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 Jigsaw Jungle Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399174520
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - June 19th, 2018

A mysterious treasure hunt helps to heal a broken family in critically acclaimed author Kristin Levine's first contemporary tale--perfect for fans of Wendy Mass and Jennifer L. Holm


A Stitch in Time Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250154989
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - June 19th, 2018

An orphan grapples with her unpleasant aunt and the even more unpleasant idea of moving to Boston in this poignant middle-grade debut that handles loss and renewal.


Why Can't I Be You Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062567208
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Published: HarperCollins - June 19th, 2018

“This book is for anyone who has ever felt ‘less than’ or on the outside. That is to say, this is a book for everyone.” —Elana K. Arnold, author of What Girls Are Made Of


Everything I Know about You Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534405073
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Published: Aladdin Paperbacks - June 19th, 2018

Misfit Tally is forced to room with queen bee Ava on the seventh grade field trip to Washington, DC, and discovers several surprising things about her roommate--including the possibility of an eating disorder--in this timely new novel from the author of Star-Crossed and Halfway Normal.


The House That Lou Built Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524717940
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Published: Wendy Lamb Books - June 12th, 2018

A coming-of-age story that explores culture and family, forgiveness and friendship, and what makes a true home. Perfect for fans of Wendy Mass and Joan Bauer.


The Button War: A Tale of the Great War Cover Image
By Avi
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763690533
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - June 12th, 2018

Renowned, award-winning author Avi pens a stark, unflinching tale of ordinary boys living in wartime as tensions -- and desperations -- mount among them.


Everything Else in the Universe Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399163944
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - June 12th, 2018

In the midst of the Vietnam War, a young girl struggles to embrace change in this tender family story for fans of Cynthia Lord and Wendy Maas


The Acadia Files: Book One, Summer Science Cover Image
By Katie Coppens, Holly Hatam (Illustrator)
$13.95
ISBN: 9780884486015
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Published: Tilbury House Publishers - June 12th, 2018

The Acadia Files: Book One, Summer Science.


Yellow Submarine: A Panorama Pop (Panorama Pops) Cover Image
By The Beatles, Heinz Edelmann (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781536201468
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - June 12th, 2018

A whole new generation will be climbing aboard this sunny, psychedelic storybook, while nostalgic Beatles fans of all ages will be clamoring for a ticket to ride.


The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle Cover Image
By Christina Uss, Jonathan Bean (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780823440078
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Published: Margaret Ferguson Books - June 5th, 2018

A determined 12-year-old girl bikes across the country in this quirky and charming debut middle grade novel.


Lions & Liars Cover Image
By Kate Beasley, Dan Santat (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780374302634
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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - June 5th, 2018

The Seismic Seven Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062463180
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Published: HarperCollins - June 5th, 2018

This action-packed, science-infused adventure from the critically acclaimed author of The Countdown Conspiracy follows a group of seven kids racing to save the world from a deadly supervolcano. Perfect for fans of Chris Grabenstein and Peter Lerangis.


The Frame-Up Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062668301
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Published: Greenwillow Books - June 5th, 2018

When Sargent Singer discovers that the paintings in his father’s gallery are alive, he is pulled into a captivating world behind the frame that he never knew existed.


Wild Rescuers: Guardians of the Taiga Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062796370
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Published: HarperCollins - June 5th, 2018

New York Times bestseller!

From StacyPlays, creator of the mega-popular YouTube series Dogcraft, comes a thrilling illustrated novel about a girl raised by a pack of wolves and her quest to protect their shared forest home. The first in a new Minecraft-inspired fantasy adventure series! 


The Shadow Thieves (Rules for Thieves #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481472777
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Published: Aladdin Paperbacks - June 5th, 2018

Alli must risk everything to save her new family from a rogue organization that is threatening the Thieves Guild's existence--and the lives of all its members--in this high-stakes sequel to Rules for Thieves.

Alli Rosco, former orphan and thief, is free after her disastrous Thieves Guild trial, which left an innocent woman dead while Alli's partner-in-crime, Beck, fled.


