by Bauer, Marion Dane J BAUER

Sunshine

For most of Ben's life, he has been a kid without a mom. He has his dad, who knows Ben doesn't like oatmeal and always hugs Ben before bed. And he has Sunshine, his loyal little dog, who is never far from his side. But his mom, who left when he was young, has just been a story, faint in his memory. Now he's about to sp…

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by Martin, Ann M., J MARTIN

Good-bye Stacey, Good-bye

Oh, no! Stacey McGill is moving back to New York! That means no more Stoneybrook Middle School, no more Charlotte Johanssen, and worst of all ... no more Baby-sitters Club! Stacey's friends are crushed when they hear that Stacey's moving, Claudia most of all. Stacey was her first best friend. How will the Baby-sitters …

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by Osborne, Mary Pope J OSBORNE

Camp Time in California

"When the magic tree house whisks Jack and Annie back in time, they land in the tallest tree in Yosemite, California where they join nature conservationist, John Muir, and US President Teddy Roosevelt on a historic trip through the woods"--…

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by DiCamillo, Kate J DICAMIL

Beverly, Right Here

"Beverly Tapinski has run away from home plenty of times, but that was when she was just a kid. By now, she figures, it's not running away. It's leaving. Determined to make it on her own, Beverly finds a job and a place to live and tries to forget about her dog, Buddy, now buried underneath the orange trees back home; …

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by Polonsky, Ami J POLONSK

Spin with Me

Essie is not excited about moving to North Carolina for her dad's visiting professorship, and counts the days until she can return home. Then she meet Ollie, who is nonbinary. Ollie is smart and confident, and begins to juggle their passion for queer advocacy with their other interest. Can the two untangle their feelin…

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by Quinn, Jordan J QUINN

Kingdom of Wrenly. 16 : The Dream Portal

"There is only one place throughout the entire Kingdom of Wrenly that no one dares explore: the Dream Portal. Hidden beyond the swamps of Bogburb, this strange and ancient circle of stones was built by wizards before time began. Stories of great danger surround the mysterious monument. But when their dragon friend, Rus…

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by Arnold, Elana K. J ARNOLD

The House That Wasn't There

Alder has always lived in his cozy little house in Southern California. An old, reliable, comforting walnut tree has stood between his house and the one next door. When a new family--with a particularly annoying girl his age named Oak--moves into the neighboring house, they cut the tree down. As Oak and Alder start sch…

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by Anderson, Jodi Lynn J ANDERSO

The Memory Thief

When sixth-grader Rosie begins to see magic, she learns that her mother's dwindling memory is tied to an age-old battle between the light of the moon and the darkness of witches.…

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by Villanueva, Gail D. J VILLANU

Sugar and Spite

"Jolina can't take Claudine's bullying any longer! The taunts and teasing are too much. Though Jolina knows she's still in-training to use her grandfather's arbularyo magic, she sneaks into his potions lab to get her revenge. Jolina brews a batch of gayuma, a powerful love potion. And it works. The love potion conquers…

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by Choldenko, Gennifer, J CHOLDEN

Orphan Eleven

In 1939, after cruel treatment at her orphanage renders her mute, Lucy runs away and joins the circus, working with the elephants and unaware that the orphanage matrons are hunting for her.…

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by Marciano, Johnny J MARCIAN

Emperor of the Universe

Klawde is not your basic cat. He's an emperor from another planet, exiled to Earth. He's cruel. He's cunning. He's brilliant ... and he's also Raj Banerjee's best friend. Following a humiliating, defeated effort to conquer Earth, Klawde has had it with this this dismal planet. And anyway, what's the point in conquering…

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by West, Tracey, J WEST

Future of the Time Dragon

"The dark wizard Maldred has trapped dragon master Eko as well as wizards who have opposed him, all of them frozen in time and space inside a wall in his hideout; so Drake and Worm set out to seek the help of the Time Dragon--but when a imp named Beezel interferes Drake ends up back in his own past, and he must find a …

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by Medina, Meg MEDINA

Merci Suarez Can't Dance

Merci embarks on a seventh grade year shaped by high teacher expectations, a crush on a school-store co-worker, and a bossy classmate's plan for the annual Heart Ball.…

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by Marks, Janae J MARKS

A Soft Place to Land

Twelve-year old Joy dreams of writing music for the movies, but first she has to survive her family's move into a small apartment when her father loses his job.…

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by Blabey, Aaron J BLABEY

The Bad Guys in the One?!

