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.

 

Echo's Sister Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062455673
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Published: HarperCollins - August 7th, 2018

From critically acclaimed author Paul Mosier, a Publishers Weekly Flying Start, comes a stunning story about the beauty of family, the power of community, and ultimately the strength of the human spirit.


The Dollar Kids Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780763694746
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Published: Candlewick - August 7th, 2018

When a family buys a house in a struggling town for just one dollar, they’re hoping to start over — but have they traded one set of problems for another?


Finding Langston Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780823439607
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Published: Holiday House - August 14th, 2018

In a debut historical novel about the Great Migration a boy discovers Chicago's postwar South Side and the poetry of Langston Hughes.


So Done Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062691781
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Published: Greenwillow Books - August 14th, 2018

When best friends Tai and Mila are reunited after a summer apart, their friendship threatens to combust from the pressure of secrets, middle school, and the looming dance auditions for a new talented-and-gifted program.


Finding Esme Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062352460
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Published: Greenwillow Books - May 1st, 2018

Twelve-year-old Esme’s life changes when she discovers dinosaur bones on her family’s peach farm in Texas.

Fans of Wendy Maas and Lynda Mullaly Hunt will love this perfectly pitched story about friendship, family, and loss from Suzanne Crowley, the acclaimed author of The Very Ordered Existence of Merilee Marvelous.


Where the Woods End Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780735229235
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Published: Dial Books - August 14th, 2018

In a forest filled with treacherous beasts, the thing to be most afraid of is closer than you think in this middle grade horror fantasy.


Wish Upon a Sleepover Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781250109743
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Published: Imprint - August 7th, 2018

Five misfits. One magical wish.


Toaff's Way Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781524765361
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - August 7th, 2018

Meet Toaff: a lovable squirrel, and new standout character, searching for a place to call home in this gem of a story by a Newbery Medal-winning author.


Almost Invisible Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781773060781
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Published: Groundwood Books - August 7th, 2018

Thirteen-year-old Jewel has been holding her life together ever since her older sister, Charmaine, suddenly left home with no forwarding address. She tried to find Charmaine once, but that only brought her family to the attention of the police.


Nowhere Boy Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250307576
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - August 7th, 2018

An "important and riveting story, masterfully told" of family, sacrifice and the friendship between a young Syrian refugee and an American boy living in Brussels.


The Gift of Dark Hollow (Longburrow) Cover Image
By Kieran Larwood, David Wyatt (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781328696014
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Published: Clarion Books - August 7th, 2018

The Longburrow series is Middle-earth for middle graders as readers are drawn deeper and deeper into the story of the young rabbit Podkin One-Ear fighting to save his land from evil.

Hiding with fellow refugees, Podkin, Paz, and Pook are temporarily safe in Dark Hollow Warren. But their enemies—the evil Gorm—still search for them.


A Festival of Ghosts Cover Image
By William Alexander, Kelly Murphy (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481469180
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - August 7th, 2018

National Book Award winner William Alexander conjures up a spooky adventure full of excitement in this entertaining sequel to A Properly Unhaunted Place.

Rosa Ramona Diaz, the ghost appeasing assistant librarian, has unleashed all the ghosts who were previously shut out of the small town of Ingot.


Percy Jackson and the Olympians the Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) Cover Image
By Rick Riordan, John Rocco (Illustrator)
$39.99
ISBN: 9781484787786
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - August 14th, 2018

Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school . . . again. And that's the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he's angered a few of them. Zeus's master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect.


The Adventurer's Guide to Dragons (and Why They Keep Biting Me) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316305327
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - August 14th, 2018

Get ready for dragons, robots, and an even more dangerous quest in this hilarious, unputdownable sequel to The Adventurer's Guide to Successful Escapes Anne, Penelope, and Hiro are thriving at Saint Lupin's Quest Academy for Consistently Dangerous and Absolutely Terrifying Adventures.


Ernestine, Catastrophe Queen Cover Image
By Merrill Wyatt, James Patterson (Foreword by)
$13.99
ISBN: 9780316471589
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Published: Jimmy Patterson - August 7th, 2018

We all know and love Ramona, Matilda, and Harriet the Spy. Now meet Ernestine.
Ernestine Montgomery is the kind of kid who gets things done. She's smart, prepared, and always knows just what to do. But there's big trouble brewing inside the walls of the rambling old mansion where she lives... and only Ernestine can decipher the clues that point in one direction-murder


The Land of Neverendings Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780553497892
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Published: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - August 14th, 2018

A beautiful and heartbreaking novel from an award-winning author about a girl who gets swept up into an adventure involving forgotten toys, perfect for fans of Lauren Wolk and Kelly Barnhill.

