Location Author Title
J ALE/J BOCD ALE Alexander, Lloyd The Black Cauldron
In the imaginary Land of Prydain, where "evil is never distant," it has become imperative that the Black Cauldron, chief implement of the diabolical Arawn, be destroyed. In this cauldron Arawn has created his terrible army of deathless warriors from the stolen bodies of the slain. For each of those chosen to journey to Arawn's domain, the quest has a special meaning, and to Taran, Assistant Pig-Keeper, the adventure becomes a glorious opportunity to wear his first sword and prove himself a man among men.
J ALE/J BOCD ALE Alexander, Lloyd The Book of Three
Taran is desperate for adventure, something in short supply for a lowly assistant pig-keeper. When the famous oracular pig Hen Wen vanishes, Taran begins a perilous quest which demands all his courage and strength. Accompanied by his larger-than-life band of followers including hot-headed Eilonwy and the disgruntled dwarf Doli, Taran confronts the evil forces of the Horned King, the witch Achren, and their army of lifeless cauldron-born warriors.
J AND/J BOCD AND Anders, Lou Frostborn
Destined to take over his family farm in Norrøngard, Karn would rather play the board game, Thrones and Bones, until half-human, half frost giantess Thianna appears and they set out on an adventure, chased by a dragon, undead warriors, an evil uncle, and more.
J ANG/J BOCD ANG Angleberger, Tom Darth Paper Strikes Back
Harvey, upset when his Darth Paper finger puppet brings humiliation, gets Dwight suspended, but Origami Yoda asks Tommy and Kellan, now in seventh grade, to make a new casefile to persuade the School Board to reinstate Dwight.
J ANG/J BOCD ANG Angleberger, Tom Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue
One month before the state standards test are to take place, the Origami Rebel Alliance has found powerful allies in unexpected places in their fight against the FunTime test preparation program, but Principal Rabbski has not yet declared her allegiance.
J ANG/J BOCD ANG Angleberger, Tom Secret of the Fortune Wookiee
McQuarrie Middle School's students miss Origami Yoda when Dwight leaves for Tippett Academy, but he sends Sara a paper Fortune Wookiee that seems to give advice just as good as Yoda's--even if, in the hands of girls, it seems preoccupied with romance.
J ANG/J BOCD ANG Angleberger, Tom The Strange Case of Origami Yoda
Sixth-grader Tommy and his friends describe their interactions with a paper finger puppet of Yoda, worn by their weird classmate Dwight, as they try to figure out whether or not the puppet can really predict the future.
J AVI/J BOCD AVI Avi The Book Without Words: A Fable of Medieval Magic
As a cadaverous spector systematically scours 1046 England for him, Thorston--a decrepit ill-tempered alchemist--hides in his foul-smelling novel. He has stolen the diabolical Book Without Words and now races to unleash its magical powers.
J BAB/J BOCD BAB Babbitt, Natalie Tuck Everlasting
When ten-year-old Winnie Foster stumbles upon the Tuck family's disturbing secret, she is forced to come to terms with her conflicting emotions. She feels drawn to the loving, gentle and rather eccentric Tucks, but what they tell her is too incredible to be believed. Doomed to--or blessed with--eternal life after drinking from a magic spring, the Tuck family tries to make Winnie understand that the terrible magic of the forest spring can never be revealed.
J BAK/J BOCD BAK Baker, E.D. Dragon Kiss
Audun, a dragon from the Icy North, encounters obstacles as he pursues the love of his life--a human girl who can transform into a dragon using magic.
J BAK/J BOCD BAK Baker, E.D. Dragon Princess
Although a princess, Millie cannot keep herself from turning unexpectedly into a dragon, so she ventures off to the Frozen North to find the Blue Witch, who she hopes will help her learn to control her dragon magic.
J BAK/J BOCD BAK Baker, E.D. Dragon’s Breath
Having recovered their human shape, Emeralda and Eadric try to help Aunt Grassina find the special objects needed to break the spell that turned Grassina's true love, Haywood, into an otter.
J BAK/J BOCD BAK Baker, E.D. Frog Princess
After reluctantly kissing a frog, an awkward, fourteen-year-old princess suddenly finds herself a frog, too, and sets off with the prince to seek the means--and the self-confidence--to become human again.
J BAK/J BOCD BAK Baker, E.D. No Place for Magic
Emma and Eadric travel to Upper Montevista to ask his parents to bless their upcoming marriage and discover that Eadric's younger brother has been kidnapped by trolls.
J BAK/J BOCD BAK Baker, E.D. Once Upon a Curse
Esmeralda, who is both a princess and a powerful witch, travels back in time to end a family curse so that she can marry her true love, Prince Eadric.
J BAK/J BOCD BAK Baker, E.D. A Prince Among Frogs
While Princess Millie and her dragon fiancé prepare for their wedding, the entire royal family of Greater Greensward teams up to find Millie's baby brother, who has been kidnapped and turned into a frog.
J BAK/J BOCD BAK Baker, E.D. Salamander Spell
Thirteen-year-old Grassina vies with her older sister, Chartreuse, to see who will inherit the family's talent for magic and become the Green Witch, while each ponders which prince will be at her side during her "happily ever after."
J BAR/J BOCD BAR Barrie, J.M. Peter Pan
Peter, the boy who never grew up, teaches the Darling children how to fly and takes them to Never-Never Land where they have many adventures with pirates, fairies, and Indians.
J BAU/J BOCD BAU Baum, L. Frank The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
After a cyclone transports her to the land of Oz, Dorothy must seek out the great wizard in order to return to Kansas.
J BUC/J BOCD BUC Buckley, Michael The Everafter War
After their parents awake from a sleeping spell, Daphne and Sabrina become caught in the middle of a war between the Scarlet Hand and Prince Charming's Everafter army and learn a shocking secret about a deadly enemy.
J BUC/J BOCD BUC Buckley, Michael Fairy Tale Detectives

Orphans Sabrina and Daphne Grimm are sent to live with an eccentric grandmother that they have always believed to be dead.

