Middle Grade

The Night Diary

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The Night Diary By Veera Hiranandani Cover Image
$7.19
ISBN: 9780735228528
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Published: Puffin Books - April 23rd, 2019

This beautiful middle grade novel follows one family as they make the dangerous trek across newly drawn borderlands during 1947's Partition of India and Pakistan. When painfully shy Nisha is gifted a diary, she secretly begins composing nightly entries addressed to her dead mother to record events as they happen and have a safe space to speak her truth. ⁣⁣⁣⁣Nisha and her loved ones will find their way into your heart, guaranteed.

Manasa


Speak Up

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Speak Up! By Rebecca Burgess, Rebecca Burgess (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Rebecca Burgess, Rebecca Burgess (Illustrator)
$11.19
ISBN: 9780063081192
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Published: Quill Tree Books - September 13th, 2022

Secret identities, superheroes, music, and middle school! A beautiful story about an autistic kid learning to love who she is. Advocating for yourself is an important lesson!

Hazel


Kira-Kira

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Kira-Kira By Cynthia Kadohata Cover Image
$7.19
ISBN: 9780689856402
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - December 26th, 2006

Kira-Kira is a beautiful ode to sisterhood. Children’s literature is not my usual genre of choice, but I fell into this story hard and ate it up as fast as I could turn the pages. As a younger sister myself, this read felt so necessary.

Kayala


The Clackity

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The Clackity (Blight Harbor) By Lora Senf Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781665902670
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - June 28th, 2022

Spooky, scary, and full of heart, The Clackity is a wonderful middle grade tale of a young girl on a quest to save her aunt from the monsters in their small town. With wonderfully creepy illustrations to accompany the chilling story, this one is perfect for a snowy evening in with a cup of hot cocoa. Just make sure to check under the bed before you turn in for the night.

Jen


Nancy Drew Mystery Stories 1-4

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Nancy Drew Mystery Stories Books 1-4 By Carolyn Keene Cover Image
$39.96
ISBN: 9780448490052
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Published: Grosset & Dunlap - October 13th, 2015

This is the perfect present for budding sleuths and mystery enthusiasts, young children who've never heard of this timeless classic and anyone who remembers the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys books like they were some kind of weird fever dream. A bonus present for the resident Nosy Person in your life (I am one and I am not ashamed) that our bookstore sadly cannot provide: any of the Nancy Drew games from Her Interactive!! A few of my favorites are The Silent Spy, Labyrinth of Lies, and Warnings at Waverly Academy.

Engel


Tumble

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Tumble By Celia C. Pérez Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593325179
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Published: Kokila - August 16th, 2022

When Addie Ramírez's stepfather offers to adopt her, she starts looking for the biodad she never knew. What she finds is an extended family of luchadores, and a new connection to her passion for wrestling.

Sarah


Shuna's Journey

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Shuna's Journey By Hayao Miyazaki, Alex Dudok de Wit (Translated by) Cover Image
By Hayao Miyazaki, Alex Dudok de Wit (Translated by)
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250846525
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Published: First Second - November 1st, 2022

A newly translated Miyazaki story! Shuna's Journey is a strange, almost grim adventure. In it can be found the thematic and visual roots of several Ghibli classics, especially Princess Mononoke and Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind. Great for seasoned Ghibli fans and newcomers alike!

Piera


Hazel Hill is Gonna Win This One

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Hazel Hill Is Gonna Win This One By Maggie Horne Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780358664703
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Published: Clarion Books - October 18th, 2022

An amazing story about growing up, being awkward, making friends, and taking on the patriarchy! Kids can and should take action! (I'm also highly biased about the main character's name)

Hazel


Moomins and the Great Flood

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The Moomins and the Great Flood By Tove Jansson Cover Image
$16.95
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
$17.99
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


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