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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Arthur the Fly-Slayer & the Forty Dragons

    by Maria Kamoulakou-Marangoudakis
    Meet Arthur, the son of a blacksmith. His leisurely naps in the forest are frequently interrupted by pestering flies, so he crafts a sword to battle them. The verse he inscribes on it gets him in trouble. Following an unexpected encounter with two travelers, he takes off on an adventure where faces foes a lot larger than flies. Arthur the Fly-Slayer & the Forty Dragons celebrates courage, confidence and human ingenuity. It is the story of a young daydreamer with a silly nickname, who rises t... more
  • A Thanksgiving Story

    by Nick Stockland
    Thanksgiving is a time for friends and family to come together. But young Charlie is about to learn that not everyone's Thanksgiving is the same. This year, there's more around the table than just turkey and pumpkins - especially when Scott and his gang roll into town.
  • Valiant Valerie

    by Elizabeth Stevens

    Valiant Valerie,
    A student of sword,
    Would not be a lady's maid,
    She would get much too bored.


    Valerie doesn’t want to be a lady’s maid, she doesn’t want to be a Lady, and she doesn’t want to be a princess. She just wants to be the first successful woman in Mor’s army. And, a country coming back from war and sorrow should be pleased with any decent solider they can get. Right?

    Wrong. The High Council won&r... more

  • Adventure in Pico Bonito

    by M.G. Alonzo Cortes
    Join siblings Olguita and Oscarito as they trek through the Honduran rainforest. Along the way, you’ll meet splendid creatures and experience an adventure you’ll want to relive time and time again.
  • The Nodders What You Don't Want to Nap?

    by Tina C. Huggins
    This whimsical story introduces the Nodders, magical creatures who leave special treats for children (age 3-7) who take a nap. With magic shoes whirling and tiny wings flapping a Nodder will peak in to see if your napping. Then out of their pocket comes a small treat or treasure is put into your NapPouch, for your waking pleasure. This rhyming naptime book encourages children to look forward to taking a nap, knowing they they will wake up to a treat in their own NapPouch A sweet story for little... more
  • Bax and His Bubbles: All About a Kid and His Thoughts

    by Dr. Sonia E. Amin

    Thoughts can be difficult to navigate at any age. Offering loving guidance to children as they sort through their thoughts empowers them to choose well in what they say and do. Bax and His Bubbles introduces children to a simple method for choosing which thought bubbles to keep and which to release.

  • Katy Has Two Grampas

    by Julie Schanke Lyford
    Katy's school is celebrating Grandparents Day, and Katy is nervous. She doesn't want to introduce her grandpas in front of the class because she's worried that nobody will understand her lisp. To make matters worse, when Katy tells her teacher that she's inviting her married ''grampas,'' her teacher thinks she means to say grandma and grandpa instead of grandpa and grandpa. Will Katy build the confidence to speak in front of the class and challenge stereotypes? Katy Has Two Grampas is based o... more
  • Finding My Yip

    by Books Forward Author Publicity
    Christine Isley-Farmer weaves together a charming tale featuring a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel as the story’s narrator. When Boomer is a puppy he is unable to yip like his mother and sisters. Boomer lives with Nana Weathers, a musician who possesses a magical ring that helps them communicate. Boomer quickly bonds with Nana’s nine-year-old granddaughter Chloe, who has a stutter. Chloe’s big wish is to sing beautifully like Nana. Chloe and Boomer make new friends at dog obedience school and grow... more
  • Robo Monkey's Feeling Funky

    by Kim Linette
    Why is Robo Monkey feeling funky? Because he’s buried his feelings! Afraid of the unknown, Robo Monkey keeps his feelings buried deep inside. Lucky for Robo, he meets Kit—a wise friend who teaches Robo how to name, understand, and tame his emotions. Learn with Robo the importance of getting to know your feelings—and how to turn wild ones into mild ones. This story centers around the powerful EQ principle: Make Friends with Your Feelings.
  • BULLIES and PEEPS

    by J.D. Suhre
    Meg is a bit of a misfit at school. She prefers nature to people. One day, her only friend joins a popular girl group led by Hannah, the most popular girl in the class. Meg finds a welcome distraction—a goose sitting on a nest of eggs in the school courtyard. Hannah and her girl group bully Meg as she watches and waits for goslings. No one is prepared for what happens after the eggs hatch.
  • Brody The Lion: I Can Do It, Yes I Can!

    by Kristin Wegner
    Brody the Lion is a children’s book series that aims to entertain, educate, and empower children and families while spreading awareness and acceptance of different abilities. Each book in the series portrays how Brody faces the challenges of autism with the help of his family, friends, and community. The books are written by a PhD level Clinical Psychologist who has worked with children, adolescents, and adults with special needs for over 30 years. At the end of each book there are resource pag... more
  • Avocado the Turtle: The One and Only

    by Vinay Shankar
    Avocado is not a normal turtle. She is rejected by the other turtles for being too friendly. One day, they decide she should no longer be welcomed in their turtle group, and she is sent away. Upset at first, she eventually meets new friends and starts to understand it doesn't matter what people want her to be. Join Avocado on her journey to find her true self.
  • Avocado the Turtle: The One and Only

    by Kiara Shankar

    “Be yourself and embrace the moment, even if others rejected you.”   

                                                                                  - Avocado... more

  • Ants

    by Nikita Chinamanthur
    “She was short and fat. Check. She was funny and flirty. Check and check. She hadn’t ever touched another human besides through a fiber optic connection. Definite, solid blue check.” Ants tells the story of Natasha, a 19-year-old South Indian teenager, as she navigates through online dating, feelings of displacement, her desi background, insecurities and depression. Afraid of rejection, Nat finds all her men online, in a platform called The Chatroom. There she meets Ben, another lonely tee... more
  • One More Year

    by Allison Ione Ballenger

    There is magic to be found in every moment...if you just keep looking! In this colorful tale, a big brother introduces his little sister to the many characters she might encounter with each passing year. From elves in drawers to mighty dragons to snakes that sing sweet songs, there is always something to look forward to--and plenty of fun to have in the meantime.

    Written by debut author Allison Ione Ballenger and illustrated by celebrated artist Carlos Vélez Aguilera, t... more

  • Lulu Llama and the Triangle of Drama

    by Kim Linette
    With a trio of high-drama llamas as friends, how will Andi have any fun? Stuck doing chores on her family’s llama farm, Andi longs to have more fun. She tries to befriend a trio of llamas, but she quickly gets caught up in the triangle of drama caused by Bully Bart, Victim Viv, and Fixer Fred. It’s only with the help of another, wiser llama—Lulu—that Andi begins to understand the drama-free truth. Lulu Llama and the Triangle of Drama is the fourth book in the EQ Explorers SeriesThis sto... more

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