Puffin Books - They’re just settling into their new house when a boy named Leo, dressed in costume, rides by on his bike. Grabbing readers’ interest from the first page. Publishers weekly,  starred review  "A nuanced portrait of grief deeply grounded in the middle-school mind-set. Booklist "Honest, lovely, and sad. Kirkus reviews ★ "thoughtful, poetic chapter endings guide readers new to psychological depth toward meaningful connections between plot events and thematic reflections.

Bccb, starred review. The mystery of the tragic, too-short life of the Hollywood actress who haunts the halls of Summerlost. Soon, she not only has a new friend in Leo and a job working concessions at the festival, she finds herself surrounded by mystery. And they are diverse. Intrigued, cedar follows him to the renowned Summerlost theatre festival.

Summerlost - The first middle grade novel from internationally bestselling author Ally Condie comes to paperback. It's the first real summer since the accident that killed Cedar's father and younger brother, Ben. And the mystery of the strange gifts that keep appearing for Cedar. Infused with emotion and rich with understanding,  Summerlost is the touching new novel from Ally Condie, the international bestselling author of the Matched series that highlights the strength of family and personal resilience in the face of tragedy.


Speak - But in a single moment, all her plans for the future are thwarted when her twin sister, Bay, makes an unexpected decision, stranding Rio Below. Her life and her city depend on Rio to listen to the voices of the past and to speak long-hidden truths. A new york times bestseller! . Alone, ripped away from the last person who knew Rio’s true self—and the powerful siren voice she has long hidden—she has nothing left to lose.

From the new york times and international bestselling author of the matched trilogy, comes a brand new mysterious world! Can you hear Atlantia breathing? For as long as she can remember, Ally Condie, Rio has dreamt of the sand and sky Above—of life beyond her underwater city of Atlantia. Guided by a dangerous and unlikely mentor, rio formulates a plan that leads to increasingly treacherous questions about her mother’s death, her own destiny, and the complex system constructed to govern the divide between land and sea.

Some Kind of Courage

Scholastic Press - Scholastic Press. And spirits that refuse to be broken. He lost his pa in an accident. Joseph johnson has lost just about everyone he's ever loved. And he hasn't lost the fire in his belly that says he's getting his Sarah back--no matter what. The critically acclaimed author of The Honest Truth returns with a poignant, hopeful, and action-packed story about hearts that won't be tamed.

. He lost his ma and his little sister to sickness. And now, he's lost his pony--fast, fierce, beautiful Sarah, taken away by a man who had no right to take her. Joseph can sure enough get her back, though. The odds are stacked against him, but he isn't about to give up. But he hasn't lost hope. He will face down deadly animals, dangerous men, and the fury of nature itself on his quest to be reunited with the only family he has left.

Some Kind of Courage - Because joseph Johnson may have lost just about everything.

Full of Beans

Yearling - Children will love Beans. Shelf awareness, starred"A novel as entertaining as the motion pictures Beans loves to see. The horn book magazine,  starred“Inspired by actual events, Holm’s talent for writing historical fiction is on full display. And the consequences might surprise even Beans himself. Return to the wonderful world of newbery honor Book Turtle in Paradise through the eyes of Turtle’s cousin Beans!"A surprising coming-of-age story with a remarkably honest message.

The new york times"holm captures this colorful slice of Depression history with her usual vivacious wit. With no jobs on the island, and no money anywhere, who can really blame the grown-ups for telling a few tales? Besides, Beans isn’t anyone’s fool. He and his gang know how to spot a whopper a mile away, because they are the savviest bunch of barefoot conchs that means “locals” in all of Key West.

Full of Beans - . Big plans. Winner of the scott o'dell award five starred Reviews!A New York Public Library Best Book for Kids, 2016Grown-ups lie. In fact, he has plans.

All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook

Katherine Tegen Books - Desperate to be reunited with his mom, Perry goes on a quest for answers about her past crime. As he gets closer to the truth, he will discover that love makes people resilient no matter where they come from. A soaring and heartfelt story about love, forgiveness, and how innocence makes us all rise up. All rise for the Honorable Perry T.

