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  • How Wendy Redbird Dancing Survived the Dark Ages of Nought

    by Lyn Fairchild Hawks

    At sixteen, Wendy Redbird Dancing flies her freak flag high; she’s a scary-smart white girl with a hippie mom, a missing father, and a rarefied Michael Jackson obsession. It doesn’t help that her mother just uprooted them yet again, this time from California to North Carolina. Now Wendy has to survive a new school and fight bullies who rule this Southern roost.

    But one black girl reaches out—Tanay—and she and Wendy forge a friendship to help her fight back. Her m... more

  • A Hat For Melinda, Fighting Leukemia Together

    by Seletha Tucker
    A little girl finds out her best friend is not at school at the beginning of the school year. She later finds out the friend has leukemia and works hard to prove how much of a friend she is to Melinda by purchasing matching hats for them when she returns home.
  • Stephanie: One.Life.Lived.

    by Melissa Service
    Music…Drugs…Redemption. Josh Jacobs… I’ve heard it said that life can change in a second, but I disagree. From my experience, life changes in milliseconds, and every single moment of the day is about change. Sometimes the change is for the better, and sometimes for the worse. Stephanie Carlisle… I scowled at the reflection and took a long drag from the joint that had made its way to the front seat, blowing smoke in the girl’s face and wishing she would take her perky smile and perfectly ... more
  • The Royal Fables: Stories From the Princes & Princesses of the Texas Children's Hospital

    by Marc Clark
    The book came into being when the author, Marc Clark, visited TCH and asked children there to come up with story ideas for Princes and Princesses. He chose five of the submissions to make into a Royal Fable. The children at TCH and other Cancer Centers created the drawings for the book. The stories are full of adventure, fantasy, humor and inspiration. All of the proceeds from the book will be donated to The Ready or Not Foundation and are matched dollar for dollar through a matching grant. T... more
  • The Princess Fables

    by Marc Clark

    Eleven inspirational stories for young girls who may still dream of being a Princess… Each Princess embarks on an adventure of self-discovery and along the way, learns about the importance of trust, devotion, courage and the power of love. Originally told by a father to his six year-old daughter, these gentle tales transport little girls to a time and place where they are the heroines and can create their own happy endings.

    The Princess Fables is a #1 Amazon Bestseller and h... more

  • Charlie's Birthday Wish

    by Rene Micka
    Charlie’s Birthday Wish, has light-hearted rhyme with an anti-bullying message, told from the point of view of the antagonist, Charlie. Charlie bullies his way into a crisis when he alienates his friends with his unkindness, just as his birthday quickly approaches. Charlie sets out to change his fate before he finds himself alone at his own party. In the end, he experiences the power of forgiveness and learns that friendships must be earned.
  • Peace in My World

    by Syeda Mleeha Shah
    Peace in My World is a simple story told comprehensively for young children aimed to instill in them an understanding of world peace. This concept is one which is universal and important for children to grasp at an early age. The poetry contains simple language which is easy for children to enjoy, yet the repetition of the line "I am in peace from head to toe," reinforces the idea on every page.
  • The Army's Heart

    by Ashley Larsen
    Train and fight. Raelynn's love for the sword is all she has known since her mother left. Her only desire is to become captain general and lead the army as second in command. A surprisingly difficult task with her father as general. Tasked with the protection of a neighboring kingdom's princess, that dream seems closer than ever. With enemies closing in, Raelynn must choose. Her life or a foreign princess? What she has always known or learning what love is?
  • The Kid Who Beat Wall Street and Saved Africa, Complete Edition

    by Ginger Heller
    The Kid Who Beat Wall Street and Saved Africa, is a story that takes place on six different continents where our hero, Marco, invests in a gold mine stock, corners the market in corn, and makes over $500,000. That’s right, over half a million dollars. By the way, he’s only 12 years old. However, it is also the story of children in war torn Africa, of marauding gangs of thugs, burning and pillaging. It’s a story of disease, of the lack of food, clean water, and medicine. Marco, along with his... more
  • Grog Wars

    by Anne Sweazy-Kulju
    GROG WARS is a change-of-life story of a shy German brewer-turned-"Trail"-hero, who brings his family and real beer to Portland, Oregon, in 1851. The self-made brewer endures the trans-Atlantic "coffin ship," braves the savage-infested Oregon Trail & is shanghaied to the Orient. He becomes wealthy, but he would gladly give it all for the love of his woman--while a lesser man would take it all and rid of the woman. Let the battles begin!
  • Pearl

    by Brian Kindall

    She is a girl made entirely of stone and she has been resting on the floor of an anciet sea for a thousand years. One might not think such an existence very exciting, but when a boy named Niko pulls her from the waves, Pearl's life is just beginning. On an adventure that carries her to an exotic island grotto, through a bloody revolution, into a rat-infested tomb, and finally, to a high mountain paradise, Pearl undergoes a magical transformation. What she will become depends upon her cour... more

  • Makena's Shadow

    by Monica KK Lee
    Everything in Gabriel Kane Foster's life is shady: his family's move from California to Hawaii immediately after his sister dies, his parent's strange relationship with the relatives, and the fact that his deranged Mother is constantly carrying his sister around in a bottle. And then there are the secrets. So many family secrets. Can Gabe stay strong while adjusting to his new life without Makena?
  • Lily, the Brave

    by Katherine Hodges
    Lily has a soft spot for helping people, but is it really worth the risk? Her life was already hard enough after the accident. How can she possibly deal with being a superhero too? Seventeen year old Lily Harrison is given an incredible gift. She doesn’t really want it, but she’s stuck with it. Lily’s best friend convinces her it can be used for the good of mankind, but it only seems to bring her trouble and put everyone around her in danger. Using her gift would force her out of her comfort zon... more
  • Miss Muffet & Bitsy

    by Muffet Frische
    Miss Muffet and Bitsy is a new picture book series in which Little Miss Muffet and the Itsy Bitsy Spider meet. In the lighthearted introductory book, Miss Muffet is terrified of spiders. It is Miss Muffet’s birthday, and her mother has invited all her friends and her new neighbor to her party. But what will happen when a spider knocks on the door? Will this be the worst birthday party ever?
  • Moon Tears

    by M. M. Frische
    1941. War. It's coming. It takes your father. It takes your mother. Life will never be the same. Not for Lou Davis. When fog requires Japanese dignitaries to reroute their flight from San Francisco to Claret Lake, fourteen-year-old Lou becomes suspicious about the direction of the war. Two weeks later her dreams of becoming a pilot are ripped away when Pearl Harbor is attacked and an error in the 1940 census results in every male over eighteen being drafted and all the women being forced to ... more
  • The Telescope Travelers Escape the Black Hole

    by Peter A. Oppenheim
    Zack and Taylor are at it again! Join them as they travel the galaxy with an amazing telescope that transports them to the object they're viewing. But alien life and a black hole, one of the most powerful forces in the Universe, threaten to take it all away. Can they escape and still be home in time for dinner?

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