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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...

Jake

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...


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Jackson Jones and the Puddle of Thorns

By: Mary Quattlebaum

ABOUT THIS BOOK
Meet basketball-loving entrepreneur Jackson Jones, whose tenth birthday and unexpected green thumb bring him disappointment, frustration, and even more negative attention from neighborhood...

Jake

By: Audrey Couloumbis

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Jennifer L. Holm Author Study Kit

By: Jenni Holm;

Believe in the possible . . . with this "warm, witty, and wise" novel from New York Times bestseller, three-time Newbery Honor winner Jennifer L. Holm
 
Galileo. Newton. Salk. Oppenheimer.
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Jennifer L. Holm Educator Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Jenni Holm
Guide prepared by: Susan Geye, Director of Library Services, Everman ISD, Texas

Believe in the possible . . . with this "warm, witty, and wise" novel from New York Times bestseller, three-time Newbery Honor winner Jennifer L. Holm
 
Galileo. Newton. Salk. Oppenheimer.
...

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Johnny Swanson

By: Eleanor Updale

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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

It's May 5, 1945. Carrying nothing but a suitcase and a bag of his aunt's good fried chicken, 13-year-old Levi Battle heads south to a U.S. Army post in search of his father—a lieutenant in an elite...

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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...