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Books

Like Jake and Me

By: Mavis Jukes

In this Newbery Honor—winning story from 1984, a new family builds a relationship as a stepfather and stepson celebrate their differences and take heart in their similarities.

Lemonade in Winter

By: Emily Jenkins
illustrated by: G. Brian Karas

A lemonade stand in winter? Yes, that's exactly what Pauline and John-John intend to have, selling lemonade and limeade--and also lemon-limeade. With a catchy refrain (Lemon lemon LIME, Lemon LIMEADE!...

Hamster Magic

By: Lynne Jonell
illustrated by: Brandon Dorman

From Lynne Jonell, the popular author of Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat, comes a high-spirited story of mixed-up magic and wishes gone awry.Celia Willow is the baby of the family and she's sick...


Oh, Brother! (Disney/Pixar Brave)

By: Apple Jordan
illustrated by: RH Disney

Pixar Animation Studio's 13th animated feature film, Disney/Pixar Brave is an epic adventure set in the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland. Determined to carve her own path in life, a skilled...

Saving Maddie

By: Varian Johnson

Joshua Wynn is a preacher’s son and a “good boy” who always does the right thing. Until Maddie comes back to town. Maddie is the daughter of the former associate pastor of Joshua’s...

Would You

By: Marthe Jocelyn

WOULD YOU RATHER know what’s going to happen or not know?A summer night. A Saturday. For Natalie’s amazing older sister, Claire, this summer is fantastic, because she’s zooming off to...


Lawn Mower Magic

By: Lynne Jonell
illustrated by: Brandon Dorman

With a POP! and a puff of smoke, the Willows' lawn mower calls it quits. A new mower will cost their parents a lot of money, money Derek had hoped to borrow for a train ticket to visit a friend. Luckily...

The Opposite of Hallelujah

By: Anna Jarzab

A riveting depiction of sisterhood, as one sibling's return home unleashes lies, a secret long buried, and emotional upheaval.Caro Mitchell considers herself an only child--and she likes it that way. After...

The New Kid

By: Mavis Jukes

Newbery Honor Award-winning author Mavis Jukes is back with a lovable new character named Carson. His father moves him to a new town in Northern California, where he'll be the new kid in class—friendless...


Resources

All Unquiet Things

By: Anna Jarzab

BOOK TALK
Neily suffers from terrible nightmares since the night he discovered Carly's dead body on the bridge. Carly believed herself to be invincible, until the night she left a frantic call for...

The Opposite of Hallelujah

By: Anna Jarzab

BOOK TALK
Eleven years separate Caro Mitchell and her older sister, but really, Hannah might as well be dead. Caro even claimed she was back in grade school. It was too embarrassing to tell people...

Would You

By: Marthe Jocelyn

BOOK TALK
 
Natalie and her friends love to play would you . . .: Would you rather lose all your hair or all your teeth? Would you rather have your father sing in the supermarket or your...


Lawn Mower Magic

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BOOK TALK
When Derek receives a birthday party invitation from his old friend, he decides he just has to go.  The only problem?  Coming up with enough money to buy a train ticket, knowing his dad...

The New Kid

By: Mavis Jukes

BOOK TALK
 
Being the new kid is never easy. Being the new kid when you have to move away from the grandparents you love is even harder.  Being the new kid whose lunch goes missing and...