Ages 8-12 (Chapter Books)

Upside-Down Magic (Upside-Down Magic #1) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780545800464
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - August 30th, 2016

Meet the Upside-Down Magic kids in the first topsy-turvy adventure of this New York Times bestselling series, now a Disney Channel Original Movie!

It's never easy when your magic goes wonky.For Nory, this means that instead of being able to turn into a dragon or a kitten, she turns into both of them at the same time -- a dritten.For Elliott, the simple act of conjuring fire from his fi


Power Forward (Zayd Saleem, Chasing the Dream #1) Cover Image
By Hena Khan, Sally Wern Comport (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781534411999
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Published: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for You - May 8th, 2018

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

Fourth grader Zayd Saleem has some serious hoop dreams. He’s not just going to be a professional basketball player. He’s going to be a star. A legend.


Stella Díaz Has Something to Say (Stella Diaz #1) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781250294104
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Published: Square Fish - January 22nd, 2019

In her first middle-grade novel, award-winning picture book author and illustrator Angela Dominguez tells a heartwarming story based on her own experiences growing up Mexican-American.


Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780374308346
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - July 11th, 2017

*A fun activity included in every book!*

A Junior Library Guild Fall 2017 Selection
An Amazon's Best Children's Books of 2017

A Beverly Clearly Children's Choice Award Nominee
An Evanston Public Library's 101 Great Books for Kids List 2017
A Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best Books 2017
A 2017 Nerdy Book Club Award Winner


Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things Cover Image
By Lenore Look, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780375849305
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Published: Yearling - May 12th, 2009

The first book in a hilarious chapter book series that tackles anxiety in a fun, kid-friendly way. Perfect for both beginning and reluctant readers, and fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid!


EllRay Jakes Is Not a Chicken Cover Image
By Sally Warner, Jamie Harper (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780142419885
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Published: Puffin Books - February 2nd, 2012

EllRay Jakes is tired of being bullied by fellow classmate Jared Matthews. But when EllRay tries to defend himself, he winds up in trouble. Then his dad offers him a deal: If he stays out of trouble for one week, they'll go to Disneyland! EllRay says he can do it. But saying it and doing it are two very different things.


Dragons in a Bag Cover Image
By Zetta Elliott, Geneva B (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781524770488
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Published: Yearling - August 13th, 2019

The dragon's out of the bag in this diverse, young urban fantasy from an award-winning author!


InvestiGators Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781250219954
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Published: First Second - February 25th, 2020

John Patrick Green's goofy graphic novel series follows the super spy alligator duo the InvestiGators as they travel through the sewers and fight the forces of evil.

MANGO and BRASH are the INVESTIGATORS:
sewer-loving agents of S.U.I.T.* and scourge of supervillains everywhere!


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Sanity & Tallulah Cover Image
By Molly Brooks, Molly Brooks (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781368022804
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 16th, 2018

Best Friends. Mad Science.


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The Witch Boy: A Graphic Novel (The Witch Boy Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338089516
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Published: Graphix - October 31st, 2017

From the illustrator of the web comic Strong Female Protagonist comes a debut middle-grade graphic novel about family, identity, courage -- and magic.

In thirteen-year-old Aster's family, all the girls are raised to be witches, while boys grow up to be shapeshifters. Anyone who dares cross those lines is exiled. Unfortunately for Aster, he still hasn't shifted . . .


The Dragonet Prophecy (Wings of Fire #1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780545349239
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Published: Scholastic Press - April 30th, 2013

The beginning of a thrilling new dragon saga-- now in paperback!

Clay and his friends have grown up under a mountain, secretly raised by the Talons of Peace to fulfill a mysterious prophecy. The five young dragons are destined to end the war that's been raging between the tribes of Pyrrhia -- but how they'll do this, none of them knows.But not every dragonet wants a destiny.


Sticker Girl: Stickers Included! Cover Image
By Janet Tashjian, Inga Wilmink (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781250129543
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Published: Square Fish - October 10th, 2017

Meet Sticker Girl Martina Rivera, a quiet kid with a remarkable secret: Her sticker collection comes to life! Adventures abound in this new middle-grade series by bestselling author Janet Tashjian. Stickers included!


