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 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.
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.
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.
The 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.$16.99ISBN: 9781338268843Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Arthur A. Levine Books - May 14th, 2019"An unforgettable historical, high-octane adventure." -- Dav Pilkey, author/illustrator of the Dog Man series
Magdalys and the squad are flying south on pteroback. South to rescue her older brother. South to war.
$16.99ISBN: 9780062748591Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Greenwillow Books - June 4th, 2019
When twelve-year-old Cove Bernstein becomes the target of a school-wide bullying campaign, she sets out to find a way to leave her home on Martha’s Vineyard for New York City, where her best friend lives. But Cove discovers that friends can appear in the unlikeliest places, and maybe home isn’t the worst place to be after all.$13.99ISBN: 9781534453494Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Aladdin - June 4th, 2019
From #1 New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries author Rachel Renée Russell comes the third book in a series about Max Crumbly and his daily ups and downs in middle school.
When we last left our courageous hero, Max Crumbly, and his trusty sidekick Erin, they had just finished foiling the plans of some bumbling thieves.$18.99ISBN: 9781534424876Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Aladdin - May 7th, 2019
Fans of Brandon Mull and James Riley will love this action-packed, accessible fantasy story about one kid’s journey to discover magic as he’s caught up in an epic battle between two powerful ancient orders.
Twelve-year-old daydreamer Joey Kopecky’s life has been turned upside down.$16.99ISBN: 9780062796318Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Katherine Tegen Books - May 21st, 2019
Fans of Jason Reynolds and Sharon M. Draper will love this oh-so-honest middle grade novel from writer and educator Maurice Broaddus.$17.99ISBN: 9780451479402Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Viking Books for Young Readers - May 21st, 2019
The critically acclaimed author of Felix Yz crafts a bold, heartfelt story about a trans girl solving a cyber mystery and coming into her own.$17.99ISBN: 9780525556268Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Dutton Books for Young Readers - May 14th, 2019
Theodore Boone is back on the case in an all-new adventure! Bestselling author John Grisham delivers a page-turning legal thriller for a new generation of readers.$16.99ISBN: 9780062895936Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Greenwillow Books - May 7th, 2019
A New York Times bestseller
“Don’t miss this dazzling tour de force.”—Katherine Applegate, Newbery Medal winning author of The One and Only Ivan$17.99ISBN: 9781338314588Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Arthur A. Levine Books - May 28th, 2019A cool girl who's secretly a major geek has to figure out how to be true to herself in this relatable, funny, feminist novel from Erin Dionne.$18.99ISBN: 9781338323627Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Chicken House - May 28th, 2019Seth is a kitchen boy at the remote Last Chance Hotel. His father has long ago left, leaving him imprisoned until he is old enough to set out on his own. If there's any hope he has, it's to be the greatest chef that ever lived... just like his father.
$16.99ISBN: 9781101932902Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Crown Books for Young Readers - May 28th, 2019
Perfect for fans of Raymie Nightingale and The Fourteenth Goldfish, this heartfelt middle-grade novel seamlessly melds STEAM content with first loss in an honest and striking debut.$16.99ISBN: 9780545836890Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Scholastic Press - May 14th, 2019Against all odds, cubs Stellan, Jytte, Third, and Froya have found the key hidden inside the legendary Den of Forever Frost. Now, they have everything they need to destroy the dangerous ice clock. Everything . . . except an army.
$17.99ISBN: 9781328973429Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Clarion Books - May 14th, 2019When a shy girl and her dragon-like companion discover their country’s idyllic weather comes at a steep—and secret—cost, they recruit fellow students to defy authority and attempt to spread the truth.
Storm beasts and their guardians create perfect weather every day, and Mina longs for a storm beast of her own.$17.99ISBN: 9780451479532Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Viking Books for Young Readers - June 4th, 2019
"A dazzling debut novel about resilience, courage, home and family."--Rebecca Stead, Newbery Award-winning author of When You Reach Me$17.99ISBN: 9781534425019Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - May 14th, 2019
“Edgar-winning Vaught, a neuropsychologist, has both personal and professional experience to draw on in crafting a narrator who is admirably smart and resilient despite an ‘itchy’ brain and a compulsion to count things.” —Booklist (starred review)
“Deeply smart and considerate.” —BCCB
“An absorbing$16.99ISBN: 9781534438156Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 4th, 2019
Twelve-year-old Flor faces a bittersweet summer with a pageant, a frenemy, and a hive full of honey.
