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Ellie McDoodle: New Kid in School

Ruth McNally Barshaw · Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books
Pages: 188
Format: Hardcover

When Ellie's family moves to a new town, she's sure she won't fit in. Nobody else likes to read as much as she does, and even the teachers can't get her name right. But when the students need someone to help them rally against unfair lunch lines, it's Ellie to the rescue--and...
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The Princess and the Peabodys

Betty G. Birney · HarperCollins
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

In the kingdom of Pine Glen . . . When a teenage wizard blunders a spell that sends a real, live medieval princess to the Peabodys' house, fourteen-year-old Casey Peabody is in for a royal mess! It was bad enough attending Pine Glen Junior High with a squad of cheerleading princesses....
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Ellie McDoodle: New Kid in School

Ruth McNally Barshaw · Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books
Pages: 188
Format: Hardcover

When Ellie's family moves to a new town, she's sure she won't fit in. Nobody else likes to read as much as she does, and even the teachers can't get her name right. But when the students need someone to help them rally against unfair lunch lines, it's Ellie to the rescue--and...
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My New Best Friend (Friends for Keeps)

Julie Bowe
Format: Print book

There's a new girl in town! After Ida May’s last best friend moved away, she swore she’d never have another. But then she met fun, sparkly Stacey Merriweather, and now she and Ida are like two peas in a pod. When the friends discover a magical mermaid night-light that seems to grant...
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Kat, Incorrigible

Stephanie Burgis · Atheneum Books for Young Readers; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Katherine Ann Stephenson has just discovered that shes inherited her mothers magical talents, and despite Stepmamas stern objections, shes determined to learn how to use them. But with her eldest sister Elissas intended fiancé, the sinister Sir Neville, showing a dangerous interest in Kats...
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The Summer of the Swans

Betsy Cromer Byars · Professional Services Center for the Visually Handicapped [Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction
Pages: 142
Format: Book

A Newbery Medal WinnerAll summer Sara Godfrey has fretted over herself, her impossible body, her terrible new haircut. One moment she's elated, the next, she's in tears. And she can't figure out why. Maybe her wildly changing moods are tied to the sudden and unaccountable appearance of the swans,...
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From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess

Meg Cabot · Feiwel & Friends
Pages: 182
Format: Hardcover

Return to the world of Meg Cabot's bestselling and beloved Princess Diaries series in From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess -- this time through the illustrated diary of a spunky new heroine: Princess Mia's long lost half-sister, Olivia!Olivia Grace Clarisse Mignonette Harrison...
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Allie, First at Last

Angela Cervantes · Scholastic Press
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

Allie Velasco wants to be a trailblazer.A trendsetter.A winner.No better feeling exists in the world than stepping to the top of a winner's podium and hoisting a trophy high in the air. At least, that's what Allie thinks . . . she's never actually won anything before. Everyone in her family...
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Gaby, Lost and Found

Angela Cervantes · Scholastic Press
Format: Hardcover

Wanted: One amazing forever home for one amazing sixth grader."My name is Gaby, and I'm looking for a home where I can invite my best friend over and have a warm breakfast a couple of times a week. Having the newest cell phone or fancy clothes isn't important, but I'd like...
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The Invisible Rules of the Zoe Lama

Tish Cohen · Dutton Juvenile
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

If you are one of Zoë’s friends, you know her "invisible rules" for school survival, from what to wear to which boy is the Most Vile. Ever since the day Zoë neutralized the playground bully, she has been the go-to gal for classmates and teachers alike. When a new girl...
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Gossip From the Girls' Room: A Blogtastic! Novel

Rose Cooper · Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

Diary of a Wimpy Kid for girls!Gossip from the Girls Room fills readers in on all there is to learn about middle school life at Middlebrooke, where Sofia has her very own blog and discusses all the juicy gossip that comes out of the Girls room read along to find out just what happens when...
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Solving Zoe

Barbara Dee · Margaret K. McElderry Books
Format: Hardcover

Zoe Bennett feels lost at her fancy private school. She's not the star drama queen like her sister, or a brainiac math genius like her brother. Luckily her best friend, Dara, is just as content as Zoe is to stay in the shadows -- or is she? When Dara gets a part in the school musical,...
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The Friendship Code #1

STACIA DEUTSCH · Penguin Workshop
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover

