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  • The Night Parade

    by Chris Perez

    Hana Steele has yokai blood in her veins, but that alone will not protect her. A fallen god is rising again in the shadows of Japan. His aim is to plunge the world in nightmares with the night parade; a force of 1,001 enslaved yokai.   From the streets of New York to the mountains of Japan, and straight into the depths of the Underworld, Hana will need every friend she can find and every flame of kitsune-fire she can muster. Along the way, she meets other yokai; a fox-demon named Ed... more

  • The Ramblings of Many

    by Courtney Caswell-Peyton
    Even though 18-year old Tam Johnson should be doing his Trig homework, he’s typing to 15- year old Robin instead. When he learns that her parents have bailed on her and that she is barely eating, he embarks on an epic cross-country journey through elements and monsters to rescue her. But when he arrives at her front door, Robin’s parents’ protectiveness has her shooing Tam into the outdoors and into eight adventurous worlds of what is to happen next. Fans of the choose-your-own adventure styl... more
  • It’s Raining Cats! It’s Raining Dogs! It’s Raining Bats! And Pollywogs!

    by Sherry West

    One very unusual day, it rains, but not the kind that’s expected…

    “The heavens opened and down they sent one quite noisy elephant!”

    And so, begins a very hilarious downpour of confused, amused, bemused, grumpy, frumpy, mumpy, lumpy, highly annoyed, and patiently suffering zoo full of animals onto an unseen town down below!

    “We have to duck and run for cover while chickens cluck and near us hover! They’re rain... more

  • Thanksgiving Maize (Maze)

    by Courtney Caswell-Peyton

    This year’s Thanksgiving dinner stunk so bad that I thought going to the mall would be much more rad. So with dollars from corn I set out to the store Guided by a path Made from the leftovers bore.


    Stone Soup fans will savor this story!

     

  • Lost With Leeks

    by Laurel Decher
    Argh! Twelve-year-old Crown Prince Nero is lost again. How will he ever lead the Blackfly Kingdom? His fairy godfather gave him a magnetic personality to make him charming. Only now he's a trouble-magnet--for compasses, maps and magical creatures. Worse, his royal mom has kidnapped St. Nicholas. Nero's got to map out a rescue right away! WHY READ SEVEN KINGDOMS FAIRY TALES? In each Tale, a fairy godparent gives one lucky child the perfect leadership gift. Abracadabra! If only they'd ... more
  • The Back to God Game by Tilly Culbertson

    by Kids Lit Book Cafe

    “Every child…and adult needs to read this book.”

    The Back to God Game is the perfect read-aloud for parents and grandparents to share with children ages five and up.

    Rule #1 Everything on Earth comes from God’s creation. You can take anything on Earth all the way back to God.

    Join Alden and his Granna as she teaches him a fun game that teaches him why we need to thank God for everything He gives us.

    Themes and Extended Activities:... more

  • Little Bit & Big Byte: A Day at the Beach

    by Craig Feigh
    Little Bit & Big Byte, A Day at the Beach is the first Children's Picture Book with Technology-related Characters. In this Computer Age, kids love playing with the phone and computers. Travel through Cyberville with Little Bit, Big Byte, and their friends on fun adventures. Each page has a hidden object to find.
  • One of Seventeen

    by Catherine Nagle

    One of Seventeen, which tells the story of a young girl who is adopted as one of seventeen children in a blended family by a childless young couple. The girl, Caitlin, is timid and naïve and takes her time about growing up, but in her loving family, she finds her way through kindness and patience. Although challenged by repeated heartbreak and responsibility, she grows up to be a compassionate adult, a loving mother and finds that her dreams really can come true. The novel fits in the ca... more

  • Powder And Time

    by Richard Edward Benoit
    After his accident with Mrs. Simonson's powder, Jim struggles to understand the abilities he's secretly gained. Then a terrible event hurtles him into a distant place. requiring others to rush to his aid. But saving Jim isn't easy, not when he's been promised he could rule the world if he'd simply embrace a sinister plan- an offer too difficult to turn down.
  • Tying the Leaves

    by June Toher
    A timid Virginia boy, horrified by what he see when he time travels seventy years into the future, returns to the present and leads a global kids’ crusade to save Earth from the same, toxic, fossil-fuel gases threatening the life of his little sister. This is also a story about the power of sibling love and the discovery of a power much greater than that.
  • Why Ball Wouldn't Bounce

    by Ron Roecker
    "Why Ball Wouldn't Bounce" is the story of Ball who desperately wants to bounce like all the popular balls. He tries everything to fit in but nothing stops the others from laughing. Deflated, he rolls away to hide his bounce and his tears. But suddenly Ball meets the unlikeliest of new best friends who gives him a birds-eye view of what it really means to be different. Ball is about to make an astonishing revelation that will change his life forever. Find out Why Ball Wouldn't Bounce and whether... more
  • Avalanche

    by M. Liz Boyle
    When fifteen-year-old Marlee Stanley joins her two sisters and the sons of their family friends on a secretive hike in the middle of the night, she is thrilled and nervous. Battling her conscience, she prays that the hike will go flawlessly and that they will return to the safety of their campsite before their parents wake. The start of the hike is beautiful and wonderfully memorable. In a white flash so fast that Marlee can barely comprehend what has happened, an avalanche crashes into their pa... more
  • The Wish Carvers

    by Kathleen Gauer

    When two sibling elves, Fay and Eddie, come across an old carving knife with the words "what's carved with me will come to be" on the handle, they decide to carve and paint a pot of gold, a large stone cottage and finally a fairytale castle.  But with each wish granted comes more and more complications.

    Can they find a way to return to their peaceful life?  Find out in this charmingly illustrated whimsical tale that will delight young and old alike!

  • The Adventures of Leonardo the Drone: Book 1: Photos from the Sky

    by John A. Purdy
    Leah loves to take photos, but the views of her neighborhood are frustrating. Until... Leonardo the Drone comes into her life! Despite some anxious moments, Leah learns to be a good drone pilot. Together she and Leonardo see the world from a whole new angle, taking amazing photos and videos from the sky. She can't wait for the next photo contest!
  • Doomy Prepper's Complete Guide: How to Survive Fifth Grade and the Apocalypse

    by Amie Borst
    The Prepper family is prepared for the end of the world. Or, at the very least, the end of toilet paper. Doomy Prepper knows the rules. Never trade sandwiches with Mikey Fuller. He always has tuna fish. Don’t stare at Mrs. Nebula’s mole. You’ll turn into stone. And never, ever talk about the lights. When 11-year-old Doomy notices the mysterious lights above his town have changed color, he makes the mistake of telling his best friend, Peter. Now four other kids want to tag along and solve ... more
  • What Color Is Your Day? (The Color, Feel, Play Series)

    by Camryn Wells
    Understanding emotions is a tricky business, and not just for kids! What Color is Your Day? artistically pairs expressive poetry and vibrant illustrations to explore a relationship between colors and emotions. More importantly, it supports the lines of communication between children and adults. This well-loved book will be a resource for children to identify and cope with the complexity of emotions, and for the adults in their lives to more easily connect with them.

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