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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).

Chancey of the Maury River

Amateau, Gigi

Animal Stories

Stumptown Kid

Gorman, Carol

Sports Fiction

Tomorrow, the River

Gray, Dianne E.

Historical Fiction

Football Genius

Green, Tim

Sports Fiction

Getting Air

Gutman, Dan

Adventure Ficton

All the Lovely Bad Ones

Hahn, Mary Downing

Supernatural Fiction

Anna's Blizzard

Hart, Alison

Historical Fiction

Adventures of Tintin


(Located in J Graphic Novel, shelved by title)

Adventure Fiction

I Am David

Holm, Anne

Historical Fiction


Hostetter, Joyce

Historical Fiction

Hikaru no Go

Hotta, Yumi

(Located in J Graphic Novel, shelved by title)

Supernatural Fiction

Warriors, the Graphic Novel series

Hunter, Erin

(Located in J Graphic Novel, shelved by title)

Animal Stories

Cracker!: The Best Dog in Vietnam

Kadohata, Cynthia

Historical Fiction
Animal Stories

I am Regina

Keehn, Sally M.

Historical Fiction

Albama Moon

Key, Watt

Adventure Ficton

Prince of Tennis

Konomi, Takeshi

(Located in YA Graphic Novel, shelved by title)

Sports Fiction

The Nine Lives of Travis Keating

MacLean, Jill

Animal Stories

Breathe: A Ghost Story

McNish, Cliff

Supernatural Fiction

The Big One-Oh

Pitchford, Dean


Someone Named Eva

Wolf, Joan M.

Historical Fiction


This Month's Notable Book


by Rossell, Judith

J Fiction


Featured Genre: Fantasy Fiction

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

The Dragon in the Sock Drawer 

Klimo, Kate 

Don't miss the rest of the Dragon Keepers series!

The Book of Time

Prevost, Guillaume

Sam's adventures continue in The Gate of Days & The Circle of Gold.

Bella at Midnight

Stanley, Diane

The Dragons of Ordinary Farm 

Williams, Tad


Featured Genre: Realistic Fiction

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

The Penderwicks on Gardam Street

Birdsall, Jeanne

Waiting for Normal

Connor, Leslie

The Liberation of Gabriel King  

Going, K.L.

Penny from Heaven

Holm, Jennifer L.

Stolen Children 

Kehret, Peg


Korman, Gordon

The Linden Tree

Mathews, Eleanor

How to Steal a Dog

O'Connor, Barbara

The Trouble with Mark Hopper

Weissman, Elissa Brent

Before Green Gables

Wilson, Budge


Wilson, Jacqueline
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