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.
What Harry Potter did for magic, Max Einstein does for kids' imaginations!$17.99ISBN: 9780316508384Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 9th, 2018
From the bestselling author of How to Train Your Dragon comes an exciting high-adventure series--set in a magical time, full of Wizards, Warriors, Giants and Sprites.
This was once the story of a young boy Wizard and a young girl Warrior who had been taught since birth to hate each other like poison.$17.99ISBN: 9781338255843Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Arthur A. Levine Books - October 9th, 2018Bronte Mettlestone is ten years old when her parents are killed by pirates.
$16.99ISBN: 9780062691699Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Greenwillow Books - October 9th, 2018
Even the smallest wish can be dangerous. That’s why the Collectors are always keeping watch.
The Collectors sweeps readers into a hidden world where wishes are stolen and dreams have a price. Fast-paced, witty, and riveting, this contemporary fantasy adventure has magic woven through every page.$17.99ISBN: 9780545846653Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Scholastic Press - October 9th, 2018All her life, Aurora has heard stories about Heidi and all the good luck she brought Aurora's family. Aurora, though, doesn't feel very lucky. The kids at school think she's weird. And she's starting to think her mom thinks she's weird, too. Especially compared to Heidi.
$17.99ISBN: 9781338245691Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Scholastic Press - October 9th, 2018It's 1945, and the world is in the grip of war.
Hideki lives with his family on the island of Okinawa, near Japan. When WWII crashes onto his shores, Hideki is drafted into the Blood and Iron Student Corps to fight for the Japanese army. He is handed a grenade and a set of instructions: Don't come back until you've killed an American soldier.
$16.99ISBN: 9781419728693Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Harry N. Abrams - October 9th, 2018$16.99ISBN: 9781524713737Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - October 9th, 2018
"A unique and compelling novel from a master storyteller."—School Library Journal
The critically acclaimed author of Lily and Dunkin delivers another heartfelt story that will remind readers you never know who needs a friend the most, about two imaginative tweens who help each other find new beginnings.$16.99ISBN: 9780763692346Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Candlewick - September 19th, 2018
From the author of Hour of the Bees comes another captivating story that deftly blurs the line between reality and magic — and will leave you wondering What if?$34.99ISBN: 9781338262186Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Arthur A. Levine Books - October 9th, 2018The Tales of Beedle the Bard contains five richly imaginative stories of adventure, cunning, heartache, and, of course, magic. They are to the wizarding community what the tales of the Brothers Grimm are to Muggle families.
$17.99ISBN: 9780823439690Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Holiday House - October 9th, 2018
A delightfully dark middle-grade novel reminiscent of the Newbery-winning classic, The Westing Game.
Think of a wish. Go big with it. A winning lottery ticket. Eternal happiness. School vacation for a year. Now, answer this question: If you know this wish will come true, would you still make it if you knew someone else would somehow have to pay for it?$17.99ISBN: 9781338207538Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Arthur A. Levine Books - October 9th, 2018Sumac Lottery is the keeper of her family's traditions -- from Pow Wow to Holi, Carnival to Hogmanay, Sumac's on guard to make sure that no Lottery celebration gets forgotten. But this winter all Sumac's seasonal plans go awry when a Brazilian visitor overstays his welcome. A terrible ice storm grounds all flights, so one of her dads and her favorite brother can't make it home from India.$16.99ISBN: 9780762464616Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Running Press Kids - October 9th, 2018
Ratatouille meets Broadway in this charming new middle grade novel about a little mouse with big dreams.$16.99ISBN: 9780062696960Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: HarperCollins - October 9th, 2018
Survival is just the beginning in this action-packed middle grade adventure that’s Mad Max for kids.
Thirteen years ago, the world ended. A deadly chemical called Waste began to spread across the globe, leaving devastation in its wake. Millions died. Cities fell into chaos. Anything the Waste didn’t kill, it mutated into threatening new forms.$16.99ISBN: 9780062567062Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Katherine Tegen Books - October 9th, 2018
To heartwarming cheer, Alan Cole came out to his school. But now what?$16.99ISBN: 9780374309589Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - October 9th, 2018
When twelve-year-old Kat Wolfe starts a pet-sitting agency, she soon finds herself unraveling a mystery, in this first book of a new middle-grade series from award-winning author Lauren St. John.$16.99ISBN: 9780399551529Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Schwartz & Wade - October 9th, 2018
A surprising, stunningly beautiful, and funny novel about a girl who turns invisible and, in the process, discovers who she really is, from the author of TIME TRAVELING WITH A HAMSTER$16.99ISBN: 9781524764593Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - October 9th, 2018
From the beloved author of Because of Mr. Terupt comes the sequel to The Perfect Score, about a lovable group of students at Lake View Middle School and the rewards and challenges of seventh grade.
