SRC 2013: Dig Into Reading!: Fiction Books

Book Recommendations for the 2013 Summer Reading Club

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JJ Fiction - Picture Books

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

Right Here on This Spot

Addy, Sharon

Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs

Andreae, Giles

A Gardener's Alphabet

Azarian, Mary


Machines at Work

Barton, Byron

Elliot Digs for Treasure

Beck, Andrea

Big Old Bones: A Dinosaur Tale

Carrick, Carol

Stuck in the Mud

Clarke, Jane

Job Site

Clement, Nathan

Underground: Finding the Light to Freedom

Evans, Shane

The Treasure Chest

Falda, Dominique


Fleming, Denise

We are Bears

Grooms, Molly

Oh No, George!

Haughton, Chris

Circle Dogs

Henkes, Kevin

What a Treasure!

Hillenbrand, Jane

How Do You Hug a Porcupine?

Isop, Laurie

The Secret Box

Lehman, Barbara

Dig Hole, Soft Mole

Lesser, Carolyn

Potato: A Tale From the Great Depression

Lied, Kate

Uncle Frank's Pit

McElligott, Matthew

If Rocks could Sing: A Discovered Alphabet

McGuirk, Leslie


Wombat Goes Walkabout

Morpurgo, Michael

One Hundred Hungry Ants

Pinczes, Elinor J.

Pirate vs. Pirate: The Terrific Tale of a Big Blustery Maritime Match

Quattlebaum, Mary

Dirt on Their Skirts: The Story of the Young Women Who Won the World Championship

Rappaport, Doreen

Digging to China

Rawlins, Donna


Ray, Mary Lyn

Up Above and Down Below

Redding, Sue

The Runaway Mummy: A Petrifying Parody

Rex, Michael

Good Morning, Digger

Rockwell, Anne F.

My Father's Hands

Ryder, Joanne

Compost Stew: An A to Z Recipe for the Earth

Siddals, Mary McKenna


Dirt Boy

Slangerup, Erik Jon


Spinelli, Eileen

The Book with a Hole

Tullet, Herve


Zimmerman, Andrea Griffing

JJ Early Readers

Identified by ER on the spine and shelved alphabetically by author's last name in the Early Readers section.

Clifford the Big Red Dog: The Stormy Day Rescue

Bridwell, Norman

Digger Pig and the Turnip

Cohen, Caron Lee

Willy the Worm

Jones, Christianne C.

Messy Bessey's Garden

McKissack, Pat

The Digging-est Dog

Perkins, Al


Simon, Charnan

A Brand-New Day! with Mouse and Mole

Yee, Wong Herbert

Want more Mouse and Mole books?

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).

Cam Jansen: The Mystery of the Dinosaur Bones

Adler, David

Secrets in the Hills: A Josefina Mystery

American Girl

Cave of the Dark Wind: A Never Land Book

Barry, Dave

The City of Ember

DuPrau, Jeanne

Uncover the truth in the City of Ember series!

The Dirt Eaters

Foon, Dennis

4 1/2 Friends and the Secret Cave

Friedrich, Joachim


Gordon, Roderick

Dig deeper with the Highfield Mole series!

11,000 Years Lost

Griffin, Peni R.


Jacques, Brian

The Stolen Bones

Keene, Carolyn

Like this book? Try The Quest of the Missing Map!


Kibuishi, Kazu

(Located in J Graphic Novel, shelved by title)

The Discovery

Korman, Gordon

The treasure hunt continues in the Dive series!

Alex and the Ironic Gentleman

Kress, Adrienne

Theodosia and the Staff of Osiris

LaFevers, R. L.

Don't miss her first adventure: Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos!

The 5,000-Year-Old Puzzle

Logan, Claudia

Marty McGuire Digs Worms

Messner, Kate

Inside the Shadow City

Miller, Kirsten

The Irregulars return in The Empress's Tomb!

The Mummy Snatcher of Memphis

Narayan, Natasha

The Treasure of Bessledorf Hill

Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds

Jake Ransom and the Skull King's Shadow

Rollins, James


Sachar, Louis

Like this book? Don't miss Stanley Yelnats' Survival Guide to Camp Green Lake!

Your Mother was a Neanderthal

Scieszka, Jon

Want more Time Warp Trio? Try The Not-So-Jolly Roger!

Seldovia Sam and the Very Large Clam

Springer, Susan Woodward

The Phantom of the Subway

Stilton, Geronimo

Leepike Ridge

Wilson, Nathan D.

Into the Volcano

Wood, Don

(Located in J Graphic Novel, shelved by title)


Yager, Fred

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