Juvenile Fiction (J)
Anna Hibiscus

Barkley, Callie     
Amy and the missing puppy
During Spring Break, mystery lover Amy looks for clues to the disappearance of wealthy Ms. Sullivan's Saint Bernard puppy.

Barrows, Annie     
Ivy and Bean
When seven-year-old Bean plays a mean trick on her sister, she finds unexpected support for her antics from Ivy, the new neighbor, who is less boring than Bean first suspected.

Benton, Jim     
Lunch walks among us
Franny K. Stein is a mad scientist who prefers all things spooky and creepy, but when she has trouble making friends at her new school she experiments with fitting in--which works until a monster erupts from the trashcan.

Brown, Jeff     
Flat Stanley
After a bulletin board falls on Stanley while he is sleeping, he finds that being flat has its advantages.

Brown, Monica     
Lola Levine is not mean!
Second-grader Lola has a wonderful family, a great teacher, and the best friend ever, Josh, and they all help her feel better after she is teased and forbidden to play team sports at recess for having accidentally hurt classmate Juan during a soccer game.

Butler, Dori Hillestad     
The haunted library
"When ghost boy Kaz's haunt is torn down and he is separated from his ghost family, he meets a real girl named Claire, who lives above the town library with her parents and her grandmother. Claire has a special ability to see ghosts when other humans cannot and she and Kaz quickly form a friendship."

Chabert, Jack     
The school is alive!
Sam Graves discovers that his elementary school is alive and plotting against the students, and, as hall monitor, it is his job to protect them--but he will need some help from his friends.

Cleary, Beverly     
Beezus and Ramona
Beezus keeps busy following her younger sister around and trying to prevent trouble.

Cronin, Doreen     
The Chicken Squad
When the squirrel Tail comes barreling into the chicken coop ranting about a round, shiny, green, big, scary thing in the yard, Dirt, Sweetie, Poppy, and Sugar investigate this strange object.

Dadey, Debbie     
Trouble at Trident Academy
Mermaids Shelly and Echo are excited to begin third grade at the prestigious Trident Academy, but snooty Pearl, jokester Rocky, brilliant Kiki, grumpy Mr. Fangtooth, and an argument over their first project challenge the best friends. Includes facts about marine plants and animals and words to the Mermaid Tales Song.

DiCamillo, Kate     
Mercy Watson to the rescue
After Mercy the pig snuggles to sleep with the Watsons, all three awaken with the bed teetering on the edge of a big hole in the floor.

Doodler, Todd H     
Super Fly : the world's smallest superhero!
When fourth-grader Eugene, a small and nerdy, mild-mannered housefly, becomes the world's smallest superhero, he takes on Crazy Cockroach and his army of insect baddies.

Duey, Kathleen     
Silence and stone
Kidnapped and confined to a room in a castle before she can develop her flying and magical skills, Alida the faerie patiently plans her escape--with the help of a human boy.

Elliott, Rebecca     
Eva's treetop festival
Having a Bloomtastic Festival at school to celebrate spring is a great idea--but Eva Wingdale, a young owl, discovers that it is also a lot of work, and there is nothing wrong with asking her friends for help.

Farshtey, Greg     
Kai : ninja of fire
Sensei Wu must teach the Ninjago warriors the ancient art of spinjitzu in order to defeat Lord Garmadon, but first the ninjas Kai and Zane must learn how to trust each other in the face of danger.

Griffiths, Andy     
The cat on the mat is flat
A collection of nine humorous stories in rhyme. Suggested level: junior, primary.

Grimes, Nikki     
Make way for Dyamonde Daniel
Spunky third-grader Dyamonde Daniel misses her old neighborhood, but when she befriends a boy named Free, another new student at school, she finally starts to feel at home.

Haas, Jessie     
Bramble and Maggie : horse meets girl
Bramble the horse gets bored giving riding lessons, but regains her enthusiasm when she goes to live with a girl named Maggie.

Hale, Shannon     
The princess in Black
Who says princesses don't wear black? When trouble raises its blue monster head, Princess Magnolia ditches her flouncy dresses and becomes the Princess in Black!

Himmelman, John     
Tales of Bunjitsu Bunny
Although she can throw farther, kick higher, and hit harder than anyone else at school, Isabel, aka Bunjitsu Bunny, never hurts another creature, unless she has to.

Holub, Joan     
Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom
When ten-year-old Zeus is kidnapped, he discovers he can defend himself with a magical thunderbolt.

Jules, Jacqueline     
My family adventure
Sofia, the youngest daughter in a family full of girls, wants to stand out and be noticed, and finds a way to express her individuality through her school portrait.

Kennedy, Marlane     
Earthquake shock
When a sudden earthquake hits during a visit to the skate park, Joey and his friends are trapped on opposite sides of a collapsed overpass and must rescue each other while enduring aftershocks and making their way safely home.

