Middle Grade

Middle Grade

 

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I'm Just No Good at Rhyming: And Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups Cover Image
By Chris Harris, Lane Smith (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780316266574
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 26th, 2017

Warning: this book contains absolute nonsense! An actual dual! Witty wordplay! Wicked rhymes! Think you know poetry? Think again! This book will delight, surprise, and bend the limits of what you think is possible. If you're a fan of The Book with No Pictures, you need this now. --Becca


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The Apprentice Witch Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781338118582
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Published: Chicken House - July 25th, 2017

Arianwyn flunked her witch’s assignment. Cast out to be an apprentice witch in the town of Lull, Arianwyn begins to uncover dark secrets that plague the town. Can Arianwyn save the day? Enchanting, consuming, and brilliant. I want to stay in Arianwyn’s world forever. Fantastic for fans of Harry Potter. --Jenna


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All's Faire in Middle School Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780525429999
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Published: Dial Books - September 5th, 2017

THE HOTTEST GRAPHIC NOVEL OF THE SEASON. Oh my goodness--I was gasping and laughing and crying. By the author of Roller Girl (!!!), this story follows Imogene as she braves middle school for the first time while also navigating extra responsibilities at the Renaissance Faire! --Caitlin


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Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781454923459
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Published: Sterling Children's Books - September 5th, 2017

Born without arms, Aven Green knows how to do almost everything with her feet--even play the guitar! How cool is that? When Aven’s parents move to Arizona to manage Stagecoach Pass, a run-down Western theme park, Aven and a new friend uncover a mystery that only Aven can solve. --Lilly


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Greetings from Witness Protection! Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250107114
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - October 3rd, 2017

How to disguise an on-the-run family of three hiding from notorious criminals? Make it a family of four! Streetwise foster kid Nicki is recruited to erase her identity and join a family in witness protection to keep them safe, all while maintaining a federally-mandated B- average. Nothing a gal can’t do, right? --Cressida


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The Countdown Conspiracy Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062462558
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Published: HarperCollins - August 1st, 2017

Six kids from around the world--all of them child prodigies and geniuses--are chosen to train as future astronauts to Mars. So why does Miranda feel like her selection was rigged? And that’s before the sabotage begins. Fast-paced, page-turning action. --Cressida


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Wishtree Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250043221
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - September 26th, 2017

Red is the neighborhood wishtree. People tie their wishes and hopes to his branches. But when a Muslim family moves into the neighborhood, someone leaves a message of hate instead. This heartwarming story reveals the powers of love, healing, and community. --Julie


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Never Say Die Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524739300
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Published: Philomel Books - October 10th, 2017

James Bond fans rejoice. The new Alex Rider adventure is whip-smart and brimming with chases, explosions, and eye-popping stunts. Follow our favorite teen spy as he careens around the world on a nonstop crusade to find the truth about Jack Starbright and SCORPIA itself. #Unputdownable. --Angela


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The Wonderling Cover Image
By Mira Bartok, Mira Bartok (Illustrator)
$21.99
ISBN: 9780763691219
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - September 26th, 2017

A part-boy, part-fox “groundling” runs away from the dreadful Miss Carbunkle’s orphanage, Home for Wayward and Misbegotten Creatures. After his friend Trinket renames him Arthur--just like the king from the old stories--they discover Arthur’s purpose as a “wonderling”: “You must sing to the lonely, comfort the frightened, awaken the love in sleeping hearts.” --Aggie