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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • One of Seventeen

    by Catherine Nagle

    One of Seventeen, which tells the story of a young girl who is adopted as one of seventeen children in a blended family by a childless young couple. The girl, Caitlin, is timid and naïve and takes her time about growing up, but in her loving family, she finds her way through kindness and patience. Although challenged by repeated heartbreak and responsibility, she grows up to be a compassionate adult, a loving mother and finds that her dreams really can come true. The novel fits in the ca... more

  • Powder And Time

    by Richard Edward Benoit
    After his accident with Mrs. Simonson's powder, Jim struggles to understand the abilities he's secretly gained. Then a terrible event hurtles him into a distant place. requiring others to rush to his aid. But saving Jim isn't easy, not when he's been promised he could rule the world if he'd simply embrace a sinister plan- an offer too difficult to turn down.
  • Tying the Leaves

    by June Toher
    A timid Virginia boy, horrified by what he see when he time travels seventy years into the future, returns to the present and leads a global kids’ crusade to save Earth from the same, toxic, fossil-fuel gases threatening the life of his little sister. This is also a story about the power of sibling love and the discovery of a power much greater than that.
  • Why Ball Wouldn't Bounce

    by Ron Roecker
    "Why Ball Wouldn't Bounce" is the story of Ball who desperately wants to bounce like all the popular balls. He tries everything to fit in but nothing stops the others from laughing. Deflated, he rolls away to hide his bounce and his tears. But suddenly Ball meets the unlikeliest of new best friends who gives him a birds-eye view of what it really means to be different. Ball is about to make an astonishing revelation that will change his life forever. Find out Why Ball Wouldn't Bounce and whether... more
  • Avalanche

    by M. Liz Boyle
    When fifteen-year-old Marlee Stanley joins her two sisters and the sons of their family friends on a secretive hike in the middle of the night, she is thrilled and nervous. Battling her conscience, she prays that the hike will go flawlessly and that they will return to the safety of their campsite before their parents wake. The start of the hike is beautiful and wonderfully memorable. In a white flash so fast that Marlee can barely comprehend what has happened, an avalanche crashes into their pa... more
  • The Wish Carvers

    by Kathleen Gauer

    When two sibling elves, Fay and Eddie, come across an old carving knife with the words "what's carved with me will come to be" on the handle, they decide to carve and paint a pot of gold, a large stone cottage and finally a fairytale castle.  But with each wish granted comes more and more complications.

    Can they find a way to return to their peaceful life?  Find out in this charmingly illustrated whimsical tale that will delight young and old alike!

  • The Adventures of Leonardo the Drone: Book 1: Photos from the Sky

    by John A. Purdy
    Leah loves to take photos, but the views of her neighborhood are frustrating. Until... Leonardo the Drone comes into her life! Despite some anxious moments, Leah learns to be a good drone pilot. Together she and Leonardo see the world from a whole new angle, taking amazing photos and videos from the sky. She can't wait for the next photo contest!
  • Doomy Prepper's Complete Guide: How to Survive Fifth Grade and the Apocalypse

    by Amie Borst
    The Prepper family is prepared for the end of the world. Or, at the very least, the end of toilet paper. Doomy Prepper knows the rules. Never trade sandwiches with Mikey Fuller. He always has tuna fish. Don’t stare at Mrs. Nebula’s mole. You’ll turn into stone. And never, ever talk about the lights. When 11-year-old Doomy notices the mysterious lights above his town have changed color, he makes the mistake of telling his best friend, Peter. Now four other kids want to tag along and solve ... more
  • What Color Is Your Day? (The Color, Feel, Play Series)

    by Camryn Wells
    Understanding emotions is a tricky business, and not just for kids! What Color is Your Day? artistically pairs expressive poetry and vibrant illustrations to explore a relationship between colors and emotions. More importantly, it supports the lines of communication between children and adults. This well-loved book will be a resource for children to identify and cope with the complexity of emotions, and for the adults in their lives to more easily connect with them.
  • My Mom Is a Girl

    by Andrea Lardner

    “You can’t treat them badly just because they’re girls,” Taj said. “Your mom is a girl. How would you feel if someone treated her cruelly just because of that reason?”

    Follow along as Taj learns to stand up to bullying using empathy as a tool.

  • The Little White Wolf

    by Lee Allen
    The Little White Wolf is the story of Leesu, born smaller than his siblings and different in color. The wolf pack laughs at him and rejects him. But nature has a place for all of us, and Leesu learns how to use his differences to succeed and help others.
  • Low Hanging Branches

    by Cee McAdams
    You may find that this collection of short stories tend more toward the real than the unimaginable. These stories are meant to entertain as well as stimulate the imagination, but some may give you the feeling that you have been there before or something similar happened to you, or you may have known someone just like that. As you read each story, you may want to stifle a giggle or you may want to laugh out loud, but hopefully one or more of the stories will speak to you and you will know the ver... more
  • Flutterby, the Fantabulous Butterfly

    by Rebecca Marriott Stout

    "Flutterby" is a delightful conversation between a boy and a butterfly about the life cycle of butterflies.  Mispronunciations and misconceptions are corrected in a humorous manner in which listeners and readers are encouraged to interact with the text.  Science ocabulary and concepts are subtly taught.  Themes of self-acceptance, friendship, kindness, the wonder of creation, and acceptance of others' mistakes shine through.  "Flutterby" is perfect ... more

  • Big Bear fair

    by Grandma Krazy
    This is a book to make both children and adults smile as they read it. The story has fun with words by using rhyme and homophones like bare and bear and pair and pear. Mom is busy on her computer while her son is seeing some amazing things out his window. He tells mom what he sees but mom is so busy she is not really hearing him. He sees bears in pairs and bears that should share their pears. There is a bare bear and a debonair bear. There is even a rare bear playing solitaire. Eventu... more
  • Different and the Same

    by Adijah and Atiya Brabham
    In this vivid picture book, twin sisters Nia and Nori explore their individuality and celebrate their sameness. They invite readers into their lives, demonstrating how they enjoy doing things alone and together through activities that help children develop self-awareness.
  • Little Moss, Big Tree

    by M. Yap-Stewart
    Little Moss and Little Tree are the best of friends. They do everything together. One day, Little Tree grows into Big Tree. Can the two remain friends? And what will they do when a winter storm comes their way? Little Moss, Big Tree is a celebration of the friendships that leave lasting impressions, the moments in life that cause us to pause and reflect, and the enduring magic of the natural world.