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 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
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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
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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
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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)
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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
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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
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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
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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.


Freedom Fire (Dactyl Hill Squad #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338268843
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - May 14th, 2019

"An unforgettable historical, high-octane adventure." -- Dav Pilkey, author/illustrator of the Dog Man series

Magdalys and the squad are flying south on pteroback. South to rescue her older brother. South to war.


Out of Place Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062748591
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Published: Greenwillow Books - June 4th, 2019

When twelve-year-old Cove Bernstein becomes the target of a school-wide bullying campaign, she sets out to find a way to leave her home on Martha’s Vineyard for New York City, where her best friend lives. But Cove discovers that friends can appear in the unlikeliest places, and maybe home isn’t the worst place to be after all.


The Misadventures of Max Crumbly 3: Masters of Mischief Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534453494
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Published: Aladdin - June 4th, 2019

From #1 New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries author Rachel Renée Russell comes the third book in a series about Max Crumbly and his daily ups and downs in middle school.

When we last left our courageous hero, Max Crumbly, and his trusty sidekick Erin, they had just finished foiling the plans of some bumbling thieves.


Order of the Majestic Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534424876
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Published: Aladdin - May 7th, 2019

Fans of Brandon Mull and James Riley will love this action-packed, accessible fantasy story about one kid’s journey to discover magic as he’s caught up in an epic battle between two powerful ancient orders.

Twelve-year-old daydreamer Joey Kopecky’s life has been turned upside down.


The Usual Suspects Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062796318
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - May 21st, 2019

Fans of Jason Reynolds and Sharon M. Draper will love this oh-so-honest middle grade novel from writer and educator Maurice Broaddus.


Zenobia July Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780451479402
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - May 21st, 2019

The critically acclaimed author of Felix Yz crafts a bold, heartfelt story about a trans girl solving a cyber mystery and coming into her own.


Theodore Boone: The Accomplice Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525556268
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - May 14th, 2019

Theodore Boone is back on the case in an all-new adventure! Bestselling author John Grisham delivers a page-turning legal thriller for a new generation of readers.


A Wolf Called Wander Cover Image
By Rosanne Parry, Mónica Armiño (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780062895936
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Published: Greenwillow Books - May 7th, 2019

A New York Times bestseller

“Don’t miss this dazzling tour de force.”—Katherine Applegate, Newbery Medal winning author of The One and Only Ivan


Secrets of a Fangirl Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338314588
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - May 28th, 2019

A cool girl who's secretly a major geek has to figure out how to be true to herself in this relatable, funny, feminist novel from Erin Dionne.


The Last Chance Hotel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338323627
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Published: Chicken House - May 28th, 2019

Seth is a kitchen boy at the remote Last Chance Hotel. His father has long ago left, leaving him imprisoned until he is old enough to set out on his own. If there's any hope he has, it's to be the greatest chef that ever lived... just like his father.


Solving for M Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101932902
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - May 28th, 2019

Perfect for fans of Raymie Nightingale and The Fourteenth Goldfish, this heartfelt middle-grade novel seamlessly melds STEAM content with first loss in an honest and striking debut.


The Keepers of the Keys (Bears of the Ice #3) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780545836890
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Published: Scholastic Press - May 14th, 2019

Against all odds, cubs Stellan, Jytte, Third, and Froya have found the key hidden inside the legendary Den of Forever Frost. Now, they have everything they need to destroy the dangerous ice clock. Everything . . . except an army.


Spark Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781328973429
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Published: Clarion Books - May 14th, 2019

When a shy girl and her dragon-like companion discover their country’s idyllic weather comes at a steep—and secret—cost, they recruit fellow students to defy authority and attempt to spread the truth.

Storm beasts and their guardians create perfect weather every day, and Mina longs for a storm beast of her own.


All the Greys on Greene Street Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780451479532
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - June 4th, 2019

"A dazzling debut novel about resilience, courage, home and family."--Rebecca Stead, Newbery Award-winning author of When You Reach Me


Me and Sam-Sam Handle the Apocalypse Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534425019
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - May 14th, 2019

“Edgar-winning Vaught, a neuropsychologist, has both personal and professional experience to draw on in crafting a narrator who is admirably smart and resilient despite an ‘itchy’ brain and a compulsion to count things.” —Booklist (starred review)

“Deeply smart and considerate.” —BCCB

“An absorbing


Honeybees and Frenemies Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534438156
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 4th, 2019

Twelve-year-old Flor faces a bittersweet summer with a pageant, a frenemy, and a hive full of honey.

