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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Adventures of Gary the Rabbit & Jerry the Elephant

    by Steven Friedman
    From the debut author, Steven Friedman comes the new tale, The Adventures of Gary the Rabbit & Jerry the Elephant. Children who love Peter the Rabbit, will adore Gary and Jerry the tiny elephant. It takes a place in the forest of Redwood, but when all the water goes missing, the animals have to adapt. Gary’s dad, Geoffrey travels with a few other rabbits up north to a new forest and home. Gary on the other hand stays in Redwood with Jerry. They found a cabin with a garden and fresh water. Gar... more
  • Elsie's Story: This Story Has No Hero

    by Michael Murphy

    "Elsie's Story: This Story Has No Hero" is story of schoolyard bullying. Contains a Glossary and a reproducible "Elsie's Story Character Test." It is a powerful addition to any school’s character education library.

     

  • The Ride

    by Nancy Demme
    In 1952 El Paso, Diego Ramirez, 15, illiterate, an arsonist, torches the barn where his abusive stepfather is working. Believing he has killed the man, he steals his mother's life savings, dimes and nickels, and flees the ranch. He 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 th... more
  • Papaw's Treasure

    by Jessica Madison
    This is the story of a small family farm across several generations. Part historical fiction and part personal memoir, it reminds us of what is most important in life. "The treasure is the land we call home and the people who share it. Papaw's treasure has been beneath our feet all along..." "A wonderful little book, Papaw's Treasure tells the story of life and change in the mountains of Appalachia, but it also raises important questions about the choices we make in modern America. A critic... more
  • Islamic Vashikaran Mantra

    by Islamic Vashikaran Mantra
  • Keep Your Songs In Your Heart: A Novel of Friendship & Hope During World War II

    by Carolyn Summer Quinn
    Boisterous 11-year-old aspiring singer Ruby Carol Rafferty's happy life in Seattle is turned upside-down after the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor in December 1941. Suddenly America is at war, Ruby's longed-for Christmas trip is cancelled, her father wants to join the Army, and her Japanese American best friend is getting shipped away to an internment camp just because of her heritage. A new friend's family fled from the Nazis in Europe and can't find out what happened to the relatives they left be... more
  • Cryptid

    by MICHAEL KOTT
    Cryptozoologist Mike Kellogg studies the creatures of folklore and legend: cryptids. Some are well known—Bigfoot, Loch Ness Monster—some are simply local myths. Still others are known animals mistaken for unknown creatures of legend. The exhibit Mike and Liz Newcastle are currently involved with for his Chicago museum features melanism--what causes some animals to be born unnaturally black. Sara Williams, orphaned from an auto accident, schemes to get Mike to adopt her so she can remain close... more
  • Piasa

    by MICHAEL KOTT
    Do you believe in fate? After suffering separate personal tragedies, Cryptozoologist Mike Kellogg and teen-aged Sara Williams are thrown together in Alton, Illinois when Mike goes to investigate reports of the reappearance of the unproven-to-science creature known as the Piasa. The mural of the Piasa, which according to early Native American residents meant ‘the bird that devoured men, is painted on thebluffs near the town of Alton, Illinois. The dragon-like depiction overlooks what the Ojibw... more
  • 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

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