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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • 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?
  • One Major Detail

    by Bianca Meske
    When a car crash completely deletes Emma’s memory, she is faced with the challenge of rediscovering the difference between reality and lies. In a foreign life full of uncertainties, she is sure of only one thing: the life she’s told she lived is far from the truth. She has yet to discover the horrors amongst her past, and not knowing is far more dangerous than she realizes.
  • Meet Me at the Farmers Market

    by Lisa Pelto
    Sophia loves to go to the farmers market. She learns about vegetables and fruits, meat, eggs and cheese, as well as other interesting things from the growers she meets. They go every week, rain or shine, and even when they visit other places on vacation! Colorful illustrations by bestselling illustrator/author Paula Wallace, make this book an experience kids love!
  • Toward the End of the Search, 2nd edition, B&W

    by J. Arthur Moore
    Reunited with Captain Marshalton and Johnny Applebee following the battle at Gettysburg, in town for the dedication of the new cemetery, Duane journeys with them to become part of General David Birney's division of the Army of the Potomac. As the army prepares to begin the spring campaigns, Duane is told he must leave the army due to his blindness when wounded at Gettysburg. But the spring campaigns begin and a decision is put on hold. TOWARD THE END OF THE SEARCH follows Duane's experiences ... more
  • Across the Valley to Darkness, 2nd edition, B&W

    by J. Arthur Moore
    Duane's decision to set out on his own to join Bragg's army at Tullahoma proves to be a mistake. A rapid chain of events carries him from capture along a snowy road by a renegade band of Union cavalry, to near death in a blizzard in the mountains of eastern Tennessee, to Lee's Army of Northern Virginia in its winter camp around Fredericksburg. Late winter is a time of reprieve from war as the boy joins a company from Alabama. The beginning of spring sees the reopening of warfare in the battle... more
  • Up from Corinth, 2nd edition, B&W

    by J. Arthur Moore
    Duane Kinkade's search for his father leads him into the Confederate Army at Corinth, Mississippi, and into battle at a church called Shiloh at a place called Pittsburg Landing. The circumstances of battle land him with the Union Army in the care of an army surgeon. UP FROM CORINTH is the story of that battle and the months that follow through the summer and fall of 1862. Finally, in the winter of '62-'63, Duane is able to begin his trek back to the Confederate Army.
  • 9781532049811

    by Regina L. Paul
    Trenton is a sad caterpillar who wants to be a butterfly like his friend Bonnie. Ultimately he finds caterpillar friends in a field of milkweed where he learns the importance of milkweed. His friends disappear, he is left as the only caterpillar again, but he changes into a monarch butterfly, meets his caterpillar friends as monarchs and flies away with them on a magical journey.

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