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by Kathy LevyMeet 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
by Ed PayneThe 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
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
by Marian CheathamFor 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
by Marian CheathamBlythe 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
by Jean StringamThe school year begins with Bill and his friends in pursuit of romance, chess, and recreational fire—a plan that has always worked before—but high school is safe compared to the high-stakes Internet conspiracy that grows ever larger, threatening the stability of their world and a best friend’s life. When the protection racket hits high school, no one is safe. Add to that the complications of family relationships where disloyalty destroys, but where an over-arching compulsion for loyalty also wre... more
by Traude Gomez RhineA pack of wild Chihuahuas, led by alpha dog Lola, journeys across the Chihuahuan Desert in search of Pancho Villa during the Mexican Revolution. Along the way the dogs learn important lessons about leadership.
by Nadine DonovanLadies and Gentlemen! Children one and all! Presenting Hector, the cheeriest pig on the farm. Alas, autumn is near and Hector must be sold at the fall fair....to the highest bidder! A plan is hatched. Hector is game. And soon, who is performing the most marvelous and stupendously spectacular spectacles on earth? Why, Hector, that's who!
by Rhiannon HolteWhat happens to celebrities after they burn through their money, crash their cars, and land in rehab? This is the story of Anya, a former child TV star who is determined to claw her way back into the spotlight, and Rhiannon, a friend who is willing to help her. They create a website that allows users to vote on ways to give Anya’s life a complete makeover. Fans not only vote on how to change her appearance, they also make other decisions for her, like where she should live and whether to dump he... more
by Jackie McFaddenCat, a sassy young feral feline, would never have predicted how her life would forever change all because of one escape from an 11-year-old boy, Cornerback, and one leap into a hole of the wise oak, Live. An unlikely friendship forms, a favor is asked, and a last ditch chance for keeping an ancient promise begins her adventure. With the past and present now mysteriously linked, can one mere cat save the woods, Live’s family, the mayor, and the town from the new darkness lurking in the woods?
A Month of Bedtime Stories: Thirty-One Bite-Sized Tales of Wackiness and Wonder for the Retiring Childby Neil McFarlaneA cow that eats bananas and lives in the trees! Bees that pilot submarines through uncharted puddles! An elevator that descends to the centre of the Earth! Cowardly dinosaurs! Cockney pirates! Alien Dogs! Vertiginous squirrels! Time-traveling slugs! Fish in spacesuits! Hedgehogs disguised as fish! Cows disguised as ants! Disco-dancing horses!
by Shanelle HicksBella had it all. The hair, the dress, and the smile. One day, her most important asset was missing...her tooth! Will Bella find the perfect tooth in time for the contest? Will Zelda, the meanest of the fairies, destroy Bella's chances of winning the crown? Take a journey onto Cloud Nine as Bella searches for a new tooth only to discover the tooth...I mean truth...behind her true beauty.
by R.R. Vincench
"Amidst the calm chaos,
a flower danced along a stream of air
and landed at his star-formed feet...
As he studied the flower,
a soft entity brushed past
the skin of his shoulder.
He looked up to find
of fluttering flower petals
gliding toward him in the wind.
Following along with his eyes,
he discovered the silhouette
of a more mysterious flora...
waving gently in the breeze...
with a calming grace...
by Terri KelleyIn this story, a boy realizes how much work his mom does to keep their family happy and healthy. As a single-mom, she cooks, cleans, repairs leaky pipes, changes flat tires, and many other tasks that are traditionally considered to be a dad's job. And, though she may dress like a plumber now and again, the son still thinks that his mom is the most beautiful woman in the world. So, on Father's Day, the boy believes that his mom deserves to be celebrated along with all of the dads out there.
by Terri KelleyAlzheimer's is a scary disease affecting so many of our elderly population. As scary and confusing as it is for adult, grandchildren are feeling even more confused about what is happening to their grandparents. In this story, one such grandson is thrilled when he hears that his grandpa is moving in with his family. However, when the boy attempts to talk to his grandfather, he discovers that his grandpa doesn't know who the boy is anymore. Despite the confusion and hurt the boy is feeling, he is ... more
by Terri KelleyGingerly's Gift is Book 4 of the four books in the Gingerly Chapter Book Series. The time and setting is Christmas-time at West Intermediate School where the students have been told that they must not post anything referring to Christmas. They are told they should say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas". Zoey, ever the activist, won't stand for this and with Gingerly's help, a peaceful solution is found that makes everyone happy.