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.

 

Almost There and Almost Not Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534478800
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - April 6th, 2021

From acclaimed author Linda Urban comes the funny, bittersweet story of a girl and her ghosts—and the welcoming home they find where they least expect it.

California Poppy has been dropped off, yet again, with an unsuspecting relative. This time it’s her eccentric Great-Aunt Monica, a woman she’s never even met.


Middletown Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781646140428
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Published: Levine Querido - April 6th, 2021

Thirteen-year-old Eli likes baggy clothes, baseball caps, and one girl in particular. Her seventeen-year-old sister Anna is more traditionally feminine; she loves boys and staying out late. They are sisters, and they are also the only family each can count on. Their dad has long been out of the picture, and their mom lives at the mercy of her next drink.


Merci Suárez Can't Dance Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763690502
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Published: Candlewick - April 6th, 2021

A Kirkus Reviews Most Anticipated Book of 2021
In Meg Medina’s follow-up to her Newbery Medal–winning novel, Merci takes on seventh grade, with all its travails of friendship, family, love—and finding your rhythm.


The Tyrant's Tomb (The Trials of Apollo, Book Four) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781484780664
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - April 6th, 2021

In his penultimate adventure, now in paperback, a devastated but determined Apollo travels to Camp Jupiter, where he must learn what it is to be a hero, or die trying.
"A clash of mythic intrigues and centuries of pop culture to thrill die-hard and new fans alike."--Kirkus Reviews


Fungarium: Welcome to the Museum Cover Image
By Ester Gaya, Katie Scott (Illustrator)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781536217094
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Published: Big Picture Press - April 6th, 2021

Welcome to the Fungarium! Step into the world of fungi and learn all about these strange and fascinating life-forms.


Other Words for Home Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062747815
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Published: Balzer + Bray - April 6th, 2021

New York Times bestseller and Newbery Honor Book!

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.


The 130-Story Treehouse: Laser Eyes and Annoying Flies (The Treehouse Books #10) Cover Image
By Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781250236081
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - April 6th, 2021

New York Times-bestselling team Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton invite readers to come hang out with them in their 130-Story Treehouse—the tenth book in the illustrated chapter book series filled with Andy and Terry's signature slapstick humor!


Aru Shah and the Tree of Wishes (A Pandava Novel Book 3) (Pandava Series #3) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781368023573
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - April 6th, 2021

Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents the third book in the New York Times best-selling Pandava series by Roshani Chokshi.


The Accidental Apprentice (Wilderlore #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534477568
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - March 30th, 2021

A boy who accidentally bonds with a magical Beast must set off on an adventure in the mysterious Woods in this whimsical and cheeky middle grade fantasy debut—perfect for fans of Nevermoor and How to Train Your Dragon.

The last thing Barclay Thorne ever wanted was an adventure.

Thankfully, as an apprentice to the town’s mushroom farmer, Barclay need


How to Go Anywhere (and Not Get Lost): A Guide to Navigation for Young Adventurers Cover Image
By Hans Aschim, Nainoa Thompson (Foreword by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781523506347
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - March 30th, 2021

Born to explore

Get outside with this interactive book that shows how explorers have found their way around the planet for thousands of years. Read about the ancient Polynesians who tracked the stars and waves to sail precise paths through the ocean. Or the Age of European Exploration navigators who use compasses and dead reckoning to reach the New World.


You Don't Have to Be Everything: Poems for Girls Becoming Themselves Cover Image
By Diana Whitney (Editor)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781523510993
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - March 30th, 2021

Poems to Turn to Again and Again – from Amanda Gorman, Sharon Olds, Kate Baer, and More
 
Created and compiled just for young women, You Don’t Have to Be Everything is filled with works by a wide range of poets who are honest, unafraid, and skilled at addressing the complex feelings of coming-of-age, from loneliness to joy, longing to solac


Horse Girl Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593095485
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Published: Penguin Workshop - March 30th, 2021

Mean Girls meets Black Beauty in Horse Girl by celebrated author Carrie Seim--a funny and tender middle-grade novel about finding your forever herd.


Doggo and Pupper Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781250620972
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - March 23rd, 2021

An old dog has to welcome a new puppy to the household, in this chapter book by #1 New York Times bestselling author Katherine Applegate.

Doggo is used to things being a certain way in his family. He likes routine. Cat says he’s become boring. That is, until Pupper shows up!


The Many Mysteries of the Finkel Family Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593112298
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Published: Dial Books - March 23rd, 2021

Fans of the Penderwicks and the Vanderbeekers, meet the Finkel family in this middle grade novel about two autistic sisters, their detective agency, and life's most consequential mysteries.


Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781419756979
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Published: Amulet Books - March 16th, 2021

An instant #1 New York Times bestseller! 

Scare yourself silly with Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories by Jeff Kinney, the #1 international bestselling author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid!


Grab a flashlight, crawl under the covers, and dive into the twisted, unexpectedly hilarious world of Rowley Jefferson’s imagination.


Soul Lanterns Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593174340
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Published: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - March 16th, 2021

The haunting and poignant story of a how a young Japanese girl's understanding of the historic and tragic bombing of Hiroshima is transformed by a memorial lantern-floating ceremony.


The One Thing You'd Save Cover Image
By Linda Sue Park, Robert Sae-Heng (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781328515131
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Published: Clarion Books - March 16th, 2021

If your house were on fire, what one thing would you save? Newbery Medalist Linda Sue Park explores different answers to this provocative question in linked poems that capture the diverse voices of a middle school class.


Amina's Song (Amina's Voice) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534459885
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Published: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for You - March 9th, 2021

In the companion novel to the beloved and award-winning Amina’s Voice, Amina once again uses her voice to bridge the places, people, and communities she loves—this time across continents.

It’s the last few days of her vacation in Pakistan, and Amina has loved every minute of it.


Amber and Clay Cover Image
By Laura Amy Schlitz, Julia Iredale (Illustrator)
$22.99
ISBN: 9781536201222
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Published: Candlewick - March 9th, 2021

The Newbery Medal–winning author of Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! gives readers a virtuoso performance in verse in this profoundly original epic pitched just right for fans of poetry, history, mythology, and fantasy.


Starfish Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984814500
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - March 9th, 2021

Ellie is tired of being fat-shamed and does something about it in this poignant debut novel-in-verse.


Becoming: Adapted for Young Readers Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593303740
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Published: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - March 2nd, 2021

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Michelle Obama’s worldwide bestselling memoir, Becoming, is now adapted for young readers.


Bridge of Souls (City of Ghosts #3) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338574876
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 2nd, 2021

Victoria ("V. E.") Schwab, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, invites readers to haunted New Orleans in this third installment of her thrillingly spooky City of Ghosts series!

Where there are ghosts, Cassidy Blake follows . .


Simon B. Rhymin' Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316538978
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 2nd, 2021

A humorous and heartwarming bounce-to-the-beat underdog story about a young rapper whose rhymes help bring his community together, from America's favorite rapping teacher.

As featured on Good Morning America!


Eleven-year-old Simon Barnes dreams of becoming a world-famous rapper that everyone calls Notorious D.O.G.


Charlie Thorne and the Lost City Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534443815
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - March 2nd, 2021

In this sequel to the New York Times bestselling Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation—which #1 New York Times bestselling author Chris Grabenstein called “a real page-burner”—Charlie searches for Charles Darwin’s hidden treasure in South America.

Charlie Thorne is a genius.
Charlie Thorne is a fugitive.
Charlie Thorne isn&rsq


The Dangerous Gift (Wings of Fire, Book 14) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338214543
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 2nd, 2021

The #1 New York Times bestselling series continues!

Snowfall didn't expect to be queen of the IceWings at such a young age, but now that she is, she's going to be the best queen ever.


The Raconteur's Commonplace Book: A Greenglass House Story Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781328466907
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Published: Clarion Books - February 23rd, 2021

Nothing is what it seems and there's always more than one side to the story as a group of strangers trapped in an inn slowly reveal their secrets in this new standalone mystery set in the world of the best-selling Greenglass House, from a National Book Award nominee and Edgar Award–winning author.

The rain hasn't stopped for a week, and the twelve guests


The Sea-Ringed World: Sacred Stories of the Americas Cover Image
By Maria Garcia Esperon, Amanda Mijangos (Illustrator), David Bowles (Translated by)
$21.99
ISBN: 9781646140152
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Published: Levine Querido - February 23rd, 2021

A collection of stories from nations and cultures across our two continents—the Sea-Ringed World, as the Aztecs called it—from the Andes all the way up to Alaska.


Life in the Balance Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250619730
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - February 16th, 2021

Veronica struggles to balance softball, friends, and family turmoil in this new honest and heartfelt middle grade novel by Jen Petro-Roy, Life in the Balance.

Veronica Conway has been looking forward to trying out for the All-Star softball team for years. She's practically been playing the game since she was a baby. She should have this tryout on lock.


Spin with Me Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374313500
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - February 16th, 2021

From the author of the critically acclaimed Gracefully Grayson comes a thoughtful and sensitive middle-grade novel about non-binary identity and first love, Ami Polonsky's Spin with Me.


