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by Mike Hartner
James Crofter was ripped from his family at age 11.
Within a year the prince was a pauper in a foreign land.
Is nature stronger than nurture? And even if it is, can James find the happiness he so richly desires?
I, James is the second in a series of books in a saga which will span continents and time to arrive in present day North America. Each in the series will be connected, though that connection may not be obvious for several more books. It's almost like looki... more
by Carolyn B. Berg & J Drew BrumbaughGirls Gone Great is a collection of magical tales written for girls ages two to ten. These fable-like stories were inspired by real girls, girls taking a magical journey of self-discovery where doing the right thing turns into something great. When you believe in yourself and have confidence to face obstacles, then any girl has the ability to “go great” and surprise herself just like the heroines in these stories.
by Mike Hartner
In a country and a time where favor and politics were both deadly, can an honest boy stay true to himself? Especially given his family background?
Walter Crofter was born in Elizabethan England, the youngest son of a poor family. After watching his father's fall and the suffering it caused Walter learns from a young age that favor is fleeting. Young Walter leaves home to find his own way and is swept away on one of the ships in service to the crown.
by Terry John Barto
A dragon named Nickerbacher guards a princess because his papa told him to. However, he practices his jokes on Princess Gwendolyn, as he yearns to be a stand-up comedian. The young dragon gets up the nerve to tell his papa about his aspirations and is told an unequivocal no.
When Prince Happenstance shows up for the princess he expects to battle a ferocious dragon but Nickerbacher chooses to slay him with jokes instead of flames. The opponents manage to find common ground and ... more
by Terry John Barto
Growing up in the small town of Gobbleville, Anamazie studied acting, singing and dancing while basking in the local spotlight as a star baton twirler. Opportunity comes knocking when the competition Gobbleville’s Got Talent gives Anamazie her shot at being discovered. That is where her path to stardom truly begins as she is discovered by a talent scout, is cast in her first movie and declares “Gollywood, Here I Come!”
by Rob Gruen
Before his entire town, Serge Everett 's invention malfunctions, sending him backwards in much the same way as a character in a movie reverses when a DVD rewinds at a brisk 1-1/2 times speed.
by Asher jonesProblem with Pets is a book about watching what you wish for. Through the antics of his many many wild pets a young boy learns by the end of the book that just one pet is just right.
by Brian Kindall
Wind, snow, rock, and ice are all Blue Sky has ever known. Raised in the highest crags of the Alps by a herd of ibex, her life feels mysterious and surreal. Blue Sky's father was a fallen alpinist, and her mother his beautiful dying dream. From this unusual and magical beginning, Sky is gifted in other-worldly ways. But she wants something else. When she rescues a young climber from a stormy peak, she learns of the world of humans that exists beyond her high mountain home, and longs to be... more
by Michelle IsenhoffAfter a moment of high spirits—a tantrum, her mother called it—Emily is sent from the plantation to her inn-keeping uncle in Detroit. There she meets Malachi, the son of freed slaves, who challenges everything she’s grown up believing. With plenty of bumps and humor, their abrasive relationship develops into respect, then friendship. But when Emily stumbles upon two runaways hidden in her uncle’s barn, she finds that old ways die hard. And Mr. Burrows, the charming Southern slave catcher, is lod... more
by Eileen WackerToday is Friday. Silver Bunny is at taekwondo practice, but wishes she was surfing and hanging with her friends instead. She convinces them to stop what they are doing and join her on a mission. They will build a hidden clubhouse named Fort Chop and film action videos to upload to FujiTube so they get famous. But sometimes, things don’t go as planned...
by Melissa L. GillMorton, a yellow cat, travels with Stephen Hopkins and his family on the Mayflower.
by Melissa L. GillIn 1611 Pepper, a small grey kitten is snatched from her parents and taken to live with the Great Chief Powhatan. She soon finds a place with the natural people of Virginia, but only when she sees Pocahontas does she feel truly at home. Pepper and Pocahontas form a bond. When the Indian girl is sent to a neighboring tribe, Pepper fears they will be separated forever. The cat manages to stay with Pocahontas, only to be snatched again, this time by the English. The pair gradually adapt to thei... more
by Melissa L. GillA small cat on a doomed ship sets out to save the New World. In 1609, Salt was a scruffy white alley cat looking for a new life. When he hears the Sea Venture is sailing to the New World he knows this is his chance. Life on the Sea Venture is not what he expected. The other cats want him to walk the plank. But he keeps all four paws on deck until a tempest threatens to sink the ship. The passengers struggle for days to keep the ship afloat and Salt expects the ship to sink at any moment.... more
by Jerome Mark AntilIn 1944 - Pine Camp (Fort Drum) – two WWII - Nazi POWs escaped farm work-release and fell through the cracks. In 1953 a fourteen year old girl, Mary Crane and her club, discovered the escapees under a bridge down in Pompey Hollow. Imagine their conundrum when it turned out that Mary’s pen pal just happened to be grandson of, Ike, the President of the United States … …it was D Day all over again – in a sleepy little central New York village. A lighthearted nostalgic coming of age story abo... more
by Karen Alkofer“Sharing a party line is like living in a small town: everyone knows your business and pretends they don’t know a thing.” In 1977 Lizzie McCall is happily living a fairly typical teenage life, getting ready to start high school. Then her family is transferred to Tehran, Iran, an exotic country thousands of miles away from her American suburban life. This launches an adventure for Lizzie that will shape the rest of her life. In the midst of making friends, going to class, and choosing the r... more
by Andy MulberryMiddle Grade. Age Level: 6 - 13 | Grade Level: 3 - 6 If you owe Hell gold but you can't pay, you're about to have a bad day! Jack Harper lives in an old castle turned museum. The day he calls Hell to order a demon is one of his more interesting days of his twelve year old life. One demon delivery later, Hell wants to be paid in gold. Between you and me, Jack can't pay. He's in a bit of a hellish pickle. WARNING...this book contains a scowling demon, bad decisions, a skeleton key, not... more