Kirby, Stan     
Captain Awesome to the rescue!
When second-grader Eugene and his family move to a new neighborhood and he starts at a new school, he has a chance to bring out his superhero alter ego, Captain Awesome, to find the kidnapped class hamster.

Koller, Jackie French     
The dragonling collector's edition. The Dragonling, a Dragon in the Family, Dragon Quest Vol. 1
Gathers together the first three of the books in the Dragonling series featuring Darek and Zantor's adventures.

Look, Lenore     
Alvin Ho : allergic to girls, school, and other scary things
A young boy in Concord, Massachusetts, who loves superheroes and comes from a long line of brave Chinese farmer-warriors, wants to make friends, but first he must overcome his fear of everything.

Mass, Wendy     
Archie takes flight
On "Take Your Kid to Work Day, " eight-year-old Archie discovers that his father drives a space taxi that shuttles aliens from one area of the universe to another.

May, Kyla     
Kiki : my stylish life
Kiki and her best friends, Coco and Lulu, all live on Lotus Lane, attend Amber Acres Elementary School, and have their own club, so when a Japanese girl named Mika moves in next door and also chooses fashion design for her art project, Kiki is seriously annoyed.

McMullan, Kate     
Little giant-- big trouble
Wiglaf and his friends are on a mission to rescue Worm, the dragon they have raised from an egg, and are surprised to learn that the captor is not a gang of dragon slayers, but rather a young giantess who wants to keep Worm as her house pet.

Osborne, Mary Pope     
Dinosaurs before dark : 20th anniversary edition
Eight-year-old Jack and his younger sister Annie find a magic treehouse, which whisks them back to an ancient time zone where they see live dinosaurs.

Paris, Harper     
The mystery of the gold coin
Second graders Ethan and Ella are sad about moving away from their hometown to travel the world with their mom, a journalist, and dad, who will home school them, but before they go they have a mystery to solve.

Pennypacker, Sara     
While sorting through difficulties in her friendship with her neighbor Margaret, eight-year-old Clementine gains several unique hairstyles while also helping her father in his efforts to banish pigeons from the front of their apartment building.

Quinn, Jordan     
The lost stone
Eight-year-old Lucas, Prince of Wrenly, is eager to explore and Clara, daughter of the queen's seamstress, knows the kingdom well, so they team up to find a lost jewel and visit all of the land's main attractions as they search.

Roy, Ron     
The absent author
Dink Duncan and his two friends investigate the apparent kidnapping of famous mystery author Wallis Wallace.

Rylant, Cynthia     
In Aunt Lucy's kitchen
While staying with their aunt for a year, three nine-year-old cousins keep busy baking and selling cookies, putting on a poetry and singing performance, and trying to encourage a romance between their aunt and one of their former customers.

Sachar, Louis     
Marvin Redpost : a flying birthday cake?
Two days after Marvin sees a glowing green thing like a flying birthday cake in the night sky, his third-grade class is joined by a mysterious new boy with peculiar behavior.

Scieszka, Jon     
Marco? Polo!
The Time Warp Trio find themselves in a desert in China, and in order to retrieve their magical book from the court of Kublai Khan, they must pose as astrologers and join the caravan of Marco Polo and his father.

Smith, Alex T     
Claude in the city
When Claude, a small, plump dog, and his friend, Sir Bobblysock, visit the city Claude heroically, if accidentally, stops a thief, then, when Sir Bobblysock becomes ill, Claude rushes him to a hospital and is mistaken for a doctor.

Thorpe, Kiki     
In a blink
When four friends are whisked out of their ordinary lives to Never Land, home to fairies and mermaids, Queen Clarion and Tinker Bell have to figure out a way for them to get home.

Thorpe, Kiki     
There goes the neighborhood
Polly Winkler tries to keep her father away from their strange new neighbor and her children.

Viorst, Judith     
Lulu and the brontosaurus
Lulu's parents refuse to give in when she demands a brontosaurus for her birthday and so she sets out to find her own, but while the brontosaurus she finally meets approves of pets, he does not intend to be Lulu's.

Warner, Sally     
EllRay Jakes is not a chicken
Eight-year-old EllRay's father has promised a family trip to Disneyland if EllRay can stay out of trouble for a week, but not defending himself against Jared, the class bully, proves to be a real challenge.

Warner, Gertrude Chandler     
The Boxcar children
Four orphaned children run away and live in a boxcar, until they are found by their grandfather. Includes a biography and photographs of the author.

Wight, Eric     
Frankie Pickle and the closet of doom
Fourth-grader Frankie Piccolini has a vivid imagination when it comes to cleaning his disastrously messy room, but eventually even he decides that it is just too dirty.

Yasuda, Anita     
Beach volleyball is no joke
Instead of trying to learn beach volleyball, Tyler spends a week at camp pulling practical jokes, only to upset his teammates.

  April 2017