New Middle Grade

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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.

 

Ada Lovelace Cracks the Code (Rebel Girls Chapter Books) Cover Image
By Rebel Girls, Marina Muun (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781733176187
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Published: Rebel Girls - November 12th, 2019

From the world of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls comes a story based on the exciting adventures of Ada Lovelace: one of the world’s first computer programmers.

Growing up in nineteenth century London, England, Ada is curious about absolutely everything. She is obsessed with machines and with creatures that fly.


Madam C.J. Walker Builds a Business (Rebel Girls Chapter Books) Cover Image
By Rebel Girls, Salini Perera (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781733176194
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Published: Rebel Girls - November 12th, 2019

From the world of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls comes a story based on the life of Madam C.J. Walker: America’s first female self-made millionaire.

Sarah is the first person in her family who wasn’t born into slavery in Delta, Louisiana. But being free doesn’t mean that Sarah doesn’t have to work.


The Forbidden Expedition (The Polar Bear Explorers’ Club #2) Cover Image
By Alex Bell, Tomislav Tomic (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534406490
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - November 12th, 2019

Stella and the gang travel to Witch Mountain to save Felix and what they find along the way could change the course of their adventures forever in this second novel in the whimsical Polar Bear Explorers’ Club series.

Stella Starflake Pearl has been eagerly awaiting her next adventure, ever since she and Felix returned from the Snowy Icelands.


Porcupine Pete's Sports Corner: Ice Hockey (Clever Firsts) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781949998153
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Published: Clever Publishing - November 12th, 2019

The littlest sports fan will have a ball . . . or puck! . . . with this first board book about ice hockey. Porcupine Pete announces the game between the Turtles and the Hares while introducing sport-specific terms such as goalie, faceoff, puck, and more. This fun and action-packed introduction to the sport will have little ones ready to hit the ice!


Wrecking Ball (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 14) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781419739033
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - November 5th, 2019

Shine! Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781524717667
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - November 5th, 2019

"Inspirational, commonsensical, and a whole lot of fun." --James Patterson


Voyage of the Frostheart Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780451481344
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - November 5th, 2019

The whimsy of Nevermoor meets the mythical world-building of Neil Gaiman in this unlikely hero's quest to find his parents--and find the home he's always longed for.


Bone Talk Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338349634
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Published: David Fickling Books - November 5th, 2019

Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal (UK)
Shortlisted for the Costa Prize (UK)
Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week
The Guardian Book of the Month
The Times Books of the Year
"Hotly Anticipated Historical Fiction for Young Adults" Amazon.co.uk


The Forgotten Girl Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781338317244
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Published: Scholastic Press - November 5th, 2019

"This ghost story gave me chill after chill. It will haunt you." -- R.L. Stine, author of Goosebumps

"Do you know what it feels like to be forgotten?"


The Princess Who Flew with Dragons Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781547602070
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - November 5th, 2019

Perfect for fans of Shannon Hale, this girl-powered fantasy follows a smart young princess determined to save her kingdom.


Mightier Than the Sword: The Edge of the Word Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781524785109
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Published: Penguin Workshop - November 5th, 2019

The exciting follow-up to Mightier Than the Sword, the humorous and fantastical interactive middle-grade novel which needs you, the reader, to get in on the action!


Ellie, Engineer: In the Spotlight Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781547601851
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - November 5th, 2019

Ellie the Engineer is back in a third charming, hilarious, illustrated story filled with creative, STEM-powered fun!

"Look out, Junie B. Jones! Ellie the engineer is thinking, making, creating, and showing enthusiasm and brilliance with her creations!" - School Library Connection on Ellie, Engineer


Legacy (Keeper of the Lost Cities #8) Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781534427334
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Published: Aladdin - November 5th, 2019

Illusions shatter—and Sophie and her friends face impossible choices—in this astonishing eighth book in the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling Keeper of the Lost Cities series.

Sophie Foster wants answers. But after a lifetime of lies, sometimes the truth is the most dangerous discovery.


