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Princess Rain and The Dragon by Helena Yates

Rain is a regular little girl who loves to pretend that she is the princess of her backyard. In fact, her very favorite pastime is to sit under the beautiful branches of her "castle" (a forsythia bush) and to eat her favorite snack -- a very unique peanut butter sandwich. However, everything changes when Rain dreams there is a dragon in her backyard. Will her big imagination get the better of her and keep her from enjoying what she loves, or will she conquer and confront her fears? Join Princess Rain in this delightful journey of a brave little girl.

Book Category: Middle Grade

The Littlest Harpist by Melody Anglin

The Littlest Harpist is a sweet tale that brings a lingering warm smile. It leaves one to ponder the blessing and responsibility of raising our children to pursue all that God would have in store for them. The fact that it is a real life story makes it all the more magical. Spending a few minutes to read the book is a breath of fresh air to our overloaded lives. It’s also a precious few minutes to spend inspiring a child. I have had the wonderful pleasure of Melody’s friendship for over 30 years. All of us have known that Melody has always had a little extra something special about her. In God’s abundant blessing she has always shared her gifts with everyone around her, healing people both physically and mentally. Harps have always brought us the vision of angels, and Melody fills the shoes well.

Captain Jonah and His Search for God by Chris Gantry

Is God real?

If He is real, then why can't we see Him. . .

or. . .can we see Him?

Maybe we're looking in the wrong place!

Maybe He's closer than we ever imagined–

closer than our own breath.

Let's go with Captain Jonah and search for God.

How far do you think we will have to look?

The Flying Filly by Lee Arthur

The Flying Filly is a historical work of fiction – a novel for the whole family. It begins as the story of one girl, the Countess of Coulter, and her horse Spiletta, the Grand Dam of racing’s greatest horse. The characters in the story reveal life in the 18th century with all its status consciousness, its prejudices, strict rules, and, yes, even weaknesses.

The real Spiletta was the granddaughter of Sham, the Godolphin Arabian, and later mother of the undefeated Eclipse, the greatest sire in horsedom, and namesake of the Horse of the Year award to this day. Spiletta is the secret of Eclipse’s success. 

Rise and Shine Rosie by Mary Kay Pyles

Eleven year old Rosie is left at home to take care of her older brother and her two four year old twin siblings, Anthony and Sophie. Her mother was once fun-loving and kind to them, but now she is addicted to drugs and has become threatening, returning home after long absences which they have to lie about in order not to be taken to foster homes. With the occasional help of her grandfather, whom the mother does not want around, her neighbor and her teacher, Rosie struggles through harmful situations that arise in the bad neighborhood in which they live. Her mother does nothing to protect them; instead, she attracts bad people and threatens Rosie with bodily harm if she tells anyone about her bad habits.

Little Emil Yek and the Search for the Giant Deer by Frank Ceravolo

This is a story of a search for a goal which seems impossible for Little Emil, a miniature Key West Deer, as he searches Florida for his cousins, the "giant" (normal-sized) deer. Along the way he learns about patience, courage, friendship, loyalty and love as he and his little group of animal friends encounter obstacles, dangers, enemies and compassionate helpers. Thus, his journey becomes not only a physical one, but also a spiritual one. It reflects the desires, needs and a rite of passage of humans as they travel toward maturity and learn to distinguish the difference between good and bad advice, previously held prejudices and reality.