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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • 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
  • 6 Dates to Disaster

    by Cynthia T. Toney


    Wendy’s goal is to fly to Alaska. Her family is broke. Will an opportunity to make money be the answer to her prayers—or the road to disaster?

    For her mom’s birthday, Wendy finds an old jewelry box at a flea market—the perfect gift for someone who loves salvaged junk. But inside the box is a cryptic note that appears to have been written recently. Wendy’s curiosity leads her on a search with boyfriend David at her side, eager to h... more

  • Raising the Roof (Girls Know How)

    by Ellen Langas
    Grab a hard hat and join fifth-grade friends Tori, Angie and Kelly as they attempt to outwit a rival group of boys who have taken over their clubhouse. Encouraged by the female head of a major construction company, they accept the challenge to build their own. But stormy weather, differences of opinion and the boys' attempts to undermine their efforts test their friendship. Follow the antics of these spirited girls as they get a first-hand look at a real construction company and learn there is ... more
  • Smart Alex

    by Ellen Langas
    Middle school is a roller coaster ride for Alex Martinez, a 7th grade student destined for detention. She lives in the wrong part of town, wears all the wrong clothes and says all the wrong things, while girls like Emily glide effortlessly to the head of the class. When the girls unexpectedly collide in their school's team effort to with the MATHCOUNTS Competition, sparks fly! A string of lies lands Alex in hot water, wondering how she will ever get herself out. Find out how a special teacher ... more
  • Will Stephanie Get the Story? (Girls Know How)

    by Ellen Langas
    Have you ever thought about being a reporter? Have fun learning about journalism as you read about Stephanie Maxwell, the new girl at school, and her crazy quest to win a spot on the school newspaper club! Will Stephanie ever get an article published? Read how meeting a real newspaper editor gives her the encouragement she needs to follow her dream.
  • The Imagination Warriors

    by Marc Romanelli
    A world powered by the gift of imagination opens before us! Have you ever stood before a painting and wished you could step inside, immerse yourself in another world, travel through limitless time and space and surrender to new realities? This is the tale of nine-year-old Philomena who, along with a cast of characters she meets along the way (including a curious tabby cat from Manhattan, a local artist, a friendly llama, and a Renaissance artist) as they escape the bounds of their earthly a... more
  • Shy Ways

    by Susan Griner
    A Japanese-American girl named Sarah Templeton faces racism in a small southern town while also trying to accept her Asian heritage. Her view of her Japanese mother as the reason for all of her problems is challenged when her mother is overcome with memories of the war she lived through. Sarah finally understands the strength her mother had to survive and realizes she must find a way to help her mother wake from the past. Shy Ways is the story of a Japanese-American girl facing racism when her ... more
  • SAM: The Cat Without a Tail

    by Gloria Lintermans

    Sam: The Cat Without A Tail follows the trials of Sam, a young Manx cat with a soft, white puff of a tail. As he discovers that he is indeed different from everyone around him, he learns and helps to teach the importance and beauty of diversity and self-worth.

    Sam: The Cat Without a Tail is a children’s picture book. Sam, the central character, is a Manx cat, and so, sports a soft puff of white fur instead of a tail. This is Sam’s story, his discovery that he is, indeed, dif... more


    by Susan Weisberg
    Meet Chester, an earnest young mouse who decides he has what it takes to follow in his grandfather's pawsteps and become a midshipmouse at the prestigious Naval Mouse Academy. The story follows Chester and his band of rodents- as well as their unsuspecting human counterparts in the Rooms Below the rafters- as they endure the rigors of the legendary Plebe Summer. Hilarious and suspenseful conflict ensues as the mice carry out what they believe to be a renowned boot camp of their own, marching wi... more
  • The Water President

    by Mary Bleckwehl
    A sassy and rich twelve-year old American girl exchanges pen pal letters with a shy African girl who longs to be in school but spends most days fetching water instead. The exchange of life’s challenges and the bond of friendship between them form the crosshairs of big dreams and strong wills. Parallel transformations of two girls from opposite worlds climax in a riveting story of danger, loss, and finding one’s voice to triumph over adversity.
  • Mini Horses, Mighty Hearts

    by Rene Townsend
    The story of two courageous miniature horses, Rootbeer and Edward, who face loss, change, and new adventures...all leading them to a purposeful life of service, love and joy.
  • Noodles' & Albie's Mermaid Parade (Picture Book)

    by Eric Bennett
    When Noodles (a penguin) and his best friend Albie (a fish) overhear world famous penguin scientists Jon & Ken talking on the Antarctic ice about Coney Island and making it back to Brooklyn in time for the Mermaid Parade, they want to join in the fun. After Jon & Ken agree to bring them along their journey north is filled with meeting new fun penguins, making friends, having adventures and learning about the world, culminating in their participating in the actual Mermaid Parade.