Fighting Words

Depending on an older sister who protected her when their mother went to prison and their mother's boyfriend committed a terrible act, 10-year-old Della tries to figure out what to do when her older sister attempts suicide.…

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by Castillo, Lauren J CASTILL

Our Friend Hedgehog : the Story of Us

When a storm separates Hedgehog from her lifelong friend, Mutty, she bravely sets out to find him and makes some very good new friends in the process.…

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Shaking Up the House

The outgoing First Daughters play a prank on their incoming counterparts, sparking an epic prank war.…

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by Dee, Barbara J DEE

Maybe He Just Likes You

When boys in her class start touching seventh-grader Mila and making her feel uncomfortable, she does not want to tell her friends or mother until she reaches her breaking point.…

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by Wolk, Lauren, J WOLK

Echo Mountain

When twelve-year-old Ellie and her family lose livelihood and move to a mountain cabin in 1934, she quickly learns to be an outdoors woman and, when needed, a healer.…

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by Connor, Leslie J CONNOR

A Home for Goddesses and Dogs

"After the death of her mother, Lydia moves in with her aunts and learns to find a new family of inspiring women and loving dogs"--…

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by Barkley, Callie J BARKLEY

Amy the Puppy Whisperer

"When Amy meets the owner of a brand-new puppy at her mom's vet clinic, she agrees to help the woman train her new pet. Amy does such a great job, she starts getting calls from more puppy owners! Things go great for a while, but soon, Amy is in way over her head. She can't say no to a puppy in need and has taken on way…

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by Khan, Hena J KHAN

Amina's Song

Feeling pulled between two cultures after a month with family in Pakistan, Amina shares her experiences with Wisconsin classmates through a class assignment and a songwriting project with new student Nico.--…

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by Pennypacker, Sara, J PENNYPA

Waylon! : the Most Awesome of All

"Waylon gives up a chance to meet Neil DeGrasse Tyson to help his sister, his father, and a friend when they need him most, but gains a much greater reward." --…

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by Reynolds, Aaron, J REYNOLD

The Barf of the Bedazzler

"After crushing their very first quest, young adventurers Pan, Moxie, and Fart are hungry for their next challenge. Luckily, the Great and Powerful Kevin has cooked up something for the trio: Locate a bedazzler--a rare and monstrous creature of truly horrific power--and bring back . . . its barf"--…

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by Behrens, Rebecca J BEHRENS

Alone in the Woods

Rising eighth-graders Jocelyn and Alex, former best friends forced together on a family vacation, must cooperate to survive when they get lost in the Wisconsin Northwoods. Told in two voices.…

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by Kessler, Liz J KESSLER

Emily Windsnap and the Tides of Time

When Emily makes a wish on a magic stone, she gets a glimpse of what the future holds--and it's a disaster! She tries to make things right, but each trip through time takes Emily to a future where things turn out badly for either the humans of Brightport or the merpeople of Shiprock. Plastic pollutes the ocean, garbage…

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by Blecher, Jennifer J BLECHER

Stick with Me

When twelve-year-olds Izzy and Wren are thrown together by unusual circumstances, they find solace and solutions to nagging problems in their newly-formed friendship.…

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by Kinney, Jeff J KINNEY

Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Spooky Stories

"Grab a flashlight, crawl under the covers, and dive into the twisted, unexpectedly hilarious world of Rowley Jefferson's imagination. You'll meet zombies, vampires, ghosts, and much more in these comically terrifying tales. Rowley's spooky stories might leave you laughing, but beware--you could end up sleeping with th…

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The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James

After receiving a new heart, twelve-year-old Sunny St. James must deal with the reappearance of her mother after years of absence, the loss of her best friend, and her emerging feelings for another girl.…

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by Shen, E. L. J SHEN

The Comeback

Twelve-year-old Maxine Chen dreams of being a figure skating champion, but a remarkably talented new girl at the arena and a racist classmate at school test her resolve.--…

