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Katherine Applegate · Feiwel & Friends
Pages: 245
Format: Hardcover

In her first novel since The One and Only Ivan, winner of the Newbery Medal, Katherine Applegate delivers an unforgettable and magical story about family, friendship, and resilience.Jackson and his family have fallen on hard times. There's no more money for rent. And not much for food,...
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How Lamar's Bad Prank Won a Bubba-Sized Trophy

Crystal Allen · Balzer + Bray; First Edition edition
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Thirteen-year-old Lamar Washington is the maddest baddest most spectacular bowler at Strikers Bowling Paradise But while Lamars a whiz at rolling strikes he always strikes out with girls And his brother Xavier the Basketball Savior is no help Xavier earns trophy after trophy on the basketball...
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Boy or Beast

Bob Balaban · Viking Juvenile
Format: Hardcover

From award-winning actor-writer-producer-director Bob Balaban comes a hilarious new series, perfect for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid If popularity were a score between one and ten, Charlie Drinkwater would be a zero. He's nerdy and unathletic, and to top it all off, he's suddenly...
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A Whole New Ballgame

Phil Bildner · Farrar Straus Giroux, 2015.
Pages: 243
Format: Print book

"From the first morning with their odd new teacher fifth grade is full of shocking surprises for best friends Rip and Red"--
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Cartboy and the Time Capsule

L.A. Campbell · Starscape
Format: Hardcover

Cartboy and the Time Capsule by L. A. Campbell is a laugh-out-loud debut novel for young readers about sixth-grader Hal Rifkind-unfortunately nicknamed Cartboy-and his horribly historic, hilarious year. Hal hates history class-it literally bores him to tears. But his father is a big history...
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Skeleton Creek

Patrick Carman · Scholastic Press
Pages: 185
Format: Hardcover

A breakthrough new series from bestselling author Patrick Carman, featuring text and technology in an innovative new way.

Strange things are happening in Skeleton Creek . . . and Ryan and Sarah are trying to get to the heart of it. But after an eerie accident leaves Ryan housebound...
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The Losers Club

Andrew Clements · Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages: 240
Format: Library Binding

The beloved New York Times bestselling author of the modern classic Frindle celebrates books and the joy of reading with a new school story to love! Sixth grader Alec can't put a good book down. So when Principal Vance lays down the law - pay attention in class, or else - Alec takes...
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The Boy on the Porch

Sharon Creech · HarperCollins
Format: Book

Fans of Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech's Ruby Holler will love her latest tween novel about finding family when you least expect it.When a young couple finds a boy asleep on their porch, their lives take a surprising turn. Unable to speak, the boy Jacob can't explain his history....
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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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Death by Toilet Paper

Donna Gephart · Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

Fans of How to Survive Middle School will welcome the adventures of a contest-crazed seventh grader who uses his wits and way with words in hopes of winning a big cash prize to help his family avoid eviction. Benjamin is about to lose a whole lot more than good toilet paper. But even with...
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Riley Mack and the Other Known Troublemakers

Chris Grabenstein · HarperCollins
Format: Hardcover

What do you get when you add up1 middle-school bully2 bank robbers57 dogs in peril4,000 missing dollarsand5 daring troublemakersled by the one and onlyRiley Mack?1 crazy caper!In this merry, mischievous romp, master storyteller Chris Grabenstein introduces Riley Mack—a twelve-year-old...
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Football Hero

Tim Green · HarperCollinsPublishers
Pages: 297
Format: Print book

Ty Lewis can't believe it when Coach V recruits him for the football team. This is Ty's big chance to prove how fast he is on the field, get a fresh start in a new school, and be like his older brother, Thane "Tiger" Lewis, who's about to graduate from college - and is being...

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The Adventures of Beanboy

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

When aspiring comic-book artist Tucker MacBean enters a contest to create a new sidekick for his favorite superhero, Beanboy , he’s got a lot riding on whether or not he wins. Tucker hopes that stardom might make him more popular, and he wants to give the prize, a college scholarship,...

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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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Moonshadow: Rise of the Ninja

Simon Higgins · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

In the moonlight, the explosive fast draw became a horizontal streak of silver, flashing momentarily from the cover of the shadow. The tip of Moonshadow's sword ambushed the lurking foe, who stood, still drawing his own weapon. It's the dawn of an age of peace in medieval Japan,...
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The glitch in sleep

John Hulme; Michael Wexler; Gideon Kendall
Format:  Book : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats

Twelve-year-old Becker Drane has definitely got the coolest job of any seventh grader in Highland Park New Jersey He works as a Fixer for The Seems From the Department of Weather to the Department of Sleep The Seems is a secret organization that makes sure our world keeps running--and more...
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Billy the Fish

Charlie James
Format: Book

Ned Finn is a boy who knows what he wants. He wants an entertainment system for his room. He wants a break from his boy-crazy sister, Stacey, and for his little brother Billy to leave him alone. Heck, he just wants a normal set of parents.