The Boy with the Butterfly Mind Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781782506003
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Published: Kelpies - November 26th, 2019

Jamie Lee just wants to be normal but his ADHD isn't making it easy. If only he could control his butterfly mind he'd have friends, be able to keep out of trouble and he could live with his mom, not be sent to stay with his dad.


Dork Diaries 14: Tales from a Not-So-Best Friend Forever Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781534427204
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Published: Aladdin - October 22nd, 2019

Nikki Maxwell’s summer is packed with drama in this fourteenth installment of the #1 New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries series!

Nikki and her bandmates are looking forward to an AWESOME summer on tour as the opening act for the world famous Bad Boyz!


Revenge of the Red Club Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534435728
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Published: Aladdin - October 22nd, 2019

A tween reporter discovers an important and beloved club at school is being shut down—and uses the power of the pen to try and activate some much-needed social change in this period-positive and empowering middle grade novel about the importance of standing up for what you believe in.

Riley Dunne loves being a member of the Red Club.


Cats vs. Robots #2: Now with Fleas! Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062665737
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - October 22nd, 2019

#1 New York Times bestselling author Margaret Stohl and Lewis Peterson are back for book two in the hilarious middle grade series!

Book one of the Cats vs. Robots series was praised for its "mix of tech and kitties, STEM and heart" by the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books.


The Collectors #2: A Storm of Wishes Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062691729
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Published: Greenwillow Books - October 22nd, 2019

Discover a secret society where wishes are stolen, and dreams have a price.

In the spellbinding sequel to New York Times–bestselling author Jacqueline West's The Collectors, eleven-year-old Van Markson embarks on a quest full of magic and adventure to rescue his best friend from a dangerous wish collector.


The Dragon Thief (Dragons in a Bag #2) Cover Image
By Zetta Elliott, Geneva B (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781524770495
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - October 22nd, 2019

Stealing a baby dragon was easy! Hiding it is a little more complicated, in this sequel to reviewer favorite Dragons in a Bag.

Jaxon had just one job--to return three baby dragons to the realm of magic. But when he got there, only two dragons were left in the bag. His best friend's sister, Kavita, is a dragon thief!


The Reader Cover Image
By Luciana de Luca, Cynthia Alonso (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781623719388
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Published: Crocodile Books - October 1st, 2019

Kai and the Monkey King (Brownstone's Mythical Collection #3) Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781912497119
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Published: Flying Eye Books - October 22nd, 2019

When Kai grows tired of her bookish mum not being adventurous enough for a Brownstone, she decides to seek out the mischievous and rebellious Monkey King - who she's always been told to stay away from. Will he bring her the adventure she craves, or will he cause her more trouble than he's worth?


Lintang and the Pirate Queen Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781328460301
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Published: Clarion Books - October 15th, 2019

Gutsy girls and strong women make up the diverse and appealing crew of a pirate ship that battles intrigue and deadly monsters in an action-filled fantasy adventure.

“Combine a pirate adventure of mythic proportions, a uniquely charming cast of characters, and a vivid new fantasy world, and you get Lintang and the Pirate Queen.


Allies Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338245721
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Published: Scholastic Press - October 15th, 2019

Alan Gratz, bestselling author of Refugee, weaves a stunning array of voices and stories into an epic tale of teamwork in the face of tyranny -- and how just one day can change the world.


The Memory Keeper Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534439559
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Published: Aladdin - October 15th, 2019

Fish in a Tree meets The Thing About Jellyfish in this heartfelt middle grade debut about long-buried secrets, the power of memory, and the bond between a girl and her gram.

All Lulu Carter wants is to be seen.


The Dragon Warrior Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781547602001
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - October 15th, 2019

"An exhilarating tale. . . Readers will be enthralled." --J.C. Cervantes, New York Times bestselling author of The Storm Runner


Elizabeth Webster and the Court of Uncommon Pleas Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781368041287
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - October 15th, 2019

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Welcome to Elizabeth Webster's world, where the common laws of middle school torment her days . . . and the uncommon laws of an even weirder realm govern her nights.


Give and Take Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780374308216
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - October 15th, 2019

Elly Swartz's Give and Take is a touching middle grade novel about family, friendship, and learning when to let go.


