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.

 

Lintang and the Pirate Queen Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781328460301
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Published: Clarion Books - October 15th, 2019

Gutsy girls and strong women make up the diverse and appealing crew of a pirate ship that battles intrigue and deadly monsters in an action-filled fantasy adventure.

“Combine a pirate adventure of mythic proportions, a uniquely charming cast of characters, and a vivid new fantasy world and you get Lintang and the Pirate Queen.


Allies Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338245721
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Published: Scholastic Press - October 15th, 2019

Alan Gratz, bestselling author of Refugee, weaves a stunning array of voices and stories into an epic tale of teamwork in the face of tyranny -- and how just one day can change the world.


The Memory Keeper Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534439559
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Published: Aladdin - October 15th, 2019

Fish in a Tree meets The Thing About Jellyfish in this heartfelt middle grade debut about long-buried secrets, the power of memory, and the bond between a girl and her gram.

All Lulu Carter wants is to be seen.


The Dragon Warrior Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781547602001
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - October 15th, 2019

"An exhilarating tale. . . Readers will be enthralled." --J.C. Cervantes, New York Times bestselling author of The Storm Runner


Elizabeth Webster and the Court of Uncommon Pleas Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781368041287
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - October 15th, 2019

Welcome to Elizabeth Webster's world, where the common laws of middle school torment her days . . .


Give and Take Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780374308216
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - October 15th, 2019

Elly Swartz's Give and Take is a touching middle grade novel about family, friendship, and learning when to let go.


Legends of the Sky Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338349665
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Published: David Fickling Books - October 15th, 2019

"A thrilling fantasy quest... sure to lure fans of Christopher Paolini's Eragon and Rick Riordan." -- The Bookseller

When servant girl Milla uncovers four dragon eggs, she must figure out how to keep them a secret. But what if the dragons are exactly what the warring city need to bring about peace?


Rose Coffin Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338310474
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Published: Scholastic Press - October 15th, 2019

A startlingly original magical adventure that gives the phrase "unlikely hero" a whole new meaning.

Rose Coffin can't win. She's teased for her secondhand clothes. She's teased for blushing all the time. And she's teased for slipping into song at inopportune moments, though that's the only thing that keeps her panic at bay.


The Year We Fell From Space Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781338236361
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - October 15th, 2019

The deeply affecting next book from acclaimed author Amy Sarig King.

Liberty Johansen is going to change the way we look at the night sky. Most people see the old constellations, the things they've been told to see. But Liberty sees new patterns, pictures, and possibilities. She's an exception.

Some other exceptions:


The Wizards of Once: Knock Three Times Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316508421
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 15th, 2019

Cressida Cowell, author of How to Train Your Dragon, brings us the next thrilling installment in the internationally bestselling Wizards of Once series!


The Rosewood Chronicles #2: Princess in Practice Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062847843
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Published: HarperCollins - October 15th, 2019

 YouTube star Connie Glynn is back with the sparkling follow-up to Undercover Princess, which Kirkus described as “Cinderella meets Mean Girls while at Hogwarts.”

Lottie Pumpkin never expected to become a royal during her first year at Rosewood Hall.


Under the Broken Sky Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250159212
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - October 15th, 2019

"Necessary for all of humankind, Under the Broken Sky is a breathtaking work of literature."—Booklist, starred review

A beautifully told middle-grade novel-in-verse about a Japanese orphan’s experience in occupied rural Manchuria during World War II.


Project Middle School (Alyssa Milano's Hope #1) Cover Image
By Alyssa Milano, Debbie Rigaud, Eric S. Keyes (Illustrator), Eric S. Keyes (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781338329407
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - October 15th, 2019

From actor and lifelong activist Alyssa Milano comes Hope Roberts, a girl who's determined to change the world.

Hope is eleven years old, and she wants to be an astrophysicist. She loves swimming, Galaxy Girl comic books, her best friend Sam, and her two rescue dogs.


