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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • B00NEPNVD6

    by Madhumita Ghar
    This story is set in a quaint little village in India. A little girl Biniya is trying her hand at rolling rotis - a roti is a flat bread made of flour. After a few disastrous attempts, find out how the day was saved.
  • Beauford Peever's Animal Family

    by Hector Curriel
    Every family has secrets, and certainly the Beauford Peever's Family isn't the exception. Beauford Peever, a pretty smart boy who loves to read about all kinds of animals, has found something about his family that will change the rest of his life...
  • The Blue Balloon

    by Melanie Cavanaugh
    As we celebrate a child’s birthday with traditions of gifts, cake, balloons, and playtime at the park, can we imagine the fate of the blue balloon as it is released into an endless sky? We chase the balloon with our eyes until it is gone, fading into the east across the town, over the bridge, yet don’t notice its destination, fallen, into the vastness of the ocean. It is nesting season for the leatherback, and the female sea turtle swims toward her usual spot on the sandy Florida beach. She... more
  • Rani Visits the Taj Mahal

    by Anita Badhwar
    Rani is in the city of Agra visiting the Taj Mahal with her family and pet parrot, Hari. Hari is so excited to explore the beautiful Taj Mahal that he wanders away from Rani and finds himself lost! Find out how Hari finds his way back to Rani in this new adventure.
  • Rani and the Safari Surprise!

    by Anita Badhwar
    Little Princess Rani and her brother Raja take a safari jungle tour in India. After spending a fun day learning about the different animals, they begin their trip home. Once they reach home, however, Rani finds a mischievous surprise waiting for her!
  • Rani Saves Diwali

    by Anita Badhwar
    Little Princess Rani is a Princess of a Kingdom in India. On the day of Diwali she finds out that the palace's Royal Decorator has had an accident. Rani has an idea on how to finish the Diwali decorations in time for the Diwali celebration. Find out how Rani saves Diwali!
  • Daddy, Who Ate the Moon?

    by Kalen Kimm

    A wonderfully illustrated story about an inquisitive little boy and the daddy who would go to the moon and back for him.

  • Juma's Dhow Race

    by Lisa Maria Burgess
    Juma hides in his uncle’s dhow (after arguing with his cousin) and inadvertently joins the annual Dhow sailing race around the islands of Zanzibar, while his sister chases after the Changuu Island tortoises. The fourth of the Tanzania Juma Stories introduces the ancient Stone Town and the Swahili boat culture. The story is supplemented with a map of the United Republic of Tanzania, focusing on the islands of Zanzibar, a map of the continent of Africa, and a ki-Swahili language glossary.
  • Juma Cooks Chapati

    by Lisa Maria Burgess
    Bored with their games, Juma and his sister, Sareeya, eat chapati and then sneak into the garden to make these breads by themselves, succeeding despite a marauding crow. The third of the Tanzania Juma Stories introduces food, children’s games, and life in a suburb of Dar es Salaam, in the East African country of Tanzania. Juma also provides his recipe for cooking chapati. The story is supplemented with a map of the city of Dar es Salaam, a map of the continent of Africa, and a ki-Swahili languag... more
  • Juma on Safari

    by Lisa Maria Burgess
    Juma and his family drive across Tanzania to visit his grandmother in the second book of the Tanzania Juma Stories. Now eight years old, he and his young sister, Sareeya, enjoy adventures from Dar es Salaam across to the plains of the Serengeti. During the journey, they see Mt. Kilimanjaro and encounter an obstinate elephant, a drooling giraffe, and wrestling beetles. The story introduces northern Tanzania and ki-Swahili words for animals. The story is supplemented with a national map of the Uni... more
  • Juma and Little Sungura

    by Lisa Maria Burgess

    Juma doesn’t want to be an only child and finally gets his wished for baby sister. In this first book of the “Tanzania Juma Stories,” meet four year old Juma and learn about the country of Tanzania, located in East Africa and bordered by Kenya and Uganda. This book introduces readers to the geography of the country, as well as to Swahili words for family members and the traditions for baby naming. The story is supplemented with a ... more

  • If I were a letter

    by Bella Woodfield
    An introduction to letters and the alphabet with "The Girl"
  • The Girl And The Moon

    by Bella Woodfield
    A small girl is desperate to find out what the moon tastes like, and together with her toy companion, she sets off to find out.
  • Time Together, Time Well Spent!

    by Casey Rislov
    Spending time with family and friends is important. The best times are when one interacts and learns more about the loved ones around them. Anything from hanging outdoors to playing games sets the scene for an amazing adventure. The words have a rhythm that allows you to be a part of the fun! Sit back and rad with a loved one and talk about the things you love to do and what you do different.
  • Love is Forever

    by Casey Rislov
    Losing a loved one is difficult for anyone, but it is especially hard on a child who might be experiencing loss for the first time. Love Is Forever gives caregivers and children a beautiful way to begin talking about loss and grief, and how to keep loved ones close in heart and mind through shared memories.
  • No Such Thing as Perfect

    by Sarah Daltry
    College was supposed to be perfect. She was supposed to be perfect. For Lily Drummond, life is about following the rules. To be specific, her mother’s rules. College fit into the plan – maintain perfect grades, date the perfect guy, and live the perfect life. On her own, though, Lily realizes that she doesn’t actually have a plan. Without being told what to think and do, she keeps making mistakes. Away from home, the perfect facade is beginning to shatter. When Lily herself starts to break... more

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