New Fiction

Browse this selection of fabulous new middle grade fiction books! Just click the cover with a direct link to our website for more information and easy online ordering. Please note that books that are not yet published are marked with release dates.

Ways to Make Sunshine Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781547605798
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Published: Bloomsbury UK - April 21st, 2020

Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Author Award winner Renée Watson writes her own version of Ramona Quimby, one starring a Black girl and her family, in this start to a charming new middle grade series about spirit, kindness, and sunshine. Ryan Hart is all about trying to see the best in people, to be a good daughter, a good sister, a good friend.


One Time Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062570741
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Published: HarperCollins - September 8th, 2020

From Sharon Creech, Newbery Medal winner and New York Times bestselling author, comes a powerful coming-of-age story of a girl who discovers the endless possibilities her future may hold, with help from a brilliant teacher and a boy with a generous smile.


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By Tony DiTerlizzi, Tony DiTerlizzi (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781416983163
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 22nd, 2020

In this highly anticipated sequel to New York Times bestselling and Caldecott Honor–winning author Tony DiTerlizzi’s Kenny and the Dragon, Kenny must cope with many changes in his life—including the fear that he’s losing his best friend.

What can come between two best friends?

Time has passed since Kenny Rabbit’s last adventure with


The One and Only Bob Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062991317
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Published: HarperCollins - May 5th, 2020

A #1 New York Times bestseller!

Return to the unforgettable world of the Newbery Medal-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling novel The One and Only Ivan (soon to be a major motion picture!) in this incredible sequel, starring Ivan’s friend Bob!


Mulan: Before the Sword Cover Image
By Grace Lin, Grace Lin (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781368020336
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Published: Disney Press - February 11th, 2020

From New York Times best-selling author, Grace Lin, comes a novel filled with adventure and wonder set before the Walt Disney Studios film, Mulan .


Ikenga Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593113523
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - August 18th, 2020

Nnedi Okorafor's acclaimed first novel for middle grade readers introduces a boy who can access super powers with the help of the magical Ikenga.


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ISBN: 9781534443785
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 6th, 2020

In the eighth book in the New York Times bestselling Spy School series, Ben Ripley faces the Croatoan—a new evil organization that’s so mysterious, the only proof it exists is from the American Revolution.

With SPYDER defeated, Ben Ripley is looking forward to his life getting back to normal, or as normal as possible when you’re a superspy in training.


The Sound of Danger (Mac B., Kid Spy #5) Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Mike Lowery (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338594263
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Published: Orchard Books - September 1st, 2020

Mac B. is on a secret mission to retrieve a stolen, priceless piece of history in this totally true kid spy adventure from New York Times bestselling author, Mac Barnett!

England is in trouble! A priceless violin has been stolen, and there's only one person who can help: Mac B., kid spy.


Three Keys (A Front Desk Novel) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338591385
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Published: Scholastic Press - September 15th, 2020

The story of Mia and her family and friends at the Calivista Motel continues in this powerful, hilarious, and resonant sequel to the award-winning novel Front Desk.

Mia Tang thinks she's going to have the best year ever.


Something to Say Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062836717
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Published: Balzer + Bray - July 14th, 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, and Jason Reynolds.


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ISBN: 9781338348460
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 3rd, 2020

What happens when a girl tries to steal a dog -- but the dog steals her heart instead?

I made my birthday vow: I would get Willis out of jail, no matter what.

When Bean's brother gets arrested for joyriding in a stolen car, Bean is devastated. She's determined to get him out of jail by raising the bail their mom can't afford.


We Dream of Space Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062747303
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Published: Greenwillow Books - May 5th, 2020

A Newbery Honor Book • BookPage Best Books • Chicago Public Library Best Fiction • Goodreads Choice Awards Nominee • Horn Book Fanfare • New York Times Notable Children’s Book • School Library Journal Best Book • Today Show Pick • An ALA Notable Book


Clean Getaway Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984892973
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - January 7th, 2020

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nic Stone comes a timely middle-grade road-trip story through landmarks of the Civil Rights movement and the map they lay for contemporary race relations.

How to Go on an Unplanned Road Trip with Your Grandma:
Grab a Suitcase: Prepacked from the big spring break trip that got CANCELLED.


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ISBN: 9780062894168
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Published: HarperCollins - September 29th, 2020

2021 Green Earth Book Award Long List 


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ISBN: 9780316422475
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2020

The Line Tender meets The Secret Horses of Briar Hill in this hopeful, heartfelt story about one girl's search for legendary horses and her quest to piece her family back together.


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ISBN: 9780316539531
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2020

New York Times bestseller!

A PeopleMagazine Best Book of the Year

"I loved every page.


