What Stars Are Made of

Twelve-year-old Libby, born with Turner Syndrome, is determined to win a science contest and use the money to help her older sister's growing family, while surviving middle school.…

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by Messner, Kate J MESSNER

Chirp

Moving to Vermont the summer after seventh grade, a young gymnast hides a secret as she makes new friends and investigates her grandmother's claim that someone is trying to destroy her cricket farm.…

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by Gratz, Alan, J GRATZ

Ground Zero

Brandon is visiting his dad on the 107th floor of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 when the attack comes; Reshmina is a girl in Afghanistan who has grown up in the aftermath of that attack but dreams of peace, becoming a teacher and escaping her village and the narrow role that the Taliban believes is appro…

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by Valente, Dominique, J VALENTE

Willow Moss and the Forgotten Tale

When Willow's friend Nolin Sometimes sends her a desperate plea for help, Willow sets out on an adventure, that if she fails, Willow, the finder of lost things, may lose her friends and her magic forever.…

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by West, Kara J WEST

Mia Mayhem Vs. the Mighty Robot

"Mia's best friend, Eddie, has built an awesome robot that's supposed to be a mighty cleaning machine! And at first, everything runs smoothly as the robot helps around the house and at regular school! But things quickly go haywire when Mia accidentally makes the robot grow three times its normal size. Does Mia have wha…

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by West, Kara J WEST

Mia Mayhem Gets X-ray Specs

"Mia Mayhem is learning to control her x-ray vision! She can't wait to see through walls and crack secret codes. There's only one problem: her glasses are way too big, clunky, and totally not cool! But she knows that if she wants to keep up with her classmates, she'll have to adjust quickly. Will Mia be able to look pa…

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Shaking Up the House

The outgoing First Daughters play a prank on their incoming counterparts, sparking an epic prank war.…

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The Deceivers

Told from separate viewpoints, as Finn, Emma, and Chess Greystone and Natalie Mayhew, ages eight to thirteen, continue their quest to rescue their mothers they must return to the alternate dimension where truth is illegal.…

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by Pichon, Liz J PICHON

Extra Special Treats (not)

Tom Gates is happy about a day off from school because of the snow, but not so happy about the upcoming family portrait for his grandparents' fiftieth wedding anniversary.…

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by West, Kara J WEST

Mia Mayhem Stops Time!

"When Mia first learned she had superpowers, there was one ability that always came rather naturally: freezing time and people! So, when she finally learns the secret to controlling it, she's excited to put her new skills to the test. But when she ends up accidentally freezing the entire town, will she find a way to ma…

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by Nuurali, Siman, J NUURALI

Sadiq and the Fun Run

Eight-year-old Sadiq wants to try out for the youth football team like his friends, but his parents feel he is too young, and instead suggest that he take up running and join the track club--Sadiq feels that running is wimpy, but the coach convinces him that running races can be fun as well.…

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by Calonita, Jen J CALONIT

Wished

Maxine, with the help of an over-enthusiastic genie, makes a wish that has everyone at the Fairy Tale Reform School focusing on producing a musical rather than figuring out how to combat Rumpelstiltskin.…

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by Freeman, Megan E., J FREEMAN

Alone

Perfect for fans of Hatchet and the I Survived series, this harrowing middle grade debut novel-in-verse from a Pushcart Prize-nominated poet tells the story of a young girl who wakes up one day to find herself utterly alone in her small Colorado town. When twelve-year-old Maddie hatches a scheme for a secret sleepover …

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by Keating, Jess J KEATING

Nikki Tesla and the Fellowship of the Bling

"When Mary Shelley is kidnapped by a mad scientist, Nikki Tesla and the other members of the Genius Academy team are forced to agree to steal a priceless, lethal high-tech ring in order to free her; but Nikki also plans to use the heist to get closer to her long-lost father who claims he is not the criminal mastermind …

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by Pennypacker, Sara, J PENNYPA

Waylon! : the Most Awesome of All

"Waylon gives up a chance to meet Neil DeGrasse Tyson to help his sister, his father, and a friend when they need him most, but gains a much greater reward." --…

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by Bruchac, Joseph, J BRUCHAC

