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.
From two extraordinary authors comes a moving, exuberant, laugh-out-loud novel about friendship and family, told entirely in emails and letters.
“Delightfully quirky.” —Kirkus Reviews
Perfect for fans of The One and Only Ivan, this irresistible debut novel combines plucky humor and a whole lot of heart in a story about the true meaning of family.
Sometimes flying means keeping your feet on the ground…
Born in a dismal room in a pet store, Alastair the African grey
Fresh from the success of their first mission, our heroes the Spy Toys – Dan the Snugaliffic Cuddlestar Bear, Arabella the Loadsasmiles Sunshine Doll and Flax the custom-made police robot rabbit – are ready for their next task.
From the critically acclaimed author of Just Like Jackie comes a strikingly tender novel about one family’s heartbreak and the compassion that carries them through, perfect for fans of Sara Pennypacker, Lisa Graff, and Ann M. Martin.
An Amazon Best Book of the Month! “Beautiful, mysterious and deeply satisfying.” —Rebecca Stead, Newbery Medal-winning author of When You Reach Me and Goodbye Stranger
From the award-winning author of The Great Trouble comes a story of espionage, survival, and friendship during World War II.
The Poplar Kids are taking over their middle school in this uproariously funny sequel to Payback on Poplar Lane, which NYT bestselling author Chris Grabenstein called "the funniest book I've read in years."
In Spy Runner, a noir mystery middle grade novel from Newbery Honor author Eugene Yelchin, a boy stumbles upon a secret that jeopardizes American national security.
Anne Ursu, author of the National Book Award nominee The Real Boy, returns with a story of the power of fantasy, the limits of love, and the struggles inherent in growing up.
When you’re an identical twin, your story always starts with someone else. For Iris, that means her story starts with Lark.
In the spirit of modern-day classics like Fish in a Tree and Counting by 7s comes the story of a deaf girl's connection to a whale whose song can't be heard by his species, and the journey she takes to help him.
From the internationally admired, award-winning creator of many celebrated picture books, including On a Magical Do-Nothing Day, A Lion in Paris, and The Wonderful Fluffy Little Squishy, comes a story about lonely Harold Snipperpot, a seven-year-old boy who has never had a real birthday party, until now.
Bestselling author Gary D.$16.99ISBN: 9780062491114Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Katherine Tegen Books - February 5th, 2019
The second book in New York Times bestselling author and National Book Award finalist Eliot Schrefer’s Lost Rainforest series will thrill fans of Warriors and Spirit Animals with action and humor as the shadowwalkers battle to save their magical rainforest home.$15.99ISBN: 9780374309053Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - February 5th, 2019
Twelve-year-old Ruby Moon Hayes does not want her new classmates to ask about her father. She does not want them to know her mother has been arrested. And she definitely does not want to make any friends. Ruby just wants to stay as silent and invisible as a new moon in the frozen sky.$17.99ISBN: 9781481467155Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - February 5th, 2019
Jack discovers new abilities, travels to exciting lands, and thwarts a conspiracy brewing deep within the ministries in this epic conclusion to the action-packed Section 13 series.
Jack Buckles is on trial for his life.
The Ministries of Secrets and Guilds, led by Ignatius Gall, are conspiring to put the Ministry of Trackers down for good—starting with Jack’s very$16.99ISBN: 9781484786963Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Disney-Hyperion - February 5th, 2019
After her Click'd catastrophe, Allie Navarro is determined to redeem herself. So when the class gets an assignment to create a mobile game from recycled code, Allie pairs up with Courtney, her best friend from CodeGirls camp, to create the perfect app: Swap'd.Kids buy, sell, and trade stuff at school all the time. Candy. Clothes. Video games. Slime.$16.99ISBN: 9781524738112Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Nancy Paulsen Books - February 5th, 2019
"Readers will be captivated by this beautifully written novel about young people who must use their instincts and grit to survive.$18.99ISBN: 9781534415980Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Aladdin - February 5th, 2019
Ten years after Alex and Aaron Stowe brought peace to Quill and Artimé, their younger twin sisters journey beyond Artimé in the third novel in the New York Times bestselling sequel series to The Unwanteds, which Kirkus Reviews called “The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter.”
Devastated by loss and hampered by war, Fifer struggles to regroup and$16.99ISBN: 9781626728165Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Roaring Brook Press - February 5th, 2019
“A thrilling adventure full of magic and wonder. John August is a master storyteller.” —Ransom Riggs, #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children$16.99ISBN: 9780062498496Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Walden Pond Press - February 5th, 2019
The second book in this breakout series that's been called "charming and delectably sweet." (Zoraida Córdova, award-winning author of the Brooklyn Brujas series)$12.99ISBN: 9780062685186Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: HarperCollins - February 5th, 2019
Perfect for fans of Big Nate, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and the previous Stick Dog books, Tom Watson’s hilarious series continues with a backyard adventure complete with crunchy tacos, squishy guacamole, and flying unicorns!
