Booksellers, publishers, librarians, and agents are encouraged to look at the 80 self-published titles below. Each appears with a list of retailers that are selling the book and a description provided by its author. Some of these writers are waiting to be discovered; others have track records and followings and are doing it on their own. If you are a self-published author interested in listing titles in this section, please visit publishersweekly.com/pw-select for more information.

Fiction

All Love Prohibited

Anders Eklof. Toplink Publishing. $15.99 paper (388p), ISBN 978-1-949804-66-9

Amazon, BN.com

A young, idealistic, and naive foreigner falls in forbidden love with an exquisitely beautiful black woman in the tense Alabama of 1961.

Always Gardenia

Betsy Hanson. Bryant House Books. $25.99 hardcover (231p), ISBN 978-0-9998093-1-0

Amazon

Set in contemporary Seattle, this story follows 56-year-old Gardenia Pitkin as she adjusts to life as a widow.

The Cartel

Dennis Charles Aggers. Xlibris. $23.99 paper (434p), ISBN 978-1-4931-0399-7; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4931-0400-0

Amazon

In this action-packed portrayal of the criminal underworld, author Aggers reveals how revenge and envy come in all shapes and sizes.

Chris Lynheart: Daughter of Forayer

Dalton Reutlinger. AuthorHouse. $20.99 paper (284p), ISBN 978-1-5462-3502-6; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5462-3501-9

Amazon

Jessica Holland discovers the origins of her bloodline. An ancient relic comes into her possession that means either certain doom or immense power.

The Gift of the Seer

K.B. Laugheed. KB Laugheed. $18 paper (372p), ISBN 978-1-7328862-0-9

Amazon, BN.com, Ingram

The conclusion of the story of Indian captive Katie O’Toole, who pretends to be the spirit keeper of a dead seer to preserve his people from annihilation.

Indigo Legacy: Book 3 of the Dushane Sisters Trilogy

Courtney Pierce. Windtree Press. $15.95 paper (306p), ISBN 978-1-947983-79-3

Amazon, BN.com, Kobo

Olivia Novak loves family dirt, and her deceased mother’s novel begs for more investigation. But cracking open the dirtball requires her two sisters and a pair of wise-guy therapy dogs.

“Is That Your Aunt in the Attic?” Another Edna and Edith Adventure

Barbara Fletcher and Cheryl Gauthier. AuthorHouse. $20.99 paper (262p), ISBN 978-1-5246-2310-4; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-2309-8

Amazon

As they navigate through their adventures, sister detectives Edna and Edith continue to find themselves in precarious and hilarious situations while struggling to avoid being assassinated for the bounty on their heads.

Julie and Monica: Hope Behind the Tears

David Allen Smith. WestBow Press. $20.95 paper (52p), ISBN 978-1-973604-85-3; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-973604-86-0

Amazon

Two women face a similar crisis: the loss of a baby. When Julie and Monica meet, they find hope behind the tears.

Light of the Desert

Lucette Walters. AuthorHouse. $26.49 paper (590p), ISBN 978-1-4259-7748-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4918-4256-0

Amazon

A young woman’s remarkable journey of survival, courage, and the ultimate act of humanity.

Looper

Michael Conlon. Gatekeeper Press. $6.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-64237-370-7

Amazon, Apple iBooks, BN.com, Google Play

This nostalgic coming-of-age novel will take readers back to the time of mixtapes and the wonders of growing up in the ’80s.

The Outlandish and the Ego

O. Ryan Hussain. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (292p), ISBN 978-1-5245-8153-4; 99¢ e-book, ASIN B07965BCBL

Amazon

A comedic tale that follows a secret society, a rigged presidential election, and two dudes trying to save the day while running from demon gnomes.

The Sacred Fury

Barton and Elizabeth Cockey. Dorrance Publishing. $19 paper (272p), ISBN 978-1-4809-9144-6

Amazon

A couple is drawn into a sinister organization planning to excavate Edgar Allan Poe’s grave for the potion of eternal life. A work of social criticism and modern-day devilry.

Shattered Triangle

William Messenger. Black Rose Writing. $17.95 paper (290p), ISBN 978-1-61296-370-9

Amazon, BN.com

Three friends take different paths to adulthood. In spite of the distances that emerge between them, they are thrust together by the tragedy of death. Each is affected in a different way.