The Mortification of Fovea Munson Cover Image
By Mary Winn Heider, Chi Birmingham (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781484780541
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - June 5th, 2018

Fovea Munson is nobody's Igor. True, her parents own a cadaver lab where they perform surgeries on dead bodies. And yes, that makes her gross by association, at least according to everyone in seventh grade. And sure, Fovea's stuck working at the lab now that her summer camp plans have fallen through. But she is by no means Dr. Frankenstein's snuffling assistant


Just Under the Clouds Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524720087
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - June 5th, 2018

Can you still have a home if you don't have a house? In the spirit of The Truth About Jellyfish and Fish in a Tree comes a stunning debut about a family struggling to find something lasting when everything feels so fleeting.


Breakout Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781681195360
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC - June 5th, 2018

Nora Tucker is looking forward to summer vacation in Wolf Creek--two months of swimming, popsicles, and brushing up on her journalism skills for the school paper. But when two inmates break out of the town's maximum security prison, everything changes. Doors are locked, helicopters fly over the woods, and police patrol the school grounds.


Float Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062803764
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Published: HarperCollins - May 29th, 2018

From the critically acclaimed author of the Edge of Extinction series comes this fast-paced, action-packed, and heartfelt adventure about a group of kids with uncontrollable abilities, perfect for fans of Gordon Korman, Lisa McMann, and Dan Gutman!

Emerson can float…he just can’t do it very well.


Annie's Life in Lists Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524765095
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - May 29th, 2018

If you love kids like:
1. Anatastia Krupnik
2. Ramona Quimby
3. The Penderwicks
then you will love Annie For Annie, lists are how she keeps her whole life in order. And there is a lot to keep track of


From You to Me Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338193305
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Published: Scholastic Press - May 29th, 2018

Amelia Peabody lives in a small town where nothing changes. And that's just fine by her. After losing her big sister, Clara, a few years ago, Amelia can't handle any more change. But when she starts eighth grade, she accidentally receives a letter that Clara had written to herself.


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Front Desk Cover Image
$13.59
ISBN: 9781338157796
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - May 29th, 2018

* "Many readers will recognize themselves or their neighbors in these pages." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* "A first purchase for any collection." -- School Library Journal, starred reviewbr>
Mia Tang has a lot of secrets.


William Wenton and the Secret Portal Cover Image
By Bobbie Peers, Tara F. Chace (Translator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481478281
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Published: Aladdin Paperbacks - May 22nd, 2018

William Wenton is a code-breaking genius, but now he faces a new threat--one that's lurking inside him--in the second book in the William Wenton series that School Library Journal calls "part Alex Rider, part Da Vinci Code for kids, and part Artemis Fowl."


A Whale in Paris Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534419155
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - May 22nd, 2018

A hopeful and heroic girl befriends a small, lost whale during World War II and together they embark on a journey to liberate France and find their families in this charming debut novel.


Secret Sisters of the Salty Sea Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062499660
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Published: Greenwillow Books - May 15th, 2018

From Newbery Medalist Lynne Rae Perkins, this effervescent story introduces two sisters—Alix and Jools—and takes readers on an unforgettable journey to the beach.


The Penderwicks at Last Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385755665
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - May 15th, 2018

The finale you've all been waiting for: The Penderwicks at Last is the final, flawless installment in the modern classic series from National Book Award winner and New York Times bestselling author Jeanne Birdsall


The Clockwork War Cover Image
By Adam Kline, Dan Whisker (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781683832362
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Published: Insight Kids - May 15th, 2018

To battle a menacing evil figure, a group of children team up with amazing mechanical machines built by genius clockmaker Karl Indergarten.


Clara Voyant Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143198536
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Published: Puffin Books - May 15th, 2018

A wannabe journalist and reluctant astrologer turns out to be clairvoyant in this charming middle-grade coming-of-age novel; for fans of Rebecca Stead's novels.


