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The Copernicus Legacy: The Forbidden Stone

Tony Abbott · Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers
Pages: 423
Format: Book

Bestselling author Tony Abbott's epic new middle grade series, the Copernicus Legacy, begins with The Forbidden Stone, a thrilling adventure packed with puzzles, intrigue, and action. Fans of Rick Riordan and Ridley Pearson will love this first book in an exciting series that takes...

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If You Find This

Matthew Baker · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

Mixing mystery and adventure in the tradition of Louis Sachar, Avi, and E.L. Konigsburg, If You Find This is the story of unlikely friendships, unexpected bravery and eleven-year-old Nicholas Funes's quest to prove his grandfather's treasure is real.
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The Worst Class Trip Ever

Dave Barry · Disney-Hyperion
Pages: 214
Format: Hardcover

In this hilarious novel, written in the voice of eighth-grader Wyatt Palmer, Dave Barry takes us on a class trip to Washington, DC. Wyatt, his best friend, Matt, and a few kids from Culver Middle School find themselves in a heap of trouble-not just with their teachers, who have long lost...
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The Magnificent Glass Globe

N R BERGESON · Month9Books, LLC
Pages: 225
Format: Paperback

Eleven-year-old Mary Tucker dreams of visiting the Amazon. But if her father, a museum curator, has his way, she might be a grandmother before she ever gets the chance. One day, while mischievously exploring the museum's warehouse with her brother Ike and best friend Helen, Mary stumbles...
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Bridget Wilder: Spy-in-Training

Jonathan Bernstein · Katherine Tegen Books
Pages: 320
Format: Book

Middle school meets Mission Impossible in this hilarious spy series for fans of Chris Rylander, Stuart Gibbs, and Ally Carter about a girl whose life is turned upside down when she discovers her father is a superspy.Up until Bridget's birthday the most exciting moment in her life...

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The Wild Robot

Peter Brown · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Can a robot survive in the wilderness?
When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island. She has no idea how she got there or what her purpose is--but she knows she needs to survive. After battling a fierce storm and escaping...
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The Whipping Boy

Sid Fleischman

Award-winning author Sid Fleischman blends the broadly comic with the deeply compassionate in this memorable novel, winner of the Newbery Medal.

A Prince and a Pauper . . . Prince Brat and his whipping boy inadvertently trade places after becoming involved with dangerous

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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 Doldrums

Nicholas Gannon · Greenwillow Books
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

"A dreamy charmer of a book, full of clever wordplay that practically demands it be read out loud." - New York Times

Have you ever wanted to hold a little piece of the impossible? The Doldrums is an extraordinary debut about friendship, imagination, and the yearning for adventure...

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My Side of the Mountain

Jean Craighead George · Puffin; 1 edition

Terribly unhappy in his family's crowded New York City apartment, Sam Gribley runs away to the solitude-and danger-of the mountains, where he finds a side of himself he never knew.
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Viminy Crowe's Comic Book

Marthe Jocelyn · Tundra Books
Format: Hardcover

When chubby, geeky Wylder Wallace spills lunch on cool and aloof Addy Crowe at Toronto's Comicon, she dashes to the bathroom, leaving behind the latest issue of her uncle's steampunk comic hit: FLYNN GOSTER in GOLD RUSH TRAIN. Wylder, a fan of the Flynn comics, opens this new one eagerly,...
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Ice Dogs

Terry Lynn Johnson · Harcourt Brace and Company
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Victoria Secord, a fourteen-year-old Alaskan dogsled racer, loses her way on a routine outing with her dogs. With food gone and temperatures dropping, her survival and that of her dogs and the mysterious boy she meets in the woods is entirely up to her.
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Earthquake Terror

Peg Kehret

When Jonathan and his family go camping on Magpie Island, they look forward to a fun, relaxing weekend. But their fun quickly vanishes when Jonathan, his sister, Abby, and their dog, Moose, find themselves in the middle of a natural disaster. A devastating earthquake has hit, dest
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From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

E L Konigsburg · Aladdin Paperbacks
Pages: 162
Format: Paperback

When suburban Claudia Kincaid decides to run away, she knows she doesn't just want to run from somewhere she wants to run to somewhere--to a place that is comfortable, beautiful, and preferably elegant. She chooses the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Knowing that...
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Masterminds

Gordon Korman · Balzer + Bray
Pages: 323
Format: Hardcover

The first book in the action-packed series from New York Times bestselling author Gordon Korman is perfect for young fans of James Patterson and John Grisham.

Eli Frieden lives in the most perfect town in the world: Serenity, New Mexico. Honesty and integrity are valued above...

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Seven Wonders Book 1: The Colossus Rises

Peter Lerangis · HarperCollins
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Percy Jackson meets Indiana Jones in the New York Times bestselling epic adventure Seven Wonders! The Colossus Rises is the first book in a seven-book series. This first installment chronicles the story of Jack McKinley, an ordinary kid with an extraordinary problem. In a few months, he's...
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Shadows of Sherwood

Kekla Magoon · Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Pages: 355
Format: Hardcover

The night her parents disappear, twelve-year-old Robyn Loxley must learn to fend for herself. Her home, Nott City, has been taken over by a harsh governor, Ignomus Crown. After fleeing for her life, Robyn has no choice but to join a band of strangers-misfit kids, each with their own special...

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Jungle of Bones

Ben Mikaelsen · Scholastic Press
Pages: 211
Format: Print book

Lost and alone in the jungle, one boy will have to let go of his assumptions and anger, or be dragged down with them.

