Suggested Reading - 4th-5th Grade Books

Books recommended for 4th and 5th grade reading level, newer books towards the top. For books in a series, only the first title is listed, but we generally have the other books available as well. Please ask if you're unable to find them.

Belmont Schools 4th-5th Grade Reading List 2022

 

The One and Only Ruby By Katherine Applegate Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063080089
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Published: HarperCollins - May 2nd, 2023

An instant #1 New York Times bestseller!

From beloved powerhouse author Katherine Applegate comes The One and Only Ruby, starring the adorable baby elephant from the Newbery Medal-winning modern classic The One and Only Ivan and its bestselling sequel, The One and Only Bob.


The Door of No Return By Kwame Alexander Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316441865
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 27th, 2022

An instant #1 New York Times Bestseller!

From the Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award winning author Kwame Alexander, comes the first book in a searing, breathtaking trilogy that tells the story of a boy, a village, and the epic odyssey of an African family.

In his village in Upper Kwanta, 11-year-old Kofi loves his family, playi


Rick Riordan Presents: Serwa Boateng's Guide to Vampire Hunting-A Serwa Boateng Novel Book 1 By Roseanne A. Brown Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781368066365
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - September 6th, 2022

Aru Shah and the Nectar of Immortality (Pandava Series) By Roshani Chokshi Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781368074384
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - April 4th, 2023

Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents the breathtaking conclusion to Roshani Chokshi's New York Times best-selling Pandava quintet, now in paperback.


The Girl Who Lost a Leopard By Nizrana Farook Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781682635810
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Published: Peachtree - May 9th, 2023

From the author of The Girl Who Stole an Elephant comes another thrilling escapade set in fictional Sri Lanka.

Selvi is a free spirit who loves climbing in the beautiful mountains behind her home. There, she befriended Lokka, a leopard with a beautiful coat and huge golden eyes. Together, they roam the wilderness as they please.


Whale Done (FunJungle) By Stuart Gibbs Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534499317
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - February 21st, 2023

In the eighth novel in New York Times bestselling Stuart Gibbs’s FunJungle series, Teddy Fitzroy returns as FunJungle’s resident sleuth to find the culprits behind a blown-up whale and a string of beach sand thefts.

After an escaped kangaroo starts a fire that burns down his house, Teddy Fitzroy accepts an invitation to go to Malibu with his girlfriend, Summer, and


The Vanderbeekers on the Road By Karina Yan Glaser Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780358434573
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Published: Clarion Books - September 20th, 2022

In this fresh adventure in the New York Times bestselling series about the beloved Vanderbeeker family, a surprise road trip turns rocky when the younger siblings try to keep their family from ever facing change.


Ellie Engle Saves Herself By Leah Johnson Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781368085557
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Published: Disney Hyperion - May 2nd, 2023

From award-winning YA author Leah Johnson comes her magical middle grade debut: a laugh-until-you-cry, cry-until-you-laugh story about an ordinary girl whose life is turned upside down by some extraordinary powers.


The Mystwick School of Musicraft By Jessica Khoury Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780358569824
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Published: Clarion Books - May 10th, 2022

Humor and heart shine in this middle grade fantasy about a girl who attends a boarding school to learn how to use music to create magic, perfect for fans of Nevermoor and The School for Good and Evil series.

Amelia Jones always dreamed of attending the Mystwick School of Musicraft, where the world’s most promising musicians learn to create magic.


Attack of the Black Rectangles By A. S. King Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338680522
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Published: Scholastic Press - September 6th, 2022

Award-winning author Amy Sarig King takes on censorship and intolerance in a novel she was born to write.

When Mac first opens his classroom copy of Jane Yolen's The Devil’s Arithmetic and finds some words blacked out, he thinks it must be a mistake.


You Are Here: Connecting Flights By Ellen Oh Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063239081
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Published: Allida - March 7th, 2023

A powerful and engaging exploration of contemporary Asian American identity through interwoven stories set in a teeming Chicago airport, written by award-winning and bestselling East and Southeast Asian American authors including Linda Sue Park, Grace Lin, Erin Entrada Kelly, Traci Chee, and Ellen Oh. Flying Lessons meets Black Boy Joy


The Firefly Summer By Morgan Matson Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534493353
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 2nd, 2023

The Penderwicks meets The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street in New York Times bestselling author Morgan Matson’s middle grade debut about a young girl who gets to know her mom’s side of the family and hunts for hidden treasure over the course of one chaotic summer.

