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.
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.
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.
An illustrated atlas to the birds of the world - whether they swim, run, or fly!
Explore the world of birds with this magnificently illustrated atlas.
Which bird migrates the farthest? How do birds find a mate? What can we do to help endangered birds? Fully updated for its 25th anniversary, The Bird Atlas answers all these questions and more.
A middle grade memoir from a living literary legend, giving readers a new perspective on the origins of Gary Paulsen's famed survival stories.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
“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
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.$16.99ISBN: 9781984892973Availability: Available from WarehousePublished: 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.$16.99ISBN: 9780593121818Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$16.99ISBN: 9780062899576Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$16.99ISBN: 9780062882240Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$7.99ISBN: 9780062875860Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Katherine Tegen Books - January 5th, 2021
Amazon Best Book of the Month * #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 * Four Starred Reviews<$7.99ISBN: 9780062698964Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$16.99ISBN: 9781984815378Availability: Available from WarehousePublished: Dial Books - January 5th, 2021
A twelve-year-old Iroquois boy searches for peace in this historical novel based on the creation of the Iroquois Confederacy.$18.99ISBN: 9781629798165Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Calkins Creek - January 5th, 2021
Scipio Africanus Jones -- a self-taught attorney who was born enslaved -- leads a momentous series of court cases to save twelve Black men who'd been unjustly sentenced to death.$16.99ISBN: 9781250311214Availability: Available from WarehousePublished: Roaring Brook Press - December 1st, 2020
Real life and fairy tales collide in Never After: The Thirteenth Fairy, book one in the new middle-grade Never After series from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Descendants series, Melissa de la Cruz.$21.99ISBN: 9781534463424Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Aladdin - November 17th, 2020
Book 8.5 in the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling Keeper of the Lost Cities series delivers what fans of the series have been begging for!$16.99ISBN: 9780358243892Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: HMH Books for Young Readers - November 17th, 2020A boy and his pet fox go on a quest to find a wolf who has eaten all the Stars in the sky before the Shadow Witch destroys the Stars and removes good magic from the world forever, perfect for fans of The Girl Who Drank the Moon and Nevermoor.
Long ago, the land of Ulv was filled with magic.$18.99ISBN: 9781984894625Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Knopf Books for Young Readers - November 17th, 2020
NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST
Perfect for readers of Neil Gaiman and Philip Pullman, a sweeping historical fantasy that follows two teens on a journey through the Far Country, a Jewish land of spirits and demons.$26.99ISBN: 9781338732870Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Scholastic Inc. - November 10th, 2020From J.K. Rowling, a warm, fast-paced, funny fairy tale of a fearsome monster, thrilling adventure, and hope against all odds.$6.99ISBN: 9781338329506Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Scholastic Paperbacks - November 10th, 2020SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE!
"I wish I'd had these books as a kid. Hilarious!" -- Dav Pilkey, creator of Captain Underpants and Dog Man
They may look like Bad Guys, but these wannabe heroes are doing good deeds... whether you like it or not! This New York Times bestselling illustrated series is perfect for fans of Dog Man and Captain Underpants.
$17.99ISBN: 9780316481670Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 10th, 2020
The true story of the high-flying Harlem Globetrotters -- the team that changed basketball forever.
In this book you will find one-finger ball-spinning, rapid-fire mini-dribbling, and a ricochet head shot!You will find skilled athletes, expert players, and electrifying performers -- all rolled into one!$11.99ISBN: 9780593306499Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Yearling - November 3rd, 2020
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honoree about an unforgettable family on a road-trip during one of the most important times in the civil rights movement. This special edition makes a perfect gift and includes bonus content.$14.99ISBN: 9781419748684Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Amulet Books - October 27th, 2020
An instant #1 USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and New York Times bestseller!
In The Deep End, book 15 of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney, Greg Heffley and his family hit the road for a cross-country camping trip, ready for the adventure of a lifetime.
&nbs$15.99ISBN: 9780593378526Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - November 10th, 2020
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Civil rights icon Ruby Bridges—who, at the age of six, was the first black child to integrate into an all-white elementary school in New Orleans—inspires readers and calls for action in this moving letter.$16.99ISBN: 9780593173978Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - October 20th, 2020
Imagination and adventure run wild in the most talked about middle grade debut of the year!
A small village on a Jamaican island.
A girl who doesn't remember the previous summer.
A best friend who is no longer acting like one; a new girl who fills that hole in her heart.$16.99ISBN: 9780358129417Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Versify - October 20th, 2020In this new Legendary Alston Boys adventure from Edgar-nominated author Lamar Giles, Otto and Sheed must embark on their most dangerous journey yet, bringing a fugitive to justice in a world that mirrors their own but has its own rules to play by.
