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How to Avoid Extinction

Paul Acampora · Scholastic Press
Pages: 208
Format: Print book

Since the death of his grandfather, Leo's number one chore has been to chase after his grandmother who seems to wander away from home every few days. Now, Gram's decided to roam farther than ever. And despite his misgivings, Leo's going along for the ride. With his seventeen-year-old...
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John David Anderson · Walden Pond Press
Pages: 369
Format: Hardcover

With multiple starred reviews, don't miss this humorous, poignant, and original contemporary story about bullying, broken friendships, social media, and the failures of communication between kids. From John David Anderson, author of the acclaimed Ms. Bixby's Last Day.In middle school, words...
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Soar

Joan Bauer · Viking Books for Young Readers
Pages: 296
Format: Hardcover

Newbery Honor-winner Joan Bauer's newest protagonist always sees the positive side of any situation - and readers will cheer him on!Jeremiah is the world's biggest baseball fan. He really loves baseball and he knows just about everything there is to know about his favorite sport. So when...
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Tangerine

Edward Bloor · HMH Books for Young Readers; Reissue edition
Format: Hardcover

Paul Fisher sees the world from behind glasses so thick he looks like a bug-eyed alien. But he’s not so blind that he can’t see there are some very unusual things about his family’s new home in Tangerine County, Florida. Where else does a sinkhole swallow the local school,...
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Dustin Grubbs: One Man Show

John J. Bonk · Little, Brown Young Readers; First Edition edition
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Maybe wanting to be an actor is kind of an ambitious career goal for an 11-year-old, but this doesn't stop Dustin Grubbs. He refuses to accept defeat, like when the school play he's assistant directing and starring in, The Castle of The Crooked Crowns, seems doomed to failure at every...
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The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora

PABLO CARTAYA · VIKING CHILDREN'S Books
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

"Sensational." - Matt de la Peña, New York Times bestselling and Newbery Medal-winning author of The Last Stop on Market StreetSave the restaurant. Save the town. Get the girl. Make Abuela proud. Can thirteen-year-old Arturo Zamora do it all or is he in for a BIG, EPIC FAIL?...
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Al Capone Does My Shirts

Gennifer Choldenko · Puffin; Reprint edition
Format: Paperback

A Newbery Honor BookToday I moved to a twelve-acre rock covered with cement, topped with bird turd and surrounded by water. I'm not the only kid who lives here. There's my sister, Natalie, except she doesn't count. And there are twenty-three other kids who live on the island...
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Bud, Not Buddy

Christopher Paul Curtis · Delacorte Books for Young Readers; 1 edition
Format: Book

It's 1936, in Flint, Michigan. Times may be hard, and ten-year-old Bud may be a motherless boy on the run, but Bud's got a few things going for him:1. He has his own suitcase filled with his own important, secret things.2. He's the author of Bud Caldwell's Rules and Things...
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The Bubble Wrap Boy

Phil Earle · Delacorte Press, 2015.
Pages: 278
Format: Print book

A funny and inspiring novel about friendship, family, and one undersized boy's ability to think BIG. Charlie Han's troubles are much bigger than he is. At school he's branded an outsider, a loser - the tiny kid from the Chinese takeout. His only ally is Sinus Sedgely, a kid with...
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Still a Work in Progress

Jo Knowles · Candlewick Press
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

In a return to middle-grade fiction, master of perspectives Jo Knowles depicts a younger sibling struggling to maintain his everyday life while coping with his sister's secret struggle.Noah is just trying to make it through seventh grade. The girls are confusing, the homework is boring,...
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Hoot

Carl Hiaasen · Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

This Newbery Honor-winning, hilarious Floridian adventure involves new kids, bullies, alligators, eco-warriors, pancakes, pint-sized owls, and more. A New York Times bestseller!Everybody loves Mother Paula's pancakes. Everybody, that is, except the colony of cute but endangered owls that...
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When Zachary Beaver Came to Town

Kimberly Willis Holt
Format: Paperback

Nothing ever happens in Toby's small Texas town. Nothing much until this summer that's full of big changes. It's tough for Toby when his mother leaves home to be a country singer. Toby takes it hard when his best friend Cal's older brother goes off to fight in Vietnam. Now the
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The Great Greene Heist

Varian Johnson · Scholastic
Pages: 226
Format: Hardcover

Jackson Greene swears he's given up scheming. Then school bully Keith Sinclair announces he's running for Student Council president, against Jackson's former friend Gaby de la Cruz. Gaby wants Jackson to stay out of it -- but he knows Keith has "connections" to the principal,...
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One Fat Summer

Robert Lipsyte

For Bobby Marks, summer does not equal fun.While most people are happy to take off their heavy jackets and long pants, Bobby can't even button his jeans or reach over his belly to touch his toes. Spending the summer at Rumson Lake is sheer torture.This particular
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The Only Game

Mike Lupica · Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Can a young baseball star maintain his love of the game after the loss of his brother? Find out in this start to the Home Team series about a small town with high hopes, from New York Times bestselling author and sportswriting legend Mike Lupica.Jack Callahan is the star of his baseball...
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School for Sidekicks

