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Age
8-12
Grade
3-7

Jarrett J. Krosoczka

A New Class

Hardcover (July 26, 2016)
Victor Starspeeder is psyched to be starting school at the Jedi Academy. His sister, Christina does not share an enthusiasm for Victor's newfound educational path. She's horrified that her annoying baby brother will be there to cramp her style. While Victor means well, his excess energy leads him to spend a lot of time in detention with the little, green sage, Yoda. Yoda wants to channel Victor's talents, so he makes the young Padawan join the drama club. Victor is … More
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Age
8-12
Grade
3-7

Andrew Clements, Brian Selznick

Lunch Money

Hardcover (July 1, 2005) , Repackage ed. edition
Greg Kenton has always had a natural talent for making money -- despite the annoying rivalry of his neighbor Maura Shaw. Then, just before sixth grade, Greg makes a discovery: Almost every kid at school has an extra quarter or two to spend almost every day. Multiply a few quarters by a few hundred kids, and for Greg, school suddenly looks like a giant piggy bank. All he needs is the right hammer to crack it open. Candy and gum? … More
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Age
8-12
Grade
3-7

Andrew Clements

The Report Card

Hardcover (April 1, 2004) , Repackage ed. edition
True or False? Fifth grader Nora Rose Rowley is really a genius. True. But don't tell anyone. Nora always gets average grades so she can forgo the pressure-cooker gifted program or Brainiac Academy. But when Nora gets one hundred percent fed up over testing and the fuss everyone makes about grades, she brings home a terrible report card just to prove a point. Pretty soon her teachers, parents, and the principal are launching a massive effort to find out what's … More
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Age
8-12
Grade
3-7

Louis Sachar

Sideways Arithmetic From Wayside School

Paperback (Sept. 1, 1994) , Reprint edition
From the Newbery-award winning author of Holes"Everyone take out your spelling books," said Mrs. Jewls. "It's time for arithmetic."Sue is so excited for her first day at Wayside School. But things at Wayside are far from normal-and Sue's teacher, Mrs. Jewls, is completely wacky. She expects the students to add and subtract words! Sue has never heard of anything so ridiculous. She knows adding apples plus oranges is impossible...or is it? Anything can happen at Wayside School. More
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Age
8-12
Grade
3-7

Andrew Clements, Brian Selznick

The School Story

Paperback (Aug. 1, 2002) , Reprint edition
Two middle school girls scheme to publish a book in this novel from Andrew Clements, the author of Frindle.Natalie's best friend, Zoe, is sure that the novel Natalie's written is good enough to be published. But how can a twelve-year-old girl publish a book? Natalie's mother is an editor for a big children's publisher, but Natalie doesn't want to ask for any favors. Then Zoe has a brilliant idea: Natalie can submit her manuscript under a pen name, with Zoe … More
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Age
9-12
Grade
3-7

James Patterson, Stephen Gilpin

Pottymouth and Stoopid

Hardcover (June 12, 2017) , 1st edition
In this "superwonderrific" New York Times bestseller (Jerry Spinelli), two bullied middle-school boys finally fight back with the power of funny.David and his best friend Michael were tagged with awful nicknames way back in preschool when everyone did silly things. Fast-forward to seventh grade: "Pottymouth" and "Stoopid" are still stuck with the names -- and everyone in school, including the teachers and their principal, believe the labels are true.So how do they go about changing everyone's minds? By turning their … More
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Age
8-12
Grade
3-7

James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts, Laura Park

Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life

Hardcover (June 27, 2011) , 1 edition
NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE!In his acclaimed and #1 bestselling middle-grade comic debut, Children's Choice Award Author of the Year James Patterson has never been more hilarious--or heartwarming. Rafe Khatchadorian has enough problems at home without throwing his first year of middle school into the mix. Luckily, he's got an ace plan for the best year ever, if only he can pull it off: With his best friend Leonardo the Silent awarding him points, Rafe tries to break every rule … More
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Age
8-12
Grade
3-7

Dan Gutman

Return of the Homework Machine

Hardcover (June 2, 2009) , Repackage edition
Snik, Brenton, Judy, and Kelsey haven’t stayed in the best touch since last year’s big homework-machine scandal. But they are all pulled back together again when Brenton realizes that the most powerful part of the machine that lets you cheat on homework was never really destroyed. And there is someone out there who wants to use it for a lot more than just cheating. So the group bands together again not only to stop the culprit, but also to be … More
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Age
8-12
Grade
3-7

R. J. Palacio

Wonder

Hardcover (Feb. 14, 2012) , 1 edition
Millions of people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller WONDER and fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. The book that inspired the Choose Kind movement, a major motion picture, and the upcoming, critically acclaimed graphic novel White Bird - on sale 10/1/2019! I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse. August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from … More
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Age
8-12
Grade
5-7

Gordon Korman

Schooled

Paperback (Aug. 26, 2008) , Reprint edition
Capricorn Cap Anderson has been homeschooled by his hippie grandmother, Rain. When Rain is injured in a fall, Cap is forced to attend the local middle school. Although he knows a lot about Zen Buddhism, nothing has prepared him for the politics of public school. More
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Age
8-12
Grade
3-7

Gordon Korman

Restart

Hardcover (May 30, 2017)

#1 New York Times bestselling author Gordon Korman harkens back to his No More Dead Dogs days in this stand-alone that takes a tone more serious than you've ever seen from him before.

Chase's memory just went out the window.

Chase doesn't remember falling off the roof. He doesn't remember hitting his head. He doesn't, in fact, remember anything. He wakes up in a hospital room and suddenly has to learn his whole life all over again... starting with his …

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Age
8-12
Grade
5-6

Gordon Korman

Ungifted

Paperback (Feb. 18, 2014) , Reprint edition

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Gordon Korman comes a hilarious and heartfelt novel in which one middle-school troublemaker accidentally moves into the gifted and talented program—and changes everything.

For fans of Louis Sachar and Jack Gantos, this funny and touching underdog story is a lovable and goofy adventure with robot fights, middle-school dances, live experiments, and statue-toppling pranks!

When Donovan Curtis pulls a major prank at his middle school, he thinks he’s finally gone too far. But thanks …

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