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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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Max Cassidy: Escape from Shadow Island

Paul Adam · Walden Pond Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Max Cassidy can escape from anythingOnly fourteen years old, Max is the world's foremost escape artist. Chained, handcuffed, locked in an airtight water tank, there's nothing he can't get himself out of. He learned the art from his father - a man who just two years ago was murdered,...
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Ruby on the Outside

Nora Raleigh Baskin · Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 163
Format: Hardcover

Ruby's mom is in prison, and to tell anyone the truth is to risk true friendship in this novel from the author of The Summer Before Boys that accurately and sensitively addresses a subject too often overlooked.Eleven-year-old Ruby Danes is about to start middle school, and only her aunt...
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When Audrey Met Alice

Rebecca Behrens · Sourcebooks Inc
Pages: 294
Format: Hardcover

Living in the White House is like being permanently grounded. Only with tighter security. "A fun look into the private life of an inspiring first daughter."--Marissa Moss, bestselling author of the Amelia's Notebook and Mira's Diary series When First Daughter Audrey Rhodes discovers...
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The Friendship Riddle

Megan Frazer Blakemore · Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

With nods to classic fantasy expertly woven into this surprising and emotionally-charged journey through the ups and downs of middle school, Megan Frazer Blakemore proves that even the bravest heroes need true friends by their side.Ruth Mudd-O'Flaherty has been a lone wolf at her new middle...
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The Name of this Book Is Secret

Pseudonymous Bosch · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; First Edition edition
Format: Book

Warning: this description has not been authorized by Pseudonymous Bosch. As much as he'd love to sing the praises of his book (he is very vain) , he wouldn't want you to hear about his brave 11-year old heroes, Cass and Max-Ernest. Or about how a mysterious box of vials, the Symphony...

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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...
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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 Dark Is Rising

Susan Cooper
Format: Mass Market Paperback

On the Midwinter Day that is his eleventh birthday, Will Stanton discovers a special gift - that he is the last of the Old Ones, immortals dedicated throughout the ages to keeping the world from domination by the forces of evil, the Dark. He is plunged at once into a quest for the
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Monsterland

James Crowley · G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

A boy takes off on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure through a mysterious land, with the help of some monster friends

It's Halloween, and everyone in Charlie's small town is excited for this year's festivities. Charlie's grandfather, Old Joe, is famous for his holiday haunts, and his pumpkin...
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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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Secrets of the Book

Erin Fry · Two Lions
Pages: 294
Format: Hardcover

You don't choose the book - the book chooses you. Sixth grader Spencer Lemon has a degenerative eye disease - and he's rapidly losing his eyesight. So he has no idea why he was chosen to guard Pandora's Book. When Ed, the old guy at the nursing home, hands over the book, he doesn't...
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The Defense of Thaddeus A. Ledbetter

John Gosselink · Harry N. Abrams
Format: Hardcover

Designed like a case file, chock-full of notes, journal entries, letters, e-mails, illustrations, and more, The Defense of Thaddeus A. Ledbetter is a hilarious middle-grade novel that argues why Thaddeus should be released from his in-school suspension and explains the unbelievable circumstances...
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Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's library

Chris Grabenstein · Random House
Pages: 291
Format: Print book

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory meets A Night in the Museum in this action-packed New York Times Bestseller from Chris Grabenstein, coauthor of I Funny, Treasure Hunters and other bestselling series with James Patterson!

Kyle Keeley is the class...
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Rivals: A Baseball Great Novel

Tim Green · HarperCollins; 1 edition
Format: Book

Cooperstown! Josh is thrilled when all his hard training pays off in a big way and his team, the Titans, makes it to a national tournament in Cooperstown, home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. More is on the line for Josh than just a trophy. Winning would mean everything to his dad—now...
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The Adventures of Beanboy

Lisa Harkrader · Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
Pages: 234
Format: Book

Wheaton, Kansas seventh-grader Tucker MacBean loves comic books, so when his favorite comic has a contest to create a sidekick, he is hopeful that he can win, thereby fixing his struggling family.

SEQUEL: Cool Beans (2014).