Kelly McCullough · Feiwel & Friends
Pages: 328
Format: Hardcover

"Evan Quick, Hero's Log, May the 25th ... and darn it - I just can't do this. I'm never going to be a Mask. Get over it Evan."Evan Quick has spent his whole life dreaming of becoming a hero. Every morning he wakes up and runs through a checklist of test to see if he's developed...
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Search for the Shadowman

Joan Lowery Nixon
Format: Paperback

For fans of Gillian Flynn, Caroline Cooney, and R.L. Stine comes Search for the Shadowman from four-time Edgar Allen Poe Young Adult Mystery Award winner Joan Lowery Nixon. Twelve-year-old Andy Thomas isn't thrilled with his teacher's assignment to e
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Fishbone's Song

Gary Paulsen · Simon & Schuster Books
Pages: 160
Format: Print book

An orphan reflects on the lessons he was taught by the wise old man who raised him in this lyrical novel that reads like poetry from three-time Newbery Honor-winning author Gary Paulsen.Deep in the woods, in a rustic cabin, lives an old man and the boy he's raised as his own. This sage...
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All Three Stooges

Erica S Perl · Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

An unforgettable coming-of-age story about comedy, loss, and friendship for fans of Jennifer L. Holm and Gary D. Schmidt.Spoiler alert: This book is not about the Three Stooges. It's about Noah and Dash, two seventh graders who are best friends and comedy junkies. That is, they were best...
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The Kingdom Keepers

Ridley Pearson · Disney Editions
Format: Deckle Edge]

When Disney comes looking for five teenagers to serve as actors for a new technology-Daylight Hologram Images, or DHIs-there is more to it than meets the eye. Strange things have been happening inside the Florida park parts from one ride are found mysteriously moved to another in the Fantasmic!...
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Stormwalker

Mike Revell · Quercus Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Ever since his mother died, 11-year-old Owen has felt lost. He's drifting apart from his dad, his grades are dropping, and the only thing keeping him sane are the soccer trials coming up.Then, in the middle of school one day, he is sucked out of real life and thrown into a desolate...
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Ghost

Jason Reynolds · Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

A National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature. Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read. Ghost wants to be the fastest sprinter on his elite middle school track team, but his past is slowing him down in this first electrifying novel...
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The Lightning Thief

Rick Riordan
Format: Print book

Now in paperback--the first novel of a new series that mixes classic Greek mythology with modern adventure. After learning he is a demigod, Percy Jackson is sent to a summer camp on Long Island, where he meets the father he never knew--Poseidon, god of the sea. This item is Non
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The Eighth Day

Dianne K. Salerni · Harper
Pages: 309
Format: Print book

In this riveting fantasy adventure, thirteen-year-old Jax Aubrey discovers a secret eighth day with roots tracing back to Arthurian legend. Fans of Percy Jackson will devour this first book in a new series that combines exciting magic and pulse-pounding suspense.When Jax wakes up to a world...
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The Secret Sheriff of Sixth Grade

Jordan Sonnenblick · Scholastic Press
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

In sixth grade, bad things can happen to good kids. Bullies will find your weakness and jump on it. Teachers will say you did something wrong when really didn't mean to do anything wrong. The kids who joke the loudest can drown out the quieter, nicer kids. Maverick wants to change all that....
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Crash

Jerry Spinelli
Format: Library Binding

John Coogan, better known as Crash because o f his reputation on the football field, is proud of his mach o image, and when he meets gentle Quaker, Penn Webb, he find s a prime victim for bullying. '
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Maniac Magee (Newbery Medal Book)

Jerry Spinelli
Format: Book

Jeffrey Lionel "Maniac" Magee might have lived a normal life if a freak accident hadn't made him an orphan. After living with his unhappy and uptight aunt and uncle for eight years, he decides to run--and not just run away, but run. This is where the myth of Maniac Magee begins,...
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Wringer (Newbery Honor Book)

Jerry Spinelli

He did not want to be a wringer.Palmer LaRue is rnning out of birthdays. For as long as he can remember, he's dreaded the day he turns ten, the day he's supposed to become a wringer.This thing, this not wanting to be a wringer, did it ever knock him from his bike? Unite his sneaker...
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Stranger Things Have Happened

Jeff Strand · Sourcebooks Fire
Pages: 304
Format: Paperback

"This book would be a good stepping stone for those readers who enjoy the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series."-School Library ConnectionJeff Strand's signature humor returns in this tale of magic, illusions, and self-discovery. Harry Houdini. Penn and Teller. David Copperfield. Marcus...
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The Secret Life of Lincoln Jones

Wendelin Van Draanen · Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages: 272
Format: Library Binding

Award-winning author Wendelin Van Draanen gives us a fresh and funny story about a boy learning to become the brave hero of his own life. Perfect for fans of Counting by 7s and The Fourteenth Goldfish. My secret life is filled with psychic vampires, wheelchair zombies, chain-rattlin'...
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