Today's Featured Books— Children and Young Adult

Swords & Cell Phones by Tracy A. Ball

Children and Young Adult

Lord of the Rings meets Clueless for an adventure with attitude. A werewolf is wooing Imani. Jalen doesn't know what a Jodian is, but he's it. Annora and Honor are married without their consent to beings from another realm. And there are no cell phone chargers anywhere. Swords & Cell Phones is a culture clash on all fronts as otherworldly warriors and modern teens join forces to stop evil and redefine family time. From $6.99 SHOP NOW


Ylmi's Saga (The Legends of Karik Book 2) by Evan Oliver

Children and Young Adult

Ylmi grew up in the mountains, forced to live with her parents beyond the protection of their village. But when the harsh crags and windy slopes did not kill her, she grew stronger. Together with her friend Thora and her mentor Dranri, she learned much before she met Karik, and began to walk the path of legends. The slaying of a dragon was only the first step, and many other adventures befell her as she grew into her own, and became known as "Ylmi One-eye." From $2.99 SHOP NOW


Iris in Violet by Gretchen Hoffmann

Children and Young Adult

Iris in Violet is a trip down the rabbit hole--again! But, unlike in Alice in Wonderland, it isn't a rabbit that Iris follows but a blackbird that leads her through a dream world of strange and beautiful places. From $3.99 SHOP NOW


The Sneaky Sub: A football book for boys aged 9-13 by Zac Marks

Children and Young Adult

It’s no fun being on the bench. Jed’s finding out the hard way. Someone will do anything to keep him off the pitch. But who is it, and why? And can he get back on the team? The Sneaky Sub: A football book for boys aged 9-13 is part of The Football Boys series, and is on sale in conjunction with a new release in the series. 4.3 stars on Amazon! From $0.99 SHOP NOW


FREE - Do Not Wish for a Pet Ostrich! by Sarina Siebenaler

Children and Young Adult

Have you ever made a magical wish upon a shooting star? Was it for a pet ostrich? Follow the adventure and humor as a spunky child wishes for a pet ostrich of her very own. Will it be everything she hopes for—or a big feathery mistake? This delightful, rhyming tale about the fastest bird in the world has a surprise ending that is sure to bring a smile. A bonus educational section is included to help children who are already ostrich fans—and those who aren’t fans yet! Humor and laughter support creativity. Giving a child a BRAIN BREAK with laughter helps with social skills and improves cognitive development! 4.7 stars, 482 ratings. FREE - SHOP NOW


Shadows on the Silver Strings by Josef Bastian

Children and Young Adult

“A polished, thoroughly engaging fantasy for tweens and young adults.” -Foreword Reviews. As more and more shadows infiltrate their world, Aaron, Wendy, Jake, and Eddie learn that what was once just silhouette and smoke has become something much more terrible, tangible, and horrifying. In Book II: Cave in the Rock, we saw the interdimensional portal torn open, releasing a flood of darkness upon the world. In Book III: Shadows on the Silver Strings, there’s music in the air, and the sound our heroes hear may be the hopeful melody of a brand new day, or a death knell tolling—a harbinger of their impending doom. Part of the Folktellers Excerpts from an Unknown Guidebook series. Coming October 2022. From $9.99 PRE-ORDER NOW


FREE - Hood: A Post-Apocalyptic Princesses Story by Nicole Adrianne

Children and Young Adult

Legends aren’t born—they’re made. Robin faces an impossible choice: let her beloved Nonna stay in prison forever, slowly weakening under a cruel government’s torture… or find the strength to resist the government alone. If you’re a fan of The Selection’s world of royalty, Marissa Meyer's futuristic Cinder, and Grimms’ imaginative, twisted fairy tales, then you’ll fall in love with Hood! Read Hood today to enter the thrilling dystopian fantasy series Post-Apocalyptic Princesses. FREE - SHOP NOW


Journey to the Kingdom of No Return by Leslie R. Henderson

Children and Young Adult

To extend his shelf life which has come to an end, 'tween hero, Little Book, strikes a deal with the Space Arrangers: rescue sci-fi action hero Luke Shelfwalker who has gone missing on the dark side. But the marauders of the dark side, (a.k.a the enemies of books) don’t care about deals, they care about eliminating their enemies—and they have Little Book in their sight. Will he escape their clutches? From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Everything Together: A Second Dad Wedding by Benjamin Klas

