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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • You're Not Here by Accident!

    by Nicole Mangum
    You're Not Here by Accident is a great children's story about predestination. Love wanted you to be here.
  • The Tail Gunner

    by S.T. Lile

    Seventeen-year-old Sylvie Stevens is the young tail gunner's only hope. He will never rest, never move on, unless she helps him complete his final mission. The two meet as Bish's spirit rises from the ashes of a burning photograph, demanding that Sylvie is his conduit. Terrified yet intrigued, Sylvie learns to use her till-then-unknown abilities to tap Bish's memories to see, and help heal, the deeper agony of his wartime past. There, intertwined with the horrors of war is also ha... more

  • In the Case of Understanding

    by Sudipta Quabili
    John, Neena, Jemma, Nick and Marie are facing their final year of high school with the threat of the future looming inevitably around the corner. The persistence of their individual challenges and the overarching struggle to make it through the final leg of adolescence comes to full force during an impromptu trip to the Atlantic City coast line. Over the course of a single night, each of the friends must come face to face with their fears while also confronting their desires. What seems like a n... more
  • WILD CATS, around the globe with Suki & Finch (Volume 1)

    by Rebecca Merry Murdock

    Suki & FInch are 3-D characters born on the Bark & Howl FaceBook page. They now have their own series as they travel the globe investigating the welfare of all 36 species of wild cats. They start in Canada where they gather data on the Cougar, Bobcat and Canada Lynx. They are currently tracking Eurasian Lynxes and Siberian Tigers in Russia. After that it's on to Mongolia, China and Nepal (all part of Volume 2). A fictional story, but with bite size science facts a... more

  • Mommy, What Is Eggcology?

    by Alice Hutchison
    In this fully illustrated exploration of nature, a little girl named Emily mishears the word ecology to be "eggcology." Each page contains detailed drawings of the animals and their eggs that Emily thinks helps to define the word "eggcology." Flora and fauna from all over the world are beautifully depicted in this colorful children's book.
  • Where's Teddy

    by Brenda Spalding
    Poor Alice can't go to bed with out her Teddy bear. Is He lost? Alice has to try and remember where she went and what she did to find her bedtime friend.

    by Nancy Kunhardt Lodge
    When eleven year-old Lucy Nightingale's mind goes blank while giving an oral report, she loses more than her confidence. She no longer trusts her ideas. The Crystal Navigator is the story of her navigation back to herself. With the help of her magical Wise One, a bumptious Corgi named Wilbur, Lucy flies centuries back in time to get answers from five famous artists whose paintings are the subject of her next report. Wilbur has other plans for her. Five artists are brought to life as never befor... more
  • Thomas and the Tiger-Turtle

    by Jonathan Gould
    When Thomas finds a talking turtle in his yard, he’s amazed and surprised—especially when the turtle insists, “I’m not a turtle. I’m a tiger!” After a visit to the zoo and a fun chase, the turtle—or is it a tiger?—discovers an important truth and makes a fast friend.
  • The Magic Star

    by Bruce Oatway
    Follow the Magic Star on it's colorful journey through magical lands meeting magical characters on the way to your heart. Children and adults with 'the heart of a child" will be enchanted by the original works of art and taken in by the lilting poetic rhyme. A true keepsake treasure with an eternal message of joy.
  • Sons of the Sphinx

    by Cheryl Carpinello
    Sons of the Sphinx is based on the schism that shot through ancient Egypt when, according to historians, the Pharaoh Akhenaten turned his back on Thebes and the gods of Egypt. Although his son Tutankhamen reverses Akhenaten's proclamations, the damage has been done, and his entire family is dishonored. Armed with what she considers her grandmother’s curse, 15-year-old Rosa agrees to help the ghost of King Tut find his lost queen Hesena. Though Hesena’s ba inhabits part of Rosa, finding the whole... more
  • Fortune's Detour

    by Abigail Schwaig
    Meet Natalie Pryce- an artist at heart, constantly misunderstood by most of the people she knows. She has changed her career aspirations more times than she can count and feels like a grand failure at life. She is directionless until accidentally falling into an exciting relationship with David, a charming and expressive young man who is more than willing to live moment to moment with her. Life starts looking up, until, just her luck, disaster strikes, secrets are revealed, and Natalie is for... more
  • Jack's Tales

    by jim Westcott


    Meet Jack!

    He;s afraid that his basement is haunted. He's scared that there is a monster in the bay. He's nervous about the championship soccer game. But he's also determined to overcome his fears, even if it means serving pizza to a ghost.

    Jack's Tales isn't quite a chapter book. It's not exactly a short story collection either. It's Jack's Monster when Jack is age 8. It's Jack's Pizza Ghost when he's 9.. Then it's Jack... more

  • Kibble Talk

    by Cynthia Port
    Once Tawny decides to do something, there’s no holding her back. So when her best friend dares her to eat dog kibble, down it goes. Little does she know how that dusty, tasteless lump will change her life. Suddenly she can hear what dogs have to say and talk back to them too! This might not be such a big deal, except that her own dog, an enormous and cantankerous Great Dane, has a LOT to say. He lets her know right away that his fondest wish is to be a teeny tiny lap dog with all the accessories... more
  • Lexi Goes on Vacation to the Outer Banks

    by Janice Wills 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 the 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!
  • Act Normal - And Don't Tell Anyone About The Dinosaur In The Garden: Read it yourself chapter books

    by Christian Darkin
    Jenny’s latest experiment has accidentally turned her chickens into dinosaurs. Her brother, Adam thinks this is great. He decides to feed the same experiment to some ostriches at a local farm. This isn’t going to end well, but Jenny is used to strange things happening in her life, and thinks the best move is to just ACT NORMAL...
  • Kidwise: the world according to Benjamin

    by Daniel Rosales
    These are the things my son Ben has said, since learning he could say things. Benjamin was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma 4-s at 2 months old; he spent his entire first year of life fighting this rare form of cancer. He didn't have the strength to talk until he was well into his 2nd year and walking came soon after. I do my best to listen to my son, as it was made clear to me there's no guarantee he'll be here tomorrow, or neither may I for that matter. We live life now, creating memories fo... more