Children - Preteen

Where Elves Come From

By Santa, Edit Engel, Alan McBrearty

Where Elves Come From by Santa, Edit Engel, and Alan McBrearty is a beautiful fairytale with some lovely messages for young readers that will make them aware of life, the experiences it teaches, and the fundamentals such as setting goals, always looking for the positive...

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Pretty and Ugly

The Collection
By Phakedi Jacob Zeekoei

Susan and Orchid are two girls in the same class at school. They grow up together. Susan is very popular because she is pretty and comes from a wealthy family, while Orchid is not as popular as she comes from a poorer family. When invited...

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The Menagerie of Jenkins Bailey

By Matthew S. Cox

The Menagerie of Jenkins Bailey is a fantasy adventure novel for children and preteens written by Matthew S. Cox. Piper Bailey was not at all enthusiastic about her family’s sudden change in fortune. She loved the little house they lived in and had friends she...

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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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Willis

Something Was About to Happen
By Tricia Willemsen

Willis is a bear with a destiny. He is a friend, a keeper of secrets, and a sharer of worries, fears and tears. Or at least he will be. Upon his shelf he waits until he is taken to a child who needs him, and...

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Sage Stone

The Magic Between the Worlds
By Darcy Deming

Sage Stone: The Magic Between the Worlds is a coming of age adventure novel for young adults and preteens written by Darcy Deming. When Grandfather Jack instructed Sage to run to the top of the mesa and give thanks to the Thunder Beings for bringing...

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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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A Calf Named Brian Higgins

An Adventure in Rural Kenya
By Kristen Ball

A Calf Named Brian Higgins: An Adventure in Rural Kenya by Kristen Ball is the story of American teenager Hannah Higgins who accompanies her mom on a three-week trip to Kenya. Their goal is to help Hannah's Uncle Brian with his work in Sauri, a...

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Starting Over

A Trina Ryan Novel (Volume 2)
By Sheri S. Levy

Starting Over: A Trina Ryan Novel, Volume 2 is a young adult coming of age novel written by Sheri S. Levy. While this is the second volume in the series, Levy gives sufficient background information within the story to allow it to be enjoyed as...

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Tyson's Tail

By Melissa Desmond

Tyson's Tail by Melissa Desmond is an illustrated children’s story about a family pet, Tyson, who was a beloved cat. He was bolder than the family’s other pet, and this led to his eventual loss. The loss is felt deeply in the heart of the...

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