Spotlight On: Children’s Paperbacks

Children’s Paperbacks: Children’s paperbacks are chapter books that have a soft cover instead of a hard cover so they are easier to hold. We have a wide range of fiction paperbacks, that include series and stand alone books. All of these books are located on the yellow spinner racks in the middle of the children’s library.

Tuck Everlasting / Natalie Babbitt

A family accidentally stumbles upon a spring with water endowing them with the gift of eternal life. Seventy years later, without having grown a day older, a young girl discovers them and learns their secret. (J PBK BABBITT)


Flora & Ulysses / Kate DiCamillo

Rescuing a squirrel after an accident involving a vacuum cleaner, comic-reading cynic Flora Belle Buckman is astonished when the squirrel, Ulysses, demonstrates astonishing powers of strength and flight after being revived. (J PBK DICAMILLO)


Football Genius / Tim Green

Troy, a sixth-grader with an unusual gift for predicting football plays before they occur, attempts to use his ability to help his favorite team, the Atlanta Falcons, but he must first prove himself to the coach and players. (J PBK GREEN)


The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate / Jacqueline Kelly

In central Texas in 1899, eleven-year-old Callie Vee Tate is instructed to be a lady by her mother, learns about love from the older three of her six brothers, and studies the natural world with her grandfather, the latter of which leads to an important discovery. (J PBK KELLY)


Titanic: Unsinkable / Gordon Korman 

Although the Titanic ship is meant to be unsinkable, there is plenty of danger waiting on its maiden voyage for four of its passengers–Paddy, a stowaway; Sophie, under police custody; rich yet troubled Juliana; and Alfie, who hides a secret. (J PBK KORMAN BK.1)


Judy Moody / Megan McDonald

Third grader Judy Moody is in a first day of school bad mood until she gets an assignment to create a collage all about herself and begins creating her masterpiece, the Me collage. (J PBK MCDONALD BK.1)


The Lightning Thief / Rick Riordan

After learning that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea, Percy Jackson is transferred from boarding school to Camp Half-Blood, a summer camp for demigods, and becomes involved in a quest to prevent a war between the gods. (J PBK RIORDAN BK. 1)


The Canary Caper / Ron Roy

Dink and his friends investigate why pets, like Mrs. Davis’s canary, Mozart, are mysteriously disappearing all over town. (J PBK ROY)


Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye / Geronimo Stilton

The discovery of an old map by his sister Thea leads Geronimo and his family to search for buried treasure on a faraway island. (J PBK STILTON BK.1)


I Survived: The Destruction of Pompeii, 79 A.D. / Lauren Tarshis

In Pompeii in AD 79, eleven-year-old slave boy Marcus runs away with his father, who has been sold to become a gladiator, and they escape to Vesuvius, only to return to the city the following morning to warn the inhabitants of the coming eruption. (J PBK TARSHIS)


“I love books. I adore everything about them. I love the feel of the pages on my fingertips. They are light enough to carry, yet so heavy with worlds and ideas. I love the sound of the pages flicking against my fingers. Print against fingertips. Books make people quiet, yet they are so loud. ” ~Nnedi Okorafor, The Book of Phoenix

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