The Memory of Forgotten Things Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481478656
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Published: Aladdin Paperbacks - May 15th, 2018

In the tradition of The Thing About Jellyfish and When You Reach Me, acclaimed author Kat Zhang offers a luminous and heartbreaking novel about a girl who is convinced that an upcoming solar eclipse will bring back her dead mother.


Amal Unbound Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399544682
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - May 8th, 2018

"Saeed's timely and stirring middle-grade debut is a celebration of resistance and justice."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

The compelling story of a girl's fight to regain her life and dreams after being forced into indentured servitude.


Rosetown Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534412774
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Published: Beach Lane Books - May 8th, 2018

From Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant comes the charming story of nine-year-old Flora Smallwood and the eventful year she spends in the quiet community of Rosetown, Indiana.


The Key to Every Thing Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780763695668
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - May 8th, 2018

For eleven-year-old Tash, Cap'n Jackie isn't just the elderly next-door neighbor -- she's family. When she disappears, only Tash holds the key that might bring her back.


Peeves Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062653833
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Published: HarperCollins - May 8th, 2018

Gremlins meets Inside Out in this sneaky parable about courage and self-control. Fun, funny, and surprisingly heartfelt."—Ernest Cline, author of Ready Player One


Whatshisface Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338200164
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Published: Scholastic Press - May 8th, 2018

When 12-year-old Cooper Vega moves for the third time in five years, he receives a state-of-the-art smartphone to help him stay in touch with old friends. He's had phones before, but this one is buggy and unpredictable. When a boy named Roderick Northrop communicates with him through the phone, Cooper realizes that his phone isn't buggy at all; the thing is haunted


The Length of a String Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735229471
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Published: Dial Books - May 1st, 2018

Imani is adopted, and she's ready to search for her birth parents. But when she discovers the diary her Jewish great-grandmother wrote chronicling her escape from Holocaust-era Europe, Imani begins to see family in a new way.


Endling #1: The Last Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062335524
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Published: HarperCollins - May 1st, 2018

New York Times bestseller!


The Flourishing of Floralie Laurel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781499806687
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Published: Yellow Jacket - May 1st, 2018

This middle grade, magical realism debut about a young girl who sets out to discover the truth behind her mother's disappearance is The Secret Garden meets the Book Scavenger series


The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524767570
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - May 1st, 2018

A lightning strike gave her a super power...but even a super genius can't solve the problem of middle school. This smart and funny novel is perfect for fans of The Fourteenth Goldfish, Rain Reign, and Counting by Sevens.


The Rose Legacy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781599906478
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Published: Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books - May 1st, 2018

When orphaned Anthea Cross-Thornley receives a letter from a long-lost uncle, she wonders if she will finally find a true home. But she is shocked to learn that her uncle secretly breeds horses--animals that have been forbidden in her kingdom for centuries. More alarming is Anthea's strange ability to sense the horses' thoughts and feelings, an ancient gift called The Way.


Running on the Roof of the World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616208196
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - May 1st, 2018

A story of adventure, survival, courage, and hope, set in the vivid Himalayan landscape of Tibet and India.


Waste of Space (Moon Base Alpha) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481477796
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 24th, 2018

New York Times bestselling series

Tensions are running high when multi-billionaire Lars Sjoburg is poisoned and demands to go home and everyone is looking to Dash Gibson to solve the case in this third and final book in the New York Times bestselling Moon Base Alpha series.


Ghost Boys Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316262286
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 17th, 2018

The #1 Kids' Indie Next Pick
A heartbreaking and powerful story about a black boy killed by a police officer, drawing connections through history, from award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes.

Only the living can make the world better. Live and make it better.


The Battle of Junk Mountain Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780762462957
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Published: Running Press Kids - April 17th, 2018

For fans of Rebecca Stead and Jennifer L. Holm, this is the perfect middle grade summer beach read.


The Girl with More Than One Heart Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419728822
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Published: Amulet Books - April 17th, 2018

When Briana's father dies of a heart attack, she feels a new heart grow inside her. Through this heart, her father's voice guides her through her grief and helps her navigate her new, not-so-normal life at home.