Snake's terrible powers are revealed while Agent Fox suddenly has a whole lot more backstory than expected.…

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Flood City

Welcome to Flood City, the last inhabitable place left above the waters that cover Earth. It's also the last battleground between the Chemical Barons, who once ruled the planet and now circle overhead in spaceships, desperate to return, and the Star Guard, who have controlled the city for decades. Born and raised in Fl…

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by Kapit, Sarah J KAPIT

The Many Mysteries of the Finkel Family

"Two sisters start a detective agency and solve a series of everyday mysteries about themselves and their family"--…

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by Greenwald, Tom, J GREENWA

Rivals

In basketball-crazed Walthorne, rival middle school stars Austin Chambers and Carter Haswell are both feeling the pressure when school sports reporter Alfie Jenks reveals scandals that jeopardize the whole season. Told through flashbacks, newspaper reports, social media posts, and interviews.…

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by Bean, Lexie J BEAN

The Ship We Built

A fifth-grader whose best friends walked away, whose mother is detached, and whose father does unspeakable things, copes with the help of friend Sofie and anonymous letters tied to balloons and released. Includes a list of resources related to abuse, gender, sexuality, and more.…

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by Mbalia, Kwame MBALIA

Last Gate of the Emperor

Enduring an isolated existence in hardscrabble Addis Prime, a star underground augmented reality gamer finds his small family targeted by city-razing monsters waging a galaxy-spanning war.…

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by Park, Linda Sue J PARK

The One Thing You'd Save

If your house were on fire, what one thing would you save? Newbery Medalist Linda Sue Park explores different answers to this provocative question in linked poems that capture the diverse voices of a middle school class. Illustrated with black-and-white art.…

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by Martin, Ann M., J MARTIN

Good-bye Stacey, Good-bye

"How do you say good-bye to your very best friend?"--Cover…

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by Healy, Christopher, J HEALY

The Hero's Guide to Being an Outlaw

The princes and princesses flee from bounty hunters when they are wrongly accused of the murder of Briar Rose, who was killed as part of a nefarious plot to seize control over the thirteen kingdoms.…

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by Chhibber, Preeti J CHHIBBE

Avengers Assembly. The Sinister Substitute

"A group of new teachers arrives at Avengers Assembly, and not everyone is who they seem! Kamala, Doreen, and Miles are back at Avengers Assembly for a new semester! When Captain Marvel announces she's adding staff to the school, the students aren't sure who could possibly join--but it looks like Cap went above and bey…

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by Martin, Ann M., J MARTIN

Hello, Mallory

Mallory Pike has always wanted to be a member of the Baby-sitters Club. The Baby-sitters are so much fun to be around, and so grown-up. Now the club members have invited Mallory to a meeting. This might be her big chance! But the Baby-sitters don't make it easy. First Claudia makes Mal feel like a baby on her first off…

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by Rodkey, Geoff, J RODKEY

We're Not from Here

"After a year on Mars, a young boy and his family migrate to the planet Choom, but the inhabitants of Choom, the Zhuri, who look like giant mosquitoes, don't really like humans and it up to the boy and his family to change their minds if they hope to survive." --…

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by Martin, Ann M., J MARTIN

Little Miss Stoneybrook... and Dawn

Dawn's a little jealous when there's a formal ceremony to welcome Jessi and Mallory into the Baby-sitters Club. Don't people know that Dawn's a special baby-sitter too? Then it's Dawn's turn to shine. Mrs. Pike wants Dawn to help prepare Margo and Claire for the Little Miss Stoneybrook contest. So what if Margo's only …

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by Foody, Amanda J FOODY

The Accidental Apprentice

Eleven-year-old Barclay Thorne yearns for the quiet life of a mushroom farmer, but after unwittingly bonding with a beast in the forbidden Woods, he must seek Lore Keepers to break the bond and return home.…

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by Patterson, James, J PATTERS

