Middle Grade

The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher

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$15.99
ISBN: 9780385376525
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Published: Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers - July 22nd, 2014

Two dads, four brothers, and a fair bit of chaos keep the Fletcher family going. From school (Eli was excited about his gifted program until he got there) to crotchety neighbors (who have some good stories) to holidays (especially Halloween), join them for a busy year.

 

Sarah


The Thickety: A Path Begins

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By J. a. White, Andrea Offermann (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062257246
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - May 6th, 2014

After her mother is accused of witchcraft Kara tries to hold her family together. But when Kara is lured into the cursed forest of the Thickety, she finds an object of immense power and is forced to face the truth about herself and her mother's past. Dark, creepy, and action-packed, with an ending that will leave readers anxious for the next installment.

Katie


Emma Tupper's Diary

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$12.00
ISBN: 9781618730633
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Published: Big Mouth House - March 4th, 2014

Emma spends the summer with her cousins in Scotland, where there are rumors of a monster living in the loch. Emma and her cousins decide to fake a monster of their own, in order to attract tourists -- and that's when things get complicated. Great for fans of Swallows and Amazons and Penderwicks!

 

Sarah


An Elephant in the Garden

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ISBN: 9780312593698
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - October 25th, 2011

A thoroughly humane and accessible tale of WWII survival that follows one family's trek across Germany after the fire bombing of Dresden, accompanied by a young zoo elephant. Recounted by an old lady in a nursing home to a young boy, and loosely based on real events, it is a poignant tale of the effects of war on both sides.  It includes just the right amount of danger to keep it exciting, but is thought provoking enough to raise awareness of the sacrifices made and bravery exhibited in WWII.

Susannah


Under the Egg

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780803740013
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Published: Dial Books - March 18th, 2014

Theodora’s late grandfather was a security guard at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. When she discovers a valuable painting in the old town house she maintains, there are more questions than answers. A wonderful friendship begins, the Monuments Men play a role and old New York comes to life. A delightful read for anyone interested in art, history or just a great story with very real characters.

 

Carol


Breadcrumbs

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By Anne Ursu, Erin McGuire (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780062015068
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Published: Walden Pond Press - January 2nd, 2013

Hazel and Jack are best friends until the day Jack stops speaking to Hazel and disappears. Armed with the power of story and the strength of friendship, Hazel embarks on a quest deep into a wintry wood to save her best friend from the curse of a frozen heart. Ursu's imaginative retelling of "The Snow Queen" builds on a foundation of literature and fairy tale to deliver a tale of courage, friendship, and love.

Rebecca


Dealing with Dragons

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$7.99
ISBN: 9780152045661
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Published: Harcourt Brace and Company - November 1st, 2002

What do you do if you happen to be a princess tired of, well, being a princess?  Cimorene is over the courtly arts like embroidery, and not in a rush to be married off to a doltish prince.  She decides instead to willingly be "captured" by a dragon, Kazul, keeping house and making a mean cherries jubilee for her, all while avoiding be rescued by knights who want to win her hand, and uncovering the plot of some dastardly wizards.

Stephanie


The 13-story Treehouse

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By Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9781250026903
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - April 16th, 2013

The Treehouse books (13-, 26- and coming soon, 35-story installments) are Australia's answer to the Wimpy Kid.  Funny, a bit rude, full of lots of cool stuff and drawings, they are likely to appeal to elementary school age readers and maybe encourage a reluctant reader to engage.  After all, who wouldn't like to live in a treehouse?  And this one has a bowling alley, a shark tank, a library full of comics and swinging vines!  

Susannah V.


Sophia's War

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By Avi
$8.99
ISBN: 9781442414426
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Published: Beach Lane Books - September 24th, 2013

It is 1776 and the British occupy New York City. A witness to the hanging of Nathan Hale, Sophia Calderwood vows to do all she can to help the American cause, and becomes a spy. This fast-paced and riveting historical novel will appeal to readers young and old.Robin


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