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Lies I Told

by Michelle Zink

Grace Fontaine has everything: beauty, money, confidence, and the perfect family. But it's all a lie.

Grace has been adopted into a family of thieves who con affluent people out of money, jewelry, art, and anything...

Dog Whisperer: The Ghost

by Nicholas Edwards

In the third book of Nicholas Edwards's the Dog Whisperer series, Emily and her dog, Zack learn they can do more than read each other's mind- they can see ghosts!

From the day Emily rescued her dog Zack, they...


by Danielle Inc. Findlay & Sean and Cody

Mr. and Mrs. Greene get the surprise of a lifetime when they discover a baby girl in their prized pepper patch. Pepper blossoms into a beautiful girl with fiery red hair, emerald eyes and a kind and caring spirit....

Tractor Mac Family Reunion

by Billy Steers

Tractor Mac loves that he is the only tractor in his farm family. Then one day, his friend Iron Dave the train brings him to a tractor dealership and shows him a whole lot full of big red tractors that look...

Won Ton

by Lee Wardlaw & Eugene Yelchin

Nice place they got here.

Bed. Bowl. Blankie. Just like home!

Or so I've been told.

Visiting hours!

Yawn. I pretend not to care.

Yet -- I sneak a peek.

So begins this beguiling tale of a wary shelter cat and...

My Name is Konisola

by Alisa Siegel

On a winter night, nine-year-old Konisola and her mother step off a plane in Canada. They are running for their lives. Soon after they land, Konisola's mother becomes sick, and Konisola is forced to fend for...

Something Good

by Robert Munsch & Michael Martchenko

Tyya is grocery shopping with her dad, but he's not letting her pick any of the good stuff like cookies, ice cream, or candies. When she holds still and is mistaken for the best, most lifelike doll in the supermarket,...

Seasons of Love Boxed Set

by Ann Herrick

Three stories of young romance and love in the seasons. Sun, surf, sand and Alex--Katie eagerly agrees to pretend she is Alex's girlfriend for the summer, but soon enough she learns that fake romances can get...


Mother Number Zero

by Marjolijn Hof, Johanna H. Prins & Johanna W. Prins

A Society of School Librarians International (SSLI) Honor Book

Fay was adopted when he was a baby. He knows only that his birth mother escaped the war in Bosnia and that he arrived in his new home with nothing...


by M.P. Follin


One sixth-grade kid. One video game. One seriously weird event. When a mysterious opponent challenges Skyler Beam to a dual inside the game, the stakes go up. Skyler’s favorite...

Misha the Brave

by Tabbatha Bella

Awards and Honors:

Reader’s Favorite Five Stars©


In Tabbatha Bella’s first children's novel, Misha the Brave, travel with MISHA (mee-sha) through the adventure of a lifetime as she escapes an abusive home...

Same but different Too

by Naomi Y Kissiedu-Green & Chris Laxton

Same but different Too

Kobi is back with another great story to tell. However this time it's not about his family, it’s about his friend’s family.  Lee is Kobi’s friend and he is multi-heritage just like...

Love Bug’S Tale

by Mary Osgood

Mary Osgood has done it again! Love Bug is an incredibly sweet story that perfectly describes the trauma that many children face as they navigate life in the foster care and adoption systems. In fact, as I read...

Jelly Bean's Tale

by Mary Osgood

Jelly Bean's Tale is the endearing story of a child's journey from insecure beginnings in an orphanage to an overturned adoption to the hopes of finding a forever-for-real family. So few books help children...

The Adventures of a Pug Named Noodles

by Tracey Hering

This book is about a little dog getting adopted and how the dog feels about being with a new family and what to expect when you get adopted.

A Birthday Miracle

by Angela Camon & Misty Cooper

This is a story of a foster child named Marcella who is longing to have her own family. During her birthday, she got what she always wished for.

Adoptions Are Made in Heaven

by Kathie Belongers

Kathie Belonger was born in Wisconsin, but has been living in New Jersey for most of her married life. She and her husband, Dave, have been married for 37 years, and are the parents of two adult children. Kathie...

Blessing Baby and the Heart as Big as the Sky

by Jennifer Czarnota

Not very far away and not very long ago, Blessing Baby is born into Gods wonderful world. God loves Blessing Baby so much that He gives him a special auntie known for her big ideas and even bigger heart.


The Best for Me Because Both Mommies Love Me

by Dr. Ondrea Kay Leal-Georgetti & Avery Liell-Kok

This is a comforting story about love. This book is about an adoptive mother, a birth mother, and a child. The story is about the excitement of open adoption through the eyes of a child. The book emphasizes...