Harper and the Night Forest Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781510757721
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Published: Sky Pony - February 9th, 2021

"Harper and the Night Forest is a splendid book that will steal your heart and fill you with hope all at the same time. It is magical, cute and full of adventure and fun too." —Big Book Little Book

Harper is on a mission!


Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062869944
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Published: Heartdrum - February 9th, 2021

Edited by award-winning and bestselling author Cynthia Leitich Smith, this collection of intersecting stories by both new and veteran Native writers bursts with hope, joy, resilience, the strength of community, and Native pride.

Native families from Nations across the continent gather at the Dance for Mother Earth Powwow in Ann Arbor, Michigan.


Dreyer's English (Adapted for Young Readers): Good Advice for Good Writing Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593176801
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Published: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - February 9th, 2021

Adapted from the New York Times bestseller by Random House's longtime copy chief, this informative and witty guide to writing and grammar, written especially for a younger audience, entertains as well as instructs.


Flood City Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338111125
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Published: Scholastic Press - February 2nd, 2021

The battle for Earth begins now.

Welcome to Flood City, the last inhabitable place left above the waters that cover Earth.


The Magical Reality of Nadia Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338572285
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - February 2nd, 2021

Inspired by the author's real life experiences, this rollicking, charming novel follows sixth grade Egyptian immigrant Nadia as she navigates the ups and downs of friendships, racism, and some magic, too!

Nadia loves fun facts.


Beyond Platform 13 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593204177
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - February 2nd, 2021

Return to the magical world of Platform 13 in Sibéal Pounder's new novel inspired by Eva Ibbotson's classic, The Secret of Platform 13!

"That's the thing about magic -- it's only real if you believe in it."


The EngiNerds Strike Back (MAX) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534469341
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Published: Aladdin - February 2nd, 2021

Ken and his EngiNerds crew return in another nutty and nerdy adventure as they face down an alien to save the planet!

Alien invasion? At the end of Revenge of the EngiNerds an alien appeared and it turns out he’s the real deal.


The Mysterious Disappearance of Aidan S. (as told to his brother) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984848598
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - February 2nd, 2021

New York Times bestselling author David Levithan takes young readers on twisting journey through truth, reality, and fantasy and belief.


The Vanished (Shuri: A Black Panther Novel #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338587180
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - February 2nd, 2021

Shuri, the Princess of Wakanda (and sister to the Black Panther), sets out to save a group of kidnapped girls in this all-new, original middle-grade novel by New York Times bestselling author Nic Stone!

With the heart-shaped herb thriving, a group of Wakanda's finest engineers working on expanding her dome technology, and the borders more fortified than ever, Princess Shuri c


Red, White, and Whole Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063047426
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Published: Quill Tree Books - February 2nd, 2021

A heartbreakingly hopeful #ownvoices novel in verse about an Indian American girl whose life is turned upside down when her mother is diagnosed with leukemia.


Ground Zero Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338245752
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Published: Scholastic Press - February 2nd, 2021

The instant #1 New York Times bestseller.

In time for the twentieth anniversary of 9/11, master storyteller Alan Gratz (Refugee) delivers a pulse-pounding and unforgettable take on history and hope, revenge and fear -- and the stunning links between the past and present.

September 11, 2001, New York City: Brandon is visiting his dad at work, on the


Take Back the Block Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593175170
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 26th, 2021

"This book made me want to step aside, hand over the mic, and listen to Wes. A must-read." --Mariama J. Lockington, author of For Black Girls Like Me

Brand-new kicks, ripped denim shorts, Supreme tee--


Written in Starlight Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781645671329
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Published: Page Street Kids - January 26th, 2021

If the jungle wants you, it will have you.

Catalina Quiroga is a condesa without a country. Shes lost the Inkasisa throne, the loyalty of her people, and her best friend. Banished to the perilous Yanu Jungle, Catalina knows her chances of survival are slim, but that wont stop her from trying to escape. Her duty is to rule.


Middle School: Field Trip Fiasco Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316433778
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Published: Jimmy Patterson - January 25th, 2021

In this hilarious installment of the bestselling Middle School series, Rafe faces a cranky crocodile, a quirky campout, and a dastardly diamond plot in his most topsy-turvy adventure yet.

Things have quieted down for lovable troublemaker Rafe Khatchadorian, and after all the mishaps and adventures he's been through, he's feeling a little restless.


Amari and the Night Brothers (Supernatural Investigations #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062975164
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Published: Balzer + Bray - January 19th, 2021

New York Times bestseller! Artemis Fowl meets Men in Black in this exhilarating debut middle grade fantasy, the first in a trilogy filled with #blackgirlmagic. Perfect for fans of Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky, the Percy Jackson series, and Nevermoor.