Emily and her sister, Holly, were as close as sisters could be. They did everything together. But Holly died three months ago, and Emily's world is shattered.


Courage Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062561657
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Published: HarperCollins - July 31st, 2018

For fans of Jason Reynolds and Kwame Alexander, a poignant and timely novel about race, class, and second chances.


Nightbooks Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062560087
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - July 24th, 2018

A boy is imprisoned by a witch and must tell her a new scary story each night to stay alive. This thrilling contemporary fantasy from J. A. White, the acclaimed author of the Thickety series, brings to life the magic and craft of storytelling.


Lucky Little Things Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374306526
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - July 24th, 2018

A funny and heartfelt realistic middle-grade novel about friendship, family, and the meaning of luck, from author Janice Erlbaum.


The Winner Is . . . (Next Best Junior Chef #3) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780544991446
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - June 26th, 2018

The thrilling final episode in the zesty series for fans of kids' cooking competitions. It's the season finale and only two contestants remain.


The Turnkey of Highgate Cemetery Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780763696856
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Published: Candlewick - July 24th, 2018

Twelve-year-old Flossie is no ordinary ghost — she’s the caretaker of every soul in Highgate Cemetery. And during World War II, even the ghosts aren't safe.


Denis Ever After Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062491220
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - July 24th, 2018

Written by award-winning author Tony Abbott and perfect for fans of The Ethan I Was Before and The Thing About Jellyfish, this bittersweet middle grade novel follows the ghost of Denis Egan as he teams up with his living twin brother to solve the mystery of his death.

Denis Egan is dead. 


A harrowing array of scary stories that all have one thing in common: each either begins or ends with a scream!

R.L. Stine—the godfather of Goosebumps—and some of the most popular authors today bring an unrivaled mastery of all things fearsome, frightening, and fantabulous to this terrifying anthology of all-new scary short stories.


Max Tilt: 80 Days or Die Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062441034
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Published: HarperCollins - May 8th, 2018

The New York Times bestselling author of the Seven Wonders series and of books in the 39 Clues series, Peter Lerangis, brings us the hair-raising, edge-of-your-seat second installment of the Max Tilt trilogy. 


The Knight's Armor: Book 3 of the Ministry of SUITs Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250076847
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - July 24th, 2018

More Strange, Unusual, and Impossible things are happening in The Knight's Armor, the third and final volume in Paul Gamble's hilarious Ministry of SUITs middle-grade series...

MEMO: For Ministry of SUITs operatives ONLY

Be on the alert! A missing agent (the mother of one of our newest recruits) is possibly being kept prisoner somewhere in Belfast.


The Game Masters of Garden Place Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101931912
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Published: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - July 17th, 2018

A quirky Dungeons & Dragons-inspired adventure that will appeal to gamers and readers of the Mr. Lemoncello's Library series.

What if your favorite fantasy game characters showed up on your doorstep IRL?


The 91-Story Treehouse (The Treehouse Books #7) Cover Image
By Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9781250104885
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - July 10th, 2018

New York Times-bestselling team Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton invite readers to come hang out with them in their 91-Story Treehouse—the seventh book in the illustrated chapter book series filled with Andy and Terry's signature slapstick humor!


Mightier Than the Sword Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524785093
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Published: Penguin Workshop - July 10th, 2018

"Hilarious, fun, and wonderfully insane! It's more than just a book--it's a book you can play!"--Kristen Schaal

Wildly funny and inventive, this interactive book pulls you, the reader, into the action. Yes, YOU!


My Year in the Middle Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780763692315
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Published: Candlewick - July 10th, 2018

In a racially polarized classroom in 1970 Alabama, Lu’s talent for running track makes her a new best friend — and tests her mettle as she navigates the school’s social cliques.


Minecraft: The Crash: An Official Minecraft Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399180668
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Published: Del Rey - July 10th, 2018

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The brand-new official Minecraft novel is an action-packed thriller! When a new virtual-reality version of the game brings her dreams—and doubts—to life, one player must face her fears.


The Rhino in Right Field Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534406261
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - July 10th, 2018

A boy who loves baseball must get past his hard-working immigrant parents—and the rhino in the outfield—to become a batboy in this laugh-out-loud middle grade novel in the tradition of The Sandlot.