. That is, until a new district attorney discovers the truth—and Perry is removed from the facility and forced into a foster home. When perry moves to the “outside” world, he feels trapped. Cook is a powerful middle grade novel, perfect for fans of Wonder and When You Reach Me, from Leslie Connor, the award-winning author of Waiting for Normal and Crunch.

All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook - From comes eleven-year-old perry was born and raised by his mom at the Blue River Co-ed Correctional Facility in tiny Surprise, Nebraska. His mom is a resident on cell Block C, and so far Warden Daugherty has made it possible for them to be together. But can he find a way to tell everyone what home truly means?Junior Library Guild Selection * Kids’ Indie Next List Pick Scholastic Press.

Goodbye Stranger

Yearling - And then there’s Bridge. This brilliant, new york times bestselling novel from the author of the Newbery Medal winner When You Reach Me explores multiple perspectives on the bonds and limits of friendship. Long ago, emily, best friends Bridge, and Tab made a pact: no fighting. Emily’s new curves are attracting attention, and Tab is suddenly a member of the Human Rights Club.

Yearling. But it’s the start of seventh grade, and everything is changing. Can they grow up without growing apart?  “Sensitively explores togetherness, aloneness, betrayal and love. The new york times  a boston globe–horn book honor book for fiction named a best book of the Year by The New York Times, The Guardian, The Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, The Washington Post, and more! Scholastic Press.

Goodbye Stranger - . It’s also the beginning of seventh grade for Sherm Russo. He wonders: what does it mean to fall for a girl—as a friend?  By the time Valentine’s Day approaches, the girls have begun to question the bonds—and the limits—of friendship. She’s started wearing cat ears and is the only one who’s still tempted to draw funny cartoons on her homework.

Gertie's Leap to Greatness

Square Fish - If your mission is to discover a funny, heartwarming, relatable, and entertaining middle grade novel, then jump for joy: Your mission is accomplished. Yearling. There's just one problem: Seat-stealing new girl Mary Sue Spivey wants to be the best fifth grader, too. And a fabulous narrator. Now dive in and see how Gertie does on hers.

Tegan tigani, queen anne book company"kate beasley writes in the spirit of Roald Dahl and Kate DiCamillo with all the spunk and ferocity of a Southern lady, and Gertie’s Leap to Greatness is equal parts Matilda and Because of Winn-Dixie. Realistic social situations combine with over-the-top personalities to make Gertie’s Leap to Greatness a surefire hit for kids who loved Ramona and Fudge and who will one day want to be best friends with Scout.

And there is simply not enough room at the top for the two of them. From author kate beasley, gertie's leap to greatness is a classic tale of hope and homecoming that will empty your heart, and with interior illustrations by Caldecott Honor artist Jillian Tamaki, then fill it back up again―one laugh at a time.

Praise for gertie's leap to greatness:"This story is full of fun surprises: zombie bullfrogs, faithful friends, humor, and hope . So when her absent mother decides to move away from their small town, Gertie sets out on her greatest mission yet: becoming the best fifth grader in the universe to show her mother exactly what she'll be leaving behind.

Gertie's Leap to Greatness - Meet the new ramona quimby!" ―entertainment weeklyin this hilarious and heartfelt middle grade debut, Gertie is a girl on a mission to be the best fifth grader ever in order to show her estranged mother that Gertie doesn't need her―not one bit!Gertie Reece Foy is 100% Not-From-Concentrate awesome.

Paper Wishes

Square Fish - Manami decides to sneak yujiin under her coat and gets as far as the mainland before she is caught and forced to abandon Yujiin. Square Fish. Manami is sad to go, yujiin, but even worse is that they are going to have to give her and her grandfather's dog, to a neighbor to take care of. She and her grandfather are devastated, but Manami clings to the hope that somehow Yujiin will find his way to the camp and make her family whole again.

And yet, it’s also a ­novel in which a mute child finds her voice, although the tone is sober and sad, ­at last. The new york Times Scholastic Press. A moving debut middle-grade novel about a girl whose family is relocated to a Japanese internment camp during World War II―and the dog she has to leave behind.

