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Title: THE MOUSECRACKER
Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy
Length: 55,000 words
Author: Beth Gawlik

12yo dancer William’s mom has hardly let him out of her sight since he was diagnosed with diabetes, and he’s longing to stretch his wings. He never imagined his chance would come in the form of a snarky talking mouse who recruits him for a Christmas Eve rescue mission. All they have to do is sneak into a magical land, rescue Klara, and return in time to dance in Act Two of The Nutcracker– without bringing an angry Nutcracker Prince and his army back with them.
 
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benbrockway

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Mar 10, 2021
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Title: Silversmith
Genre: Science Fantasy
Length: 158,000 words
Author: Benjamin Brockway

Engineering and math prodigy Sean Ryan is ripped from his campus life to the planet Mayim. The process changes him into a Silversmith, giving him capabilities that at first seem to defy the laws of physics.

While dodging assassination attempts and uncovering who wants him dead, Sean must find a way to combine his engineering training with his new abilities if he hopes to save two worlds.
 
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noellewrites

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Oct 6, 2020
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Title: The Pros and Cons of Dating Grey
Genre: YA RomCom
Word Count: 83,000
Author: Noelle Strader

Arden’s spent junior year of high school hiding her alopecia but, to earn her brother a free camper spot, she’ll risk exposing her bald spots by accepting a summer camp lifeguard position. When a cabin competition heats up, so do her unexpected feelings for her former school rival and now co-counselor, Grey. But as summer fades, so will their connection unless Arden admits what’s holding her back is less about her hair, and more about her heart.
 
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Title: The King's Daughter
Genre: YA Fantasy
Length: 83,000 words
Author: Janelle Fila

Twelve years later, Rory’s would-be abductor returns with a preposterous claim: 17yo Rory is the long-lost daughter of a Fae king and sole salvation for his kingdom. But defeating the witch is not the only way to break the curse, and there are many Fae, including her father, betrothed, and a shape-shifting dragon, that wish Rory dead. When the witch’s wrath follows Rory back into the human realm, Rory must decide whether to run and hide like her mother taught her or fight to protect the humans and Fae she’s beginning to learn to love.
 
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Elyse Trevers

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Jan 31, 2021
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Title-The Lost Crane
Genre- NF PB STEM
Length - 440 words
Author - Elyse Trevers

A young Siberian crane, blown off-course, lands in Jinshan, China. Never seen there before, he is visited by more than 50,000 people, while local farmers change cultivation to protect him and other creatures. The crane must decide if he will stay or heed the call of the wild and seek the rest of his kind.
 
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Elyse Trevers

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Jan 31, 2021
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Title- Duncan,The Rescue Dog
Genre- PB
Length -580 words
Author -Elyse Trevers


Hundreds of people visit the pound but no one stops for Duncan until Percy comes with his Dad. Duncan has three legs and one big heart, but the dog can’t be trained and Dad’s getting upset, so he needs to win Dad over else or he'll have to go back. ‘Who will rescue who?’
 
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Title: Angel Feathers
Genre: Juvenile fiction
Length: 260 words
Author: Kathleen Davis

A feather by your bed, near the couch, in the car…feathers are often found on the ground randomly, but may not be random at all. Angel Feathers is a rhyming children’s book that discusses how feathers fall directly from the wings of our very own Guardian Angels who are sent from God and protect us throughout our lives.
 
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Title: ETHEREAL
Genre: Adult Fantasy with Romance
Length: 87,000
Author: Abigail Glenn

A CRUEL PRINCE X THE WITCHER

Fiery Tenah Delemor bargained with a death king for a second change at life and revenge. Defeating her ex-assassin father and his army of otherworldly beasts will be no simple task, even with the help of a dangerously handsome, callous hunter and a team of deadly misfits. Tenah must confront horrors buried in her memories that hold the key to healing the isles and saving her crew from peril, all before her magic transforms her into something more monstrous than her father—the man that killed her.
 
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Title: Cameron Skye and The Nowhere Graves
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure (Middle-Grade)
Length: 71,000
Author: Susan Leigh Needham

Cameron’s hopes of finally making friends at circus camp gets complicated as she manifests multiple abilities, when most kids only have one.

If she can hide her extra sensory magic, maybe she’ll have a chance at friendship and keep herself safe from Thane, who has an evil habit of stealing rare sensory magic from children—by deadly force.

Without both trusted friends and her many sensory abilities, there isn’t a chance Cameron can battle glitchy crows, unravel spooky campfire stories full of family secrets, or survive inept instructors with ulterior motives … let alone win the coveted Camp Championship.
 
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inthevine7

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Aug 29, 2021
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BUTTON, BUTTON, WHO’S GOT THE BUTTON
Picture Book
162 Words
Kim A. Larson

Winner of the Ann Paul Award in 2021. Ann wrote: “In just 162 perfectly rhymed text, we follow a button that pops off a child’s coat and spins and floats, whirls and whooshes about, allowing different characters to use it in creative ways. … Fun illustration possibilities and a full-circle ending make this a satisfying, imaginative, and delightful read.”
 