Best Nerds Forever

Rendered a ghost by a bicycle accident, young Finn McAllister teams up with fellow spirit Isabella Rojas to commit invisible pranks on the living, before discovering that they cannot move on to the afterlife.…

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Black Boy Joy

From seventeen acclaimed Black male and nonbinary authors comes a vibrant collection of stories, comics, and poems about the power of joy and the wonders of Black boyhood.…

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by Oh, Ellen OH

Finding Junie Kim

A tale based on true events follows the coming-of-age of a girl who is motivated by an act of racism at school to learn about her ancestral heritage and her grandparents' experiences as lost children during the Korean War.…

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by Spinelli, Jerry J SPINELL

Dead Wednesday

When the school assigns each eighth-grader the name of a teenager who died in the past year as a lesson in mortality, Worm Tarnauer, who thrives on being invisible, doesn't count on Becca Finch, the seventeen-year-old car crash victim who changes everything.…

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by Albus, Kate J ALBUS

A Place to Hang the Moon

In World War II England, orphaned siblings William, Edmund, and Anna are evacuated from London to live in the countryside, where they bounce from home to home in search of someone willing to adopt them permanently.--…

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by Selznick, Brian J SELZNIC

Kaleidoscope

An astounding new feat of storytelling from Brian Selznick, the award-winning creator of The Invention of Hugo Cabret and Wonderstruck. A ship. A garden. A library. A key. In Kaleidoscope, the incomparable Brian Selznick presents the story of two people bound to each other through time and space, memory and dreams. At …

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by Tarshis, Lauren J TARSHIS

The Galveston Hurricane, 1900

"It's 1900, and Charlie feels lucky to live in Galveston, Texas. Sure, there are storms sometimes. But nobody worries about hurricanes. Even a famous weather expert says it's impossible for a strong hurricane to strike Galveston. Which is why few people worry on the morning of September 8, when a big storm starts to br…

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by Mejia, Tehlor Kay J MEJIA

Paola Santiago and the Forest of Nightmares

Months after confronting the legendary La Llorona, Paola starts dreaming again, this time about fantasmas that are stalking her and someone who might be even more dangerous--her estranged father.…

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by Benko, Kamilla J BENKO

Fire in the Star

"When Claire discovers that 'only a queen can defeat a queen,' she knows she must steal and reforge the ancient Crown of Arden to stand a chance against the darkness that threatens the world and her family"--…

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by Marciano, Johnny J MARCIAN

Klawde : Evil Alien Warlord Cat

Klawde, the exiled ruler of the planet Lyttyrboks, and Raj, who just moved from Brooklyn to tiny Elba, Oregon, forge an unlikely friendship as they find their footing in a strange new world.…

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by Rhodes, Jewell Parker J RHODES

Paradise on Fire

Bronx middle-grader Addy, who struggles with a family tragedy by drawing maps and studying mazes, joins other city youngsters on a wilderness adventure in California that turns deadly when wildfires erupt.…

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Scary Stories for Young Foxes : the City

Cozy and her littermates are driven from their suburban den because something is killing the foxes in their area, and so they travel to a strange new world, the City, to confront a new set of dangers, where they meet 0-370, an injured fox who has escaped from a fur farm and who gives them a new mission--return to the f…

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by Baughman, Sarah R. J BAUGHMA

The Wild Path

Twelve-year-old Claire struggles to cope while her eighteen-year-old brother, Andy, is treated for drug addiction and her family prepares to sell her beloved horses, but finally accepts that change can be good.…

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by Lee, Lori M. J LEE

Pahua and the Soul Stealer

While trying to rescue her brother's soul from the spirit world, eleven-year-old Pahua discovers that she is the reincarnation of a legendary shaman warrior.…

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by Yang, Kelly J YANG

Room to Dream

"After years of hard work, Mia Tang finally gets to go on vacation with her family--to China! A total dream come true. Mia can't wait to see all her cousins and grandparents again, especially her cousin Shen. As she roams around Beijing, witnessing some of the big changes China's going through, Mia thinks about the cha…