The Stranger: A Story of Romance and Intrigue

Eleanor Lee Gustaw. Toplink Publishing. $15.99 paper (396p), ISBN 978-1-949502-25-1

Amazon, BN.com

A near-death tragedy takes a handsome stranger on a long search for his lost love. His quest eventually brings him to a lovely publisher and back to her old way of life.

Temptation Rag

Elizabeth Hutchison Bernard. Belle Epoque Publishing. $14.95 paper (409p), ISBN 978-0-9984406-4-4

Amazon, BN.com, Books-a-Million

Love, betrayal, and ambition in ragtime-era New York. Characters from early vaudeville and African-American theater populate this fictionalized historical saga.

The Light Horse Ghost: World War I

Julie Janson. Nibago. $2.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9876426-1-5

Amazon

The story of Iris, a 16-year-old girl who struggles with the return of her soldier father after World War I.

The Wideawake Hat: Book 1 of the Applecross Saga

Amanda Giorgis. Amanda Spearing. $4.49 e-book, ISBN 978-0-473-45635-1

Amazon, Kobo

Three sets of footprints were found when James Mackenzie was arrested for sheep stealing. Who made those footprints? And what happened to James?

Poetry

Distractions of the Heart

Allisha Marie. AuthorHouse. $17.95 paper (112p), ISBN 978-1-5462-4966-5; $10.95 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5462-4965-8

Amazon

This poetry collection reflects on distractions our hearts desire and deflect, including self-worth, gratification, and heartache from loving someone too much or not enough, or the trauma we’ve experienced from others.

The Man You Didn’t Marry

Clifford Wayne Williams II. Archway Publishing. $8.99 paper (66p), ISBN 978-1-4808-7290-5

Amazon, BN.com

In a debut collection of poetry, Williams reflects on relatable topics that explore his journey through life.

Walking on a Moonbeam: And Other Views from the Creek Bank

Bill McDonald. Xlibris. $15.99 paper (80p), ISBN 978-1-5434-3093-6; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5434-3094-3

Amazon, BN.com, Books-a-Million

McDonald’s first book is a collection of poems written during his career as an engineer-scientist in the U.S. space and national defense programs.

Mystery/Thriller

The Bad Samaritan

Lyon Bell. Brown Dog Books. $16.33 paper (225p), ISBN 978-1-78545-347-2; $5.05 e-book, ASIN B07LB6HHW4

Amazon

The notorious art robbery at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1990 is linked to a kidnapping at Massachusetts General Hospital—and a subsequent murder. But how?

A Balance of Evil

P.G. Barnett. BookLocker. $17.05 paper (302p), ISBN 978-1-63492-953-0; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-63492-956-1

Amazon, BN.com

A novel of evil’s ability to exist unseen among the living while promoting mankind’s race to self-destruction.

Blood Power

R.A. Davidson. RAD Publishing. $17.99 hardcover (292p), ISBN 978-0-9987972-0-5; $7.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9987972-2-9

Amazon, BN.com

Jack Stephens follows a trail of intrigue, racing against time to learn the secrets of ancient religious symbols and how they can help him stop a killer’s murderous reign of terror.

The Center Cannot Hold

Aaron Stander. Writers Editors. $17.95 paper (247p), ISBN 978-0-9975701-3-7

Amazon, BN.com

In the depths of winter in Cedar County, Mich., the iniquities of some particularly unsavory ancestors are being visited on the current generation.

Death by the Devil’s Hand: A Dan Williams and Syd Novel

Michael L. Patton. CreateSpace. $4.99 e-book, ASIN B07KVN6WCX

Amazon

A troubled teen leaves Texas, becoming a violent serial killer. He crosses paths with Wally, Syd, and Dan. Soon Wally becomes his next target. Who will be left standing?

The Forgotten Child

Melissa Erin Jackson. Ringtail Press. $15.99 paper (426p), ISBN 978-1-73241-342-9; $7.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-73241-340-5

Amazon, Apple iBooks, BN.com, Kobo

A reluctant medium is pulled into a decades-old cold case when she’s contacted by the spirit of a boy who has been trapped on the property of a dead serial killer since 1973.

Game Piece

Alan Brenham. Black Opal Books. 99¢ e-book, ASIN B07HLCBG6J

Amazon

Detective Barry Marshall hunts for a killer, unaware the killer dated his wife years ago. Seeing Marshall with her pushes the killer over the edge.