Perfect for fans of The Babysitters Club and anyone interested in computer science, this series is published in partnership with the organization Girls Who Code!Loops, variables, input/output - Lucy can't wait to get started with the new coding club at school. Finally, an after school activity...
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Harriet the Spy

Louise Fitzhugh

Harriet M. Welsch is a spy. In her notebook, she writes down everything she knows about everyone, even her classmates and her best friends. Then Harriet loses track of her notebook, and it ends up in the wrong hands. Before she can stop them, her friends have read the always truth
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Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen

Donna Gephart · Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

Olivia Bean knows trivia. She watches Jeopardy! every night and usually beats at least one of the contestants. If she were better at geography, she would try out for the show’s kids’ week. Not only could she win bundles of money, she’d get to go to the taping in California,...
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Jubilee

Patricia Reilly Giff · Wendy Lamb Books
Pages: 160
Format: Print book

Newbery Honor-winning author Patricia Reilly Giff writes a tender, timeless story about a girl who stopped speaking long ago, and how she finds her way back to her voice. For fans of Listening for Lucca, Fish in a Tree, The Rules, and Mockingbird. Judith lives with her beloved aunt Cora...
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Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Stuart Little

Peggy Gifford · Schwartz & Wade
Pages: 104
Format: Hardcover

Here's the first book in the hilarious Moxy Maxwell series, which includes Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Writing Thank-you Notes and Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Practicing the Piano. It wasn't as if Moxy hadn't tried to do her summer reading. She and Stuart Little had been inseparable...
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Vilonia Beebe Takes Charge

Kristin L Gray · Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Pages: 198
Format: Hardcover

Vilonia is determined to prove she's responsible enough to care for a dog in this "sensitive and uplifting coming-of-age" (Publishers Weekly) novel.Being responsible is NOT easy. Fourth grader Vilonia hasn't lost her rain coat in the three weeks she's had it and she's brushed...
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Cupcake Cousins, Book 1 Cupcake Cousins

Kate Hannigan · Disney Pr
Pages: 268
Format: Print book

Baking a fluffy pink cupcake is awesome, but wearing a dress that looks like one? No, thank you!Cousins Willow and Delia can't wait to spend a week vacationing together with their families. Their aunt is getting married, and Willow and Delia are hoping their tasty baked goods will be enough...
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Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen

Donna Gephart · Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

Olivia Bean knows trivia. She watches Jeopardy! every night and usually beats at least one of the contestants. If she were better at geography, she would try out for the show’s kids’ week. Not only could she win bundles of money, she’d get to go to the taping in California,...
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Dreamer, Wisher, Liar

Charise Mericle Harper · Balzer + Bray
Format: Hardcover

Dreamer, Wisher, Liar is a heartwarming story about one girls transformative summer full of friendship, secret magic, and family. Fans of Rebecca Stead will enjoy Charise Mericle Harpers funny and poignant novel.When her best friend is moving away and her mom has arranged for some strange...
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Calli Be Gold

Michele Weber Hurwitz · Wendy Lamb Books
Format: Book

Eleven-year-old Calli Gold is the quiet third child in a family of loud overachievers In fact the family motto is Be Gold Callis sister is on an ice-skating team and her brothers a basketball star Her parents are sure she has a hidden gift for something They just have to figure out what...
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Circle of Secrets

Kimberley Griffiths Little · Scholastic Press
Pages: 336
Format: Book

Critically acclaimed author Kimberley Griffiths Little weaves a haunting story of friendship and family and the power of faith, once again set against the lush backdrop of the Lousiana bayou.After her mother walked out on Shelby Jayne and her dad, Shelby thought she'd never speak to her mamma...
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The Key to Extraordinary

Natalie Lloyd · Scholastic Press
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

Everyone in Emma's family is special. Her ancestors include Revolutionary War spies, brilliant scientists, and famous musicians--every single one of which learned of their extraordinary destiny through a dream.For Emma, her own dream can't come soon enough. Right before her mother died,...
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Best Friend Next Door

Carolyn Mackler · Scholastic Press
Pages: 214
Format: Print book

Printz Honor and New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Mackler brings honesty and charm to this story of a friendship between two girls. Meet Hannah. Her name is a palindrome. Her birthday is on New Year's. She wishes she had a cat. She's medium height and a little awkward. Her life...
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Ten Rules for Living with My Sister

Ann M. Martin · Feiwel & Friends
Format: Hardcover

Pearl's older sister Lexie is in eighth grade and has a boyfriend. Pearl's only boyfriend is the family's crabby cat, Bitey. Lexie is popular. Pearl is not, mostly because of the embarrassing Three Bad Things that happened in school and which no one has forgotten. Everything...
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Agnes Parker...Happy Camper?