It’s the summer before eighth grade and Flor is stuck at home and working at her family’s mattress store, while her best friend goes off to band camp (probably to make new friends). It becomes even worse when she’s asked to compete in the local honey pageant.


Hurricane Season Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616209063
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - May 7th, 2019

For Fig’s dad, hurricane season brings the music.
For Fig, hurricane season brings the possibility of disaster.
 
Fig, a sixth grader, loves her dad and the home they share in a beachside town. She does not love the long months of hurricane season.


Bad Order Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781454931065
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Published: Sterling Children's Books - June 4th, 2019

A Wrinkle in Time meets Stranger Things in an out-of-this-world fast-paced middle grade story about a sister and her special little brother fighting to save the world from an interdimensional catastrophe.


Riverbound Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524740030
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - June 4th, 2019

The immersive finale of the Heartseeker duology--rich, commercial middle-grade fantasy about a girl who can see lies.

Only Fallow can see lies--a cunning so powerful that the King insists on keeping her in the palace, tasked with helping him flush out traitors.


Duel at Araluen (Ranger's Apprentice: The Royal Ranger #3) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524741419
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Published: Philomel Books - May 28th, 2019

International bestselling author John Flanagan returns to world of Ranger's Apprentice in this new installment of the Royal Ranger series starring Maddie, Will Treaty's fearless young apprentice.


Just South of Home Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534419384
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 7th, 2019

“Readers of Turnage’s Three Times Lucky will appreciate this well-wrought, atmospheric mystery.” —BCCB
“A stirring Southern middle grade book that burns brighter than fireworks on the Fourth.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“A must for readers who appreciate a heartfelt mystery.” —Booklis


Camp Shady Crook Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534422261
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Published: Aladdin - May 21st, 2019

It’s Ocean’s Eleven set in a summer camp as two kids try to one-up each other in a con competition at a camp that isn’t quite what it seems…

For Archie, the start of summer means another stint at Camp Shady Brook, where there is a lot more to the camp than meets the eye—just like Archie and his now blended family.


Girl of the Southern Sea Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781772780819
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Published: Pajama Press - May 2nd, 2019

From the time she was a little girl, Nia has dreamed up adventures about the Javanese mythical princess, Dewi Kadita. Now fourteen, Nia would love nothing more than to continue her education and become a writer. But high school costs too much. Her father sells banana fritters at the train station, but too much of his earnings go toward his drinking habit.


Batting Order Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534421554
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 28th, 2019

A New York Times bestseller

From acclaimed author of the Home Team Mike Lupica comes a brand-new novel about the heart and soul of baseball.

On or off the field, Matt and Ben couldn’t be more different. Ben Roberson is an all-or-nothing player: he’s big, he’s bold, and he’s brash.


A Place to Belong Cover Image
By Cynthia Kadohata, Julia Kuo (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781481446648
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - May 14th, 2019

A Japanese-American family, reeling from their ill treatment in the Japanese internment camps, gives up their American citizenship to move back to Hiroshima, unaware of the devastation wreaked by the atomic bomb in this piercing look at the aftermath of World War II by Newbery Medalist Cynthia Kadohata.

World War II has ended, but while America has won the war, twelve-year-old Hanako


Galloglass (Worldquake #3) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481497909
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 21st, 2019

Effie, Wolf, Raven, and Max are faced with their most challenging adventure yet in the third installment of the magical Worldquake series, which Kirkus Reviews calls “tailor-made for Harry Potter’s fans.”

Effie Truelove and her school friends Lexy, Wolf, Maximilian, and Raven must put their magical skills to the test.


Emily Out of Focus Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781510738546
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Published: Sky Pony - May 7th, 2019

Twelve-year-old Emily is flying with her parents to China to adopt and bring home a new baby sister. She’s excited but nervous to travel across the world and very aware that this trip will change her entire life.


Alex Rider: Secret Weapon: Seven Untold Adventures From the Life of a Teenaged Spy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524739331
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Published: Philomel Books - May 21st, 2019

International bestselling author Anthony Horowitz's short story collection expands the universe of teen spy Alex Rider with more thrilling action, espionage, and pulse-pounding heroics.