The Star Outside My Window Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593302279
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Published: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - January 19th, 2021

From the award-winning author of The Boy at the Back of the Class comes a middle grade novel about the power of hope to sustain even when tragedy strikes.


The Bird Atlas Cover Image
By Barbara Taylor, Richard Orr (Illustrator)
$20.00
ISBN: 9780744027358
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Published: DK Children - January 19th, 2021

Take a peek inside the beautiful and absorbing world of birds with this lavishly illustrated children’s bird atlas.

From the Amazon Rainforest to the Rocky Mountains, this fully-fledged children’s bird guide will take you on a guided tour, continent by continent, to meet some of the most spectacular birds in the world! 


Gone to the Woods: Surviving a Lost Childhood Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374314156
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - January 12th, 2021

“A riveting, hopeful survival story.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

A mesmerizing memoir from a living literary legend, giving readers a new perspective on the origins of Gary Paulsen's famed survival stories.


The Nightmare Thief Cover Image
By Nicole Lesperance, Federica Fenna (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781728215341
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Published: Sourcebooks Young Readers - January 12th, 2021

For fans of A Snicker of Magic and The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl comes a suspenseful dark fantasy duology, perfect for middle school readers that love stories of magic and sisterhood with a dash of danger.


Alone Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534467569
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Published: Aladdin - January 12th, 2021

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 with her two best friends, she ends up waking up to a


Clues to the Universe Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063008885
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Published: Quill Tree Books - January 12th, 2021

This #ownvoices debut about losing and finding family, forging unlikely friendships, and searching for answers to big questions will resonate with fans of Erin Entrada Kelly and Rebecca Stead.


Many Points of Me Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063027008
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Published: Greenwillow Books - January 12th, 2021

When Georgia finds a secret sketch her late father—a famed artist—left behind, the discovery leads her down a path that may reshape everything holding her family and friends together. Caroline Gertler’s debut is a story about friendship, family, grief, and creativity.


The Ambassador of Nowhere Texas Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250234100
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - January 12th, 2021

Kimberly Willis Holt's The Ambassador of Nowhere, Texas is a stunning post-9/11 companion to the National Book Award-winner When Zachary Beaver Came to Town.


My Jasper June Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062836625
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Published: Walden Pond Press - September 3rd, 2019

“This book is a treasure—a touching story of friendship, loss, and finding beauty in the everyday, with characters who stay with you long after you’ve turned the final page. I absolutely loved it.”—R. J. Palacio, New York Times bestselling author of Wonder


City of the Plague God Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781368051507
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - January 12th, 2021

Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents CITY OF THE PLAGUE GOD, an adventure based on ancient Mesopotamian mythology written by Sarwat Chadda, author of the Ash Mistry series.

"An epic worthy of Gilgamesh. Chadda brings attention to the less well-recognized mythology of ancient Mesopotamia with engaging humor and wit."--Kirkus Reviews


Clean Getaway Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781984892973
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - January 7th, 2020

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nic Stone comes a timely middle-grade road-trip story through landmarks of the Civil Rights movement and the map they lay for contemporary race relations.

How to Go on an Unplanned Road Trip with Your Grandma:
Grab a Suitcase: Prepacked from the big spring break trip that got CANCELLED.


The Lion of Mars Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593121818
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 5th, 2021

Blast off with New York Times bestselling and Newbery Honor-winning Jennifer L. Holm's out-of-this-world new novel about a kid raised on Mars who learns that he can't be held back by the fears of the grown-ups around him.


Root Magic Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062899576
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Published: Walden Pond Press - January 5th, 2021

“A poignant, necessary entry into the children’s literary canon, Root Magic brings to life the history and culture of Gullah people while highlighting the timeless plight of Black Americans.


The World Between Blinks #1 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062882240
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Published: Quill Tree Books - January 5th, 2021

Bestselling authors Amie Kaufman and Ryan Graudin invite readers into a wondrous world where lost things are found, and where two cousins must come face-to-face with the impossible…

Whenever Jake and Marisol get together, adventure follows. They have their late Nana to thank for that. Her epic trips and treasure hunts were legendary.


From the Desk of Zoe Washington Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062875860
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - January 5th, 2021

#1 Kids Indie Next List * Parents Magazine Best Book of the Year * Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book of the Year * SLJ Best Book of the Year * Kirkus Best Book of the Year * Junior Library Guild Selection * Edgar Award Nominee * Four Starred Reviews


Here in the Real World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062698964
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Published: Balzer + Bray - January 5th, 2021

From the author of the highly acclaimed, New York Times bestselling novel Pax comes a gorgeous and moving middle grade novel that is an ode to introverts, dreamers, and misfits everywhere.


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