HEY! WHAT’S THAT IN THE TREE? IT’S AN EMERGENCY!$16.99ISBN: 9780553498479Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Crown Books for Young Readers - February 5th, 2019
Anyone with a Hogwarts-shaped hole in their lives can't miss the second book in this fantasy series. Escape to Lundinor, the underground city that holds the world's greatest treasures . . . and its biggest threats.$19.99ISBN: 9781338298390Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Arthur A. Levine Books - January 29th, 2019From the visionary Shaun Tan, an inspirational story for older picture book readers and beyond$16.99ISBN: 9781524718886Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Wendy Lamb Books - January 29th, 2019
A funny, fast-paced, and heartfelt story from the Newbery Honor-winning author of the Al Capone series.$16.99ISBN: 9781338280173Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Scholastic Press - January 29th, 2019Secondhand wishes come with some hilarious, unintended consequences, from middle-grade darling Anna Staniszewski.$16.99ISBN: 9781368016582Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Disney-Hyperion - January 22nd, 2019
From the author of What Elephants Know, a 2017 ALA Notable Children's Book and winner of the 2017 South Asia Book Award for Children's$16.99ISBN: 9781681199597Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Bloomsbury Children's Books - January 22nd, 2019
An evocative tale of ancient magic, bravery, and family bonds.
“Fans of Harry Potter or Percy Jackson can add Fionn Boyle as a generous and brave hero from the Emerald Isle.” – School Library Connection$13.95ISBN: 9781911171454Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Flying Eye Books - January 22nd, 2019
Book two in the Hilda Netflix TV Tie-in series offers new never-before-read content in this illustrated chapter book, picking up where Hilda and The Hidden People left off.$16.99ISBN: 9781250165756Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - January 22nd, 2019
“It’s Hermione Granger meets Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon meets the Ice Capades meets Mean Girls." —The New York Times
"Takes on weighty and relevant questions of gender, ability, leadership, immigration... with intelligence, deftness and precision." —Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review$12.99ISBN: 9781328495297Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: HMH Books for Young Readers - January 22nd, 2019Based on the Netflix original series with a foreword by Gina Rodriguez. For decades, people have asked the question: Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego? But just who is this infamous and elusive globe-trotting criminal?
A skilled thief on a mysterious mission, Carmen Sandiego is endlessly pursued by ACME and Interpol.$13.59ISBN: 9781368013352Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Rick Riordan Presents - January 15th, 2019Rick Riordan Presents Yoon Ha Lee's space opera about thirteen-year-old Min, who comes from a long line of fox spirits. But you'd never know it by looking at her. To keep the family safe, Min's mother insists that none of them use any fox-magic, such as Charm or shape-shifting. They must appear human at all times.$17.99ISBN: 9781481465809Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - January 15th, 2019
This deeply sensitive and powerful debut novel tells the story of a thirteen-year-old who must overcome internalized racism and a verbally abusive family to finally learn to love herself.
There are ninety-six things Genesis hates about herself. She knows the exact number because she keeps a list.$16.99ISBN: 9780525517498Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - January 15th, 2019
A middle grade debut that's a heartrending coming-of-age tale, perfect for fans of Bridge to Terabithia and Counting By 7s.$13.99ISBN: 9781328859013Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: HMH Books for Young Readers - January 15th, 2019The second book in this action-packed adventure series follows a team of young ninjas to the final round of the first-ever Junior Ninja competition—perfect for young ninjas and ninja fans everywhere!
When tweens Izzy, Ty, Kevin, JJ, and Mackenzie heard there was going to be a kids' version of the reality-TV obstacle competition National Ninja Champion,$16.99ISBN: 9780062802668Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Katherine Tegen Books - January 15th, 2019
Enter the exhilarating game of Ultraball—fly over pass rushers and explode into slingshot zones—through Jeff Chen’s dazzling future world on the moon. Here Ultraball is life, and survival is all that matters. Perfect for sci-fi and sports fans alike.$7.99ISBN: 9780823442355Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Holiday House - January 15th, 2019
From the author of Strega Nona and Quiet comes the story of the shepherd who heard the voice of God and brought Christianity to the Irish people--now in a special format just right for the youngest readers.$16.99ISBN: 9780399557590Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 8th, 2019
Stickers, Silly Bandz, Rainbow Looms, fidget spinners . . . buttons?! A brand-new school story about friendship and fads from the bestselling author of Frindle.
