New Middle Grade

Got a middle grade reader who devours books like they're Cool Ranch Doritos? Give them one of these. You'll be their new favorite friend/relative.

 

Ghost and Bone Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780525643937
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Published: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - August 13th, 2019

A twisty middle grade adventure standalone for fans of Neil Gaiman and Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow about a cursed boy who embarks on a journey into a magical city of ghosts to find out who he really is.


The Curse of the Werepenguin Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780451480446
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - August 13th, 2019

"Young Frankenstein meets The Princess Bride in the most hysterically hilarious book I've read in years."--Chris Grabenstein, #1 New York Times bestselling author


Ghost: Thirteen Haunting Tales to Tell Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781452171289
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 13th, 2019

A finger against the inside of a mirror... a wood where the trees look back... a basement door blocked by a brick wall so thick, it stifles the screams from below ... This original collection of chilling poems and tales contains the only true ghost stories in existence (as the book itself will tell you)—13 eerie encounters perfect for sharing...if you dare.


Captain Underpants and the Preposterous Plight of the Purple Potty People: Color Edition (Captain Underpants #8): Color Edition Cover Image
By Dav Pilkey, Dav Pilkey (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781338271515
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - August 13th, 2019

Laugh out loud with Captain Underpants, the #1 New York Times bestselling series from Dav Pilkey, the creator of Dog Man!

Now in full color!


Cape (The League of Secret Heroes #1) Cover Image
By Kate Hannigan, Patrick Spaziante (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534439115
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Published: Aladdin - August 6th, 2019

Hidden Figures meets Wonder Woman in this action-packed, comic-inspired adventure about a brilliant girl puzzler who discovers she’s part of a superhero team!

Josie O’Malley does a lot to help out Mam after her father goes off to fight the Nazis, but she wishes she could do more—like all those caped heroes who now seem to have disappeared.


The Boy at the Back of the Class Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781984850782
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Published: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - August 6th, 2019

Told with humor and heart, The Boy at the Back of the Class offers a child's perspective on the refugee crisis, highlighting the importance of friendship and kindness in a world that doesn't always make sense.


A Swirl of Ocean Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781524720124
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - August 6th, 2019

A touching, timeless novel--perfect for fans of Lisa Graff and Lauren Wolk--about a girl who discovers that the ocean is holding secrets she never could have imagined.


Rise of the Dragon Moon Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250195555
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Published: Imprint - August 6th, 2019

The princess of a frozen queendom fights to free her mother from the clutches of terrifying dragons in Rise of the Dragon Moon, a middle grade fantasy debut from Gabrielle K. Byrne.


Each Tiny Spark Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780451479723
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Published: Kokila - August 6th, 2019

From award-winning author Pablo Cartaya comes a deeply moving middle grade novel about a daughter and father finding their way back to each other in the face of their changing family and community.


Gabby Garcia’s Ultimate Playbook #3: Sidelined (Gabby Garcia's Ultimate Playbook #3) Cover Image
By Iva-Marie Palmer, Marta Kissi (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062391865
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - August 6th, 2019

“Perfect for fans of Big Nate and Dork Diaries.”—Nerdy Book Club

It’s curveball after curveball for star pitcher Gabby Garcia in the final book of this laugh-out-loud illustrated series full of doodles, sports trivia, and home-run humor!


A Royal Guide to Monster Slaying Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780735265356
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Published: Puffin Canada - August 6th, 2019

Monster hunting isn't for the faint of heart -- the first in a brand-new middle-grade series by NYT bestselling author, Kelley Armstrong.


Friendship List #3: 13 and Counting Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062875242
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - August 6th, 2019

Fans of Lauren Myracle and Rachel Renee Russo's Dork Diaries will adore the third book in this laugh-out-loud series about two BFFs who master middle school with a list of thirteen goals they MUST achieve before their first summer apart.


The Serendipity of Flightless Things Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781499808438
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Published: Yellow Jacket - August 6th, 2019

This middle grade, magical-realism novel from the author of The Flourishing of Floralie Laurel is about an Irish girl who is sent to a mysterious town in Virginia to live with her long-lost mother, and is Alice Hoffman's Nightbird meets Claire Legrand's The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls!

