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by Jami Borek
Amanda, Amelia, and their friend Jacob must solve a mystery – who stole Thomas Jefferson’s violin from the Raleigh Tavern? The Sheriff thinks he’s already found the thief, but he couldn’t be more wrong. He’s decided that the thief must be Jacob.
They have to find the violin to clear Jacob’s name, but there’s more at stake even than Jacob’s freedom. Jefferson left some dangerously political notes in the violin case. It is 1774, and the righ... more
by Sarina BowenNever ask a question unless you’re sure you want the truth. I’ve been listening to my father sing for my whole life. I carry him in my pocket on my mp3 player. It’s just that we’ve never met face to face. My mother would never tell me how I came to be, or why my rock star father and I have never met. I thought it was her only secret. I was wrong. When she dies, he finally appears. Suddenly I have a first class ticket into my father’s exclusive world. A world I don’t want any part of – ... more
by Nick StocktonEvery year, Pete's family from all across the country gathers at a park for a family picnic. But, what happens when your pet lion and monkey sneak into the back of Dad's truck and show up at the picnic as well? I can tell you! But, it is better if you read for yourself. "The Day of the Great Family Picnic" is the fifth book in "The Absurd Adventures of Monkey, Puppy, and Lion" series and by far, the most absurd!
by Michelle PathWhen Andi is engulfed by a wave, she finds herself transported to an underwater world called Corallai. There she meets Aquanna, a creature who is part fish and part human. Aquanna tells Andi that it is her destiny to help preserve the oceans and all the life within. Andi learns all about the work the various inhabitants do to ensure the survival of the ocean’s ecosystem, and explores this new, spectacular world.
by Charles SoubyThe world teaches us all one thing: life is nothing if not unpredictable. For better or worse, what come … comes. In his book Winifred, Charles R. Souby uses this truth to introduce us to a new fiction genre: recovery fiction. Like the name implies, recovery fiction follows character through a process that is familiar to many of us. Whether drug or alcohol addiction, grief recovery, food or gambling, the number of Americans experiencing recovery is growing steadily. Souby skillfully and sympath... more
by Samantha GrayWhen accidents happen, it is always good to have small friends with tiny hands nearby. Even the biggest cuts, scrapes and bruises are no match for the Fix-It Fairies. Their hard work and dedication make everything feel a little bit better. It just takes a little time, sweet treats, and the darkness of night.
by Rhian Waller
Rip and her two sisters, Lu and Preen, survived storms and conflict on the voyage to Jamaica. But trouble is on the horizon when they meet a crew who are not what they seem... Stranded on a strange vessel, can Rip adapt to life on a pirate ship, escape the shadow of the slave trade, save the rats on board and find a way back to her family? To do so, she will have to become a Pirat!
by Derek Taylor KentPepe is a homeless dog with no family until a lucky sombrero lands on his head and turns his life around.
by Paul Aertker
2018 SCBWI Spark Honor WINNER
"A bittersweet story of ... eternal optimism." --Publisher's Weekly (BookLife) "A deeply moving story that belongs on any juvenile bookshelf." --Foreword Reviews
Friendship, perseverance, and the power of belief shine in this novel about a girl trying to stay connected to her late mother. "A reminder that inclusiveness and kindness can... more
by Marie UnanuePhatty the cat loves nothing more than spending his days balanced atop his favorite chair gazing out his windows at Central Park below. Everything is simply fan-tabby- lous until one day, Crawler, the meanest hawk in the park lands on his terrace and makes a terrifying announcement. He is coming for Phatty and his furry little friends. Phatty is tired of being a scaredy-cat. He jumps into a laundry bag and escapes to Central Park to stop the bully hawk once and for all. But his unplanned operati... more
by C. L. Fails
From the author of the Ella Books series comes a suite of books about a young inventor whose creations hope to save the world - daily.
Meet 12-year old Raine. He's your average older brother who uses his creativity in extraordinary ways.
"This is my inventor's journal.
Inside it you'll find all the info you need to understand my secret life as Raine the Brain.
Do not read this journal unless you want to know what it's like to save ... more
by C. L. FailsWhat would you do if you woke up on Santa's plate? Snowman Jim, The Christmas Cookie, returns to the home that he loves just in time for Christmas Eve! How much trouble will he get into as he embarks on a wild romp through the house while his family sleeps? Read along to find the answer to two mysterious details; the truth about fluffy flickers, and the secret to many more returns. The Christmas Cookie Returns: Fun on the Run, adventure awaits on Christmas Eve!
by C. L. Fails"Lay out those cookies for Santa," said Dad. The children giggled with excitement as they laid the milk and cookies on the fireplace hearth. Snowman Jim awakens on Christmas Eve to find himself on a plate for Santa Claus. Follow along as this adorable cookie bounds across presents in search of a way to avoid being eaten. Will he escape or will he find it in his heart to stay with the home and family he loves so much?
by C. L. FailsWhat do you want to be when you grow up? What makes a dream one worth chasing? How do we share them with others without fearing their laughter? This whimsically illustrated story holds all the answers. Dive into this book with a timeless tale about holding onto your dreams, even when others don’t seem to understand them. A visit to Story Hour introduces Ella to friendly foes and a new story (A BONUS READ for you) that leaves her with more questions than answers. Luckily, Ella has two Dream Ke... more
by C. L. FailsYoung Ella is back as a fun trip to her grandparents house takes a frustrating turn. Growing up is hard! There is so much to discover and all that learning takes time. Not “yet” knowing how to do what you really want to do can be tough. But one rough day does not make a life. Growth happens everyday in the tiniest of steps. It all starts with a shift in your mind. Fill up your cup with Ella, and read along as one rough day turns to gold in this empowering tale about growth and finding potenti... more
by C. L. Fails"The world is so big and I am so small...why does it matter what I choose to do?" asks the precocious and wide-eyed preschooler, Ella. Take a peek into this conversation between mom and daughter in a book that seeks to answer the age-old question of the meaning of life, while promoting the immeasurable power of one. Does it matter what your actions are? Can one person really change the world? Find the true answer in, Ella and One Tiny Thing, by C.L. Fails, the author/illustrator of The Christmas... more