J BUC/J BOCD BUC Buckley, Michael The Inside Story
As the fairytale detectives race through the Book of Everafter searching for their baby brother, they encounter various characters including the Editor and his army of Revisers, who threaten the children with dire consequences if they continue to change the stories.
J BUC/J BOCD BUC Buckley, Michael Magic and Other Misdemeanors
Fairy-tale detectives Sabrina and Daphne Grimm face their first case without Granny Relda's help when the future gets mixed up with the past in Ferryport Landing, and because some of the future does not look bright, Puck helps them try to make some changes.
J BUC/J BOCD BUC Buckley, Michael Once Upon a Crime
When the fairy-tale detectives rush to New York City hoping to find an Everafter who can cure Puck, they trigger a chain of events that includes a murder mystery, and learn many new things about their mother who, along with their father, is still in an enchanted sleep.
J BUC/J BOCD BUC Buckley, Michael Problem Child
With the help of a long lost relative, and a little magic, Sabrina Grimm and her sister Daphne try to find out who has kidnapped their parents and rescue them.
J BUC/J BOCD BUC Buckley, Michael Tales from the Hood
When a kangaroo court of Everafters, led by Judge Mad Hatter, tries Mr. Canis for his past crimes as the Big Bad Wolf, the Grimms seek evidence to save their friend, although Sabrina questions whether he should be saved.
J BUC/J BOCD BUC Buckley, Michael Unusual Suspects
Although filled with anger over her parents' disappearance, eleven-year-old Sabrina Grimm -- along with her grandmother, sister, and several fairy-tale characters -- tries to discover who has killed her teacher.
J CAR/J BOCD CAR Carroll, Lewis Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
A little girl falls down a rabbit hole and discovers a strange world inhabited by all sorts of unusual characters.
J CAR/J BOCD CAR Carroll, Lewis Through the Looking-Glass
Alice climbs through the mirror in her room to find a strange world where curious adventures await her.
J CAT/ J BOCD CAT Catling, Patrick Skene The Chocolate Touch
John Midas loves chocolate. He loves it so much that he′ll eat it any hour of any day. He doesn′t care if he ruins his appetite. He thinks chocolate is better than any other food! But one day, after wandering into a candy store and buying a piece of their best chocolate, John finds out that there might just be such a thing as too much chocolate.
J CHO/J BOCD CHO Choldenko, Gennifer No Passengers Beyond This Point
With their house in foreclosure, sisters India and Mouse and brother Finn are sent to stay with an uncle in Colorado until their mother can join them, but when the plane lands, the children are welcomed by cheering crowds to a strange place where each of them has a perfect house and a clock that is ticking down the time.
J COL/J BOCD COL Colfer, Chris The Land of Stories: Beyond the Kingdoms
The Masked Man possesses a powerful magic potion that turns every book it touches into a portal, and he is recruiting an army of literature's greatest villains! So begins a race through the magical Land of Oz, the fantastical world of Neverland, the madness of Wonderland, and beyond. Can twins Alex and Conner catch up to the Masked Man?
J COL/J BOCD COL Colfer, Chris The Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns
Against the will of their grandmother, twins Alex and Conner must find their own way into the Land of Stories to rescue their mother and save the fairy tale world from the greatest threat it has ever faced--the return of the Enchantress who cursed Sleeping Beauty.
J COL/J BOCD COL Colfer, Chris The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell
Through the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories, twins Alex and Conner leave their world behind and find themselves in a foreign land full of wonder and magic where they come face-to-face with the fairy tale characters they grew up reading about.
J COO/J BOCD COO Cooper, Susan Boggart
Returning home to Toronto, Canada, after visiting the Scottish castle inherited by her family, twelve-year-old Emily finds that she has accidentally brought back with her a boggart, an invisible and mischievous spirit with a fondness for practical jokes.
J COV/J BOCD COV Coville, Bruce Diary of a Mad Brownie
Angus is a brownie. No, not the kind you eat! He’s a tiny magical creature that loves to do chores. Angus has just “inherited” a new human girl, Alex. To say that Alex is messy would be an understatement. She’s a total hurricane-like disaster—and she likes it that way, thankyouverymuch! Living with each other isn’t easy but Angus and Alex soon learn there is a curse that binds them. What’s worse, it threatens Alex’s family! Working together, Angus and Alex will set out to break the curse . . . without killing each other first . . . hopefully.
J COV/J BOCD COV Coville, Bruce I Was a Sixth-Grade Alien
When aliens come to Earth on an interplanetary trade mission, sixth-grader Tim makes friends with the ambassador's son and together they uncover a plot to sabotage the mission.
J COV/J BOCD COV Coville, Bruce Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher
Small for his age but artistically talented, twelve-year-old Jeremy Thatcher unknowingly buys a dragon's egg.
J COV/J BOCD COV Coville, Bruce My Teacher is an Alien
After Susan sees Mr. Smith the substitute teacher peel off his face, she knows he's an alien and only Peter believes her. Together they work to save the class from Mr. Smith's horrible plans.
J COW/J BOCD COW Cowell, Cressida The Hero’s Guide to Deadly Dragons
It's Hiccup's birthday, but he must save his dragon, Toothless, from being banished. He sneaks into the Meathead Public Library to steal the Vikings' sacred book, but must brave the Hairy Scary Librarian, the army of Meathead Warriors, and the Driller Dragons.
J COW/J BOCD COW Cowell, Cressida How to Break a Dragon’s Heart
Stranded on the exceptionally dangerous and possibly haunted Beach of the Broken Heart, Hiccup must face UG the Uglithug and complete the impossible task or die trying. Along the way, he'll have to battle Berserks, dodge Scarers, and save Fishlegs from being fed to the Beast, all while being hunted down by an old enemy with a dark secret about the mysterious Lost Throne. With Toothless by his side, and time to stage his rescue running out, what's a hero to do?
J COW/J BOCD COW Cowell, Cressida How to Cheat a Dragon’s Curse
Recounts the further escapades of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the third as he tries to rescue his best friend, Fishlegs, from a deadly disease.
J COW/J BOCD COW Cowell, Cressida How to Ride a Dragon’s Storm
Hiccup, the reluctant Viking hero, has three months, five days, and six hours to discover America, return to Berk, save his father, battle Polarserpents, and win the annual Inter-Tribal Friendly Swimming Race.
J COW/J BOCD COW Cowell, Cressida How to Seize a Dragon’s Jewel
The Dragon Rebellion has begun, bringing the Vikings' darkest hour upon them. Hiccup has become an outcast, but that won't stop him from going on the most harrowing and important quest of his life. He must find the Dragon's Jewel in order to save his people, but where should he begin?
J COW/J BOCD COW Cowell, Cressida How to Steal a Dragon’s Sword
When an uprising of nasty dragons begins, it becomes clear that their main target is Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, leaving the scrawny Viking no choice but to fight to defend his archipelago.
J COW/J BOCD COW Cowell, Cressida How to Train Your Dragon
Chronicles the adventures and misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third as he tries to pass the important initiation test of his Viking clan, the Tribe of the Hairy Hooligans, by catching and training a dragon.
J COW/J BOCD COW Cowell, Cressida How to Twist a Dragon’s Tale
Someone has stolen the Fire Egg. Now the volcano on Volcano Island is active and the tremors are hatching the eggs of the exterminator dragons! Can Hiccup return the Fire Egg to the volcano, stop the volcano from erupting, and save the Tribes from being wiped out by the terrible sword-claws of the Exterminators.
J DAH/J BOCD DAH Dahl, Roald Matilda
Matilda applies her untapped mental powers to rid the school of the evil, child-hating headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, and restore her nice teacher, Miss Honey, to financial security.
J DAH/J BOCD DAH Dahl, Roald The Witches
A courageous young boy struggles to save the children of Britain from the nasty schemes of the Grand High Witch of the World.
J DIS/J BOCD DIS Herman, Gail Beck Beyond the Sea/ Tink North of Neverland

Beck beyond the sea: After watching the Explorer Birds pass her by, Beck uses some of Vidia's enhanced fairy dust to help her fly faster so she can travel with the birds beyond the boundaries of Never Land.


Tink, North of Never Land: After realizing that it was her angry outburst that drove away her friend Terence, Tinker Bell sets out on a dangerous quest to bring him a spectacular gift.
J DIS/J BOCD DIS Herman, Gail Dulcie’s Taste of Magic/ Silvermist and the Ladybug Curse

Dulcie's taste of magic: Dulcie the fairy, who likes to work hard as head baker for Queen Clarion, reluctantly takes a vacation.

Silvermist and the ladybug curse: After an "unlucky" white ladybug lands on Silvermist's head, the usually calm water-talent fairy is convinced that she is under a curse.

J DIS/J BOCD DIS Herman, Gail Rani in the Mermaid Lagoon/ Fira and the Full Moon

Rani in the Mermaid Lagoon: Since cutting off her wings to save Never Land, Rani, a water-talent fairy, feels out of place with the fairies and wonders if she should live with the mermaids instead.

