Great New Reads

Newly published books from the writers and
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Plexus
Plexus and the Unseelies

by Erin Fritts

Children’s Book
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This moment of awareness was so beautiful for Plexus that she too became immersed in rainbow light. The glow on her forehead transformed into patterns of colorful shapes. The world around her, once a twisted dark maze, became ignited with life and morphed gracefully into a vibrant masterpiece!

Power of Unseen Things
The Power of Things Unseen

by Leanne R. Wood

Self-Help
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The Power of Things Unseen shares a riveting true story about a woman whose inner voice leads her on an enthralling and nerve-racking journey, chock-full of miraculous intervention, as she traverses continents and pursues what is written in her heart.

The Morning Parade
The Morning Parade

by Dawn Reno Langley

Fiction / Contemporary Women
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Single mom and veterinarian Natalie DeAngelo lost everything the day her two sons were killed in a school shooting. This deeply emotional novel explores the capacity of a mother’s love, the challenge of overcoming a devastating loss, and the long, tiresome journey to healing.

A Flash of Red
A Flash of Red

by Sarah K. Stephens

Mystery/Psychological Thriller
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What happens when you can’t tell the difference between desire, obsession, and reality? Thanks to her husband, Anna is about to find out. A Flash of Red’s driving plot and multi-faceted characters detail the destruction that ensues when mental illness attacks our most intimate relationships.

Beyond_the_Dark_Water
Beyond the Dark Water

by Charles Mitch Turner

Literary
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His murdered brother came back fifty years later, sent by an accident of fate, to blame him and accompany him on a journey filled with recriminations and discovery. His lifetime of living with a non-diagnosed affliction made him a mark for ridicule and shunning beyond middle age and even the brother piled on. Read how he dealt with his brother’s scorn and how he emerged from his despair, in the end.

Bath Salts
Bath Salts

by An Tran & Alisse Lee Goldenberg

Sci-fi/Fantasy
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The frozen tundra of Canada. A young woman struggles to survive against all odds. She has taken her family and friends to a makeshift compound to wait out the storm. While they fight for their lives, she and one other keep a log. This is their story.

Beautiful Secret
Beautiful Secret

by Dana Faletti

Women’s Fiction
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Beautiful Secret is set mostly in the lush French Ardennes and Southern Italy. It is the story of thirty-three year old Tate Robbins, a woman who has lost almost everything that is important to her in life. When Tate decides to travel from her hometown in the North of Pittsburgh to Europe, she expects an escape from the life that is falling apart around her.

Oracle files
The Oracle Files: Escape

by Masheri Chappelle

Paranormal/African American
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The Oracle Files: Escape presents a new insight into an old world from the psychic perspective of Elizabeth Beeson Chase. Cursed by her mother at age six, Elizabeth is forced to battle Malachai, an angry West African ghost, as she rises from slave to Quaker, to “Blue Vein” Socialite, in the harsh Black and White world of 1850 New York. With the help of her Quaker father and her spirit guide, she creates a shelter of love wherever she goes. 

The Morning After
The Morning After

by Erin Lee & Jamie Lynn Boothe

For over ten years she tiptoed around a man who threw their vows away; sleeping off hangovers in the arms of other women and using his wife as a punching bag. She’d kept her head down and did her best to please the man she’d pledged forever to. Until one day, the morning after a beating, she saw the chance to escape and she took it.

Revengers
Revengers

by David Valdes Greenwood

Horror/YA
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How far would you go to make things right? Ama, Mark, and Justin are about to find out. All three have each witnessed a murder that went unpunished, and they’ve lived broken lives ever since. In recent months, their dreams have been haunted by someone who understands their pain: a Fury who survived the witch hunts of Old Salem. 

Kind Nepenthe
Kind Nepenthe

by Matthew V. Brockmeyer

Horror/Paranormal
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Rebecca thought she’d find a hippie paradise when she moved to the desolate back hills of Humboldt County. A place to commune with nature and teach her five-year-old daughter how to live off the land. Instead she discovered a nightmare.

On the Bricks
On the Bricks

by Penni Jones

Mystery/Southern Grit Lit
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Cass Blankenship was just released after spending ten years in prison for a murder she didn’t commit. All she really wants to do now is head for sunny California, a place where nobody knows she was convicted of killing her ex-boyfriend’s ex-wife. But, the terms of her parole have her released to live in her sister’s halfway house back home in Arkansas where she’s bunking with speed freaks and hookers.

