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by Renata Suerth
"Everything's temporary...until it's NOT."
Join Sofie on her new (mis)adventures in Stevens Point, Wisconsin.
She didn't ask for those nasty 'pets'. She didn't want to be famous. And she DEFINITELY did NOT expect a bigger family! But no one ever asks the 5th grader for HER opinion.
by Renata Suerth
An embarrassing underwear incident? A lesson on a runaway bike? Grandma's wig at the fire department? These and lots of other adventures await ten-year-old Sofie, whose life is pretty ordinary until she finds out that in two weeks her family has to move in with her grandma (not her favorite grandma, her other grandma).
While Sofie tries to adjust to her new life in Wisconsin, she gets into many sticky situations with her wacky grandma and learns the shocking truth about her... more
by Marty KingsburyLed by his nose and his growling tummy, Oricito, an eight-week old puppy, travels to a riverside dock in Valdivia, Chile. He meet an enormous creature with long whiskers,, powerful flippers, and beady eyes. Oricito wants to play, but the sea lion does not. With one good hiss, Oricito is chased into the street where a spooked horse kicks him and leaves him for dead. But all is not lost. Two wily street dogs with much more wisdom and experience rescue Oricito and invite him along on their great ad... more
by Mark Van Steenwyk
The Blood Wolf prowls near the village of Stonebriar at night. She devours chickens and goats and cows and cats. Some say children are missing. But this murderous wolf isn’t the villain of our story; she’s the hero!
The Blood Wolf hates humankind for destroying the forest, but an encounter with a beggar teaches her a better way to confront injustice. How will she react when those she loves are threatened?
This imaginative retelling of the legend of Saint Francis and Wolf explores ... more
by Richard Jones
The countryside and conifer forests of South West Scotland stretch quietly and idyllically across the rolling landscape under a calm blue sky, home to the last major colony of red squirrels in Britain. As long as time itself, a natural order has governed this peaceful squirrel population.
That tranquility is shattered when Rusty, a juvenile red squirrel, witnesses the brutal murder of a small outlying Clan of Reds by a marauding army of invading grey squirrels.
by Mike Hartner
James Crofter was ripped from his family at age 11.
Within a year the prince was a pauper in a foreign land.
Is nature stronger than nurture? And even if it is, can James find the happiness he so richly desires?
I, James is the second in a series of books in a saga which will span continents and time to arrive in present day North America. Each in the series will be connected, though that connection may not be obvious for several more books. It's almost like looki... more
by Carolyn B. Berg & J Drew BrumbaughGirls Gone Great is a collection of magical tales written for girls ages two to ten. These fable-like stories were inspired by real girls, girls taking a magical journey of self-discovery where doing the right thing turns into something great. When you believe in yourself and have confidence to face obstacles, then any girl has the ability to “go great” and surprise herself just like the heroines in these stories.
by Mike Hartner
In a country and a time where favor and politics were both deadly, can an honest boy stay true to himself? Especially given his family background?
Walter Crofter was born in Elizabethan England, the youngest son of a poor family. After watching his father's fall and the suffering it caused Walter learns from a young age that favor is fleeting. Young Walter leaves home to find his own way and is swept away on one of the ships in service to the crown.
by Terry John Barto
A dragon named Nickerbacher guards a princess because his papa told him to. However, he practices his jokes on Princess Gwendolyn, as he yearns to be a stand-up comedian. The young dragon gets up the nerve to tell his papa about his aspirations and is told an unequivocal no.
When Prince Happenstance shows up for the princess he expects to battle a ferocious dragon but Nickerbacher chooses to slay him with jokes instead of flames. The opponents manage to find common ground and ... more
by Terry John Barto
Growing up in the small town of Gobbleville, Anamazie studied acting, singing and dancing while basking in the local spotlight as a star baton twirler. Opportunity comes knocking when the competition Gobbleville’s Got Talent gives Anamazie her shot at being discovered. That is where her path to stardom truly begins as she is discovered by a talent scout, is cast in her first movie and declares “Gollywood, Here I Come!”
by Rob Gruen
Before his entire town, Serge Everett 's invention malfunctions, sending him backwards in much the same way as a character in a movie reverses when a DVD rewinds at a brisk 1-1/2 times speed.
by Asher jonesProblem with Pets is a book about watching what you wish for. Through the antics of his many many wild pets a young boy learns by the end of the book that just one pet is just right.
by Brian Kindall
Wind, snow, rock, and ice are all Blue Sky has ever known. Raised in the highest crags of the Alps by a herd of ibex, her life feels mysterious and surreal. Blue Sky's father was a fallen alpinist, and her mother his beautiful dying dream. From this unusual and magical beginning, Sky is gifted in other-worldly ways. But she wants something else. When she rescues a young climber from a stormy peak, she learns of the world of humans that exists beyond her high mountain home, and longs to be... more
by Michelle IsenhoffAfter a moment of high spirits—a tantrum, her mother called it—Emily is sent from the plantation to her inn-keeping uncle in Detroit. There she meets Malachi, the son of freed slaves, who challenges everything she’s grown up believing. With plenty of bumps and humor, their abrasive relationship develops into respect, then friendship. But when Emily stumbles upon two runaways hidden in her uncle’s barn, she finds that old ways die hard. And Mr. Burrows, the charming Southern slave catcher, is lod... more
by Eileen WackerToday is Friday. Silver Bunny is at taekwondo practice, but wishes she was surfing and hanging with her friends instead. She convinces them to stop what they are doing and join her on a mission. They will build a hidden clubhouse named Fort Chop and film action videos to upload to FujiTube so they get famous. But sometimes, things don’t go as planned...
by Melissa L. GillMorton, a yellow cat, travels with Stephen Hopkins and his family on the Mayflower.