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Peter and the Starcatchers

Ridley Pearson · Disney Editions; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

Don't even think of starting this book unless you're sitting in a comfortable chair and have lots of time. A fast-paced, impossible-to-put-down adventure awaits as the young orphan Peter and his mates are dispatched to an island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They set sail aboard...
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Laugh Out Loud

James Patterson · jimmy patterson
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Get ready to Laugh Out Loud (a lot!) with James Patterson's newest illustrated middle grade story!Jimmy loves reading so much that he's inspired to start a book company for kids--run by kids. It's a big dream for a twelve-year-old boy--some would even say it's laugh-out-loud ridiculous!...
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Drama

Raina Telgemeier · Graphix/Scholastic
Pages: 233
Format: Hardcover

From Raina Telgemeier, the #1 New York Times bestselling, multiple Eisner Award-winning author of Smile and Sisters! Callie loves theater. And while she would totally try out for her middle school's production of Moon over Mississippi, she can't really sing. Instead she's the set designer...
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Middle School, the Worst Years of My Life (Scholastic Edition)

James; Tebbetts Chris Patterson
Format: Paperback

Rafe Khatchadorian has enough problems at home without throwing his first year of middle school into the mix. Luckily, he's got an ace plan for the best year ever, if only he can pull it off: With his best friend Leonardo the Silent awarding him points, Rafe tries to break every rule in his school's...
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Confessions of a So-called Middle Child

Maria T. Lennon · HarperCollins
Pages: 278
Format: Hardcover

Fans of Harriet the Spy and Mean Girls will cheer when they meet Charlie C. Cooper, reformed bully, gifted hacker, slightly misguided fashionista, and so-called middle child!This debut tween novel stars the hilariously fresh Charlie Cooper as she tries to ditch her middle-child reputation...
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Fuzzy

Tom Angleberger · Amulet Books
Format: Hardcover

When Max (Maxine Zealster) befriends her new robot classmate Fuzzy, she helps him navigate Vanguard Middle School and together they reveal the truth behind the Robot Integration Program.
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The Terrible Two

Mac Barnett · Amulet Books
Pages: 214
Format: Hardcover

New York Times Bestseller "A double helping of fun and mischief!" - Jeff kinney, author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series "Hilarious." - Dav Pilkey, author of the Captain Underpants series Miles Murphy is not happy to be moving to Yawnee Valley, a sleepy town...
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The Friendship Experiment

Erin Teagan · HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Future scientist Madeline Little is dreading the start of middle school. Nothing has been right since her grandfather died and her best friend changed schools. Maddie would rather help her father in his research lab or write Standard Operating Procedures in her lab notebook than hang out with...
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The Misadventures of Max Crumbly 1: Locker Hero

Rachel Renée Russell · Aladdin
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A brand-new series from #1 New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries author Rachel Renee Russell! Introducing Max Crumbly!Max Crumbly is about to face the scariest place he's ever been: South Ridge Middle School. There's a lot that's great about his new school, but there's also one big problem...
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The Worst Class Trip Ever

Dave Barry · Disney-Hyperion
Pages: 214
Format: Hardcover

In this hilarious novel, written in the voice of eighth-grader Wyatt Palmer, Dave Barry takes us on a class trip to Washington, DC. Wyatt, his best friend, Matt, and a few kids from Culver Middle School find themselves in a heap of trouble-not just with their teachers, who have long lost...
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 1

Jeff Kinney · Amulet
Pages: 217
Format: Hardcover

Boys don't keep diaries - or do they?The launch of an exciting and innovatively illustrated new series narrated by an unforgettable kid every family can relate toIt's a new school year, and Greg Heffley finds himself thrust into middle school, where undersized weaklings share the hallways...
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Nerd Girls

Alan Lawrence Sitomer · Hyperion Book CH
Format: Hardcover

Maureen a thirteen-year-old self-proclaimed dork-a-saurus is totally addicted to cupcakes and hot dogs and thinks that her body looks like a baked potato Allergy-plagued Alice cant touch a mango without breaking out in a rash and if she eats wheat her vision goes blurry Klutzy to the extreme...
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The Book Thief

Markus Zusak · Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages: 12
Format: Paperback

The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul.It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still.Liesel...
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Esperanza Rising

Pam Munoz Ryan · Scholastic Press
Pages: 262
Format: Hardcover

Pura Belpré Award WinnerIRA Notable Book for a Global SocietyNew York Public Library's 100 Titles for Reading and SharingEsperanza thought she'd always live with her family on their ranch in Mexico--she'd always have fancy dresses, a beautiful home, and servants. But a sudden tragedy...
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The City of Ember Deluxe Edition: The First Book of Ember

