|J Babb – Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
The Tuck family is confronted with an agonizing situation when they discover that a 10 year-old girl and a malicious stranger now share their secret about a spring whose water prevents one from ever growing any older.
J Bacc – Ulysses Moore: The Door to Time
by Baccalario Pierdomenico
After moving from London to an old mansion on the English coast, 11 year-old twins Jason and Julia discover that their new home has twisting tunnels, strange artifacts from around the world, and a mysterious, locked door.
J Bird – The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy
by Jeanne Birdsall
While vacationing with their widowed father in the Berkshire Mountains, four lovable sisters, ages 4 - 12, share adventures with a local boy, much to the dismay of his snobbish mother.
J Buck (Series) – Sisters Grimm: The Fairy-Tale Detectives by Michael Buckley
Orphans Sabrina and Daphne Grimm are sent to live with an eccentric grandmother that they have always believed to be dead.
J Cabo – Allie Finkle’s Rules for Girls: Moving Day
by Meg Cabot
9 year-old Allie Finkle has rules for everything and is even writing her own rule book, but her world is turned upside-down when she learns that her family is moving across town, which will mean a new house, school, best friend, and plenty of new rules.
J Covi – Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher: Dragons are a Boy’s Best Friend by Bruce Coville
Small for his age but artistically talented, 12 year-old Jeremy Thatcher unknowingly buys a dragon’s egg.
J Cowe – How to Train Your Dragon
by Cressida Cowell
Chronicles the adventures and misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third as he tries to pass the important initiation test of his Viking clan, the Tribe of the Hairy Hooligans, by catching and training a dragon.
J Dahl – Matilda by Roald Dahl
Matilda applies her untapped mental powers to rid the school of the evil, child-hating headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, and restore her nice teacher, Miss Honey, to financial security.
J DiCa – The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
The adventures of Despereaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents, the princess that he loves, the servant girl who longs to be a princess and a devious rat determined to bring them all to ruin.
J Funk – The Thief Lord by Cornelia Caroline Funke
Orphaned brothers Prosper and Bo, having run away from their cruel aunt and uncle, decide to hide out in Venice where they fall in with the Thief Lord, a thirteen-year-old boy who leads a crime ring of street children.
J Grif – Vampire Island by Adele Griffin
Siblings Maddy, Lexie, and Hudson Livingstone, who are vampire-fruit bat hybrids, struggle to adjust to living as humans in New York City while maintaining their individual vampire strengths.
J Gutm – The Million Dollar Putt by Dan Gutman
Assisted by his neighbor, Birdie, blind 13 year-old Ed “Bogie” Bogard will win one million dollars if he can sink a ten-foot putt in Hawaii’s fifth annual Angus Killick Memorial Tournament.
J Kess – Philippa Fisher’s Fairy Godsister
by Liz Kessler
Philippa Fisher is just your average 11 year old. But that changes when Daisy, her fairy godsister, enters her life.
J Kinn – Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffley’s Journal by Jeff Kinney
Greg records his 6th grade experiences in a middle school where he and his best friend, Rowley, undersized weaklings amid boys who need to shave twice daily, hope just to survive, but when Rowley grows more popular, Greg must take drastic measures to save their friendship.
J Levi – Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
In this novel based on the story of Cinderella, Ella struggles against the childhood curse that forces her to obey any order given to her.
J Lin – Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
by Grace Lin
Minli, an adventurous girl from a poor village, buys a magical goldfish, and then joins a dragon that cannot fly on a quest to find the Old Man of the Moon in hopes of bringing life to Fruitless Mountain and freshness to Jade River.
Mari - Neil Armstrong is my Uncle & Other Lies Muscle Man McGinty Told Me by Nan Marino
Centered on a neighborhood game of kickball, Tamara sets about revealing what a wormy runt “Muscle Man McGinty” really is. Of course, it would be a lot easier if her best friend Kebsie Grobser were there to help…
J Moul – Something Wickedly Weird: The Wooden Mile by Chris Mould
11 year-old Stanley Buggle, happily anticipating a long summer vacation in the house he inherits from his great-uncle, discovers, soon after arriving in the seemingly peaceful village of Crampton Rock, that along with the house he has also inherited some sinister neighbors, a talking stuffed fish, and a host of other mysteries.
J Nimm – Midnight for Charlie Bone by Jenny Nimmo
Charlie Bone’s life with his widowed mother and two grandmothers undergoes a dramatic change when he discovers that he can hear people in photographs talking.
J Rior (Series) – 39 Clues: The Maze of Bones
by Rick Riordan
What would happen if you discovered that your family was one of the most powerful in history and the source of your family’s power was hidden around the world, in the form of 39 clues? What if you were given a choice – take a million dollars and walk away or get the first clue? If you’re Amy and Dan Cahill, you take the clue – and begin a very dangerous race.
J Rodg – Freaky Friday by Mary Rodgers
A 13 year-old girl gains a much more sympathetic understanding of her relationship with her mother when she has to spend a day in her mother’s body.
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J Schol – The Night Fairy by Laura Amy Schlitz
When Flory the night fairy’s wings are accidentally broken and she cannot fly, she has to learn to do everything differently.
J Selz – The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
When 12 year-old Hugo, an orphan living and repairing clocks within the walls of a Paris train station in 1931, meets a mysterious toyseller and his goddaughter, his undercover life and his biggest secret are jeopardized.
J Slad (Graphic Novel) – Korgi by Christian Slade
A woodland fantasy about a young girl, Ivy, and her Korgi cub, Sprout, and their amazing adventures in Korgi Hollow.
J Week – Oggie Cooder by Sarah Weeks
Quirky 4th grader Oggie Cooder goes from being shunned to everyone’s best friend when his ability to chew cheese into the shapes of states wins him a slot on a popular TV show, but he soon learns the perils of being a celebrity-and having a neighbor girl as his manager.
J Wile – Love, Ruby Lavender by Deborah Wiles
When her quirky grandmother goes to Hawaii for the summer, 9 year-old Ruby learns to survive on her own in Mississippi by writing letters, befriending chickens and the new girl in town, and coping with her grandfather’s death.
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