The Middle Grades

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A Dragon's Guide to the Care and Feeding of Humans Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780385392280
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2015

Sure, it's tough to raise a dragon, but did it ever occur to you that it's even tougher to raise a human being?  This fun book by authors Laurence Yep and Jeanne Ryder is sure to please fantasy fans.

Ages 8 & up.


The Real Boy Cover Image
By Anne Ursu, Erin McGuire (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062015075
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Published: Walden Pond Press - September 24th, 2013

This beautifully-written fantasy follows Oscar, a shop boy for a great magician, as he tries to figure out who he is.  He doesn't understand people, but he understands plants.  And this is more than enough for him for a long time, until strange things start happening in the forest and the shining city nearby.  Now Oscar will have to find his way in a bigger world than he was accustomed to.

Ages 8 & up.


The Book of Lost Things Cover Image
By Cynthia Voigt, Iacopo Bruno (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780307976819
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 10th, 2013

From the great Cynthia Voigt comes this story about Max, a little boy who's lost his parents and decides to help other people find their lost things, too.  This lovely book is worth reading just for its sense of lost and found--early details show up later.  Ages 7 & up.


Counting by 7s Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780803738553
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Published: Dial Books - August 29th, 2013

Counting by 7s is an unusual middle-grade novel about an unusual girl named Willow Chance, who's so bright and so strange that she has difficulty fitting in. It's already getting wonderful reviews.

This one produced some misty eyes in our staff, and one staff member said the last 100 pages left her sobbing (and incredibly moved).  Read it and see why.

Ages 9 & up.


Out of My Mind Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781416971719
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - May 1st, 2012

This lovely, lyrical book introduces us to Melody, a girl with a photographic memory who is unable to communicate her true self to others because of her cerebral palsy.  She's bright and determined, however, and she soon finds a different way to speak...

Ages 9 & up.


One Day and One Amazing Morning on Orange Street Cover Image
$8.95
ISBN: 9781419701818
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Published: Amulet Books - March 2012

Contemporary fiction. Ages 8 & up.


The Strange Case of Origami Yoda Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9780810984257
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Published: Amulet Books - March 2010

Contemporary Fiction


Three Tales of My Father's Dragon Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780679889113
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - November 25th, 1997

Fantasy


Martin's Mice Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780679890980
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Published: Yearling Books - March 10th, 1998

Animals


Spaceheadz Cover Image
By Jon Scieszka, Francesco Sedita (With), Shane Prigmore (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781442419865
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Published: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing - March 8th, 2011

Humor


The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Adam Rex (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781416978169
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Published: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing - May 4th, 2010

Detective/humor


11 Birthdays Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780545052405
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - January 2010

Contemporary/fantasy


Princess Academy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781599900735
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC - April 17th, 2007

Fantasy


Flipped Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780375825446
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Published: Ember - May 13th, 2003

Contemporary Fiction


11 Birthdays Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780545052405
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - January 2010

Contemporary/fantasy


The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup and a Spool of Thread Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780763625290
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - April 11th, 2006

Fantasy/Animals


Secrets at Sea Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780803734555
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Published: Dial Books - October 13th, 2011

Historical Fiction with mice as the main characters.


Our Only May Amelia Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780064408561
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Published: HarperCollins - April 24th, 2001

Historical Fiction