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5th Grade

Savvy

Ingrid Law · Puffin Books
Pages: 342
Format: eBook

A vibrant new voice . . . a modern classic.

For generations, the Beaumont family has harbored a magical secret. They each possess a "savvy" - a special supernatural power that strikes when they turn thirteen. Grandpa Bomba moves mountains, her older brothers create hurricanes...

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Miracle's Boys

Jacqueline Woodson · Speak
Pages: 10
Format: Paperback

From a three-time Newbery Honor author, a novel that was awarded the 2001 Coretta Scott King award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize

Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature

For Lafayette and his brothers, the challenges...

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MVP*: Magellan Voyage Project

Douglas Evans · Front Street
Pages: 231
Format: Hardcover

Every kid's dream is to be named Most Valuable Player. But how many ever dream that the game is a race around the world (no flying allowed) in just forty days? That's the challenge Adam faces in the Great Global Game. As the player for the Magellan Voyage Project, he competes against...
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Amina's Voice

Hena Khan · Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 197
Format: Hardcover

"Amina's anxieties are entirely relatable, but it's her sweet-hearted nature that makes her such a winning protagonist." - Entertainment Weekly

A Pakistani-American Muslim girl struggles to stay true to her family's vibrant culture while simultaneously blending...
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Wonderstruck

Brian Selznick · Scholastic Press
Pages: 637
Format: Hardcover

In this groundbreaking tour de force, Caldecott Medalist and bookmaking pioneer Brian Selznick sails into uncharted territory and takes readers on an awe-inspiring journey.

Ben and Rose secretly wish their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he has never known. Rose...
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House Arrest

K.A. Holt · Chronicle Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Timothy is on probation. It's a strange word - something that happens to other kids, to delinquents, not to kids like him. And yet, he is under house arrest for the next year. He must check in weekly with a probation officer and a therapist, and keep a journal for an entire year. And mostly,...
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Counting Thyme

Melanie Conklin · G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Newbery-winning Rules meets Counting by 7s in this affecting story of a girl's devotion to her brother and what it means to be home

When eleven-year-old Thyme Owens' little brother, Val, is accepted into a new cancer drug trial, it's just the second chance that he needs....

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6th Grade

The Stars Beneath Our Feet

DAVID BARCLAY MOORE · Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages: 304
Format: Library Binding

A boy tries to steer a safe path through the projects in Harlem in the wake of his brother's death in this outstanding debut novel that's been described as a "fast and furious read in which we meet some amazing people, people that stay with us" by Newbery Honor and National Book...
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Rebound

KWAME ALEXANDER · HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

From the New York Times bestselling author Kwame Alexander comes Rebound, a dynamic novel in verse and companion to his Newbery Award-winner, The Crossover, illustrated with striking graphic novel panels.

Before Josh and Jordan Bell were streaking up and down...
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Counting Thyme

Melanie Conklin · G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Newbery-winning Rules meets Counting by 7s in this affecting story of a girl's devotion to her brother and what it means to be home

When eleven-year-old Thyme Owens' little brother, Val, is accepted into a new cancer drug trial, it's just the second chance that he needs....

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Rules

Cynthia Lord · Scholastic Press
Pages: 181
Format: Hardcover

Twelve-year-old Catherine just wants a normal life. Which is near impossible when you have a brother with autism and a family that revolves around his disability. She's spent years trying to teach David the rules-from "a peach is not a funny-looking apple" to "keep your pants...
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Fish in a Tree

Lynda Mullaly Hunt · Puffin Books
Pages: 13
Format: Paperback

"Fans of R.J. Palacio's Wonder will appreciate this feel-good story of friendship and unconventional smarts." - Kirkus Reviews

Ally has been smart enough to fool a lot of smart people. Every time she lands in a new school, she is able to hide her inability...
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Wonderstruck

Brian Selznick · Scholastic Press
Pages: 637
Format: Hardcover

In this groundbreaking tour de force, Caldecott Medalist and bookmaking pioneer Brian Selznick sails into uncharted territory and takes readers on an awe-inspiring journey.