Ice Maiden
The Ice Maiden

by B. D. Smith

Mystery/Crime
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A serial killer is abducting, torturing, and murdering young women in a small community in central Maine. Seeming to select his victims at random, he acts out the rituals of the Spanish Inquisition before committing their bodies to the sacred waters of nearby Sebec Lake. Anne Quinn, an investigator for the Piscataquis County sheriff’s office, and Detective Douglas Bateman with the Major Crimes Unit of the Maine State Police join forces in tracking him down.

Phaethon
Phaethon

by Rachel Sharp

Sci-Fi/Fantasy
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Hackers, fae, and a new breed of corporate greed battle over the future of the human race….   Hacker couple Jack and Rosie crack technology, but the newest device, the Phaethon, isn’t like other phones. The parts are junk, yet it can do the impossible. Through gentle prodding and data theft, they learn it’s powered remotely…by a living creature.

Beyond Madness
Beyond Madness 45°N

by John Marks

Mystery/Crime
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His midlife crisis seemed to peak when Harlan Holmes, an ex-cop turned private eye, lost the son of his only client somewhere along the Leelanau coast—about 45°N. The job initially seemed simple, more like babysitting than private investigation. Harlan was hired to look after his client’s son Leo while the young man attended law school away from home. But Leo, it turned out, was a determined gambling addict. And Harlan was clueless about the March Madness scam that Leo was running on some locals just before he went missing.

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MAde Safe
Made Safe

by Francis Sparks

For Private Investigator, Moses Winter, the job just got more complicated. His adultery case has taken a violent turn landing the subject of his investigation, Fred Dunsmore, in the hospital and Moses in jail. Moses is held for questioning along with his erratic client, Sharon Dunsmore, and Fred’s mistress, a Bosnian refugee who just happens to be related to the DCI agent investigating the case, Raif Rakić.

Revenant
Revenant: Blood Justice

by Leslie Joan Linder

Horror/LGBT
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You have probably heard a lot about vampires. The bloodthirsty prowling, the rapacious sex—the bats, mist, and mind control. Enid has heard it all too. And since she is an actual vampire, she could tell you which rumors are true. But the first thing that Enid would want you to know is that you humans really have it all wrong. To her, being a Chosen One is all about the distribution of justice. And right now, trouble is brewing.

Valcarion- Sacrifices
Valcarion: Sacrifices

by Luke Edison

Sci-Fi/Fantasy
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Set in the fantasy world of Frais, Valcarion: Sacrifices offers an expansive reality as detailed characters, civilizations, and creatures are introduced. Valcarion and his older brother, Renther, are left as orphans in the midst of global conflict. When the brothers are separated, Vaclarion is thrust into a central role after becoming the wielder of an ancient and powerful weapon.

A Grave Misunderstanding
A Grave Misunderstanding

by John Marks

Mystery/Sci-Fi
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Murder has come once more to the seaside town of Crab Cove, testing the mettle of “almost handsome” Detective Simon Grave and his “nearly invisible” partner, Sergeant Barry Blunt, who investigate a locked-room mystery with a significant twist: the prime suspects are in the locked room, not the victim, a logic-defying situation that challenges the team at every turn.

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The Mean Bone in Her Body
The Mean Bone in Her Body

by Laura Ellen Scott

Jeaneane Lewis is a disturbed graduate student in a crime writing program who makes a grisly discovery: in the heart of the college/prison town of New Royal, Ohio, a military widow and her two small children lay dead in a frigid garden pond, watched over by a shivering, ex-cadaver dog named Daddy. The murders go unsolved, but Lewis manages to publish a vivid account of her experience before she falls prey to years of writer’s block and drug addiction.

The Shape of the Atmosphere
The Shape of the Atmosphere

by Jessica Dainty

Women’s Fiction/Historical
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Gertie MacLarsen believes she was given ugliness at birth. Growing up in an estranged home, the only times she feels beautiful are the nights her father comes in to show her the stars. The day of her 16th birthday, the same day that Sputnik traverses the sky, Gertie’s life is irrevocably changed. After a family tragedy, her elusive and alcoholic mother sends her to Willow Estate, a private mental institution, where she is thrown into a world of harsh therapies, dangerous hospital politics, and, surprisingly, a sense of family.

