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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • 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
  • The Accidental Athlete

    by Lynn Blake John
    “The Accidental Athlete” is the second picture book featuring the hapless Freddie. This time he hates sport and exercise. One day he sneaks off the playing field in the middle of a game -- and the consequences are unusual! A badminton racket, a golf club, and a bicycle strike back. Will Freddie triumph in the end? Could exercise actually be fun?
  • Revenge of the Vegetables

    by Lynn Blake John
    “Revenge of the Vegetables” is the story of Freddie, a boy who hates vegetables. One day when no one is looking, he throws his vegetables in the rubbish bin. The angry vegetables want revenge and Freddie has to run for his life! Can Freddie be rescued? And could vegetables actually be good for you?
  • Benjamin the Little Brown Bear Who Loved to Spell

    by Paula M. Ezop

    Benjamin's story is one of friendship, and of learning to appreciate and learn from each other's talents. 

    Benjamin is a little brown bear who loves to spell, and Bobear is a big black bear who knows the ways of the forest (berry picking, collecting honey, and fishing). 

    Children will enjoy the adventurous and fun filled days that Benjamin and Bobear share together.  The story provides opportunities for children to interact with Benjamin who loves letters, l... more

  • Jitterbugs!

    by Margot Toppen
    Be-Bop, A-Doo-Wop, A Wobble-Dee, POP! From the moment children first hear the recurring scat-rhythm that inspires Shorty George to dance, they'll be transported into a world filled with images from the past brought to life in colorful detail. JITTERBUGS! is inspired by real-life 1930s Lindy Hop dancers George Snowden ( Shorty George ) and Beatrice Gay ( Big Bea ) who used their height difference to advantage to win contests at places like the famed Savoy Ballroom in Harlem New York. This dance-... more
  • : Busy Dizzy (Motivational bedtime illustrated story for kids ages 4-8)

    by Dr. Orly Katz
    "...Then suddenly David thinks he can hear, A strange little voice whisper into his ear: “It’s me Bizzzzzzzy Dizzzzzzy!” that voice says to him “Don’t run the race. There’s no way you'll win!” So David decides that today he won’t run, He watches his friends. And he misses the fun…" This motivational bedtime story for children ages 4-8, tells the tale of Miss Young's class and their unexpected visitors: Busy Dizzies. Or, in other words, the strange little negative voice that som... more
  • I Too Can Dream...

    by Paula Turner
    I Too Can Dream will inspire, motivate, and encourage readers to "dream big and aim high," and to never stop believing in their dreams. This Multicultural inspirational children's picture book will spark the imagination in children of all ages.
  • War and Pizza

    by Robert Allen
    Marvin Moore, an orphan and street rat lives with his mangy friends in a junkyard in the the town of upper squares where new laws have been created to bring unlimited power to the powerful and to eliminate the poor and needy from society for good. Marvin spends his days and nights struggling and battling against these unjust individuals and their laws. He does not use conventional tactics in this war, however. With a lot of pizza, the sport of baseball, and an indomitable spirit he enters a... more
  • The Life and Times of Gabby Gabby, aka Inspector Eyes

    by Kathy Levy
    Meet Gabby. She’s talkative. She’s smart. She’s able to fix gadgets. She can also fix herself right into your affections. Gabby Gabby has a special gift that she calls her Inspector Eyes. Her Inspector Eyes help her see things clearly to be able to repair them, but she can’t figure out how to fix her neighbor, Ajay, who always gets under her skin. She usually tries to ignore Ajay, but some sort of trouble always happens, and she has to figure out how to get out of it. She likes to keep her ey... more
  • The Daily Rounds of a Hound

    by Ed Payne
    The Daily Rounds of a Hound by Ed Payne and illustrated by Britt Sekulic is the tale of Molly Malone - an adorable mutt adopted from an animal shelter by a new family. Once home, the family learns that Molly is carrying stowaways – a litter of nine pups. Molly has no pedigree, but takes her job as family pet seriously. She patrols the house, protects the kids and goes on secret missions (or does she?). The Daily Rounds of a Hound is the first children’s picture book by Marietta, Georgia-based... more
  • PATRIOTS AND REBELS

    by John C Bush
    \tPatriots and Rebels is a true story, imagined, and set in the years 1863-65. In it we encounter the stark reality of patriotism and rebellion played out in the words, thoughts, experiences and emotions of Thomas Files and his fourteen-year-old daughter Mary Francis. Born and raised in the hill country of north Alabama, Tom is determined to defend the United States of America as his ancestors had done in 1776. His strong sense of patriotic loyalty places him and his family in situations of pr... more
  • Eastland

    by Marian Cheatham
    For hardworking teen, Dee Pageau, the employee picnic will let her escape the drudgery of work and possibly find love with her best friend Mae’s brother, Karel. But in 1915 Chicago, girls don’t go on picnics without their mother’s approval. Unfortunately for Dee, Mama has had a premonition of disaster and forbids Dee from going. Forced to watch her friends leave without her, Dee defies Mama and rushes off to join Mae and Karel. But Dee’s joy soon turns to terror when the ship ferrying them to th... more
  • Ruined

    by Marian Cheatham
    Blythe Messina spends her senior year focused on her studies and college, and not on her ex, Stratford High's lacrosse star, DB Whitmore. At least, that's what Blythe keeps telling herself. But her younger cousin, Bonni, knows otherwise. Same goes for DB, who swears to be over Blythe and their breakup, but his teammates aren’t fooled. When scandalous photos of Bonni and the team captain are texted around Stratford, Bonni's virtuous reputation is ruined. She professes her innocence, but no ... more

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