Peacemaker

"A twelve-year-old Iroquois boy rethinks his calling after witnessing the arrival of a mystical figure with a message of peace in this historical novel based on the creation of the Iroquois Confederacy"--…

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by Stead, Rebecca J STEAD

The List of Things That Will Not Change

Despite her parents' divorce, her father's coming out as gay, and his plans to marry his boyfriend, ten-year-old Bea is reassured by her parents' unconditional love, excited about getting a stepsister, and haunted by something she did last summer at her father's lake house.…

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by Nuurali, Siman, J NUURALI

Sadiq and the Ramadan Gift

As Ramadan nears, Sadiq and his friends form the Money Makers Club to plan a community fundraiser, an iftar, but when Zaza stops participating, Sadiq gets upset with him.…

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by De la Cruz, Melissa, J DE LA C

The Thirteenth Fairy

Real life and fairy tales collide in The Thirteenth Fairy, book one in the new middle-grade Never After series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz. Nothing ever happens in Filomena Jefferson-Cho's sleepy little suburban town of North Pasadena. The sun shines every day, the grass is always a per…

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Strange Birds : a Field Guide to Ruffling Feathers

How do strangers become friends? Ofelia Castillo is searching for a story. While her friends leave their boring Florida town for summer camps and family vacations, she braces for zero excitement. Lane Disanti would like her whole family to kick rocks. Especially her parents, who sent her to live with her grandmother fo…

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by Miedoso, Andres, J MIEDOSO

The Scary Library Shusher

When Desmond and Andres go to the Kersville Library for a school assignment, they encounter a ghost who insists they be quiet.…

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by Hunter, Erin J HUNTER

Darkness Within

"Exiled after a battle that left all five Clans devastated, ThunderClan's deputy, Squirrelflight, reveals the identity of the fake Bramblestar and fights for the return of the real one"--…

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by Colfer, Eoin J COLFER

The Fowl Twins : Deny All Charges

Taking the Fowl jet without permission before it mysteriously explodes over Florida, the Fowl twins are placed under house arrest until Myles's questions about what really happened lead to an astonishing abduction.…

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by Cervantes, Jennifer, J CERVANT

The Storm Runner

To prevent the Mayan gods from battling each other and destroying the world, thirteen-year-old Zane must unravel an ancient prophecy, stop an evil god, and discover how the physical disability that makes him reliant on a cane also connects him to his father and his ancestry.…

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by Miedoso, Andres, J MIEDOSO

Major Monster Mess

When Andres discovers that he has had a monster encounter without knowing it as strange things start happening in the school cafeteria, he and Desmond investigate.…

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by Oliver, Lin J OLIVER

Splat! Another Messy Sunday

"Tiger and Luna return to the fantastic frame, and this time they enter the famous dotted world of Georges Seurat's painting, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte. After arriving on the shore of the pleasant scene, they dash through Paris, get captured by police, and encounter one misadventure after anot…

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by McDonald, Briana, J MCDONAL

Pepper's Rules for Secret Sleuthing

Amateur detective Pepper Blouse, a rising seventh-grader, cannot resist investigating when her Great Aunt Florence passes away under mysterious circumstances, but strictly following her mother's Detective Rulebook may not be the best plan.--…

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by Hunter, Erin J HUNTER

Veil of Shadows

"With an impostor leading ThunderClan, threatening to exile any cats who challenge him, a small but growing group of cats must find a way to expose the truth and return ThunderClan's rightful leader-before the tensions among the Clans erupt into war"--…

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by West, Kara J WEST

Mia Mayhem Breaks Down Walls

Unable to control her super-strength, Mia accidentally causes mayhem at school and must rely on her friends to help her repair things.…

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by West, Kara J WEST

Mia Mayhem and the Super Switcheroo

After a weird storm, Mia's superpowers are transferred to her best friend, Eddie, and she gets to train him to use them at her secret school.…

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by Faruqi, Saadia J FARUQI

A Place at the Table

Sixth-graders Sara, a Pakistani American, and Elizabeth, a Jewish girl, connect in an after school cooking club and bond over food and their mothers' struggles to become United States citizens.…