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by Ahmed, Samira J AHMED

Amira & Hamza : the War to Save the Worlds

A genie informs twelve-year-old Amira and her younger brother Hamza that they are the chosen ones who must defeat a monstrous demon of Islamic folklore to save the Earth and a parallel dimension.…

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by Fletcher, Susan, J FLETCHE

Journey of the Pale Bear

Twelve-year-old Arthur forms a bond with a polar bear given by King Haakon IV of Norway to King Henry III of England in 1252 while traveling as her handler. Includes historical notes.…

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by Cushman, Karen J CUSHMAN

War and Millie Mcgonigle

"Millie McGonigle lives in sunny California, where her days are filled with beach and surf. It should be perfect--but times are tough. Hitler is attacking Europe and it looks like the United States may be going to war. Food is rationed and money is tight. And Millie's sickly little sister gets all the attention and cou…

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by Marciano, Johnny J MARCIAN

Target: Earth

While Raj works hard to earn money for a cool virtual-reality headset, his evil pet Klawde plans to conquer Earth using zombie squirrels and cyber currency.…

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by Durst, Sarah Beth J DURST

Spark

Naturally quiet since birth, Mina and her stormbeast, Pixit, lead others like themselves in defying authority and attempting to spread the truth that Alorria's idyllic weather comes at a steep cost.…

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by Coven, Wanda J COVEN

Henry Heckelbeck Never Cheats

When new student Max challenges Henry for the position of goalie on the soccer team, he must decide whether using the Book of Spells would make him a cheater.…

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by Hest, Amy J HEST

The Summer We Found the Baby

Told from three viewpoints, a brisk historical tale follows the experiences of two sisters who discover an abandoned baby on the library steps, while their estranged friend, racing to complete an important errand for his World War II soldier brother, jumps to the wrong conclusion.…

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by Prineas, Sarah J PRINEAS

Trouble in the Stars

A chase across the galaxy ensues when a troublesome little shape-shifter runs from the law, with safety, freedom, and home at stake.…

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Maribel Versus the Volcano : a Mount St. Helens Survival Story

Twelve-year-old Maribel daydreams at school, but when she defies evacuation orders to return home just as Mount St. Helens erupts in 1980, she must focus in order to survive. Includes historical note, glossary, and discussion questions.…

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by Colfer, Chris, J COLFER

A Tale of Witchcraft...

Fourteen-year-old Brystal Evergreen has secured worldwide acceptance for the magical community but new threats arise, including the centuries-old Righteous Brotherhood that intends to exterminate all magical life, beginning with Brystal.…

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by West, Tracey, J WEST

Alkyoneus and the Warrior Queen

In order to placate Eurythseus, Hercules must steal a golden belt from an Amazon warrior, but first he encounters the fearsome giant Alkyoneus, who plans to feed him to his seven hungry daughters.…

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by West, Tracey, J WEST

Dragon Masters. 17 : Fortress of the Stone Dragon

Not all of the wizards who were freed from Maldred's time-trap were good wizards; one of them, Astrid, is planning on working a spell that will bring to life the bones that lie scattered in the Fortress of the Stone Dragon, bones that belonged to creatures much bigger than dragons--and when his friends are turned to st…

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by Ireland, Justina J IRELAND

Ophie's Ghosts

Discovering her ability to see ghosts when a cruel act ends her father's life and forces her to move in with relatives in 1920s Pittsburgh, young Ophelia forges a helpful bond with a spirit whose own life ended suddenly and unjustly.…

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by Quigley, Dawn J QUIGLEY

The Used-to-be Best Friend

"Jo Jo Makoons Azure is a spirited seven-year-old who moves through the world a little differently than anyone else on her Ojibwe reservation. It always seems like her mom, her kokum (grandma), and her teacher have a lot to learn--about how good Jo Jo is at cleaning up, what makes a good rhyme, and what it means to be …

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by Osborne, Mary Pope J OSBORNE

Late Lunch with Llamas

"The magic tree house whisks Jack and Annie away to South America, where they must climb Machu Picchu to save a baby llama"--…

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by Marciano, Johnny J MARCIAN

