A 2018 Pura Belpré Author Honor Book
Save the restaurant. Save the town. Get the girl. Make Abuela proud. Can thirteen-year-old Arturo Zamora do it all or is he in for a BIG, EPIC FAIL?
One boy's search for his father leads him to Puerto Rico in this moving middle-grade novel, for fans of Ghost and See You in the Cosmos.
Marcus Vega is six feet tall, 180 pounds, and the owner of a premature mustache. When you look like this and you're only in the eighth grade, you're both a threat and a target.
From award-winning author Pablo Cartaya comes a deeply moving middle grade novel about a daughter and father finding their way back to each other in the face of their changing family and community.
A SCHNEIDER FAMILY BOOK AWARD HONOR FOR MIDDLE GRADE
From the award-winning author of The First Rule of Punk comes the story of four kids who form an alternative Scout troop that shakes up their sleepy Florida town.
"Writing with wry restraint that's reminiscent of Kate DiCamillo... a beautiful tale." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review!)
A 2018 Pura Belpré Author Honor Book
The First Rule of Punk is a wry and heartfelt exploration of friendship, finding your place, and learning to rock out like no one’s watching.
A heartbreaking and powerful story about a black boy killed by a police officer, drawing connections through history, from award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes.
Only the living can make the world better. Live and make it better.
From award-winning and bestselling author, Jewell Parker Rhodes comes a powerful coming-of-age story about two brothers, one who presents as white, the other as black, and the complex ways in which they are forced to navigate the world, all while training for a fencing competition.Framed. Bullied. Disliked. But I know I can still be the best.
$7.99ISBN: 9780316262217Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 17th, 2018
From award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes comes a powerful novel set fifteen years after the 9/11 attacks in a classroom of students who cannot remember the event but live through the aftermath of its cultural shift.$7.99ISBN: 9780316043083Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 10th, 2012
From New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes comes a heartbreaking and uplifting tale of survival in the face of Hurricane Katrina.$7.99ISBN: 9780316043069Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 3rd, 2014
From bestselling and award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes comes a tale of a strong, spirited young girl who rises beyond her circumstances and inspires others to work toward a brighter future.
Ten-year-old Sugar lives on the River Road sugar plantation along the banks of the Mississippi.$7.99ISBN: 9781536212587Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Candlewick - April 7th, 2020
“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)$16.99ISBN: 9781250196705Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - January 8th, 2019
"Sometimes a story comes along that just plain makes you want to hug the world. The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise is Dan Gemeinhart’s finest book yet — and that’s saying something. Your heart needs this joyful miracle of a book." —Katherine Applegate, acclaimed author of The One and Only Ivan and Wishtree
A 2020 ILA Teachers’ Choice$7.99ISBN: 9780545665742Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Scholastic Press - December 29th, 2015A bold new voice in children's fiction debuts with this story of a boy, his dog, and the mountains they face together.
It's never too late for the adventure of a lifetime.
$6.99ISBN: 9780545665827Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Scholastic Press - December 27th, 2016The acclaimed author of The Honest Truth returns with an extraordinary novel about a boy's life-defining, death-defying journey.$7.99ISBN: 9781338053852Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Scholastic Press - April 24th, 2018Dan Gemeinhart brings his signature blend of action, heart, and beautiful writing to a tale of misfits struggling to survive.
Jonathan Grisby is the newest arrival at the Slabhenge Reformatory School for Troubled Boys -- an ancient, crumbling fortress of gray stone rising up from the ocean. It is dark, damp, and dismal. And it is just the place Jonathan figures he deserves.$7.99ISBN: 9780440421672Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Yearling - December 6th, 2016
A modern-day adventure and classic in the making, in the vein of The Call of the Wild, Hatchet, and The Cay, by award-winning author Iain Lawrence.
A Junior Library Guild Selection$7.99ISBN: 9780553512458Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Yearling - January 10th, 2017
From the Newbery Award–winning author of Shiloh comes a middle-grade novel that combines adrenaline-fueled adventure with a poignant coming-of-age story.$8.99ISBN: 9780316058254Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 19th, 2005
An award-winning book from the author of Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life and The Candymakers for fans for of Wonder and Counting by Sevens$8.99ISBN: 9780316002578Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2009
And as streams of light fan out behind the darkened sun like the wings of a butterfly, I realize that I never saw real beauty until now.
At Moon Shadow, an isolated campground, thousands have gathered to catch a glimpse of a rare and extraordinary total eclipse of the sun.$6.99ISBN: 9781338053807Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Scholastic Press - March 27th, 2018The amazing New York Times bestseller about what you can do when life gives you a second chance.