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by Miedoso, Andres, J MIEDOSO

Ghouls Just Want to Have Fun

Desmond and Andres attend a school dance at Kersville Elementary that is complicated by reluctant dancers, over-loud music, teacher supervision, and ghouls on the dance floor.…

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by Ohlin, Nancy J OHLIN

Alicia Alonso Takes the Stage

"From the world of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls comes the historical novel based on the life of Alicia Alonso, a world-renowned prima ballerina from Cuba. Alicia was born to dance. From the moment she slips on pointe shoes for the first time, she's determined to become a professional ballerina. A few years later,…

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by Miedoso, Andres, J MIEDOSO

Ghosts Don't Ride Bikes, Do They?

After Andres discovers a haunted bike park, he calls best friend Desmond, a ghost investigator.…

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by LaReau, Kara J LAREAU

The Infamous Ratsos : Project Fluffy

"Chuck Wood is the most popular kid in school, and Louie Ratso can't believe that Chuck has asked him for help! Chuck likes Louie's friend Fluffy Rabbitski, and he wants Louie to help him get Fluffy to notice him. As for Ralphie Ratso, he can't believe that his brother wants to spend all his time with Chuck instead of …

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by Nuurali, Siman, J NUURALI

Sadiq and the Explorers

After a family hike in a nearby park, Sadiq forms the Explorers Club with his friends, who then help a neighbor create a nature-themed scavenger hunt for the Fourth of July celebration.…

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by Wolk, Lauren, J WOLK

Echo Mountain

When twelve-year-old Ellie and her family lose livelihood and move to a mountain cabin in 1934, she quickly learns to be an outdoors woman and, when needed, a healer.…

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by Tsang, Katie, J TSANG

Dragon Mountain

When 12-year-old Billy Chan finds out his parents are sending him to a language and culture camp in the middle-of-nowhere China, he can't imagine anything worse. He's not expecting to become friends with fellow campers Dylan O'Donnell, Charlotte Bell, and Liu Ling-Fei. And he's definitely not planning to meet any drago…

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by Moonheart, Ella, J MOONHEA

Sooty the Birthday Cat

After learning that Sooty, a local cat, does not know what a birthday party is, Kitty decides to throw one for him, although her visiting cousin Max is already keeping her very busy.…

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by Darraj, Susan Muaddi, J DARRAJ

Farah Rocks New Beginnings

Feeling guilty over the house fire she might have started, Farah Hajjar channels her energy into starting a creative writing club at the Magnet Academy where she is a new sixth-grader. Includes writing prompts and glossaries.…

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Spindlefish and Stars

"When Clo's father goes missing, she takes the mysterious items he left behind and journeys across the sea to find him, but is stranded on a strange island and must learn to spin fish into yarn to unravel the secret of all that has happened"--…

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by LaReau, Kara J LAREAU

Camp out

Louie and Ralphie Ratso and the rest of the Big City Scouts are going camping for the first time. And they have a special guide: Grandpa Ratso! Grandpa teaches everyone the Scouts oath, which says Scouts are always able to solve problems without asking for help. But the Scouts soon discover that figuring out how to pit…

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by Barron, Rena J BARRON

Maya and the Rising Dark

"A twelve-year-old girl discovers her father is the keeper of the gateway between our world and The Dark, and when he goes missing she'll need to unlock her own powers and fight a horde of spooky creatures set on starting a war"--…

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Stolen Girl : a Novel

When Nadia arrives in Canada in 1950 with Marusia, the woman she calls mother, she is glad to finally be out of the displaced persons camp where she has lived for five years, but troubled by confused memories of World War II; she speaks Ukrainian, but she seems to remember living with a German Nazi family who called he…

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by Simukka, Salla, J SIMUKKA

Sisterland

From a world where winter never seems to end, eleven-year-old Alice falls into a land of summer, meets her soul-sister Marissa, and works with her to overcome powerful Queen Lili.…

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by Pichon, Liz J PICHON

Tom Gates is Absolutely Fantastic : (at Some Things)

I am really looking forward to the school activity trip (if I can find my form). Delia wants me to go too. There'll be loads of excellent things to do. Like: making rafts, midnight feasts, watching out for some very weird creatures. --…

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by Maldonado, Torrey J MALDONA

What Lane?