Fira and the full moon: Exhausted at the end of her busiest time of year, Fira, a light-talent fairy, must cope with an illness among the fireflies and train three rambunctious new fairies so that other Never Land fairies can do their work.

J DIS/J BOCD DIS Herman, Gail The Trouble With Tink/ Beck and the Great Berry Battle

The trouble with Tink: Tinker Bell, a pots-and-pans fairy who loves fixing things, has lost her hammer and now everything she tries to repair goes wrong, but in order to get her talent back, she may have to visit a former friend who once hurt her feelings.

Beck and the great berry battle: Beck, a fairy, has a talent for talking to animals, but that may not be enough when she tries to mediate a war between the hummingbirds and the chipmunks.

J DIS/J BOCD DIS Herman, Gail Vidia and the Fairy Crown/ Lily’s Pesky Plant

Vidia and the fairy crown: When Vidia, a disagreeable fairy, finds herself accused of stealing the Queen's tiara, she enlists the aid of a fellow sprite to help investigate and the two race against time to clear Vidia's name.

Lily's pesky plant: Lily, a garden-talent fairy, finds an unusual seed in the forest, plants it in her garden, and hopes that she will not be forced to uproot the plant it produces.

J DIT/J BOCD DIT DiTerlizzi, Tony The Battle for WondLa
All hope for a peaceful coexistence between humankind and aliens seems lost. Eva Nine has gone into hiding for fear of luring the wicked Loroc to her companions. However, news of the city Solas being captured by the human leader, Cadmus Pryde, forces Eva into action once again. With help from an unlikely ally, Eva tries to thwart Loroc's ultimate plan for both mankind and the alien life on Orbona.
J DIT/J BOCD DIT DiTerlizzi, Tony A Hero for WondLa
Raised underground by a robot, twelve-year-old Eva Nine finally finds all she ever wanted in the human colony of New Attica, but something very bad is going on there and unless Eva and her friends stop it, it could mean the end of life on Orbona.
J DIT/J BOCD DIT DiTerlizzi, Tony The Search for WondLa
Living in isolation with a robot on what appears to be an alien world populated with bizarre life forms, a twelve-year-old human girl called Eva Nine sets out on a journey to find others like her.
J DIT/J BOCD DIT DiTerlizzi, Tony (with Holly Black) The Spiderwick Chronicles Volume 1

Includes the first two books of the Spiderwick Chronicles series: The field guide and The seeing stone.

The Field Guide:When the Grace children go to stay at their Great Aunt Lucinda's worn Victorian house, they discover a field guide to fairies and other creatures and begin to have some unusual experiences.

The Seeing Stone: When Mallory and Jared attempt to rescue Simon from goblins, they use a magical stone which enables them to see things that are normally invisible.

J DRA/J BOCD DRA Drake, Salamanda Dragonsdale

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 mucking out stalls and helping raise young dragons at the famed stud and training farm known as Dragonsdale.

J DUA/J BOCD DUA Duane, Diane Deep Wizardry
During a summer vacation at the beach, thirteen-year-old wizard Nita and her friend Kit assist the whale-wizard S'reee in combating an evil power.
J DUA/J BOCD DUA Duane, Diane High Wizardry
When her younger sister uses the family computer with its special wizard software to travel to worlds light years away, Nita uses her wizardry to try to find her.
J DUA/J BOCD DUA Duane, Diane So You Want to be a Wizard
Thirteen-year-old Nita, tormented by a gang of bullies because she won't fight back, finds the help she needs in a library book on wizardry which guides her into another dimension.
J DUA/J BOCD DUA Duane, Diane Wizard Abroad
Sent on vacation to her aunt's home in Ireland, teenage wizard Nita becomes entangled in a magic battle to save the country from the ghosts of its past.
J EAG/J BOCD EAG Eager, Edward Half Magic
Faced with a dull summer in the city, Jane, Mark, Katharine, and Martha suddenly find themselves involved in a series of extraordinary adventures after Jane discovers an ordinary-looking coin that seems to grant wishes.
J FLE/J BOCD FLE Fleming, Ian Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Crackpot is what everybody calls the Pott family. So when they go to buy a new car and come back with a wreck, nobody is surprised. Except for the Potts themselves. First, the car has a name. And she tells them what it is. Then they find that she can fly ...and swim ...Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a car on a mission to stop a criminal gang in its tracks and she is taking the Potts with her! Jump into the world’s most loved magical car, for her first adventure ever!
J FOX/J BOCD FOX Foxlee, Karen Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy
Unlikely heroine Ophelia Jane Worthington-Whittard doesn't believe in anything that can't be proven by science. She and her sister Alice are still grieving for their dead mother when their father takes a job in a strange museum in a city where it always snows. On her very first day in the museum Ophelia discovers a boy locked away in a long forgotten room. He is a prisoner of Her Majesty the Snow Queen. And he has been waiting for Ophelia's help...
J FUN/J BOCD FUN Funke, Cornelia Dragon Rider
After learning that humans are headed toward his hidden home, Firedrake, a silver dragon, is joined by a brownie and an orphan boy in a quest to find the legendary valley known as the Rim of Heaven, encountering friendly and unfriendly creatures along the way, and struggling to evade the relentless pursuit of an old enemy.
J FUN/J BOCD FUN Funke, Cornelia Igraine the Brave
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 GAN/J BOCD GAN Gannett, Ruth Stiles Three Tales of My Father’s Dragon

A compilation of three tales which relate the fantastic adventures of Elmer Elevator and a baby flying dragon named Boris.

Includes: My Father’s Dragon; Elmer and the Dragon; The Dragons of Blueland.

