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Les Enfants de Belle-Rive #1

by Annick Loupias & Jean-Luc Trudel ÉDITIÖ (December 18, 2013)

Ayishah lives in the Sahara desert. She is a Tuareg. She loves the story of Tin Hinan, considered to be the mother of the Tuareg people. Ayishah ponders and wonders what she'll be when she grows up.


William S. and the Great Escape

by Zilpha Keatley Snyder Atheneum Books for Young Readers (September 15, 2009)

Twelve-year-old William S. Baggett is one of eight Baggett children, and he is ready to escape his negligent family. Since his very first day of school in 1931, he has been saving up money to run away. That's...


The Zebra Wall

by Kevin Henkes Greenwillow Books (July 02, 2013)

The Vorlob family is making preparations. Preparations for the new baby, soon to arrive. Getting ready includes painting a mural in the baby's nursery and making a list of possible names. Adine, age ten, is...


Two Under Par

by Kevin Henkes Greenwillow Books (July 02, 2013)

It seemed to ten-year-old Wedge that most of the time nothing made sense anymore. Suddenly he had a brand-new stepfather and a five-year-old stepbrother, Andrew. He lived in a new house, far from his friends,...


The Truth of Me

by Patricia Maclachlan Katherine Tegen Books (June 25, 2013)

Patricia MacLachlan, Newbery Medal–winning author of Sarah, Plain and Tall, weaves a poignant story that celebrates how our unique "small truths" make each of us magical and brave in our own ways.

When Robbie...


A Lion to Guard Us

by Clyde Robert Bulla & Michele Chessare HarperCollins (June 25, 2013)

The inspiring classic that The New Yorker called "an exciting tale [with] top-notch writing," about one girl facing harsh conditions and huge responsibility as she brings her family to the American colonies. ...


Skylark

by Patricia Maclachlan HarperCollins (June 25, 2013)

The second book in the series that began with the Newbery Medal–winning Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan.

My mother, Sarah, doesn't love the prairie. She tries, but she can't help remembering what...


Seven Kisses in a Row

by Patricia Maclachlan & Maria Pia Marrella HarperCollins (June 25, 2013)

It's not fair, Emma thinks, for her parents to go away (for five whole days) and leave her with an aunt and uncle she hardly knows. What if they don't like children? But Aunt Evelyn and Uncle Eliot like Emma...


More Perfect than the Moon

by Patricia Maclachlan HarperCollins (June 25, 2013)

The fourth book in the series that began with the Newbery Medal–winning Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan.

I am a watcher. I am a listener, too. I am invisible. I can make myself so small and quiet...


Grandfather's Dance

by Patricia Maclachlan HarperCollins (June 25, 2013)

The fifth book in the series that began with the Newbery Medal–winning Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan.

Jack leans back on Grandfather's shoulder. Aunt Mattie's knitting needles click in the dark....


Caleb's Story

by Patricia Maclachlan HarperCollins (June 25, 2013)

The third book in the series that began with the Newbery Medal–winning Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan.

Anna has done something terrible. She has given me a journal to fill.

"It's your job now,"...


The Boy on the Porch

by Sharon Creech HarperCollins (September 03, 2013)

“This quiet novel sings. A graceful profound story for all ages that speaks well beyond its intended audience.” Kirkus (starred review)

Fans of Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech's Ruby Holler will love...


How to Make Friends with the Sea

by Tanya Guerrero Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (March 30, 2020)

Tanya Guerrero's How to Make Friends with the Sea is a middle grade debut novel set in the Philippines about a young boy's challenges with anxiety while his mother fosters an orphaned child with a facial anomaly....


Lion Needs a Haircut

by Hyewon Yum Abrams Books for Young Readers (May 04, 2020)

This relatable story from award-winning author-illustrator Hyewon Yum explores the universal fear of first haircuts with honesty, tenderness, and humor

 

Little lion needs a haircut. But he doesn't want one!...


Go Get 'Em, Tiger! (A Hello!Lucky Book)

by Hello!Lucky Abrams Appleseed (March 09, 2020)

This very first picture book from the Hello!Lucky team celebrates milestones reached and challenges overcome!

 

The award-winning Hello!Lucky team brings their bold style and surefire laughs to a picture

book...


The Miraculous

by Jess Redman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (July 29, 2019)

An Amazon Best Children's Book of 2019

In the tradition of heartwrenching and hopeful middle grade novels such as Bridge to Terabithia comes Jess Redman's stunning debut about a young boy who must regain his...


The Woods

by R. L. Toalson Yellow Jacket (September 17, 2019)

After a tragic explosion causes Lenora to lose her family, she goes to live with her estranged uncle at his estate. There, Lenora is drawn to the nearby woods and the magic she discovers within them. Can this...