Ben and Rose secretly wish their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he has never known. Rose...
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Percy Jackson's Greek Gods

Rick Riordan · Disney-Hyperion
Pages: 404
Format: Paperback

A publisher in New York asked me to write down what I know about the Greek gods, and I was like, Can we do this anonymously? Because I don't need the Olympians mad at me again. But if it helps you to know your Greek gods, and survive an encounter with them if they ever show up in your face,...
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Orbiting Jupiter

Gary D. Schmidt · Clarion Books
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

The two-time Newbery Honor winner Gary D. Schmidt delivers the shattering story of Joseph, a father at thirteen, who has never seen his daughter, Jupiter. After spending time in a juvenile facility, he's placed with a foster family on a farm in rural Maine. Here Joseph, damaged and withdrawn,...
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Samuel Blink and the Forbidden Forest

Matt Haig · Putnam Juvenile
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Aunt Eda’s Rule #9: NEVER—UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES— GO INTO THE FOREST. Samuel and Martha have just moved to Norway to live with their aunt Eda, and she’s taking some getting used to. She has too many rules, no TV, and insists that they eat local delicacies like brown...
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Money Hungry (Coretta Scott King Author Honor Books)

Sharon G. Flake · Jump At The Sun; 1st edition
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

Thirteen-year-old Raspberry Hill is always scheming about ways to make money. She's starved for the green stuff, and will do just about anything legal to get it-wash cars, sell rotten candy, skip lunch, and clean houses. She is obsessed with making money, having money, smelling money,...
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Ghost Boys

Jewell Parker Rhodes · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

An instant New York Times bestsellerAn instant IndieBound bestsellerThe #1 Kids' Indie Next Pick
A heartbreaking and powerful story about a black boy killed by a police officer, drawing connections through history, from award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes.
Only the living...
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The Skin I'm In

Sharon Flake · Jump At The Sun
Pages: 171
Format: Hardcover

Thirteen-year-old Maleeka, uncomfortable because her skin is extremely dark, meets a new teacher with a birthmark on her face and makes some discoveries about how to love who she is and what she looks like.
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7th Grade

The Stars Beneath Our Feet

DAVID BARCLAY MOORE · Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages: 304
Format: Library Binding

A boy tries to steer a safe path through the projects in Harlem in the wake of his brother's death in this outstanding debut novel that's been described as a "fast and furious read in which we meet some amazing people, people that stay with us" by Newbery Honor and National Book...
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Rebound

KWAME ALEXANDER · HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

From the New York Times bestselling author Kwame Alexander comes Rebound, a dynamic novel in verse and companion to his Newbery Award-winner, The Crossover, illustrated with striking graphic novel panels.

Before Josh and Jordan Bell were streaking up and down...
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Piecing Me Together

Renée Watson · Bloomsbury YA
Pages: 272
Format: Paperback

2018 Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner

"Timely and timeless." --Jacqueline Woodson

"Important and deeply moving." --John Green

Acclaimed author Renee Watson offers a powerful story about a girl striving for success in a world...

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Rules

Cynthia Lord · Scholastic Press
Pages: 181
Format: Hardcover

Twelve-year-old Catherine just wants a normal life. Which is near impossible when you have a brother with autism and a family that revolves around his disability. She's spent years trying to teach David the rules-from "a peach is not a funny-looking apple" to "keep your pants...
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The House on Mango Street

Sandra Cisneros · Vintage
Pages: 110
Format: Paperback

Acclaimed by critics, beloved by readers of all ages, taught everywhere from inner-city grade schools to universities across the country, and translated all over the world, The House on Mango Street is the remarkable story of Esperanza Cordero.