The Year of the Dog (A Pacy Lin Novel #1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316060028
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 1st, 2007

A special edition of a modern classic by the Newbery-Award winning and bestselling author of Where the Mountain Meets the Moon


Mr. Wolf's Class: A Graphic Novel (Mr. Wolf's Class #1) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781338047684
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Published: Graphix - June 26th, 2018

From Eisner Award-winning creator Aron Nels Steinke, a vibrant, funny new series that charmingly captures the everyday antics of a fourth-grade classroom!

Mr. Wolf has just started teaching at Hazelwood Elementary. He wants the first day of school to go well, but he's got his hands full with his new class.


Clean Getaway Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781984893000
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Published: Yearling - January 5th, 2021

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nic Stone comes a timely middle-grade road-trip story through landmarks of the Civil Rights movement and the map they lay for contemporary race relations.

How to Go on an Unplanned Road Trip with Your Grandma:
Grab a Suitcase: Prepacked from the big spring break trip that got CANCELLED.


Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer Cover Image
By Kelly Jones, Katie Kath (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780385755559
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Published: Yearling - March 8th, 2016

Fans of Katherine Applegate and Erin Entrada Kelly will love this quirky story of a determined girl, and some extraordinary chickens.
 


The Familiars Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780061961106
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Published: HarperCollins - June 7th, 2011

For fans of Warriors and Wings of Fire comes a magical adventure story about a street cat who's mistaken for a wizard’s familiar.

“Whether furry, flippered or feathered you’ll be taking a closer look at your family pet.” —Michael Buckley, author of The Sisters Grimm and NERDS


The Accursed Vampire Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062954343
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Published: Quill Tree Books - July 27th, 2021

A spooky and funny graphic novel perfect for fans of The Witch Boy and Real Friends


Lowriders in Space Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781452128696
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Published: Chronicle Books - November 4th, 2014

Lupe Impala, El Chavo Flapjack, and Elirio Malaria love working with cars. You name it, they can fix it. But the team's favorite cars of all are lowriders—cars that hip and hop, dip and drop, go low and slow, bajito y suavecito. The stars align when a contest for the best car around offers a prize of a trunkful of cash—just what the team needs to open their own shop!


Red Panda & Moon Bear Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781603094443
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Published: Top Shelf Productions - July 23rd, 2019

Two Latinx kids battle supernatural threats to their working-class neighborhood with the power of science, magic, and a pair of very special hoodies.


One Crazy Summer Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780060760908
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Published: Quill Tree Books - December 27th, 2011

In this Newbery Honor novel, New York Times bestselling author Rita Williams-Garcia tells the story of three sisters who travel to Oakland, California, in 1968 to meet the mother who abandoned them. A strong option for summer reading—take this book along on a family road trip or enjoy it at home.


Dragon Rider Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780545316484
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Published: Chicken House - April 1st, 2011

The blockbuster #1 New York Times bestselling modern classic, now with a brand-new cover in anticipation of Book Two in the series!

The #1 New York Times Bestseller!With a lonely boy named Ben on board, the brave young dragon Firedrake sets out on a magical journey to find the mythical place where silver dragons can live in peace forever.


The Unwanteds Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781442407695
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Published: Aladdin - July 10th, 2012

A riveting middlegrade dystopian novel from New York Times bestselling Wake author Lisa McMann that Kirkus Reviews calls “The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter.”

Every year in Quill, thirteen-year-olds are sorted into categories: the strong, intelligent Wanteds go to university, and the artistic Unwanteds are sent to their deaths.

Thirtee


Blended Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781442495012
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - April 7th, 2020

Eleven-year-old Isabella’s blended family is more divided than ever in this “timely but genuine” (Publishers Weekly) story about divorce and racial identity from the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of Out of My Mind, Sharon M.


Merci Suárez Changes Gears Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781536212587
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Published: Candlewick - April 7th, 2020

Winner of the Newbery Medal
A New York Times Bestseller

“The realistic portrayal of a complex young Latina’s life is one many readers will relate to. . . . Medina cruises into readers’ hearts.” — School Library Journal (starred review)


Spy School Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781442421837
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 2nd, 2013

“Combines Alex Rider’s espionage skills with a huge dose of the sarcasm of Artemis Fowl.” —School Library Journal

Can an undercover nerd become a superstar agent?