It’s the summer before eighth grade and Flor is stuck at home and working at her family’s mattress store, while her best friend goes off to band camp (probably to make new friends). It becomes even worse when she’s asked to compete in the local honey pageant.$16.95ISBN: 9781616209063Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Algonquin Young Readers - May 7th, 2019For Fig’s dad, hurricane season brings the music.
For Fig, hurricane season brings the possibility of disaster.
Fig, a sixth grader, loves her dad and the home they share in a beachside town. She does not love the long months of hurricane season.$16.95ISBN: 9781454931065Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Sterling Children's Books - June 4th, 2019
A Wrinkle in Time meets Stranger Things in an out-of-this-world fast-paced middle grade story about a sister and her special little brother fighting to save the world from an interdimensional catastrophe.$16.99ISBN: 9781524740030Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - June 4th, 2019
The immersive finale of the Heartseeker duology--rich, commercial middle-grade fantasy about a girl who can see lies.
Only Fallow can see lies--a cunning so powerful that the King insists on keeping her in the palace, tasked with helping him flush out traitors.
$18.99ISBN: 9781524741419Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Philomel Books - May 28th, 2019
International bestselling author John Flanagan returns to world of Ranger's Apprentice in this new installment of the Royal Ranger series starring Maddie, Will Treaty's fearless young apprentice.$17.99ISBN: 9781534419384Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 7th, 2019
“Readers of Turnage’s Three Times Lucky will appreciate this well-wrought, atmospheric mystery.” —BCCB
“A stirring Southern middle grade book that burns brighter than fireworks on the Fourth.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“A must for readers who appreciate a heartfelt mystery.” —Booklis$17.99ISBN: 9781534422261Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Aladdin - May 21st, 2019
It’s Ocean’s Eleven set in a summer camp as two kids try to one-up each other in a con competition at a camp that isn’t quite what it seems…
For Archie, the start of summer means another stint at Camp Shady Brook, where there is a lot more to the camp than meets the eye—just like Archie and his now blended family.$17.95ISBN: 9781772780819Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Pajama Press - May 2nd, 2019
From the time she was a little girl, Nia has dreamed up adventures about the Javanese mythical princess, Dewi Kadita. Now fourteen, Nia would love nothing more than to continue her education and become a writer. But high school costs too much. Her father sells banana fritters at the train station, but too much of his earnings go toward his drinking habit.$17.99ISBN: 9781534421554Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 28th, 2019
A New York Times bestseller
From acclaimed author of the Home Team Mike Lupica comes a brand-new novel about the heart and soul of baseball.
On or off the field, Matt and Ben couldn’t be more different. Ben Roberson is an all-or-nothing player: he’s big, he’s bold, and he’s brash.$17.99ISBN: 9781481446648Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - May 14th, 2019
A Japanese-American family, reeling from their ill treatment in the Japanese internment camps, gives up their American citizenship to move back to Hiroshima, unaware of the devastation wreaked by the atomic bomb in this piercing look at the aftermath of World War II by Newbery Medalist Cynthia Kadohata.
World War II has ended, but while America has won the war, twelve-year-old Hanako$17.99ISBN: 9781481497909Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 21st, 2019
Effie, Wolf, Raven, and Max are faced with their most challenging adventure yet in the third installment of the magical Worldquake series, which Kirkus Reviews calls “tailor-made for Harry Potter’s fans.”
Effie Truelove and her school friends Lexy, Wolf, Maximilian, and Raven must put their magical skills to the test.$15.99ISBN: 9781510738546Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Sky Pony - May 7th, 2019
Twelve-year-old Emily is flying with her parents to China to adopt and bring home a new baby sister. She’s excited but nervous to travel across the world and very aware that this trip will change her entire life.$17.99ISBN: 9781524739331Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Philomel Books - May 21st, 2019
International bestselling author Anthony Horowitz's short story collection expands the universe of teen spy Alex Rider with more thrilling action, espionage, and pulse-pounding heroics.$13.99ISBN: 9781635652772Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Rodale Kids - May 7th, 2019
An empowering new series from the cyclist who runs Shred-Girls.com is guaranteed to give readers an adrenaline rush--and the confidence girls gain from participating in sports!