J GEO/J BOCD GEO George, Jessica Day Tuesdays at the Castle
Eleven-year-old Princess Celie lives with her parents, the king and queen, and her brothers and sister at Castle Glower, which adds rooms or stairways or secret passageways most every Tuesday, and when the king and queen are ambushed while travelling, it is up to Celie--the castle's favorite--with her secret knowledge of its never-ending twists and turns, to protect their home and save their kingdom.
J GEO/J BOCD GEO George, Jessica Day Wednesdays in the Tower
After discovering a giant egg in the magical Castle Glower, Princess Celie agrees to care for the egg and what creature it hatches.
J GOB/J BOCD GIB Gibbs, Stuart Space Case
Like his fellow lunarnauts living on Moon Base Alpha, twelve-year-old Dashiell Gibson is famous the world over for being one of the first humans to live on the moon. And he's bored out of his mind. Then Moon Base Alpha's top scientist turns up dead. Dash senses there's foul play afoot, but no one believes him. But Dr. Holtz was on the verge of an important new discovery, Dash finds out, and it's a secret that could change everything for the Moonies: a secret someone just might kill to keep.
J GID/J BOCD GID Gidwitz, Adam The Grimm Conclusion
Twins Jorinda and Joringel suffer gruesome fates at the hands of their stepfather—naturally—but that’s only the beginning. Once they dispatch him, they stumble into other well-known fairy tales, such as Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty, as well as some less familiar stories, like The Juniper Tree.
J GID/J BOCD GID Gidwitz, Adam Through a Glass Grimmly
What really happened when Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water? Well, yes, Jack did break his crown and, yes, Jill did come tumbling after. BUT, they also went on a quest to find a looking glass, which really turned out to be a quest to find themselves. They challenged giants to an eating competition, were drowned by mermaids and were captured by goblins. Did they ever find the looking glass? Well, you'll just have to read this book and find out.
J GID/J BOCD GID Gidwitz, Adam A Tale Dark and Grimm
ollows Hansel and Gretel as they walk out of their own story and into eight more tales, encountering such wicked creatures as witches, along with kindly strangers and other helpful folk. Based in part on the Grimms' fairy tales Faithful Johannes, Hansel and Gretel, The seven ravens, Brother and sister, The robber bridegroom, and The devil and his three golden hairs.
J GLI/J BOCD GLI Gliori, Debi Pure Dead Magic
When their father is kidnapped and danger looms, the Strega-Borgia children, their mysterious new nanny, and a giant tarantula use magic and actual trips through the Internet to bring peace to their Scottish castle.
J GRE/J BOCD GRE Greenburg, Dan The Onts
Ten-year-old orphan twins Wally and Cheyenne Shluffmuffin have had it bad at Cincinnati's Jolly Days Orphanage, but things get much worse when the Mandible sisters offer to share their home in the Dripping Fang Forest.
J HAD/J BOCD HAD Haddon, Mark Boom!
When Jim and Charlie overhear two of their teachers talking in a secret language and the two friends set out to solve the mystery, they do not expect the dire consequences of their actions.
J HAG/J BOCD HAG Hagen, George Gabriel Finley and the Raven’s Riddle
Eleven-year-old Gabriel, with the help of the young raven Paladin, which whom he has a magical bond, travels to the foreboding land of Aviopolis, where he must face challenges and unanswerable riddles to rescue his long-missing father.
J HAL/J BOCD HAL Hale, Shannon Palace of Stone
Miri returns to Asland and calls upon all of her knowledge of rhetoric and other useful lessons learned at the Princess Academy when she and the other girls face strong opposition while working for a new, fair charter.
J HOL/J BOCD HOL Holm, Jennifer The Fourteenth Goldfish
Ellie's scientist grandfather has discovered a way to reverse aging, and consequently has turned into a teenager--which makes for complicated relationships when he moves in with Ellie and her mother, his daughter.
J JIN/J BOCD JIN Jinks, Catherine How to Catch a Bogle
Birdie McAdam, a ten-year-old orphan, is tougher than she looks. She's proud of her job as apprentice to Alfred the Bogler, a man who catches monsters for a living. Birdie lures the bogles out of their lairs with her sweet songs, and Alfred kills them before they kill her. On the mean streets of Victorian England, hunting bogles is actually less dangerous work than mudlarking for scraps along the vile river Thames. (See glossary!) Or so it seems—until the orphans of London start to disappear.
J JON/J BOCD JON Jones, Diana Wynne Earwig and the Witch
Although an orphan, Earwig has always enjoyed living at St. Morwald's, where she manages to make everyone do her bidding, but when she is taken in by a foster parents who are actually a witch and a demon, she has a hard time trying to turn the situation to her advantage.
J JOY/ J BOCD JOY Joyce, William E. Aster Bunnymund and the Warrior Eggs at the Earth’s Core
E. Aster Bunnymund uses his martial arts skills, his network of tunnels, and the help of MiM, Sand Mansnoozy, and Nicholas St. North to battle the Nightmare King, Pitch, who has sent a venomous serpent to attack Bunnymund's royal guard of warrior eggs.
J JOY/ J BOCD JOY Joyce, William Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King
Nicholas St. North, a daredevil swordsman seeking treasure in the fiercely guarded village of Santoff Claussen finds, instead, the great wizard Ombric Shalazar and a battle against the Nightmare King and his evil Fearlings--a battle Nicholas can win only if he finds five other Guardians in time.
J JOY/ J BOCD JOY Joyce, William Toothiana, Queen of the Tooth Fairy Armies
When orphaned Katherine learns that the teeth collected by the scorned Tooth Fairy contain memories of childhood, she enlists the help of the Guardians to get her tooth back and remember her parents.
J KER/J BOCD KER Kerr, Philip The Cobra King of Kathmandu
Twelve-year-old djinn twins Philippa and John and their friend Dybbuk have further adventures as they travel the world in search of a priceless talisman.
J KER/J BOCD KER Kerr, Philip The Day of the Djinn Warriors
After getting help for their father, who is cursed with rapid aging, twelve-year-old Djinn twins John and Philippa and friends travel through the spirit world in search of Faustina, the only one who can keep their mother from becoming the Blue Djinn, and discover a link to museum thefts and hauntings throughout the word.
J KES/J BOCD KES Kessler, Liz Emily Windsnap and the Castle in the Mist
When she incurs Neptune's wrath by finding a diamond ring buried under rocks in the ocean, Emily is put under a curse that will force her to choose to be either a mermaid or a human and split up her parents forever.
J KES/J BOCD KES Kessler, Liz Emily Windsnap and the Monster from the Deep
Reunited with her merman father and now living on an island located in the Bermuda Triangle, twelve-year-old Emily accidentally awakens the fearsome kraken and also faces a bully from her past.
J KES/J BOCD KES Kessler, Liz Emily Windsnap and the Siren’s Secret
When Neptune tells Emily and her merman father and human mother to return to Brightport to try to make merpeople and humans work more closely together, Emily faces problems with old enemies, her new, half-merfolk friend Aaron, and a mystery related to a group of legendary lost sirens.
J KES/J BOCD KES Kessler, Liz The Tail of Emily Windsnap
After finally convincing her mother that she should take swimming lessons, twelve-year-old Emily discovers a terrible and wonderful secret about herself that opens up a whole new world.
J KIR/J BOCD KIR Kirby, Matthew Icefall
Princess Solveig and her siblings are trapped in a hidden fortress tucked between towering mountains and a frozen fjord, along with her best friend and an army of restless soldiers, all awaiting news of the king's victory in battle, but as they wait for winter's end and the all-encompassing ice to break, acts of treachery make it clear that a traitor lurks in their midst.
J KIR/J BOCD KIR Kirby, Matthew The Lost Kingdom
On the eve of the French and Indian War, Billy Bartram and his naturalist father travel into the American wilderness in an airship--pursued by a party of French soldiers and haunted by a terrifying bear-wolf--on a quest to find the lost kingdom of the Welsh prince Madoc.
J KOL/J BOCD KOL Koller, Jackie Dragonling
Finding a baby dragon accidentally left alive after his older brother's dragonquest, Darek risks death and the anger of his people in trying to return it to the Valley of the Dragons.
J KON/J BOCD KON Konigsburg, E.L. Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley and Me, Elizabeth

Elizabeth is an only child, new in town, and the shortest kid in her class. She's also pretty lonely, until she meets Jennifer. Jennifer is...well, different. She's read Macbeth. She never wears jeans or shorts. She never says "Please" or "thank you." And she says she is a witch.

It's not always easy being friends with a witch, but it's never boring. As first an apprentice and then a journeyman witch, Elizabeth learns to eat raw eggs and how to cast small spells. And she and Jennifer collaborate on cooking up an ointment that will enable them to fly. That's when a marvelous toad, Hilary Ezra, enters their lives. And that's when trouble starts to brew.