The Spacedog Cometh

"Klawde is not your basic cat. He's an emperor from another planet, exiled to Earth. He's cruel. He's cunning. He's brilliant... and he's also Raj Banerjee's best friend. Klawde faces a challenger he never imagined: a dog, who has arrived on Earth to settle the intergalactic score. He's hyper, he's loyal, he's an all-a…

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by Pennypacker, Sara, J PENNYPA

Pax, Journey Home

It has been a year since newly orphaned Peter and his pet fox Pax, now a protective father, have seen each other, but their paths cross again when Pax's kit falls desperately ill forcing him to turn to the one human he knows he can trust.…

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by Winston, Sherri J WINSTON

President of the Whole Fifth Grade

To gain leadership skills needed to run a cupcake-baking empire when she grows up, Brianna runs for president of the fifth grade--expecting little competition--until a new girl enters the race.…

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by Subity, Sam J SUBITY

The Last Shadow Warrior

Abby Beckett comes from a long line of elite Viking warriors known as the Aesir, being trained her whole life to hunt the creatures known as Grendels. The problem is there hasn't been a sighting of a Grendel in centuries and the Viking Council wants to disband the Aesir. But when her father is attacked by one and no on…

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by Tooke, Hana J TOOKE

The Unadoptables

In all the years that Elinora Gassbeek has been matron of the Little Tulip Orphanage, not once have the Rules for Baby Abandonment been broken. Until the autumn of 1880, when five babies are left in outrageous circumstances; one in a tin toolbox, one in a coal bucket, one in a picnic hamper, one in a wheat sack, and fi…

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Long Lost

Feeling lonely and out of place after her family moves to a new town, eleven-year-old Fiona Crane ventures to the local library, where she finds a gripping mystery novel about a small town, family secrets, and a tragic disappearance. Soon Fiona begins to notice strange similarities that blur the lines between the novel…

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The Magical Reality of Nadia

From Bassem Youssef, a.k.a. The Jon Stewart of the Arab World, comes a hilarious and heartfelt story about prejudice, friendship, empathy, and courage. Nadia loves fun facts. Here are a few about her: - She collects bobbleheads -- she has 77 so far. - She moved from Egypt to America when she was six years old. - The hi…

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by Montgomery, R. A. J MONTGOM

Fire!

"Fire! is a re-release from the original Skylark series of CYOA books for younger readers. Your house catches fire while your mother is out, and you have only moments to decide what to do. Your closest neighbor is definitely a witch. Maybe she's a good witch? Your small town comes together to make sure the fire's put o…

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by Applegate, Katherine J APPLEGA

Willodeen

When the annual migration of hummingbears, a source of local pride and income, dwindles and no one knows why, Willodeen, armed with a magical birthday gift, speaks up for the animals she loves and vows to uncover this mystery.…

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by Mull, Brandon, J MULL

Legend of the Dragon Slayer

At the height of the Age of Dragons, it seems dragons will gain dominion over all the magical races, until Konrad, the cobbler's son, chooses to risk his life.…

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by Healy, Christopher, J HEALY

The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle

Prince Liam. Prince Frederick. Prince Duncan. Prince Gustav. You've never heard of them, but you've probably heard of Prince Charming, the guy who rides in at the last minute to save the girl. Well that's them, all four of them. They are all Prince Charmings. Only in reality, they are a little less heroic than you migh…

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by Smith, S. D. J SMITH

The First Fowler : a Green Ember Story

"In this sequel to The Last Archer, Jo Shanks is back in action against the Preylord tyrants. Alongside Helmer and Emma, this riveting adventure sees Jo on a perilous journey where survival and the cause itself are at stake. Faced with a calamitous quandary, the loyal band of rabbits must break out of a fatal trap and …

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by Green, Tim, J GREEN

Final Season

From New York Times bestselling author and former NFL player Tim Green comes a gripping, deeply personal standalone football novel about a star middle school quarterback faced with a life-changing decision after his dad is diagnosed with ALS. Perfect for fans of Mike Lupica! With two all-star college football players f…

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by Grabenstein, Chris J GRABENS

Dog Squad

"Fred, a scrappy and lovable dog, gets cast as a stand-in for the lead role in Dog Squad, a show about crime-fighting dogs, and he soon finds out the action doesn't always stop on screen"--…