Chase's memory just went out the window.
$7.99ISBN: 9780062563903Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Balzer + Bray - December 30th, 2019
A hilarious new middle grade novel from beloved and bestselling author Gordon Korman about what happens when the worst class of kids in school is paired with the worst teacher—perfect for fans of Ms. Bixby’s Last Day. A good choice for summer reading or anytime!$8.99ISBN: 9780689848919Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - March 1st, 2002
An epidemic of fever sweeps through the streets of 1793 Philadelphia in this novel from Laurie Halse Anderson where "the plot rages like the epidemic itself" (The New York Times Book Review).
During the summer of 1793, Mattie Cook lives above the family coffee shop with her widowed mother and grandfather.$8.99ISBN: 9781416905868Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - January 5th, 2010
If an entire nation could seek its freedom, why not a girl?
As the Revolutionary War begins, thirteen-year-old Isabel wages her own fight...for freedom.$8.99ISBN: 9781416961451Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - April 24th, 2012
For many readers, Forge “will be one of the best novels they have ever read” (starred review from Kirkus Reviews)!
Blistering winds. Bitter cold. And the hope of a new future.$8.99ISBN: 9781416961475Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - August 29th, 2017
Return to the American Revolution in this blistering conclusion to the Seeds of America trilogy that began with the bestselling National Book Award Finalist Chains and continued with Forge, which Kirkus Reviews called “the best book you’ll ever read.”
As the Revolutionary War rages on, Isabel and Curzon have narrowly escaped Valley Forge—but thei$8.99ISBN: 9780147510488Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Puffin Books - May 31st, 2016
*Newbery Honor book
*Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award
This #1 New York Times bestseller is an exceptionally moving story of triumph against all odds set during World War II, from the acclaimed author of Fighting Words, and for fans of Fish in a Tree and Sarah, Plain and Tall.
$8.99ISBN: 9780147516817Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Puffin Books - September 4th, 2018
A New York Times bestseller
Like the classic heroines of Sarah, Plain and Tall, Little Women, and Anne of Green Gables, Ada is a fighter for the ages. Her triumphant World War II journey continues in this sequel to the Newbery Honor–winning The War that Saved My Life
$8.99ISBN: 9780142405963Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Speak - July 6th, 2006
"Readers who choose the book for the attraction of Navajo code talking and the heat of battle will come away with more than they ever expected to find."—Booklist, starred review$7.99ISBN: 9780735228870Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Puffin Books - August 27th, 2019
A boy discovers his Native American heritage in this Depression-era tale of identity and friendship by the author of Code Talker$8.99ISBN: 9781416936473Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - December 26th, 2006
This award-winning contemporary classic is the survival story with which all others are compared—and a page-turning, heart-stopping adventure, recipient of the Newbery Honor.$10.99ISBN: 9780763694500Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Candlewick - December 26th, 2017
“Schlitz has crafted another exquisite literary gem, one told entirely via Joan’s vivid, humorous, and emotionally resonant diary entries.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)$7.99ISBN: 9780553536775Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Yearling - May 1st, 2018
"Gephart has written a story that will speak not just to one specific community, but to humanity as a whole." --VOYANot available for order.ISBN: 9781534440869Availability: Special Order - Subject to publisher availability.Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 8th, 2019
“Une histoire d’espoir—a story of hope.” —Kirkus Reviews
“A memorable, heartfelt read.” —Publishers Weekly
Fans of the Nate series by Tim Federle and The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer Holm will love Cleveland Rosebud Potts in this poignant and heartfelt novel from the award-winning author of LilyNot available for order.ISBN: 9781524713768Availability: Special Order - Subject to publisher availability.Published: Yearling - April 14th, 2020
"A unique and compelling novel from a master storyteller." —School Library Journal, starred review
The critically acclaimed author of Lily and Dunkin delivers another heartfelt story that will remind readers you never know who needs a friend the most.$16.99ISBN: 9781681191089Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days - Not in stock but can be ordered.Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - September 3rd, 2019
From Newbery Honor- and Coretta Scott King Author Award-winning, New York Times bestselling author Renée Watson comes a heartwarming and inspiring novel for middle schoolers about finding deep roots and exploring the past, the present, and the places that make us who we are.$17.99ISBN: 9780735231603Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days - Not in stock but can be ordered.Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - April 16th, 2019
Funny, poignant, and deeply moving, The Line Tender is a story of nature's enduring mystery and a girl determined to find meaning and connection within it.$16.99ISBN: 9781250181428Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - July 30th, 2019
A 2020 Newbery Honor Recipient!
