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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • DLee's Outdoor Countdown

    by Diana Lee Santamaria

    DLee's Outdoor Countdown is a book for children ages three to five. The book is based on the inquisitive character DLee, who decides she wants to explore in her backyard. While exploring her surroundings, she finds a variety of animals and bugs, counting down from ten to one. With vibrant pictures and a playful storyline, this book is excellent for children learning how to count.

  • DLee's First Day of School

    by Diana Lee Santamaria

    DLee's First Day of School is a learning book for children ages three to five. In this story, the character DLee experiences the fears and joys of going to school for the first time. With its colorful illustrations and bold characters, it is the perfect book to read to any child who has never experienced an educational setting before.

  • Boy in Box

    by Christopher Michael
    After a double murder shakes a suburban town, a boy's life becomes the center of a chain-reaction of events that affects everyone around him. Luther McRae, an introverted family product of a busy mother, an overworked father and an autistic sister keeps the secrets of his preteen angst written down on scraps of paper and locked away in a box. That is, until a new girl arrives in town like a whirlwind to break down his walls and invade his guarded, emotional turf. Boy in Box is a story about grow... more
  • Hope For Garbage

    by Alex Tully
    Welcome to the cruel world of Trevor McNulty. No matter how hard he tries, this seventeen year-old just can’t get a break. After enduring a tragic past, he finds himself living with his alcoholic uncle on the outskirts of Cleveland. His days are filled with garbage-picking and hanging out with his seventy year-old neighbor, who also happens to be his best friend. One early morning while scanning the streets in a posh suburb, he meets Bea, a rebellious rich girl with problems of her own. S... more
  • Cinderella Spinderella

    by Mark Binder
    Wicked Stepsisters, a rocking fairy godmother, and a very unusual chauffeur, it's sure to be a family favorite for years to come. You and your children will enjoy the story that has enthralled thousands upon thousands of listeners of all ages and backgrounds for more than a decade! Author Mark Binder began creating Cinderella Spinderella when he was telling stories to ethnically diverse audiences in Boston and disabled youngsters in Newport. In the award-winning ebook, there were 25... more
  • The First Shot

    by Stanley Harris
    In The First Shot, eleven-year-old Charles Miller goes back in time to the Battle of Lexington in 1775 after being visited by Ben Sampson, who lives in 1775 and mysteriously appears in the Miller home in Lexington. The two boys participate in the events of an eleven-hour period of great anxiety and turmoil before and during the Battle. As they wait for the confrontation with the British that will begin the American Revolution, Charles knows much of what will happen, but is bound by the Time Trav... more
  • Fuzzy McKenzie

    by Lord Toph
    Fuzzy McKenzie is a humorously delightful story about a lively little girl, and how a mishap on a rainy day, led to happiness that could chase the clouds away.
  • Young Heroes of the Caribbean

    by Gwyneth Harold Davidson
    A realistic work of fiction that includes some historical figures in make believe circumstances. Life on the beach was comfortable, Ramiro thought, until his father decided that the racetrack was a better scene for his ten-year-old son. Ramiro must deal with the tension between his parents and within himself as he struggles with finding himself and his place in the world. At fifteen, Gail without the support of family was already learning to fend for herself in the community on the beach. ... more
  • Mary and the Octopus: A Children's Tale of Dubious Friendship

    by Scott Lemonier
    Mary’s in a jam. She’s a curious, energetic 7-year-old, and she’s only got 5 minutes left of bath time. She’s gotta think of something fast. Oh, that’s it! Underwater imagination adventure! Down, down, down into the ocean depths she goes until she meets a squishy stranger. Introductions are made, an awful pun is delivered and a shaky bond is forged. “Mary and the Octopus: A Children’s Tale of Dubious Friendship” is the debut picture book from children’s author and illustrator Scott Lemonier, a... more
  • Pie and Other Brilliant Ideas

    by Karen Pokras Toz
    Ballet and baking pies – these are two of twelve year old Georgie Harris’ favorite things. When her parents decide to move closer to her grandmother’s nursing home, Georgie quickly learns the bad news: dance lessons are too expensive in this new town. Georgie spends most of her time baking pies to bring to her grandmother at the Willow Lakes Nursing Home. There she meets Eve, who inspires Georgie with stories of having danced with a world famous Russian ballerina many years ago. As Georg... more
  • The Book of 3: Three Short Stories from the Heart

    by Dobie Holland
    The Book of Three is a work of fiction which is comprised of three short stories. The first story is Happy Birthday. It's the story about a large family (12 brothers and sisters) and the youngest son’s fifth birthday party. This happened to be the best party he ever had—and there was a big surprise. The second story is called Las Vegas Vervain. It's about a sports writer who works too much and loses the love of his life because he has to go to Las Vegas instead of a vacation with her. Th... more
  • High School Society of One

    by Antranig Dereyan

    Sevag Hopefulian steps out of middle school Special Education and into a tumultuous start to high school where he quickly establishes himself as class rebel. His darkly-comedic narration of the gritty day-to-day reality of high school is like a descent into Hell illuminates as he struggles with the kids who have bullied him for years, but stumbles into a sideways acceptance by the Cool Kids. His comedy of errors escapades as he sleeps through, cuts and disrespects his classes intensify as he ... more

  • The Secret Birthday Present: A Tale from Bucklebee Wood

    by Jacquie New
    Come along to Bucklebee Wood and join in the fun with all the animals when they make a very special birthday present for the oldest resident Granny Bunny. Follow the Mice as they hunt for the perfect hunk of cheese, roll down the hill giggling madly with the Hedgehog family and learn the special song they all sang when the present was finished. This is the first of the Bucklebee Wood series of books for children up to age eight, with exquisite, detailed watercolour illustrations you will be intr... more
  • Little Jimmy Says, "Same Is Lame"

    by Jimmy Vee
    Little Jimmy is a small guy with a BIG mission... help people realize how special they really are. Why is everyone trying so hard to fit in when there is so much uniqueness to celebrate? Jump in and follow the miniature ringmaster through his circus-inspired world of weird, where normal is ordinary, and ordinary is boring. In these fun-filled pages you'll discover what makes you unique and why being different is actually cool. So hurry, hurry! Come one, come all! Step right up. Kids ... more
  • I Am Strong! I Am Smart!

    by Fay A. Klingler
    Luisa 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
  • I'm Jacob & I Don't Know: The Power of Imagination

    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

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