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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Wheelbarrow Puppy Club

    by Christina Valenti
    Millions of homeless, hungry, unloved dogs roam the streets of countries near and far. Street dog overpopulation is a global issue and many countries cannot, or choose not to, provide these dogs the basics of life. Wu, one of eight puppies being sold out of a street corner wheelbarrow on the chaotic streets of Beijing, China, believed that she was destined to a life on the streets. But, just as seasons change, so do circumstances. Join Wu on her journey from an impending life as a street dog, to... more
  • Doctor Goldbunny: A Modern Fable

    by Valerie Haynes
    Doctor Goldbunny – the Story of a Rabbit who Becomes the Doctor of the Earth “Carry me up from the Depths of the Earth, Lead me from Nothingness on up through Birth…” So begins a riddle inscribed on a gold rabbit figurine unearthed at a remote archeological site in a vast and forbidding desert—beginning an odyssey that will forever change the fate of the Earth. Leopard Goldbunny is magically born in a community of animals now able to speak English. There he learns the ancient natural h... more
  • Reindeer Dust

    by Kate Dwyer
    In a fun and lyrical tale, readers are immersed in the story of hungry and harried reindeer who can’t find houses to land on through thick fog. Santa has a sled overflowing with presents, but he’ll never be able to deliver them if the reindeer don’t know where to land! One little boy, William, devises a plan: he mixes up a special batch of reindeer dust and he and his friends and family sprinkle it outside while reciting “I will always believe!” Through the fog, the reindeer are able to spot the... more
  • When You Were a Worm (and Other Stories and Creepy Crawlies!)

    by Neil Roy McFarlane
    In these stories, your child learns what it's like to change into and live the life of a creepy crawly! In the process, your child will also learn a lot of amazing facts about these unpopular creatures. For example, did you know that rats can run as fast as humans, they are sociable creatures and devoted to their babies, and they're really good at robbing banks!? The stories contain heavy doses of humour and can be enjoyed by parent and child alike. Contents: 1. When You Were a Worm... more
  • Under The Mango Tree

    by Chris Field
    HOW CAN WE RAISE CHILDREN WHO ARE INSPIRED AND EMPOWERED TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE? This children’s book is the true story of Mercy Project’s innovative process of partnering with fishing villages who own trafficked children and of walking alongside people who need help rather than offering quick fixes or band-aids. It’s written in a way that will spark meaningful conversation between parents and children and encourage young ones (and their parents!) to use their lives to make a difference. The... more
  • Saving Miner's Gulch

    by Kimberley Troutte
    SAVING MINER’S GULCH is a middle-grade boy adventure. A miner forty-niner ghost joins forces with two young brothers searching for gold in an attempt to stop dangerous mobsters from turning a mining town into a giant cow pie. In 1849, Jack Boyd was a fifteen-year old miner seeking his fortune in California. After several mining camp misadventures, Jack blasted a hillside and struck it rich. When the evil Harrington brothers tried to steal his claim, Jack plunged into his caving-in goldmine a... more
  • The Souls of Beasts (The Animal World) (Volume 1)

    by Permdeep Singh
    Slithers the snake has had enough. Enough of Animal City, and enough of being an animal altogether. What he wants is peace and solitude, and there's only one way he's going to get it. By transforming himself into a Human Being. Slithers isn't alone. Mane the lion's cub, Trunkie the elephant, and Fury the ferocious border collie, all want to be transformed into humans too, but it isn't as simple as that. First the four must travel through the dangerous Animal World and get to the Human World, but... more
  • Beyond the Attic Door

    by Tracy Del Campo

    Faith, history, and humor collide in this hair-raising time-travel adventure story.

    The year is 1925, and the nation is at odds as the  "trial of the century" approaches. Mr. John Scopes, a schoolteacher, has been arrested for teaching evolution. Creationists and evolutionists are debating the existence of God and the authority of the Bible. Many believe religion may be doomed.

    Meanwhile, eleven-year-old Lulu and her seven-year-old brother, Buddy, are visiting ... more

  • The Night Before Christmas

    by Christine Brallier
    'Twas the night before Christmas and Santa's late night visit has a man and his curious kitty investigating. Mosaic artist Christine Brallier has created fifteen stained glass mosaic illustrations in her unique rendition of the classic The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore.
  • LAST STOP KLINDENSPIEL (A Kate Stanton Mystery Book 1)

    by Marta Tandori
    Combining the survival instincts made famous in THE HUNGER GAMES with the intensity of THE BOOK THIEF, LAST STOP KLINDENSPIEL is a tightrope of horrors that will make readers think twice about running away to join the circus… It’s been eight years since the Second World War has ended – long enough for people to forgive and forget – but feelings of hate run deep in Norway against people like fifteen-year-old Katya Holberg and her family. Separated from her father when the Allies liberated Poland... more
  • Daddy Forgot My Dinner

    by Jeff Minich
    Volume 1 of the Nuggies Illustrated Children's Book Series introduces Chomper. Chomper is a very hungry Nuggie. He'll do almost anything to for a treat or a bite to eat. See what happens when he's left home all alone with an empty bowl!
  • I Love You like a Kangaroo

    by Maria Ana Lum
    With all the different moods a child may feel and the varied ways a child may act, the parents embrace the child with love. Maybe sometimes your child feels like the adventurous kangaroo, a wild mustang, or the shimmering hummingbird. This story celebrates a child's natural way of being through the imagery of cute, cuddly, and playful baby animals.
  • Will You Be My Friend?

    by Linda Di Sante
    Will You Be My Friend? presents Nelly the cat who moves into a new home and wants to play with friends. She searches all over but can't find anyone. Suddenly, one by one, she meets a disparate group of new buddies - and then the fun begins.
  • Treasure Maid

    by Kendra Dartez

    Becky Blake, a recently orphaned young girl, gets caught up in a mystery and adventure as a new maid in an old English manor house called Kendree Hill. She becomes involved with the discovery of a treasure map with the eerie words, “The key to the treasure awaits, lying by the old sea’s gate. Find it near the majestic rock, where only the holy dare to knock.”

  • The Three Little Urban Pigs: A Modern Tale of The Three Little Pigs

    by Sharon D. Ulett, M.Ed.
    The Three Little Urban Pigs is a modern tale of the Three Little Pigs. It has a touch of single mommy issues as well as challenges one might face if things are not done right the first time. There is a moral to the story, but also lots of humor.
  • The Orange Tree and Other Stories

    by Vernon Anley
    Amazon Reader's Review This is the best book of children's short stories I have ever found! My children were captivated and really touched by the stories. They really touched their imagination and sense of wonder. I take as much pleasure in them as my children as the messages are very deep and stimulate rich conversations! It is really difficult to find children stories that are so profound yet gentle - perfect for just before bed. This is a remarkable book and one that I take great pleasure ... more

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