Naked Mole Rat Saves the World Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781616207243
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - October 15th, 2019

Can Kit’s super-weird superpower save her world?

Twelve-year-old kit-with-a-small-k likes shopping at the flea market with her best friend, Clem, roller-skating, climbing to the roof to look at the stars, and volunteering at an animal shelter.


The Reader Cover Image
By Luciana de Luca, Cynthia Alonso (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781623719388
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Published: Crocodile Books - October 1st, 2019

The Perfect Star (The Perfect Score Series #3) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781524764630
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Published: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - October 15th, 2019

Return to Lake View Middle School in the third book of the PERFECT SCORE series from the beloved author of Because of Mr. Terupt.

Eighth grade promises to be an unforgettable year of tears, laughter, surprises, and star power.


Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: The Illustrated Edition Cover Image
By J. K. Rowling, Jim Kay (Illustrator)
$47.99
ISBN: 9780545791427
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - October 8th, 2019

The fourth book in the beloved Harry Potter series, now illustrated in glorious full color by award-winning artist Jim Kay.


Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks Cover Image
By Jason Reynolds, Alexander Nabaum (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481438285
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - October 8th, 2019

A National Book Award Finalist!

From National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds comes a novel told in ten blocks, showing all the different directions a walk home can take.

This story was going to begin like all the best stories. With a school bus falling from the sky. But no one saw it happen.


The Story That Cannot Be Told Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534430686
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - October 8th, 2019

A powerful middle grade debut that weaves together folklore and history to tell the story of a girl finding her voice and the strength to use it during the final months of the Communist regime in Romania in 1989.

Ileana has always collected stories.


Leading the Way: Women In Power Cover Image
By Janet Howell, Theresa Howell, Hillary Rodham Clinton (Foreword by), Kylie Akia (Illustrator), Alexandra Bye (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781536208467
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Published: Candlewick - October 8th, 2019

In this engaging and highly accessible compendium for young readers and aspiring power brokers, Virginia Senator Janet Howell and her daughter-in-law Theresa Howell spotlight the careers of fifty American women in politics — and inspire readers to make a difference. With foreword by Hillary Rodham Clinton.


The 1000 Year Old Boy Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780525707455
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - October 8th, 2019

A heartstopping, poignant, epic adventure story about a boy destined to live forever, who only wants to grow up.

Without death, life is just existence.


The Paris Project Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534440869
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 8th, 2019

“Gephart once again compassionately creates complex characters...Une histoire d’espoir—a story of hope.” —Kirkus Reviews

Fans of the Nate series by Tim Federle and The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer Holm will love Cleveland Rosebud Potts in this poignant and heartfelt novel from the award-winning author of Lily and Dunkin.


The Last Human Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419736919
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 8th, 2019

The Best at It Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062866417
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Published: Balzer + Bray - October 8th, 2019

From award-winning actor Maulik Pancholy comes a hilarious and heartfelt middle grade debut about a gay Indian American boy coming into his own. Perfect for fans of Tim Federle’s Nate series.


Homerooms and Hall Passes Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062872142
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Published: Balzer + Bray - October 8th, 2019

“You can’t help falling in love with this hilarious upside-down take on Dungeons & Dragons. I read; I cheered; I laughed out loud.”—Gordon Korman


Bouncing Back Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316524742
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 8th, 2019

Perfect for fans of Mike Lupica and Tim Green, Bouncing Back brings readers onto the wheelchair basketball court in a story brimming with heart, humor, and thrilling sports action.


The 12th Candle Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062654977
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - October 8th, 2019

Middle school meets magic in this hilarious and heartfelt novel about a girl whose life flips when she wishes on an enchanted candle—perfect for fans of Sarah Mlynowski and Wendy Mass.

Sage Sassafras’s life is cursed! No, really. Since birth, Sage has been plagued by the Contrarium Curse that’s set her at odds with classmate Priscilla Petty.