For as long as Ryanna Stuart can remember, her summers have been spent with her father and


Freewater (Newbery & Coretta Scott King Award Winner) By Amina Luqman-Dawson Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316056618
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - February 1st, 2022

Winner of the John Newbery Medal
Winner of the Coretta Scott King Author Award 
An Indiebound Bestseller
A
New York Times Bestseller

Award-winning author Amina Luqman-Dawson pens a lyrical, accessible historical middle-grade novel about two enslaved children’s escape from a plantation and the many ways they find fre


Black Boy Joy: 17 Stories Celebrating Black Boyhood By Kwame Mbalia (Editor) Cover Image
By Kwame Mbalia (Editor)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593379967
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Published: Yearling - May 30th, 2023

THE INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • FIVE STARRED REVIEWS

Celebrate the joys of Black boyhood with stories from seventeen bestselling, critically acclaimed Black authors—including Jason Reynolds, Jerry Craft, and Kwame Mbalia.


The Golden Frog Games (Witchlings 2) By Claribel A. Ortega Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338745795
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Published: Scholastic Press - May 2nd, 2023

An instant New York Times and Indie bestseller!

Get ready for more magic, mayhem, and monstruos in this magical sequel to Witchlings from Claribel A.


Witchlings By Claribel A. Ortega Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781338745535
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - March 7th, 2023

Friendship is the most powerful magic of all.

An instant New York Times bestseller from the Pura Belpré Award-winning author of Frizzy! Disney's The Owl House meets Nevermoor in a brilliant and magical adventure from Claribel A.


Children of the Black Glass By Anthony Peckham Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781665913133
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - March 7th, 2023

Howl’s Moving Castle meets Neil Gaiman in this middle grade fantasy, set in a world as mesmerizing as it is menacing, following children on a quest to save their father who get embroiled in the sinister agendas of rival sorcerers.

In an unkind alternate past, somewhere between the Stone Age and a Metal Age, Tell and his sister Wren live in a small mountain village that m


The Inkwell Chronicles: The Ink of Elspet, Book 1 By J. D. Peabody Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781546001997
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Published: WorthyKids - May 9th, 2023

Immerse yourself in this fast-paced middle-grade fantasy about magic ink, a secret society, and a boy who yearns to make his mark.

When their father goes missing after a mysterious train crash, Everett and his little sister Bea find a curious pen in his belongings, and its magical Ink begins to rewrite their once-ordinary lives. The Ink leads them to a world they never knew


Grounded By Aisha Saeed, S. K. Ali, Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow, Huda Al-Marashi Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419761751
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - May 9th, 2023

Four kids meet at an airport for one unforgettable night in this middle-grade novel by four bestselling and award-winning authors

When a thunderstorm grounds all flights following a huge Muslim convention, four unlikely kids are thrown together.


The Guardian Test (Legends of Lotus Island #1) By Christina Soontornvat, Kevin Hong (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Christina Soontornvat, Kevin Hong (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781338759150
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 7th, 2023

From two-time Newbery honor recipient Christina Soontornvat comes a compelling new young middle grade fantasy series for readers who love stories about animals, magic, and kids like them embracing their power to change the world.

Young Plum is shocked to discover that she’s been accepted to the Guardian Academy on Lotus Island, an elite school where kids learn how to transform into


The Last Mapmaker By Christina Soontornvat Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536204957
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Published: Candlewick - April 12th, 2022

A Newbery Honor Book
A Walter Dean Myers Honor Book 

From Christina Soontornvat, the visionary and versatile author of three Newbery Honor Books, comes a high-seas adventure set in a Thai-inspired fantasy world.


The Unforgettable Logan Foster #1 By Shawn Peters Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780063047686
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Published: HarperCollins - November 8th, 2022

Packed with superheroes, supervillains, and epic showdowns between good and evil, The Unforgettable Logan Foster from debut author Shawn Peters shows that sometimes being a hero is just about being yourself.