But when Billy eats some of th

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Martin Bridge: Sound the Alarm!

Jessica Scott Kerrin
Format: Print book

Martin Bridge and his friend Stuart find a full-scale model of their space hero's rocket in the toy store and just have to climb in for a ride. But after landing back on Earth, they find the toy store closed and locked -- with no way out! Then Martin sees something in a display wi
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 1

Jeff Kinney · Amulet
Pages: 217
Format: Hardcover

Boys don't keep diaries - or do they?The launch of an exciting and innovatively illustrated new series narrated by an unforgettable kid every family can relate toIt's a new school year, and Greg Heffley finds himself thrust into middle school, where undersized weaklings share the hallways...
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Slacker

Gordon Korman · Scholastic Press
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

Cameron Boxer is very happy to spend his life avoiding homework, hanging out with his friends, and gaming for hours in his basement. It's not too hard for him to get away with it . . . until he gets so caught up in one game that he almost lets his house burn down around him.
Oops.
It's...
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Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things

Lenore Look · Schwartz & Wade Books
Pages: 172
Format: Hardcover

Here's the first book in the beloved and hilarious Alvin Ho chapter book series, which has been compared to Diary of a Wimpy Kid and is perfect for both beginning and reluctant readers.

Alvin, an Asian American second grader, is afraid of everything - elevators, tunnels,...
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The Tin Snail

Cameron McAllister · Delacorte Press, 2016.
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

Get ready for a wild ride with this classic and fun World War II adventure about a boy who helps invent a car the Nazis would love to get their hands on! Thirteen-year-old Angelo knows that his father's job is in jeopardy. Only one thing can save it: inventing a car the world has never...
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The Boys Start the War

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor · Yearling; Reissue edition
Format: Paperback

FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. The Hatford brothers expected three boys to move into the house where their best friends used to live. When the Malloy sisters arrive instead, the boys make a plan to drive them back to Ohio.,
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Herbert's Wormhole

Peter Nelson · Harper
Pages: 292
Format: Book

Greetings. This story concerns a scientific anomaly that opens a portal, allowing us to traverse the space-time continuum and triggering an adventure that those of limited intelligence might simply describe as "awesome."Hey! This is a book about how we get sucked into this...

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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 doublecross

Jackson Pearce · Bloomsbury, 2015.
Pages: 291
Format: Print book

Overweight and non-athletic, twelve-year-old Hale may have been born and raised to be a spy for the Sub Rosa Society but it seems he is unlikely to become a Field Agent until his parents are captured by the evil League and Hale sets out on a solo mission to save them.
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Lucky Strike

Bobbie Pyron · Arthur A. Levine Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

A rich, southern voice tells the unforgettable story of two vulnerable outsiders, the lightning strike that turns their world upside down and the true meaning of lucky.Nate Harlow has never had a lucky day in his life. He's never won a prize, he's never been picked first, he's...
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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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Dogboy

Christopher Russell
Format: Book

Brind

Discovered as a baby in Sir Edmund's kennels, Brind has grown up with the mastiffs. He plays with them, eats with them, and sleeps in their den. Brind understands dogs better than he understands any human.

Glaive

The largest and most powerful dog in the

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Discordia: The Eleventh Dimension

Dena K. Salmon · Hyperion Book CH
Format: Print book

For Lance (level 19 zombie sorcerer), and his friend, MrsKeller ( level 23 hobgoblin brigand), life’s a battle, and then you die. And then you rez. And then you battle again. At least that’s how it is in Discordia, the addictive online game that makes real life seem dreary in comparison.At...
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Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor: Book One

Jon Scieszka · Amulet Books
Format: Book

"I never thought science could be funny . . . until I read Frank Einstein. It will have kids laughing." - Jeff Kinney, Diary of a Wimpy Kid "Huge laughs and great science - the kind of smart, funny stuff that makes Jon Scieszka a legend." - Mac Barnett, author of Battle...

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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 Great Cape Rescue (The Society of Super Secret Heroes, Book 1)

Phyllis Shalant · Dutton Juvenile; 1st edition
Pages: 128
Format: Hardcover

As fourth grade begins for Fin and his three buddies, they’re afraid their days of playing superheroes are over. But "something" is telling them to form a club—a secret society. When the magical power reveals itself and boasts that it can "turn ordinary mortals...
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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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Dweeb: Burgers, Beasts, and Brainwashed Bullies

Aaron Starmer · Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

A smart and funny tale of perseverance, teamwork, and the true meaning of success.Strange things are happening at Ho-Ho-Kus Junior High. The cafeteria is covered in a sea of burger wrappers. Bullies aren’t bullying anymore. And there’s an eerie growling coming from the walls....
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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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Save Me a Seat

Sarah Weeks · Scholastic Pr
Pages: 216
Format: Hardcover

Joe and Ravi might be from very different places, but they're both stuck in the same place: SCHOOL.



Joe's lived in the same town all his life, and was doing just fine until his best friends moved away and left him on his own.



Ravi's family just moved to America...
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