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J Fiction - Chapter Books

Identified by J on the spine and shelved alphabetically by author's last name in the Juvenile Fiction section (unless otherwise noted).

The Secret of the Painted House

Bauer, Marion Dane

Supernatural Fiction

The World According to Humphrey

Birney, Betty G.

Animal Stories

No Talking

Clements, Andrew

Realistic Fiction

Snake and Lizard

Cowley, Joy

Animal Stories

Ibby's Magic Weekend

Dyer, Heather

Fantasy Fiction

Thumbelina, Tiny Runaway Bride

Ensor, Barbara

Fairy Tales

The White Elephant

Fleischman, Sid

Historical Fiction

The Boy Who Saved Cleveland: Based on a True Story

Giblin, James Cross

Historical Fiction

Babymouse : queen of the world!

Holm, Jennifer L.

(Located in J Graphic Novel, shelved by title)

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Mogo, the Third Warthog

Napoli, Donna Jo

Animal Stories

The Winner's Walk

Patterson, Nancy Ruth

Animal Stories


Pennypacker, Sara


Gully's Travels

Seidler, Tor

Animal Stories


Soo, Kean

(Located in J Graphic Novel, shelved by title)

Fantasy Fiction


Trewellard, Juliet

Fairy Tales

Pete and Fremont

Tripp, Jenny

Animal Stories

Daisy Dawson is on Her Way!

Voake, Steve

Animal Stories

Oggie Cooder

Weeks, Sarah

Realistic Fiction

Christopher Mouse: The Tale of a Small Traveler

Wise, William

Animal Stories


This Month's Notable Book

The Gold Medal Mess

by Kelly, David A.

J Fiction

If you enjoyed this book, read the rest of the series :

MVP, Most Valuable Players



Featured Genre: Adventure Fiction

Adventure Ficton Identified by J on the spine and shelved alphabetically by author's last name in the Juvenile Fiction section.

A Dog on His Own

Auch, Mary Jane

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

DiCamillo, Kate

The Adventures of Sir Lancelot the Great

Morris, Gerald

Roxie and the Hooligans

Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds


Juvenile Non-Fiction

Identified by JJ or J on the spine and shelved by call number in the Juvenile Non-Fiction section.

J 428.2

The Girl's Like Spaghetti: Why You Can't Manage without Apostrophes
Truss, Lynne

Book Cover

J 590

Extreme Animals: The Toughest Creatures on Earth
Davies, Nicola

Book Cover

J 591.779

Down, Down, Down: A Journey to the Bottom of the Sea
Jenkins, Steve

Bishop Book Cover

JJ 597.89

Nic Bishop Frogs
Bishop, Nic

Hatkoff Book Cover

JJ 599.6351

Owen and Mzee: The Language of Friendship
Hatkoff, Isabella

Creech Book Cover

JJ 641.5123

 Fairy Tale Feasts: A Literary Cookbook for Young Readers and Eaters
Yolen, Jane

Ray Book Cover

JJ 917.913 P884 [Biography]

 Down the Colorado: John Wesley Powell, the One-Armed Explorer
Ray, Deborah Kogan

Osborne Book Cover

J 937.7

Pompeii: Lost and Found
Osborne, Mary Pope

Rappaport Book Cover

JJ 974.71

Lady Liberty: A Biography
Rappaport, Doreen

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