This is war. Okay--that's too dramatic.
But no matter what this is called, so far I'm winning.
And it feels wonderful.$16.99ISBN: 9781250196705Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - January 8th, 2019
"Sometimes a story comes along that just plain makes you want to hug the world. The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise is Dan Gemeinhart’s finest book yet — and that’s saying something. Your heart needs this joyful miracle of a book." — Katherine Applegate, acclaimed author of The One and Only Ivan and Wishtree
Five years.$16.99ISBN: 9781524737092Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Nancy Paulsen Books - January 8th, 2019
The Coretta Scott King Honor-winning author tells the moving story of the friendship between a young white boy and a Black WWII veteran who has recently returned to the unwelcoming Jim Crow South.$17.99ISBN: 9781534420243Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Aladdin - January 8th, 2019
A basketball-loving girl makes a wish to never miss a basket in this charming middle grade novel that pushes girl power to the max!
Lizzy Trudeaux loves basketball. She doesn’t have much by way of money, but she has access to the community court, a worn ball named Ginger, and she practices constantly.$16.99ISBN: 9780062563880Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Balzer + Bray - January 8th, 2019
A hilarious new middle grade novel from beloved and bestselling author Gordon Korman about what happens when the worst class of kids in school is paired with the worst teacher—perfect for fans of Ms. Bixby’s Last Day.$12.99ISBN: 9780062572974Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: HarperCollins - January 8th, 2019
Big Nate meets Timmy Failure in Funny Kid #3: Prank War, the third book in the uproarious highly illustrated middle grade series by Matt Stanton, Australia’s bestselling children’s book author.$16.99ISBN: 9781250123909Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - December 31st, 2018
Bookish puzzles, phantom mysteries, and evil curses await as Elizabeth returns to Winterhouse in Book 2 of this magical series.$16.99ISBN: 9781338214482Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Scholastic Press - December 26th, 2018Growing up in the hives, Cricket has always had a million questions. Why are trees forbidden, even in art? Why do her parents seem to hate her? And the biggest, most dangerous and secret question of all: why is Cricket immune to Queen Wasp's powers?$5.99ISBN: 9781338189636Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Scholastic Paperbacks - December 26th, 2018The Bad Guys have strangely acquired SUPERPOWERS! But their powers might be, well, defective. They can only do things like blow their own pants off in public. Not exactly what you'd call hero-caliber skills.
$9.99ISBN: 9781338236576Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Graphix - December 24th, 2018Howl with laughter with Dog Man, the #1 New York Times bestselling series from Dav Pilkey, the creator of Captain Underpants!$12.99ISBN: 9781338143683Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Orchard Books - December 26th, 2018Mac B. is back... and this time, a new enemy is after the Crown Jewels! Will Mac solve this locked-room mystery in time?
An instant New York Times bestseller!
$13.99ISBN: 9781419725654Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Harry N. Abrams - December 24th, 2018$8.99ISBN: 9781534435759Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Little Simon - December 18th, 2018
A classic fairy tale gets a fresh twist in this vibrant Caribbean spin on the Little Mermaid!
The Little Mermaid longs to know about the world above the ocean. When she’s finally old enough to visit, she falls in love with a prince!$17.99ISBN: 9781534402478Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Aladdin - December 11th, 2018
Jasper and Mira must escape the Rift and deliver the Youli’s message to Earth Force before it’s too late in this action-packed fourth novel in what Shannon Messenger calls the “richly detailed, highly imaginative” Bounders series!
After escaping the Youli’s attack on Alkalinia, Jasper and Mira find themselves trapped with the lost aeronauts in the rift,$16.99ISBN: 9780062458506Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: HarperCollins - December 4th, 2018
Two girls from two different worlds must unite to save each other in this sequel to the middle grade fantasy Sisters of Glass, which Kirkus declared “will inspire many to find the light within” in a starred review.$16.99ISBN: 9781338121513Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Scholastic Press - November 27th, 2018Telmund is a prince who loves fables. But when a hasty witch mistakes him for bully in need of paranormal punishment, he's cursed to transform into a new animal every time he falls asleep. With his shape constantly changing, Telmund discovers that actually living in a fairy tale has its drawbacks.
$18.99ISBN: 9781338210033Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Scholastic Press - November 27th, 2018Lyra Selene weaves a lush and thrilling story of sacrifice, secrets, and star-crossed love set in a Parisian-inspired world where the sun never sets in this remarkable YA fantasy debut.