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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Ashford

    by Melanie Rose Huff
    When seventeen-year-old Anna is sent on a tour of Europe by her grandmother in the summer of 1939, she thinks it will be a chance to see the world, to expand her horizons, and even, if she can escape the scrutiny of her exasperating chaperones, have some adventures. Soon, however, the threat of war turns to reality when Hitler invades Poland, and Anna and her companions find themselves stranded in England. Though at first Anna feels isolated and alone, she soon finds friends in the kind Bertr... more
  • Oric and the Alchemist's Key

    by Lesley Wilson
    Oric, returns from an early-morning foraging expedition to find his home, Dunburton Manor, sacked by a band of marauders. Alchemist Deveril, Oric’s mentor and friend, lies fatally wounded. The old man thrusts a key into Oric’s hand, saying it will unlock the secret to great wealth. Deveril also warns of terrible danger should the key fall into wrong hands. Essica Figg, moneylender and arch villain is determined to steal the key - even if he must kill Oric to get it. Oric escapes the burn... more
  • Tommy the Courageous Bird

    by Victor Castelo
    What is the True Meaning of Courage? Tommy the Courageous Bird is a wonderful story about a bird who loves to fly. But what happens when Tommy's Grandpa learns that his grandson is afraid of heights? Grandpa teaches Tommy a secret that will change his life forever
  • A MIGHTY TREE An Illustrated Epic

    by Christopher Vandeleur

    An old growth tree's heartwood is hewn into an acoustic guitar that begins a fantastic journey passing through musicians from stardom to pawn shop and finally into the hands of the one beauty that will complete a full circle reunion in the end. Illustrated using fine line pencil only. Enjoy turning the pages of this short story folktale style book from CJ Vandeleur.

  • 10 Gulab Jamuns: Counting with an Indian Sweet Treat

    by Sandhya Acharya
    10 Gulab Jamuns - Counting with an Indian Sweet Treat. Join two adorable brothers in a fun-filled adventure and discover a tasty sweet from India! Idu (Ee-doo) and Adu (Aa-doo) are very excited. Guests are coming over for dinner and their Mamma has already cooked a lot. Next, she is cooking Gulab Jamuns, but Idu and Adu don’t know what Gulab Jamuns are. Before long, they discover just how good these wonderful golden, sugary syrup-soaked balls are and how quickly they melt in their mouths. ... more
  • HughTube: The story of one middle school kid’s desperate attempt to get a clue

    by Richard Clark
    I’m blogging for my life… 14-year-old Hugh Hollenbeck doesn’t get it. What doesn’t he get? Just about everything. That’s why he walks around with a little camera attached to his glasses that records his entire life. Then he watches it all later to try to figure out the things he didn’t get before – which, as you’ll recall, is just about everything – and he makes a weekly video blog for all to see. Unfortunately, Hugh’s cluelessness leads him to run for Student Council President. Even his l... more
  • A Duck Named Goose

    by Katherine Bartlett
    A Pekin duck longs to fly like all the other birds. After numerous attempts, she finally realizes she can with the help of a special someone.
  • Mr. Pete, Where Are Your Feet?

    by Katherine Bartlett
    Mr. Pete, a beautiful blue parakeet always hears his mom asking him where his feet are. After a while, he starts to wonder himself and goes out looking for them.
  • Five Equals One, Volume 3

    by Mary Korte
    TRICKERY and DRAMA are set in motion as a child's needs and the stability of a family hang in the balance. Santa and Sam Toddle, the snoopy reporter, watch wits, plus, a mystery man enters the mix. Who is he? And that guilt-ridden parent—why is she sneaking around? What is she up to? and who's playing matchmaker? Back home after the Holidays, cozying up in his favorite fireside chair, Santa, about to watch a lively football game, is distracted by a knock at the door. "Privacy? You want priva... more
  • Ingrid

    by Lynnette Kraft
    The village of Scot is on the brink of change, and its people are in need of hope, but hearts must first change, and difficult sacrifices must be made. Ingrid Harrison is sixteen years old and completely mute. Her silence has become a barrier to happiness. But will the silence she’s always resented be the voice that changes everything?–
  • Sophie Washington: The Gamer

    by Tonya Ellis
    Forty days without video games? Oh no! Sixth-grader Sophie Washington and her friends are back with an interesting book about having fun with video games while keeping balance. It’s almost Easter, and Sophie and her family get ready to start fasts for Lent with their church, where they give up doing something for 40 days that may not be good for them. Her parents urge Sophie to stop tattling so much, and encourage her second-grade brother Cole to give up something he loves most, playing video g... more
  • Sophie Washington: Things You Didn't Know about Sophie

    by Tonya Ellis
    Oh, the tangled web we weave… Sophie Washington is back again, and she leaves a powerful impression on family and friends as she struggles with peer pressure, a new boy in school and the pitfalls of lying. When all her friends have cell phones, Sophie is determined to get one too. She asks for one for her birthday, which is coming up in just a few days, but it doesn’t seem like her parents are going to give in, so she takes matters into her own hands with disastrous results, and learns a valua... more
  • Sophie Washington:The Snitch

    by Tonya Ellis
    There’s nothing worse than being a tattletale… That’s what 10-year-old Sophie Washington thinks until she runs into Lanie Mitchell, a new girl at school. Lanie pushes Sophie and her friends around at their lockers, and even takes their lunch money. If they tell, they are scared the other kids in their class will call them snitches, and won’t be their friends. And when you’re in the fifth grade, nothing seems worse than that. Excitement at home keeps Sophie’s mind off the trouble with Lanie... more
  • Sophie Washington: Queen of the Bee

    by Tonya Duncan Ellis

    Sign up for the spelling bee? No way!

    If there's one thing 10-year-old Texan Sophie Washington is good at, it's spelling. She's earned straight 100s on all her spelling tests to prove it. Her parents want her to compete in the Xavier Academy spelling bee, but Sophie wishes they would buzz off. 

    Her life in the Houston suburbs is full of adventures, and she doesn't want to slow down the action. Where else can you chase wild hogs out of your yard, ride a bu... more

  • Cheerful Christmas Carols

    by Sir. Edgar Allan Shakespeare

    Many years before A Christmas Carol takes place, we learn the untold story of Ebenezer's late wife, Ebelina. Ebelina is just as mean and hateful as Ebenezer himself, more so some dare say. This Christmas Eve she will be paid a visit from her past, in the form of her 9-year-old niece, Mckinley. Mckinley tries to uncover why Ebelina is so cold-hearted and to help her see the true meaning of Christmas. Can the love of a young child rekindle the tiny embers of love that still smolder within E... more

  • Jeremiah Strout and The Curse of The Golden Harp

    by Karen T. Harter
    When twelve-year-old Jeremiah Strout’s mom drags him to a boring new town, the only upside is the awesome mansion they now live in—and how many people the formerly-boring Jeremiah can impress with it. But when he finds a dusty old harp in the basement and strikes the strings, Jeremiah realizes that his awesome new mansion may be more dangerous than it appears. A huge beast of a man emerges out of nowhere, all wild hair and crazed eyes. Convinced that Jeremiah’s family stole the harp from his... more

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