J KOR/J BOCD KOR Korman, Gordon The Hypnotists
Jackson Opus has always been persuasive, but he doesn't know that he's descended from the two most powerful hypnotist bloodlines on the planet. He's excited to be accepted into a special program at the Sentia Institute, but when he realizes he's in over his head, Jackson will have to find a way to use his powers to save his friends, his parents, and his government.
J KOR/J BOCD KOR Korman, Gordon Memory Maze
When Jackson Opus' identity as one of the most powerful young hypnotists in the world is leaked, he and his family are forced into hiding. But just as Jax settles into his new home, and new self, the unthinkable happens. Jax's enemies aren't the only ones in search of his mesmerizing skills. An organization more secretive, more powerful, than any in the world is out to find Jax, and it will take all of his hypnotic abilities to keep him and his family safe.
J LAR/J BOCD LAR Larson, M.A. Pennyroyal Academy
A girl from the forest arrives in a bustling kingdom with no name and no idea why she is there, only to find herself at the center of a world at war. She enlists at Pennyroyal Academy, where princesses and knights are trained to battle the two great menaces of the day: witches and dragons. There, given the name Evie, she must endure a harsh training regimen under the steel glare of her Fairy Drillsergeant, while also navigating an entirely new world of friends and enemies. As Evie learns what it truly means to be a princess, she realizes surprising things about herself and her family, about human compassion and inhuman cruelty. And with the witch forces moving nearer, she discovers that the war between princesses and witches is much more personal than she could ever have imagined.
J LAW/J BOCD LAW Law, Ingrid Savvy
Recounts the adventures of Mibs Beaumont, whose thirteenth birthday has revealed her "savvy"--a magical power unique to each member of her family--just as her father is injured in a terrible accident.
J LEN/J BOCD LEN L’Engle, Madeleine A Swiftly Tilting Planet
The youngest of the Murry children must travel through time and space in a battle against an evil dictator who would destroy the entire universe.
J LEN/J BOCD LEN L’Engle, Madeleine A Wind in the Door
With Meg Murry's help, the dragons her six-year-old brother saw in the vegetable garden play an important part in his struggle between life and death.
J LEV/J BOCD LEV Levine, Gail Carson Ella Enchanted
In this novel based on the story of Cinderella, Ella struggles against the childhood curse that forces her to obey any order given to her.
J LEV/J BOCD LEV Levine, Gail Carson Fairies and the Quest for Never Land
Gwendolyn Carlisle loves fairies, perhaps too much. On her birthday, she receives the precious "kiss" necklace which has been passed down from mother to daughter ever since Peter Pan gave it to Wendy Darling. That night, Gwendolyn has the first of her visions, tantalizing, lifelike visions, almost as if she were actually in Fairy Haven. She sees animal-talent fairy Beck give a pie to wise Mother Dove and hears the voices of water-talent Rani and even Tinker Bell herself.
J LEV/J BOCD LEV Levine, Gail Carson Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg
Prilla, the unusual new fairy in Neverland, finds her mettle, Mother Dove's wisdom, and Tinker Bell's courage tested by many trials, including a hurricane, a selfish fairy, and Captain Hook.
J LEV/J BOCD LEV Levine, Gail Carson Fairy Haven and the Quest for the Wand
Three fairies from Never Land must deliver a wand they promised to the mermaid who has threatened to flood their home in Fairy Haven.
J LEV/J BOCD LEV Levine, Gail Carson Tale of Two Castles
Twelve-year-old Elodie journeys to Two Castles in hopes of studying acting but instead becomes apprentice to a dragon, who teaches her to be observant and use reasoning, thus helping her to uncover who is poisoning the king.
J LEV/J BOCD LEV Levine, Gail Carson The Wish
When granted her wish to be the most popular girl in school, Wilma, an eighth grader, forgets that she will graduate in three weeks and her popularity will vanish.
J LEW/J BOCD LEW Lewis, C.S. (Clive Staples) The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Four English schoolchildren find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia and assist Aslan, the golden lion, to triumph over the White Witch, who has cursed the land with eternal winter.
J LEW/J BOCD LEW Lewis, C.S. (Clive Staples) Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Lucy and Edmund, accompanied by their peevish cousin Eustace, sail to the land of Narnia where Eustace is temporarily transformed into a green dragon because of his selfish behavior and skepticism.
J LIE/J BOCD LIE Lieb, Josh Ratscalibur
After being bitten by a rat, Joey undergoes an amazing transformation. Now a three-inch-tall rodent, he feels it necessary to protect his rodent friends from the evil crows.
J LIN/J BOCD LIN Lin, Grace Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
Minli, an adventurous girl from a poor village, buys a magical goldfish, and then joins a dragon who cannot fly on a quest to find the Old Man of the Moon in hopes of bringing life to Fruitless Mountain and freshness to Jade River.
J LLO/J BOCD LLO Lloyd, Natalie A Snicker of Magic
The Pickles are new to Midnight Gulch, Tennessee, a town which legend says was once magic--but Felicity is convinced the magic is still there, and with the help of her new friend Jonah the Beedle she hopes to bring the magic back.
J LOW/J BOCD LOW Lowry, Lois Gossamer
While learning to bestow dreams, a young dream giver tries to save an eight-year-old boy from the effects of both his abusive past and the nightmares inflicted on him by the frightening Sinisteeds.
J MAL/J BOCD MAL Malone, Marianne The Pirate’s Coin: A Sixty-Eight Rooms Adventure
A magical coin leads sixth-graders Ruthie and Jack to 1753 Massachusetts and to Jack's pirate ancestor when they return to the Art Institute of Chicago's miniature Thorne Rooms on a mission to restore an African American family's reputation.
J MAL/J BOCD MAL Malone, Marianne The Sixty-Eight Rooms
Ruthie thinks nothing exciting will ever happen to her until her sixth-grade class visits the Art Institute of Chicago, where she and her best friend Jack discover a magic key that shrinks them to the size of gerbils and allows them to explore the Thorne Rooms--the collection of sixty-eight miniature rooms from various time periods and places--and discover their secrets.
J MAL/J BOCD MAL Malone, Marianne Stealing Magic: A Sixty-Eight Rooms Adventure
Chicago sixth-graders Jack and Ruthie return to the Thorne Rooms at the Art Institute of Chicago and once again go back in time while trying to stop an art thief from endangering the miniature rooms.
J MAS/J BOCD MAS Mass, Wendy 11 Birthdays
After celebrating their first nine same-day birthdays together, Amanda and Leo, having fallen out on their tenth and not speaking to each other for the last year, prepare to celebrate their eleventh birthday separately but peculiar things begin to happen as the day of their birthday begins to repeat itself over and over again.
J MAS/J BOCD MAS Mass, Wendy 13 Gifts
Shortly before her thirteenth birthday, shy and withdrawn Alyssa is sent to stay with her aunt, uncle, and cousin in her parents' hometown of Willow Falls, where she makes friends and becomes involved with an elderly buyer and seller of collectibles, who seems to be trying to give Alyssa some kind of mysterious message.
J MAS/J BOCD MAS Mass, Wendy Graceful
Possessing a magical ability to alter the fates of others, young Grace follows instructions in books by the magician Angelica to correct magical imbalances in Willow Falls and protect her friends from magic-related pizza accidents.
J MAS/J BOCD MAS Mass, Wendy The Last Present
Children's birthdays are always strange in Willow Falls, but when Connor's little sister Grace falls into a frozen state on her tenth birthday, Amanda and Leo must travel back in time to find out what force prevented Angelina from casting the blessing that would have protected her.
J MAS/J BOCD MAS Mass, Wendy Pi in the Sky
Joss, the seventh son of the Supreme Overlord of the Universe, must team up with a human girl to re-create Earth, when the planet is accidentally erased from existence.
J MUL/J BOCD MUL Mull, Brandon Sky Raiders
Cole Randolph was just trying to have a fun time with his friends on Halloween (and maybe get to know Jenna Hunt a little better). A spooky haunted house turns out to be a portal to something creepy when Cole sees his friends whisked away to some mysterious place underneath the haunted house; he dives in after them, and ends up in The Outskirts. And once you come to the Outskirts, it's very hard to leave.
J NES/J BOCD NES Nesbit, E. The Enchanted Castle
Four English children find a wonderful world of magic through an enchanted wishing ring.
J NIM/J BOCD NIM Nimmo, Jenny Charlie Bone and the Castle of Mirrors
Charlie and his magically gifted friends and relatives work together to rescue Billy Raven, a young orphan, from a mysterious and dangerous couple who have adopted him.
J NIM/J BOCD NIM Nimmo, Jenny Charlie Bone and the Hidden King
Charlie faces his most dangerous adventure yet when the shadow from the Red King's portrait escapes. Strange things start to happen at Bloor's Academy. A mysterious force, however, is helping Charlie get closer to the truth about his father.
J NIM/J BOCD NIM Nimmo, Jenny Midnight for Charlie Bone
Charlie Bone's life with his widowed mother and two grandmothers undergoes a dramatic change when he discovers that he can hear people in photographs talking.
J OBR/J BOCD OBR O’Brien, Robert Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
Having no one to help her with her problems, a widowed mouse visits the rats whose former imprisonment in a laboratory made them wise and long lived.
J OGD/J BOCD OGD Ogden, Charles Rare Beasts
Devious twins Edgar and Ellen come up with a unique fund-raising scheme: They will nab the pets of Nod's Limbs and transform them into exotic animals which they can sell for big bucks.
J OGD/J BOCD OGD Ogden, Charles Tourist Trap
Devious twins Edgar and Ellen scheme to thwart the mayor's tourism initiative, which, if successful, would destroy the town junkyard--the twins' favorite playground, foraging spot, and home to their beloved carnivorous plant, Berenice.
J OGD/J BOCD OGD Ogden, Charles Under Town
Sinister twins, Edgar and Ellen, descend into Nod's Limbs vast sewer system to uncover the mystery of a rival mischief-maker.
J OPP/J BOCD OPP Oppel, Kenneth Silverwing
When a newborn bat named Shade (but sometimes called "Runt") becomes separated from his colony during migration, he grows in ways that prepare him for even greater journeys.
J PAR/J BOCD PAR Park, Linda Sue Archer’s Quest
Twelve-year-old Kevin Kim helps Chu-mong, a legendary king of ancient Korea, return to his own time.
J PRA/J BOCD PRA Pratchett, Terry The Dragons at Crumbling Castle
An illustrated collection of fourteen short stories featuring "dragons and wizards, counselors and mayors, an adventurous tortoise and a monster in a lake, along with plenty of pointy hats and a few magic spells" written when the author was a teenaged newspaper reporter.
J PRI/J BOCD PRI Prineas, Sarah Winterling
Spirited young Fer travels through the Way to a magical world in which beings part human and part animal serve an evil ruler known as the Lady, and where she hopes to learn about her long-lost parents and her own identity.
J REI/J BOCD REI Reinheardt, Dana Odessa Again
When nine-year-old Odessa Green-Light stomps out her frustration at being sent to her room after shoving her annoying little brother, one particularly big stomp sends Odessa flying through the floorboards and mysteriously twenty-four hours back in time.
J REI/J BOCD REI Reisman, Michael Simon Bloom, the Gravity Keeper
Nerdy sixth-grader Simon Bloom finds a book that enables him to control the laws of physics, but when two thugs come after him, he needs the formulas in the book to save himself.
J REI/J BOCD REI Reisman, Michael Simon Bloom, the Octopus Effect
When twelve-year-old Simon becomes the official Keeper of the Order of Physics, he and his friends Owen and Alysha face extreme danger as they try to protect the Universe from destruction by evil forces.
J REX/J BOCD REX Rex, Adam Cold Cereal
A boy who may be part changeling, twins involved in a bizarre secret experiment, and a clurichaun in a red tracksuit try to save the world from an evil cereal company whose ultimate goal is world domination.
J REX/J BOCD REX Rex, Adam Smek for President