Take a Bow, Missy Chin
Take a Bow, Missy Chin

by Gerald Heys

Mystery/Crime
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Smooth Prague PI Harry Novák’s investigation of the disappearance of a Russian film star is about to run into the ground when he bumps into Olga Bradová, jazz singer and amateur sleuth. She’s determined to team up with Harry and cajole him into finding the missing girl, even if it means both getting bullied and smacked around by some of the nastiest guys in town.

The To-Hell-And-Back Club
The To-Hell-And-Back Club

by Jill Hannah Anderson

Women’s Fiction
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In this inspiring debut from Jill Hannah Anderson~ Peyton Brooks, a newly-empty nester with a comatose marriage, loses her three best friends in a car crash, and reaches out to women in the To-Hell-And-Back Club, hoping they’ll help resuscitate her life.

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Unless
Unless

by Craig Borzelleca

Action/Adventure
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Jason Stacks is a journalist that witnessed international crimes at the hand of a monster Marine Captain, Jimmy Patroli. Currently employed as a Probation Officer, ‘Little Jimmy’ is back from overseas and working his way up to the police force in order to follow in his father’s footsteps. His client, Erin Casper, just wants the pain from the heroin withdrawal to go away.  She knows jail at this point would be hell on Earth.  Erin speaks one word by mouth and a thousand through body language as she offers herself up in exchange for her freedom.

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Spilt Milk Yoga
Spilt Milk Yoga

by Cathryn Monro

Spilt Milk Yoga is a companion guide for mothers who want to experience the happiness, peace, and purpose available in each moment, and who want to be more present and connected to themselves and their children.

Confessions
Confessions of a Financial Planner

by David Holland

Financial
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In Confessions of a Financial Planner: Secrets to a Secure Retirement, author and adviser, David D. Holland, reveals what every serious investor should know to achieve a comfortable retirement. Filled with David’s practical insights from 20 years experience, “Secrets” provides plain English answers to critical questions about personal finances.

Pregnancy
Pregnancy Uncensored

by Jocelyn Hayes

Women’s Health/Humor
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A hilarious, cringe-worthy, brutal, searingly honest, and occasionally informative account of one woman’s pregnancy. Motherhood is hard, but first you have to get there. Trust the process, and enjoy the ride.

Business Brainfood
Business Brainfood

by Ken Tasch

Business/Economics
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This book is a real-life business tutorial. It’s crammed with know-how, advice, anecdotes, and practical tools you won’t find in one place anywhere else. If one wants to get ahead, formal and informal learning must be a lifelong pursuit. Aspiring to be a manager, CEO, or entrepreneur, one should become a voracious reader of management, leadership, and personal development books. Business Brainfood is a shortcut; it will make the learning curve less steep.

101 Garlic
101 Amazing Uses for Garlic

by Susan Branson

Wellness/Nutrition
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It turns out that garlic does more than keep away vampires! Garlic is a natural anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, antifungal, and antiparasitic agent. With benefits ranging from slowing collagen depletion and battling cancer cells to preventing hair loss and providing relief for a cold, garlic is a must-have for your kitchen and your everyday life.

101 Amazing Uses for Essential Oils
101 Amazing Uses for Essential Oils

by Susan Branson

Wellness
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Essential Oils have been used for thousands of years in various cultures for a variety of health purposes. These ancient oils act as a natural medicine that contains the most proven therapeutic compounds in the world. This book will provide you with 101 ways to use these natural oils to alleviate stress, repel mosquitos, calm an upset child, reduce wrinkles and so much more.

The P.R. Campaign
The P.R. Campaign

by Pedro Collazo

Self-Help
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A hilarious, cringe-worthy, brutal, searingly honest, and occasionally informative account of one woman’s pregnancy. Motherhood is hard, but first you have to get there. Trust the process, and enjoy the ride.

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How the Finch Got His Colors

by David Aaker

Business/Marketing
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The P.R. Campaign is a self-help character development book that will empower the reader to succeed in life through the acceptance of taking responsibility for one’s actions. The seven-part process will teach you how to create your life as you specifically want it to be through the power of conscious intent in your decision making. No more will chance, luck, or fate govern your life.

