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Updated July 5, 2024
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New Kid
Jerry Craft
Paper Book
Winner of the Newbery Medal, Coretta Scott King Author Award, and Kirkus Prize for Young Readers' Literature!  Perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier and Gene Luen Yang, New Kid is a timely, honest graphic novel about starting over at a new school where diversity is low...
Amari and the Night Brothers
B. B. Alston
Paper Book
New York Times bestseller! Artemis Fowl meets Men in Black in this exhilarating debut middle grade fantasy, the first in a series filled with #blackgirlmagic. Perfect for fans of Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky, the Percy Jackson series, and Nevermoor. Amari Peters has...
Swim Team
Johnnie Christmas
Paper Book
"Combines wonderful characters and history to create a story that will make you want to dive right in!" JERRY CRAFT, author of the Newbery Medal-winning New Kid A splashy, contemporary middle grade graphic novel from bestselling comics creator Johnnie Christmas! Bree can't wait for...
Cross My Heart and Never Lie
Nora Dåsnes
Paper Book
★ WINNER of the 2024 Stonewall Book Award, American Library Association Perfect for fans of The Girl from the Sea by Molly Knox Ostertag, HeartStopper by Alice Oseman, and Jen Wang's The Dressmaker and the Prince. In this fresh, sensitive,...
The Swag Is in the Socks
Kelly J. Baptist
Paper Book
Xavier Moon is stepping out of the shadows when his great-uncle gives him some outlandish socks and some even stranger requests. A story about heart, confidence, and standing on your own two feet that is perfect for fans of The Season of Styx Malone and The Parker Inheritance....
Pilar Ramirez and the Escape from Zafa
Julian Randall
Paper Book
The Land of Stories meets Dominican myths and legends come to life in Pilar Ramirez and the Escape from Zafa, a blockbuster contemporary middle-grade fantasy duology starter from Julian Randall. Fans of Tristan Strong and The Storm Runner, here is your next...
The Year My Life Went Down the Toilet
Jake Maia Arlow
Paper Book
A hilariously honest book about surviving middle school while navigating a chronic illness from the Stonewall Honor-winning author of Almost Flying. Twelve-year-old Al Schneider is too scared to talk about the two biggest things in her life- 1. Her stomach...
Operation Sisterhood
Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich
Paper Book
Fans of the Netflix reboot of The Babysitters Club will delight as four new sisters band together in the heart of New York City. Discover this jubilant novel about the difficulties of change, the loyalty of sisters, and the love of family from a prolific award-winning author.
Varian Johnson
Paper Book
Coretta Scott King Honor author Varian Johnson teams up with rising cartoonist Shannon Wright for a delightful middle-grade graphic novel!Maureen and Francine Carter are twins and best friends. They participate in the same clubs, enjoy the same foods, and are partners on all their school projects....
Stuntboy, in the meantime
Jason Reynolds
Paper Book
A Schneider Family Award Honor Book for Middle Grade From Newbery Medal honoree and #1 New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds comes a hilarious, hopeful, and action-packed middle grade novel about the greatest young superhero you've never heard of, filled with...
Rez Dogs
Joseph Bruchac
Paper Book
Renowned author Joseph Bruchac tells a powerful story of a girl who learns more about her Penacook heritage while sheltering in place with her grandparents during the coronavirus pandemic. Malian loves spending time with her grandparents at their home on a Wabanaki reservation...
What Is Juneteenth?
Kirsti Jewel
Paper Book
Discover more about Juneteenth, the important holiday that celebrates the end of chattel slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, a group of enslaved men, women, and children in Texas gathered around a Union solder and listened as he read the most remarkable words they...
What Is Congress?
Jill Abramson
Paper Book
Whether Congress is in session or not, here is an enthralling overview about the branch of our government closest to average Americans. Best-selling adult author and the first woman to become executive editor of The New York Times, Jill Abramson is a self-confessed...
Christina Diaz Gonzalez
Paper Book
A USA TODAY and Indie Bestseller! For fans of New Kidand Allergic, a must-have graphic novel about five very different students who are forced together by their school to complete community service... and may just have more in common than they thought. ...
Shirley and Jamila's Big Fall
Gillian Goerz
Paper Book
For fans of Raina Telgemeier and Victoria Jamieson, this middle grade graphic novel series tells the story of Shirley and Jamila, two girl detectives on a mission to stop their school's biggest bully once and for all As Jamila settles into the rhythms of classes and after-school...
We Are Family
LeBron James
Paper Book
Kids have big dreams. And when those dreams are on the line, how far are they willing to go to achieve them? When Jayden and his teammates find out there's not going to be a Hoop Group this year--and maybe ever again--they have to learn to lean on each other if they want to save their...
Two Tribes
Emily Bowen Cohen
Paper Book
In her poignant debut graphic novel inspired by her own life, Emily Bowen Cohen embraces the complexity, meaning, and deep love that comes from being part of two vibrant tribes. Mia is still getting used to living with her mom and stepfather, and to the new role their Jewish...