"Biracial sixth-grader Stephen questions the limitations society puts on him after he notices the way strangers treat him when he hangs out with his white friends and learns about the Black Lives Matter movement." --…

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by Schmidt, Gary D. J SCHMIDT

A Long Road on a Short Day

On a short winter day, Samuel and his father enter into a series of trades with neighbors and strangers until they come home with a brown-eyed milk cow for Mama.…

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by Peterson, Andrew, J PETERSO

The Monster in the Hollows

The three Igiby siblings, heirs to a legendary kingdom across the sea, find refuge from the Fangs of Dang in the Green Hollows, but Kalmar's monstrous appearance raises suspicion.…

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by Kelkar, Supriya, J KELKAR

American As Paneer Pie

When a racist incident rocks her small Michigan town, eleven-year-old Lekha must decide whether to speak up or stay silent, even as she struggles to navigate her life at home, where she can be herself, and at school, where she is teased about her culture.…

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by Miedoso, Andres, J MIEDOSO

Beware the Werewolf

"Kersville has a furry problem: there's dogcatcher on the loose! And he's snatching up every dog he can find, including the ugliest stray you've ever seen...that Desmond Cole has fallen in love with. But the dogcatcher may have bit off more than he can chew. Could one of the snatched canines be a werewolf?"--Publisher'…

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by Jung, Mike J JUNG

The Boys in the Back Row

Best friends Matt and Eric are hatching a plan for one big final adventure together before Eric moves away: during the marching band competition at a Giant Amusement Park, they will sneak away to a nearby comics convention and meet their idol--a famous comic creator. Without cell phones. Or transportation. Or permissio…

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by Sachar, Louis, J SACHAR

Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger

Unusual things continue to happen in the classroom on the thirtieth floor of Wayside School, which was accidentally built sideways with one classroom on each story.…

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by Moonheart, Ella, J MOONHEA

Bobby the Show-off Cat

When Kitty Kimura magically transforms into a cat, she decides to help a boastful feline who is trying to hide his homelessness.…

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by Miedoso, Andres, J MIEDOSO

Campfire Stories

Desmond, Andres, and their ghost-friend Zax take turns trying to tell the scariest story of all while gathered around the campfire on a camping trip.…

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by Hoang, Van. J HOANG

Girl Giant and the Monkey King

"Eleven-year-old Thom Ngho is keeping a secret: she's strong. Like suuuuper strong. Freakishly strong. And it's making it impossible for her to fit in at her new middle school. In a desperate bid to get rid of her super strength, Thom makes a deal with the Monkey King, a powerful deity and legendary trickster she accid…

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by Miedoso, Andres, J MIEDOSO

Surf's Up, Creepy Stuff!

"Desmond and Andres battle beach bullies who also happen to be creepy monsters"--…

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by Schmidt, Gary D. J SCHMIDT

Just Like That

With insight and a light touch, best-selling, Newbery Honor-winning author Gary D. Schmidt tells two poignant, linked stories: that of a grieving girl and a boy trying to escape his violent past. Following the death of her closest friend in summer 1968, Meryl Lee Kowalski goes off to St. Elene's Preparatory Academy for…

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by West, Kara J WEST

Mia Mayhem Steals the Show!

"Mia finds out that her regular school will be putting on a play about superheroes. As soon as the casting call goes out, Mia's sure that the main character role was made just for her. Because after all, who better to play the part than a real-life superhero? But when show day comes around and nerves are running high, …

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The Hero Next Door

A collection of short stories by diverse authors that explores acts of bravery by heroes trying to make the world a better place.…

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by Blecher, Jennifer, J BLECHER

Stick with Me

When twelve-year-olds Izzy and Wren are thrown together by unusual circumstances, they find solace and solutions to nagging problems in their newly-formed friendship.…

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by Messinger, Jonathan. J MESSING

The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian. 2, The Accidental Volcano