Sofia Valdez and the Vanishing Vote: The Questioneers Book #4 Cover Image
By Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781419743504
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Published: Amulet Books - October 6th, 2020

Just in time for the 2020 election, the bestselling chapter book series continues with the newest Questioneer, Sofia Valdez
 
Miss Lila Greer announces it’s time for Grade Two to get a class pet, and she wants the kids to participate in choosing which one. After all, they will all have to share the responsibility of caring for it.


Once Upon a Space-Time! Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780553534351
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - June 2nd, 2020

From the author of the New York Times bestselling Jedi Academy books comes the first in a hilarious space-themed graphic novel series.


Seekers of the Wild Realm Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534438583
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Published: Aladdin - July 7th, 2020

Fablehaven meets How to Train Your Dragon in this action-packed fantasy about a young boy and girl who become reluctant allies when caring for a baby dragon—the first in brand-new duology!

Twelve-year-old Bryn has always dreamed of becoming a Seeker, just like her dad.


Don't Check Out This Book! Cover Image
By Kate Klise, M. Sarah Klise (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781616209766
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

From the creators of the award-winning Three-Ring Rascals and 43 Old Cemetery Road series!

Is the sweet town of Appleton ripe for scandal?

Consider the facts:

  •        Appleton Elementary School has a new librarian named Rita B. Danjerous.


Before the Ever After Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399545436
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - September 1st, 2020

WINNER OF THE NAACP IMAGE AWARD


WINNER OF THE CORETTA SCOTT KING AUTHOR AWARD
 
National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson's stirring novel-in-verse explores how a family moves forward when their glory days have passed and the cost of professional sports on Black bodies.


Ghost Squad Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338280128
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Published: Scholastic Press - April 7th, 2020

Coco meets Stranger Things with a hint of Ghostbusters in this action-packed supernatural fantasy.

For Lucely Luna, ghosts are more than just the family business.

Shortly before Halloween, Lucely and her best friend, Syd, cast a spell that accidentally awakens malicious spirits, wreaking havoc throughout St. Augustine.


Goodbye, Mr. Terupt Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525647980
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Published: Delacorte Press - December 1st, 2020

The seven kids who bonded in Mr. Terupt's fifth-grade class are in eighth grade now and reunited with their beloved teacher. Readers will once again be inspired by how the kids face their challenges and by the adults who help them along the way.


Peacemaker Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984815378
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Published: Dial Books - January 5th, 2021

A twelve-year-old Iroquois boy searches for peace in this historical novel based on the creation of the Iroquois Confederacy.


Thirteens Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593117026
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - August 18th, 2020

Neil Gaiman's Coraline meets Stranger Things in a dark and twisted story about a sleepy town with a dark secret--and the three kids brave enough to uncover it.

Every thirteen years in the town of Eden Eld, three thirteen-year-olds disappear.


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ISBN: 9780593108611
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - October 6th, 2020

#1 New York Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins's poignant middle grade novel in verse about coming to terms with indelible truths of family and belonging.


Dan Unmasked Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062943057
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Published: HarperCollins - July 28th, 2020

This heartfelt middle grade debut about grief, creativity, and the healing power of friendship shows that not all heroes wear capes and is perfect for fans of John David Anderson and Ali Benjamin.


No Ordinary Thing Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780823444229
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Published: Holiday House - October 13th, 2020

Twelve-year-old Adam is whisked away from his imperfect but quiet life with the arrival of a stranger and a magical promise in this time travel mystery.


Dress Coded Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984816436
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - July 7th, 2020

In this debut middle-grade girl-power friendship story, perfect for fans of Moxie, an eighth grader starts a podcast to protest the unfair dress code enforcement at her middle school and sparks a rebellion.
 


Molly Frost is FED UP...

Because Olivia was yelled at for wearing a tank top.


Little Bird Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062996893
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Published: Greenwillow Books - September 15th, 2020

“A sweet and uplifting read.”—Publishers Weekly


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ISBN: 9781328781505
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Published: Clarion Books - March 3rd, 2020

Prairie Lotus is a powerful, touching, multilayered book about a girl determined to fit in and realize her dreams: getting an education, becoming a dressmaker in her father’s shop, and making at least one friend. Acclaimed, award-winning author Linda Sue Park has placed a young half-Asian girl, Hanna, in a small town in America’s heartland, in 1880.


War Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338290202
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - July 21st, 2020

A story of telling truth from lies - and finding out what being a hero really means.

There are two things Trevor loves more than anything else: playing war-based video games and his great-grandfather Jacob, who is a true-blue, bona fide war hero.


Hide and Seeker Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338583625
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Published: Scholastic Press - September 15th, 2020

One of our most iconic childhood games receives a creepy twist as it becomes the gateway to a nightmare world.

