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Stoddard, Lindsey

Summary: Eleven-year-old Cyrus knows he is not cut out to be a football hero or fireman like his adopted father, but it takes a skittish stray dog to teach him that he, too, can be brave.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J FICTION STODDARD

McAnulty, Stacy

Summary: A lightning strike made Lucy, twelve, a math genius but, after years of homeschooling, her grandmother enrolls her in middle school and she learns that life is more than numbers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J FICTION MCANULTY

Marcionette, Jake

Summary: Jake and his family have moved to a new state and now Jake must start at the bottom of the social ladder, but he is determined to make friends and get back on top with his box of "kid cards."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J FICTION MARCIONETTE

Holm, Jennifer L.

Summary: When thirteen-year-old Ellie's Grandpa Melvin, a world-renowned scientist in the body of a fourteen-year-old boy, comes for an extended visit, he teaches her that experimenting--and failing--is part of life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J FICTION HOLM

Holm, Jennifer L.

Summary: In the mid-1970s Sunny Lewin is back, star of her personal show, facing the prospect of Middle School, and dealing with the problems of her somewhat dysfunctional family--in particular her older brother, Dale, who has been sent off to a military academy because of his delinquent behavior.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2017

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Holm, Jennifer L.

Summary: After finally getting a cell phone, Babymouse tries to increase her popularity in middle school by becoming the queen of social media.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J FICTION HOLM

Angleberger, Tom.

Summary: Sixth-grader Tommy and his friends describe their interactions with a paper finger puppet of Yoda, worn by their weird classmate Dwight, as they try to figure out whether or not the puppet can really predict the future. Includes instructions for making Origami Yoda.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amulet Books 2010

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1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J FICTION ANGLEBERGER

Stead, Rebecca.

Summary: Seventh-grader Georges adjusts to moving from a house to an apartment, his father's efforts to start a new business, his mother's extra shifts as a nurse, being picked on at school, and Safer, a boy who wants his help spying on another resident of their building.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wendy Lamb Books 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J FICTION STEAD

Pixley, Marcella Fleischman.

Summary: Twelve-year-old Miriam, poetic, smart, and quirky, is considered a freak by the popular girls at her middle school, and she eventually explodes in response to their bullying, revealing an inner strength she did not know she had.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION PIXLEY

Benton, Jim.

Summary: Jamie Kelly shares with her diary her search for inner beauty, dealing with fund raising, and problems in Phys ed class.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2005

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1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J FICTION BENTON V.4

Patterson, James

Summary: "Fifth grader Sammy Hayes-Rodriguez has to find a solution when his robot 'brother' has repeated malfunctions at school and a newer model robot steps in as competition--and his mother's job is in jeopardy as a result"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J FICTION PATTERSON

Holm, Jennifer L.

Summary: "Sunny's just made it to middle school . . . and it's making her life very confusing. All her best friend Deb wants to talk about is fashion, boys, makeup, boys, and being cool. Sunny's not against any of these things, but she also doesn't understand why suddenly everything revolves around them. She's much more comfortable when she's in her basement, playing Dungeons & Dragons with a bunch of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J GRAPHIC HOLM v.2

Russell, Rachel Renée

Summary: Assigned to attend her archnemesis Mackenzie Hollister's new school for the student exchange week program, Nikki is surprised to learn that there are students at the school even meaner than Mackenzie.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J FICTION RUSSELL

Russell, Rachel Renée

Summary: As Nikki plans how she's going to spend her summer, things get more complicated after she starts hanging out with a visiting student.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J FICTION RUSSELL

Palacio, R. J.

Summary: Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his clasassmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J FICTION PALACIO

Schmidt, Gary D.

Summary: Sixth-grader Carter must adjust to the unwelcome presence of a know-it-all butler who is determined to help him become a gentleman, and also to deal with burdens from the past.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2019

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Harrington, Karen

Summary: "Twelve-year-old Mysti Murphy of Texas wishes she were a character in a book. If her life were fiction, she'd know how to solve her problems at school; take care of her family when her dad has to spend time in the hospital; and deal with her family's secret: that her mother is agoraphobic and never leaves the house"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J FICTION HARRINGTON

Russell, Rachel Renée

Summary: A bump on the head suffered during gym class causes middle school drama queen Nikki Maxwell to have a crazy dream where all of her acquaintances assume the roles of familiar fairy tale characters.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J FICTION RUSSELL

Holm, Jennifer L.

Summary: "Babymouse joins the school Film Club and writes the greatest cinematic masterpiece of all time! But when the movie gets shown to the entire school, will it be a box office hit or a flop?"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J FICTION HOLM V.1

Cartaya, Pablo

Summary: "Emilia Torres has a wandering mind. It's hard for her to follow along at school, and sometimes she forgets to do what her mom or abuela asks. But she remembers what matters: a time when her family was whole and home made sense. When Dad returns from deployment, Emilia expects that her life will get back to normal. Instead, it unravels. Dad shuts himself in the back stall of their family's auto...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J LP FICTION CARTAYA

Sovern, Megan Jean

Summary: Eleven-year-old Maggie Mayfield is an A-plus student with big plans for herself, but at this moment she is also facing a lot of problems--like starting middle school and figuring out how to help her father who is out of work and in a wheelchair.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J FICTION SOVERN

Peirce, Lincoln

Summary: "The latest illustrated novel from Lincoln Peirce is a laugh-out-loud must-read starring the one and only cartooning genius, king of detention, and Cheez Doodle connoisseur, Nate Wright. Nate's not having the best of luck . . . in fact; he's not having ANY luck. But with a little boost thanks to Chad's lucky foot, suddenly good luck is everywhere Nate turns! Nate's in the zone! But how long...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J FICTION PEIRCE

Patterson, James

Summary: After surviving sixth grade, Rafe expects seventh grade to be a fun zone because he has been accepted to art school in the big city, but when he discovers it is more competitive than he expected, he sets out to turn his boring life into the inspiration for a work of art.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J FICTION PATTERSON

Grisham, John

Summary: When an anonymous tip leads the school board to investigate a suspicious increase in scores at another local middle school, Theo finds himself thrust in the middle of a cheating scandal. With insider knowledge and his future on the line, Theo must follow his keen instincts to do what’s right.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton Children's Books 2016

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION GRISHAM

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