Children and Young Adult

"A lovely and intelligent family tale that emphasizes acceptance and care." -Kirkus Reviews. "Everything Together is a sweet depiction of knitting modern, chosen families together, and a timeless story about the emotional rewards found in helping others." -Foreword Reviews. Everything Together is a book about exploring one's place in the world and the tangled, brilliant ways we all connect. Author Benjamin Klas says "Everything Together is about making a Community." From $8.49 SHOP NOW


The Antics of Carrot, the Ferret by June Van Klaveren

Children and Young Adult

Just plain fun! With plenty of books about the care of ferrets available, there are none that talk about the ferret’s funny antics. Carrot, the Ferret is just that. "With immense charm, clever rhymes and lively illustrations, The Antics of Carrot the Ferret delivers an engaging tale of a beloved but mischievous family pet. As an unexpected bonus, Van Klaveren includes fascinating scientific facts about ferrets and challenges young readers to find a hidden carrot." -Nancy Ahillen, author. From $2.99 SHOP NOW


FREE - Ellery's Magic Bicycle by Maria Monte

Children and Young Adult

"A fantasy grounded in real life with a gentle message about loyal friendship." -Kirkus Reviews. A touching picture book about a remarkable childhood bond between a little girl and her magic bicycle, perfect for children ages 4 to 7 and fans of The Giving Tree. A story of redemption, young readers will grow to love Ellery’s strong, kind, and compassionate spirit, and will see their own bike in a new light. "There's something life-affirming, joyful, about this story." -Readersbuzz. FREE - SHOP NOW


Second Dad Summer by Benjamin Klas

Children and Young Adult

Nautilus Book Awards Winner and 2021 ALA Rainbow List for Juvenile Fiction. A top choice for Pride Month. "A timely salute to the evolving picture of a traditional American family... Touching and unforgettable." -Kirkus Reviews. Jeremiah wants a normal summer with his dad, but his dad has moved in with his new boyfriend. With the help of his friends, Jeremiah learns that being a family comes in many forms. "A fun, tender story about family, friends, community and all the ways they intersect." -Amy Oelkers, Youth Services Librarian. From $6.49 SHOP NOW


Howl of the Ice by Christian Raymond

Children and Young Adult

“Brims with suspense… A brisk, delightful tale of family, courage, and a chilly monster.” -Kirkus Reviews. Stranded on a collapsing frozen lake, two 14-year-olds find themselves trapped in a mythic entity’s uncanny hunting grounds. “A beguiling fantastical novella filled with suspense and intrigue. A marvelous bit of storytelling!" -InD'tale Magazine. From $2.99 SHOP NOW


FREE - Karik's First Battle by Evan Oliver

Children and Young Adult

Epic teen/young adult fantasy! Karik is sick of the hunger slowly killing his village. After watching his brother die of starvation, he fears the icy winter will claim them all. So when the jarl declares they need to reduce the number of mouths to feed, the tormented young man bravely volunteers to leave. Karik gladly accepts an invitation to stay and work in a tiny settlement, but the jarl is keeping deadly secrets...including dark dealings with a dragon. FREE - SHOP NOW


FREE - The Tuar Tums Trilogy: The Prophecy by Phil Asmundson

Children and Young Adult

Alexa celebrated twelve birthdays without her beloved father, but on the eve of her sixteenth, he returns with a gift she never imagined: her destiny. Now she’s the only hope of two planets—if she can unlock the mystery in time. As she and her friends investigate her father’s disappearance, they discover something bigger than themselves, their planet, and even their universe. Can they unlock secrets millions of years in the making? And how is their future tied to a planet thousands of light-years away? A sci-fi fantasy, coming-of-age saga. FREE - SHOP NOW


The Reign of the Occult by Lauren Louise Hazel

Children and Young Adult

Across three richly detailed worlds, Prue, her non-magical half-brother, Everett, and all Magic Users, fight to survive the onslaught of the Occult and the Underworld. This first terrifying journey is a test of friendship, a new take on sibling rivalry and an exploration of all forms of love. From $2.99 SHOP NOW