Told in a series of vignettes - sometimes...
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Orbiting Jupiter

Gary D Schmidt · HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages: 183
Format: Paperback

The two-time Newbery Honor winner Gary D. Schmidt delivers the shattering story of Joseph, a father at thirteen, who has never seen his daughter, Jupiter. After spending time in a juvenile facility, he's placed with a foster family on a farm in rural Maine. Here Joseph, damaged and withdrawn,...
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Percy Jackson's Greek Gods

Rick Riordan · Disney-Hyperion
Pages: 404
Format: Paperback

A publisher in New York asked me to write down what I know about the Greek gods, and I was like, Can we do this anonymously? Because I don't need the Olympians mad at me again. But if it helps you to know your Greek gods, and survive an encounter with them if they ever show up in your face,...
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Shakespeare's Secret

Elise Broach · SCHOLASTIC INC. @
Pages: 250
Format: Paperback

When Hero starts sixth grade at a new school, she's less concerned aout the literary origins of her shakespearean name than about the teasing she's sure to suffer because of it...
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Romiette and Julio

Sharon M. Draper · Simon Pulse
Pages: 320
Format: Mass Market Paperback

Star Crossed Lovers
When Romiette Cappelle meets Julio Montague, she feels as though she has met the soul mate who can rescue her from her recurring nightmare about fire and water. But like the Shakespearean characters whose names echo theirs, Romiette and Julio discover that...
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Fred Korematsu Speaks Up

Laura Atkins · Heyday
Pages: 103
Format: Hardcover

The first book in the Fighting for Justice series

Winner, Carter G. Woodson Book Award

Winner, New-York Historical Society Children's Book Prize

Honor Title, Jane Addams Children's Book Award
Finalist, 2017 Cybils Awards
Nominee, Georgia Book Award
A Kirkus...

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Fred Korematsu Speaks Up

Laura Atkins · Heyday
Pages: 103
Format: Hardcover

The first book in the Fighting for Justice series

Winner, Carter G. Woodson Book Award

Winner, New-York Historical Society Children's Book Prize

Honor Title, Jane Addams Children's Book Award
Finalist, 2017 Cybils Awards
Nominee, Georgia Book Award
A Kirkus...

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Refugee

ALAN GRATZ · Scholastic Press
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

JOSEF is a Jewish boy living in 1930s Nazi Germany. With the threat of concentration camps looming, he and his family board a ship bound for the other side of the world . . .



ISABEL is a Cuban girl in 1994. With riots and unrest plaguing her country, she and her family set out on a raft,...
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Trash

Andy Mulligan · Ember; Reprint edition
Format: Print book

In an unnamed Third World country, in the not-so-distant future, three “dumpsite boys” make a living picking through the mountains of garbage on the outskirts of a large city. One unlucky-lucky day, Raphael finds something very special and very mysterious. So mysterious that...
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8th Grade

Anything But Typical

Nora Raleigh Baskin · Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 195
Format: Hardcover

Jason Blake is an autistic 12-year-old living in a neurotypical world. Most days it's just a matter of time before something goes wrong. But Jason finds a glimmer of understanding when he comes across PhoenixBird, who posts stories to the same online site as he does.

Jason can be himself...
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Black Radishes

Susan Lynn Meyer · Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

Sydney Taylor Honor Award Winner Black Radishes is a suspenseful WWII/Holocaust story, in which one boy learns what it means to be Jewish and French at a time when everything is changing.

It is March of 1940. The French believe that their army can protect them from Nazi...
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Darkness Before Dawn

Sharon M. Draper · Simon Pulse
Pages: 276
Format: Mass Market Paperback

In her senior year in high school, Keisha must overcome personal trauma and try to rebuild her life. Realistic, fast paced, and ultimately inspiring, "Darkness Before Dawn" brings the dramatic Hazelwood High trilogy to a satisfying conclusion.
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Forged by Fire

Sharon M Draper · Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Pages: 151
Format: Hardcover

When Gerald was a child he was fascinated by fire. But fire is dangerous and powerful, and tragedy strikes. His substance-addicted mother is taken from him. Then he loses the loving generosity of a favorite aunt. A brutal stepfather with a flaming temper and an evil secret makes his life...
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Percy Jackson's Greek Gods

