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.

 

Secret Sisters of the Salty Sea Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062499660
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Published: Greenwillow Books - May 15th, 2018

From Newbery Medalist Lynne Rae Perkins, this effervescent story introduces two sisters—Alix and Jools—and takes readers on an unforgettable journey to the beach.


The Penderwicks at Last Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385755665
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - May 15th, 2018

The finale you've all been waiting for: The Penderwicks at Last is the final, flawless installment in the modern classic series from National Book Award winner and New York Times bestselling author Jeanne Birdsall


The Clockwork War Cover Image
By Adam Kline, Dan Whisker (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781683832362
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Published: Insight Kids - May 15th, 2018

To battle a menacing evil figure, a group of children team up with amazing mechanical machines built by genius clockmaker Karl Indergarten.


Clara Voyant Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143198536
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Published: Puffin Books - May 15th, 2018

A wannabe journalist and reluctant astrologer turns out to be clairvoyant in this charming middle-grade coming-of-age novel; for fans of Rebecca Stead's novels.


The Memory of Forgotten Things Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481478656
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Published: Aladdin Paperbacks - May 15th, 2018

In the tradition of The Thing About Jellyfish and When You Reach Me, acclaimed author Kat Zhang offers a luminous and heartbreaking novel about a girl who is convinced that an upcoming solar eclipse will bring back her dead mother.


Amal Unbound Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399544682
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - May 8th, 2018

"Saeed's timely and stirring middle-grade debut is a celebration of resistance and justice."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

The compelling story of a girl's fight to regain her life and dreams after being forced into indentured servitude.


Rosetown Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534412774
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Published: Beach Lane Books - May 8th, 2018

From Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant comes the charming story of nine-year-old Flora Smallwood and the eventful year she spends in the quiet community of Rosetown, Indiana.


The Key to Every Thing Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780763695668
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - May 8th, 2018

For eleven-year-old Tash, Cap'n Jackie isn't just the elderly next-door neighbor -- she's family. When she disappears, only Tash holds the key that might bring her back.


Peeves Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062653833
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Published: HarperCollins - May 8th, 2018

Gremlins meets Inside Out in this sneaky parable about courage and self-control. Fun, funny, and surprisingly heartfelt."—Ernest Cline, author of Ready Player One


Whatshisface Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338200164
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Published: Scholastic Press - May 8th, 2018

When 12-year-old Cooper Vega moves for the third time in five years, he receives a state-of-the-art smartphone to help him stay in touch with old friends. He's had phones before, but this one is buggy and unpredictable. When a boy named Roderick Northrop communicates with him through the phone, Cooper realizes that his phone isn't buggy at all; the thing is haunted


The Length of a String Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735229471
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Published: Dial Books - May 1st, 2018

Imani is adopted, and she's ready to search for her birth parents. But when she discovers the diary her Jewish great-grandmother wrote chronicling her escape from Holocaust-era Europe, Imani begins to see family in a new way.


Endling #1: The Last Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062335524
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Published: HarperCollins - May 1st, 2018

New York Times bestseller!


The Flourishing of Floralie Laurel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781499806687
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Published: Yellow Jacket - May 1st, 2018

This middle grade, magical realism debut about a young girl who sets out to discover the truth behind her mother's disappearance is The Secret Garden meets the Book Scavenger series


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The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524767570
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - May 1st, 2018

A lightning strike gave her a super power...but even a super genius can't solve the problem of middle school. This smart and funny novel is perfect for fans of The Fourteenth Goldfish, Rain Reign, and Counting by Sevens.


The Rose Legacy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781599906478
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Published: Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books - May 1st, 2018

When orphaned Anthea Cross-Thornley receives a letter from a long-lost uncle, she wonders if she will finally find a true home. But she is shocked to learn that her uncle secretly breeds horses--animals that have been forbidden in her kingdom for centuries. More alarming is Anthea's strange ability to sense the horses' thoughts and feelings, an ancient gift called The Way.


Running on the Roof of the World Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781616208196
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - May 1st, 2018

A story of adventure, survival, courage, and hope, set in the vivid Himalayan landscape of Tibet and India.


