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J Fic  Alter, Stephen. The Phantom Isles (gr. 4-6)
Three friends and the librarian in a Massachusetts town must help each other to free the ghosts that have been imprisoned in books by a professor on a fantastical island many years ago.

J Fic  Anderson, Jodi Lynn. May Bird: And the Ever After  (gr. 4-6) Bk. 1
Lonely and shy, ten-year-old May Ellen Bird has no idea what awaits her when she falls into the lake and enters The Ever After, home of ghosts and the Bogeyman.

J Fic Bath, K.P Escape From Castle Cant (gr. 4-6) Sequel to The Secret of Castle Cant
Having escaped from Castle Cant during the Chewing Gum Rebellion, Lucy and Pauline try to elude their pursuers, and one of the girls discovers a surprising truth about her parentage.

J Fic Bell, Ted. Nick of Time (gr. 4-6)
Nick McIver is no ordinary boy, fighting pirates, beating Nazis at their own game, and traveling through time.

J Fic Buckley, Michael. The Fairy-Tale Detectives: The Sisters Grimm Bk. 1 (gr. 4-6)
Orphans Sabrina and Daphne Grimm are sent to live with an eccentric grandmother that they have always believed to be dead. Part of  the Sisters Grimm Series.  Look for other titles in this series.

J Fic Carman, Patrick. Into the Mist. Bk. 1 (gr. 4-6)
Captain Roland Warvold tells Alexa and Yipes about the adventures he shared with his brother Thomas in Elyon, before the wall went up and divided the world in two. Bk. 2: Beyond the Valley of Thorns

J Fic Catanese, P.W. Happenstance Found (gr. 4-6) Bk. 1 in the Series, The Book of Umber
A boy awakens, blindfolded, with no memory of even his name, but soon meets Lord Umber, an adventurer and inventor, who calls him Happenstance and tells him that he has a very important destiny- and a powerful enemy.

J Fic Colfer, Eoin. Artemis Fowl: The Time paradox. Bk. 6 (gr. 4-7)
Artemis’s mother has contracted a deadly disease-and the only cure lies in the brain fluid of African lemurs. Unfortunately, Artemis himself was responsible for making the lemurs extinct five years ago. Now he must enlist the aid of his fairy friends to travel back in time and save them.

J Fic Drake, Salamanda. Dragonsdale (gr. 4-7)
Cara yearns to ride her beloved Skydancer, a rare Goldenbrow dragon, but her father refuses to permit her to fly and she must be content with cleaning out the stalls and helping raise young dragons at the famed training farm known as Dragonsdale.

J Fic Funke, Cornelia. Igraine the Brave (gr. 4-6)
The daughter of two magicians, twelve-year-old Igraine wants nothing more than to be a knight, and when their castle is attacked by a treacherous neighbor bent on stealing their singing magic books, Igraine has an opportunity to demonstrate her bravery.

J Fic George, Jessica. Dragon Flight (gr. 4-6) Bk. 2
Young seamstress Creel finds herself strategizing with the dragon king Shardas once again when a renegade dragon in a distant country launches a war against their country, bringing an entire army of dragons into the mix.

J Fic> George, Jessica. Dragon Slippers (gr. 4-6)
Orphaned after a fever epidemic, Creel befriends a dragon and unknowingly inherits an object that can either save or destroy her kingdom.

J Fic Helgerson, Joseph. Horns and Slippers (gr. 4-6)
Along a magic-saturated stretch of the Mississippi River near Blue Wing, Minnesota, 12  year old Claire and her bullying cousin Duke are drawn into an adventure involving Bodacious Deepthink the Great Rock Troll, a helpful fairy, and a group of trolls searching for their fathers.

J Fic> Hunter, Erin. The Quest Begins: Seekers Bk. 1 (gr. 4-6)
Three young bears of different species-one black, one polar, and one grizzly-travel on a perilous  quest to the Northern Lights, escorting a shape-shifting grizzly cub whose destiny will affect them all. Book 2: Great Bear Lake

J Fic Johnston, Tony. The Spoon in the Bathroom Wall (gr. 4-6)
Living in the boiler room of the school where her father is janitor seems normal to fourth grader Martha Snapdragon, until she has experiences with an evil principal, the class bully, and a mysterious giant spoon, all reminiscent of the Arthurian legends.

J Fic Lasky, Kathryn. Exile (gr. 4-6)
When the Band is exiled, old friends, loyal family and allies devise a plan to free young king Coryn and the tree from the hold of Stridge, a former dragon owl from the Middle Kingdom beyond the unnamed Sea.

J Fic Mebus, Michael. Gods of Manhattan (gr. 4-6)
Thirteen-year-old Rory discovers a spirit world that thrives alongside his contemporary New York City, filled with fantastical creatures, and people from the city’s colorful past who have become gods and goddesses, and who have chosen Rory to perform a dangerous mission.

J Fic McCaughrean, Geraldine. Peter Pan in Scarlet (gr. 4-6)
In the 1930’s, all is not well. Nightmares are leaking out of Neverland. Fearing for Peter Pan’s life, Wendy and the Lost Boys go back to Neverland-with the help of the fairy Fireflyer-only to discover their worst nightmares coming true! Peter Pan and his friends eventually restore Neverland to rights.

