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.

 

Change Sings: A Children's Anthem Cover Image
By Amanda Gorman, Loren Long (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593203224
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 21st, 2021

A lyrical picture book debut from #1 New York Times bestselling author and presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman and #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Loren Long
 
"I can hear change humming
In its loudest, proudest song.
I don't fear change coming,
And so I sing along."
 


Room to Dream (A Front Desk Novel) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338621129
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Published: Scholastic Press - September 21st, 2021

New York Times bestselling author Kelly Yang is back with another heartwarming and inspiring story of Mia and friends!

Mia Tang is going for her dreams!

After years of hard work, Mia Tang finally gets to go on vacation with her family -- to China! A total dream come true! Mia can't wait to see all her cousins and grandparents again, especially her cousin Shen.


Amira & Hamza: The War to Save the Worlds Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316540469
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 21st, 2021

From bestselling author Samira Ahmed comes a thrilling fantasy adventure intertwining Islamic legend and history, perfect for fans of Aru Shah and the Land of Stories.
 
On the day of a rare super blue blood moon eclipse, twelve-year-old Amira and her little brother, Hamza, can’t stop their bickering while attending a special exhibit on medieval Islamic a


The Insiders Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780063008106
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Published: HarperCollins - September 21st, 2021

Three kids who don’t belong. A room that shouldn’t exist. A year that will change everything.

Perfect for fans of Rebecca Stead and Meg Medina, this debut middle grade novel from award-winning author Mark Oshiro is a hopeful and heartfelt coming-of-age story for anyone who’s ever felt like they didn’t fit in.


Set Me Free Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338742497
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Published: Scholastic Press - September 21st, 2021

A riveting standalone companion to the Schneider Family Book Award winner, Show Me a Sign by Deaf author and librarian, Ann Clare LeZotte.

“Instantly captivating…will keep readers hooked until the very end…A simultaneously touching and gripping adventure.” -- Kirkus Reviews

“Full of adventure and twists…a gripping tale of historical fiction.” -- Booklis


Three Keys (A Front Desk Novel) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781338591392
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Published: Scholastic Press - September 21st, 2021

The story of Mia and her family and friends at the Calivista Motel continues in this powerful, hilarious, and resonant sequel to the award-winning novel Front Desk.

Mia Tang thinks she's going to have the best year ever.She and her parents are the proud owners of the Calivista Motel, Mia gets to run the front desk with her best friend, Lupe, and she's finally getting somewhere w


Sunny Makes a Splash Cover Image
By Jennifer L. Holm, Matthew Holm (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338233179
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Published: Graphix - September 21st, 2021

The latest in the New York Times bestselling Sunny series brings Sunny into a sink-or-swim summer, where she needs to float her first job and dive into her first maybe-flirtation.

It's summer, and Sunny is BORED. Most of her friends are out of town. Her mom wants her to baby-sit way more than Sunny wants to baby-sit.


Last Gamer Standing Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781338741506
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - September 21st, 2021

Ready Player Onemeets the action of battle royale video games in this middle-grade sci-fi perfect for fans ofFortnite.

In twelve-year-old Reyna Cheng's world, gaming is everything. Professional esports teams are the mainstream celebrities.


Maya and the Return of the Godlings (Maya and the Rising Dark) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780358106326
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Published: Clarion Books - September 21st, 2021

In this highly anticipated sequel, Maya and the godlings must return to the sinister world of The Dark to retrieve the one thing keeping the veil between the worlds from crumbling: her father’s soul. Perfect for fans of Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky and Willa of the Wood. 

The threat from The Dark is far from over.


The Robber Girl Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780763669560
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Published: Candlewick - September 14th, 2021

Part literary mystery, part magical tour de force—an incantatory novel of fierce beauty, lyricism, and originality from a National Book Award Finalist


How to Find What You're Not Looking for Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525555032
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Published: Kokila - September 14th, 2021

New historical fiction from a Newbery Honor-winning author about how middle schooler Ariel Goldberg's life changes when her big sister elopes following the 1967 Loving v. Virginia decision, and she's forced to grapple with both her family's prejudice and the antisemitism she experiences, as she defines her own beliefs.


Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781728234656
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Published: Sourcebooks Young Readers - September 14th, 2021

Wrenching debut about family, loss, and finding the strength to carry on.--Booklist, starred review
Vital and perilous and hopeful.
--Alan Gratz, New York Times bestselling author of Refugee


A Soft Place to Land Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062875877
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 14th, 2021

In this compelling and heartfelt mystery story, Janae Marks—author of the critically acclaimed bestselling From the Desk of Zoe Washington—follows a young girl reshaping her meaning of home. Perfect for fans of Erin Entrada Kelly and Rebecca Stead.


Judy Moody: In a Monday Mood Cover Image
By Megan McDonald, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781536213911
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Published: Candlewick - September 14th, 2021

For anyone who has ever had the Sunday night blues, Judy declares that every day can be a holiday if you just find something to celebrate. Happy National Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day, anyone?

Crumbs! Why can’t every day be Saturday?


Paradise on Fire Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316493833
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 14th, 2021

From award-winning and bestselling author Jewell Parker Rhodes comes a powerful coming-of-age survival tale exploring issues of race, class, and climate change
 
Addy is haunted by the tragic fire that killed her parents, leaving her to be raised by her grandmother. Now, years later, Addy’s grandmother has enrolled her in a summer wilderness program.


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Treasure in the Lake Cover Image
By Jason Pamment, Jason Pamment (Illustrator)
$22.99
ISBN: 9780063065185
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Published: HarperAlley - September 7th, 2021

Grand adventures stories often begin where you least expect them…


Dead Wednesday Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593306673
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - August 3rd, 2021

Can playing dead bring you back to life? Maybe only on Dead Wednesday... On this day the worlds of a shy boy and a gone girl collide, and the connection they make will change them both forever. A brilliant new novel from the Newbery Medal winner and author of the New York Times bestseller Stargirl.


Ikenga Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780593113530
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - August 24th, 2021

An NPR BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR

An AMAZON BEST CHILDREN'S BOOK OF 2020

 
Nnedi Okorafor's acclaimed first novel for middle grade readers introduces a boy who can access super powers with the help of the magical Ikenga.


Down to Earth Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593175736
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - August 24th, 2021

Counting by 7s meets See You in the Cosmos in this heartwarming coming-of-age story perfect for the budding geologists and those fascinated by the mysteries of the universe.


Lumberjanes Vol. 19 Cover Image
By Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781684156993
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Published: BOOM! Box - August 24th, 2021

With the end of summer coming up soon, Jo, Mal, Molly, April and Ripley decide to go on one last adventure each, finishing up their summer to-do list with a bang...but no one’s ready for the shocking secret force that’s heading straight for the ‘Janes!

THE END OF SUMMER IS ALMOST HERE!


The Little Wooden Robot and the Log Princess Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823446988
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Published: Neal Porter Books - August 24th, 2021

In acclaimed graphic novelist Tom Gauld's first picture book for children, a little wooden robot embarks on a quest to find his missing sister-- making for a memorable contemporary bedtime story.


They Call Me Güero: A Border Kid's Poems Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593462553
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Published: Kokila - August 24th, 2021

An award-winning novel in verse about a boy who navigates the start of seventh grade and life growing up on the border the only way that feels right—through poetry.


The Many Meanings of Meilan Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593111284
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Published: Kokila - August 17th, 2021

"The little girl I was would have been thrilled to encounter Meilan... having found a character who embraces the complexity of being both Chinese and American, I would have been able to echo her words: 'I am not alone.'"
--New York Times Book Review by Jean Kwok


Norse Myths Cover Image
By Matt Ralphs, Katie Ponder (Illustrator)
$21.99
ISBN: 9780744033359
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Published: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) - August 17th, 2021

A beautiful collection of illustrated Norse myths and legends retold for a new generation.


Maya and the Rising Dark Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780358447696
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Published: Clarion Books - August 17th, 2021

In this highly anticipated contemporary fantasy, twelve-year-old Maya’s search for her missing father puts her at the center of a battle between our world, the Orishas, and the mysterious and sinister Dark world.