Paper Wishes - Ten-year-old manami did not realize how peaceful her family's life on Bainbridge Island was until the day it all changed. Yearling. It's 1942, and manami and her family are japanese american, after the attack on Pearl Harbor, which means that the government says they must leave their home by the sea and join other Japanese Americans at a prison camp in the desert.

It isn't until she finds a way to let go of her guilt that Manami can reclaim the piece of herself that she left behind and accept all that has happened to her family. Paper wishes by lois sepahban is a heartrending middle-grade novel and piece of historical fiction set during World War II about love, longing, and a girl who finally finds her voice.

It’s a novel that stays, bravely, in that place of pain, making clear that scars will be left behind not only for the children whose families were incarcerated, but also for the generations that follow.

Counting Thyme

G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - Scholastic Press. Square Fish. Thyme loves her brother, and knows the trial could save his life—she’d give anything for him to be well—but she still wants to go home, although the guilt of not wanting to stay is agonizing. She finds herself even more mixed up when her heart feels the tug of new friends, a first crush, and even a crotchety neighbor and his sweet whistling bird.

Owens accepts a full-time position in the city, Thyme has to face the frightening possibility that the move to New York is permanent. All thyme can do is count the minutes, the hours, and days, and hope time can bring both a miracle for Val and a way back home. With equal parts heart and humor, melanie Conklin’s debut is a courageous and charming story of love and family—and what it means to be counted.

Counting Thyme - But it also means the owens family has to move to New York, thousands of miles away from Thyme’s best friend and everything she knows and loves. Yearling. Newbery-winning rules meets counting by 7s in this affecting story of a girl’s devotion to her brother and what it means to be homeWhen eleven-year-old Thyme Owens’ little brother, Val, is accepted into a new cancer drug trial, it’s just the second chance that he needs.

G p putnam s sons Books for Young Readers. The island of manhattan doesn’t exactly inspire new beginnings, but Thyme tries to embrace the change for what it is: temporary. After val’s treatment shows real promise and Mr.

Flying Lessons & Other Stories

Yearling - Should not be missed. Publishers weekly,  Starred  “Read more books by these authors. The bulletin,  Starred Scholastic Press. Will resonate with any kid who's ever felt different—which is to say, every kid. Time   great stories take flight in this adventurous middle-grade anthology crafted by ten of the most recognizable and diverse authors writing today.

G p putnam s sons Books for Young Readers. Yearling. Newbery medalist kwame alexander delivers a story in-verse about a boy who just might have magical powers; National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson spins a tale of friendship against all odds; and Meg Medina uses wet paint to color in one girl’s world with a short story that inspired her Newbery award-winner Merci Suárez Changes Gear.

Flying Lessons & Other Stories - Authors include: Kwame Alexander, Kelly J. Whether it is basketball dreams, jacqueline woodson, family fiascos, meg medina, or new neighborhoods, this bold short story collection—written by some of the best children’s authors including Kwame Alexander, first crushes, and many more and published in partnership with We Need Diverse Books—celebrates the uniqueness and universality in all of us.

Plus, inspire, seven more bold voices that bring this collection to new heights with tales that challenge, and celebrate the unique talents within us all. Square Fish.


Yearling - Square Fish. And now she discovers that her mother has moved back to the mainland, nearby. Newbery honor–winning author patricia Reilly Giff writes a tender, timeless story about a girl who stopped speaking long ago, and how she finds her way back to her voice. Years ago, when her mother left, Judith stopped talking.

She likes her new teacher, and finds a maybe-friend in a boy named Mason. For fans of listening for Lucca, The Rules, Fish in a Tree, and Mockingbird. Judith lives with her beloved aunt Cora and her faithful Dog on a beautiful island. Now she communicates entirely through gestures and taps, and by drawing cartoons, speaking only when she’s alone—or with Dog.

Jubilee - This year, judith faces a big change—leaving her small, special classroom for a regular fifth-grade class. G p putnam s sons Books for Young Readers. But jubilee’s wandering feet won’t stop until they find her mother. If jubilee finds her, sprinkled throughout, will her mother’s love be what she needs to speak again?  Judith’s cartoons, add lightness and humor.

Ila-cbc choices reading lists, children’s ChoicesSelected for the Kansas NEA Reading Circle Catalog Scholastic Press. Yearling.