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Just for You to Know

Cheryl Harness · HarperCollins
Pages: 320
Format: Library Binding

As her family noisily slurps root beers at a drive-in stop, Carmen longs to be invisible -- especially when Clark and Larry shout out the news about Mama. Can it get any worse than this? Carmen imagines she's been kidnapped -- how else did she wind up as one of the Cathcarts. . . . At almost...
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Two Hot Dogs with Everything

Paul Haven

The Sluggers are a baseball team whose past is filled with hundreds of defeats and near misses. Year after year, they play the kind of baseball that challenges the most faithful of fans. But when it comes to Slugger supporters, there's a whole other category. Die-hard fans who re
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Rules for Stealing Stars

Corey Ann Haydu · Katherine Tegen Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

In the tradition of Sharon Creech and Wendy Mass, Corey Ann Haydu's sparkling middle grade debut is a sister story with a twist of magic, a swirl of darkness, and a whole lot of hope.Silly is used to feeling left out. Her three older sisters think she's too little for most things...
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Hope Is a Ferris Wheel

Robin Herrera · Harry N Abrams Inc
Pages: 261
Format: Hardcover

Ten-year-old Star Mackie lives in a trailer park with her flaky mom and her melancholy older sister, Winter, whom Star idolizes. Moving to a new town has made it difficult for Star to make friends, when her classmates tease her because of where she lives and because of her layered blue...
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The Forget-Me-Not Summer

Leila Howland · HarperCollins
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

This charming story about the summer three California sisters spend on Cape Cod is perfect for fans of The Penderwicks and The Mother-Daughter Book Club. Full of moments both humorous and reflective, The Forget-Me-Not Summer is a story about three girls facing their fears, adjusting to change,...
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The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate

Jacqueline Kelly · Henry Holt
Pages: 340
Format: Hardcover

Calpurnia Virginia Tate is eleven years old in 1899 when she wonders why the yellow grasshoppers in her Texas backyard are so much bigger than the green ones. With a little help from her notoriously cantankerous grandfather, an avid naturalist, she figures out that the green grasshoppers...
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The Swift Boys & Me

Kody Keplinger · Scholastic Press
Format: Hardcover

The lyrical and moving middle-grade debut from YA author Kody Keplinger!The lyrical and moving middle-grade debut from YA author Kody Keplinger!Eleven-year-old Nola Sutton has been best friends and neighbors with the Swift boys for practically her whole life. There's the youngest, Kevin,...
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Schooled

Gordon Korman · Disney-Hyperion; First Edition edition
Format: Print book

Capricorn Anderson had never watched a television show before. He'd never tasted a pizza. He had never even heard of a wedgie. And he had never, in his wildest dreams, thought of living anywhere but Garland Farm commune with his hippie caretaker, Rain.
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Inside Out and Back Again

Thanhha Lai · Harper
Pages: 262
Format: Book

Inside Out and Back Again is a New York Times bestseller, a Newbery Honor Book, and a winner of the National Book Award! Inspired by the author's childhood experience of fleeing Vietnam after the Fall of Saigon and immigrating to Alabama, this coming-of-age debut novel told in verse...

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The Pages Between Us

Lindsey Leavitt · HarperCollins
Pages: 268
Format: Hardcover

Told in letters, posters, blog posts, homework assignments, and more, The Pages Between Us is a totally fun, totally earnest snapshot of middle grade friendship - and what it truly means to be there for someone during the ups, downs, and everything in between.

Piper and Olivia...

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A Handful of Stars

Cynthia Lord · Scholastic Press
Pages: 184
Format: Hardcover

This powerful middle-grade novel from the Newbery Honor author of RULES explores a friendship between a small-town girl and the daughter of migrant workers.

When Lily's blind dog, Lucky, slips his collar and runs away across the wide-open blueberry barrens of eastern Maine, it's...
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The Magician's Fire

Simon Nicholson · Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Pages: 232
Format: Print book

"This series opener is action-packed and fast-paced... will appeal to fans of the '39 Clues.'" -School Library JournalYoung Harry Houdini spends his days chaining himself to train tracks and teetering on wires high above the city with his two best friends, Arthur and Billie....
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The Boundless

Kenneth Oppel · Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 332
Format: Hardcover

All aboard for an action-packed escapade from the internationally bestselling author of Airborne and the Silverwing trilogy.

The Boundless, the greatest train ever built, is on its maiden voyage across the country, and first-class passenger Will Everett is about to embark...
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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...
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The Mostly True Adventures Of Homer P. Figg

Rodman Philbrick · Scholastic
Pages: 218
Format: Book

The 2010 Newbery Honor Book by highly acclaimed author Rodman Philbrick is now in paperback!

In this Newbery Honor-winning page-turner, twelve-year-old orphan Homer runs away from Pine Swamp, Maine, to find his older brother, Harold, who has been sold into the Union Army. With laugh-aloud...
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Nightmares!

