Middle Grade

Merci Suárez Changes Gears

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780763690496
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Published: Candlewick - September 11th, 2018

 

Merci has a lot of things going on as she enters sixth grade--bossy Edna Santos has a crush on her school-assigned Sunshine Buddy, her beloved grandfather Lolo is forgetting things, and to top it off, she's not allowed to try out for the school soccer team! At least her family is on her side. Meg Medina perfectly captures the worst and best of middle school in this satisfying and extremely relatable coming of age tale.

Rebecca


Mortification of Fovea Munson

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By Mary Winn Heider, Chi Birmingham (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781484780541
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - June 5th, 2018

 

A darkly comedic middle-grade novel that will probably appeal to fans of "The Green Ribbon," both children and adults who enjoy children's fiction. I would probably not recommend for the easily queasy.

Stacey


Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish

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ISBN: 9781101997260
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - August 21st, 2018

 

With problems at school looming, Marcus convinces his mom to spend a week visiting family in Puerto Rico. He plans to track down his estranged father while they're on the island, but things don't quite go the way he hopes.

Sarah


Phoebe and Her Unicorn

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ISBN: 9781449446208
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - September 2nd, 2014

 

Phoebe meets Marigold when she accidentally hits her with a rock. Magical misadventures follow as the unicorn whose favorite activity is staring at herself in a pond becomes best friends with this scrappy, nerdy kid that isn't above asking for a little magical aid for her problems, even when it inevitably goes wrong. Like Calvin and Hobbes for the 21st century.

Shana


DeadEndia

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ISBN: 9781910620472
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Published: Nobrow - August 7th, 2018

 

If you put the Muppets in a theme park and added the heart of Steven Universe and some paranormal energy, you'd get Deadendia. It's an awesome mixture of humor, friendship, self-discovery, and drama with flawed characters you will love as much as your best friends. Heart-warming, heartbreaking, heart-pounding, and heartfelt!

Marika


Class Action

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ISBN: 9781328799203
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - April 3rd, 2018

 

I'm an adult, and I should read this keeping in mind the importance of education, and how things that seemed hard years ago weren't that hard in hindsight. But that being said I, like the protagonist, spent many, many days in grade school doing homework from the moment I got home until I went to bed. So I found this book extremely satisfying.

John


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