Finally Seen By Kelly Yang Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534488335
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - February 28th, 2023

From the New York Times bestselling author of Front Desk comes a gripping middle grade novel about a young girl who leaves China to live with her parents and sister, after five years apart, and learns about family, friendship, and the power of being finally seen.

My sister got to grow up with my parents. Me?


Nic Blake and the Remarkables: The Manifestor Prophecy By Angie Thomas Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063225138
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Published: Balzer + Bray - April 4th, 2023

Internationally bestselling superstar author Angie Thomas makes her middle grade debut with the launch of an inventive, hilarious, and suspenseful new contemporary fantasy trilogy inspired by African American history and folklore.


Momo Arashima Steals the Sword of the Wind By Misa Sugiura Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593564066
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Published: Labyrinth Road - February 28th, 2023

A thrilling fantasy series about a twelve year old girl who sets out to save her Shinto goddess mother—and the world—by facing down demons intent on bringing chaos.

“A grand adventure.” —Brandon Mull, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Fablehaven


Maizy Chen's Last Chance: (Newbery Honor Award Winner) By Lisa Yee Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781984830272
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Published: Yearling - April 4th, 2023

NEWBERY HONOR AWARD • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST •
ASIAN/PACIFIC AMERICAN AWARD FOR YOUTH LITERATURE WINNER • Twelve year-old Maizy discovers her family’s Chinese restaurant is full of secrets in this irresistible novel that celebrates food, fortune, and family.


Welcome to the Golden Palace!


New from Here By Kelly Yang Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781534488311
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - February 28th, 2023

An instant #1 New York Times bestseller!

This “timely and compelling” (Kirkus Reviews) middle grade novel about courage, hope, and resilience follows an Asian American boy fighting to keep his family together and stand up to racism during the initial outbreak of the coronavirus.

When the coronavirus hits Hong Kong, ten-year-old Knox Wei-Evans&


Winnie Zeng Unleashes a Legend By Katie Zhao Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593426609
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - April 25th, 2023

An epic new fantasy series inspired by Chinese mythology that #1 New York Times bestselling author Kwame Mbalia calls "a hilarious tussle between homework, family, and heroism." When a girl awakens the stuff of legends from an old family recipe, she must embrace her extraordinary heritage to save the world.


A Rover's Story By Jasmine Warga Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063113923
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Published: Balzer + Bray - October 4th, 2022

New York Times bestseller * Best Book of the Year from The Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, New York Public Library, Chicago Public Library


Cilla Lee-Jenkins: Future Author Extraordinaire By Susan Tan, Dana Wulfekotte (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Susan Tan, Dana Wulfekotte (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781250144003
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Published: Square Fish - March 27th, 2018

Cilla Lee-Jenkins is 50% Chinese, 50% Caucasian, and 100% destined for literary greatness! In this middle grade novel, she shares stories about a new sibling, being biracial, and her destiny as a future author extraordinaire.


New Kid: A Newbery Award Winner By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062691194
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Published: Quill Tree Books - February 5th, 2019

Winner of the Newbery Medal, Coretta Scott King Author Award, and Kirkus Prize for Young Readers’ Literature! 


Class Act: A Graphic Novel By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator) 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.


Science Comics: Solar System: Our Place in Space By Rosemary Mosco, Jon Chad (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Rosemary Mosco, Jon Chad (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781626721418
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Published: First Second - September 18th, 2018

With Science Comics, you can explore the depths of the ocean, the farthest reaches of space, and everything in between! These gorgeously illustrated graphic novels offer wildly entertaining views of their subjects.


The Year of the Dog (A Pacy Lin Novel #1) By Grace Lin Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316060028
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 1st, 2007

A special edition of a modern classic by the Newbery-Award winning and bestselling author of Where the Mountain Meets the Moon


The Lemonade War (The Lemonade War Series #1) By Jacqueline Davies Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780547237657
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Published: Clarion Books - October 11th, 2022

Here is a clever blend of humor, math wizardry, and business know-how. As it captures the one-of-a-kind bond between brother and sister, this poignant novel also subtly explores how arguments can escalate beyond anyone’s intent.


Frindle By Andrew Clements, Brian Selznick (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Andrew Clements, Brian Selznick (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780689818769
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - February 1st, 1998

From bestselling and award-winning author Andrew Clements, a quirky, imaginative tale about creative thought and the power of words that will have readers inventing their own words.