Hazel’s Theory of Evolution Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062791177
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Published: HarperCollins - October 8th, 2019

The Thing About Jellyfish meets Raymie Nightingale in this tender middle grade novel from Lisa Jenn Bigelow, acclaimed author of Drum Roll, Please.


Frank and Bean Cover Image
By Jamie Michalak, Bob Kolar (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780763695590
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Published: Candlewick - October 8th, 2019

When the introspective Frank meets the gregarious Bean, can they find a way to make beautiful music together? Dry wit and hilarious illustrations introduce a new unlikely pair.


Surprise Lily Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780823442645
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Published: Holiday House - October 8th, 2019

Ten-year-old Rose's perfect life is upended when her long-absent disaster of a mother turns up. Can she hold her family together as everything unravels?

Growing up on the farm it was always just Rose and grandma, working the land that had been in the Lovell family for generations. She doesn't miss her mother, Iris, a bit.


The Space We're In Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780823442898
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Published: Margaret Ferguson Books - October 8th, 2019

Ten-year-old Frank has trouble navigating his relationship with his younger brother Max who is autistic.

Frank loves soccer, codes, riding his bike, and playing with his friends. His brother Max is five. Max only eats foods that are beige or white, hates baths, and if he has to wear a t-shirt that isn't gray with yellow stripes he melts down down down.


My Life as Lotta: A House Full of Rabbits Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781454936244
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Published: Sterling Children's Books - October 8th, 2019

Meet 10-year-old Lotta She's funny (all of the time), fearless (some of the time), and will make you laugh out loud

"Lotta's escapades are described and illustrated with theatrical flair and humor, making this an enjoyable snapshot of tween life." --Booklist


The Last Dragon (The Revenge of Magic #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534425729
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Published: Aladdin - October 8th, 2019

Fort Fitzgerald is determined to uncover the truth, but a new student at school and the secrets he has to keep complicate matters in this second novel in a thrilling new series from the author of the New York Times bestselling Story Thieves!

Fort Fitzgerald can’t stop having nightmares about the day his father was taken from him in an attack on Washington, DC.


The Hippo at the End of the Hall Cover Image
By Helen Cooper, Helen Cooper (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536204483
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Published: Candlewick - October 8th, 2019

When Ben receives a mysterious invitation to an odd museum, he’s swept into a peculiar world of forgotten secrets and wild magic in this illustrated novel.


Friend or Fiction Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781623541088
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Published: Charlesbridge - October 8th, 2019

One creative middle-schooler discovers that the best friend a girl can have is the one she makes herself in this charming magical realism read.


Words on Fire Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338275476
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Published: Scholastic Press - October 1st, 2019

New York Times bestselling author Jennifer A. Nielsen transports readers to a corner of history with this inspiring story of a girl who discovers the strength of her people united in resisting oppression.Danger is never far from Audra's family farm in Lithuania.


Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: The Illustrated Edition Cover Image
By J. K. Rowling, Jim Kay (Illustrator)
$47.99
ISBN: 9780545791427
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - October 8th, 2019

The fourth book in the beloved Harry Potter series, now illustrated in glorious full color by award-winning artist Jim Kay.


I Can Make This Promise Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062871992
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Published: HarperCollins - October 1st, 2019

In her debut middle grade novel—inspired by her family’s history—Christine Day tells the story of a girl who uncovers her family’s secrets—and finds her own Native American identity.


Dear Sweet Pea Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062473073
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Published: Balzer + Bray - October 1st, 2019

The first middle grade novel from Julie Murphy, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dumplin’ (now a popular Netflix film), is a funny, heartwarming story perfect for fans of Rebecca Stead, Ali Benjamin, and Holly Goldberg Sloan.


Cog Cover Image
By Greg van Eekhout, Beatrice Blue (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062686077
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Published: HarperCollins - October 1st, 2019

Five robots. One unforgettable journey. Their programming will never be the same.

