Paperback for Middle Grades from the 2015 Summer Newsletter

These titles were featured in our 2015 Summer Newsletter.

 

“Jamieson captures this snapshot of preteen angst with a keenly decisive eye, brilliantly juxtaposing the nuances of roller derby with the twists and turns of adolescent girls’ friendships…. Full of charm and moxie—don’t let this one roll past.” —Kirkus, starred review.

A graphic novel adventure for grades 4 to 8.

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$12.99
ISBN: 9780803740167
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Published: Dial Books - March 10th, 2015

This sweet novel is simultaneously commonplace and complex, poignant, and oh-so-gently funny, like life, like death—like love, which is the center of everything. Grades 4–6.

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$6.99
ISBN: 9780544340695
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - February 3rd, 2015

"A clever, wry fantasy with one of the more reluctant heroines of children’s literature. Grades 4–6."  —Tera

"Foxlee inventively weaves familiar folkloric elements—an evil snow queen, a magic sword, a quest, a chosen one—into her modern setting, all the while evoking a mood of dreamlike foreboding." —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, starred review.

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$7.99
ISBN: 9780385753562
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Published: Yearling Books - February 10th, 2015

About food and family and heartbreak and lies and secrets, this is a surprisingly upbeat mystery/adventure. Grades 5–8.

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$6.99
ISBN: 9780763671662
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - September 9th, 2014

"Suspense and adventure race alongside Will through the Canadian wilderness on the Boundless, the largest and fastest train ever built. Middle-grade steampunk filled with intrigue." —Booklist. Grades 4–7.

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By Kenneth Oppel, Jim Tierney (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781442472891
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 5th, 2015

When warships appear in the harbor of her Chilean town, 11-year-old Celeste’s idyllic life is shattered. When she returns home from exile, she works to move her country forward. A refreshing perspective on resiliency. The 2015 Pura Belpré Author Award winner. Grades 5–8.

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By Marjorie Agosin, Lee White (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781416994022
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - February 10th, 2015

With a light touch, constant bits of humor, and sharp descriptions of a ravaged city, Philbrick pulls you into the experience of being afloat during the greatest American storm of the century. Zane’s adventure is both a gripping survival story and a thoughtful look at the different types of people swirling in the boiling cauldron of New Orleans during the storm. Grades 5–8.

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Tera
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$6.99
ISBN: 9780545342391
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Published: Blue Sky Press (AZ) - July 28th, 2015

In this insightful and humorous graphic novel memoir, Bell tells the story of navigating school, friendship, crushes, and being okay with not being able to hear. A 2015 Newbery Honor Book and a Great Graphic Novel for Teens. Grades 4–8.

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$10.95
ISBN: 9781419712173
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Published: Amulet Books - September 2nd, 2014

 

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