It's time to ride and save the day!$16.99ISBN: 9781681195254Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Bloomsbury Children's Books - June 4th, 2019
"Will enchant your imagination." -Erin Entrada Kelly, Newbery Medal-Winning author
In this heartfelt, magical instant classic, Megan Frazer Blakemore shows how the truths we tell can change the world.$16.99ISBN: 9781419733666Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Harry N. Abrams - May 7th, 2019$16.99ISBN: 9780525646440Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Random House Books for Young Readers - May 7th, 2019
Mr. Lemoncello is going live with a brand-new televised BREAKOUT game! Discover what James Patterson calls "the coolest library in the world" in the fourth puzzle-packed adventure in Chris Grabenstein's New York Times bestselling MR. LEMONCELLO series!$13.99ISBN: 9780316420198Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: jimmy patterson - May 7th, 2019
Victor Spoil realizes he's not cut out for life as a supervillain and instead decides to be...a librarian. Little does he know that librarians are a kick-butt secret society who will stop at nothing to control---and shush---the world!$16.99ISBN: 9780316423038Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 4th, 2019
A young refugee crosses continents in this timely, heartbreaking, and ultimately uplifting novel of survival.$16.99ISBN: 9780316450928Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 7th, 2019
Stranger Things meets Alfred Hitchcock in this haunting coming-of-age novel about a plague that brings the world to a halt, and one boy's belief that his town's missing sparrows can save his family.$13.99ISBN: 9780062839534Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: HarperCollins - May 14th, 2019
Diary of a Wimpy Kid meets Percy Jackson in Odd Gods, the first book in a hilarious illustrated series about the most unlikely, unusual Gods ever to grace the halls of Mount Olympus Middle School.
A Summer 2019 Kids' Indie Next Pick!$16.99ISBN: 9780062671455Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: HarperCollins - May 7th, 2019
In this heartwarming and hilarious reimagining of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, a secret potion accidentally turns eager-to-please eighth grader Jaclyn into Jackie, a goblin-like monster who’ll do anything to win at everything she does—no matter how much chaos she creates along the way.$16.99ISBN: 9780062642141Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: HarperCollins - May 7th, 2019
Heed the call of the wild…discover the fourth book in this action-packed, New York Times bestselling animal fantasy series from the author of Warriors!$17.99ISBN: 9780062306968Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Walden Pond Press - May 14th, 2019
National Book Award finalist Laura Ruby returns with the middle chapter in her epic alternate-history adventure—a journey that will test Tess, Theo, and Jaime and change their lives forever.$17.99ISBN: 9781338306149Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Scholastic Press - May 28th, 2019A new dual perspective middle-grade novel from The Pros of Cons coauthor, Alison Cherry.$16.99ISBN: 9781368006286Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Disney-Hyperion - June 4th, 2019All Charlie Tickler wants is for his parents to listen.All Francine (a.k.a Frog) Castle wants is to be the world's greatest detective.So begins the friendship of Charlie and Frog, who soon become a crime-solving duo, restoring order to Castle-on-the-Hudson.$14.99ISBN: 9781338322972Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Scholastic Inc. - May 28th, 2019This powerful collection of favorite movie moments is readers' gateway to the most empowering witches of our age!$16.99ISBN: 9780553539554Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Knopf Books for Young Readers - June 4th, 2019
In his fiction debut--and the start of a new series--celebrated illustrator K.G. Campbell brings a touch of Tim Burton to this singularly strange and wonderful story about a lonely boy whose life is about to get a whole lot more complicated when a zombie follows him home.$16.99ISBN: 9780762466153Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Running Press Kids - May 7th, 2019
A debut contemporary novel about 11-year-old aspiring magician Ethan, who discovers that heroes come in all sizes, and real magic can be found in the most unexpected places.$16.99ISBN: 9780764356926Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Schiffer Publishing - May 28th, 2019