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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • How To Have A Habit

    by S. Todd Stolp
    Cabot heads out to go fishing, but calamity strikes when he loses his fishing pole and gets bored. He begins to pick up one crazy habit after another from the other creatures, a victim of all manner of peer pressure. As the story unfolds, readers will ask themselves, “Is there any such thing as a “good habit,” if it is something we do without thinking?” Finally, a withered snake even teaches him to smoke cigarettes! He keeps it up, even after a disgusted frog tries to tell him about the dangers... more
  • Stroll

    by Todd Stolp
    A collection of illustrated whimsical poetry resulting from ruminations during 36 years of fatherhood and patient encounters. Intended for older children, the topics span biology, zoology, medicine, mental health and social commentary, seasoned with a fair amount of humor.
  • The Germ Patrol: All About Shots for Tots...... and Big Kids, Too!

    by Todd Stolp
    When Trudy tries to hide in her tree house to avoid her appointment to get vaccinated, her sprightly Grandmother finds her and explains the importance of vaccines. Then Super Nurse parachutes into her hideout and takes Trudy on a tour to explain how vaccines work inside her body. The immune system is the law enforcement (AKA the Germ Patrol), germs are the bad guys, and the vaccines are wanted-posters that tell the Germ Patrol what the bad guys look like. In the end, the whole town turns out to ... more
  • What's In A Doctor's Bag

    by Todd Stolp
    Take the fear out of going to the doctor. The 9" X 11", 35 page book is full-color & shaped like a doctor's bag with a carrying handle. The story is about a child who is left alone in a doctor's office & who accidentally knocks over the doctor's black bag. The instruments fall on the floor & turn into characters... including Otis the Otoscope, Lubba Dubba, & Ms. Kneeknocker, Woody, Tempo, & Mr. B.P. Cuff. These creatures give away their secrets & demystify medicine. The cold, sterile instruments... more
  • The Ride

    by Nancy Demme
    In 1952, El Paso, Diego Ramirez torches the barn where his abusive stepfather is working. Believing he has killed him, he flees the ranch, taking with him his mother's paltry life savings, dimes and nickels, and hitchhikes through Texas accepting rides from anyone who offers, a bigoted truck driver, a woman who only gives rides to children of crippled spirit, a salesman who feeds Diego's dreams of success, and a lonely widow, who takes him in only to let him go. It is through these drivers and... more
  • Jurassic Julie: Living in the Modern World, Book Two: Family

    by Tiberius St. Judge
    Jurassic Julie goes home with the Darwinsteins but it can be scary for a little feathered-dinosaur in a new place with new faces. How will she handle her strange new world?
  • Lilac in Winter

    by Susan Pogorzelski
    Lilac Sophia Carpenter is sixteen years old. She’s going to be sixteen years old for the rest of her life. Confined to her bed as her health declines, Lilac lives her life in daydreams, imagining her love story to her former best friend, Nathan Emery. But Lilac and Nathan haven’t talked since that fateful night—the night of her sister’s wedding, when her health worsened and his life unraveled and the already-fractured pieces of their friendship became irreparable. With the comfort of her ... more
  • Philly & Friends: Who Do I See in the Mirror?

    by Vese Aghoghovbia Aladewolu

    Who Do I See in the Mirror? is a simple, yet powerful, book written to introduce children to the concept of self-love and acceptance. It explores the various parts of the body, making the idea of self-discovery exciting for children while encouraging them to love each part. It reminds children that they are much more than their physical appearance. This gorgeous, colour-illustrated book concludes with a strong message that it’s what is on the inside that counts. A wonderful finishing to... more

  • Charley's Horse

    by Judith shaw
    Charlene Rittenberg is crazy about horses. She knows everything about them--except how to ride. When her parents' marriage falls apart, Charley is packed off to Horse camp. She'll live with girls who love horses, and she'll finally learn to ride. But the cabin is infested with bullies, her summer horse hates her, and riding scares her spitless. Can Charley survive a whole summer in Horse Camp Hell? A secret friend is all that makes camp life bearable.
  • Getting Along with Lola Bird

    by Rita Di Gianvittorio
    Lulu gets a companion rescue budgie named Lola Bird. Based on a painful first encounter with the bird, Lulu judges that Lola Bird is mean and so pushes her away. In reality, Lulu and Lola Bird could not be more different in the way that they behave and express their feelings – happy, sad, scared, playful, angry, rejected, homesick, worried, lonely, joyful, safe. Although getting along with Lola Bird may seem impossible, Lulu soon learns that empathy is key to building this friendship. Getting... more
  • Jurassic Julie: Living in the Modern World, Book 1: Home

    by Tiberius St. Judge
    A happy thing happened during a sad time in New York City. Construction workers dug up a strange rock in lower Manhattan, which turned out to be a prehistoric egg, and inside of the egg was a small dinosaur that would fill the city with great joy and strength. It’s a delightful story about the large impact that little things can have and about remaining strong during difficult times.
  • Mommy's Precious Helper

    by Hollie Day
    With clever and catchy rhymes, little Tommy shares the many loving, clumsy, and funny ways by which he helps his Mommy around the house. It's his way of showing her just how much he loves her! Mommy's Precious Helper is a fun verbal and visual tool that teaches kids the importance of contributing to family life and expressing love and compassion towards others--so read it with them often! Themes Explored: Love, Compassion, Bonding, and Team-work.
  • Igloo High

    by Jacinthe Dessureault
    Senior year was supposed to be fabulous for popular high school girl Ella Briggs—a year filled with dating, shopping and partying, with a kick-ass prom at the end. If only her dad understood this! Instead, when offered the job of a lifetime, he uproots his city-loving daughter and drags her kicking and screaming to an isolated Inuit town near the North Pole—a frozen land of snowmobiles and whale blubber. From the bright lights of her big city to the northern lights of the Great White North, will... more
  • Journey Into Darkness, a story in four parts 2nd edition, color

    by J. Arthur Moore
    As it begins, Journey follows Duane Kinkade, his parents, his dog, and his best friend, Jamie, from his father's departure to the war in the spring of 1861, through a season of uneasy calm sharing time with his friend on the family farm, into a summer of unexpected violence with the death of his mother, toward a winter of loneliness, culminating in the spring of 1862 when Duane sets out in search of his father by running away to the war. The novel goes on through two and a half years of the war,... more
  • When I Grow Up

    by Alex M Clark

    The fun children's book of careers that kids can really picture themselves in (literally)!

  • Pepper Miss Pepperoni Finds Someone to Love Her

    by Jodi Stapler
    Pepper Miss Pepperoni has been given up and finds herself at an animal shelter. She is lonely, confused and sad as she watches all the younger dogs being adopted into their forever homes. Will Pepper ever find someone to truly love her?

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