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The Next Great Paulie Fink Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, touching, thought-provoking middle school story.
By Ali Benjamin
(2019)
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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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Gabby Garcia's Ultimate Playbook: Gabby Garcia, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Goal-focused Latina scores big hit in series opener.
By Iva-Marie Palmer
(2017)
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Pottymouth and Stoopid Book Poster Image
age 8+
Underdogs overcome labels in sensitive, funny story.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2017)
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The Zero Degree Zombie Zone Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fast-paced adventure with friends, zombies, and magic.
By Patrik Henry Bass
(2014)
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Runt Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Insightful look at school bullying sometimes hard to follow.
By Nora Raleigh Baskin
(2013)
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About Average Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Inspiring story of sixth grader solving her bully problem.
By Andrew Clements
(2012)
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Big Nate Goes for Broke: Big Nate, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Creative underdogs win big in fun comic novel.
By Lincoln Peirce
(2012)
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Clarice Bean, Don't Look Now Book Poster Image
age 8+
Third in fun, lighthearted series for reluctant readers.
By Lauren Child
(2008)
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Room One: A Mystery or Two Book Poster Image
age 8+
Page-turner full of kind, thoughtful characters.
By Andrew Clements
(2006)
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Splat the Cat Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Even cats worry about the first day of school.
By Rob Scotton
(2008)
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No Talking Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Ear-to-ear-grinningly delightful school story.
By Andrew Clements
(2007)
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Lunch Money Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Delightful page-turner with rock-solid values.
By Andrew Clements
(2005)
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The Report Card Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Nora uses her genius to protest testing, grades.
By Andrew Clements
(2004)
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Love That Dog Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Boy pours his grief into poetry in moving free-verse gem.
By Sharon Creech
(2004)
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