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Books

Jersey Angel

By: Beth Ann Bauman

It's the summer before senior year and the alluring Angel is ready to have fun. She's not like her best friend, Inggy, who has a steady boyfriend, good grades, and college plans. Angel isn't sure what...

Jersey Tomatoes are the Best

By: Maria Padian

This is a hilarious and heartbreaking story of two teen girls and the summer when everything changes for them. Both Henry and Eva are New Jersey natives and excellent athletes: Henry's a master on the...

Joshua Dread

By: Lee Bacon

For Joshua Dread, middle school is proving to be, well, awkward. Not only do bullies pick on him, but do you see those supervillains over there trying to flood the world? The ones that everyone, including...


Joshua Dread

By: Lee Bacon

The first book in the series! Middle school is tough already—but when your parents are evil supervillains and you’ve just discovered you have powers of your own, life can be a real challenge. ...

Joshua Dread: The Nameless Hero

By: Lee Bacon

The second book in the series! From the moment Joshua Dread receives an invitation to Gyfted & Talented, the mysterious program for kids with superpowers, his plans for a normal summer turn upside...

Joshua Dread: The Nameless Hero

By: Lee Bacon

The second book in the series! From the moment Joshua Dread receives an invitation to Gyfted & Talented, the mysterious program for kids with superpowers, his plans for a normal summer turn upside...


Journey to the End of the World

By: Henning Mankell

Now that he's getting older, Joel Gustafson has a lot to consider. His birthday is next month. He'll be fifteen, and he can't stop thinking about the new liberties that come with being fifteen: he'll be...

Juliet Immortal

By: Stacey Jay

Fans of Maggie Stiefvater's Shiver and Becca Fitzpatrick's Hush will relish this intense paranormal love story featuring Romeo and Juliet, literary history's most tragic couple, who meet again, not as...


Resources

The Jade Notebook

By: Laura Resau

BOOK TALK

Zeeta and her mother have finally found a place they can call home for more than their usual one year stay.  Mazunte, Mexico is a perfect paradise and both of them feel at peace with...

Jane Jones: Worst. Vampire. Ever.

By: Caissie St. Onge

Book Talk
Sexy, blood sucking, sparkling vampires are in. Awkward, blood allergic, average vampires – like teen – Jane Jones are not. After more than 90 years dealing with high school mean girls...

Jasper Jones

By: Craig Silvey

Book Talk
Jasper Jones has just stumbled onto a corpse, who happens to be his secret girlfriend. Jasper, the town bad boy, is sure he will be blamed for Laura’s death. His only hope comes in the...


Jersey Angel

By: Beth Ann Bauman

BOOK TALK
Angel Cassonetti  is beautiful, seventeen, and confident.   Joey, her boyfriend, longs for a more serious relationship, but Angel seems content with just casual sex.   Sexual banter...

Johnny Swanson

By: Eleanor Updale

Book Talk
Bullied by his classmates, Johnny falls for an advertisement that promises to help him—but it ends up being a scam.  When his family’s greedy landlord raises their rent and threatens...

Jump into the Sky

By: Shelley Pearsall

BOOK TALK
It is 1945 and World War II is coming to an end.  Levi Battle leaves the comforts of his Chicago home for the prejudice and racism of the South, in an effort to find his father who he believes...


Junie B., First Grader: Turkeys We Have Loved and Eaten (and Other Thankful Stuff)

By: Barbara Park
illustrated by: Denise Brunkus

BOOK TALK
I am Junie B.  I like Thanksgiving, but I do not like pumpkin pie.  I like the list we are riting writing for Mr. Scary’s class bout the things we are thankful for.  My 2 favorite things...