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The Thing About Jellyfish

Ali Benjamin · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 334
Format: Hardcover

This stunning debut novel about grief and wonder was an instant New York Times bestseller and captured widespread critical acclaim, including selection as a 2015 National Book Award finalist! Oddlot Entertainment has acquired the screen rights to The Thing About Jellyfish, with Gigi...
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Absolutely Normal Chaos

Sharon Creech · HarperCollins Publishers
Pages: 230
Format: Print book

A prequel to the 1995 Newbery Medal winner Walk Two Moons, Absolutely Normal Chaos proves that Sharon Creech is not the kind of author you meet once and forget -- she writes with a memorable voice that speaks directly to the thoughts and feelings of her readers. Absolutely Normal Chaos...
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The Secret Language of Girls

Frances O'Roark Dowell · Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Pages: 247
Format: Print book

In the old days, when Kate had no interest in romance, she never cared what other people thought. Now, it appeared, love was turning her into a rotten human being. Eleven-year-old Kate Faber wishes she could talk to her best friend Marylin about this. But Marylin is no longer her best...
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It Ain't So Awful, Falafel

Firoozeh Dumas · Clarion Books
Pages: 378
Format: Hardcover

Zomorod (Cindy) Yousefzadeh is the new kid on the block . . . for the fourth time. California's Newport Beach is her family's latest perch, and she's determined to shuck her brainy loner persona and start afresh with a new Brady Bunch name - Cindy. It's the late 1970s, and fitting in becomes...
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Where You'll Find Me

Natasha Friend · Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

""Natasha Friend, I loved your book. I was hooked from the first page." -- Judy BlumeThe first month of school, thirteen-year-old Anna Collette finds herself...DUMPED by her best friend Dani, who suddenly wants to spend eighth grade "hanging out with different people."...
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My Life in Pink & Green: Pink & Green Book One

Lisa Greenwald · Amulet Books
Pages: 267
Format: Print book

Twelve-year-old Lucy Desberg is a natural problem solver. After the local homecoming queen shows up at her family's struggling drugstore with a beauty disaster that Lucy helps to fix, Lucy has a long line of makeover customers for every school dance and bat mitzvah. But all the makeup tips...
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Princess Academy

Shannon Hale · Bloomsbury USA Childrens; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Miri lives on a mountain where, for generations, her ancestors have quarried stone and lived a simple life. Then word comes that the king's priests have divined her small village the home of the future princess. In a year's time, the prince himself will come and choose his bride...
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Out Of The Dust

Karen Hesse · Scholastic Press
Pages: 227
Format: Book

In a series of poems, fifteen-year-old Billie Jo relates the hardships of living on her family's wheat farm in Oklahoma during the dust bowl years of the Depression.
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The Secret Hum of a Daisy

Tracy Holczer · Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Pages: 312
Format: Hardcover

Twelve-year-old Grace and her mother have always been their own family, traveling from place to place like gypsies. But Grace wants to finally have a home all their own. Just when she thinks she's found it her mother says it's time to move again. Grace summons the courage to tell...
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The Girls

Amy Goldman Koss

Maya has been part of the group ever since the day Candace asked her if she wanted to "do lunch" in the cafeteria. Yet when Candace suddenly deems her unworthy, Maya's so-called friends just blow her off. While Maya just wants the girls back like they used to be, she
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The Wish

Gail Carson Levine
Format: Paperback

There's nothing wrong with Wilma Sturtz. She's perfectly nice. But nobody cares about nice at Claverford, her middle school. Wilma is left out, forgotten, ignored -- until she meets an extraordinary old lady who grants a wish: for Wilma to be the most popular kid in school. Presto
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Write This Down

Claudia Mills · Farrar
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

"Twelve-year-old Autumn wants more than anything to be a real author, but when she wins a contest by writing something too personal about her brother, she has to decide if her dreams are more important than their relationship"--
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Short

Holly Goldberg Sloan · Dial Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

In this heartwarming, funny middle-grade novel by the New York Times bestselling author of Counting by 7s, Julia grows into herself while playing a Munchkin in a production of The Wizard of Oz Julia is very short for her age, but by the end of the summer run of The Wizard of Oz, she'll...
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Stargirl

Jerry Spinelli

In this story about the perils of popularity, the courage of nonconformity, and the thrill of first love, an eccentric student named Stargirl changes Mica High School forever.
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Goodbye Stranger

Rebecca Stead · Wendy Lamb Books
Pages: 289
Format: Hardcover

This brilliant, New York Times bestselling novel from the author of the Newbery Medal winner When You Reach Me explores multiple perspectives on the bonds and limits of friendship. Long ago, best friends Bridge, Emily, and Tab made a pact: no fighting. But it's the start of seventh grade,...
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Paris for Two

Phoebe Stone · Arthur A. Levine Books
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

The best cure for a terrible crush on someone like Windel Watson is a trip across the ocean. That's what twelve-year-old Petunia Beanly thinks, until she hears where her family is moving. Not Paris. Not France. Anywhere would be better. Because that's where Windel will be, too. When the Beanly...
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Project

Kristen Tracy · Delacorte Press
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

Popularity: who has it, who wants it, and who won't get it is the topic of this story about two middle school friends who want to make the lives of their classmates more equitable, to disastrous results. Middle school isn't a popularity contest. It's a war. Perry and her best...
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Flipped

Wendelin Van Draanen
Format: Book

The first time she saw him, she flipped. The first time he saw her, he ran. That was the second grade, but not much has changed by the seventh. She says: “My Bryce. Still walking around with my first kiss.” He says: “It’s been six years of strategic avoidance and social discomfort.”...
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Why Can't I Be You

MELISSA WALKER · HarperCollins
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

"This book is for anyone who has ever felt 'less than' or on the outside. That is to say, this is a book for everyone." - Elana K. Arnold, author of What Girls Are Made OfClaire Ladd knows that this summer is going to be special. She and her two best friends, Ronan and Brianna,...
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So B. It

Sarah Weeks
Format: Print book

You couldn′t really tell about Mama′s brain just from looking at her, but it was obvious as soon as she spoke. She had a high voice, like a little girl′s, and she only knew twenty-three words. I know this for a fact, because we kept a list of the things Mama said tacked to the
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Wolf Hollow

Lauren Wolk · Dutton Books for Young Readers
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A 2017 Newbery Honor BookNew York Times BestsellerA young girl's kindness, compassion, and honesty overcome bullying. * An NPR Best Book of the Year* A BOOKLIST Best Book of the Year* An Entertainment Weekly Best Middle Grade Book of the Year* A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year* A Shelf...
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