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Vanessa Acton · Darby Creek Publishing
Pages: 112
Format: Library Binding

Ray, Sasha, Liam, and Harper have been friends since they were young. They've gotten through the worst together, but it seems like a recent argument might be just enough to break the ties of their friendship for good. That is, until the earthquake hits. Together they must navigate through...
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Beast & Crown

JOEL ROSS · HarperCollins
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

A thrilling new middle grade fantasy from Texas Bluebonnet award winner Joel Ross, author of The Fog Diver. Packed with adventure and humor and filled with goblins, royals, and magic, this is a tale of unlikely heroes who embark on a daring quest.Boot boy Ji is tired of scrubbing soles...
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Beyond the Doors

David Neilsen · Crown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

Fans of A Series of Unfortunate Events and Coraline will devour this dark and creepy, humor-laced tale about four siblings who discover a mysterious world where secrets hide around every corner. When a family disaster forces the four Rothbaum children to live with their aunt Gladys, they...
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Confessions from the Principal's Kid

Robin Mellom · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

During the school day, fifth-grader Allie West is an outsider. Everyone knows the principal's kid might tattle to her mom! But after school, Allie is an insider. She's friendly with the janitor, knows the shortest routes around the building, and hangs out with the Afters, a group...
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Lockwood & Co., Book Five The Empty Grave

JONATHAN STROUD · Disney-Hyperion
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

Five months after the events in THE CREEPING SHADOW, we join Lockwood, Lucy, George, Holly, and their associate Quill Kipps on a perilous night mission: they have broken into the booby-trapped Fittes Mausoleum, where the body of the legendary psychic heroine Marissa Fittes lies. Or does...
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Just Dance

PATRICIA MACLACHLAN · Margaret K. McElderry Books
Pages: 128
Format: Hardcover

From Newbery Award-winning author Patricia MacLachlan comes a lyrical coming-of-age story about finding your own voice while learning to understand the people you love the most.Sylvie Bloom wants to find something new and exciting this summer - at least more exciting than the cows, goats,...
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Olive and the Backstage Ghost

Michelle Schusterman · Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

A ghost story with a literary heart for fans of Neil Gaiman's Coraline and The Graveyard Book. Theater kids and ghost-story readers alike will find new meaning in the term stage fright. All great theaters have their ghosts. . . . After Olive Preiss freezes during a theater camp...
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Zinnia and the Bees

Danielle Davis · Capstone Young Readers
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

A colony of honeybees mistakes seventh-grader Zinnia's hair for a hive -- and that's the least of her problems. While Zinnia's classmates are celebrating the last day of seventh grade, she's in the vice principal's office, serving detention. Her offense? Harmlessly...
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