I went up the hill, the hill was muddy, stomped my toe and made it bloody, should I wash it?Justin knows that something is wrong with his best friend.Zee went missing for a year. And when he came back, he was . . . different. Nobody knows what happened to him.


Tune It Out Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534457003
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2020

From the author of the acclaimed Roll with It comes a moving novel about a girl with a sensory processing disorder who has to find her own voice after her whole world turns upside down.

Lou Montgomery has the voice of an angel, or so her mother tells her and anyone else who will listen. But Lou can only hear the fear in her own voice.


Gold Rush Girl Cover Image
By Avi
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ISBN: 9781536206791
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Published: Candlewick - March 10th, 2020

Newbery Medalist Avi brings us mud-caked, tent-filled San Francisco in 1848 with a willful heroine who goes on an unintended — and perilous — adventure to save her brother.


A Pinch of Magic Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780358193319
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - August 4th, 2020

A spellbinding middle grade fantasy about three sisters who go on a quest to break the curse that’s haunted their family for generations.​

All Betty Widdershins wants is an adventure—one that takes her far away from Crowstone, the gloomy island where she’s always lived.


Show Me a Sign Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338255812
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 3rd, 2020

Don't miss the companion book, Set Me Free

Winner of the 2021 Schneider Family Book Award ∙NPR Best Books of 2020 ∙Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2020 ∙School Library Journal Best Books of 2020 ∙New York Public Library Best Books of 2020 ∙Chicago Public Library Best Books of 2020 ∙2020 Jane Addams Children's Book Award Finalist ∙2020 New England Independent Booksellers


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ISBN: 9781338569094
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Published: Chicken House - March 3rd, 2020

For fans of portal fantasies like Jessica Townsend's Nevermoor, Colin Meloy's Wildwood, and The Spiderwick Chronicles by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black, and unlike so many other fantasies that introduce readers to a world of enchantment and wonder, The Midnight Hour is one filled with beasts and monsters for readers looking to shine their flashlights under the covers.<


Cinders and Sparrows Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062289957
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Published: Greenwillow Books - October 13th, 2020

A suspenseful tale of witches, family, and magic from internationally bestselling author Stefan Bachmann. When a twelve-year-old orphan unexpectedly becomes the mistress of a seemingly abandoned castle, she is thrust into a mysterious plot involving murderous spells, false identity, and a magical battle of wills between the living and the dead.


Izzy Newton and the S.M.A.R.T. Squad: Absolute Hero (Book 1) Cover Image
By Valerie Tripp, Geneva Bowers (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781426338694
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Published: Under the Stars - September 8th, 2020

When middle school mishaps happen, five friends form the S.M.A.R.T. Squad and use their collective skills and the power of science to bring order to their school.


Rise of ZomBert (The Zombert Chronicles) Cover Image
By Kara LaReau, Ryan Andrews (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781536201062
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Published: Candlewick - July 14th, 2020

Could Bert really be a zombie cat? Two friends put their brains together to find out in a wry new mystery series.


Muffled Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534463653
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 27th, 2020

A young girl learns how to cope with her noise sensitivity and step outside of her comfort zone in this heartwarming middle grade novel that’s perfect for fans of If This Were a Story and El Deafo.

Ten-year-old Amelia does not like noise. From subway brakes to squeaky sneakers, she is sensitive to sound, just like her dad.


Once Upon an Eid: Stories of Hope and Joy by 15 Muslim Voices Cover Image
By S. K. Ali (Editor), Aisha Saeed (Editor), Sara Alfageeh (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781419740831
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Published: Amulet Books - May 5th, 2020

A joyous short story collection by and about Muslims, edited by New York Times bestselling author Aisha Saeed and Morris finalist S. K. Ali
 
Once Upon an Eid is a collection of short stories that showcases the most brilliant Muslim voices writing today, all about the most joyful holiday of the year: Eid!


Saucy Cover Image
By Cynthia Kadohata, Marianna Raskin (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781442412781
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - September 29th, 2020

From Newbery Medalist and National Book Award–winning author Cynthia Kadohata comes an irrepressible and heartwarming story about a girl and her ever-growing pig, Saucy—perfect for fans of The One and Only Ivan and Flora & Ulysses!

Being a quadruplet can make it hard to stand out from the crowd.


Stick With Me Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062748621
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Published: Greenwillow Books - November 3rd, 2020

“Stunning.”—School Library Journal (starred review)

“A pitch-perfect ode to friendship.”—Good Morning America


Finn and the Intergalactic Lunchbox (The Finniverse series #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525646877
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Published: Delacorte Press - April 28th, 2020

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Sisters Grimm and NERDS comes a new action-packed middle-grade series with aliens, robots, and kids saving the world!