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Amari and the Night Brothers (Supernatural Investigations #1) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062975164
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Published: Balzer + Bray - January 19th, 2021

Artemis Fowl meets Men in Black in this exhilarating debut middle grade fantasy, the first in a trilogy filled with #blackgirlmagic. Perfect for fans of Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky, the Percy Jackson series, and Nevermoor.


The Star Outside My Window Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593302279
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Published: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - January 19th, 2021

From the award-winning author of The Boy at the Back of the Class comes a middle grade novel about the power of hope to sustain even when tragedy strikes.


The Bird Atlas Cover Image
By Barbara Taylor, Richard Orr (Illustrator)
$20.00
ISBN: 9780744027358
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Published: DK Children - January 19th, 2021

An illustrated atlas to the birds of the world - whether they swim, run, or fly!

Explore the world of birds with this magnificently illustrated atlas.

Which bird migrates the farthest? How do birds find a mate? What can we do to help endangered birds? Fully updated for its 25th anniversary, The Bird Atlas answers all these questions and more.


Gone to the Woods: Surviving a Lost Childhood Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780374314156
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - January 12th, 2021

A middle grade memoir from a living literary legend, giving readers a new perspective on the origins of Gary Paulsen's famed survival stories.


The Nightmare Thief Cover Image
By Nicole Lesperance, Federica Fenna (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781728215341
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Published: Sourcebooks Young Readers - January 12th, 2021

For fans of A Snicker of Magic and The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl comes a suspenseful dark fantasy duology, perfect for middle school readers that love stories of magic and sisterhood with a dash of danger.


Alone Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534467569
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Published: Aladdin - January 12th, 2021

Perfect for fans of Hatchet and the I Survived series, this harrowing middle grade debut novel-in-verse from a Pushcart Prize–nominated poet tells the story of a young girl who wakes up one day to find herself utterly alone in her small Colorado town.

When twelve-year-old Maddie hatches a scheme for a secret sleepover with her two best friends, she ends up waking up to a


Clues to the Universe Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063008885
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Published: Quill Tree Books - January 12th, 2021

This #ownvoices debut about losing and finding family, forging unlikely friendships, and searching for answers to big questions will resonate with fans of Erin Entrada Kelly and Rebecca Stead.


Many Points of Me Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780063027008
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Published: Greenwillow Books - January 12th, 2021

When Georgia finds a secret sketch her late father—a famed artist—left behind, the discovery leads her down a path that may reshape everything holding her family and friends together. Caroline Gertler’s debut is a story about friendship, family, grief, and creativity.


The Ambassador of Nowhere Texas Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250234100
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - January 12th, 2021

Kimberly Willis Holt's The Ambassador of Nowhere, Texas is a stunning post-9/11 companion to the National Book Award-winner When Zachary Beaver Came to Town.


My Jasper June Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062836625
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Published: Walden Pond Press - September 3rd, 2019

“This book is a treasure—a touching story of friendship, loss, and finding beauty in the everyday, with characters who stay with you long after you’ve turned the final page. I absolutely loved it.”—R. J. Palacio, New York Times bestselling author of Wonder


City of the Plague God Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781368051507
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - January 12th, 2021

Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents CITY OF THE PLAGUE GOD, an adventure based on ancient Mesopotamian mythology written by Sarwat Chadda, author of the Ash Mistry series.


Clean Getaway Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781984892973
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - January 7th, 2020

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nic Stone comes a timely middle-grade road-trip story through landmarks of the Civil Rights movement and the map they lay for contemporary race relations.

How to Go on an Unplanned Road Trip with Your Grandma:
Grab a Suitcase: Prepacked from the big spring break trip that got CANCELLED.


The Lion of Mars Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593121818
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 5th, 2021

Blast off with New York Times bestselling and Newbery Honor-winning Jennifer L. Holm's out-of-this-world new novel about a kid raised on Mars who learns that he can't be held back by the fears of the grown-ups around him.


Root Magic Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062899576
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Published: Walden Pond Press - January 5th, 2021

“A poignant, necessary entry into the children’s literary canon, Root Magic brings to life the history and culture of Gullah people while highlighting the timeless plight of Black Americans.


The World Between Blinks #1 Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062882240
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Published: Quill Tree Books - January 5th, 2021

Bestselling authors Amie Kaufman and Ryan Graudin invite readers into a wondrous world where lost things are found, and where two cousins must come face-to-face with the impossible…

Whenever Jake and Marisol get together, adventure follows. They have their late Nana to thank for that. Her epic trips and treasure hunts were legendary.


From the Desk of Zoe Washington Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062875860
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - January 5th, 2021

Amazon Best Book of the Month * #1 Kids Indie Next List * Parents Magazine Best Book of the Year * Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book of the Year * SLJ Best Book of the Year * Kirkus Best Book of the Year * Junior Library Guild Selection * Four Starred Reviews<


Here in the Real World Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062698964
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Published: Balzer + Bray - January 5th, 2021

From the author of the highly acclaimed, New York Times bestselling novel Pax comes a gorgeous and moving middle grade novel that is an ode to introverts, dreamers, and misfits everywhere.


