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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Lucy's Amazing Friend

    by Stephanie Workman
    Lucy doesn’t understand why the new boy in Miss Reed’s class doesn’t like her. “I said hi and he ignored me,” she said. “Lucy, that’s Daniel. He has autism,” Miss Miller responded. “What’s autism?” asked Lucy. From that moment on Lucy works to make friends with Daniel in this bright, upbeat book about autism. Once she succeeds, Lucy becomes determined that the other kids learn to accept Daniel as well. With an estimated 1 in 68 now falling somewhere on the autism spectrum, “Lucy’s Amazin... more
  • My Yellow Balloon

    by Tiffany Papageorge
    It all started at the carnival...That’s where Joey makes a new friend: a bright yellow balloon. Joey and his beloved balloon do everything together, until the balloon accidentally slips off Joey’s wrist and flies far, far away. What will Joey do without his special friend? Tiffany Papageorge has crafted a poignant tale of love, loss, and letting go that will serve as a comforting guide to children who are navigating the complicated emotions of grief. Rich, luminous illustrations by Erwin Madr... more
  • There's a Goat on My Porch

    by Ellie Mae Kay
    Vicky Van Goat gets all the farm animals stirred up in this rhyming children's story with watercolored photographs.
  • Do You Like Pancakes?

    by Andreia Chavis-Douglas
    This colorfully illustrated children’s book is about a young boy who loves to eat pancakes. He even loves to eat them for dinner. When he invites his best friend home from the playground for a family dinner, they must decide how many pancakes to eat. Both boys love to eat pancakes but sometimes they like to eat something else. The rhythmic language and recurrent phrasing along with the surprise ending to the story makes this book an engaging read for parents and children.
  • Grateful Jake

    by Emily Madill
    A homework assignment on gratitude leaves Jake completely stumped. After all, he's just an ordinary 8 year old boy - what's so great about that? But a weekend of adventures opens his eyes to the true meaning of gratitude, and just how lucky he is that it's always within his reach. This engagingly illustrated picture book will help introduce your young readers to the concept of gratitude, and the accompanying Grateful Jake Resource Guide (also available from Amazon) will help you expand on those... more
  • Captain Joe Teaching Resources

    by Emily Madill
    This Teaching Resource Guide is perfect for extending students learning and solidifying the confidence boosting skills presented in the Captain Joe series. This guide is made for classroom use by teachers and can easily be adapted for home schooling purposes or to have some fun activities to do together as a family! The guide includes: * 24 different lesson plans based on the 4 books * Distinct learning objectives and Assessment Rubrics * Variety of handouts to complement the lessons * 20 additi... more
  • Grateful Jake Resource Guide

    by Emily Madill
    This Resource Guide is perfect for solidifying children’s awareness and practice of gratitude as presented in the Grateful Jake Book, and encouraging them to begin developing an ‘Attitude of Gratitude’. This guide is made for classroom use by teachers and also includes adaptations for home schooling purposes or to have some fun activities to do together as a family! The guide includes: * 12 different lesson plans based on the Grateful Jake Book * Distinct learning objectives and Assessment Rubri... more
  • The Captain Joe Collection

    by Emily Madill
    The Captain Joe Series© was designed as a tool for adults to teach children about constructive imagination. The four stories are a fun and interactive way to introduce the concept of "Thoughts Turn into Things, so Choose the Ones that Make you Happy" to young children, ages five to nine years. Joe and his thought-zapping superpower will invite children to use their imaginations to constructively choose thoughts that promote healthy self-esteem and self-awareness. Each of the four stories is desi... more
  • Captain Joe's Choice

    by Emily Madill
    The Captain Joe Series was designed as a tool for adults to teach children about constructive imagination. The four books are a fun and interactive way to introduce the concept of "Thoughts Turn into Things" (so choose the ones that make you happy) to young children, ages five to nine years. Joe and his thought-zapping superpower will invite children to use their imaginations to constructively choose thoughts that promote healthy self-esteem and self-awareness. Each picture story is designed to ... more
  • Captain Joe's Gift

    by Emily Madill
    The Captain Joe Series was designed as a tool for adults to teach children about constructive imagination. The four books are a fun and interactive way to introduce the concept of "Thoughts Turn into Things" (so choose the ones that make you happy) to young children, ages five to nine years. Joe and his thought-zapping superpower will invite children to use their imaginations to constructively choose thoughts that promote healthy self-esteem and self-awareness. Each picture story is designed to ... more
  • Captain Joe Saves the Day

    by Emily Madill
    The Captain Joe Series was designed as a tool for adults to teach children about constructive imagination. The four books are a fun and interactive way to introduce the concept of "Thoughts Turn into Things" (so choose the ones that make you happy) to young children, ages five to nine years. Joe and his thought-zapping superpower will invite children to use their imaginations to constructively choose thoughts that promote healthy self-esteem and self-awareness. Each picture story is designed to ... more
  • Captain Joe to the Rescue

    by Emily Madill
    The Captain Joe Series was designed as a tool for adults to teach children about constructive imagination. The four books are a fun and interactive way to introduce the concept of "Thoughts Turn into Things" (so choose the ones that make you happy) to young children, ages five to nine years. Joe and his thought-zapping superpower will invite children to use their imaginations to constructively choose thoughts that promote healthy self-esteem and self-awareness. Each picture story is designed to ... more
  • Sam's Magic Mirror

    by Emily Madill
    Sam's friends nominate her to be class president, but Sam can't see what everyone else does. What makes her special? Sam learns the hard way that everything she needs to be a good leader is right there staring back at her from the mirror, if she can just stay true to herself. This book teaches young girls about friendships, leadership, confidence and being themselves. Ideal for girls ages 6-9, the story comes to life with the help of full color illustrations throughout. Join Sam on her journey t... more
  • MELT

    by Selene Castrovilla
    In MELT by Selene Castrovilla, sixteen-year-old “good girl” Dorothy just blew into the small town of Highland Park, where the social headquarters is Munchkinland (Dunkin’ Donuts). Smart, perceptive and sensitive, she’s bored by her cliquey classmates. Then, she meets Joey, a “bad boy” who tells no one about the catastrophic domestic violence he witnesses at home. Joey numbs himself with a combination of drugs and alcohol, terrified of letting his secrets out or anyone else in. But everything ch... more
  • Cowslip A Slave

    by Betsy Haynes
    Thirteen year-old Cowslip is on the auction block and terrified. In her new life she discovers her own self-worth after believing that slavery is "the will of the Lord." This powerful story not only deals with slavery in historical terms but also demonstrates for today's readers the values of self-determination.
  • Lost in the City of Flowers (The Histories of Idan Book 1)

    by Maria C. Trujillo
    Viola has always felt like she doesn’t belong. With her mother halfway around the world, her sister away at school, and her father as her only friend, she keeps to herself and only dreams of becoming an artist. The last thing a lonely fourteen-year-old girl wants for her birthday is to spend time with an old woman she doesn’t even know. And she certainly doesn’t want to travel 544 years back in time. Armed with Idan, a mysterious pocket watch, she must navigate the perilous city to find a wa... more

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