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the misadventures of max crumbly

by rachel renee russell

a brand-new series from #1 nyt-bestselling dork diaries author rachel renee russell! introducing max crumbly!

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dork diaries 1: tales from a not-so-fabulous life

by rachel renee russell

this nyt bestselling series has one of the most devoted fan bases we’ve seen! nikki maxwell’s diary of her 8th grade year at home and at school resonants because of its realistic issues and authentic language, and the mix of art and text make it a perfect choice for reluctant readers.

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dork diaries 10: tales from a not-so-perfect pet sitter

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paper cowboy

by kristin levine
grade 5+
historical fiction

this piece of historical fiction explores tough relationships – and their consequences – during the heighth of the red scare. the political bent is particularly timely in this election year.

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brotherhood

by a.b. westrick
grades 5-9
historical fiction

this coming-of-age story is set in post civil war richmond and involves two brothers caught up in the all the tragedy – and sometimes triumph – that reconstruction brought. a piece of hist fic that every richmonder should read.

signed copies available!

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fort

by cynthia defelice
grades 4-7
realistic fiction

this is the one of those summer reads with a classic-y feel: two boys, their fort, some bullies. friendship and revenge and operation doom. we remember summers like this, and the boys are just like the ones who grew up next door to us. a totally relatable read no matter your generation.

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all the answers

by kate messner
grades 4-6
realistic with fantasy element

the story of a girl and a magical pencil with all the answers. what more could a middle schooler want, right? of course not! this is middle grade fiction and there are relationships and family secrets to consider. kate messner’s latest is one of her best.

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the eighth day

by dianne k. salerni
grades 5-7
fantasy

it’s the dystopian choice on the list, and it’s good. the eighth day is the day that bookends a week but only a select group of transitioners can experience. this spells doom in all sorts of ways and our hero eventually faces a tough choice between a possible apocalypse and a friend’s life.

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thickety: a path begins

by j.a. white
grades 5-8
fantasy

a doozy of a fantasy with a witches-of-salem vibe. a forbidden forest, a magical book and the threat of persecution. this is for those who like their magic deep and dark.

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the fourteenth goldfish

by jennifer holm
grades 5-7
realistic fiction

an exploration of the science (!) of immortality wrapped up in a middle-grade acceptance-of-change novel and involving a girl, a boy, a grandfather’s legacy and goldfish. a librarian favorite.

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echo

by pam munoz ryan
grades 5-8
fantasy

a gorgeously written and compelling tale involving three children countries apart whose lives become intertwined when a prophecy, a promise and a harmonica enter them. this is a piece of lit fic for the reader who’s read it all.

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the terrible two

by mac barnett
grades 4-6
realistic fiction/humor

we adore this first-in-series about a set of pranksters and their principal (who will remind you of ferris bueller’s!) a real chuckler and just perfect for summer reading.

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