These students are in for a year of secrets, discoveries, and kid power!$12.95ISBN: 9781454932550Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Sterling Children's Books - October 9th, 2018
"Reluctant readers and fans of the Wimpy Kid series and its ilk will appreciate the book's dynamic type, graphics galore, cartoonish illustrations, and ironic footnotes." --Kirkus
Don't call him scaredy-cat Sam, because Sam Wu IS NOT AFRAID of ghosts Except . . . he totally is. Can he conquer his fear by facing the ghost that lives in the walls of his house?$16.99ISBN: 9780765394590Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Starscape - October 2nd, 2018
An uplifting young reader debut about perseverance against all odds, Marie Miranda Cruz's debut Everlasting Nora follows the story of a young girl living in the real-life shantytown inside the Philippines’ Manila North Cemetery.$17.99ISBN: 9781481477857Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 2nd, 2018
Ben is taken to Mexico by his nemesis in the hopes that he’ll finally be able to take down SPYDER in this latest addition to the New York Times bestselling Spy School series.
Thirteen-year-old Ben Ripley has been caught in the snares of SPYDER more than once and knows well enough to be suspicious of anything that seems too good to be true—despite needing special tu$16.99ISBN: 9781524700164Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Crown Books for Young Readers - October 2nd, 2018
A boy and his best friends set out to discover the aliens who crash-landed next to their Roswell, New Mexico, farm in this charming novel packed with adventure and heart, perfect for fans of Ali Benjamin's The Thing About Jellyfish and Jennifer L. Holm's The Fourteenth Goldfish.$15.99ISBN: 9780062687692Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Katherine Tegen Books - October 2nd, 2018
Patricia MacLachlan, beloved author of the Newbery Medal-winning Sarah, Plain and Tall, has crafted another lyrical and touching novel for young readers about finding hope after the loss of a loved one.$16.99ISBN: 9781547600465Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Bloomsbury Children's Books - October 2nd, 2018
"This book left me breathless!" --R. L. Stine, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Goosebumps and Fear Street
"Move over, Stranger Things. . . The Darkdeep will pull you into an irresistibly eerie world beyond your wildest dreams--and nightmares." --Melissa de la Cruz, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Descendants series$16.99ISBN: 9781250189509Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Feiwel & Friends - October 2nd, 2018
A middle-grade fantasy and nonstop adventure, The Train to Impossible Places by debut author P. G. Bell is as fun as it is full of heart, and the first book of a trilogy.
A train that travels through impossible places. A boy trapped in a snow globe. And a girl who’s about to go on the adventure of a lifetime.$17.99ISBN: 9781328466884Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Clarion Books - October 2nd, 2018Return to the world of the bestselling Greenglass House, where smugglers, magic, and pyrotechnics mix, in a new adventure from a New York Times best-selling, National Book Award–nominated, and Edgar Award–winning author.
Lucy Bluecrowne is beginning a new life ashore with her stepmother and half brother, though she’s certain the$16.99ISBN: 9780762490400Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Running Press Kids - October 2nd, 2018
From award-winning author Beth Vrabel comes a new middle-grade Breakfast Club drama set in a old folks' home.$13.99ISBN: 9781481451420Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - October 2nd, 2018
What do you do when you have an incredibly annoying little sister? Write her letters telling her so, of course!$12.99ISBN: 9780399542541Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Penguin Workshop - October 2nd, 2018
Perfect for fans of The Babysitters Club and anyone interested in computer science, this series is published in partnership with the organization Girls Who Code!$16.95ISBN: 9781682630457Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Peachtree Publishers - October 1st, 2018
A whimsical delight, crafted with quirkiness and a touch of classic charm$24.95ISBN: 9780500651735Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Thames & Hudson - October 2nd, 2018
A musical note filled with wanderlust breaks away from its sheet music to roam all around New York City. It visits Carnegie Hall, the bright lights of Broadway, and a hidden jazz club. It soars between skyscrapers, flies into a bass, improvises in a trumpet, and dances a little swing with a trombone, until it finally finds its place in a guitar playing in Central Park.$16.99ISBN: 9780062484567Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: HarperCollins - October 2nd, 2018
Twelve-year-old Josie must find forever homes for seven rambunctious foster puppies in this heartwarming sequel to The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City, which the Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books called “a compelling story that will appeal to the animal fans who loved The One and Only Ivan.”$16.99ISBN: 9780316391856Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 25th, 2018From award-winning actor, Neil Patrick Harris, comes the magical second book in the NY Times Bestselling series with even more tricks up its sleeve.$18.99ISBN: 9780385752978Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 25th, 2018
Newbery Honor-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling author Carl Hiaasen--beloved for his modern classics like Hoot and Chomp--delivers a wildly entertaining novel involving snakes, grizzlies, a missing dad, a menacing drone, and more!