Weeders
Growing Weeders Into Leaders:

Leadership Lessons from the Ground Up

by Jeff McManus

Self-Help/Business
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At some point in this postmodern life, individual greatness has lost its appeal for many of us. It has been commodified and relegated to those who are measured by shortest/longest times, impressive distances, highest heights, lowest lows, medals won, honors given…and again…Aristotle and Nike got it right…GREATNESS is what we can DO…every day…without recognition or reward, but for the satisfaction that comes from meeting the challenge, creating a team, and overcoming the odds. And that is what Growing Weeders into Leaders is about.

Unlimiting Your Beliefs
Unlimiting Your Beliefs

by Karen Brown

Self-Help/Inspiration
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Many people give up on their dreams because the perceived safety of a comfort zone lulls them into inertia. Karen Brown’s story serves as an allegory for realizing dreams of any kind. She fulfilled her True–her Divine–Potential by competing in the most difficult triathlon in the world: the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. Reading Unlimiting Your Beliefs will show many how to deal realistically with the physical, emotional, and mental preparation demanded by all types of goals.

Economics Is Like Sex
Economics Is Like Sex:

Common Sense Thinking for Better Decisions

by Jonathan M. Lamb

Business/Economics
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It’s unfortunate that money is one of the most taboo topics in American society. Shying away from open discussions about money, budgets, markets, and trade has resulted in many misconceptions. Economics is all around us, and with a little common sense understanding of economic principals, Jonathan M. Lamb changes the way people view the world. Economics is not just for government and business, but is a way of everyday life, and some very simple economic thinking can make life just a little bit less complicated when it comes to money.

Feed the Baby Hummus
Feed the Baby Hummus:

Pediatrician-backed Secrets from Cultures Around the World

by Lisa Lewis

Child Care/Nutrition
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Parenting practices vary widely between countries and cultures. For example, in countries such as the Philippines, breastfeeding after age one year is common, and parents can make their own decision about what is right for their family. In Korea, babies eat a variety of spices and flavors, helping them develop a diverse palate and healthy eating habits. And in Italy, parents prevent separation anxiety by taking their babies to markets, restaurants, and churches and passing them around from person to person.

Teen Ref
Teen Ref: A Good "No Call"

by Phil Struzziero

YA/Sports
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Join one young boy in his journey to find his best friend—his missing dog, Max. When Max escapes through the open front door, the boy and his momma begin a desperate search. He begs God for help, sure that the Lord will answer his prayers and bring Max home. But when his pleas go seemingly unanswered, can this young boy continue to rely on his faith and trust in God’s plan?

Return To Earth
Return To Earth

by Mark Drewery

Young Adult/Sci-Fi
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Young Adult/Sci-Fi
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James used to have an ordinary life. He never imagined that he would be abducted by aliens or get involved in a galactic war. No more ordinary days, no more imagining, because alien things are happening. Unfortunately they are mostly happening to James.

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The Marvelous Paracosm of Fitz Faraday and the Shapers of the Id
The Marvelous Paracosm of Fitz Faraday and the Shapers of the Id

by Aaron Lawler

YA/Fantasy
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Fitz Faraday, his best friend Hollis, who comes from the wrong-side-of-the-tracks, and his hoped-to-be-girlfriend Josey, the new girl in town, are taken through harrowing events and thrilling misadventures, as they learn about life, love, death, the inner workings of the psyche, and the flimsiness of reality.

Wren
Wren

by Alice Longaker

Young Adult
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Wren’s gleeful mood at becoming lead in the summer musical crashes with the news of her mother’s diagnosis of advanced-stage Breast Cancer. While her mother focuses on healing, Wren is sent to spend the summer with her grandparents in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas.

EVERLY
Everly

by Meg Bonney

YA/Fantasy
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Madison Rosewood on her 18th birthday is about to graduate and head off toward a big, bright future that any kid would kill for: a full ride on a track scholarship, the world’s greatest best friend, and an aunt that has always provided for her. The problem? Madison just wants to find her birth parents, even if it costs her all of the above.

The Dream Keepers
The Dream Keepers

by Zena Oko

YA/Fantasy
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Mona has the ability to lucid dream and astral travel. This remarkable gift gives way to a mission that she cannot complete on her own, leading her to discover just how powerful dreams can be. Mona dreams of The Dream Keepers Theme Park which is so ethereal and mystical that it doesn’t belong in the waking world.