The Other Side of Luck Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781681196558
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - August 10th, 2021

Perfect for fans of Adam Gidwitz's The Inquisitor's Tale, this lyrical middle-grade fantasy follows two children from opposite circumstances as their fates cross and change both their lives forever.


Fighting Words Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984815682
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Published: Dial Books - August 11th, 2020

*Newbery Honor Book*
*Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor*
 
A candid and fierce middle grade novel about sisterhood and sexual abuse, by two-time Newbery Honor winner and #1 New York Times best seller Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, author of The War that Saved My Life

Kirkus Prize Finalist
Boston Globe Best Book of the Year


New Kid Sketchbook: A Place for Your Cartoons, Doodles, and Stories Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780593232262
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Published: Clarkson Potter Publishers - August 3rd, 2021

Turn your life into the stuff of cartoons with this drawing sketchbook inspired by the protagonist of the bestselling, award-winning graphic novel New Kid, Jordan Banks.

Jordan Banks, the New Kid, loves to draw. That's why he always has his sketchbook with him--in case he sees something cool or has a good idea he wants to remember.


Black Boy Joy: 17 Stories Celebrating Black Boyhood Cover Image
By Kwame Mbalia (Editor)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593379936
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Published: Delacorte Press - August 3rd, 2021

THE INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • FIVE STARRED REVIEWS

Celebrate the joys of Black boyhood with stories from seventeen bestselling, critically acclaimed Black authorsincluding Jason Reynolds, Jerry Craft, and Kwame Mbalia!


Making Friends: Third Time's a Charm (Making Friends #3) Cover Image
By Kristen Gudsnuk, Kristen Gudsnuk (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338630794
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Published: Graphix - August 3rd, 2021

Dany's sketchbook is at it again, but this time it's not Dany's doing!

Dany and Madison are living a new reality. Rather than best friends, the pair now believe they are twins -- and that isn't the only part of their lives that has been completely rewritten. Their mom is a novelist, their dad is a rock star, and Dany has suddenly become a diligent student.

Things.


Just Be Cool, Jenna Sakai Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338671568
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Published: Scholastic Press - August 3rd, 2021

Fans of Lisa Greenwald and Wendy Mass are sure to fall head-over-heels for this funny, sweet story of crushes, competition, and the confusing reality of middle school.


Paola Santiago and the Forest of Nightmares Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781368049344
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - August 3rd, 2021

Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents the sequel to Tehlor Kay Mejia's critically acclaimed own-voices novel about science-obsessed Paola Santiago.

"Paola is a brilliant, furious girl who often trusts her brain but trips over her heart."--Sarah Gailey, Hugo and Locus award-winning author of River of Teeth


Weird Kid Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062970602
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Published: HarperCollins - July 27th, 2021

From the author of Cog and Voyage of the Dogs, Weird Kid is a hilarious and heartfelt homage to everyone who feels like they don’t belong. Perfect for fans of Gordon Korman and Stuart Gibb.


Star Wars The High Republic: Out of the Shadows Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781368060653
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Published: Disney Lucasfilm Press - July 27th, 2021

Another exciting adventure from the #1 New York Times best-selling series!

The darkest secrets are the hardest to bring to light....


The Halloween Moon Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780063020979
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Published: Quill Tree Books - July 27th, 2021

From New York Times bestselling adult author Joseph Fink comes a wickedly fun middle grade novel about a Halloween-obsessed girl named Esther Gold, who goes out trick-or-treating for one last year, only to find her town under the thrall of a mysterious presence.


Bestselling author Chris Grabenstein and the Mystery Writers of America bring together twenty peerless puzzles—from bestselling authors such as Peter Lerangis, Stuart Gibbs, Lauren Magaziner, Kate Milford, and, of course, Grabenstein himself—in an anthology of mystery short stories that invite readers to try to unravel the riddles themselves.


Chunky Cover Image
By Yehudi Mercado, Yehudi Mercado (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062972781
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - June 22nd, 2021

In this full-color middle grade graphic memoir for fans of Raina Telgemeier and Jerry Craft, Yehudi Mercado draws inspiration from his childhood struggle with his weight while finding friendship with his imaginary mascot, Chunky, as he navigates growing up in a working class Mexican-Jewish family.