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inthevine7

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STOP MR. RYDEN
Middle Grade
65,000 Words
Kim A. Larson

Twelve-year-old ANNA SANDVIK relays her dream’s message “Stop Mr. Ryden” to the woman in her dream, her teacher MS. VILLARD, who is dating MR. RYDEN. Ms. Villard rejects Anna’s message and makes Anna’s life miserable. Angered and not wanting to disappoint God, Anna sets out to discover why Mr. Ryden needs to be stopped and how she’ll do it. [Nancy Drew + Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret.]
 
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Oct 25, 2020
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Title: California Dreaming
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
Length: 70,000 words
Author: Evie Bennet

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There is no place like home--which is partially why 17 yo Emma with ADHD and anxiety breaks down during the first few weeks of her LA internship, calling her bff and crush Lucan for support. The next day, he shows up in LA with his monstrous camping backpack, a cut on his face, and his heart on a platter. As the end of summer approaches, she can either go back without him to pursue her dreams of higher ed, run away with him from his secretly abusive addict parents + betray her educator parents, or go behind his back and get the help she feels they both need--possibly losing the respect and love of everyone she holds dear.
 
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Title: THEM
Genre: Adult romantic paranormal/sci-fi
Length: 96 000 words
Author: Nancy Savard

John Doe wakes up in a hospital ward with no memory except for vivid flashbacks of wielding a virtual blade and battling monstrous creatures that patient Lizzie Markham has been sketching most of her life.

When those monsters, invisible to everyone else, suddenly materialize and launch an attack aimed at both Lizzie and John, his fighting skills kick in, and the pair is soon on the run.

Their survival hinges on John remembering he’s an alien warrior assigned to protect Lizzie, otherwise their chance at a happily-ever-after will rest in pieces.
 
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rozanark

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Jul 6, 2021
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Title: A CURRY CURE
Genre: Picture Book
Length: 440 words
Author: Rozana Rajkumari

AMY WU AND THE PERFECT BAO X BILAL COOKS DAAL

Atiya can't wait to splash in the first spring shower puddles with Mama. But a cold has Mama stuck in winter. With Baba's help, Atiya makes Mama's comfort curry to chase away the cold but worries their curry won’t be the cure Mama needs to join in their springtime tradition. Atiya must learn to trust herself to make Mama feel better.
 
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JanaMattern

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Feb 10, 2021
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Title: THE TORTOISE AND THE WATERMELON
Genre: Picture Book
Length: 380
Author: Jana Mattern


Tortoise just wants a nap, and Girl just wants a snack. But when the girl mistakes the sleeping tortoise for a watermelon, both are shell-shocked! If they can turn the misunderstanding into friendship, both might find what they’re looking for.
 
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rozanark

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Title: ERASING SPACES
Genre: Picture Book (STEM)
Length: 490 words
Author: Rozana Rajkumari

THE YELLOW SUITCASE X ONE HUG
For a small boy who misses his Bubok, the 3 flights, 2 taxi rides, and 1 train ride between them feel infinite. As he closes the distances on a family trip, uncertainties and fears fill them in. But when the gap is reduced to zero, and he and Bubok finally meet, her loving presence redefines infinite.
 
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jenmoncuse

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Feb 13, 2020
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Title: The Bike Rack Falls
Genre: Middle Grade (early)
Length: 6,200
Author: J Monkeys

The first day of third grade at the Baker Street Elementary School should have been a great day for Humphrey “Homes” Jefferies—until his dreams of a wind-whipping race home are smashed when he finds that the bike rack has fallen over and his brand-new, uber-cool bike has been stolen. Certain that nefarious plans are afoot, and with both ADHD and a sugar addiction, Homes needs his twin brother, Dwight Wilbur “DW” Jefferies, to help him follow clues and interview suspects. Can these African-American twins adopted into a multicultural family solve the mystery before Homes must suffer the ultimate humiliation: riding his old dinosaur bike in the town’s bike parade?


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Title: Gold: Heart of A Warrior
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Length: 80,000 words
Author: Eden Robins

Trapped inside Kartchner Caverns during a cave in, Dora Alexander learns she’s really Pandora reborn when she accidently awakens Philocetes, one of Demeter’s immortal Golden warriors, who’s duty bound to kill Dora for condemning his kind to eternal Hell. The Fates step in, revealing that Phil and Dora’s only chance at redemption is to work together to defeat the evil Silvers, an ancient demon race determined to snuff out all human life on earth. This is the first book in a planned series.
 
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Title: Gale
Genre: YA Historical fantasy
Length: 92,000 words
Author: Adrianne Karasek

Murron, a selkie, washes onto Callum’s Orkney shore in 1746, warning of danger coming from the sea. Nature begins to unravel as storms batter Callum’s fishing village, threatening starvation and death. Together, they must defeat capricious faeries before the gales destroy Callum’s home and the faeries trap Murron under the sea forever.
 
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