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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Drummer's Call

    by Patricia Leppo
    When Josh is forced to visit his great-aunt’s historic inn in Dover, TN, he assumes it will be the worst vacation of his life. That is, until he meets a young boy on the property who looks eerily similar to a boy in one of the antiquated family photos that line the walls of the inn. As his friendship with the boy deepens, Josh suddenly finds himself thrust back to the year 1862 and into the heart of the Civil War. Trapped in the past, Josh has no choice but to become involved. Filled with in... more
  • The Dusty Train's Sweet Surprise

    by Subhash Kommuru
    Why is Goti, the shiny red bus, teasing poor Vivek, the dusty coal train? Day after day, Goti’s unkind words poke fun at Vivek. Finally, Vivek has a chance to get even with Goti. What will he do? Will he show Goti how it feels to be hurt or will Vivek surprise him with kindness? This heartwarming book teaches the importance of returning good even when others wrong us. Kids will also learn a bit about the Sankrant festival.
  • LaLa Feels Blah-La: LaLa's World Book One

    by Tela Kayne
    Welcome to LaLa's World: Where kids learn how to be the change! In "LaLa Feels Blah-La," a young girl and her stuffed bear wake up feeling blah for no apparent reason. LaLa's mom teaches her to be mindful of her feelings and turn her mood around with the flip of a coin. Perfect for young readers, LaLa Feels Blah-La, teaches children to be more mindful of their feelings and manage their mood swings.
  • Far Tune: Autumn (Volume 1)

    by Terry Eisele
    Far Tune, the coming-of-age story of Fartun Hashi, a young Somali refugee girl, living in Columbus, Ohio, recounts a teenage girl’s adjustment to a new culture and a new school and the alienation, loneliness, and eventual triumph over adversity that she experiences. Fartun Hashi has known many homes—Dadaab Refugee Camp in Kenya; London, England; and now Columbus, Ohio. From a young age, she has been forced to learn how to deal with traumas that people much older struggle to overcome. What she re... more
  • My Twin Sister And Me

    by Emiliya Ahmadova
    Glue on the windowsill and toothpaste in the shoes. Who did the deed? Twelve-year-old Cub Scout twins Julieta and Rafaela have to deal with their older sister’s ugly tricks, which get them into trouble. At school, Julieta is being mocked for the freckles on her face and her crooked teeth. Forgetting her own plight, however, she stands up to a bully, Claudius, in order to protect her friend Montano from being persecuted. Out of kindness she agrees to go to the movie with Montano. Due to situa... more
  • Joseph and the Bumble Bee: Or Be Bee Careful

    by Joseph Myers

    Joey is a young boy who likes to watch bugs. He is sometimes called Joseph by his parents if he has done something he shouldn't have. Joey particularly likes to watch bees. One day, in spite of warnings from his parents about leaving bees their space, Joseph decides to capture a large bumble bee in a flower, which he does successfully. All's well until he tires of holding the flower closed and lets go. The ensuing events lead to a painful lesson about bees.  The sting of real lif... more

  • Tales from the Land of Forever: The Bookkeepers Portal

    by B.A. Keating
    Life didn’t seem like it could get any worse for 10 year old Sarah George after the sudden death of her father. But when she stumbles across an old book in the manor library and is somehow magically transported to a far-off and enchanted land, Sarah is soon proved horribly wrong. An action-packed, thrilling adventure story that will be sure to delight young readers for many years to come.
  • She Started It All

    by Sandra Warren
    Two middle-grade students are at odds over a WWII History assignment when the boy is given U.S. War Bonds & War Stamps and the girl is given WWII aircraft. Neither could have predicted how their unwanted assignments would solve a mystery, uncover forgotten history and bring them together in the process. Based on the non-fiction WWII story, We Bought A WWII Bomber: The Untold Story of a Michigan High School, a B-17 Bomber & The Blue Ridge Parkway.
  • The Adventures of Wilhelm, A Rat's Tale

    by Maria Ritter
    Young Wilhelm leaves home and travels the world. He not only discovers the value of different cultures and the importance of family and friendship, but he also overcomes obstacles with courage and cleverness. He returns home with deep respect for all creatures on this earth and a new sense of rat identity and purpose.
  • Lucid World

    by Denise Lammi

    When 15 year-old Morgan is contacted by the advanced civilization of Lucid World, she has no idea what is to come. She is one of a select group of teens chosen to travel via avatar into a remote, and hidden technologically-advanced society housed inside a vast mountain cavern. Here she learns about an emotional disease called khaos, that has infected all of humanity. Her new friends in Lucid World live under a dome beneath an ice cap, with cats, culture, and a harmonious way of life uninfecte... more

  • Dorje the Yak

    by Caryn Hartman

     

    Dorje the Yak is a tale of triumph over adversity. It is the tale of  Dorje's struggle, and the struggle of Tibet, to assert an identity in a quickly changing world. Join Dorje on a journey that ends where it begins: in his heart. 

     

  • All Is Assuredly Well

    by M. C. Gore
    In this literary, lyrical picture book for the children of same-sex parents, King Phillip and his husband, The Most Excellent Don Carlos, live contentedly until King Phillip is called to the Hero’s Journey to earn the right to a baby girl to complete their family. The Kirkus starred review compared the book's illustrations to those of the master of the Golden Age of British book illustration.
  • Critter Sitter Chronicles

    by Valerie Ondrejko
    Pet sitting seemed like the perfect job to BFF’s, Paige and Maia, but it’s not as easy-peasy has that thought it would be. Entwined in the chaos of the job are other life elements like a secret crush, Annoying Ashley and a hairy nemisis that are clouding Paige's self-awareness. Paige is desperate to earn enough money to buy a ticket to Adventure Park to celebrate Maia’s birthday AND to ride the Serpent’s Tail with Ryan Too-Cutie Shootie. Could this two-sided desire ruin the BFF’s business and ... more
  • Bobby the Blue-Footed Booby Gets Bullied

    by Sharon Bowles
    The book’s characters are all animals indigenous to the Galapagos Islands. Bobby, the Blue-Footed Booby, is a young bird who recently moved to a new home there. His concerns and fears about going to a new school are realized when he meets a bull named Sally the Lightfoot Crab and is treated with cruelty because he waddles when he walks. Delores the ancient Tortoise teaches all the “kids” that bullying is wrong and what they should do in the event of being bullied or seeing someone bullied.
  • How to Look After Your Heating System

    by Mike Langer
    Heating systems are frequently a long-term investment, and you'd want to take care of them to make sure they serve you for ages. Although you can get support from a specialist any time, you should know about a couple of simple steps for the maintenance of your heating system, so you don't need to call an expert for managing every minor aspect of the system. Most heating systems are produced on the same principles, and these steps can assist you with the appropriate maintenance of your system no ... more
  • The Big Squash

    by Mark Herder
    All Adrianne wants is her father’s attention. All her father wants is fame and riches. All the mayor wants is votes. And all the people want is jobs. All of them have their hopes pinned on the Big Squash, a 13-foot vegetable that sprouts almost overnight in Adrianne’ s garden. If the Guinness Book of Records declares the Big Squash to be the biggest in the world, the publicity will draw a new fertilizer company to the town, which will brings jobs for the people, votes for the major, and fame and... more

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