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by Riordan, Rick J RIORDAN

From the Kane Chronicles Brooklyn House Magician's Manual : Your Guide to Egypti

"A guide to Ancient Egyptian deities and creatures and Carter and Sadie Kane's world of magic"--…

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by Valenti, Karla, J VALENTI

Loteria

In Oaxaca City, Mexico, ancient friends Life and Death discuss free will while engaged in a game of chance, with eleven-year-old Clara as the protagonist of their theories and a pawn in their game, moving inevitably towards her ultimate fate. Includes author's notes and reader's guide.…

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by DasGupta, Sayantani J DASGUPT

Force of Fire

A descendent from a long line of demons who build interspecies relationships to fight tyranny works competitively to control her dangerous fire-breathing skills, before a Serpentine Governor's charming son enlists her help to defeat a growing rebellion.…

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by Smith, Alex T. J SMITH

Mr. Penguin and the Catastrophic Cruise

Mr. Penguin is boarding a luxury cruise ship. He doesn't like water, and he can't swim, but his friend Colin is performing with the Ladies Choir on board - and anyway, Mr, Penguin feels like a rest after some busy Adventuring. What's more, fish finger sandwiches are apparently available twenty-four hours a day. Heaven!…

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by Allen, Crystal J ALLEN

Mya in the Middle

"Things have changed in the Tibbs house, and Mya isn't happy about it. She's stuck in the middle between an exceptionally cute baby sister and an exceptionally smart older brother. And her tired parents seem to only notice the "exceptional" kids in the house. So when a class project lassoes Mya into starting her own sc…

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by West, Tracey, J WEST

Wave of the Sea Dragon

Drake and the other Dragon Masters go to the island of Kapua seeking a Sea Dragon needed to help stop the evil wizard Astrid's dangerous False Life spell.…

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by Bailar, Schuyler J BAILAR

Obie is Man Enough

"A coming-of-age story about transgender tween Obie, who didn't think being himself would cause such a splash"--…

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by Faruqi, Saadia J FARUQI

Yusuf Azeem is Not a Hero

"Yusuf is excited to start middle school in his small Texas town, but with the twentieth anniversary of the September 11 attacks coming up, suddenly it feels like the country's same anger and grief is all focused on his Muslim community"--…

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by Monroe, Mary Alice J MONROE

The Islanders

Spending the summer with his grandmother on South Carolina's Dewees Island, eleven-year-old Jake finds two friends who are also struggling with family issues and together they try to save a sea turtle nest from predators.…

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by Creech, Sharon J CREECH

Saving Winslow

When his father brings home an ailing, newborn donkey, Louie names the animal Winslow and takes care of him, but everyone, including Louie's quirky friend Nora, thinks Winslow is not going to survive.…

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Sisters of the Neversea

In this magical, modern twist on Peter Pan, stepsisters Lily and Wendy are spirited away to Neverland by a mysterious boy and must find a way back to the family they love.…

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by Korman, Gordon J KORMAN

Linked

"Link, Michael, and Dana live in a quiet town. But it's woken up very quickly when someone sneaks into school and vandalizes it with a swastika. Nobody can believe it. How could such a symbol of hate end up in the middle of their school? Who would do such a thing? Because Michael was the first person to see it, he's th…

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by Gibbs, Stuart, J GIBBS

Charlie Thorne and the Lost City

"Charlie Thorne must search for Charles Darwin's hidden treasure in South America--with plenty of enemies hot on her trail"--…

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by Guerrero, Tanya J GUERRER

All You Knead is Love

Banished from her abusive home for a summer with her estranged grandmother in Barcelona, twelve-year-old Alba feels hope and love while exploring a newly discovered passion for bread baking.…

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by Hunter, Erin J HUNTER

A Warrior's Choice : Includes Daisy's Kin, Spotfur's Rebellion, Blackfoot's Reck

Three untold stories about three cats of the warrior Clans include a ShadowClan leader's path to redemption, a ThunderClan cat forced to choose between her past and future, and a young warrior's choice to defy her leader for the good of all five Clans.…

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by Polonsky, Ami J POLONSK

Spin with Me

Told in two voices, seventh-graders Essie, in North Carolina for just one semester, and Ollie, a non-binary, "gender weird" classmate, develop a gentle romance while Essie ponders her label.--…