After Tip and J.Lo banished the Gorg from Earth in a scheme involving the cloning of many, many cats, the pair is notorious-but not for their heroics. Instead, human Dan Landry has taken credit for conquering the Gorg, and the Boov blame J.Lo for ruining their colonization of the planet. Determined to clear his name, J.Lo and Tip pack into Slushious, a Chevy that J.Lo has engineered into a fairly operational spaceship, and head to New Boovworld, the aliens' new home on one of Saturn's moons.

But their welcome isn't quite as warm as Tip and J.Lo would have liked. J.Lo is dubbed Public Enemy Number One, and Captain Smek knows that capturing the alien is the only way he'll stand a chance in the Boovs' first-ever presidential election.

With the help of a friendly flying billboard named Bill, a journey through various garbage chutes, a bit of time travel, and a slew of hilarious Boovish accents, Tip and J.Lo must fight to set the record straight-and return home in once piece.

J REX/J BOCD REX Rex, Adam The True Meaning of Smekday
In the chaotic turmoil that follows the Boov invasion of Earth, eleven-year-old Gratuity Tucci finds herself driving her mother's car to Florida, where all of the humans are being relocated, with her cat and a renegade extraterrestrial named J. Lo as her copilots.
J RIO/J BOCD RIO Riordan, Rick The Throne of Fire
Ever since the gods of ancient Egypt were unleashed in the modern world, Carter Kane and his sister Sadie have been in trouble. As descendants of the House of Life, the Kanes have some powers at their command, but the devious gods haven't given them much time to master their skills at Brooklyn House. Now their most threatening enemy yet, the chaos snake Apophis, is rising. If they don't prevent him from breaking free in a few days' time, the world will come to an end.
J ROD/J BOCD ROD Rodgers, Mary Freaky Friday
A thirteen-year-old girl gains a much more sympathetic understanding of her relationship with her mother when she has to spend a day in her mother's body.
J ROW/J BOCD ROW Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
When the Chamber of Secrets is opened again at the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry, second-year student Harry Potter finds himself in danger from a dark power that has once more been released on the school.
J ROW/J BOCD ROW Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Burdened with the dark, dangerous, and seemingly impossible task of locating and destroying Voldermort's remaining Horcruxes, Harry, feeling alone and uncertain about his future, struggles to find the inner strength he needs to follow the path set out before him.
J ROW/J BOCD ROW Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Fourteen-year-old Harry Potter joins the Weasleys at the Quidditch World Cup, then enters his fourth year at Hogwarts where he is mysteriously entered in an unusual contest that challenges his wizarding skills, friendships and character, amid signs that an old enemy is growing stronger.
J ROW/J BOCD ROW Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
The wizarding world has finally woken up to Voldemort’s return, and his Death Eaters are on the rampage, causing chaos, confusion and death. Harry Potter, who is now surrounded by more rumours than ever before, returns to Hogwarts for his sixth-year of magical education – but the school is no longer the haven it used to be, and spies who have been hidden for years will soon show their true colours. As suspicions escalate and workloads increase, Albus Dumbledore invites Harry to join him in piecing together the tale of Voldemort’s parentage and upbringing – a tale that will reveal his darkest secret yet.
J ROW/J BOCD ROW Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
When the government of the magic world and authorities at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry refuse to believe in the growing threat of a freshly revived Lord Voldemort, fifteen-year-old Harry Potter finds support from his loyal friends in facing the evil wizard and other new terrors.
J ROW/J BOCD ROW Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
During his third year at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry Potter must confront the devious and dangerous wizard responsible for his parents' deaths.
J ROW/J BOCD ROW Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
J RYL/J BOCD RYL Rylant, Cynthia Van Gogh Café
The Van Gogh Cafe, located in Flowers, Kansas, has magic in its walls, causing strange and mysterious events to occur there.
J SAG/J BOCD SAG Sage, Angie Darke
Apprentice Septimus Heap must enter the Darke to save the Castle and the Wizard Tower from destruction, but he needs the help of many to battle the spreading Darkenesse.
J SAG/J BOCD SAG Sage, Angie Flyte
When Princess Jenna is pursued by a dark wizard, it is the apprentice, Septimus Heap, who must save her while enduring such terrors as a night in the Forest with hungry wolverines and carnivorous trees.
J SAG/J BOCD SAG Sage, Angie Fyre
Septimus must battle the remnants of the Dark Domaine, which will remain until the power of the evil Two-Faced Ring is destroyed forever. To accomplish that, the ancient Alchemie Fyre must be relit -- a task that sends Septimus to the very origins of Magyk and Physik, testing both his skills, and his loyalties to ExtraOrdinary Wizard, Marcia Overstrand, and Alchemist Marcellus Pye.
J SAG/J BOCD SAG Sage, Angie Magyk
After learning that she is the Princess, Jenna is whisked from her home and carried toward safety by the Extraordinary Wizard, those she always believed were her father and brother, and a young guard known only as Boy 412--pursued by agents of those who killed her mother ten years earlier.
J SAG/J BOCD SAG Sage, Angie Physik
Pulled through a glass that brings him back in time, Septimus Heap becomes the apprentice of an alchemist.
J SAG/J BOCD SAG Sage, Angie Queste
Nicki and Snorri are trapped in Time, and Septimus Heap goes on a quest to find the House of Foryx, a place where all Time meets.
J SAG/J BOCD SAG Sage, Angie Syren
Wolf Boy is sent on a Task by Aunt Zelda, while Septimus and the dragon, Spit Fyre, fly off to bring their friends home, but they all wind up on an island whose secrets are as dangerous as its inhabitants.
J SCH/J BOCD SCH Schlitz, Laura Amy Night Fairy
When Flory the night fairy's wings are accidentally broken and she cannot fly, she has to learn to do everything differently.
J SCI/J BOCD SCI Scieszka, Jon Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor
In his Grandpa Al's garage workshop, child genius Frank Einstein tries to invent a robot that can learn on its own, and after an accident brings wisecracking Klink and overly expressive Klank to life, they set about helping Frank perfect his Antimatter Motor until his archnemesis, T. Edison, steals the robots for his doomsday plan.
J SEG/J BOCD SEG Segel, Jason Nightmares!