Waste of Space (Moon Base Alpha) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481477796
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 24th, 2018

New York Times bestselling series

Tensions are running high when multi-billionaire Lars Sjoburg is poisoned and demands to go home and everyone is looking to Dash Gibson to solve the case in this third and final book in the New York Times bestselling Moon Base Alpha series.


Ghost Boys Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316262286
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 17th, 2018

The #1 Kids' Indie Next Pick
A heartbreaking and powerful story about a black boy killed by a police officer, drawing connections through history, from award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes.

Only the living can make the world better. Live and make it better.


The Battle of Junk Mountain Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780762462957
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Published: Running Press Kids - April 17th, 2018

For fans of Rebecca Stead and Jennifer L. Holm, this is the perfect middle grade summer beach read.


The Girl with More Than One Heart Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419728822
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Published: Amulet Books - April 17th, 2018

When Briana's father dies of a heart attack, she feels a new heart grow inside her. Through this heart, her father's voice guides her through her grief and helps her navigate her new, not-so-normal life at home.


Every Shiny Thing Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419728648
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Published: Amulet Books - April 17th, 2018

In this beautifully constructed middle-grade novel, told half in prose and half in verse, Lauren prides herself on being a good sister, and Sierra is used to taking care of her mom.


Rebound Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780544868137
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - April 2nd, 2018

From the New York Times bestselling author Kwame Alexander comes Rebound, a dynamic novel in verse and companion to his Newbery Award-winner, The Crossover, illustrated with striking graphic novel panels.


How to Sell Your Family to the Aliens Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781681196572
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Published: Bloomsbury UK - April 3rd, 2018

Nothing but Trouble Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780062369895
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - April 3rd, 2018

From the acclaimed author of The Lemonade War comes a new book starring two smart girls determined to liven up their town—one epic prank at a time.


Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338159318
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 27th, 2018

A room locked for fifty years.
A valuable peacock ring.
A mysterious brother-sister duo.
Paloma Marquez is traveling to Mexico City, birthplace of her deceased father, for the very first time. She's hoping that spending time in Mexico will help her unlock memories of the too-brief time they spent together.


Not If I Save You First Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338134148
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 27th, 2018

Maddie thought she and Logan would be friends forever. But when your dad is a Secret Service agent and your best friend is the president's son, sometimes life has other plans. Before she knows it, Maddie's dad is dragging her to a cabin in the middle of the Alaskan wilderness. No phone. No Internet. And not a single word from Logan. Maddie tells herself it's okay.


Elementals: Ice Wolves Cover Image
By Amie Kaufman, Levente Szabo (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780062457981
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Published: HarperCollins - March 27th, 2018

From New York Times bestselling author Amie Kaufman comes an electrifying new series about a brother and sister who must harness their powers and find their place in a sharply divided world.

Everyone in Vallen knows that ice wolves and scorch dragons are sworn enemies who live deeply separate lives.


Emily Windsnap and the Falls of Forgotten Island Cover Image
By Liz Kessler, Erin Farley (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780763695743
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - March 20th, 2018

While on vacation, Emily Windsnap finds herself swept up in an ancient prophecy as the New York Times best-selling series continues.


Time Jumpers (Five Kingdoms #5) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781442497122
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Published: Aladdin Paperbacks - March 13th, 2018

Trapped in a world where magic is powerful and dreams are real, Cole's epic adventure comes to a close in book five of the New York Times bestselling "fanciful, action-packed adventure" series (Publishers Weekly, starred review), from the author of the Fablehaven and Beyonders series.


Bat and the Waiting Game Cover Image
By Elana K. Arnold, Charles Santoso (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062445858
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Published: Walden Pond Press - March 27th, 2018

In the tradition of Clementine and Ramona Quimby, meet Bat. Author Elana K. Arnold returns with another irresistible story of friendship in this widely acclaimed series starring an unforgettable boy on the autism spectrum.


Strange Star Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399556050
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Published: Delacorte Press - March 20th, 2018

From the critically acclaimed author of In Darkling Wood comes a spine-tingling novel inspired by Frankenstein with more than a hint of mystery and suspense.


