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Article in Juvenile Fiction

A printable version of this booklist is available in Word format here

Notable New Titles

J Anna, Holly Daisy Dreamer and the Totally True Imaginary Friend

Daisy and her best friends Lily and Jasmine love to write stories, draw, and invent games together. One day, much to their amazement, their doodle of an imaginary friend, Posey, comes to life as a living magical friend! Daisy happily learns that everything she has imagined is real. This is the first book in a series.

J Charman, Katrina Last Firehawk: The Ember Stone

Tag wants nothing more than to join the Owls of Valor, the great fighting force of Perodia! But when Tag and his best friend Skyla the squirrel discover a baby firehawk, they learn there’s another way to help protect their country which is under attack from an evil shadow. This book is the first in a series.

J Citro, Asia Zoey and Sassafras: Dragons and Marshmallows

Zoey and her assistant, a cat named Sassafras, must use science to help injured magical animals that come to their backyard barn for help. When a sick baby dragon appears, it’s up to Zoey and Sassafras to figure out what’s wrong. Will they be able to help little Marshmallow before it’s too late? This book is the first in a series.

J Florence, Debbie Michiko Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen

Eight-year-old Jasmine Toguchi wants to go first, to be perfect, to be awesome. When her older sister seems to do everything first or her friends seem more talented than she is, Jasmine thinks up a way to come out on top and makes a plan to get there….but will her happy ending really fit in with her Japanese traditions, her family, and her school? This book is the first in a series.

J Funke, Cornelia Lilly and Fin: A Mermaid's Tale

Lilly and Fin are fearless merpups (mermaid children) who love to sneak away from their undersea village to explore caves. One day they are pursued by odious two-legs (humans) who want to add them to their bottled collection of sea creatures. Will Lilly and Fin unknowingly end up in a real-life kraken’s cave?

J Lyons, Kelly Class Act

Thrilled to be nominated as a candidate for class president, Jada begins to wonder who she can trust when rumors about her fear of public speaking challenge her campaign. And the pressure to make promises she can't keep only adds to her growing list of problems. This is part of the Jada Jones series.

J Marciano, John Bemelmans Witches of Benevento: Mischief Season

In a city full of sprites and witches, Janara make the worst enemies - they have dozens of tricks to play on you and will love doing it! When Rosa makes the Janara angry by blaming all her own mischief on them, these imps take their own brand of trouble to her! Can her twin Emilio and their friends find a way to stop these sprites and bring Mischief Season to an end?

Old Favorites

Most of these authors have written other wonderful books.

J PB Atinuke Anna Hibiscus

Anna Hibisdcus lives in Africa with her parents and her baby brothers Double and Trouble.

J Auch, Mary Jane I Was A Third Grade Science Project

When Brian and Josh try to hypnotize Brain's dog, Josh starts behaving strangely.

J Bang-Cambpell, Monika Little Rat Makes Music

Little Rat loves the violin but hates to practice.

J PB Benton, Jim Franny K. Stein series.

J J Bruel, Nick Bad Kitty Gets a Bath

Can you give a cat a real bath?

J Byars, Betsy Cat Diaries

On the third full moon of the year, cats get together to share diaries.

J Byars, Betsy Little Horse on His Own

Little Horse faces various dangers to return homje.

J Cameron, Ann Spunky Tells All

Spunky the dog would be happy to share all of his secrets, if only his human family spoke his language.

J Carris, Joan Davenport Welcome to the Bed and Biscuit

Several animals help with chores at the Bed and Biscuit, a friendly animal shelter.

J Catling, Patrick The Chocolate Touch

Everything Joan Midas touches turns to chocolate?

J Christian, Mary Blount Sebastian (Super Sleuth) series.

J Cleary, Beverly Beezus and Ramona

The adventures of Ramona Quimby begin with this book.

J Clifford, Eth Flatfoot Fox series.

J Conford, Ellen Jenny Archer series.

J Cooper, Ilene Lucy on the Loose

When his beagle Lucy runs off, Bobby must overcome his shyness to find her.

J Cooper, Susan Magician's Boy

A boy working for a magician must find a missing Saint George puppet.

J Coville, Bruce Moongobble and Me series.

J Cronin, Doreen Trouble With Chickens

A former search-and-rescue dog helps solve a comkplicated missing chicken case.

J Cuyler, Margery Weird Wolf

Harry's a werewolf?

J Delton, Judy Pee Wee Scouts series.

J DiCamillo, Kate Bink & Gollie

Bink and Gollie are complete opposites, but best friends.

J DiCamillo, Kate Mercy Watson series.

J Edwards, Michelle Stinky Stern Forever

Pa Lia and her classmates share memories of Stinky Stern.

J Erickson, Russell Warton and Morton series.

J Etra, Jonathan Aliens For Breakfast

Richard finds an alien in his cereal!

