New Middle Grade

“I have challenged myself that I will read thousands of books and I will empower myself with knowledge.”  – Malala Yousafzai

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We Who Produce Pearls: An Anthem for Asian America By Joanna Ho, Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya (Illustrator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338846652
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Published: Orchard Books - April 16th, 2024

From the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author, Joanna Ho, comes an uplifting call to action that highlights Asian American history, paired with vibrant and colorful illustrations by artist and activist, Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya.

In Joanna Ho’s true classic style, she creates a poetic ode that celebrates Asian American communities and their history.

Three Summers: A Memoir of Sisterhood, Summer Crushes, and Growing Up on the Eve of War By Amra Sabic-El-Rayess, Laura L. Sullivan Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374390815
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - April 9th, 2024

An epic middle-grade memoir about sisterhood and coming-of-age in the three years leading up to the Bosnian Genocide.

Deep Water By Jamie Sumner Cover Image
ISBN: 9781665935067
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - April 9th, 2024

“Readers will feel every wave of Tully’s emotions as she risks everything to try to get her mom’s attention.

The Night War By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735228566
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Published: Dial Books - April 9th, 2024

From the two-time Newbery Honor-winning author of The War That Saved My Life and Fighting Words comes a middle grade novel set at the border between freedom and fear in World War II France, at the Chateau de Chenonceau, where a Jewish girl who has lost everything but her life must decide whether to risk even that to bring others to freedom.

City Girls By Loretta Lopez Cover Image
ISBN: 9781644213421
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Published: Triangle Square - April 9th, 2024

Readers of Lucky Broken Girl, Hurricane Child, and The House on Mango Street, will love this debut middle grade novel about finding sanctuary with friends who understand the enormous changes life can throw at you when you're 11.

Bridge to Bat City By Ernest Cline Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316460583
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 9th, 2024

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Ernest Cline comes a mostly true tall tale about an unexpected friendship between a young girl and a music-loving colony of bats.

After losing her mother, thirteen-year-old Opal moves in with her uncle Roscoe on the family farm. There, Opal bonds with Uncle Roscoe over music and befriends a group of orphaned, music-loving bats.

The Secret Language of Birds By Lynne Kelly Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524770273
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Published: Delacorte Press - April 9th, 2024

From the award-winning author of Song for a Whale comes a poignant and heartwarming tale about a girl who discovers a pair of endangered birds about to lay eggs in the marshes of her summer camp...and the secret plan she hatches to help them.


Isabel in Bloom By Mae Respicio Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593302712
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Published: Wendy Lamb Books - April 9th, 2024

A girl discovers a connection between her home in the Philippines and her new home in the U.S. through a special garden in this middle grade novel that celebrates nourishment and growth.

Ultraviolet By Aida Salazar Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338775655
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Published: Scholastic Press - April 2nd, 2024

Sometimes life explodes in technicolor.

In the spirit of Judy Blume, award-winning author Aida Salazar tells it like it is about puberty, hormones, and first love in this hilarious, heartwarming, and highly relatable coming-of-age story.

The 169-Story Treehouse: Doppelganger Doom! (The Treehouse Books #13) By Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781250850218
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - April 2nd, 2024

Andy and Terry live in a 169-story treehouse. (It used to be a 156-story treehouse, but they've added 13 more stories.) It now has a kangaroo-riding range, a WHATEVER-WEATHER-YOU-WANT dome and a hall of funhouse mirrors—the perfect place to hide from the truancy officer who is trying to catch them and make them go to school!

The Mystery of Locked Rooms By Lindsay Currie Cover Image
ISBN: 9781728259536
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Published: Sourcebooks Young Readers - April 2nd, 2024

Crack the codes. Find the treasure. Escape the house.

From the acclaimed author of Scritch Scratch and What Lives in the Woods comes a action-packed adventure novel about three friends who team up to find a hidden treasure in an abandoned 1950's funhouse.