A Discovery of Dragons Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338714449
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Published: Chicken House - July 6th, 2021

How to Train Your Dragon meets natural history, with real science, in this story of discovery through one of the lens of one of the most historical voyages in history.

It's 1835.


The Ghoul Next Door Cover Image
By Cullen Bunn, Cat Farris (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062896094
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Published: HarperAlley - July 13th, 2021

For fans of Ghosts and Hilo, New York Times bestselling author Cullen Bunn and acclaimed artist Cat Farris deliver a fun, spooky, full-color middle grade graphic novel about a supernatural adventure and friendships that go beyond the grave. 


Ham Helsing #1: Vampire Hunter Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780593308912
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - June 1st, 2021

The monster hunt is on A rip-roaring graphic novel adventure about the latest in a famous family of vampire-hunting pigs, inspired by legendary monster slayer Van Helsing


Kiki Kallira Breaks a Kingdom Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593206973
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - July 6th, 2021

For fans of the Aru Shah and Serpent's Secret series, this action-packed fantasy-adventure sees a girl's drawings of Indian mythology spring to vivid life--including the evil god who seeks to enter the real world and destroy it.


The Last Super Chef Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062943132
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Published: HarperCollins - July 6th, 2021

Family and food take center stage in this heartfelt middle grade story perfect for fans of John David Anderson and Antony John.

For as long as he can remember, Curtis Pith has been obsessed with becoming a chef like Lucas Taylor, host of Super Chef. And Curtis has a secret: Taylor is actually his long-absent father.


Temple Alley Summer Cover Image
By Sachiko Kashiwaba, Avery Fischer Udagawa (Translator), Miho Satake (Illustrator)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781632063038
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Published: Yonder - July 6th, 2021

A July/August 2021 Kids' Indie Next Pick

A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection


Maya and the Robot Cover Image
By Eve L. Ewing, Christine Almeda (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781984814630
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Published: Kokila - July 13th, 2021

From award-winning author Eve L. Ewing comes an illustrated middle grade novel about a forgotten homemade robot who comes to life just when aspiring fifth-grade scientist Maya needs a friend -- and a science fair project.


Margie Kelly Breaks the Dress Code Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316461573
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - July 13th, 2021

A timely and thought-provoking novel about one girl's fight against gender inequality at her middle school and the lessons about her own privilege she learns along the way.

Margie Kelly's perfect skirt was dress coded on her very first day of middle school. Upset and embarrassed, Margie spends the whole day wearing oversized gym shorts.


The Curse of the Crystal Cavern (The Pathfinders Society #2) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780425291900
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - July 13th, 2021

The rollicking Pathfinders Society treasure hunt continues as the five campers from Mystery of the Moon Tower get swept away in a new adventure. This action-packed graphic novel is full of fun, magic, and friendship--sure to appeal to fans of the Last Kids on Earth and Lumberjanes series.



Josephine Against the Sea Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338642087
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - July 6th, 2021

Meet Josephine, the most loveable mischief-maker in Barbados, in a magical, heartfelt adventure inspired by Caribbean mythology.

“A heart-wrenching adventure with big laughs and well-earned surprises.” --Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

Eleven-year-old Josephine knows that no one is good enough for her daddy.


Kiki Kallira Breaks a Kingdom Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593206973
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - July 6th, 2021

For fans of the Aru Shah and Serpent's Secret series, this action-packed fantasy-adventure sees a girl's drawings of Indian mythology spring to vivid life--including the evil god who seeks to enter the real world and destroy it.


The Bad Guys in Cut to the Chase (The Bad Guys #13) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781338329520
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - July 6th, 2021

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE!

"I wish I'd had these books as a kid. Hilarious!" -- Dav Pilkey, creator of Captain Underpants and Dog Man

They may look like Bad Guys, but these wannabe heroes are doing good deeds... whether you like it or not in this New York Times bestselling illustrated series.

A MYSTERIOUS DOORWAY!


