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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • FRANKINCENSE AND MYRRH: The Story of the Stable Mice

    by Dr. Jeannine Mizingou
    This is an imaginative story of the first Christmas, as witnessed by the stable mice. A brother and sister mice who live in the hayloft become known as Frankincense and Myrrh. An unknown mishap takes place in the stable, causing the mice to keep the gifts of the magi from falling over. The blessing of that day, the tale shows, covered all of heaven above and the earth below.
  • The Prayer at Valley Forge

    by Dr. Jeannine Mizingou
    In this short story of historical fiction, the young narrator and her brother learn about General George Washington and the prayer at Valley Forge; the story enriches the reader's understanding of the significance of this prayer in America's heritage.
  • The Spirit of '76: A Junior Novel of the American Revolution

    by Dr. Jeannine Mizingou
    This novel for readers of all ages examines America's heritage. In The Spirit of ’76, the storyline takes the reader through the true events of the American Revolution. This junior novel of historical fiction dramatizes what it was like to be alive at such trying and significant times. Young readers fascinated with colonial times or unfamiliar with the War for Independence will take a step back in time and see history played out. It is a journey through the eyes of the young narrator, 7 year-old... more
  • Crowned

    by Julia Dweck
    From best selling children’s author, Julia Dweck, comes a tale of fantasy, adventure and bravery in this fairy tale for a new generation. Quinn is a fairy sprite who dreams of becoming queen. But how does one become a queen? All the books Quinn has ever read claim that damsels in distress are rescued by princes and then live happily ever after. Quinn’s search for a handsome prince is brought to an abrupt halt by a nasty two-headed ogre who threatens the safety of Fairy Land. And suddenly, a... more
  • Jack The Pumpkin

    by Beatrix S. Tambunan
    Jack The Pumpkin loves the Sun but see how he changes when the moon rises. See how Halloween Magic works. "Sometimes we are afraid to change because of new surroundings. When we keep an open mind, something better comes along." Age: 3 and above Reading Level: Kindergarten and above
  • Moon Girl

    by Beatrix S. Tambunan
    A story of Moon Girl who made sure the moon shone brightly at night so night creatures could creep outside and see where they were going. She left one day and Earth was never the same until she came back. A story of self-worth and valuable relationships.
  • The Land Outside

    by Daniel Landin
    A little manta ray of the open ocean dreams of visiting “the land outside of the water”; a place of strange creatures and mythic landscapes. For this little ray, the Land Outside (as it is called) is filled with unimaginable wonders. Join the Little Ray on his adventure as he travels from his home in the sea to the place of his dreams, and encounters a slew of animals including monkeys, giraffes, a rhino, and many more.
  • KeeKee's Big Adventures in Athens, Greece

    by Shannon Jones
    KeeKee’s Big Adventures is the award-winning children’s picture book series about KeeKee, the adventurous calico kitty traveling the world in her hot air balloon. Paris, Rome, and now - Opa! - it’s Athens, Greece!
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    by Madhumita Ghar
    This story is set in a quaint little village in India. A little girl Biniya is trying her hand at rolling rotis - a roti is a flat bread made of flour. After a few disastrous attempts, find out how the day was saved.
  • Beauford Peever's Animal Family

    by Hector Curriel
    Every family has secrets, and certainly the Beauford Peever's Family isn't the exception. Beauford Peever, a pretty smart boy who loves to read about all kinds of animals, has found something about his family that will change the rest of his life...
  • The Blue Balloon

    by Melanie Cavanaugh
    As we celebrate a child’s birthday with traditions of gifts, cake, balloons, and playtime at the park, can we imagine the fate of the blue balloon as it is released into an endless sky? We chase the balloon with our eyes until it is gone, fading into the east across the town, over the bridge, yet don’t notice its destination, fallen, into the vastness of the ocean. It is nesting season for the leatherback, and the female sea turtle swims toward her usual spot on the sandy Florida beach. She... more
  • Rani Visits the Taj Mahal

    by Anita Badhwar
    Rani is in the city of Agra visiting the Taj Mahal with her family and pet parrot, Hari. Hari is so excited to explore the beautiful Taj Mahal that he wanders away from Rani and finds himself lost! Find out how Hari finds his way back to Rani in this new adventure.
  • Rani and the Safari Surprise!

    by Anita Badhwar
    Little Princess Rani and her brother Raja take a safari jungle tour in India. After spending a fun day learning about the different animals, they begin their trip home. Once they reach home, however, Rani finds a mischievous surprise waiting for her!
  • 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.

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