RUNAWAY SAGE
Runaway Sage

by H. R. Norrod

YA/Fantasy
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Tamar Athenos’s mother taught her rebellion. She also taught her how to support herself by prostitution. But Tamar has bigger plans for her life. Accepting an opportunity to apprentice with the eccentric old healer woman gives Tamar that chance. The Sage teaches Tamar key principles, including trust. Slowly, Tamar begins building a web of allies. She even learns to love again.

Elsekind
Elsekind

by Celeste Hollister

YA/Fantasy
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Kex Mardugal is half human, half something… Else. With her dark skin and wild eyes, mankind considers her a soulless abomination. In the face of prejudice, Kex has carved a place for herself in human society. She earned the rank of King’s Champion, securing a position of power within her homeland.

Mulatto Girl Aggie, 13
Mulatto Girl Aggie, 13:

Name on a Ledger

by LaKesa Cox

YA/African American
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This story takes you into the life of a precocious, spoiled and bratty 12-year-old named Aggie Lucas. Aggie is your typical 7th grader who loves her cell phone, social media and designer sneakers. Aggie accidentally falls and bumps her head, then wakes up in a dream where she is transported back to the year 1816 as a slave on a plantation in Goochland, Virginia, as a slave.

The Dragonslaying Maiden
The Dragonslaying Maiden

by Daniel Pertierra

YA/Fantasy
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When the Norse god Odin looks over his hall and sees an ancient sword, he’s stunned to learn that no-one remembers the giantess who wielded it so long ago. Read on as Odin, compelled by an ancient memory, recounts the violent tale of Dana the Strong, a little girl who outgrew home in a big way and shaped the course of history. Journey back to the mythological past of Scandinavia, where swords, armies, magic, and monsters still held sway.

The Scorching
The Scorching

by Libbi Duncan

Sci-Fi/Fantasy
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Gravity generators and college classes make living on the moon boring. All eighteen-year-old Madi wants is to finish her training so she can become a shuttle pilot and explore the solar system. But when her parents disappear and the government refuses to help, she’s forced to take matters in her own hands. Her search leads her to Earth, long-abandoned after an apocalypse. Instead of a barren wasteland, Madi finds a garden paradise and a war that will change everything.

A WAGER OF WILLS
A Wager of Wills

by Samantha Alchin

Historical/Christian
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Amy Kensington’s life has all the promise of happiness…Until a death in the family turns her world upside down. With a promise to live up to, a betrothal to bring an end to, and a broken friendship to restore – Amy fights to overcome the grief, to see past her past. Put through a series of trials she must prove herself capable of running her father’s world trading company. And a journey that takes her to trading posts around the world is just the thing… For anything might happen on such a journey – Anything is likely to happen when there are those who cannot afford to have her succeed.

Missing Max
Missing Max

by Katy Newton Naas 

Children’s
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Join one young boy in his journey to find his best friend—his missing dog, Max. When Max escapes through the open front door, the boy and his momma begin a desperate search. He begs God for help, sure that the Lord will answer his prayers and bring Max home. But when his pleas go seemingly unanswered, can this young boy continue to rely on his faith and trust in God’s plan?

Esther's Grand Adventure
Ester's Grand Adventure

by Alyssa Johnston & Mercedes Showers

Early Reader/Christian
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Esther’s Grand Adventure is an exciting take on the story of Esther for the whole family. It brings the story to life in a relatable way for kids and their parents as it is a Bible story that reads like a bedtime story. It follows Esther as she goes from being an ordinary girl with big dreams, to a queen who has the opportunity to save her people. Esther is brave and confident and shows young readers the importance of speaking up and doing what is right.

Finch
How the Finch Got His Colors

by Annemarie Guertin

Folklore
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Many years ago, before the world bloomed in magnificent colors, the Earth lay stark and gray. The animals that graced its skies and roamed its lands were the colors of dirt, clay, and stone . . . until Rainbow descended to bestow her colors on the creatures of the world. Based on a Belgian folktale, this beautifully told and illustrated tale is a timeless treasure for every collection.

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Grandma and Me
Grandma and Me

A Kids Guide for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

by Beatrice Tauber Prior Psy.D.
and Mary Ann Drummond RN

Children’s/Health
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In Grandma and Me, Beatrice and Mary Ann combine their years of clinical experience to create a truly engaging, yet informative book for young children on the topics of Alzheimer’s and dementia.The beautiful artwork will capture children’s attention, bring them into the story, and help them return on their own.