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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • DINOTHAW

    by Rose Siva
    The young hero, Josh, travels to Antarctica with his father to join a scientific party attempting to retrieve dinosaur bones recently discovered in a melting glacial cave. His previously adventure in outback Queensland hunting for dinosaur bones (told in Dinosaurs and Dragons), and his involvement with a dinosaur dig makes him a useful addition to the team. Antarctic storms and an accident on the ice compounds their problems as they attempt the recovery. However a Russian recovery vessels coming... more
  • Which Shoes Do You Choose?

    by Aaron Shepard
    Katie is tired of her same old shoes, so she goes to the store to buy new ones. But with so many wondrous choices, how can she ever decide? In this fun story told in lively verse, a young girl gets a peek at the many possibilities open to her in life and embraces them with joy. For ages 2 to 8.
  • The Jolt Felt Around the World

    by Susanna Shetley
    Mother Earth becomes so heavy with trash that one day, with a great jolt, she starts falling from the sky. Leaders around the world frantically begin developing plans for Earthlings to evacuate and flee to other planets, only to find their requests denied. The other planets don't want anything to do with the Earthling inhabitants! What will they do? Where can they go? The Earthlings must figure out how to save their dying planet before it's too late.
  • The Night Parade

    by Chris Perez

    Hana Steele has yokai blood in her veins, but that alone will not protect her. A fallen god is rising again in the shadows of Japan. His aim is to plunge the world in nightmares with the night parade; a force of 1,001 enslaved yokai.   From the streets of New York to the mountains of Japan, and straight into the depths of the Underworld, Hana will need every friend she can find and every flame of kitsune-fire she can muster. Along the way, she meets other yokai; a fox-demon named Ed... more

  • The Ramblings of Many

    by Courtney Caswell-Peyton
    Even though 18-year old Tam Johnson should be doing his Trig homework, he’s typing to 15- year old Robin instead. When he learns that her parents have bailed on her and that she is barely eating, he embarks on an epic cross-country journey through elements and monsters to rescue her. But when he arrives at her front door, Robin’s parents’ protectiveness has her shooing Tam into the outdoors and into eight adventurous worlds of what is to happen next. Fans of the choose-your-own adventure styl... more
  • It’s Raining Cats! It’s Raining Dogs! It’s Raining Bats! And Pollywogs!

    by Sherry West

    One very unusual day, it rains, but not the kind that’s expected…

    “The heavens opened and down they sent one quite noisy elephant!”

    And so, begins a very hilarious downpour of confused, amused, bemused, grumpy, frumpy, mumpy, lumpy, highly annoyed, and patiently suffering zoo full of animals onto an unseen town down below!

    “We have to duck and run for cover while chickens cluck and near us hover! They’re rain... more

  • Thanksgiving Maize (Maze)

    by Courtney Caswell-Peyton

    This year’s Thanksgiving dinner stunk so bad that I thought going to the mall would be much more rad. So with dollars from corn I set out to the store Guided by a path Made from the leftovers bore.


    Stone Soup fans will savor this story!

     

  • Lost With Leeks

    by Laurel Decher
    Argh! Twelve-year-old Crown Prince Nero is lost again. How will he ever lead the Blackfly Kingdom? His fairy godfather gave him a magnetic personality to make him charming. Only now he's a trouble-magnet--for compasses, maps and magical creatures. Worse, his royal mom has kidnapped St. Nicholas. Nero's got to map out a rescue right away! WHY READ SEVEN KINGDOMS FAIRY TALES? In each Tale, a fairy godparent gives one lucky child the perfect leadership gift. Abracadabra! If only they'd ... more
  • The Back to God Game by Tilly Culbertson

    by Kids Lit Book Cafe

    “Every child…and adult needs to read this book.”

    The Back to God Game is the perfect read-aloud for parents and grandparents to share with children ages five and up.

    Rule #1 Everything on Earth comes from God’s creation. You can take anything on Earth all the way back to God.

    Join Alden and his Granna as she teaches him a fun game that teaches him why we need to thank God for everything He gives us.

    Themes and Extended Activities:... more

  • Little Bit & Big Byte: A Day at the Beach

    by Craig Feigh
    Little Bit & Big Byte, A Day at the Beach is the first Children's Picture Book with Technology-related Characters. In this Computer Age, kids love playing with the phone and computers. Travel through Cyberville with Little Bit, Big Byte, and their friends on fun adventures. Each page has a hidden object to find.
  • One of Seventeen

    by Catherine Nagle

    One of Seventeen, which tells the story of a young girl who is adopted as one of seventeen children in a blended family by a childless young couple. The girl, Caitlin, is timid and naïve and takes her time about growing up, but in her loving family, she finds her way through kindness and patience. Although challenged by repeated heartbreak and responsibility, she grows up to be a compassionate adult, a loving mother and finds that her dreams really can come true. The novel fits in the ca... more

  • Powder And Time

    by Richard Edward Benoit
    After his accident with Mrs. Simonson's powder, Jim struggles to understand the abilities he's secretly gained. Then a terrible event hurtles him into a distant place. requiring others to rush to his aid. But saving Jim isn't easy, not when he's been promised he could rule the world if he'd simply embrace a sinister plan- an offer too difficult to turn down.
  • Tying the Leaves

    by June Toher
    A timid Virginia boy, horrified by what he see when he time travels seventy years into the future, returns to the present and leads a global kids’ crusade to save Earth from the same, toxic, fossil-fuel gases threatening the life of his little sister. This is also a story about the power of sibling love and the discovery of a power much greater than that.
  • Why Ball Wouldn't Bounce

    by Ron Roecker
    "Why Ball Wouldn't Bounce" is the story of Ball who desperately wants to bounce like all the popular balls. He tries everything to fit in but nothing stops the others from laughing. Deflated, he rolls away to hide his bounce and his tears. But suddenly Ball meets the unlikeliest of new best friends who gives him a birds-eye view of what it really means to be different. Ball is about to make an astonishing revelation that will change his life forever. Find out Why Ball Wouldn't Bounce and whether... more
  • Avalanche

    by M. Liz Boyle
    When fifteen-year-old Marlee Stanley joins her two sisters and the sons of their family friends on a secretive hike in the middle of the night, she is thrilled and nervous. Battling her conscience, she prays that the hike will go flawlessly and that they will return to the safety of their campsite before their parents wake. The start of the hike is beautiful and wonderfully memorable. In a white flash so fast that Marlee can barely comprehend what has happened, an avalanche crashes into their pa... more
  • The Wish Carvers

    by Kathleen Gauer

    When two sibling elves, Fay and Eddie, come across an old carving knife with the words "what's carved with me will come to be" on the handle, they decide to carve and paint a pot of gold, a large stone cottage and finally a fairytale castle.  But with each wish granted comes more and more complications.

    Can they find a way to return to their peaceful life?  Find out in this charmingly illustrated whimsical tale that will delight young and old alike!

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