Books for Middle Readers

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All's Faire in Middle School Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780525429999
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Published: Dial Books - September 5th, 2017

Calling all Raina Telgemeier fans The Newbery Honor-winning author of Roller Girl is back with a heartwarming graphic novel about starting middle school, surviving your embarrassing family, and the Renaissance Faire.


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This Would Make a Good Story Someday Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781101938171
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Published: Delacorte Press - May 16th, 2017

From the author of The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher comes an epic cross-country train trip for fans of Dan Santat's Are We There Yet? and Geoff Rodkey's The Tapper Twins. Pack your suitcase and climb on board with the Johnston-Fischer family.


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Lemons Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781524700126
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - May 2nd, 2017

The search for Bigfoot gets juicy in this funny and touching story that's perfect for fans of Kate DiCamillo's Flora & Ulysses and Katherine Applegate's Crenshaw


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Beyond the Bright Sea Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781101994856
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - May 2nd, 2017

- Winner of the 2018 Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction -

From the bestselling author of Newbery Honor-winner Wolf Hollow, Beyond the Bright Sea is an acclaimed best book of the year.


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See You in the Cosmos Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399186370
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Published: Dial Books - February 28th, 2017

"I haven't read anything that has moved me this much since Wonder." --Jennifer Niven, author of All the Bright Places


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The Ethan I Was Before Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062433381
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Published: HarperCollins - January 24th, 2017

“Readers will be riveted.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

The Ethan I Was Before is an award-winning story of love and loss, wonder and adventure, and ultimately of hope.


Mr. Lewis Recommends Shelley Sommer Recommends
As an elementary school student, I remember disappearing for hours in my grandmother’s attic reading my father’s old Peanuts comic books. That love of reading had all but vanished by middle school where I mis-learned that books were for working, not enjoying. I’ve spent my career as an adult connecting the right kid with the right book, focusing on helping boys view books and authors in the same way they think of sports and athletes. I’ve presented this work to the International Reading Association at their annual convention. Along with consulting with Scholastic Book Clubs as a Teacher Advisor, I worked as a committee member on the Spotlit Collection. Currently, I’m up to my ears in the year’s best non fiction as a panelist for the CYBILS awards. You can find more information and resources at nohigh5.com. As the director of a school library and a middle school literature teacher at Inly School in Scituate, Massachusetts, I have the opportunity to read lots of books. Depending on the day of the week, I have many books that I consider my favorites. I received my masters at the Center for the Study of Children’s Literature at Simmons College in 2005. I am also the author of two biographies for young readers: John F. Kennedy: His Lifeand Legacy and Hammerin’ Hank Greenberg: Baseball Pioneer. Hammerin’ Hank Greenberg was named a 2012 Sydney Taylor Honor Book and a spring 2011 selection of the Junior Library Guild. I’ve been reviewing books for School Library Journal since April 2013.
My blog: http://sommerreading.wordpress.com