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by Arnold, Marie J ARNOLD

The Year I Flew Away

After moving from her home in Haiti to her uncle's home in Brooklyn, ten-year-old Gabrielle, feeling bullied and out of place, makes a misguided deal with a witch.…

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by Hunter, Erin J HUNTER

Oathkeeper

"With the balance of Bravelands at a breaking point, the Great Herd must risk everything to unite against their common enemy: the rogue lion, Titan"--…

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by Sutherland, Tui, J SUTHERL

The Dangerous Gift

"In the newest installment of the Wings of Fire series, tensions are higher than ever as we prepare for a fight for the survival of dragonkind!"--…

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Extraordinary Birds

Eleven-year-old December waits to sprout wings and fly away, until a new foster mother changes her perspective on home and family.--…

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by Noel, Kaela J NOEL

Coo

"Coo, a ten-year-old girl raised by a flock of pigeons, delights in finally making human contact, but quickly learns that our world is more cruel and complicated than she could have guessed"--Provided by publisher.…

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The Deceivers

Told from separate viewpoints, as Finn, Emma, and Chess Greystone and Natalie Mayhew, ages eight to thirteen, continue their quest to rescue their mothers they must return to the alternate dimension where truth is illegal.…

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by Zhao, Katie J ZHAO

The Fallen Hero

Determined to prevent the war her brother Alex is provoking, twelve-year-old Faryn Liu and her half-dragon friend, Ren, seek help from the New Order, warriors based in Manhattan's Chinatown, and from the Monkey King.--…

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by West, Kara J WEST

Mia Mayhem Vs. the Mighty Robot

"Mia's best friend, Eddie, has built an awesome robot that's supposed to be a mighty cleaning machine! And at first, everything runs smoothly as the robot helps around the house and at regular school! But things quickly go haywire when Mia accidentally makes the robot grow three times its normal size. Does Mia have wha…

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by Gino, Alex J GINO

Rick

Eleven-year-old Rick Ramsey has generally gone along with everybody, just not making waves, even though he is increasingly uncomfortable with his father's jokes about girls, and his best friend's explicit talk about sex; but now in middle school he discovers the Rainbow Spectrum club, where kids of many genders and ide…

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by Carter, Caela J CARTER

How to Be a Girl in the World

Twelve-year-old Lydia, feeling threatened by the attention her changing body is getting from boys and men, finds a way to take control of her own skin.…

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by West, Kara J WEST

Mia Mayhem Steals the Show!

"Mia finds out that her regular school will be putting on a play about superheroes. As soon as the casting call goes out, Mia's sure that the main character role was made just for her. Because after all, who better to play the part than a real-life superhero? But when show day comes around and nerves are running high, …

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by Citro, Asia J CITRO

Grumplets and Pests

In the seventh book, Zoey and Sassafras are excited to enjoy their summer with their magical friends. But . . . why is everyone so grumpy? A bunch of bad days one after the other lead Zoey to suspect that something more is afoot. It's up to Zoey and Sassafras to solve the mystery before they end up with one bummer of a…

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by Dee, Barbara J DEE

Maybe He Just Likes You

For seventh-grader Mila, it starts with some boys giving her an unwanted hug on the school blacktop. A few days later, at recess, one of the boys (and fellow trumpet player) Callum tells Mila it's his birthday, and asks her for a "birthday hug." He's just being friendly, isn't he? But Callum's hug lasts a few seconds t…

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by Cowell, Cressida J COWELL

Never and Forever

The author of How to Train Your Dragon returns with the final, magical installment of the New York Times bestselling Wizards of Once series! Xar and Wish are on the final leg of their journey -- first stop: The Mine of Happiness. Here, starvation is never far away for the Magical creatures who toil in its horrible dept…

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by West, Kara J WEST

Mia Mayhem and the Super Switcheroo

After a weird storm, Mia's superpowers are transferred to her best friend, Eddie, and she gets to train him to use them at her secret school.…