Amidst the 1971 Troubles between the Irish Republican Army and Northern


The Bone Garden Cover Image
By Heather Kassner, Matt Saunders (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250296894
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - August 6th, 2019

A spooky and adventurous debut illustrated fantasy novel about a girl made of dust and bone and imagination who seeks the truth about the magic that brought her to life.

"This magical story—and the brave girl in its pages—will haunt you in the best way." —Natalie Lloyd, New York Times bestselling author of Over the Moon


The 47 People You'll Meet in Middle School Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781524765132
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - August 6th, 2019

Getting ready to start middle school? Well, you'll need to know what to expect. Get to know every person you'll meet and how they can help (and who to stay away from!).

"Mahoney authentically captures the universal indignities of middle school, the challenges of self-discovery, and the joy of making true friends." --Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

Dear Louie,


The Poison Jungle (Wings of Fire, Book 13) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781338214512
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Published: Scholastic Press - July 30th, 2019

The New York Times bestselling series continues with a thrilling revelation -- brand-new tribes of dragons!

Some secrets are deadly.

It's no secret that Sundew wants to destroy the HiveWings. It's her life's mission to exact revenge on the tribe that tried to wipe out the LeafWings and ripped every tree from the surface of Pantala.


For Black Girls Like Me Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780374308049
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - July 30th, 2019

In this lyrical coming-of-age story about family, sisterhood, music, race, and identity, Mariama J. Lockington draws on some of the emotional truths from her own experiences growing up with an adoptive white family.

I am a girl but most days I feel like a question mark.


The Miraculous Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780374309749
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - July 30th, 2019

In the tradition of heartwrenching and hopeful middle grade novels such as Bridge to Terabithia comes Jess Redman's stunning debut about a young boy who must regain his faith in miracles after a tragedy changes his world.


The Hero Next Door Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780525646303
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - July 30th, 2019

From We Need Diverse Books, the organization behind Flying Lessons & Other Stories, comes another middle-grade short story collection--this one focused on exploring acts of bravery--featuring some of the best own-voices children's authors, including R. J.


On Thin Ice Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780545495905
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Published: Scholastic Press - July 30th, 2019

New York Times bestselling author Michael Northrop captures the middle-school experience -- from the hurt to the hope -- in this powerful story of creativity in the face of cruelty.

If I did something risky now, something big -- it's almost like it wouldn't even be my fault. Almost like it might even work.

Ked Eakins is about to lose everything.


Not If I Can Help It Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780545709484
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Published: Scholastic Press - July 30th, 2019

From award-winning Carolyn Mackler, the story of Willa, who has been living with Sensory Processing Disorder but is thrown for a BIG loop when her dad announces he's dating Willa's best friend's mom.


My Fate According to the Butterfly Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338310504
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Published: Scholastic Press - July 30th, 2019

* "Villanueva's debut is a beautiful #ownvoices middle-grade novel. Tough topics are addressed, but warmth and humor... bring lightness to Sab's story. This immersive novel bursts with life." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

When superstitious Sab sees a giant black butterfly, an omen of death, she knows that she's doomed!


I Got Next Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062657770
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Published: Greenwillow Books - July 30th, 2019

It’s game day! In this action-packed picture book from Daria Peoples-Riley, the creator of the acclaimed This Is It, a young basketball player gets ready for a neighborhood pickup game.


Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark: Three Books to Chill Your Bones: All 3 Scary Stories Books with the Original Art! Cover Image
By Alvin Schwartz, Stephen Gammell (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062968975
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Published: HarperCollins - July 30th, 2019

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE

All of the Scary Stories books are now available in one hardcover!

These stories are some of the most terrifying tales of horror, revenge, and supernatural events of all time, collected and retold by Alvin Schwartz and featuring the classic artwork by Stephen Gammell.


Monster Club: Hunters for Hire Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781338318517
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Published: Scholastic Press - July 30th, 2019

There is only one thing seventh graders Tommy Wainwright, Colleen "Spike" Hernandez, and Karim Khalil want to do -- go on adventures and catch monsters! And in a world where monsters -- big and small -- roam, someone has to keep these creatures in check, right?


Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781984848390
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Published: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - July 30th, 2019

A hilarious illustrated middle grade series for reluctant readers starring a vampire girl, Amelia Fang. Welcome to the world of Nocturnia, where darkness reigns supreme, glitter is terrifying, and unicorns are the stuff of nightmares!


Scouts Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9780316524780
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Published: jimmy patterson - July 23rd, 2019

Stranger Things meets The Goonies in this suspenseful yet heartwarming adventure story about a group of friends who set out to find a crashed meteor...but find mystery and danger instead as their close relationships begin to fracture.


Let Me Fix That for You Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780374308100
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - July 23rd, 2019

Janice Erlbaum's Let Me Fix That for You is a quirky, touching, and laugh-out-loud middle-grade novel about a girl capable of fixing everything but her own life.


Only the Stars Know Her Name: Salem’s Lost Story of Tituba’s Daughter Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781499808902
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Published: Yellow Jacket - July 23rd, 2019

False accusations and false confessions of witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts, took her mother, Tituba, away from her. Now Violet seeks revenge on those who tore her family apart.


The Oddmire, Book 1: Changeling Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781616208394
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - July 16th, 2019

“Funny, exciting, and ultimately epic. Wow. I can’t wait for the next one.” —Adam Gidwitz, author of the New York Times bestseller A Tale Dark and Grimm

“Set in a magical world filled with incredible creatures from folklore, this fast-paced fantasy will keep readers turning the pages . . .


Storm Blown Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780525645962
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Published: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - July 16th, 2019

"Beautiful, vivid writing and a power-packed plot . . . I truly loved it." --Lauren Tarshis, bestselling author of the I SURVIVED series


Serafina and the Seven Stars (The Serafina Series Book 4) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781368007597
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - July 9th, 2019

Serafina and Braeden make an epic return in the hotly anticipated fourth installment of Robert Beatty's #1 New York Times best-selling Serafina series. Serafina, the Guardian of Biltmore Estate, has won battle after battle against the dark forces encroaching on her home. Now, tranquility has returned to Biltmore. Serafina doesn't trust it.


The Twelve Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062821270
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Published: HarperCollins - July 2nd, 2019

The Zodiac Legacy meets Spirit Animals in this epic, heartwarming own-voices adventure!


Nikki Tesla and the Ferret-Proof Death Ray (Elements of Genius #1) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781338295214
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Published: Scholastic Press - July 9th, 2019

Ocean's 11 meets Spy School in this hilarious illustrated middle-grade series featuring the world's greatest minds.

"Let the official record show that, I, Nikki Tesla, did not intend to destroy the world."


Minecraft: The Lost Journals: An Official Minecraft Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399180699
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Published: Del Rey - July 9th, 2019

The brand-new official Minecraft novel is a journey into the unknown! 


To the Future, Ben Franklin! (Magic Tree House (R) #32) Cover Image
By Mary Pope Osborne, AG Ford (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9780525648321
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - July 9th, 2019

Get whisked away through time in the magic tree house with Jack and Annie in the #1 bestselling series--and meet famous Founding Father and inventor Ben Franklin!


The Echo Park Castaways Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062427694
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Published: HarperCollins - July 2nd, 2019

From the author of The Other Boy comes a poignant and heartfelt novel that explores what it means to be a family. Perfect for fans of Counting by 7s.


Star Stories: Constellation Tales From Around the World Cover Image
By Anita Ganeri, Andy Wilx (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780762495054
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Published: Running Press Kids - July 2nd, 2019

Share the wonder of the stars with this delightful storybook collection featuring constellation myths from around the world.


The Haunting of Henry Davis Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781101932773
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - July 2nd, 2019

Two kids are about to find out that their lives are anything but ordinary when a ghost arrives and stirs up adventure. Perfect for fans of A Tale Dark and Grimm!

Ghosts only haunt when they've left something behind...


The Girl Who Sailed the Stars Cover Image
By Matilda Woods, Anuska Allepuz (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780525515241
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Published: Philomel Books - June 25th, 2019

Adventure, friendship, and magical realism come together in this heartwarming, whimsical story. Perfect for fans of A Snicker of Magic and The Penderwicks.


Forever Neverland Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780525579267
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - June 25th, 2019

What if Peter Pan wanted to take you to Neverland? Would you go?