Wall-E meets The Wild Robot in this middle grade instant classic about five robots on a mission to rescue their inventor from the corporation that controls them all.


Roll with It Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534442559
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - October 1st, 2019

“A big-hearted story that’s as sweet as it is awesome.” —R.J.


Throwback Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062406385
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Published: HarperCollins - October 1st, 2019

Peter Lerangis, the New York Times bestselling author of the Seven Wonders and Max Tilt series, returns with an electrifying new trilogy about a boy who discovers that he alone may be able to alter the course of history.


The Magical Unicorn Society: A Brief History of Unicorns Cover Image
By Selwyn E. Phipps, Aitch (Illustrator), Oana Befort (Illustrator), Rae Ritchie (Illustrator), Zanna Goldhawk (Illustrator), Harry Goldhawk (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250251879
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - October 1st, 2019

The Magical Unicorn Society has released from its top-secret case files an entire book full of tales of unicorn encounters from throughout world history.


The Forty Thieves: Marjana’s Tale Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781499809459
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Published: Yellow Jacket - October 1st, 2019

This retelling of the One Thousand and One Nights tale "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves," set in tenth-century Baghdad, is told from the perspective of Marjana, the girl who saves Ali Baba, and brings a fresh perspective to the classic story!

Marjana and her little brother, Jamal, who have been slaves of Ali Baba's cruel brother ever since their mother died, are k


Return of the Temujai (The Brotherband Chronicles #8) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524741440
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Published: Philomel Books - October 1st, 2019

The Herons take to the high seas in the action-packed eighth installment of the Brotherband Chronicles, Brotherband: Return of the Temujai from John Flanagan, author of the internationally bestselling Ranger's Apprentice series!


The Beast (The Darkdeep) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781547602032
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - September 24th, 2019

"Thrilling, intense, with pulse-pounding chills . . . Everything you could want in a series." --Soman Chainani, New York Times bestselling author of The School for Good and Evil

New York Times bestselling authors Ally Condie and Brendan Reichs co-author another edge-of-your-seat adventure in this darkly suspenseful middle grade series.


Maybe He Just Likes You Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534432376
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Published: Aladdin - October 1st, 2019

Barbara Dee explores the subject of #MeToo for the middle grade audience in this heart-wrenching—and ultimately uplifting—novel about experiencing harassment and unwanted attention from classmates.

For seventh-grader Mila, it starts with some boys giving her an unwanted hug on the school blacktop.


High-Five to the Hero: 15 favorite fairytales retold with boy power Cover Image
By Vita Murrow, Julia Bereciartu (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781786037824
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Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - October 1st, 2019

What if heroes were celebrated for the power of their hearts instead of their swords?


The Whispering Wars Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338255874
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - October 1st, 2019

From the award-winning Jaclyn Moriarty comes a spellbinding tale of unlikely friendship, unexpected magic and competitive athletics.

The town of Spindrift is frequented by all kinds of Shadow Mages and charlatans.


The Tornado: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250168641
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - October 1st, 2019

"One of the best stories about bullying for middle grades. Highly recommended."--School Library Journal, starred review


Frostfire Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338540635
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Published: Chicken House - October 1st, 2019

Chosen as one of hundreds to journey to the top of the glacier in their village, Sabira will embark on a dangerous pilgrimage that will guarantee her a life of importance, but only if she can survive.


The Disaster Days Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781492673316
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Published: Sourcebooks Young Readers - October 1st, 2019

Hatchet meets The Babysitters Club in this epic and thrilling survival story about pushing oneself to the limit in the face of a crisis.

Hannah Steele loves living on Pelling, a tiny island near Seattle. It's a little disconnected from the outside world, but she's always felt completely safe there.


The Other, Better Me Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062835659
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Published: HarperCollins - October 1st, 2019

From the critically acclaimed author of Mascot comes this heartfelt novel, perfect for fans of John David Anderson and Cammie McGovern, about a girl searching for the meaning of family.