Every Shiny Thing Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419728648
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Published: Amulet Books - April 17th, 2018

In this beautifully constructed middle-grade novel, told half in prose and half in verse, Lauren prides herself on being a good sister, and Sierra is used to taking care of her mom.


Rebound Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780544868137
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - April 2nd, 2018

From the New York Times bestselling author Kwame Alexander comes Rebound, a dynamic novel in verse and companion to his Newbery Award-winner, The Crossover, illustrated with striking graphic novel panels.


How to Sell Your Family to the Aliens Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781681196572
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Published: Bloomsbury UK - April 3rd, 2018

Nothing but Trouble Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062369895
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - April 3rd, 2018

From the acclaimed author of The Lemonade War comes a new book starring two smart girls determined to liven up their town—one epic prank at a time.


Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338159318
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 27th, 2018

A room locked for fifty years.
A valuable peacock ring.
A mysterious brother-sister duo.
Paloma Marquez is traveling to Mexico City, birthplace of her deceased father, for the very first time. She's hoping that spending time in Mexico will help her unlock memories of the too-brief time they spent together.


Not If I Save You First Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338134148
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 27th, 2018

Maddie thought she and Logan would be friends forever. But when your dad is a Secret Service agent and your best friend is the president's son, sometimes life has other plans. Before she knows it, Maddie's dad is dragging her to a cabin in the middle of the Alaskan wilderness. No phone. No Internet. And not a single word from Logan. Maddie tells herself it's okay.


Elementals: Ice Wolves Cover Image
By Amie Kaufman, Levente Szabo (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780062457981
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Published: HarperCollins - March 27th, 2018

From New York Times bestselling author Amie Kaufman comes an electrifying new series about a brother and sister who must harness their powers and find their place in a sharply divided world.

Everyone in Vallen knows that ice wolves and scorch dragons are sworn enemies who live deeply separate lives.


Emily Windsnap and the Falls of Forgotten Island Cover Image
By Liz Kessler, Erin Farley (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780763695743
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - March 20th, 2018

While on vacation, Emily Windsnap finds herself swept up in an ancient prophecy as the New York Times best-selling series continues.


Time Jumpers (Five Kingdoms #5) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781442497122
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Published: Aladdin Paperbacks - March 13th, 2018

Trapped in a world where magic is powerful and dreams are real, Cole's epic adventure comes to a close in book five of the New York Times bestselling "fanciful, action-packed adventure" series (Publishers Weekly, starred review), from the author of the Fablehaven and Beyonders series.


Bat and the Waiting Game Cover Image
By Elana K. Arnold, Charles Santoso (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062445858
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Published: Walden Pond Press - March 27th, 2018

In the tradition of Clementine and Ramona Quimby, meet Bat. Author Elana K. Arnold returns with another irresistible story of friendship in this widely acclaimed series starring an unforgettable boy on the autism spectrum.


Strange Star Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399556050
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Published: Delacorte Press - March 20th, 2018

From the critically acclaimed author of In Darkling Wood comes a spine-tingling novel inspired by Frankenstein with more than a hint of mystery and suspense.


Bone's Gift (Ghosts of Ordinary Objects) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781629798509
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Published: Boyds Mills Press - March 20th, 2018

In this supernatural historical mystery, twelve-year-old Bone possesses a Gift that allows her to see the stories in everyday objects. When she receives a note that says her mother's Gift killed her, Bone seeks to unravel the mysteries of her mother's death, the schisms in her family, and the Gifts themselves.


Like Vanessa Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781580897778
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Published: Charlesbridge Publishing - March 13th, 2018

Middle graders will laugh and cry with thirteen-year-old Vanessa Martin as she tries to be like Vanessa Williams, the first black Miss America.


When the Crickets Stopped Singing Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781629797236
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Published: Calkins Creek Books - March 20th, 2018

Set in the summer of 1939, this historical novel for readers aged 10-14 tells the story of a young girl who finds the strength to defy the social norms of her community when a dangerous man poses a threat to a friend. Twelve-year-old Angie Wallace and her friends embark on a quest to "love thy neighbor," which includes newcomer Jefferson Clement.