Children - Coming of Age

A Family for Leona

By Beverly Stowe McClure

Beverly Stowe McClure’s story, A Family for Leona, is a poignant tale of adoption that is sure to melt your heart. Eleven-year-old Leona Chapter and her five siblings experience hardship and loss before ending up in the Brooklyn School and Home for Destitute Children. ...

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Jake, Lucid Dreamer

By David J. Naiman

Jake, Lucid Dreamer by David J. Naiman deals in a fictional, heart wrenching manner with what occurs after the death of a parent and how children can handle such a loss. Twelve-year-old Jake is grappling with the loss of his mother who passed away 4...

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You Gotta Have Heart

By Bruce Bernstein

You Gotta Have Heart is a coming of age novel for children and preteens written by Bruce Bernstein. Alan Michaels was excited and just a bit nervous about his first day of classes at Sensei Hideki’s School of Karate. He was the first boy from...

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Me, G, and the Locust Tree

By Clay Anderson

Me, G, and the Locust Tree by Clay Anderson is an illustrated children’s book about life cycles - our life cycles to be specific - and how ordinary things around us, like trees, can come to mean something endearing. This appears to be taken from...

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Nonni's Moon

By Julia Inserro

Nonni's Moon by Julia Inserro is one of those feel good books for kids and parents alike. Beanie misses her grandmother who lives far, far away and wishes she could see her grandmother more. They settle on a new way to send messages to each...

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The Island

By Nathan Rogers

The Island by Nathan Rogers follows the magical adventures of an imp named Sky. Sky has an important job working on the engine that keeps the island floating, but she sometimes gets bored so she runs off to play with the other imps in the...

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Where is Opie?

Joey's Jump for Opie; Where is That Silly Goat?; Opie Being Opie
By Steve Maiolo and Dannie Maiolo

Where is Opie? by Steve and Dannie Maiolo is the first of four delightful books packaged together based on one continuing story. The four books, series of the Little Red Barn Books, are beautifully illustrated by Mickey Eves. The series is comprised of Where is...

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LaLa Feels Blah-La

A children's book that teaches kids how to be the change through mindfulness.
By Tela Kayne

LaLa Feels Blah-La by Tela Kayne is about a little girl named LaLa who wakes up one morning feeling low for no particular reason. Her mother tries her best to get LaLa into a better mood by trying to coax her out of this 'Blah'...

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20 Degrees from Normal

Creative Poems for All Ages
By Anissa Ferris, Antonio Ferris

Written by Anissa Ferris and Antonio Ferris, and illustrated by Fanny Liem, 20 Degrees from Normal: Creative Poems for All Ages is a collection of poetry in picture-book form for children. The authors are both teenagers who decided to share their love of zany poetry,...

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An Itty Bitty Christmas

By Karen S Nowicki

An Itty Bitty Christmas by Karen Nowicki is a wonderful little story about a young, happy, brown-and-white Jack Russell Terrier, who lives on a small farm in Maine with a loving family. This young dog’s name is Itty Bitty and the book is about Itty...

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