Nick wants to change his life. For twelve whole years, he’s done what his hard-working, immigrant parents want him to do.


Where the Watermelons Grow Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062665867
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Published: HarperCollins - July 3rd, 2018

Fans of The Thing About Jellyfish and A Snicker of Magic will be swept away by Cindy Baldwin’s debut middle grade about a girl coming to terms with her mother’s mental illness.


Dreaming Dangerous Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781681194479
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - July 3rd, 2018

Tucked deep in the woods and surrounded by a great iron fence lies Brassmere Academy for the Extraordinary, a school for orphans with strange and wonderful gifts. Twelve-year-old Plum has lived there for as long as she can remember. Each night, she ventures into her dreams alongside her three best friends, Vien, Gwendle, and Artem to fight monsters and journey on dangerous quests.


Power Play (Mrs. Smith's Spy School for Girls #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481490238
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Published: Aladdin - July 3rd, 2018

Abby and the rest of her friends go international as they embark on their first “official” Center mission in this second book in the Mrs.


Stu Truly Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781499806465
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Published: Yellow Jacket - July 3rd, 2018

Stu Truly is the coming-of-age story of 12-year-old Stu as he struggles to navigate the murky waters of adolescence when he finds himself living a lie-that seems to be growing beyond his control-to impress the new girl in school.

When Stuart Cornelius Truly first sets eyes on the new girl, Becca, he staples his finger to his seventh-grade history assignment.


She Loves You (Yeah, Yeah, Yeah) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524785116
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Published: Penguin Workshop - June 26th, 2018

"Filled with love, hope, and longing, this is a novel for readers of all ages." - Holly Goldberg Sloan

Bestselling author Ann Hood crafts a funny, heartfelt story of a girl growing up in the heart of Beatlemania.


The Boy, the Boat, and the Beast Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534412552
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - June 26th, 2018

The Graveyard Book meets Hatchet in this eerie novel about a boy who is stranded on a mysterious beach, from debut author Samantha M. Clark.

A boy washes up on a mysterious, seemingly uninhabited beach. Who is he? How did he get there? The boy can’t remember.


The Language of Spells Cover Image
By Garret Weyr, Katie Harnett (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781452159584
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Published: Chronicle Books - June 26th, 2018

Grisha is a dragon in a world that's forgotten how to see him. Maggie is a unusual child who thinks she's perfectly ordinary. They're an unlikely duo--but magic, like friendship, is funny. Sometimes it chooses those who might not look so likely. And magic has chosen Grisha and Maggie to solve the darkest mystery in Vienna.


The Lost Books: The Scroll of Kings Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062665584
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Published: HarperCollins - June 26th, 2018

“A page-turner of a fantasy with elements of humor as well as intrigue, swordplay, and librarian-versus-hostile-book combat.” Booklist

“A fast-paced, engaging adventure.” —Publishers Weekly

“One for the books.” —Kirkus Reviews


Drum Roll, Please Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062791146
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Published: HarperCollins - June 26th, 2018

Find the confidence to rock out to your own beat in this big-hearted middle grade novel. Not to be missed by fans of Raina Telgemeier's Drama and Tim Federle's Better Nate Than Ever!


Strays Like Us Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338043006
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Published: Scholastic Press - June 26th, 2018

From the moment Fred (never Winifred!) spots a scruffy little mutt with sad eyes, she knows she's in big trouble. Toby's in bad shape, and Fred longs to rescue him from the old man with the mile-long mean streak who lives next door. But Margery -- the straight-talking woman who is fostering Fred -- says going over to their house is against the rules.


The Jamie Drake Equation Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524713614
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Published: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - June 26th, 2018

From the author of The Many Worlds of Albie Bright comes another cutting-edge cosmic space adventure for anyone who's ever looked up at the stars and wondered about the universe. An exploration of the constellations, an appreciation of the courage of astronauts, and a loving father-son story. Perfect for fans of Scott Kelly's Astrotwins series.


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 - 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.

During a class trip to DC, twelve-year-old Tally and her best friends, Sonnet and


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 - 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)
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ISBN: 9781536201468
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Published: Candlewick - 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 and Giroux (BYR) - June 5th, 2018

Frederick Frederickson has a food-chain theory about life. There are lions, like the school bully. Gazelles, like the bullied kids. There are meerkats, and the fleas that live on the butts of meerkats. Frederick's a flea.


The Seismic Seven Cover Image
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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
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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