Jason Segel · Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Pages: 355
Format: Hardcover

A New York Times Bestseller Jason Segel multitalented actor writer and musician teams up with New York Times bestselling author Kirsten Miller for the hilariously frightening middle grade novel Nightmares the first book in a trilogy about a boy named Charlie and a group of kids who must...
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The Way Home Looks Now

Wendy Wan-Long Shang · Scholastic Press
Pages: 250
Format: Hardcover

Twelve-year-old Chinese American Peter Lee and his family always shared a passion for baseball, bonding over backlot games and the Pittsburgh Pirates. But when a devastating tragedy strikes, the family flies apart and Peter's mom becomes paralyzed by grief, drifting further and further...
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The Meaning of Maggie

Megan Jean Sovern · Chronicle Books Llc
Pages: 220
Format: Print book

* "Smart, sensitive, sad and funny." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review

As befits a future President of the United States of America, Maggie Mayfield has decided to write a memoir of the past year of her life. And what a banner year it's been! During this period she's Student...
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When You Reach Me

Rebecca Stead · Wendy Lamb Books
Pages: 208
Format: Library Binding

Winner of the 2010 John Newbery Medal

Four mysterious letters change Miranda's world forever.

By sixth grade, Miranda and her best friend, Sal, know how to navigate their New York City neighborhood. They know where it's safe to go, like the local grocery store, and they...
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The Doom Machine

Mark Teague · The Blue Sky Press
Pages: 376
Format: Hardcover

Bestselling writer/illustrator Mark Teague presents a witty, vivid novel about Jack and Isadora, two kids who discover a spaceship and are taken aboard by aliens who plan to take over the Earth!

When a spaceship lands in Vern Hollow, Jack's hometown, he and his no-account inventor-uncle...
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The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

Catherynne M. Valente · Feiwel & Friends
Format: Book

welve-year-old September lives in Omaha, and used to have an ordinary life, until her father went to war and her mother went to work. One day, September is met at her kitchen window by a Green Wind taking the form of a gentleman in a green jacket, who invites her on an adventure, implying...

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Paperboy

Vince Vawter · Delacorte Press
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

*"Reminiscent of To Kill a Mockingbird." - Booklist, Starred "An unforgettable boy and his unforgettable story. I loved it!" - ROB BUYEA, author of Because of Mr. Terupt and Mr. Terupt Falls Again This Newbery Honor winner is perfect for fans of To Kill a Mockingbird,...
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The Book of Lost Things

Cynthia Voigt · Knopf Books for Young Readers; 8.11.2013 edition
Format: Hardcover

Newbery medalist Cynthia Voigt presents a rollicking mystery in three acts!Maxs parents are missing. They are actors, and thus unpredictable, but sailing away, leaving Max with only a cryptic note, is unusual even for them. Did they intend to leave him behind? Have they been kidnapped? Until...
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Loot How To Steal A Fortune

Jude Watson · Scholastic Press
Pages: 266
Format: Hardcover

On a foggy night in Amsterdam, a man falls from a rooftop to the wet pavement below. It's Alfie McQuinn, the notorious cat burglar, and he's dying. As sirens wail in the distance, Alfie manages to get out two last words to his young son, March: "Find jewels."

But March...
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Eddie Red Undercover: Mystery on Museum Mile

Marcia Wells · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 248
Format: Print book

Art, mystery, fun and friendship, combine in this illustrated middle grade series debut. Sixth grader Edmund Xavier Lonnrot, codename "Eddie Red," has a photographic memory and talent for drawing anything he sees. When the NYPD is stumped by a mastermind art thief, Eddie becomes...

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The Fizzy Whiz Kid

Maiya Williams · Harry N. Abrams; 1 edition
Format: Print book

Readers will laugh along with all the misadventures - and sneak a peek behind the Hollywood curtain - in this sweet and funny novel.
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Adam Canfield of the Slash

Michael Winerip · Candlewick; First Edition edition
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Extra! Extra! Middle-school reporters stand up to authority to expose a school scandal in this funny, inspiring story set behind the scenes at a student newspaper.Late for math club, late for jazz band, late for soccer — Adam Canfield has to be the most overprogrammed middle-school student...
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Monsterland

James Crowley · G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

A boy takes off on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure through a mysterious land, with the help of some monster friends

It's Halloween, and everyone in Charlie's small town is excited for this year's festivities. Charlie's grandfather, Old Joe, is famous for his holiday haunts, and his pumpkin...
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Eddie Red Undercover: Mystery on Museum Mile

Marcia Wells · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 248
Format: Print book

Art, mystery, fun and friendship, combine in this illustrated middle grade series debut. Sixth grader Edmund Xavier Lonnrot, codename "Eddie Red," has a photographic memory and talent for drawing anything he sees. When the NYPD is stumped by a mastermind art thief, Eddie becomes...

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