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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Ethan Blecher Braves a Bully

    by Chris Pedersen
    Ethan finds himself the focus of a bully in his new school. His parents decide to send him to spring camp hoping he’ll make some friends, but the outlook turns terrifying when his nemesis shows up. Will Ethan's fearful attitude and shy nature get the best of him or will he muster some courage and stand-up to the bully? The Appendix contains bullying resources for parents and teachers, a glossary of words and phrases, a word search puzzle, and a link to download free CCSS-aligned curriculum.
  • Mary Crane and a Pompey Hollow Book Club Seance with Sherlock!

    by Jerome Mark Antil
    They’re teens now – and in the last novel - The Book of Charlie - their club president, Mary Crane, decided to follow a teacher’s suggestion of getting a Pen Pal for the summer. She wrote a boy her mother had read about in the newspaper – a Pennsylvania lad. He writes back. As the summer unfolded one of the teens is witness to a crime in progress. Innocently the young Pen Pal to the club’s president unwittingly helps them not only solve the mystery of just who the crooks actually are but the... more
  • The Pompey Hollow Book Club

    by Jerome Mark Antil
    This is the beginning of the series. Jerry is a city boy who moves to the country following the War. His new friends - nine and ten year old kids who spent half of their lives in WWII - create a club of valor - catching thieves who are breaking into local businesses - and saving poultry from the Thanksgiving table. Lighthearted nostalgia of what it was like growing up in the shadow of WWII.
  • Time Sailors of Pizzolungo

    by Scott Abrams
    Guillermo Infante always dreamed of sailing the high seas. As would any 6th grader whose father captained a ship out of the Sicilian village of Pizzolungo. But while that much could be expected, nobody could foresee what was about to happen to Guillermo, his younger sister and their friends when his dream finally came true. Time Sailors of Pizzolungo follows the adventures of a group of young friends as they accidentally embark on an extraordinary voyage back in time to the Age of Exploration.
  • Elizabeth's Landing

    by Katy Pye
    Port Winston—home to sun, sand, and shopping. What’s not to like? Everything, to 14 year-old Elizabeth Barker, uprooted mid-school year to the Texas coast. When Grandpa, with more judgments than the Old Testament, pronounces her 10¢ shy of worthless and headed for trouble, Elizabeth bolts for Wayward Landing beach—the county’s last wild haven. A chance encounter with an endangered, nesting sea turtle ignites new purpose, friendships, and Texas-sized trouble even Grandpa couldn’t predict. Her... more
  • The Little Unicorn That Had No Horn

    by James McDonald
    "I promise that you'll grow up, so treasure each and every day. Never wish one second of your precious time away." An impatient little unicorn can't wait to grow up and get its horn, but wise Mother Unicorn lovingly guides her little one to appreciate time and not wish it away. This is a heart-warming story of a mother's love and guidance in helping her child see beyond the uncertainties of childhood and cherish each and every moment.
  • Lexi Goes on Vacation to the Outer Banks

    by Janice Kingsbury
    Ms Janice and Mr. Rob have vacationed in the seashore town of Duck in North Carolina for 10 years. Duck is a friendly place with sandy beaches where children and dogs romp to their hearts content. This year Lexi a new addition to their dog family, will come too. But this vacation will be like no other and as the sun sets on the beach, it promises to be a long night, one the family will never forget!
  • A Brand New Day: A Banana Split Story

    by A.S. Chung
    Mondays and Tuesdays are fun, going on cooking adventures with Dad. We look forward to Wednesdays and Thursday too when we get to be a green thumb with Mum. Don’t forget the holidays! Spring breaks with Mum and hot summer camping with Dad. Each day is a truly special day! A Banana Split Story is a series within the Pigeonhole Books collection that features stories about children from separated and divorced families.
  • Learning to Kiss Girls

    by Elizabeth Andre
    It’s 1984, and there are lots of things the family of Helen Blumenstein, age 14, doesn’t talk about. Her cousin is gay. Helen’s best female friend may have a crush on her. Helen wants to learn about kissing girls, but she’s scared of being different. Helen will have to find her own voice and decide if she is brave enough to be exactly who she is supposed to be, even if that means being a little bit queer.
  • On the Way to Everywhere: A Novel

    by Kirsten Bloomberg Feldman
    Though she’s nicknamed for the magical Harry Potter, six-foot, dreadlocked Harry Kavanaugh doesn’t find any wonder in her daily life at an exclusive girls’ school outside of Washington, DC. In fact she wants nothing more than to chuck her lot and enter the wilds of public school—too bad she didn’t reckon on a trip to the hospital, a runaway, and a renegade or three, which just might show her a different path to everywhere.
  • No Alligators in Sight: A Novel

    by Kirsten Bloomberg Feldman
    In this coming of age novel, Lettie and Bert squeak by in a tiny town on Cape Cod, one parent an alcoholic and the other absent. After a string of bad decisions on Lettie’s part, their father ships them to their barely remembered mother for the summer, where they will learn hard lessons about themselves, their family, and their future by way of the Florida swamp. Throughout Lettie keeps her biting humor flowing, her razor-sharp pen at the ready, and her eye on her quest for a “normal” life.
  • Heave Ho!

    by José Lucio

    Heave Ho! is a children's book about teamwork and outside-the-box thinking. When a cheerful little worm pops his head up above ground, he is surprised and grabbed by a hungry bird. The worm must get help from his other worm friends, but the bird has help too...which leads to an intense tug-of-war battle. The battle goes on until the worms are losing ground no matter how hard they try, which leads one worm to come up with a new idea!

     

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  • Into the World of Gagi the Unicorn,book 1

    by Mary Catherine Leakan
    Gagi is a kind-spirited and magical unicorn that was brought to life by a precious little girl named Catie. She gave this sweet and happy creature its name from a very special and unique language: HERS! When Catie was a baby she came up with the funniest words. One of her words; has stuck with the author; even to this day ( Catie is now seventeen). That word is "Gagi"; pronounced "Gah-G-ee. "Gagi" was Catie's way to say "I love you". Gagi is either a boy or girl and magically changes its patte... more
  • Yummy Stories - six stories to stimulate your mind and appetite

    by Lil L. Alexander

    Yummy Stories is a delightful collection of six fun, original modern folk and fairy tales centered on healthy eating - perfect for children ages 4 to 8 (including picky eaters and fussy eaters). The stories are accompanied by rich, entertaining artwork. Children will discover broccoli forests, mushroom houses, clouds of cauliflower, exciting adventures (always positive) and many fascinating and believable characters: a very funny singing pea, a hungry dinosaur, three... more

  • Glasses

    by Ann Gwinn Zawistoski

    "Glasses" features vibrant photographs of young toddlers and babies wearing real glasses and simply doing things that young kids like to do.  The pictures are accompanied by a simple rhyming text that celebrates the role that glasses play in a young child's life.

  • The Little Parrot and the Ange's Tears

    by M. Anu Narasimhan
    The little parrot is very small. He’s smaller than his friend the elephant. He’s smaller than his friend the deer. He’s even smaller than his friend the rabbit. But when his friends and home are in danger, the little parrot decides he has to do something to help. Find out if the little parrot can save them from a big problem.

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