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Ana on the Edge

by A. J. Sass Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (October 19, 2020)

For fans of George and Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World, a heartfelt coming of age story about a nonbinary character navigating a binary world.

Twelve-year-old Ana-Marie Jin, the reigning US Juvenile figure...


High School Musical: The Encore Edition

by Disney Book Group, N. B. Grace & Stacy Gonzalez Disney (September 22, 2020)

Relive the magic of High School Musical

Popular star basketball player Troy Bolton and academically gifted beauty Gabriella Montez come from different worlds at East High. But when they both decide to audition...


Turning Point

So Done #3

by Paula Chase Greenwillow Books (September 15, 2020)

When being yourself isn't good enough, who should you be?

Told in dual perspectives, this provocative and timely novel for middle-school readers by Paula Chase, the acclaimed author of So Done and Dough Boys,...


Friendship List #4: 13 and 3/4

by Lisa Greenwald Katherine Tegen Books (August 04, 2020)

BFFs Ari and Kaylan make a new bucket list as they set out for different summer camps in the fourth and final Friendship List novel. The perfect summer read for fans of Lauren Myracle and Rachel Renee Russo’s...


Journey to America

by Sonia Levitin Aladdin (July 21, 2020)

A beautifully repackaged 50th anniversary edition of Sonia Levitin’s powerful classic story about a young Jewish girl forced to flee her home, winner of the National Jewish Book Award.

In 1938, Lisa Platt and...


A Place Inside of Me

Something to Say

by Lisa Moore Ramée Balzer + Bray (July 14, 2020)

From the author of A Good Kind of Trouble, a Walter Dean Myers Honor Book, comes another unforgettable story about finding your voice—and finding your people. Perfect for fans of Sharon Draper, Meg Medina,...


The Prettiest

by Brigit Young Roaring Brook Press (April 13, 2020)

A must-read for young feminists, The Prettiest is an incisive, empowering novel by Brigit Young about fighting back against sexism and objectification.

THE PRETTIEST: It?s the last thing Eve Hoffmann expected...


Center of Gravity

by Shaunta Grimes Feiwel & Friends (March 23, 2020)

In Shaunta Grimes' middle-grade novel Center of Gravity, a girl loses her mom, and her dad remarries quickly, so she must rebuild her life and friendships.

Tessa is an anxious person, but it's become worse since...


Home Games

by Benjamin Markovits HarperCollins (February 04, 2020)

Award-winning adult author Benjamin Markovits delivers a poignant coming-of-age middle grade story that will give comfort to anyone feeling like a small fish in a Texas-size sea. Perfect for fans of Kevin Henkes,...


That's What Friends Do

by Cathleen Barnhart HarperCollins (January 28, 2020)

A heartfelt and powerful debut novel for fans of Erin Entrada Kelly and John David Anderson, That’s What Friends Do is a book for anyone learning how to have the hard conversations about feelings, boundaries,...


Sunnyside Plaza

by Scott Simon Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (January 21, 2020)

Wonder meets Three Times Lucky in a story of empowerment as a young woman decides to help solve the mystery of multiple suspicious deaths in her group home.

Sally Miyake can't read, but she learns lots of things....


The 12th Candle

by Kim Tomsic Katherine Tegen Books (October 08, 2019)

Middle school meets magic in this hilarious and heartfelt novel about a girl whose life flips when she wishes on an enchanted candle—perfect for fans of Sarah Mlynowski and Wendy Mass.

Sage Sassafras’s life...


Boy Trouble (Ask Emma Book 3)

by Sheryl Berk & Carrie Berk Yellow Jacket (October 01, 2019)

Emma Woods knows just how to fix all her peers' problems-or so she thinks-in the next installment of the middle grade series Ask Emma, from the bestselling creators behind the Cupcake Club series!

Back from a...


The Other, Better Me

by Antony John HarperCollins (October 01, 2019)

From the critically acclaimed author of Mascot comes this heartfelt novel, perfect for fans of John David Anderson and Cammie McGovern, about a girl searching for the meaning of family.

Lola and Momma have always...


Dough Boys

So Done #2

by Paula Chase Greenwillow Books (August 27, 2019)

In the companion to her acclaimed So Done, Paula Chase follows best friends Simp and Rollie as their friendship is threatened by the pressures of basketball, upcoming auditions, middle school, and their growing...


Friendship List #3: 13 and Counting

by Lisa Greenwald Katherine Tegen Books (August 06, 2019)

Fans of Lauren Myracle and Rachel Renee Russo's Dork Diaries will adore the third book in this laugh-out-loud series about two BFFs who master middle school with a list of thirteen goals they MUST achieve before...


