Middle Grade

Dealing with Dragons

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Dealing with Dragons: The Enchanted Forest Chronicles, Book One Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780152045661
Availability: Out of Print
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - November 1st, 2002

What do you do if you happen to be a princess tired of, well, being a princess?  Cimorene is over the courtly arts like embroidery, and not in a rush to be married off to a doltish prince.  She decides instead to willingly be "captured" by a dragon, Kazul, keeping house and making a mean cherries jubilee for her, all while avoiding be rescued by knights who want to win her hand, and uncovering the plot of some dastardly wizards.

Stephanie


The 13-story Treehouse

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The 13-Story Treehouse: Monkey Mayhem! (The Treehouse Books #1) Cover Image
By Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9781250026903
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Feiwel & Friends - April 16th, 2013

The Treehouse books (13-, 26- and coming soon, 35-story installments) are Australia's answer to the Wimpy Kid.  Funny, a bit rude, full of lots of cool stuff and drawings, they are likely to appeal to elementary school age readers and maybe encourage a reluctant reader to engage.  After all, who wouldn't like to live in a treehouse?  And this one has a bowling alley, a shark tank, a library full of comics and swinging vines!  

Susannah V.


Sophia's War

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Sophia's War: A Tale of the Revolution Cover Image
By Avi
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ISBN: 9781442414426
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Published: Beach Lane Books - September 24th, 2013

It is 1776 and the British occupy New York City. A witness to the hanging of Nathan Hale, Sophia Calderwood vows to do all she can to help the American cause, and becomes a spy. This fast-paced and riveting historical novel will appeal to readers young and old.Robin


One Came Home

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ISBN: 9780375869259
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - January 8th, 2013

True Grit meets Little House on the Prairie when 13-year-old Georgie Burkhardt goes looking for her missing sister Agatha. With her Springfield rifle in hand and Agatha's friend Billy McCabe trotting along to keep an eye on her, Georgie chases passenger pigeons, grifters, and rumors about Agatha all across southern Wisconsin -- and even though she's not looking for trouble, she finds plenty of that too.

Sarah


On the Blue Comet

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ISBN: 9780763658151
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Published: Candlewick - September 11th, 2012

Lionel trains and time travel, what could be better?  Set during the crash of 1929, this adventurous tale is part historical fiction and part fantasy. The beautiful illustrations of Bagram Ibatouline grace this period piece. See the trains at Lionel’s site.

Robin


Jepp, who defied the Stars

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ISBN: 9781423135005
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - October 9th, 2012

History is effortlessly interwoven into the story of 15th century dwarf Jepp, who in his search for love, family, respect and a destiny of his own, becomes first a court dwarf then an assistant to a famous astrologer. Jepp is a sympathetic,  entertaining narrator and his adventures and fate completely entrance the reader.


Susannah


Almost Home

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ISBN: 9780670012893
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 13th, 2012

First of all, who can resist this cover?? When Sugar and her mom, Reba, wind up homeless, everything seems quite hopeless. But with the help of a little dog named Shush, a teacher from Sugar’s past, a foster home that works and a strengthened Reba, Sugar can look forward with reasonable hope. Kids 9 to 12 will enjoy this very well-told, engrossing story.
Carol


Three Times Lucky

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Three Times Lucky (Mo & Dale Mysteries) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780803736702
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Published: Dial Books - May 10th, 2012

Twelve-year-old Miss Moses Lobeau, and her friend Dale, are self appointed detectives in the small town of Tupelo, NC. Lost your cat, they'll find it. Now there has been a murder, and people are disappearing. Can they help? Meanwhile Mo is trying to solve her own personal mystery. This is a fast moving, and fun read.

Robin


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