Some facts about Billy Dickens:$16.99ISBN: 9781328770028Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 25th, 2018Return to Harlem's "wildly entertaining" family in this funny, heartwarming sequel.$15.19ISBN: 9781419731402Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Harry N. Abrams - September 25th, 2018$16.99ISBN: 9781338209969Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Scholastic Press - September 25th, 2018All 12-year-old Marinka wants is a friend. A real friend. Not like her house with chicken legs. Sure, the house can play games like tag and hide-and-seek, but Marinka longs for a human companion. Someone she can talk to and share secrets with.
$16.99ISBN: 9780545956246Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Scholastic Press - September 25th, 2018Jilly thinks she's figured out how life works. But when her sister, Emma, is born deaf, she realizes how much she still has to learn. The world is going to treat Jilly, who is white and hearing, differently from Emma,
just as it will treat them both differently from their Black cousins.
A big fantasy reader, Jilly makes a connection online with$24.99ISBN: 9781338298406Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Arthur A. Levine Books - September 25th, 2018Tales from the Inner City is a collection of incredibly original stories, rich with feeling, strangely moving, almost numinous. And when the reader comes to the artwork, it’s like walking into an amazing room, and then throwing open a curtain to see a brilliant scene that makes you understand and appreciate everything you’ve encountered in a deeper way.$14.99ISBN: 9781419731204Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Harry N. Abrams - September 25th, 2018$16.99ISBN: 9781481481564Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 25th, 2018
From FIFA World Cup Champion, Olympic gold medalist, and bestselling author Alex Morgan comes the ninth book in an empowering and fun-filled middle grade series that inspired the Amazon original series, The Kicks!
After an easy win against the Roses, Devin is reminded of how the Kicks were playing when she first joined and how far they have come since then.$16.99ISBN: 9780525515029Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 25th, 2018
Bestselling adult author of The Bear and the Nightingale makes her middle grade debut with a creepy, spellbinding ghost story destined to become a classic$13.99ISBN: 9780316480239Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 25th, 2018An exciting and hilarious new middle grade story for anyone who likes (or doesn't like) vampires!$16.99ISBN: 9780062341976Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Walden Pond Press - September 25th, 2018
A rip-roaring, hilarious alternate-history adventure starring the world’s most famous inventors—and its most forgotten. From the author of the beloved Hero’s Guide series, Christopher Healy.$14.99ISBN: 9781536202403Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Candlewick - September 25th, 2018
In the series finale, Timmy Failure and his class create a hilarious film about his life — just in time for the holidays.$12.99ISBN: 9780062741189Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: HarperCollins - September 25th, 2018
Perfect for fans of Big Nate, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and the Stick Dog books, Tom Watson’s hilarious series continues with Stick Cat: Two Cats and a Baby—an adventure involving a new baby, an old grandma, and two daring cats!$17.99ISBN: 9780823440283Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Margaret Ferguson Books - September 25th, 2018
From Newbery Honor and National Book Award-winning author Polly Horvath, another quirky novel featuring a time travel adventure (among others).
$17.99ISBN: 9781534408913Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Aladdin - September 25th, 2018
Florian Bates—the only kid on the FBI Director’s speed dial and several international criminals’ most wanted lists—must save his friend from being framed for a crime he didn’t commit in this hilarious third novel in the Framed! series.
Middle school is hard. Solving cases for the FBI is even harder.$17.99ISBN: 9781534412125Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Aladdin - September 25th, 2018
The Parent Trap meets Best in Show in this charming novel about a girl who must learn to make peace with the unpredictability of life.
Ella Cohen was skeptical when her mom started dating Krishnan just a few months after her parents’ divorce. But two years later, she really likes having her new stepfather around.