Jeanne DuPrau · Random House Books for Young Readers; Deluxe edition
Format: Paperback

Since 2003, readers of all ages have been captivated by Jeanne DuPraus bestselling dystopian story about a doomed city and the two children determined to escape it. Now new and old fans alike can celebrate The City of Ember with this deluxe edition, which includes an introduction by the author,...
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Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer

John Grisham · Dutton Children's Books
Pages: 263
Format: Hardcover

A perfect murder A faceless witness A lone courtroom champion knows the whole truth . . . and he's only thirteen years old Meet Theodore Boone In the small city of Strattenburg, there are many lawyers, and though he's only thirteen years old, Theo Boone thinks he's one of them. Theo knows...
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The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Brian Selznick · Scholastic Press
Pages: 533
Format: Hardcover

Orphan, clock keeper, and thief, Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric, bookish girl and a bitter old man who runs a toy booth in the station, Hugo's undercover...
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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

J.K. Rowling · Scholastic
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

In one of the most hotly anticipated sequel in memory, J.K. Rowling takes up where she left off with Harry's second year at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Old friends and new torments abound, including a spirit named Moaning Myrtle who haunts the girls' bathroom, an outrageously...
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The Hunger Games

Suzanne Collins · Scholastic Inc.
Pages: 387
Format: eBook

Winning means fame and fortune. Losing means certain death. The Hunger Games have begun. . . . In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts...
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The Giver (21st Century Reference)

Lois Lowry

Jonas's world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear of pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the community. When Jonas turns 12 he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true...
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The Lightning Thief

Rick Riordan · Disney Hyperion
Pages: 340
Format: eBook

Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can't seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse-Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him.
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A Wrinkle in Time

Madeleine L'Engle · Square Fish
Pages: 245
Format: Paperback

This is Book 1 of the Time Quintet Series It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger. "Wild nights are my glory,"...
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Uglies

Scott Westerfeld · Simon Pulse
Pages: 406
Format: Paperback

The first installment of Scott Westerfeld's "New York Times "bestselling series a global phenomenon that started the dystopian trend. The Uglies series has more than 3 million books in print, has been translated into twenty-seven languages, and spent more than fifty weeks on the New York...
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The Gateway

Obert Skye · Aladdin; First Edition edition
Pages: 400
Format: Paperback

WELCOME TO FOO. Fourteen-year-old Leven Thumps (a.k.a. "Lev") lives a wretched life in Burnt Culvert, Oklahoma. But his life is about to change and his destiny be fulfilled as he learns about a secret gateway that bridges two worlds -- the real world and Foo, a place created...
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The False Prince: Book 1 of the Ascendance Trilogy

Jennifer A. Nielsen · Scholastic Press
Pages: 342
Format: Print book

In a discontent kingdom, civil war is brewing. To unify the divided people, Conner, a nobleman of the court, devises a cunning plan to find an impersonator of the king's long-lost son and install him as a puppet prince. Four orphans are recruited to compete for the role, including a defiant...
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Bridge to Terabithia

Katherine Paterson · HarperCollins
Pages: 128
Format: Print book

This Newbery Medal-winning novel by bestselling author Katherine Paterson is a modern classic of friendship and loss.Jess Aarons has been practicing all summer so he can be the fastest runner in the fifth grade. And he almost is, until the new girl in school, Leslie Burke, outpaces him....
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Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25

Richard Paul Evans · Simon Pulse/Mercury Ink
Pages: 326
Format: Hardcover

The electrifying #1 New York Times bestselling first installment of the action-packed Michael Vey series from author Richard Paul Evans.My name is Michael Vey, and the story I'm about to tell you is strange. Very strange. It's my story. To everyone at Meridian High School, Michael Vey is an ordinary...
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Peter and the Starcatchers

Ridley Pearson · Disney Editions; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

Don't even think of starting this book unless you're sitting in a comfortable chair and have lots of time. A fast-paced, impossible-to-put-down adventure awaits as the young orphan Peter and his mates are dispatched to an island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They set sail aboard...
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Hatchet

Gary Paulsen · Listening Library
Pages: 3
Format: Audio CD

ALONEThirteen-year-old Brian Robeson is on his way to visit his father when the single-engine plane in which he is flying crashes. Suddenly, Brian finds himself alone in the Canadian wilderness with nothing but a tattered Windbreaker and the hatchet his mother gave him as a present - and the dreadful...
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House of Robots

James Patterson · jimmy patterson
Pages: 316
Format: Hardcover

In this new highly-illustrated series from James Patterson, an extraordinary robot signs up for an ordinary fifth grade class... and elementary school will never be the same! It was never easy for Sammy Hayes-Rodriguez to fit in, so he's dreading the day when his genius mom insists he bring...
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The It Girl