Unlike the majority of Logan County's residents, Missus Nedraw of the Rorrim Mirror Emporium remembers the time freeze from$16.99ISBN: 9780316458610Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 20th, 2020
For fans of George and Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World, a heartfelt coming of age story about a nonbinary character navigating a binary world.$16.99ISBN: 9780316495424Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 13th, 2020
From two-time National Book Award finalist Eliot Schrefer comes an original penguin-tastic adventure inspired by the beloved classic Mr. Popper's Penguins.$16.99ISBN: 9781547601974Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Bloomsbury Children's Books - October 13th, 2020
This Chinese mythology-inspired middle-grade fantasy series continues as heroine Faryn Liu embarks on a quest to save her brother and defeat the demons--perfect for fans of the Aru Shah and Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond books.$12.99ISBN: 9780062885500Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Quill Tree Books - October 6th, 2020
New York Times bestselling author Jerry Craft returns with a companion book to New Kid, winner of the 2020 Newbery Medal, the Coretta Scott King Author Award, and the Kirkus Prize.$13.99ISBN: 9780593109243Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 29th, 2020
Omar is back with a big mystery to solve in the second installment of this imaginative, highly-illustrated middle-grade series.$13.99ISBN: 9781984813336Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - October 6th, 2020
The second book in the Iggy series about the lovable troublemaker by New York Times bestselling author Annie Barrows (Ivy + Bean).
One thing led to another . . .$12.99ISBN: 9781338236132Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Graphix - October 6th, 2020Coretta Scott King Honor author Varian Johnson teams up with rising cartoonist Shannon Wright for a delightful middle-grade graphic novel!$17.99ISBN: 9781368042383Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Rick Riordan Presents - October 6th, 2020Bestselling author Rick Riordan presents the second book in the New York Times best-selling and award-winning Tristan Strong trilogy by Kwame Mbalia.$16.99ISBN: 9780316498166Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Jimmy Patterson - October 5th, 2020From two heavy-hitters in children's literature comes a critically acclaimed biographical novel of cultural icon Muhammad Ali.*"This utterly delightful story about Ali's childhood is a smash hit."--School Library Journal (starred review)Five starred reviews!$18.99ISBN: 9780316523561Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 29th, 2020Brystal and her friends have saved the world from the evil Snow Queen and secured worldwide acceptance for the magical community. But in this magical series, their journey is just beginning . . .$17.99ISBN: 9780358423898Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 29th, 2020
It's been 30 years and with rising temperatures melting icy mountain tops the previously frozen Willoughbys have thawed out and are about to return!$17.99ISBN: 9781442412781Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - September 29th, 2020
From Newbery Medalist and National Book Award–winning author Cynthia Kadohata comes an irrepressible and heartwarming story about a girl and her ever-growing pig, Saucy—perfect for fans of The One and Only Ivan and Flora & Ulysses!
Being a quadruplet can make it hard to stand out from the crowd.$17.99ISBN: 9781338591385Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Scholastic Press - September 15th, 2020The story of Mia and her family and friends at the Calivista Motel continues in this powerful, hilarious, and resonant sequel to the award-winning novel Front Desk.
Mia Tang thinks she's going to have the best year ever.
$16.99ISBN: 9781250314116Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - September 15th, 2020
In Fly on the Wall, a moving and hilarious diary-style illustrated novel from the award-winning author of Pie in the Sky, a twelve-year-old boy goes on a (forbidden) solo adventure halfway around the world to prove his independence to his overprotective family.$5.99ISBN: 9781534452169Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Aladdin - September 22nd, 2020
Amelia Bedelia meets James Patterson’s House of Robots series in the adventures of Geeger, a robot who goes to school for the very first time, in the first story in a new, fun-to-read Aladdin QUIX chapter book series that’s perfect for emerging readers!
Geeger the Robot is going to school. But not robot school…a school with kids, the human kind!$16.99ISBN: 9780316539531Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2020A New York Times bestseller!
A PeopleMagazine Best Book of the Year
"I loved every page.$17.99ISBN: 9781338343809Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Scholastic Press - September 15th, 2020From the prolific author of The Moon Within comes the heart-wrenchingly beautiful story in verse of a young Latinx girl who learns to hold on to hope and love even in the darkest of places: a family detention center for migrants and refugees.$17.99ISBN: 9780399545436Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Nancy Paulsen Books - September 1st, 2020
National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson's stirring novel-in-verse explores how a family moves forward when their glory days have passed and the cost of professional sports on Black bodies.$16.99ISBN: 9780593202067Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Philomel Books - September 1st, 2020
A dream world turns haunting nightmare in this spellbinding debut novel, perfect for fans of Circus Mirandus and The Night Gardener.