Ask Mummy or Daddy

by Carl Vort Grosvenor House Publishing (June 12, 2019)

Young rabbits Buck and Do-Lee help to save themselves and others when danger appears in everyday life. They look to their parents for guidance when dealing with the unknown and in doing so learn valuable lessons...


All the Ways Home

by Elsie Chapman Feiwel & Friends (May 27, 2019)

"In All the Ways Home, Elsie Chapman gracefully explores the complexities of family and loss. The specificity in which Chapman narrates Kaede's journey in Japan is particularly satisfying. An insightful, compassionate,...


Pie in the Sky

by Remy Lai Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (May 13, 2019)

A poignant, laugh-out-loud illustrated middle-grade novel about an eleven-year-old boy's immigration experience, his annoying little brother, and their cake-baking hijinks! Perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier...


All Your Fault

by Cath Howe Nosy Crow (February 06, 2019)

Maya and Rose won't talk to each other. Even though they are sisters. Not since the accident. Maya is running wild, and Rose doesn't know what to do. Now Maya and Rose have to go away together on a week-long...


The Lost Boy's Gift

by Kimberly Willis Holt Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (April 29, 2019)

Kimberly Willis Holt explores themes of divorce, acceptance, intergenerational friendship, and the power that comes with noticing in The Lost Boy's Gift, an insightful middle-grade novel.

There are places where...


The Astonishing Maybe

by Shaunta Grimes Feiwel & Friends (March 25, 2019)

Friendship, heartbreak, and defining what family means are rarely as sensitively, beautifully portrayed in middle-grade fiction. Shaunta Grimes is an extraordinary new talent.

Gideon hates the idea of moving...


Roll with It

by Jamie Sumner Atheneum Books for Young Readers (October 01, 2019)

A Kirkus Reviews Best Middle Grade Book of 2019

“A big-hearted story that’s as sweet as it is awesome.” --R.J. Palacio, author of Wonder

In the tradition of Wonder and Out of My Mind, this big-hearted middle...


More to the Story

by Hena Khan Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (September 03, 2019)

From the critically acclaimed author of Amina’s Voice comes a new story inspired by Louisa May Alcott’s beloved classic, Little Women, featuring four sisters from a modern American Muslim family living in...


Back on the Map

by Lisa Ann Scott Sky Pony (June 27, 2017)

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...


Rock Away Granny

by Dandi Daley Mackall & Mike DeSantis Sky Pony (May 02, 2017)

Getting dropped off at Grandma's house could be a total snooze. Hours of sitting in the rocking chairs. But not this Grandma. Up she hops to wheel out the record player. And then, with kitty as the DJ—a dance...


Super Dorks

by Beth Vrabel Sky Pony (May 08, 2018)

Lucy is ready to be a superhero!

Lucy loves her best friends--her pack of dorks. But this year, everyone in the pack has become a hero . . . except for her! Sam rescues twin toddlers about to get hit by a car....


Hazel’s Theory of Evolution

by Lisa Jenn Bigelow HarperCollins (October 08, 2019)

Winner of the Lambda Literary Award!

The Thing About Jellyfish meets Raymie Nightingale in this tender middle grade novel from Lisa Jenn Bigelow, acclaimed author of Drum Roll, Please.

Hazel knows a lot about...


Honeybees and Frenemies

by Kristi Wientge Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (June 04, 2019)

Twelve-year-old Flor faces a bittersweet summer with a pageant, a frenemy, and a hive full of honey in this “sweet and satisfying read about friendship, sisterhood, and change” (Kirkus Reviews).

It’s the...


Worse Than Weird

by Jody J. Little HarperCollins (March 10, 2020)

Readers who love Leslie Connor and Ann M. Martin will adore this story of a citywide scavenger hunt and a girl who learns that family—and weirdness—is relative.

Summer Coding Camp

Incoming 7th graders only...


Emily Out of Focus

by Miriam Spitzer Franklin Sky Pony (May 07, 2019)

Twelve-year-old Emily is flying with her parents to China to adopt and bring home a new baby sister. She’s excited but nervous to travel across the world and very aware that this trip will change her entire...


My Jasper June

by Laurel Snyder Walden Pond Press (September 03, 2019)

“This book is a treasure—a touching story of friendship, loss, and finding beauty in the everyday, with characters who stay with you long after you’ve turned the final page. I absolutely loved it.”—R....


The Simple Art of Flying

by Cory Leonardo Aladdin (February 12, 2019)

“Delightfully quirky.” --Kirkus Reviews

Perfect for fans of The One and Only Ivan, this irresistible debut novel combines plucky humor and a whole lot of heart in a story about the true meaning of family....