Bone's Gift (Ghosts of Ordinary Objects) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781629798509
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Published: Boyds Mills Press - March 20th, 2018

In this supernatural historical mystery, twelve-year-old Bone possesses a Gift that allows her to see the stories in everyday objects. When she receives a note that says her mother's Gift killed her, Bone seeks to unravel the mysteries of her mother's death, the schisms in her family, and the Gifts themselves.


Like Vanessa Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781580897778
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Published: Charlesbridge Publishing - March 13th, 2018

Middle graders will laugh and cry with thirteen-year-old Vanessa Martin as she tries to be like Vanessa Williams, the first black Miss America.


When the Crickets Stopped Singing Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781629797236
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Published: Calkins Creek Books - March 20th, 2018

Set in the summer of 1939, this historical novel for readers aged 10-14 tells the story of a young girl who finds the strength to defy the social norms of her community when a dangerous man poses a threat to a friend. Twelve-year-old Angie Wallace and her friends embark on a quest to "love thy neighbor," which includes newcomer Jefferson Clement.


The Mad Wolf's Daughter Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735229266
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Published: Kathy Dawson Books - March 6th, 2018

***A New York Times Editors' Choice***

A Scottish medieval adventure about the youngest in a war-band who must free her family from a castle prison after knights attack her home--with all the excitement of Ranger's Apprentice and perfect for fans of heroines like Alanna from The Song of the Lioness series.


The Science of Breakable Things Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524715663
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - March 6th, 2018

An emotionally-charged new classic about the science of hope, love, and miracles Natalie's uplifting story of using the scientific process to "save" her mother from depression is sure to take root in readers' hearts


Midnight in the Piazza Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062644527
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Published: HarperCollins - March 6th, 2018

Mysteries abound in this exciting race through Rome!

Beatrice Archer may love history, and Rome may be chock-full of it, but that doesn’t mean she wants to move there!

Too bad Beatrice’s father got a job as the head of the history department at the American Academy in Rome—now, Beatrice has no choice but to get used to the idea.


The Night Diary Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735228511
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Published: Dial Books - March 6th, 2018

In the vein of Inside Out and Back Again and The War That Saved My Life comes a poignant, personal, and hopeful tale of India's partition, and of one girl's journey to find a new home in a divided country


Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316515467
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 6th, 2018

In the wake of a destructive tornado, one girl develops feelings for another in this stunning, tender novel about emerging identity, perfect for fans of The Thing About Jellyfish.


Wing & Claw #3: Beast of Stone Cover Image
By Linda Sue Park, Jim Madsen (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780062327444
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Published: HarperCollins - March 6th, 2018

In this third and final installment in the enchanting Wing & Claw trilogy, Newbery Medal-winning author Linda Sue Park sends her young apothecary to the front lines of a fearsome battle, where he must rely on his talents and his friends to defend what he knows is right.


The Misfits Club Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250079268
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - February 27th, 2018

Only misfits can solve this mystery

Nothing exciting everhappens in the small town of Newpark where Brian, Hannah, and twins Chris andSam live. And when they start their summer vacation, they know it's the end ofan era. The Misfits Club, a club they started when they were 8 years old, is disbanding and they still haven't managed to solve any real mysteries.


The Super Life of Ben Braver Cover Image
By Marcus Emerson, Marcus Emerson (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9781626727106
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - March 6th, 2018

The Ambrose Deception Cover Image
By Emily Ecton, Gilbert Ford (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781484788387
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - February 13th, 2018

Melissa is a nobody. Wilf is a slacker. Bondi is a show-off. At least that's what their middle school teachers think. To everyone's surprise, they are the three students chosen to compete for a ten thousand-dollar scholarship, solving clues that lead them to various locations around Chicago.


Granted Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062643865
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Published: Walden Pond Press - February 13th, 2018

From the author of beloved novels Ms. Bixby’s Last Day and Posted comes a hilarious, heartfelt, and unforgettable novel about a fairy-in-training.


The Serpent's Secret (Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338185706
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Published: Scholastic Press - February 27th, 2018

MEET KIRANMALA:
INTERDIMENSIONAL DEMON SLAYER
(Only she doesn't know it yet.)


The Ostrich and Other Lost Things Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399546068
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Published: Philomel Books - February 20th, 2018

In this beautifully written novel, the bonds and challenges of caring for a sibling with autism are bravely explored, along with the pain and power that comes from self-discovery.


