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Title: Bringing Home Bacon
Genre: Middle Grade
Length: 20,246 words
Author: Calista Anastasia/June Faver

Bringing Home Bacon explores the relationship between ten-year-old Lizzy and her twelve-year-old brother, Theo, whom she idolizes. Their small rural town and close family serves as background for their adventures. Lizzy fears a craggy old hermit, who chases the children when they invade his property. His old hound dog, Bacon, is always by his side. The children have many interactions with the elderly man and his dog. The story arc evolves as Lizzy becomes her own person, befriends the old man, acknowledges her brother’s shortcomings and takes charge of her own choices.
 
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Title: Mean Morty’s Bones
Genre: Middle Grade
Word Count: 999
Author: Calista Anastasia/June Faver


Sara is the smallest girl in the third grade, but when Mean Morty shoves her down as she is trying to board the bus after school, she decides to find just one nice thing about him. This is all about taming the bully and finding a middle ground.
 
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Title: The best Show and Tell Ever?
Genre: Picture Book, DIS
Word Count: 495
Author: Michelle Steinberg, M.Ed.

IT'S SHOW AND TELL, DEXTER! X RESCUE & JESSICA
Emma can’t contain her enthusiasm about bringing her sister's dog to Show and Tell. She doesn't mean to be so bossy with her classmates, but Hero is a service dog who cannot be petted when he is working. Emma worries about what could go wrong: What if the German Shepard gets distracted? Will the kindergarteners remember the rule? Will this be the best or worst Show and Tell ever?
 
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Title: The Trouble with Bubbles
Genre: Picture Book, LGBTQIA+
Word count: 420
Author: Michelle Steinberg, M.Ed.
WHAT ARE YOUR WORDS X THE WONDER PETS
Bubbles, the guinea pig, fears the kindergarteners will not love a class pet that is neither a boy nor a girl. Bubbles loves everything about living with the kindergarteners. When the pet discovers that each child is called a boy or a girl, the guinea pig hides from the class. Can Bubbles truly feel at home with the kindergarteners if they discover the class pet’s secret?
 
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lizhanson

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Sep 27, 2021
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Title: In Ripples and Waves
Genre: Middle Grade Science Fiction in verse
Word Count: 16,500 words
Author: Liz Hanson

Twelve-year-old Aranjia is the undertow that goes against the current. Her short fuse, anxiety, and curiosity stick out like a beacon in the peaceful, interconnected village of Ripple. And when she asks why the evening bell tolls for a past no one recalls or dares talk about, she finds herself feeling isolated.
 
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Title: Walking in Winter
Genre: Picture Book
Length: 236
Author: Calista Anastasia/June Faver

Walking in Winter is a picture book wherein a brother and sister take a walk around their yard after the first snowfall and then build a snowman. It is filled with sensory reactions as they experience this event.
 
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ScribblingDrake

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Jan 23, 2021
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  • Title: I Am Nobody
  • Genre: MG Graphic Novel SF, OWN
  • Length: 29,000 words
  • Author: Marco Santomenna
Anxious middle-schooler Max wants nothing more than a quiet year with his best friend, Amy, but after a disastrous party leads to Max getting teleportation powers, he quickly finds that the pressures of having powers are too great, especially when he has to keep it a secret. When his bully, Brian, finds out, he blackmails Max into robbing a bank or risk losing his anonymity forever. Now Max must decide if he has what it takes to be a hero, or do what Brian wants, and become a villain.
 
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--Jerome

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Oct 20, 2020
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Title: Dad or Die
Genre: Contemporary YA
Length: 87,000 words
Author: Jerome Jochems

An offbeat boarding school is Tyler Tillens's chance to escape his parents' clutches, but only if he can hide a dark family secret – and hide his crush on roommate Seamus from his parents. Seamus and devoted mentor Mr Gates show Tyler that his future isn't as fixed as the burn mark on his chest, but any misstep could prove fatal: Father's cult doesn't shy away from murder. And Tyler isn't the only one keeping secrets.
 
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14grecok

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Aug 31, 2020
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Title: Reusable

Genre: Chick-lit with cozy mystery elements

Length: 78,000 words

Author: Kaitlin Greco

When YouTube sensation Jenna Caprisi is filmed poaching elephants in Africa with Dom Mergeniere, her career crumbles faster than a paper straw. The video appears fabricated until Dom is murdered, but the only one on the pier that night was Jenna’s arch-rival, Nina Armant. Can Jenna and Nina team up to find out who really should be canceled before they both become another plastic bag casualty?
 