J Fic Michael, Livi. City of Dogs (gr. 4-6)
Jenny, a mysterious dog, shows up on Sam’s birthday and pulls many of the other dogs in the neighborhood into her quest to prevent the destruction of the world.

J Fic Paolini, Christopher. Brisingr (gr. 4-7) Bk. 3
The further adventures of Eragon and his dragon Saphira as they continue to aid the Varden in the struggle against the evil king, Galbatorix.

J Fic Pemberton, Bonnie. The Cat Master (gr. 4-6)
Buddy and Jett, the two cat brothers (one evil, one good), vie for the title of Cat Master as a retinue of dogs, cats, a possum, a bird, and a lizard help restore a monarch to his rightful throne.

J Fic Rowling, J.K.The Tales of Beedle the Bard: A Wizarding Classic From the World of Harry Potter (gr. 3-6)
Featuring commentary by Albus Dumbledore, a collection of tales from the world of Harry Potter includes “The Wizard and the Hopping Pot,” “Babbitty Rabitty and Her Cackling Stump,” and “The Tale of the Three Brothers.”

J Fic >Sanderson, Brandon. Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians (gr. 4-6)
On his thirteenth birthday, foster child Alcatraz Smedry receives a bag of sand which is immediately stolen by the evil Librarians who are trying to take over the world, and Alcatraz is introduced to his grandfather and his own special talent, and told that he must use it to save civilization.

J Fic Stewart, Paul. Fergus Crane (gr. 3-6) 
Nine-year-old Fergus Crane’s life is filled with classes on the school ship Betty Jeanne, interesting neighbors, and helping with his mother’s work until a mysterious box flies into his window and leads him toward an adventure.

J Fic Wilson, Nathan D. 100 Cupboards (gr. 4-6)
After his parents are kidnapped, timid 12 year old Henry York leaves his sheltered Boston life and moves to small-town Kansas, where he and his cousin Henrietta discover and explore hidden doors in his attic room that seem to open onto other worlds.

J Fic  Maguire, GregoryThe Dream Stealer (gr. 3-5)
Fleeing an evil wolf, a village of Russian peasants rebuilds their homes on a train.

J Fic  Mahy, Margaret  Underrunners (gr. 4-6)
A 10-year old girl and a mean stranger discover the Tuck family's secret of never growing old.

J Fic  McGraw, Eloise   The Moorchild (gr. 5+)
A "changling" child learns of her true identity and tries to find the human child whose place she had been given.

J Fic Napoli, Donna JoThe Magic Circle (gr. 3-6)
The story of the witch in Hansel and Gretel and how she got that way.

J Fic Norton, Mary The Borrowers (gr. 3-6)
The lives of the little people are in jeopardy from the humans that they "borrow" things from for survival.

J Fic Pearce, PhilippaTom's Midnight Garden (gr. 4-6)
A boy is sent to his relatives' house and is unhappy until he enters a fantasy world in the night and helps a young woman from the past.

J Fic Pullman, Philip The Firework-Maker's Daughter (gr. 3-6)
Chulak and his talking white elephant help Lisa find the secret ingredients from a volcano so she can make fire-works like her father.

J Fic  Pullman, Philip I Was A Rat (gr. 4-6)
A little boy turns London upside down when he appears at the home of an elderly couple and declares that he was once a rat.

J Fic  Reid-Banks, Lynne The Indian in the Cupboard (gr. 4-6)
A nine-year-old boy receives a plastic Indian, a cupboard and a key for his birthday and has an adventure when the Indian comes alive in the cupboard.

J Fic  Rowling, J.K.    Harry Potter and the Socerer's Stone (gr. 4-7);
Harry Potter, an orphaned wizard, goes to Hogwarts to learn all of the tricks of wizardry. This book has several sequels.

J Fic  Russell, Barbara Blue Lightning   (gr. 3-5)
Hit by lightning, a boy has an "out-of-body" experience, meets the spirit of his dead father and brings a troubled ghost back with him.

J Fic Sciezska, Jon   Knights of the Kitchen Table   (gr. 3-5)
The boys from the Time Warp trio find themselves back in the days of dragons and knights.

J Fic  Sleator, William Among the Dolls   (gr. 4-6)
Vicky is disappointed with the gift of a dollhouse but is terrified when she is drawn into it to confront the mean inhabitants.

J Fic  Sleator, William Marco's Millions   (gr. 4-7)
Marco's younger sister's psychic powers leads him to a journey to other universes.

J Fic Soto, Gary Cat's Meow  (gr. 3-5)
Eight-year-old Graciela is amazed when her cat Pip begins speaking in Spanish.

J Fic  Waugh, Sylvia   The Mennyms   (gr. 4-6)
The Mennyms, life-size rag dolls, live in secret but their existence is challenged when the owner of the house decides to visit.

J Fic  Winthop, Elizabeth   Castle in the Attic  (gr. 4-6)
William is sent on a magical journey when he receives a toy castle.

J Fic  Yep, Laurence    The Magic Paintbrush   (gr. 4-6)
Everything Steve paints with his new paintbrush becomes real.

J Fic  Yolen, Jane  The Pictish Child  (gr. 3-5)
When Peter, Jennifer and Emily visit their grandmother, a retired witch, they find that the coven is involved in some dark magic.

 
 
   
 
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