Winter Light by Martha Engber

Children and Young Adult

"The story is a ride through Class V rapids that will keep you hanging on white-knuckled till the end." -Jana McBurney-Lin. Fifteen-year-old Mary Donahue of suburban Chicago is a kid on the cusp of failure during the brutal blizzard winter of 1978-79, the end of a hard luck, hard rock era sunk in the cynical aftermath of the Vietnam War. "A teenager from the darker side of life whose struggles, resilience, and courage will be forever seared in your brain and your heart." -Joylene Nowell Butler From $2.99 SHOP NOW


Elijah Goes to Cleveland by Mark Darden

Children and Young Adult

"Whether Elijah Goes to Cleveland is chosen as a read-aloud by parents looking for stories of families of color, as a geography lesson about Cleveland's history, or as an example of multi-generational experiences, it is certain to reach a diverse audience of picture book readers who will appreciate its adventure and lively characters." -D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review. From $17.99 SHOP NOW


Legacy in Legend (Boxed Set) by Barbara Pietron

Children and Young Adult

From award-winning YA author Barbara Pietron, this ebook bundle includes the prequel and three books in the Legacy in Legend series. In Thunderstone, Jeni and her family gather at Lake Itasca, Minnesota, to spread her grandfather’s ashes in the Mississippi Headwaters. They agree to meet again at various locations along the Mississippi River as they trace his journey to the Gulf of Mexico. But every time they meet, Jeni comes in contact with a malicious otherworldly element. Each vengeful confrontation makes it more important that she discover and harness whatever power she possesses so she can protect herself and her loved ones. From $10.99 SHOP NOW


The Very Small Seed by Lynn Van Allen

Children and Young Adult

Deep in the ground, alone in the dark, a small seed wonders what it is, yet unaware a beautiful adventure has, in fact, begun. The seed will soon become a sprout and then flourish in the sun above, someday to be a stunning tree that bears sweet fruit. The soil may now prove lonesome, but great things lie just ahead. From $16.95 SHOP NOW


FREE - My First Book of Dwarf Planets by Kathleen J Field

Children and Young Adult

Get ready to blast off into space and explore our solar system's fascinating dwarf planets: Pluto, Eris, Haumea, Ceres, and Makemake! My First Book of Dwarf Planets is a children's nonfiction astronomy book filled with easy-to-understand text, beautiful visuals, and fun facts about our solar system's smallest planets. Even the youngest outer space fan is sure to get excited about the Big Universe of Small Planets! FREE - SHOP NOW


PTSDragon by JB Van Cleave

Children and Young Adult

"Could any book really prepare a family for the consequences of trauma-focused career fields? I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised." -Sergeant C. Littrell, Police1.com. Within this explanation, brains are magic, therapists are Dragon Trainers, psychiatrists are Wizards, and there is no stigma for a hero still fighting. "Loved it! Nimble, lively, and well-written, this creative and valuable resource will resonate with readers both young and old." -Kristine L., Reedsy Discovery. From $14.99 SHOP NOW


The Rescue: Book One of The Timestream Travelers Chronicles by Sher J. Stultz

Children and Young Adult

"Moving at a blistering pace, the narrative is full of intrigue, mystery, and a sense of wonder that you find in well-written adventure tales." -Pikasho Deka for Readers' Favorite. A captivating space-time continuum mystery that toggles between generations. Strong-willed characters, friendships, teenage drama, and intertwining plots make the story one that will delight upper middle-grade and young adult readers searching for the next enduring science-fiction series. From $3.99 SHOP NOW


SNAPPED! by Martin Follose

Children and Young Adult

"An exciting young adult novel with unexpected plot twists that will keep its readers guessing!" -Union Square Review, starred review. What would you do if you could snap your fingers and stop time? For Lester, it only gets him running from a bully, the FBI, chasing drug dealers, and puts him and his friends in a life-threatening situation. The only one who can help is the bully himself, but will he? From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Marco Swift and the Mirror of Souls by D.E. Cunningham

Children and Young Adult

"Polished, believable, and immersive worldbuilding." -Kirkus Reviews. A magical mirror, a terrible enemy, and one boy unravelling the secret behind his legacy. 
"With plenty of twists and turns, this fast-paced story will keep you guessing all the way. This is the perfect story for fans of the Percy Jackson and C.S. Lewis novels." -Anne-Marie Reynolds, Readers Favorite. "I read the majority of this in one sitting. For a thirty-something-year-old, this is a very quick read…but I loved every second of it." Sarah, wondermajica.com From $0.99 SHOP NOW