Elsie's Story

This Story Has No Hero
By Michael Murphy

Elsie’s story could be anyone’s story, really. A girl from an impoverished family, a girl who’s repeating the fourth grade. Wearing worn, dirty clothes and being older than the other students, Elsie definitely stood out. And, she was a target for bullying. This was the...

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I AM Manifesto

By SB Hilarion

I AM Manifesto by SB Hilarion is an uplifting book for both children and adults with 366 affirmations that will help to build self-belief and self-esteem. Narrated in the form of a journal through the eyes of Hao Finley and Sabine Yi Lee, this book...

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The Girl Who Lived in the Haymow

By Lona Root Haskins

Laura Kay lives on a farm with three older brothers. Her father is away a lot, working on different job sites, while her mother does most of the work on the farm. There aren’t any little girls living nearby, so Laura Kay feels very much...

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The Visiting Fairy

By Tanya R. Taylor

Adam is a little boy who lives most of his life in a wheelchair. He likes to sit by the window looking outside and dreaming of faraway places, like a part of the world where there is snow in the winter and children can play...

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Corrie Cocker Spaniel

By Teresa Smith

Living in the countryside, I frequently witness abandoned pets, mostly cats, but some dogs. They wander around looking for a place to belong, to feel safe and to be loved. It’s heartbreaking. Teresa Whitaker Smith’s short story, Corrie Cocker Spaniel, really touched my heart to...

The Orangutan Rescue Gang

By Joyce Major

Joyce Major entertains us in The Orangutan Rescue Gang when Jaylynn has a connection with an orphaned orangutan because she also feels abandoned and lonely without her mother. Her father doesn’t understand the important need she has to rescue this wild animal and reunite it...

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Mr Gringle's Magical Wheelchair

By Natalie Gonchar

Mr. Gringle's Magical Wheelchair by Natalie Gonchar is a wonderful storybook for children. Lisa is in a wheelchair and the one thing she loves the most is going out to play with her friends. But there are two bullies in the neighborhood and when one...

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Kamryn's Royal Blended Family

By Cassandra Britt/ Kammie Elston

Ten-year-old Kamryn lives with his mom, step dad, his two little brothers, and his step sister. Kamryn is a little upset. Both his parents have remarried and he loves both his step mom and step dad. He officially has two moms and two dads and...

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Sea Otter Cove

Introducing relaxation breathing to lower anxiety, decrease stress and control anger while promoting peaceful sleep
By Lori Lite

A sea child sat on a large rock in the middle of a shallow cove. She loved sitting there and relaxing. Many sea otters came there to eat, play, and rest, and that place was called Sea Otter Cove. They also knew it was a...

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The Bully Brigade

There's Something About Cokey Michael's (Book 2)
By T.T. Floyd

In The Bully Brigade by T.T. Floyd, as Cokey Michaels' mother arrives at Misfit Elementary, she hopes that this will finally be the school that can help her son thrive and make friends. Cokey has problems socializing, his fingers twitch and the smallest of things...

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