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by Gibbs, Stuart, J GIBBS

Spy School at Sea : a Spy School Novel

While on a mission aboard the The Emperor of the Seas, Ben Ripley faces off against his arch enemy, Murray Hill, on the high seas and quickly finds himself in hot water as things take a dangerous turn.…

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by Cervantes, Jennifer J CERVANT

The Fire Keeper : a Storm Runner Novel

Zane Obispo faces an impossible choice--to save other godborns like himself from the angry gods, or rescue his father, Hurakan, from his eternal prison.--…

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by DasGupta, Sayantani J DASGUPT

The Chaos Curse

Prince Lal has been spirited away to, of all places, Parsippany, so Kiranmala must leave the the Kingdom Beyond and return home to rescue him; but reality seems to be wavering around her because something is causing a dangerous disruption in the multiverse, and she must face the disturbing prophecy about her own role i…

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by West, Tracey, J WEST

Land of the Spring Dragon

The Dragon Masters have defeated the evil wizard Maldred, but not before the Kingdom of Bracken was devastated by Naga, the earthquake dragon; now Drake and his dragon, Worm, must appeal to the spring dragon, Fallyn, who is their only hope of restoring Bracken before its people starve--but Fallyn lives deep inside a se…

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by Schmid, Susan Maupin J SCHMID

The Starlight Slippers

Darling and her friends locate Queen Candace's wedding slippers, which Princess Mariposa wants to wear on her own wedding day, unaware that they are laced with magic.…

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by Chainani, Soman J CHAINAN

Beasts and Beauty : Dangerous Tales

Twelve tales, twelve dangerous tales of mystery, magic, and rebellious hearts. Each twists like a spindle to reveal truths full of warning and triumph, truths that free hearts long kept tame, truths that explore life, and death. A prince has a surprising awakening. A beauty fights like a beast. A boy refuses to become …

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by Stone, Nic J STONE

Fast Pitch

"Shenice Lockwood dreams of leading the Fulton Firebirds to the U12 softball regional championship. But Shenice's focus gets shaken when her great-uncle Jack reveals that a career-ending-and family-name-ruining-crime may have been a setup. It's up to Shenice to discover the truth about her family's past-and fast-before…

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by Young, Brian J YOUNG

Healer of the Water Monster

"Nathan, a young Navajo boy from Phoenix, Arizona, goes on an epic hero's journey."--Kirkusreviews.com…

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by Henderson, Leah J HENDERS

The Magic in Changing Your Stars

After bungling his audition to play the Scarecrow in The Wiz, fifth-grader Ailey is magically transported to 1930s Harlem where he meets his own grandfather and legendary tap dancer Bill "Bojangles" Robinson.…

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by Dee, Barbara J DEE

Star-crossed

When Mattie is cast as Romeo in an eighth-grade play, she is confused to find herself increasingly attracted to Gemma, a new classmate who is playing Juliet.…

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by Hahn, Mary Downing J HAHN

The Thirteenth Cat

Unnerved by the overgrown forest near her aunt's house and the wild black cats that live there, Danni encounters a mean old woman who claims to be their owner and makes a discovery that places her life in danger.…

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by King, Thomas, J KING

Borders

A boy and his mother refuse to identify themselves as American or Canadian at the border and become caught in the limbo between nations when they claim their citizenship as Blackfoot.…

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by Gutman, Dan J GUTMAN

The Hamilton-burr Duel

Billionaire Miss Z might be out of the picture, but a top-secret agency wants to send Luke, Julia, David, and Isabel on one final mission. This time, the Flashback Four are headed to Weehawken, New Jersey-in 1804-to videotape the fateful duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. But once they arrive, the team fac…

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by Marciano, Johnny J MARCIAN

Revenge of the Kitten Queen

While his evil pet cat Klawde, an exiled emperor from across the universe, faces a treasonous plot to overthrow him, Raj has to survive an even more perilous group: the students and parents of the Elba Middle School newspaper club.…