Maximillian Fly

by Angie Sage Katherine Tegen Books (June 11, 2019)

The bestselling author of the Septimus Heap series, Angie Sage, delivers a gripping and darkly humorous tale of Maximillian Fly—a human with cockroach features—whose quiet life is upended when he aids two...


A Place to Belong

by Cynthia Kadohata & Julia Kuo Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books (May 14, 2019)

A Kirkus Reviews Best Middle Grade Book of 2019

A Japanese-American family, reeling from their ill treatment in the Japanese internment camps, gives up their American citizenship to move back to Hiroshima, unaware...


Dream Within a Dream

by Patricia Maclachlan Margaret K. McElderry Books (May 07, 2019)

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2019!

A young girl finds herself?and so much more?during a summer stay with her grandparents in this tender novel from Newbery Award?winning author Patricia MacLachlan.

When Louisa...


Lizzie Flying Solo

by Nanci Turner Steveson HarperCollins (April 16, 2019)

A lyrical, poignant middle grade novel about embracing change, accepting help from others, and finding a place to call home. Perfect for fans of Raymie Nightingale.

A Kirkus Best Book of 2019!

Lizzie St. Claire...


Room 555

by Cristy Wilson Orca Book Publishers (January 29, 2019)

Fourteen-year-old Roonie loves hip-hop almost as much as she loves her grandmother. She cannot wait to compete in her school's dance competition. But as her grandmother's health deteriorates, Roonie becomes...


Cotton Candy Wishes

by Kristina Springer Sky Pony (January 01, 2019)

Is achieving the social status of your dreams really all that sweet?

Taylor wishes she were popular. It's not like she doesn't have any friends, but when she tries to throw a giant cotton candy–themed birthday...


Call of the Last Survivor

by Ken A Moore Sky Pony (November 20, 2018)

Will Mikaleh and her friends unravel the mystery of the ruby key and discover who—or what—is the Lone Survivor?

Of all the squads in what remains of the known world—that is, after the onset of “The...


Friendship List #2: 12 Before 13

by Lisa Greenwald Katherine Tegen Books (September 04, 2018)

Fans of Lauren Myracle and Wendy Mass will adore the second book in this hilarious series about two BFFs who master middle school with a list of twelve goals they MUST achieve before their thirteenth birthday....


Denis Ever After

by Tony Abbott Katherine Tegen Books (July 24, 2018)

Written by award-winning author Tony Abbott and perfect for fans of The Ethan I Was Before and The Thing About Jellyfish, this bittersweet middle grade novel follows the ghost of Denis Egan as he teams up with...


Drum Roll, Please

by Lisa Jenn Bigelow HarperCollins (June 26, 2018)

Find the confidence to rock out to your own beat in this big-hearted middle grade novel. One of Time Out's “LGBTQ+ books for kids to read during Pride Month,” this is perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier's ...


A Stitch in Time

by Daphne Kalmar Feiwel & Friends (June 18, 2018)

NPR's Best Book of 2018

An orphan grapples with her unpleasant aunt and the even more unpleasant idea of moving to Boston in this poignant middle-grade debut that handles loss and renewal.

"Heartbreaking and heartwarming...


The Unforgettable Guinevere St. Clair

by Amy Makechnie Atheneum Books for Young Readers (June 12, 2018)

“100 percent unforgettable.” ?Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Part mystery, part study of the human heart, and one pierced with rays of hope.” ?Booklist (starred review)

“A big-hearted adventure about...


TBH #2: TBH, This May Be TMI

by Lisa Greenwald Katherine Tegen Books (June 12, 2018)

Told entirely in text messages, the second book in this addictive series from the acclaimed author of 11 Before 12 is perfect for fans of Lauren Myracle and Rachel Renee Russell. This middle grade novel is...


Twintuition: Double Cross

by Tia Mowry & Tamera Mowry HarperCollins (May 08, 2018)

From TV stars Tia and Tamera Mowry comes the thrilling conclusion to their middle grade series, Twintuition!

In this fourth and final book, tween twins Cassie and Caitlyn Waters are excited to be returning to...


Gabby Garcia's Ultimate Playbook #2: MVP Summer

by Iva-Marie Palmer & Marta Kissi Katherine Tegen Books (May 08, 2018)

“Perfect for fans of Big Nate and Dork Diaries.”—Nerdy Book Club

Everyone’s favorite pitcher Gabby Garcia is back and better than ever in the second installment of this laugh-out-loud illustrated middle...


Losers Bracket

by Chris Crutcher Greenwillow Books (April 03, 2018)

When a family argument turns into an urgent hunt for a missing child, seventeen-year-old Annie Boots must do everything in her power to bring her nephew home safely. Chris Crutcher, the acclaimed and bestselling...


My Life as a Youtuber

by Janet Tashjian & Jake Tashjian Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (April 02, 2018)

Book 7 of the much-loved My Life series that has the irrepressible Derek Fallon starting his own Youtube web series!