Finn Caspian, his three best friends, and his robot Foggy are excited to explore a brand-new planet . . . until Finns mom makes them bring along an annoying new robot named Voltronix Zu. Putting up with Voltronixs bragging is bad enough, but when he accidentally turns the planet inside out, the Explorer…

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by Pinkney, Andrea Davis J PINKNEY

Loretta Little Looks Back : Three Voices Go Tell It : a Monologue Novel

Loretta, Roly, and Aggie B. Little relate their Mississippi family's struggles and triumphs from 1927 to 1968 while struggling as sharecroppers, living under Jim Crow, and fighting for Civil Rights.…

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by Springer, Nancy J SPRINGE

The Case of the Gypsy Good-bye

After fourteen-year-old Enola Holmes seeks the missing Duquessa Del Campo in the seedy underbelly of nineteenth-century London, she finally reaches an understanding with her brothers Sherlock and Mycroft.…

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by Callender, Kacen J CALLEND

King and the Dragonflies

Twelve-year-old Kingston James is sure his brother Khalid has turned into a dragonfly. When Khalid unexpectedly passed away, he shed what was his first skin for another to live down by the bayou in their small Louisiana town. Khalid still visits in dreams, and King must keep these secrets to himself as he watches grief…

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by Jones, Kelly J JONES

Sauerkraut

A new quirky-funny book from the author of Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer about a boy whose plans for the summer go sideways when the ghost of his great-great-grandmother demands his attention. HD Schenk is a maker--an inventor, a builder of things. He wants to show everyone what he can do, and his…

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by Blankman, Anne, J BLANKMA

The Blackbird Girls

"On a spring morning, neighbors Valentina Kaplan and Oksana Savchenko wake up to an angry red sky. A reactor at the nuclear power plant where their fathers work--Chernobyl--has exploded. Before they know it, the two girls, who've always been enemies, find themselves on a train bound for Leningrad to stay with Valentina…

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by L'Engle, Madeleine J LENGLE

Many Waters

The fifteen-year-old Murry twins, Sandy and Dennys, are accidentally sent back to a strange Biblical time period, in which mythical beasts roam the desert and a man named Noah is building a boat in preparation for a great flood.…

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by Gino, Alex J GINO

Rick

Eleven-year-old Rick Ramsey has generally gone along with everybody, just not making waves, even though he is increasingly uncomfortable with his father's jokes about girls, and his best friend's explicit talk about sex; but now in middle school he discovers the Rainbow Spectrum club, where kids of many genders and ide…

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by Mann, Greyson J MANN

Journey to the End

Will has found a set of Elytra wings, but he won't use them until he can find a second set for his friend Mina. Together, they set out for the End, where they must face Endermen, shulkers, and the fierce Ender Dragon to find the wings -- and make it home again--…

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by Chadda, Sarwat J CHADDA

City of the Plague God

"Thirteen-year-old Sikander Aziz has to team up with the hero Gilgamesh in order to stop Nergal, the ancient god of plagues, from wiping out the population of Manhattan in this adventure based on Mesopotamian mythology"--…

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by Faruqi, Saadia J FARUQI

You Can Do It, Yasmin!

"A collection of four more stories featuring Yasmin! Whether she's braving the goalie net for the first time on the soccer field, trouble-shooting a plant problem in the garden with her family, tackling a tricky writing assignment, or managing a disagreement with her friends, Yasmin is always thinking outside the box t…

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by West, Kara J WEST

Mia Mayhem Vs. the Super Bully

Mia is excited about her first superspeed training class, but a bully on her relay team leads her to lose her shadow and, worse, to snap at her friends.…

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by Castillo, Lauren J CASTILL

Our Friend Hedgehog : the Story of Us

When a storm separates Hedgehog from her lifelong friend, Mutty, she bravely sets out to find him and makes some very good new friends in the process.…

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by Keating, Jess J KEATING

Nikki Tesla and the Ferret-proof Death Ray

Nikki Tesla is a genius, so mostly she finds school boring, and amuses herself by inventing things, like her mysterious missing father; trouble is most of her inventions have serious, lethal potential (like the death ray, which just blew a hole in her floor); so she and her ferret are hustled off to the special Genius …