J Fine, Anne Diary of a Killer Cat

A cat defends himself against accusatins of terrifying other animals.

J Fleischman, Paul Dunderheads

When Miss Breakbone confiscates Junkyard's stuffed rabbit, the kids in the class are determined to get it back.

J Fleischman, Sid McBroom series.

J PB Giff, Patricia Kids of the Polk Street School series.

J Greene, Stephanie Owen Foote series.

J Greenwald, Sheila Rosy Cole series.

Lola reads story books to her new baby brother.

J Haas, Jessie Birthday Pony

Can Jane and the independent pony Popcorn become riding partners?

J Haddix, Margaret Say What?

Sukie and her brothers are puzzled when their parents begin saying the wrong thing every time they misbehave.

J Hannigan, Katherine Emmaline and the Bunny

Everyone and everything in the town of Neatasapin is tidy except Emmaline.

J PB Harper, Charise Fashion Kitty series.

J Harper, Jessica I Barfed on Mrs. Kenly

Cleo is carsick on her way toa birthday swimming party.

J Harper, Jessica Uh-Oh Cleo

Cleo needs stitches after getting a cut on her head.

J Hesse, Karen Lavender Codie has some worries when her favorite aunt is expecting a baby.

J Howe, James Pinky and Rex series.

J Hurwitz, Johanna Peewee's Tale

A young guinea pig learns to survive with help frolm a squirrel.

J Jonell, Lynne Hamster Magic

When the Willow family move, their hamstger grants wishes.

J Kerrin, Jessica Martin Bridge series.

King-Smith, Dick Clever Lollipop

Lady Lollipop is the clever pet pig of a princess. The story begins with Lady Lollipop

J Kline, Suzy Horrible Harry series and Song Lee series.

J Krensky, Stephen Louise, Soccer Star?

Louise feels overshadowed by atalented new player.

J Lagercrantz, Rose My Happy Life

Dani can't sleep the night before school starts. Will she like iX? Then at school, she meets Ella and the possibilities are endless.

J PB Landon, Lucinda Solve-It-Yourself Mystery series with Meg Mackintosh.

J PB Larry, H. I. Poison Island

Meet Zac Power, a kid who comes from a family of spies.

J Le Guin, Ursula Jane On Her Own: a Catwings Tale

This is another story of cats with wings.

J Levy, Elizabeth Frankenstein Moved In On the Fourth Floor

Has Frankenstein moved in next door?

J Lin, Grace Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same

Ling and Ting are identical twins, but time and again they prove to be different.

J Lowry, Lois Gooney Bird Greene

Gooney Bird Greene shares incredible stories with her classmates.

J MacLachlan, Patricia Boxcar Children Beginning

This book is a prequel to the Boxcar Children series.

J McKay, Hilary Lulu and the Duck in the Park

Lulu loves every sort of animal and tries to convince her teacher that their class guinea pig needs a pig companion.

J McKissack, Patricia Tippy Lemmey

Leanne and her friends are afraid of a neighborhood dog.

J Miller, Sara Three Stories to Read to Your Cat

Your cat will enjoy these stories.

J Orr, Wendy The Ark in the Park

Sophie lives near a very special pet store.

J Orr, Wendy Lost, a Dog Called Bear

When Logan's dog runs away, a girl who longs for a dog of her own, finds him.

J PB Paulsen, Gary Culpepper Adventures series.

J PB Peterson, John The Littles series.

J Quackenbush, Robert Miss Mallard Mystery series.

J Rylant, Cynthia The Lighthouse Family series.

J Sachar, Louis Marvin Redpost series.

J Scieszka, Jon Time Warp Trio

Toni has her first horse show.

J Simon, Jo Ann Star

Toni has her first horse show.

J Smith, Janice Lee Adam Joshua series.

J Speck, Katie Maybelle in the Soup

Maybelle the cockroach falls in the soup at a very important dinner party.

J Stadler, Alexander Trash Crisis on Earth

Julian Rodriguez, an extra-terrestrial genius, is trapped in the body of an eight-year-old human boy.

J Stern, A. J. Frankly Frannie

Frannie is ready for a job and office supplies -- even though she's just a kid.

J Vernon, Ursula Dragonbreath

Danny Dragonbreath can't get the knack of breathing fire.

J Viorst, Judith Lulu and the Brontosaurus

When Lulu demands a brontosaurus for her birthday, her parents refuse, so she sets out to find one.

J Voake, Steve Hooey Higgins and the Shark

Brothers Hooey and Twig hope to fund the purchase of the enormous chocolate egg on display at the sweetshop.

J Weeks, Sarah Mac & Cheese

Two cats are as different as night and day, but they're best friends.

J Wight, Eric Frankie Pickle series.

Two cats are as different as night and day, but they're best friends.