Legends of the Sky Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338349665
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Published: David Fickling Books - October 15th, 2019

"A thrilling fantasy quest... sure to lure fans of Christopher Paolini's Eragon and Rick Riordan." -- The Bookseller

When servant girl Milla uncovers four dragon eggs, she must figure out how to keep them a secret. But what if the dragons are exactly what the warring city need to bring about peace?


Rose Coffin Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338310474
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Published: Scholastic Press - October 15th, 2019

A startlingly original magical adventure that gives the phrase "unlikely hero" a whole new meaning.

Rose Coffin can't win. She's teased for her secondhand clothes. She's teased for blushing all the time. And she's teased for slipping into song at inopportune moments, though that's the only thing that keeps her panic at bay.


The Year We Fell From Space Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781338236361
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - October 15th, 2019

The deeply affecting next book from acclaimed author Amy Sarig King.

Liberty Johansen is going to change the way we look at the night sky. Most people see the old constellations, the things they've been told to see. But Liberty sees new patterns, pictures, and possibilities. She's an exception.

Some other exceptions:


The Wizards of Once: Knock Three Times Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316508421
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 15th, 2019

Cressida Cowell, author of How to Train Your Dragon, brings us the next thrilling installment in the internationally bestselling Wizards of Once series!


The Rosewood Chronicles #2: Princess in Practice Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062847843
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Published: HarperCollins - October 15th, 2019

 YouTube star Connie Glynn is back with the sparkling follow-up to Undercover Princess, which Kirkus described as “Cinderella meets Mean Girls while at Hogwarts.”

Lottie Pumpkin never expected to become a royal during her first year at Rosewood Hall.


Under the Broken Sky Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250159212
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - October 15th, 2019

"Necessary for all of humankind, Under the Broken Sky is a breathtaking work of literature."—Booklist, starred review

A beautifully told middle-grade novel-in-verse about a Japanese orphan’s experience in occupied rural Manchuria during World War II.


Project Middle School (Alyssa Milano's Hope #1) Cover Image
By Alyssa Milano, Debbie Rigaud, Eric S. Keyes (Illustrator), Eric S. Keyes (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781338329407
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - October 15th, 2019

From actor and lifelong activist Alyssa Milano comes Hope Roberts, a girl who's determined to change the world.

Hope is eleven years old, and she wants to be an astrophysicist. She loves swimming, Galaxy Girl comic books, her best friend Sam, and her two rescue dogs.


Naked Mole Rat Saves the World Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781616207243
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - October 15th, 2019

Can Kit’s super-weird superpower save her world?

Twelve-year-old kit-with-a-small-k likes shopping at the flea market with her best friend, Clem, roller-skating, climbing to the roof to look at the stars, and volunteering at an animal shelter.


The Reader Cover Image
By Luciana de Luca, Cynthia Alonso (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781623719388
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Published: Crocodile Books - October 1st, 2019

The Perfect Star (The Perfect Score Series #3) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781524764630
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Published: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - October 15th, 2019

Return to Lake View Middle School in the third book of the PERFECT SCORE series from the beloved author of Because of Mr. Terupt.

Eighth grade promises to be an unforgettable year of tears, laughter, surprises, and star power.


Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: The Illustrated Edition Cover Image
By J. K. Rowling, Jim Kay (Illustrator)
$47.99
ISBN: 9780545791427
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - October 8th, 2019

The fourth book in the beloved Harry Potter series, now illustrated in glorious full color by award-winning artist Jim Kay.


Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks Cover Image
By Jason Reynolds, Alexander Nabaum (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481438285
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - October 8th, 2019

A National Book Award Finalist
An NPR Favorite Book of 2019
A New York Times Best Children’s Book of 2019
A School Library Journal Best Middle Grade Book of 2019
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2019
A Kirkus Reviews Best Middle Grade Book of 2019

From National Book Award finalist and New


The Story That Cannot Be Told Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534430686
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - October 8th, 2019

A powerful middle grade debut that weaves together folklore and history to tell the story of a girl finding her voice and the strength to use it during the final months of the Communist regime in Romania in 1989.