Dylan Barstow has finally crossed the line. After getting caught on a late-night joyride in a stolen car, Dylan is shipped off to live with his ex-Marine uncle for the summer....
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The Boy Who Spoke Dog

Clay Morgan · Dutton Books for Young Readers; 1 edition
Format: Print book

Jack, a storm-snatched cabin boy, washes up on a mysterious island. He finds sheep, sheep dogs, and wild dogs called fangos, but strangely, no people. Jack struggles to survive, to understand the dogs, and to befriend a little Border collie named Moxie. She and the other sheep dogs are mystified...
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Billionaire's Curse, The

Richard Newsome · WaldenPond; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Gerald Wilkins never considered himself a particularly exceptional thirteen-year-old. But that was before he inherited twenty billion pounds, a Caribbean island, a yacht, and three estates from a great-aunt he never knew. With this fortune, however, comes a letter. One from his great-aunt...
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Book of the Dead

Michael Northrop · Scholastic Inc.
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

From the team that brought you The 39 Clues and Spirit Animals comes a brand new epic Egyptian adventure!Nothing can save Alex Sennefer's life. That's what all the doctors say, but his mother knows it's not true. She knows that the Lost Spells of the Egyptian Book of the Dead...
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Omega City

Diana Peterfreund · Balzer + Bray
Pages: 324
Format: Hardcover

The first middle grade novel in an exciting new series from acclaimed author Diana Peterfreund, perfect for fans of The Goonies and The City of Ember.

Gillian Seagret doesn't listen to people who say her father's a crackpot. His conspiracy theories about the lost technology of Cold...

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The Junkyard Bot: Robots Rule, Book 1

C. J. Richards · HMH Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

Worker robots keep the high-tech town of Terabyte Heights humming, but ten-year-old George Gearing is the only one who has a robot for a best friend. When his scrappy but beloved pal Jackbot is hit by a car, the whiz kid re-engineers him with fancy parts from state-of-the-art TinkerTech...
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Half Upon a Time

James Riley · Aladdin
Format: Hardcover

Jack lives in a fantasy world. Really. He's the son of the infamous Jack who stole the magic beans from the giant, and he's working hard to restore his family's reputation. He finds the perfect opportunity when a "princess" lands in front of him, apparently from...
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The Tale of Rescue

Michael J Rosen · Candlewick Press, 2015. ©2015
Pages: 103
Format: Print book

When a blizzard traps a family outside in a whiteout, a cattle dog devises a stunning rescue in a moving, suspenseful, and gorgeously illustrated story.A family - a mother, a father, and their ten-year-old son - have come all the way from Florida to the Appalachian foothills to experience...
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The Explorer

Katherine Rundell · Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

From Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winner Katherine Rundell comes an exciting new novel about a group of kids who must survive in the Amazon after their plane crashes.

Fred, Con, Lila, and Max are on their way back to England from Manaus when the plane they're on crashes and the pilot...
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Codename Zero

Chris Rylander · Harpercollins Childrens Books
Pages: 352
Format: Book

From Chris Rylander, author of the breakout hit Fourth Stall saga, comes an incredibly funny and clever mash-up of middle grade school story and spy adventure.

There are places in the world where heroes are born. There are places where brave men and women fight a never-ending...

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Lawless: Book 1

Jeffrey Salane · Scholastic Press
Format: Book

The Lawless School provides the right education for kids on the wrong side of the law.M Freeman has been homeschooled her entire life. So M has no idea just how unusual her education has been - not until she leaves home to attend the prestigious and mysterious Lawless School.Suddenly,...

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My Brother Is a Superhero

David Solomons · Viking
Pages: 290
Format: Print book

Behind every great superhero is a very angry younger brother.

Luke Parker was just your average comic book fan until his boring, teacher's pet, helps-old-ladies-across-the-street brother Zack got turned into a superhero. Luke can't believe the unfairness of it all - he's the one with...
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The Sign of the Beaver

Elizabeth George Speare · HMH Books for Young Readers

Although he faces responsibility bravely, thirteen-year-old Matt is more than a little apprehensive when his father leaves him alone to guard their new cabin in the wilderness. When a renegade white stranger steals his gun, Matt realizes he has no way to shoot game or to protect himself....
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Call It Courage

Armstrong Sperry · Macmillan
Pages: 95
Format: Print book

Maftu was afraid of the sea. It had taken his mother when he was a baby, and it seemed to him that the sea gods sought vengeance at having been cheated of Mafatu. So, though he was the son of the Great Chief of Hikueru, a race of Polynesians who worshipped courage, and he was named Stout...
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First Light

Rebecca Stead · Wendy Lamb Books
Pages: 336
Format: Library Binding

Peter is thrilled to join his parents on an expedition to Greenland, where his father studies global warming. Peter will get to skip school, drive a dogsled, and–finally–share in his dad’s adventures. But on the ice cap, Peter struggles to understand a series of visions...
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The Emerald Atlas

John Stephens · Knopf Books for Young Readers; First Edition edition
Format: Book

Called A new Narnia for the tween set by the New York Times and perfect for fans of the His Dark Materials series, The Emerald Atlas brims with humor and action as it charts Kate, Michael, and Emmas extraordinary adventures through an unforgettable, enchanted...

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The Cay

Theodore Taylor

Read Theodore Taylor's classic bestseller and Lewis Carroll Shelf Award winner The Cay.
Phillip is excited when the Germans invade the small island of Curaçao. War has always been a game to him, and he's eager to glimpse it firsthand-until the freighter he and his mot
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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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