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Jack: The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk

By: Liesl Shurtliff

Fans of The Land of Stories and Ella Enchanted will give a GIANT cheer for this funny fairytale retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk!All his life, Jack has longed for an adventure, so when giants turn up...

Jackie Robinson and the Story of All Black Baseball

By: Jim O'Connor

Illus. in full color with black-and-white photos. "Covers not only the story of Robinson's prowess and his problems as the first black man to play in the major leagues, but also the story of the rise...

Jackson Jones and the Curse of the Outlaw Rose

By: Mary Quattlebaum

JACKSON JONES CAN’T get away from roses. First his mother got him a plot at Rooter’s, a community garden where Jackson planted a rosebush of thorns and no blooms. Now Mr. K., a fellow gardener,...

Jackson Jones and the Puddle of Thorns

By: Mary Quattlebaum

Nothing but a big mess of trouble and weeds..That's what Jackson Jones thinks of the garden plot his mother gives him for his tenth birthday. What happened to the basketball he's hoped and prayed for all...

Jacob's Rescue

By: Malka Drucker and Michael Halperin

Once Jacob Gutgeld lived with his family in a beautiful house in Warsaw, Poland. He went to school and played hide-and-seek in the woods with his friends. But everything changed the day the Nazi soldiers...


By: Audrey Couloumbis

"I'm old enough to stay home alone, you know."Mom said, "Not a chance. Who's going to lug the loot ba—" and the locks on the door sprung open. I opened the door and unloaded the cart. It took five...

James and the Giant Peach

By: Roald Dahl
illustrated by: Quentin Blake

Roald Dahl's children's classic will be rediscovered with wonder and delight in this handsome gift edition with all-new black-and-white illustrations by Caldecott Honor Book artist Lane Smith (who also...


Lawn Mower Magic


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

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...

Alberic the Wise and Other Journeys

By: Norton Juster
illustrated by: Domenico Gnoli

With rich language to wrap your thoughts around, these three short stories read more like cautionary tales. Discover what changes an average man into an honored wise man. After listening...