Spotlight On: Children’s Fiction

Children’s Fiction: Our children’s fiction section consists of chapter books for older children. They include both stand-alone books and series. Our children’s fiction area is on the left hand side of the children’s library, on the first three shelves.

The Girl Who Drank the Moon / Kelly Barnhill

An epic fantasy about a young girl raised by a witch, a swamp monster, and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon, who must unlock the powerful magic buried deep inside her. (J FIC BARNHILL)


Lost and Found / Andrew Clements

Twelve-year-old identical twins Jay and Ray have long resented that everyone treats them as one person, and so they hatch a plot to take advantage of a clerical error at their new school and pretend they are just one. (J FIC CLEMENTS)


Inkheart / Cornelia Funke

Twelve-year-old Meggie learns that her father, who repairs and binds books for a living, can “read” fictional characters to life when one of those characters abducts them and tries to force him into service. (J FIC FUNKE)


Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer / John Grisham

Thirteen-year-old Theodore Boone has always dreamed of being a great trial lawyer someday, but a sensational murder trial forces him into the arena sooner than expected, and he is determined to see that justice prevails. (J FIC GRISHAM)


The Hidden Staircase / Carolyn Keene

Teenage detective Nancy Drew uses her courage and powers of deduction to solve the mysterious happenings in an old stone mansion. (J FIC KEENE)


Swindle / Gordon Korman

After unscrupulous collector S. Wendell Palamino cons him out of a valuable baseball card, sixth-grader Griffin Bing puts together a band of misfits to break into Palomino’s heavily guarded store and steal the card back, planning to use the money to finance his father’s failing invention, the SmartPick fruit picker. (J FIC KORMAN BK.1)

11 Birthdays / Wendy Mass

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. The day of their birthday begins to repeat itself over and over again. (J FIC MASS)

My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish / Mo O’Hara

When Tom’s big brother decides to become an Evil Scientist, his first experiment involves dunking Frankie the goldfish into toxic green gunk. Tom knows that there is only one thing to do: Zap the fish with a battery and bring him back to life! But there’s something weird about the new Frankie. He’s now a big fat zombie goldfish with hypnotic powers and he’s out for revenge! (J FIC O’HARA BK.1)

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child / J.K. Rowling and Jack Thorne

As an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and a father, Harry Potter struggles with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs while his youngest son, Albus, finds the weight of the family legacy difficult to bear. (J FIC ROWLING)


Farmer Boy / Laura Ingalls Wilder 

Nine-year-old Almanzo lives with his family on a big farm in New York State in the nineteenth century, where he raises his own two calves, helps cut ice and shear sheep, and longs for the day he can have his own colt. (J FIC WILDER)


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