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Outside Beauty

by Cynthia Kadohata

"My mother had four daughters by four different men."

There's only one way Shelby and her sisters can describe their mother: She's a sexpot. Helen Kimura collects men (and loans, spending money, and gifts of...


The Fear Trials

by Lindsay Cummings

Meadow Woodson has been trained to survive. This is a prequel to The Murder Complex, by Lindsay Cummings, and it is set in a blood-soaked world where the murder rate is higher than the birth rate. For fans of...


The Paradox of Vertical Flight

by Emil Ostrovski

Hilarious, deeply moving, mind-bending, original, romantic, and surprising, this debut teen novel by Emil Ostrovski will appeal to fans of John Green, Chris Crutcher, and Andrew Smith. Gary Shteyngart, author...


Greetings from Nowhere

by Barbara O'Connor

Aggie isn't expecting visitors at the Sleepy Time Motel in the Great Smoky Mountains. Since her husband died, she is all alone with her cat, Ugly, and keeping up with the bills and repairs has become next to...


Big Sister Knows Best

by Heather Anne Reder

Big Sister Knows Best is a loving story about the special friendship between siblings. Anyone that has siblings knows the oldest always thinks they know everything. In this story, big sister, Annie, helps her...


Things My Mommy Says

by Ciara Nichole

The Little Ry Memoirs Things My Mommy Says Little Ry is a very bright boy who is always looking to learn new things with a knack for adventure. In Things My Mommy Says, Little Ry accounts for things his mommy...


Dominik’S Diaries

by Hills Nwokedi & Wills Nwokedi

A young boy thought spending summer holiday at Grandmas place was a horrific and boring experience. He got surprised when he saw his grandma was full of fun and was stylishly protective. He changed his views!...


Gavin & Chloe Wish for Snow

by Ms. Wood

Gavin and Chloe are bored, and Grandma makes suggestions that lead to the cousins having conversations about snow. They also make an interesting wish and enlist a very reluctant Uncle Charlie in their plan!...


Introducing Beatrice

by Tammy Lynn Laird & Daniel Majan

Beatrice is a cuddly pile of beagle plush who must figure out the best way to live in her new home. Like the narrator, an observant middle child, she learns that true beauty comes from within. They both learn...


The Last Of The Navel Navigators

by David Hailwood

Dust off your pyjamas, grab yourself a goat, and get poking that bellybutton! It's time to embark upon the ultimate hillbilly bellybutton odyssey!

Discovered in a swamp and raised by hillbillies, Jellybean 'Gator...


Shorty and The Sullivans

by Lynda Jones-Mubarak & M. Ridho Mentarie

Meet The Sullivans, an African American couple in their early 50s. They do not have children, but they do have a big, black dog named Ebony Joyce who they sometimes call Ebony J.  In this story, The Sullivans...


What About Friends?

by Robin Weaver & Tony Weaver

“Thinking About Homeschool?” Our book series tells the story during a year of homeschooling. Each book is narrated from a different kid’s point of view. As you get to know the diversity of kids and parents,...


The Lost Prince & Little Lord Fauntleroy

by Frances Hodgson Burnett

"Little Lord Fauntleroy" is the first children's novel written by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It was originally published as a serial in1886. Cedric Errol is a poor American boy who finds out that he is the sole...


White Lies

by Mark O'Sullivan

Nance, a young black girl, is trying to piece together the true story of her adoption, beginning with a newly-discovered photograph of herself as a baby. OD, her boyfriend, is struggling to cope with his crumbling...


Taking Flight

by Sheena Wilkinson

‘Beyond the fence everything is dark, but in here is our own lit-up world. Just me and Flight. Our breath snakes into the night like the aftermath of a firework.’ The only riding fifteen-year-old Declan...


Grounded

by Sheena Wilkinson

Declan loves Seaneen, but his ambition to work at a top showjumping yard is stronger than anything he’s ever felt before. So when Declan is offered his dream job in Germany, he should be thrilled. There’s...


Thin Ice

by Mikael Engström

Where would you rather live – in a lonely flat with your drunk father, only bearable when your big brother is home? Or in a small, snowy village with a frozen lake, where your aunt burns books to keep the...


Bank Job

by James Heneghan & Norma Charles

Nell has been in foster homes all her life -- most of them have been horrible. She finally gets moved to a home she likes, and the ministry threatens to close it down unless an expensive renovation is made to...


Never to be Told

by Becky Citra

Asia has lived with elderly Ira and his wife Maddy on their farm for as long as she can remember. When Ira has a heart attack Asia's world is turned upside down. Faced with the possibility of losing the only...


The Scream of the Hawk

by Nancy Belgue

Lissa is the new kid in town. She is lonely and she blames her mother and her mother's new husband for her troubles. To make matters worse, she has to look after a boy who believes that his dead mother's spirit...