Shred Girls: Lindsay's Joyride Cover Image
By Molly Hurford, Violet Lemay (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781635652772
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Published: Rodale Kids - May 7th, 2019

An empowering new series from the cyclist who runs Shred-Girls.com is guaranteed to give readers an adrenaline rush--and the confidence girls gain from participating in sports!

It's time to ride and save the day!


The Story Web Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781681195254
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - June 4th, 2019

"Will enchant your imagination." -Erin Entrada Kelly, Newbery Medal-Winning author

In this heartfelt, magical instant classic, Megan Frazer Blakemore shows how the truths we tell can change the world.


Up for Air Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419733666
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - May 7th, 2019

Mr. Lemoncello's All-Star Breakout Game (Mr. Lemoncello's Library #4) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525646440
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - May 7th, 2019

Mr. Lemoncello is going live with a brand-new televised BREAKOUT game! Discover what James Patterson calls "the coolest library in the world" in the fourth puzzle-packed adventure in Chris Grabenstein's New York Times bestselling MR. LEMONCELLO series!


How to Be a Supervillain: Bad Guys Finish First Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316420198
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Published: jimmy patterson - May 7th, 2019

Victor Spoil realizes he's not cut out for life as a supervillain and instead decides to be...a librarian. Little does he know that librarians are a kick-butt secret society who will stop at nothing to control---and shush---the world!


Refugee 87 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316423038
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 4th, 2019

A young refugee crosses continents in this timely, heartbreaking, and ultimately uplifting novel of survival.


The Absence of Sparrows Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316450928
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 7th, 2019

Stranger Things meets Alfred Hitchcock in this haunting coming-of-age novel about a plague that brings the world to a halt, and one boy's belief that his town's missing sparrows can save his family.


Odd Gods Cover Image
By David Slavin, Adam J.B. Lane (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780062839534
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Published: HarperCollins - May 14th, 2019

Diary of a Wimpy Kid meets Percy Jackson in Odd Gods, the first book in a hilarious illustrated series about the most unlikely, unusual Gods ever to grace the halls of Mount Olympus Middle School.

A Summer 2019 Kids' Indie Next Pick!


Jaclyn Hyde Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062671455
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Published: HarperCollins - May 7th, 2019

In this heartwarming and hilarious reimagining of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, a secret potion accidentally turns eager-to-please eighth grader Jaclyn into Jackie, a goblin-like monster who’ll do anything to win at everything she does—no matter how much chaos she creates along the way.


Bravelands #4: Shifting Shadows Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062642141
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Published: HarperCollins - May 7th, 2019

Heed the call of the wild…discover the fourth book in this action-packed, New York Times bestselling animal fantasy series from the author of Warriors!


York: The Clockwork Ghost Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062306968
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Published: Walden Pond Press - May 14th, 2019

National Book Award finalist Laura Ruby returns with the middle chapter in her epic alternate-history adventure—a journey that will test Tess, Theo, and Jaime and change their lives forever.


She's the Liar Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338306149
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Published: Scholastic Press - May 28th, 2019

A new dual perspective middle-grade novel from The Pros of Cons coauthor, Alison Cherry.


Charlie and Frog The Boney Hand Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781368006286
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - June 4th, 2019

All Charlie Tickler wants is for his parents to listen.

All Francine (a.k.a Frog) Castle wants is to be the world's greatest detective.

So begins the friendship of Charlie and Frog, who soon become a crime-solving duo, restoring order to Castle-on-the-Hudson.


Calling All Witches! The Girls Who Left Their Mark on the Wizarding World (Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts) Cover Image
By Laurie Calkhoven, Violet Tobacco (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781338322972
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - May 28th, 2019

This powerful collection of favorite movie moments is readers' gateway to the most empowering witches of our age!


A Small Zombie Problem (Zombie Problems #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780553539554
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - June 4th, 2019

In his fiction debut--and the start of a new series--celebrated illustrator K.G. Campbell brings a touch of Tim Burton to this singularly strange and wonderful story about a lonely boy whose life is about to get a whole lot more complicated when a zombie follows him home.


Super Jake and the King of Chaos Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780762466153
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Published: Running Press Kids - May 7th, 2019

A debut contemporary novel about 11-year-old aspiring magician Ethan, who discovers that heroes come in all sizes, and real magic can be found in the most unexpected places.


Samantha Hansen Has Rocks in Her Head Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780764356926
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Published: Schiffer Publishing - May 28th, 2019