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by Faruqi, Saadia J FARUQI

Yasmin in Charge

"In this collection of four stories, Yasmin takes charge of some sticky situations! At home, at school, or out and about, Yasmin faces challenges head on with creativity and quick thinking. Whether she's creating a new recipe, finding a way to rescue a stuck toy for a little friend, or calming down monkeys (and classma…

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by Moonheart, Ella, J MOONHEA

Scout the School Cat

As the new school year starts and many students worry about making friends, Kitty Kimura, a human girl who can transform into a cat, tries to help an unhappy kindergartener and find a missing kitten.…

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by West, Kara J WEST

Mia Mayhem Learns to Fly!

"With help from her best friend and the super academy's most talented flier, Mia learns how to fly!"--…

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by Haydu, Corey Ann J HAYDU

One Jar of Magic

Joining her family in her community's annual New Year's Day magic-capturing ceremony, a 12-year-old girl who has always been lucky captures just one tiny jar of magic, revealing the true nature and beliefs of her loved ones.…

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by Oliver, Lin J OLIVER

Danger! Tiger Crossing

Ten-year-old Tiger and his new friend, Luna, are drawn into a copy of Henri Rousseau's painting, Surprised!, through a magical golden frame by which their neighbor's son disappeared fifty years earlier.…

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by Valente, Dominique, J VALENTE

Willow Moss and the Lost Day

"Willow Moss's small magic has always seemed unremarkable. But when the most feared witch in the land of Starfell appears on the Moss family's doorstep looking for help, it's not Willow's talented sisters she seeks, it's Willow. Because Willow is a finder of lost things--and Moreg Vaine says that last Tuesday has gone …

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by Bachmann, Stefan, J BACHMAN

Cinders & Sparrows

In a witch's house, nothing is as it seems. When a scarecrow climbs over the garden wall, delivering twelve-year-old orphan Zita Brydgeborn a letter saying she has inherited a distant castle, she jumps at the chance of adventure. But little does she know that she is about to be thrust into a centuries-old battle betwee…

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by Faruqi, Saadia J FARUQI

Give It a Try, Yasmin!

In this fun collection of four new Yasmin stories, Yasmin tackles every challenge she faces with her head and her heart! Whether she's helping to solve a recycling problem at school, trying to avoid a science fair fiasco, searching for a favorite lost book, or gathering her courage to join in the fun, Yasmin is always …

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by Barnett, Mac J BARNETT

Top Secret Smackdown

There is a legend that if the ravens at the Tower of London ever leave then Britain will fall, so when somebody steals the birds, the Queen calls for Mac B. to find the thief and retrieve them--a mission that takes him to Iceland, where he encounters secret submarines, hungry polar bears, and his arch-nemesis from the …

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by Peirce, Lincoln J PEIRCE

Big Nate Lives It Up

"As his school's centennial is coming up, Big Nate is stuck showing the dorky new kid around"--…

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by Barkley, Callie J BARKLEY

Marion and the Girls' Getaway

When Marion and the other members of the Critter Club plan a ski weekend, they meet a snow bunny on the slopes, but Marion's kitten, Ollie, scares the bunny away.…

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by Barkley, Callie J BARKLEY

Amy the Puppy Whisperer

"When Amy meets the owner of a brand-new puppy at her mom's vet clinic, she agrees to help the woman train her new pet. Amy does such a great job, she starts getting calls from more puppy owners! Things go great for a while, but soon, Amy is in way over her head. She can't say no to a puppy in need and has taken on way…

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by Cowell, Cressida J COWELL

Never and Forever

The author of How to Train Your Dragon returns with the final, magical installment of the New York Times bestselling Wizards of Once series! Xar and Wish are on the final leg of their journey -- first stop: The Mine of Happiness. Here, starvation is never far away for the Magical creatures who toil in its horrible dept…

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by Alston, B. B., J ALSTON

Amari and the Night Brothers

Thirteen-year-old Amari, a poor Black girl from the projects, gets an invitation from her missing brother to join the Bureau of Supernatural Affairs and join in the fight against an evil magician.…

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by Nuurali, Siman, J NUURALI

