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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • That Summer We Stole Our Permanent Records

    by Kersti Niebruegge

    A HILARIOUS TALE ABOUT FRIENDS, SCHOOL, AND ADVENTURE IN 1993

    It’s nearly summer vacation in 1993, but the end of fifth grade is a total disaster. Franklin D. Roosevelt Elementary is closing, which means Becky Dulles and her best friends, the Sherlock Pines Gang, will be split up and sent to different schools. Talk about unfair!

    Determined to mess with the dumb plan, Becky leads her pals on a mission to steal their permanent records. (At least then they’ll have cl... more

  • Girl On The Brink

    by Christina Hoag
    The summer before her senior year, 17-year-old Chloe begins an internship as a reporter for a local newspaper. While on assignment, she meets Kieran, a quirky aspiring actor. Smitten with Kieran’s charisma and his ability to soothe her soul, torn over her parents’ impending divorce, they begin dating. But as their bond deepens, Kieran becomes smothering and flies into terrifying rages. He confides in Chloe that he suffered a traumatic childhood, and Chloe is moved to help him. If only he cou... more
  • A Trail of Honesty

    by J.A. Angelo
    Summertime is vacation time for the Angelino family, and the two Angelino boys are excited about their upcoming camping trip. They’re going to the local state park, where they can swim, go fishing, and look for wildlife! Being on vacation doesn’t mean the boys have to be careful. An encounter with a sneezing deer provides their father with an opportunity to teach the boys about respecting wildlife and staying alert for danger. Knowing more about the park’s wildlife helps the boys have more fu... more
  • A Trail of Honesty

    by J.A. Angelo
    Summertime is vacation time for the Angelino family, and the two Angelino boys are excited about their upcoming camping trip. They’re going to the local state park, where they can swim, go fishing, and look for wildlife! Being on vacation doesn’t mean the boys have to be careful. An encounter with a sneezing deer provides their father with an opportunity to teach the boys about respecting wildlife and staying alert for danger. Knowing more about the park’s wildlife helps the boys have more fu... more
  • A Friend I Didn't Know

    by Harel Lawrence
    Youth Pastor Brian Hanson is the protagonist and he knows loss. He’s lived with it since his daughter’s suicide. Instead of wallowing in his grief, he’s devoted his life to educating young people about the hazards of bullying. Johnny is an outcast among his peers. Born into a troubled family, taunted at school, and struggling to find his place in the world, the despondent young man believes there’s no hope for him. His skewed beliefs push him to contemplate the unthinkable, but Pastor Brian is... more
  • The Phoenix Effect (Sketches [youth])

    by Efox Birdie
    Seven friends throw a birthday party to hide two painful truths: one, they are no longer friends, and two, one of them is a murderer. The past, present, and future intertwine to uncover why this has happened – and simultaneously, why it has not. Reality and fantasy begin to merge as their actions reflect in the imaginary world, and collapse as they run away from home to the beach of their childhood. There, the choice to reveal their secrets awaits.
  • Mashed Myths : Greek Heroes

    by Andrew Traucki and Mick Wannenmacher
    MASHED MYTHS: GREEK HEROES is a books for 7 to 12 year olds about ancient myths. It’s a funny, easy to read, comical retelling of the classic stories loaded with humour, drawings and adventure. It’s Fractured Fairytales meets Hercules and the Ancient Greek Heroes.
  • Billy Gets Talking: A Preschooler's Journey Overcoming Childhood Apraxia of Speech

    by Mehreen Kakwan
    Billy was a smart boy, but he felt frustrated since it was difficult to move his lips, jaw, and tongue, to clearly say the words in his head. This is a story about how Billy found his words with the help of his speech-language pathologist and his family. With hard work and each small step, Billy became happier and gained confidence when talking to his family and friends. Written for ages 2-4, Billy's story is a relatable journey for the youngest children with a diagnosis of childhood apraxia ... more
  • Mich & Moose Adventures

    by Vince Cleghorne
    Mich and Moose love snowy mornings, but not everyone finds the snow fun. Their friend Spinner the Spider has been trying to build her web all morning, but it keeps slipping off the ice. Mich and Moose set off on an adventure to help Spinner find the ideal place for her web. Will it stick on a startled cat? Or on a fancy hat? Maybe a genie’s tum? But definitely not on a witch’s bum!
  • Strangers In Another Country

    by Lawrence G. Taylor
    Set in the late 60s and two ethnically different environments (London and Stockholm), this collection of two short stories and two novellas describes social and personal problems encountered by the four protagonists respectively: Betty, Binky, Charlie, and Moby - the men are fictionalised expatriates from the Caribbean. Themes are dreams, loneliness, alienation, disappointment and the lack of solidarity are some of the leading challenges they face. There is humour to ease the pain. The question ... more
  • Chula the Fox

    by Anthony Perry
    Chula, a Chickasaw boy, is suddenly thrown into the murky and treacherous worlds of warfare and adulthood after a traumatic ambush costs him his father. Left haunted by a restless spirit, Chula concludes, in line with the customs of his time, that only vengeance will make things right again. With the help of his Uncle Lheotubby, and armed with a brand-new musket, Chula hones his skills to become one of the revered Chickasaw warriors. He vows to join a raid against the enemy, regardless of his... more
  • Box Blades for Sale: A Quick and Easy Buyer’s Guide

    by Mike Langer
    Box blades are indispensable to farmers, landscapers, and builders because the simple design of a box blade is excellent for helping level out soils and other materials. Useful for preparing building sites, creating garden plots, smoothing driveways, and landscaping- even on tough, compacted soil - a box blade tractor attachment is efficiently equipped with adjustable ripper shanks to break up the soil, and blades to then level it out. Depending on your needs, more
  • A Bell For Jimmy

    by Theo Wadsworth
    A 103 page (51 quatrains) illustrated poem about a little dog who saves his snow-bound mountain village from imminent disaster.
  • The Sweetest Bird

    by Craig Cantelmo
    The sweetest bird takes a behind the scenes look at the lovable, soft spoken stork as he delivers all types of babies with compassion and love. Follow this sweet hearted bird on his journey as he will stop at nothing to deliver the next bundle of joy.
  • Anything is Possible: A Child's Journey to America and Hope

    by barbara stock
    Ten year old Sara packs as much as she can for the long trip to America. She is sure to pack her new doll so she doesn't feel lonely. But she has to leave very important things behind--her best friend, her grandmother, her house. Her family is not safe in Russia in 1909. Russia's leaders encourage soldiers and even some neighbors to attack and exploit Jewish people--and Sara's family is Jewish. Sara, her mother and three younger brothers come to Pittsburgh because her father, her aunts, uncl... more
  • The Elephant's Euphonium: A Little Tusker's Adventures in Africa (Little Global Adventurers)

    by Bonnie J. Fladung
    Inspired by the true story of Isilo, one of the largest and most famous tuskers in the world, this fantasy tale is told through the eyes of his imaginary son. Khula is a naughty little elephant who just wants to play music and have fun. But when he grows up, his mother takes him on a journey to find out what happened to his father, the "King of Kings." Learn about the last of the big tuskers and discover all kinds of information about southern Africa.

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