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Many adult readers are drawn to the books on young adult shelves like Harry Potter, Twilight, The Hunger Games and so on. Even though these novels were written for teens and young adults they continue to appeal to adult readers. There’s no denying that we’re in the golden age of young adult fiction. If you don’t believe me, just ask CNN, they wrote an article saying just that a few years ago.

Unfortunately, the universal appeal of young adult fiction has not spread to the children’s shelves. This is really sad because many juvenile fiction books are just as good as their young adult counterparts. These juvenile books have wonderful stories with fantastic (and fantastical) characters that will still be with you years later.

Reading a great story is not the only perk of getting a book off of the children’s shelf. Here are a few more:

So, the next time you visit the library do not discriminate against books intended for juvenile audiences. Browse the juvenile shelves, talk to a Children’s Librarian or place one of these great juvenile fiction titles on hold and pick it up from the circulation desk.

Holes by Louis Sachar
Charlotte’s Web
Swiss Family Robinson
The Magician
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Peter Pan and Wendy
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer
The Phantom Tollbooth
When You Reach Me
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
Winnie-the-Pooh
Bud, Not Buddy
Coraline
Treasure Island
Midnight for Charlie Bone
Mary Poppins
Water and the Wild
Tuck Everlasting
The Bad Beginning
The Little Prince
Harriet the Spy
The Eleventh Hour
The Doll People
The View From the Cherry Tree
Alice
The Secret Garden
Island of the Blue Dolphins
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
The Wizard of Oz
Little House on the Prairie
Wonder
The Invention of Hugo Cabret

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