Sadiq and the Perfect Play

When Sadiq and his friends form a theater club Sadiq, as director, thinks he must do everything until the director of his big sister Aliya's show tells him about delegating. Includes glossary, discussion questions, and writing prompts.…

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by Davis, Tanita S. J DAVIS

Serena Says

"After her best friend, JC, has a kidney transplant, Serena feels that they are falling out of touch, especially as JC makes a new best friend in the hospital"--…

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by Levithan, David J LEVITHA

The Mysterious Disappearance of Aidan S. (as Told to His Brother)

"Aidan disappeared for six days. Six agonizing days of searches and police and questions and constant vigils. Then, just as suddenly as he vanished, Aidan reappears. Where has he been? The story he tells is simply. . . impossible. But it's the story Aidan is sticking to. His brother, Lucas, wants to believe him. But Lu…

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Fighting Words

"Ten-year-old Della can rely on her older sister, Suki, for anything, but when Suki attempts suicide, Della must seek help and speak out about the sexual abuse they've both suffered at the hands of their mother's boyfriend"-- Provided by publisher.…

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by Nuurali, Siman, J NUURALI

Sadiq and the Green Thumbs

Even though it is summer Sadiq goes to religious school four days a week to study the Quran; he and his friends find their teacher, Mr. Kassim, strict and intimidating, but when Sadiq finds out that Mr. Kassim has a injured shoulder he decides to volunteer to help with the gardening--and he convinces his friends to vol…

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by Peterson, Andrew, J PETERSO

The Warden and the Wolf King

Separated when the Fangs of Drang invade Ban Rona, the three Igiby siblings face sea dragons, Stranders, Ridgerunners, Cloven, and more in their final, epic battle.…

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by Bruel, Nick J BRUEL

Bad Kitty Goes on Vacation

Kitty temporarily sets aside her plans for world domination to accompany her beloved Uncle Murray to Love Love Angel Kitty World, which proves to be adventurous in unexpected ways.…

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by Holm, Jennifer L. J HOLM

The Lion of Mars

Bell has spent his whole life--all eleven years of it--on Mars. But he's still just a regular kid-he loves cats, any kind of cake, and is curious about the secrets the adults in the US colony are keeping. Like, why don't have contact with anyone on the other Mars colonies? Why are they so isolated? When a virus breaks …

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by Oliver, Lin J OLIVER

Beware! Shadows in the Night

"When Tiger and Luna get sucked into the fantastic frame this time, their destination is the diner depicted in Edward Hopper's famous painting Nighthawks. They explore the streets of New York in 1942 and ride the subway through the dark underground tunnels. It's another art adventure for Tiger and Luna, and as always, …

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Ancestor Approved : Intertribal Stories for Kids

Edited by award-winning and bestselling author Cynthia Leitich Smith, this collection of intersecting stories by both new and veteran Native writers bursts with hope, joy, resilience, the strength of community, and Native pride.…

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by Moonheart, Ella, J MOONHEA

Shadow the Lonely Cat

As Guardian of the Cat Council, eight-year-old Kitty, in her cat form, tries to help Shadow, a cat that recently became unsociable.…

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by Peirce, Lincoln J PEIRCE

Big Nate Goes for Broke

Big Nate Wright is president of P.S. 38, the after school cartooning club. When he doodles his observations in his cartoon notebook: "Mighty Jefferson Middle School always wins," Nate decides it's time to go from zeroes to heroes! Will Nate crack under the pressure of the "Ultimate Snowdown"? Or lead P.S. 38 to its big…

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by Nuurali, Siman, J NUURALI

Sadiq and the Desert Star

Sadiq's father is going on a business trip, but before he goes he tells Sadiq a story of the Desert Star, which fits in perfectly with Sadiq's third grade class field trip to the planetarium, and inspires Sadiq to build a simple telescope to study the stars when his father returns.…

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by Chhibber, Preeti, J CHHIBBE

Avengers Assembly : Orientation

Kamala Khan, Miles Morales, Doreen Green, America Chavez, and other young Marvel heroes join forces to defeat . . . the academic decathlon? Welcome to the Avengers Institute!.…