Kathleen O'Dell
Format: Book

The first thing Agnes and her best friend Prejean learn at science camp is that they won't be sharing the same cabin. Being apart gives Agnes a different perspective, and a few worries, about what others think of her longtime friend. Everyone seems to be going on and on about h
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Wonder

R J Palacio · Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages: 315
Format: Hardcover

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JULIA ROBERTS, OWEN WILSON, AND JACOB TREMBLAY!Over 5 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller WONDER and have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. The book that inspired the Choose Kind...
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The Great Gilly Hopkins

Katherine Paterson · HarperCollins
Format: Paperback

Eleven-year-old Gilly has been stuck in more foster families than she can remember, and she's disliked them all. She has a county-wide reputation for being brash, brilliant, and completely unmanageable. So when she's sent to live with the Trotters -- by far the strangest family...
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The Teashop Girls (Paula Wiseman Books)

Laura Schaefer · Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books; 1 edition
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

The Official Rules of the Teashop Girls 1. Teashop girls are best friends forever. 2. Tea is held every week, no matter what. 3. All tea and scones must be split equally at all times. Annie, Genna, and Zoe have been hanging out at the Steeping Leaf since elementary school. The Teashop...
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It's Raining Cupcakes

Lisa Schroeder · Aladdin; Reprint edition
Format: Book

Twelve year old Isabel is dying to get out of Willow, Oregon (population 39, 257) and experience something other than her small town. It seems that everyone gets to travel except Isabel--even her best friend, Sophie. When Isabel's mother decides to open up a cupcake shop across town,...

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Katie and the Cupcake Cure

Coco Simon · Simon Spotlight
Pages: 140
Format: Paperback

This first book in The Cupcake Diaries is told through the perspective of Katie Brown. We find Katie miserable on the first day of middle school. Her best friend Callie came back from camp boy-crazy and part of a whole new group of friends. When it's made clear that Callie is in the PGC (Popular...
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Love From Your Friend, Hannah

Mindy Warshaw Skolsky
Format: Hardcover

Here is a year of letters, at times hilarious, at others, touching or suspenseful. The principal correspondent is Hannah Diamond of quiet Grand View, New York, who writes one day to Edward Winchley, a farm boy of Wichita, Kansas. "when I picked that piece of paper out of the
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Cilla Lee-Jenkins: Future Author Extraordinaire

Susan Tan · Roaring Brook Press
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

"Meeting Cilla felt like making a new best friend." -- Grace Lin, bestselling author of Newbery Honor book Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Priscilla "Cilla" Lee-Jenkins is on a tight deadline. Her baby sister is about to be born, and Cilla needs to become...

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All-of-a-Kind Family

Sydney Taylor · Dell
Pages: 188
Format: Paperback

Meet the All-of-a-Kind Family -- Ella, Henny, Sarah, Charlotte, and Gertie -- who live with their parents in New York City at the turn of the century.Together they share adventures that find them searching for hidden buttons while dusting Mama's front parlor and visiting with the peddlers...
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Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief

Wendelin Van Draanen · Knopf
Pages: 168
Format: Paperback

With this debut book of a new mystery series, Wendelin Van Draanen establishes Samantha Keyes as a crime fighter to watch. Though, actually, the book opens with Sammy watching...a crime in progress. And when the man with the wad of cash in one hand and the open purse in the other catches...
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Colonial madness

Jo Whittemore · Aladdin, 2015.
Pages: 229
Format: Print book

Thirteen-year-old Tori Porter and her mother, fun-loving best friends, compete against other relatives in hopes of inheriting a fortune from eccentric Great Aunt Muriel by spending two weeks in a colonial mansion, with no modern conveniences, no outside help, and daily tests.
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The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond

Brenda Woods · Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Pages: 222
Format: Hardcover

Coretta Scott King Honor winner Brenda Woods' moving, uplifting story of a girl finally meeting the African American side of her family explores racism and how it feels to be biracial, and celebrates families of all kinds.Violet is a smart, funny, brown-eyed, brown-haired girl in a family...
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