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by Hunter, Erin J HUNTER

The Place of No Stars

"The imposter walking in Bramblestar's pawsteps retreats to the Dark Forest, where the other Clans must follow if they hope to restore their connection with their ancestors in StarClan"--…

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by Snyder, Laurel J SNYDER

My Jasper June

The school year is over, and it is summer in Atlanta. The sky is blue, the sun is blazing, and the days brim with possibility. But Leah feels lost. She has been this way since one terrible afternoon a year ago when everything changed. Since that day, her parents have become distant, her friends have fallen away, and Le…

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by Chokshi, Roshani J CHOKSHI

Aru Shah and the City of Gold

"Aru Shah and her sisters--including one who also claims to be the Sleeper's daughter--must find their mentors Hanuman and Urvashi in Lanka, the city of gold, before war breaks out between the devas and asuras"--…

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by Holt, K. A. J HOLT

Redwood and Ponytail

Told in verse in two voices, with a chorus of fellow students, this is a story of two girls, opposites in many ways, who are drawn to each other; Kate appears to be a stereotypical cheerleader with a sleek ponytail and a perfectly polished persona, Tam is tall, athletic and frequently mistaken for a boy, but their deep…

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by Smith, S. D. J SMITH

The First Fowler : a Green Ember Story

"In this sequel to The Last Archer, Jo Shanks is back in action against the Preylord tyrants. Alongside Helmer and Emma, this riveting adventure sees Jo on a perilous journey where survival and the cause itself are at stake. Faced with a calamitous quandary, the loyal band of rabbits must break out of a fatal trap and …

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by LaReau, Kara J LAREAU

Ratty Tattletale

Ralphie stands up to two bullies for picking on his mouse friend Tiny. He is encouraged to tell an adult but doesn't want to be thought of as a tattletale. Ralphie's father, Big Lou, teaches him that doing what is right is more important than doing what is cool.…

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by Carelli, Anne O'Brien J CARELLI

Skylark and Wallcreeper

Queens, 2012. Hurricane Sandy is flooding New York City, and Lily is at a nursing home with her grandmother, Collette. Lily visits Collette often, as she is beginning to lose her memories. When the National Guard shows up to evacuate the building and take them to safety at the Park Slope armory in Brooklyn, Lily's gran…

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by Hale, Shannon J HALE

The Princess in Black and the Giant Problem

"The Princess in Black is ready for her snowy playdate with the Goat Avenger and the Princess in Blankets. It's a perfect day to build snow monsters and battle them for practice. But just when they're about to wage battle, a huge foot smashes their snow monster. "SQUASHY!" It's a giant, and it's smashing everything in …

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by De la Cruz, Melissa, J DE LA C

The Thirteenth Fairy

Real life and fairy tales collide in The Thirteenth Fairy, book one in the new middle-grade Never After series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz. Nothing ever happens in Filomena Jefferson-Cho's sleepy little suburban town of North Pasadena. The sun shines every day, the grass is always a per…

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by Peterson, Andrew, J PETERSO

The Warden and the Wolf King

Separated when the Fangs of Drang invade Ban Rona, the three Igiby siblings face sea dragons, Stranders, Ridgerunners, Cloven, and more in their final, epic battle.…

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by Bigelow, Lisa Jenn J BIGELOW

Hazel's Theory of Evolution

Hazel knows a lot about the world. That's because when she's not hanging with her best friend, taking care of her dog, or helping care for the goats on her family's farm, she loves reading through dusty encyclopedias. But even Hazel doesn't have answers for the questions awaiting her as she enters eighth grade. What if…

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by Albus, Kate, J ALBUS

A Place to Hang the Moon

In World War II England, orphaned siblings William, Edmund, and Anna are evacuated from London to live in the countryside, where they bounce from home to home in search of someone willing to adopt them permanently.--…

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by Keating, Jess J KEATING

Nikki Tesla and the Ferret-proof Death Ray

Nikki Tesla is a genius, so mostly she finds school boring, and amuses herself by inventing things, like her mysterious missing father; trouble is most of her inventions have serious, lethal potential (like the death ray, which just blew a hole in her floor); so she and her ferret are hustled off to the special Genius …

