Middle Grade

Moomins and the Great Flood

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The Moomins and the Great Flood By Tove Jansson Cover Image
$13.56
ISBN: 9781770463288
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Published: Drawn and Quarterly - August 14th, 2018

A true classic, the Moomins are back and ready to go on adventures! Join them on their first and most exciting, as they search for a home to call their own.

Jennifer


Front Country

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Front Country By Sara St. Antoine Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781797215631
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Published: Chronicle Books - October 4th, 2022

When Ginny starts fixating on the hazards of climate change, her parents send her off to wilderness camp for a month. Ginny thinks someone's made a mistake, especially when it appears every other camper is a boy delinquent, but she finds out she has plenty to learn about the environment and about people.

Sarah


The Marvellers

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The Marvellers (Marvellerverse #1) By Dhonielle Clayton, Khadijah Khatib (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250174949
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - May 3rd, 2022

Dhonielle Clayton has a fresh, new take on the magic school trope in this entrancing and inclusive new series starter. Ella is the first conjurer to attend the Arcanum Magic Institute, and she must contend with others' prejudice while exploring her own power. Perfect for fans who didn't see themselves in those other magic books.

April


One-Third Nerd

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One-Third Nerd By Gennifer Choldenko, Églantine Ceulemans (Illustrator) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781524718916
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Published: Yearling - May 26th, 2020

From the same author as the Al Capone series is a story about a family and a dog. The kids are awkward and sweet and learning that popularity and knowledge are not all that you need. Most importantly, they're learning that it's okay to be a nerd!

Hazel


Fablehaven

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Fablehaven By Brandon Mull, Brandon Dorman (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Brandon Mull, Brandon Dorman (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781416947202
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Published: Aladdin - April 24th, 2007

Two middle-schoolers think they're doomed to a boring summer, stuck at their grandparents' house in rural Vermont ... until their grandparents turn out to be hiding a preserve for magical creatures! One of my all-time favorite books, and the start to an absolutely amazing series. Fablehaven is the perfect summer fantasy adventure in the style of Narnia.

Murphy


In the Beautiful Country

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In the Beautiful Country By Jane Kuo Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063118980
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Published: Quill Tree Books - June 28th, 2022

In the Beautiful Country is a story about a girl, her family, and their tumultuous pursuit of the American Dream. Heavy with the weight of what we call home, this book is full of rich introspection and stunning lines. These poems plant you right into Anna's world: a small city in California called Duarte, a school of bullies, a church of friends, a cozy apartment with a pull-out couch, and a restaurant named Dino's at the edge of Route 66. Kuo's fluid writing makes you forget that you're reading at all.

Cindy


Alone

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Alone By Megan E. Freeman Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534467576
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Published: Aladdin - May 3rd, 2022

 

Alone is a middle grade novel in verse that follows the story of Maddie and her Rottweiler George as they settle into the aftermath of a surprise evacuation of their small town. Abandoned and entirely alone, Maddie and George have to figure out creative ways to survive, though they quickly find out that the hardest part about this is not fighting off packs of wild animals, but rather the bone-deep loneliness of total isolation from the rest of the world. Perfect for any kiddos and adults who enjoy a gripping story and a plotline that is superbly unexpected.

Cindy


The Penderwicks

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The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy By Jeanne Birdsall Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780440420477
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Published: Yearling - March 13th, 2007

 

A perfect summer read for any middle-grade reader with sisters! I read this book when it first came out, and it is part of what jumpstarted my love for reading. The story follows four sisters' adventures over their summer vacation at a family estate. It has been fifteen years since I first read it along with my sisters, and we still make reference to it, specifically the M.O.P.S. (Meeting of the Penderwick Sisters) and M.O.O.P.S. (Meeting of the Older Penderwick Sisters) of which we created our own variation.

Morgan


The Ogress and the Orphans

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The Ogress and the Orphans By Kelly Barnhill Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781643750743
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - March 8th, 2022

The town, Stone In Glen, has fallen on hard times when an eccentric, reclusive ogress moves in next door and quietly saves the day. Beautifully written by Newbery Medal winner, Kelly Barnhill, The Ogress… is a gentle but incisive allegory about what happens to a community when neighborliness disappears. 

Fantastic, fantastical read-aloud for the whole family!

Wendy


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