Middle Grade

Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Promise

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By Gene Luen Yang, Gurihiru (Illustrator), Bryan Koneitzko, Gurihiru (Illustrator)
$39.99
ISBN: 9781616550745
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Published: Dark Horse Books - February 19th, 2013

Picking up exactly where the animated series left off, this is a perfect read for everyone who, like myself, spent parts of their pandemic re-visiting the world of The Last Avatar. The art meshes perfectly with the show and the writing nails each character so well you can't help but hear their voices in your head. 

Caleb


Nevermoor

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$8.99
ISBN: 9780316508896
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 25th, 2018

Morrigan Crow is cursed and cursed children die on their eleventh birthday. But instead, Morrigan is rescued by a fantastical man who whisks her off to a secret city called Nevermoor to begin a new life. This is one of the best middle grade fantasy series to come out in years. It's brilliant, creative, magical, and perfect for the Harry Potter fan in your life. 

April


Before the Ever After

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780399545436
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - September 1st, 2020

I always love Jacqueline Woodson's work, but even with my high expectations her new book has no problem living up to the hype. This is a timely family story and I love how it portrays a vibrant family while raising awareness to some of the more tragic angles of sports. You'll fall in love with the characters as well as Woodson's always excellent verse. Perfect for fans of Kwame Alexander's The Crossover.

Caleb


Skunk and Badger

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By Amy Timberlake, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781643750057
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - September 15th, 2020

This charmingly quirky novel begs to be read aloud. Featuring illustrations by Jon Klassen, it's the perfect book for curling up around (with a bowl of popcorn, and maybe a chicken to cuddle). Like Frog & Toad or Wallace & Gromit, Skunk & Badger are certain to be beloved.

Marika


Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

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By Alvin Schwartz, Stephen Gammell (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062682826
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Published: HarperCollins - July 25th, 2017

 

These stories are the epitome of Halloween and are enjoyable for all ages. They are sure to have you both sleeping with one eye open and laughing. In this collection, you will find stories that range from classic to creepy to comical, but don’t be fooled, these stories will stick with you forever.

Hannah


Witches of Brooklyn

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$12.99
ISBN: 9780593119273
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Published: Random House Graphic - September 1st, 2020

 

When orphaned Effie moves in with her Aunts, she's expecting it to be the worst. But her spunky aunts are more than they appear, and when Effie herself starts to exhibit magical talent, life gets interesting. Escabasse's characters are delightfully quirky, and her drawings effervescent. Sweet, smart, magical...this is a loving and lovely book. Readers will devour this graphic novel and beg for the two sequels!

Marika


Beetle and the Hollowbones

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By Aliza Layne, Aliza Layne (Illustrator), Kristen Acampora (Assisted by), Natalie Riess (Assisted by)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781534441545
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 4th, 2020

SO CUTE. Lots of ghoulies, skeletons, love, and adorable illustrations. Also there's a brief glimpse of a pumpkin headed bookseller who stole my heart.

Stacey


Kiki's Delivery Service

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By Eiko Kadono, Emily Balistrieri (Translated by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781984896667
Availability: Available at Wholesaler
Published: Delacorte Press - July 7th, 2020

Kiki's Delivery Service is a classic for all those who love Hiyao Miyazaki films and this is the story that inspired the film. Kiki is such a delight and I don't know about you, but a whimsical story about a witch who travels to the seaside village of Koriko whilst forging new friendships is the kind of content that 2020 needs right now. Plus, there is a black cat, Jiji, who steals the scene.

Sinny


The Line Tender

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$8.99
ISBN: 9780735231610
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Published: Puffin Books - April 21st, 2020

If you know or have ever been a townie in a New England seaside town, this book will feel like home, like riding your bike through the warm twilight of summer. Even if you've hardly left Boston, this book will sweep you up and break your heart and then put the pieces back together with tape and bits of string. Kate Allen's writing is both lyrical and straightforward, mature and yet captures the enthusiasm and confusion of being thirteen. 

Meaghan


Snapdragon

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$12.99
ISBN: 9781250171115
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Published: First Second - February 4th, 2020

Witches, skeletons, ghosts, heartbreak, redemption, friendship, family, the power of love...this odd and very loveable graphic novel has it all! A perfect almost-autumn read.

Rebecca


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