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Monsters Unleashed

JOHN KLOEPFER · HarperCollins
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

A monstrously fun new series from John Kloepfer, author of the fan-favorite series The Zombie Chasers.Freddie Liddle has a big problem: Monsters. Giant, fire-breathing, electric-shocking, bone-crunching monsters are attacking his town. Even worse, it's Freddie's fault. After drawing...
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Aleca Zamm Is a Wonder

Ginger Rue · Aladdin
Pages: 160
Format: Paperback

Meet the wonder-full Aleca Zamm, an ordinary ten-year-old with an extraordinary ability: she can stop time!Aleca Zamm has finally reached double digits and she still doesn't have a "thing" - a special talent or ability that will make her stand out. Her best friend, Maria,...
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Midnight Without a Moon

Linda Williams Jackson · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 312
Format: Print book

It's Mississippi in the summer of 1955, and thirteen-year-old Rose Lee Carter can't wait to move north. But for now, she's living with her sharecropper grandparents on a white man's cotton plantation.       Then, one town over, a fourteen-year-old African American boy, Emmett...
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A Dash of Dragon

HEIDI LANG · Aladdin
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A thirteen-year-old master chef has a lot to prove as she tries to run a five-star restaurant, cook the perfect dragon cuisine, repay a greedy loan shark, and outsmart the Elven mafia in this entertaining novel that combines all of the best ingredients - fantasy, humor, adventure, action,...
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Yours Sincerely, Giraffe

Megumi Iwasa · Gecko Press
Pages: 102
Format: Print book

Giraffe is bored, as usual. He'd love a friend to share things with. So he writes a letter and sends it as far as possible across the other side of the horizon. There he finds a pen pal - Penguin. Giraffe knows nothing about penguins and his letters are full of questions. Where is a penguin's...
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Apartment 1986

Lisa Papademetriou · Harpercollins
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

Bestselling middle grade author Lisa Papademetriou is back with a playful, poignant story that will resonate with anyone who's ever had to learn that love means accepting people - even yourself - for who they really are.Callie never meant to let it go this far. Sure, she may have accidentally-on-purpose...
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Who Let the Gods Out?

Maz Evans · Chicken House
Pages: 307
Format: Hardcover

Elliot Hooper wants nothing more than a regular life for him and his mom. Then a Constellation of the Zodiac crashes from the sky into a pile of cow dung in front of him, and that wish explodes in a spray of...well...you know. Virgo, a 1,964-year-old girl, is on a routine mission to Earth...
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Darling, Mercy Dog of World War I

ALISON HART · Peachtree Publishers
Pages: 160
Format: Paperback

An action-packed, heartwarming story of a World War I canine hero When the British military asks for dogs to help the war effort, Darlings family reluctantly sends her to be trained as a mercy dog. Through gunfire and poisonous gases, its Darlings job to find injured soldiers on the battlefield...
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See You in the Cosmos, Carl Sagan

Jack Cheng · Dial Books
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

A space-obsessed boy and his dog, Carl Sagan, take a journey toward family, love, hope, and awe in this funny and moving novel for fans of Counting by 7s and Walk Two Moons. 11-year-old Alex Petroski loves space and rockets, his mom, his brother, and his dog Carl Sagan - named for his hero,...
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The Girl with the Ghost Machine

LAUREN DESTEFANO · BLOOMSBURY USA
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

When Emmaline Beaumont's father started building the ghost machine, she didn't expect it to bring her mother back from the dead. But by locking himself in the basement to toil away at his hopes, Monsieur Beaumont has become obsessed with the contraption and neglected the living,...
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Toby Goes Bananas

FRANCK GIRARD · GRAPHIX
Pages: 96
Format: Hardcover

Toby may be the class clown, but he's smart enough to know what's what. Whether he's late for school, early for recess, or just in time to fail the next quiz, he's always got something to say about it. But even though his friends think he's funny, the adults in his life aren't laughing--mostly...
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A Boy Called Bat

Elana K Arnold · Walden Pond Pr
Pages: 208
Format: Print book

From acclaimed author Elana K. Arnold and with illustrations by Charles Santoso, A Boy Called Bat is the first book in a funny, heartfelt, and irresistible young middle grade series starring an unforgettable young boy on the autism spectrum.For Bixby Alexander Tam (nicknamed Bat) , life...
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