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Children's Middle Readers


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Summerland
Summerland
by Michael Chabon
Staff Pick
I started reading Summerland on a road trip and couldn't put it down. I was hooked from the moment Ethan and a ragtag group of characters — including a depressed Sasquatch and the rudest fairy princess you can imagine — embark on their quest to... (read more)

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James and the Giant Peach
James and the Giant Peach
by Roald Dahl
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"Magic green pills spill, accidentally, onto the ground beneath a peach tree. A peach appears overnight, the only fruit the tree has ever produced; by morning, it's swollen to the size of a houseboat, and soon enough James Henry Trotter is climbing... (read more)

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Peter and the Shadow Thieves
Peter and the Shadow Thieves
by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
Staff Pick
A perfect adventure for a lazy summer day, Peter and the Shadow Thieves is Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson's thrilling follow-up to Peter and the Starcatchers. The new book is every bit as clever and exciting, as it sweeps us from the fantasia of Neverland... (read more)

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Lyra's Oxford
Lyra's Oxford
by Philip Pullman and John Lawrence
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I reread Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy every year or so and was thrilled with this short story, the latest installment in the saga of Lyra Belacqua. Enhanced with maps and illustrations, it’s a wonderful story and a collectible gem.... (read more)

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Warriors: Power of Three #01: The Sight
Warriors: Power of Three #01: The Sight
by Erin Hunter
Staff Pick
You would think that after all this, I would be tired of reading about the Clan cats. No. Not true. Erin Hunter introduces three strong new kits with minds of their own, much to the chagrin of Squirrelflight and Brambleclaw (their parents). I think The... (read more)

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I Am the Cheese
I Am the Cheese
by Robert Cormier
Staff Pick
Part mystery and part drama, this young adult classic from the righteous '70s (it was published right after Jimmy Carter took office) is weird, thrilling, surprising, provocative, and sophisticated. But the bicycling scenes are my favorite — long... (read more)

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Small Steps
Small Steps
by Louis Sachar
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Louis Sachar revisits characters from Holes in his latest novel, Small Steps. Wild schemes and chance encounters propel this story along to its dramatic climax. Along the way, issues of race and celebrity are adeptly explored.... (read more)

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The Titan's Curse: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3 (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #03)
The Titan's Curse: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3 (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #03)
by Rick Riordan
Staff Pick
The Titan's Curse is the third book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, and Riordan is still going strong. The goddess Artemis is missing, and Percy and his friends have little time to rescue her. This time, Annabeth gets a little extra help... (read more)

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The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #05)
The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #05)
by Rick Riordan
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Percy Jackson is not normal. He's got ADHD and attention deficit, and he's been kicked out of every school he's ever attended. Now he discovers he's a half blood: half human, half Olympian god. But his problems are only beginning. Someone has stolen Zeus'... (read more)

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Odin's Ravens (Blackwell Pages #2)
Odin's Ravens (Blackwell Pages #2)
by K. L. Armstrong and M. A. Marr
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Seven kids, Thor's hammer, and a whole lot of Valkyries are the only things standing against the end of the world. When thirteen-year-old Matt Thorsen, a modern day descendant of the Norse god Thor, was chosen to represent Thor in an epic battle to... (read more)

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Guild Specialists #01: Operation Red Jericho
Guild Specialists #01: Operation Red Jericho
by Joshua Mowll
Staff Pick
Sure, this series has clever young heroes sailing to exotic locations around the world with their mysterious uncle, sword fights, secret codes, and battles at sea — what young reader wouldn't love that? But the real treat of these books are the copious... (read more)

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The 39 Clues: The Maze of Bones (39 Clues #01)
The 39 Clues: The Maze of Bones (39 Clues #01)
by Rick Riordan
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In their grandmother's will, the Cahill siblings are left with a choice: a million-dollar inheritance or a clue that will begin an around-the-world scavenger hunt. This volume kicks off Riordan's 10-book series, and kids can collect game cards, visit a... (read more)

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Ptolemy's Gate: Bartimaeus Trilogy Book Three
Ptolemy's Gate: Bartimaeus Trilogy Book Three
by Jonathan Stroud
Staff Pick
The Bartimaeus Trilogy brilliantly continues in Stroud's last addition to the series. This fast paced and wholly satisfying story brings Bartimaeus the djinni, Nathaniel the magician, and Kitty together again, fighting against demons, and evil wizards... (read more)

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The Apprentices
The Apprentices
by Maile Meloy
Staff Pick
The follow-up to Maile Meloy's first young-adult novel, "The Apothecary," The Apprentices picks up the adventure pretty much where it left off without missing a beat. It's two years later and Janie Scott is trying to put the pieces of her fragmented... (read more)

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The Twistrose Key
The Twistrose Key
by Tone Almhjell
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Enter the enchanted animal land of Sylver with Lin Rosenquist, an 11-year-old girl who finds herself on a fateful journey. Can she restore the magical balance of this snowy world in time to save its animal inhabitants? A captivating winter fantasy for... (read more)

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Totally Joe
Totally Joe
by James Howe
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This book continues the story of Joe Bunch, a character from The Misfits, an earlier book by James Howe. Joe is your average seventh-grade homosexual. He's funny and smart and excited about the future. That future may or may not include starting a gay... (read more)

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Redwall #22: The Rogue Crew: A Tale of Redwall
Redwall #22: The Rogue Crew: A Tale of Redwall
by Brian Jacques
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The Rogue Crew follows the Hares of the Long Patrol and a band of sea otters as they join forces to stop evil Razzid Wearat from conquering Redwall. It's bittersweet, since the book was published after Brian Jacques passed away.... (read more)

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Return to the Hundred Acre Wood
Return to the Hundred Acre Wood
by David Benedictus
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Pooh is back! Evidence that quality children's literature is timeless, David Benedictus truly captures the style of A. A. Milne, bringing the lovable creatures of the Hundred Acre Wood back to life in the first sequel ever to be approved by the Pooh... (read more)

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The Skull of Truth: A Magic Shop Book (Magic Shop Books)
The Skull of Truth: A Magic Shop Book (Magic Shop Books)
by Bruce Coville
Staff Pick
I love the Magic Shop series. It's wonderful for the middle reader, as well as an adult reading out loud to a child (or just for themselves). The Skull of Truth introduces Yorick (yes, of Hamlet fame). Ever wonder what happened to him after the soliloquy?... (read more)

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Molly Moon's Incredible Book of Hypnotism (Molly Moon Books)
Molly Moon's Incredible Book of Hypnotism (Molly Moon Books)
by Georgia Byng
Staff Pick
A wonderfully imaginative kids book. Molly is a homely little 10-year-old who is picked on by the other kids at Hardwick Orphanage. But when she discovers Dr. Logan's Hypnotism Book, her miserable world is transformed into a dazzling adventure in New... (read more)

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