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The strangers

Margaret Peterson Haddix


Told from separate viewpoints, Chess, Emma, and Finn Greystone, ages twelve, ten, and eight, investigate why their mother went missing and uncover their ties to an alternate world.

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This is the beginning of a new page-turning adventure that examines assumptions about identity, family, and home, from the master of middle grade suspense. -Angie

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Owl's Outstanding Donuts

Robin Yardi


Warned by an owl, ten-year-old Mattie discovers that someone is secretly polluting the land near her aunt's Big Sur donut shop and sets out to stop them.

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This is a fun, unique book that takes place in two of my favorite places: a campground and a donut shop. There’s an anthropomorphic owl who communicates with Mattie, the main character, giving her clues about the environmental crime leading to a mystery Mattie and her friends Sasha and Beanie are trying to solve. Each chapter opens with a mouth-watering description of an inventive, gourmet donut, which is a fun bonus! -Anne W

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The screaming staircase

Jonathan Stroud


Follows three young operatives of a Psychic Detection Agency as they battle an epidemic of ghosts in London.

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Recommended for tweens and older this is an action and adventure tale with humor and grisley demises sprinkled throughout. -Paul

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Roll with it

Jamie Sumner


Twelve-year-old Ellie, who has cerebral palsy, finds her life transformed when she moves with her mother to small-town Oklahoma to help care for her grandfather, who has Alzheimer's Disease.

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Fish in a tree

Lynda Mullaly Hunt


"Ally's greatest fear is that everyone will find out she is as dumb as they think she is because she still doesn't know how to read"--

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Think about a teacher you had who made a difference in your life. This is a story about Ally and a teacher who cared. The message? Don’t judge or label someone before you get to know a person. Celebrate the different gifts and talents of others. And remember that all great minds don’t always think alike. -Karen

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Yo-kai watch, volume 1

Noriyuki Konishi

Kids, Graphic Novels

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Fun manga series about a kid with a magical watch allowing him to see yo-kai...everywhere! -Anne W

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Snoopy, man's best friend

Charles M. Schulz

Kids, Graphic Novels, Humor

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Peanuts is classic, and this collection of the famous beagle's funniest moments will make you LOL! -Anne W

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The last kids on earth: june's wild flight : The Last Kids on Earth Series, Book 5.5

Max Brallier

Graphic Novels, Kids, Adventure, Dystopian

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If you liked the other Last Kids on Earth books or the Netflix series, try this bonus story told from June's point of view, full of plenty of action and adventure! -Anne W

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The complete Big Nate. 15

Lincoln Peirce

Kids, Graphic Novels, Humor

Follows the adventures of self-described middle school genius Nate Wright.

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We have lots of Big Nate e-books, but just added a few volumes of the Complete Big Nate series that were missing! Follow overconfident, imaginative Nate as he approaches the trials and tribulations of middle school with humor. -Anne W

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Unicorn on a roll : another Phoebe and her unicorn adventure

Dana Simpson

Kids, Graphic Novels, Fantasy

Phoebe and her best friend, a unicorn named Marigold, navigate the difficulties of grade school, celebrate the winter holidays, and explore their superhero/villain personas together.

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Do you wish you could have a best friend who was a literal unicorn? 9-year-old Phoebe does! Her mythical best friends helps her navigate school and relationships in this funny book. -Anne W