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by Sass, A. J., J SASS

Ana on the Edge

Twelve-year-old figure skater Ana strives to win her competitions while learning about gender identity--Ana's own and that of a new friend--and how to navigate the best path forward.--…

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by McCaughrean, Geraldine J MCCAUGH

The Canterbury Tales

A retelling of Geoffrey Chaucer's famous work in which a group of pilgrims in fourteenth-century England tell each other stories as they travel on a pilgrimage to the cathedral at Canterbury.…

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by Faruqi, Saadia J FARUQI

A Thousand Questions

Told in two voices, eleven-year-olds Mimi, who is visiting her wealthy grandparents in Karachi, Pakistan, for the first time and Sakina, daughter of the grandparents' cook, form an unexpected friendship.--…

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by Pichon, Liz J PICHON

Genius Ideas (mostly)

Tom Gates fills his notebooks with sketches and comments about his family and friends, including seeing his sister Delia without her sunglasses, trying to get in shape for Sport's Day, and forming a band, the Dogzombies, with his friends for the school talent show.…

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by Royce, Eden, J ROYCE

Root Magic

"It's 1963, and things are changing for Jezebel Turner. Her beloved grandmother has just passed away. The local police deputy won't stop harassing her family. With school integration arriving in South Carolina, Jez and her twin brother, Jay, are about to begin the school year with a bunch of new kids. But the biggest c…

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by Grabenstein, Chris J GRABENS

The Smartest Kid in the Universe

When seventh-grader Jake McQuade mistakes the world's first ingestible knowledge pills for jelly beans, he suddenly knows all about physics and geometry and can speak Swahili (though Spanish would be a lot more useful)--but his sort-of girlfriend Grace thinks they can use his new found brilliance to save their middle s…

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by Shen, E. L., J SHEN

The Comeback

Twelve-year-old Maxine Chen dreams of being a figure skating champion, but a remarkably talented new girl at the arena and a racist classmate at school test her resolve.--…

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by Arnold, Marie, J ARNOLD

The Year I Flew Away

After moving from her home in Haiti to her uncle's home in Brooklyn, ten-year-old Gabrielle, feeling bullied and out of place, makes a misguided deal with a witch.…

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King & Kayla and the Case of the Gold Ring

King & Kayla hunt for Asia's missing gold ring.…

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by Miedoso, Andres, J MIEDOSO

Escape from the Roller Ghoster

Desmond and Andres try to enjoy their day at the local theme park while being pursued by ghosts.…

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Fighting Words

Depending on an older sister who protected her when their mother went to prison and their mother's boyfriend committed a terrible act, 10-year-old Della tries to figure out what to do when her older sister attempts suicide.…

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by Bird, James, J BIRD

Th3 Brav5

Collin can't help himself--he has a unique condition that leads him to count every letter spoken to him. It's a quirk that makes him a prime target for bullies and a continual frustration to the adults around him, including his father. When Collin is asked to leave yet another school, his dad decides to send him to liv…

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by West, Kara J WEST

Mia Mayhem and the Super Family Field Day

Joining other students and their parents for family field day at PITS, Mia joins in potato sack races, a game of tug-of-war and a hula hoop ring toss that becomes increasingly dangerous as the region's most skilled superheroes compete to win.…

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by Messenger, Shannon J MESSENG

Unlocked

"In this extra special installment of the Keeper of the Lost Cities series, the story picks up right from Legacy's particularly devastating cliffhanger. But chapters alternate between Sophie and Keefe's perspectives to give readers deeper insights into both beloved characters. New powers will be discovered. Hard truths…

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by Miedoso, Andres, J MIEDOSO

Night of the Zombie Zookeeper

Desmond and Andres face a zombie during a school field trip to the zoo.…

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by Nayeri, Daniel, J NAYERI

Everything Sad is Untrue : (a True Story)

"At the front of a middle school classroom in Oklahoma, a boy named Khosrou (whom everyone calls "Daniel") stands, trying to tell a story. His story. But no one believes a word he says. To them he is a dark-skinned, hairy-armed boy with a big butt whose lunch smells funny; who makes things up and talks about poop too m…

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