Is Nick Allen a troublemaker? He really just likes to liven things up at school -- and he's always had plenty of great ideas.


Raymie Nightingale By Kate DiCamillo Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780763696917
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Published: Candlewick - April 10th, 2018

As featured on The Today Show’s Read with Jenna Jr. Book Club

Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo returns to her roots in this 2016 National Book Award Finalist — a moving, masterful story of an unforgettable friendship.


Sideways Stories from Wayside School By Louis Sachar, Adam McCauley (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Louis Sachar, Adam McCauley (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780380698714
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Published: HarperCollins - March 26th, 2019

Bestselling and Newbery Medal-winning author Louis Sachar knows how to make readers laugh. And there are laughs galore in perennial favorite Sideways Stories from Wayside School, the first book in the series!


Dactyl Hill Squad (Dactyl Hill Squad #1) By Daniel José Older Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781338268829
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - April 30th, 2019

"An unforgettable historical, high-octane adventure." -- Dav Pilkey, author-illustrator of the Dog Man series

It's 1863 and dinosaurs roam the streets of New York as the Civil War rages between raptor-mounted armies down South.


Science Comics: Cars: Engines That Move You By Dan Zettwoch Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781626728226
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Published: First Second - May 28th, 2019

In Dan Zettwoch's Science Comics: Cars, you'll learn where cars came from and how they work. When you pop the hood, what are you looking at? How does gasoline—or electric batteries, or even steam—make a car move? Rev up your motor and take look at the combustible history of the automobile and its explosive effects on our modern lives.


Invisible Emmie (Emmie & Friends) By Terri Libenson, Terri Libenson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Terri Libenson, Terri Libenson (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9780062484932
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 2nd, 2017

Perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier and Jennifer L. Holm, Invisible Emmie is a humorous and surprising debut graphic novel by Terri Libenson, creator of the internationally syndicated, Reuben Award-winning comic strip The Pajama Diaries.


Supergifted By Gordon Korman Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062563866
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 7th, 2019

This funny and heartwarming sequel to Ungifted, which has become a word-of-mouth hit, cleverly sends up our ideas about intelligence, heroism, and popularity. 


The First Rule of Punk By Celia C. Pérez Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780425290422
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Published: Puffin Books - July 17th, 2018

A 2018 Pura Belpré Author Honor Book

The First Rule of Punk
is a wry and heartfelt exploration of friendship, finding your place, and learning to rock out like no one’s watching.


Swindle (Swindle #1) By Gordon Korman Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780439903455
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - April 15th, 2009

Ocean's 11 . . . with 11-year-olds, in a super stand-alone heist caper from Gordon Korman!

After a mean collector named Swindle cons him out of his most valuable baseball card, Griffin Bing must put together a band of misfits to break into Swindle's compound and recapture the card.


Fish in a Tree By Lynda Mullaly Hunt Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780142426425
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - March 28th, 2017

"Fans of R.J. Palacio’s Wonder will appreciate this feel-good story of friendship and unconventional smarts.” —Kirkus Reviews


Science Comics: Polar Bears: Survival on the Ice By Zack Giallongo (Illustrator), Jason Viola Cover Image
By Zack Giallongo (Illustrator), Jason Viola
$12.99
ISBN: 9781626728240
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Published: First Second - December 31st, 2018

Head out to the Arctic and learn about polar bears in this volume of Science Comics, Survival on the Ice, an action-packed nonfiction graphic novel series for middle-grade readers!


Spy School By Stuart Gibbs Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781442421837
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 2nd, 2013

“Combines Alex Rider’s espionage skills with a huge dose of the sarcasm of Artemis Fowl.” —School Library Journal

Can an undercover nerd become a superstar agent?


Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories By Jeff Kinney Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781419756979
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Published: Amulet Books - March 16th, 2021

An instant #1 New York Times bestseller! 

Scare yourself silly with Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories by Jeff Kinney, the #1 international bestselling author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid!


Grab a flashlight, crawl under the covers, and dive into the twisted, unexpectedly hilarious world of Rowley Jefferson’s imagination.