The Okay Witch and the Hungry Shadow Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781534431485
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Published: Aladdin - July 6th, 2021

“A satisfying, brilliant sequel, solidifying Steinkellner’s reputation as a graphic novelist to watch.” —School Library Journal (starred review)

In this hilarious and heartwarming sequel to the bestselling and critically acclaimed graphic novel, The Okay Witch, half-witch Moth Hush uses magic to boost her confidence with disastrous results


Minecraft: The Dragon: An Official Minecraft Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593355732
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Published: Del Rey - July 6th, 2021

Take flight with the ender dragon in this official Minecraft novel! When a desert town is threatened by illager raids, a young adventurer turns to a newborn dragon to save her home. 
 


The Mystery of the Meanest Teacher: A Johnny Constantine Graphic Novel Cover Image
By Ryan North, Derek Charm (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781779501233
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Published: DC Comics - June 29th, 2021

THE MYSTERY OF THE MEANEST TEACHER: A JOHNNY CONSTANTINE GRAPHIC NOVEL is a comedic middle grade graphic novel about two kids with developing magical powers trying to figure out if their schoolteacher is really, secretly, a witch.


Star Wars The High Republic: Race to Crashpoint Tower Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781368060660
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Published: Disney Lucasfilm Press - June 29th, 2021

Another exciting story in the #1 New York Times best-selling series!


Dr. Fauci: How a Boy from Brooklyn Became America's Doctor Cover Image
By Kate Messner, Alexandra Bye (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781665902434
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 29th, 2021

The definitive picture book biography of Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and one of the most crucial figures in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Before he was Dr.


She Persisted: Florence Griffith Joyner Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780593115961
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Published: Philomel Books - June 29th, 2021

Inspired by the #1 New York Times bestseller She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger comes a chapter book series about women who stood up, spoke up and rose up against the odds


Goldilocks: Wanted Dead or Alive Cover Image
By Chris Colfer, Jon Proctor (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780316355957
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 29th, 2021

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Chris Colfer comes a graphic novel in the Land of Stories series featuring Goldilocks—as you've never seen her before!

When we first meet her in The Land of Stories:The Wishing Spell, Goldilocks is a beautiful and tough-as-nails outlaw.


My Own World Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250208286
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Published: First Second - June 22nd, 2021

Mike Holmes, the artist behind the hit series Secret Coders and Wings of Fire, delivers his solo debut: My Own World, a middle grade memoir-inflected fantasy graphic novel.


Jukebox Cover Image
By Nidhi Chanani, Nidhi Chanani (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781250156372
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Published: First Second - June 22nd, 2021

Grab some coins for the jukebox, and get ready for a colorful, time-traveling, musical tale about family and courage.

A mysterious jukebox, old vinyl records, and cryptic notes on music history, are Shaheen's only clues to her father's abrupt disappearance. She looks to her cousin, Tannaz, who seems just as perplexed, before they both turn to the jukebox which starts…glowing?


Chunky Cover Image
By Yehudi Mercado, Yehudi Mercado (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062972781
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - June 22nd, 2021

In this full-color middle grade graphic memoir for fans of Raina Telgemeier and Jerry Craft, Yehudi Mercado draws inspiration from his childhood struggle with his weight while finding friendship with his imaginary mascot, Chunky, as he navigates growing up in a working class Mexican-Jewish family.


Of Princes and Promises (Rosetta Academy) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534417571
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 8th, 2021

From the New York Times bestselling author of When Dimple Met Rishi comes the second installment in a brand-new series set an elite boarding school that’s a contemporary spin on fairy tales, this one a delightful, romantic twist on The Frog Prince.

Caterina LaValle is determined to show she’s still the queen of St. Rosetta’s Academy.


What Comes Next Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780525648024
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Published: Delacorte Press - June 8th, 2021

From the beloved author of the MR. TERUPT and PERFECT SCORE series comes this stand-alone middle-grade novel about a girl who is dealing with the tragic loss of her best friend, and the dog that helps her forge new friendships and find happiness once again.


Kiki's Delivery Service Cover Image
By Eiko Kadono, Emily Balistrieri (Translated by)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781984896698
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Published: Yearling - June 8th, 2021

Soar into the modern classic about a young witch and her clever cat--the inspiration for the Hiyao Miyazaki film that became a phenomenom!