In God We Trust

Adam P. Gross and Seth K. Gross. East Channel Press. $14.95 paper (462p), ISBN 978-0-9984622-0-2; $3.99 e-book, ASIN B07MD1TB99

Amazon

John Farragut, a terminally ill former CIA operative, is lured out of retirement to destroy the Supernote Press, a pipeline for international terrorism.

The Mist Rises over Notchey Creek: A Harley Henrickson Cozy Mystery

Elizabeth Feranchak. Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing. $3.99 e-book, ASIN B07KX7566H

Amazon

Whiskey distiller and nerdy wallflower Harley Henrickson investigates a series of murders in her small hometown.

Perfect Witness

Richard Cody. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (225p), ISBN 978-1-4415-8240-9; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4653-3232-5

Amazon

The president of the Baltic Peoples Republic, Marshal Jurgis Tievas, returns to Gdainys to find himself besieged by domestic enemies. Moreover, he lives a secret that may prove fatal to him.

The Power of the Three

P.G. Barnett. BookLocker. $35.95 hardcover (264p), ISBN 978-1-64438-403-9; $20.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64438-402-2

Amazon, BN.com

Some answers are nothing more than doorways to more questions, and sometimes answers to those questions might just kill you and the people you love.

Return of the Brethren

P.G. Barnett. BookLocker. $20.95 paper (490p), ISBN 978-1-63492-716-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-63492-719-2

Amazon, BN.com

The brethren have been with us for eternities, using their power to slip between slices of time and appear, resulting in death and the torture of millions.

Truth, Fiction and Lies: A Merran Scofield Mystery

Susan Curry. Across Ocean Books. $15.99 paper (289p), ISBN 978-0-944176-05-4

Amazon, BN.com

Merran Scofield leaves her San Francisco home for a class reunion in an Australian country town and is caught up in a web of lies regarding a murder-suicide and a missing Japanese boy.

SF/Fantasy/Horror

Fid’s Crusade

David H. Reiss. David Reiss. $14.99 paper (370p), ISBN 978-0-692-12011-8; $4.99 e-book, ASIN B07C92PMDH

Amazon, Ingram

The story behind one brilliant supervillain’s decades-long campaign to save the world from those entrusted with the world’s protection.

Harlem Angel: Book 1 of the Circle

Brenda M. Hardwick. AuthorHouse. $13.99 paper (226p), ISBN 978-1-5462-2429-7; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5462-2495-2

Amazon

A young lady learns that she is gifted and that her gifts are needed. Will she meet the challenge, or will she die along with those she needs to protect?

Kargaroth: A Tale of the Great Onion Knighthood

Mark B. Frost and Andrew Bunny. Icerabbit Publishing. $34.99 hardcover (672p), ISBN 978-1-73282-520-8

Amazon

A neo-medieval epic, influenced by modern storytelling mediums such as comic books, video games, and Japanese manga. Larger-than-life heroes battle ancient magics and divine threats.

Radioactive Evolution

Richard Hummel. Hummel Books. $16.99 paper (492p), ISBN 978-1-73233-741-1; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-73233-740-4

Amazon, Ingram

Jared Cartwright sets out to explore an earth ravaged by nuclear war. Society’s elite left humankind to die in radioactive prisons. Jared seeks to break the bonds holding humanity captive.

Restoration

Daniel C. McWhorter. Daniel C. McWhorter. $12.99 paper (360p), ISBN 978-1-983204-90-6; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B07G63KHLW

Amazon

This book asks us to consider what it means to be alive and whether we can be digitized and transferred from one body to another without losing any part of ourselves.

Romance/Erotica

The Earl and the Enchantress (An Enchantress Novel, Book 1)

Paullett Golden. Paullett Golden. $16.99 paper (460p), ISBN 978-1-73283-420-0; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-73283-421-7

Amazon

Lizbeth risks everything to follow her heart. Desperate to hide the blood on his hands, Sebastian sabotages their happiness. Lizbeth must unravel the truth to turn a villain into a hero.

Folly at Sausmarez Manor (Majestic Estates Series)

IreAnne Chambers. Purple Storm Publishing. $2.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9964146-0-9

Amazon, BN.com, Kobo

One act of chivalry turns good sense to folly when the Marquess of Daventry is sealed inside Dehus Dolmen on the island of Guernsey in 1801.