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by Peterson, Andrew, J PETERSO

The Monster in the Hollows

The three Igiby siblings, heirs to a legendary kingdom across the sea, find refuge from the Fangs of Dang in the Green Hollows, but Kalmar's monstrous appearance raises suspicion.…

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by Keating, Jess J KEATING

Nikki Tesla and the Traitors of the Lost Spark

"Someone who goes by the name of "V" is planning to unleash a lethal virus that could destroy the human race, and it is up to Nikki Tesla and her friends from the Genius Academy (which has been blamed for an international incident and shut down), to uncover the villain (who is closer to them than they realize) and find…

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by Swartz, Elly D. J SWARTZ

Give and Take

When eleven-year-old Maggie's parents become temporary foster parents for a new baby, her tendency to hoard spirals out of control.…

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by McDonald, Briana J MCDONAL

Pepper's Rules for Secret Sleuthing

Amateur detective Pepper Blouse, a rising seventh-grader, cannot resist investigating when her Great Aunt Florence passes away under mysterious circumstances, but strictly following her mother's Detective Rulebook may not be the best plan.--…

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by King, Wesley J KING

Sara and the Search for Normal

Seventh-grader Sara wants to be normal but her panic attacks and other episodes cause her to isolate herself until, in group therapy, she meets talkative and outgoing Erin, her first friend.…

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King & Kayla and the Case of the Gold Ring

King & Kayla hunt for Asia's missing gold ring.…

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by Callender, Kacen J CALLEND

King and the Dragonflies

Twelve-year-old Kingston James is sure his brother Khalid has turned into a dragonfly. When Khalid unexpectedly passed away, he shed what was his first skin for another to live down by the bayou in their small Louisiana town. Khalid still visits in dreams, and King must keep these secrets to himself as he watches grief…

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by Messenger, Shannon J MESSENG

Unlocked

"In this extra special installment of the Keeper of the Lost Cities series, the story picks up right from Legacy's particularly devastating cliffhanger. But chapters alternate between Sophie and Keefe's perspectives to give readers deeper insights into both beloved characters. New powers will be discovered. Hard truths…

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by Gratz, Alan, J GRATZ

Ground Zero

Brandon is visiting his dad on the 107th floor of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 when the attack comes; Reshmina is a girl in Afghanistan who has grown up in the aftermath of that attack but dreams of peace, becoming a teacher and escaping her village and the narrow role that the Taliban believes is appro…

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by McCullough, Joy J MCCULLO

A Field Guide to Getting Lost

Told from two viewpoints, STEM-oriented Sutton and imaginative, artistic Luis, ages nine and ten, must find some common ground when her father and his mother start dating seriously.…

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by Messner, Kate J MESSNER

Chirp

Moving to Vermont the summer after seventh grade, a young gymnast hides a secret as she makes new friends and investigates her grandmother's claim that someone is trying to destroy her cricket farm.…

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by Rowling, J. K. J ROWLING

The Ickabog

As the legend of the fearsome Ickabog spreads terror in the peaceful kingdom of Cornucopia, best friends Bert and Daisy set out to discover the truth and bring happiness back to the kingdom.…

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by Hunter, Erin J HUNTER

Veil of Shadows

"With an impostor leading ThunderClan, threatening to exile any cats who challenge him, a small but growing group of cats must find a way to expose the truth and return ThunderClan's rightful leader-before the tensions among the Clans erupt into war"--…

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by Harrington, Kim, J HARRING

Revenge of the Red Club

When middle school journalist Riley Dunne learns that an important and beloved club is being shut down, she uses the power of the pen to instigate much-needed social change.…

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by Hitchcock, Shannon J HITCHCO

One True Way

From the moment she met Samantha, star of the school basketball team, on her first day at Daniel Boone Middle School, Allison Drake felt she had found a friend, something she needs badly since her brother died and her father left--but as their friendship grows it begins to evolve into a deeper emotion, and in North Car…

