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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Stars Shine: A Magic Journey

    by Ingo Blum
    A fantastic journey in a magic umbrella to find the obscure ingredients of a fabled gloom cake! Jack is nine and he definitely has a gloomy side! On the surface, he seems to have a lot to be happy about. He has many friends, he is good at football, he has a fast bike and he doesn’t have too much trouble with his school work. His parents are successful professionals... Jack has lots of possessions, but his parents work so very hard and have little time to spare for him. Perhaps this is a clue ... more
  • Big: A Little Story about Respect and Self-Esteem

    by Ingo Blum
    Sometimes It Takes So Little To Be BIG. "A giant of a fable aimed at kids who frequently feel small, overlooked and like they just don't matter."Rating: 5.0 stars from Readers' Favorite PICTURE BOOK + COLORING BOOK Circus Wilson has many famous performers: jugglers, acrobats, lion-tamers, and clowns galore. Fire-eaters and knife-throwers thrill the spectators at every small village when the circus comes to town. Lee is one of the most talented of artists. He is a juggler extraordinaire ... more
  • MASHED MYTHS: Greek Heroes

    by Andrew Traucki, Mick Wannenmacher

    How did Jason defeat the dreaded farting harpies? Was Hercules's hair really that great? How many sheep were in Odysseus's crew? Fractured fairy tales meets Homer in this hysterical collection of rollicking classic tales, stuffed full of jokes, cartoons and adventure.

  • Where Is My Little Crocodile?: A Funny Seek-And-Find Book

    by Ingo Blum
    Where Is Charlie The Crocodile? "(...) This delightful book would be great for all ages and that even adults would enjoy it as well." Readers Favorite This animal seek-and-find book is aimed at very young children. The search for a little crocodile named Charlie in different places is a delightful read-aloud. Can Charlie drive a car? Is he allowed to eat in restaurants? Is he dangerous? He must be lonely! Where did he disappear? A Quick Good Night And Funny Bedtime Story. The vivi... more
  • Nelly Pig's Funny Birthday Surprise

    by Ingo Blum
    Let's bake the biggest birthday cake on earth . . . Join Nelly the pig! Nelly the pig and Carlos the duck are living on an old farm. They are best friends. The day before Carlos’s birthday, Nelly’s lazy ways and Carlos’s bossiness cause a big argument and Carlos takes off on his holidays. Afraid that Carlos will make new friends and leave her forever, Nelly decides to make him the biggest, best birthday cake ever! But things don’t quite go according to Nelly’s plans. Will Carlos even come h... more
  • A Circle of Sharks: The Secret List

    by Kelly Tully
    A secret list of fears has come to life for ten-year-old Ren Singerson, so a family reunion in California is no ordinary vacation.The magic powering Ren's fears is becoming bolder and more bizarre, and the last place he wants to step foot in is the Pacific Ocean. But things are happening beyond his control, and Ren, along with his twin sister Evie, will face one of his biggest fears in a way they never imagined. The future is not so far away, and Ren will have to find the courage to save himself... more
  • When I Was a Child: I Was Always Afraid

    by Michael Cascio
    Are you afraid when you go to bed? This book will put good thoughts in your head.
  • 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!

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