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by Fay A. KlinglerLuisa May, known to her family and friends as Lu, loves to play games with her grandma. When she’s bullied at school, Grandma has a special puzzle for Lu to help her see how valuable she is—no matter what others say, or how much doubt she feels within herself. Soon after, Grandma has to go to the hospital, and Lu finds out Grandma needs help recovering. Then it’s Lu’s turn to help Grandma see how valuable she is—no matter how much doubt she feels within herself. It’s a beautiful parallel for you... more
by Judith Z. Brutus
Jacob learns his first words but does not understand what they mean. Can you begin to imagine how he will interact with everyone?
- A little boy is almost two years old and desperate to learn how to talk. Through his interactions with his family and using his imagination, Jacob comes to understand that words have meaning and he is eager to know the meaning of everything. However, he gets stuck with understanding the meaning of “I don’t know&r... more
by Ellen Plotkin MulhollandTrue companionship means defying obstacles that may threaten to destroy it. Three boyhood friends find themselves in the last week of junior year and in the midst of too many secrets. Miguel can’t keep his feet off the soccer ball; he also can’t keep his pants on and mind in his books. Jesse has a girl, for the moment, but her eyes seem to be wandering, and after she spills a secret about his best friend, Jesse isn’t sure she’s the girl for him. Then Jesse’s dad tells him what really happene... more
by Shir Guez"Emma learns to sprout" is a lovely pictures book which describes in a simple and enjoyable way and with fantastic illustrations how Emma, a kindergartener, learns to sprout legumes with her mom. Sprouting is a great way to provide your children with more vitamins, minerals and other nutrients in a fun, quick, simple and cheap way! It doesn't require anything but basic dishes that are available in every kitchen. Sprouting makes favorite foods healthier, and the legumes' sprouts can be used raw... more
by Subhash KommuruA flock of migrating geese stumble upon Tadoba forest, the land of the fierce tiger Babbar who does not tolerate anyone in his area. Will Babbar show any mercy? Can he change? Will the geese make it to safety? This is a story about change -- a transformation that comes with the magic of friendship. Personality may not change, but nature can surely change. This story will shows the value of friendship and how that can change a person, particularly one who is lonely and never really had the gift o... more
by Sheri McGuinn
This is a light contemporary tale told by the teenage daughter of Alice, an uptight woman who has just lost her job when the hippie father she deserted at sixteen drops into their lives. For teens and adults.
by Sheri McGuinn
The plan is in place. By the time they know her camping trip is bogus, Maggie will be in a new life in another state and she's already in worse trouble. Once Peg realizes Maggie's gone, she knows she may never see her daughter again unless she finds her herself - quickly.
Audience: Teen through adult.
by Yolanda Hinton
"Bullying" provides insight into the mind of a bully. Told from the perspective of the bully, it educates the reader on How he became a bully, Why he bullies, Who his favorite victims are and the ideal conditions under which his bullying may continue. It also gives the victim's perspective as told from victims, family members of victims and also provides letters from bullies as well. This is a great educational tool to bring awareness to this problem that has b... more
by Daniel Mark HarrisonWhen 18 year-old Milana's Dad gets placed in Shanghai to run McIntyre & Co., a multinational consulting firm, she is thrown into a distinctly adult (and distinctly more privileged) world where she has her own driver, maid, accounts at the best bars and restaurants in the city, not to mention new friends with diplomatic immunity and seemingly limitless credit cards. Shanghai makes the Upper East Side look like kindergarten: status, looks, society and money count for everything, and everyone is jo... more
by Santwana ChatterjeeIt is about a sister talking in retrospect about her brother and grandfather, the two people who meant most in her life and other adventures in general. The novel has been written in the backdrop of Indian Independence. It is also about family ties and values , of love and admiration, about greed and treachery. I am sure people of all ages would like to share the memories of the narrator.Gold Dust is Santwana Chatterjee's third publication at Pothi and her first full length novel. In this book S... more
by Angela Graham
At the height of summer, Toby and his family hike into the Northern Ontario backcountry for a family camping vacation, hoping to disconnect from their busy city life and seeking adventure. In this exhilarating adventure, Toby, Graham, and Evelyn wander away from their campsite and get lost. They learn that many things lurk within the woods, as they face adventure after treacherous adventure.
In this exciting tale, Toby and the children must work together to survive each frightening... more
by Harold J. Fischel
Life has never been easy for Anthony, the secret love child of a well-known US general and his beautiful mistress. After his father perishes in a plane crash, his cancer-stricken mother, Yuni, is forced to move with him to a tiny New York City apartment. And to make matters worse, he’s flagged as an easy target for neighborhood bullies, who constantly pester him inside and outside of school.
But after a brutal attack prompts him to fight back in a fit of rage, things star... more
by Leigh GoodisonSixteen-year-old Breeze Jordan has been a live-in baby-sitter, housekeeper and servant to the foster families that have taken her in. So, when Breeze is finally temporarily placed at Stark School in Portland, she vows to stay put and isn’t scared to fight. But Stark School has different plans and as Breeze is thrust into yet another foster family, she must decide whether or not to help save her new home, the Double-T Ranch, or escape back to her friends, civilization and the life she thought she... more
by Inge MeldgaardBoggle, a young kookaburra who cannot fly, takes his first walk to try out his new shoes and soon finds himself in trouble. Before long, other creatures in the forest come to his aid and become Boggle's friends.
by J.T. HoldenFor three days in the spring of 2012, the world's most famous teenager went missing without a trace and no one in the pop star's trusted inner circle breathed a word about it . . . until now. Meet Kid Swaggy—JB's supercilious id—the only one who knows exactly what happened during those three days the Bieb hit the road on his soul-searching journey and didn't come back until he'd found what he was looking for.
by Miriam DorIt seems that Duck always has bad luck, while his friend, Bunny, is always lucky. One day, their lucks meet. The same events happen to both of them at the exact same time. Will Duck's luck change? Can Duck ever be lucky? This fun story shows kids that they have the power to be happy by finding the positive aspects of every situation.