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by Cerrito, Angela J CERRITO

The Safest Lie

National Jewish Book Awards Finalist...It's 1940, and nine-year-old Anna Bauman and her parents are among the 300,000 Polish Jews struggling to survive the wretched conditions in the Warsaw ghetto. Anna draws the attention of a woman called Jolanta - a code name of the real-life resistance spy Irena Sendler, who smuggl…

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by Fipps, Lisa J FIPPS

Starfish

Bullied and shamed her whole life for being fat, twelve-year-old Ellie finally gains the confidence to stand up for herself, with the help of some wonderful new allies.…

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by Higuera, Donna Barba J HIGUERA

Lupe Wong Won't Dance

"Lupe Wong is going to be the first female pitcher in the Major Leagues. She's also championed causes her whole young life. Some worthy ... like expanding the options for race on school tests beyond just a few bubbles. And some not so much...like complaining to the BBC about the length between Doctor Who seasons. Lupe …

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by Freeman, Megan E. J FREEMAN

Alone

Perfect for fans of Hatchet and the I Survived series, this harrowing middle grade debut novel-in-verse from a Pushcart Prize-nominated poet tells the story of a young girl who wakes up one day to find herself utterly alone in her small Colorado town. When twelve-year-old Maddie hatches a scheme for a secret sleepover …

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by Bowling, Dusti J BOWLING

The Canyon's Edge

A year after the death of her mother in a restaurant shooting, Nora is left struggling to stay alive when a climbing trip with her father goes terribly wrong.…

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by Kelkar, Supriya, J KELKAR

American As Paneer Pie

When a racist incident rocks her small Michigan town, eleven-year-old Lekha must decide whether to speak up or stay silent, even as she struggles to navigate her life at home, where she can be herself, and at school, where she is teased about her culture.…

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Stolen Girl : a Novel

When Nadia arrives in Canada in 1950 with Marusia, the woman she calls mother, she is glad to finally be out of the displaced persons camp where she has lived for five years, but troubled by confused memories of World War II; she speaks Ukrainian, but she seems to remember living with a German Nazi family who called he…

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by Ohlin, Nancy J OHLIN

Alicia Alonso Takes the Stage

"From the world of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls comes the historical novel based on the life of Alicia Alonso, a world-renowned prima ballerina from Cuba. Alicia was born to dance. From the moment she slips on pointe shoes for the first time, she's determined to become a professional ballerina. A few years later,…

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by Pasternack, Sofiya J PASTERN

Anya and the Nightingale

Thirteen-year-old Anya sets out to find her missing father but instead travels to Kiev, where she meets the tsar, dines with a rabbi, and rescues two brothers from a dangerous monster lurking beneath the city.…

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by Haydu, Corey Ann J HAYDU

One Jar of Magic

Joining her family in her community's annual New Year's Day magic-capturing ceremony, a 12-year-old girl who has always been lucky captures just one tiny jar of magic, revealing the true nature and beliefs of her loved ones.…

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by Smith, Alex T. J SMITH

Mr. Penguin and the Lost Treasure

Aspiring Professional Adventurer Mr. Penguin and his colleague, Colin the spider, try to find a treasure rumored to be buried in The Museum of Extraordinary Objects before bandits do.…

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by Atinuke J ATINUKE

Too Small Tola

Presents three tales of an endearing and enduring character, Tola, who lives in an apartment in the busy city of Lagos, Nigeria, with her sister, brother and grandmommy.…

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The Hero Next Door

A collection of short stories by diverse authors that explores acts of bravery by heroes trying to make the world a better place.…

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Fighting Words

"Ten-year-old Della can rely on her older sister, Suki, for anything, but when Suki attempts suicide, Della must seek help and speak out about the sexual abuse they've both suffered at the hands of their mother's boyfriend"-- Provided by publisher.…

