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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Rani Saves Diwali

    by Anita Badhwar
    Little Princess Rani is a Princess of a Kingdom in India. On the day of Diwali she finds out that the palace's Royal Decorator has had an accident. Rani has an idea on how to finish the Diwali decorations in time for the Diwali celebration. Find out how Rani saves Diwali!
  • Daddy, Who Ate the Moon?

    by Kalen Kimm

    A wonderfully illustrated story about an inquisitive little boy and the daddy who would go to the moon and back for him.

  • Juma's Dhow Race

    by Lisa Maria Burgess
    Juma hides in his uncle’s dhow (after arguing with his cousin) and inadvertently joins the annual Dhow sailing race around the islands of Zanzibar, while his sister chases after the Changuu Island tortoises. The fourth of the Tanzania Juma Stories introduces the ancient Stone Town and the Swahili boat culture. The story is supplemented with a map of the United Republic of Tanzania, focusing on the islands of Zanzibar, a map of the continent of Africa, and a ki-Swahili language glossary.
  • Juma Cooks Chapati

    by Lisa Maria Burgess
    Bored with their games, Juma and his sister, Sareeya, eat chapati and then sneak into the garden to make these breads by themselves, succeeding despite a marauding crow. The third of the Tanzania Juma Stories introduces food, children’s games, and life in a suburb of Dar es Salaam, in the East African country of Tanzania. Juma also provides his recipe for cooking chapati. The story is supplemented with a map of the city of Dar es Salaam, a map of the continent of Africa, and a ki-Swahili languag... more
  • Juma on Safari

    by Lisa Maria Burgess
    Juma and his family drive across Tanzania to visit his grandmother in the second book of the Tanzania Juma Stories. Now eight years old, he and his young sister, Sareeya, enjoy adventures from Dar es Salaam across to the plains of the Serengeti. During the journey, they see Mt. Kilimanjaro and encounter an obstinate elephant, a drooling giraffe, and wrestling beetles. The story introduces northern Tanzania and ki-Swahili words for animals. The story is supplemented with a national map of the Uni... more
  • Juma and Little Sungura

    by Lisa Maria Burgess

    Juma doesn’t want to be an only child and finally gets his wished for baby sister. In this first book of the “Tanzania Juma Stories,” meet four year old Juma and learn about the country of Tanzania, located in East Africa and bordered by Kenya and Uganda. This book introduces readers to the geography of the country, as well as to Swahili words for family members and the traditions for baby naming. The story is supplemented with a ... more

  • If I were a letter

    by Bella Woodfield
    An introduction to letters and the alphabet with "The Girl"
  • The Girl And The Moon

    by Bella Woodfield
    A small girl is desperate to find out what the moon tastes like, and together with her toy companion, she sets off to find out.
  • Time Together, Time Well Spent!

    by Casey Rislov
    Spending time with family and friends is important. The best times are when one interacts and learns more about the loved ones around them. Anything from hanging outdoors to playing games sets the scene for an amazing adventure. The words have a rhythm that allows you to be a part of the fun! Sit back and rad with a loved one and talk about the things you love to do and what you do different.
  • Love is Forever

    by Casey Rislov
    Losing a loved one is difficult for anyone, but it is especially hard on a child who might be experiencing loss for the first time. Love Is Forever gives caregivers and children a beautiful way to begin talking about loss and grief, and how to keep loved ones close in heart and mind through shared memories.
  • No Such Thing as Perfect

    by Sarah Daltry
    College was supposed to be perfect. She was supposed to be perfect. For Lily Drummond, life is about following the rules. To be specific, her mother’s rules. College fit into the plan – maintain perfect grades, date the perfect guy, and live the perfect life. On her own, though, Lily realizes that she doesn’t actually have a plan. Without being told what to think and do, she keeps making mistakes. Away from home, the perfect facade is beginning to shatter. When Lily herself starts to break... more
  • Backward Compatible: A Geek Love Story

    by Sarah Daltry
    For fans of Scott Pilgrim or The Guild comes a story of Xbox, Denny's, and awkward beginnings. Not too long ago, in a town that, depending on your current location, is either not super far or actually quite close… It is a time of chaotic hormones. Two nerdy gents home for winter break have discovered a female gamer at a midnight release. During the break, the gamer trio manages to reveal the game’s secret boss, a hidden enemy with enough power to destroy anything in its path. ... more
  • Pieces of Me

    by Carrigan Richards
    One second. Seventeen-year-old Corinne has everything. Her life. Family. Friends. Boyfriend. But in that one second, she loses it all. Now she’s left with harrowing nightmares. Hallucinations. And panic attacks that seem to come out of nowhere. She tries everything to take the pain away, but there’s only one option she sees as a true way out. When Corinne is sent to live in a psychiatric institution, she doesn’t want to talk. It’s pointless. They can’t help her. But slowly Corinne opens ... more
  • How Not to Cry in Public & Other Victories

    by Jean Stringam
    When Brenna Walker suffers a devastating emancipation her senior year of high school, she sets off on an undercover search for her missing relatives. Over a series of visits with her mother Brenna asks the name of her birth father and why her uncle raised her. Meanwhile, hoping her mother will help her, Brenna continues the hunt for family members, arranging to meet them incognito so as to ascertain why her uncle didn’t want her to know them, or if he didn’t want them to know her. When the evide... more
  • I Ate a Cicada Today [With CD (Audio)]

    by Jeff Crossan
    Based on a song of outrageous rhymes, I Ate a Cicada Today is a humorous children's picture book illustrated in ink and watercolor with an accompanying CD. Each two-page spread features a verse about a different animal or insect including such fanciful scenarios as "I peppered a leopard today" and "I hid a giant squid today." The CD is a guitar/vocal performance of the song by author/illustrator Jeff Crossan, who interjects each verse with a short spoken aside to provide added comic punch to t... more
  • The Magic of Maxwell and His Tail

    by Maureen Stolar Kanefield
    Maxwell is a young, intelligent mouse. He has a curiosity that draws him into every subject under the rainbow and an imagination that just won't quit. That is, until the day he discovers his tail is growing much too long. Soon he is the target of jeers and snickers from his classmates. Even his best friend, Mason, is unaccepting. "Maxwell, can't you keep track of your tail? I'm always tripping over it." It seems to Maxwell that his life is in ruins. But then he starts to see the magic his tail b... more

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