The Secret of the Himalayas (The Unicorn Rescue Society #6) By Adam Gidwitz, Hena Khan, Hatem Aly (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Adam Gidwitz, Hena Khan, Hatem Aly (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780735231474
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - May 3rd, 2022

The newest adventure in the bestselling Unicorn Rescue Society transports readers to the Himalayan mountains in Northern Pakistan!


Keeper of the Lost Cities By Shannon Messenger Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781442445949
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Published: Aladdin - August 6th, 2013

A New York Times bestselling series
A USA TODAY bestselling series
A California Young Reader Medal–winning series

In this riveting series opener, a telepathic girl must figure out why she is the key to her brand-new world before the wrong person finds the answer first.

Twelve-year-old Sophie has never quite fit into her life.


Becca's Feat on Feet By Becca Pizzi, Marco Morte (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Becca Pizzi, Marco Morte (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781645432609
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Published: Mascot Books - June 23rd, 2020

Becca has been running since she was just six years old. She ran her first race with her dad by her side and she's never stopped. After years of competitive racing, including over a decade of Boston Marathons, she decides that it's time to raise the bar and run in one of the toughest races on the globe: the World Marathon Challenge.

Seven marathons.

Seven continents.


The Creature of the Pines (The Unicorn Rescue Society #1) By Adam Gidwitz, Hatem Aly (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Adam Gidwitz, Hatem Aly (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780735231726
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Published: Puffin Books - August 6th, 2019

A New York Times bestseller—now available in paperback.

INCLUDES AN EXCLUSIVE BONUS STORY about the medieval Secret Order of the Unicorn!


Unicorns are real.
(At least we think they are.)
 


Front Desk (Front Desk #1) (Scholastic Gold) By Kelly Yang Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781338157826
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Published: Scholastic Press - June 25th, 2019

Four starred reviews and over ten best-of-year lists!* "Many readers will recognize themselves or their neighbors in these pages." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Winner of the Asian / Pacific American Award for Children's Literature!* "Many readers will recognize themselves or their neighbors in these pages." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred reviewMia Tang has a lot of secre


Wings of Fire: The Dragonet Prophecy: A Graphic Novel (Wings of Fire Graphic Novel #1) (Wings of Fire Graphix #1) By Tui T. Sutherland, Mike Holmes (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Tui T. Sutherland, Mike Holmes (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780545942157
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Published: Graphix - January 2nd, 2018

The New York Times bestselling Wings of Fire series soars to new heights in this first-ever graphic novel adaptation!

Not every dragonet wants a destiny ... Clay has grown up under the mountain, chosen along with four other dragonets to fulfill a mysterious prophecy and end the war between the dragon tribes of Pyrrhia.


The Derby Daredevils: Kenzie Kickstarts a Team: (The Derby Daredevils Book #1) By Kit Rosewater, Sophie Escabasse Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781419751844
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Published: Amulet Paperbacks - May 11th, 2021

A highly illustrated middle-grade series that celebrates new friendships, first crushes, and getting out of your comfort zone—now in paperback
  Ever since they can remember, fifth graders Kenzie (aka Kenzilla) and Shelly (aka Bomb Shell) have dreamed of becoming roller derby superstars.


Amari and the Night Brothers (Supernatural Investigations #1) By B. B. Alston Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780062975171
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Published: Balzer + Bray - January 4th, 2022

New York Times bestseller!

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


The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal) By Kelly Barnhill Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781616207465
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - April 30th, 2019

The beloved, Newbery Medal–winning classic is now in paperback!


The Only Black Girls in Town By Brandy Colbert Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780316456401
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 20th, 2021

From award-winning YA author Brandy Colbert comes a debut middle-grade novel about the only two Black girls in town who discover a collection of hidden journals revealing shocking secrets of the past.

Beach-loving surfer Alberta has been the only Black girl in town for years.


The Giver: A Newbery Award Winner (Giver Quartet #1) By Lois Lowry Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780544336261
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Published: Clarion Books - July 1st, 2014

In Lois Lowry’s Newbery Medal–winning classic, twelve-year-old Jonas lives in a seemingly ideal world. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver does he begin to understand the dark secrets behind his fragile community.


Becoming: Adapted for Young Readers By Michelle Obama Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593303740
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Published: Delacorte Press - March 2nd, 2021

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Michelle Obama’s worldwide bestselling memoir, Becoming, is now adapted for young readers.


