Books for Middle Readers

Class Act Cover Image
By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062885500
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Published: Quill Tree Books - October 6th, 2020

New York Times bestselling author Jerry Craft returns with a companion book to New Kid, winner of the 2020 Newbery Medal, the Coretta Scott King Author Award, and the Kirkus Prize.


Tristan Strong Destroys the World (A Tristan Strong Novel, Book 2) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781368042383
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - October 6th, 2020

Bestselling author Rick Riordan presents the second book in the New York Times best-selling and award-winning Tristan Strong trilogy by Kwame Mbalia.


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Spindlefish and Stars Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316496018
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 22nd, 2020

This was different than I expected. Fans of Greek mythology will enjoy this twist on the idea of Fate. A strong young heroine must navigate her way through a world utterly alien to her with the help of a young boy almost forgotten by time.

Recommended by Kristine


Kenny & the Book of Beasts (Kenny & the Dragon) Cover Image
By Tony DiTerlizzi, Tony DiTerlizzi (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781416983163
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 22nd, 2020

A more grown-up Kenny has to come to terms with what it means to be a friend in this lovely book. Pencil sketches, quick chapters, and pleasing font make this adventure story especially appealing to middle grade readers. Anyone who loves dragons, magic, and friendship tales will love this.

Recommended by Kristine


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The Clockwork Crow Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536214918
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Published: Walker Books US - September 8th, 2020

This book is wonderful for any child who loves a good fairy tale. Not too creepy, and just the right mix of mystery and magic. 

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One Time Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062570741
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Published: HarperCollins - September 8th, 2020

Fans of Sharon Creech will be happy to add this one to their collection. Hearkening back to her earlier writing style, this one tells the story of a child's first experience with creative writing. A encouraging teacher and a mysterious friend help her along the way. Quirky and surreal.

Recommended by Kristine


I Survived The California Wildfires, 2018 (I Survived #20) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9781338317442
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - September 1st, 2020

California continues to be ravaged by devastating wildfires. Lauren Tarshis's heart pounding story tells of two children who battle the terrifying flames and -- despite the destruction -- find hope in the ashes.


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Dog Man: Grime and Punishment: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #9) Cover Image
By Dav Pilkey, Dav Pilkey (Illustrator), Dav Pilkey (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338535624
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Published: Graphix - September 1st, 2020

The mayor has had enough of Dog Man's shenanigans in the ninth book from worldwide bestselling author and artist Dav Pilkey.


Logan Likes Mary Anne! (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novel #8) (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novels #8) Cover Image
By Ann M. Martin, Gale Galligan (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338304541
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Published: Graphix - September 1st, 2020

Another Baby-sitters Club graphic novel adapted by New York Times bestselling author Gale Galligan!


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The Silver Arrow Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316539531
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2020

A wonderful, magical book that will please any middle grade reader who loves adventure and animals. Kate is gifted a steam train for her 11th birthday by an eccentric uncle - so she and her brother, Tom, set off on a trip that will take them around the world and introduce them to a myriad of animals. Grossman so cleverly wraps up all these animal facts in the honest-to-goodness thrill of their adventures that the pages fly by. This is a joy to read and important to read. If one child takes the book's message to heart, the world will be on it's way to becoming a better place.

Recommended by Kristine