard sighs, "Being a captain is hard work," as he watches the busy crew preparing the vessel for their next adventure. Polly is giving out pretzels; Linus is polishing a lamp. Matie is cracking coconuts, Cayla is stuffing holes, and Hallie is swabbing the deck. High overhead, trouble is brewing, and it is not the weather. Mongo does not want any help from the newest crew member, and i... more
  • Fribbet the Frog and the Tadpoles

    by Carole P. Roman
    Fribbet's gone missing! The crew searches for the excitable frog and finally find him troubled and crying in the stern. Fribbet is very upset, and it's up to Captain No Beard and the crew to find out what's wrong. Fribbet the Frog and the Tadpoles is another great voyage into problem solving and friendship, as well as an adventurous trip into the imagination. Join the Captain No Beard and his friends as they learn the value of sharing our troubles with others and that help is always ther... more
  • Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis

    by Carole P. Roman
    Captain No Beard and his crew of loyal pirates heave anchor for another adventure, this time in the icy waters of the Arctic. Captain No Beard's steering a course due north, sailing by the light of the North Star. Everyone on the crew wonders what the captain's up to, especially as he gets embarrassed when they ask. When the captain finally admits his plan, the crew discovers he plans to steal the aurora borealis, the beautiful northern lights that brighten the arctic sky. They're all sh... more
  • The Crew Goes Coconuts

    by Carole P. Roman
    There is a storm brewing on the Flying Dragon, and it's not about the weather. When the crew finds themselves parched and not enough juice to go around, blame falls on Matie the goat, Hallie's friend. Divided, they square off, ready for a fight and Captain No Beard must teach his crew that not only is bullying wrong, they must learn to value and respect each and every member of the crew. Watch the crew of the Flying Dragon learn an important lesson about being a true friend.
  • The Treasure of Snake Island

    by Carole P. Roman
    After a fierce battle with a storm, the crew goes in search of treasure. Alexander, that is, Captain No Beard uses a map to locate it on the ominous sounding Snake Island. Bravely they dig until they find the best treasure ever!
  • Strangers on the High Seas

    by Carole P. Roman
    Captain No Beard and the crew of the Flying Dragon welcome a new crew member, when Cabin Girl Cayla joins the ship. Responsible for his little sister, Captain No Beard is not very happy because he finds his newest charge a distraction. When faced with danger, the captain must find a way to escape. While learning valuable lessons about strangers, the crew realized not to judge somebody because they are young or small. Strength comes in all sizes!
  • Stuck in the Doldrums

    by Carole P. Roman
    When the wind stops blowing, Captain No Beard and his crew, including First Mate Hallie, Linus the Lion, Fribbet the Frog, Mongo the Monkey and Polly the Parrot, are stuck on a desert island. Maroon with nothing to do, they begin to play and enjoy themselves. However, Captain No Beard has other ideas, bossing his crew around and making playtime cheerless for everyone. Soon, Captain No Beard decides he has had enough and storms off. When his ship is attacked by a giant squid, he realizes he needs... more
  • Pepper Parrot's Problem with Patience

    by Carole P. Roman
    The crew of the Flying Dragon are sailing again. This time, new crew member, Pepper Parrot is having a hard time keeping up with the drills. Captain No Beard and his mates join together to help Pepper achieve her goals with patience and tolerance.
  • Captain No Beard An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate's Life

    by Carole P. Roman
    Captain No Beard and his pirate ship The Flying Dragon set sail for a voyage of the imagination with his fearless crew of four: First Mate Hallie, Mongo the Monkey, Linus the loudmouthed lion, and Fribbit the floppy frog. Normally a young boy named Alexander, his cousin Hallie, and three stuffed animals, once they board his bed their world is transformed into a magical vessel, sailing the seven seas on dangerous and exciting adventures! Captain No Beard - An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate's Life nam... more
  • The Secret Drawer Club

    by Barbe Turner
    This is the story of Zim, a fifth grade boy, new to William E. Zane Elementary School, who finds himself embraced by the popular kids in Miss Prudence Poppycock’s class. He was never looking to be popular, but once he is, he finds he likes it. Zim’s life is happy-go-lucky until suddenly, he is confronted with Maralissa Lou, an odd boy with unfortunate physical traits, who is accustomed to being judged by his looks. This does not, however, diminish Maralissa’s resolve to try to make friend... more

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