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.
A twisty middle grade adventure standalone for fans of Neil Gaiman and Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow about a cursed boy who embarks on a journey into a magical city of ghosts to find out who he really is.
"Young Frankenstein meets The Princess Bride in the most hysterically hilarious book I've read in years."--Chris Grabenstein, #1 New York Times bestselling author
A finger against the inside of a mirror... a wood where the trees look back... a basement door blocked by a brick wall so thick, it stifles the screams from below ... This original collection of chilling poems and tales contains the only true ghost stories in existence (as the book itself will tell you)—13 eerie encounters perfect for sharing...if you dare.
Laugh out loud with Captain Underpants, the #1 New York Times bestselling series from Dav Pilkey, the creator of Dog Man!
Now in full color!
$17.99ISBN: 9781534439115Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Aladdin - August 6th, 2019
Hidden Figures meets Wonder Woman in this action-packed, comic-inspired adventure about a brilliant girl puzzler who discovers she’s part of a superhero team!
Josie O’Malley does a lot to help out Mam after her father goes off to fight the Nazis, but she wishes she could do more—like all those caped heroes who now seem to have disappeared.$16.99ISBN: 9781984850782Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - August 6th, 2019
Told with humor and heart, The Boy at the Back of the Class offers a child's perspective on the refugee crisis, highlighting the importance of friendship and kindness in a world that doesn't always make sense.$16.99ISBN: 9781524720124Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Knopf Books for Young Readers - August 6th, 2019
A touching, timeless novel--perfect for fans of Lisa Graff and Lauren Wolk--about a girl who discovers that the ocean is holding secrets she never could have imagined.$16.99ISBN: 9781250195555Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Imprint - August 6th, 2019
The princess of a frozen queendom fights to free her mother from the clutches of terrifying dragons in Rise of the Dragon Moon, a middle grade fantasy debut from Gabrielle K. Byrne.$16.99ISBN: 9780451479723Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Kokila - August 6th, 2019
From award-winning author Pablo Cartaya comes a deeply moving middle grade novel about a daughter and father finding their way back to each other in the face of their changing family and community.$12.99ISBN: 9780062391865Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Katherine Tegen Books - August 6th, 2019
“Perfect for fans of Big Nate and Dork Diaries.”—Nerdy Book Club
It’s curveball after curveball for star pitcher Gabby Garcia in the final book of this laugh-out-loud illustrated series full of doodles, sports trivia, and home-run humor!$16.99ISBN: 9780735265356Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Puffin Canada - August 6th, 2019
Monster hunting isn't for the faint of heart -- the first in a brand-new middle-grade series by NYT bestselling author, Kelley Armstrong.$16.99ISBN: 9780062875242Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Katherine Tegen Books - August 6th, 2019
Fans of Lauren Myracle and Rachel Renee Russo's Dork Diaries will adore the third book in this laugh-out-loud series about two BFFs who master middle school with a list of thirteen goals they MUST achieve before their first summer apart.$16.99ISBN: 9781499808438Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Yellow Jacket - August 6th, 2019
This middle grade, magical-realism novel from the author of The Flourishing of Floralie Laurel is about an Irish girl who is sent to a mysterious town in Virginia to live with her long-lost mother, and is Alice Hoffman's Nightbird meets Claire Legrand's The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls!
Amidst the 1971 Troubles between the Irish Republican Army and Northern$16.99ISBN: 9781250296894Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - August 6th, 2019
A spooky and adventurous debut illustrated fantasy novel about a girl made of dust and bone and imagination who seeks the truth about the magic that brought her to life.
"This magical story—and the brave girl in its pages—will haunt you in the best way." —Natalie Lloyd, New York Times bestselling author of Over the Moon$16.99ISBN: 9781524765132Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Knopf Books for Young Readers - August 6th, 2019
Getting ready to start middle school? Well, you'll need to know what to expect. Get to know every person you'll meet and how they can help (and who to stay away from!).
"Mahoney authentically captures the universal indignities of middle school, the challenges of self-discovery, and the joy of making true friends." --Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
Dear Louie,$16.99ISBN: 9781338214512Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Scholastic Press - July 30th, 2019The New York Times bestselling series continues with a thrilling revelation -- brand-new tribes of dragons!
Some secrets are deadly.
It's no secret that Sundew wants to destroy the HiveWings. It's her life's mission to exact revenge on the tribe that tried to wipe out the LeafWings and ripped every tree from the surface of Pantala.
$16.99ISBN: 9780374308049Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - July 30th, 2019
In this lyrical coming-of-age story about family, sisterhood, music, race, and identity, Mariama J. Lockington draws on some of the emotional truths from her own experiences growing up with an adoptive white family.