Charlie and Me

by Mark Lowery Yellow Jacket (August 28, 2018)

How far would you go to say goodbye? Martin and Charlie are journeying 421 miles across England to find out, but are they prepared for what they find when they get there?

Thirteen-year-old Martin and his younger...


Everlasting Nora

by Marie Miranda Cruz Starscape (October 01, 2018)

An uplifting young reader debut about perseverance against all odds, Marie Miranda Cruz's debut Everlasting Nora follows the story of a young girl living in the real-life shantytown inside the Philippines' Manila...


Wonderland

by Barbara O'Connor Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (August 27, 2018)

From Barbara O'Connor, the New York Times-bestselling author of Wish, comes a big-hearted story about the meaning of friendship, the challenges of growing up, and one lovable runaway dog.

Mavis Jeeter is fearless...


Royal Crown: From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess

From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess #4

by Meg Cabot Feiwel & Friends (August 06, 2018)

It's the first coronation of a female monarch of Genovia in 200 years, and Her Royal Highness, Princess Olivia Grace Clarisse Mignonette Harrison, is giving you the inside scoop in this newest (illustrated!)...


You've Got A Friend

by Judi Curtin The O'Brien Press (September 03, 2018)

In the third book in the Time After Time series our favourite time-travelling best friends are back!

Molly’s dad comes home to surprise her - he has decided to move back permanently, and Molly tries to adjust...


Check Mates

by Stewart Foster Simon & Schuster Children's Uk (June 27, 2019)

'Funny and heartfelt with a cunning twist. Stewart Foster is a grandmaster.' - ROSS WELFORD

 

'An inspirational underdog story and a chilling mystery! A winning combination.' - DAVID SOLOMONS

Some people think...


Stay

by Bobbie Pyron Katherine Tegen Books (August 13, 2019)

Fans of Pax and A Dog’s Way Home will love this heartwarming story of a girl living in a shelter and the homeless dog she’s determined to reunite with his family.

Piper’s life is turned upside down when...


If This Were a Story

by Beth Turley Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (August 28, 2018)

“An imaginative debut.” --Booklist

“Hannah’s growth is organic and well earned.” --Publishers Weekly

In the tradition of Crenshaw and The Thing About Jellyfish, ten-year-old Hannah copes with the bullies...


Smoke and Mirrors

by K. D. Halbrook Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (September 04, 2018)

“Rewarding.” --BCCB (starred review)

A Wrinkle in Time-inspired adventure…Halbrook’s writing is artful.” --Kirkus Reviews

“This is a story to savor.” --Kathi Appelt, National Book Award finalist...


Bounce Back

by Hena Khan Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (October 02, 2018)

From the critically acclaimed author of Amina’s Voice comes the third book in an exciting middle grade series about a scrawny fourth-grader with big dreams of basketball stardom.

Zayd has a plan. He’s ready...


The Crossroads

by Alexandra Diaz Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (September 04, 2018)

Winner of the International Latino Book Award

“An incredibly heartfelt depiction of immigrants and refugees in a land full of uncertainty.” --Kirkus Reviews

“Insightful, realistic picture...especially important...


The Hotel Between

by Sean Easley Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (September 04, 2018)

“Magic and mystery draw you [in]…Can I make a reservation yet?” --James Riley, New York Times bestselling author of the Story Thieves series

“A wild ride across the globe, full of fun, adventure, and...


Donavan's Word Jar

by Monalisa DeGross & Cheryl Hanna Amistad (December 31, 2018)

The classic story about the power of words. This chapter book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 5 to 7 who are ready to read independently. It’s a fun way...


Marc's Mission

by Jocko Willink & Jon Bozak Feiwel & Friends (April 23, 2018)

In Marc's Mission, New York Times-bestselling author Jocko Willink delivers a second powerful and empowering Way of the Warrior book about finding your inner strength and being the best you can be, even in the...


Mostly the Honest Truth

by Jody J. Little HarperCollins (March 12, 2019)

A pitch-perfect story exploring the many meanings of family, Jody J. Little’s tough yet tender debut is perfect for fans of Leslie Connor and Katherine Paterson.

After Pop is sent back to rehab, Jane Pengilly...


Marge in Charge and the Missing Orangutan

Marge in Charge #3

by Isla Fisher & Églantine Ceulemans HarperCollins (February 26, 2019)

The adventures of zany babysitter Marge continue in the third book of actress Isla Fisher’s charming illustrated series, perfect for fans of Amelia Bedelia and Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle.

Marge, the rainbow-haired...