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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • 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
  • Sleepover with Grandma

    by Helen Holder
    What happens when you bring your grandma to a sleepover? A little bit of chaos and a whole lot of fun. Suitable for ages 4 to 8 years.
  • I Painted A Magenta Flamingo

    by Helen Holder
    I Painted a Magenta Flamingo pits the imagination of a brother against the facts his sister knows about flamingos. The brother creates his fantasy world undeterred by his sister’s efforts to make him stick to reality. The sister does know her facts, so the reader will become quite knowledgeable about flamingos, too. Suitable for ages 4 to 8 years.
  • Glorious Gertie's Fabulous Fireworks

    by Helen Holder
    The location of Gertie's fireworks store means no sales, but that makes it possible to rescue a town's fireworks display. The rescue, in turn, helps her get the funds for better advertising for her store. Her patriotic cat Uncle Sam is pleased by it all. Suitable for ages 4 to 8 years.
  • Finkle & Frannie

    by A.J. Sullivan
    A small family was moving across the country and stopped in Wyoming for the night. When they left in the morning, they had two extra passengers. Finkle and Frannie got into the car to avoid danger, but they stayed for the ride. These adventurous flies were ready to find a safer place to live. Suitable for ages 6 to 10 years.
  • The Monster Dog - Life's Lessons Learned

    by CARMEN TRIBBETT
    Life isn't always easy for Tasse the Shih Tzu. Sometimes she has problems she doesn't know how to solve. In The Monster Dog: Life's Lessons Learned, Tasse shares what she's learned from her problems: to be considerate, to be a good listener, to share and be welcoming, to forgive, and more. Beautifully illustrated, this collection of stories will delight young children, help develop their problem-solving skills, and foster their empathy for others. Suitable for ages 4 to 8 years.
  • The Blue Frog

    by Kiersten Hall
    A classic ‘whodunit’ for children starring The Blue Frog! Taken from the creative wisdom of the author’s mom, this elusive amphibian creates mystery with its hijinks.
  • The Eyemonger

    by Daniel J. Solove
    In a faraway land, a stranger arrives with promises of greater security in exchange for sacrificing privacy. His name is The Eyemonger, and he has 103 eyes. With the help of flying eye creatures, he spies on everybody. But his plan soon starts to go wrong . . . The topic of privacy is rarely covered in children's books. The Eyemonger discusses privacy in a way that children can understand.
  • Mausdrachen - Curse of The Laxness

    by Thea Kvamme

    Mausdrachen is part mouse and part dragon - he has beautiful pink sparkly wings, whiskers, soft gray fur, a long tail, and the biggest heart of anyone. He loves his best friend Hannah, who he has been with since he was very young. He keeps Hannah and her friends safe and helps them through any danger that comes their way. When the fear of Alzheimer’s Disease sets in with Hannah’s grandmother, Mausdrachen is there to help in any way he can! Mausdrachen is the kindest, most gentle a... more

  • Wild Mindfulness

    by Laura Larson
    This picture book is meant to teach, guide and allow children (and adults!) to experience mindful moments through guided imagery and breathing techniques as they follow along a young girl and her adventures camping and exploring in the wild. As mindfulness is the intentional practice of experiencing the here and now without letting our thoughts or feelings interrupt, this book allows children to be fully immersed in the moment while bringing an awareness and calm to their body while they listen... more
  • Dasha Saves the Day: At the Park [Book One]

    by Marja Perren

    Click. Click. Flash! What did Dasha see? 

    When photography loving Dasha Flash unexpectedly sees something not quite right in her camera lens, it’s up to her to save the day! Will Dasha be brave enough to do what’s right? Find out if this super-girl can use her powers of kindness and empathy to make the world a better place in Dasha Saves the Day: At the Park!

    Dasha Saves the Day: At the Park empowers children of all ages to harness the ... more

  • Noah's New Phone: A Story about Using Technology for Good

    by Dina Alexander
    Noah has just received a smartphone for his birthday. Follow him as he discovers how it feels to be on the giving and receiving end of some not-so-friendly behavior online. See what choices he makes when he learns about the awesome power he holds in his hands. And learn about the ripples of change you can make with technology in your home, your school, your community, and the whole world.
  • SuperMcSplodoBombtasticMgee: A Fourth of July Story

    by Nick Stockland
    Independence Day is just around the corner. For one eight-year-old boy, his own set of fireworks is all he wants to make this 4th of July the absolute best. Denied by his father, but determined as ever, he embarks on his own epic quest to acquire the most spectacular firework rocket in town: the SuperMcSplodobombtasticMgee.
  • A Christmas Story

    by Nick Stockland
    The elves are retired, the reindeer are gone. In today’s world of hyper stylized toys and the newest gadgets, Santa has forgotten the true meaning of Christmas – until he meets Timmy, a young boy who may not get a Christmas at all this year. Santa is determined to restore the Timmy’s Christmas, and together they resolve to return the Christmas spirit to the world.

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