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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.
by Terri KelleyBook 2 of the Gingerly Chapter Book Series is Gingerly's Bad/Good Day. The title gives the reader a peek into how Gingerly's day begins and how it finally ends. Gingerly and Zoey work to pave the road to their strong friendship. Zoey convinces Gingerly to take a more active part in school by joining the Newspaper Club, something that Gingerly never thought she would do. Things are looking up, even with a rough start, for Gingerly.
by Terri KelleyBook 3 of the four books in the Gingerly series, Gingerly Ruffles Some Feathers finds Gingerly and Zoey, along with a surprise third friend, battling against the injustices of a local turkey farm. The story takes place around Thanksgiving when Zoey is incensed by a documentary she viewed about poultry farming. Though a reluctant participant at first, Gingerly soon becomes a vocal activist in the group's effort to rescue turkeys!
by Terri KelleyGingerly, Book 1 in the chapter book series based on this main character, is about a 5th grade girl who is much taller and heavier than most of her peers. She is extremely shy and lonely. She is bullied by the most popular boy in school. All she wants is to be invisible. Then, one day, she bumps into the new girl in school, Zoey, whose flaming orange hair matches her outgoing personality. She and Gingerly become fast friends despite Gingerly's reservations. Together, they learn that they can ove... more
by Terri KelleyEditing: It's Time for Corrections is Book 4 of the eight books in the Writing is a Process series. The main character in this story (along with her friends from the other books in this series) learns to use editing marks when looking over the rough draft of her story. The illustrations are familiar to young readers who have experienced the first three books in the series, although, as with each book in this series, readers will enjoy this book even if it is the only one they read. Included ... more
by Terri KelleyDaddy, My Hero is a story told from the point-of-view of a young girl whose father is in the Army. The dad is about to have to be deployed, again, and the girl is sad about missing him. However, she recognizes that he is an honorable man serving his country. She makes herself feel less sad by remembering the great times she and her brother and sister have had with their dad. This is a wonderful story to share with military families as well as with any child whose loved one may be away for lo... more