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by Royce, Eden J ROYCE

Root Magic

"It's 1963, and things are changing for Jezebel Turner. Her beloved grandmother has just passed away. The local police deputy won't stop harassing her family. With school integration arriving in South Carolina, Jez and her twin brother, Jay, are about to begin the school year with a bunch of new kids. But the biggest c…

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by Rissi, Anica Mrose J RISSI

Anna, Banana, and the Magic Show Mix-up

"When Anna and her friends put on a magic show to celebrate an elderly neighbor's birthday the grand finale goes awry, but Banana steps up to save the day." --…

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by West, Kara J WEST

Mia Mayhem Breaks Down Walls

Unable to control her super-strength, Mia accidentally causes mayhem at school and must rely on her friends to help her repair things.…

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by Hale, Shannon J HALE

The Princess in Black and the Bathtime Battle

When the goat pasture is plagued with a foul stench, the Princess in Black and her friends must take on a stinky beast.…

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by Carelli, Anne O'Brien J CARELLI

Skylark and Wallcreeper

While helping her granny Collette evacuate to a makeshift shelter in Brooklyn during Superstorm Sandy, Lily uncovers secrets of her grandmother's past as a member of the French Resistance during WWII.…

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by Bruchac, Joseph, J BRUCHAC

Peacemaker

"A twelve-year-old Iroquois boy rethinks his calling after witnessing the arrival of a mystical figure with a message of peace in this historical novel based on the creation of the Iroquois Confederacy"--…

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by Blume, Judy J BLUME

Superfudge

Peter describes the highs and lows of life with his younger brother, Fudge.…

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by Barrows, Annie J BARROWS

Ivy + Bean Get to Work!

After meeting Herman the Treasure Hunter during a career fair at Emerson School, every second-grader is looking for treasure and finding it--except for Ivy and Bean.…

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by West, Kara J WEST

Mia Mayhem Gets X-ray Specs

"Mia Mayhem is learning to control her x-ray vision! She can't wait to see through walls and crack secret codes. There's only one problem: her glasses are way too big, clunky, and totally not cool! But she knows that if she wants to keep up with her classmates, she'll have to adjust quickly. Will Mia be able to look pa…

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by Bowling, Dusti J BOWLING

Momentous Events in the Life of a Cactus

After navigating middle school, ninth-grader Aven, born without arms, struggles with the challenges of high school, which test her confidence, strength, and sense of self.…

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by Bird, James J BIRD

Th3 Brav5

Collin can't help himself--he has a unique condition that leads him to count every letter spoken to him. It's a quirk that makes him a prime target for bullies and a continual frustration to the adults around him, including his father. When Collin is asked to leave yet another school, his dad decides to send him to liv…

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by West, Kara J WEST

Mia Mayhem Learns to Fly!

"With help from her best friend and the super academy's most talented flier, Mia learns how to fly!"--…

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by Young, Brigit J YOUNG

The Prettiest

When a list appears online ranking the top fifty prettiest girls in the eighth grade, everything turns upside down. Eve Hoffman, ranked number one, can't ignore how everyone is suddenly talking about her looks. Sophie, the most popular girl in school, feels lower than ever when she's bullied for being ranked number two…

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The Messengers

Told from separate viewpoints, as evil forces from the parallel world invade their home, the Greystones, their doubles, and friends must return to the alternate dimension to save both worlds.…

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by West, Kara J WEST

Mia Mayhem Vs. the Super Bully

Mia is excited about her first superspeed training class, but a bully on her relay team leads her to lose her shadow and, worse, to snap at her friends.…

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by Melleby, Nicole J MELLEBY

In the Role of Brie Hutchens...