A contemporary sequel to J. M. Barrie's timeless classic Peter Pan, perfect for kids who loved THE LAND OF STORIES and dream of going to Neverland.


The Pennypackers Go on Vacation Cover Image
By Lisa Doan, Marta Kissi (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250154118
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - June 25th, 2019

The cheapest family in the world decides to go on an off-brand cruise in this wacky mystery/adventure story.


Sky Chasers Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338285277
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Published: Chicken House - June 25th, 2019

The race is on to be the first to discover the secret of flight! Magpie is soon caught up in a world of science, spies, and unruly animals to be the first to passenger in a hot air balloon.


Digging Deep (Hoops #4) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781534441248
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 25th, 2019

From WNBA MVP, Olympic gold medalist, and global ambassador to the Special Olympics Elena Delle Donne comes the fourth novel in a middle grade series with as much heart as there is game.

Elle is still reeling from her BIG decision but is also amazed at all the free time she has without basketball.


A Tale Magnolious Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781984831743
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - June 18th, 2019

Fans of Kate DiCamillo and Katherine Applegate will warm to this story of an orphan and an elephant who band together to save a lovelorn town, relying on an eccentric crew and a couple of miracles along the way.


The Root of Magic Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525578505
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Published: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - June 11th, 2019

A deeply felt sibling story set in a town where people have a mysterious magical power and one girl is determined to discover what it is, for readers of Lauren Myracle and Ingrid Law. 


Switching Goals (The Kicks) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534427952
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 11th, 2019

From FIFA World Cup Champion, Olympic gold medalist, and bestselling author Alex Morgan comes the tenth book in an empowering and fun-filled middle grade series that inspired the streaming original series, The Kicks!

After Devin assists on Frida’s first ever goal in a tough game against the Panthers, Frida is convinced Devin is her good luck charm.


Maximillian Fly Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062571168
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - June 11th, 2019

The bestselling author of the Septimus Heap series, Angie Sage, delivers a gripping and darkly humorous tale of Maximillian Fly—a human with cockroach features—whose quiet life is upended when he aids two human children in their escape from an oppressive governing power.

Perfect for fans of Lemony Snicket and Adam Gidwitz.


Treasure Hunters: All-American Adventure Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780316417433
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Published: jimmy patterson - June 10th, 2019

The U.S.A. is in danger...
Only the Kidds can find the treasure that will save it!

Bick, Beck, Storm and Tommy are stuck in Washington, D.C. without any priceless antiques to hunt--BORING! But everything changes when the Kidds uncover a dastardly conspiracy: a fake Bill of Rights!


Secret Soldiers: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374309039
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - June 11th, 2019

Over a quarter million underage British boys fought on the Allied front lines of the Great War, but not all of them fought on the battlefield—some fought beneath it, as revealed in this middle-grade historical adventure about a deadly underground mission.


Shouting at the Rain Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780399175152
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - May 7th, 2019

From the author of the New York Times bestseller Fish in a Tree comes a compelling story about perspective and learning to love the family you have.


Endling #2: The First Cover Image
By Katherine Applegate, Max Kostenko (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062335562
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Published: HarperCollins - May 7th, 2019

Endling #2: The First is the second book in an epic middle grade animal fantasy series by Katherine Applegate, Newbery Medal-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling author of The One and Only Ivan, Wishtree, and Crenshaw!


Finding Orion Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062643896
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Published: Walden Pond Press - May 7th, 2019

The acclaimed author of Ms. Bixby’s Last Day and Posted returns with an unforgettable tale of love and laughter, of fathers and sons, of what family truly means, and of the ways in which we sometimes need to lose something in order to find ourselves.


Other Words for Home Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062747808
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 28th, 2019

A gorgeously written, hopeful middle grade novel in verse about a young girl who must leave Syria to move to the United States, perfect for fans of Jason Reynolds and Aisha Saeed.


Planet Earth Is Blue Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780525646570
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Published: Wendy Lamb Books - May 14th, 2019

"Tender and illuminating. A beautiful debut." --Rebecca Stead, Newbery Medal-winning author of When You Reach Me

A heartrending and hopeful debut novel about a nonverbal girl and her passion for space exploration, for fans of See You in the Cosmos, Mockingbird, and The Thing About Jellyfish.