Three Keys (Front Desk #2) By Kelly Yang Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781338591392
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Published: Scholastic Press - September 21st, 2021

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.She and her parents are the proud owners of the Calivista Motel, Mia gets to run the front desk with her best friend, Lupe, and she's finally getting somewhere w


When You Trap a Tiger: (Newbery Medal Winner) By Tae Keller Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781524715731
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Published: Yearling - January 3rd, 2023

WINNER OF THE NEWBERY MEDAL • WINNER OF THE ASIAN/PACIFIC AMERICAN AWARD FOR CHILDREN'S LITERATURE • #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Would you make a deal with a magical tiger? This uplifting story brings Korean folklore to life as a girl goes on a quest to unlock the power of stories and save her grandmother.


Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks By Jason Reynolds, Alexander Nabaum (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jason Reynolds, Alexander Nabaum (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781481438292
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - October 27th, 2020

UK Carnegie Medal winner
A National Book Award Finalist
Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book
An NPR Favorite Book of 2019
A New York Times Best Children’s Book of 2019

A Time Best Children’s Book of 2019
A Today Show Best Kids’ Book of 2019
A Washington Post Best Children’s


Because of Winn-Dixie By Kate DiCamillo Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781536214352
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Published: Candlewick - January 26th, 2021

The classic heartwarming tale from Kate DiCamillo—now with an afterword from the beloved author, reflecting on twenty years in print


Witches of Brooklyn: (A Graphic Novel) By Sophie Escabasse Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9780593119273
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Published: Random House Graphic - September 1st, 2020

There's a new witch in town! Life in Brooklyn takes a strange turn when Effie discovers MAGIC runs in the family.

A middle-grade graphic novel adventure filled with magical hjinks for fans of Phoebe and Her Unicorn and Making Friends.

Could there really be witches in Brooklyn?!


The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell By Chris Colfer Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780316201568
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - July 2nd, 2013

The first book in Chris Colfer's #1 New York Times bestselling series The Land of Stories about two siblings who fall into a fairy-tale world!

Alex and Conner Bailey's world is about to change, in this fast-paced adventure that uniquely combines our modern day world with the enchanting realm of classic fairy tales.


Twins: A Graphic Novel (Twins #1) By Varian Johnson, Shannon Wright (Illustrator) 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!

Maureen and Francine Carter are twins and best friends. They participate in the same clubs, enjoy the same foods, and are partners on all their school projects.


Golden Gate (City Spies #2) By James Ponti Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781534414952
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Published: Aladdin - February 1st, 2022

In this second installment in the New York Times bestselling series from Edgar Award winner James Ponti, the young group of spies returns for another international adventure perfect for fans of Spy School and Mrs.


Prairie Lotus By Linda Sue Park Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780358454632
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Published: Clarion Books - March 22nd, 2022

Prairie Lotus is a powerful, touching, multilayered novel about a girl determined to fit in and realize her dreams: getting an education, becoming a dressmaker in her father’s shop, and making at least one friend.


City Spies By James Ponti Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781534414921
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Published: Aladdin - January 26th, 2021

A New York Times bestseller!
A GMA3 Summer Reading Squad Selection!
“Ingeniously plotted, and a grin-inducing delight.” —People
“Will keep young readers glued to the page…So when do I get the sequel?” —Beth McMullen, author of Mrs.


It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood (Adapted for Young Readers) By Trevor Noah Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780525582199
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Published: Yearling - April 7th, 2020

The host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah, shares his personal story and the injustices he faced while growing up half black, half white in South Africa under and after apartheid in this New York Times bestselling young readers' adaptation of his adult memoir.
 


When Stars Are Scattered By Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed, Victoria Jamieson (Illustrator), Iman Geddy (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed, Victoria Jamieson (Illustrator), Iman Geddy (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9780525553908
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Published: Dial Books - April 14th, 2020

A National Book Award Finalist, this remarkable graphic novel is about growing up in a refugee camp, as told by a former Somali refugee to the Newbery Honor-winning creator of Roller Girl.