Charlie Laird has several problems.

1. His dad married a woman he is sure moonlights as a witch.

2. He had to move into her purple mansion, which is NOT a place you want to find yourself after dark.

3. He can’t remember the last time sleeping wasn’t a nightmarish prospect. Like even a nap.

What Charlie doesn’t know is that his problems are about to get a whole lot more real. Nightmares can ruin a good night’s sleep, but when they start slipping out of your dreams and into the waking world—that’s a line that should never be crossed.

And when your worst nightmares start to come true . . . well, that’s something only Charlie can face. And he’s going to need all the help he can get, or it might just be lights-out for Charlie Laird. For good.

J SHU/J BOCD SHU Shurtliff, Liesl Jack: The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk

All work and no play makes Jack extremely bored. And when Jack gets bored, he makes mischief. It’s not that he’s bad; he just longs for adventure—and there’s nothing adventurous about toiling day and night to grow yucky green stuff.

     Adventure finally arrives one day in the form of giants, and soon Jack is chasing them to a land beyond the clouds, with his little sister, Annabella, in tow. The kingdom of giants is full of slugs the size of sheep, venomous pixies as tall as grown men, and a chatty cook with the biggest mouth Jack has ever seen. There’s giant fun to be had, too: puddings to swim in, spoons to use as catapults, monster toads to carry off pesky little sisters. . . .

     But Jack and Annabella are on a mission. The king of the giants has taken something that belongs to them, and they’ll do anything—even dive into a smelly tureen of green bean soup—to get it back.

J SHU/J BOCD SHU Shurtliff, Liesl Rump: The True Story of Rumplestiltskin

Rump has never known his full name—his mother died before she could tell him. So all his life he's been teased and bullied for his half-a-name. But when he finds an old spinning wheel, his luck seems to change. For Rump discovers he can spin straw into gold. Magical gold.

His best friend Red Riding Hood warns him that magic is dangerous—and she's right! That gold is worth its weight in trouble. And with each thread he spins, Rump weaves himself deeper into a curse.

There's only one way to break the spell: Rump must go on a quest to find his true name, along the way defending himself against pixies, trolls, poison apples, and one beautiful but vile-mannered queen. The odds are against him, but with courage and friendship—and a cheeky sense of humor—Rump just might triumph in the end.

J SKE/J BOCD SKE Skelton, Matthew The Story of Cirrus Flux
In 1783 London, the destiny of an orphaned boy and girl becomes intertwined as the boy, Cirrus Flux, is pursued by a sinister woman mesmerist, a tiny man with an all-seeing eye, and a skull-collecting scoundrel, all of whom believe that he possesses an orb containing a divine power.
J SMI/J BOCD SMI Smith, Robert Chocolate Fever
Henry breaks out in brown bumps as a result of eating too much chocolate. He then gets caught up in a hijacking and learns a valuable lesson about self-indulgence.
J SPI/J BOCD SPI Nix, Garth Blood Ties (Spirit Animals)

Erdas is a land of balance. A rare link, the spirit animal bond, bridges the human and animal worlds. Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan each have this gift—and the grave responsibility that comes with it.

But the Conquerors are trying to destroy this balance. They’re swallowing whole cities in their rush for power—including Meilin’s home. Fed up with waiting and ready to fight, Meilin has set off into enemy territory with her spirit animal, a panda named Jhi. Her friends aren’t far behind . . . but they’re not the only ones.

The enemy is everywhere.

J SPI/J BOCD SPI Lu, Marie The Evertree (Spirit Animals)

Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan were once ordinary kids. Then they discovered that they had spirit animals — wise and powerful partners who granted them with amazing gifts, and a legendary responsibility.

Together, the team has journeyed across Erdas, racing to stop a merciless foe. They have laughed and fought together. They’ve won challenges and lost friends. Some have even lost themselves.

Now that journey is about to end. They must reach a place forgotten by time and face off against an ancient enemy breaking free from his prison. They have just one chance to stop him . . . or the whole world will shatter.

J SPI/J BOCD SPI Stiefvater, Maggie Hunted (Spirit Animals)

In the world of Erdas, only a rare few are able to summon a spirit animal in the way Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan have. The bond they share with their animals is a partnership that allows them to access more-than-human abilities.

But what if there was another way to create a spirit animal—to force the bond, giving the human partner total control? And what if someone with selfish intentions was offered this gift . . . with a catch.

The four young heroes have barely had time to come together as a team, and their own spirit animal bonds are still greatly untested. But now they face a brutal confrontation against an enemy who will break any rule to defeat them.

J SPI/J BOCD SPI Schrefer, Eliot Rise and Fall (Spirit Animals)

Deep in the desert there sits a beautiful oasis, ruled by a monarch unlike any other in Erdas. His name is Cabaro, the Great Lion, and he reigns over a kingdom of animals, jealously guarding his golden talisman. No human has ever set foot in the Great Beast’s territory. The journey to his oasis is impossible.

As a team, Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan have achieved the impossible before. But now that team is broken — the friends scattered by a devastating betrayal.

The young heroes and their spirit animals have already sacrificed much in their quest for the talismans. But with the world crumbling all around them — and a ruthless enemy opposing their every move — their greatest sacrifices are yet to come.