Last Gate of the Emperor
Kwame Mbalia
Paper Book
From Kwame Mbalia and Prince Joel David Makonnen comes an Afrofuturist adventure about a mythical Ethiopian empire. Sci-fi and fantasy combine in this epic journey to the stars. Yared Heywat lives an isolated life in Addis Prime -- a hardscrabble city with rundown tech, lots of rules, and not...
Totally Psychic
Brigid Martin
Paper Book
This debut middle grade series stars a Cuban-American tween medium navigating friends, family and ghosts!   Paloma Ferrer is psychic. In fact, everyone in her family line has "the gift." Now that Paloma has come into her powers, she dreams of becoming a famous medium...
Katherine Applegate
Paper Book
Now a #1 New York Times bestseller! A touching and lyrical tale about a remarkable sea otter, from Newbery Medalist Katherine Applegate, author of Wishtree. Meet Odder, the Queen of Play: Nobody has her moves. She doesn't just swim to...
The Chalice of the Gods
Rick Riordan
Paper Book
The original heroes from The Lightning Thief are reunited for their biggest challenge yet: getting Percy to college when the gods are standing in his way. After saving the world multiple times, Percy Jackson is hoping to have a normal senior year. Unfortunately, the...
Tiger Honor
Yoon Ha Lee
Paper Book
Sebin, a young tiger spirit from the Juhwang Clan, wants nothing more than to join the Thousand World Space Forces and, like their Uncle Hwan, captain a battle cruiser someday. But when Sebin's acceptance letter finally arrives, it's accompanied by the shocking news that Hwan has been declared a...
History Smashers: The Titanic
Kate Messner
Paper Book
Myths! Lies! Secrets! Uncover the hidden truth behind the sinking of the Titanicwith beloved educator/author Kate Messner. The fun mix of sidebars, illustrations, photos, and graphic panels make this perfect for fans of I Survived!and Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales. ...
Sisters of the Neversea
Cynthia L Smith
Paper Book
Five starred reviews! In this beautifully reimagined story by NSK Neustadt Laureate and New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Leitich Smith (Muscogee Creek), Native American Lily and English Wendy embark on a high-flying journey of magic, adventure, and courage to a fairy-tale...
Roar of the Beast
Chad Sell
Paper Book
Perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier and All's Faire in Middle School, this sequel to the Eisner Award-nominated The Cardboard Kingdom follows the kids as they solve the mystery of a new neighborhood monster. A mystery is afoot in the Cardboard Kingdom. ...
Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories
Jeff Kinney
Paper Book
An instant #1 New York Times bestseller! Scare yourself silly with Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories by Jeff Kinney, the #1 international bestselling author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid! Grab a flashlight, crawl...
Raina Telgemeier
Paper Book
A true story from Raina Telgemeier, the #1 New York Times bestselling, multiple Eisner Award-winning author of Smile, Sisters, Drama, and Ghosts!Raina wakes up one night with a terrible upset stomach. Her mom has one, too, so it's probably just a bug. Raina...
What Is the Coronavirus Disease COVID-19?
Michael Burgan
Paper Book
The #1 New York TimesBest-Selling series tells the story of how COVID-19, a coronavirus, was first identified and how it spread throughout the world in the new Who HQ Nowformat for trending topics. The coronavirus disease COVID-19 emerged in November 2019. By March...
Hope Wins: A Collection of Inspiring Stories for Young Readers
Tom Angleberger
Paper Book
In a collection of personal stories and essays, award-winning and bestselling artists from Matt de la Pena and Veera Hiranandani to Max Brallier and R.L. Stine write about how hope always wins, even in the darkest of times. Where does hope live? In your family? ...
Jessi's Secret Language [The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novel]
Ann M. Martin
Paper Book
A brand-new Baby-sitters Club graphic novel adapted by Eisner-nominated artist Chan Chau! Jessi recently moved to Stoneybrook and is one of the newest members of The Baby-sitters Club. She's getting ready to start regularly sitting for the BSC's newest charge, Matt Braddock. Matt has been...
Who Is Colin Kaepernick? (Who HQ Now)
Lakita Wilson
Paper Book
Learn about the inspiring life and career of professional football player and activist Colin Kaepernick in the new Who HQ Now format featuring newsmakers and trending topics. On August 14, 2016, NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick began a protest when he refused to stand...
Katie the Catsitter
Colleen A. F. Venable
Paper Book
NOMINATED FOR MULTIPLE STATE AWARDS! Calling all Raina Telgemeier fans! Introducing an irresistible new middle-grade graphic novel series about growing up, friendship, heroes, and cats (lots of cats!)--perfect for fans of Guts, Awkward and Real Friends (not to...
The Okay Witch and the Hungry Shadow
Emma Steinkellner
Paper Book
"A satisfying, brilliant sequel, solidifying Steinkellner's reputation as a graphic novelist to watch." --School Library Journal (starred review) In this hilarious and heartwarming sequel to the bestselling and critically acclaimed graphic novel, The Okay Witch,...
