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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Alex and the Messy Monster

    by Vanessa Newman
    Life is messy, right? How do children learn to clean up their physical and emotional messes in a healthy way. Alex and the Messy Monster is the first story published in a series of children’s books that addresses the current needs of our children in today’s complex world. The book features Alex, a five-year old boy, who does not think that messes amount to anything. Yet, not only is his bedroom a mess, he is creating something much larger that he will have to deal with....a monster. The Messy Mo... more
  • Blue, Gray & Crimson: A Story of Civilian Courage at Gettysburg

    by Sarah Kay Bierle
    Fourteen year old Betsy Westmore and her family are startled by the Battle of Gettysburg unfolding on the doorstep of their home. Will their faith and courage survive this test?
  • Oddsockosaurus

    by zanib Mian
    Packed with humour, which will amuse adults and children alike, this read-aloud picture book captures the imagination of a whimsical little boy who describes some of his very human characteristics as if he were a dinosaur. He refers to himself as a Fastosaurus Rex, Whyceratops, Readabookadocus, Tellafibasaurus, Mudiraptor, and many others. He explains why he can be all these different dinosaurs, and that if dinosaurs were still around, they would understand him quite well! A comic tale for dinos... more
  • Skinniness is Next to Goddessness? Lacey's Story

    by Julia Keanini

    In the wake of her parents ugly divorce, Lacey Steele is forced to choose to stay with her dad in the home she loves or to move to California with the woman who has never had time or patience for Lacey, otherwise known as her mother. When Charity, Lacey's sister, choses their dad and home, Lacey knows she has to side with her lonely mother.

    Yet, four years later, after having no contact with the father or sister she left behind, Lacey is sent back to them when her mother decide... more

  • The Story of an Intern

    by Ratnesh Dwivedi
    The Story of an Intern tells you the story of a young boy who manages to get an internship in a global media giant. His struggles and amazement begins when he finds himself out of an internship and fighting to get a foothold in the media. Even though he rarely finds acceptance in the media industry he fights against odds trying to figure out the Indian media and media tycoons so he can find himself a toehold. His experiences while in search of a job carries him to different places and allows him... more
  • The Uninvited Visitors (Starfoot and Brown Books) (Volume 2)

    by Rhoda Canter
    Back on mysterious Bald Head Island, North Carolina, a teenage girl and eleven-year-old boy are in trouble, and Chihuahua detectives Starfoot and Brown are on the case. Isabel is a gifted, fifteen-year-old saxophone player, whose scientist father is in danger on the other side of the world. He texts Isabel a frightening message that sends her into hiding on Bald Head Island. Jordy is a boy unlike other boys. On a school trip to the island, he follows his curiosity into the woods and fi... more
  • The Adventures of Starfoot and Brown

    by Rhoda Canter
    Cora Howder didn’t know what she was in for when she adopted a second Chihuahua. Nor did she know that her trip to write a book while staying in a Bald Head Island beach house would set off a series of hair-raising, tail wagging events that could put her pooches in harm’s way. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves, aren’t we? Let’s begin at the beginning. Cora first adopted Bennett and then Lola. After a bit of jealousy and pretending to ignore Lola on the part of Bennett, the two join ... more
  • A Huntsman Spider in My House

    by Michelle K Ray
  • Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest Episode 1: The Quest for Screen Time (Volume 1)

    by Marti Dumas
    Jaden Toussaint is a five year old with a giant afro and an even bigger brain. In this illustrated chapter book Jaden Toussaint uses all his super-powered brain power to convince the grown-ups to let him have more screen time.
  • 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

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