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Common Stones: A Glimpse Into Several Different Worlds, in an Effort to Become More Acquainted with Our Own Cover Image
ISBN: 9781462411641
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Published: Inspiring Voices - December 3rd, 2015

Common Stones is the perfect gift for someone going through a difficult time, or that person on your holiday gift-giving list whom you never know what to get. Author Alicia M. Smith begins this collection with her own story, of her dad being diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and how her family coped. All of the stories center around some kind of seemingly insurmountable tragedy, and how the people involved overcame. Alicia, along with Janice Broyles, will be here on Black Friday (November 25th) from 11:30am-1:30pm to talk about their inspirational books and sign your copies. Click here to find out more: 

SKU: SP1117

Who doesn’t love a book about giraffes? Rosaline is a young giraffe who dreams BIG. While living at the Georgetown zoo is lovely, she wants something more – to go to town, dress up, go shopping, etc. In essence, she wants to do all the things that humans do! While her parents know this will be difficult for Rosaline to achieve, they still support her dreams and desires. One day, all the other animals in the zoo decide to make Rosaline’s dreams come true. She gets to go to ‘Paris’ for the day – have fancy coffee, ice cream, go shopping, get her nails done, etc. – all inside the zoo, set up by her wonderful zoo friends. Rosaline’s Big Dream teaches kid to follow their dreams and never give up.

Hawthorne Cover Image
ISBN: 9780692562437
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Published: Banshee Publishing L.L.C. - October 29th, 2015

We’re excited about our upcoming author event this August 13th. Kevin Fury will be in with his hit new book Hawthrone, a fantasy novel about a dying ancient tree, a prison for an evil queen, and the discovery of one young druid’s role in stopping this world ending catastrophe. Our modern day world is not the only one out there, and when druid apprentice Rhiannon O’Neil tries to find her missing uncle and kidnapped lover she is thrust into the center of fae territory. She must use her wits, her training, and everything she knows to find and protect those she cares about. It just so happens that saving the world is part of that agenda.


I loved how Kevin dips us into a world so vastly different, fantastical, and yet deadly that it keeps you glued to the pages. I loved this book and hope you will too. Come stop by Saturday, August 13th around 11:30am to meet Kevin in person and get your new book autographed!

Cory Ballard has returned to his hometown of Houghton Lake, Michigan to assist an old friend who runs the Roscommon County Chronicle and be the journalist who writes about the bizarre things happening at Dead Stream Swamp. There he learns the small town once booming with tourism from fishing and hunting has practically dried up. Fishing is almost non-existent. But what is the cause? 


Looking for something creepy, that will get under your toes and send chills down your back? That’s what C.J. Coombes book did for me, I couldn’t even read it in one sitting! This is one of many of C.J.’s books and it will leave you reconsidering what lies in our Michigan waters.


C.J. also has a number of other books with us including his Claus series, and Full Moon Sto.

SKU: SP87117

This fun story about two baby beavers also known as kits, Aspen and Willow, go off exploring and run into trouble. One day they get into too much trouble. Can they fix their mistake? Will their parents ever forgive them?

Who would have thought taking one college course would inspire someone to write children’s books? Timothy LaJoice surely didn’t think that until it happened. Tim is a native Michigan author residing in St. Ignace and he’s currently the proud author of two other books; Woodaline The Beaver and Little Whittle: The tale of a White Beaver.

Waterfalls of Michigan is a collection of waterfalls in the lower peninsula and the eastern part of the upper peninsula. Phil Stagg gives an elaborate guide to everything an adventurer might need in order to discover these waterfalls like he has. His book includes everything from hiking distances, approximate time frame for hikes, recommended footwear, waterfall GPS coordinates, county and area maps, turn by turn driving details, restroom availability, and even a must see rating system occupied by his exquiste photographs of the waterfalls. This is a must have book for the happy, hiking outdoors-person. This is the first book of four that will be covering all of Michigan waterfalls. 

SKU: SP63709

Gold is a children’s story about the meaning of the golden rule. It shares with kids what the color gold represents and a few stories the show them how greed, gold, and treating people better effects all of us. The author Abi Ayres will be in on May 28th from 11:30am to 1:30pm for a sit and sign. Come in and meet the author and get your children’s book signed.

Chesterville, Idaho is being ruled by the cruel hand of Foreman Walter Lovit. It is just one of many places in the now devastated United States that has been taken over by Damion Callaway’s men. Christians are being persecuted, their beliefs and churches squandered. These are the dark days, and the beliefs of God are being rewritten into something sinister. That’s until Abigail Benderas comes to town. God has appointed her as the modern-day Moses, and believes she can help stop Foreman Lovit from his evil plans. But is Abigail ready? 

Oliver's Music Cover Image
ISBN: 9781490813738
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Published: WestBow Press - February 3rd, 2014

Oliver is a spider who loves music, so when his lonely, dusty dwelling becomes a music house he’s delighted. He is enchanted by the music that fills his new, lively home and wants to join in, however, people are wary of the large black spider. Can Oliver make friends with the new homeowner and the kids who come to learn how to play? This is a very cute children’s book on music discovery and friendship. Lee Morse, a teacher of music, and Kristina Yost, an art teacher, both live in Michigan.

Are you a writer that just can't find your muse? Well, Freefalling is a collaboration of eleven creative writers that hope to inspire you with some of their own pieces. Short stories, memoirs, and poetry are a few of the pieces you'll find in this handy little book. Freefalling also includes writing starts, ideas to help you start writing and examples of what you can do to remain inspired brought to you by the book's editor Margo LaGattuta. Perhaps Freefalling can inspire you. 

SKU: SP40392

Believe is a children’s tale about what a caterpillar believes in; everything from happiness to the tooth fairy. Kasey Crawford Kellem is a school counselor and former Special Education Teacher whose Mind Over Matter (M.O.M.) books focus on teaching kids how to be more resilient. Believe is the first in a five book series geared towards preschoolers. We have three of the five books in stock; BelieveLove, and Relax.