Rick Riordan · Disney-Hyperion
Pages: 404
Format: Paperback

A publisher in New York asked me to write down what I know about the Greek gods, and I was like, Can we do this anonymously? Because I don't need the Olympians mad at me again. But if it helps you to know your Greek gods, and survive an encounter with them if they ever show up in your face,...
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Rebound

KWAME ALEXANDER · HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

From the New York Times bestselling author Kwame Alexander comes Rebound, a dynamic novel in verse and companion to his Newbery Award-winner, The Crossover, illustrated with striking graphic novel panels.

Before Josh and Jordan Bell were streaking up and down...
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BACKFIELD BOYS

JOHN FEINSTEIN · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

In Backfield Boys, "The best writer of sports books in America today" (The Boston Globe) tells a thrilling story of friendship, football, and a fight for justice.

Renowned sports journalist and New York Times-bestselling author John Feinstein's...

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Piecing Me Together

Renée Watson · Bloomsbury YA
Pages: 272
Format: Paperback

2018 Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner

"Timely and timeless." --Jacqueline Woodson

"Important and deeply moving." --John Green

Acclaimed author Renee Watson offers a powerful story about a girl striving for success in a world...

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The Outsiders

S. E. Hinton · S. E. Hinton
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback

50 years of an iconic classic! This international bestseller and inspiration for a beloved movie is a heroic story of friendship and belonging.

No one ever said life was easy. But Ponyboy is pretty sure that he's got things figured out. He knows that he can count on his brothers,...
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I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World

Malala Yousafzai · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 230
Format: Hardcover

The bestselling memoir by Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai.

I Am Malala. This is my story.

Malala Yousafzai was only ten years old when the Taliban took control of her region. They said music was a crime. They said women weren't allowed to go to the market. They...
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The House on Mango Street

Sandra Cisneros · Vintage
Pages: 110
Format: Paperback

Acclaimed by critics, beloved by readers of all ages, taught everywhere from inner-city grade schools to universities across the country, and translated all over the world, The House on Mango Street is the remarkable story of Esperanza Cordero.

Told in a series of vignettes - sometimes...
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Orbiting Jupiter

Gary D Schmidt · HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages: 183
Format: Paperback

The two-time Newbery Honor winner Gary D. Schmidt delivers the shattering story of Joseph, a father at thirteen, who has never seen his daughter, Jupiter. After spending time in a juvenile facility, he's placed with a foster family on a farm in rural Maine. Here Joseph, damaged and withdrawn,...
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Whoppers: History's Most Outrageous Lies and Liars

Christine Seifert · Zest Books
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback

History of full of liars. Not just little-white-telling liars, but big-honkin', whopper-telling liars - people who can convince us that even the most improbable, outrageous, nonsensical stories are true. And the worst part is that we believe them. Whoppers tells the story of history's...
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Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor's Story

Caren Barzelay Stelson · Carolrhoda Books
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover

A Minnesota Book Award Finalist

A Robert F. Sibert Informational Honor Book

Longlisted for the 2016 National Book Award for Young People's Literature

"[A] book that is both personal and universal, both thoroughly researched and real."--The New York Times...
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Solo

Kwame Alexander · Blink
Pages: 458
Format: Hardcover

New York Times bestseller!

Blade never asked for a life of the rich and famous. In fact, he'd give anything not to be the son of Rutherford Morrison, a washed-up rock star and drug addict with delusions of a comeback. Or to no longer be part of a family known most for lost potential,...

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Romiette and Julio

Sharon M. Draper · Simon Pulse
Pages: 320
Format: Mass Market Paperback

Star Crossed Lovers
When Romiette Cappelle meets Julio Montague, she feels as though she has met the soul mate who can rescue her from her recurring nightmare about fire and water. But like the Shakespearean characters whose names echo theirs, Romiette and Julio discover that...
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