"When strong-willed, drama-loving eighth grader Brie Hutchens tells a lie because she isn't quite ready to come out to her mother, she must navigate the consequences in her relationships with her family, friends, and faith"--…

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by Osborne, Mary Pope J OSBORNE

Camp Time in California

"When the magic tree house whisks Jack and Annie back in time, they land in the tallest tree in Yosemite, California where they join nature conservationist, John Muir, and US President Teddy Roosevelt on a historic trip through the woods"--…

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by West, Kara J WEST

Mia Mayhem and the Super Family Field Day

Joining other students and their parents for family field day at PITS, Mia joins in potato sack races, a game of tug-of-war and a hula hoop ring toss that becomes increasingly dangerous as the region's most skilled superheroes compete to win.…

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by Jones, Kelly J JONES

Sauerkraut

A new quirky-funny book from the author of Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer about a boy whose plans for the summer go sideways when the ghost of his great-great-grandmother demands his attention. HD Schenk is a maker--an inventor, a builder of things. He wants to show everyone what he can do, and his…

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by Messinger, Jonathan J MESSING

The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian. 2, The Accidental Volcano

Finn Caspian, his three best friends, and his robot Foggy are excited to explore a brand-new planet . . . until Finns mom makes them bring along an annoying new robot named Voltronix Zu. Putting up with Voltronixs bragging is bad enough, but when he accidentally turns the planet inside out, the Explorer…

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by Schmidt, Gary D. J SCHMIDT

A Long Road on a Short Day

On a short winter day, Samuel and his father enter into a series of trades with neighbors and strangers until they come home with a brown-eyed milk cow for Mama.…

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by Alston, B. B. J ALSTON

Amari and the Night Brothers

Thirteen-year-old Amari, a poor Black girl from the projects, gets an invitation from her missing brother to join the Bureau of Supernatural Affairs and join in the fight against an evil magician.…

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by Schmid, Susan Maupin J SCHMID

The Starlight Slippers

Darling and her friends locate Queen Candace's wedding slippers, which Princess Mariposa wants to wear on her own wedding day, unaware that they are laced with magic.…

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by Blankman, Anne J BLANKMA

The Blackbird Girls

"On a spring morning, neighbors Valentina Kaplan and Oksana Savchenko wake up to an angry red sky. A reactor at the nuclear power plant where their fathers work--Chernobyl--has exploded. Before they know it, the two girls, who've always been enemies, find themselves on a train bound for Leningrad to stay with Valentina…

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by Valente, Dominique J VALENTE

Willow Moss and the Forgotten Tale

When Willow's friend Nolin Sometimes sends her a desperate plea for help, Willow sets out on an adventure, that if she fails, Willow, the finder of lost things, may lose her friends and her magic forever.…

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by Colfer, Eoin J COLFER

The Fowl Twins : Deny All Charges

Taking the Fowl jet without permission before it mysteriously explodes over Florida, the Fowl twins are placed under house arrest until Myles's questions about what really happened lead to an astonishing abduction.…

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by Hunter, Erin J HUNTER

Oathkeeper

At long last, the Great Herd is united against Titan -- now so powerful that even Fearless, who vowed to avenge his father's death, cannot defeat the rogue lion alone. Thorn may have a plan to bring about Titan's downfall, but the animals of Bravelands must decide how much they are willing to risk--and who they are wil…

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by Pyron, Bobbie J PYRON

Stay

Piper's life is turned upside down when her family moves into a shelter in a whole new city. She misses her house, her friends, and her privacy--and she hates being labeled the homeless girl at her new school. But while Hope House offers her new challenges, it also brings new friendships, like the girls in Firefly Girl…

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by Elliott, Laura, J ELLIOTT

Storm Dog

"Whip-smart Ariel doesn't fit in. Only in the winds of the Blue Ridge Mountains and spring storms that mirror the turmoil in her heart does she really feel at home. Her brother understands her, but he's in Afghanistan. Her father hasn't been the same since George was deployed. Her mother focuses on Ariel's gorgeous sis…

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by Burnell, Heather Ayris J BURNELL

A Good Team

New friends Unicorn and Yeti are having a little trouble finding something they are both good at; Yeti is good at kicking a ball, Unicorn is not, Unicorn is fast, Yeti is not--so they finally try ice skating, which neither of them has ever done, because they have a chance to be equally good (or bad) at it.…

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by Mann, Greyson J MANN

Journey to the End

Will has found a set of Elytra wings, but he won't use them until he can find a second set for his friend Mina. Together, they set out for the End, where they must face Endermen, shulkers, and the fierce Ender Dragon to find the wings -- and make it home again--…

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King & Kayla and the Case of the Unhappy Neighbor

"King the golden retriever struggles to communicate with his human, Kayla, as both try to clear Thor of having trashed Mr. Gary's yard." --…

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by Maldonado, Torrey J MALDONA

What Lane?

