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  • Quite Possibly Without Doubt the Best Story Book in the World Ever, Maybe: (A Bumper Book of Bite-Sized Bedtime Tales)

    by Neil McFarlane
    With a host of animal and human characters, these humorous and imaginative tales feature space-faring puppies, Kung Fu Grasshoppers, time-traveling slugs, undersea bee explorers, Viking goats, boogie woogie monkeys, disco-dancing Romans, and tiddlywinking cockroaches, to name a few.
  • Sunshine Through the Rain

    by C.A. Collins
    Sunshine through the Rain follows Christie Ann Cook, a cynical, wise-beyond-her-years, truth-telling young girl who is coming of age in the Deep South during the civil rights movement, women’s rights, and Roe v. Wade. Christie narrates her story mixing equal measures of drama and humor. She is trying to determine who she is in a home where her mother’s main goal is to turn her into a Southern belle while her father tries to turn her into the boy he always wanted. Guided by Ernestine, the family’... more
  • Nowhere to Go: Christian Orphan Brothers Struggle to Stay Together

    by R. J. Miller
    A "The Boxcar Children" meets "The Great Brain" novel. Jake and Jimmy Landon find themselves orphaned and don’t want to be separated in the foster care system. Jimmy, a 15-year-old genius decides to take matters into his own hands and keep what’s left of their family together. The story is told through the eyes of ten-year-old Jake. They’re careful to keep their secret, but how long can they pretend to have a non-existent mother? Or worse, will “Uncle” Jed find out where they live? ... more
  • The American Nutcracker

    by Diane Reynolds
    The American Nutcracker is a magical retelling of the classic Christmas children’s tale with a decidedly American twist. The American Nutcracker combines a story of nutcrackers and dolls come to life with the American log-cabin frontier ethos and the wide diversity of the American experience. A lively plot loosely based on the E.T.A. Hoffman original includes a Nutcracker, a Sugar Plum fairy, a real girl looking to put the excitement back into Christmas, and a diversity of dolls who get involved... more
  • Mishka

    by Mike Maroney
    Natasha is staying with her grandfather in Horridgrad - a town full of criminals and corrupt officials, ruled by Ivan the Horrid. To cheer her up, her grandfather buys her a snow white puppy. She calls him Mishka. Mishka grows to be big and brave. He foils a post office robbery and saves some children from drowning. Soon he is helping scare all the thugs from the streets. Everyone feels safer with Mishka around. But Ivan is not about to let the ‘Big Dog’ ruin his racket. When he discovers Mishka... more
  • Sweet T and the Turtle Team

    by Cat Michaels
    Dive into the adventure! Summering on Gull Island is lonely until nine-year-old Sweet T meets Billy, an Island child with a secret. Can T uncover Billy’ secret and help him? Will the children be safe when a tropical storm threatens? Will their sea turtle nest survive an angry ocean? Join Sweet T and the Turtle Team to find out! The third book of the Sweet T Tales Series of chapter books for early and reluctant readers. Gold medal winner, environment - from the Children's Literary Class... more
  • Travels with Sushi

    by Eduard Shyfrin
    Aaron and Stella spend every summer at their grandparents’ house, playing on the beach in the day, and eating sushi at night. One evening, the children try some special sushi which transports them to an alternate universe – The Land of the Mind, a place traditionally governed by maths and quantum physics, which is being taken over by evil and chaos. With the many different areas in the Land of the Mind being ruled over by the Dark Lords of Intolerance, Fear, Pride, Indifference, Betrayal ... more
  • An Unordinary Lion

    by Dragana Vucic Dekic

    'An Unordinary Lion' is a rhyming picture book about a scary lion who decides to break away from the cruel food chain that he is a part of. The lion's metamorphosis begins when he hurts his leg while hunting for his prey. While he is lying down helplessly, he starts to look at other animals differently. This sense of vulnerability helps him review his way of life and he begins to feel empathy for other living beings.This unpredictable transformation from predator to kind vegan cre... more

  • A Snake in a Cinema

    by Dragana Vucic Dekic

    "A Snake in a Cinema" is a rhyming picture book that will make your kids laugh while teaching them some valuable life lessons: to not have prejudices towards those who are different to you, to show empathy towards others and to think outside the box. The main character, a snake, is the only animal that is not allowed to enter the cinema, but cruel and unfair rules do not stop her from attempting to fulfil her passion for movies. Thanks to her other animal friends, she sneaks into th... more

  • Meet the Imaginative Joe Dreamer

    by Karlene Stewart

    Karlene K. Stewart spent her early life in Jamaica. She attended the University of the West Indies, in Kingston, Jamaica and attained a Master of Arts Degree in Communication for Social and Behavior Change. She now lives in the Cayman Islands.

    Karlene has been a writer since she was a teenager, when she worked as a Youth Writer in Jamaica. Her many books include philosophical and inspirational titles, but her latest offering is for young children, with the exciting Meet the Imag... more

  • We Toot

    by Ashley Wheelock
    When a stinky toot is loosed at a slumber party, six girls learn an important lesson in body positivity and self-acceptance. We Toot lets little girls know it’s okay to let one rip.
  • Sentenced to Shakespeare

    by Iris Dorbian

    "Sentenced to Shakespeare" is a contemporary young adult novel set in suburban New Jersey. The story revolves around Leah, a smart and sensitive 15-year-old girl who is pushed too far by a bully and snaps. Arrested for assault and battery, Leah is sentenced to an unusual form of rehabilitation—she must take and complete a Shakespeare workshop or else risk incarceration. Ostracized by her classmates, abandoned by her only friend, Leah finds comfort and solidarity with the other... more

  • GUARDIANS" BETRAYAL ISBN 978-1-54390-931-9

    by johanna van zanten
    Seven years after adoption, 17-year old Shayla gets a Facebook message from her long-forgotten sister from another father that turns her world upside down and sets off a chain of events. Just as Shayla, about to graduate, met a great guy, Eric, her life turns into a disaster, when Tom, her adoptive father, leaves her adoptive mom, Bernice. During the eight months of this family crisis, Shayla, Tom, and Bernice see the events in completely different ways, and each acts according to their own trut... more
  • The Upside-Down Gardener

    by Chrysa Smith
    The story follows Dory Oslo; one tough city girl who just loves warm weather, smiles and baseball. But when it’s still cool outside and her mom suggests she start a garden, Dory is anything but interested. Begrudgingly, she plants some seeds. What happens next is frustrating, unusual, magical and perhaps a bit of fantasy as Dory’s garden and her life turn upside down—or does it? Find out in The Upside-Down Gardener*. *The book comes with a packet of easy-to-grow wildflower seeds to encourage th... more
  • What If We Were All The Same!

    by C.M. Harris

    The idea of What If We Were All The Same! is to help children understand that there is nothing wrong with being different. Whether they have red hair or brown hair, green eyes or blue eyes, long legs or short legs, light skin or dark skin, glasses, uses a wheelchair or anything else, it’s absolutely OKAY! Our differences are what makes us unique and if we truly think about it, would you want to be the exact same as someone else? What if we all lo... more

  • Little Mouse's Sweet Treat

    by Shana Askew Hollowell
    In this delightful children's picture book for babies and toddlers, Little Mouse goes on an adventure in search of something sweet. He meets lots of friends along the way that share their preferred treats with him, but none are quite right. He is disappointed until he arrives home and realizes his Mommy baked the sweetest treat just for him – cookies! Illustrations are hand-painted.

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