Peacemaker Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781984815378
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Published: Dial Books - January 5th, 2021

A twelve-year-old Iroquois boy searches for peace in this historical novel based on the creation of the Iroquois Confederacy.


Race Against Time: The Untold Story of Scipio Jones and the Battle to Save Twelve Innocent Men Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781629798165
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Published: Calkins Creek - January 5th, 2021

Scipio Africanus Jones -- a self-taught attorney who was born enslaved -- leads a momentous series of court cases to save twelve Black men who'd been unjustly sentenced to death.


Never After: The Thirteenth Fairy (The Chronicles of Never After #1) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250311214
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - December 1st, 2020

Real life and fairy tales collide in Never After: The Thirteenth Fairy, book one in the new middle-grade Never After series from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Descendants series, Melissa de la Cruz.


Unlocked Book 8.5 (Keeper of the Lost Cities) Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781534463424
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Published: Aladdin - November 17th, 2020

Book 8.5 in the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling Keeper of the Lost Cities series delivers what fans of the series have been begging for!


The Boy, the Wolf, and the Stars Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780358243892
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - November 17th, 2020

A boy and his pet fox go on a quest to find a wolf who has eaten all the Stars in the sky before the Shadow Witch destroys the Stars and removes good magic from the world forever, perfect for fans of The Girl Who Drank the Moon and Nevermoor.

Long ago, the land of Ulv was filled with magic.


The Way Back Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781984894625
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - November 17th, 2020

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST

Perfect for readers of Neil Gaiman and Philip Pullman, a sweeping historical fantasy that follows two teens on a journey through the Far Country, a Jewish land of spirits and demons.


The Ickabog Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781338732870
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - November 10th, 2020

From J.K. Rowling, a warm, fast-paced, funny fairy tale of a fearsome monster, thrilling adventure, and hope against all odds.


The Bad Guys in The One?! (The Bad Guys #12) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781338329506
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - November 10th, 2020

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE!

"I wish I'd had these books as a kid. Hilarious!" -- Dav Pilkey, creator of Captain Underpants and Dog Man

They may look like Bad Guys, but these wannabe heroes are doing good deeds... whether you like it or not! This New York Times bestselling illustrated series is perfect for fans of Dog Man and Captain Underpants.


Swish!: The Slam-Dunking, Alley-Ooping, High-Flying Harlem Globetrotters Cover Image
By Suzanne Slade, Don Tate (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316481670
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 10th, 2020

The true story of the high-flying Harlem Globetrotters -- the team that changed basketball forever.

In this book you will find one-finger ball-spinning, rapid-fire mini-dribbling, and a ricochet head shot!


You will find skilled athletes, expert players, and electrifying performers -- all rolled into one!


The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963: 25th Anniversary Edition Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780593306499
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Published: Yearling - November 3rd, 2020

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honoree about an unforgettable family on a road-trip during one of the most important times in the civil rights movement. This special edition makes a perfect gift and includes bonus content.


The Deep End (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 15) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781419748684
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Published: Amulet Books - October 27th, 2020

An instant #1 USA TodayWall Street Journal, and New York Times bestseller! 

In The Deep End, book 15 of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney, Greg Heffley and his family hit the road for a cross-country camping trip, ​ready for the adventure of a lifetime. 

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This Is Your Time Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780593378526
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Published: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - November 10th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Civil rights icon Ruby Bridges—who, at the age of six, was the first black child to integrate into an all-white elementary school in New Orleans—inspires readers and calls for action in this moving letter.


When Life Gives You Mangos Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593173978
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Published: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - October 20th, 2020

Imagination and adventure run wild in the most talked about middle grade debut of the year!  
 
A small village on a Jamaican island. 
A girl who doesn't remember the previous summer. 
A best friend who is no longer acting like one; a new girl who fills that hole in her heart. 


The Last Mirror on the Left (A Legendary Alston Boys Adventure) Cover Image
By Lamar Giles, Dapo Adeola (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780358129417
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Published: Versify - October 20th, 2020

In this new Legendary Alston Boys adventure from Edgar-nominated author Lamar Giles, Otto and Sheed must embark on their most dangerous journey yet, bringing a fugitive to justice in a world that mirrors their own but has its own rules to play by.

Unlike the majority of Logan County's residents, Missus Nedraw of the Rorrim Mirror Emporium remembers the time freeze from


Ana on the Edge Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316458610
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 20th, 2020

For fans of George and Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World, a heartfelt coming of age story about a nonbinary character navigating a binary world.


The Popper Penguin Rescue Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316495424
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 13th, 2020

From two-time National Book Award finalist Eliot Schrefer comes an original penguin-tastic adventure inspired by the beloved classic Mr. Popper's Penguins.


