Middle Grade

Trex By Christyne Morrell Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593433249
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Published: Delacorte Press - August 30th, 2022

A wonderful mystery following Trex, a boy with an experimental implant, Mellie, a reclusive girl training to be a spy, and their adventures together as they're pitted against middle school bullies, their own parents, and an evil, brain-hacking corporation.

- Joy


The Marvelous Land of Snergs By Veronica Cossanteli, Melissa Castrillón (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781609458089
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Published: Europa Editions - September 20th, 2022

Magic and adventure abound in this classic tale of children lost in a fantastical faraway land. Featuring wizards, wondrous creatures, and of course the lovable snergs, this is one of the major inspirations for Tolkien's The Hobbit, now retold for a whole new generation!

- Keaton


Violet and Jobie in the Wild By Lynne Rae Perkins, Lynne Rae Perkins (Illustrator) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062499691
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Published: Greenwillow Books - September 13th, 2022

Violet and Jobie In the Wild is a delight of a book--full of bravery and wonder, true friendship, and just the right amount of danger as the titular two house mice journey into the wider world searching for home. The drawings add both whimsy and realism, and the pitch-perfect voice is both classic and funny. I could hear myself reading this aloud, imagine everyone--like the grandchildren mice at the end--leaning in closer, hanging eagerly on every word until the heart-satisfying end.

- Joy


Black Bird, Blue Road By Sofiya Pasternack Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780358572039
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Published: Versify - September 20th, 2022

A historic fantasy about a young girl who will do anything to save her brother from his illness, even outrun the Angel of Death. Sofiya Pasternack is a Sydney Taylor award winner and National Jewish Book Award finalist! Her latest is great for fans of The Girl Who Drank the Moon and the familial themes of A Wrinkle in Time.

- Sara


Two Degrees By Alan Gratz Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338735673
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Published: Scholastic Press - October 4th, 2022

An action-packed novel tackling issues of climate change from the eyes of four kids! Follow Akira as she escapes wildfires in California, Owen and George as they encounter a polar bear in Canada, and Natalie as she hunkers down during a hurricane in Miami! Alan Gratz is a staple in every middle grader's library.

- Ülrika


A Rover's Story By Jasmine Warga Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063113923
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Published: Balzer + Bray - October 4th, 2022

This unique and moving story of a brave Mars rover (perfect for fans of Wall-E) will enthrall readers! Cheer for Res as he overcomes space exploration, difficult landscapes, and isolation. Warga is a Newbery Honor winner, and this may be her best book yet!

- Laura


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Outside Nowhere By Adam Borba Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316542647
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 18th, 2022

Parker is as charming, smart, and ingenious as Ferris Bueller--and he needs a Day Off too. But his plan for a carefree summer is foiled when he is sent to work on a farm to pay for the damage he caused to get him out of his last (very brief) summer job. But what is so special about the radishes they are growing--and how did that cow get on the barn roof? A delightful tale of magic and growth for humans and radishes alike.

- Amy


Last of the Name By Rosanne Parry Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781728467665
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Published: Carolrhoda Books (R) - November 1st, 2022

It’s April 1863, and 12-year-old Danny O’Carolan has arrived in New York City with a little talent, his older sister, Kathleen, and no other living relations. Set against the back drop of both New York City’s teeming immigrant enclaves as well as the Civil War, Last of the Name is a powerful sibling story about finding home when nothing seems safe. Rosanne Parry has crafted a fabulous historical middle grade novel in this heartwarming and thrilling tale of survival.

- Joy