Derek Fallon finally found something to get excited about at school--an extracurricular class...


Dear Isaac Newton, You're Ruining My Life

by Rachel Hruza Sky Pony (March 20, 2018)

As if seventh grade isn't hard enough, Truth Trendon learns she has to wear a back brace to help her worsening scoliosis. She decides gravity is to blame for curving her spine and ruining her life. Thanks for...


TBH, This Is So Awkward

by Lisa Greenwald Katherine Tegen Books (January 02, 2018)

Told entirely in text messages, this addictive new series from the acclaimed author of My Life in Pink & Green is perfect for fans of Lauren Myracle and Wendy Mass. This middle grade novel is an excellent choice...


In the Country of Queens

by Cari Best Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (November 27, 2017)

An Amazon Best Book of the Month

Eleven-year-old Shirley Alice Burns lives with her domineering mother, Hurricane Anna, and loving Grandmother. One day she unexpectedly discovers that her beloved father isn't...


Tales from a Not-So-Secret Crush Catastrophe

Dork Diaries #12

by Rachel Renee Russell Aladdin (October 17, 2017)

Nikki Maxwell’s adventures continue in the twelfth installment in the blockbuster #1 New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries series!

In Nikki Maxwell’s newest diary, it’s the countdown to the end of the...


Molly in the Middle

by Ronni Arno Aladdin (October 10, 2017)

A girl finds herself in the middle of a big decision?follow the crowd or follow her heart?in this hilarious M!X novel.

Twelve-year-old Molly Mahoney is in the middle of everything. She’s in the middle of her...


Ban This Book

by Alan Gratz Starscape (August 28, 2017)

You?re Never Too Young to Fight Censorship!

In Ban This Book by Alan Gratz, a fourth grader fights back when From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg is challenged by a well-meaning...


The Real Us

by Tommy Greenwald & J. P. Coovert Roaring Brook Press (August 07, 2017)

Laura Corbett and Damian White are loners, and not by choice. Kids make fun of smart, sarcastic Laura for her weight and artistic Damian for his tendency to sweat through his shirts. Calista Getz, however--well,...


11 Before 12

by Lisa Greenwald Katherine Tegen Books (August 01, 2017)

Fans of Lauren Myracle and Wendy Mass will love acclaimed author Lisa Greenwald’s new series about two best friends who kick-start middle school with a bucket list of eleven things they need to do to become...


Exit Strategy

by Lauren Allbright Aladdin (June 06, 2017)

Twelve-year-old Ross tries to discover the formula for being funny and getting his new classmates to like him in this laugh-out-loud MAX novel!

Ross Stevens has changed schools twelve times in the last three...


The Other Side of Summer

by Emily Gale HarperCollins (May 30, 2017)

A heartfelt and voice-driven novel with just a touch of magic, Emily Gale's The Other Side of Summer is perfect for fans of Rebecca Stead.

Ever since her brother Floyd died, Summer’s world has been falling...


Amina's Voice

by Hena Khan Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (March 14, 2017)

A Washington Post Best Children’s Book of 2017

“For inspiring empathy in young readers, you can’t get better than this book.” ?R. J. Palacio, author of #1 New York Timesbestseller Wonder

“Amina’s anxieties...


Tales from a Not-So-Friendly Frenemy

Dork Diaries #11

by Rachel Renee Russell Aladdin (November 15, 2016)

It's a frenemy showdown in the eleventh installment in the blockbuster #1 New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries series!

Nikki Maxwell has the worst luck. Of all the schools she could have been assigned to for...


The Lost & Found

by Katrina Leno HarperTeen (July 05, 2016)

An imaginative and unconventional YA novel that “crackles with wit, humor, and enormous love” (Booklist, starred review).

Frannie and Louis met online when they were both little and have been pen pals ever...


Girl Against the Universe

by Paula Stokes HarperTeen (May 17, 2016)

From the author of The Art of Lainey and Liars, Inc. comes a fresh, contemporary story about one girl’s tragic past and a boy who convinces her that maybe her luck is about to change. Perfect for fans of Sarah...


The Last Time We Were Us

by Leah Konen Katherine Tegen Books (May 10, 2016)

A passionate summer love story about a girl, her childhood best friend, and the small town lies that have kept them apart. Leah Konen’s The Last Time We Were Us is perfect for fans of Jenny Han, Sara Zarr,...


This Is My Brain on Boys

by Sarah Strohmeyer Balzer + Bray (May 10, 2016)

Jane Austen’s Emma meets The Rosie Project in this quirky, irresistible, romantic comedy from Sarah Strohmeyer, the author of Smart Girls Get What They Want.

Addie Emerson doesn’t believe in love. Not for...