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Lisa Ann Scott · Sky Pony Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

With their mother long dead and their father unknown, eleven-year-old Penny Porter and her twin brother Parker have been bouncing around foster homes for as long as they can remember. Inspired by the historical figures in her favorite book, Penny likes to imagine who she could be related...
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Battlesong

Lian Tanner · Feiwel & Friends
Pages: 293
Format: Hardcover

The thrilling conclusion to the Icebreaker trilogy, an acclaimed middle-grade fantasy-adventure from Lian Tanner.Gwin is a Fetcher. With her papa and twin brother, Nat, she travels West Norn, bringing joy to its downtrodden people through song and story. But ever since Mama died, it's been...
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The Last Panther

Todd Mitchell · Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

For animal lovers and fans of The One and Only Ivan and Hoot, this is the uplifting story of a girl who discovers a family of panthers that were thought to be extinct, and her journey to save the species. Eleven-year-old Kiri has a secret: wild things call to her. More than anyone else,...
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The Adventurer's Guide to Dragons

Wade Albert White · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

Get ready for dragons, robots, and an even more dangerous quest in the sequel to The Adventurer's Guide to Successful Escapes! Anne, Penelope, and Hiro have returned to Saint Lupin's Quest Academy for Consistently Dangerous and Absolutely Terrifying Adventures, where there's only one way to leave:...
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Monster, Human, Other

LAUREL GALE · Crown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Excerpt. Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.
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Refugee

ALAN GRATZ · Scholastic Press
Pages: 341
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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Against the Odds

AMY IGNATOW · Amulet Books
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

In the second title in the slam-dunk new series from bestselling author Amy Ignatow, the Odds are back and trying to figure out just who inflicted these lame abilities on them in the first place. Nick can still teleport four inches to the left, and Farshad's thumbs are still super strong....
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Best. Night. Ever.: A Story Told from Seven Points of View

Rachele Alpine · Aladdin
Pages: 340
Format: Hardcover

On the night of a middle school dance, excitement yields to complications for seven students, some who perform with their rock band, some who attend, and some who have other obligations.
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Wishtree

KATHERINE APPLEGATE · Feiwel & Friends
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

The New York Times-bestselling story of kindness, friendship, and hope. Red is an oak tree who is many rings old. Red is the neighborhood "wishtree" -- people write their wishes on pieces of cloth and tie them to Red's branches. Along with her crow friend Bongo and other animals...
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Littler Women: A Modern Retelling

Laura Schaefer · Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

The March sisters encounter new friends, challenges, school dances, and more in this fresh, modern retelling of the perennial classic, Little Women.Thirteen-year-old Meg March and her sisters Jo (twelve) , Beth (ten) , and Amy (nine) are a close-knit group who share in one another's...
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The Way to Bea

Kat Yeh · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

With a charming voice, winning characters, and a perfectly-woven plot, Kat Yeh delivers a powerful story of friendship and finding a path towards embracing yourself.Everything in Bea's world has changed. She's starting seventh grade newly friendless and facing big changes at home, where...
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The Great Hibernation

Tara Dairman · Wendy Lamb Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

What would happen if every grown-up in town fell asleep and the kids were left in charge? A great pick for fans of A Tangle of Knots by Lisa Graff and Greenglass House by Kate Milford or any reader seeking a quirky mystery with a big helping of silliness. The most important tradition in tiny...
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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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Vanished!

James Ponti · Aladdin
Pages: 372
Format: Hardcover

Florian Bates - the only kid on the FBI Director's speed dial and several international criminals' most wanted lists - must uncover the truth behind a series of middle school pranks that may or may not involve the daughter of the President of the United States in this hilarious second novel...
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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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The Trail

Meika Hashimoto · Scholastic Press
Pages: 229
Format: Hardcover

Toby has to finish the final thing on The List. It's a list of brave, daring, totally awesome things that he and his best friend, Lucas, planned to do together, and the only item left is to hike the Appalachian Trail. But now Lucas isn't there to do it with him. Toby's determined to hike...
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One for Sorrow: A Ghost Story

Mary Downing Hahn · Clarion Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Against the ominous backdrop of the influenza epidemic of 1918, Annie, a new girl at school, is claimed as best friend by Elsie, a classmate who is a tattletale, a liar, and a thief. Soon Annie makes other friends and finds herself joining them in teasing and tormenting Elsie. Elsie dies...
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Zach King: My Magical Life

NOT AVAILABLE. · HarperCollins
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

Award-winning digital media star Zach King brings his unique brand of magic to the first installment of a lively, fun-filled trilogy about Zach, a middle schooler in search of his magical powers while navigating the crazy, confusing world of public school.Big Nate meets DanTDM in a debut...
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The Stars Beneath Our Feet

DAVID BARCLAY MOORE · Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages: 294
Format: Hardcover

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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The Wonderling

MIRA BARTOK · Candlewick
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

In this extraordinary debut novel with its deft nod to Dickensian heroes and rogues, Mira Bartók tells the story of Arthur, a shy, fox-like foundling with only one ear and a desperate desire to belong, as he seeks his destiny.Have you been unexpectedly burdened by a recently orphaned...
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Click'd, Book 1 Click'd

Tamara Ireland Stone · Disney-Hyperion
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Allie Navarro can't wait to show her best friends the app she built at CodeGirls summer camp. Click'd pairs users based on common interests and sends them on a fun (and occasionally rule-breaking) scavenger hunt to find each other. And it's a hit. By the second day of school, everyone...
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The Countdown Conspiracy

KATIE SLIVENSKY · HarperCollins
Pages: 327
Format: Hardcover

Ambassador, you are go for launch in T- minus 5 ... 4 ... 3 ... 2 ... . Get ready to blast off with this high-action, high-stakes middle grade adventure that's perfect for fans of Chris Grabenstein and Peter Lerangis!Miranda Regent can't believe she was just chosen as one of six kids from...
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Little Bits of Sky

S E Durrant · Holiday House
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

Two foster-system-weary siblings find an unlikely family as they hope for a permanent home.Ira and Zac, veterans of the foster system, are being uprooted again. This time their destination isSkilly House, a London-based home for children. There, Ira, eleven, and Zac, nine, befriend the staffand...
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A Properly Unhaunted Place

William Alexander · Margaret K. McElderry Books
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

From National Book Award-winning author William Alexander comes a wryly humorous story about two kids who try to save their town by bringing back its ghosts.Rosa Ramona Díaz has just moved to the small, un-haunted town of Ingot - the only ghost-free town in the world. She doesn't want...
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The Mage

Inbali Iserles · Scholastic Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Isla has arrived at the frigid Snowlands to find her lost brother, Pirie. The tundra is a harsh place -- and the wolves who live within its icy kingdoms are harsher still -- but Isla's flair for the mysterious arts of foxcraft has grown tremendously.The young fox is on a mission of grave...
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