Nonfiction

1946: A True Story of Wealth, Extraordinary Success and Great Tragedy

Diana Gillmor. AuthorHouse. $20.99 paper (328p), ISBN 978-1-5462-1481-6; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5462-1482-3

Amazon

An early-20th-century Gatsby-esque couple leads a life surrounded by world wars, historic inventions, and famous friends as unthinkable tragedy and ultimate betrayal quietly stalk their family.

Along the Darksome Road: The True Story of a Family’s Unintended Discovery of a Young Woman’s Murder from Decades Ago

J.J. Maxwell. Reviresco. $4.49 e-book, ISBN 978-0-463-98669-1

Amazon, Apple iBooks, BN.com, Kobo, Smashwords

The innocent purchase of an antique children’s book leads a family to rediscover the brutal murder of an American college student in Switzerland in the autumn of 1932.

And Every Word Is True

Gary McAvoy. Literati Editions. $27.99 hardcover (300p), ISBN 978-0-9908376-0-2; $19.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-9908376-1-9

Garymcavoy.com, Amazon, Apple Books, Ingram, Kobo

Based on new details, this book lays out a fresh, meticulously researched perspective on the Clutter murder case made famous by Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood.

A Backpack, a Eurorail Pass, and Some Serious Baggage

Jennie Withers. Wild Wisdom. $14.99 paper (305p), ISBN 978-0-692-08332-1

Amazon

Author Withers thought of traveling Europe as an escape from her conservative upbringing. The journey propelled her into confronting the emotional baggage she carried.

Big Sur to Mendocino: Coastal Paintings Stories with Legends Revealed

Kevin Milligan. Kevin Milligan Gallery. $85 hardcover (204p), ISBN 978-0-692-97790-3

Kevinmilligangallery.com

This book has 120 color plates of the author’s paintings made along the California coast. The painted pictorial is paired with text about artists and early pioneers.

Blood Sugar in Check: 7 Steps to Health and Happiness with Diabetes

Andrew Lawless. Andrew Lawless. $9.97 e-book, ASIN B07HY549RP

Amazon

Live with diabetes and keep all your toes. Live with total confidence that you can handle your blood sugar levels. Effective strategies for a rewarding life with diabetes.

The Bubble: Everything I Learned as a Target of the Political, and Often Corrupt, World of Youth Sports

Maya Castro. Maya Castro. $14.99 paper (260p), ISBN 978-1-79043-072-7

Amazon

Learn how to breathe life back into a kids’ game while reading about Castro’s chaotic soccer experience.

The Early Years

Rachel G. Carrington. iUniverse. $18.95 paper (240p), ISBN 978-1-4917-6567-8; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4917-6568-5

Amazon

When a young girl falls in love with a broken World War II veteran, the unlikely pair must overcome struggles and hurdle life’s obstacles. A true story of love, dedication, and God’s providence.

Essays in the Foundations of Mathematics, 2nd ed.

Russell Connor. Dorrance Publishing. $20 hardcover (48p), ISBN 978-1-4809-2617-2

Amazon

A collection of easy-to-read mathematical essays. In this expansion on the first edition, the author claims to demonstrate Fermat’s Last Theorem and rejects Wiles’s and Kummer’s proofs.

FADS Marketing: Food, Alcohol, Drugs, Sex, and the New Marketing World Order

Tony Harris. THINC B2B. $6.99 e-book, ASIN B07K6DX7D8

Amazon

Humans are easily manipulated, and marketers know it. That’s why the FADS that drive us wild say we’re fat, we’re no fun, we need to relax, and we’ll probably die alone.

Fool Me Twice: Confessions of a Perpetual Internet Dating Neophyte

Jules Hannaford. Hasmark Publishing. $18 paper (224p), ISBN 978-1-989161-32-6

Amazon

Author Hannaford began internet dating and unwittingly invited a new kind of trouble into her life. This is one woman’s journey to find love, but she took a risk that almost cost her life.

The Gift of Sobriety

Rose B. ReadersMagnet. $8.74 paper (122p), ISBN 978-1-948864-52-7

Amazon

This account is intended to be meaningful to anyone who may have deep spiritual longing. The author gradually moves from feeling totally broken to a life of renewal and hope.

God Threw Me Back: A Child Survives War in Sudan

Gatluk G. Digiew. AuthorHouse. $13.99 paper (108p), ISBN 978-1-5462-4245-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5462-4244-4

Amazon

This memoir charts Digiew’s story as a little boy when civil war erupts in South Sudan. Gatluk is a voice for the battered children of war.