Half-witch Kiki never runs from a challenge. So when her thirteenth birthday arrives, she's eager to follow a witch's tradition: choose a new town to call home for one year.


Crossing the Stream Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781324017097
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Published: Norton Young Readers - June 8th, 2021

"A powerful coming-of-age story of self-discovery and overcoming fear.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review


Sisters of the Neversea Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062869975
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Published: Heartdrum - June 1st, 2021

In this beautifully reimagined story by NSK Neustadt Laureate and New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Leitich Smith (Muscogee Creek), Native American Lily and English Wendy embark on a high-flying journey of magic, adventure, and courage to a fairy-tale island known as Neverland&


The Tea Dragon Tapestry (The Tea Dragon Society) Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781620107744
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Published: Oni Press - June 1st, 2021

Join Greta and Minette once more for the heartwarming conclusion of the award-winning Tea Dragon series!

Over a year since being entrusted with Ginseng's care, Greta still can't chase away the cloud of mourning that hangs over the timid Tea Dragon.


Miles Morales: Shock Waves (Original Spider-Man Graphic Novel) Cover Image
By Justin A. Reynolds, Pablo Leon (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338648034
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Published: Graphix - June 1st, 2021

An original middle-grade graphic novel from Graphix starring Brooklyn's Spider-Man, Miles Morales, by bestselling author Justin A. Reynolds and Eisner nominee Pablo Leon!

Miles Morales is a normal kid who happens to juggle school at Brooklyn Visions Academy while swinging through the streets of Brooklyn as Spider-Man.


Shirley Chisholm Dared: The Story of the First Black Woman in Congress Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593123683
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Published: Anne Schwartz Books - June 1st, 2021

Discover the inspiring story of the first black woman elected to Congress and to run for president in this picture book biography from a Newbery Honor-winning author and a Coretta Scott King-John Steptoe New Talent Award-winning illustrator.


Healer of the Water Monster Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062990402
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Published: Heartdrum - May 11th, 2021

Brian Young’s powerful debut novel tells of a seemingly ordinary Navajo boy who must save the life of a Water Monster—and comes to realize he’s a hero at heart.


Stamped (For Kids): Racism, Antiracism, and You Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316167581
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 11th, 2021

THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

This chapter book edition of the groundbreaking #1 bestseller by luminaries Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds is an essential introduction to the history of racism and antiracism in America

 
RACE. Uh-oh.


Bear Bottom (FunJungle) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534479463
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 11th, 2021

In the seventh novel in New York Times bestselling Stuart Gibbs’s FunJungle series, Teddy Fitzroy returns as FunJungle’s resident sleuth to solve the disappearances of endangered bison and an irreplaceable necklace.

Teddy Fitzroy, his family, and some other FunJungle employees have been invited to visit a bison ranch just outside Yellowstone National Park that FunJ


The Shape of Thunder Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062956675
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 11th, 2021

An extraordinary new novel from Jasmine Warga, Newbery Honor–winning author of Other Words for Home, about loss and healing—and how friendship can be magical.

Cora hasn’t spoken to her best friend, Quinn, in a year.


Maybe Maybe Marisol Rainey Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062970428
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Published: Greenwillow Books - May 4th, 2021

“Utterly endearing!” —Annie Barrows, New York Times-bestselling author of the Ivy + Bean books

"Hilarious and heart-melting.” —Sara Pennypacker, New York Times-bestselling author of Pax


The Last Fallen Star (A Gifted Clans Novel) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781368059633
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - May 4th, 2021

Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents Graci Kim's thrilling debut about an adopted Korean-American girl who discovers her heritage and her magic on a perilous journey to save her witch clan family.


Last Gate of the Emperor Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338665857
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Published: Scholastic Press - May 4th, 2021

From Kwame Mbalia and Prince Joel David Makonnen comes an Afrofuturist adventure about a mythical Ethiopian empire. Sci-fi and fantasy combine in this epic journey to the stars.

Yared Heywat lives an isolated life in Addis Prime -- a hardscrabble city with rundown tech, lots of rules, and not much to do. His worrywart Uncle Moti and bionic lioness Besa are his only family...