J SPI/J BOCD SPI Mull, Brandon Tales of the Great Beasts (Spirit Animals)

There’s a legend in Erdas . . .

Briggan the Wolf, Uraza the Leopard, Jhi the Panda, and Essix the Falcon — the Four Fallen. Long before they were spirit animals, they roamed the wilds as Great Beasts, the most powerful beings in Erdas. When a mad king arose, the four banded together with an army of humans and animals to defeat him.

But they weren’t the only Great Beasts in the war. A deadly scheme was already underway, hatched by two of their own. To save their world, the four had to give up their lives.

J SPI/J BOCD SPI Mull, Brandon Wild Born (Spirit Animals)

In the world of Erdas, four children are about to discover if they have a spirit animal bond, a rare link between human and beast that gives great powers to both. Separated by vast distances, Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan each see a flash of light . . . and then the animals emerge.

Wolf, leopard, panda, falcon. Each of the children has summoned a beast of legend. Now their fate is set. The four heroes and their animals must band together on a dangerous quest. A dark force from the past is rising, and only they have the power to stop it.

J STE/J BOCD STE Stewart, Paul Beyond the Deepwoods
Thirteen-year-old Twig, having always looked and felt different from his woodtroll family, learns that he is adopted and travels out of his Deepwoods home to find the place where he belongs.
J STE/J BOCD STE Stephens, John The Emerald Atlas
Kate, Michael, and Emma have passed from one orphanage to another in the ten years since their parents disappeared to protect them, but now they learn that they have special powers, a prophesied quest to find a magical book, and a fearsome enemy.
J STE/J BOCD STE Stephens, John The Fire Chronicle
Michael and Emma must track down the Chronicle of Life, while Kate must find a way back to present day from the year 1899.
J STE/J BOCD STE Stewart, Paul Midnight Over Sanctaphrax
Twig, a young sky pirate captain, is the only one who can save the floating city of Sanctaphrax from the Mother Storm.
J STE/J BOCD STE Stewart, Paul Stormchaser
In his continuing adventures, Twig, now sixteen years old, joins the crew of his father's sky pirate ship and embarks on a dangerous mission to collect the powerful stromphrax, a substance that purifies water and also prevents the city of Sanctaphrax from floating away.
J STE/J BOCD STE Stead, Rebecca When You Reach Me
As her mother prepares to be a contestant on the 1970s television game show, "The $20,000 Pyramid," a twelve-year-old New York City girl tries to make sense of a series of mysterious notes received from an anonymous source that seems to defy the laws of time and space.
J STJ/J BOCD STJ St. John, Lauren Dolphin Song
A second prophesy, this time involving dolphins, comes true for eleven-year-old Martine, an orphaned South African girl who has mystical powers over animals, when she embarks on a school trip to study marine life off the coast of Mozambique.
J SUT/J BOCD SUT Sutherland, Tui Wings of Fire
The seven dragon tribes have been at war for generations, locked in an endless battle over an ancient, lost treasure. A secret movement called the Talons of Peace is determined to bring an end to the fighting, with the help of a prophecy -- a foretelling that calls for great sacrifice. Five dragonets are collected to fulfill the prophecy, raised in a hidden cave and enlisted, against their will, to end the terrible war.
J TAN/J BOCD TAN Tanner, Lian City of Lies
Twelve-year-old Goldie, impulsive and bold, relies on her skills as a liar and a thief to try to rescue her captured friends from the child-stealers running rampant in the City of Spoke.
J TAN/J BOCD TAN Tanner, Lian Museum of Thieves
Goldie, an impulsive and bold twelve-year-old, escapes the oppressive city of Jewel, where children are required to wear guardchains for their protection, and finds refuge in the extraordinary Museum of Dunt, an ever-shifting world where she discovers a useful talent for thievery and mysterious secrets that threaten her city and everyone she loves.
J TRA/J BOCD TRA Travers, P.L. Mary Poppins
An extraordinary English nanny blows in on the East Wind with her parrot-headed umbrella and magic carpet bag and introduces her charges, Jane and Michael, to some delightful people and experiences.
J URS/J BOCD URS Ursu, Anne Breadcrumbs
Hazel and Jack are best friends until an accident with a magical mirror and a run-in with a villainous queen find Hazel on her own, entering an enchanted wood in the hopes of saving Jack's life.
J VAL/J BOCD VAL Valente, Catherynne M. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making
Twelve-year-old September's ordinary life in Omaha turns to adventure when a Green Wind takes her to Fairyland to retrieve a talisman the new and fickle Marquess wants from the enchanted woods.
J VAN/J BOCD VAN Van Draanen, Wendelin Gecko and Sticky: The Greatest Power
When the diabolical Damien Black robs a bank and steals a tiger-eye of great sentimental value, he is pursued by thirteen-year-old Dave Sanchez and his sidekick, a talking gecko named Sticky, who are armed with a magical Aztec armband.
J VAN/J BOCD VAN Van Draanen, Wendelin Gecko and Sticky: The Villains’ Lair
Thirteen-year-old Dave and his sidekick, a talking gecko named Sticky, try to retrieve an ancient Aztec powerband and its magic ingots from the evil villain, Damien Black.
J WIL/J BOCD WIL Wilson, Daniel A Boy and His Bot
When timid young Code falls down a hole into Mekhos, where everything is made of metal and circuitry, he must obtain the legendary Robonomicon from evil Immortalis in order to save the robots of this subterranean world and return home.
J WIL/J BOCD WIL Wilson, N.D. 100 Cupboards
Twelve-year-old Henry York is going to sleep one night when he hears a bump on the attic wall above his head. It's an unfamiliar house -- Henry is staying with his aunt, uncle, and three cousins -- so he tries to ignore it. But the next night he wakes up with bits of plaster in his hair. Two knobs have broken through the wall, and one of them is slowly turning. Henry scrapes the plaster off the wall and discovers doors -- ninety-nine cupboards of all different sizes and shapes. Through one he can hear the sound of falling rain. Through another he sees a glowing room -- with a man strolling back and forth! Henry and his cousin Henrietta soon understand that these are not just cupboards. They are, in fact, portals to other worlds.
J WIL/J BOCD WIL Wilson, Nathan The Chestnut King
Twelve-year-old Henry York, finally reunited with his family, works with them and the Chestnut King, the long-deposed and mythic leader of the faeren people, to destroy Nimiane and her forces of evil.
J WIL/J BOCD WIL Wilson, Nathan Dandelion Fire
Presents the continuing adventures of Henry York, who has been living in Kansas with his cousins, where he discovers doorways leading to other worlds and becomes involved in a multi-world struggle between good and evil.
J WIN/J BOCD WIN Winthrop, Elizabeth The Castle in the Attic
A gift of a toy castle, complete with silver knight, introduces William to an adventure involving magic and a personal quest.
J YEP/J BOCD YEP Yep, Laurence Dragon’s Guide to the Care and Feeding of Humans

Crusty dragon Miss Drake has a new pet human, precocious Winnie. Oddly enough, Winnie seems to think Miss Drake is her pet—a ridiculous notion!

Unknown to most of its inhabitants, the City by the Bay is home to many mysterious and fantastic creatures, hidden beneath the parks, among the clouds, and even in plain sight. And Winnie wants to draw every new creature she encounters: the good, the bad, and the ugly. But Winnie’s sketchbook is not what it seems. Somehow, her sketchlings have been set loose on the city streets! It will take Winnie and Miss Drake’s combined efforts to put an end to the mayhem . . . before it’s too late.


Last Updated: 7/31/2015