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Children’s Fiction (J)

Author Title Call Number
A series of cryptic boxes leads Leo to hidden floors, strange puzzles, and unexpected alliances at the extraordinary Whippet Hotel. (261 pp.)
J Carman
ChickThe Secret Zoo
Noah uncovers a secret behind the walls of the Clarksville City Zoo—a secret that must be protected at all costs. (295 pp.)
J Chick
CovilleJeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher
Jeremy unknowingly buys a dragon's egg. (151 pp.)
J Coville
Matilda applies her untapped mental powers to rid her school of the evil, child-hating headmistress. (240 pp.)
J Dahl
DiTerlizziThe Field Guide
The Grace children discover a field guide to fairies and other creatures and begin to have unusual experiences. (107 pp.)
J DiTerlizzi
EpsteinThe Familiars
An alley cat named Aldwyn must help save the kingdom after an evil queen kidnaps Aldwyn's master and two other wizards. (360 pp.)
J Epstein
GeorgeTuesdays at the Castle
Princess Celie must use her knowledge of Castle Glower's ever-changing rooms and passageways to save the kingdom. (228 pp.)
J George
On her thirteenth birthday, Mibs discovers her unique magical power...just as her father is injured in a terrible accident. (342 pp.)
J Law
When Rose's parents go away, leaving her in charge of the family's magical bakery, things go awry. (374 pp.)
J Littlewood
MaguireSeven Spiders Spinning
Seven prehistoric spiders bring excitement to rural Vermont and briefly unite two rival clubs at a local elementary school. (132 pp.)
J Maguire
NimmoMidnight for Charlie Bone
Charlie Bone's life changes when he discovers that he can hear people in photographs talking. (401 pp.)
J Nimmo
PrineasThe Magic Thief
A young thief is drawn into a life of magic and adventure after picking a powerful wizard's pocket. (419 pp.)
J Prineas

Junior High Fiction (Y)

Author Title Call Number
CarmanThe Dark Hills Divide
When she finds the key to a secret passageway, Alexa can finally explore the mysterious lands that lie beyond her walled city. (253 pp.)
Y Carman
DivakaruniThe Conch Bearer
A healer invites Anand to join him on a quest to return a magical conch to its rightful home in the Himalayan mountains. (265 pp.)
Y Divakaruni
DuaneSo You Want to Be a Wizard
Nita finds a book on wizardry, guiding her into another dimension. (323 pp.)
Y Duane
Alfonso, who has the power of "wakeful sleeping," sets out on a mission to save his kingdom from destruction. (506 pp.)
Y Halpern
LaFeversTheodosia and the Serpents of Chaos
Theodosia encounters two secret societies, one sworn to protect the world from ancient Egyptian magic and one planning to bring chaos to the world. (343 pp.)
Y LaFevers
PierceSandry's Book
Four misfits become friends as they learn to use their magical abilities. (252 pp.)
Y Pierce
Dark forces entwine the fortunes of a boy destined to become a wizard and a girl who is secretly a princess. (564 pp.)
Y Sage
StephensThe Emerald Atlas
Kate, Michael, and Emma learn that they have special powers and a fearsome enemy. (417 pp.)
Y Stephens
StewartThe Mysterious Benedict Society
Four children are selected for a secret mission at the sinister Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened. (485 pp.)
Y Stewart
WexlerThe Forbidden Library
When her father is lost at sea, Alice goes to live with an "uncle" with a mysterious library that holds much more than books. (373 pp.)
Y Wexler
WredeDealing with Dragons
Bored with palace life, a princess goes to live with a group of dragons and is drawn into a fight against some evil wizards. (212 pp.)
Y Wrede

Last Updated: 7/15


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