The Fallen Hero (The Dragon Warrior) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781547601974
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - October 13th, 2020

This Chinese mythology-inspired middle-grade fantasy series continues as heroine Faryn Liu embarks on a quest to save her brother and defeat the demons--perfect for fans of the Aru Shah and Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond books.


Class Act Cover Image
By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062885500
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Published: Quill Tree Books - October 6th, 2020

New York Times bestselling author Jerry Craft returns with a companion book to New Kid, winner of the 2020 Newbery Medal, the Coretta Scott King Author Award, and the Kirkus Prize.


Planet Omar: Unexpected Super Spy Cover Image
By Zanib Mian, Nasaya Mafaridik (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9780593109243
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 29th, 2020

Omar is back with a big mystery to solve in the second installment of this imaginative, highly-illustrated middle-grade series.


Iggy Is Better Than Ever Cover Image
By Annie Barrows, Sam Ricks (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9781984813336
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - October 6th, 2020

The second book in the Iggy series about the lovable troublemaker by New York Times bestselling author Annie Barrows (Ivy + Bean).

One thing led to another . . .


Twins: A Graphic Novel Cover Image
By Varian Johnson, Shannon Wright (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338236132
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Published: Graphix - October 6th, 2020

Coretta Scott King Honor author Varian Johnson teams up with rising cartoonist Shannon Wright for a delightful middle-grade graphic novel!


Tristan Strong Destroys the World (A Tristan Strong Novel, Book 2) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781368042383
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - October 6th, 2020

Bestselling author Rick Riordan presents the second book in the New York Times best-selling and award-winning Tristan Strong trilogy by Kwame Mbalia.


Becoming Muhammad Ali Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316498166
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Published: Jimmy Patterson - October 5th, 2020

From two heavy-hitters in children's literature comes a critically acclaimed biographical novel of cultural icon Muhammad Ali.

*"This utterly delightful story about Ali's childhood is a smash hit."
--School Library Journal (starred review)

Five starred reviews!


A Tale of Witchcraft... (A Tale of Magic... #2) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316523561
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 29th, 2020

Brystal and her friends have saved the world from the evil Snow Queen and secured worldwide acceptance for the magical community. But in this magical series, their journey is just beginning . . .


The Willoughbys Return Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780358423898
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 29th, 2020

It's been 30 years and with rising temperatures melting icy mountain tops the previously frozen Willoughbys have thawed out and are about to return!


Saucy Cover Image
By Cynthia Kadohata, Marianna Raskin (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781442412781
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - September 29th, 2020

From Newbery Medalist and National Book Award–winning author Cynthia Kadohata comes an irrepressible and heartwarming story about a girl and her ever-growing pig, Saucy—perfect for fans of The One and Only Ivan and Flora & Ulysses!

Being a quadruplet can make it hard to stand out from the crowd.


Three Keys (A Front Desk Novel) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338591385
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Published: Scholastic Press - September 15th, 2020

The story of Mia and her family and friends at the Calivista Motel continues in this powerful, hilarious, and resonant sequel to the award-winning novel Front Desk.

Mia Tang thinks she's going to have the best year ever.


Fly on the Wall Cover Image
By Remy Lai, Remy Lai (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250314116
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - September 15th, 2020

In Fly on the Wall, a moving and hilarious diary-style illustrated novel from the award-winning author of Pie in the Sky, a twelve-year-old boy goes on a (forbidden) solo adventure halfway around the world to prove his independence to his overprotective family.


Geeger the Robot Goes to School: Geeger the Robot (QUIX) Cover Image
By Jarrett Lerner, Serge Seidlitz (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781534452169
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Published: Aladdin - September 22nd, 2020

Amelia Bedelia meets James Patterson’s House of Robots series in the adventures of Geeger, a robot who goes to school for the very first time, in the first story in a new, fun-to-read Aladdin QUIX chapter book series that’s perfect for emerging readers!

Geeger the Robot is going to school. But not robot school…a school with kids, the human kind!


The Silver Arrow Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316539531
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2020

New York Times bestseller!

A PeopleMagazine Best Book of the Year

"I loved every page.


The Land of the Cranes Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338343809
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Published: Scholastic Press - September 15th, 2020

From the prolific author of The Moon Within comes the heart-wrenchingly beautiful story in verse of a young Latinx girl who learns to hold on to hope and love even in the darkest of places: a family detention center for migrants and refugees.


Before the Ever After Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399545436
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - September 1st, 2020

National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson's stirring novel-in-verse explores how a family moves forward when their glory days have passed and the cost of professional sports on Black bodies.


The Circus of Stolen Dreams Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593202067
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Published: Philomel Books - September 1st, 2020

A dream world turns haunting nightmare in this spellbinding debut novel, perfect for fans of Circus Mirandus and The Night Gardener.


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