New Middle Grade

“I have challenged myself that I will read thousands of books and I will empower myself with knowledge.”  – Malala Yousafzai

“A book is like a garden, carried in the pocket.” – Chinese Proverb


Tessa Miyata Is No Hero By Julie Abe Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316448529
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - August 22nd, 2023

A thrilling and charming middle grade fantasy steeped in Japanese lore and mythology, perfect for fans of the Zachary Ying series.

Tessa Miyata has never fit in. When she and her two sisters are told they will be staying at their grandparents in Japan, Tessa is thrilled.

Rethink the way you approach writing in this revolutionary and informative new anthology from fourteen diverse authors that demystifies craft and authorship based on their experiences as writers of color—perfect for fans of Fresh Ink and Our Stories, Our Voices.

So, you’re thinking of writing a book.

Discover the terrifying monsters and fascinating beasts of Dungeons & Dragons with this A-to-Z illustrated guide to all the creatures you might encounter during your adventures.

Daybreak on Raven Island By Fleur Bradley Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593404645
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - August 22nd, 2023

From the critically acclaimed author of Midnight at the Barclay Hotel comes a thrilling new middle grade mystery novel inspired by Alcatraz Prison.

The Daredevils By Rob Buyea Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593376171
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Published: Yearling - August 22nd, 2023

Readers on the cusp of adolescence will find much to love in this novel by the author of the beloved MR. TERUPT series, that follows twin siblings Loretta and Waylon, and new friend Louie, the summer before middle grade, as they embark on a series of adventures which also prove to be life lessons in the making!

Bravey (Adapted for Young Readers): Chasing Dreams, Befriending Pain, and Other Big Ideas By Alexi Pappas Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593562772
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Published: Delacorte Press - August 22nd, 2023

Alexi Pappas is not only an Olympic runner, actress, filmmaker, she is a writer whose heartwarming and life-affirming memoir will inspire young readers, as she shares the touchstone moments in her life that helped her learn about confidence and self-reliance, compassion and forgiveness, and loss and hope, in this accessible and motivating memoir.

Frances and the Werewolves of the Black Forest By Refe Tuma Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063085817
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Published: HarperCollins - August 22nd, 2023

“A joy to read!" —New York Times bestselling author Margaret Peterson Haddix 

Visual Timelines: Life on Earth: From the First Cells to the Modern World By Anne Rooney, Violet Tobacco (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Anne Rooney, Violet Tobacco (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781398820692
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Published: Arcturus Editions - August 18th, 2023

Written by award-winning author Anne Rooney, this highly visual full-color hardback by is a thrilling ride through the history of life itself, from the evolution of the very first cells to the conquest of the ocean, land, and air.

The Monster's Bones (Young Readers Edition): The Discovery of T. Rex and How It Shook Our World By David K. Randall Cover Image
ISBN: 9781324015505
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Published: Norton Young Readers - August 15th, 2023

The thrilling tale of America’s early paleontologists and the discovery of the first T. Rex fossil, now adapted for young readers.

From the dust of the Gilded Age Bone Wars, two vastly different men emerge to fill the empty halls of New York’s struggling American Museum of Natural History: socialite Henry Fairfield Osborn and intrepid fossil hunter Barnum Brown.

Confessions of a Candy Snatcher By Phoebe Sinclair, Theodore Taylor III (Illustrator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781536213683
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Published: Candlewick - August 15th, 2023

A night of Halloween fun gone wrong has Jonas wondering if he’s really a wolf in disguise in this fast-paced fiction debut delving into accountability, relationships . . . and zines.

Children's Book of Art By DK Cover Image
ISBN: 9780744082760
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Published: DK Children - August 15th, 2023

Go on an artistic journey around the world in this children’s introduction.

Discover the power of art and be inspired by cultures from all over the world with this extensive children’s guide. This book is the perfect introduction for young readers to the world of art and celebrates different styles from every continent!

Dust By Dusti Bowling Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316414234
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - August 15th, 2023

A girl who struggles to breathe befriends a boy who seems shrouded in dust, in this unmissable tour de force from bestselling and award-winning author Dusti Bowling.

After Avalyn nearly died from an asthma attack, her parents moved her to the clear, dry air of Clear Canyon City, Arizona. And for the last ten years, she’s been able to breathe.