Ileana has always collected stories.


Leading the Way: Women In Power Cover Image
By Janet Howell, Theresa Howell, Hillary Rodham Clinton (Foreword by), Kylie Akia (Illustrator), Alexandra Bye (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781536208467
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Published: Candlewick - October 8th, 2019

In this engaging and highly accessible compendium for young readers and aspiring power brokers, Virginia Senator Janet Howell and her daughter-in-law Theresa Howell spotlight the careers of fifty American women in politics — and inspire readers to make a difference. With foreword by Hillary Rodham Clinton.


The 1000 Year Old Boy Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780525707455
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - October 8th, 2019

A heartstopping, poignant, epic adventure story about a boy destined to live forever, who only wants to grow up.

Without death, life is just existence.


The Paris Project Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534440869
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 8th, 2019

“Gephart once again compassionately creates complex characters...Une histoire d’espoir—a story of hope.” —Kirkus Reviews

Fans of the Nate series by Tim Federle and The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer Holm will love Cleveland Rosebud Potts in this poignant and heartfelt novel from the award-winning author of Lily and Dunkin.


The Last Human Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781419736919
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 8th, 2019

The Best at It Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062866417
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Published: Balzer + Bray - October 8th, 2019

From award-winning actor Maulik Pancholy comes a hilarious and heartfelt middle grade debut about a gay Indian American boy coming into his own. Perfect for fans of Tim Federle’s Nate series.


Homerooms and Hall Passes Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062872142
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Published: Balzer + Bray - October 8th, 2019

“You can’t help falling in love with this hilarious upside-down take on Dungeons & Dragons. I read; I cheered; I laughed out loud.”—Gordon Korman


Bouncing Back Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316524742
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 8th, 2019

Perfect for fans of Mike Lupica and Tim Green, Bouncing Back brings readers onto the wheelchair basketball court in a story brimming with heart, humor, and thrilling sports action.


The 12th Candle Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062654977
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - October 8th, 2019

Middle school meets magic in this hilarious and heartfelt novel about a girl whose life flips when she wishes on an enchanted candle—perfect for fans of Sarah Mlynowski and Wendy Mass.

Sage Sassafras’s life is cursed! No, really. Since birth, Sage has been plagued by the Contrarium Curse that’s set her at odds with classmate Priscilla Petty.


Hazel’s Theory of Evolution Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062791177
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Published: HarperCollins - October 8th, 2019

The Thing About Jellyfish meets Raymie Nightingale in this tender middle grade novel from Lisa Jenn Bigelow, acclaimed author of Drum Roll, Please.


Frank and Bean Cover Image
By Jamie Michalak, Bob Kolar (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780763695590
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Published: Candlewick - October 8th, 2019

When the introspective Frank meets the gregarious Bean, can they find a way to make beautiful music together? Dry wit and hilarious illustrations introduce a new unlikely pair.


Surprise Lily Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780823442645
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Published: Holiday House - October 8th, 2019

Ten-year-old Rose's perfect life is upended when her long-absent disaster of a mother turns up. Can she hold her family together as everything unravels?

Growing up on the farm it was always just Rose and grandma, working the land that had been in the Lovell family for generations. She doesn't miss her mother, Iris, a bit.


The Space We're In Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780823442898
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Published: Margaret Ferguson Books - October 8th, 2019

Ten-year-old Frank has trouble navigating his relationship with his younger brother Max who is autistic.

Frank loves soccer, codes, riding his bike, and playing with his friends. His brother Max is five. Max only eats foods that are beige or white, hates baths, and if he has to wear a t-shirt that isn't gray with yellow stripes he melts down down down.


My Life as Lotta: A House Full of Rabbits Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781454936244
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Published: Sterling Children's Books - October 8th, 2019

Meet 10-year-old Lotta She's funny (all of the time), fearless (some of the time), and will make you laugh out loud

"Lotta's escapades are described and illustrated with theatrical flair and humor, making this an enjoyable snapshot of tween life." --Booklist