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by Heidi Anderson-SwanBusted for smoking pot, suburbanite college-bound Danny is incredulous when forced to spend the night in jail. He's repulsed by his cellmate, a homeless and mentally ill drug addict who keeps him awake all night with his delusional rants. By morning, Canny's world is completely upended.
by Barbara Avon
Shoemaker Mack is a unique way to spark your child’s imagination. The child draws the illustrations. In a world where hi-tech devices have overtaken even the youngest mind, this children’s book offers the best of the old-school worlds: reading and drawing.
The story itself takes place in a Kingdom of yesteryear and the moral at the end of the story stays with the child for a lifetime. The book is also an excellent addition to birthday or party loot bags, great for dentist of... more
by Paula Massadas PereiraMatt is a Normal Cat describes the relationship between Lola, and extroverted Cuban immigrant, and her cat. Matt likes coloring his surroundings while his owner watches his every move. This picture book aims to motivate people of all ages to find fulfillment in their lives, despite inevitable challenges. Vocabulary and study questions are available to encourage discussion about the themes of the book: immigration, aging, loneliness, hobbies, and the role of pets in our lives. Audience: Children ... more
by Michael WayneSnowman is a snowball-dodging expert. There's no way the reader will hit him with an imaginary snowball. Boof! Wow, the reader is better than Snowman expected. He'll have to try his best, ninja tricks. Boof! Boof! Boof! How is the reader hitting him? Snowman's frustrations flare. He's had enough. It's time for a SNOWBALL FIGHT!
by Sally Cronk
Fans of W. Bruce Cameron wil love this novel. Singer is a hound dog who tells the story of his life from his own funny, heartwarming perspective. He's born in a shelter, gets adopted after a long wait, and eventually discovers he is seeing mental pictures streaming from a small autistic boy who plays near his favorite dog park. This intuitive hound becomes an unlikely service dog who helps his beloved boy learn how to speak and to break down the walls of autism. In the process, his o... more
by David Taylor IIBaron Winters is 11 years old. He's got a funny name. He's smart, black, and a geek. That means his life is filled with parents, bullies, and bullets. And oh yeah girls. Can he navigate the dangerous waters of sixth grade? And are his struggles our own?
by Edward McGillIN THE YEAR 2020, twelve-year-old Christopher Michael lives with his father and grandfather in a place called UnHappy, where struggling Red and Blue people are segregated from their entitled White neighbors, who thrive on the other side of an invisible wall in a world called Happy. In spite of their different races, social class, gender and age, all yearn to relocate to a place called Hope, a state of mind with infinite possibilities. In this gripping and dystopic debut novel, author E.P. McGill... more
by Beatrice HaleIn a small village in the Kingdom of Fife, 18 year old Mary Watson sees her new husband, Harry seized by the Press Gang into the Royal Navy. During the general tussle, a piece of parchment falls from the cloak of Setton , the Press-Gang captain. Mary grabs it, but is unable to read it later because the words are French. Mary decides to follow Harry. She takes the stagecoach to Edinburgh, hoping to help release him. Setton follows her to rescue the parchment, but fails. Mary follows the press-ga... more
by marlene susanA Time to Wean is a picture book for babies and toddlers who are weaning from nursing. Follow favorite animals as they too grow, discover new things and nurse less, all with the comfort and reassurance that hugs and love from mama never change.
by Lisa ManterfieldThe very last thing 17-year-old Emmott Syddall wants is to turn out like her dad. She’s descended from ten generations who never left their dull English village, and there’s no way she’s going to waste a perfectly good life that way. She’s moving to London and she swears she is never coming back. But when the unexplained deaths of her neighbors force the government to quarantine the village, Em learns what it truly means to be trapped. Now, she must choose. Will she pursue her desire for fre... more
by Beatrice HaleICE ESCAPE - adventure story for 8-12 year olds. .It’s 1932, the Age of Flight, and twelve year old American boy, John, is flying around the world in a plane piloted by his father. They want to be the first family to fly around the world. They reach Greenland, where a seabird flies into one engine and the plane is forced down onto an iceberg. Help is slow in coming. They are in danger of freezing to death. Wolves are howling in the distance. But they are rescued by a fishing vessel, the L... more
by Tammy FerebeeBeing yourself should never come at this price. Joseph is the son anyone would wish to have—anyone except his pastor father, that is. Joseph is gay, and where he comes from, his sexual orientation makes him a pariah. Tormented by the incorrigible denizens of his unprogressive Southern town, Joseph finds himself desperate for support from other members of the LGBT community. He turns to the internet with the hope of finding it, and, unexpectedly, Joseph finds more. Bruce. An unlikely virtua... more
by Sophie Paris and Sabrina Sage Ginsburg
Have you ever wondered what your dog would say, if he could speak? Well… think no longer!
"PRINCE THE DOG" is no normal dog. He has had some crazy life adventures and wants to tell you all about them. His life began in a doggy-training program. He was training to help disabled veterans. But then he became very sick and never saw his trainer Mr. Albert again. Prince knew Mr. Albert wanted to hear from him, so he started writing him letters. Prince writ... more
by Michael Lacey
The Underlands Series, Part 1 of Book 1
What if the lands of legend and myth did exist? Cities of gold, fountains of youth, and lost worlds of wonder! Turns out, they do exist . . . as Underlands.
A Town Called Wonderful, Part 1 of 4
Thomas and Emily head out with two things in mind: getting to know one another better and learning more about the disappearance of Thomas's long-lost parents. By following a map from Thomas's father, they find a legendary underland, a wo... more
by Michael Lacey
**This is Part 2 of Book 1 of The Underlands Series**
What if lands of legend and myth did exist? Cities of gold, fountains of youth, and lost worlds of wonder! Turns out, they do exist . . . as Underlands.
As Thomas and Emily follow the stranger out of Wonderful, the young couple finds as many questions as answers as he leads them to a beautiful Refuge. They learn some of the amazing history of the underland called Terra Viva and the terrifying truth that escape is impossible . .... more
by Lisa ReinickeAn enjoyable story about a buttery and a boy who openly recognize and talk about their differences. One can run, one can y and each have limitations. They confront them and find that adapting to each others’ uniqueness allows them to become best friends.