The Best Worst Thing Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316257824
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - February 20th, 2018

A beautifully crafted novel that perfectly captures what growing up feels like.


The Not-So-Boring Letters of Private Nobody Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735227989
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Published: Dial Books - February 13th, 2018

A trio of seventh graders become one another's first friends as they discover the secrets of a Civil War soldier in this middle grade novel for fans of Gordon Korman and Gary Schmidt


Marabel and the Book of Fate Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316433990
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - February 6th, 2018

Free-spirited Marabel must defy expectations to rescue her brother--and their kingdom--in this charming, action-packed, and magical story perfect for fans of Ella Enchanted and Dealing with Dragons.


Arlo Finch in the Valley of Fire Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781626728141
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Published: Roaring Book Press - February 6th, 2018

Arlo Finch in the Valley of Fire is the first book in a spellbinding fantasy adventure series by screenwriter John August.

Some trails lead to magic. Some lead to danger.


Playing Atari with Saddam Hussein: Based on a True Story Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780544785076
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - February 6th, 2018

At the start of 1991, eleven-year-old Ali Fadhil was consumed by his love for soccer, video games, and American television shows. Then, on January 17, Iraq's dictator Saddam Hussein went to war with thirty-four nations led by the United States.


Grace for Gus Cover Image
By Harry Bliss, Harry Bliss (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062644107
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - February 6th, 2018

3 starred reviews! Bestselling cartoonist and master visual storyteller Harry Bliss has concocted a delightful, near wordless graphic picture book with nods to famous cartoons, cultural icons, and the secret lives that creative people make for themselves.

Grace is the quiet girl in the class. And Gus is the class guinea pig.


Geeked Out: A Lame New World (Geeked Up #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781627799393
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - February 6th, 2018

Book 1 in a post-apocalyptic diary fiction odyssey


The Book of Boy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062686206
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Published: Greenwillow Books - February 6th, 2018

A young outcast is swept up into a thrilling and perilous medieval treasure hunt in this literary page-turner by acclaimed bestselling author Catherine Gilbert Murdock.


The Problim Children Cover Image
By Natalie Lloyd, Julia Sarda (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780062428202
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - February 6th, 2018

With a dash of Lemony Snicket, a dollop of the Addams Family, and a hearty dose of adventure, New York Times bestselling author Natalie Lloyd introduces a new series about seven strange and adventurous siblings who tackle problems together—even when their new neighbors try to tear them apart.


Dragon Bones (Unwanteds Quests #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481456845
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Published: Aladdin Paperbacks - February 6th, 2018

Ten years after Alex and Aaron Stowe brought peace to Quill and Artim , their younger twin sisters journey beyond Artim in the second novel in the New York Times bestselling sequel series to The Unwanteds, which Kirkus Reviews called "The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter."

The Artim ans have suffered some devastating blows.


Smart Cookie Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338143560
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Published: Scholastic Press - January 30th, 2018

Sometimes you need to keep a few secrets.


Winterhouse Cover Image
By Ben Guterson, Chloe Bristol (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250123886
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - January 2nd, 2018

An enchanting urban fantasy middle-grade debut--the first book in a trilogy--set in a magical hotel full of secrets.


Stella Diaz Has Something to Say Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781626728585
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Published: Roaring Book Press - January 16th, 2018

In her first middle-grade novel, award-winning picture book author and illustrator Angela Dominguez tells a heartwarming story based on her own experiences growing up Mexican-American.


When Mischief Came to Town Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781328740946
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - January 9th, 2018

* " A] heartwarming and richly engaging tale." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review When Inge Maria Jensen's mother dies, the ten-year-old girl in braids is sent from Copenhagen to live on her grandmother's farm on the Danish island of Bornholm.


A Sky Full of Stars Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780544800656
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - January 2nd, 2018

After the murder of Emmett Till, thirteen-year-old Rose is struggling with her decision to stay in Mississippi. Torn between the opinions of Shorty, a boy who wants to meet violence with violence, and Hallelujah, her best friend who believes in the power of peaceful protests, Rose is scared of the mounting racial tension and is starting to lose hope.