K: How a Jewelry Thief Turned Chemist Turned into an Author

J. Kharene Porter. Graphiti and Ostrakka. $20 hardcover (176p), ISBN 978-1-73245-401-9

Amazon, BN.com

Deep into her waning 30s, the author was quickly running out of time to course-correct. This story chronicles her journey as she confronts her life with patience, sweat, and humor.

Lifecycle Gates in a Christian’s Life: Nehemiah 3—Gates in a Christian’s Life

Elizabeth M. Washington. Toplink Publishing. $11.99 paper (126p), ISBN 978-1-949804-92-8

Amazon, BN.com

After you get the experience of each gate, from the Sheep Gate to the Final Gate, you may be able to help another Christian or even the un-Christian.

Out of the Lion’s Den: A Little Girl’s Mountain Lion Attack, a Mother’s Search for Answers

Susan Mattern. CreateSpace. $12.99 paper (322p), ISBN 978-1-5331-1745-8; $7.99 e-book, ASIN B01LDTR6KI

Amazon

The true story of five-year-old Laura Small’s attack by a mountain lion in a California park. Traumatic injuries, painful recovery, illegal cover-ups, and legal battles push family and faith to unanticipated conclusions.

A Path to Life’s Fullness: A New Perspective on the Teachings of Jesus

Manuel J. Costa. CreateSpace. $16.95 paper (170p), ISBN 978-1-4781-4679-7

Amazon

This book aims to rescue Jesus from dogma. His true teachings are rooted in reality and therefore can be tested experientially. They have power to transform us now.

Protected by Muslims During World War II

A. Robert Neurath. Neurath Publishing. $49.95 hardcover (289p), ISBN 978-0-692-15061-0

Amazon, BN.com, Ingram

The employment of European professionals by Turkey after the rise of Hitler and the saving of Jews by Turkish diplomats and Albanian Muslims are described. This contrasts with present-day disdain for immigrants.

Reconstructing the Shield of Achilles

Kathleen Vail. Story Merchant Books. $29.99 paper (190p), ISBN 978-0-9991621-8-7; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B07HPDKNRB

Amazon, BN.com

Presenting images of the life-size shield she created, Vail follows the raging Achilles through the Trojan War and launches a search for Achilles’s immortal shield after his epic death.

Restoration: Heal Your Soul, Heal Your Life

Beau Adams. Crossover Communications. $9.99 paper (110p), ISBN 978-1-73293-330-9; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B07KYQW7RT

Beauadams.org, Amazon

This book can show you how God can heal your soul and heal your life in such a miraculous way you may find yourself to be better than ever before.

Sailing Through the Storms of Seizures: Living with Epilepsy, Recovering from Brain Surgery, and Being a Caregiver

Jon Sadler. Xlibris. $15.99 paper (238p), ISBN 978-1-984531-12-4; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-984531-11-7

Amazon

Sadler gives hope to others dealing with seizure disorders by sharing his experience and providing the perspective of the child, student, father, and caregiver who are living with epilepsy.

Samson the Modern Day America: Is America Doomed?

Stephen Ray Williams. Toplink Publishing. $11.99 paper (110p), ISBN 978-1-948779-29-6

Amazon

This book compares the life of Samson with America. Samson was God’s chosen man at his time, but he relied more on self or man’s way instead of God’s way.

Saturday’s Child

Deborah Burns. She Writes Press. $16.95 paper (256p), ISBN 978-1-63152-547-6

Amazon, Apple iBooks, BN.com, IndieBound

Every daughter has a story, some more complicated than others. Author Burns grew up in the shadow of her beautiful, unconventional mother, whose love was just out of her daughter’s grasp.

Station Blackout: Inside the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster and Recovery

Charles A. Casto. Radius Book Group. $24.95 hardcover (226p), ISBN 978-1-63576-402-4

Amazon, Ingram

Author Casto shares his firsthand expert account of the earthquake and tsunami response at Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant in 2011.

Trial by Media: China’s New Show Trials, and the Global Expansion of Chinese Media

Peter Dahlin, ed. Safeguard Defenders. $10.99 paper (192p), ISBN 978-0-9993706-2-9; $10.99 e-book, ASIN B07KDGDWBR

Amazon

An exploration of the worldwide expansion of China’s state broadcaster, CCTV, and how it works with police in producing forced TV confessions before trial, with testimony from victims.

