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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • I'm Not Tired, No Not Me

    by donna black
    Little Emma loves her stuffies but when they are tired and ready for bed, Emma doesn't think she wants to join them.
  • DIY High

    by Amanda L. Webster
    When Gabby’s single mother loses her job because of her addiction to prescription pain medication. Gabby must step up to pay the bills and look after her younger siblings. Her mom won’t let her drop out of school to work at the truckstop full-time, but she does finally allow her to become a homeschool student. Before Gabby knows it, she is running her own Do-It-Yourself high school, DIY High.
  • Finding Tate

    by Ann Anthony
    In this heartwarming middle grade novel, summer is here, and Taylor and her best friend, Carey, have planned “makeover” missions. Each girl has chosen one thing in her life she wants, no needs, to change before seventh grade begins in their new junior high. Taylor wants to change her name, a relic from an ancient relative revered by her father. But when Taylor’s long-lost Aunt Julie appears out of the blue with her 15-year-old daughter, Tate, everything changes. Taylor suddenly has more m... more
  • Goldilocks Private Eye

    by Greg Trine
    When her father dies, Goldilocks is left with nothing but her loyal cat Charlotte and a fledgling detective agency, which hasn’t turned a profit in years. Then again, her father wasn’t much of a detective…and even less of a businessman. Behind in the rent, with the landlady breathing down her neck and an over zealous orphanage director out to get her, Goldilocks knows that the only way to keep herself off the mean streets of Lick Skillet (and out of the orphanage) is to do what her father co... more
  • Little Jack Thomson's Magnificent Brain

    by Kelley Donner
    Jack Thomson, a gifted little boy who dreams of flying rockets to Neptune and building trains between planets, is unaware that he has a magnificent brain. He thinks he is stupid and slow because he can’t read and write like everyone else. After one awful day at school, Jack’s mother comforts him by telling him some inspiring stories of history’s greatest minds and how many of them overcame learning disabilities. As Jack listens, his spirits lift as he recognizes that someday he, too, can do som... more
  • Ball! Ball! Ball!

    by Kelley Donner
    Tom, a young autistic boy, is fascinated with all things round and enthusiastically points out any object he can find that looks like a ball. From peas to balloons, Tom learns that “balls” can be smooth, squishy, pop, and even have different temperatures. A delightfully uplifting sensory story, Ball! Ball! ball! shows that even love can come in the shape of a ball.
  • The Ballad of Uncle Morgan

    by Debra S Carlisle Smith
    Fasten your life jacket! Looking for adventure, Jesse, Annie, and their dogs, Zena & Joey take their boat up the beautiful Muskegon river. Suddenly, the boat bumps an underwater log. The dogs are launched from the boat into deep water. Frightened, they swim to shore, where they spook sleeping deer. Frantically, Zena and Joey chase after the deer, deep into the forest. Jesse and Annie are distraught. Lots of wild animals live in the forest. How will they find Zena and Joey before something... more
  • Juju: Life on the East Side

    by Tamario Pettigrew
    Thirteen-year-old JuJu reluctantly moves into a shack with his mother and siblings on The East Side of, Buffalo, NY. JuJu is thoughtful, wants to be a writer, and worries about who he'll have to become in the ghetto. Though smart, JuJu is taken in by new friends who see theft and violence as a way of life. JuJu finds himself thrust into a reality of extreme poverty. A reality in which he doesn't fit. After a family tragedy, JuJu is newly determined to define his life for himself.
  • Davey the Little Giraffe

    by V. Hill
    Davey gets a bad cod and loses his voice. He is fearful it won't come back, but he listens to his mom and doctor and soon it does.
  • Jerry the Sideways Bear

    by V. Hill
    Jerry is different than other bears. He walks sideways. Jerry and others find out that sideways is okay.
  • CeeGee's Gift

    by Joy H. Selak
    Set in a small island town on the Texas coastal bend, CeeGee’s Gift takes readers to a simpler time, when neighbors sat on front porches, kids took off on bikes all day, and the library was the gathering place for all ages. Twelve-year-old Celia Gene Williamson and her friend, old Mr. Tindale, turn her ability to foretell the future into a gift for others—a chance for the people of Southport to prepare for what is to come, or even change direction and change their future. Working together, they... more
  • Loukas and the Game of Chance

    by Anthony L. Manna
    While Loukas is playing his flute at the seawall one day, he befriends a mysterious talking, dancing snake that rewards him with fortune and favor. Some years later, tempted by greed and pride, Loukas loses all his riches and his family. He must now set off on a treacherous journey through a frightening forest filled with suspense and strange creatures to find Destiny, her son Ilion, the Sun, and her daughter Luna, the Moon. These celestial guardians will surely allow him to reverse his misfortu... more
  • Beyond the Lighthouse, Over the Mountains

    by Tony Steeno
    A mysterious message inspires three companions to embark upon a journey. The way is perilous: a vicious storm batters them, an inky black night renders them blind, and a fire-breathing monster causes them to fear for their lives. Yet they persist through each bleak encounter. Their journey is a metaphor for life. Obstacles are overcome through selflessness, compassion, and hope. The story is a multifaceted fable, where subtle ideas gradually build toward a prize worthy of a treasure chest.
  • One Unique Piece

    by Emily-Anne Willey
    “What’s my name?” Carla thought. “Miss Johnson wants to know my name?” Well, she knew her name! But, in that moment, in front of 28 brand new people in her new 5th grade class there were so many other things going through her mind. All that came out, in a loud shout was…. “I am Carla Vidal. I have autism.” This charming tale of Carla (this book’s illustrator) and her teacher Miss Johnson (this book’s author) and their experience in Carla’s first full inclusion classroom is nothing short of amazi... more
  • Fishkin

    by Janna Lusk
    Fishkin is the only fish-chicken in the pond. The fish won't play with her because she clucks. The chickens won't play with her because she swims. Fishkin is sad, but everyone soon learns how Fishkin makes a world of difference.
  • The Beginner's Guide to Winning an Election

    by Michael R. French
    In 2025, the “youthification” of democracy means getting rid of the ineffective gray-hairs in Congress. Running for student body president at an Indiana high school, novice Brit Kitridge takes on incumbent Matthew Boltanski, who, with help from a mystery backer, already has his sights on Washington. Brit gains courage and insights from a wise history teacher on how to win, but in the process she finds a maze of deceit and corruption in her school. Is exposing the truth enough to win an election—... more

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