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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Blue Sky

    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

  • The Candle Star

    by Michelle Isenhoff
    After 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
  • Silver Bunny and the Secret Fort Chop

    by Eileen Wacker
    Today 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...
  • Morton and the Mayflower

    by Melissa L. Gill
    Morton, a yellow cat, travels with Stephen Hopkins and his family on the Mayflower.
  • Pepper and Pocahontas

    by Melissa L. Gill
    In 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
  • Salt and the Sea Venture

    by Melissa L. Gill
    A 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
  • The Book of Charlie ~ Spirit of the Pompey Hollow Book Club

    by Jerome Mark Antil
    In 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
  • The Party Line

    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
  • Skycastle, the Demon, and Me: Book 1 in the Skycastle series (Volume 1)

    by Andy Mulberry
    Middle 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
  • Grinnin' Possum

    by Ray Padgett
    William Bernard Possum, Little Willie, just doesn't quite fit in. With parents that aren't too proud, and brothers and sisters that don't want to play with him, Little Willie must to find a way to accept himself, just the way he is. When the Possum family finds themselves in a real mess with the farmer, it is Willie that saves the day with his unique ability. This book is all about having humor in life and embracing our differences.
  • Olivia's Noggin

    by Daryl Long
    When a little girl, playing with a handful of goo while walking down the street bonks her noggin, whose fault is it? The eyes that are looking at the goo? The hands that are playing with it? The feet who are walking too fast? And what does ice cream have to do with it? Why, everything, of course!
  • Diggin', It

    by Leland Gilsen
    A family of archaeologists working in the Pacific Northwest show their school friends how to excavate archaeological sites. The children suspect nearby campers are stealing artifacts and destroying sites. Spying on them gets them involved in unforeseen and dangerous adventures and tests their survival skills.
  • Letters From Krampus

    by Thomas Raven
    Krampus was once the right hand of the Claus. Now, he’s just a fading memory who’s been banished from the North Pole Corporation and left to rot in his Cave House while the new head of the NPC casts him in the role of the Yuletide villain. When he discovers that the Claus has disappeared, Krampus rallies his forest friends and the children of the world to save him! Told through a series of annual letters written to a young girl named Peregrine, LETTERS FROM KRAMPUS is a slightly different ta... more
  • No More Slooping, Sara Sue!

    by Ali Pfautz
    Sara Sue’s favorite food is soup. The problem is she slurps, no… sloops her soup. The sloppy, slooping sound annoys her friends and family. Can Sara Sue solve her slurping problem? Or, are her soup days done? Find out in this playful story that mixes a dash of silly words with a pinch or two of tongue twisters, creating souper fun for the whole family.
  • The Big Ceremony

    by ozi okaro
    In this lighthearted and fun children’s book, young readers get to join six-year-old Cheta and her best friend, Kosi, as they attend the wedding of Kosi’s cousin. Delighted to each wear her own stunning, specially designed dress, the girls can hardly contain their excitement as they experience the lavish festivities and witness the captivating rituals that are part of both their families’ African heritage.
  • Chronicles from Chateau Moines

    by Evelyne Holingue
    September 1970: Scott’s mother has recently died and his father gets the crazy idea to move his family from California to Normandy. Now Scott has to learn to live without his mom while adjusting to France. In his seventh grade class there is only Ibrahim who comes from another country. Scott doesn’t even want to play his guitar anymore. Why does his father think that life will be better so far from home? Scott has no idea that his arrival is also a challenge to Sylvie. While her best friend is ... more

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