The Ultimate Road Map to Aging Gracefully

Sati Achath and Rishi Kumar Jain. CreateSpace. $9 paper (226p), ISBN 978-1-72320-843-0

Amazon

This guide to help readers deal with old age is especially important for a society that is obsessed with youth.

You Can Be the Guru! The Hitchhikers Guide to Becoming Your Own Teacher in Life

Samwell Newman. Samwell Newman. $3.99 e-book, ASIN B07KW9HT2H

Amazon, BN.com, Kobo

This guide teaches how readers can become their own guru (teacher) in life.

Children’s/YA

Africa Meets India

Anita Sax, illus. by Aija Jasuna. Anita Sax Books. $17.95 hardcover (24p), ISBN 978-1-60131-073-6

Amazon

When Africa and India meet for the first time, something different about their appearances puzzles the two elephants. A wise giraffe they soon encounter just might know the reason.

Alfred the Monarch Butterfly

Jerlene Crawford Hales. Xlibris. $24.99 paper (58p), ISBN 978-1-984517-66-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-984517-65-4

Amazon

This story about the experiences of families from different cultures and languages is told through the adventures of the southern monarch butterflies as they migrate to northern Mexico.

The Busy Toddler’s A to Z

Susie and Vincent Pi. Archway Publishing. $16.90 hardcover (32p), ISBN 978-1-4808-5453-6; $6.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4808-5454-3

Amazon, BN.com

This book will help toddlers master their A-to-Zs, as well as introduce them to various professions.

A Chance to Be Normal

Koywan Keyes. iUniverse. $13.99 paper (246p), ISBN 978-1-5320-4357-4; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-4356-7

Amazon

This fiction book for kids deals with bullying, showing how one boy called on his friends to help him change the negative attention he was getting at school.

Dorje the Yak

Caryn Hartman, illus. by Lexi Vay. Pema Publishing. $12.95 paper (52p), ISBN 978-1-73272-781-6

Amazon

A tale of triumph over adversity. Written in both English and Tibetan, it is a visual story of Tibet and its culture for children.

The Giant Shoe

M.J. Stevens. Xlibris. $31.99 paper (46p), ISBN 978-1-984540-61-4; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-984540-60-7

Amazon

When she finds a giant shoe, Hazel, a girl living in the New England area, discovers a new world and goes on a magical adventure, meeting new friends.

The Great Wall Bernard Sees

Connie Du. Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing. $12.99 paper (52p), ISBN 978-1-72334-963-8

Amazon

By journeying to visit the Great Wall with Bernard, a little boy, readers will have a glimpse of the fascinating Chinese history and culture.

I Am Manifesto

S.B. Hilarion. BookBaby. $22.99 hardcover (40p), ISBN 978-0-9998284-0-3

Amazon

A book of 366 mantras or affirmations to raise and encourage the self-esteem and self-belief of children, told through the eyes of young siblings Hao and Sabine Lee.

Katie and Kenny Tour the Railroad: Is Saying Thank You Enough

Keith N. Corman. Dorrance Publishing. $24 hardcover (34p), ISBN 978-1-4809-2653-0

Amazon

This book introduces children to the role railroads play in our lives and their importance, and stresses safety around railroads and their equipment: “No playground!”

Life Happens on the Stairs: There’s No Running When It’s Your Turn

Amy J. Markstahler. Amy J. Markstahler. $15 paper (429p), ISBN 978-1-72022-614-7; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B07FHVVW1Z

Amazon

A hopeful story that reminds us of the miracle of love and family, the agony of loss, and the possibility of second chances.

The Magical Balloons

Anita Sax, illus. by Aija Jasuna. Anita Sax Books. $16.95 hardcover (24p), ISBN 978-1-60131-028-6

Amazon

This book takes the reader on a journey through the rainbow and teaches children to appreciate the magic to be found when sun and rain meet.

The Sex Decision

Ellen Piano. CreateSpace. $9.95 paper (239p), ISBN 978-1-5077-6386-5

Amazon

A teen journalist investigates teen pregnancies while struggling with demands for sex from her popular boyfriend.

That Summer We Stole Our Permanent Records

Kersti Niebruegge. Kersti Niebruegge. $13.99 paper (171p), ISBN 978-0-9908710-9-5; $8.99 e-book,

ISBN 978-0-9908710-8-8

Amazon

Neighborhood friends steal their school permanent records, discover a legendary map, and embark on a treasure hunt to save their elementary school from closing during 1993.