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  • Title: The Botany Project
  • Genre: Upper YA thriller (with some soft sci-fi elements)
  • Length: 82,000 words
  • Author: Hailey Leonard
Welcome to The Botany Project: your latest hidden-camera reality show obsession. The last thing 18-year-old Natalie Curtis remembers, she was found guilty of second-degree homicide, ruining her plans of going to Stanford and tarnishing her "Little Miss Perfect" reputation. Now, she's stranded on an empty tropical island with nine other violent criminals, all with one common goal: survive until the end of the season and claim the ultimate prize of having their crimes completely absolved.
 
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Title: This Grand Looking-Glass Hotel
Genre: Adult Contemporary
Length: 97,000 words
Author: James G Moore

Elliot Thorn, an eccentric Black college student and the mostly White campus' amateur detective, faces his biggest case yet--assault on a freshman. Elliot’s well-known obsessive drive to answer every question he encounters collides with the victim—his first-ever crush—who does not want her attacker found. Spellbound by his infatuation, Elliot makes a promise to the victim that quickly puts him at odds with the college’s Honor Code and a student body that’s calling for justice.
 
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Feb 12, 2021
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Title: ZITI'S GARDEN
Genre: Picture Book
Length: 353 Words
Author/Illustrator: Alvina Leder

Ziti grows art in her garden, but because Ziti is a zebra, all her art is black and white. All the animals in town love and embrace what Ziti grows--sculptures, fashion, literature, etc.--and make it a part of their lives until one day, Ziti's next door neighbor, a brown sheep named Gordon, hollers: YOUR ART IS BORING! Fortunately, Ziti is clever and knows exactly how to spice up her garden in a most creative and artistic way!
 
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Title: A Late Awakening

Genre: Contemporary Romance / Women’s Fiction

Length: 83,000

Author: Noel Stevenson

Amanda would be a ‘catch’ by any measure: successful, beautiful, but at fifty-six still grieving her husband, his sudden death too much to bear. But a chance meeting sets her on a strange journey of reawakening, loss and love two sides of a coin. Her friendship with a seriously ill woman who seeks assistance to die, takes her on a course that changes her life, love ever elusive in the shadow of loss, but there if only she dares to look, to grasp the nettle before her, and open to her fate.
 
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Sep 30, 2021
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Title: Blood Binds
Genre: Fantasy Romance (NA)
Length: 72,000
Author: Nina Parks

Once the ritual begins there are only two ways out, open the realm gate or die trying. Maia is called to re-join the Claustritrum, a place she vowed never to return, to take part in a ritual that has the power to open the gate to other realms. Not everyone wants to see that happen and no one can be trusted in a place where secrets are the currency.
 
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CallieBee

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Oct 10, 2020
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Title: THE LITTLE BOOK OF BIG MISTAKES
Genre: Picture Book
Word Count: 884
Author: Callie Dean
Comps: SHE PERSISTED (Chelsea Clinton & Alexandra Boiger) x A WHALE OF A MISTAKE (Ioana Hobai)

Everyone makes mistakes. Even Ada Lovelace. Even Ella Fitzgerald. Even … you!

Mistakes are essential to the creative and scientific process. Journey through history to celebrate the blunders of 12 artists, scientists, athletes, and world leaders.
 
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AmandaPoll

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Sep 19, 2021
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Title: Stay And Watch Me Die
Genre: YA Paranormal Romantic Mystery
Length: 73,000 Words
Author: Amanda Poll

A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder meets The Cemetery Boys with the atmospheric tension of The Haunting of Bly Manor.

Sixteen-year-old Jodi is falling in love with the handsome teenage ghost living in her attic.

But watching him re-enact his death every night is not what one would call a typical teenage dilemma, and if she doesn’t find the identity of his killer soon, she could become the next victim.

But if she solves his murder, she could lose him forever.
 
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Sep 8, 2020
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Title: Pink Ribbon Perfection
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Comedy (Own Voice)
Length: 93,000 words
Author: Regina Morris

Thomas needs to stop his brother’s wedding, but the bride curtails his efforts with the one bridesmaid who would hate him the most. Ashely, struggling to regain her sexuality after a double mastectomy and refusing reconstruction, attends a family wedding (ugly and revealing bridesmaid dress and all) not realizing she has been paired off with the leading breast reconstruction surgeon in Chicago. Thomas & Ashely lose the bride’s wedding ring, their emotional baggage, and their hearts in Vegas.
 
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reemkhaleel

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Jan 21, 2021
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Title: Showmance
Genre: Young Adult Romantic Comedy
Length: 61,000 words
Author: Reem Khaleel

HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL X TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE: After Liv is brutally betrayed by her best friend and ex-boyfriend, she fakes a showmance with her theater camp crush, Charlie, to make her ex jealous. But lines between real and fake start to become blurred when Liv and Charlie are cast as the understudies in the camp musical. When freak accidents force them to take over the lead roles, she is forced to face her past with both guys to decide who truly makes her heart sing.
 
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