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J WARELLRAY 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.
Sally Warner
J CLERAMONA QUIMBY, AGE 8
The adventures of the Quimby family as Ramona enters the third grade.
Beverly Cleary
J PENCLEMENTINE
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.
Sara Pennypacker
J HENMISTY OF CHINCOTEAGUE
Paul and his sister Maureen's determination to own a pony from the herd on Chincoteague Island, Virginia, is greatly increased when the Phantom and her colt are among the ponies rounded up for the yearly auction.
Marguerite Henry
J CLEFRINDLE
When he decides to turn his fifth grade teacher's love of the dictionary around on her, clever Nick Allen invents a new word and begins a chain of events that quickly moves beyond his control.
Andrew Clements
J DICBECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE
Ten-year-old India Opal Buloni describes her first summer in the town of Naomi, Florida, and all the good things that happen to her because of her big ugly dog Winn-Dixie.
Kate DiCamillo
J LLOA SNICKER OF MAGIC
The Pickles are new to Midnight Gulch, Tennessee, a town which legend says was once magic--but Felicity is convinced the magic is still there, and with the help of her new friend Jonah the Beedle she hopes to bring the magic back.
Natalie Lloyd
J 629.454 FLOMOONSHOT : The Flight of Apollo 11
An illustrated account of the flight of Apollo 11 in 1969, the first manned mission to land on the moon.
Brian Floca
J 601.2 ZUC2030 : A Day in the Life of Tomorrow's Kids
Examines trends and scientific and technological research to speculate what a typical day will be like for a child living in the year 2030.
Amy Zuckerman
J ALLGILDA JOYCE, PSYCHIC INVESTIGATOR
During the summer before ninth grade, intrepid Gilda Joyce invites herself to the San Francisco mansion of distant cousin Lester Splinter and his thirteen-year-old daughter, where she uses her purported psychic abilities and detective skills to solve themystery of the mansion's boarded-up tower.
Jennifer Allison
J DAHCHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
Each of five children lucky enough to discover an entry ticket into Mr. Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory takes advantage of the situation in his own way.
Roald Dahl
J AVIPOPPY
Poppy, a deer mouse, urges her family to move next to a field of corn big enough to feed them all forever, but Mr. Ocax, a terrifying owl, has other ideas.
Avi
J CRECASTLE CORONA
Two orphaned peasant children discover a mysterious pouch, the contents of which lead them to the majestic Castle Corona, where their lives may be transformed forever.
Sharon Creech
J COWHOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON
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.
Cressida Cowell
J MCKA SONG FOR HARLEM
In the summer of 1928, Lilly Belle Turner of Smyrna, Tennessee, participates in a young author's writing program, taught by Zora Neale Hurston and hosted by A'Lelia Walker in her Harlem teahouse at the height of the Harlem Renaissance.
Patricia C. McKissack
J SCIKNIGHTS OF THE KITCHEN TABLE
When Joe, Fred, and Sam are sent back in time by a magic book, they find themselves face-to-face with giants, dragons, wizards, and the Knights of the Round Table.
Volume 1 of the Time Warp Trio
Jon Scieszka
J KESTHE TAIL OF EMILY WINDSNAP
After finally convincing her mother that she should take swimming lessons, twelve-year-old Emily discovers a terrible and wonderful secret about herself that opens up a whole new world.
Liz Kessler
J SELTHE INVENTION OF HUGO CABRET
When twelve-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.
Brian Selznick
J ATWMR. POPPER'S PENGUINS
The unexpected delivery of a large crate containing an Antarctic penguin changes the life and fortunes of Mr. Popper, a house painter obsessed by dreams of the Polar regions.
Richard and Florence Atwater
J ESTTHE HUNDRED DRESSES
In winning a medal she is no longer there to receive, a tight-lipped little Polish girl teaches her classmates a lesson. Includes a note from the author's daughter, Helena Estes.
Eleanor Estes
J MACWHITE FUR FLYING
A sad and silent nine-year-old boy finds his voice when he moves next to a family that rescues dogs.
Patricia MacLachlan
J GIDA TALE DARK & GRIMM
Follows Hansel and Gretel as they walk out of their own story and into eight more tales, encountering such wicked creatures as witches, along with kindly strangers and other helpful folk. Based in part on the Grimms' fairy tales Faithful Johannes, Hansel and Gretel, The seven ravens, Brother and sister, The robber bridegroom, and The devil and his three golden hairs.
Adam Gidwitz
J HOWBUNNICULA : A Rabbit Tale of Mystery
Though scoffed at by Harold the dog, Chester the cat tries to warn his human family that their foundling baby bunny must be a vampire.
Deborah and James Howe
J SPIJAKE AND LILY
Jake and Lily are twins and have always felt the same--like two halves of one person--but the year they turn eleven and Jake begins hanging out with Bump Stubbins, everything changes.
Jerry Spinelli