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Archimancy: Shadow School, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Heart, suspense abound in spooky middle school ghost story.
By J.A. White
(2019)
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The Tyrant's Tomb: The Trials of Apollo, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Apollo atones as the exciting mythological mayhem continues.
By Rick Riordan
(2019)
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Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks Book Poster Image
age 10+
Moving, interwoven stories of Black middle schoolers.
By Jason Reynolds
(2019)
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Emmy in the Key of Code Book Poster Image
age 10+
Coding, music and friendship in inspiring free-verse novel.
By Aimee Lucido
(2019)
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Pavi Sharma's Guide to Going Home Book Poster Image
age 9+
Wry story of foster kids looks at tough and tender truths.
By Bridget Farr
(2019)
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My Jasper June Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Moving, relatable story of loss, life-changing friendship.
By Laurel Snyder
(2019)
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The Crossover: The Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 9+
Graphic adaptation captures basketball's power, poetry.
By Kwame Alexander
(2019)
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Guts Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Funny, sensitive account of dealing with bathroom anxiety.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2019)
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The World Ends in April Book Poster Image
age 9+
Madcap tween drama focuses on impending doomsday.
By Stacy McAnulty
(2019)
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Count Me In Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Powerful, appealing story about 7th grader fighting racism.
By Varsha Bajaj
(2019)
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The Miraculous Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Mysterious story struggles to deal with death and religion.
By Jess Redman
(2019)
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Best Friends Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Lively graphic-novel memoir about finding the right friends.
By Shannon Hale
(2019)
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Each Tiny Spark Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Cuban American tween busts stereotypes in appealing tale.
By Pablo Cartaya
(2019)
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For Black Girls Like Me Book Poster Image
age 10+
Black girl in white family finds her voice in moving novel.
By Mariama J. Lockington
(2019)
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Strange Birds: A Field Guide to Ruffling Feathers Book Poster Image
age 9+
Powerful coming-of-age tale promotes friendship, activism.
By Celia C. Pérez
(2019)
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Changeling: The Oddmire, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Delightfully scary, funny, magical series start.
By William Ritter
(2019)
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Born Just Right Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Upbeat book tells what it's like being born without a limb.
By Jordan Reeves, Jen Lee Reeves
(2019)
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The Last Guardian: Artemis Fowl, Book 8 Book Poster Image
age 10+
It's Artemis vs. Armageddon in fast-paced finale.
By Eoin Colfer
(2012)
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All the Greys on Greene Street Book Poster Image
age 9+
Girl copes with mom's depression in colorful '80s mystery.
By Laura Tucker
(2019)
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Just Jaime: Emmie & Friends, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fast-paced, emotional tale of middle school friend drama.
By Terri Libenson
(2019)
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