Training Day (El Toro and Friends) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780358380382
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Published: Versify - May 4th, 2021

Readers will fall in love with Raúl the Third’s unique visual style as Kooky Dooky helps luchador El Toro train for his next wrestling match! Perfect for readers of Elephant and Piggie, comic book fans, and kids looking to practice both Spanish and English.

Little Lobo introduced readers to his wrestling hero El Toro in Vamos!


Finding Junie Kim Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062987983
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Published: HarperCollins - May 4th, 2021

For fans of Inside Out and Back Again and Amina’s Voice comes a breathtaking own voices story of family, hope, and survival from Ellen Oh, cofounder of We Need Diverse Books.


Rebound (The Crossover Series) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780358494836
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Published: Clarion Books - May 4th, 2021

From the New York Times best-selling author Kwame Alexander comes Rebound, the dynamic prequel to his Newbery Award–winning novel in verse, The Crossover.

Before Josh and Jordan Bell were streaking up and down the court, their father was learning his own moves.


Midsummer's Mayhem Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781499810646
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Published: Yellow Jacket - May 4th, 2021

A Kirkus Best Book of 2019!
An Indies Introduce Selection for 2019!
An Indie Next Pick for Summer 2019!

"A delectable treat for food and literary connoisseurs alike." Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

"What a wonderful, intriguing, and magical book. And wow, did it ever get my tastebuds going!


Too Bright to See Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593111154
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Published: Dial Books - April 20th, 2021

A haunting ghost story about navigating grief, growing up, and growing into a new gender identity
 


"A gentle, glowing wonder, full of love and understanding." –The New York Times Book Review
 


Thornlight Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062696663
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Published: Greenwillow Books - April 20th, 2021

“Magical.”—Kirkus Reviews


Almost There and Almost Not Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534478800
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - April 6th, 2021

From acclaimed author Linda Urban comes the funny, bittersweet story of a girl and her ghosts—and the welcoming home they find where they least expect it.

California Poppy has been dropped off, yet again, with an unsuspecting relative. This time it’s her eccentric Great-Aunt Monica, a woman she’s never even met.


Middletown Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781646140428
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Published: Levine Querido - April 6th, 2021

Thirteen-year-old Eli likes baggy clothes, baseball caps, and one girl in particular. Her seventeen-year-old sister Anna is more traditionally feminine; she loves boys and staying out late. They are sisters, and they are also the only family each can count on. Their dad has long been out of the picture, and their mom lives at the mercy of her next drink.


Merci Suárez Can't Dance Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763690502
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Published: Candlewick - April 6th, 2021

A Kirkus Reviews Most Anticipated Book of 2021
In Meg Medina’s follow-up to her Newbery Medal–winning novel, Merci takes on seventh grade, with all its travails of friendship, family, love—and finding your rhythm.


The Tyrant's Tomb (The Trials of Apollo, Book Four) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781484780664
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - April 6th, 2021

In his penultimate adventure, now in paperback, a devastated but determined Apollo travels to Camp Jupiter, where he must learn what it is to be a hero, or die trying.
"A clash of mythic intrigues and centuries of pop culture to thrill die-hard and new fans alike."--Kirkus Reviews


Fungarium: Welcome to the Museum Cover Image
By Ester Gaya, Katie Scott (Illustrator)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781536217094
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Published: Big Picture Press - April 6th, 2021

Welcome to the Fungarium! Step into the world of fungi and learn all about these strange and fascinating life-forms.


Other Words for Home Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062747815
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Published: Balzer + Bray - April 6th, 2021

New York Times bestseller and Newbery Honor Book!

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.


The 130-Story Treehouse: Laser Eyes and Annoying Flies (The Treehouse Books #10) Cover Image
By Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781250236081
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - April 6th, 2021

New York Times-bestselling team Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton invite readers to come hang out with them in their 130-Story Treehouse—the tenth book in the illustrated chapter book series filled with Andy and Terry's signature slapstick humor!


Aru Shah and the Tree of Wishes (A Pandava Novel Book 3) (Pandava Series #3) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781368023573
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - April 6th, 2021

Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents the third book in the New York Times best-selling Pandava series by Roshani Chokshi.


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