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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Gingerly

    by Terri Kelley
    Gingerly, Book 1 in the chapter book series based on this main character, is about a 5th grade girl who is much taller and heavier than most of her peers. She is extremely shy and lonely. She is bullied by the most popular boy in school. All she wants is to be invisible. Then, one day, she bumps into the new girl in school, Zoey, whose flaming orange hair matches her outgoing personality. She and Gingerly become fast friends despite Gingerly's reservations. Together, they learn that they can ove... more
  • Editing: It's Time for Corrections

    by Terri Kelley
    Editing: It's Time for Corrections is Book 4 of the eight books in the Writing is a Process series. The main character in this story (along with her friends from the other books in this series) learns to use editing marks when looking over the rough draft of her story. The illustrations are familiar to young readers who have experienced the first three books in the series, although, as with each book in this series, readers will enjoy this book even if it is the only one they read. Included ... more
  • Daddy, My Hero

    by Terri Kelley
    Daddy, My Hero is a story told from the point-of-view of a young girl whose father is in the Army. The dad is about to have to be deployed, again, and the girl is sad about missing him. However, she recognizes that he is an honorable man serving his country. She makes herself feel less sad by remembering the great times she and her brother and sister have had with their dad. This is a wonderful story to share with military families as well as with any child whose loved one may be away for lo... more
  • Conferencing: Let's Talk it Over

    by Terri Kelley
    Book 5 of the eight book Writing is a Process series is Conferencing: Let's Talk it Over. In this book, the much misunderstood and under-used step in any writing process is discovered by the main character as she works to create her very own story. As with all of the books in this series, young readers will remain engaged with the subject matter that turns the conferencing step into one that will be enjoyed and practiced by all.
  • Come Fly with Me!

    by Terri Kelley
    A young boy is so excited to be taking his first airplane ride as he travels on vacation with his family. In this beautifully illustrated picture book, readers follow a young boy and his family as they prepare for their trip by packing just the right things all the way through to the time they fly away. This is a fabulous story to share with young flyers as they embark on a new adventure.
  • Christmas All Year

    by Terri Kelley
    Christmas is a magical time for many with celebrations and good feelings being shared by all. In this beautiful story, a young girl wonders why these feelings are limited to only the Christmas season. She wonders what it would be like to have Christmas all year long! Included in her ideas are the building of a mudman instead of a snowman and sledding through the streets on wheels. This is a wonderful story to share any time of the year.
  • Brainstorming: It's Raining Ideaas

    by Terri Kelley
    Brainstorming: It's Raining Ideas is Book 2 of the eight book series, Writing is a Process. This series helps young readers understand the need to use a process when writing and each book explains a different step in the process. The main characters of each book appear throughout the series, adding to the interest and engagement of readers. This series is a great way to introduce the writing process steps to students. It works well with any writing process. Brainstorming: It's Raining Ideas f... more
  • Birthday Surprise

    by Terri Kelley
    A young girl enjoys her life as the only child of two very loving parents. Each year, they celebrate her birthday, starting with her favorite pancakes. However, on her seventh birthday, her parents are missing and only her nanny is at the house. The girl is heartbroken. Finally, late in the evening, her parents arrive with a birthday surprise: a baby brother!
  • Bedtime

    by Terri Kelley
    Young children oftentimes do anything to avoid going to bed. In this story, a little girl creates all sorts of distractions in order to stay awake. Her creativity will bring a smile to the reader's face and may serve as a reminder that all of us need sleep.
  • Almond Eyes

    by Terri Kelley
    A young boy is confused about why people are always saying that he has beautiful "almond eyes". His mother explains that his eyes are almond shaped because of his Korean heritage. The boy then starts to notice all of the different kinds of eyes of all of his friends. This is a beautiful story of diversity and acceptance. It celebrates our differences that add color to our world.
  • A Family of My Own

    by Terri Kelley
    The young girl in this story wonders why she has not been adopted after spending many years in the foster-care system. She recognizes that her behavior is challenging at times but explains that it is because she is afraid and lonely. This books is great for foster kids, families, and prospective adoptive parents.
  • DLee's Color Hunt

    by Diana Lee Santamaria
    DLee's Color Hunt is a learning book for children age’s three to five. The book is based on the character DLee, who like most children is constantly questioning the world around her. In this story, DLee is curious about colors. "What are they? And where can they be found?" This book is a playful story for children learning about primary and secondary colors for the first time. With its bright color palette and bold characters, this book is perfect in assisting children learn color recognition wh... more
  • 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

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