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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Too Hot to Moo

    by Karyn Henwood

    Gracie the cow lives in a hot and steamy field. One particular day when the heat has all but overwhelmed here, she notices activity close to the farmhouse beside her field. She slowly creeps closer to the fence to see what all the noise is about - oh my! A swimming pool is being installed! Gracie dreams of taking a dip in that cool water and she's driven crazy by the possibility of cooling down her hot leathery skin. She eventually manages to take an udder flop right into the sparkling ne... more

  • Saving Annie's Mountain

    by Cold Run Books
    A protest in West Virginia coal country takes on new meaning when four children meet a feisty old woman who witnessed the original battle for miners’ rights in 1921.
  • THE MASTER WEAVER

    by Tetteh J. Zutah
    The animal kingdom needs to outdoor its princess; she must wear a new smock, but they need Ananse—the banished weaver.... Inspired by Ghanaian folklore.
  • WHEN NIGHT FELL IN THE DAY

    by Tetteh J. Zutah

    In the Twifo kingdom, a solar eclipse invades the ritual cleansing of the king’s stool—the one thing that must never happen! The sun oracle is furious and so demands royal blood as appeasement. The palace is in anguish as everyone looks to Oti, the king’s only son—the prince—as the atoner. Esi, the prince’s wife, eventually gives herself up to salvage the future of the kingdom on the pact that Oti marry Abeberese, her only sister, after her death.

    The... more

  • Space Creatures

    by Barbara Weisberg
    What does it mean to be an Earthling in a vast universe? In this children's picture book, a brother and sister - Earthlings - introduce you to their world.
  • The Summer the World Ended

    by Matthew S. Cox
    As far as Riley McCullough is concerned, her best friend getting ‘dragged’ off to Puerto Vallarta for the first two weeks of summer vacation was the end of the world―at least until the bombs fell. Life in suburban New Jersey with her mother has been comfortable, not to mention boring, to an introverted fourteen year old. As if her friend’s surprise trip wasn’t bad enough, her expectations for the ‘best summer ever’ disintegrate when she gets sent across the country to stay with a father she h... more
  • Lucky Rocks

    by Murray Richter

    Led by a one-legged World War II vet, three boys experience a summer filled with fishing, pranks, and a secret that could change their lives forever.

  • The Wealth of Virginia

    by Barbara McLennan
    The Wealth of Virginia tells about the development of a new and powerful colony, rich on the basis of its own resources and activities. Colonial Jamestown was where streets were actually (not proverbially) paved with gold (tobacco). Those who worked hard and avoided early death could have families and build great estates. Sarah Blair, daughter of one of Virginia’s wealthiest planters, and William Roscoe, young Virginia planter and sheriff of Yorktown and Gloucester, continue their relationsh... more
  • The Wealth of Jamestown

    by Barbara N. McLennan
    The Wealth of Jamestown follows the development of a new people and the birth of a nation. William Roscoe, a young Virginia planter and sheriff of Yorktown and Gloucester, and Sarah Harrison, seventeen-year-old daughter of one of Virginia’s wealthiest planters, are in love and engaged to be married. But Sarah’s father, Benjamin Harrison II, forces Sarah to break the engagement and marry James Blair, lobbyist, church bureaucrat and Commissary of the Church of England, with connections to the Boar... more
  • Gobbles: Troubles with Turkeys

    by Naomi Lau
    In this light-hearted and silly picture book, a young boy named Jordan discovers that two wild turkeys follow his every step to school. Jordan is rightfully annoyed by the unrelenting gobbling, as he already has a lot on his mind. He attempts to lose and tolerate them, but then begins to understand this pair of turkeys in a different way, helping him overcome his day's troubles.
  • Pretty Maids in a Row

    by Teri Kanefield
    A time travel adventure. Mattie from Los Angeles learns how it feels to walk in the shoes of Mary Queen of Scots. She discovers that being the pampered darling of the French court isn't all it's cracked up to be. While being kissed by a real prince has a certain appeal, and turning down the marriage proposal of a king can give a girl confidence, a young queen who does not learn to distinguish flattery from true friendship is bound to come to a tragic end.
  • The Other Side of Olivia

    by Rena Johnson
    The story of Olivia is a cautionary tale about winning at all cost. It examines what happens to a person who allows the disappointments of life to cause her to become bitter, vindictive, and paranoid. She mistakenly equates money and power with success. In the end, she realizes she has accomplished neither.
  • Randy Bamboo: In Chicken City

    by RC Beaird
    A kid from the city moves to the country! "Finally, I was going to be a good old country boy. (My country cousins always called me city boy.) Mom and Dad became Ma and Pa, just like the old western movies while my bicycle hopped around like a wild bronco." Join this suspense filled adventure as Randy raises chickens and hopes for eggs that he can one day sell.
  • Gut Feelings: the inside story

    by Olga Sheean
    A body odyssey with guts, attitude and a bellyful of laughs, Gut Feelings is a quirky off-the-wall story about the internal shenanigans of the body and the external dynamics of modern-day relationships. Nowhere else will you learn about lymphomaniacs, the real purpose of your appendix, or the spiritual significance of chocolate cake. You'll laugh as you learn about how your body really works—and all the chaos that unfolds when you are stressed, eat the wrong foods, work too hard, have sex an... more
  • Blown Away! Even More Confessions of an Angel in Training

    by Shel Delisle
    It's about to get wild. Grace is a feather's width away from getting her wings when she's sent by Archangel Michael into The Wilds to spy on Annex and his army of rebel Angels, The Locusts. Annex has plans--big plans--to destroy The Hierarchy, and will stop at nothing to see those plans through. Once there, however, Grace isn't convinced that The Locusts are as bad as she'd been led to believe. In fact, she's sympathetic to their cause. Torn by her loyalty to both groups, Grace must figure o... more
  • Grounded! More Confessions of an Angel in Training

    by Shel Delisle
    STUCK IN HEAVEN Angel In Training Grace Lightbourne is on cloud nine after receiving her halo only to learn she won't be returning to Earth anytime soon because of a Guardian Angel downsizing. She’d hoped that her “apprenticeship” meant she was done with Angel School, but now she’s forced to return to her classes. So, it comes as no surprise when she's called to Archangel Michael's office for speaking her mind. It simply means another detention to be served. Instead, she's blessed with a mira... more

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