"Biracial sixth-grader Stephen questions the limitations society puts on him after he notices the way strangers treat him when he hangs out with his white friends and learns about the Black Lives Matter movement." --…

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by Camiccia, Jennifer J CAMICCI

The Memory Keeper

Twelve-year-old Lulu Rose Carter's memory improves greatly just as her beloved Gram becomes very forgetful, and Lulu begins to explore Gram's past in an effort to save her.…

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by Valente, Dominique J VALENTE

Willow Moss and the Lost Day

"Willow Moss's small magic has always seemed unremarkable. But when the most feared witch in the land of Starfell appears on the Moss family's doorstep looking for help, it's not Willow's talented sisters she seeks, it's Willow. Because Willow is a finder of lost things--and Moreg Vaine says that last Tuesday has gone …

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by Barkley, Callie J BARKLEY

Marion and the Girls' Getaway

When Marion and the other members of the Critter Club plan a ski weekend, they meet a snow bunny on the slopes, but Marion's kitten, Ollie, scares the bunny away.…

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by West, Kara J WEST

Mia Mayhem Stops Time!

"When Mia first learned she had superpowers, there was one ability that always came rather naturally: freezing time and people! So, when she finally learns the secret to controlling it, she's excited to put her new skills to the test. But when she ends up accidentally freezing the entire town, will she find a way to ma…

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by Faruqi, Saadia J FARUQI

Yasmin in Charge

"In this collection of four stories, Yasmin takes charge of some sticky situations! At home, at school, or out and about, Yasmin faces challenges head on with creativity and quick thinking. Whether she's creating a new recipe, finding a way to rescue a stuck toy for a little friend, or calming down monkeys (and classma…

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by Schlitz, Laura Amy J SCHLITZ

Amber & Clay

"In a warlike land of wind and sunlight, "ringed by a restless sea," live Rhaskos and Melisto, spiritual twins with little in common beyond the violent and mysterious forces that dictate their lives. A Thracian slave in a Greek household, Rhaskos is as common as clay, a stable boy worth less than a donkey, much less a …

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by Reed, Dwayne J REED

Simon B. Rhymin'

Chicago fifth-grader Simon, an aspiring rapper who lacks self-confidence, uses his rhymes to help bring his community together.…

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by Citro, Asia J CITRO

Bips and Roses

"Oh no! There's a big problem with the forest roses . . . magical roses that are very important because they are the first food for newborn hippogriffs. Can Zoey, Pip, and Sassafras use their science know-how to fix the magical roses before the hippogriff eggs hatch?"--Back cover.…

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What Stars Are Made of

Twelve-year-old Libby, born with Turner Syndrome, is determined to win a science contest and use the money to help her older sister's growing family, while surviving middle school.…

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by Keating, Jess J KEATING

Nikki Tesla and the Fellowship of the Bling

"When Mary Shelley is kidnapped by a mad scientist, Nikki Tesla and the other members of the Genius Academy team are forced to agree to steal a priceless, lethal high-tech ring in order to free her; but Nikki also plans to use the heist to get closer to her long-lost father who claims he is not the criminal mastermind …

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by LaRocca, Rajani J LAROCCA

Red, White, and Whole

"Reha feels torn between two worlds: school, where she's the only Indian American student, and home, with her family's traditions and holidays. But Reha's parents don't understand why she's conflicted--they only notice when Reha doesn't meet their strict expectations. Reha feels disconnected from her mother, or Amma, a…

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