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Caterpillar Summer Book Poster Image
age 8+
Touching tale of girl's summer with brother, family secrets.
By Gillian McDunn
(2019)
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Dear America: The Story of an Undocumented Citizen: Young Readers' Edition Book Poster Image
age 8+
Gripping biography of undocumented prize-winning journalist.
By Jose Antonio Vargas
(2019)
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Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal Book Poster Image
age 8+
Greg is meaner to gullible BFF Rowley in Wimpy Kid spin-off.
By Jeff Kinney
(2019)
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A Good Kind of Trouble Book Poster Image
age 8+
Girl learns to be brave in triumphant coming-of-age tale.
By Lisa Moore Ramée
(2019)
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New Kid Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Funny, heartfelt middle school tale explores race, class.
By Jerry Craft
(2019)
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Minor Incidents and Absolute Uncertainties: Frazzled, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Abbie overcomes Outdoor School anxiety in hilarious sequel.
By Booki Vivat
(2019)
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Blended Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Honest, warm story of family, identity, police brutality.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2018)
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The Unteachables Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Triumph, life lessons fill hysterical middle school romp.
By Gordon Korman
(2019)
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Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Animated reindeer tale has nice messages but nasty bite.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown Book Poster Image
age 8+
Epic neighborhood snowball fight perks up 13th installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2018)
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Saving Winslow Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Gentle, moving story about loving bravely despite risk.
By Sharon Creech
(2018)
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iGotThis Family App Poster Image
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age 8+
Helpful taskmaster promotes independence with tasks.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
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Unbelievably Boring Bart Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun story of the middle school trials of shy game designer.
By James Patterson, Duane Swierczynski
(2018)
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The Legend of Greg: Failures, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Middle Earth meets Chicago in wild magical Dwarf tale.
By Chris Rylander
(2018)
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Sonic Mania Plus Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Speedy action game's new content kicks it into overdrive.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Riding Lessons: Ellen & Ned, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Kind, horsey story spotlights adoption and empathy.
By Jane Smiley
(2018)
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The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl Book Poster Image
age 8+
Math whiz gets out of comfort zone in smart, touching story.
By Stacy McAnulty
(2018)
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Charlie & Frog Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun, educational mystery introduces kids to sign language.
By Karen Kane
(2018)
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The Penderwicks at Last Book Poster Image
age 8+
Charming, funny series finale comes full circle.
By Jeanne Birdsall
(2018)
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The Lifters Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Quirky fable promotes family, community, teamwork.
By Dave Eggers
(2018)
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