Christian McKay Heidicker draws inspiration from Bram Stoker, H. P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe for his debut middle-grade novel, a thrilling portrait of survival and an unforgettable tale of friendship.
"Clever and harrowing." —The Wall Street Journal$8.99ISBN: 9780312659301Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Square Fish - January 4th, 2011
In this witty historical fiction middle grade novel set at the turn of the century, an 11-year-old girl explores the natural world, learns about science and animals, and grows up. A Newbery Honor Book.$7.99ISBN: 9781524770266Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Yearling - December 31st, 2019
In the spirit of modern-day classics like Fish in a Tree and Counting by 7s comes the Schneider Family Book Award-winning story of a deaf girl's connection to a whale whose song can't be heard by his species, and the journey she takes to help him.$7.99ISBN: 9781481450164Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - August 29th, 2017
A National Book Award Finalist for Young People’s Literature.
Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.
Ghost wants to be the fastest sprinter on his elite middle school track team, but his past is slowing him down in this first electrifying novel of the acclaimed Track series from Coretta Scott Ki$17.99ISBN: 9781481438285Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - October 8th, 2019
A National Book Award Finalist!
Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book
An NPR Favorite Book of 2019
A New York Times Best Children’s Book of 2019
A Time Best Children’s Book of 2019
A Today Show Best Kids’ Book of 2019
A Washington Post Best Children’s Book of 2019
A School$8.99ISBN: 9781481415910Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - May 9th, 2017
Kirkus Award Finalist
Schneider Family Book Award Winner
Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book
In this “pitch-perfect contemporary novel” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review), Coretta Scott King – John Steptoe Award-winning author Jason Reynolds explores multigenerational ideas about family love and bravery in the story of two$8.99ISBN: 9780142422861Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Puffin Books - September 16th, 2014
A New York Times Bestseller
In the tradition of Out of My Mind, Wonder, and Mockingbird, this is an intensely moving middle grade novel about being an outsider, coping with loss, and discovering the true meaning of family.$17.99ISBN: 9780525553236Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days - Not in stock but can be ordered.Published: Dial Books - February 12th, 2019
From two extraordinary authors comes a moving, exuberant, laugh-out-loud novel about friendship and family, told entirely in emails and letters.$8.99ISBN: 9780399186226Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Puffin Books - January 9th, 2018
In this heartwarming and funny middle-grade novel by the New York Times bestselling author of Counting by 7s, Julia grows into herself while playing a Munchkin in The Wizard of Oz
$16.99ISBN: 9781101938096Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Wendy Lamb Books - April 7th, 2020
EIGHT STARRED REVIEWS! The reassuring book kids and families need right now.
"An absolute original . . . a story that kids will love." --R. J. Palacio, bestselling author of Wonder$7.99ISBN: 9780375850868Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Yearling - December 28th, 2010
"Like A Wrinkle in Time (Miranda's favorite book), When You Reach Me far surpasses the usual whodunit or sci-fi adventure to become an incandescent exploration of 'life, death, and the beauty of it all.'" —The Washington Post
$7.99ISBN: 9780307980861Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Yearling - May 2nd, 2017
This brilliant, New York Times bestselling novel from the author of the Newbery Medal winner When You Reach Me explores multiple perspectives on the bonds and limits of friendship.
$7.99ISBN: 9780375850875Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Yearling - August 6th, 2013
The instant New York Times bestseller from the author of the Newbery Medal winner When You Reach Me: a story about spies, games, and friendship.
The first day Georges (the S is silent) moves into a new Brooklyn apartment, he sees a sign taped to a door in the basement: SPY CLUB MEETING—TODAY!
$17.99ISBN: 9781481492096Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for You - September 3rd, 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 Georgia.
When Jameela Mirza is picked to be feature editor of her middle school newspaper, she’s one step closer to being an award-winning journalist$7.99ISBN: 9781481492072Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for You - May 1st, 2018
A Washington Post Best Children’s Book of 2017
“For inspiring empathy in young readers, you can’t get better than this book.” —R. J.$8.99ISBN: 9780061962790Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: HarperCollins - January 2nd, 2013
Inside Out and Back Again is a #1 New York Times bestseller, a Newbery Honor Book, and a winner of the National Book Award!$6.99ISBN: 9780062229199Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: HarperCollins - May 17th, 2016
This remarkable and bestselling novel from Thanhha Lai, author of the National Book Award–winning and Newbery Honor Book Inside Out & Back Again, follows a young girl as she learns the true meaning of family. This middle grade novel is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 6, especially during homeschooling.
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