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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Glasses

    by Ann Gwinn Zawistoski

    "Glasses" features vibrant photographs of young toddlers and babies wearing real glasses and simply doing things that young kids like to do.  The pictures are accompanied by a simple rhyming text that celebrates the role that glasses play in a young child's life.

  • The Little Parrot and the Ange's Tears

    by M. Anu Narasimhan
    The little parrot is very small. He’s smaller than his friend the elephant. He’s smaller than his friend the deer. He’s even smaller than his friend the rabbit. But when his friends and home are in danger, the little parrot decides he has to do something to help. Find out if the little parrot can save them from a big problem.
  • The Knighting of Sir Kaye

    by Don M. Winn
    In the medieval land of Knox, 12-year-old Kaye dreams of becoming a knight like his father. When the new queen knights Kaye for doing a brave deed, he gets his wish a lot sooner than he expected—but he’s got a lot to live up to. Can he hold his own against all the other knights who hate him? Can he outwit the terrible Sir Melchor and defeat him in the tournament?
  • Georges the Goose from Toulouse who only ate Couscous

    by Tracey Koch
    Georges Goose is a finicky goose from the town of Toulouse. He is so awfully picky he will only eat couscous. His family does try to cook new foods for him. When Georges says "no", he becomes so weak that he sinks when he tries to swim and he grows sluggish and frail. Poor Georges cannot even keep up with a snail. Then in is weakened condition, Georges discovers a valuable lesson. By trying new foods, his energy and school work improve. As for couscous, Georges says, "it's delicious do t... more
  • The little lamb who counted clouds

    by Immaculine Jolivert

    Join the little lamb on his amazing quest as he chases his dream to count every cloud in the entire world. His journey is filled with ups and downs as he travels the world. This book will encourage children to remain positive every day, reach for the stars.The Lamb Who Counted Clouds experiences differences in cultures, perseverance, and courage.

  • Waiting for a Sign

    by Esty Schachter

    Shelly and Ian used to be close, but after Ian leaves home to attend the Hawthorne School for the Deaf, Shelly feels abandoned, and the two drift apart. When Ian returns home with news that the future of Hawthorne is in jeopardy, Shelly isn’t sure she wants him back. And Ian, who has enjoyed living with students and staff who sign all the time, feels angry when his family forgets to do the same.

    An explosive argument that could drive brother and sister further apart actually offer... more

  • Danger of the Sun: A Fable

    by Laura Schott
    Two brothers, Rabbit and Hummingbird, are living near the equator with their guardian, the Old Owl, when an army of eagles fly south in pursuit of sunlight. Despite Rabbit and Hummingbird's warnings of the evil monkeys that long ago inhabited the great mountain, the eagles insist on carrying on with their journey, and recruit other birds of the jungle to join them in reclaiming their land- and their sunlight. While Hummingrbird elects to soar with the eagles, Rabbit observes from the ground how,... more
  • Mortality

    by Kellie Sheridan
    After surviving a deadly plague outbreak, sixteen-year-old Savannah thought she had lived through the very worst of human history. There was no way to know that the miracle vaccine would put everyone at risk for a fate worse than un-death. Now, two very different kinds of infected walk the Earth, intent on nothing but feeding and destroying what little remains of civilization. When the inoculated are bitten, infection means watching on in silent horror as self-control disappears and the idea... more
  • Let's Take an Airplane: A Hazel and Tilly Adventure

    by Anne Lee
    Hazel and Tilly are taking an airplane to visit their grandparents. This picture book prepares children for a trip through the airport, onto an airplane, and off again. From getting out of the taxi to standing in line, boarding the plane to pulling everything out of the seat pocket, and finally hugs and kisses at their destination, Hazel, Tilly, and their parents find something exciting and fun about all of the ups and downs of airplane travel.
  • Too Quiet, Too Noisy

    by Bonnie Ferrante
    Lily's house is so noisy, she has to cover her ears. But, Nana's house is so quiet, she has trouble staying awake. What's a little girl to do? Little Lily teaches her family to find balance in their lives, making both homes happy and comfortable. A picture book for ages 4 to 8. Followed by discussion questions for parents and teachers.
  • Rumpelstiltskin's Child

    by Bonnie Ferrante
    Second edition. What if Rumpelstiltskin had a bum rap? Sure, he tried to take the queen's baby, but a deal is a deal. Besides, he even gave her the opportunity to renege on their agreement. Plus, he never sought revenge, but allowed her to live happily ever after. Maybe there's a whole lot more to his story than people know. The elaborate illustrations are inspired by the illuminated manuscripts of medieval times. The reading level is third grade and up but younger children will enjoy hearing th... more
  • The Amida Tree

    by Bonnie Ferrante
    Gordon Korman on The Amida Tree “…This piece works so well… There’s beauty in the simplicity of its telling, and the communication between the woman and the tree is hauntingly believable.” The Amida Tree is this generation's tree. It will appeal to parents interested in a sustainable environment, healthy emotional bonds, and a balanced life. Discussion questions included. Suitable for all ages.
  • Curly Top

    by Michelle Nelson

    Those beautiful, bouncy curls will not relax! They are always bouncing around and getting in her way. What will she do with those tangled curls? Will she learn to like them or will she convince her Nana to get rid of them once and for all? Come visit with Curly and Nana and see what happens.

  • Mistake, Wisconsin

    by Kersti Niebruegge

    Twenty-four musky-shaped mailboxes are missing in the small town of Mistake, Wisconsin. One crooked politician blames the local teenagers, but sophomore Megan Svenson smells something fishy—and it's not just her job at Brabender's Bait, where she runs into three out-of-towners visiting for musky fishing Opening Day. The sheriff is hot on the trail of the mailbox thieves, but Megan suspects she’s the only one who can exonerate her classmates. With a little creative thinking... more

  • The Time Hunters (The Time Hunters Saga Book 1)

    by Carl Ashmore
    Becky is a typical thirteen year old girl. She likes Facebook, gossiping and plenty of sleep. So when she and her brother, Joe, are invited to stay with their 'loony' Uncle Percy at his stately home, she thinks it’ll be the worst summer ever. What she doesn't realise is that Bowen Hall is also home to a baby Triceratops, two Sabre-tooth tigers and the mythic hero, Will Scarlet... 'The Time Hunters' is a thrilling adventure that takes Becky, Joe, Uncle Percy and Will on a quest through time t... more
  • My Dearest One

    by Monisha Vasa, M.D.
    My Dearest One is a non-fiction children’s book that is a timeless book for children of all ages. This book is based on a conversation that occurs between a parent and child, a conversation that serves as a springboard for families to discuss some of the core building blocks of emotional well being. Topics that are introduced include the power of living intentionally, reflection, and gratitude. Reading My Dearest One together facilitates intimacy and closeness between parents and children... more

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