Katy Birchall · Aladdin Books
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

In this hilarious debut novel, painfully shy Anna is thrust into the spotlight - and onto the cover of every tabloid - when her father marries one of the world's most famous actresses.Everyone wants to be famous ... don't they? Anna Huntley had very simple goals in life: 1. To recreate...
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The Enchanted Files: Hatched

Bruce Coville · Random House
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

Introducing the second book in the The Enchanted Files! Told in diary entries and more, it's a new magical, modern-day comedy series by the master of funny fantasy and bestselling author of My Teacher is an Alien: Bruce Coville! Meet Gerald. Gerald is a griffin - a creature with the body...
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The Enchanted Files: Hatched

Bruce Coville · Random House
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

Introducing the second book in the The Enchanted Files! Told in diary entries and more, it's a new magical, modern-day comedy series by the master of funny fantasy and bestselling author of My Teacher is an Alien: Bruce Coville! Meet Gerald. Gerald is a griffin - a creature with the body...
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Laugh Out Loud

James Patterson · jimmy patterson
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Get ready to Laugh Out Loud (a lot!) with James Patterson's newest illustrated middle grade story!Jimmy loves reading so much that he's inspired to start a book company for kids--run by kids. It's a big dream for a twelve-year-old boy--some would even say it's laugh-out-loud ridiculous!...
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To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee · HarperAudio
Pages: 11
Format: Audiobook

Harper Lee's classic novel of a lawyer in the deep south defending a black man charged with the rape of a white girlOne of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has earned many distinctions since its original publication in 1960. It won the Pulitzer Prize, has been translated...
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The Outsiders

S. E. Hinton · Viking Books for Young Readers
Pages: 188
Format: Hardcover

When it was first published in 1967, The Outsiders defied convention with its immediate, deeply sympathetic portrayal of Ponyboy and his struggle to find a place for himself in a difficult world. Thirty years later, it speaks to teenagers as powerfully as ever.
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Wonder

R J Palacio · Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages: 315
Format: Hardcover

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JULIA ROBERTS, OWEN WILSON, AND JACOB TREMBLAY!Over 6 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller WONDER and have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. The book that inspired the Choose Kind movement.I...
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Stargirl

Jerry Spinelli · Knopf
Pages: 186
Format: Print book

A modern-day classic and New York Times bestseller that celebrates the power of individuality and personal expression from beloved Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli.Stargirl. From the day she arrives at quiet Mica High in a burst of color and sound, the hallways hum with the murmur of "Stargirl,...
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The Fault in Our Stars

John Green · Dutton Books
Pages: 318
Format: Hardcover

Now a Major Motion Picture TODAY Book Club pickTIME magazine's #1 Fiction Book of 2012 "The greatest romance story of this decade." - Entertainment Weekly-Millions of copies sold-#1 New York Times Bestseller#1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller#1 USA Today Bestseller#1 International...
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Out of My Mind

Sharon M Draper · Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Pages: 295
Format: Hardcover

"If there is one book teens and parents (and everyone else) should read this year, Out of My Mind" should be it" (Denver Post") .Melody is not like most people. She cannot walk or talk, but she has a photographic memory; she can remember every detail of everything...
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The Crossover

Kwame Alexander · HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

2015 Newbery Medal Winner2015 Coretta Scott King Honor Award WinnerNew York Times Bestseller "With a bolt of lightning on my kicks . . .The court is SIZZLING. My sweat is DRIZZLING. Stop all that quivering. Cuz tonight I'm delivering," announces dread-locked, 12-year old Josh...
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The Extra Yard

Mike Lupica · Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 292
Format: Print book

Teddy, a young football player, learns that sometimes bridging the distance in your family can be harder than stretching for an extra yard on the field in the second book of the Home Team series from New York Times bestselling author and sportswriting legend Mike Lupica.Last spring Teddy's...
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The Extra Yard

Mike Lupica · Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 292
Format: Print book

Teddy, a young football player, learns that sometimes bridging the distance in your family can be harder than stretching for an extra yard on the field in the second book of the Home Team series from New York Times bestselling author and sportswriting legend Mike Lupica.Last spring Teddy's...
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Goal Line

Tiki Barber · Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books; Reprint edition
Format: Paperback

Balancing priorities presents a challenge in this heartwarming novel about teamwork and perseverance from NFL superstars and bestselling authors Tiki and Ronde Barber.Tiki and Ronde have grown a lot during the spring and summer. At the start of ninth grade, they’re not only wiser...
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