The One and Only Ivan Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780061992278
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Published: HarperCollins - January 6th, 2015

The #1 New York Times bestselling and Newbery Award-winning novel The One and Only Ivan is now a major motion picture streaming on Disney+


From the Desk of Zoe Washington Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062875860
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - January 5th, 2021

#1 Kids Indie Next List * Parents Magazine Best Book of the Year * Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book of the Year * SLJ Best Book of the Year * Kirkus Best Book of the Year * Junior Library Guild Selection * Edgar Award Nominee * Four Starred Reviews * Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year


Bud, Not Buddy: (Newbery Medal Winner) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780440413288
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Published: Yearling - January 8th, 2002

The Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award-winning classic about a boy who decides to hit the road to find his father—from Christopher Paul Curtis, author of The Watsons Go To Birmingham—1963, a Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honoree.
 


Where the Mountain Meets the Moon Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780316038638
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 12th, 2011

This stunning fantasy inspired by Chinese folklore is a companion novel to Starry River of the Sky and the New York Times bestselling and National Book Award finalist When the Sea Turned to Silver


Front Desk (Scholastic Gold) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781338157826
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - June 25th, 2019

Four starred reviews and over ten best-of-year lists!* "Many readers will recognize themselves or their neighbors in these pages." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Winner of the Asian / Pacific American Award for Children's Literature!* "Many readers will recognize themselves or their neighbors in these pages." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred reviewMia Tang has a lot of secre


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American as Paneer Pie Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781534439399
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 18th, 2021

“[A] charming novel [that] explores the complexity of immigration and identity.” —Teen Vogue

An Indian American girl navigates prejudice in her small town and learns the power of her own voice in this brilliant gem of a middle grade novel full of humor and heart, perfect for fans of Front Desk and Amina’s Voice.

As the only


Sal and Gabi Break the Universe (A Sal and Gabi Novel, Book 1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781368023627
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - May 5th, 2020

Winner of the Pura Belpré Award
Now in paperback, best-selling author Rick Riordan presents Carlos Hernandez's brilliant sci-fi romp with Cuban influence.
What would you do if you had the power to reach through time and space and retrieve anything you want, including your mother, who is no longer living (in this universe, anyway)?


The Tail of Emily Windsnap Cover Image
By Liz Kessler, Sarah Gibb (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780763660208
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Published: Candlewick - April 10th, 2012

The New York Times best-selling series

With a sure sense of suspense and richly imaginative details, Liz Kessler lures us into a glorious undersea world where mermaids study shipwrecks at school and Neptune rules with an iron trident — an enchanting fantasy about family secrets, loyal friendship, and the convention-defying power of love.


Twins: A Graphic Novel (Twins #1) Cover Image
By Varian Johnson, Shannon Wright (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338236132
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Published: Graphix - October 6th, 2020

Coretta Scott King Honor author Varian Johnson teams up with rising cartoonist Shannon Wright for a delightful middle-grade graphic novel!

Maureen and Francine Carter are twins and best friends. They participate in the same clubs, enjoy the same foods, and are partners on all their school projects.


Séance Tea Party: (A Graphic Novel) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984894151
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Published: Random House Graphic - September 15th, 2020

Lora wants to stay a kid forever, and she'll do anything to make that happen . . . including befriending Alexa, the ghost who haunts her house. A middle-grade graphic novel about growing up that's perfect for fans of Ghosts and Making Friends.

Growing up sounds terrible.


The Okay Witch Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781534431454
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Published: Aladdin - September 3rd, 2019

A School Library Journal Best Graphic Novel of 2019
A YALSA 2020 Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
A YALSA 2020 Great Graphic Novel for Teens

Sabrina the Teenage Witch meets Roller Girl in this hilarious, one-of-a-kind graphic novel about a half-witch who has just discovered the truth about herself, her family, and her town an


Love Sugar Magic: A Dash of Trouble Cover Image
By Anna Meriano, Mirelle Ortega (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062498472
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Published: Walden Pond Press - January 8th, 2019

"A charming and delectably sweet debut. Mischief, friendship, and a whole lot of heartLove Sugar Magic has it all." Zoraida Córdova, award-winning author of the Brooklyn Brujas series.


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New Kid Cover Image
By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062691194
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Published: Quill Tree Books - February 5th, 2019

Winner of the Newbery Medal, Coretta Scott King Author Award, and Kirkus Prize for Young Readers’ Literature! 


Stand Up, Yumi Chung! Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525554998
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Published: Puffin Books - March 16th, 2021

One lie snowballs into a full-blown double life in this irresistible story about an aspiring stand-up comedian.


Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781324003281
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Published: Norton Young Readers - February 5th, 2019

Neil deGrasse Tyson’s #1 New York Times best-selling guide to the cosmos, adapted for young readers.