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by Bill Gourgey
A homeless teen with nothing to lose… A corrupt politician with everything to lose… What could possibly go wrong?
On the run from local drug dealers, a young hacker hides out in the U.S. Capitol and soon finds himself entangled in a dastardly political conspiracy.
From the shadows of the U.S. Capitol, can a runaway change his country?
When thirteen-year-old Boot doesn’t have the money to pay his mom’s... more
by Jennifer KlathPeter the Slug has a dream. An impossible dream. He wants to run in the Great Forest Race. But slugs always finish last. Everyone says so.
by Deirdre McCarthyCounting with Common Cents: Penny's Journey is the recipient of the 2015 Excellence In Financial Literacy Education (EIFLE) Award. It won in the category of Children's Book of the Year, Saving and Investing. The book is a clever children's picture book that takes the reader on a magical counting journey. It's memorable rhymes and page turning text encourage the reader to be an active participant throughout the story. The main character, Penny, inspires children to count by ones using pennies... more
by Kailey HaynesKeira Gregor, a 17-year-old cancer patient, always knew the hospital as her home. Due to becoming ill at a young age, Keira never knew what life was like outside her cancer. Everything begins to change when Keira meets Claire, a mysterious girl who is up to no good. When they come to a deal, the two are thrust into a trip together as part of Keira’s final wish (courtesy of the Wishes for Dying Kids Association). As Keira and Claire travel around the world, they begin to open up to each other, bu... more
by Michael SeldenThe Boy Who Ran, Middle Grade novel, and winner of the 2014 Independent Publisher’s Book Awards Gold Medal for Juvenile fiction, is a parable set 6000 years ago in North America. It’s the story of a young boy whose village was massacred and who escaped by running into the forest. He was taken in by another village, but has never been able to cope with what happened and this affected his relationship with others in the village. The story is about how he tries to overcome his own disabilities to f... more
by Erika Lee Krebs
Zozzy and Baz Rescue a Dog introduces two- to six-year-olds to the fundamental concept of an animal shelter. Zozzy and Baz are superheroes who rescue their new family member from the shelter. With a fun and positive approach, they learn the importance of an animal shelter and the responsibilities of having a dog in the family.
"The Adventures of Zozzy and Baz...and Sissy Too" is a must-have series of books that promote a mindful and compassionate life in a positive, age approp... more
by Sara Whitford
June 1766 - Havana, Cuba
Adam Fletcher begins a life-altering quest when he travels on Emmanuel Rogers's sloop to help deliver cargo in the West Indies. Not long after the Carolina Gypsy arrives in the bustling port of Havana, Cuba, Adam ventures out on his own to track down a man who he has been told may have information about his father.
His plans are complicated, however, when he ends up being taken hostage by the very men he hired as interpreter... more
by Susan CountTwelve year old Selah's quest to become an equestrian superstar is haunted by her Grandmother's past and hindered by a horse with an attitude. She dreamed of a perfect sweet horse, but life is not a dream.
by Jeffrey Politsky
Chickadees, Bumbelbeez, Pussy-Willow Trees and Two-And-A-Half, by Jeffrey Politsky, is a children’s book of adventure. It is recommended for ages 4-9.
“Kids who still have their parents read to them really like the book, as do kids who are independent readers,” says Dr. Politsky. “The reviews of parents and children who have read the book are very favorable: adults really like the message and the children just love the story. I hope many more chil... more
by Joan Dee WilsonThis easy reading Children's Picture Book is an action adventure story about a young boy, Grant, and his wild falcon friend, Kessy. Grant is unaware that a group of grand folks whom were: doctors, inventors, ranchers, bakers or makers of big Navy ships and more, will come to help - or possibly complicate matters. Although Kessy knows and can see everything, it's his encounter with this lively group of wily but wise that drives the suspense.
by Samantha McEachin-Ifill
by Jo Ann KairysParents, teachers and librarians concerned about the lack of diversity in children's books will welcome "I Want Cake!" an intergenerational picture book featuring three precocious siblings as they venture through their multicultural neighborhood looking for cake for breakfast. The story, for children ages 4-8, begins with 6-year-old Leen telling her older sister, YaYa, she wants cake for breakfast. Though at first YaYa resists the idea, together they quickly rope in their little brother Jad... more
by RoZita BerryAn affectionate and gently humorous retelling of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women with a modern-day setting.
by Monroe ArielWhat do you do when someone is destined to bring you down? Do you speak up or do you stay silent? How far are you willing to go when someone pushes you to the edge, and does it make it worst when it's family or friends? The Her OutSpoken Lips Collection dives into the theme of how one woman sees herself and others when faced with horrific circumstances.This collection also expounds on that same young woman who persevered through hell and what she witnessed and experienced along the way. Her OutS... more
by Heidi CarlaThe Tiny Portrait is a fun and unique children's picture/gift book on the theme of genealogy. The story centers around two siblings who discover a tintype portrait of a Victorian ancestor in the family's Memory Box. Their discovery leads them on an imaginative adventure to uncover her identity. "The Tiny Portrait" encourages children to want to trace their own family tree. It has original photo illustrations and is a small curio-size book for all ages. "The Tiny Portrait" won a 2015 Mom's Choice... more
by Cray Mahalia FrancisCurious ten-year-old Honey Dew loves noticing the special and mysterious. And a summer vacation is sure to bring lots of fun and adventures. Alone and fearless, she travels with her doll Linda to her homeland, Antigua. As the Children's Carnival approaches, Honey Dew eagerly awaits its arrival with her favorite cousins, Jeniya and Michael. When Honey Dew becomes sick during a trip to the countryside, she must face her worst fear. Will all be lost for her summer vacation? Or, will Honey Dew learn... more