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by Quinn, Jordan J QUINN

Den of Wolves

"Dire wolves are among the rarest creatures in the Kingdom of Wrenly. The only proof that these beasts exist is what they leave behind: giant paw prints and haunting howls that echo on the wind. So when Prince Lucas and Lady Clara find a lost dire wolf pup, they must use all their skills to find the hidden den of wolve…

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by Reese, Jenn J REESE

A Game of Fox & Squirrels

After an incident shatters their family, eleven-year-old Samantha Littlefield and her older sister, Caitlin, are sent to live in rural Oregon with an aunt they've never met. Sam wants nothing more than to go back to the way thing were ... before she spoke up. When Aunt Vicky gives Sam a mysterious card game called A Ga…

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by Healy, Christopher, J HEALY

The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom

The four princes erroneously dubbed Prince Charming and rudely marginalized in their respective fairy tales form an unlikely team when a witch threatens the whole kingdom. Includes "Extras" at the end of the book.…

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Da Vinci's Cat : a Novel

Using a mysterious wardrobe that allows them to travel through time, two eleven-year-olds, Federico a boy from the Italian Renaissance and Bee a girl from present-day New Jersey, work together to prevent the bickering between two great artists from changing the future.…

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by Kelkar, Supriya, J KELKAR

That Thing About Bollywood

Middle-schooler Sonali cannot bring herself to share her feelings, but when she wakes up one day and begins to involuntarily burst into Bollywood song and dance routines that showcase her emotions, she realizes she has to find her voice and share her feelings.…

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by Gutman, Dan J GUTMAN

Houdini and Me

Eleven-year-old Harry Mancini lives in the house where Houdini spent his final years, so he has always been interested in the famous magician, and has even learned a few simple magic tricks; he just never expected Houdini to contact him from beyond the grave--and what Houdini wants him to do could well cost Harry his o…

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by West, Tracey, J WEST

Heat of the Lava Dragon

Drake's friends Mina and Caspar, their dragons, and Worm were trapped in stone by the evil wizard Astrid who has stolen their dragons' powers, but Drake himself was saved from a similar fate by Astrid's sister Hulda; now because of his strong connection with Worm, Drake is able to help his dragon to break free, but to …

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by Marciano, Johnny J MARCIAN

Enemies

Warlord cat Klawde continues to suffer in exile as Raj faces starting a new school, but a further complication arises when both are unexpectedly confronted by figures from their pasts.…

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by Young, Brian J YOUNG

Healer of the Water Monster

"When Nathan goes to visit his grandma, Nali, at her mobile summer home on the Navajo reservation, he knows he's in for a pretty uneventful summer, with no electricity or cell service. Still, he loves spending time with Nali and with his uncle Jet, though it's clear when Jet arrives that he brings his problems with him…

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by Behar, Ruth, J BEHAR

Letters from Cuba

In 1938, eleven-year-old Esther joins her father in tropical, multicultural Cuba, where they toil together to rescue the rest of their Jewish family from persecution in Poland. Includes notes about the author's grandmother, on whom the story is based.…

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by Kessler, Liz J KESSLER

Emily Windsnap and the Tides of Time

When Emily makes a wish on a magic stone, she gets a glimpse of what the future holds--and it's a disaster! She tries to make things right, but each trip through time takes Emily to a future where things turn out badly for either the humans of Brightport or the merpeople of Shiprock. Plastic pollutes the ocean, garbage…

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by Smith, Alex T. J SMITH

Mr. Penguin and the Fortress of Secrets

Aspiring Professional Adventurer Mr. Penguin, his colleague, Colin the spider, and friends Edith and Gordon crash-land on a snowy mountain where they face an evil hypnotist and seek missing pets.--…

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by Brown, Jennifer, J BROWN

Pennybaker School is Revolting

Strange things are happening at Pennybaker School for the Uniquely Gifted, and sixth-grader Thomas Fallgrout must stage a revolution to set them right.…

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by Rosoff, Meg, J ROSOFF

Good Dog, Mctavish

"When Ma Peachey resigned from being a mother to take up yoga instead, the rest of the family took up being in crisis: no one cooked dinner, no one picked up the dirty laundry, and the children were always late for school. Ma might be off finding inner peace, but Pa Peachey, Ava, and Ollie are falling apart! Only almos…

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