The Wild Robot Protects
Peter Brown
Paper Book
The New York Times bestselling The Wild Robot series returns, taking Roz on an action-packed under-the-ocean journey to save her beloved island! Life for Roz and the animals on their island is perfect. But when mysterious, dangerous waters surround the island, the...
Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: Cold War Correspondent: A Korean War Tale
Nathan Hale
Paper Book
Discover the Korean War through the eyes of a journalist who covered it in author-illustrator Nathan Hale's Cold War Correspondent, a Hazardous Tale in the New York Times bestselling graphic novel series. In 1950, Marguerite Higgins (1920-1966) was...
Witches of Brooklyn
Sophie Escabasse
Paper Book
There's a new witch in town! Life in Brooklyn takes a strange turn when Effie discovers MAGIC runs in the family. A middle-grade graphic novel adventure filled with magical hjinks for fans of Phoebe and Her Unicorn and Making Friends. Could there...
The Book Smugglers
Anna James
Paper Book
"Mr. Lemoncello would love to go bookwandering at Pages and Co. If you love books, you're going to LOVE this book!"--Chris Grabenstein, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Mr. Lemoncello series The fourth magical adventure in the nationally bestselling Pages & Co....
The Deadliest Diseases Then and Now
Deborah Hopkinson
Paper Book
Perfect for young readers of I Survived and the Who Was series! Packed with graphics, photos, and facts for curious minds, this is a gripping look at pandemics through the ages. The deadly outbreak of plague known as the Great Mortality, which struck Europe in the mid 1300s and raged for four...
A Sprinkle of Spirits
Anna Meriano
Paper Book
The second book in this breakout series that's been called "charming and delectably sweet." (Zoraida Córdova, award-winning author of the Brooklyn Brujas series) Leonora Logroño has finally been introduced to her family's bakery bruja magic--but that doesn't mean...
Take Back the Block
Chrystal D. Giles
Paper Book
"This book made me want to step aside, hand over the mic, and listen to Wes. A must-read." --Mariama J. Lockington, author of For Black Girls Like Me Brand-new kicks, ripped denim shorts, Supreme tee-- Wes Henderson has the best style in sixth...
Who Were the Navajo Code Talkers?
James Buckley Jr.
Paper Book
Learn how this heroic group of American Indian men created a secret, unbreakable code and helped the US win major battles during World War II in this new addition to the #1 New York Timesbestselling series. By the time the United States joined the Second World War in 1941,...
The Vanderbeekers Ever After
Karina Yan Glaser
Paper Book
The bestselling Vanderbeeker family finds love and hope in hard times as they face the challenge of a serious illness with the support of their Harlem community.  The Vanderbeekers are looking forward to the wedding of two of their favorite people! But when one of the...
Bea Wolf
Zach Weinersmith
Paper Book
A modern middle-grade graphic novel retelling of Beowulf, featuring a gang of troublemaking kids who must defend their tree house from a fun-hating adult who can instantly turn children into grown-ups. Listen! Hear a tale of mallow-munchers and warriors who answer candy...
Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: Major Impossible
Nathan Hale
Paper Book
Explore the Grand Canyon with John Wesley Powell in Major Impossible, a Hazardous Tale from author-illustrator Nathan Hale's New York Times bestselling graphic novel series. "These books are, quite simply, brilliant. . . . Thrilling, bloody...
The Last Shadow Warrior
Sam Subity
Paper Book
"Fans of books like The Lightning Thief will enjoy this fast-paced mythological fantasy, and will beg for more adventures with Abby. Sure to be a hard title to keep on the shelf." --School Library Journal Twelve-year-old Abby Beckett is proud to come from a long line...
Sal and Gabi Fix the Universe
Carlos Hernandez
Paper Book
Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents Carlos Hernandez's sequel to the critically acclaimed Sal and Gabi Break the Universe, a brilliant sci-fi romp with Cuban influence. *"This book, drenched in Cuban Spanish and personality, is a breath of fresh air."--Kirkus...
When the World Turned Upside Down
K. Ibura
Paper Book
"As clear-eyed as it is engaging, as timely as it is timeless. I fell in love with every single student in this book. And days after reading it, each of them remains with me." -- Jacqueline Woodson, National Book Award-winning author of Brown Girl Dreaming" What do you do...
Ghost Book
Remy Lai
Paper Book
Perfect for fans of Spirited Away, Coco, and Ghosts comes a spooky fantasy graphic novel about the friendship between a girl who can see ghosts and a boy who is stuck between the worlds of the living and the dead. An Indie Bestseller! An Amazon,...
Sofía Acosta Makes a Scene
Emma Otheguy
Paper Book
A poignant, coming of age story about a Cuban-American girl trying to figure out where she belongs--both in her ballet-loving family and the wider world. Perfect for fans of Front Desk and Merci Suárez Changes Gears. It's a good thing Sofía Acosta loves dreaming up...
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