I am a girl but most days I feel like a question mark.$16.99ISBN: 9780374309749Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - July 30th, 2019
In the tradition of heartwrenching and hopeful middle grade novels such as Bridge to Terabithia comes Jess Redman's stunning debut about a young boy who must regain his faith in miracles after a tragedy changes his world.$16.99ISBN: 9780525646303Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Crown Books for Young Readers - July 30th, 2019
From We Need Diverse Books, the organization behind Flying Lessons & Other Stories, comes another middle-grade short story collection--this one focused on exploring acts of bravery--featuring some of the best own-voices children's authors, including R. J.$17.99ISBN: 9780545495905Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Scholastic Press - July 30th, 2019New York Times bestselling author Michael Northrop captures the middle-school experience -- from the hurt to the hope -- in this powerful story of creativity in the face of cruelty.
If I did something risky now, something big -- it's almost like it wouldn't even be my fault. Almost like it might even work.
Ked Eakins is about to lose everything.$16.99ISBN: 9780545709484Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Scholastic Press - July 30th, 2019From award-winning Carolyn Mackler, the story of Willa, who has been living with Sensory Processing Disorder but is thrown for a BIG loop when her dad announces he's dating Willa's best friend's mom.$17.99ISBN: 9781338310504Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Scholastic Press - July 30th, 2019
* "Villanueva's debut is a beautiful #ownvoices middle-grade novel. Tough topics are addressed, but warmth and humor... bring lightness to Sab's story. This immersive novel bursts with life." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review
When superstitious Sab sees a giant black butterfly, an omen of death, she knows that she's doomed!$17.99ISBN: 9780062657770Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Greenwillow Books - July 30th, 2019
It’s game day! In this action-packed picture book from Daria Peoples-Riley, the creator of the acclaimed This Is It, a young basketball player gets ready for a neighborhood pickup game.$19.99ISBN: 9780062968975Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: HarperCollins - July 30th, 2019
NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE
All of the Scary Stories books are now available in one hardcover!
These stories are some of the most terrifying tales of horror, revenge, and supernatural events of all time, collected and retold by Alvin Schwartz and featuring the classic artwork by Stephen Gammell.$16.99ISBN: 9781338318517Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Scholastic Press - July 30th, 2019There is only one thing seventh graders Tommy Wainwright, Colleen "Spike" Hernandez, and Karim Khalil want to do -- go on adventures and catch monsters! And in a world where monsters -- big and small -- roam, someone has to keep these creatures in check, right?$12.99ISBN: 9781984848390Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - July 30th, 2019
A hilarious illustrated middle grade series for reluctant readers starring a vampire girl, Amelia Fang. Welcome to the world of Nocturnia, where darkness reigns supreme, glitter is terrifying, and unicorns are the stuff of nightmares!$13.99ISBN: 9780316524780Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: jimmy patterson - July 23rd, 2019Stranger Things meets The Goonies in this suspenseful yet heartwarming adventure story about a group of friends who set out to find a crashed meteor...but find mystery and danger instead as their close relationships begin to fracture.$16.99ISBN: 9780374308100Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - July 23rd, 2019
Janice Erlbaum's Let Me Fix That for You is a quirky, touching, and laugh-out-loud middle-grade novel about a girl capable of fixing everything but her own life.$16.99ISBN: 9781499808902Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Yellow Jacket - July 23rd, 2019
False accusations and false confessions of witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts, took her mother, Tituba, away from her. Now Violet seeks revenge on those who tore her family apart.$16.95ISBN: 9781616208394Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Algonquin Young Readers - July 16th, 2019“Funny, exciting, and ultimately epic. Wow. I can’t wait for the next one.” —Adam Gidwitz, author of the New York Times bestseller A Tale Dark and Grimm
“Set in a magical world filled with incredible creatures from folklore, this fast-paced fantasy will keep readers turning the pages . . .$16.99ISBN: 9780525645962Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - July 16th, 2019
"Beautiful, vivid writing and a power-packed plot . . . I truly loved it." --Lauren Tarshis, bestselling author of the I SURVIVED series$16.99ISBN: 9781368007597Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Disney-Hyperion - July 9th, 2019Serafina and Braeden make an epic return in the hotly anticipated fourth installment of Robert Beatty's #1 New York Times best-selling Serafina series. Serafina, the Guardian of Biltmore Estate, has won battle after battle against the dark forces encroaching on her home. Now, tranquility has returned to Biltmore. Serafina doesn't trust it.$16.99ISBN: 9780062821270Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: HarperCollins - July 2nd, 2019
The Zodiac Legacy meets Spirit Animals in this epic, heartwarming own-voices adventure!$16.99ISBN: 9781338295214Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Scholastic Press - July 9th, 2019Ocean's 11 meets Spy School in this hilarious illustrated middle-grade series featuring the world's greatest minds.
"Let the official record show that, I, Nikki Tesla, did not intend to destroy the world."