Stargazing By Jen Wang, Jen Wang (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jen Wang, Jen Wang (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250183880
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Published: First Second - September 10th, 2019

Stargazing is a heartwarming middle-grade graphic novel in the spirit of Real Friends and El Deafo, from New York Times bestselling author-illustrator Jen Wang.


Beyond the Bright Sea By Lauren Wolk Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781101994870
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Published: Puffin Books - September 18th, 2018

- Winner of the 2018 Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction - 

From the bestselling author of Echo Mountain and Newbery Honor–winner Wolf Hollow, Beyond the Bright Sea is an acclaimed best book of the year.


The One and Only Bob By Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illustrator) Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780062991324
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Published: HarperCollins - May 3rd, 2022

A #1 New York Times bestseller and a #1 Indie bestseller!

"Good dog Bob. Great to have a best friend.”—Danny DeVito


The Dragonet Prophecy (Wings of Fire #1) By Tui T. Sutherland Cover Image
$7.99
Currently Unavailable
ISBN: 9780545349239
Published: Scholastic Press - April 30th, 2013

The beginning of a thrilling new dragon saga-- now in paperback!

Clay and his friends have grown up under a mountain, secretly raised by the Talons of Peace to fulfill a mysterious prophecy. The five young dragons are destined to end the war that's been raging between the tribes of Pyrrhia -- but how they'll do this, none of them knows.But not every dragonet wants a destiny.


Choose Your Own Adventure Spies: Mary Bowser By Kyandreia Jones, Mia Mari Overgaard (Illustrator), Jason Millet (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kyandreia Jones, Mia Mari Overgaard (Illustrator), Jason Millet (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781937133399
Availability: Available from Warehouse (minimum 2 days delivery time)
Published: Chooseco - October 1st, 2020

Choose Your Own Adventure SPIES: Mary Bowser by Kyandreia Jones puts YOU in the shoes of real-life Civil War heroine, Mary Bowser. 9-12 year old readers will join an organized ring of women who spy in plain sight to help the Union during the Civil War. Choose Your Own Adventure SPIES: Mary Bowser is an interactive adventure book in which YOU decide what happens next.


Wishes and Wellingtons By Julie Berry, Chloe Bristol (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Julie Berry, Chloe Bristol (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781728243139
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Published: Sourcebooks Young Readers - September 7th, 2021

From New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Julie Berry comes a middle-grade fantasy adventure full of humor and heart.

Be careful what you wish for ...


The Mysterious Benedict Society By Trenton Lee Stewart, Carson Ellis (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Trenton Lee Stewart, Carson Ellis (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780316003957
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2008

For fans of Lemony Snicket and Escape from Mr.


Hidden Oracle, The-Trials of Apollo, Book One By Rick Riordan Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781484746417
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Published: Disney Hyperion - October 3rd, 2017

Rick Riordan Presents: Aru Shah and the End of Time-A Pandava Novel Book 1 (Pandava Series #1) By Roshani Chokshi Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781368023566
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - March 19th, 2019

Framed! By James Ponti Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781481436311
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Published: Aladdin - May 2nd, 2017

Get to know the only kid on the FBI Director’s speed dial and several international criminals’ most wanted lists all because of his Theory of All Small Things in this hilarious start to a brand-new middle grade mystery series.

So you’re only halfway through your homework and the Director of the FBI keeps texting you for help…What do you do? Save your grade?


The School for Good and Evil: Now a Netflix Originals Movie By Soman Chainani, Iacopo Bruno (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Soman Chainani, Iacopo Bruno (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780062104908
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Published: HarperCollins - September 4th, 2018

THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL is the #1 movie now streaming on Netflix—starring Academy Award winner Charlize Theron, Kerry Washington, Laurence Fishburne, Michelle Yeoh, Sofia Wylie, Sophie Anne Caruso, Jamie Flatters, Earl Cave, Kit Young, and many others! 


Harriet Spies By Elana K. Arnold, Dung Ho (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Elana K. Arnold, Dung Ho (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063092136
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Published: Walden Pond Press - February 7th, 2023

The unforgettable star of Just Harriet returns for another mystery on Marble Island, from award-winning author Elana K. Arnold.

There are a few things you should know about Harriet Wermer:


Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book One: The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson & the Olympians #1) By Rick Riordan Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781368051477
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Published: Disney Hyperion - May 3rd, 2022