Middle Grade

Pavi Sharma’s Guide to Going Home

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780316491068
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 17th, 2019

 

A foster child on track to finding her “forever home,” 12-year-old Pavi runs her own business (salary: Flamin’ Hot Cheetos and school supplies) offering help and reconnaissance for fellow foster kids given placements with new families.When Pavi learns that a young girl at her old shelter, named Meridee, has been placed with Pavi’s first (horrible) foster family, she goes on a mission to make sure Meridee is safe, at all costs. This book provides visibility and empathy to children in the system who often receive neither, and provides lessons to readers about what it’s really like to be a friendless or endangered child.

Meaghan


Rat Rule 79

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By Rivka Galchen, Elena Megalos (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781632060990
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Published: Restless Books - September 24th, 2019

 

An inventive adventure full of wordplay, riddles, and strangely wonderful characters, this book is an utter delight! For readers of all ages who love The Phantom Tollbooth, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, and Alice in Wonderland.

Marika


White Bird

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$24.99
ISBN: 9780525645535
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 1st, 2019

 

RJ Palacio's White Bird is what we need right now: it's a painful reminder of the past that finds present-day solutions in kindness. It'll make your heart race as it points you towards a productive reminder of what we can be when we stand up to the world. I wish it didn't feel so urgent, but reading this gave me hope.

Caleb


Tiger vs. Nightmare

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By Emily Tetri, Emily Tetri (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626725355
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Published: First Second - November 6th, 2018

 

Nightmares are bad, but Tiger doesn’t have to worry about that. The Monster under her bed is her best friend and scares them all away. Until one comes that’s so big and scary that even Monster is frightened. Only friendship and teamwork can save the day now!

Shana


Lunch Quest

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$15.00
ISBN: 9781927668658
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Published: Koyama Press - June 11th, 2019

 

Rabbit is searching for Lettuce, but finds some weird story-portals along the way in this rainbow-colored gem. Dog Man readers are going to devour this! If I brought this book into my after-school comics class there'd be an epic battle over who got to read it first!

Marika


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