$17.99ISBN: 9780399180699Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Del Rey - July 9th, 2019
The brand-new official Minecraft novel is a journey into the unknown!$13.99ISBN: 9780525648321Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Random House Books for Young Readers - July 9th, 2019
Get whisked away through time in the magic tree house with Jack and Annie in the #1 bestselling series--and meet famous Founding Father and inventor Ben Franklin!$16.99ISBN: 9780062427694Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: HarperCollins - July 2nd, 2019
From the author of The Other Boy comes a poignant and heartfelt novel that explores what it means to be a family. Perfect for fans of Counting by 7s.$19.99ISBN: 9780762495054Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Running Press Kids - July 2nd, 2019
Share the wonder of the stars with this delightful storybook collection featuring constellation myths from around the world.$16.99ISBN: 9781101932773Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Knopf Books for Young Readers - July 2nd, 2019
Two kids are about to find out that their lives are anything but ordinary when a ghost arrives and stirs up adventure. Perfect for fans of A Tale Dark and Grimm!
Ghosts only haunt when they've left something behind...$16.99ISBN: 9780525515241Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Philomel Books - June 25th, 2019
Adventure, friendship, and magical realism come together in this heartwarming, whimsical story. Perfect for fans of A Snicker of Magic and The Penderwicks.$16.99ISBN: 9780525579267Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Random House Books for Young Readers - June 25th, 2019
What if Peter Pan wanted to take you to Neverland? Would you go?
A contemporary sequel to J. M. Barrie's timeless classic Peter Pan, perfect for kids who loved THE LAND OF STORIES and dream of going to Neverland.$16.99ISBN: 9781250154118Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Roaring Brook Press - June 25th, 2019
The cheapest family in the world decides to go on an off-brand cruise in this wacky mystery/adventure story.$17.99ISBN: 9781338285277Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Chicken House - June 25th, 2019The race is on to be the first to discover the secret of flight! Magpie is soon caught up in a world of science, spies, and unruly animals to be the first to passenger in a hot air balloon.$16.99ISBN: 9781534441248Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 25th, 2019
From WNBA MVP, Olympic gold medalist, and global ambassador to the Special Olympics Elena Delle Donne comes the fourth novel in a middle grade series with as much heart as there is game.
Elle is still reeling from her BIG decision but is also amazed at all the free time she has without basketball.$16.99ISBN: 9781984831743Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Knopf Books for Young Readers - June 18th, 2019
Fans of Kate DiCamillo and Katherine Applegate will warm to this story of an orphan and an elephant who band together to save a lovelorn town, relying on an eccentric crew and a couple of miracles along the way.$16.99ISBN: 9780525578505Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - June 11th, 2019
A deeply felt sibling story set in a town where people have a mysterious magical power and one girl is determined to discover what it is, for readers of Lauren Myracle and Ingrid Law.$16.99ISBN: 9781534427952Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 11th, 2019
From FIFA World Cup Champion, Olympic gold medalist, and bestselling author Alex Morgan comes the tenth book in an empowering and fun-filled middle grade series that inspired the streaming original series, The Kicks!
After Devin assists on Frida’s first ever goal in a tough game against the Panthers, Frida is convinced Devin is her good luck charm.$16.99ISBN: 9780062571168Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Katherine Tegen Books - June 11th, 2019
The bestselling author of the Septimus Heap series, Angie Sage, delivers a gripping and darkly humorous tale of Maximillian Fly—a human with cockroach features—whose quiet life is upended when he aids two human children in their escape from an oppressive governing power.
Perfect for fans of Lemony Snicket and Adam Gidwitz.$14.99ISBN: 9780316417433Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: jimmy patterson - June 10th, 2019The U.S.A. is in danger...Only the Kidds can find the treasure that will save it!Bick, Beck, Storm and Tommy are stuck in Washington, D.C. without any priceless antiques to hunt--BORING! But everything changes when the Kidds uncover a dastardly conspiracy: a fake Bill of Rights!$16.99ISBN: 9780374309039Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - June 11th, 2019
Over a quarter million underage British boys fought on the Allied front lines of the Great War, but not all of them fought on the battlefield—some fought beneath it, as revealed in this middle-grade historical adventure about a deadly underground mission.$16.99ISBN: 9780399175152Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Nancy Paulsen Books - May 7th, 2019
From the author of the New York Times bestseller Fish in a Tree comes a compelling story about perspective and learning to love the family you have.$17.99ISBN: 9780062335562Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: HarperCollins - May 7th, 2019
Endling #2: The First is the second book in an epic middle grade animal fantasy series by Katherine Applegate, Newbery Medal-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling author of The One and Only Ivan, Wishtree, and Crenshaw!$16.99ISBN: 9780062643896Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Walden Pond Press - May 7th, 2019
The acclaimed author of Ms. Bixby’s Last Day and Posted returns with an unforgettable tale of love and laughter, of fathers and sons, of what family truly means, and of the ways in which we sometimes need to lose something in order to find ourselves.$16.99ISBN: 9780062747808Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Balzer + Bray - May 28th, 2019
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.$16.99ISBN: 9780525646570Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Wendy Lamb Books - May 14th, 2019
"Tender and illuminating. A beautiful debut." --Rebecca Stead, Newbery Medal-winning author of When You Reach Me
A heartrending and hopeful debut novel about a nonverbal girl and her passion for space exploration, for fans of See You in the Cosmos, Mockingbird, and The Thing About Jellyfish.