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.


The Fort Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338629149
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Published: Scholastic Press - June 28th, 2022

From the bestselling author of RESTART, the story of a middle-school "band of brothers" -- five friends who need to stick together after they set up a hideout in an abandoned bomb shelter and discover that the only way to be true friends is to reveal their secrets and help each other out.

The morning after Hurricane Leo rips through the town of Canaan, residents awaken to widesprea

Valentina Salazar is Not a Monster Hunter Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338712711
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Published: Scholastic Press - June 28th, 2022

“Monsters, mayhem, and a little family magic will have readers rooting for Valentina!” -- Kwame Mbalia, New York Times bestselling author

It takes a special person to end up in detention on the last day of school.

It takes a REALLY special person to accidentally burn down the school yard while chasing a fire-breathing chipmunk.

But nothing about Val

We Came to America Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593482704
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Published: Dragonfly Books - June 28th, 2022

Acclaimed artist and Caldecott-winning picture book creator Faith Ringgold shares an inspiring look at America's lineage in this stunning ode to our country--past, present, and future.

Nightmares of Weirdwood: A William Shivering Tale (Thieves of Weirdwood #3) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250302922
Availability: Available from Warehouse (minimum 2 days to arrive)
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - June 28th, 2022

In this action-packed and hilarious fantasy trilogy finale by Newbery Honor-winning author of Scary Stories for Young Foxes's Christian McKay Heidicker, two former thieves and friends turn enemies in an earth-shattering battle between the forces of the Real and Imaginary worlds!

Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun Cover Image
ISBN: 9781665912617
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - June 14th, 2022

Black Panther meets X-Men in this action-packed and empowering middle grade adventure about a British Nigerian girl who learns that her Afro hair has psychokinetic powers—perfect for fans of Amari and the Night Brothers, The Marvellers, and Rick Riordan!

Onyeka has a lot of hair­—the kind that makes strangers stop in the street and

How Not to Get Eaten: More than 75 Incredible Animal Defenses Cover Image
By Josette Reeves, Asia Orlando (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780744056501
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Published: DK Children - June 14th, 2022

An in-depth look at the many clever, creative, and crazy ways that animals protect themselves from predators.

The Last Fallen Moon (A Gifted Clans Novel) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781368073141
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - June 14th, 2022

Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents the second book in Graci Kim's magical and mysterious Gifted Clans trilogy.

"Graci Kim does such an amazing job of blending Korean mythology into the modern world, I am now wondering how I ever lived without knowing all this cool information."--New York Times #1 best-selling author Rick Riordan

Planet Omar: Epic Hero Flop Cover Image
By Zanib Mian, Kyan Cheng (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780593407172
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - June 14th, 2022

Omar and his friends are up to a new heroic adventure in the fourth installment of this highly-illustrated middle-grade series starring a Muslim boy with a huge imagination.

Is there ever a good time to tell a lie?

Today I'm Strong Cover Image
By Nadiya Hussain, Ella Bailey (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780593525944
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - June 14th, 2022

A classic in the making from the winner of The Great British Baking Show and star of Nadiya Bakes, about a young girl finding her strength in spite of a schoolyard bully.

I love to go to school. Well, most days I do.
There are some days when what I really want
is to stay at home with you.

Charlie Thorne and the Curse of Cleopatra Cover Image
ISBN: 9781534499348
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 7th, 2022

In this third book in the Charlie Thorne series from bestselling author Stuart Gibbs, Charlie tracks down Cleopatra’s greatest treasure in Egypt.

Charlie Thorne is a genius. Charlie Thorne is a renegade. Charlie Thorne isn’t going down without a fight.

After tracking down incredible discoveries by Einstein and Darwin, Charlie is back.

Rick Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338048100
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Published: Scholastic Press - April 21st, 2020

From the award-winning author of George, the story of a boy named Rick who needs to explore his own identity apart from his jerk of a best friend.

Rick's never questioned much. He's gone along with his best friend Jeff even when Jeff's acted like a bully and a jerk.

Because of You, John Lewis Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338759082
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Published: Scholastic Press - June 7th, 2022

An inspiring story of a friendship between Congressman John Lewis and ten-year-old activist Tybre Faw by New York Times bestselling and Coretta Scott King Award-winning author Andrea Davis Pinkney!

When young Tybre Faw discovers John Lewis and his heroic march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in the fight for voting rights, Tybre is determined to meet him.