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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Young Heroes of the Caribbean

    by Gwyneth Harold Davidson
    A realistic work of fiction that includes some historical figures in make believe circumstances. Life on the beach was comfortable, Ramiro thought, until his father decided that the racetrack was a better scene for his ten-year-old son. Ramiro must deal with the tension between his parents and within himself as he struggles with finding himself and his place in the world. At fifteen, Gail without the support of family was already learning to fend for herself in the community on the beach. ... more
  • Mary and the Octopus: A Children's Tale of Dubious Friendship

    by Scott Lemonier
    Mary’s in a jam. She’s a curious, energetic 7-year-old, and she’s only got 5 minutes left of bath time. She’s gotta think of something fast. Oh, that’s it! Underwater imagination adventure! Down, down, down into the ocean depths she goes until she meets a squishy stranger. Introductions are made, an awful pun is delivered and a shaky bond is forged. “Mary and the Octopus: A Children’s Tale of Dubious Friendship” is the debut picture book from children’s author and illustrator Scott Lemonier, a... more
  • Pie and Other Brilliant Ideas

    by Karen Pokras Toz
    Ballet and baking pies – these are two of twelve year old Georgie Harris’ favorite things. When her parents decide to move closer to her grandmother’s nursing home, Georgie quickly learns the bad news: dance lessons are too expensive in this new town. Georgie spends most of her time baking pies to bring to her grandmother at the Willow Lakes Nursing Home. There she meets Eve, who inspires Georgie with stories of having danced with a world famous Russian ballerina many years ago. As Georg... more
  • The Book of 3: Three Short Stories from the Heart

    by Dobie Holland
    The Book of Three is a work of fiction which is comprised of three short stories. The first story is Happy Birthday. It's the story about a large family (12 brothers and sisters) and the youngest son’s fifth birthday party. This happened to be the best party he ever had—and there was a big surprise. The second story is called Las Vegas Vervain. It's about a sports writer who works too much and loses the love of his life because he has to go to Las Vegas instead of a vacation with her. Th... more
  • High School Society of One

    by Antranig Dereyan

    Sevag Hopefulian steps out of middle school Special Education and into a tumultuous start to high school where he quickly establishes himself as class rebel. His darkly-comedic narration of the gritty day-to-day reality of high school is like a descent into Hell illuminates as he struggles with the kids who have bullied him for years, but stumbles into a sideways acceptance by the Cool Kids. His comedy of errors escapades as he sleeps through, cuts and disrespects his classes intensify as he ... more

  • The Secret Birthday Present: A Tale from Bucklebee Wood

    by Jacquie New
    Come along to Bucklebee Wood and join in the fun with all the animals when they make a very special birthday present for the oldest resident Granny Bunny. Follow the Mice as they hunt for the perfect hunk of cheese, roll down the hill giggling madly with the Hedgehog family and learn the special song they all sang when the present was finished. This is the first of the Bucklebee Wood series of books for children up to age eight, with exquisite, detailed watercolour illustrations you will be intr... more
  • Little Jimmy Says, "Same Is Lame"

    by Jimmy Vee
    Little Jimmy is a small guy with a BIG mission... help people realize how special they really are. Why is everyone trying so hard to fit in when there is so much uniqueness to celebrate? Jump in and follow the miniature ringmaster through his circus-inspired world of weird, where normal is ordinary, and ordinary is boring. In these fun-filled pages you'll discover what makes you unique and why being different is actually cool. So hurry, hurry! Come one, come all! Step right up. Kids ... more
  • I Am Strong! I Am Smart!

    by Fay A. Klingler
    Luisa May, known to her family and friends as Lu, loves to play games with her grandma. When she’s bullied at school, Grandma has a special puzzle for Lu to help her see how valuable she is—no matter what others say, or how much doubt she feels within herself. Soon after, Grandma has to go to the hospital, and Lu finds out Grandma needs help recovering. Then it’s Lu’s turn to help Grandma see how valuable she is—no matter how much doubt she feels within herself. It’s a beautiful parallel for you... more
  • I'm Jacob & I Don't Know: The Power of Imagination

    by Judith Z. Brutus

    Jacob learns his first words but does not understand what they mean. Can you begin to imagine how he will interact with everyone?

     

    • A little boy is almost two years old and desperate to learn how to talk. Through his interactions with his family and using his imagination, Jacob comes to understand that words have meaning and he is eager to know the meaning of everything. However, he gets stuck with understanding the meaning of “I don’t know&r... more
  • Birds on a Wire

    by Ellen Plotkin Mulholland
    True companionship means defying obstacles that may threaten to destroy it. Three boyhood friends find themselves in the last week of junior year and in the midst of too many secrets. Miguel can’t keep his feet off the soccer ball; he also can’t keep his pants on and mind in his books. Jesse has a girl, for the moment, but her eyes seem to be wandering, and after she spills a secret about his best friend, Jesse isn’t sure she’s the girl for him. Then Jesse’s dad tells him what really happene... more
  • Emma Learns to Sprout

    by Shir Guez
    "Emma learns to sprout" is a lovely pictures book which describes in a simple and enjoyable way and with fantastic illustrations how Emma, a kindergartener, learns to sprout legumes with her mom. Sprouting is a great way to provide your children with more vitamins, minerals and other nutrients in a fun, quick, simple and cheap way! It doesn't require anything but basic dishes that are available in every kitchen. Sprouting makes favorite foods healthier, and the legumes' sprouts can be used raw... more
  • The Magic of Friendship

    by Subhash Kommuru
    A flock of migrating geese stumble upon Tadoba forest, the land of the fierce tiger Babbar who does not tolerate anyone in his area. Will Babbar show any mercy? Can he change? Will the geese make it to safety? This is a story about change -- a transformation that comes with the magic of friendship. Personality may not change, but nature can surely change. This story will shows the value of friendship and how that can change a person, particularly one who is lonely and never really had the gift o... more
  • Alice

    by Sheri McGuinn

    This is a light contemporary tale told by the teenage daughter of Alice, an uptight woman who has just lost her job when the hippie father she deserted at sixteen drops into their lives. For teens and adults.

  • Bullying is Right Underneath Your Nose

    by Yolanda Hinton

    "Bullying" provides insight into the mind of a bully.  Told from the perspective of the bully, it educates the reader on How he became a bully, Why he bullies, Who his favorite victims are and the ideal conditions under which his bullying may continue.  It also gives the victim's perspective as told from victims, family members of victims and also provides letters from bullies as well.  This is a great educational tool to bring awareness to this problem that has b... more

  • Face: Part 1 (The Shanghai Sorority)

    by Daniel Mark Harrison
    When 18 year-old Milana's Dad gets placed in Shanghai to run McIntyre & Co., a multinational consulting firm, she is thrown into a distinctly adult (and distinctly more privileged) world where she has her own driver, maid, accounts at the best bars and restaurants in the city, not to mention new friends with diplomatic immunity and seemingly limitless credit cards. Shanghai makes the Upper East Side look like kindergarten: status, looks, society and money count for everything, and everyone is jo... more
  • GOLD DUST

    by Santwana Chatterjee
    It is about a sister talking in retrospect about her brother and grandfather, the two people who meant most in her life and other adventures in general. The novel has been written in the backdrop of Indian Independence. It is also about family ties and values , of love and admiration, about greed and treachery. I am sure people of all ages would like to share the memories of the narrator.Gold Dust is Santwana Chatterjee's third publication at Pothi and her first full length novel. In this book S... more

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